Falling Arrows Pencil Pouch – Free Crochet Pattern
Its back to school time, and of course that means lots of school supplies, lunches, and a much-needed crochet break. If you’re looking to whip something up for your kiddo’s, this design is easy, made using all single crochet stitches, and back stitching to create the arrows. Finish it off by adding a single crocheted tab that snaps into any 3-ring binder and complete with a zipper. Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton makes it look great in any binder, and fits a massive amount of supplies, or special treasures. I love mine so much I might have to make one for my crochet hooks.
7in. tall by 10in. wide
- 5.5mm hook
- Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton
- One skein of White
- Small amounts of
- Tapestry Needle
- White Thread
- One 12in. Zipper
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Bag Panels (make 2):
With White, CH43,
Row 1: SC in the 2nd CH from hook, SC in each CH space, CH1, turn work. (42SC)
Rows 2 through 29: SC in each stitch, CH1, turn work. (42SC)
Row 30: SC in each stitch across, fasten off and weave in ends. (42SC)
Once your panels are made up complete your back stitching design using the pattern below. Click here to view my Quick Tip on how to Backstitch on Crochet.
Or see below to view:
Begin with your vertical Lines then add your arrow heads, completed your design on both panels.
Place your panels with the wrong sides facing out and whip stitch (or use any stitch you like) along the sides only, to create a tube like piece.
3-Ring Binder Tab:
To add the 3-ring binder tab, lay out your pouch, insert your hook through the CH spaces on both pieces just before the first stitch,
Row 1: Crochet through both pieces of fabric, complete a standing SC, SC in each stitch across, SC in the CH space after the final stitch, CH1, turn work. (44SC)
Row 2: SC in each stitch across, CH1, turn work. (44SC)
Row 3: SC in the first 3 stitches, CH2, skip 2 stitches, SC in the next 16 stitches, CH2, skip 2 stitches, SC in the next 16 stitches, CH2, skip 2 stitches, SC in the last 3 stitches, CH1, turn work. (38SC, 3-CH2 spaces)
Row 4: SC in the first 3 stitches, 2SC over the CH2, SC in the next 16 stitches, 2SC over the CH2 space, SC in the next 16 stitches, 2SC over the CH2 spaces, SC in the last 3 stitches, CH1, turn work. (44SC)
Row 5: SC in each stitch across, fasten off and weave in ends. (44SC)
All that’s left is adding your zipper.
- Turn your pouch inside out.
- Place and Pin your zipper to one side. You want to line up the zipper stop at one end.
- Sew zipper to pouch on one side.
- Un-zip the zipper.
- Place and pin the other side to the pouch.
- Sew the zipper to pouch.
- Clip any excess, leaving about 1/2in.
- Turn your pouch right side out and your finished.
Enjoy this free pattern, please do not redistribute pattern as your own, ok to sell finished product and share pattern. 🙂