How To: Stash-Busting Crochet Phone Pouch

pouch

Why buy a phone pouch when you can make one in about an hour — and use up some yarn from your stash! In this crochet tutorial I’ll show you how to make a simple phone pouch just using one basic stitch. It’s inspired by beautiful Japanese indigo printed fabric, but you can make it in any colours you like.

What you need

Double-knit yarn (cotton, wool or synthetic is fine) in two colours (I used blue and white)
5.5 mm crochet hook
A button
Scissors
Large-eye needle for sewing in ends

The whole pouch is worked in double crochet (single crochet for our American readers), with a little twist on a few rows that I’ll explain below.

Pattern

Using the main colour yarn (blue), start by making a chain long enough to go snuggly around the width of your phone. I needed to chain 23. Slip stitch in to the chain furthest from the hook to make a ring.

initial chain

Row 1: Chain 1, then work 1 double crochet (dc) in each chain around the ring (23 sts). Slip stitch to first dc to join.

Rows 2-3: Chain 1. Work 1 dc into each stitch of previous row. Slip stitch to first dc to join. Repeat for row 3. Check your phone fits.

First two rows

Row 4: Change to second colour (white) but don’t cut off the blue (you can carry it up inside the pouch so you won’t have lots of ends to sew in at the end). Chain 1. *Work 1 dc into first stitch. For the next stitch, work the double crochet into the row below (the hole where you insert the hook will be slightly offset to the left, between the next two stitches — see photo below). Repeat from * around to create a jagged pattern. Slip stitch to first dc to join. (23 sts)

jagged stitch

jagged stitch row

Row 5: Change back to blue. Chain 1 and work one row in dc. Slip stitch to first dc to join.

Row 6: Change back to white. Chain 1 and work one row in dc. Slip stitch to first dc to join.

Rows 7-8: Change back to blue. Chain 1 and work one row in dc. Slip stitch to first dc to join. Repeat for row 8.

Row 7

Row 9: Change back to white and repeat row 4.

Row 10: Chain 1 and work one row in dc. Slip stitch to first dc to join.

Rows 11-13: Change back to blue. Chain 1 and work one row in dc. Slip stitch to first dc to join. Repeat for rows 12 and 13.

Row 12

Row 14: Change back to white. Chain 1 and work one row in dc. Slip stitch to first dc to join.

Rows 15-16: Change back to blue. Chain 1 and work one row in dc. Slip stitch to first dc to join. Repeat for row 16.

Row 17: Change back to white and repeat row 4.

Rows 18-21: Change back to blue. Chain 1 and work one row in dc. Slip stitch to first dc to join. Repeat for rows 19-21.

Row 22: Change back to white. Chain 1 and work one row in dc. Slip stitch to first dc to join.

Row 23-25: Change back to blue. Chain 1 and work one row in dc. Slip stitch to first dc to join. Repeat for rows 24-25. If your phone is longer than mine you will need to add a few more rows here before moving on to the final row.

Row 26: Chain 1. Work 8 dc into next 8 stitches. Chain 12. Work 1 dc in next stitch. Continue in dc around to end. Slip stitch in first dc to join. Fasten off. Sew up base of pouch and weave in ends.

loop

Sew on button to front of pouch so chain loop fits snuggly around it to stop your phone falling out of the pouch.

button

You could add a flap to the pouch instead of a loop by working backwards and forwards in rows across the back half of the pouch.

Pouch with phone and tea

That’s it! Feel free to ask questions below if something needs a bit more explanation.

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