Friday, August 8, 2014

Crochet Apple Pouch Pattern


It's back to school time! This crochet apple pouch will hold your kids school supplies OR it would make a great teacher gift! Here are some ideas of things you could put in it: pens, pencils, erasers, crayons, markers, first aid supplies, lip gloss, hand sanitizer, pre-packaged snacks, kleenex, and more!

Materials:
- Worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna's choice in white and scarlet and a little bit of fern green for the leaf.
- Size H Crochet Hook
- Coats & Clark Red Zipper 10"
- Large sewing needle or sharp tapestry needle (it will need to be able to poke through the zipper lining)
- Small piece of brown felt for the seeds

Abbreviations:
DC = Double Crochet

Finished pouch measures 8" wide x 4" tall

Apple Pouch Pattern:
starting with white yarn
Magic Ring, ch 2 and make 10 DC in ring, pull tight and join to first DC, ch 2 (10 DC)
Round 2: 2 DC in each stitch around, join, ch 2 (20 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in each stitch around, join, ch 2 (40 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 3, repeat around, join, ch 2 (50 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 4, repeat around, join, ch 2 (60 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 5, repeat around, join, ch 2 (70 DC)
change to red yarn
Round 7: DC in each stitch around, join, fasten off leaving long tail (70 DC)


Fold circle in half and use the long tail to stitch a couple of the first red DC's together.
Then add in your zipper. Sew through the ends of the zipper as you continue to sew the two sides together.

Now open your zipper up and continue to sew the top edge of your crochet pouch to only one side of the zipper. Continue around and do the same on the other side of the zipper/pouch.

Finish it off by creating a leaf zipper pull! I followed THIS PATTERN for the leaf.
Cut out 3 small tear drop shapes out of the felt (for the seeds) and stitch or hot glue them on.

Fill your pouch and now you are ready for a great new year!

Be creative! You could make other fruits from this pattern (example: orange, lemon, watermelon)... but even better, you could make this into a rainbow pouch! Can't wait to see what you come up with :)
Happy Crocheting!

For a smaller version of this project, check out my Apple Slice Keychain Pattern!



7 comments:

  1. These (and the keychains) are ADORABLE!!!! I love the little leaf zipper pull!!!

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  2. They are so great - and yummy! :)

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  3. Love this crochet apple pouch! So neat! It didn't occur to me to hand sew in a zipper on crochet, brilliant!

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  4. Mmm, looks great and practical. I guess now that the strawberry season is over, apples may be my new passion.
    Kisses from Germany

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  5. Looks great, I might give this one a go! My girls would love it! :-) Sue from Sydney Australia

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