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night stand caddy

2005/10/22
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I spent most of the day making small gifts for my brother who’s coming to visit for a few days. I also whipped up this night stand caddy for myself, since I was working sitting on my bed listening to an audio book and kept getting annoyed at not having a place to put things…hehe.

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Pattern:
I Hook
2 buttons
tapestry needle
Approx 4-6 ounces of worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart)

Body
Chain 38
1: dc in 3rd chain from hook, (dc in next chain) 33 times, 2 dc in last chain, working in back loops of original chain 2dc in same chain, (dc in next chain) 33 times, 2 dc in last chain, join with first chain3 with slip stitch, chain 3 and turn (73 dc)
2: (dc in next dc) 73 times, join with slip stitch to first chain 3, chain 3 and turn (73 dc)
3-14: repeat row 2
15: (dc in next dc) 73 times, join with slip stitch to first chain 3, chain 1 and turn (73 dc)
16: (sc in next dc) 73 times, join with slip stitch to first chain 1, finish off and weave in ends (73 sc)

Pockets:
1: Join with sc to the post of any dc in first row of body, sc around post of each dc around, chain 3 and turn (74 sc)
2: (dc in next sc) 73 times, join with slip stitch to first chain 3, chain 3 and turn (73 dc)
3-7: repeat row 2
8: (dc in next sc) 73 times, join with slip stitch to first chain 3, finish off and weave in ends (73 dc)

With tapestry needle and yarn, tack down pockets to the body of the bag in 7 places or as desired. I tacked each side down, then split each face down in 2 places to form 3 approximately equal sized pockets on each side.

Ties (make 2):
Chain 36
1: sc in 6th chain from hook, sc in each chain across, (sc, chain 1, 3 sc, chain 1, sc in last chain), working in back loops of original chain, sc in each chain across, 7 sc in loop
(optional) slip stitch in each sc around to re-inforce.

Attach ties to inside of bag, space apart to fit your night stand/end table/wheel chain/etc. Attach buttons to front of opposite side of bag.

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This pattern is free for personal use. If you post pictures of your finished item or reproduce this pattern, please credit me (Lynn Szwalkiewicz or vigilant20) as the original designer and link to the CraftiBlog at http://crafts.vigilant20.com.

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. 2005/10/20 6:11 pm

    thats really cute..

  2. Molly Lovelace permalink
    2005/10/20 7:01 pm

    I follow your blog daily and I am totally impressed! I hope that one day I can create things without patterns, but I am a beginner right now and so I am not there yet!
    I would love a pattern when you have a chance!
    Thanks,
    Molly:-)

  3. 2005/10/20 7:12 pm

    Awww how could I say no when you butter me up first…hehe. I’ll write it out in the morning πŸ™‚

  4. 2005/10/21 10:04 am

    Wow ~ very nice! I think my husband would not be pleased if I started crocheting in bed, though! πŸ™‚ The pile of books on the nightstand is probably bad enough!

  5. 2005/10/21 6:40 pm

    What a neat idea!

  6. 2005/10/24 1:43 am

    Now that’s just clever πŸ˜€ Since I started with the crochet and knitting I’m finding that I’m overflowing with craft accessories with no where to put them lol

    gah what I really need is a HUGE room for all the stuff….hmmm I wonder if I can crochet that πŸ˜‰

    (thanks also for stopping by earlier and leaving me your comment!)

  7. Debbie Woods permalink
    2005/10/26 3:20 pm

    O how cute. I need to make one for my bed. Because i crochet every night before I go to bed. I might crochet for a couple of hours and then again it might not be but just a few minutes. But i do know one thing I do need one of your caddies on my bed. I will make it in a few days. Thanks for the idea.

  8. 2005/10/28 6:23 pm

    Thanks for sharing this pattern. πŸ™‚

  9. 2006/06/23 9:39 pm

    I like to crochet things from my own imagination and/or because “I need something to do” . Because I make up my own patterns, I also like to see what others come up with.
    Thanks for sharing your ideas.
    Michelle

  10. Stacy permalink
    2006/12/11 1:20 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS! HOW THANKFUL I AM THAT I CAME ACROSS YOUR BLOG! I’ve been searching and searching the net for DAYS trying to find some patterns for some scarves to make as XMas gifts. Money is tight this year (bad divorce) and was hoping that the homemade-ness of a nice scarf and hat would be appreciated by friends and family. Your blog is WONDERFUL and I’ve finally found some things I can create that will not take weeks to complete. Thank you thank you thank you, God bless and Happy Holidays!

    ~ Stacy from Rhode Island

  11. Cindy permalink
    2008/01/17 12:47 pm

    I am always looking for something new to crochet. SO glad I found your site. Thanks for sharing.

    Cindy from Ohio

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