Pocket As You Go

My thanks to Josie in Germany for convincing me
I needed to put this pattern back on Serendipity.
She gave me an archive web site
and I was able to find the original location
of my web site and download the pattern.

This is a "Concept Pattern" which means
the instructions will make a sample pocket
and you will have to modify the instructions
to make what you want from it.

Use your choice of yarn and the appropriate hook.
I like to use a thick yarn like Red Heart Comfort on a H/8 -5.00 mm hook
because the yarn is easy to work with, the work progresses rapidly,
and the stitches are easy to see.

Instructions:

Chain 21
Row 1:
Sc in second chain from hook and in each chain to end of row.
Ch 1, Turn.

Rows 2-3:
Sc in both loops in each st across row. Ch 1, Turn.

Start of pocket:

Row 4:
Sc in both loops in each of first 5 sts,
sc back loop only in each of next 10 sts, sc both loops in last 5 sts.
Chain 1, Turn.


Row 5
Bottom bracket shows the Row 4 sc;
the top bracket shows the Row 5 hdc.

Row 5:
Sc both loops in each of first 5 sts,
Hdc in each free loop (next 10 sts) of row 6,
sc both loops in each of last 5 sts.
Chain 1, Turn.


Row 6
Single arrow shows the back row of hdc:
The 2 arrows show the front row of sc of row 4

Row 6:
Sc both loops in each of first 5 sts,
hdc both loops in each of next 10 sts
of back row of sts, sc both loops in each
of last 5 sts. Chain 1, turn.

Note on Row 6: At the end of row 8 you will have 2 sets of stitches
with space between them for the pocket.
Repeat Row 8 for needed depth of pocket.
NOTE: All stitches are in both loops of stitch.
The 10 hdc stitches are always done in the back row of stitches.
The top of the front of the pocket will always be slightly lower than the back.


Row 7
Image shows Row 7 complete.
No more stitches will go on the front of the pocket.
Notice that the front of the pocket is lower than the back row.

Row 7: When pocket is deep enough,
work 1 row of sc
(sc in first 5 sts, sc in next 10 sts across front row,
[this becomes the back of the pocket], sc in last 5 sts.)
Ch 1, Turn.

Foundation row (row 8)for flap:


Foundation Row
Arrows show row of free loops for adding flap later.


Sc in both loops in each of first 4 sts, sc back loop only in each of next 12 sts,
sc in both loops of each of last 4 sts. Ch 1, Turn.

Continue with rows of both loop sc until fabric above pocket is long enough
for what you want to do with the pocket.

Adding Flap:


Adding flap
Shows first 2 rows of flap.
Color change only for clarity.

Working in the free loops of the flap foundation row [Row 9],(the middle 12 sts)
join yarn with sc in first free loop,
sc in each free loop of foundation row.
(12 sc) Ch 1, Turn.

Next row:
Sc in back loop only of each of the 12 sts of the flap.
(This helps the flap fold over the front of the pocket.)
Ch 1, Turn.


Finished Flap

Continue with sc in both loops until flap is long enough.
Flap can be shaped, or buttonhole or loop added as needed.

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