A period pouch is an essential item for every menstruator. What is a period pouch you ask? It is simply a small bag that contains items that help you manage during your periods. It should be fairly small, allowing it to fit into your normal everyday bag.
Make your period pouch YOU!
This is perhaps the most important part in assembling your period pouch. Fill it with products that work for you and your body and remember to keep it handy. What I put and I recommend you to put in a period pouch are:
- Pads, tampons or panty liners- it is a period pouch after all
- Wipes and/or tissue- for cleaning your hands and ensuring freshness as well
- Pain killers- for the aches and pains that might come with periods
- Cash- in case you need to buy anything for example an extra pair of underwear
- Pick-me-ups- this can be anything from your favourite candy, gum or even scent
Your period pouch should always remain stocked and ready for use.
Crochet Period Pouch pattern.
First off, if you are unfamiliar with the star stitch, please go through my step-by-step tutorial on how to crochet the star stitch, and after that you can get to making the Crochet Period Pouch. This pouch is one long rectangular piece made in rows. Upon completion, it is the folded up to form the pouch.
Skill level: Advanced Crochet Beginner with beginner skills in sewing.
- Approximately 70 yards DK weight yarn (I used Stylecraft Special DK)
- 3.5 mm crochet hook
- Approximately 18″ by 11″ cotton fabric for lining
- darning needle
- clothes iron
- press button
- sewing needle
- small bead for strap (optional)
Stitches and terms used:
- ch= chain
- sc= single crochet
- hdc= half double crochet
- Star stitch
This Crochet Period Pouch measures 15 by 5 inches when laid open and 6 by 5 inches when closed.
With your 3.5 mm crochet hook and DK yarn, Ch 27
Row 1: Starting from the second ch from your hook, star stitch until the end of the row. Hdc in last st. (11 star stitches & 1 hdc)
Row 2: Turn. Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc). ( 2hdc in star eye ) rpt across. 1 hdc on top of turning ch. (24 hdc)
Row 3: Turn. Ch 3, star stitch until the end of the row. Hdc in last st. (11 star stitches & 1 hdc)
Row 4-39: Rpt row 2-3 18 times
Row 40: Turn. Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc). 1 hdc in first star eye, (2 hdc in the next star eye) 9 times. 1 hdc in last star eye, 1 hdc on top of turning ch. (22 hdc)
Row 41: Turn. Ch 3, star stitch until the end of the row. Hdc in last st. (10 star stitches & 1 hdc)
Row 42: Turn. Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc). 1 hdc in first star eye, (2 hdc in the next star eye) 7 times. 1 hdc in last star eye, 1 hdc on top of turning ch. (20 hdc)
Row 43: Turn. Ch 3, star stitch until the end of the row. Hdc in last st. (9 star stitches & 1 hdc)
Row 44: Ch 1. Do not turn. Instead, tilt your work 90 degrees. Starting in the post of the last last hdc of row 43, 1 sc. (2 sc in next hdc post, sc in next hdc post) 20 times. 2 sc in next hdc post. 4 sc in last post of the edge. sc in 2nd sc of bottom edge. work 1 sc in each across. Sc evening along the second edge. 3sc in corner. sc in each st across to end. 2 sc in space whaere you worked your first sc. Fastern off. Weave in ends.
Sew in the press button on the right side in Row 17.
The fabric lining of this pouch is simple and easy to work up. However, you have to make sure to cut out the right size. To do that, first off, measure and cut out 16″ by 6″ rectangle on your piece of fabric lining. This measurements include a 1/2″ inch seam allowance all round.
Secondly, cut out 3 identical rectangles measuring 6 inches by 5 inches. These are for the pockets.
Make a 1/2″ inch fold on both the top and bottom of the pockets (the top and bottom are the sides measuring 6 inches) and press with iron. Sew only the top fold closed.
Place the pockets on the lining as shown below and sew where indicated, being careful of the measurements. sew on the press button as well.
After you’ve finished sewing the pockets and the press button, fold the outside edges over approx. 1/2” and similar to before, press in place with an iron. Stitch the lining in place using the whip stitch. Tie off and trim any threads.
For a nice finishing touch, add some tassels in the center of the front closure and a small handle with a bead on the side. I used a ch 40 for mine.
Did you enjoy learning how to crochet period pouch? I’d love to see your creations! Please share your projects with me on Instagram. For more crochet patterns, please visit the crochet patterns section of the blog.