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.
- 792-207 Lion Brand Homespun Thick and Quick Yarn: Greystone Stripes
- Lion Brand Crochet Hook –
Size P-15 (10 mm)
- Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt
Needles (Set of 6)
*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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.