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Crochet BOXY Pouch Free Pattern

Updated on February 13, 2012
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BOXY Crochet PouchBOXY Crochet Pouch (photographed while being propped up)BOXY Crochet Pouch (from another angle)BOXY Crochet Pouch revealing the lining insideBOXY Crochet Pouch baring its boxed sides and bottomBOXY Crochet Pouch - close up on the bottomBOXY Crochet Pouch  showing off its lining and boxed figure
BOXY Crochet Pouch
BOXY Crochet Pouch
BOXY Crochet Pouch (photographed while being propped up)
BOXY Crochet Pouch (photographed while being propped up)
BOXY Crochet Pouch (from another angle)
BOXY Crochet Pouch (from another angle)
BOXY Crochet Pouch revealing the lining inside
BOXY Crochet Pouch revealing the lining inside
BOXY Crochet Pouch baring its boxed sides and bottom
BOXY Crochet Pouch baring its boxed sides and bottom
BOXY Crochet Pouch - close up on the bottom
BOXY Crochet Pouch - close up on the bottom
BOXY Crochet Pouch  showing off its lining and boxed figure
BOXY Crochet Pouch showing off its lining and boxed figure
Complete Guide to Needlework
Complete Guide to Needlework

This book is truly a complete guide. I took the instructions here to crochet the broomstick lace.

 

Right after I made my first three purses, I got addicted and made one more. This time around, I wanted to experiment some more with broomstick lace because it seems so pretty. I don't have a knitting needle, so I used an old pen instead. It was okay, but I got a bit short on length that's why my broomstick lace is not so defined.

Anyway, I love the ridges and the boxy nature of the pouch I made. I hope you like it too.

Background on the BROOMSTICK LACE (from Wikepedia)

Broomstick lace, also known as jiffy lace and peacock eye crochet, is a historic crochet technique from the 19th century which is done using a crochet hook and another long slender item such as a knitting needle. Traditionally a broomstick was used, hence the name, but the modern variant is a lightweight plastic knitting needle or smooth wooden craft dowel. A larger knitting needle or dowel will result in a lacier effect, while a smaller will provide a more closely woven effect. Because the fabric created is soft yet stable, it is well-suited for clothing and blankets.

My Free Pouch Patterns

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Materials and Tools

Materials:

  • yarn
  • zipper
  • cloth for lining

Tools

  • crochet hook suitable for yarn
  • sewing pins
  • sewing needle and thread
  • big knitting needle or dowel

I used 1-cm single-strand plarn from 2 extra large plastic bags, #3 crochet hook, dark blue YKK zipper and cloth from a t-shirt that wouldn't fit.

Skill Level

Requires attaching 3 parts together and broomstick lace crochet (but don't worry, there's a very great video below to help you through)
Requires attaching 3 parts together and broomstick lace crochet (but don't worry, there's a very great video below to help you through)

Abbreviations

  • ch - chain
  • sc - single crochet
  • dc - double crochet
  • sl st - slip stitch
  • yo - yarn over

Design Notes

  • The video shows inserting the hook in the back loop only when forming the broomstick lace loops. However, to make ridges where the broomstick lace loops are attached, insert hook on both loops.
  • This pattern consists of 3 separate pieces that are joined together through sc's. The pieces are named MAIN (referring to the largest piece) and SIDE (referring to the small pieces).

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I tried my best to make up for the photos I lost by making this chart pattern.Chain a multiple of 5 plus 1. Sk 1 ch, sc on all the chains.Draw up a loop on each sc and place the loops in a knitting needle.Group the loops into 5 and crochet 5 sc's in each group of 5 loops.Dc on the sc's of previous row.Sc's on the dc's of the previous row.Repeat Row 2-5 two more times. Break off.Attach yarn on the other side of the foundation chain, ch 1, sc on all chains. New stitches are colored blue.Repeat Row 2-5 three times on this side to complete the main.
I tried my best to make up for the photos I lost by making this chart pattern.
I tried my best to make up for the photos I lost by making this chart pattern.
Chain a multiple of 5 plus 1. Sk 1 ch, sc on all the chains.
Chain a multiple of 5 plus 1. Sk 1 ch, sc on all the chains.
Draw up a loop on each sc and place the loops in a knitting needle.
Draw up a loop on each sc and place the loops in a knitting needle.
Group the loops into 5 and crochet 5 sc's in each group of 5 loops.
Group the loops into 5 and crochet 5 sc's in each group of 5 loops.
Dc on the sc's of previous row.
Dc on the sc's of previous row.
Sc's on the dc's of the previous row.
Sc's on the dc's of the previous row.
Repeat Row 2-5 two more times. Break off.
Repeat Row 2-5 two more times. Break off.
Attach yarn on the other side of the foundation chain, ch 1, sc on all chains. New stitches are colored blue.
Attach yarn on the other side of the foundation chain, ch 1, sc on all chains. New stitches are colored blue.
Repeat Row 2-5 three times on this side to complete the main.
Repeat Row 2-5 three times on this side to complete the main.
Make 18 rows of 3 sc's.
Make 18 rows of 3 sc's.
The red line shows where to insert your hook in making the sc's the will connect the SIDE to the MAIN.
The red line shows where to insert your hook in making the sc's the will connect the SIDE to the MAIN.

Crochet Instructions

MAIN

Foundation Chain: Ch 40 (or any multiple of 5) plus 1.

Row 1: Sk 1 ch, sc on all the remaining chains.

Row 2:This is where the broomstick lace loops will be worked.Transfer the current loop into a knitting needle and brace it under your left arm. (Insert hook in next sc, draw up a big loop and place it on the knitting needle) repeat to end, an equivalent of 40 loops on the knitting needle.

Row 3:This is where the broomstick lace loops will be grouped.Insert hook right to left through 5 loops, draw a loop through the 5 loops, ch 1, 5 sc in the same 5 loops. (Insert hook right to left through 5 loops, draw a loop through the 5 loops, 5 sc in the same 5 loops) repeat to end. Ch 3, turn.

Row 4: Sk 1st sc, dc on all the sc's. Ch 1, turn.

Row 5: Sc on all the dc's and on the top of ch-3.

Repeat Row 2-5 twice. Break off.

On the foundation chain, attach yarn on the beginning tail end.

Row 1’: Ch 1, 40 sc on this side of the foundation chain.

Repeat Row 2-5 three times. Break off.


SIDE: Make 2 of this.

Ch 3,

Row 1: Ch 1, turn. 3 sc.

Repeat Row 1 eighteen (18) times.

ASSEMBLY

(Join the side to the main using single crochet (39 sc’s in all). Insert the hook where the red line touches. See the illustration Boxy Chart Pattern-How to Join. Notice that it does not touch the broomstick lace loops. Sl st all sc’s. This will bring us back to edge of the main. 40 sc’s on the edge of the main. Sl st to last sc. Break off.)

Repeat instructions in ( ) on the other side. Remember to begin on the unworked edge of the main.

I took lots of photos for this part but our family computer crashed. There goes my nine (9) months worth of photos. (Sigh.) I am so getting an external hard drive for Christmas!


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As you can see from this photo, I stitched the zipper close to the edge so it would be easy to hide when I apply the lining.To achieve that, stitch the zipper in the second row from the last.Secure the ends of the zipper well because it will receive a lot of stress.See, I stitched it on the last and second to the last row for more strength.More stress from this end. There will be a lot of pulling from this side when closing the purse.I also stitched it on the last two rows.Using a beautiful cloth from a t-shirt that would not fit, I hand stitched this lining.After sewing, I cut off the corners to remove bulk when I place it inside the pouch.The pouch was turned inside out and four sewing pins keep them in place.I placed the sewing pins a good distance away from the edge so it would not interfere in my sewing.To make the stitch almost invisible, I used only one strand of sewing thread.Those dark blue dots are the stitches that attached the lining to the zipper.
As you can see from this photo, I stitched the zipper close to the edge so it would be easy to hide when I apply the lining.
As you can see from this photo, I stitched the zipper close to the edge so it would be easy to hide when I apply the lining.
To achieve that, stitch the zipper in the second row from the last.
To achieve that, stitch the zipper in the second row from the last.
Secure the ends of the zipper well because it will receive a lot of stress.
Secure the ends of the zipper well because it will receive a lot of stress.
See, I stitched it on the last and second to the last row for more strength.
See, I stitched it on the last and second to the last row for more strength.
More stress from this end. There will be a lot of pulling from this side when closing the purse.
More stress from this end. There will be a lot of pulling from this side when closing the purse.
I also stitched it on the last two rows.
I also stitched it on the last two rows.
Using a beautiful cloth from a t-shirt that would not fit, I hand stitched this lining.
Using a beautiful cloth from a t-shirt that would not fit, I hand stitched this lining.
After sewing, I cut off the corners to remove bulk when I place it inside the pouch.
After sewing, I cut off the corners to remove bulk when I place it inside the pouch.
The pouch was turned inside out and four sewing pins keep them in place.
The pouch was turned inside out and four sewing pins keep them in place.
I placed the sewing pins a good distance away from the edge so it would not interfere in my sewing.
I placed the sewing pins a good distance away from the edge so it would not interfere in my sewing.
To make the stitch almost invisible, I used only one strand of sewing thread.
To make the stitch almost invisible, I used only one strand of sewing thread.
Those dark blue dots are the stitches that attached the lining to the zipper.
Those dark blue dots are the stitches that attached the lining to the zipper.

Finishing

Although I have lots of work-in-progress pictures here when I zipped and lined my purse, you still need to check out the tutorial by Carrie Wolf that I'm following. It shows the step by step procedure of how to apply zipper and lining.

If you like my pattern please click the +1 button to help improve this pattern's Google Ranking. Better yet, click the "Like" or "Tweet" button. Thanks a lot for your help and appreciation.
If you like my pattern please click the +1 button to help improve this pattern's Google Ranking. Better yet, click the "Like" or "Tweet" button. Thanks a lot for your help and appreciation.

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    • MoiraCrochets profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Durano-Abesmo 

      7 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      Thanks Rhelena. I love back links... ",)

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      Rhelena 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for letting me know about this pattern. You did a great job and I will be linking back to it. Thanks!

    • MoiraCrochets profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Durano-Abesmo 

      7 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      To display photos in thumbnail style, change the DISPLAY STYLE (found at the upper left just below the "Capsule Subtitle"). The default DISPLAY STYLE is "No Border" but you can change it to "Thumbnail" or "With Border". It's so neat for tutorials or displaying many photos of the same thing.

      I was worried if the diagrams are really helpful. If you found them helpful, then it must be.

      Thank you!

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      PWalker281 

      7 years ago

      Moira, I just love your patterns! Your instructions, stitch diagrams, videos, and links supply all the info needed to crochet your designs. I'm bookmarking this one. I like that you hand-sew your lining, something I will have to do since my sewing machine went caput! Rated up and awesome!

      P.S. How do you create the thumbnail photos with the larger size photo below them??

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