Crochet Pockets, Cuffs and Collars for Jackets

Author

Debbie G.

Introduction

I made pockets and cuffs for these 5 jackets in 2001. They are really easy to do. I don’t like padded shoulders and cut them out. I’ve saved them and used them to make pockets. On others I have just made squares of single chain. These you can make any size. I also made a collar for one that didn’t have one. :up:

Materials List

Shoulder pads of matching or contrasting color to the jacket.
Matching or contrasting colored yarn
Yarn needle

Size G (6 US) or size to obtain gauge

Finished Size

It depends on the size of the shoulder pad and how deep you want the pocket.

Gauge

Depends on how tight a crocheter you are.

The Pattern

For pockets:
With one shoulder pad, attach yarn and blanket stitch from top right and to end. DO NOT FASTEN OFF.
Rnd 1: sc in each of the stitches to end. Ch 1 and turn.
Rnd 2: 1 sc in each sc of previous rnd. Ch 1 and turn.
Repeat rnd 2 to desired depth of pocket. Fasten off

(I usually crocheted about 1 & ½ to 2 inches on my pads.)

Finishing:

Measure each side of jacket, about 1&1/2 inches away from the edge, and about 2 inches from bottom of jacket and pin in place. Using the yarn needle, sew in place. Repeat for other pocket.

For cuffs:
If you’re like me and have cuffs that are too long, this was my solution.
Attach yarn and blanket stitch all round the cuff. DO NOT FASTEN OFF.
Rnd 1: sc all around the cuff. Ch 1 and turn
Rnd 2: 1 sc in each sc of previous rnd. Ch 1 and turn.

Repeat rnd 2 to desired width or you can get fancy and make a ruffle using groups of shell stitches.

Shell stitch:

In one stitch, * 4 trc, sc in next 2 sc, repeat from* around to the end. Sl st. and fasten off. Weave in all ends.

For Collars:

Stitches used:sc, and alternating sc and dc. SEE PHOTO.

Notes: Measure inside of collar on jacket. This will guide you as to how many stitches needed for base row.

Attach yarn and blanket stitch all round the top edge of jacket. DO NOT FASTEN OFF.
Rnd 1: sc all around the cuff. Ch 2 and turn.
Rnd 2: * 1 sc in 1st sc, 1 dc in the next dc* repeat from * to end. Ch 1 and turn.

Continue to work this pattern evenly until it measures 3 inches or desired width. Sc all around edge and fasten off.

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