Free Crochet Pattern: Hip Pouch / PurseBy Rachel Choi – 42 Comments
|For the days when your pockets just aren’t big enough and you don’t feel like carrying around a giant purse, the hip pouch comes to the rescue! When I was a kid my mom always carried a hip pouch to put here stuff in because she hated purses. Since then I associated hip pouches with old people (no offense mom, and anyone else). Finally I come to the realization that I can create a hip pouch that isn’t just handy, but it is one that I would actually wear! This hip pouch can also be worn as a small purse if desired. So give this crochet pattern a shot!|
Finished Size: 6 ¼” (16 cm) wide, 5 ¼” (13 cm) tall not including belt
Note: size can be altered as you desire by following instructions within the pattern
Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 2oz / 95 yards)
Crochet Hook H (5.00 mm)
Gauge: not really important
Crochet Pattern: Pouch
Start by chaining 25 or a chain as long as the width of the pouch you desire.
Round 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across, sc in each ch on opposite side of foundation ch, place marker: 48 sc
Round 2: sc in each sc around: 48 sc
Repeat round 2 twenty two times or until pouch is as tall as you want it, then finish off. Note that the hip pouch in the photo uses self striping yarn, so feel free to change colors as you desire.
Row 1: ch 2, 3 sc in second ch from hook: 3 sc
Row 2: ch 1 turn, 2 sc in each sc across: 6 sc
Row 3: ch 1, turn, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) across: 9 sc
Row 4: ch 1, turn, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) across:12 sc
Row 5: ch 1, turn, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc) across:15 sc
Row 6: ch 1, turn, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc) across:18 sc
Row 7: ch 1, turn, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc) across: 21 sc
Row 8: ch 1, turn, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc) across: 24 sc
Note: to increase the size of your closure flap, continue to increase the size of this semicircle.
Row 9: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, ch 3, skip 3 sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc: 27 sc
Note: If you altered the size of the closure flap, then you will have to alter row 9 as well by shifting the chain 3 to the center of the closure flap.
Row 10: ch 1, turn, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc) across, finish off: 30 sc
Note: if you altered the size of the closure flat, then you must change row 10 such that it increases the semicircle.
Round 1: ch 2, 5 sc in second ch from hook: 5 sc
Round 2: 4 sc in same ch (overlapping previous round), finish off: 4 sc
Start by chaining 130 or a chain as long you want your belt.
Row 1: ch 3, dc in third ch from hook and in each ch across, finish off: 130 dc
Sew closure flat the top backside of the pouch. Sew button to the front side of the pouch, such that it is aligned with the hole in the closure flap. Sew the belt to the top backside of the pouch.
To wear the pouch, simply tie it around your hip. You can also sew on slip rings or a belt buckle if desired. This pouch can also be used as an over the shoulder purse by attaching the ends of the belt together and draping it over your shoulder.
If you need help with this crochet pattern, leave a comment and I’ll be glad to help!