This little pouch/purse was quick to make and while it isn’t amigurumi I thought I’d still add it to my section of free Round Crochet patterns from your local internet Round is a Shape lady!
Please note this pattern is worked in Rounds (Rnd). Also, American crochet abbreviations are used.
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
tflo = through front loop only
tog = together
ch = chain
Start with Red Yarn (for the purse)
Rnd 1: Magic Ring 6 sc (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc (12)
Rnd 3: *1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc*; repeat from * (18)
Rnd 4: 2 sc in each sc (36)
Rnd 5: 1 hdc in each sc (36)
Rnd 6: 1 sc tflo of each hdc (36)
Rnd 7: 1 dc in each sc (36)
Rnd 8: 1 hdc in each dc (36)
Repeat *Rnds 6-8* 2 more times (or until the bag is as tall as you’d like it)
Rnd 15 (or higher if you did more than 2 repetitions of the previous set of steps): *sc tog 2, sc in next 3 hdc*; repeat from * (30)
Rnd 16 (this is where you make the slots for the cinching belt): *sc in next 2 sc, ch 2 and skip next 2 sc*; repeat from * (30)
Rnd 17: sc in each sc (30)
Rnd 18 (This makes the decorative flower/shell scalloping on the top of the bag): *5 dc in first sc, slip stitch the next sc*; repeat from * (30)
Finish off and weave in ends.
Start with two colors of contrasting yarn (black and white in the example):
This is formed in a chain, not in the round
Row 1: ch 44
Row 2: turn the chain over, skip first ch and sc in each of the underside loops (43)
Finish off, leaving a bit of tail from both yarns
Take your pouch and find the place where there is the largest gap between the available belt slits.
That will be where you enter the recently created “belt”, one half of the belt on either side.
Weave the belt on each side through the remaining holes.
You should end up with both strands coming back out of the same one hole at the end.
Using the leftover tails from making the little belt, stitch the ends of the belt together so now you have one looping chain with which you can now open and close your new little medieval pouch.
At the size made above you can fit about 4-5 medium sized wooden eggs!
If you make this pattern and find that you have any troubles with any of the above directions, don’t hesitate to let me know and I will try to fix it!