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If you are like me and looking for a small project between some larger ones, this Organizer Pouch pattern from Red Heart web sight.  I have copy the pattern from the Red Heart Yarn Web page or if your prefer I have included the link to the original pattern for easy download and printing. (http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/organizer-pouch) may just be what you are looking for. I had just finished crocheting several kits from Annie’s and was about to start a larger project and was just wanting something I could do in one evening. Particularly, something that would not require much brain power or figuring of new stitches. I enjoying share free patterns that I come across on Facebook with other crocheters, such were the circumstances I found myself in when I came across this enjoyable and simple pattern.

The Organizer Pouch pattern is an easy level pattern that only requires 7 ounces of yarn. Which makes this a great project for a relaxing evening of crocheting. The only stitches required for completion are a chain stitches (The Chain Stitch), single crochet (The Single Crochet) and double crochet (The Double Crochet. This would also be a great pattern for a novice who would like some practice with reading crochet patterns. This pattern was well written and very easy to follow.

An added plus for me was that I used a skein of Red Heart Aran Fleck yarn in my stash. I always love it when I get to use up some of the yarn I have laying around the house. If any of you are like me, there is always a lot of yarn laying around just tempting you to pick them up and skillfully crochet them into something useful.

Upon finishing the project though I decided to use it for a bed side caddy, by placing the flap between my mattress and box springs. It is perfect for holding my Kindle which I like to keep by my bed for those nights I want to lose myself in my favorite book and there was even enough room for my cell phone.

Where are some of the places you like to look for a quick crochet project? Do you prefer the internet or looking through some old pattern books you may have at home? Or maybe you are like me, and utilize both sources.

Until next time, keep those hooks flying.

Organizer Pouch Pattern

Pouch measures 22” long x 15” wide (56 x 38 cm), with flap open

POUCH

Ch 70.
Row 1 (right side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn—69 sts.
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in each st, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc, ch 1 here and throughout), skip next st, dc in next st, *ch
1, skip next st, dc in next st; repeat from * across, turn—35 dc and 34 ch-1 spaces. Row 4: Ch 2, dc in first ch-space, *ch 1, skip next st, dc in next ch-space; repeat from * to beginning ch-2, dc in top of beginning ch-2, turn—36 dc and 33 ch-1 spaces.
Row 5: Ch 2, dc in each st and ch-1 space across, turn—69 dc.
Rows 6–10: Ch 2, dc in each st, turn.
Rows 11–13: Repeat Rows 3–5—69 dc. Rows 14–18: Repeat Row 6.
Rows 19–26: Repeat Rows 11–18.
Rows 27–29: Repeat Rows 11–13.
Row 30: Ch 1, sc in each st. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
With wrong sides and ends of rows held together, fold in half and sew across first and last rows to form sides of pouch.

Flap

Note: After Round 1, continue in turned rows. Holding pouch with opening facing, join yarn with slip st in top right corner at back of pouch.

Round 1: Ch 1, working across ends of rows, work 43 sc evenly across back edge, work 44 sc evenly across front edge; join with slip st in first sc—87 sc.

Row 2: Ch 3, skip next st, dc in next st, *ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st; repeat from * 20 times, turn—22 dc and 21 ch-1 spaces.

Row 3: Ch 2, dc in first ch-1 space, *ch 1, skip next st, dc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * to beginning ch-2, dc in top of beginning ch-2, turn—23 dc and 20 ch-1 spaces.

Row 4: Ch 3, skip next st, dc in next ch-1 space, *ch 1, skip next st, dc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * to last 2 sts, ch 1, skip next st, dc in top of beginning ch-2, turn—22 dc and 21 ch-1 spaces.

Rows 5–24: Repeat Rows 3 and 4 ten times. Fasten off.

FINISHING

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS

ch = chain; dc = double crochet; sc = single crochet; sp(s) = space(s); st(s) = stitch(es);
* = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.