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Personal Pouch: Free Crochet Pouch Pattern

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Do you have a teenager in your life that you just don’t know what to gift this holiday season? Whether you’re looking for quick crochet stocking stuffer ideas or just a little something for yourself, these little crocheted pouches made with this free pouch pattern are perfect, quick, and not too difficult either!

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Personal Pouch Free Crochet Pattern

This crocheted pouch is the perfect size to hold a pair of earbuds, an extra pantiliner in case of emergency, or any other little something you may find handy. For this crocheted pouch we are using Curio #3, a size 3 crochet thread. I am using Curio because I love the colors and the sheen of the thread. Gorgeous!

Curio #3

personal pouch crochet pattern

free crochet pattern stocking stuffer idea

I designed this pouch using the principal of interlocking squares. The triangles are slightly smaller than half of the square, so that if you put two of them together they are about the same size as the square itself. Many attempts were made and I am so happy with the final result!


Curio #3 Crochet Thread
-approx. 51 yards per pouch

Crochet hook in size 2.75mm

Finished Dimensions:

Approx. 3.75″ square (4.5″ diagonally)

Pattern Notes:

Make (4) triangles and (1) square.

The chain at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch.

Don’t forget to turn at the end of each row, especially in the square.

TC = Treble Crochet

DC = Double Crochet

SC = Single Crochet

Pouch Pattern:

Triangles (make four):

Row 1: Ch-3, (tc, 7dc, tc) in 3rd ch from hook. (9)

Row 2: Ch-3, turn, (tc, dc) in first st, dc in next 3 sts, (2dc, tc, 2dc) in next st, dc in next 3 sts, (dc, tc) in last st. (15)

Row 3: Ch-3, turn, (tc, dc) in first st, dc in next 6 sts, (2dc, tc, 2dc) in next st, dc in next 6 sts, (dc, tc) in last st. (21)

Row 4: Ch-3, turn, (tc, dc) in first st, dc in next 9 sts, (2dc, tc, 2dc) in next st, dc in next 9 sts, (dc, tc) in last st. (27)

Turn to work across row ends. Ch-1, sc across. Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Square (make one):

Round 1: Magic circle, ch-2, 10dc in circle. Join to top of first dc. (10)

Round 2: Ch-2, turn, 2dc in each st around. Join to top of first dc. (20)

Round 3: Ch-2, turn, * dc in next 4 sts, (2dc, tc, 2dc) in next st * repeat between * * 3 more times. Join to top of first dc. (36)

Round 4: Ch-2, turn, dc in next 2 sts, (2dc, tc, 2dc) in next st. * dc in next 8 sts, (2dc, tc, 2c) in next * repeat between * * 2 more times. Dc in remaining 6 ts. Join to top of first dc. (52)

Round 5: Ch-2, turn, dc in next 8 sts, (2dc ,tc, 2dc) in next st. * dc in next 12 sts, (2dc, tc, 2dc) in next st * repeat between * * 2 more times. Dc in remaining 4 sts. Join to top of first dc. (68)

Do NOT fasten off.


Flip the square over so that the last row (“right side”) is facing down. Position triangles on square as pictured, with the right half of the triangles always on top.


The last triangle to add to the pile is the trickiest. Just take your time and get your stitch markers ready.

Going through all four pieces of fabric (corner of top triangle, center stitch of next triangle, opposite corner of the next triangle, and, finally, the corner stitch of the square), use your stitch marker to hold each corner in place.

how to make a personal pouch pattern crochet

Where still attached on the square, chain one and turn (looking at the top (triangle side) of pouch) and, crocheting through all layers, single crochet around entire pouch. Place three single crochets in each corner.

Note that because the square pattern is slightly larger than the triangles, there are more stitches to be used on the square than the sum of the triangles. Remove the extra square stitches evenly on each side by going through two stitches on the square if needed per one stitch on the triangles to keep spacing even. When you make your way all the way around the pouch, join to the top of the first single crochet.

Final row: Ch-1, reverse single crochet (aka Crab Stitch) around entire pouch. Do not place extra stitches on this row at the corners. When you reach the beginning, fasten off and weave in ends.

crab stitch crochet

You are done! I hope you enjoyed making this personal pouch, and I hope you’ll make more! Please share a photo with me by tagging @HeartHookHome on Twitter or Instagram, or by sharing in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community on Facebook!

Personal Pouch free Crochet pattern

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  1. I just saw this pattern today and am really impressed! I can think of lots of uses for this little pouch besides earbuds. I don't use them but I have several friends who do and could certainly benefit from this pouch :) And, I was just wondering what to do with my crochet thread stash that I opened the other day. I normally use it for other crafts but this will put it to good use. It's not Valentines Day yet so I should be able to get a few pouches done. I'll tuck in a chocolate goody as well, just because. Thank you for the pattern with clear explanation and photos. You are so talented and so generous to share your knowledge and expertise!
  2. It would be nice if there was a step by step video from start to finish. Think it would help some that are getting confused on some parts of the pattern..
    1. Or draw the pattern out I can’t read patterns but I can work them off pics/ drawings/ symbols or videos and I suck at triangles!
  3. I would love to make a few of these for some friends of mine. I was thinking of maybe adding a thin lining to them(maybe handkerchief or something similar) to the inside to make sure things can't fall out, I am not always the tights of crocheters. Have you ever done anything like this or do you have any suggestions to be able to do this?
  4. I think this is just darling and a great idea, plus I love your stitch markers they are so cute. Thank you Kay
  5. Hi, i am sorry but your design doesnt work for me. Your square has 5 rows and triangle has 4 rows, the number of dc are not the same for the joining. how? any video to show how to join them?
    1. Note that because the square pattern is slightly larger than the triangles, there are more stitches to be used on the square than the sum of the triangles. Remove the extra square stitches evenly on each side by going through two stitches on the square if needed per one stitch on the triangles to keep spacing even. When you make your way all the way around the pouch, join to the top of the first single crochet.
  6. The pouch is so cute!! Will be making several I do love your stitch markers, would love to know where you purchased them!! Thanks for such a lovely pattern
    1. Hi Gail! I make my own stitch markers and I have a tutorial on how I do it. That post can be found here: https://hearthookhome.com/make-stitch-markers/
  7. I have a huge stash of aunt Lydia's #10 thread, could I hold a couple strands together? I'm also remember the coin pouch that my uncle's used to carry. This is such a clever design. I will really enjoy making these for Christmas.
  8. Thank you for sharing!! Love the cute yet practical design. I just finished making mine. The instructions are clear, and the pictures help plenty. Can't wait to use this, and make more for friends and family. Who wouldn't love a cute pouch like this to to store away small and loose tidbits? This will definitely be a great hit. ♥️
    1. Is this pattern available to purchase without ads? There are so many that I’m having trouble keeping my place. I’m so anxious to try this for my granddaughter. Thanks for working out the pattern.
  9. I feel happy When I see this. It's an attractive idea for crocheters who love to crochet. this is so beautiful. really it's so creative and useful for everyone. Thanks for the helpful ideas. I hope everyone will love this.
  10. Is there a video how to get the triangles started? I truly don’t understand the directions. So beautiful I really want to make one for my daughter
  11. It's so amazing and beautiful. I Feel Happy Because It's So attractive And Useful. These ideas Are Very Impressive thanks for helpful ideas I am very very happy to see this because you give me creative ideas.
  12. Just finished my pouch . The pattern worked well for me . Fun to put together . Thanks for sharing .
  13. Your triangles appear to be maybe one stitch smaller than the square, by stitch count mine are three stitches short and leave a larger than I like gap in the center of the square. Are you stretching the triangles to fit? I’m going to rework my square to make it smaller
    1. I'm still working on my first pouch but as a novice crocheter, your instruction are very clear so I'm not having any problems. I'm using crochet thread from my stash so decided to make each of the 5 pieces a different color. I think my granddaughter will like that. Thanks so much for sharing this cute useful pattern.
  14. I love it! Reminds me of the leather coin purses that my father and grandfather used to carry. I am going to try this right now!
  15. I am so happy with my new pouch. It is well explained and such a great idea and pattern. You are so talented. Thank you, dear designer, I am thrilled with my new pretty pouch. Will crochet a chain to it to be able to attach it to my purse.
  16. Hello. I’ve been working on my triangles all day. No matter how I try to make them after row 4 prior to the ch-1 and sc across my triangles look like lips. Am I doing something wrong? Thank you for your help. Kathy
    1. Hi Kathy! I am sorry you are having trouble...you can send an email (with photo if you can) to support@hearthookhome.com and we can try to get it figured out.
  17. Hi, just to clarify, do you mean to do 1tc, 7dc, and 1tc all within the first chain in Round One of the triangle? Would it have to be really loose to fit 9 crochets? Thanks!
    1. Hi Eleanor! Yes, all 9 stitches will go into that first chain. I didn't need make that chain loose...it just naturally loosened as I worked those stitches into it. Hope this helps!
      1. I’m having a hard time figuring out these instructions. Can you do a video of a triangle please? Hope you’re feeling better. I got the flu a month ago and it was not fun!!!
  18. At the end of the triangles, after you ch-1, do you sc all the way around the triangle or just into the previous row (either way, it would seem to cover the tc you put into the last stitch, which doesn’t seem like something you want)? I agree with the previous commenter who would like to see a video tutorial; especially when it comes to finishing the triangles. I understand the rest of the instructions.
  19. Could I use Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread Fashion #3? Or could you recommend a substitute thread? Thank you.
  20. What a great idea! I could think of using this for so many things I don't like floating around loose in my purse. And looks easy enough for a newbie like me. Thank you for sharing!!
  21. You clever girl, this is such a cute little pouch. Now I have the perfect little gift for some of my grandkiddies. xx
    1. Wondering a similar thing. In my 30 years of crochet I've never seen the abbreviation (TC) i did some searching on the internet and in old books. i can not find it. it could be (tch) turning chain It could be (tr) for a triple or treble crochet Most patterns have a key at the top for what their abbreviations mean I cannot find one in this please help. I am going to assume that it is a (tr)
  22. What a GREAT idea! And this might be the cutest pouch I’ve ever seen. Love the unique design. Thank you so much for sharing. ♥️♥️♥️