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Crochet pouch pattern

Crochet pouch or gift card holder pattern

Crochet pouches are small bags that you can use for so many things. They are quick to make, versatile, and use a small amount of yarn. 

This pattern is great for beginners and will make nice last minute gifts. It can hold a variety of small items such as lipsticks, and hand creams. You can use it in your car or inside your regular-size bag to organize things.

 This pattern is free here in my blog but if you prefer, you can find an ad-free PDF pattern on my Etsy store with a lot of step by step photos.

* You may sell physical items completed using this pattern as long as you credit Craft Cozy Designs. You may not sell this written pattern or use my photos without my consent. When it is possible, link back to the pattern.

Crochet Stitches and Terminology

This pattern is written using US terminology. Here are the stitches you have to know to complete this project.

  • sl st​ = slip stitch
  • ch = Chain
  • dc​ = double crochet
  • sk = skip
  • rep​ = repeat (what is between the *)
  • st = stitch
  • sp = space
  • 2dctog = 2 dc together CLICK HERE TO LEARN
  • ch sp = chain space.
  • BLO: back loop only CLICK HERE TO LEARN
  • * = Indicates start and finish of repeat
  • () = work instructions within parentheses as a group of stitches all in the same stitch or space.

Crochet Pouch Pattern Notes

Gauge: 16 dc x 2 rows = 4" W x 1.5" H

Measurement: Approx. 4.5" H x 5" W on the top / 4.5 W on the bottom.

Crochet pouch or crochet gift card holder Material

  • 100% cotton 4 medium worsted yarn (53 yds)
  • 5.00 mm hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Velcro and fabric glue or snap buttons, needle, and thread.

For the yarn, I used Lily Sugar'n and Cream but you can use any 4 medium cotton yarn you have available.

Step-by-Step Crochet Pouch Free Pattern

Start with sl knot and ch 16.

Round 1: In 3rd ch from hook work 3dc. 12 dc in next 12 st, 6 dc on last st, 12 dc in next 12 st, 3 dc in last st. Sl st in 1st dc. (36)

Round 2 (BLO): Ch 1 (not a sc), sc BLO around. Sl st in 1st sc. (36)

Round 3 (grab both loops): Ch 1 (not a sc), sc around. Sl st in 1st sc. (36)

Round 4 (BLO): In 1st st work {Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), dc, ch 1, 2dctog}, sk 2, *(2dctog, ch 1, 2dctog), sk 2.* rep. Sl st in 1st dc. (12 set of 2dctog, ch1, 2dctog)

Round 5-7: Sl st inside 1st ch sp {Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), dc, ch 1, 2dctog}, sk to next ch sp, *(2dctog, ch 1, 2dctog), sk to next ch sp.* rep. Sl st in 1st dc. (12 set of 2dctog, ch1, 2dctog)

Round 8: Ch 1 (not a sc), sc around (on all stitches and ch spaces). Sl st in 1st sc. (36)

Round 9-11: Ch 1 (not a sc), sc around. Sl st in 1st sc. (36)

Cut the yarn, fasten off and weave in the ends.

Lay your project flat on a table and using 2 stitch markers, mark a range of 6 stitches in the center. As shown in the picture.


Row 1 (BLO): With the back side of the pouch facing you, reattach the yarn and make 6 sc BLO. Turn the work.

Row 2-4: Ch 1 (not sc), work 6 sc. Turn the work.

Row 5: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sk 1, next st work (3dc, ch1), next st work 3dc, sk 1, sl st in the last st.

Cut the yarn, fasten off, and weave in the ends.

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Cut 5 pieces of yarn measuring approx. 5.5" and 1 piece measuring approx. 7".

Pass the 5.5" pieces through the ch sp (as shown) and fold them in half.

Position the 7" piece of yarn underneath them and wrap both ends around, making a knot (make it twice) on the opposite side.

Use one of the ends as part of the tassel and the other one to weave in the ends.

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