Knit-Like Crochet Pouch – Free Pattern

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The Knit-Like Crochet Pouch is a free crochet pattern and made using the waistcoat stitch in 2 different colored yarn skeins.

It was the beginning of 2017, shortly after I published my website, started making crochet patterns, and began my journey to teach and serve as many crocheters in the world as I can. It was then when I started exploring video tutorials and to teach how to crochet in more detail. I published a video that was far from perfect but it went viral. For a just beginner, over 1M in reach for a video on Facebook, that was HUGE! The video I’m talking about was my waistcoat stitch tutorial.

During that time many crocheters wanted the pouch that matches the tutorial. Well, I was so busy during that time, that I couldn’t finish it. And then forgot about it. Until now, after 3 years, it fell into my hands while organizing my finished projects. So it’s finally time to release this so wanted pattern into the world. Are you ready? Cause it’s ready for you!

Crochet Knit-Like Pouch Pattern

This Knit-Like Pouch simply uses the waistcoat stitch in 2 different colors, both in the round and in flat row. But don’t worry if you’ve never crocheted the waistcoat stitch before, I have a tutorial for you below. And the button in the front provides the extra “cherry” on the top needed to make it perfect. It sure makes the perfect make-up or notions pouch as a birthday, Mother’s Day, or even a Holiday gift.

So, let me now give you the supplies you need in order to crochet this Knit-Like Crochet Pouch pattern.

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This pattern is also available as an ad-free, printer-friendly pdf pattern that can be purchased at the links below for only a small fee.

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If you like this pouch crochet pattern, you might like these also:

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  3. Easy Zipper Pouch
  4. Cell Phone Pouch

If you want to learn and see more patterns using the Waistcoat Stitch, be sure to check out THIS collection.

How to crochet the
Knit-Like Pouch

You will need:


4 wst stitches x 5 rounds = 1 square inch


5.5 x 5 inches (folded)

Stitches used:

Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE

Written Pattern for the Knit-Like Pouch:

Start with red and chain 24

R1: going in the back bump, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and the rest of the chains, now turn over and continue crochet 1 sc in each st, then add 1 extra stitch in the last st (you are going in rounds) (49 sts in this round)

Change colors to green

No slip stitches as you are crocheting in continuous rounds.

R2-4: 1 wst in each st

R5-22: 1 wst in each st – crochet 1 st in red, then 2 sts in green, repeat throughout

Watch the video below where I show how to change colors using the Waistcoat stitch:

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Knit-Like Pouch - Free Crochet Pattern

Now you will crochet the flap of the pouch

R1: Start on one edge and then crochet just using green yarn 24 wst sts, turn

R2: 1 wst in each st, until you have 2 sts left, do a wst dec (like a sc dec just using the wst), turn

R3: 1 wst in each st, turn

R4-9: repeat rows 2-3

R10: 1 wst in the next 9 sts, ch 5, skip 2 sts, 1 wst in the next 9 sts (20sts)

Now change to red

Crochet 1 round of sc’s all around the pouch front opening and flap plus button hole.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Finally, add a button to the front of the pouch.

Waistcoat Stitch flat Pouch

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One Comment

  1. Thanks Nicki! I’ve been wanting to learn this stitch and struggling with it for some time. Your video has been a great help!

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