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Cutie Pie Pouch - a free zipper pouch crochet tutorial

Cutie Pie Pouch

January 23rd is National Pie Day! (Not to be confused with Pi Day on the 14th of March).
What better way to celebrate the holiday than with a free crochet pattern for these darling zipper pouch pie purses? (Actually I can think of one better way… eating PIE!) The good news about these zipper pie pouches is that they will last much longer than a consumable pie.
I love how customizable these pouches are. You can make any kind of pie you like and add any sort of embellishments. Maybe a lemon pie with a lemon wedge appliqué or a strawberry pie and a strawberry button! Chocolate cream pie, banana pie, cheesecake… okay, I’m getting a bit carried away with fantasies of pie!
I think these crochet pie purses would also be cute with a shoulder strap! The possibilities are endless and I can’t wait to see what you come up with. Tag me on Facebook or Instagram once yours is finished!
The best part of all is that these pie pouches are super easy to make and they work up very quickly! You could tag me in several pie purse pics before the day is over.

*I would just like to note that it is a happy coincidence that I ended up with a rainbow of pie. I just kept thinking of different slices to do and eventually I had a rainbow completely by accident!*

 

 

Materials

  • 4.5mm crochet hook
  • Worsted weight yarn in a crust color and a main color
  • Tapestry needle
  • 6 inch zipper (Or larger cut to size, the exact zippers I used are 9″ and can be purchased below)
  • Embroidery thread for attaching zippers
  • Sewing needle
  • Optional: 3.75mm crochet hook (For cream topping only)
  • Optional: White yarn (For cream topping only)

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Abbreviations
Sl st – Slip Stitch
Sc – Single Crochet
Inc – Increase
Dec – Decrease
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
BLO – Back Loop Only

Special Stitches

Shell Stitch: Skip two stitches, 5DC into next stitch, skip two stitches, Sl St into next St
Picot Stitch: Chain 3, sl st into 3rd chain from hook

Cutie Pie Zipper Pouch Crochet Pattern

Piece One
With main color and a 4.5mm hook

ROW 1: Ch 26, Sc in 2nd Ch from hook and each Ch across, Ch1, Turn (25)
ROW 2: Sc across, Ch1, Turn (25)
ROW 3: Dec, Sc to last 2, dec, Ch1, Turn (23)
ROW 4: Sc across, Ch1, Turn (23)
ROW 5: Sc across, Ch1, Turn (23)
ROW 6: Dec, Sc to last 2, dec, Ch1, Turn (21)
ROWS 7-33: (27 rows) Repeat rows 4-6 (You should end just after decreasing to 3 stitches) (3)
ROW 34: 3DC into next st, sl st into last st (3)
ROW 35: Ch 1, Sc along edge, HDC across top, sc along the other edge, sl st to beginning to join, fasten off and weave in ends.

Piece Two
With crust color and a 4.5mm hook

Use the video below to understand what loops you will be working into when you are making your shell stitches for the crust. Skip ahead to 2:42 for relevance to this pattern.

ROW 1: Ch 26, Hdc in 2nd Ch from hook and each Ch across, Ch1, Turn (25)
ROW 2: Sc across, Ch1, Turn (25)
ROW 3: Sc across, Ch1, Turn (25)
ROW 4: Dec, Sc to last 2, dec, Ch1, Turn (23)
ROWS 5-34: (30 rows) Repeat rows 2-4 (You should end just after decreasing to 3 stitches) (3)
ROW 35: 3DC into next st, sl st into last st (13)
ROW 36: Ch 1, Sc along edge, once you reach the first corner ch1, sc into side of previous sc. Shell into 3rd loop (in front) across top, sc into last st before corner, ch1, sc into side of sc you just made and down edge, sl st to beginning to join, fasten off and weave in ends.

Joining

Lay main color piece on top of your crust piece. Attach crust colored yarn to left hand corner at the top of your pie and join your pieces with a Sc working into the BLO of your main color and through the entire stitch of your crust color. Fasten off when you get to the right hand corner leaving the top unjoined.

 

Whipped Topping
With white and 3.75mm hook

Use the video below to help you understand the instructions for Row 1

ROW 1: Ch 11, working into back side of chain 3HDC into 2nd ch from hook, Hdc next 8, 3HDC in end, turn work to the left and work into opposite side of chain Hdc next 8, sl st to beginning, ch1, turn
ROW 2: 
Sl st into next st, skip one st, 3hdc, Hdc next 4, 3hdc, skip one st, sl st, ch1, turn
ROW 3: 
Sl st into next st, skip one st, 3hdc, Hdc, Hdc, 3hdc, Skip one st, sl st, ch1, turn
ROW 4: 
Sl st, *Hdc, 2DC, picot stitch* into same st, *dc, hdc* into next st, skip one st, sl st.
Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing to pie. Sew to pie.

Lattice Pie
With 4.5mm crochet hook and crust colored yarn

Make foundation double crochets or double crochet into a chain to make your lattice crust.
Decide where you want each lattice piece to be. I sewed down the ends of all pieces going in one direction and then weaved in the lattice pieces going in the other direction and sewed down their ends. If you like you could also stitch the length of the pieces to your purse.

Attach your zipper

Cut your zipper to size if necessary. If you do, add a few stitches across the end where you want the zipper to stop. Embroider a back stitch (A blanket stitch would be fine as well) on your zipper, the approximate width of your crochet stitches (Does not need to be exact).

Using a smaller crochet hook (Mine was around a 2mm) SC through both the stitch on your purse and one of your embroidered stitches to join the purse to your zipper. Join along one side, at the ends join through the crochet stitch facing you, the corresponding embroidered stitches on both sides of your zipper, and the crochet stitch on the opposite side, then continue along the other edge.
**On the back side, work into the V stitches below your shells from when you crocheted into the 3rd loop, as seen below.**
(You can find videos for adding zippers to crochet on YouTube)

Congratulations!

You have just finished your Cutie Pie Pouch!
If you enjoyed this free crochet pattern please show me your finished friend on Facebook or Instagram @belacrochets

Patterns on this site are intended for personal use only. Reproduction in any manner, including electronic reproduction, printing multiple copies and sharing them, scanning, posting to the internet, selling, or distributing in any other way is prohibited. If you really like this pattern please refer your friends to my website, www.belacrochets.com

You are permitted to sell finished products from this pattern however I ask that you not mass produce items from my patterns for large scale sale on the internet. You may produce as much as you like for in-person transactions such as at craft fairs or to friends. If you choose to sell the finished product, please credit Bela Crochets as the designer and provide a link to www.belacrochets.com.

You may not in any way share, reproduce, or sell my patterns.

 

I work very hard to create patterns that are easy to understand and easy to follow however I include some intermediate stitches. If you have any difficulty with this pattern please feel free to contact me and I will do my best to help.

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