Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a great day. For this last Father’s Day, I made my dad this couch pocket pattern. It can hold your remote, book, phone, or any other small thing. I thought I would then publish the pattern. I made up this pattern.
Level: Easy. You need to know some basic stitches, know how to read a pattern, and how to do some border/seaming techniques, though I will explain this in the post.
Worsted weight yarn
5 mm crochet hook or hook suggested on yarn package
The yarn I used was just some acrylic yarn I got from a Goodwill. Any worsted weight yarn will work. You’ll need quite a bit. I think that the yarn I had was one of the Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo skeins, but some of it was gone. I think you’ll be good with a regular Red Heart Super Saver skein which is 7 oz.
The chains at the beginning of the row do not count as a stitch
There is no gauge for this pattern. However, if you are a more loose crocheter, you may want to go down a hook size. If you are a tight crocheter, you may want to go up a hook size.
The yarn doesn’t have to be acrylic. Just make sure it is washable, and you like to crochet with it!
The number at the end of the row is the number of stitches you should have
Row 1: Ch 46. In the second chain from the hook, do a sc. Sc in the rest of the chains. 45
Row 2: Ch 1. Turn. Sc in each st. 45
Rep row 2 untill the piece is 18 inches.
Next row: Ch 2. Turn. Dc in every st in this row. 45
Rep the previous row until the piece is 40 in. (counting the sc rows.)
Note: if you run out of yarn during any of the later dc rows, it is okay. This part won’t really be seen much, because it will be tucked under the couch. So, as long as you use the same sized yarn, and the same hook, it will probably be fine. Like you can see from the pictures, I had to change the color, but it doesn’t look too bad!
Fasten off. Fold the side with the sc up about 6-7 inches. This is what makes the pocket part. Sc along the side. You can just attach the yarn at the bottom corner, sc the two sides together, and continue crocheting along the side until you get to the top. When you are at the pocket, you will be working over 2 layers of the crocheted fabric. But when you keep going, you’ll be only going over 1. Sc along the top, and then along the other side. Make sure to crochet the two sides together at the end. Fasten off.
Note: there’s no perfect number of st on the side of the crocheted piece. As a general rule, you can just do 1 sc per row of sc and 2 sc per row of dc. Or you can just do it to what feels good and even. 🙂
Weave in all ends! You are done! Have a great day and a great weekend!
Hi everyone! For my first post, I’ll be doing a bookish challenge. The Do I have that book challenge is a fun challenge is a fun challenge where there are several questions, and I have to choose a book for each of those questions! Many booktubers (youtubers that post things about books 🙂 ) do this challenge, and it is usually timed. I won’t be timing it, but I’ll try to do it as fast as I can!
1. Do you have a book with deckled edges?
I absolutely hate deckled edges! They are annoying, and you also can’t flip through all the pages when the book has deckled edges. With that being said, I still have a few books with deckled edges. The first book I found was my sister’s copy of The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff. I haven’t read it yet, but my sister says it’s very good! It’s a historical fiction book taking place during WWII.
2. Do you have a book with three or more people on the cover?
This was a hard one, because most books only have one or two people on the cover, but I found Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. This is yet another book that my sister has read that I haven’t gotten to yet. She said that it was pretty good, and it’s another historical fiction WWII book.
3. Do you have a book based on another fictional story?
Would this be fairy tale retellings? I guess that it is. If so, I have the book Shadow of the Bear by Regina Doman. This is yet another book my sister has finished and I haven’t. I am reading it now.
4. Do you have a book with a title 10 letters long?
Mockingjay! This is the third book in the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. It is the best series ever! I would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves YA books or dystopian series. I think it the only book I own that has 10 letters too.
5. Do you have a book with a title that starts and ends with the same letter?
I guess I’ll choose Twilight for this one. If you haven’t heard of this book (which is very unlikely because it is super popular) it is a YA book about a vampire romance by Stephenie Meyer. I think that it is the only book I have that starts with the same letter it ends with.
6. Do you have a mass market paperback book?
I had to google what this meant, and the definition of a mass market paperback is a smaller book I think. I don’t have any.
7. Do you have a book written by an author using a pen name?
My sister has a copy of City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. This one was hard because I don’t think that I would really know if one of the authors were using a pen name. But I do know that Cassandra Clare is a pen name.
8. Do you have a book with a character’s name in the title?
I have a copy of Zac and Mia by A.J. Betts. Idk what it is really about except it being a contemporary book about two people who are sick. I think it might be like Five Feet Apart, but again, I haven’t read Zac and Mia. I also have Four by Veronica Roth. It is a book that is kind of in the Divergent series, but it’s told by someone else, the love interest.
9. Do you have a book with two maps in it?
Most books only have one map. But I found an old beaten up copy of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. I believe it has two maps. I haven’t read it (or watched the movies) but my sister loves them. She keeps telling me to read them.
10. Do you have a book that was turned into a TV show?
Zac and Mia was turned into a TV show, and I think that that is the only book I have that was turned into a TV show. Most of them are turned into movies.
11. Do you have a book written by someone who was originally famous for something else? i.e. celebrity, athlete, politician, TV personality, etc.
I don’t think so.
12. Do you have a book with a clock on the cover?
I thought I did, but it was actually pretty hard to find. I eventually saw the the copy of the Wrinkle in Time trilogy had a small clock on the mantle of the picture in the cover.
13. Do you have a poetry book?
My mom has some on the bookshelf in our living room, but there are none on my bookshelf.
14. Do you have a book with an award stamp on it?
The War that Saved my Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley has an award for Newberry Honor Book, but I don’t really know what that means. I started reading it a bit ago. It is actually a children’t book but it’s really good so far.
15. Do you have a book written by an author with the same initials as you?
Not many people have the initials B.P. My actual name is Rebekah, so I guess R.P. would count too. But all I could find were two books, both by the same author, who had the same first initial as mine. Ruta Sepetys. She wrote Salt to the Sea and Between Shades of Grey and those are both books I love so much. Both are set during WW2. They are companion novels. One follows a girl, and the other follows her cousin. Highly recommend them.
16. Do you have a book of short stories?
Yes! Fifty Best American Short Stories is one of the books on my shelf. I haven’t read any of the stories yet though.
17. Do you have a book that is between 500 and 510 pages long?
This was a hard one. It involved looking through almost every book on my shelf. I thought that the last book I finished, Reached by Ally Condie, had about 510 pages. But it was 512 pages! After a long search, I finally found Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken with 507 pages.
18. Do you have a book that was turned into a movie?
So many. The Hunger Games series, which is three books, are all made into movies. The prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds andSnakes, is also supposed to made into a movie. I also have the Divergent series, the Twilight series, the Lord of the Rings series, and The Book Thief.
19. Do you have a graphic novel?
Yes. Only one. I don’t usually like them, but the one I have is A Thief Among the Trees be Sabaa Tahir. This is a graphic novel about some of the characters in the Ember in the Ashes series, which is one of my favorite series.
20. Do you have a book written by two or more authors?
I mentioned reading Five Feet Apart by three different authors. But I got that one from the library. I don’t think a collection of short stories really counts, so I guess the answer for this one is no.
This was a really fun challenge. I hope you like it! Please like and follow! I hope to be posting another blog post on the weekend. This was a fun first post. Have a great day! 🙂