Tunisian Crochet Triforce Drawstring Pouch *Pattern*

 

I finally got around to making a second pouch present and this one is The Legend of Zelda themed with a triforce pattern. This one incorporates three Tunisian crochet panels. So, if you aren’t familiar with Tunisian crochet, you can learn how to do basic Tunisian crochet here and you can see some tips for changing colors here.

What you will need:
-Light green yarn (LGY)
-Dark green yarn (DGY)
-Yellow yarn (YY)
-Crochet hook
-Yarn needle
-Scissors

I chose Marks & Kattens Flox  yarn with a size D/3-3.25mm Boye hook. The yellow yarn I used was Marks & Kattens Bianca, though, just because I had some to spare. This pouch ended up about 10 in (25.4cm) in length.

Other abbreviations:
R – round(s)
c – chain(s)
slst – slip stitch(es)
sc – single crochet(s)
dc – double crochet(s)
st – stitch(es)

R1 – With LGY make a magic ring and sc 6 inside. (6st)
R2 – Make 2 sc in the next 6 st. (12st)
R3 – [Make 1 sc in the next st. Make 2 sc in the next stitch.]*6 total times around. (18st)
R4 – [Make 1 sc in the next 2 st. Make 2 sc in the next stitch.]*6 total times around. (24st)
R5 – [Make 1 sc in the next 3 st. Make 2 sc in the next stitch.]*6 total times around. (30st)
R6 – [Make 1 sc in the next 4 st. Make 2 sc in the next stitch.]*6 total times around. (36st)
R7 – [Make 1 sc in the next 5 st. Make 2 sc in the next stitch.]*6 total times around. (42st)
R8 – [Make 1 sc in the next 6 st. Make 2 sc in the next stitch.]*6 total times around. (48st)
R9 – [Make 1 sc in the next 7 st. Make 2 sc in the next stitch.]*6 total times around. (54st)
Tie off and set this circle aside. This will be the bottom of the pouch.

With the Tunisian crochet method, follow the grid pattern below and create three panels. A panel should be 18 st across and 33 rows high. You can work the pattern however you’d like, but I added a number guide to the sides in the order that I worked it (starting at the bottom right corner).

When you are done with that, here is what you should have so far.

And a look at the backside, if you’re curious. This is after I have woven in all of the tails on the back.

Now sew each of your panels together at the long sides to create a tube. Take your bottom circle panel and line it up with the bottom of that tube (right and wrong sides facing the same directions). Sew the circle to the tube. I wasn’t paying attention when I did this the first time and ended up sewing my circle panel to the TOP of my tube! I couldn’t have face-palmed any harder when I realized it. Do not repeat my mistake!

When you have all of your pieces sewn together, you’re going to create the drawstring part at the top.
R1 & R2 – With LGY make 1 sc in each st around the top of your work.
R3 – Ch 3, [skip the next st, make 1 dc in the next st]*repeat all the way around. Join.
R4 – [Make 1 sc in the next space, make 1 sc in the next dc]*repeat all the way around.
R5 – Make 1 sc in each st around.
R6 – [Make 1 sc in the next 3 st, ch 4, slst in the first ch]*repeat all the way around. Join and finish off.
Weave in all of the loose tails on your pouch now. I made my “string” by using two strands of yarn together with an I/9 hook to crochet a long chain. Weave it over and under the double crochet stitches you made at the top of your pouch and now your triforce pouch is ready to go!

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3 thoughts on “Tunisian Crochet Triforce Drawstring Pouch *Pattern*

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