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    Easy Crochet Pouch

    Posted by  ·  November 28, 2014

    This easy crochet pouch whips up in no time and is a great crochet project for beginners!  It is the perfect way to store make up or other small items!  Just throw it in your purse for a make up bag! It makes a useful handmade gift for teens or girlfriends! Make the gift extra special by enclosing a gift card or your favorite lipstick.


    Hi there! In case we’ve never “met,” I’m Amy {aka One Artsy Mama} and I am thrilled to be here to share a super easy crochet gift idea with you today. All of us have women on our gift lists, and just about any woman I know needs a little more organization in her purse. So, I thought it would be a good idea to create a simple, pretty little pouch to hold important things…you know, like lip gloss!

    Easy Crochet Pouch

    Easy Crochet Pouch

    If you follow the pattern exactly, this pouch is the perfect size to carry makeup, a small pack of tissues, gum or candy, money, or credit cards/gift cards. If you have something different in mind, just adjust the pattern in the first step by chaining more or fewer stitches to make the width whatever size you like.

    I like to keep my crochet patterns super-simple so that even brand-new beginners can follow along. That means we’re only using three basic stitches and you only need a handful of materials. If you’re just starting out, you can click on the name of each stitch to see a step-by-step photo tutorial for how to do it.

    How to make Easy Crochet Pouch

    Stitches Used:
    chain stitch {ch}
    single crochet {sc}
    slip stitch {ss}

    – yarn, any color you like
    – crochet hook {mine is size I/9}
    – large button
    – needle and thread
    – scissors

    Row 1: Chain 20.
    This chain will show you how wide your pouch is going to be. As I mentioned, if you want it to be wider or thinner, you can change it here by adding or removing stitches.

    easy crochet pouch

    Row 2: Chain 1, then single crochet {sc} in second chain from hook. Single crochet in each chain of the previous row {20 sc}. Chain 1, turn.

    Row 3: Single crochet in each single crochet across {20 sc}, ch 1, turn.

    Row 4-36: Repeat Row 3.

    easy crochet pouch

    Row 37: Slip stitch in the first 9 sc. Ch 7 {this forms the button hole…you can chain more or less to make it bigger or smaller based on the size of your button}. Skip 2 sc and sc in remaining 9 sc.

    easy crochet pouch

    Fold the bottom section of your pouch toward the top, leaving about 8 rows of sc for the flap. Slip stitch down one side, stitching the two pieces together where they are folded. Finish off at the bottom corner and tuck end.

    easy crochet pouch

    Starting in the other bottom corner, slip stitch up the opposite side until you reach the top corner. Finish off and tuck ends.

    easy crochet pouch

    Sew a button to your pouch.

    Easy Crochet Pouch

    That’s all there is to it! Now your pouch is ready to use. When you see how quick and easy these are to whip up, I have a feeling you’re going to be making one for yourself, as well as for some of the ladies on your list. Fill them with a lip gloss or two, or maybe a gift card to a favorite place, and they’re sure to be a hit. You can totally personalize them by using your friends’ favorite colors {they do even make glitter yarn!} so each one looks different and is made just for the recipient with love.

    Easy Crochet Pouch

    What are some of your favorite kinds of handmade gifts to receive? I hope you enjoyed this project; I sure enjoyed sharing it with you! I’d love for you to stop by One Artsy Mama and visit sometime to see some of my other crochet projects and holiday ideas, as well as jewelry projects, kids’ crafts, home décor, and more! Have a blessed holiday season!

    Amy Latta, aka One Artsy Mama, is passionate about inspiring her online community by sharing honest inspiration for everyday life.  On her blog, you can find craft and home decor projects that are Honestly Doable, kids’ projects that are Honestly Teachable, style tips and DIY jewelry that are Honestly Wearable, and much more!  Amy is happiest when crafting, and when she’s not covered in paint, you can find her working on professional design collaborations.  Amy is also one of four “New Voices of Beauty” Bloggers for P&G Beauty and has appeared in the print copy of Lucky Magazine.  She is a Brand Campaign Coordinator for Looksi Square & Mommy Bag Marketing, a perfectionist, a recovering English teacher, a ballroom dancer, and a Starbucks addict.


    1. ilse
      Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
      Hi, this is such a lovely pouch. Thank you for sharing, will crochet one.
    2. Dannesh
      Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
      I want to thank you for the simple pattern. As a self-taught novice, I get intimidated when I see a complex pattern using crochet abbreviations. This is a simple way to get start for me. I wanted a dense or rather tight easy crochet stitch for a coin purse. I will give this a try and perhaps add a zipper.
      Thank you again
    3. Thursday, December 11th, 2014
      small and cute crochet. loved it.
    4. Lou Pope
      Saturday, November 29th, 2014
      Thank you for posting the cosmetic bag on skip to my lou page. I am going to attempt to complete one I need to learn how to do a slip stich but can do the rest. it is very pretty and I will probably make several of these.

      Thank you again,
      Lou Pope
    5. Friday, November 28th, 2014
      Great Pattern! I appreciate you keeping your patterns simple. I am very new to crochet (my mom does) but very passionate already. I will be making this simple little bag. Those are my favorite to crochet right now and I collect buttons, so its perfect. Thanks for a great blog. I read it everyday. I just wanted to let you know you have a faithful reader. :-)