Today I have a fun beginner friendly crochet zip pouch tutorial for you! You do not need a sewing machine for this project, if you would like to see this project using a sewing machine, leave me a comment and if there is enough interest I can put that together for you!
Beginner Friendly Crochet Zip Pouch Tutorial – no sewing machine
(Click the linked supplies to find them easily on Amazon!)
Coordinating hook size to yarn selected
zipper size of choice
coordinating hand sewing thread
hand sewing needle
clover clips (binder clips work as well or pins in a pinch)
Instructions – Create Crochet Panel
1. Start with a slip know and create foundation chain slightly longer than zipper length
2.dc (double crochet) in the 3rd chain from the hook and dc in every chain all the way to the end.
3. ch 2 (counts as dc), turn work and dc in the 2nd stitch and continue to the end. Be sure to dc in the top chain of the previous turning chain (see pic for how the ends should look)
4.Continue step 3 until you make your desired size panel. Do not fasten off yarn. (The blue is the same yarn, different color)
Slip Stitch the sides
5.Fold your panel in half with working yarn on the top. Line up the sides and slip stitch side opening closed. Fasten off and weave in the ends.
6.Repeat on the other side. Start at the fold and work your way to the top, slip stitching the front and back together.
Create the lining
7.Fold scrap piece of fabric in half with the right sides together. Place the crochet pouch piece on top of it and use that as a guide to trim fabric. Make sure lining fabric is .5 inches taller that crocheted piece.
8.Fold top of lining fabric wrong sides together and press. Sew sides of fabric lining with .5 seam allowance using a hand sewing needle and some thread or a sewing machine.
9.Place lining inside of the crochet pouch.
Hand sew in the zipper
10.Prepare to sew in the zipper. Place the zipper tape in between the crochet piece and the lining and clip well. I like to start with the zipper open.
11.Using a coordinating thread and needle, hand sew the zipper in place using small stitches so that they are hidden.
12. Do your best! You can always go back over areas that you feel need some more security.
What do you think of this crochet zip pouch? Now that you’ve crocheted this zip pouch, another popular beginner project is the basket tutorial! Interested in an accessory instead, how about an infinity scarf?!
As always, I have created this as a video tutorial as well. I go nice and slow – great for beginners!
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Wednesday 23rd of August 2017
I would like to see how to sew in a zipper in the crochet pouch. I do love your step by step instruction on making this fabulous crochet zipper pouch, I love the color yarn you use to demonstrate. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent. Love Netta
Tuesday 22nd of August 2017
I love that you combined my two favorite things zipper pouches and crochet!!! Thanks! The machine sew version would be great but it's good to see how it's possible to do it by hand.
Monday 21st of August 2017
Thanks Melanie, would like to view the sewing machine tutorial as well! I love your videos, very easy to follow...I like how your nail polish color is complementary color with the yarn! Also, I'm not sure if I got what type of yarn was used in video, looks like cotton... Aloha from Hawaii! Jan
Sunday 20th of August 2017
I totally loved this zipper pouch and it was a neat idea to hand stitch in the zipper and looks easy. I'm going to try it. TY <3
Sunday 20th of August 2017
I enjoyed seeing the hand sewn tutorial but I too would like to see the machine made version. You did a wonderful job with instructions. Very clear. Thank you.