Tuesday, December 1, 2020

2020 Holiday CAL, Week 2: Holly Jolly Pocket Shawl


Welcome to the 2020 Fiber Flux Holiday Crochet Along...hooray! Today is week 2 of the CAL and we're working on the fabulous Holly Jolly Pocket Shawl! This is a very easy and wonderfully cozy wrap that features two big pockets and festive tassels!

Here's what we'll be doing today:

  • How to crochet the c2c stitch pattern of the shawl
  • Review of sizing
  • Schedule of the CAL
  • Where to connect with other makers

Missed the supplies and sizing info?  Check out week 1 of the CAL here!


The CAL will be divided over the next few weeks, so we'll tackle each part bit by bit. Scroll down for the schedule with actual dates and what we'll be doing on each day/week.

Check out this week's video here:


*This is a self-paced project, so definitely go at the speed you feel most comfortable. The instructional videos and posts will be up forever and you will always be able to go back and watch again and again!


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Let's talk about sizing...the shawl I made after flipping up the ends to make pockets, went from the hip, around the neck and back down to the other hip.  This is generally how I like to wear my shawls.  If you want a different size (length and/or width), there are instructions below to fully customize your shawl.  Please note all sizing is approximate and can vary due to your personal tension, yarn substitutions and hook substitutions.  The shawl as shown in the photos measures:
  • 14 inches wide
  • 90 inches tall (before seaming the pockets)


Pattern notes: 
  • Shawl is constructed as a corner to corner rectangle and made extra long to account for flipping up the ends to create pockets.  See below for more info on how long to make yours. 

Shawl Instructions For C2C Width Increase Portion:

Row 1: Ch 6, then work a dc into the 4th ch from the hook.  Work a dc into each of the next 2 ch.

Row 2: Ch 6.  Work a dc into the 4th ch from the hook and in each of the next 2 ch.  Slip stitch into the 3rd dc stitch to join the two blocks together.  You'll need to flip the block a bit to get to the right spot.  Just make sure your tail is pointing downward and you'll be in the right position.  Ch 3, then work 3 dc into the turning ch space.

Row 3: Ch 6 (you may need to turn things a bit so that the tail is facing downward again).  Work a dc into the 4th ch from the hook and in each of the next 2 ch.  Slip stitch into the turning chain space of the next block to join the two blocks together.  You'll need to flip the block a bit to get to the right spot.  Just make sure your tail is pointing downward and you'll be in the right position.  *Ch 3, then work 3 dc into the turning ch space and slip stitch into the turning chain space to join the two blocks together.  Repeat from * across.  When you work the last block, you won't need to slip stitch it into anything, simply move onto the next row.

Repeat row 3 until your shawl is the width you'd like it to be (shawl pictured is 14 inches wide), then move on to part 2.

Shawl Instructions For C2C Height Increase Portion:

Note: To keep me from getting my sides mixed up, I placed a stitch marker on the side where I decreased.

Row 1: Ch  6, then work a dc into the fourth ch from the hook.  Work a dc in each of the next two chains, then join with a slip stitch to connect the two blocks together.  Work (3 dc, ch 1) and join blocks with a slip stitch in each ch 1 space across until just before the last space (turning chain space).  At the end of the row, join into the last block with a slip stitch.  Turn and work a slip stitch in each stitch across the first block of the row.  Continue across the row in this manner, working the increase at the beginning of the row and decreasing (where stitch marker is) at the end of the row.

Repeat until the rectangle is as tall as you like, I worked my height to about 90 inches tall.  If you're unsure how long to make your shawl, I made mine start at one knee, go around the neck and down to the other knee.  Take into account that the pockets will be flipped up and seamed with pockets hip around to hip).  I made mine extra long to account for the pockets.

Shawl Instructions for C2C Decrease Portion:

Row 1: Turn the work and slip stitch in each stitch across the first block, and slip stitch into the turning chain space.  *Ch 3, then work 3 dc into the turning ch space.  Join into the next block with a slip stitch.  Repeat from * to end of row.

Repeat row 1 of the decrease until just a top point remains.  Fasten off and weave in ends that remain.  Note: if the top is challenging for you, be sure to check out the video for this part (or any other part) to see me walk through it step by step!

Weave in ends. 

Here's our CAL schedule below for easy reference:


Here's our CAL schedule for easy reference:


Last part...let's connect! You can connect at any of the social media platforms below, and don't forget to use the hashtag #fiberfluxcal


Also we have two special communities for our CAL makers! Each has a welcome area/thread, so please hop on and introduce yourself. You can get info, ask questions, help each other, see what everyone is doing, and show off your work too!



Also, don't forget to use the hashtag, #fiberfluxcal to share your work on social media!

I can't wait to see all of your gorgeous projects...please share those pictures and above enjoy, take some time to relax with your hook, and have fun! That's all for today lovelies, see you next week for part three!!


© Jennifer Dickerson 2020

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