This crochet pouch is another pattern done with the cross-over double crochet stitch. You can use it as a wallet, as a small makeup bag, or for whatever else you might need it.
This page is for the pattern only, and I have not provided a tutorial on how to line it or how to insert a zipper. Depending on what you need it for, you might not have to line it, but I would definitely recommend putting in a zipper. If you’d like to see how it is done, let me know and I’d be happy to put together some images for both the lining and the zipper.
If you like this stitch, you might also enjoy the matching patterns: a brim hat, twisted cowl, a pair of fingerless gloves and a cellphone cozie and a coin purse. Another pattern to come with this stitch is a purse. So if you like this one, stay tuned by subscribing to my newsletter and you’ll be notified the same week it is published. Hope you enjoy.
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Skill Level: Easy/Intermediate.
Yarn: Patons Canadiana The New Generation (One 100g/3.5oz. ball), or any other worsted weight yarn that you have on hand.
Hook Size: 4.50mm, or any hook suitable for the yarn.
Gauge: Measures 2″ across 8 sts and over 4 hdc rows.
Finished Size: When laying flat it measures 6.5″ across and 5″ from top to bottom.
Bl/bls = Back Loop/Back Loops
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Dc = Double Crochet
FO = Fasten Off
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Hk = Hook
Rep = Repeat
Rnd/Rnds = Round/Rounds
Sc = Single Crochet
Sc2tog = Single Crochet 2 Stitches Together
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Working the Cross-Over Long Double Crochet:
For this pattern the cross-over long double crochet is worked into the last stitch made in previous round, or into the skipped stitch of current round. To make the stitch, yarn over and insert the hook from front to back into designated stitch. Yarn over at the back and pull through. You should have three loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through two loops. Yarn over and pull through last two loops. Picture and Video Tutorial
Rnd 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hk and in next 25 chs, 3 hdc in last ch; turn work and hdc in free loops of next 25 chs, work another 2 hdc in last ch; join with sl st. (56 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, working in bl only, sc in first st and in each st around; join with sl st to first sc. (56 sts)
Rnds 3-9: Ch 1, hdc in first st and in next 2 sts, cross-over long dc in last st of previous rnd, *sk next st, hdc in next 3 sts, cross-over long dc in skipped st; rep from * around; join with sl st to first hdc. (56 sts)
Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc2tog over first 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, *sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st to first sc. (48 sts)
Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc in first st and in each st around; join with sl st in first sc. FO.
Take your zipper and pin it to the inside of the pouch making sure that both ends are aligned. With a needle and thread secure the zipper on both sides. If you like, you can also line the pouch with a small piece of fabric.
Another thing that you can do is to add a wrist band to it and wear it as a wristlet. If you want to do this, I would recommend you do it before you add the zipper. Or, you can also attach the band to the outside of the pouch, which will work just as well.