This week is the final week of the crochet bow series and I wanted to use the bow in a slightly different way. So instead of attaching it to a crocodile clip to put in your hair, I have attached it to this cute little pouch. The Honeycomb stitch has been my favourite Tunisian crochet stitch for a while, but learning to work Tunisian crochet in the round has definitely opened up different possibilities for this stitch. I love how this has made the hexagons stand out more using two different colours.
The main body of the pouch has been worked using honeycomb in the round and this is then closed shut at one end. The flap is worked flat, using different colours for the forward and return passes to create a stripped honeycomb look for the flap. I finished the pouch up by adding a zip and lining, which although totally optional, does prevent anything you put in this little pouch from falling through. The pouch flap is secured with a magnetic bag clasp and the finished two toned bow secures this in place. I also added a little hanging loop for the pouch too.
You will need a double ended Tunisian crochet hook for this pattern, but once you get into the rhythm of this it works up quickly. I used the Knitcraft In the Zone yarn from Hobbycraft and I love the clean and soft look you get with this yarn. If you wanted a similar look but can’t get this particular yarn, then it is similar to the Bernat Home Maker Dec and James C Brett Noodle yarns.
You can get the pattern for this Honeycomb Stripped Bow Pouch for FREE below, and maybe you could use this to store all the Mix and Match Bows you make from the previous weeks patterns. I hope you enjoy making your pouch. Join me next week for some Easter themed patterns. See you then,
Honeycomb Striped Bow Pouch
- Materials and Resources
Below is a list of everything you will need to make this —
- Knitcraft in the zone – 100g balls in any 2 colours you choose – I used the following colours;
- 8mm double ended Tunisian hook & 6mm hook
- Small amount of fabric (about 28cm x 20cm for lining)
- 1 magnetic bag clasp
- 23cm zip
- Tapestry needle
- Stitch List
Below is a list of all the stitches (and their abbreviations) featured in this pattern. All terms used are American.
- Sc – single crochet
- Ch – chain
- TH – Tunisian honeycomb stitch
- TSS – Tunisian simple stitch
- sl st – slip stitch
- MC – main colour
- CC – contrasting colour
- RP – return pass
- Hdc – half double crochet
Here are a few handy tips to help you with the pattern.
- Gauge – 8 stitches and 9 rows in 10 cm square in honeycomb stitch
- The main pouch is worked in the round, but the flap is added and worked flat which gives a slightly different look.
- The finished pouch measures 24cm long and 16cm tall.
Main pouch – work in MC to start with (blue)
|1||Ch 66, sl st to join||66|
|3||RP in CC||66|
|4||TH around in MC||66|
|5||RP in CC||66|
|6-23||Rep rows 4-5||66|
|24||Close the pouch and sc it shut using MC and 6mm hook||33|
|25||using MC in 6mm hook, attach yarn at right hand side of pouch, ch 21, sk ch and sc in each ch to end, sl st to next st on pouch and Sc around the top edge of the pouch||66|
|Insert the bottom of the magnetic bag clasp in the centre of the pouch 2 rows down from the top|
Flap– start in MC
|1||Pull up 32 loops in MC on 1 side with the pouch facing away from you (loop should be on left)||32|
|2||RP in CC, turn||32|
|3||TH in MC||32|
|4||RP in CC, turn||32|
|5-14||Rep rows 3 and 4||32|
|Cast of in MC||32|
|15||Sc around the edge of the pouch flap in MC using 6mm hook,|
|Insert top of magnetic bag clasp in the centre of the flap2 rows up from the edge.|
Bow– start in MC in 6mm hook
|1||Ch 25, sk ch and hdc across, ch 1, turn||25|
|2-3||Hdc across, ch 1, turn||25|
|4||Sl st small ends together to form a ring.|
|Using CC wind a length around the centre tightly to form bow, then sew to pouch over the top of magnetic bag clasp.|
- If desired, sew zip and lining to the pouch.
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