Crochet The Serena Pocket Shawl
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Crochet The Serena Pocket Shawl

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Crochet The Serena Pocket Shawl

Hello everyone! Welcome back to my blog. This week I am bringing to you a new design on how to crochet The Serena Pocket Shawl. This is a new pocket shawl design that is super easy and pretty.

This pocket shawl is created for the main part with a stitch that I love, the twin v stitch. This version of the v stitch is really nice and creates a bit of a different look to the classic v stitch. It is however equally easy to crochet.

You can watch my Youtube video tutorial here: Crochet The Serena Pocket Shawl Video Tutorial

Crochet The Serena Pocket Shawl
This is a very easy pocket shawl

Crochet The Serena Pocket Shawl: behind the pattern

The Serena Shawl is a very easy pattern, that complete beginners can crochet. It is created by rows of twin V stitches. A border of Double Crochets and chain arch edging are then added to the project. The pockets are created as solid granny square, made with different shades of Stylecraft Special DK. These are then sewed onto the shawl, creating a beautiful and stylish pocket wrap.

This is a very simple, yet beautiful and intricate crochet shawl. The twin V stitch is quite an unusual stitch, so it is nice to be able to use it. The chain arch edge is really beautiful, and adds a feminine vibe to the whole piece.

Crochet The Serena Pocket Shawl
The yarn used contains wool, creating a really cosy feeling

Crochet The Serena Pocket Shawl: the yarn

I have to say, the yarn used for this project is very cosy. I used Stylecraft Batik in shade silver for the majority of the project. After that, I used different shades of Stylecraft Special DK in various shades for the border and the pockets. I think this adds extra dimension and femininity to this crochet shawl.

Stylecraft Special DK have a wide variety of colours and this makes for a lovely project. I know I loved using this yarn for the border and pockets.

Stylecraft Batik is an acrylic and wool blend, which I am starting to appreciate more and more. The wool does add extra cosiness to any project, perfect for the winter months. Do you prefer using yarns with wool, or acrylic yarns? I would love to know!

I did love using Stylecraft Batik, and definitely recommend this yarn for crochet projects.

Crochet The Serena Pocket Shawl
This is a super cosy project for winter

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Crochet The Serena Pocket Shawl
The pockets are created with a simple solid granny square

Crochet The Serena Pocket Shawl: The Pattern

You can purchase the Ad free, PDF pattern from my Etsy shop here: Crochet The Serena Pocket Shawl PDF Pattern

Level: Easy +

Notes: I will be writing in US terms

Gauge: 4” (=10 cm) = 4 Twin V stitches repeats

4” (=10 cm) =6 rows

Please note gauge is not crucial for completion of this project.

Size of finished Pocket Shawl before edging: 16,5” x 62,5” (42 cm x 159 cm)

Size of finished shawl including edging: 21” x 70” (53 x 177 cm)

The size of pockets: 11,5 x 11,5 cm (29 x 29 cm)

Materials:

8 to 10 skeins of 50g Stylecraft Batik DK in shade Silver

1 of each skein of Stylecraft Special DK in shades:

Candy Floss, Lemon, Cloud Blue

Any of the above yarns can be substituted with Paintbox Simply DK yarn

5 mm crochet hook

Tapestry needle

Pair of scissors

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sk: skip

SP: space

SC: Single Crochet

DC: Double Crochet

Sl st: Slip stitch

EOR: End of row

Pattern starts here:

Ch 66 (pattern calls for a multiple of 4 sts + 2 for base chain)

Complete rows as follows:

1: 2 DC into 5th ch from hook, 2 DC into next ch, *sk 2 ch, 2 DC into each of next 2 ch* Repeat from * until last 2 ch; sk 1 ch, 1 DC into last ch.

2: Ch 3 (=DC), turn your work. *Place 2 DC (=V stitch) into 2nd and 3rd V stitch from previous row’s twin V stitch, sk 4th V stitch*. Repeat from * until last 2 st, sk last V stitch and place a DC into ch 3 from previous row.

3-104 (or until you are satisfied with the length of your shawl): repeat row 2.

Do not fasten off.

Border:

1: Ch (=SC), SC into 2nd stitch and each stitch across until end of row. Once you reach eor, turn your work, so that you are working on the side of the shawl. Place SC all along this edge, placing them as equally spaced as possible. Repeat process until you reach 1st ch, sl st to 1st ch.

Note: Make sure these SC are a multiple of 2.

2: Ch 3 (=DC), place a DC into each SC; in the corners, place [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC]. Sl stitch to 1st ch 3 to finish round.

3: Repeat row 2. Fasten off.

4: Attach Stylecraft Special DK in shade Candy Floss. Ch 1 (=SC), SC into 2nd st and each st across, placing [2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC] in corners. Sl st to 1st ch to finish round.

5: [ch 3, sk 1 st, SC into next st] until eor, including corners. Sl st to 1st ch to finish round.

Pockets:

With Stylecraft Special DK in shade Candy Floss, ch 4; sl st to 1st ch to form a ring.

1: Ch 3 (=DC), place 2 DC in center of ring. [ch 2, 3 DC, ch 2] 3 times, finishing on a ch 2. Sl st to first 3 chains to finish round.

Fasten off and attach Stylecraft Special DK in shade Lemon to 1st DC of any side.

2: Ch 3 (=DC), place a DC into each DC from previous row. When you reach a corner, place 2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC into corner. Sl st to 1st ch 3 to finish round.

Fasten off and attach Stylecraft Special DK in shade Candy Floss.

3: repeat row 2.

Fasten off and attach Stylecraft Special DK in shade Cloud Blue.

4: now repeat row 2.

Fasten off and attach Stylecraft Special DK in shade Candy Floss.

5: repeat row 2

Fasten off and attach Stylecraft Batik in shade Silver.

6-7-8: now repeat row 2.

Now fasten off and attach Stylecraft Special DK in shade Candy Floss

9-10: repeat row 2.

Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.

Sew your pockets onto your shawl:

Place your 1st pocket onto the right side of your shawl, making sure you are placing it as follows. Measure 1 inch (=2 cm) from the bottom edge, and place your pocket there, making sure you place it at the center. With long tail of yarn, sew in your pocket onto project.

Repeat this onto the other side of shawl.

Fasten off, tidy up all loose ends.

Crochet a winter wrap
The solid granny square is a great detail in this simple project
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