This week brings a quick knit pattern, with simple crochet edging! The Chinese Waves Pouch is super simple, and a great “purse project” – small enough to keep in your bag for those quiet waiting room moments… and great for keeping your purse or bag organized when it’s all done! The thick fabric keeps even delicate items safe and secure.
I made this one back in 2009 – luckily I wrote down the pattern! It’s stood the test of time and still looks like new! This pattern is named after the featured stitch – the Chinese Waves stitch.
Chinese Waves Pouch
Straight Needles: US 5 – 3.75 mm
Hook: US F/5 – 3.75mm
Lily Sugar’n Cream (one ball makes several)
Size: The finished pouch is approximately 5″ wide and 3.5″ tall when closed. To make a bigger (or smaller) pouch, just cast on an odd number of stitches of your choice, and knit until you have the height desired!
Cast on 29 sts, using method of your choice.
Row 1: Knit across to end.
Row 2: *K1, slip 1* repeating to last st, k1 in last st.
Row 3: Knit across to end.
Row 4: K2, *slip 1, k1* repeating until 3 sts. Then slip 1, k2.
Repeat rows 1-4 until the piece measures about 7.5 inches. Bind off.
Fold one end of the knitting up to create a pouch approximately 3 inches deep. Using the crochet hook, work a row of sc up the right side of the pouch, across the top of the opening, and down the left side, holding the sides together and crocheting through both layers on the sides, to form the pouch.
Flipping the pouch over, work a sc border along the flap edges, until you get to the top center. Ch 5 sts (or number needed to accommodate your choice of button), and sc back into same st, and then continue around to end of flap. If you can’t/won’t crochet, you can always whip stitch up the sides and make a little i-cord loop for the button. Weave in ends, and sew on button, using the loop on the flap as a guide.
Easy peasy, right? I use my pouch to keep a spare pair of ear buds safe and untangled, but it could hold a lot more… What will you use your pouch for? I’d love to see a picture if you use this pattern!
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