I'm a practical person and this remote mess was not working for me. I had to find a way to get everything organized so I started looking online for a pattern to organize my remotes. All of the patterns I found were too small or just didn't work for me. I decided to create my own pattern so I grabbed my yarn, hook, paper and a pen and got started.
After a few days of crocheting and unraveling my work, writing and rewriting every stitch I made, this is what I came up with...
This is my original pattern and I am so pleased to share it with you. =)
All I ask is that you link to this page when you reference the pattern.
Crochet Remote Caddy
Written by: Valerie Brown
RedHeart Yarn, worsted weight
Hook size H/8-5.00MM
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook & ever ch to end (51 sc)
(now we begin to work in rounds)
Row 2: ch 3, turn (counts as 1st dc), dc in front loop of next 50 sc, dc in back loop of each dc to 2nd to last dc, dc in both loops of last dc, sl st to top of 1st dc to complete round. (102 dc)
Rows 3-12: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in each dc around, sl st in 1st dc (102 dc/round)
Row 13: sl st in nxt dc, ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in next 50 dc (51 dc)
Rows 14-21 ch 3, turn, dc in next 50 dc (51 dc)
*On first half only, leave 2 feet tail at fasten off, on second half leave about 2 inch tail
Connecting 2 Halves
Place both halves with pockets facing each other.
Line up both corner dc and begin to sew (not weave) together the halves making sure the stitches are lining up equally.
Knot last stictch (insert needle into st, pull up loop, put needle through loop & pull knot tight
Leave tail loose to crochet border over at end.
(Make as many as you need for both ends)
*Ex: If you want 4 pockets, you will need 3 dividers
Begin new chain.
Fasten off with 2 inch tail
Weave ch starting at front bottom of dc (through both sides) & ending at top dc from back to front, just under border of pocket.
Make sure both ends of ch align with top and bottom pocket borders.
Place your items in the pockets to ensure they fit.
sl st in right side of main pocket
sc in each st across top of pocket
*when coming to a ch divider sc through ch AND border to secure divider*
At corner of pocket begin 2 sc through both, front & back, dc on side border, 2 sc in each pair of dc across.
At next corner sc, ch1, sc in corner sc (at base of sc, not top), sc in base of each sc across, sc, ch1, sc in corner sc
2 sc in both, front & back, dc along side border
When you reach your initial starting point sl st in top of border dc (same place you did the 1st sl st to attach yarn) , fasten off leaving about 2 inch tail
Repeat border pattern to complete 2nd half
Weave in any loose ends.
Reinforce Pocket Dividers by sewing a few knots over each top divider/border junction.
Weave in loose ends in back of project.
I added my husband's name. You can add any extra embroidery or decorations that you want. =)
I've decided at the beginning of this year that I would make a minimum of 100 crochet beanies throughout the year to donate to the homeless. I also sell them. The money I make enables me to continue purchasing more yarn and making more hats for the homeless. Here's a look at what I have done so far.
These hats are the ones that I've already donated.