Bobble Notions Bag: Free Crochet Pouch Pattern

One of the most frequent questions I ask everyday is, “Where is my crochet hook?” I don’t know why it’s so easy to lose those, but every time I want to start crocheting, I seem to have misplaced it. Well, if you’re in the same boat as me, then you’ve come to the right place! Today, I’m sharing this adorable free crochet notions bag pattern, from my latest guest designer, Stitch and Hound. This cute and easy Bobble Notions Pouch is perfect for carrying around all of your essentials, like crochet hooks!

This crochet pouch with a zipper has stylish bobble stitches covering it, which give it a modern flair. You can use this colorful tapestry crochet pouch as a makeup bag, a notions pouch, or a crochet bag to hold other necessities! It makes a great beginner friendly tapestry crochet pattern. So let’s jump right in, and I’ll hand it over to Stitch and Hound to introduce you to her pattern!

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About Stitch and Hound

Hi, I’m Sarah Truesdell, the designer behind the crochet blog, Stitch and Hound. I have been crochet for over twenty years, and love to share my knowledge of the craft as a Craft Yarn Council certified crochet teacher. When not crocheting, I am a wife, mom, and scuba instructor. I hope you enjoy my pattern!

About the Pattern

Use up scrap yarn you have laying around in your stash, and create a cute storage solution in one go! The Bobble Notions Bag is a fun, quick project to help you get organized. Store crochet hooks, pencils, crafts supplies, or even use it as a traveling make-up case.

Construction

The unique one-piece construction of the Bobble Notions Bag means limited sewing on your part. The textured style of this crochet pouch pattern is made from bobble stitches using the tapestry crochet technique. Not only does the tapestry crochet technique provide a colorful pouch, but also helps add to the durability of the pattern since you are carrying the yarn. If you’re new to tapestry crochet, be sure to check out the Beginner’s Guide to Tapestry Crochet here on Claire’s blog.

If this is your first time attaching a zipper to crochet, don’t let that stop you! This pattern includes a step-by-step picture tutorial that explains a simple technique I use that you will definitely want to use again. Soon you’ll be adding zippers to all of your crochet bags!

The Yarn

To make this crochet notions pouch, I used Lion Brand’s 24/7 Cotton yarn. The 24/7 Cotton yarn is a durable, 100% mercerized cotton yarn that gives the pouch a durable crochet fabric. It comes in such a beautiful variety of colors, and is one of my favorite cotton yarns that I’ve used. Don’t have access to 24/7 cotton? No problem! This bag can be made using any type of yarn you have on hand, but cotton yarn will help it last the longest.

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Supplies:

  • The following amounts of Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton yarn (or a similar worsted weight (4) cotton yarn)
    • Color A: 1 skein (140 yards) of the color “jade”
    • Color B: 1 skein (100 yards) of the color “ecru”
  • 5.00mm crochet hook
  • 4.00mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • 10” zipper

You can purchase a premium printable PDF pattern from Ravelry.

Abbreviations/Stitches Used:

  • ch – chain
  • ps – puff stitch
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es) 
  • yo – yarn over
  • ** – Repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed

Finished Dimensions:

8” x 2.5” x 4”

Given as: length x width x height

Special Stitches

ps (puff stitch)

  1. yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook)
  2. rep step 1 2 more times (7 loops on hook)
  3. yo, pull through all 7 loops on hook

Notes

  • Want a printable PDF version of this pattern? Get it on Ravelry here!
  • Pattern uses US Crochet Terminology
  • Work with both strands of yarn throughout the pattern to maintain consistent tension
  • For a great video and photo tutorial on how to change colors in tapestry crochet, please check out the tutorial here on Claire’s blog: Beginner’s Guide to Tapestry Crochet or in the video below. 
  • Similar 4 weight yarns may be substituted; please check gauge.
  • I recommend reading through the pattern completely before beginning just to make sure that you understand everything in the pattern.
  • Want to avoid crochet mistakes while crocheting this pattern? Learn how to avoid them with my post on my blog: 10 Mistakes Common Mistakes Crocheters Make and How to Avoid Them.

Pattern

Using a 5.00mm crochet hook and color A, ch 44

Row 1: with A sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, ch 1, turn (43 sts)

Row 2: with A sc next 7 sts, with B ps, *with A sc next 3 sts, with B ps* rep 6 more times, with A sc in last 7 sts, ch 1, turn (43 sts)

Row 3: with A sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (43 sts)

Row 4: with A sc next 9 sts, with B ps, *with A sc next 3 sts, with B ps* rep 5 more times, with A sc last 9 sts (43 sts)

Fasten off.

With the right side of the project facing you, join color A in the 7th st from the right, working over color B.

Row 5: with A ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 30 sts, ch 1, turn (31 sts)

Row 6: with A sc in 1st st, with B ps, * with A sc next 3 sts,with B ps* rep 6 more times, with A sc in last st, ch 1, turn (31 sts)

Row 7: with A sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (31 sts)

Row 8: *with A sc next 3 sts, with B ps* rep 6 more times, with a sc in last 3 sts, ch 1, turn (31 sts)

Row 9: rep row 7

Row 10: rep row 6

Row 11: rep row 7

Row 12: rep row 8

Row 13: rep row 7

Row 14: rep row 6, do not ch 1 and turn

Fasten off.

Row 15: with A ch 6, with right side of project facing you, sc in 1st st working over color B, with A single crochet in next 30 sts, drop color B, with A ch 7, turn (from right to left: 7 chs, 31 sts, 6 chs)

Row 16: with A sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 5 chs, with A sc in 1st sc st working around color B, with A sc in next 2 sts, with B ps, *with A sc next 3 sts, with B ps* rep 5 more times, with A sc in last 3 sts, with A sc in next 6 chs working around color B, ch 1, turn (43 sts)

Row 17: with A sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (43 sts)

Row 18: with A sc next 7 sts, with B ps, *with A sc next 3 sts, with B ps* rep 6 more times, with A sc in last 7 sts, ch 1, turn (43 sts)

Row 19: rep row 17

Row 20: with A sc next 9 sts, with B ps, *with A sc next 3 sts, with B ps* rep 5 more times, with A sc in last 9 sts, ch 1, turn (43 sts)

Row 21: rep row 17

Row 22: rep row 18

Row 23: rep row 17

Row 24: rep row 20

Fasten off.

With the right side of the project facing you, join color A in the 7th st from the right, working over color B.

Rows 25 – 34: rep rows 5 – 14

Fasten off

Rows 35 – 39: rep rows 15 – 19

Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Zipper

  1. Lay zipper flat and make 22 evenly spaced marks along both sides.
  2. Using a tapestry needle, weave color A up and down through the fabric of the zipper to create 22 stitches.
  3. Repeat on opposite side of zipper, making sure the stitches are even on both sides. 

Assembly

  1. Begin with the right side of fabric facing you. Use a 4.00mm crochet hook to attach the zipper with single crochet stitches. Work through each of the 43 stiches from row 39.
  2. Work 2 single crochet stitches into each stitch on the zipper (one of the stitches on the zipper will have to include 3 single crochet stitches since there are 43 stitches total in row 39.)
  3. Once completed, fold the opposite end of the bag up to meet the zipper. The right side of the bag should be facing you. 
  4. Repeat steps 1 & 2 for the opposite side.

5. Fold the bag inside out so the wrong side is facing you. Use a tapestry needle and a 12” length of color A to whip stitch along the dotted lines in the first picture below. You can sew through the zipper to secure it further.

6. Use a tapestry needle and 12” length of color A to whip stitch along the dotted lines in the second picture below. Unzip the zipper and repeat for the opposite side.

7. Weave in all ends and turn bag right side out.

 

I hope you enjoy your Bobble Notions Bag. I can’t wait to see what color combinations you come up with, and all the different ways you decide to use your bag! Please share pictures to social media using #bobblenotionsbag and by tagging @stitchandhound and @eclairemakery.

 

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Happy Stitching,

Sarah

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