Crochet LACY SCALLOPS and ARCADE Pouch Bags Free Pattern

Crochet ARCADE Pouch
Crochet ARCADE Pouch
Crochet LACY SCALLOPS Pouch
Crochet LACY SCALLOPS Pouch
The pouch bags I made for Gina.
The pouch bags I made for Gina.
Complete Guide to Needlework
Complete Guide to Needlework

The elegant LACY SCALLOP stitch pattern for this pouch is from this book. I love this book.

 

A very good friend of mine, Gina, commissioned me to make three small pouch bags because she liked the materials I used for my Charcoal WEAVED WAVE Bracelet (plarn from black garbage bag plied with silver radiant yarn). The first one I made was the LACY CLUSTERS Pouch, this LACY SCALLOPS Pouch is the second and the third is the ARCADE Pouch.

I chose this Lacy Scallops stitch pattern from Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Needlework because I was almost running out of black plarn. (At this point, I didn't want to make plarn yet for I was feeling kind of lazy.)

With newly cut plarn, I chose the Arcade stitch from the same book because I loved the idea of ornate yet solid crochet pattern.

The patterns from that book was written to be worked in rows forming a rectangle. I had to modify it so it will be worked in rounds.

If I had more freedom in choosing the colors for this pouch bags, I would have used a white cloth for its lining. Using this black cloth does not show off the beautiful pattern of these pouch bags.

If you are interested in my free crochet patterns and crocheting with plastic bags, take a look at these links.

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LACY SCALLOPS is the easiest and quickest crochet pouch I ever made. I finished this one in less than two hours. Both pouch patterns are worked on both sides of the foundation chain.
LACY SCALLOPS is the easiest and quickest crochet pouch I ever made. I finished this one in less than two hours. Both pouch patterns are worked on both sides of the foundation chain.

Materials and Tools

Materials:

  • yarn
  • zipper
  • cloth for lining

Tools

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

For this pouch, I used 1-cm plarn cut from XXL black garbage bag plied with KYOTOTEX silver radiant yarn, #7 steel hook (usually used for crochet thread), YKK black zipper, and scrap cloth from a failed T-shirt surgery project.

Abbreviations

All my patterns use American notations.

  • ch - chain
  • sk - skip
  • dc - double crochet
  • sl st - slip stitch
  • sp - space

Lacy Scallops - close up on the stitch pattern
Lacy Scallops - close up on the stitch pattern

NOTES on LACY SCALLOPS Pouch

  1. Make a foundation chain longer than your desired pouch width. This stitch pattern tends to shrink the length of the foundation chain.
  2. dc* - The stitch marked dc* represents the separation of each side. It also acts as a pillar where the scallops rest which helps shape the pouch.
  3. One Lacy Scallop - this refers to the (2dc, ch 3, 2 dc) group of stitches that are worked on one stitch or space

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LACY SCALLOPS Charted Pattern (does not include the Top Round)Foundation Chain - the multiples of 6 plus the 4 chains are highlighted Row 1Repeat Row 2 for patternTop Round: Line the top with sc's in each stitch.
LACY SCALLOPS Charted Pattern (does not include the Top Round)
LACY SCALLOPS Charted Pattern (does not include the Top Round)
Foundation Chain - the multiples of 6 plus the 4 chains are highlighted
Foundation Chain - the multiples of 6 plus the 4 chains are highlighted
Row 1
Row 1
Repeat Row 2 for pattern
Repeat Row 2 for pattern
Top Round: Line the top with sc's in each stitch.
Top Round: Line the top with sc's in each stitch.

Crochet Instructions: LACY SCALLOPS

Foundation Chain(FC): Ch 46 (or any multiple of 6 + 4).

Round 1: [Sk 5 ch, (2dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch] repeat till 4 chains are left, sk 3 ch, dc* on the last chain. Work on the other side of the FC. (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) on each ch where a lacy scallop was worked, dc on the 3rd to the last ch of FC, sl st to last ch of FC, ch 3, TURN.

Round 2: (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in each ch-sp, dc* on top of dc*, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in each of the remaining ch-sp, sl st to top of ch-3, ch 3, TURN.

Repeat Round 2 for pattern.

Top Round: Ch 1, sc on each st, sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off.












Close up on the Arcade stitch
Close up on the Arcade stitch

NOTES on ARCADE Pouch

1. Due to the staggered nature of this pattern, the central stitches of each stitch group plays an important role in the pattern. In Round 2 and 4, you will find the instructions "sc in the 2nd sc of 3-sc group" and in Round 3 and 5, "1 sc in each of the 3 central dc of the 5-dc group". Locating and remembering their places will make this pattern easy to crochet.

2. Unlike the LACY SCALLOPS Pouch, the boundary of each side is NOT marked by a dc* stitch. Sc's and chain spaces separates one side from the other. Bear in mind their location to get the rhythm of this pattern.

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Arcade Chart PatternFoundation Chain: Multiple of 6 + 8Round 1 is worked on both sides of the foundation chain to form a round.In Round 2, the shells are placed.Round 3Round 4Round 5. Repeat from Round 2-5 ending with either Round 3 or 5.Top Round: 1 sc in each stitch.
Arcade Chart Pattern
Arcade Chart Pattern
Foundation Chain: Multiple of 6 + 8
Foundation Chain: Multiple of 6 + 8
Round 1 is worked on both sides of the foundation chain to form a round.
Round 1 is worked on both sides of the foundation chain to form a round.
In Round 2, the shells are placed.
In Round 2, the shells are placed.
Round 3
Round 3
Round 4
Round 4
Round 5. Repeat from Round 2-5 ending with either Round 3 or 5.
Round 5. Repeat from Round 2-5 ending with either Round 3 or 5.
Top Round: 1 sc in each stitch.
Top Round: 1 sc in each stitch.

Crochet Instructions: ARCADE Pouch

Foundation Chain: Ch 50 (or a multiple of 6 + 8)

Round 1: Sk 1 ch, [1 sc in each of the next 2 ch, (ch 3, sk 3 ch, 1 sc in each of the next 3 ch) repeat till 5 ch are left, ch 3, sk 3 ch, 1 sc in the last 2 ch.] Repeat [ ] on the other side of the foundation chain, sl st to first sc, ch 1, TURN.

Round 2: Sc on top of 1st sc, [(5 dc in ch-3 sp, sc in the 2nd sc of 3-sc group) repeat till last 3-sc group, 5 dc in ch-3 sp, sk 1 sc, sc on top of the next sc], sc on top of next sc. Repeat [ ] on the other side, sl st to 1st sc, TURN.

Round 3: [(Ch 3, 1 sc in each of the 3 central dc of the 5-dc group) repeat till last 5-dc group of side, ch 2, sc on top of next sc], sc on top of next sc, ch 2, 1 sc in each of the 3 central dc of 5-dc group, repeat [ ] to end, sl st to 1st ch of ch-3, ch 3, TURN.

Round 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, [sc in the 2nd sc of 3-sc group, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp] repeat till last ch-3 sp, sc in the 2nd sc of 3-sc group, (3 dc in the next ch-2 sp)2x, repeat [ ] till last ch-3 sp, sc in the 2nd sc of 3-sc group, 3 dc in the last ch-2 sp, sl st to top of ch-3, ch 1, TURN.

Round 5: [2 sc, (ch 3, 3 sc in the central dc of 5-dc group) repeat till last 5-dc group of the side, 1 sc in the last two dc's of 3-dc group] repeat on the other side, sl st to 1st sc, ch 1, TURN.

Repeat from Round 2 - 5 for pattern. End with either Round 3 or 5.

Top Round: Sc on all the stitches, sl st to first sc. Fasten off.


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The zipper is attached to the crocheted pouch while the lining is attached to the zipper. But the zipper still protrudes. So not perfect!Join the lining to the zipper using a single strand of sewing thread to make the stitches almost invisible.
The zipper is attached to the crocheted pouch while the lining is attached to the zipper. But the zipper still protrudes. So not perfect!
The zipper is attached to the crocheted pouch while the lining is attached to the zipper. But the zipper still protrudes. So not perfect!
Join the lining to the zipper using a single strand of sewing thread to make the stitches almost invisible.
Join the lining to the zipper using a single strand of sewing thread to make the stitches almost invisible.

Finishing

As with all my free pouch patterns, I followed the tutorial by Carrie Wolf for zipping and lining my pouch bags. However, there are still a lot of things that were not mentioned in that tutorial. That's why at the time when I worked this pouch bag, the result was not to perfect.

Perfection at zipping and lining a crocheted pouch was documented for the BOXY Pouch.

This pouch was okay with the lining but not with the zipping.

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COMMENTS Make ME Happy! 6 comments

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

Hi Patrice, it's worked in rounds. Thanks for the ratings!


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

Thanks Barbara, I really need the back links.


PWalker281 5 years ago

Another lovely pouch made with an interesting crochet stitch pattern that I'll definitely be bookmarking.

Is this pouch crocheted in rows or in the round? I wasn't sure when your instructions say to sc the top round and sl st to the first sc.

Rated up and useful.


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Barbara Kay 5 years ago from USA

I shared your link with my crochet group on Yahoo. Nice job as always.


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

Thank you, Brooke. That was exactly my intention.


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Brooke Lorren 5 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

Looks like you did a nice job. This will be a helpful how-to for someone looking for a quick project.

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