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I am not a huge fan of bulky purses. In fact, I only carry a bag because I have kids; apparently those little people need lots of things. So I grin and bear my ginormous diaper bag full of snacks, water bottles, wipes and Transformers (which are completely crucial for a grocery store run). When it’s just me, however, I like to travel light: the essentials only. This chevron zipper pouch is perfect for carrying the things that you really need for a day (or night) out.
Chevron Zipper Pouch
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Abbreviations: (American Terms)
Ch – Chain
St – Stitch
Sc – Single Crochet
Sc2tog – Single Crochet Decrease
1. Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc 5. Sc 3 in next ch. Sc 6. Turn. (15 sts)
2. – 8. Ch 1 (does not count). Sc2tog. Sc 5. Sc 3 in next st. Sc 5. Sc2tog. Turn. (15 sts)
Join 2nd color.
9. – 16. Ch 1 (does not count). Sc2tog. Sc 5. Sc 3 in next st. Sc 5. Sc2tog. Turn. (15 sts)
Join 1st color.
17. – 24. Ch 1 (does not count). Sc2tog. Sc 5. Sc 3 in next st. Sc 5. Sc2tog. Turn. (15 sts)
Join 2nd color
18. – 32. Ch 1 (does not count). Sc2tog. Sc 5. Sc 3 in next st. Sc 5. Sc2tog. Turn. (15 sts)
Tie off and weave in ends.
Your piece should look like this:
Fold it in half (if you have ends poking out, turn you piece so they are facing out so they will be in the insides of the pouch later).
From here, you will sew it together into a tube using the overcast stitch, going through the two top loops, leaving the loops on the bottom unworked. This will hide the seam and stitches when you turn it right-side-out.
With the right-side out, sc across the top (I switched colors to keep everything neat. You can view Moogly’s video here for a great method), and sew the bottom up using the overcast stitch again. Be sure to work neatly since these stitches will be visible.
From here, you can sew on your zipper, which can be attached easily by hand: no machine required.
The first side can be sewn with the zipper zipped up. Using a simple running stitch, sew across the top, right under the loops of the top stitches. You can’t see my stitches, but it’s sewn!
Unzip the zipper and sew the other size in place the same way. I found pinning it before unzipping the zipper makes it much easier to sew. I also sewed through the zipper and both layers of the pouch on the sides of the pouch.
For a finishing touch, add a cute little tassel!
To make the tassel, take a few lengths of yarn and pull them though a jump ring (for jewelry making).
Using a third piece of string, tie it around the middle and secure with a knot in the back. You can also glue it.
Using needle nose pilers, open the jump ring and place it in the hole on the end so the zipper.
Super cute and so easy!
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