Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Crochet Pineapple Pouch

Wishing all my lovely friends a wonderful, happy and prosperous New Year. I hope 2013 will bring you a lot of joy, peace of mind and more importantly good health.

The first day of the new year, so a blog post is a must...isn't it? Okay I will admit that I am a little superstitious about this first day thing. I believe that things you manage to do on the first day of the new year sets the trend for the year ahead. It can be any little thing like getting up early, reaching office on time, cleaning my cupboard, calling up my parents, or even not popping that cupcake into my mouth, or not getting into arguments with anybody. It is silly I know but then its also fun.

So here goes, my first post for the new year.  :)

Over the years I came across a lot of patterns for sachets/pouches on the internet. But I just could not picture my "boys" appreciating dainty little sachets filled with potpourri hanging around the house. They are already doing me a big favour by leaving my doilies undisturbed. :)
Recently when I was busy hunting for the earphones for my mobile I realised that a sachet would be perfect for keeping them. They wouldn't get lost or damaged in the deep, dark recesses  of my handbag. 

I decided to try a pineapple design with a drawstring. I like this pattern as it is crocheted in the round and there is no seaming involved, the whole sachet works as one piece. It was a chart only pattern with no written instructions and did involve a few calculations to get it right. Also the pineapple motif is usually surrounded by shells but in this pattern it was flanked only by a set of dcs.

Have a look:


I have inserted a tissue so that you can see the pattern. The thread is Bliss knitting cotton crocheted with a 2.00 mm crochet hook. For the drawstring I used a spring loaded drawstring closure (no idea what they are called).


In goes the consignment! :)


Here it is with the drawstrings pulled.  I thought a tassel will complete the look. Do you think I should add a fabric lining so that nothing pops out or does it look okay?


This pouch will work well for lipsticks, prayer beads, keys, pen drives or even "unmentionables". In short, for anything small enough to get lost in your purse. What do you think? So, that is one project I can strike off my to-do list.

 Talking of lists, I do have my usual bunch of New Year resolutions: lose weight, cook healthy, less internet, more Pilates, less TV, more crochet, less sweets, more walking etc, etc. I would like to share this picture with you which sums it all up.  Haha.

via Facebook
See you soon. Take care. Happy crafting. Do let me know your first project for 2013.

Love xxx

29 comments:

  1. Very beautiful pouch! The color is lovely:) all the best for your resolutions !!

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  2. That looks very pretty Sangeetha.

    I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. :)

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  3. I love the little pouch and the pattern is adorable. I like it as it is but if you have things inside that are small enought to slip through the spaces, you might want to do an insert. I hope you have a wonderful day and a wonderful year, Sangeetha.

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  4. Hello Sangeetha
    Thank you for adding a link to my giveaway on your blog.
    This pineapple pouch looks really neat. I think you would only need a lining if it were used for unmentionables.

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

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  5. wow lovely work ! i too want to try my hands on crocheting but i don't know when..... may be sometime, Happy new year!!

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  6. Awesome pouch! Handy AND beautiful! You really do immaculate work! I'm working on 4 new crochet designs right now--but most excitedly a precious little baby quilt that is squishy and colorful. I have also set many similar resolutions. Now if I can keep with them for more than 2 weeks...
    Hugs.

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  7. Happy New year, Sangeetha!:) Absolutely love your sachet! Looks beautiful and so useful for those small things! I guess, you could some lining to it, as not to lose anything from it.Otherwise, it looks pretty like this too.
    All the best with your resolutions and enjoy new year!
    Hugs,
    Anna.

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  8. Ha-Ha! My husband's friend gave him a gym membership -- he left bright and early this morning so I wonder if he is actually using it for the first time today. I much prefer walking for exercise and did that twice yesterday and also ate healthy. That's how I intend to continue the year -- with intention to find peace, balance, simplicity. Love your little pouch. I wouldn't even know how to add a liner -- looks great the way it is. There are lots of little things always getting lost in my purse. Your posts always bring a smile to my face. Wishing you a wonderful year filled with possibility, peace and promise! Blessings, Tammy

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  9. Happy New Year to you too ! Very pretty Pouch i must say..i would add a lining - in any light color - the design would stand out and the little stuff would stay in!

    Good luck with your resolutions!

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  10. Dear Friends, Thank you for your beautiful comments and lovely suggestions. I think it is time to bring my sewing machine out of hibernation...hehe.
    Love and hugs

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  11. Happy New Year, Sangeetha! Wish you lots of fun crochet projects in 2013.

    The pineapple pouch is absolutely lovely.

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  12. Absolutely beautiful, AS USUAL! You must write out some of your patterns, or have I missed this on Ravelry? I'm going right now to see. Please stay in touch. Hope you are feeling well.
    Boo

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  13. Hi Sangeetha... Happy New Year to you and all at home.... Lovely `pine pouch'. You can even keep your mobile into it and just pull out the ear plugs when they need to be used.... So a lining can be skipped. Its cute. I have come up with a mandala...my first crochet project for 2013, and a wip which I intend to complete early :) And the brave girl has come up with quite a few resolutions!! wow! They say, when you announce your resolutions to friends and family, it binds us from adhering to it... So all the best. Gud day

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  14. Lovely and so useful !
    Have a nice weekend.
    Hug
    Anna

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  15. oh my god ! Sangeeta, this one is sooo cuuttee !
    Just loved the finishing touches like tassles and all !

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  16. oh my god !! Sangeeta, this is soooo cuuttteee !
    I loved it !
    Hugs

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  17. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ! About your gym..i will join it when it turns into a bar ;-)

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  18. Hi sangeetha
    Wishing you a very happy new year 2013 with lots of crochet projects
    Absolutely gorgeous and perfect pouch for my rosary beads ♥♥

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  20. Its beautiful. Do you have the pattern uploaded somewhere ??? I would love to make one for my friend to store her junk jewellery ;-) She has a huge collection which very badly needs a pouch. I will line it to prevent the earrings from falling off.
    Please let me know if you have uploaded the pattern somewhere.
    Thanks!!

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  21. Where did you buy the drawstring closure(or what ever that's called :P)???

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  22. Where can I find the pattern/chart for this?

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  23. I was hoping that you may want to share this pattern? I would love to make this pouch. Pineapple patterns are the best loved patterns and I collect and crochet as many as I can and give them as gifts. I hope you'll say yes.

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  24. I would love to have this pattern...One old pouch is with me...but did not know how to do...

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  25. Good afternoon! I just saw your blog for the first time. I love it. I was hoping to get the pattern you used. I know it's not a written one but I can follow a grid pattern. Thanks so much. Beautiful work.
    Sara

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    1. Hi Sara, Thank you for your comment. I made the pouch from a diagram. I will need your email address to mail you the pattern. Write to me at crochetkari@gmail.com

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  26. it looks lovely *-* i always love pineapple pattern in crochet projects<3 plus there is no seaming :D
    I can crochet from charts if its okay with you can you send me chart image too please?
    my mail is yarnables90@gmail.com

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