Crochet BUSHY Pouch Free Pattern

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Bushy Pouch with Dr. Jeckyll's Crochet Flower Experiment #2Bushy PouchI love the texture of my purse so much I designed a cup with it.I tried it on shoes, too, although I should have included the flower to add interest.
Bushy Pouch with Dr. Jeckyll's Crochet Flower Experiment #2
Bushy Pouch with Dr. Jeckyll's Crochet Flower Experiment #2
Bushy Pouch
Bushy Pouch
I love the texture of my purse so much I designed a cup with it.
I love the texture of my purse so much I designed a cup with it. | Source
I tried it on shoes, too, although I should have included the flower to add interest.
I tried it on shoes, too, although I should have included the flower to add interest. | Source

Because I wanted so much to join a bazaar, I had to create mainstream plarn products such as pouch bags. The Bushy pouch is part of the first three pouches I made. I utilized the shell stitch patterns from the book Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Needlework. For this bag, I used the Bushy stitch - thus the name. It creates a gorgeous texture perfect for a pouch.

To make this bag, I consumed about 10 medium-sized plastic bags to make plarn or plastic yarn. These plastic bags were lovely because they were soft and think. Using these plastic bags resulted into a pouch that is easy to the touch and a treat to the eyes.

I used my flower pattern Dr. Jeckyll's Crochet Flower Experiment #2 as a focal point for this crochet pouch. Dr Jeckyll's Crochet Flower Experiments are my experiments of mashing up various free small flower patterns on the net.

If you have a surplus of beautiful plastic bags, why don't you make plarn and crochet/knit it? I wrote articles about the various methods of making plarn and conditioning it for crochet/knit to get you started.

As for my free pretty patterns, you can find them all HERE.


My Free Pouch Patterns

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A structural pouch that uses broomstick lace to create interest and ridges in the patternA beautiful pouch which uses the lovely crocodile stitchA simple pouch making use of the crab stitch (reverse single crochet) as emphasisA semi-circle clutch made mostly of bullion stitchesA lovely pouch which is crocheted using the Ripple stitch pattern
A structural pouch that uses broomstick lace to create interest and ridges in the pattern
A structural pouch that uses broomstick lace to create interest and ridges in the pattern | Source
A beautiful pouch which uses the lovely crocodile stitch
A beautiful pouch which uses the lovely crocodile stitch | Source
A simple pouch making use of the crab stitch (reverse single crochet) as emphasis
A simple pouch making use of the crab stitch (reverse single crochet) as emphasis | Source
Source
A semi-circle clutch made mostly of bullion stitches
A semi-circle clutch made mostly of bullion stitches | Source
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Source
A lovely pouch which is crocheted using the Ripple stitch pattern
A lovely pouch which is crocheted using the Ripple stitch pattern | Source

Skill Level

It looks lovely but super easy!
It looks lovely but super easy!

Materials and Tools

I used #7 steel thread hook, 1/4-in single-strand plarn from pink plastic bags, pink YKK zipper, and pink cloth from my failed sewing project.

Materials:

  • yarn
  • zipper
  • cloth for lining

Tools

  • suitable crochet hook for yarn
  • sewing pins
  • sewing needle and thread

Abbreviations

  • ch - chain
  • sc - single crochet
  • dc - double crochet
  • sk - skip
  • sp - space


Row 1 in black, Row 2 in red. Repeat Row 2 for pattern.
Row 1 in black, Row 2 in red. Repeat Row 2 for pattern.

Crochet Instructions

Foundation Chain: Ch 43 (multiple of 3 + 1).

Row 1: Sk 3 ch, (1 dc, 2 ch, 1 sc) in next ch, [sk 2 ch, (2dc, ch 2, 1 sc) in next ch] repeat to end. Ch 2, turn.

Row 2: [(2dc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp] repeat to end. Ch 2, turn.

Repeat Row 2 for pattern to create a rectangle with a length of about 9.5 in.

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WIP 1: Fold the rectangle and sew the sides with sc's. WIP 2: Turn... WIP 3: .... sl st the sc's. WIP 4: Sl st the top towards the other side and repeat the instructions in WIP 1-3.
WIP 1: Fold the rectangle and sew the sides with sc's.
WIP 1: Fold the rectangle and sew the sides with sc's.
WIP 2: Turn...
WIP 2: Turn...
WIP 3: .... sl st the sc's.
WIP 3: .... sl st the sc's.
WIP 4: Sl st the top towards the other side and repeat the instructions in WIP 1-3.
WIP 4: Sl st the top towards the other side and repeat the instructions in WIP 1-3.

Assembly

The structure of this pouch is similar to the Ripple Pouch. So I didn't bother taking pictures for this one.

Fold the crocheted rectangle and [join sides with single crochet, turn, sl st the sc's.

When the top is reached, sc on all the sts towards the other side.]Repeat instructions in [ ].

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My sewing skills really need a lot of improvement. I couldn't stop the urge of writing my name on the lining! I love this purse so much!
My sewing skills really need a lot of improvement.
My sewing skills really need a lot of improvement.
I couldn't stop the urge of writing my name on the lining! I love this purse so much!
I couldn't stop the urge of writing my name on the lining! I love this purse so much!

Finishing

To apply zipper and lining, I followed this very useful tutorial by Carrie Wolf. The tutorial has various photos taken from different angles so you'd really know what you're doing every step of the way.

Optional Flower Detail

If you love the flower, it's crocheted with plarn twice as thick as the one made for the purse.

Click here for the pattern of the flower.

After crocheting the flower, sew it to the pouch.

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MoiraCrochets 5 years ago from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines Author

Thank you, everyone! I'm glad you found my hub useful and well-written. It means so much to me that you appreciate the time and effort I put into my hubs.


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kschimmel 5 years ago from North Carolina, USA

Well written and illustrated instructions! I like your blog, too.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

This was so beautiful. Thanks for writing and share with us. Well done, my friend. ~prasetio


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RNMSN 5 years ago from Tucson, Az

I just picked up my crochet hook after a looong :) time of not doing it so i am re-learning everything! the plarn looks really interesting but what I really like is your picture diagram of the instructions! Ive seen ddiagrams for crochet before but yours is the first that I can actually follow! and your written instructions, the entire hub in fact, is very user friendly! huge thumbs up!

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