This easy crochet pouch whips up in no time and is a great crochet project for beginners!  With a few simple stitches and a button, you will have a crochet purse. It is the perfect way to store makeup or other small items!  Just throw it in your purse for a make up bag!

It makes a useful handmade gift for teens or girlfriends!  If you like to sew, this zipper pouch is a lot of fun to make and give.

Easy Crochet Pouch

All of us have women on our gift lists, and just about any woman I know needs a little more organization in her purse. So, I thought it would be a good idea to create a simple, pretty little crochet pouch pattern to hold important things…you know, like lip gloss!

Easy Crochet Pouch for beginners.
Beginners Crochet Pouch

If you follow the pattern exactly, this pouch is about the size of a crochet wallet. It is the perfect size to carry makeup, a small pack of tissues, gum or candy, money, or credit cards/gift cards. If you have something different in mind, like a pencil case for example, just adjust the pattern in the first step by chaining more or fewer stitches to make the width whatever size you like.

I like to keep my crochet patterns super-simple so that even brand-new beginners can follow along and I love sharing free patterns. That means we’re only using three basic stitches and you only need a handful of materials. If you’re just starting out, you can click on the name of each stitch to see a step-by-step photo tutorial for how to do it.

How to make Easy Crochet Pouch

Stitches Used:
chain stitch {ch}
single crochet {sc}
slip stitch {ss}

– yarn, any color you like
– crochet hook {mine is size I/9}
– large button
– needle and thread
– scissors

Row 1: Chain 20.
This chain will show you how wide your pouch is going to be. As I mentioned, if you want it to be wider or thinner, you can change it here by adding or removing stitches.

Beginning chain for your easy crochet pouch.
Chain stich

Row 2: Chain 1, then single crochet {sc} in the second chain from hook. Single crochet in each chain of the previous row {20 sc}. Chain 1, turn.

Row 3: Single crochet in each single crochet across {20 sc}, ch 1, turn.

Row 4-36: Repeat Row 3.

Single Crochet rows for the easy crochet pouch.
Single crochet rows

Row 37: Slip stitch in the first 9 sc. Ch 7 {this forms the buttonhole…you can chain more or less to make it bigger or smaller based on the size of your button}. Skip 2 sc and sc in remaining 9 sc.

Button hole for the easy crochet pouch
Simple button hole for pouch

Fold the bottom section of your pouch toward the top, leaving about 8 rows of sc for the flap. Slip stitch down one side, stitching the two pieces together where they are folded. Finish off at the bottom corner and tuck ends.

Creating the flap for the easy crochet pouch.
Creating flap for the easy crochet pouch

Starting in the other bottom corner, slip stitch up the opposite side until you reach the top corner. Finish off and tuck ends.

easy crochet pouch
Slip Stitch

Sew a button to your pouch.

Easy Crochet Pouch
Cute button sewn on the easy crochet pouch

That’s all there is to it! Now your pouch is ready to use. When you see how quick and easy these are to whip up, Fill them with a lip gloss or two, or maybe a gift card to a favorite place, and they’re sure to be a hit. You can totally personalize them by using your friends’ favorite colors {they do even make glitter yarn!} so each one looks different and is made just for the recipient with love.

Finished Easy Crochet Pouch
Finished crochet pouch

My Favorite Crochet Tools

  • If you are like me and like to crochet on the go this tote is a stylish way to keep everything you need at your fingertips!
  • My MOST FAVORITE tool is these portable scissors that always make it through security and fit perfectly in my hook case.
  • A️ yarn bowl is a beautiful way to wrangle yarn while crocheting
  • Keep organized with this crochet hooks kit with a case. This 85-piece kit has over 2,500  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ five-star reviews.
  • Crochet Stitch Dictionary: 200 Essential Stitches with Step-by-Step Photos is the most helpful resource to keep handy!

Easy Crochet Projects For you:

I would love to keep you fully stocked with creative ideas, yummy recipes, fun crafts, and loads of free printables. Subscribe to Skip to my Lou to get new ideas delivered to your inbox. Follow me on FacebookPinterestTwitter, and Instagram for all my latest updates.

Thank you to Amy Lotta from One Artsy Mama for this free crochet pattern and great tutorial. What are some of your favorite kinds of handmade gifts to receive? I would love to hear about your ideas in the comments! Here is a list of some of my favorite crochet projects and patterns:

Crochet Projects

I would love to keep you fully stocked with creative ideas, yummy recipes, fun crafts, and loads of free printables. Subscribe to Skip to my Lou to get new ideas delivered to your inbox. Follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram for all my latest updates.

About Cindy Hopper

Learn More

you may also like


  1. I want to thank you for the simple pattern. As a self-taught novice, I get intimidated when I see a complex pattern using crochet abbreviations. This is a simple way to get start for me. I wanted a dense or rather tight easy crochet stitch for a coin purse. I will give this a try and perhaps add a zipper.
    Thank you again

  2. Thank you for posting the cosmetic bag on skip to my lou page. I am going to attempt to complete one I need to learn how to do a slip stich but can do the rest. it is very pretty and I will probably make several of these.

    Thank you again,
    Lou Pope

  3. Great Pattern! I appreciate you keeping your patterns simple. I am very new to crochet (my mom does) but very passionate already. I will be making this simple little bag. Those are my favorite to crochet right now and I collect buttons, so its perfect. Thanks for a great blog. I read it everyday. I just wanted to let you know you have a faithful reader. 🙂

Comments are closed.