Monday, June 1, 2009

Strawberry crochet menstrual pouch *Pattern*

strawberry pouch
EDITED 1/27/11

+1 ball red yarn
+1 ball green yarn
(I used Lily's Sugar n Cream 100% cotton yarn)
+tapestry needle
+yarn needle threader
+stitch markers for counting
+size H (5mm) crochet hook

sl st = slip stitch
ch = chain stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
fo = fasten off
* = repeat until end of round; you reach the number inside ( )
rnd= round

approx. measurements: Flat, 3 1/2" long and 3 1/2" wide at the top. For size with cups, I use a small diva cup, which I think is the longest of the cups and is 43mm around the top (in between most size cups for small and large).

The pattern is worked in spirals until switched to green, then you slip stitch to form rounds.

[In red yarn]
I like to start with a magic circle/ring
sc 6 stitches inside the ring.
Rnd 1: sc in each st (12)
Rnd 2-3: sc around (12)
Rnd 4: *sc 1, sc 2 in next st* (18)
Rnd 5-6: sc around (18)
Rnd 7: *sc 2, sc 2 in next st* (24)
Rnd 8: sc around (24)
Rnd 9: *sc 3, sc 2 in next st* (30)
Rnd 10-12: sc around (30)
[switch to green yarn]
Rnd 13: sc around, sl st (30)
Rnd 14: ch 3, dc in same stitch, dc around, sl st (30)
Rnd 15-16: ch 1, sc around, sl st and fo at end of rnd 16 (30)
(weave in all ends with your tapestry needle)

[in green yarn]
(Make two) ch 55, fo
you can leave them plain and weave and tie the ends or make a little leaf end by using a slip stitch at the end of the chain in 3 to 5 stitches from the st in last 3 ch stitches, ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in the remaining 2.
Weave the chain into the double crochet(one starting on each side of your bag) and that makes your drawstrings.
(tie off or stitch together the ends of the chain on each side of your bag).

I hope these directions are clear enough! Have fun!


  1. Hi Crystal,
    This looks really cool! If I ever learn to crochet I will definitely make this! It's so adorable I would even want one if I didn't have a cup :D
    What are the finished measurements of the pouch / the measurements of your cup (so I can compare if I use another one than you!)
    Greets :)

  2. Thanks! I updated the post, I didn't think to add measurements.

  3. This would be a cute carrier for people who use OB, too. The size is perfect for carrying a couple of them.

  4. Do you mind can you post the cupcake pattern too? I love this one, and the cupcake. I might try and make this one tonight. :P

  5. What is a menstrual pouch exactly? I can guess but I'm not sure..

  6. I may be dense, but I'm with Annie. What is it?

  7. this is just great! i'm not a big fan of strawberries (i'm allergic to them) so i'm trying to come up with some other cute colours to use.

    for those who asked, it's a bag for menstrual cup.
    check wikipedia for that one!

  8. Ah thank you! I will have to learn how to crochet to make this as well. So cute! :)

  9. So I just made one today. It was my first time crocheting anything but a chain, and it turned out looking more like a red carrot! xD I can see where my stitches at the top half are far more even and straight than the bottom half, and I know that tension was the problem at the beginning, so practice makes perfect!

    Thanks for a nice, easy pattern for a beginner, cup using crochet-er! =)

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  11. I think this blog is maintained anymore.