Cactus Zipper Pouch

Cactus Zipper Pouch

The Cactus Zipper pouch is crocheted using the modified single crochet stitch for tapestry crochet which creates straight vertical lines of stitches.  You can learn how to do that stitch via this YouTube tutorial via All Tapestry Crochet (alltapestrycrochet.com).

Supplies Needed:

Hook Size:  E (3.5mm)
Yarns Used:  Lily Sugar & Cream cotton yarn in the following colors:
Color A (background color)  Ecru
Color B (cactus color)  Seabreeze
Color C (flower color)  Flame
1/4 yard fabric
Thread
Sewing machine
9″ Zipper
PDF Graph of design:  Download here
cactus_pouch


Finished dimensions:  9″x 7″

ABBREVIATIONS:
Ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (American)

Using Color A, ch 88.
Join with a slip stitch into the first chain stitch to create a loop.  Be careful not to twist your work.  You will work each row of the graph pattern twice in the round (once for each side of your pouch.)
Ch 1, and place a stitch marker into the sl st to mark the beginning of each round.

Attach color B, and begin working first row of the graph using the modified sc.  Remember you will work each row of the graph two times on each round of your work, creating both a front and back side.

Follow the graph, use a sl st into the marked st each round, and ch1 to begin each next row.

FINISHING
Once you’ve completed the pattern, flip the design inside out, and whip stitch along the bottom to form a pouch.

Using color C, add some embroidered flowers to the tips of each cactus


ADDING LINING/ZIPPER:
To add the the lining and zipper, I used this YouTube tutorial by Bag-o-Day Crochet.

All designs are originally created by Stephanie Lewis and copyright protected.  For personal use only – please do not sell.
Enjoy!

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