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This is a free crochet pattern for the Tunisian Smock Pouch, which uses the Tunisian Crochet Smock Stitch and adds a lining with a zipper to provide stability. The pattern has photos and a video.
For the umpteenth time, she fumbled and dropped everything that was in her hands. Sighing, she bent down to pick it all up. Again. This was getting ridiculous. She seriously needed a new solution, but none of the bags she had seen at the store were exactly what she needed. Suddenly, an idea struck her. Why doesn’t she make the bag herself?
To make your own smock pouch, please continue to read below.
Once I published the Tunisian Crochet Smock Stitch Tutorial as well as the tutorial on how to sew a zipper to a lining, I’ve gotten so many requests to release the Tunisian Smock Pouch.
I’m happy to report that it’s finally available. Make as many Crochet Zipper Pouches as you like using this free crochet pattern which includes 2 very detailed video tutorials.
This pouch is really much easier to crochet than you might think. I used a Clover Tunisian Crochet Hook for the Tunisian Smock Stitch. Even if you never crocheted Tunisian before, I think you can crochet this one.
You simply need to learn how to crochet the Tunisian Simple Stitch and the Tunisian Smock Stitch and you already have the pouch ready to go.
If you want to add a lining with a zipper, then I have you covered there as well. I created a detailed video and photo tutorial for you.
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So, here are the supplies you need in order to do this wonderful Tunisian Smock Pouch.
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. The PDF includes 3 extra tutorials also with lots of photos and the video links.
How to crochet the Tunisian Smock Pouch
You will need:
- Red Heart Soft Yarn (4oz) in the color Berry, less than half 1 skein
- 8.0mm Tunisian Crochet hook
- tapestry needle
- 2 pieces of Fabric or Felt (9×6 inches)
- sewing machine OR sew by hand with thread
- zipper (7 inches)
3 sts x 3 rows = 1 square inch
Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE
- tss – Tunisian Simple Stitch (Full Video Tutorial)
- Tunisian Smock Stitch (FULL VIDEO tutorial)
- ch – chain
- st – stitch
- Tutorial to Sew Zipper to Lining (Full Video Tutorial)
Instructions for Tunisian Smock Pouch:
Now crochet 1 row of (forward and reverse path) of tss as a foundation row (video tutorial is here).
Next, crochet 29 rows (forward and reverse path) of the Tunisian Smock Stitch (video tutorial is here)
Next, finish the last row with 1 row of slip stitches.
Now fold the swatch you made in half and sew together the sides to create a pouch. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Next, sew the zipper to the fabric and then create a pouch from the fabric (full video tutorial is here) and sew it (by hand) to the crochet pouch.
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