You know I’m all about the stash buster projects! This design, although very quick and simple is extremely practical and versatile. Not only that, it’s extra special because it is the very first pattern I ever designed and shared! Originally posted only on Ravelry, it was later published on my blog in October 2019.
As of August 19th, 2021, this pattern has a refreshing update! New photos and a clear pattern layout to reflect consistency with my other designs. Stitch counts and pattern details remain the same. The free Ravelry listing has also been updated with the new .pdf file. Yay!
See the new updates below…
I was looking to create something small that allowed a lot of personalization in ways of colour and button accents. The pattern calls for 100% cotton yarn, I personally used Bernat Handicrafter but some of my testers used other brands with the same results. A few testers also made their Mini Pouch using worsted weight acrylic so that is also an option if you prefer! Any colour yarn and style of button could be used so while the pattern remains the same, each finished piece is unique.
As I mentioned in the intro, the new version of this pattern is below. Updated photos and a more clear layout have been changed but the stitches and stitch count are the same. I did make one adjustment that you might notice if you previously worked with this pattern: the original pattern called for a tight tension which created a smaller pouch. In the updated pattern, I took that part out so that people could use whatever tension they are most comfortable with. Of course, a tighter tension will create a smaller finished piece but a moderate tension works up just as nicely! Ready to go? Let’s crochet the Magnificent Mini Pouch…
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**I would love see your own creative spin on colours and how you’ve made it unique. Tag me on Instagram (@sweet_bee_crochet) to show off your finished piece!**
– This pattern is written in US terms
– Gauge is not important for this pattern
– The size upon completion (before folding/seaming) should be approximately 8 inches in height and 4 inches in width
– Turning CH does not count as a stitch
– Helpful photos and ideas for use are included at the bottom of the pattern
– Approximately 28-29 yards of worsted weight cotton (I used Bernat Handicrafter)
– 4mm hook (My Furls Streamline Teak hook was perfect for this project!)
– One button (I used a round 16mm button)
– Small amount of embroidery thread to match your button
– Yarn needle and sewing needle
– One stitch marker
– Measuring tape
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
SK – Skip
CH 15 and begin row one in the second CH from your hook.
Into the first stitch and each stitch across the row, make 1 SC. CH 1 and turn.
(14 SC stitches)
Place 1 SC into each stitch across the row. CH 1 and turn.
(14 SC stitches)
Place a stitch marker on any edge of row 23. This will mark where your bottom edge will fold up to create the pocket.
Repeat row 1
1 SC into each of the first 6 stitches. CH 2 and SK the next 2 stitches. 1 SC into each of the next 6 stitches. CH 1 and turn.
(12 SC stitches, one CH 2 space)
1 SC into each stitch across the row. Fasten off and weave in ends.
(14 SC stitches)
Seaming and Button:
With the rectangle in front of you, the button hole should be at the top. Fold the bottom up towards you meeting the row where you placed your stitch marker. Adjust your stitch marker to now include the piece you folded up to keep it in place. Cut a piece of yarn (approximately 30 inches) for seaming and begin on any edge at row 23. Weave the yarn in and out of the stitches from the top of the pocket to the bottom on both sides to close. Place button to match up with the button hole when the top is folded over and sew into place with embroidery thread.
Great job, your Magnificent Mini Pouch is complete! Don’t forget to save this page to your favourite crochet Pinterest board before you go! Looking for some ways to use your adorable new mini pouch? Here are some ideas!
- Make with Halloween colours to hold some pieces of candy or mini chocolate bars. Give them out to co workers as a spooky surprise and coffee break treat.
- Use traditional Christmas colours to make Mini Pouches for stocking stuffers.
- Make with Valentine colours and include a sweet note inside for someone special.
- Use them in your bag to hold hair elastics, lip balm, small charge cables or to keep your earbuds from getting tangled.
- Keep them inside your crochet project basket to hold stitch markers or a small tape measure.
- Instead of buying small packages of travel tissue, take a few tissues from the big box at home. Fold them up, place them inside your Mini Pouch and off you go.
What will you keep in yours?