Crochet pouch with lining and zipper

Here’s another great stash buster that allows you to use the leftovers from previous projects of both yarn and fabric scraps! ❤

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It can be as difficult as you want, depending on the stitch you chose. But if you are doing single crochet as I did, it’s a totally perfect project for beginners. If you can chain and single crochet, you can totally do this!

Let’s go!

Start chaining until you reach your desired length. This will be the width of you pouch. In my case, I did 30 chains with a 3.5 mm hook, which was about 13,5 cm long.

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Chain 1, turn, and single crochet all along.

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When you reach the end of the row don’t turn back!, just keep crocheting along the other side of the initial chain. You’ll end up with something like this:

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You should have 30 stitches in every side. It’s a good moment to mark where your row begins, so you’ll know later where to end.

Now you just need to keep on crocheting on the round until your pouch is tall enough.

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Now it’s ready to add the lining and the zipper. Cut a scrap of fabric that is slightly bigger than your pouch. Use a zipper as long as the pouch or longer. I find it easier to sew it when it’s longer than what you actually need, because this way you can move away the slider while you sew.

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Sew along the sides with the right sides of the fabric facing each other.

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Attach to the pouch hand sewing in place.

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Do you want to add an special touch? What about attaching a ribbon or a pom pom to the zipper?

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Now the pouch is done.

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For more detailed information on how to sew the lining and the zipper, here I leave you two video tutorials:

In English.

In Spanish.

 

And here’s another version, in English, that sews the lining and the zipper at the same time. I haven’t tried this one, but it can be a good alternative if you don’t have a sewing machine or if the pouch is tiny or difficult to put in the machine for some reason.

This project is ideal to make a quick gift and it’s very versatile depending on how big you make it and which colors you decide to use.

 

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