Thursday, March 13, 2014

Pop Tab T-Yarn Granny Square Crochet Pouch - Part 3

I apologize for the delay in posting the last part of this pattern.  I actually thought it had already been completed.  

After sewing the lining on.   Join red with a slip stitch to any stitch, single crochet in same stitch and in each stitch around with 3 single crochet stitches in each corner.  Join with a slip stitch in beginning single crochet stitch.  Fasten off and weave in your end.

Now we are ready to finish the sides: 

The sides are made with 4 pop tabs starting at the base for a total of 10 middle stitches.  The arrows in the pics below mark the middle which will be the 5th and 6th stitch that will be made in the first hole of the 3rd pop tab.  Working in the bottom of the pop tab and in back loop of pouch, count 4 stitches to the left and place pop tab with wrong side facing you, join red tarn with slip stitch and 2 single crochet stitches in same hole.  Still working in bottom of pop tab with wrong side facing you, lay a 2nd pop tab over 1st pop tab and make 2 single crochet stitches through hole of overlapped pop tabs.  Continue for 2 more pop tabs for a total of 10 single crochet stitches.  Fasten off and weave in ends.  

Lift up the row of pop tabs so the right side is facing you.  Join gray tarn with a slip stitch in 1st hole, 2 single crochet stitches in same hole and 2 single crochet stitches in each hole across.  Chain 1, turn and continue for 17 more rows or # needed to achieve even heighth.  Fasten off gray, weave in ends.  

Working in end gray rows, with red tarn join with slip stitch in end stitch and single crochet in each stitch across and 2 single crochet stitches in side of starting pop tab row.  Finish off and weave in ends.  Repeat edging on the other side.  

Flip the pouch over and repeat building the starting 4 pop tab row.

Now we're ready to sew the sides to the pouch - you are welcome to use any method you wish to...  whip stitch, slip stitch, etc..

This pouch was stiched together working on the wrong side through the back loop/front loop using a slip stitch-chain 1 pattern in each stitch across finishing with a slip stitch in last stitch.

Don't worry about turning the pouch inside out because the tarn makes the pouch very flexible/stretchable.

The Finish - 

To finish the pouch, make a round of single crochet stitches with red tarn. This round connects everything together making the pouch a whole piece.  

(optional) This row is optional.  To give it a more refined finished look, the edging is a round of reverse single crochet with the gray tarn.

A closure (e.g. snap, button, zipper, etc.) was not sewn on this pouch but feel free to use whatever closure you want.  

I have a couple of these pouches in my purchase - one is used keep my coupons in after completing my match up list.  The other pouch is used for my compact, lipstick, little hand lotion bottles, etc..   

I hope you enjoy this pattern and by all means don't hesitate to ask me any questions by emailing me at