This N That Zipped Pouch
I love making baby blankets. It was awesome and overwhelming to see so much demand and love for custom graphics baby blankets. Thank you all for loving the idea. If you are wondering what I am talking about then please click Pixel Graph Theme.
After making four blankets in a row, I needed a break; a good long break from blankets. That drove me towards smaller single-day projects. I love making pixel art and using those designs in my blankets. But the blankets are the time-taking affair and it takes really good effort and a lot of perseverance before you could taste success. This gets daunting at times. Therefore, I decided to switch over to smaller projects in between to refresh myself for the bigger task.
I worked on designing a zipped pouch to carry it around as my daily travel kit. My old pouch is getting stuffed and I was thinking to make a bigger size to accommodate my entire first-aid and makeup kit.
You might have come across This N That Sunglasses Cover. If not, then you can visit the link given. With the same idea in mind, I made this zipped pouch and named it as This N That Zipped Pouch.
The pattern is very simple (I know I always say that but believe me once you get hold of the basic stitches of crochet, it is simple). The pouch is a combination of Single Crochet (SC), Front Loop Single Crochet (FLOSC), Back Loop Single Crochet (BLOSC) and SC-2-Together (SC2TOG) stitches.
Colour Selection – Tangerine(BC) for base or side circles. Multi-colour yarn (MC) for the body and the zipper charm.
Starting with a Magic Circle and using BC, Ch 1, 6 SC; join at the beginning SC with a Slip Stitch (SLST). Total 6 SC.
Increase every row by 6 till you reach a total of 54 SC.
To know how to increase every row, click Grandpa Beanie.
End Row: Back-loop SC (BLOSC) in every SC; join at the beginning SC with SLST. Total 54 BLOSC.
1: Select MC and start with SC; BLOSC, FLOSC; repeat – till the last 2nd stitch; Sc in the last SC; join at the beginning SC with SLST. Total 54 counts.
2: Continue Row 1 for another round. Total 54 counts.
3: Using MC, start another round of Row 1. Do not join the ends. turn and Ch 1. Total 54 counts.
4: Continue Row 3 for another 30 rows or till you get the desired length.
5: Repeat row 3; join at the beginning SC with SLST.
10: Ch 1, Repeat row 5. Total 54 counts.
11: working on Back Loop, use BC and Ch 1, continue SC in every SC; join at the beginning SC with SLST. Total 54 SC.
13: decrease the count now. Ch 1, SC in 7 SC, SC2TOG next 2 SC; repeat –; join at the beginning SC with SLST. Total 48 SC.
14: Ch 1, SC in 6 SC, SC2TOG next 2 SC; repeat –; join at the beginning SC with SLST. Total 42 SC.
15: Ch 1, SC in 5 SC, SC2TOG next 2 SC; repeat –; join at the beginning SC with SLST. Total 36 SC.
16: Ch 1, SC in 4 SC, SC2TOG next 2 SC; repeat –; join at the beginning SC with SLST. Total 30 SC.
17: Ch 1, SC in 3 SC, SC2TOG next 2 SC; repeat –; join at the beginning SC with SLST. Total 24 SC.
18: Ch 1, SC in 2 SC, SC2TOG next 2 SC; repeat –; join at the beginning SC with SLST. Total 12 SC.
19: Ch 1, SC2TOG next 2 SC; repeat –; join at the beginning SC with SLST. Total 6 SC. Sew the end and pull tightly to close.
Buy the zip and revert the inside out and sew the zip. Change back to right side.
- SC will become tighter to work on as we are working with cotton yarn. The elasticity of the cotton yarn is nearly zero.
- To make a closed loop, a smaller hook than the recommended one can work. For me, I went with the suggested hook because working on the next row was getting tighter.
- To measure the gauge up to 1″, count the number of rows. Here, it took 4 rows to make an inch.
- I used the whole ball to get the size. It is always important to count your gauge to avoid any mishap.
Base circumference: 4″
- Add different charms on the zip. I have made a mini ball with the base colour and added to the zip puller. Free pattern to make the mini ball.
- Choose different colour combinations for the pouch.
- You can add tassels or pompom on the zip puller. Link to create pom-pom / DIY-Tassels.
- You can attach a plain key-ring too.
- The size of the pouch can increase or decrease. Focus on the base count and make the item your own.
- Insert a lining to avoid the small items falling out. Since the pattern is close-knit stitch and the purpose of the pouch does not deal with any mini item. I haven’t added any liner.
Remember: do not over accessorize it. This hides the beauty of the pattern itself. Believe in elegance simplicity!!
In case, you have stuck anywhere or have any queries, kindly contact me.
This N That Zipped Pouch
- Hang inside/outside your purse by adding a wristlet.
- Style the zip slider lock with charms, hanging mini toys etc.
- Choose the yarn colour based on the palette in your wardrobe. Experiment and enjoy the beautiful colours.
- Go creative with the button choice.
- Note: you can play around with different branded yarns as far as they give the synchronous flow of the pattern using a constant crochet hook.
- You can either go for the yarns with the same recommended crochet hook OR decide the yarn and change the crochet hooks along with the tightness on the crochet stitches as you proceed with the pattern.
- You can change the pattern to get the continuous flow.
- Crochet Hook: 5mm
- Sewing Needle
- White Thread
- Zipper: Coats & Clark – Spinach – 7″
- Measuring Tape
- Stitch Marker: My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags.
Quality Promise: If washed with care, then the elegant stitch guarantees perfection up to multiple washes. The wool quality might stretch upon multiple uses.
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