Polka Pouch by Mary Beth Cryan

Polka Pouch

by Mary Beth Cryan
Crochet
September 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in single crochet holding two strands of A together as one
6.0 mm (J)
3.75 mm (F)
125 - 150 yards (114 - 137 m)
One Size
US
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This little polka pouch is multi functional. Throw it in a big purse or tote for some organization and on fancy days use it as a clutch. That’s why I added the gold buttons, for my fancy smancy days. Hmmm, when was the last time I had one of those? Uhhhh, hmmm, wellllll, maybe I’ll just keep my library card in it and and dazzle the librarian when I pull it out of my book tote.

The inspiration for the polka pouch was definitely the color. I saw a cream, pink, and black sweater and looooooved the combination. I bought the pink to match the exact color in the sweater. When I got home I went stash diving for black and cream. That’s when I spotted my Vanna’s Choice Oatmeal tweed! I flipped out because it looked AMAZING with the pink and was so unexpected. That’s my favorite kind of yarn color combo, the unexpected ones.

After much deliberation, I decided on buttons as a closure. I made a crochet pouch similar to this one with a zipper a little while ago that I really liked but zippers can be intimidating (even though once you sew your first one you see it’s actually easy, might have to do a video tutorial on that). So I scoped out the button section at Joann’s and snagged these three gold beauties with my 50% off coupon. Savvy shopper, oh yeah! And buttons are easy peasy to attach.

You may have heard me mention my “Seeing Spots Bag” collection. This is the third out of four. There is one more to come and it’s the star of the show!

Okay, I’m done with my story now.

Finished Measurements:
8″/20 cm wide and 5.5”/14 cm tall

Gauge:
Using hook US J/10 (6 mm) 10 stitches and 12 rows = 4”/10 cm in single crochet holding two strands of A together as one

Using hook US F/5 (3.75 mm) 20 stitches and 22 rows = 4”/10 cm in single crochet using one strand of B