Cactus Zipper Pouch

Cactus Zipper Pouch

The Cactus Zipper pouch is crocheted using the modified single crochet stitch for tapestry crochet which creates straight vertical lines of stitches.  You can learn how to do that stitch via this YouTube tutorial via All Tapestry Crochet (

Supplies Needed:

Hook Size:  E (3.5mm)
Yarns Used:  Lily Sugar & Cream cotton yarn in the following colors:
Color A (background color)  Ecru
Color B (cactus color)  Seabreeze
Color C (flower color)  Flame
1/4 yard fabric
Sewing machine
9″ Zipper
PDF Graph of design:  Download here

Finished dimensions:  9″x 7″

Ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (American)

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Using Color A, ch 88.
Join with a slip stitch into the first chain stitch to create a loop.  Be careful not to twist your work.  You will work each row of the graph pattern twice in the round (once for each side of your pouch.)
Ch 1, and place a stitch marker into the sl st to mark the beginning of each round.

Attach color B, and begin working first row of the graph using the modified sc.  Remember you will work each row of the graph two times on each round of your work, creating both a front and back side.

Follow the graph, use a sl st into the marked st each round, and ch1 to begin each next row.

Once you’ve completed the pattern, flip the design inside out, and whip stitch along the bottom to form a pouch.

Using color C, add some embroidered flowers to the tips of each cactus

To add the the lining and zipper, I used this YouTube tutorial by Bag-o-Day Crochet.

All designs are originally created by Stephanie Lewis and copyright protected.  For personal use only – please do not sell.

11 thoughts on “Cactus Zipper Pouch

  1. Thanks for your pattern, I am going to start the pouch as soon as my 3 month old baby sleeps.. 😉

  2. Thank you for this lovely pattern! I tried tapestry crochet for the first time with this pattern, and it was a breeze!
    Just one question – Does tapestry crochet need the same length of yarn for each colour used?

    1. So glad you like it. The yarns use up at different intervals, it depends on how much you are stitching vs how much you are just carrying it. I need to get better at paying attention to how much I use, and listing it in the patterns.

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