The Cross in my pocket


yarn needle

small amounts of verious colored yarns

scraps of 7 mesh plastic canvas

cross in my pocket poem (see below)











This is the front of the pocket








This is the back of the pocket
















Cross in my pocket poem

I carry a cross in my pocket

A simple reminder to me

Of the fact that I am a Christian

No matter here I may be .

This little cross isn’t magic

Nor is it a good luck charm

It isn’t meant to protect me

From every physical harm.

It isn’t for identification

For all the world to see

It’s simply an understanding

Between my savior and me.

When I put my hand in my pocket

To bring out a coin or a key

The cross is there to remind me

Of the price He paid for me.

It reminds me too, to be thankful

For my blessings day by day

And to strive to serve Him better

In all that I do or say.

It’s also a daily reminder

Of the peace and comfort I share

With all who know my Master

And give themselves to His care.

So I carry  a cross in my pocket

Reminding no one but me

That Jesus Christ is Lord of my life

If only I’ll let Him be.


Using whatever yarn you choose

do continantial stitch on the back and front piece

whip stitch top of front piece then whipstitch both pieces toether.

Using white for the cross , stitch across top three, then down the side three, then three across one side, then down the side to the bottom, across  the bottom three,up the side to the three across, do the three across, do the three up.

then whip stitch around the entire cross.

print out poem, fold and place behind cross in pocket

19 thoughts on “The Cross in my pocket

  1. Hi
    I have seen this from a friend at church and have been planning on making some. We have a monthly Ladies’ breakfast and in June I have volunteered to do a craft project. I thought this would be a good one as it doesn’t need a lot of skill. I plan to use Felt for those who don’y feel up to crossstitch .
    I will post pictures when completed.

    • Thank you so much for your input is greatly appreciated.Our church is thinking of making them in pink and blue and when a baby or older child is baptised,they would be given on to start their life. Thank you again. Nancy Wiley.I also have many friends to make them for and it might also be given to the sick and elderly.
      Love and prayers Nancy wiley

      • Thank you ever so much, have been searching for .how to make the cross in my pocket ,came upon your website Thank you so very much for sharing with me.I will be making them for my church.
        God Bless you. Nancy Wiley

        • Hi Nancy,
          Thank you for visiting my website. It always makes me happy to know that I have helped someone. These cross in my pocket have been around the world, I sent 25 of them with my missionary team to Russia, The people there were so glad to get them.,If “I can be of any help please let me know.
          God Bless you also.

  2. Love your site. I love to sew, crochet, plastic canvas, quilt, I love crafts. hope u have a great day. god bless.

  3. I have been wondering where to find The Cross in my Pocket pattern. So glad that I came across your site today. Thank you

  4. I would like to make some cross bookmarks for my sunday school classes. can you help me out in a pretty easy and simple pattern.

    • Hi Carol,
      Thanks for visiting my website.
      If you will follow the pictures and the instruction on the page you will find it very easy.
      If you need anymore help let me know

  5. Dear Craftingranny , You seen like a great hearted soul , God Bless You ! I was wondering how you make” Knots” to keep the yarn from unraveling on the “Cross in my Pocket” ? I was given one years ago by a stranger and have cherished it ever since. I would like to share them by making some for my family , and any one I see that looks in need of some “extra Help” Thank You !

    • Hi Laura,
      Thanks for visiting my website.
      I usually leave a length of yarn on the back of the piece and work my stitches over it. At the end of the stitching I run my needle back through the stitches.
      Happy stitching

  6. Dear Grandma, I don’t mean to offend you;, its just that I’ve lost mine to Heaven , and she was my best friend. It felt good to type it. Thank you for letting me know how to secure the yarn. My first “Cross In My Pocket turned out pretty good!!! God Bless You .

  7. Thank you for this pattern.I’m in a semi with my husband and all over the country. I wanted to give something to people I meet on our travels. I think this will be perfect. I use to do a lot of plastic canvas years ago now, I crochet( 8 afghans in 5 yrs.) God Bless and keep up the good work.

  8. Thank you ever so much, have been searching for .how to make the cross in my pocket ,came upon your website Thank you so very much for sharing with me.I will be making them for my church.
    God Bless you. Nancy Wiley

  9. I would love to make the cross in the pocket. How many holes across and down. I can’t find books on plastic canvas anymore. I rely on websites and Pinterest

    • Thank you.Ibwant to make the crosses in my pocket for MU ladies first and thereafter we can make it for people in church .God bless.

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