I am not the originator of this pattern and do not know who is. I was asked to look at one made like this and copy it for a gift.
If you know the originator of the pattern then let me know and I will post it here. Just want to share with you how I made mine to give as gifts. I do not use a gauge per se. I used measurements for the 3 panels that I crocheted. The pictures are shown as we go, and I will explain each step. :0)
This shows the finished product both closed in picture one, and open in picture two, to show the layered pockets!
Step 1: Step 1: Make your 3 panels
1 ball 3 oz. of Sugar and Cream cotton yarn camouflage in color
large eye needle for yarn ( to sew up sides )
7" zipper beige in color
beige embroidery thread to sew zipper
sewing needle right size for embroidery thread (3 strands)
7/8" or 1" button depending on how loose your button hole is.
need to fit snug
I used a crochet hook size H and the stitch I used was half double crochet.
For my way of crocheting 2 rows equaled 1/2 inch.
make 3 panels.
I crocheted the largest panel #1 to be 11½"high X 7½"wide
the second panel #2 is 7½"high X 7½"wide
the third panel is #3 is 3" high X 7½" wide
If you need help with basic stitches, here is a website that I utilize CrochetSpot.com
chain 32, make a half double crochet (hdc) in 3rd chain from hook and in each chain to the end. (30 stitches) chain 2 turn
row 2. hdc in each stitch across to end, (30 stitches) chain 2 turn.
Continue row 2 until you have 33 rows. now you will make the button hole with rows
34 and 35.
row 34: hdc in the first 13 stitches, chain 4, skip next 4 stitches, hdc in the 17th stitch and the remaining stitches to the end. chain 2 turn.
Row 35: hdc in each stitch to the chain and work 4 hdc in the space made by the chain 4 and continue hdc across to the end. chain 2 turn.
final row 36: hdc in each stitch across to end. Finish off.
Follow directions as for Panel #1 up to row 23 and then finish off.
Follow directions as for Panel #1 up to row 10 then finish off.