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Crochet Remote Pouch for TV Chair – Free Pattern

We got a chair from IKEA and I thought it would be handy to make a pouch to put remote controls (for TV and cable box) in.  Here’s the chair that I am making the pouch for.

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This is the finished look as your sneak peek:

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As you can see from the photo, the total length will need to include the fold-down part when you measure.  So I used tissue paper (the largest paper in the house I can use) to make the sample as I measured, to set the length/width for my crochet project.  Mine is 11″ x 19″.

I used 2 skeins Caron Simply Soft (Color: Bone) that I got from Michael’s together to make the finished project more sturdy.  For crochet hook, I used the 6mm hook.

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Back Panel:

Chain 41.

Row 1: Counting from the 3nd chain from hook, I made 1 half double crochet in each chain across, then chain 2 at the end and turn. – 38 stitches

Row 2: Make 1 half double crochet in each stitch across, then chain 2 and turn. – 38 stitches

Now I start to make button holes.  Mine will use 5 buttons.

Row 3: Make 1 half double crochet in the first two stitches, *chain 2 and skip 2 stitches (to make the hole), 1 half double crochet in each of the next 6 stitches*. Repeat * 4 times, then chain 2 and skip 2 stitches, and then 1 half double crochet in each of the last 2 stitches, chain 2 and turn. – 38 stitches.

Row 4: 1 half double crochet in the first two stitches, *2 half double crochet in the 2-chain space, and then 1 half double crochet in the next 6 stitches*.  Repeat * 4 times, then 2 half double crochet in the last 2-chain space and 1 half double crochet in the last 2 stitches, chain 2 and turn. – 38 stitches.

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Row 5: half double crochet across. – 38 stitches.

Repeat Row 5 until you reach the length you need (mine is 19″).   When you finish the last row, do not cut because you will continue to make the pouches.

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Now you can put your remote control(s) on to measure the size for the “pouches”.  I am using double crochet for the 3 pouches I will be making to do a contrast look from the half double crochet of the back panel.  I made 3 pouches for my 3 remote controls.  Out of the 38 stitches across, first pouch will take 12 stitches, middle pouch 14 stitches, and third pouch 12 stitches.

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Left Pouch:

Row 1: back loops only, make 1 double crochet in each of the first 12 stitches, chain 3 and turn. – 12 stitches

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Row 2: double crochet across. – 12 stitches.

Repeat Row 2 until you reach the height of your preference.   I ended mine in Row 7.

Row 8: single crochet across to make the edge. – 12 stitches

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Middle Pouch:

Row  1: back loops only, start from next stitch after the end of the Row 1 of the Left Pouch, slip stitch and chain 3 (that counts as 1 double crochet), make 1 double crochet in each of the next 13 stitches, chain 3 and turn. – 14 stitches (including the 3 chain you made at the beginning).

Row 2: double crochet across. – 14 stitches.

Repeat Row 2 until you reach the height of your preference.   I ended mine in Row 7 (to align with my left pouch)

Row 8: single crochet across to make the edge. – 14 stitches

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Right Pouch:

Row  1: back loops only, start from next stitch after the end of the Row 1 of the Middle Pouch, slip stitch and chain 3 (that counts as 1 double crochet), make 1 double crochet in each of the next 11 stitches, chain 3 and turn. – 12 stitches (including the 3 chain you made at the beginning).

Row 2: double crochet across. – 12 stitches.

Repeat Row 2 until you reach the height of your preference.   I ended mine in Row 7 (to align with my left pouch)

Row 8: single crochet across to make the edge. – 12 stitches

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Now you can flip the pouches up and sew the 2 sides and 2 middle lines together.  Add your buttons, weave in all ends and you are done!

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Crochet Fruit Coasters – Knitting Club Fundraising Project #4 – Free Pattern

Spring has been procrastinating and seems nowhere nearby, but I guess I could speed it up a little bit by making some fruit coasters to feel the summer earlier.  I’ve  made a set of 6 for the Knitting Club Fundraising.  All of them are using the same pattern pretty much, except changing yarn colors.   I innovated my pattern from Christine Longe’s Green Apple Coaster pattern as well as Tessa Shearer’s Summer Watermelon Coaster pattern.

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I used Caron Simply Soft that I got from Michael’s.  For crochet hook, I used the 4.5 mm hook

Here’s the basic pattern:

R1: Chain 2 (counted as 1 double crochet) in magic ring, and then make 11 double crochet. Join with slip stitch to top of chain 2, then chain 2 (as the next round’s first double crochet) – 12 stitches.

R2: Work 1 double crochet in the same stitch where you chain 2, then work 2 double crochet into each double crochet gap. Join with slip stitch to top of chain 2, then chain 2 (as the next round’s first double crochet) – 24 stitches.

R3: Work 2 double crochet in next stitch. *Work 1 double crochet in next stitch, 2 double crochet in next stitch.* Repeat * 11 times.  Join with slip stitch to top of chain 2, then chain 1 (as the next round’s first half double crochet) – 36 stitches.

R4: Work 1 half double crochet in next stitch, work 2 half double crochet in next stitch.   *Work 1 half double crochet in next 2 stitches, work 2 half double crochet in next stitch.* Repeat * 11 times.  Join with slip stitch to top of chain 2, then chain 2 (as the next round’s first  double crochet) – 48 stitches.

R5: Work 1 double crochet in each stitch around. – 48 stitches.

Fasten off and weave in all loose ends.

Apples:  Use white yarn for R1-R4, and green/red yarn for R5.

Lime/Lemon/Orange: Use green/yellow/orange yarn for R1-R3 & R5, white yarn for R4.

Watermelon: Use red yarn for R1-R3, white for R4, and green for R5.

Seeds for apples/watermelon (optional):  Use Black Yarn to sew accordingly.  (See photo for placement.) Fasten off and weave in ends.

Leaf for apples:  Use green yarn, Chain 9, work 3 dc in 4th chain from hook,  1 double crochet in next 2 chains, 1 half double crochet in next chain, 1 single crochet in next chain, 1 slip stitch in last chain.  Go on the other side of the chain and repeat in a reverse order: slip stitch in first chain, 1 single crochet in next chain, 1 half double crochet in next chain, 1 double crochet in next 2 chains, 3 double crochet in last chain (where the first 3 double crochet were made).  Fasten off, sew in apple coaster and weave in ends.

Stem for apples:  Use brown yarn, chain 10, from 2nd chain from hook, work 1 single crochet in each chain.  Fasten off, sew in apple coaster and weave in ends.

Section Lines for Lime/Lemon/Orange: Use white yarn, chain enough length measured from magic ring hole to R4 (white).  I chained 8 for mine.  Fasten off and sew into coaster.  Weave in ends.

Thank you for reading and comments are welcomed.   I would love to see your finished items too.  Show me in comments or on my Facebook page or twitter.