Saturday, April 1, 2017

Small Strawberry Pouch



Hi everyone,

This was totally unplanned! I released a small carrot pouch pattern earlier and while looking at the photos I was inspired to make a strawberry!  Just like the carrot pouch, it is small It works up fairly fast with just 11 rows.




Scroll down this page for the small pouch pattern. Look for the green printer
button at the bottom of all my patterns. I hope you enjoy!

SUPPLIES:
WW yarn in red, green and cream
I used: Red Heart Super Saver ~ Cherry RedRed Heart Comfort ~ Emerald (green)
Red Heart Comfort Off White 3132.
4mm hook
yarn needle for weaving in ends


Read me ~> How to read the rows: Each row has a sequence as given below. Example: 1hdc then 2hdc in next st means repeat that sequence 1hdc then 2hdc in next st followed by 1hdc then 2hdc in next st over and over to the end of that particular row. The number inside the parentheses ( ~ ) is the number of stitches you should have at the end of that particular row
 

Abbreviations:
st = stitch
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch

f/o = finish off

 

Starting at the bottom of the pouch with red:

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6hdc (6)

2) 1hdc then 2hdc in next st (9)
3)
1hdc in next 2st then 2hdc in next st (12)
4)
1hdc in next 3st then 2hdc in next st (15)
5)
1hdc in next 4st then 2hdc in next st (18)
6) 1hdc in next 2st then 2hdc in next st (24)
7-10) 1hdc in each st for 4 rows
11) switch to green in first st, ch2 then dc in next 23st (24)
tip
*knot off  the color change yarn tails and work them into the first few dc's to hide them. Hold them along the edge and crochet around them.
sl st the next st and f/o. Weave in yarn tail

Chain to close the pouch, with green:
ch 40-60 times. Length is up to you. 40 is what you see in my photos.. I think now that longer is probably better. f/o and pull knot tight. Before cutting the excess yarn, thread it through your yarn needle and weave chain in and out of the dc posts. Once it has been weaved through, cut the excess yarn. Leave short yarn tails on both ends.

Add the seeds or leave them off, it's up to you. I found the easiest way was to cut a strand of cream yarn and knot the end of  it. Pull it through the inside of the strawberry and pierce a stitch post near the bottom. Make sure to pierce a post so that the knot does not pull through.
I worked 
in a spiral, keeping the seeds as small as I could, around and around until I got to the top. Once done, I knotted off inside the strawberry and weaved the yarn tail in.



You can leave the inside as is but if you wanted to take it one step further you could add a pretty lining. This is a nice idea if the pouch is going to be a gift.
I'm hopeless when it comes to fabric patterns so all I can tell you is, turn the pouch inside out. Cut a piece of fabric that will fit all the way around. You can sew it in OR  hot glue.
If you use hot glue, be very careful not to use too much. I  used a very thin bead of glue to the top of row 10. I did not get any glue on the green row. I also used a multi-colored piece of fabric as it would be forgiving if I made a mistake. I didn't sew the edges of the fabric, instead I just folded them down a bit so that there was a nice clean edge. Make sure the wrong side of the fabric is facing the pouch.
Sew or glue, then turn it right side. Now you have a pouch fit for gifting!



And you're done! I hope you enjoyed this pattern.


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Many Blessings to you!


Copyright 2017 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved 
 You may sell finished products. Do not reprint this pattern. If you'd like to share this pattern please link back to it. 


3 comments:

  1. Thanks for this little strawberry pouch. I was looking for a small gift for a swap and this fit the bill. It turned out very cute.

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  2. LOVE IT! So cute. My mom will love this!

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