Travel Away Cord Organizer Roll

Keep your cords under control with this useful organizer containing 4 pockets (two large, two small). Fold over the top diagonal portion, roll twice and tie closed with braided ties.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 16” x 9” laid flat, opened out with flap folded over

Gauge: 15 sts and 12 rows = 4” [10 cm] after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Medium weight yarnPeaches & Cream (100% Cotton; 120 yards [109 meters]/70.9 grams): 11747 Dark Grey (MC, 2 balls), 11040 Black (CC, 1 ball)

Hook: US size G/6 (4.25 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked bottom up and flat.

Turn after each row.

Ties can be fastened by wrapping tie around organizer, pushing up small loop under beginning of tie (by border), then pulling up longer loop through smaller loop leaving end loose.

Pattern

Using MC, ch 62.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch, (sc in next ch, dc in next ch) across to last ch, sc in last ch, turn.

Row 2 (WS): Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout), sc in next st, (dc in next st, sc in next st) across to last st, hdc in last st, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, dc in next st, (sc in next st, dc in next st) across to last st, sc in last st, turn.

Rep Rows 2-3 for stitch patt.

Work in stitch pattern as established until work meas 11.5” from beginning, ending with Row 2, then decrease as follows:

Dec Row 1 (RS): Work Row 3 to last 6 sts, turn, leaving last 6 sts unworked. (55 sts)

Dec Row 2 (WS): Sk first st, sl st across next 4 sts, ch 1, sc in next st, (dc in next st, sc in next st) across to last st, hdc in last st, turn. (50 sts)

Dec Row 3: Work Row 3 to last 5 sts, turn, leaving last 5 sts unworked. (45 sts)

Rep last 2 rows, decreasing 5 sts each row until 5 sts remain.

Next Row (RS): Ch 1, sc in first st, (dc in next st, sc in next st) twice.

Fasten off.

Large Pocket (work 2 the same)

Row 1: Using CC, ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, (dc in next st, sc in next st) across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, sc in next st, (dc in next st, sc in next st) across to last st, hdc in last st, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, dc in next st, (sc in next st, dc in next st) across to last st, sc in last st, turn.

Row 4: Ch 2, sc in next st, (dc in next st, sc in next st) across to last st, hdc in last st, do not turn.

Gusset Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st, working across row ends (dc in next row end, sc in next row end) twice, working across foundation chain (dc in next st, sc in next st) 4 times, dc in next st, sc in next row end, (dc in next row end, sc in next row end) twice, turn. (19 sts)

Gusset Rows 2-3: Work as Row 2-3.

Work 9 more rows as established. Fasten off.

Small Pocket (work 2 the same)

Row 1: Using CC, ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, (dc in next st, sc in next st) across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, sc in next st, dc in next st, sc in next st, hdc in last st, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, dc in next st, sc in next st, dc in next st, sc in last st, turn.

Row 4: Ch 2, sc in next st, [dc in next st, sc in next st] across to last st, hdc in last st, do not turn.

Gusset Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st, working across row ends (dc in next row end, sc in next row end) twice, working across foundation chain (dc in next st, sc in next st) twice, dc in next st, sc in next row end, (dc in next row end, sc in next row end) twice, turn. (15 sts)

Gusset Rows 2-3: Work as Row 2-3.

Work 3 more rows as established. Fasten off.

Border

Main Piece

Rnd 1: Turn over work so top diagonal edge slopes top left to bottom right, using CC, join in yarn at lower right corner, ch 1, sc evenly around edge working 1 sc in each row end, 3 sc in each corner st and 1 sc in each st, join with sl st to ch 1. Fasten off.

Finishing

Turn over main piece so top edge slopes top right to bottom left.

Sew Large Pockets in place to left as marked on diagram taking care that sewn stitches do not show on outside of Organizer.

Sew Small Pockets in place to right as marked on diagram taking care that sewn stitches do not show on outside of Organizer.

Ties

Cut six 2-yard lengths of CC, divide in 2 groups. Hook one group of 3 strands through border st approx 2.5” from lower edge on longer side edge, divide into three 2-strand groups and braid to end, tie with overhand knot.

Fold sloped edge over at 9” from bottom edge, hook next group of 3 strands through border st 2.5” down from fold on same side edge as other Tie, divide into three 2-strand groups and braid to end, tie with overhand knot.

Trim ends of braids.

Weave in all ends.

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