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Big crochet drawstring pouch, for all your big projects on the go!
This crocheted drawstring pouch is perfect for your bigger projects. You can use it as a project holder at home or on the road. This tutorial is for the crochet part of the drawstring pouch.

Gauge 10×10 cm (4×4 inch) : 23 stitches and 14 rows using double crochet (US) stitches

Special techniques:

The awesome invisible join method for changing colors, as seen at winks blog: www.acreativebeing.com

The standing Double Crochet stitch; Begin with a loop on your hook, yarn over, insert into first stitch and finish as normal.

Posted by kurisu from Emmen, Drenthe, The Netherlands • Published See kurisu's 8 projects »
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  • How to stitch a knit or crochet pouch. Crocheting 'Drawstring Delight' - Step 1
    Step 1

    First we need to make the crochet piece which will measure 30 x 30 cm (11 4/5 inch) when laid flat.

    With neutral color: make a foundation chain of 120 + 2 (with a 4 mm hook), turn.

    Make 120 double crochet stitches (DC), starting in the third chain from hook.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet pouch. Crocheting 'Drawstring Delight' - Step 2
    Step 2

    Join with a slip stitch in the top of the first DC that you made

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet pouch. Crocheting 'Drawstring Delight' - Step 3
    Step 3

    Chain 2 and work DC around. Close the bottom of the chain with the yarn end you have left.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet pouch. Crocheting 'Drawstring Delight' - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now for the color joining:

    Cut off the yarn, leaving a tail.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet pouch. Crocheting 'Drawstring Delight' - Step 5
    Step 5

    With a darning needle; pull the yarn through the front of the first stitch (not the chain 2).

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet pouch. Crocheting 'Drawstring Delight' - Step 6
    Step 6

    Go back into the front of the last stitch that you made and pull through the back of a stitch to fasten it.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet pouch. Crocheting 'Drawstring Delight' - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now with a new color ( I used blue); Make a standing stitch and do DC stitches around. It doesn’t matter where you begin, as long as your first stitch isn’t made into the “joined” stitch. I alternated between one stitch before the “joined” stitch and one stitch after the “joined” stitch.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet pouch. Crocheting 'Drawstring Delight' - Step 8
    Step 8

    Repeat steps 4 to 7 with every new row to get an even color change. Of course you can use any joining method you prefer, but I find this method to be very neat and doesn’t cause that much more work. If you want to replicate these stripes, here is the scheme of color changes:

    Neutral color: row 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 11, 14, 17, 21, 25, 29, 40, 41

    Blue color: row 3, 7, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26, 27, 28, 34, 35

    Pink color : row 5, 9, 10, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24, 30, 31, 32, 33, 36, 37, 38, 39

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet pouch. Crocheting 'Drawstring Delight' - Step 9
    Step 9

    After you’ve done 41 rows of whatever color scheme you fancy, you need to make two bands for the drawstring part.

    Chain 50 + 2. Make 50 DC starting in third chain from hook. Crochet 4 rows in a color you like. I did it in pink and placed it onto the second wide pink stripe from the top. Use a backstitch to sew the top and bottom of the band onto your crochet piece, leaving the sides open. Make sure it is sturdy so it can’t come loose later on.

    Block your piece to measurements if necessary.

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