Crochet Zipper Pouch

Crochet Zipper Pouch

Today I have a crochet zipper pouch pattern for you! I have been loving zipper pouches recently. I use them for all kinds of things – crochet notions, purse essentials, membership cards, flash drives and travel necessities to name a few. I also love how everyone could use a zipper pouch for the things they treasure or need to keep track of! A zipper pouch is the perfect quick little project to crochet for yourself or a friend.

A Pouch That Lays Flat!

While I was teaching at the CGOA conference last summer one of my students had a great zipper pouch made out of fabric – it had the zipper opening in the middle of one side of a flat rectangle. I loved how it sat flat on her work surface and how easy it was for her to find her notions while she worked on her class project. So, I created this crochet zipper pouch to work like that one! Notice how the “front” has the Celtic Knot design on it and the “back” has the zipper down the center.

Crochet Stitches for this Zipper Pouch

This pouch pattern uses mostly basic crochet stitches, such as: chain, single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet. There are 2 other stitches used that are variations of some of these stitches and explained below. The Celtic Knot is simple to weave and an actual-size diagram printable is also included below. (I’ve even created one for Left-Handers πŸ™‚) I highly recommend adding a fabric lining to this pouch so there is a little hand-sewing included for the lining and the zipper. For this reason I have rated this project “Intermediate”.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Measurements:

8″ long x 6″ wide

Supplies:

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Yarn – Medium weight acrylic yarn – 1 skein of each of the 3 colors

(I used Caron Simply Soft in Cool Green (Color A), Bone (Color B) and Pumpkin (Color C)

H/5 mm crochet hook by Furls

Jumbo Tapestry Needle by Clover

4 Stitch Markers

10 Wonder Clips by Clover

6″ x 6″ corkboard

10 straight sewing pins

Print out of Celtic Knot Diagram – Click here for Right-Hander Diagram PDF

(Click here for Left-Hander Diagram PDF)

10″ x 14″ rectangle of cotton-blend fabric (approximate measurements)

7-8″ long zipper

Matching sewing thread

Sewing needle

Steam iron for pressing fabric edges

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Special Stitches and Abbreviations:

Back bar of the Chain = When looking at the right side of a chain, you see many β€œV’s” and the chain looks like a braid. Turn the chain over and you see a series of bumps – it is in these bumps that you will work across the chain to produce a cord with even edges along both sides

Click here to watch a short video tutorial on this technique

Back Loop Only = Insert hook into back loop of each stitch

Click here to watch a short video tutorial on my Youtube Channel about this technique

Hdc (half double crochet) = YO, insert hook into st, YO, draw up a loop, YO, pull through all 3 loops on hook

Hdc2tog (half double crochet 2 together) = YO, insert hk into next st; YO, draw up a lp; YO, insert hk into next st; YO, draw up a lp; YO, pull through all 5 lps on hk

Sl st (slip stitch) = Insert hook into st, YO, pull through stitch and loop on hook

Back Bump (behind slip stitch edging) = Insert hook in loop just under the back loop of slip stitch edging

Join with hdc (join with half double crochet) = With slip knot on hook, YO, insert hook into stitch; YO, draw up a loop, YO, pull through all 3 loops on hook

Sc (single crochet) = Insert hk into st, YO, draw up a lp, YO, pull through 2 lps on hk

Dc (double crochet) = YO, insert hook into st, YO, draw up a loop, (YO, pull through 2 loops on hook) twice

Extdc (extended double crochet) = YO, insert hook into st, YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through one loop on hook; (YO, pull through 2 lps on hook) twice

Ch = chain;  Hk = hook

Sp = space; YO = yarn over

Lp = loop; Sk = skip

Notes:

First a cord is crocheted and then woven into the Celtic Knot

Then stitches are worked into the edging of the knot to create the rectangle shape

Lastly a handle loop, fabric lining and zipper are added to finish the project

Instructions for the Crochet Zipper Pouch:

Cord: (Approximately 20 ½” long; ¾” wide with edging)

With Color A ch 88

Working in the back bar of the chain, hdc in 3rd ch from hk and in each of the next 3 chs;

2 hdc in the next ch;

Hdc in each of the next 15 chs;

(Hdc2tog over the next 2 chs) 3 times;

Hdc in each of the next 7 chs;

(Hdc2tog over the next 2 chs) 2 times;

Hdc in each of the next 11 chs;

(Hdc2tog over the next 2 chs) 3 times;

Hdc in each of the next 11 chs;

2 hdc in the next ch;

Hdc in each of the next 10 chs;

2 hdc in each of the next 2 chs;

Hdc in each of the next 8 chs.

Fasten off.

Edging:

With Color B sl st in the back loop only of each st along both sides of the cord

Weaving the Celtic Knot

1: Print out Celtic Knot Diagram and pin to corkboard

2:  Pin beginning end of cord to black asterisk on diagram

3:  Following the arrows lay cord along the orange path on diagram pinning as you go and making sure to correctly pass either over or under the cord

4:  Pin all crossings and remove knot from corkboard

5: With tapestry needle and matching yarn sew cord ends together and all crossings making sure stitching does not show on Right Side

Knot Edging into Rectangle for the Crochet Zipper Pouch:

Each section of the knot is labeled with a number on the Celtic Knot diagrams – there are a total of 6 sections. (Please note the Left-Hander Diagram has the sections in a different order because Left-Handers would crochet the edging in the opposite direction)

Round 1:

With Color C and working in the back bump (behind the sl st edging – see black arrow in photo above)join with hdc  at point marked with black dot on Celtic Knot diagram (which is at the beginning of Section 1), *sc in each of the next 2 sts; 2 sc in next st; (sc, dc) in next st (corner);

Mark the dc just made with a stitch marker

hdc in next st; 2 sc in next st; sc in each of the next 2 sts; * hdc in next st on next loop section (Section 2); Repeat * to *; hdc in next st (on same section); sc in each of the next 5 sts (Section 3); hdc in next st (on next Section 4); Repeat * to *; hdc in next st (on Section 5); Repeat * to *; hdc in next st (in same section); sc in each of the next 5 sts (Section 6); join with sl st to 1st hdc.

Round 2: 

Ch 3, *dc across to st marked with stitch marker; 3 dc in st marked with stitch marker(corner);*

-Mark the center dc of the prev 3 dc with a stitch marker-

Repeat from * to * 3 times; dc in each of the next sts across the last side; join with sl st to beginning ch-3.

Rounds 3-5:

Repeat Round 2. Fasten off and do not remove stitch markers.

**If you would like a bigger pouch, simple keep repeating Round 2 until reach size desired**

Sides of Pouch:

Row 1 of each side worked in back loop only AND back bump (loop just below back loop of each st) – see white arrows in photo above

Side A:

Row 1: 

With Right Side facing, join with sl st to st at corner (A) that is marked with stitch marker; ch 4, dc in each st across up to next corner; extdc in st at corner marked with stitch marker; Turn.

Row 2: 

Ch 3, dc in next st and in each st across; dc in turning chain. Turn.

Rows 3-4: 

Repeat Row 2 – Fasten off.

Repeat Rows 1-4 on other side (Side B) of rectangle starting at β€œB” with Right Side facing. Do not fasten off.

Edging:

Work sc around entire rectangle working 2 sc in each corner and through back loop only and back bump along sides C & D

Weave in all ends

Finishing and Assembly of the Crochet Zipper Pouch:

Handle Loop:

With Color C ch 26

Working in the back bar of the chain, hdc in 3rd ch from hk and in each ch across.

Fold loop in half and sew to top center of pouch rectangle with yarn tails and yarn needle

Putting the Pouch Together:

Cut fabric so about 1 inch larger than rectangle on all sides

Fold over all edges and press with iron

Clip fabric to Wrong Side of pouch rectangle and hand sew with matching thread and sewing needle along long sides

Fold pouch to closed position and clip on open zipper

Hand sew zipper to opening

Turn pouch Right Side in and sew remainder of lining to short sides of pouch (on Wrong Side)

Turn pouch Right Side out and close zipper

Join with sc and sc across top and bottom opening of pouch working behind handle loop

Sew up any gaps at top and bottom of zipper opening

Tada! Your Celtic Knot Zipper Pouch is complete!

I hope you enjoyed making this crochet zipper pouch and I hope you will enjoy using it for your “treasures” and “notions” that you need to keep track of and/or keep handy while you crochet! Which colors did you pick? I love how the Cool Green looks with the Pumpkin but the Caron Simply Soft yarn comes in so many pretty colors that there is the potential for many great combinations!

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Happy crocheting!

Jennifer

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