Monday, 10 July 2017

The Paris Stitch Pouch - A Free Crochet Pattern

Hi hi beautiful people, and welcome to my first ever pattern!

im so thrilled to be sharing this pattern with you. A few weeks back I shared a tutorial for the Paris stitch here on the blog. After writing it up I got thinking, what cute fun accessory can I turn this stitch into. I played around a tad, and eventually came up with this.

Ta daaaa!

Fun, funky and bright, a cute accessory pefect for summer. so without further ado scroll down and the pattern will be waiting.


You  can use any yarn and hook for this project depending on the look / feel you want your pouch to have, or the size you want it to be.
I used a 4mm hook and Stylecraft  acrylic DK yarn in sunshine, turquoise, and cream. For a pouch with a finished size of 15cm high unfilled and with a base of 15cm in diameter.
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Pattern notes

written in uk terms

YO - yarn over
Ch- chain
Dc- double crochet
Trb - treble crochet
Inc - two double crochet into one stitch
Hdc- half double crochet

The base of the pouch is worked in continuous rounds. I used a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each round ( similar to amigurumi method).

The Paris stitch will be worked into the last round of the base. The Paris stitch is made from a set of stitches divisible by 3+1 extra stitch. To make the bag bigger or smaller just add or eliminate rounds based on this stitch count.

Ensure you have the correct number of stitches after every round.

1. Dc 6 into a magic circle (6)
2. 2inc in each stitch around (12)
3. (1dc, inc in next) repeat around (18)
4. (2dc, inc) around (24)
5. (3dc, inc) around (30)
6. (4dc, inc) around (36)
7. (5dc, inc) around (42) 
8. (6dc, inc) around (48)
9. (7dc, inc) around (54)
10. (8dc, inc) around, on last set (8dc, 3dc in last stitch) this will give you the desired number of stitches divisible by 3 plus the extra stitch for the Paris stitch (61)
11. Begin the Paris stitch. Ch3 (1trb+1ch) in the first stitch work the following (1trb, 2ch, 1dc) *skip 2 stitches work (2 trb, 2ch, 1 dc) in the next stitch. Repeat from * around joining with a slip stitch to top of the beginning chain.
12. Ch 3 and turn. Work 1trb, ch 2, 1dc in the first ch2 space from the previous round. *in the next ch2 space work 2trb, 2 ch, 1 dc. Repeat from * around. Join to top of the beginning chain with a slip stitch.
13. Repeat round 12. Change colour if desired at the end of the round.
14. (Decrease round) Paris stitch decrease. Begin the row, ch3, decrease in next 2 chain spaces (yarn over, insert hook into first ch2 sp, yo, pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook) yo insert into next ch2 sp, yo, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook) yo pull through 2 loops (2loops on hook) yo pull through last 2 hoops) decrease finished, trb,ch2,dc into same ch2 space as decrease ended in . Continue round to end. Slip st in first decrease st.
15. Repeat round 12.
16. Repeat round 14 (decrease round) change colour if desired at the end of the round. 
17. Repeat round 12
18. Repeat round 12
19. Repeat round 12. Change colour if desired at the end of the round.
20. Repeat round 12
21. Repeat round 12
22. ch3, skip a stitch, 1 hdc in next * skip a stitch, 1 hdc in next* rep around. Note, count all stitches in this round (trb and dc from previous round) as 1 stitch each. Count ch2 spaces from the previous round as 1 stitch. Join into 1st hdc space made.
23. ch3, hdc in each space made in the previous round. Slip st into first space made in the previous round. Change colour if desired.
24. Paris Stitch in every other space around. Join with a slip stitch.
25. Ch 3 Paris Stitch around. Join to the top of the chain with a slip stitch. Fasten often.
Weave in all ends (the boring bit I know!)

With two colours of yarn together chain a length of your choosing. Thread the chain through the hdc spaces made in round 23. 

Make two tassels and attach them to the ends of the chains if you like (I think it gives the bag a fun cute vibe!)

Ta daaa you're done 🙂

Please do tell me how you like it, any feedback would be gratefully received.
Happy Hooking from down the rabbit hole X