I always need pouches to organise my bags and, of course, I love to create them!
This time, I went for a Christmas themed mosaic pouch!
Here below you can find the FREE pattern!
This pattern is totally free, but it’s intellectual property of Elendipity:
you can use it and, of course, you can sell the final products you create, but you cannot sell the pattern (which is also illegal by the way… just saying ).
You should also credit Elendipity (as pattern creator) whenever you sell the final product.
Feel free to tag me on Instagram if you create it, I would love to see your works!!
For both projects I used:
- 2mm crochet hook (please check your yarn label to use the right crochet hook)
- n. 2 stitch markers
The yarn I used is part of the Rainbow 8/4 Glitter Christmas Color Pack (n. 01) that you can find at this link.
I used just few grams from each colour, it really depends on how big you will do your design.
Here below the list of the stitches (US terms) you are going to use for this project.
The MOSAIC Crochet is a particular technique that alternates single crochet and double crochet.
There a lot of videos on YouTube that you can watch to learn about it, I would recommend this one from Bella Coco, just be careful because she uses UK terminology, but she is really good with the explanation.
- CH = Chain
- SC = Single Crochet
- DC = Double Crochet
- SS = Slip Stitch
- st = stitches
- BLO = Back Loop Only
- FLO = Back Loop Only
The pouch will be worked bottom-up.
You will start with a foundation chain (working on both side of the chain to create a sort of oval – at this link you can watch a video I recorded on how to create an oval from a chain – min. 1:43).
After this, you will work in rounds (using the spiral method – no SS to join).
Since with the Mosaic technique you will change colour every round, you can bring the ends of each yarn with you so you don’t have to weave ends at the end.
You don’t need to cut the yarn of colour A until you reach the last round because you will continuously use it every two rounds.
You will have a chart to follow:
- the rounds start from the bottom right (from number 1) and you will work from right to left
- the chart is for a pouch of 36 stitches both sides, you can double it if you want the pouch to be bigger
- the “X” in the chart indicates DC worked in the FLO of the rounds below
Let’s get started!!
MOSAIC POUCH SHADES
- FOUNDATION CHAIN
Starting with colour A, CH 35.
From the 2nd chain from the hook, work 2 SC in the first chain, SC 1 in the next 32 chains, 4 SC in the last chain.
Now work in the back of the chain: SC 32 and SC 2 in the last stitch.
In this way you will have 36 stitches on both sides.
I would recommend to place one stitch marker on the 1st stitch and one stitch marker on the 37th stitch – you will repeat the same design for the front and the back of the pouch.
Now you can start with the chart.
The first 2 rounds (Round 1 and 2) will be normal SC, then all the others rounds will be BLO SC and/or DC (DC indicated by the red “X”).
The part highlighted (Round 1-24 / until the 12th Stitch from the right) is the modular part.
If you want to this pouch bigger, or maybe you want to use it for a blanket or a pillow, you can use this modular part to create it, reproducing only the modular part by the times you want.
When you arrive at the end (last round), you close with a SS in the first stitch of previous round).
Fasten off and weave end if you need to.
Congratulations!! The pouch is done and ready to be used.
If you prefer, you could create a loop (crocheting some chains) in the middle of the top of one side and attach a button on the other side to close it easily.
I personally preferred adding some lining and a zipper.
If you would like to do that, in this two inexpensive patterns (see below) I explain it step by step, with detailed photos, how to do that.
Patterns with zipper and lining (click on the image for the pattern):
Here the final result!