My and my daughter love the idea of the Crochet Pocket shawl! I decided to make my daughter’s Pocket Shawl with a cable style. Sorta like the one I made myself, “the Cable pocket shawl” because my daughter liked mine so much. But I decided for hers I went with more of a basic row repeat to give it more of a cable line look and feel. I really like how the Starfish stitch looks in this design! How about you?

Please take a look at the list below to see other patterns that use this stitch.

 

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Other Patterns that use this stitch:

Star Fish Stitch Scarf

Star Fish Stitch Slouch Hat

Crochet Sideways Beanie

Crochet Unicorn Lovey

 

 

 


 

Star Fish Pocket Shawl – Free Crochet pattern

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Star Fish Pocket Shawl – Free Crochet pattern

 

 

Size Of Finished shawl

Length – 27 inches and 68 cms

Width – 7 Inches and 17 ½ cms

 

 

 

For this project you will need:

HOOK: 5 mm hook or size H hook for the US

YARN:   5 skeins of worsted weight yarn, 4 ply US, 10 ply AU

100 grams / 3.5. oz

240 meters / 262 yards

Tapestry Needle 

 

 

Another yarn brand with color options

 

 

ABBREVIATIONS

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ch = Chain

sl st = Slip Stitch

st = Stitch

sk = Skip

beg = beginning

YO = Yarn Over

FPDC = Front Post Double Crochet

BPDC = Back Post Double Crochet

SC = Single Crochet

DC = Double Crochet

HDC = Half Double Crochet

SCFS = Single Crochet foundation stitch


Repeat what’s in between * for rest of round.

Repeat what’s in between | for amount of time # indicates

 

 

 

Special Stitch: Star Fish Stitch:

Row 1 of stitch – sc in first stitch, * skip 2 sts, then DC 5 into same stitch, skip 2 sts, sc in next.

Row 2 of stitch – sc into first stitch, then do a * FPDC into the first dc post of the shell, BPDC into next post of the shell, FPDC into the middle dc post of the shell, BPDC into next post of the shell, FPDC into the last post dc of the shell, then sc into next sc.

 


 

 

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Star Fish Pocket Shawl – Free Crochet pattern

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Star Fish Pocket Shawl – Free Crochet pattern

 

If you’d like to make it wider just keep adding multiples of 12

 

To Start

Ch 66 

 

 

Row 1

HDC in 3rd ch from hook. HDC in the remaining 64 sts. The beginning ch 2 also DOES COUNT as a stitch so you should have 65 sts total for the row. CH 2 and turn.

 

 

 

Row 2

Ch 2 does not count as a stitch – use first stitch of row

HDC in First 5 HDC’s.

 

*BPDC on post of next HDC.

TIP #1To make sure you have the correct post over, use the first rows posts of HDC’s and count over 5 and on the 6th post over is where you put the BPDC.

TIP #2 A common mistake with the BPDC is that unlike the FPDC you can clearly see that the stitch is used, but with the BPDC you can still see the stitch in front that is unused, don’t make the mistake of using this stitch, be sure to skip the stitch that the BPDC is crocheted on. Only the post should be used here.

 

HDC in next 2 HDC’s.

 

Sc in next st, sk 2 sts

DC 5 in next st. sk 2 sts

Sc in next st, sk 2 sts

DC 5 in next st. sk 2 sts

Sc in next

HDC in next 2 sts * Repeat for row

 

To end row: BPDC on post of next HDC. Then HDC into the last 4 HDC’s and HDC in top of ending ch 2.

Ch 2 and turn.

 

 

 

Row 3

Ch 2 does not count as a stitch – use first HDC of row

HDC in First 5 HDC’s.

 

*FPDC on post of next FPDC. Your BPDC’s now turned into FPDC because they are facing you this row

HDC in next 2 HDC’s.

 

Sc in next st,

You’ll be working your 5 DC’s of your shell as follows:

FPDC , BPDC , FPDC , BPDC , FPDC .

Sc in next st, 

FPDC , BPDC , FPDC , BPDC , FPDC .

Sc in next

HDC in next 2 sts * Repeat for row.

To end row: FPDC on FPDC, HDC in last 5 HDC’s sts. Skip last ch 2, it does NOT count as a stitch.

Ch 2 and turn.

 

 

 

Row 4

Ch 2 does not count as a stitch – use first stitch of row

HDC in First 5 HDC’s.

 

*BPDC on post of next BPDC.

HDC in next 2 HDC’s.

 

*| SC in your SC

You’ll be working your 5 DC’s in the center BPDC, | so skip 2 DC’s and

DC 5 in middle BPDC the skip next 2 DC’s,  | repeat 1 more time for your other shell.

SC in your SC

HDC in next 2 sts, BPDC on BPDC,

HDC in next 2 sts *Repeat for row

To end row: BPDC on BPDC, HDC in last 5 HDC’s sts. Skip last ch 2, it does NOT count as a stitch. Ch 2 and turn.

Ch 2 and turn.

 

 

 

Finishing your shawl

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you reach desired size. Make sure you’re after a repeat of row 4.

When you’re ready to finish your shawl these will be your last row 2 ROWS.

 

Last Row 1

HDC in First 5 HDC’s.

BPDC on BPDC,

*| HDC in next 2 sts, sc in sc, ch 2 and skip 2 sts and

sc in the middle stitch (It’s the same stitch that you were putting 5 DC’s before)

Ch 2 and skip 2 and sc in the sc. | repeat one more time for the next shell.

 

HDC in next 2 HDC’s,

BPDC on BPDC*

Repeat what’s between *’s 2 more times.

To end row: Repeat until the last 5 sts where you will always be putting 5 hds’s to end your row.

Ch 2 and turn.

 

 

 

Last Row 2

HDC in First 5 HDC’s.

FPDC on FPDC,

HDC in next 2 HDC’s

* | sc in sc, SC 2 in the ch 2 space | repeat 3 more times.

Then HDC in the next 2 HDC’s

FPDC on FPDC

Then HDC in the next 2 HDC’s *

Repeat what’s in between *’s for row.

To end row: Repeat until the last 5 sts where you will always be putting 5 hds’s to end your row.

 

Ch 1 and cut yarn.

Leave enough of a tail to hide it with a tapestry needle.

 

 

 

 

 

Making the pockets

 

To Start

Ch 25

 

Row 1

HDC in 3rd ch from hook. HDC in the rest of your chains.

At the end of your row you should have 23 sts not counting the beginning ch 2.

Ch 2 and turn

 

The turning Ch 2 does not count as a stitch in this pattern. So just ignore it on a row, it’s only for turning purposes.

 

Row 2

HDC in the first 2 sts.

FPDC on the post of the next HDC.

HDC in next 8 sts.

FPDC on the post of the next HDC.

HDC in next 8 sts.

FPDC on the post of the next HDC.

HDC in the last 2 sts.

Ch 2 and turn

 

 

 

 

Star Fish Pocket Shawl – Free Crochet pattern

 

 

 

 

Row 3

HDC in the first 2 sts.

BPDC on the post of the next HDC.

HDC in next 8 sts.

BPDC on the post of the next HDC.

HDC in next 8 sts.

BPDC on the post of the next HDC.

HDC in the last 2 sts.

Ch 2 and turn

 

Repeat rows 3 and 4 until you have a TOTAL of 20 rows. Also your POST stitches should be BPDC’s this row.

 

 

 

Row 21

HDC in first 2 sts,

BPDC on BPDC,

Then alternate. 7 times

FPDC on the post of the next HDC

BPDC on the post of the next HDC

FPDC on the post of the next HDC

BPDC on the post of the next HDC

FPDC on the post of the next HDC

BPDC on the post of the next HDC

FPDC on the post of the next HDC

-Then BPDC on the post of the next 3 HDC post’s-

That is the Middle section

 

Then alternate. 8 times

FPDC on the post of the next HDC

BPDC on the post of the next HDC

FPDC on the post of the next HDC

BPDC on the post of the next HDC

FPDC on the post of the next HDC

BPDC on the post of the next HDC

FPDC on the post of the next HDC

BPDC on the post of the next HDC

HDC in last 2 sts

Ch 2 and turn

 

 

 

 

Row 22

HDC in first 2 sts,

FPDC on FPDC,

Then alternate. 7 times

BPDC on the BPDC

FPDC on FPDC,

BPDC on the BPDC

FPDC on FPDC,

BPDC on the BPDC

FPDC on FPDC,

BPDC on the BPDC

-Then FPDC on the post of the next FPDC’s-

That is the Middle section

 

Then alternate. 8 times

BPDC on the BPDC

FPDC on FPDC,

BPDC on the BPDC

FPDC on FPDC,

BPDC on the BPDC

FPDC on FPDC,

BPDC on the BPDC

FPDC on FPDC,

HDC in last 2 sts

Ch 2 and turn

 

 

 

 

Row 23

HDC in first 2 sts,

BPDC on the BPDC

Then alternate. 7 times

FPDC on FPDC,

BPDC on the BPDC

FPDC on FPDC,

BPDC on the BPDC

FPDC on FPDC,

BPDC on the BPDC

FPDC on the FPDC

-Then BPDC on the post of the next BPDC’s-

That is the Middle section

 

Then alternate. 8 times

FPDC on FPDC,

BPDC on the BPDC

FPDC on FPDC,

BPDC on the BPDC

FPDC on FPDC,

BPDC on the BPDC

FPDC on FPDC,

BPDC on the BPDC

HDC in last 2 sts

 

 

Ch 1 and you’re ready to attach it to your pocket shawl now, or if you want to attach it later then leave a long enough tail to hide with a tapestry needle.

 

 

Size Of Finished Pocket

Length – 9 inches and 23 cms

Width – 2.75 Inches 7 cms

 

 

 

 

Sewing on the pockets

 

We need to put our pocket in place. I counted up 5 rows and set the bottom of my pocket on the 6th row.

 

You’ll need 4 markers. Attach them by pushing your hook into the crocheted pocket and the Shawl at the same time. Going through both pieces.

 

Attach your 4 markers in each corner to hold your piece in place.

 

 

Star Fish Pocket Shawl – Free Crochet pattern

 

 

Start in top left corner and work your way down the bottom then back up to the last side.

 

Star Fish Pocket Shawl – Free Crochet pattern

 

Sl st and chain 1, going slow and steady and as evenly as you can.

 

Ch 1 and cut yarn leaving a long enough tail to hide with a tapestry needle.

 

Repeat to attach other pocket.

 

Hide all your tails using a tapestry needle.

 

 

 


 

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