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Crochet Granny Square Zippered Pouch Tutorial

Posted by  ·  August 15, 2014  ·  Last Updated: August 15, 2014

Go back to school in style with a crochet granny square zippered pouch for pencils! It really is a simple project and a great way to keep beautifully organized.  Don’t be afraid of the zipper! You might like to refer to this how to make a zippered pouch tutorial.

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granny square zippered pouch tutorial

Grab some yarn and a size H crochet hook. I used Sugar n’ Cream by Lily

sugar n cream yarn

Crochet 4 granny squares.

How to crochet a granny square

Note: Ch 5 at beg of each round counts as 1 dc and ch 2 space throughout.

With first color, ch 4, join with slip stitch.

Base round: Ch 5. (3 dc. Ch 2) 3 times in ring. 2 dc in ring. Ss in 3rd ch of beg ch 5. Finish off.

Round 1: With new color, slip stitch in next ch. Ch 5. 3 dc in same sp. *Ch 1. Miss next 3 dc. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in next sp (corner made). Rep from * twice more. Ch 1. Miss next 3 dc. 2 dc in ch 2 sp from beg of rnd. Ss in 3rd ch of beg ch 5. Finish off.

Round 2: With new color, slip stitch in next ch. Ch 5. 3 dc in same sp. *Ch 1. Miss next 3 dc. 3 dc in next sp. Ch 1. Miss next 3 dc.** (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in next sp (corner made).* Rep from * to * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 dc in ch 2 sp from beg of rnd. Ss in 3rd ch of beg ch 5.

granny squares

Join two granny squares together side by side.

How to join granny squares

Place two squares back to back (wrong sides facing each other).

how to join granny squares step 1

In right corner of top granny square fasten on new color and chain three.

how to join granny squares step 2

Three double crochet in corner of back granny square. Chain 1.

how to join granny squares step 3

Three double crochet, chain 1 in next chain 1 space on front granny square.

how to join granny squares step 4

Continue along entire edge of granny squares ending with a double crochet in the corner of the back granny square. Fasten off.

how to join granny squares step 5

Three double crochet, chain one in each chain 1 space all the way around the two joined granny squares.  (3 double crochet, chain 2, 3 double crochet in the corners)

how to join granny squares step 6

How to make a crochet granny square zippered pouch

Cut two pieces of lining fabric the same size as the crochet granny square pieces. You will need 1 zipper the length of the joined granny squares.

granny square pouch tutorial

Place 1 crochet piece right side up, then the zipper (face down) and then the lining right side facing down. Line up the three edges.

granny square pouch how to put in zipper

With a zipper foot sew across the top between the edge of the zipper and the zipper teeth (closer to the zipper teeth). It is easier to baste the zipper to the crochet piece first, then place the lining and sew through all layers.  It is a bit tricky sewing the crochet. Use a long stitch length (at least a 3) and go slow trying not to stretch the crochet. No worries if the bottom end of the zipper sticks out, just trim even with the edge of the fabric.

granny square pouch zipper step

Bring lining and crochet piece to the same side.

granny square pouch zipper step 2

Repeat layers on the other side of the zipper. Crochet piece face up, zipper face down and lining face down. Sew along the edge close to the zipper.

granny square pouch zipper step 4

Open it up and it will look like this. Trim zipper.

granny square pouch s zipper step 5

Bring both pieces of lining to one side and both pieces of crochet to the other side. Un-zip zipper at least halfway so you can turn it once it is stitched. If you forget to un-zip the zipper you won’t be able to turn your pouch right side out.

crochet granny square pouch zipper 8

Pinch zipper towards outer fabric, making sure it is laying nicely as you pin.  Using 1/4 inch seam stitch all the way around the pouch leaving a two inch opening in the bottom of the lining for turning. I re-inforce by going back and forth as I pass over the zipper.

granny square pouch step 7

Use the opening to turn the entire pouch right side out. Hand stitch (or machine stitch) opening in lining closed.

granny square pouch step 9

Push lining inside the pouch and it is finished!

crochet granny square pouch

A fashionable way to carry your pencils!

crochet granny square pouch with zipper

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  1. Saturday, August 10th, 2019
    Thank you so much for sharing this. Love the colors and the tutorial make it look so easy! I liked your post so much I featured it in my back to school round-up. https://whatsnanamaking.com/back-to-school-diy/
  2. Anita
    Monday, June 10th, 2019
    Hi would like the pattern please but is it free
  3. Thursday, March 16th, 2017
    i just love it and i am in the process of making this beautiful pencil case
  4. Janine
    Saturday, February 25th, 2017
    I love this pattern because it's super easy and your step by instructions are easy to follow. I used thread instead of yarn to make this pattern and my squares are smaller. How do I attach them? I wanted to attach 6 or 8 together. I actually wanted to make a sunglasses case with it. I also thought it would be great to use the pattern for a blanket. Thanks for sharing the pattern.
  5. Leila
    Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
    I love these things. it is cooooool.
    Thank you.
  6. Sara Khan
    Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
    Nice idea!!!! I’m making one for my mobile! and for my children....
  7. Friday, November 28th, 2014
    I saved this. I am partial to Granny ANYTHING and I love that its cotton yarn. Thanks for a great simple pattern with great instructions on how to put in a liner. Thanks!
  8. Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
    What a lovely idea!

    My grandma has seen them and one is alredy done. You know how speed they can be with crochet! Thanks to share your ideas!
  9. Kristin
    Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
    Made this for my daughter's senior year back to school. Filled with cute pens, headphones, lip balm and Smarties candy.
    Thanks for the great step by step tutorial!
  10. Linda
    Saturday, August 16th, 2014
    Forget about school....I'm making one for my crochet hooks! <3 √
  11. Saturday, August 16th, 2014
    This is gorgeous! I have had an idea to make myself some sort of clutch bag with granny squares that's been floating around in my mind for a while now. I could just use this method and just make it a little bit bigger.
    I never even thought of making a pencil case but now I want to make that too! Love the colours you have used here.