Crochet Pocket Shawl

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Crochet Pocket Shawl (Photo by Erich Boenzli)
(Photo by Erich Boenzli)

Pocket shawls are trending, and with good reason! They’re stylish, comfortable, warm, and have pockets…what more could a girl want!

 

A crochet pocket shawl is an wrap or shawl with large pockets. It’s the perfect accessory on a chilly fall evening, to sit by the warmth of the fire pit in the back yard or to go for a stroll around the lake. And you won’t have to worry about bringing a purse or where to keep your phone…the large pockets will easily hold everything you need, and keep your hands toasty warm too!

Crochet Pocket Shawl (Photo by Erich Boenzli)
(Photo by Erich Boenzli)

This free pocket shawl crochet pattern is easily customizable too. If you’d like it a bit larger or smaller (or even for a child), you can easily increase or decrease the rows and/or stitches to fit anyone just right. I’ve designed this pattern to be oversized, for lots of snuggly coziness.

 

The pattern for this easy pocket shawl uses the alpine stitch. If you’ve never done the alpine stitch before, no worries. I’ll show you how to do this easy stitch in the video below. And if you know how to make a double crochet, you’ll be all set! While this is not a fast 2-hour pattern, like my slouch hat, the alpine stitch will provide you with lots of warmth on cold winter days.

Crochet Pocket Shawl (Photo by Erich Boenzli)
(Photo by Erich Boenzli)

Materials

  • About 1500 yards of bulky #5 yarn
  • J-10/6-mm crochet hook

Finished size

Using #5/bulky yarn and a J-hook, this pattern will make a shawl measuring 78″ x 21″.

Crochet Pocket Shawl (Photo by Erich Boenzli)
(Photo by Erich Boenzli)

Additional Notes

  • All instructions, abbreviations, and materials in this pattern are given in US terminology.
  • Each row will have 190 stitches
  • To change the length of the pocket shawl, simply increase or decrease the number of foundation row chain stitches
  • To change the width of the pocket shawl, just increase or decrease the number of rows

 

Crochet Abbreviations for this Pattern

  • st – stitch
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • ch – chain
  • ch st – chain stitch
  • hdc – half-double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • fpdc – front-post double crochet

Crochet Pocket Shawl Pattern

Foundation Row: Ch 190

Row 1: Ch 1 (to act as first sc), then sc in each st for remainder of row

Row 2: Ch 3 (to act as first dc), then dc in each st for remainder of row

Row 3: Ch 1 (to act as first sc), then sc in each st for remainder of row

Row 4: Ch 3 (to act as first dc), *dc in next st, fpdc in next st (Continue instructions after * until you’ve reached the end of this row.

Row 5: Ch 1 (to act as first sc), sc in each st for remainder of row

Rows 6 – 57: Repeat rows 4 and 5 (but alternate how many dc at beginning and ending of each row; see video starting @ the 8-minute mark for explanation)

 

Border

Hdc around entire pocket shawl x4 rows, increasing at each corner (make 3 hdc in each corner st)

 

Pockets

Foundation Row: Ch 25

Row 1: Ch 1 (to act as first sc), sc in each st for remainder of row

Row 2: Ch 3 (to act as first dc), dc in each st for remainder of row

Row 3: Ch 1 (to act as first sc), sc in each st for remainder of row

Row 4: Ch 3 (to act as first dc), *dc in next st, fpdc in next st (Continue instructions after * until you’ve reached the end of this row.

Row 5: Ch 1 (to act as first sc), sc in each st for remainder of row

Row 6: Ch 3 (to act as first dc), *dc in next st, fpdc in next st (Continue instructions after * until you’ve reached the end of this row.

Row 7: Ch 1 (to act as first sc), sc in each st for remainder of row

Row 8: Ch 3 (to act as first dc), dc in each st for remainder of row

Rows 9 – 15: Repeat rows 4 through 8

Row 16: Ch 2 (to act as first hdc), hdc in each st for remainder of row

Row 17: Ch 2 (to act as first hdc), hdc in each st for remainder of row

Pocket Border: Sc around entire pocket shawl x2 rows, increasing at each corner (make 3 sc in each corner st)

 

Attaching Pockets

Whip stitch pockets onto shawl, with bottom of pocket approximately 5″ from the bottom of the shawl.

Tip: Pin the pockets onto the shawl using stitch markers and try it on for size, to make sure your hands reach the pockets comfortably.

Crochet Pocket Shawl (Photo by Erich Boenzli)
(Photo by Erich Boenzli)

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8 Comments
  • Beth
    November 30, 2020

    Love this shawl pattern. Thank you for sharing. Love the stitch and the color of the yarn, as well. I never have used bulky yarn and I have been crocheting for years. With the pandemic, I order more of my yarn on line. Would you please share what brand of yarn you used and the color?

    • maplewoodroad
      December 13, 2020

      Absolutely! For this shawl, I used Premier Puzzle Yarn in a color called Riddle.

  • Laura
    December 11, 2020

    I recently watched your tutorial for the Alpine Stitch. I have also recently learned and been practiceing my fpdc and bpfc. I notice for the Alpine you did a sc above the dc then fpdc back down into the dc.. why not into the sc?

    • maplewoodroad
      December 13, 2020

      Since the sc doesn’t really have any post to speak of, there’s really no room to do a fpdc or bpdc into a sc. Hope that helps! 🙂

  • Lynn Grafton
    February 13, 2021

    I am crocheting this shawl. I love the stitch. Did you have problems with it curling. I have started over using a looser stitch.
    I am using a #5 yarn that you suggested.

    • maplewoodroad
      February 15, 2021

      Hmmm, I don’t recall having an issue with curling. I’m wondering why that might be happening to you and the only thing I can think of right now is to ask if your tension is tight?

  • Susan mcmillan
    May 21, 2021

    Hi love this stitch and I love how you explain step by step I am a very newbie
    From Australia 🇦🇺 Thank you for sharing 💐 p/s is there anything you can’t do your channel is great