Monday, July 1, 2013

Crochet Drawstring Pouch Pattern

I have had quite a few patterns rattling around in my head and I've decided I really need to start posting them! 

This pattern for a little drawstring pouch is pretty easy if you are familiar enough with crochet. I was inspired to make this by my friend Leisa of Mystical Hodgepodge, who thought these would sell well at an upcoming scifi/fantasy conference. This pouch is just the right size to hold gaming dice and cards but also would work in many other scenarios like;  gift bag, make-up bag, coin purse ... You get the idea! 

I had a lot of fun whipping up this pattern and plan to make about ten in varying color combos. The color scheme of the pouch pictured is for Gryffindor of the Harry Potter series.

I am still new to writing patterns so please please please message me if you get confused or have any questions! 


Small Crochet Drawstring Pouch Pattern

What You'll Need:
- Yarn: Worsted Weight, one or more colors
- Hook: H or 5mm
- Needle for weaving in ends

Things to know: 
- Each round begins by chaining the appropriate amount for the stitch in the round.
       ex. a Double Crochet round would start with a Chain 2

- the Chain in the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch, it is simply a "step-up" to begin the next round, be sure you make your first stitches in the same space as the Chain.

-  each round ends with a slip stitch into the top of the first actual stitch, NOT the chain.

- If you choose to use multiple colors I recommend using the darker color for the bottom.   I began alternating at  round 7. But it's your project so use whatever colors you like!

When I alternate colors for the stripes on my two colored pouch I simply carry the yarn up each round as pictured below:
Hardly notice the seam (it's on the inside anyway) and makes for quicker work and much fewer ends to weave in! Yuck! Who likes weaving in ends? 

The Pouch:
To begin make a Magic Ring (MR)

Round 1: Chain (CH) 2 Double Crochet (DC) 10 in MR, join with Slip Stitch (SlSt) into the top of first DC. 
Round 2: CH2 and 2DC  in the same space, 2DC in each stitch around, join with SlSt into the top of first DC. 
Round 3: CH2 and 2DC, DC, 2DC, DC, repeat around, join with SlSt into the top of first DC. 
Round 4: CH1 and 2 Single Crochet(SC), SC, SC, 2SC repeat around, join with SlSt into the top of the first SC.
Round 5: CH1 and (working in back loops only) SC,  SC in each stitch around, join with SlSt into the first SC (both loops). 
Round 6-14: CH2 and DC in each stitch around, join with SlSt into the top of first DC. 
The next round is the where you will eventually thread the drawstring.
Round 15: CH3 and Treble Crochet (TC) around, join with SlSt into the top of the first TC.
Round 16-17: CH2 and DC Around, join with SlSt into top of first DC.
Round 18: CH1 and SC around, join with SlSt into the top of first SC.
Trimming! The final round it to give the pouch just a little style, I would imagine many different borders could work here. Or maybe you prefer no "border" at all? I like this simple tiny picot border I first stumbled upon over at Attic24. Thanks again Lucy!
Round 19: CH1 and SlSt into the first 3 stitches, in the next stitch SC CH2 SC, then SlSt  into the next 3 stitches, repeat this around, join into your first SlSt.
Weave in ends and you're done with the basic pouch portion!

Row 1: CH 50, tie off (to create tassel, if you don't want a tassel then CH1 extra. And turn your work, begin next row in second chain from hook.)
Row 2: SlSt in second CH from hook and continue to the end. Tie off. 

To finish thread your drawstring through the Treble Crochet round alternating in and out of each stitch.

Viola! Done!!!

Hope you enjoy my pattern! Feedback is welcome!


  1. this is the next best thing to what i like...purses and such.

  2. i'm a beginner of crocheting and trying something new.

    1. Best of luck! Let me know if you have any questions. :)


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