Did you know that the above photo of my crochet granny square pocket is my most liked image on Instagram ever! Who would have thought!!??😂Now if that doesn’t earn you guys a free tutorial I don’t know what does! This project takes under an hour and is a massively FUN way to jazz up your jeans….or any pocket!
All you need is yarn of your selected weight (see sizes below), corresponding hook, scissors, strong needle for attaching and a garment of your choice. I’ve used Paintbox Yarn Cotton Aran with a 4.5mm hook for my crochet granny pocket in the following colours – Bubblegum, Washed Teal and Peach Orange. The first step is to choose the size of your pocket. The pattern below is the same for all sizes, I’ve just used different yarn weights and hooks to alter the size. Measure the pocket you want to cover and then choose the closest size below. Note: the crochet granny pocket doesn’t have the be exactly the same size. Granny squares have a little give in them, so all you need to do is stretch and pin it in place before sewing.
You can see below how the pocket can be stretched and pined into place. Okay! Here we go! These instruction are written in UK terms with the US terms at the end of the tutorial. Crochet Abbreviations –
UK Terms (US in brackets)
ch = chain
ss = slip stitch
dc – double crochet (single crochet sc)
tr = treble crochet (double crochet dc)
htr = half treble (half double crochet hdc)
tr3tog = treble three together (double crochet three together dc3tog) – Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, 3 times (4 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all loops on hook
Begin with a 3 round granny square using the chart below – Your finished three round granny square will look like this.
Round 4: start the fourth round in the top right corner, ch3 (counts as tr) 2tr in the same sp, ch1, (3tr, ch1) in the next two sps, *(3tr, ch3, 3tr) in the corner sp, ch1, (3tr, ch1) in the next two sps, rep from * twice more, (3tr, ch1) in the last corner, ss into top of beg ch3. Round 4 complete!Row 1 of pocket bottom: ch3, tr3tog into the following 3tr, ch1, tr in each of the next 3sts, ch1, tr in each of the next 3 sts, ch1, tr3tog into the next 3tr, ch3, ss into corner sp of round 4, turn your work.
Row 2: ch4, ss into ch-1 sp, ch3, ss into ch-1 sp, ch3, ss into ch-1 sp, ch4, ss into corner sp of round 4, turn your work. (you may need to ss after turning so your yarn is on the correct side) Row 3: 3dc into first ch sp, (2htr, tr) in the next ch sp, (tr, 2htr) in the following sp, 3dc in the last sp, ss into corner sp of round 4. Row 4: dc in each of the next 5sts, htr in the following, ch2, htr in the next, dc in the last 5 sts, ss into corner sp of round 4 and fasten off!
US Instructions –
Begin: Make a three round granny square with 3ch at the corners and 1 ch in between dc clusters at the sides.
Row 1 of pocket bottom: ch3, dc3tog into the following 3dc, ch1, dc in each of the next 3sts, ch1, dc in each of the next 3 sts, ch1, dc3tog into the next 3dc, ch3, ss into corner sp of round 4, turn your work.
Row 2: ch4, ss into ch-1 sp, ch3, ss into ch-1 sp, ch3, ss into ch-1 sp, ch4, ss into corner sp of round 4, turn your work. (you may need to ss after turning so your yarn is on the correct side)
Row 3: 3sc into first ch sp, (2hdc, dc) in the next ch sp, (dc, 2hdc) in the following sp, 3sc in the last sp, ss into corner sp of round 4.
Row 4: sc in each of the next 5sts, hdc in the following, ch2, hdc in the next, sc in the last 5 sts, ss into corner sp of round 4 and fasten off!
1. Pin your crochet pocket firmly into place.
2. Thread your final round yarn colour through a needle (make sure your needle is strong and sharp) and tie a knot at the bottom.
3. Starting from the inside, push the needle through from back to front and pull through until the knot locks into place. Back stitch your pocket into place, making sure you come out under the two loops of each stitch and return the same way. This is the tidiest way to sew your pocket on. Work your way around the pocket, removing pins as you go and fasten off the end. Hooray!!! Finished. Now you’re ready to show off your mad crochet skills! Wear with pride!! And don’t forget to tag #redagapecrochetpocket on social media so i can check them out! I will share some here….a crochet pocket fashion show! Hooray!!