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Crochet Pocket Shawl

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

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

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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