Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Drawstring Pouches

Queue this on Ravelry!

Materials:
Miscellaneous worsted yarn (great stash-busting project!)
Appropriately-sized double-pointed needles
Tapestry needle
About 2ft (61cm) of ribbon or scrap yarn

Gauge:
Anywhere from 16-24sts = 4in (10cm) in stst, depending on your yarn weight and needle size

Finished Size:
About 4in (10cm) wide by 6in (15cm) tall, depending on your yarn weight and needle size

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Pattern:
CO 40 sts, leaving a 16in (41cm) tail for sewing later, and dist to 3 dpns. Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist. Knit every rnd for about 5in (13cm) of stst. If desired, you can add stripes, color blocks, fair isle or a textured design.
Eyelet Rnd: [k2, k2tog, yo, k1] 8 times.
Ribbing: [k1, p1] around. Rep this rnd 3 more times. BO in patt.
Finishing:
Use CO tail to sew bottom closed. Weave in ends. Weave ribbon in and out of eyelets and tie ends in a bow.

You can easily adjust this pattern to make the pouch larger or smaller, wider or skinnier, longer or shorter. Feel free to tweak it to accommodate what you want to put in it.

Feel free to comment here with questions.

This pattern is intended for personal use only. Please do not try to sell it or any product made from it. Thank you.

6 comments:

  1. Just discovered your blog...love it!! I've been making pouches out of cotton yarn, and sticking a bar of soap on them...eliminates the need for a washcloth. :)

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  2. That's a great idea. There doesn't seem to be an end to these little guys' usefulness.

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  3. Thank you so much for this - I found the pattern yesterday and made two, as little gift bags for jewellry! They are too sweet, and not too difficult at all :-)

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  4. Came accrossed this, printed it out, and set it aside to use. A friend is wanting earrings for Christmas and thought of these! Might have to tweak it for possibly soaps too! Thanks a lot for posting this.

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  5. very very cute...i love your stuff..you r a great artist!

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  6. really cute things u make!
    these little pouches r soooo nice!

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