For the Roman Festival I participated in last Sunday and about which I am going to give you a full report - I also made these pouches inspired from the times when people kept their precious objects into pouches (of any kind).
The pattern is so easy you can make a whole bunch in an evening.
For the grey and beige ones I used sport cotton yarn and 1,9 mm steel hook, while the burgundy is made of acrylic yarn and a 3.00 mm hook. The cotton ones look more dainty and elegant while the other is more "rustic" if I may say so. If you are going to use these as gifts, choose your yarn wisely.
Crochet Pouch Pattern
Used stitches: ch (chain), sl st (slip stitch), hdc (half double crochet), tr (treble).
Foundation and round 1:
1. Chain 4 and join to make a ring.
2-4. In the ring, ch 4 (counts as the 1st tr) and make 14 tr (15). Join with a sl st to end round.
5-7. Tr2 in each stitch (30). End with a sl st.
8. Work in back of stitch only -ch4, then tr1 in every stitch around. Sl st to join.
Round 4- end: Ch4, then tr1 in every stitch around. Sl st to join. I just made 3 rounds because I wanted small pouches - not long-ish.
Final round - edging: (picture 11) ch 2 an hdc in every stitch around. Sl st to join. Cut yarn, tie knot, weave ends.
Finishing up: chain a tie, and using a tapestry needle insert it through the pouch. And you are done!
These lovely pouches can be a fab last minute gifts and also an adorable stocking fillers for girls while ladies can keep their "gems and jewels" inside.
I hope you like them and give them a try.