Author:
Ceilidh Corcoran

Ceilidh (Kaylee) Corcoran is a crocheter and pattern designer living in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. She is a mom with two grown children and a Disability Advocate. She loves colour and experimenting with different textured stitches, combining the love of yarn and raising awareness for people with disabilities has been an unexpected dream come true. 

Love Power Pocket Shawl Pattern by Ceilidh Corcoran

Maker
2/23/2021

When I was little, my mother taught me to crochet.  I crocheted for a few years but didn't pick it up again until a couple of years ago.  It quickly became my saving grace.  I lost my mobility about 4 years ago due to a birth defect for the rotation in my legs and a condition called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, it was quick and sudden.  Shortly after I started crocheting, it became the thing I could focus on, something I could do when there were so many things I could no longer do.  I could hear my mothers voice teaching me all over again, she passed away, so this is like a connection to her. 


I started designing my own patterns a few months ago, and I am really loving this aspect.  Seeing makes that came from an idea in my head is something I feel is incredible.  When Love Me Knots was created I wanted to have Love in the name and that's all I knew, I knew I wanted to express how much love I put into every make and design, and to be quite honest I didn't even know that designing patterns was part of the picture back when Love Me Knots came to fruition.


And then came Selma Blair, I connected with her through my Alinker Walking Bike.  It is an incredible walking aid that I received through a crowdfunding campaign.  And then came the Alinker family, what a bunch of incredible people.  Selma contacted me, threw Instagram and ordered some of my makes.  To say I was star struck was an understatement.  In November of 2019 she posted an incredible picture of her in my Chunky Dorothy Blanket (named after my mother), and my little corner of the world expanded.  It has been such an amazing ride in this crochet community.


When I designed the Love Power Pocket Shawl, I wanted to create something unique with some of my favorite stitches and Yummy Yarn.  This Pocket Shawl is designed with love and has a beautiful V shape on the back but it stays straight when you drape it across our shoulders.  The Heart Bobble Pockets were an absolute must for this design and I'm so happy to share it with you!


Supplies

-Bulky Weight Yarn in Colour A 420 yds (510 m), pattern details are using The Hook Nook Yummy yarn using 4 balls of Precious Metal (colour A) and 3 balls of Dusty Rose (colour B)

-8.0mm and a 7.0mm hook, or size needed to obtain gauge (see below)

-Darning Needle

-Scissors

-Stitch Marker


Abbreviations

SL ST - Slip Stitch

CH - Chain

HDC - Half Double Crochet

DC - Double Crochet

BPDC - Back Post Double Crochet

X-DC - Cross Double Crochet (See Special Stitch)

HBDC - Herringbone Double Crochet (See Special Stitch)

BO - Bobble (See Special Stitch)

RS - Right Side

WS - Wrong side 


Gauge

Gauge is important in this pattern. If your gauge is too small go up a hook size, if your gauge is too large, go down a hook size.

9HDC X 7 rows = 4”x4” (10cm x 10cm) square


Special Stitches

How to Do the Cross Double Crochet Stitch

Cross Double Crochet (X-DC) - Skip the first ST then DC in the next, DC in front on the work back into the skipped ST.


How to Do the Herringbone Double Crochet - HBDC

Yarn over, insert your hook into the ST, yarn over and pull thru.  You will have three loops on your hook (just like the set up for a DC); let's call them 3, 2 and 1 with 1 being the closest loop to you. Pull loop 3 through loop 2; like a SL ST; you will have two loops remaining on your hook.  Yarn over pull thru loop 2, you will have 2 loops left on the hook, yarn over pull thru the two loops.


How to Do the Bobble - BO

Double crochet 5 together.  Yarn over, go through the ST, yarn over and pull through. Yarn over once more and pull through two loops, repeat this 5 times.  You will be left with 6 loops loops on your hook.  Yarn over and pull thru all 6 loops, I like to give mine a nice tug at the end to give it a wee pop.


Tips

-This pattern is worked in back and forth across the row

-Measurements for the shawl are 16” x 104”

-This shawl is worked with one stitch off center to create the staggered X-DC effect, there is one increase in the “center” and the edges are kept even so when you drape it over your shoulders the edges will remain straight

-The CH 2 at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch

-On the BPDC rows and HBDC rows you will begin and each row with a DC to give the edges a cleaner edge

-Everyone has their own way of changing colours but I find on your last yarn over before completing your last DC of the row, changing colours there gives you a super clean transition.


Pattern

The Love Power Pocket Shawl is so fun to make with an easy row repeats and lots of texture, so you’ll never get bored with the pattern.  The V shape in the back of this Pocket Shawl sets it apart from the rest, and the X stitches remind me of little power ups, and the Heart Bobble Pockets are just adorable.  This shawl uses two colours of bulky weight yarn and is worked back and forth across the row.  Love is the power that unites us all.  Have fun my lovelies!!

Row 1 (A)- CH 71 and in the 72nd CH place a stitch marker, CH 72 more plus two CH (146 total CH)

Row 2(A)- In the third CH from the hook, DC 72 in the back hump of each of the CH’s, in the center space, DC CH2 DC (this will be the center point of the V in the shawl and the only place you will increase, you can continue to place your stitch marker in this spot), DC 71  (145  DC)

Row 3(A)-Turn CH 2 (does not count as a stitch throughout the pattern), DC in the first ST, *CH 1 skip one, DC in the next*; repeat until you reach the stitch before center space, skip that ST then DC CH2 DC in the center space; skip the next ST  the DC *CH1 skip one DC in the next*until you reach the end. You will be left with one last ST, DC in the last ST (75DC)

Row 4(A)- Turn CH 2, DC in the first 2 ST; then DC in the chain space and each DC from the row below (74); DC CH2 DC in the center space, DC to the end (73) (149 DC)

Row 5 (A)-Turn CH 2, DC in the first ST, BPDC to the center space(73); DC CH2 DC in the center space,(74) BPDC until you reach the last ST, DC in that ST and change colours (147 BPDC, 4DC)

Row 6(B)- Turn CH 2, X-DC until the center space (38); DC CH2 DC in the center space;  X-DC until the end (37), DC in the last ST, (75 X-DC, 3DC)

Row 7(B)- Turn CH2, X-DC until the center (38), DC CH2 DC in the center space;  X-DC until the last two ST (38), DC in that ST and change colours, (76 X-DC, 3DC)

Row 8 (A)-Turn CH2, X-DC until the center (39), DC CH2 DC in the center space;  X-DC until the end (38) , DC in the last ST, (77X-DC, 3DC)

Row 9 (A)- Turn CH2, X-DC until the center (39), DC CH2 DC in the center space;  X-DC until the end (39), DC in that ST and change colours, ( 78X-DC, 3DC)

Row 10(B) - Turn CH2, DC until the center space (80); DC CH2 DC in the center space; DC until the end (79) (161 DC)

Row 11 (B)- Turn CH2, DC in the first ST, BPDC until the center space (79); DC CH2 DC in the center space; BPDC (80) until you reach the last ST, DC in that ST and change colours  (159 BPDC, 4DC)

Row 12(A)  -Turn CH2,  DC in the first ST, HBDC (see Special Stitch) (81) until the center space; DC CH2 DC in the center space; HBDC (80) until you reach the last ST, DC in that ST (161 HBDC, 4DC)

Row 13(A) - Turn CH2, DC in the first ST, HBDC (81) until the center space; DC CH2 DC in the center space; HBDC (82)  until you reach the last ST, DC in that ST and change colours (163 HBDC, 4DC)

Row 14 (B)- Turn CH2, DC in the first ST, HBDC (83) until the center space; DC CH2 DC in the center space; HBDC (82) until the end (165 HBDC, 4DC)

Row 15 (B)- Turn CH2, DC in the first ST HBDC (83) until the center space; DC CH2 DC in the center space; HBDC (84) until you reach the last ST, DC in that ST and change colours (167 HBDC, 4DC)

Row 16(A) - Turn CH2, DC in the first ST HBDC (85) until the center space; DC CH2 DC in the center space; HBDC (84) until you reach the last ST, DC in the last ST (169 HBDC, 4DC)

Row 17(A) - Turn CH2, DC in the first ST, HBDC (85) until the center space; DC CH2 DC in the center space; HBDC (86) until you reach the last ST, DC in that ST and change colours (171 HBDC, 4DC)

Row 18 (B) - Turn CH2, DC until the center space (88); DC CH2 DC in the center space; DC until the end (87) (175 DC)

Row 19 (B)- Turn CH2, DC in the first ST, BPDC until the center space (86); DC CH2 DC in the center space; BPDC (87) until you reach the last ST, DC in that ST and change colours (173 BPDC, 4DC)

Row 20(A)- Turn CH 2, X-DC until the  center sp (44); DC CH2 DC in the center space;  X-DC until the end (43) , DC in the last ST, (87 X-DC, 3DC)

Row 21 (A)- Turn CH2, X-DC until the center (44), DC CH2 DC in the center space;  X-DC (44) until you reach the last ST, DC in that ST and change colours, (88  X-DC, 3DC)

Row 22 (B)-Turn CH2, X-DC until the center (45), DC CH2 DC in the center space;  X-DC until the end (44) , DC in the last ST, (89 X-DC, 3DC)

Row 23 (B)- Turn CH2, X-DC until the center (45), DC CH2 DC in the center space;  X-DC  (45) until you reach the last ST, DC in that ST and change colours, (90 X-DC, 3DC)

Row 24 (A) - Turn CH2, DC until the center space (92); DC CH2 DC in the center space; DC until the end (91) (185 DC)

Row 25 (A)- Turn CH2, DC in the first ST, BPDC (91) until the center space; DC CH2 DC in the center space; BPDC (92)until you reach the last ST, DC in that ST and change colours (183 BPDC, 4DC)

Row 26(A)-Turn CH 2, DC in the first ST, *CH 1 skip one, DC in the next*; repeat until you reach the center space, DC CH2 DC in the center space; DC in the next ST, *CH1 skip one DC in the next*until you reach the end, you will be left with one stitch, DC in the last  ST (95DC)

Row 27 (A)-Turn CH 2, DC in the first 2 ST, then DC in the chain space and each DC from the row below (95); DC CH2 DC in the center space, DC to the end (96) (191 DC), Fasten off and you are done the body of the shawl!

I do recommend blocking this shawl as it gives it a little more defined squish.

How to Create the Heart Bobble Pocket!


I changed colours on the Bobble stitch to give it that extra bit of love. I also went down a hook size, to a 7.0mm. I change colours before completing the HDC just before the Bobble, working the Bobble Stitch until there are 6 loops on your hook, yarn over back in your HDC colour and carrying the colours along behind your work.

Row 1: Chain 22

Row 2[RS]: In the second CH from the hook HDC  21  

Row 3[WS]: Turn Ch1 (does not count as a stitch), HDC  21  

Row 4[RS]: Turn Ch1, HDC 10, BO, HDC 10

Row 5[WS]: Turn Ch1, HDC 21

Row 6[RS]: Turn Ch1, HDC 8, BO, HDC 3, BO, HDC 8  

Row 7[WS]:Turn Ch1, HDC 21

Row 8[RS]: Turn Ch1, HDC 6, BO, HDC 7, BO, HDC 6  

Row 9[WS]: Turn Ch1, HDC  21  

Row 10[RS]: Turn Ch1(HDC) x 4, BO, (HDC) x 11, BO, (HDC) x 4  

Row 11 [WS]:  Turn Ch1, HDC 21  

Row 12 [RS]: (HDC) x 2, BO, (HDC) x 7, BO, (HDC) x 7, BO, (HDC) x 2  

Row 13 [WS]: (HDC) x 21  

Row 14 [RS]: (HDC) x 2, BO, (HDC) x 5, BO, (HDC) x 3, BO, (HDC) x 5, BO, (HDC) x 2  

Row 15[WS]: (HDC) x 21  

Row 16[RS]: (HDC) x 4, BO, HDC, BO, (HDC) x 7, BO, HDC, BO, (HDC) x 4  

Row 17 [WS]: (HDC) x 21  

Row 18 [RS]: (HDC) x 21

Using a running stitch and a darning needle sew your Heart Bobble Pocket 3 1/2” up from the edge of the body of the shawl.  Fringe is totally optional but I’m a fringe lover.

I hope you loved making the Love Power Pocket Shawl as much as I loved designing it for The Hook Nook Blog!  Love is the power that unites us all.  Follow me on Instagram and tag me in your makes of the Love Power Pocket Shawl, I am working on developing a website so I will keep you posted there.

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