Pocket Shawl

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I know that I am a little slow in posting this but I had crocheted a Pocket Shawl for a friend at Christmas. Still, my goal for January was to catch up on my crocheting projects and posts.

When I was looking for a last minute Christmas project, I wanted something useful, pretty and small enough so that I could use up some of my yarn stash. I did not have time to go shopping and this item perfectly fit the criteria.

The Pocket Shawl was a very quick project that can easily be done in one day, and it was marked easy which is great for less experienced crocheters. The stitches you will need to have a working knowledge of are the chain stitch (The Chain Stitch), single crochet (The Single Crochet), front and back post double (Front and Back Post Double Crochet) crochet and the single crochet decrease (Single Crochet Decrease).

I have added tutorial links for all the required stitches and I have copy the pattern from the Loin Brand Yarn Web page or if your prefer I have included the link to the original pattern for easy download and printing.  (Pocket Shawl Pattern)

I used some unmarked yarn that I had purchased from a yard sale, so I am sorry to say that I cannot tell you any useful information about the yarn I used.

Would love to hear if anyone decides on crocheting this Pocket Shawl and how you enjoyed the experience.

Until Next time, Keep those hooks flying.

 

Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn Lion Brand® Homespun® Thick & Quick®

Pocket Shawl Pattern Number: L30136B

SKILL LEVEL: Easy +
SIZE: One Size
About 9 x 58 in. (23 x 147.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None as of Oct 21, 2013. To check for later updates, click here.

MATERIALS

  • 792-207 Lion Brand Homespun Thick and Quick Yarn: Greystone Stripes

    2 Balls

  • Lion Brand Crochet Hook –

    Size P-15 (10 mm)

  • Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt

    Needles (Set of 6)

    GAUGE:

*Homespun® Thick & Quick® (Article #792). 88% Acrylic, 12% Polyester; package size: 8.00oz/227.00 gr. (160yds/146m) pull skeins

6 sts + 8 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in pattern.

BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw

through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.

BPDC (back post double crochet) Yarn over, insert hook from back to front then to back, going around post of indicated st, draw up a loop, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice. Sk top of st in front of the BPDC.

FPDC (front post double crochet) Yarn over, insert hook from front to back then to front, going around post of indicated st, draw up a loop, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice. Sk top of st behind the FPDC.

NOTES:

1. Shawl is worked as a rectangle, then ends are turned up to make pockets.
2. Ch-3s are worked across each end of Shawl. The chs form decorative loops on the pockets.

SHAWL

Ch 13.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 12 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sts, *ch 3, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * to end of row – 12 sc and 5 ch-3 sps at the end of this row.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across, skipping the ch-3s.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * across. Rep Row 4 until piece measures about 68 in. (172.5 cm) from beg. Next 2 Rows: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Last 2 Rows: Rep Rows 2 and 3.
Fasten off.

FINISHING

Fold each end of Shawl up 6 in. (15 cm) to the RS to form pockets. Push the ch-3’s to the RS of the piece.

Edging

From RS, join yarn with sl st at top corner of one pocket. Working through both thicknesses, *work 9 sc evenly spaced along side edge of pocket to corner of Shawl, work 3 sc in corner, 11 sc evenly spaced across lower edge of pocket, 3 sc in next corner of Shawl, 9 sc evenly spaced along other side edge of pocket, 70 sc evenly spaced across side of Shawl to top corner of second pocket; rep from *once more; join with sl st in first sc – 210 sc. Do not fasten off.
Collar
Note: Collar is worked in rows across the last 70 sts of edging.
Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, dc in next 68 sts, sc in next st; leave remaining sts unworked – 70 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, *FPdc around next st, BPdc around next st; rep from * across to last 2 sts, sc2tog – 68 sts.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sk first st, sc2tog, FPdc around next st, *BPdc around next st, FPdc around next st; rep from * across to last 2 sts, sc2tog – 65 sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sk first st, sc2tog, *BPdc around next st, FPdc around next st; rep from * across to last 2 sts, sc2tog – 62 sts.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sk first st, sc2tog, BPdc around next st, *FPdc around next st, BPdc around next st; rep from * across to last 2 sts, sc2tog – 59 sts . Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

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About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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