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Monday, November 8, 2010

Tea Bag Pouch for Crochet

If you find any mistakes, and you will as this is my very first written pattern, please e-mail me at DebbiePooh, and let me know. 

Converted to crochet from the knitted pattern found at


Small amount of yarn you would use for a dishcloth, I am using baby yarn with a filament in it that I use for my scrubbies in the kitchen.
E hook  (though I am sure a larger hook and thicker yarn can be used to)
((IF using a larger hook and thicker yarn/thread, make sure you measure – I used a tea bag in a sealed pouch – but the body with tapered lid should measure about 7 ½ “))
Couple of straight pins
Small snap
Darning needle
Matching sewing thread and needle to attach snap

Row 1:    Ch 19, work 18 sc, ch 1, turn
Rows 2 – 28:  18 sc,  ch 1 turn
Row 29:  sctg first two spaces, 14 sc, sctg last two stitches, ch1, turn
Row 30:   sctg first two spaces, 12 sc, sctg last two stitches, ch 1, turn
Row 31:   sctg first two spaces, 10 sc, sctg last two stitches, ch 1, turn
Row 32   sctg first two spaces, 8 sc, sctg last two stitches, ch 1, turn
Row33: sctg first two spaces, 6 sc, sctg last two stitches, ch 1, turn
Row 34: sctg first two spaces, 4 sc, sctg last two stitches, ch 1, turn
Row 35:  sctg first two spaces, 2 sc, sctg last two stitches, ch 1, turn
Row 36:   sctg first two spaces & the last two stitches, fasten off.

With wrong side facing you, fold bottom of the piece up at row 15/16,  place a pin on either side to hold.
Your piece should resemble a small envelope.

At this point you could either use same yarn and whip stitch the sides together, or use same yarn or contrasting yarn and using a sc, sew the sides together.

Here, I am going to use contrasting red thread and sc the sides together and put a fancy edge on the tea bag lip.

My edging:

Using a 4 steel hook and 2 strands of #10 cotton thread in red at a bottom corner, sc evenly spaced up the side.
Starting at the corner of the fold over lid, *1sc, sk 1, 5 dc in next stitch * repeat till you get to the opposite side and sc evenly spaced down . Fasten off, weave in ends.

At this point you can add a button and a little chain to keep this shut or choose velcro (which I should have done - LOL) or attach a snap (mental note:  choose a snap larger than an ant, it might work better as mine came out off center).  Antyhoooooo centering the snap, sewing it on.  Insert tea bags and off you go in style.

This same concept can be used for business cards and credit cards.

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