Crochet Bed Pocket

This bed pocket is just right for all those bedside essentials.  The simple textured stitch and fun star and heart appliques make it cute and practical for your kids (or yourself) to store things they/you might need in the middle of the night.

Skill Level: Beginner

Size: 18” wide x 15.5” tall

Gauge: 5 sets of pattern stitch (sc 2 dc) and 12 rows = 4” [10 cm]

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn (100% Acrylic; 355 yards [325 meters]/199 grams): 200 Graymist (MC, 2 skeins), 96 Stonewash (C1, 1 skein), 101 Rosy Cheeks (C2, 1 skein)

Hook: US size H/8 (5 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, plastic canvas (white or clear – 2 pieces each approx. 6.5” x 10.5”)

Special Stitches

2dc-CL (2 double crochet cluster): Yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a lp, yo, pull through 2 lps, yo, insert hook in same st, yo, pull up a lp, yo, pull through 2 lps, yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook.

Pattern Notes

Pattern is worked back and forth in rows.

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

Pattern

Pocket

With MC, ch 68.

Row 1: Working in back bar of ch, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. (67 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, (sc, 2 dc) in first st, *sk next 2 sts, (sc, 2 dc) in next st; rep from * across (22 shells) to last 3 sts, sk next 2 sts, sc in last st. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, (sc, 2 dc) in first sc, (sc, 2 dc) in each sc across to last sc, sc in last sc. Turn.

Rep Row 3 until rectangle measures 24” long.

Fasten off.

Star

With C1, ch 4.

Rnd 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, (ch 3, 2 dc in same ch) 4 times, ch 3, sl st to top of starting ch-3.

Rnd 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.

Rnd 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 dc, (ch 2, 2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2) in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, sl st to top of starting ch-3.

Rnd 4: Sl st in next dc and in next sp, (ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc, 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; rep from * around, ending with ch-2, sl st to top of starting ch-3.

Rnd 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 dc, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, sl st in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 2 dc; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Heart

With C2, ch 20.

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, sk next ch, 2 dc in next ch, ch 1, sk next ch, 2 dc in next ch, sk next 3 ch, 2dc-CL, 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.

Rnd 2: Now working in rnds, ch 3, dc in same st, ch 2, 2 dc in side bottom of last dc 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, (ch 2, 2 dc in next sp) 3 times, ch 2, 2 dc in bottom side of turning ch from Row 1, ch 2, 2 dc in top of turning ch, (ch 2, 2 dc in next sp) 2 times, dc in center 2dc-CL, (2 dc in next sp, ch 2) 2 times, sl st to starting ch-3.

Rnd 3: 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 dc, 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.

Rnd 4: Sc in each dc around and work 2 sc in each sp around, join with sl st to first sc.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in ends.

With RS facing fold rectangle so approximately 8.5” length forms the pocket. Pin in place.

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

Sew to each side using tapestry needle and matching yarn.

Using tapestry needle and MC, sew center of pocket making sure to go through both thicknesses.

With RS (front) facing and MC, sc along both edges making sure to go through both thicknesses when closing up each side of the pockets.

Optional: With tapestry needle and MC, sew rectangles of plastic canvas to back side of project for added stability and strength.

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Comments
  • Andreja R.

    This is just what I need. And a perfect way to use some scrap yarn. I am starting tomorrow!!

    Reply
    • Nicola P.

      Wonderful to hear! Would love to see a photo when you’re all done! – Nicola, Editor

      Reply
  • Angela S.

    “With RS facing fold rectangle so approximately 8.5” length forms the pocket. Pin in place.”

    Maybe I am missing it somewhere or just can’t see it, but what does “RS” stand for???

    Reply
    • Nicola P.

      Hi Angela! RS means “right side”. Hope this helps! – Nicola, Editor

      Reply
  • Meryl D.

    Hi there – I’ve been a subscriber since the beginning and have a question. Is there any way I can download a pattern with its chart in one go to save it easily to my iPad or computer? It would make things so much easier if I could do that? Thanks 🙂

    Reply
    • Nicola P.

      Hello! That is a wonderful suggestion and I’ve added it to my list of things to look into! Thank you for being a member for so many years! – Nicola, Editor

      Reply
  • Patricia M.

    I’m making this now using white peaches and cream for our bedroom (husband’s side). I need to know if there will be enough to tuck (see above) or should I sew a long piece of fabric to my work?

    Reply
  • Sandra A.

    I will be doing a number of these (adapted length with buttons for walkers) for the seniors in Kyle, in the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota.

    Reply
  • Linda O.

    I would like to know if you have a book that can teach me how to crochet that is easy to do, with pictures and of course words how to do it. I really would like to do this but I don’t know anything how to start this, please help me to learn this

    Reply

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