Small Crochet Purse Pattern to Make Zipper Pouches!

Free Crochet Pattern!

Are you obsessed with bags and pouches? Can’t get enough of them, make them, buy them, fill them up? If you’re like me then I have the perfect project for you! My brand new Sweet Stripes Zipper Pouches pattern will fill your need for bags and crocheting too! With 4 sizes to choose from, I’m excited to offer you yet another one of my free crochet bag patterns. You can use this small crochet purse pattern to create one zip up pouch or a whole set to hold whatever you desire! Who’s ready to add to their amazing bag collection with a set of Sweet Stripes Zipper Pouches, crocheted by you? I hope y’all love this new pattern as much as I do!  🙂

 

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Cute Crochet Pouch Pattern

Zipper pouches are kind of my favorite bag, except how could I ever choose just one favorite, ya know? They are just so useful and versatile if you have various sizes… which of course you know I love to include lots of size options in my patterns because it makes them so perfect for everyday use! And I love to design y’all patterns that are a practical project for special gifts!

 

If you’ve been around a while then you know I love to create lined bag patterns too! Not to mention with crochet purse patterns, and the beautiful, but open Sweet Stripes Stitch, we need a liner to keep all the things inside. A bag lining stops the littlest things from falling out in between the crochet stitches. Plus that lovely liner does double duty in protecting the goods inside too! Yes! As I like to tell my kids there IS a method to my madness! 

 

The trickiest part is how to sew in a zipper, but with my detailed written instructions, new helpful video tutorial, and all the photo tutorials too, you’ve got this! 💪 Aaaand I’ve included an option to skip the zipper and create a button loop instead if you just don’t want to go there! You’re going to love this easy crochet project!

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Easy Crochet Purse Pattern!

The Sweet Stripes Zipper Pouches are easy to make using simple crochet stitches and simple repetitions! It’s a great project to sit down with your crochet and listen to your fave audiobook or watch the latest movie on Prime Video! Anyone else love to binge watch/listen while they crochet? What’s on your device right now? Let me know in the comments!

 

I created this crochet zipper pouch pattern in 4 sizes so you can make just the perfect size for whatever you need to carry! And of course no matter which size you make, crochet purse patterns make perfect gifts! 

 

The Mini Coin Purse is the perfect size for your younger child to fill with coins or other small items. Create your own from the Small Crochet Purse Pattern and fill it with mani or pedi supplies as a wonderful Mother’s Day gift! 

 

Make your teen a Medium and fill it with the gift of some new lipgloss, makeup and brushes – this size is perfect for everyday use! Make a Large for yourself or your favorite sister to use as a clutch handbag or small project bag!

 

With a fun textured design, these bags are a popular choiceto make for markets and craft shows! Stock your stall with Sweet Stripes Zipper pouches in a variety of sizes! Mini and Small will make excellent impulse buy items too! Make sure to add them to your Etsy shop too. You can make them in just about any type of yarn – so they make a great stashbuster project!

 

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Make a Small Crochet Purse Pattern!

This colorful bag with zipper includes step-by-step instructions, and is perfect for an intermediate skill level crocheter or a confident advanced beginners. I have even created a helpful video tutorial to aid you in tackling the challenge of hand sewing a zipper! I have also included photo tutorials for adding the zipper and option button loop closure. You will be able to confidently say you KNOW how to make a crochet coin purse with zipper once you’ve completed the pattern!  Consider your own personal style when making for your accessory collection! Choose a variegated yarn or solid color that will go with your other crocheted bags!

All you need to get started is 1 skein for your outer pouch, and 1 skein for your inner liner (50 – 340 total yards) and an H/8 5.0 mm crochet hook! ← I highly recommend this gorgeous beauty! My 100% go to hooks are the Furls Streamline Hooks!

Need some help with the stitches? Check out my Learn to Crochet Series and my fun Crochet Tutorials!  You can also reach out at any time! I am more than happy to help you with any questions you may have!

What you need to Create Your Own Crochet Purses!

Want to find the same yarns I used to create my samples for my small crochet purse pattern? Red Heart Super Saver Ombre is my favorite yarn because of the amazing colors and it’s a practical choice for making crochet bag projects and home decor! 

For the Mini Coin purse I used RHSS Ombré in Jazzy. For the Small Crochet Purse I used RHSS Ombré in Scuba. For the Medium Wristlet I used RHSS Ombré in Spearmint. For the Large Crochet Clutch Bag I used RHSS Ombré in Violet.  

You will also need a zipper to match the length of your pouch Mini: 4” zipper, Small: 5”-6” zipper, Medium: 7”-8” zipper, Large: 9”-10” zipper

Beautiful Sweet Stripes Stockings in Red, Green, and Purple. Create your own handmade stockings with this crochet Christmas Stocking tutorial. Crochet a Stocking in Small, Medium, or Large sizes with this farmhouse Christmas Stocking crochet pattern by greenfoxfarmsdesigns.com

 

 

My Fabulous Pattern Testers!

Y’all I have the most amazing pattern testers!! They worked so incredibly hard to crochet their own beautiful crochet bag projects to test this crochet makeup pouch pattern and provided me with feedback about this cute crochet pattern, before I released it into the wild!

I adore getting to see the incredible projects y’all make using my designs! I truly appreciate my testers’ feedback which helps ensure the highest quality pattern and for sharing their fantatic pouches!! You can see their beautiful Crochet Zipper Pouches below!!

Thank you so much for testing the Mini Sweet Stripes Zipper Pouch Crochet Pattern Melissa Weiner and Jeanine Jurado!

Thank you so much for testing the Small Sweet Stripes Zipper Pouch Crochet Pattern Allison Ren and Cyndi Kanehailua! 

Thank you so much for testing the Medium Sweet Stripes Zipper Pouch Crochet Pattern Laura Bina and Kim Hafner!

Thank you so much for testing the Large Sweet Stripes Zipper Pouch Crochet Pattern Robin Quade and Kristie Wolfenbarger!

Beautiful Sweet Stripes Stockings in Red, Green, and Purple. Create your own handmade stockings with this crochet Christmas Stocking tutorial. Crochet a Stocking in Small, Medium, or Large sizes with this farmhouse Christmas Stocking crochet pattern by greenfoxfarmsdesigns.com
Beautiful Sweet Stripes Stockings in Red, Green, and Purple. Create your own handmade stockings with this crochet Christmas Stocking tutorial. Crochet a Stocking in Small, Medium, or Large sizes with this farmhouse Christmas Stocking crochet pattern by greenfoxfarmsdesigns.com
Beautiful Sweet Stripes Stockings in Red, Green, and Purple. Create your own handmade stockings with this crochet Christmas Stocking tutorial. Crochet a Stocking in Small, Medium, or Large sizes with this farmhouse Christmas Stocking crochet pattern by greenfoxfarmsdesigns.com
Beautiful Sweet Stripes Stockings in Red, Green, and Purple. Create your own handmade stockings with this crochet Christmas Stocking tutorial. Crochet a Stocking in Small, Medium, or Large sizes with this farmhouse Christmas Stocking crochet pattern by greenfoxfarmsdesigns.com
Beautiful Sweet Stripes Stockings in Red, Green, and Purple. Create your own handmade stockings with this crochet Christmas Stocking tutorial. Crochet a Stocking in Small, Medium, or Large sizes with this farmhouse Christmas Stocking crochet pattern by greenfoxfarmsdesigns.com
Beautiful Sweet Stripes Stockings in Red, Green, and Purple. Create your own handmade stockings with this crochet Christmas Stocking tutorial. Crochet a Stocking in Small, Medium, or Large sizes with this farmhouse Christmas Stocking crochet pattern by greenfoxfarmsdesigns.com
Beautiful Sweet Stripes Stockings in Red, Green, and Purple. Create your own handmade stockings with this crochet Christmas Stocking tutorial. Crochet a Stocking in Small, Medium, or Large sizes with this farmhouse Christmas Stocking crochet pattern by greenfoxfarmsdesigns.com
Beautiful Sweet Stripes Stockings in Red, Green, and Purple. Create your own handmade stockings with this crochet Christmas Stocking tutorial. Crochet a Stocking in Small, Medium, or Large sizes with this farmhouse Christmas Stocking crochet pattern by greenfoxfarmsdesigns.com

 

 

Beautiful Sweet Stripes Stockings in Red, Green, and Purple. Create your own handmade stockings with this crochet Christmas Stocking tutorial. Crochet a Stocking in Small, Medium, or Large sizes with this farmhouse Christmas Stocking crochet pattern by greenfoxfarmsdesigns.com

Materials:

YARN: Red Heart Super Saver Ombres Worsted Weight 4 yarn, (100% Acrylic, 10 oz/283 g, 482 yds/440 m), 

YARDAGE:  Mini: 50-60 yds, Small: 80-120 yds, Medium: 140-180 yds, Large: 300-340 yds

SAMPLE COLORS:  Jazzy OmbréScuba Ombré,  Deep Teal Ombré,  Violet Ombré  

 

HOOK: US H/8 5.0 mm

OTHER SUPPLIES:

Needles

Scissors

Pins or Sewing Clips

Thread 

MINI: 4” zipper,

SMALL: 5”-6” zipper

MEDIUM: 7”-8” zipper

LARGE: 9”-10” zipper

 

OPTIONAL SUPPLIES: 

1” button

D-ring/Keyring

 

Experience Level: Intermediate

 

Gauge: 15 sc x 16 rows = 4” square

 

Sizing: 

Mini: 4.25” wide x 3.25” tall

Small: 5.5” wide x 4.5” tall 

Medium: 8” wide x 5.5” tall

Large: 10.25” wide x 7.5” tall

 

Pattern Key:

st(s) – stitch(es)

sp(s) – space(s)

sl st – slip stitch

ch(s) – chain(s)

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet 

3rdlp – 3rd loop (see special stitches)

FLO – front loop only

BLO – back loop only

yo – yarn over

FO – fasten off

 

 

 

SPECIAL STITCHES:

Crocheting in 3rd Loop​: The 3rd loop is found on the wrong side, just below the working loops or 1st and 2nd loop of an hdc. Turn the working (1st & 2nd) loops toward you, then a little further so you can see the wrong side of the last row. Find the loop just past the 2nd loop, this is the 3rd loop you will be working your stitches into. Work your stitches just as you would in the 1st and 2nd loops. Hdc in the 3rd loop is pictured below. You will end up with a ridge on the right side of your work, formed by the 1st and 2nd loops. 

 

NOTES:

  1. Read through the entire pattern first.
  2. Beginning chain does count as a stitch on dc rounds only.
  3. Beginning chain does not count as a stitch on sc rounds. Place the 1st stitch of sc rounds in the same stitch as ch 1. 
  4. Sl st does not count as a stitch unless otherwise noted.
  5. Repeat stitches between [ and ] the number of times indicated.
  6. Pouches and liners are worked in the round. Ring Loop is worked in rows.
  7. Pouches and liners are sewn together at the end with the zipper. Alternately they can be crocheted together with a button loop closure.
  8. The Mini and Small crochet purse patterns are FREE to view on the blog, and have been thoroughly tested and tech edited. Please feel free to share any comments or ask any questions you may have! I welcome your feedback!!
  9. This post and all it contains including the pattern and photographs are my intellectual property and copyright protected property of GreenFoxFarms LLC © 2024. You are welcome to make as many as you like to sell, giveaway, etc. You may NOT sell, or alter and claim as your own this pattern. You may not use my photographs. This pattern is not for mass production.
  10. If you want to share this pattern online, you must only share a link to my blog post. You may not copy and paste my text or the pattern to another site. Thank you for respecting my work.
  11. By using this pattern, you are agreeing to abide by these terms.

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Sweet Stripes Zipper Pouches

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Beautiful Sweet Stripes Stockings in Red, Green, and Purple. Create your own handmade stockings with this crochet Christmas Stocking tutorial. Crochet a Stocking in Small, Medium, or Large sizes with this farmhouse Christmas Stocking crochet pattern by greenfoxfarmsdesigns.com
Beautiful Sweet Stripes Stockings in Red, Green, and Purple. Create your own handmade stockings with this crochet Christmas Stocking tutorial. Crochet a Stocking in Small, Medium, or Large sizes with this farmhouse Christmas Stocking crochet pattern by greenfoxfarmsdesigns.com

 

SWEET STRIPES ZIPPER POUCHES

Mini & Small Crochet Purse Pattern

PATTERN DIRECTIONS:

 

USING H/8 5.0mm HOOK

 

MINI COIN PURSE PATTERN:

  • Finished size: Inner Liner: 3.5” wide x 2.5” deep, Outer Pouch: 4.25” wide x 3.25” tall.
  • Use a 4” zipper.

 

MINI INNER LINER:

Round 1: Ch 15, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, and next 13 ch, (14 sl st).

Round 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in FLO of each sl st from R1, rotate, then work along the other side of beginning ch, sc in each ch, sl st to first stitch to join, (28 sc). (See photos p. 6)

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to first stitch to join, (28 sc).

Round 4-11: Repeat Round 3, (28 sc, 8 rounds). 

Round 12: Ch 1, [sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st,] 4 times, sl st to first stitch to join, (32 sc). FO and weave in ends. Set aside and work the outer pouch below.

 

MINI PURSE OUTER:

Round 1: Ch 16, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, and next 13 ch, ch 2 and sl st in same st, (14 hdc).

Round 2: Ch 1, working back down the other side of the beginning ch, sc in next 14 ch, 2 sc in beginning ch 2 sp, rotate, work sc in each of the 14 st from R1, 2 sc in ch 2 space at end of row, sl st to first stitch to join, (32 sc).

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to first stitch to join, (32 sc).

Round 4: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout) and work 3 dc in same st, skip next 3 sts, [4 dc in next st, skip next st,] 7 times, sl st to top of beginning ch 3 to join, (32 dc).

Rounds 5-6: Repeat Round 3.

Round 7: Repeat Round 4.

Round 8: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to first stitch to join, (32 hdc).

Round 9: Ch 1, hdc in 3rdlp each st around, sl st to first stitch to join (32 hdc 3rdlp).

Round 10: Ch 1, sc in 3rdlp each st around, sl st to first stitch to join, (32 sc 3rdlp). FO, weave in ends. See finishing tutorials below.

 

 

SMALL CROCHET PURSE PATTERN:

  • Finished size: Inner Liner: 5” wide x 4” tall, Outer Pouch: 5.5” wide x 4.5” tall.
  • Use a 5 – 6” zipper.

 

SMALL INNER LINER:

Round 1: Ch 19, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, and next 17 ch, (18 sl st).

Round 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in FLO of each st across, rotate, then work along the other side of beginning ch, sc in each ch, sl st to first stitch to to join, (36 sc). (See photos p. 6)

Round 3-15: Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to first stitch to join, (36 sc, 13 rounds).

Round 16: Ch 1, [sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st,] 4 times, sl st to first stitch to join, (40 sc). FO and weave in ends. Set aside and work the outer pouch below.

 

SMALL PURSE OUTER:

Round 1: Ch 17, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, and next 14 ch, ch 1 and sl st in same st, (15 hdc).

Round 2: Ch 2, hdc in same st, working down other side of the beginning ch, hdc in next 14 ch, 5 hdc in beginning ch 2 sp, rotate, work hdc in each of the 15 st from R1, 5 hdc in ch 2 space at end of row, sl st to first stitch to join, (40 hdc).

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to first stitch to join, (40 sc).

Round 4: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout) and work 3 dc in same st, skip next 3 sts, [4 dc in next st, skip next 3 sts,] 9 times, sl st to top of beginning ch 3 to join, (40 dc).

Rounds 5-6: Repeat Round 3.

Round 7: Repeat Round 4.

Rounds 8-10: Repeat Rounds 5-7 one more time. 

Round 11: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to first stitch to join, (40 hdc).

Round 12: Ch 1, hdc in 3rdlp each st around, sl st to first stitch to join, (40 hdc 3rdlp).

Round 13: Ch 1, sc in 3rdlp each st around, sl st to first stitch to join, (40 sc 3rdlp). FO, weave in ends. See finishing tutorials below.

 

 

 

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS:

RING LOOP: (optional)

Round 1: Ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn, (3 sc).

Rounds 2-8: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn, (3 sc).

Round 9: Ch 1, turn, sl st around all 4 edges of strap, FO, leave a long tail. Insert ring loop through keyring or D-ring. Whip stitch the short ends together and stitch the loop to one end of the bag, at the 3rd and 4th rounds from the top of the bag. Weave in ends.

 

 

FINISHING ZIPPER POUCH:

ADD ZIPPER FINISH:

Step 1: Place inner liner inside of outer pouch so that the final row of each line up at the top.

Step 2: Fold down the top of the outer pouch slightly. Unzip zipper and place one side against the one side of the inner liner so that the zipper opening lines up with the inner liner and pin in place, repeat for the other side. It’s easiest to position on just the inner first. 

Step 3: Bring the outer pouch back up and pin the zipper sandwiched in between the 2. 

Step 4: With needle and thread (cut thread 2.5 – 3 times the length of zipper pouch), sew from inside out, beginning at either end of the pouch. Use a running stitch to go through inner liner, zipper, and outer pouch with each stitch, inside to outside, then outside to inside. I place my stitches just under the top loops of the final row for both parts of the pouch, and about .25 – .5 an inch below the zipper portion. 

Step 5: Keep working all the way around the top edge of the pouch, taking care in the two ends to keep the zipper tape down, and I cross the pieces for extra security. 

Step 6: Knot off the ends of the thread inside the inner liner once finished, trim and conceal the ends between the 2 layers. Congrats you are finished! See photos below.

OPTIONAL BUTTON LOOP FINISH:

Step 1: Place the inner liner inside of the outer pouch and pull it down so that the last round of both parts are lined up at the top edges.

Step 2: Join yarn at the middle stitch of one side of the pouch. Ch 1, work in the BLO of the outer pouch and the FLO of the inner liner, sl st in each st around, ch 12 to form the button loop, sl st in 1st st to join. FO and weave in ends. 

Step 3: Sew a 1” button on the opposite side from the loop. See photos below.

 

Please Share your Sweet Stripes Pouches!

I truly hope you enjoy making this free small crochet purse pattern as much as I enjoyed designing it for y’all! Please, please do share your gorgeous Zipper Pouch Projects on social media and on Ravelry!!! I just love seeing your finished pouches!! My fave part of this fab job is getting to see the incredible creations y’all make with my patterns! It 100% makes my day and it’s the reason I do what I do!! (Confession: The yarn is also part of it! 😉)

 

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