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.
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
18” wide x 15 ½” tall
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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)
Plastic canvas (white or clear – 2 pieces each approx. 6 ½” x 10 ½”)
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
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
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
Instructions for the Crochet Bedside Pocket:
Base Rectangle for the Pocket:
With Base Color ch 68
Working in the back bar of the chain, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (67 sc)
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.
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″)
Star Motif for the Crochet Bedside Pocket:
With blue ch 4
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Heart Motif for the Crochet Bedside Pocket:
With burgundy ch 20
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.
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.
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.
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
Optional: With yarn needle and base color, sew rectangles of plastic canvas to back side of project for added stability and strength
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!
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