Quick project with Daiso yarn – Bee in the Garden Pouch pattern

It’s another slow day at work it’s February and my interns are leaving. I’ve been feeling a little bit guilty about not giving them Christmas present and also since it’s been awhile I last crochet, I thought why not take this chance to do something for them.

They were girls and I thought maybe something small, quick, and functional would be best. Or at least make something that even I will use.

I thought of a mini pouch and I decided to make a marled version with lace yarn. I made an impromptu trip to Daiso and picked whatever that was left; yellow, green… Last black and orange lace #20. Decided to match the colors according to the image and yup, pretty much how accidents happen haha.

I’ve always preferred less conventional color matching, more weird color combination.

If you prefer single solid colors, go ahead and make your favorite pouch.

I took about an hour to finish.. I’ll say it will take about 2-3 hours for a beginner? It’s fairly easy and works fast with worsted weight yarn!

Bee in the garden pouch

: : : : THINGS YOU NEED : : : :

Hook size:
4.0MM
(Or to your liking)

Yarn needed:
approx. 83m worsted/12ply yarn

*marled version in sample piece uses:
— Base:
Col A (yellow):
1 x daiso amigurumi acrylic (dk) – 83m
Col B (black):
1x daiso lace #20 – 80m

— Body:
Col C (green):
1x daiso amigurumi acrylic (dk) – 83m
Col D (orange):
1 x daiso lace #20 – 80m

Gauge:
(Optional to follow)
4 x 4 cm
7 dc sts x 3 rows

Abbrievations:
ch – chain stitch
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch

BEFORE YOU BEGIN…

Customize your color!
Any 2 colors will make a cute color blocking project. Play around with different type of yarn to create a unique look for your pouch!

Customize your size!
This pattern works with odd number of stitches.
You start your base with an even number and increase accordingly. When you are ready to build your body, add one stitch to the last row to get odd number of stitches.

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Building the base

Start the base with your first set of colors.
If you are using a single color for this project, you can ignore the areas where we cut yarn.

*Note: whenever we start with ch2, it does not count as a stitch.

FOUNDATION ROW:
With magic circle, ch2 (does not count as a stitch), crochet 8dc into circle. Sl st into first dc. (8 dc + ch2)

Row 1:
ch2, 2dc in the same stitch (first dc of the previous row). 2dc in each remaining stitch, sl st into first dc. (16dc + ch2)

Row 2:
Ch2, 1dc in the same stitch (first dc of the previous row), 2dc in the second stitch. *1dc in the next stitch, 2dc in the following stitch*. Repeat * till the last stitch. Sl st into first dc. (24dc + ch2)

Row 3:
Ch2, 1dc in the same stitch (first dc of the previous row), 1dc in the second stitch. 2dc in the third stitch. *1dc in the next stitch, 1dc in the next stitch, 2dc in the following stitch*. Repeat * till the last stitch. Sl st into first dc. (32dc + ch2)

Row 4:
Ch2, 1dc in the same stitch (first dc of the previous row), 1dc in the second stitch. 1dc in the third stitch. 2dc in the fourth stitch. *1dc in the next stitch, 1dc in the next stitch, 1dc in the next stitch, 2dc in the following stitch*. Repeat * till 4 stitches remaining.
With remaining 4 stitches, 1dc in the first stitch, 1dc in the next stitch, 2dc in the second last stitch, 2dc in the last stitch. Sl st into first dc. (41dc + ch2)

Row 5-6 (beginning of body with base color):
Ch2, 1dc in the same stitch, 1dc in the remaining stitches. Sl stich into first dc. (41dc + ch2).

Cut yarn to change color. Weave in ends.

2. Building the body

Continue the body with your second set of colors.
If you are using are single color for this project, you can ignore the areas where we cut yarn.

*Note: whenever we start with ch2, it does not count as a stitch.

Row 7 – 11:
Ch2, 1dc in the same stitch, 1dc in the remaining stitches. Sl stich into first dc. (41dc + ch2).

Row 12:
To work on this row, make sure you have odd number of stitches. In this case, we will have 41 dc). We are starting this row with a double crochet.
1dc into the same stitch (count as a stitch). Ch1. *skip the next stitch, 1dc into the next stitch, ch1* Repeat * until second last stitch. The last stitch should not contain any stitches (count as skipped stitch). Sl st into first dc. (21dc, 21ch)

Row 13:
1dc into the same stitch (count as a stitch). 1dc into chain space. *1dc in the next dc, 1dc into chain space* Repeat * to the end (42 stitches)

Row 14:
Ch1 (does not count as a stitch), 1sc first dc, 1sc in each dc to the end. Sl st into first sc. (42sc + ch1)

Cut yarn and weave in the ends.

3. Building the strap

Start the chain with your first set of colors.
If you are using are single color for this project, you can ignore the areas where we cut yarn.

chain your yarn until approximately 50cm. Double knot both ends, cut yarn near the knots.

Weave in all remaining ends.

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Share with me your end projects on Instagram with #beegardenpouch

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