Granny Square Pocket Shawl Crochet Pattern

How to Crochet the Hip Granny Pocket Shawl

Happy Friday friends! Pocket shawls are all the rage this year, and everyone is talking about them. The craze started with the release of the Perfect Pocket Shawl pattern by Sonja Hood, and now there must be a few hundred pocket shawl patterns to choose from. I’m honoured that you came by to see my version of the pocket shawl – I hope you enjoy it!

This shawl is made by crocheting a long rectangle and sewing on two pockets to either end. To keep things fun and interesting, I used a variety of stitches, created stripes along the border, designed some granny square pockets, and added fringe. I chose to make my shawl a little thinner than other pocket shawls because I like the way it drapes over my shoulders. However, I’ve included instructions below to make this shawl completely customizable in length and width, so you can make one that fits you perfectly. Let’s get started!

Crochet Granny Square Pocket Shawl Pattern
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Materials:

  • 6.5mm crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle
  • Approximately 624 yds of any medium 4 worsted weight yarn
  • Steamer or iron on steam setting for blocking (highly recommend)

Yarn Choice:

  • Colour A: 2 Skeins of I Love this Yarn Solids Weight 4 Medium (100% acrylic, 355 yd/ 324 m, 198 g/ 7 oz) – Light Gray (used approximately 530 yds)
  • Colour B: 1 Skein of Vanna’s Choice Weight 4 Medium (100% Acrylic, 170 yd/ 155 m, 99 g/ 3.5 oz) – Honey (used approximately 54 yds)
  • Colour C: 11 Skein of Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek Weight 4 Medium (100% Acrylic, 232 yd/ 212 m, 142 g/ 5 oz) – Blush (used approximately 40 yds)

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Pattern Measurements

This shawl measures 11″ x 61″, the pockets measure 8″ x 8″, and the tassels are approximately 5.75″ in length.

Shawl:

  • Width: 11”
  • Length: 61”

Pockets:

  • Width: 8″
  • Length: 8″

Tassels:

  • Length: 5.75″

Customizing the Size of Your Pocket Shawl

A lot of pocket shawls are made to be 18″ – 24″ wide, but I chose to make mine thinner at 11″. This pocket shawl pattern can easily be adjusted to suit your needs.

Length: The pocket shawl is worked lengthwise, which means the starting chain determines the length of your shawl. The original pattern calls for chaining 241 for a total length of 61″. If you prefer to make your shawl longer or shorter, chain an odd number until you are happy with the length of your shawl. Remember that the length will shrink after working the first row (moss stitch always causes a chain to shrink). So if you aren’t happy with the length once you finish the first row, unravel your work and start again.

Width: The pocket shawl is worked over 33 rows for a total width of 11″. To make your pocket shawl wider, repeat Row 12 – 20 as many times as you’d like (each additional repeat adds 3″ to the width of the shawl). Once you’re happy with the added width, begin working Row 21.

Crochet Pocket Shawl Hung Up

Abbreviations:

  • Hk – hook
  • St(s) – stitch(es)
  • Sp – space
  • Sk – skip
  • Ch – chain
  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Esc – Extended Single Crochet
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Ps – puff stitch
  • [] – Repeat the instructions inside these brackets.

Gauge: Approximately 13 st x 6 rows in 4” x 4”

  • Ch 14
  • Row 1: Dc in 2nd ch from hk, and in each ch across. Turn. (13 dc)
  • Row 2: Ch 1, dc in each st across. Turn. (13 dc)
  • Row 3 – 6: Repeat Row 2.

Video Tutorial Links to each Stitch:

  1. Single Crochet
  2. Extended Single Crochet
  3. Half Double Crochet
  4. Double Crochet
  5. Puff Stitch
Hip Granny Pocket Shawl Pattern

Puff Stitch Photo Tutorial:

1.Yarn over, and insert your hook into the stitch.

The Puff Stitch Step-by-Step Pictures

2. Yarn over and draw up a loop – you should have 3 loops on your hook.

Puff Stitch Tutorial Crochet

3. Repeat Step 2, two more times –  you should have 7 loops on your hook.

The Puff Stitch Easy Crochet Tutorial

4. Yarn over and pull through the first 6 loops on your hook- you should have 2 loops remaining on your hook.

Crochet the Puff Stitch

5. Yarn over and pull through the last 2 loops to close the stitch.

How to Make a Puff Stitch

Pattern:

Notes:

  1. The beginning chain of each ROW counts as a stitch. However, the beginning chain of each ROUND does not count as a stitch.
  2. The pockets are worked in the round, so do not turn your work.
  3. Making a Magic Ring tutorial.
  4. [] – Repeat the instructions inside these brackets according to the number of times indicated after the brackets.
  5. In Round 8 of the pockets, chain-1 spaces count as stitches.

Shawl Pattern:

With Colour A, Ch 241 (or ch an odd number until you are happy with the length of your shawl).

Row 1: Sc in 3rd ch from hk (this counts as a beg ch-2 and a sc), [ch 1, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch] to end of row. Turn. (Stitch Count: 121 sc + 120 ch-1 sp)

With Colour B
Row 2: Ch 2, sc in 1st ch-1 sp, [ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next ch-1 sp] to end of row. The last stitch should be a sc in the beg ch-2 of the previous row. Turn. (Stitch Count: 121 sc + 120 ch-1 sp)

Moss Stitch Row 2

With Colour A
Row 3 – 5: Repeat Row 2.

With Colour A
Row 6: Repeat Row 2.

Moss Stitch Border

With Colour A
Row 7: Ch 2, esc in 1st ch-1 sp, [ch 1, sk 1 st, esc in next ch-1 sp] to end of row. The last stitch should be an esc in beg ch-2 of the previous row. Turn. (Stitch Count: 121 esc + 120 ch-1 sp)

Extended Single Crochet

Row 8 – 11: Repeat Row 7.

Row 12: Ch 2, hdc in 1st ch-1 sp, [ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next ch-1 sp] to end of row. The last stitch should be a hdc in beg ch-2 of the previous row. Turn. (Stitch Count: 121 hdc + 120 ch-1 sp)

Half Double Crochet Row

Row 13: Repeat Row 12.

Row 14 – 20: Repeat Row 7.

Swatch of Pocket Shawl

* To make your pocket shawl wider, continue to repeat Row 12 – 20 as many times as you’d like. Each repeat will add approximately 3″ to the width of your shawl. Then, continue onto Row 21 instructions.

Row 21 – 22: Repeat Row 12.

Row 23 – 27: Repeat Row 7.

With Colour C
Row 28: Repeat Row 2.

With Colour A
Row 29 – 31: Repeat Row 2.

With Colour B
Row 32: Repeat Row 2.

With Colour A
Row 33: Repeat Row 2.

Fasten off and weave in ends!

Pocket Pattern:

*Make 2

With Colour B
Make a magic ring.

Round 1: Make 12 dc in the magic ring. Join with a sl st to close the circle. (Stitch Count: 12 dc)

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 dc in each st around. Join with a sl st. Fasten off. (Stitch Count: 24 dc)

With Colour C
Round 3: Ch 1, [2 hdc in 1st st, sk 1 st, 2 hdc in next st, sk 1 st, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next st, sk 1 st] 4 times. Join with a sl st. Fasten off. (Stitch Count: 2 dc clusters + 2 hdc clusters on each side)

With Colour A (Fasten on in space between the dc cluster and the hdc cluster. (Photo below))

Round 4: Ch 1, [2 dc in the sp between clusters, sk 2 st(s), 2 dc in next sp, sk 2 st(s), 2 dc in next sp, sk 2 st(s), (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in corner ch-1 sp, sk 2 st(s)] 4 times. Join with a sl st. (Stitch Count: 5 dc clusters on each side)

Round 5: Ch 1, [2 dc in 1st sp, sk 2 st(s), 2 dc in next sp, sk 2 st(s), 2 dc in next sp, sk 2 st(s), 2 dc in next sp, sk 2 st(s), (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in corner ch-1 sp, sk 2 st(s)] 4 times. Join with a sl st. (Stitch Count: 6 dc clusters on each side)

Round 6: Ch 1, hdc in first 10 st(s), (2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc) in corner ch-1 sp, [hdc in next 12 st(s), (2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc) in corner ch-1 sp] 3 times. Hdc in next 2 st(s). Join with a sl st. (Stitch Count: 16 hdc on each side)

*Make a slip stitch into the next stitch to move one stitch over before starting Round 7.

Round 7: Ch 1, ps in 1st st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, ps in next st] 5 times, ch 1, (ps, ch 1, ps, ch 1) in corner ch-1 sp. [{Ps in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st} 7 times, ps in next st, ch 1, (ps, ch 1, ps, ch 1) in corner ch-1 sp.] 3 times. Ps in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, ps in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st. Join with a sl st. (Stitch Count: 10 Ps on each side)

Round 8: Ch 1, sc in 1st 13 st(s), (2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc) in corner ch-1 sp. [Sc in next 19 st(s), (2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc) in corner ch-1 sp.] 3 times. Sc in next 6 st(s). Join with a sl st. (Stitch Count: 23 sc on each side)

Fasten off and weave in ends!

Repeat this process once more to make a total of 2 pockets!

Blocking Your Work!

Blocking your work is always optional, but I highly recommend it for this pocket shawl. If you’ve never blocked your work before, or you’re unsure of what it means to “block” something, let’s dive in. Blocking your work is done by wetting or steaming a crochet piece, which allows the stitches to relax, stretch out, and lie flat. Blocking will help to improve the drape of your shawl, and straighten out your pockets.

How to Block Your Pocket Shawl

I’ve tried a few different ways of blocking, but my go-to method is to use a steamer or an iron on a steam setting. Simply lay your piece flat or vertically (depending on how your steamer works) and move the steamer/iron over your work. Make sure that the steamer/iron is at least 2 inches away from your work. Pull on your piece to straighten it out, and let it dry.

If you don’t have a steamer or iron, you can use straight pins to stretch and straighten out your work, before lightly spraying it with water. Allow the piece to dry overnight or wait 24 hours before unpinning it.

Sewing on Your Pockets

To sew on the pockets, we will be using the whip stitch – here is a tutorial on whip stitching if you are unfamiliar with this technique!

  • Make sure that the pocket is facing right side up, and the shawl is facing wrong side up!
  • Place the pocket at one end of the shawl, in the center, between the borders.
Attaching a Crochet Pocket
  • With your yarn needle threaded, insert your needle from the back of the shawl out through the front of the pocket. Begin whip stitching along the 3 sides of the pocket indicated above. Make sure that you are weaving through both the pocket and the shawl to attach them effectively!
  • Repeat this process once more to attach the second pocket to the other end of the shawl.

Adding Fringe to the Pocket Shawl

Adding fringe to your pocket shawl is a personal preference, so if you’d rather not add any, that’s totally fine! I thought the fringe added a touch of boho to this pocket shawl. I made the fringe about 5.75″ in length, and added it to every other row at each end of the pocket shawl. So I had a total of 17 tassels at each end.

  • Step 1: Each tassel is made of 3 strands that are approximately 11.5″ long. Cut 3, 11.5″ long strands.
  • Step 2: Fold the 3 strands in half to create a loop on one side. Insert the loop end into the first row at one end of the shawl.
  • Step 3: Reach your fingers through the loop and pull the 3 strands through the loop. This creates a knot. Pull the strands tight to close the tassel and secure it to the shawl.
  • Step 4: With a pair of scissors, trim the tassel to make the strands straight.

Repeat this process 16 more times, making sure that the tassels are added to every other row. Once you finish one side, repeat this process along the other end of your shawl!

Your Pocket Shawl is Complete!

Congratulations! You’ve just finished your first Hip Granny Pocket Shawl. I hope you enjoyed making it as much as I did.

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I hope you all have an amazing day!

Love, Dayna

3 thoughts on “How to Crochet the Hip Granny Pocket Shawl”

  1. Well I started a shawl this week, however, I’ve changed my mind after seeing this one !!! I LOVE IT !!! So excited to get started now!

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