Alternating Phone Pouch

Alternating Phone Pouch ~ FREE Crochet Pattern
Alternating Phone Pouch ~ FREE Crochet Pattern

Here is another free crochet pattern in my “Alternating” series. This one is for a phone pouch that fits an old phone, but can be adjusted to fit any modern phone as well. Simply increase or decrease your starting chains as needed. The stitch pattern is a multiple of two, so that makes it super easy. With that said, it’s a bit roomy for my phone, so it might work as is for most modern phones as well.

As for your button, I used a bone ring button, but any 1″ button will work.

Other patterns in this series include the Alternating Chunky Slouch, Bag, and Clutch. And since I love this stitch so much, you’ll see many more over the next little while.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter in 2 colors, or any #4 worsted cotton.
Crochet Hook: 4.50mm, & 4.00mm for bone ring button.
Other: A 1/2″ Bone Ring for Button or any 1″ Button.

Gauge: 2″ over 9 sts.

Finished Size: Measures 2.5 by 5″. Fits a vintage Samsung measuring 4.5″ by 2″.


CA = Color A
CB = Color B

Blslst = Back Loop Slip Stitch
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Flhdc = Front Loop Half Double Crochet
FO = Fasten Off
Hk = Hook
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Stsc = Standing Single Crochet


Use the tight slip stitch join to keep a straight seam, or whatever other method you may have.

All rounds are joined in both loops of first stitch in round.

Color changes are made after the joining slip stitch.

Carry the yarn up at each round.

If you experience difficulties making the first flhdc and blslst in each round, try wiggling the hook and keeping the stitches loose, but not too loose.

The stitches are alternated with the half double crochet worked into the front loop only of the slip stitch, and the slip stitch is worked into the back loop only of the half double crochet. Here is a tutorial.

Pattern Instructions:

With CA and using the 4.50mm hk, Ch 12,

Rnd 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hk and in next 9 chs, 3 sc in last ch, working into free loops of beginning chs, sc in next 9 chs, 2 sc in last ch; join with sl st to first sc. (24 sts)

Rnd 2: With CB, ch 1, flhdc in same st as join, blslst in next st, *flhdc in next st, blslst in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first flhdc. (24 sts)

Rnd 3: With CA, blslst in same st as join, flhdc in next st, *blslst in next st, flhdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first blslst.

Rnds 4-17: Rep rnds 2 & 3.

Rnd 18: Ch 1, and working in both lps, sc in first st and into next 5 sts, ch 15, sc in next st and in each st around; join with sl st in first sc. FO.

Crochet a Bone Ring Button and attach it to the cozy on opposite side of loop.

You can also find more free phone cozy crochet patterns on CPB.

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