Granny Square T-Shirt Pocket

Ask Me Monday: Granny Square T-Shirt Pocket

Granny Square T-Shirt Pocket

Crochet is here this summer in a big way, including using it to embellish fabric garments. One of the trends we’ve seen popping up a lot recently, is t-shirts with a pop of crochet. In this episode of Ask Me Monday, I show how to crochet a granny square t-shirt pocket. Give the video a watch, use the pattern below to make your own, then tag @vickie howell on Instagram and Facebook, to share your be-pocketed tees!


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Granny Square T-Shirt Pocket: How-To

Crochet Granny Square T-Shirt Pocket


Scraps of sport-weight yarn, in 3 colors. I used Vickie Howell Montoya Merino Light, in colors: A) Meow Wolf, B) Roswell, and C) UtopiaFest

Size US F hook


Sewing Needle and coordinating thread

Sewing Pins

Granny Square Pocket Supplies


3″/7.5 cm




With Color A, Ch 4. Sl st in 1st ch to create ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, (counts as a dc here and throughout), 2 dc in ring, [ch 3, 3 dc in ring] 3 times. ch 3; join with sl sl in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. — 4 dc clusters, 4 ch-3 spaces

Cut A; Join B.

Rnd 2: With B, ch 4, (counts as dc and ch-1 sp here and throughout), *(3dc, ch 3, 3 dc) In next corner ch-3 sp, ch 1; rep from * 2 more times, (3 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in first corner ch-3 sp: join with a sl st in 3rd chain of beginning ch-4.

Cut B; Join C.

Rnd 3: With C, sl st in next ch-1 sp. ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 2 dc in same ch-1 sp, *ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next corner ch-3 sp, ch 1**, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * 3 more times, ending last rep at **; join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.


NOTE: If you’re working with a lighter weight yarn, or want ta larger pocket, continue as established in Rnd 3, until square is 1/4″/1 cm smaller than desired size.

Rnd 4: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), *hdc in next st, and every st until corner center st (this will be the center st of the corner grouping of sts), 3 hdc in corner st; rep from *,  ending with hdc at end of rnd, join with a sl st in 2nd chain of beginning ch-2.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends. Block, if necessary.

Granny Square Pocket


  • Pin granny square to  t-shirt wherever you’d like your pocket, taking care to keep in mind the neckline type and chest placement.
  • Using sewing thread and needle, handsew the sides and bottom of granny square to the shirt.


How to Crochet a Granny Square Pocket


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