Brick Button Pouch

October 2021 QuickProjects

Pattern Skill Level: Easy-Intermediate | Finished Size: 11.5 x 7 inches flat.

This cute button pouch has its opening in the middle of the body instead of along the edge and is perfect for carrying small projects or a notebook/sticky notes in your purse. It’s not too holey that pens or larger hooks will slip through either! The fun brick look makes it stand out and is made with a 3-row repeat. Once you get the hang of the two special stitches, it’ll be a breeze. Happy Crocheting! ~Lauren  

In this box, there is: 

  • Two Skeins Patons Hempster in two colors- $12
  • New: Handmade by Lauren 4mm Clay Handled Crochet Hook- $8
  • Buttons- $2
  • Collectible and exclusively designed for QuickProjects Boxes monthly sticker- $4
  • Exclusive Pattern and Support- $10

Plus all Yarn Bits Shop Subscribers Perks!

Special stitches and abbreviations

dc4tog over 2 sp

  1. yo, insert hook in first sp, yo and pull through sp, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook)
  2. Repeat step 1 in same sp (2 posts in first sp, 3 loops on hook)
  3. yo, insert hook in second sp, yo and pull through sp, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook (4 loops on hook)
  4. Repeat step 3 in second sp (2 posts in each sp, 5 loops on hook)
  5. yo and pull through all loops on hook (1 loop on hook)


drop hdc2tog:

  1. yo, insert hook into first sp 2 rows below, yo and pull through sp. Pull loop up to top of row being worked. (3 loops on hook)
  2. yo, insert hook into second sp 2 rows below, yo and pull through sp. Pull loop up to top of row being worked. (5 loops on hook)
  3. yo and pull through all loops on hook. 

Brick Button Pouch Pattern


Color Note: Color A is the yarn that is the “frame” of the “bricks”. Color B is the “bricks”. 


With Color A, Ch 37. 

Row 1: {Right Side facing up}

  • sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, 

  • do not turn and drop color A loop. 

  • Place a stitch marker in loop to secure if desired. 

Total Stitches: 36 sc


Row 2: {Right Side facing up}

  • With Color B, sl st in first sp, ch 3, 

  • dc4tog over 2 sp in same sp beg ch and next, ch 1, 

  • (dc4tog over 2 sp, ch 1) across, 

  • with color B loop on hook, pick up color A loop and ch 2 with just color A then pull loop through color B loop to finish row, turn

  • Fasten off Color B

Total Stitches: 18 dc4tog, 18 ch-1


Row 3: {Wrong Side facing up}

  • Note: the spaces already have stitches from the dc4tog work so the drop stitches are worked on the outside of the dc4tog

  • Note 2: ch 1 are used to secure the drop stitches so they are straight lines down to bottom of work and will not be used in following rows

  • with Color A, ch 1, sc in first ch-1 sp, 

  • (sc in next ch-1 sp, drop hdc2tog over 2 sp from 2 rows below (row 1), ch 1) across last dc4tog

  • sc in sp between last dc4tog and beg ch to finish off row

  • Check that you have 36 sts- 2 st between all dc24og from row below plus 1 st on each end on the outside and do not count ch-1.

  • turn 

Total Stitches: 17 drop hdc2tog between all dc4tog clusters, 17 ch-1, 19 sc 


Row 4: {Right Side facing up}

  • ch 1, sc in each sp across, skipping all ch-1 sp, 

  • do not turn 

Total Stitches: 36 sc


Repeat 2-4 for a total of 20 times, 



Note: if your rectangle warps with 1 sc in every sc row on the sides, do 1 sc for every 2 sc row 


  • Do not fasten off Color A or turn. Last repeat of row 4 counts towards edging.

  • Ch 2 for corner. 

  • Working down side, sc in each sc row and 3 sc in each dc4tog rows. (See note)

  • Ch 2 for corner. 

  • Sc in each sp of bottom (bottom of beg ch). 

  • Ch 2 for corner. 

  • Repeat side work back to top. 

  • Ch 2 for last corner and sl st to first st. 

  • Ensure stitches are even on both sides. Fasten off. 

Finishing Edges

Weave in all ends from working the rectangle up. 

Fold top and bottom of rectangle to center. This will be the pouch opening. 


To secure the edges

Starting with one folded corner, sl st into first sp. Ch 1 and sc in same sp. Sc in each sp (picking up back and front edge spaces as one) across to center. At center, ensure the corner sp is picked up as a stitch with back of pouch edge. You may need to do 2 front st to one back sp depending on the warping/flatness. Continue picking up back/front sp with sc to other fold. 

Turn and ch 1. Sc in each sp across. Ensure you like the look of the edge work before fastening off and repeating with other side. To make some adjustments if needed, sc2tog could be used at the ends and center to reduce the number of stitches and to keep it more rectangular at the edges. 


Repeat with the other side opening. Weave in all ends. The only opening is the center slit.


Sew buttons (5-6, as desired), evenly spaced out along the edge on one side of the slit. 


On the other side of slit and for each button:

  • sl st to around the sp directly across from the button about one inch in (or the rows between the first and second rows of dc4tog sts). 

  • Ch a length that creates a loop that fits over the button. 

  • Sl st to same sp and fasten off, creating a loop for the button to go through. 

  • Weave in ends.


Alternative Ideas


Opening can be along one side instead of middle! 

Pattern Declaimer

This is a paid pattern originally designed for a Yarn Bits Shop subscription box. 

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