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Crochet RIPPLE Pouch Free Pattern

Updated on December 7, 2011
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Royal Blue Ripple PurseMy sewing skills could use some improvement.I brushed my name in the lining.I used the texture of this purse to declare to the world my addiction!I tried to make it into a shoe as well, but I don't think it turned out so well.
Royal Blue Ripple Purse
Royal Blue Ripple Purse
My sewing skills could use some improvement.
My sewing skills could use some improvement.
I brushed my name in the lining.
I brushed my name in the lining.
I used the texture of this purse to declare to the world my addiction!
I used the texture of this purse to declare to the world my addiction! | Source
I tried to make it into a shoe as well, but I don't think it turned out so well.
I tried to make it into a shoe as well, but I don't think it turned out so well. | Source

I wanted to sell handmade crafts online and thought that creating beautiful crocheted pouch was the way to go. So I set forth and opened my crochet bible (Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Needlework) and flipped about for inspiration.I picked this ripple pattern from a variety of shell stitches that was featured in the book and it turned out pretty well for me.

I used 2-3 (I can't remember with certainty) XXL plastic bags to make plarn for this project. This is also the first project where I used softened plarn. Softening plarn is a conditioning technique I have developed to make plarn more pliable for crochet. Click here to learn the methods of making plarn and how to condition it for crochet.

If you'd like to make it yourself, here's how.

My Free Pouch Patterns

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Materials

  • yarn (I used 1-cm plarn cut into a single-strand)
  • crochet hook (I used #3 crochet hook)
  • tapestry needle
  • zipper
  • cloth for lining
  • sewing needle
  • sewing pins

Complete Guide to Needlework
Complete Guide to Needlework

The beautiful ripple pattern for this purse is from this book. I love this book.

 

Measurments

Length - 4.5 in/ 11.3 cm

Width - 8.5 in/ 21.5 cm

Gauge - 7 sc's per inch

Skill Level

It looks complicated but it isn't. This pattern just requires ch, sc, dc and sl st and working 3 stitches in one st. So easy!
It looks complicated but it isn't. This pattern just requires ch, sc, dc and sl st and working 3 stitches in one st. So easy!

Abbreviations

ch - chain

dc - double crochet

sc - single crochet

sl st - slip stitch

sk - skip

st/sts - stitch/stitches

Crochet Instructions

Foundation chain: Ch 43 (a multiple of 3 plus 1).

Row 1: Sk 2 ch, 2 dc in next ch, [(1 sc, 2 dc) in next ch, sk 2 ch] repeat until there’s only 3 chains left, 1 sc in last ch, ch 2, turn.

Row 2: 2 dc in 1st sc, (1sc, 2 dc) in each sc of previous rows, 1 sc in turning ch, ch 2, turn.

Repeat Row 2 26x to form a rectangle.

Work-in-Progress Photos

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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 5: Ch 50, sl st into edge of crochet rectangle, turn. Sl st, 48 sc, sl st into edge of crochet rectangle, turn. Sl st the other side of ch-50, sl st to edge of crochet rectangle.
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.
WIP 5: Ch 50, sl st into edge of crochet rectangle, turn. Sl st, 48 sc, sl st into edge of crochet rectangle, turn. Sl st the other side of ch-50, sl st to edge of crochet rectangle.
WIP 5: Ch 50, sl st into edge of crochet rectangle, turn. Sl st, 48 sc, sl st into edge of crochet rectangle, turn. Sl st the other side of ch-50, sl st to edge of crochet rectangle.

Assembly

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 [ ].

Ch 50, sl st into edge of crochet rectangle, turn. Sl st, 48 sc, sl st into edge of crochet rectangle, turn. Sl st the other side of ch-50, sl st to edge of crochet rectangle.

Break off and weave in ends.

Finishing

Apply the zipper first then line the purse. I used this tutorial by Carrie Wolf because it's easy to follow because she has lots of clear photos.

However, I perfected lining and zipping and documented it in my BOXY Pouch.

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    • MoiraCrochets profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Durano-Abesmo 

      5 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      Wow, that's a really cool way! I'll try that. I have a lot of retractable pens that don't work anymore. At least they could still be useful. Thanks Carol!

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      Carol 

      5 years ago

      Instead of 'soften' with a fork, take a click type pen apart, remove all inside parts, using the one of the halves of the pen's casing, thread the plarn in the larger end (which would be the middle of the pen) and out the top end (which would be where the clicker part was or the pen point was). Depending on the size of the smaller hole of which half of the pen casing you use. Or use a twist off cap (from a water / soda bottle) carefully punch a hole in it, (heated nail held with pliers). Then you could pull the plarn through as you crochet.

    • MoiraCrochets profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Durano-Abesmo 

      5 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      Hello Victoria!

      For this particular project I used double ply plarn. That's because I haven't discovered single ply yarn. Now that I know how to make single ply yarn, I don't use double ply yarn anymore.

      Thank you for leaving a comment. :-)

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      Victoria 

      5 years ago

      I love this pattern but I wonder, do you use single ply plarn or double ply plarn?

    • MoiraCrochets profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Durano-Abesmo 

      6 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      WOW! Thank you!

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      birdy love 

      6 years ago

      I love it love it love it love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very cool.

    • MoiraCrochets profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Durano-Abesmo 

      7 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      You're welcome, RiqueeBJarmon. I'm happy you found this pattern useful.

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      Riquee 

      7 years ago from New Haven County

      I love the purse! I've always been interested in using materials other than yarn to knit and crochet. Thanks for sharing this!

    • MoiraCrochets profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Durano-Abesmo 

      7 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      Actually, I lined this purse because it has rough edges. I meant to put my phone inside when I go out and I don't want my purse to scratch my phone's LCD. Plus having a lining gives it that "professional" look. Although my sewing skills will prove otherwise. ^^,

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      Stephanie Henkel 

      7 years ago from USA

      I've made several kinds of tote bags from plarn, but this cute little purse is different from anything I've tried. I really like the idea of putting in a lining as even tightly knit plarn can stretch enough to allow very small items to fall through the weave.

    • MoiraCrochets profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Durano-Abesmo 

      7 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      Thanks everyone! It will look nice with traditional yarn too.

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      PWalker281 

      7 years ago

      This purse is ADORABLE! I'm bookmarking the hub for future use. I think it would make a great Christmas gift! I probably won't use plarn, but I'm sure I can find a nice yarn to go with the pattern. Rated up and useful!!

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      Rhelena 

      7 years ago

      This is a very nice purse. Just from looking at the pic I would have never guessed that it was from plarn.

    • WcDesigns profile image

      WcDesigns 

      7 years ago from Killeen, TX

      Very nice : )

    • MoiraCrochets profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Durano-Abesmo 

      7 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      Thanks RTalloni!

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      RTalloni 

      7 years ago from the short journey

      This is a really cute project that could have several different uses!

      Voted up and bookmarked.

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