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How to Crochet a Pouch (Free and easy)

A beginner friendly, yarn friendly design for everyone to make and use.

If you’re a crochet beginner, and I mean brand new, you could still learn how to crochet a pouch today with the pattern I’m about to share with you.

It’s simply made in the round. The size can be adjusted easily. Just remember that the chain that you start with will be the width of your pouch and the rows will be the length.

You can use a pouch like this for SO many things. Household items, baby items, your crochet yarn and works in progress etc.

You’re choice of yarn will depend on a few things. If you’re going to crochet a pouch for outdoor use, you’d want something more durable like hemp yarn. For something more casual, I really like cotton.

It’s totally up to you.

This is a GREAT scrap yarn project, so you can trade out that yarn stash of unusable and discontinued bits and crochet a pouch from them to have something useful.

Just in time for spring cleaning!

If you liked this pouch pattern, you might also like some of these other bags and basket patterns below. 

1 Crochet Drawstring Pom Pom Bag / 2 Crochet Basket / 3 Crochet Mini Crocodile Stitch Bag


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Stitches Used & Code (US Term)

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch(es)
  • bl = back loop
  • sc = single crochet
  • sk = skip
  • sp = space
  • REP = repeat
  • ” = inches

Skill: Beginner

Gauge: 20 sc X 18 rows = 4″

Measurements: 7.20″ Wide X 10.22″ Tall



Note: We’re going to work in spiral so make sure to place the stitch marker into the first stitch in every round. I used color A for the bag part.

Round 1: ch 37, 1 sc into second ch from hook and each ch across, 1 sc into each ch on the other side across. Total of 72 sc

Round 2 – Round 35: 1 sc into bl of each st around. Total of 72 sc

Round 36: *ch 2, sk 2 st, 1 sc into bl of next 4 st* REP from *TO* around. Total of 72 st (including ch sp)

Round 37: *2 sc into ch 2 sp, 1 sc into bl of next 4 st* REP from *TO* around. Total of 72 sc

Round 38 – Round 46: 1 sc into bl of each st around. Total of 72 sc

The end of round 46 cut the yarn and weave all the ends


Note : For the drawstring I used color B. You can make it as long as you like, just make more ch when you start. Make sure your drawstring is long enough to wrap around your pouch and tie into a bow.

I chained 121 which was about 25″, 1 sl st into second ch from hook and each ch across, then cut the yarn.

Thread the drawstring into the bag at the front of round 36. Weave the drawstring through each loop all the way around the bag. Make sure that the drawstrings are at the middle of the bag, then tie a bow. Weave all the ends and you are done!

That’s it, you did it! Nice work on finishing this cute little crochet drawstring pouch. I think a lot of crochet beginners are gonna have fun with this one. Hope you enjoy 😊

Until next time, happy crocheting!