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Catching Rays Crossbody Pouch – Free Pattern

June 12, 2022
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Materials:
Worsted weight/ weight 4 Cotton yarn
I/9 hook (5.50mm)
darning needle
scissors

Approximate yardage needed: 93 yds
Pouch Construction: Begin with making Catching Rays granny square. Work in rounds to create the pouch using a variety of stitches. Attach the square and the strap to the pouch, and add fringe if you want.

Abbreviations (US terminology):

st – stitch
ch – chain

MC – magic circle
SC – single crochet
SC DEC – single crochet decrease
HDC – half double crochet
HDC DEC – half double crochet decrease
DC – double crochet

DC2TOG – double crochet 2 together cluster

DC3TOG – double crochet 3 together cluster
TR – treble crochet
ea – each
ch-sp – chain space
sk – skip
yo – yarn over hook
[ ] / * – repeat stitch pattern in brackets or beginning at asterisk as indicated
( ) – explanation as needed

BLO – back loop only

Special Notes:
a) ch 3 counts as first DC and ch 1 throughout the pattern unless otherwise noted.

b) ch 2 in Round 28 does not count as a st.

c) Stitch explanation:

Double Crochet 2 (3) Together (cluster): [yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops,] 2 times  for 2 together(3 times for 3 together), yo, pull through all loops on hook.

d) YARN:  I used Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton. Any worsted weight 4 cotton yarn works as a

substitute.

Catching Rays Square

I  (5.50 mm) hook

Worsted weight/ weight 4 yarn

Now that you’ve gathered your materials, let’s get started!
Begin with MC

Round 1: Work 16 DC into MC. sl st to first DC. (16 DC)

Round 2: ch 3, *DC in between next 2 DC, ch 1* 15x. sl st in the 2nd ch. (16 DC, 16 ch 1-sp)

Round 3: sl st into ch 1-sp, ch 2, DC2tog in ch 1-sp, *ch 1, DC3tog* 15x, ch 1. sl st to the top of the DC2tog. (16 DC3tog, 16 ch 1-sp)

Round 4: ch 4 (counts as first DC and ch 2-sp), DC in same st, sk ch 1, *DC/ch2/DC in top of DC3tog from previous round, sk ch 1* 15x. sl st in the 2nd ch. (32 DC, 16 ch 2-sp)

Round 5: ch 2 (counts as first DC), *2 DC/ch 2/2 DC in ch 2-sp, 1 DC in next DC, 1 HDC in next DC, 1 HDC in ch 2-sp, 1 SC in each of the next 2 DC, 1 SC in ch 2-sp, 1 SC in each of the next 2 DC, 1 HDC in ch 2-sp, 1 HDC in next DC, 1 DC in  next DC* 3x. 2 DC/ch 2/2 DC in ch 2-sp, 1 DC in next DC, 1 HDC in next DC, 1 HDC in ch 2-sp, 1 SC in each of the next 2 DC, 1 SC in ch 2-sp, 1 SC in each of the next 2 DC, 1 HDC in ch 2-sp, 1 HDC in next DC. sl st in the 2nd ch.

(60 st, 4 ch 2-sp) Fasten off. weave in ends. One square made.

For step-by-step pictures of the square, check out our blog post, Catching Rays Granny Square.

Pouch

Ch 16

Round 1: 3 SC in the end ch, 1 SC in ea of the next 13 SC, 3 SC in next ch, 13 SC in the back bump of the ch. Join with a sl st to the first SC. (32 SC)

Round 2:  ch 2(counts as first DC), 1 DC in same as ch 2, 1 DC in next st, 2 DC in next st, 1 DC in ea of the next 13 stitches, 2 DC in next st, 1 DC in next st, 2 DC in next st, 1 DC in ea of the next 13 stitches. Join with a sl st to the top of the ch 2. (36 DC)

Round 3: ch 1, SC in ea st around. sl st to the first SC. (36 SC)

Round 4 & 5:  Repeat Round 3.

Round 6: 1 HDC in ea st around. Join with INVJOIN. (36 HDC)

Round 7: 1 SC in 3rd BLO of ea st around. (36)

8-11: Repeat Round 3.

Round 12: ch 3 (counts as first DC and ch 1 sp), sk 1, *DC in next, ch 1, sk 1*17x. Join with sl st to ch 2. (18 DC, 18 ch 1)

Round 13: ch 1, SC in top of ch 2, 1 SC in ch 1 sp, *1 SC in next DC, 1 SC in next ch 1 sp*17x. Join with sl st to first SC. (36 SC)

Round 14: ch 1, SC in ea st around. (36 SC)

Round 15-16: Repeat round 14.

Round 17: Repeat Round 12.

Round 18: Repeat Round 13.

Round 19-22: Repeat Round 14.

Round 23: Repeat Round 6.

Round 24: Repeat Round 7.

Round 25-27: Repeat Round 14.

Round 28: ch 2, 1 DC in same as join. 1 DC in ea st around. Join with sl st to top of first DC. (36 DC)

Round 29: Repeat Round 14.

Join square to pouch.

Attach the square to the pouch beginning with an SC in the right ch sp and BLO of the last round of the pouch. Continue across the square in the BLO of the square stitches and the pouch stitches until reaching the next ch sp. Work an SC in the ch sp and BLO of the next st on the pouch.

*SC in the ch sp, SC in ea st across the square to the next ch space. 2 SC in the ch space.* Repeat from * to * one more time.

Sc in ea st across the square and place one SC in the ch sp. sl st to first SC. Fasten off and weave in end. (68 SC)

Create the strap.

ch 156, DC in the BLO of the 2nd chain from hook and in ea BLO of the chains across. (155 DC)

TURN. Fold the DC in half. SC in the 2 loops of the DC and the 2 loops in ea ch to the end of the row. (155 SC) Fasten off and weave in end. 

The strap will be twisty. I recommend wet blocking.

Sew the strap to  the pouch into the 2 SC immediately to the left of the square. Fasten off and weave in ends. Repeat on the opposite side. Weave in ends.

Add fringe  (If you want)

Cut 17 12” strands. Attach by double strands along the bottom of the pouch.

I hope you enjoy this FREE pattern. Please tag me if you create one on Facebook and Instagram! I would love to see your Catching Rays Crossbody Pouches!

Happy hooking, Rachel

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