Crocheting is super cool because you can make all sorts of unique and beautiful things with just a hook and some yarn.
One thing that’s really handy and looks great, too, is a patch pocket. It’s easy to make, even if you’re just starting out, and you can add it to any piece of clothing or accessory to give it a bit of extra style.
I was inspired to make this pattern by some of the fashionable tees with crochet pockets and appliqués that were so popular this year. Not only is it fashionable, but you can use it as a bit of visible mending on any garment that might need a little TLC.
In this blog post, I’ll share a free crochet pattern for a patch pocket that you can use to spruce up any garment or accessory.
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Yarn: 1 ball of Curio #10 crochet thread – 721 yards / 100 grams – 100% cotton
Recommended hook size: 2.25 mm
One size fits most adults
3” W x 4.5” L
4 inches = 28 stitches and 21 rows
ch = chain;
hdc = half double crochet;
sc = single crochet;
st = stitch;
sts = stitches
This pattern uses US crochet terms.
Use good lighting, and make sure you are using a comfortable crochet hook.
For more tips about working with crochet thread, read this post.
To make this pocket, you will start at the point and increase the number of stitches in each row until the pocket is 3 inches wide, then crochet in straight rows until it reaches a measurement of 4.5 inches long.
Starting row: Ch 4
Row 1: Two hdc in 3rd ch from the hook (the first ch made) (3 hdc)
Row 2: Ch 2, turn(counts as stitch)1hdc in first stitch, 1hdc in next st, 2 hdc in last stitch (5 hdc)
Row 3: Ch2, turn, 1 hdc in first st, 1hdc in the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the last st (7 hdc)
Row 4: Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in the next 5 sts, 2 hdc in the last st (9 hdc)
Row 5: Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in the next 7 sts, 2 hdc in the last st (11 hdc)
Row 6: Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in the next 9 sts, 2 hdc in the last st (13 hdc)
Row 7: Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in the next 11 sts, 2 hdc in the last st (15 hdc)
Row 8: Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in the next x13 sts, 2 hdc in the last st (17 hdc)
Row 9: Ch 2, turn, 1hdc in first st, 1 hdc in the next 15 sts, 2 hdc in the last st (19 hdc)
Rows 10 – 25: Repeat row 9
Fasten off and weave in any loose ends.
Blocking may help to open up the stitch pattern and achieve more even edges.
To add a simple border:
Ch 1, then without turning, 1 sc in the stitch at the end of each row for 16 rows
3 sc in the next stitch, then 1 sc in the stitch at the end of each row for 7 rows.
2 sc in the stitch at the end of the next row, 1 sc in the space at the point of the pocket, 2 sc in the stitch at the end of the next row
1 sc in the stitch at the end of the next 7 rows
3 sc in the next stitch, then 1 sc in the stitch at the end of each row for 16 rows.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Pin the pocket to the item of clothing where you want to attach it to ensure the placement. Sew the pocket on, using a needle and thread.
© 2023 by Candice Lynn (Crochet Confidential). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You are free to sell the items you make with this pattern. Do not distribute this pattern or the photos in any form — if you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://crochetconfidential.com/ crochet-patch-pocket-free-crochet-pattern