Free Crochet Pattern – Medicine Bag Drawstring Pouch

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After seeing some cotton bags I worked up, a friend asked if I could make some medicine bags to carry her crystals around safely. I was more than happy to make something for her! Of course, I had to keep track of the pattern as I made it. This little guy measures 4″ tall by 2-1/2″ wide, with a drawstring at the top, and a fold-over cover that the drawstring feeds through. There’s also a little loop in the back for attaching to a keyring or cord.

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I’m marking this pattern as “intermediate” because there is some slip stitching around posts, which is a little tricky. Should be no problem for anyone with a little crochet under their belt though.

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Free Crochet Pattern – Medicine Bag Drawstring Pouch

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Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn

H Hook

Intermediate
1. Ch 7
Sc in back bump of 2nd ch
from hook and each ch across

2. Ch 1. Turn.
Sc in same st and each st across

3. Ch 1. Turn.
Sc in same st and next 4 st
2 sc in last st
(working in the round now)
2 sc along edge
2 sc in sc from first row/corner
Sc in next 4 st
2 sc in last st
2 sc along edge
1 sc in same st as
first sc from this round
Join to first sc w/ sl st
(20 sc)

12
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4. Ch 1
Sc in BL of same st and
each st around
Join to first sc w/ sl st

5. Ch 1
Sc in same st and each st around
Join to first sc w/ sl st

6-15: Repeat round 5 (ten) times

16: Ch 1
Sc in same st
Ch 1
* Sk 1 st, sc in next,
ch 1 *
Repeat from * to * around
Join to first sc w/ sl st
Fasten off.

Pouch Cover:
1. Locate the center 6 st in back
of pouch, 3 rows down.
Mark 1st and 6th st around
posts just above st.
Sl st around post just above
marked st to far right.
Sl st around post of next 5 st.

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2. Ch 1. Turn.
Sc in same st and next 5 st

3-4. Repeat row 2 twice

5. Ch 1. Turn.
Sc in BL of same st and
next 5 st.

6. Ch 1. Turn.
Sc in same st and each st across

7. Ch 1. Turn.
Sc in BL of same st and
each st across

8. Ch 1. Turn.
Sc in same st and next st
Ch 2. Sk 2 st, sc in next 2 st.

9. Ch 1. Turn.
Sc in same st and next st
2 sc in ch-2 sp
Sc in next 2 st

10. Ch 1. Turn.
Sc in same st.
* sc2tog over next 2 st *
Repeat from * to * once
Sc in last st

11. Ch 1. Turn.
Sc in same st
Sc2tog over next 2 st
Sc in last st.
Fasten off.

With RS facing, join yarn to
bottom right side of pouch
cover w/ sl st.

Ch 1. Sc evenly around edge.
Fasten off.
7

Optional Back Loop:

Mark center 3 st located 4
rows below pouch cover

8

Join w/ sl st around post
just above marked st far right
Sl st around next 2 posts

* Ch 1. Turn.
Sc in same st and next 2 st *
Repeat from * to * 4 times

Turn. Working through last
row of loop, sl st
to/around posts of row directly
below pouch cover.

9
10

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Drawstring:
Ch 42. Fasten off.
Weave through ch-spaces of top
of pouch, with ends coming
out of the front.
Pull through hole in pouch cover.

Medicine Bag

I’d love to see pictures of your finished bags! Feel free to email me pictures at goddesscrochet@gmail.com OR share them on Ravelry!

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