If you, or someone you know, is into cosplay or fantasy this would be an excellent project for you. Whether you need a final touch for your costume or a dice bag for D&D. This crocheted drawstring pouch design is very similar to the old fashioned leather coin pouches you’d see in the middle ages and beyond.
I love the fantastical feel this pouch has, it can be made in any color you like. Brown or black would make it look like leather, or you can use your favorite color or colorway. I personally use them to hold beads, stones, and essential oils when traveling, but I also use one as an organizer in my messenger bag. I’ve actually made a few of them because it’s such an easy crochet pattern.
- Ch = chain
- Dc = Double crochet
- Slst = slip stitch
- St = stitch
- <> = total number of stitches in row
- Mc = Magic circle
Drawstring pouch pattern
- Worsted weight yarn (4)
- I’m using I Love This Yarn in Cloudy Sea*
- G/4mm hook
- Yarn or tapestry needle
- Large wooden bead (optional)
* The yarn brand I’m using I’ve only ever found at Hobby Lobby. Feel free to use any variegated yarn you like for a similar effect. I like the color pooling effect for this bag.
Foundation row. Start by making 10 Dcs in a Mc, connect the row with a slst.<12>
Row 1. Ch 3, put a dc in the same st, put 2 dcs in each st for the rest of the row, connect the row with a slst.<24>
Row 2. Ch 3, *put 2 dc in the next st, make 1 dc in the next st*, repeat til you come to the end of the row. Connect the row with a slst.<36>
Row 3. Ch 3, put 1 dc in the next st, put 2 Dcs in the next st, *make 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, put 2 Dcs in the next st*, repeat til you come to the end of the row. Connect the row with a slst.<48>
Row 4. Ch 3, working in the back loop only, put 1 dc in each st til the end of the row. Connect the row with a slst.<48>
Row 5 – 11. Ch 2, put 1 dc in each st til the end of the row, connect the row with a slst. <48>
(Rows 10 and 11)
Row 12. Ch 3, skip 1 st, put 1 Dc in the next st, *ch 1, skip 1 st, put 1 Dc in the next st,* repeat til you come to the end of the row, end on a ch 1, then slst to the initial ch 3.
Row 13. Ch 3, dc into the ch space, *dc in to the next ch space, ch 1, dc in the same ch space,* repeat this V st pattern for the entire row.
Click here for the V stitch tutorial
Snip the end, tie off the tail, and weave it in with your needle.
Weave a long piece of yarn or string between the double crochets on the 12th row, I made mine so that they would come through the same hole. Tie large knots at each end of the string.
My string was a yarn scrap that I had left over from a different project, it was about 18 inches long folded in half.
You’re done, I hope you enjoy your new pouch! I find it quite useful and it adds that bit of whimsy I like in my home.
Tips and customization
To give the bottom of the bag a little more stability, if you decide to carry heavier items, you can cut out a round of cardboard to put on the inside of the bag. If you want it to bow a bit at the bottom a thicker piece of foam would work as substitute.
Instead of yarn for the drawstring, you can use ribbon, a piece of leather, suede lace, or cotton thread to give it whatever effect you want.
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Let me know if you are going to try any of these or of you have a tip of your own share them in the comments! I’d love you hear from you.🦉😊
This pattern was created by me and can be used and tweaked for personal use, please do not sell my pattern on any platform, feel free to share this pattern. This is licensed under CC BY- NC-SA