Learn how to make this cute floral crochet pouch for your favorite pair of sunglasses! This cute little project works up quickly and makes a great gift.
It’s warming up and the days are lengthening, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to pack up your crochet! If you are looking for a little crochet project that won’t keep you buried under piles of wool this spring or summer, then I have the perfect little project for you. These cheery little floral glasses pouches are just the thing!
- Medium 4 Worsted Weight Yarn – I used All Things You Essential Acrylic in
- Size H (5.00 mm) Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
- Buttons (I used 3/4 inch)
- Needle and Coordinating Thread
This pattern uses American crochet terms and is free for personal use only. The pouch is worked in the Lemon Peel Crochet Stitch, which I have shared a full tutorial for here.
Row 1: With Color A (I used pink and green), begin by making 12 foundation single crochet stitches. (You can find a video tutorial on the foundation single crochet stitch here.) OR Ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each remaining ch (12 sc).
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, dc, *sc, dc, repeat from *4 times (6, sc, 6 dc). (You are alternating sc and dc stitches. In rows 3 on, you will always be working sc into dc and dc into sc.)
Rows 3 on: Repeat Row 2 until piece is about 14 inches or 35 cm long. I did 43 total rows. Finish off, weave in ends.
You now have a long strip. Fold the strip in half width-wise matching up the edges. Thread a length of matching yarn onto your yarn needle and sew up the edges of your pouch. Weave in the ends to secure your seam.
Flower Flap Pattern.
Row 1: Starting with Color B (white or yellow), Ch 2, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook (3 sc). Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st, 2 sc in each st (6 sc). Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, 2 sc, *sc, 2 sc, repeat from * once (9 sc) Turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc, 2 sc, * sc, sc, 2 sc, repeat from * once (12 sc). Turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc, sc, 2 sc * sc, sc, sc, 2 sc, repeat from * once (15 sc). Turn. Finish off Color B.
Row 6: Join Color C (yellow or white) where you finished off Color B. Ch 1, sc in same st, sc, *ch 6, sl st in sc at base of ch 6, sc, sc, repeat from * twice, ch 10 (this ch 10 will form the button loop, use more chains for a larger button), sl st in sc at base of ch 10, *sc, sc, ch 6, sl st in sc at base of ch 6, repeat from * twice, sc. Turn.
Row 7: Ch 1, sc in same st, *in next ch 6 loop: (sc, sc, hdc, dc, ch 1, dc, hdc, sc, sc), sl st in next 2 scs, repeat from *once, in next ch 6 loop: (sc, sc, hdc, dc, ch 1, dc, hdc, sc, sc), sl st in next sc, working in front of ch 10 loop, sl st in next 2 scs, *in next ch 6 loop: (sc, sc, hdc, dc, ch 1, dc, hdc, sc, sc), sl st in next 2 scs, repeat from * once, *in next ch 6 loop: (sc, sc, hdc, dc, ch 1, dc, hdc, sc, sc), sc in last st. Finish off, weave in ends.
When your crochet pouch and flaps are completed, it’s time to piece them together! Line up the edge of your flap with the back top edge of the flap. Using Color B, work single crochet stitches through the flap and the back half of the pouch. You could also use a needle to sew them together, but I prefer single crochet because it makes a nice finished edge at the top of the pouch.
Finally, use a needle and thread to sew on the button making sure to line it up with the ch 10 loop.
And that’s it! Your cute little crochet pouch is ready to keep your glasses and sunnies safe in style.
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Alexis Middleton is a lifelong crafter/DIYer and blogger at Persia Lou. She started crafting at a young age. As a girl, she spent summers with her grandmother crocheting baby doll afghans, making coasters out of plastic canvas and yarn, and canning apricot jam. Today, Alexis spends a lot of time dreaming up and working on projects for her family’s home. She loves mixing traditional crafting techniques with a more modern aesthetic.