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Crochet BIAS STRIPE Pouch Free Pattern

Updated on May 30, 2014
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The Creative Itch

I was feeling that itch to create a new pouch pattern but nothing comes to mind. So I flipped through my red record book hoping to find an idea that I did not pursue. A light bulb turned on in my head when I saw the pattern draft for my BEHIND DIAGONAL BARS BANGLE.

A pouch with a diagonal stripe pattern! Wow, what a lovely idea! But first of all, I wanted to know how "used" that idea is so I researched Ravelry and Google for diagonal patterns. I was pleased to find that there is only one pattern similar to what I was thinking of and it was for a mitten (not much of a competition for a purse).

Since I am to have a bazaar in Merry Child School (where I used to work as a teacher), I decided to use the school colors red and gray for the stripes. I was aiming for an evening pouch, something that can be worn to a formal event or weddings or to a simple night out with friends. Therefore, I opted to use transparent plarn plied with 2-3 strands of red and gray thread.

It's a bit dull in the photo because my camera can't capture how the light reflects when the pouch is hit with light.

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Materials and Tools

Materials:

  • yarn in two colors
  • zipper
  • cloth

Tools

  • hook
  • sewing pins, needle and thread

This evening pouch was crocheted with 1/4-in single strand plarn cut from transparent plastic bags using #4 crochet yarn hook. Gray YKK zipper and cloth from my old t-shirt were used to zip and line this pouch.

BIAS STRIPE Scarf

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While crocheting this pouch, I thought how beautiful it looked if it were a scarf. I would have made one if it weren't so hot here.I love the edge,  so much character.
While crocheting this pouch, I thought how beautiful it looked if it were a scarf. I would have made one if it weren't so hot here.
While crocheting this pouch, I thought how beautiful it looked if it were a scarf. I would have made one if it weren't so hot here.
I love the edge,  so much character.
I love the edge, so much character.

Abbreviations

This pattern uses American crochet notation.

  • Ch - chain
  • Sk – skip
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Dc tog – double crochet together
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • St/sts – stitch/ stitches

How to Crochet Dc2tog

Special Stitch: Dc Tog

Dctog literally means double crochet together. This stitch refers to a group of dc’s that drawn together at the top. The number of dc’s in a dctog stitch is indicated by the number preceding the word tog. For example, in this pattern, you’ll find dc 3tog and dc 2tog. The video floating at the right shows a dc 2tog.

This stitch is used to decrease dc’s and is very similar to a dc-cluster. Their difference is that dc-cluster is worked on the same stitch or space while the dctog is worked on adjacent stitches or spaces.

The crochet instructions for a dc 3tog:

[Y o, insert hook in next st, draw a loop through, y o, draw through 2 loops] 3x, y o, draw through all 4 loops on hook.

COLORWORK

  • While working the Bias Strip, I changed color every 5 rounds.
  • The Top Side Round is gray, the Bottom Round is red.

Crochet Instructions

To Form Bias Strip:

Foundation Chain: Ch 30 (or any length desired).

Row 1: Sk 3 ch, 2 dc in next ch, dc on each ch across until 3 ch are left, dc3tog, ch 2, turn.

Row 2: Dc2tog, dc on each dc across, 3 dc on top of turning ch, ch 3, turn.

Row 3: 2 dc in first dc, dc on each st across until 3 sts are left, dc3tog, ch 2, turn.

Repeat row 2 & 3 for pattern. My pouch has a total of 40 rows. I changed thread color every 5 rows for a total of 8 stripes.

Begin work on the side of the strip. This will serve as the top round where the zipper will be attached.

Top Side Row 1: Ch 1, (5 sc every 2 rows) repeat till end of strip, turn.

Top Side Row 2: Repeat Top Side Row 1.

Join the strip into a coil by slip stitching adjacent stitches till the other side of the strip is reached.

Bottom Round: Ch 1, (5 sc every 2 rows) repeat all around, sl st to first sc.

Sew the bottom by slip stitching the adjacent sc's of the Bottom Round.


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BIAS STRIPE Crochet Chart PatternFoundation Chain and Row 1Row 2Row 3When working the top or bottom rounds, make 5 sc's per 2 rows.
BIAS STRIPE Crochet Chart Pattern
BIAS STRIPE Crochet Chart Pattern
Foundation Chain and Row 1
Foundation Chain and Row 1
Row 2
Row 2
Row 3
Row 3
When working the top or bottom rounds, make 5 sc's per 2 rows.
When working the top or bottom rounds, make 5 sc's per 2 rows.
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Pin the zipper in placeUse back stitch to join it to the crocheted pouch.Run the stitch many times  on each end.Run the stitch many times  on each end.The lining.Make sure to line the sides of the lining and pouch before turning it inside out.The lining is pinned in place from this side.The pouch is turned inside out when attaching the lining. This makes it easier to sew.
Pin the zipper in place
Pin the zipper in place
Use back stitch to join it to the crocheted pouch.
Use back stitch to join it to the crocheted pouch.
Run the stitch many times  on each end.
Run the stitch many times on each end.
Run the stitch many times  on each end.
Run the stitch many times on each end.
The lining.
The lining.
Make sure to line the sides of the lining and pouch before turning it inside out.
Make sure to line the sides of the lining and pouch before turning it inside out.
The lining is pinned in place from this side.
The lining is pinned in place from this side.
The pouch is turned inside out when attaching the lining. This makes it easier to sew.
The pouch is turned inside out when attaching the lining. This makes it easier to sew.

Finishing

If you are new to zipping and lining a pouch, the tutorial by Carrie Wolf is a good place to start.

Once you've read that tutorial keep the following things in mind:

  1. Stitch the zipper to the Top Side Row 1.
  2. Run the stitch at least three times on each end of the zipper for those areas will receive a lot of stress and stretch.
  3. Turn the piece inside out when attaching the lining.
  4. Attach the lining to the zipper carefully hiding the stitches that attached the zipper to the crochet.

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    • Silwen profile image

      Silwen 

      6 years ago from Europe

      Great project. Thank you for sharing.

    • MoiraCrochets profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Durano-Abesmo 

      7 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      You're welcome Rtalloni.

      Thanks for the appreciation.

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      RTalloni 

      7 years ago from the short journey

      This is a unique design for a pouch--nice! Your projects are always interesting. Thanks!

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