Crochet Bedside Pocket

Crochet Bedside Pocket crocheted in gray with a red heart and blue star on the pocket

Crochet Bedside Pocket

There are so many different types of crochet organizers you can make for your home – this Crochet Bedside Pocket is a practical and simple project that can make your life easier.

This crochet storage near your bed has 2 large pockets that can hold a variety of items: books, tissues, a TV remote, magazines and even snacks! The large pockets are made with a pretty textured stitch of single crochet and double crochet.

Close up photo of crocheted heart and star motif

Heart and Star Motifs

This crochet organizer has 2 pretty decorations that are easy to make in the granny square look – a heart and a star. These motifs are sewn on to the outside of each pocket and add a touch of cuteness and style. I made these with a deep red and blue but you can make them any color that goes with your room’s decor.

The Crochet Bedside Pocket uses basic crochet stitches and a common craft supply to give it strength and stability. I think you’re going to love making and using this handy crochet storage solution.

Let’s get started!

Skill Level: Easy

Measurements:

18” wide x 15 ½” tall

Supplies:

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Medium weight acrylic yarn – 2 skeins (each approximately 350 yards) of base color (I used a light gray); Small amount of medium weight acrylic yarn for heart and star (I used a burgundy and royal blue)

H/5mm crochet hook

Stitch markers

Yarn needle

Plastic canvas (white or clear – 2 pieces each approx. 6 ½” x 10 ½”)

Abbreviations:

Sl st (slip stitch) = Insert hook into st, YO, pull through stitch and loop on hook

Sc (single crochet) = Insert hk into st; YO, draw up a lp; YO, pull through both lps on hk

Dc (double crochet) = YO, insert hook into st, YO, draw up a loop, (YO, pull through 2 loops on hook) twice

Ch = chain

RS = Right Side

Sp = space

Hk = hook

Lp = loop

Sk = skip

YO = yarn over

Special Stitches:

2dc-CL (2 double crochet cluster): YO, insert hk into st, YO, draw up a lp, YO, pull through 2 lps on hk; YO, insert hk into same st, YO, draw up a lp, YO, pull through 2 lps on hk; YO, pull through all 4 lps on hk

Notes:

Base Pocket is worked back and forth in rows

The Heart and Star motifs are worked in the round

Once base pocket rectangle is complete, project is folded according to measurements given to create pocket

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Instructions for the Crochet Bedside Pocket:

Base Rectangle for the Pocket:

With Base Color ch 68

Row 1: 

Working in the back bar of the chain, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (67 sc)

Row 2: 

Ch 1, (sc, 2 dc) in 1st st;[sk next 2 sts, (sc, 2 dc) in next st] across (22 shells) up to last 3 sts; sk next 2 sts; sc in last st. Turn.

Row 3:

Ch 1, (sc, 2 dc) in 1st sc; (sc, 2 dc) in each sc across up to last sc; sc in last sc; Turn.

Repeat Row 3 until rectangle measures 24” long. Fasten off.

(If you would like to have a longer piece that slides farther under the mattress, simply crochet beyond the 24″)

Blue crochet star motif

Star Motif for the Crochet Bedside Pocket:

With blue ch 4

Round 1: 

Dc in 4th ch from hk, (ch 3, 2 dc in same ch) 4 times; ch 3, sl st to top of starting ch-3. (5 ch-3 sps)

Round 2: 

Sl st in next dc and next sp; (ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same sp; (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in each ch-3 sp around; join with sl st in top of starting ch-3.

Blue star stitch close up
Here you can see the stitches that make up the beginning of Round 3

Round 3:

Sl st in next dc and next sp; (ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2) in same sp; [sc in between next 2 sets of 2 dcs; (ch 2, 2 dc, ch 3, 2dc, ch 2) in next ch-3 sp] around ending with sc in between last 2 sets of 2dcs; ch 2, sl st to top of starting ch-3.

Blue star motif with round 3 completed

Round 4: 

Sl st in next dc and in next sp; (ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2dc, ch 2) in same sp; (sc in next ch-2 sp) 2 times; [(ch 2, 2 dc, ch 3, 2dc, ch 2) in next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-2 sp) 2 times] around; ending with ch-2, sl st to top of starting ch-3.

Round 5: 

Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, [(2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 2 dcs, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, sl st in each of next 2 scs, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 2 dcs] around; join with sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off.

Red heart crochet motif

Heart Motif for the Crochet Bedside Pocket:

With burgundy ch 20

Row 1 of the crochet red heart motif
This photo shows Row 1 completed – see how the placement of the stitches creates the V-shape

Row 1: 

Dc in 4th ch from hk, ch 1, sk next ch, 2 dc in next ch, ch 1, sk next ch, 2 dc in next ch, sk next 3 chs, 2dc-CL (mark with a stitch marker), sk next 3 chs, 2 dc in next ch, ch 1, sk next ch, 2 dc in next ch, ch 1, sk next ch, 2 dc in last ch. Do not turn.

Showing how to start round 2 of the red crochet heart motif
The White Arrow shows the Ch-3 and dc made at the very beginning of the round – The Yellow Arrow shows the next set of stitches made into the bottom of the stitches that ended Row 1

Round 2:

Now working in rounds, ch 3 (mark with another stitch marker), dc in top of last stitch worked from Round 1, ch 2, 2 dc in side bottom of last dc of Row 1; Now working along bottom edge of Row 1, (ch 2, 2 dc in next sp) 3 times; ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in ch where 2dc-CL was made and first stitch marker was placed; (ch 2, 2 dc in next sp) 3 times; ch 2, 2 dc in bottom side of t-chain from Row 1; ch 2, 2 dc in top of t-ch; (ch 2, 2 dc in next sp) 2 times; dc in center 2dc-CL where first stitch marker was placed, (2 dc in next sp, ch 2) 2 times; sl st to starting ch-3.

Round 3: 

Ch 1, sl st in next ch-sp; ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 2, (3 dc in next sp, ch 2) 3 times; 3 dc in next sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next sp (bottom point), (3 dc in next sp, ch 2) 6 times; 3 dc in next sp, sk next 2 dcs; sc in next dc (center top); 3 dc in next sp, ch 2, 3 dc in last sp; ch 2, sl st to top of starting ch-3 that is marked with second stitch marker. Remove stitch markers.

Round 4: 

Ch 1, sc in same st; sc in each dc around and work 2 sc in each sp around. In bottom point work: (sc, ch 1, sc) and in top center work a sl st; join with sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off.

Finishing and Assembly of the Crochet Bedside Pocket:

With Right Side facing fold rectangle so approximately 8 ½” length forms the pocket – pin in place.

Using photo as a guide, pin star and heart in place

Sew motifs to each side using yarn needle and matching yarn

Using yarn needle and base color, sew center of pocket making sure to go through both thicknesses

With Right Side (front) facing and with base color, sc along both edges making sure to go through both thicknesses when closing up each side of the pockets

Backside of the Crochet Bedside Pocket project showing how to sew on plastic canvas supports

Optional:  With yarn needle and base color, sew rectangles of plastic canvas to back side of project for added stability and strength

The Crochet Bedside Pocket project laying flat on light surface

And there you have it – your Crochet Bedside Pocket is complete!

I hope you enjoyed making this crochet organizer for a bedroom or even for a couch! Having a nearby pocket filled with all of your essentials makes for cozy and relaxing evenings. Leave a comment below and let me know which colors you’ve made your Crochet Bedside Pocket in – I’d love to hear from you!

Remember, you can find all of my FREE crochet patterns here.

And if you really like things with pockets, check out these other FREE crochet patterns:

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Happy crocheting!

Jennifer

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