I love pockets and always try to have at least one in my dress/skirt/pants/capris. But with the evolution of the phone getting bigger it is frequently impossible to get a pocket to fit the phone. I’ve even been known to add in my own pockets tp outfits.
I came up with my portable pocket which is really a small cross body bag.
I used some yarn that I have had for ages, in fact I’m quite sure it is discontinued now. Once upon a time it was a scarf, but as the yarn is slippery it just didn’t feel right. It was unravelled and the yarn sat in the craft closet for ages and ages. Then I decided to make a portable pocket to carry the phone and a tissue (a person with allergies always needs a tissue) in and decided it was the perfect yarn.
Using a granny square made (4mm hook) that I used on my bags was perfect for this project.
- chain 4, join
- row 1 – chain 2, 2 dc in center, (chain 3, 3 dc in center), repeat twice more, join
- row 2 – chain 2, dc across, 2 dc, chain2, 2 dc
I started out with two granny squares for each side, but when I joined them together the bag would of been too long. So I added 3 more rows of dc to each end.
I always line my bags and also the straps to stop stretching.
The phone fits in perfectly. This will be used on my walks or when I’m working in the garden.
I already have ideas for the next one. The strap needs to be a little longer. I did put a pocket on the inside but it was small, so I decided that next time I would make one side all in dc and add a granny square pocket to the front. I’ll be sure to show you how that one turned out.
~Bags with purse-onality~
- black and grey bag
- circles bag
- green tote bag
- kitty bag
- mosiac bag
- portable pocket bag
- shades of grey crochet bag
- upcycled black bags bags
- upcycled embriodered bag
- yarn crawl bag
I get lots of inspiration from other stitchers at Slow Sunday Stitching and appreciate all the visits and comments from there. Visit them and gather some inspiration for yourself.