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Arewa Pouch Pattern

By: Susanna Biaye from Fosbas Designs
Arewa Pouch Pattern
Arewa Pouch Pattern

"Arewa Pouch is a beautiful little bag to keep your essentials while in or out of the house. The pouch is adorned with a cute little flower on it. Make yourself or loved ones a pouch which can double as clutch. This pattern can be made using any yarn weight/hook size. Also a simple pattern that do not require complex pattern repeat. The all seasonal Pouch pattern works up fast and would be beautiful in any colors with a contrasting color for the flower."


Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge20 sts over 18 rows = 10 mm/4” made in sc
Gauge is not important to this project.

Finished Size6” Base (length) by 13” Height Petal = 3.5” across

Materials List

  • Yarn Knitcraft It’s Only Natural Light, DK Yarn, #3 light weight (100% Cotton, 115 yards/105m per 1.75 oz/50g Ball). (1) Ball in Peach = Main Color (MC) (1) Ball in Red = Contrasting Color (CC)
  • Estimated Yardage
    120 yards of Main Color
    20 yards of Contrasting Color
  • Hook and other materials - Size H/ (5 mm) Crochet Hook - Yarn needle - Snap Button (2 cm)


Pattern Notes

  1. Please kindly read through the pattern before starting. 
  2. Any yarn weight can be substituted, make your starting chains your desired size.
  3. Chains at the beginning of Section 2 and 3, counts as stitch. 

  1. Starting chain should be the width you are happy with. 
  2. Length: increase or decrease the repeats for a desired length of pouch.

Section 1: Body

  1. Round 1: With MC, chain 34, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each chain across, turn, working on the opposite side of the chain, sc in next 33 chains, join with a sl st to first ch. 66 sc

  2. Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 66 sc

  3. Round 3: Working in BLO, sc in each st around, place st marker in last st and move up with each round. 66 sc

  4. Rounds 4 – 35: Rep Round 3. 

  5. You can work Row 3 till desired length.

    Do not fasten off.

Section 2: Flap

Place stitch marker on 1st and 33rd sts

  1. Row 1: Ch 1, working in both loops, sc in next 33 sts, turn. 33 sc

  2. Row 2: Ch 3, *skip next 3 sts, [2 dc, ch 1, 2dc] in next st, rep from * 6 more times, skip next 3 sts, dc in last st, turn. 7 V dc, 2 dc

  3. Row 3: Ch 3, *working in next ch 1 sp, [2dc, ch 1, 2dc], rep from * to skip last 2 sts, dc in last st, turn. 7 V dc, 2 dc

  4. Rows 4 - 9: Repeat Row 3 

  5. Fasten off, sew in ends.

Section 3: Applique

Chains at the beginning of the rounds counts as a stitch

  1. Round 1: With CC, in a magic ring, (or Ch 4, join with a sl st to first ch to form a ring), ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 14 dc in to magic ring, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 15 dc

  2. Round 2: Ch 3, dc in next st, *ch 5, dc in next 3 sts, rep from * to last st, ch 5, dc in last st, join with a sl st to top of ch 3. 
    5 ch sps, 15 dc

  3. Round 3: Ch 3, sk first st, *in next chain space work (4 dc, ch 5, 4 dc in ch sp), sk next 3 sts, rep from * to end, join with a sl st to top of ch 3. 
    5 ch sps, 40 dc

  4. Fasten Off


  1. Sew the 5 sides of the applique on the lace part (flap)

  2. Button (Snap Button)
    Sew the snap buttons on the flat and the other side on the body of the pouch.

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