Friday, November 22, 2019

Free Knit Pattern-- Feminine Sani Pouch




Need to find a way to be discreet when it’s that time of the month? This quick and easy pattern is the perfect pouch to keep your sanitary napkins out of sight.

I really love making practical things. This design was initiated because one of my children found my empty pouch and hid it. The one they hid was one that was made out of fabric and sewn. Unfortunately it's been years since I touched a sewing machine and I just don't have the time at this stage of my life to relearn. (Kids keep me way too busy.)

This pattern is a very quick one. Hope you enjoy it!

Pattern

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Materials

-1 skeins of Lion Brands Comfy Cotton Blend
-5.5mm (circular) knitting needles
-5.5mm crochet hook
-stitch markers
-tapestry needle

Abbreviations

sts-stitches

Gauge

9 sts and 9 rows = 2 inches

Measurements

Pouch approximately 4.25” length (not including flap) by 4.5” wide

Due to the nature of knitting, measurements can vary as pieces can be stretched. 

Pouch

Cast on 22

Row 1: knit 

Row 2: purl

Row 3-50: repeat row 1 and 2

Row 51: bind off the first two sts (knitwise), knit until you have 2 sts left, bind off (knitwise)

Row 52: bind off the first two sts (purlwise), purl until you have 2sts left, bind off the last 2 sts

Row 53-54: repeat row 51 and 52

Row 55: bind off 7 sts (which brings you to the center)

Take a 5.5mm crochet hook and chain 4.




Slip the last chain onto the left needle to continue binding off your work, bind off to the end. Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Count up 43 rows from the bottom and use a stitch marker on either ends of pouch panel piece.

Fold up from the bottom to row 43 with the right side facing out. Mattress stitch down the sides of the panel starting from the stitch markers. Weave in your ends. 

Ribbon

Cast on 8.

Row 1-14: knit
BO knitwise



Take some yarn and leaving a tail start winding the yarn around the center of the ribbon panel. Wind the yarn as much to your liking and tie off the end with the tail that you left from the beginning. You will take the tails to secure it to the pouch.

Center your ribbon in the middle of the pouch. The ribbon will act as a “button” so that you can use the loop on the flap of the pouch to close it.


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