In my quest to find the perfect projects to design, I very often overshoot the mark and design something so elaborate that I realize it’s getting exhausting for all of us 🤣 I’m trying to make something more manageable, and I think this weeks crochet pouch pattern fits the bill.
This weeks crochet pouch pattern can also be considered a crochet phone sling bag, or however you think it would serve you best. For me, it’s for my cell phone and a few essentials. I hate carrying a whole purse.
About the crochet purse pattern
No size adjustments necessary for this crochet pouch, but you’re welcome to adapt it to your needs. Some people have giant cell phones and need a larger pouch, I understand. You can make yours as long and wide as you’d like.
The whole bag body is worked up in one piece. You just fold the bag over into the desired dimensions, add your pom pom trim (optional) and sew everything up. I’ll explain everything below. Easy peasy.
I used Bernat Handicrafter Cotton DeLux (which I don’t think they make anymore) #4 medium weight in color gold, but you can use any yarn you like for this one, of any size.
This makes for a great beginner crochet project for everyone. Simple and who couldn’t use a sling bag for their cell phone?
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- #4 Medium weight yarn
- I used Bernat Handicrafter Cotton DeLux in color gold #4 medium weight yarn
- Crochet hook size 3mm
- Yarn needle
- Stitch markers
- Snaps closures magnetic
- Leather strap
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Stitches Used & Code ( US Terms )
- ch =chain
- st = stitch(es)
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
- sl st = slip stitch
- sk = skip
- sp = space
- REP = repeat
- RS = right side
- WS = wrong side
- ” = inches
- YO = yarn over hook
- cl = cluster stitch : YO insert hook into the st, pull up a loop, YO pull through 2 loops on hook, YO insert hook into same st, pull up a loop, YO pull through 2 loops on hook, YO insert hook into same st, pull up a loop, YO pull through 2 loops on hook, ( 4 loops on hook ) YO pull through all loops on hook, ch 1.
- The pattern is written in English US terminology
- This crochet pouch pattern is in multiples of 5 + 3 chains. If you want a wider bag, just make a chain in multiples of 5 until you’re happy with the width, and then add three more chains at the end.
- If you want to make it longer, just add more rows. Make sure to end with an even number of rows. Keep in mind that the rows you make are including the body and closure /flap of the pouch.
Yarn needed: 120 yards
Gauge: 17.5 st X 8.5 rows = 4″
Measurements: 5.94″ Wide X 7.29″ Tall
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Crochet Pouch Pattern
Row 1 ( WS ): ch 28, sk 2 ch ( do not count as a st ), 1 dc into next ch and each ch across. Total of 26 dc
Row 2 ( RS ): Turn, ch 2 ( do not count as a st ), 1 dc into each st across. Total of 26 dc
Row 3 – Row 38: REP Row 2. Check picture below
Row 39: Now we’ll add the pom pom border. Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 sc into the first st, *ch 9, 1 cl into the third ch from hook, ch 2, 1 cl into the top of the cl that we just did, fold the second cl that we just did to the front and then sl st into the same ch sp that we made the first cl, ch 6, sk 4 st, 1 sc into next st* REP from *TO* across, cut the yarn and weave all the ends. Check picture below
Sew the bag together
When you sew the bag together, you can adjust the pattern below however you like, I’ll demonstrate how I chose to do it below.
I folded the bag up with the right sides facing each other to row 31, placed a stitch marker on each side, and left 7 rows for the flap. Then I sewed the side seams up to the stitch marker, sewing on the wrong side. Both sides are sewn the same.
To sew, I cut a new piece of yarn about 24″ long and used my yarn needle to sew (feel free to use any method you prefer). Now cut the yarn and weave all the ends.
Sew The Snaps
Now, we’ll turn the bag right side facing out to sew the snaps on. You can align the snaps wherever you want, just make sure they’re even top to bottom and left to right and line up the way you want the finished bag to look.
Sew the snaps into place with a yarn needle or sewing needle, whichever you prefer. When you sew the snap for the flap, make sure not to sew all the way through to the outside, keep the thread inside so it doesn’t create an ugly seam on the outside of the flap.
I used this simple leather strap but you could customize your own strap however you wanted. You can check out this I – Cord tutorial and make your own, or explore some other options. I can’t wait to see how people get creative with this!
That’s it, you did it! Nice work on finishing this handy little crochet sling bag. I think a lot of crochet beginners are gonna have fun with this one. Super cute, simple to work, stylish to wear. Hope you enjoy!
Until next time, happy crocheting!