This pouch is crocheted using the single crochet and the puffy spike stitch. Both stitches take a while to crochet with, but in the end you get a nice sturdy pouch that you can leave as is or line it. I left mine as is, but now wish I had lined it because my pointy tools like to peek out from time to time. Definitely don’t store your small hooks unless you line it.
Here is a photo tutorial on how to make the puffy spike stitch. In this pattern I made it with 5 spikes, but you can also make it with three or seven spikes. The stitch is beautiful on both sides of the fabric.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
Materials: Yarn: Red Heart Comfort or any similar worsted weight yarn. 2 Colors.
Hook Size: H/8-5.00mm
Other: 10″ Zipper and Stitch Marker
Gauge: 3″ across 10 sc sts and over 12 rows.
Finished Size: When laying flat it measures 10.5″ across and 5″ from top to bottom.
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
FO = Fasten Off
Hk = Hook
Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
Pss = Puff Spike Stitch
Rep = Repeat
Rnd/Rnds = Round/Rounds
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
YO = Yarn Over
Special Stitch Instructions:
Puffy Spike Stitch (PSS):
Before making the pss, sk the first st and place st marker in next st. If you’ve never made the stitch you might want to check out this puff stitch photo tutorial.
Yo, insert hk 2 sts to the right and 1 row down, yo and pull through (3 lps on hk); yo, insert hk 1 st to the right and 2 rows down, yo and pull through; yo, insert hk in st below and 3 rows down, yo and pull through; yo, insert hk 1 st to the left and 2 rows down, yo and pull through, yo, insert hk 2 sts to the left and 1 row down, yo and pull through; (11 lps on hk), yo and pull through all 11 lps, ch 1 to close the st.
For this pattern it is important that you keep the seam straight if you want the puffy spike stitches to line up above each other. If you’re not sure how to do that, you can refer to this tutorial on how to make a tight slip stitch join, which will help you crochet a straight seam.
Rnd 1: With first color, ch 28, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in next 25 chs, 3 sc in last ch. Working on opposite side of starting chs, sc in free lps of next 25 chs, 2 sc in last ch; join with sl st to first sc. (56 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 3 sc in first st, *sc in next 25 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next st*, 3 sc in next st; rep from * to * once; join with sl st to first sc. (64 sts)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 27 sts, 3 sc in next st*, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * to * once, then sc in last 2 sts; join with sl st to first sc. (72 sts)
Rnds 4-9: Ch 1, sc into first st and into each st around. (72 sts)
Rnd 10: Join next color, ch 1, sc in first 8 sts, *work pss, sc in marked st and in next 7 sts; rep from * around to last st; work pss; join with sl st to first sc. (8 pss sts and 64 sc sts)
Note: When you get to the pss sts you will see 2 sps on top into which you can potentially work into. Work into only one of those sps in order to maintain the correct amount of sts.
Rnds 11-14: Ch 1, sc in first st and in each st around; join with sl st to first sc. (72 sts)
Repeat rnds 10 to 14 once. FO.
Sew in a zipper. For extra strength you can also line this pouch.
Use your case to store your crochet tools or as a pencil case.