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Drawstring Earbud Pouch

Let me introduce you to my weekend project, a drawstring earbud pouch! I designed this pattern because my brother happens to misplace his earbuds frequently. I thought if he had a safe, brightly colored place to put them, it might be easier for him to keep track of them. I know I certainly keep better track of my things when they have a specific place to go.

This pattern can be made with any DK or fingering weight scrap yarn. The size was specifically designed for the earbuds that come with an iPhone but can be modified to fit any pair of earbuds. The pouch's cirucmference can be increased in multiples of 4 stitches, and the depth of the pouch can be increased (or decreased) in the stockinette portion by adjusting the number of rows.

This pouch can also be used to hold anything from earbuds to coins to stitch markers!


Needles: 3.25 mm/US 3 double-pointed needles (4)

Yarn: worsted or dk yarn (light yarn); 10-15 yards in total

Tapestry Needles

Gauge: 6 sts x 7 rows = 1” (in stockinette stitch)


Sts = stitches

K = knit

P = purl

K2tog = knit 2 sts together

*...* = repeat between * until end of the round

Color A = color for ribbing at the top

Color B = color for body


Cast-on 36 sts in Color A to join in the round.

Row 1-6: * k2, p2 *

Row 7: switch to Color B and knit all

Row 8-25: knit all

Row 26: *k2, k2tog*

Row 27: knit all

Row 28: *k1, k2tog*

Row 29: knit all

Row 30: *k2tog*

Row 31: knit all

Break yarn and pull through remaining sts. Weave in ends

Cut a piece of Color B to weave in through the middle row of the ribbing to create the drawstring.

If you make a pouch of your own and post a picture on instagram, be sure to tag me (@knitting_with_sara) and use the hashtag #drawstringearbudpouch so I see it! Happy knitting!


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