Simple Crochet Pencil Pouch
Hey there! It’s Alexis back with a new crochet pattern for you all today. This little crochet pencil pouch is super cute, but also happens to be super simple – it is totally doable for a crochet beginner. In fact, I have taught a few informal crochet classes and I have used this pattern in those classes. It’s a perfect beginner pattern because while it is basically a rectangle, but is works up more quickly than a scarf and feels a bit more special, in my opinion.
To make this pouch, you will need to know how to chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, and that is it!
Simple Pencil Pouch Crochet Tutorial by Alexis
- Worsted weight yarn (one ball or skein is more than enough)
- size I crochet hook (5.50 mm)
- 1″ button
- needle and thread
Start off by making a 30 ch st chain.
Row 1: sc in the second ch from the hook, sc in each remaining chain, chain 1, turn (29 total sc).
Row 2: sc in each stitch across, chain 1, turn (29 sc).
Rows 3 on: repeat Row 2 until the piece is about nine inches long.
Final Row (scalloped with button loop): sc in first two stitches, skip 2 stitches, 5 dc in next stitch, skip 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, skip 2 stitches, 5 dc in next stitch, skip 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, sc in next stitch, ch 10 (if using a smaller button, use fewer chain stitches to make button loop shorter), slip stitch to the top of the previous sc, sc in next stitch, skip 2 stitches, 5 dc in next stitch, skip 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, skip 2 stitches, 5 dc in next stitch, skip 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches. Finish off. Weave in ends.
Now you have a rectangle with scallops and button loops on one side. To make the pouch, fold the bottom straight edge up about 3-4 inches, and then fold the top scalloped edge down 1-2 inches.
Next, crochet the edge closed by stitching through all layers. With the front of the pouch facing you, join the yarn in one corner and work single crochet stitches through the open edge of the folded fabric from front to back.
When you get to the scalloped edge, just keep working single crochet stitches through all three layers.
When you reach the end, finish off the yarn and weave in the ends. Then, close up the other side of the pouch using the same method. The single crochet stitches close the pouch up and give you a nice finished edge.
Finally, use the needle and thread to sew the button to the front of the pouch so it lines up with the button loop.
And that’s it! Enjoy your new cute pouch!
To make the striped pouch, I used the same exact pattern, but just alternated yarn colors after ever two rows.
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