Pocket Shawl Crochet Pattern Free
In this free pattern, we are going to walk through the step-by-step process of how you can easily make a pocket shawl with this free crochet pattern. What is a pocket scarf? Perhaps you have heard of a prayer shawl, but maybe not a pocket scarf. A pocket shawl is a lovely wrap, that is about arm length, that you can enjoy as a cozy shawl, but has nifty pockets on the ends, that you can use to hold your cell phone or other essential items.
Making easy crochet pocket shawls are such a fun project, and they are so handy to have around, especially during cooler days, when you just want to be warm and cozy. This is especially one project that I use quite often, and it’s so handy to have around. Plus, it’s absolutely adorable, a fashionable wrap, and very comfy, a win-win-win!
In this free pattern, I’m going to show you how to make a basic stitch combination, that results in a beautiful texture. Not only is this stitch combination super easy to make, but you also end up with a beautiful texture to your finished shawl.
The stitch combination used in this pattern is similar to the popular v-stitch pocket shawl pattern, made by using two double crochet stitches with a chain space in between. Although the normal v stitch is pretty and easy to make, you don’t end up with as much beautiful texture as this pattern provides.
Plus, the stitch combination is super easy to do, using only basic stitches. If you know your basic crochet stitches, you will have no problem making this easy project.
The basic stitches used in this pattern, are double crochet, single crochet, half double crochet, and chain stitches. It’s super easy, and it looks beautiful when finished.
How to Crochet a Pocket Shawl for Beginners
This pocket shawl pattern is a great project for beginners. Once you get the hang of the basic stitch combination used in this pattern, it is very repetitive, and a fun project to make and enjoy when complete.
To begin, you will want to make a chain as your starting point. I have given you my suggested number of chains to use, but you can increase or decrease that number as you prefer.
After the chain is made, you will start working on the stitch combination by creating a single crochet, then chain two stitches, then make a double crochet stitch in the same space as the single crochet stitch. After this stitch is made, you will skip the next two stitches, and then repeat the stitch combination. It’s really as simple as that!
I recommend when you get to the end of the row, make a half double crochet stitch, before starting your new row. This will help to keep your edges nice and flat.
To start the new row, you will want to chain two stitches, then turn your project and begin working the single crochet, chain two, and double crochet in the chain stitches from the previous row.
One important note to point out, at the end of the row, you will want to make a half-double crochet stitch. But when you make your chain two stitches to start the row, this also counts as your other half double crochet stitch for the other end of your pocket shawl.
Now, that you know the general concept of how to make a crochet pocket shawl, that is easy for beginners, let’s look at some important questions before diving into the detailed pattern instructions.
How much yarn do I need?
Depending on what type of yarn you use, you will want to have between 4 and 6 skeins of yarn. I used just about 6 skeins of Hobby Lobby’s Oasis Beat color which was 252 yards per skein. You can make yours larger or smaller, but I wanted to be sure to have my shawl plenty big and cozy.
What kind of yarn should I use?
You can use any type of yarn that you prefer, whether it’s bulky yarn, worsted weight yarn, or acrylic yarn. If you use bulky weight yarn, you may end up needing to adjust the amount of yarn used. I used soft acrylic yarn that was a number 4 medium weight.
Pocket Shawl Crochet Pattern
4-6 skeins of acrylic yarn (252 yards each or 230 meters)
Size I crochet hook or 5.5 mm hook size
Yarn Needle (or tapestry needle)
Optional stitch marker (I don’t use it, but you might want one)
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet stitches
sk st – skip stitch
st/ sts – stitch / stitches
Please note that this pattern is written in US terms
Skill Level: Beginner
Easy Crochet Pocket Shawl Pattern
To make the crochet pocket wrap, you will want to start off by making a row of chains as your base.
Stitch Count: 60 chain stitches
Body of the Shawl
Beginning Row: After the chain row is made, in the 2nd ch from your hook, make a sc, ch 2, dc all in the same stitch. *Skip the next two stitches, then make another sc, ch 2, dc*. Repeat row from * to * across. When you get to the last st, make a hdc then turn.
Repetitive Row: Ch 2, sc in the next ch sp, ch 2, dc in the same space, in the next ch space work sc, ch 2, dc. Repeat from * to * to the end of the row. In the last st (the ch 2 space from the previous round) make hdc. Repeat this row, until you get the desired length for the end of the shawl.
Some pocket shawl patterns have you fold up the edges of the shawl to make your pockets, then whip stitch the sides of the shawl to make the sides of the pocket.
You are welcome to do this, if you would like, but I am also going to show you how you can make large squares following these pockets patterns, then sew them to each side of the shawl, to get the perfect-sized pockets.
Basket Weave Pocket Pattern (make 2 pockets)
Row 1: ch 36, sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, and in each st across.
Row 2-35: ch 1, *dc around the first sc st, and into the base from the previous row, sc in next st*, repeat from * to * across. Repeat this row, until your pocket is square. As you work, you should have single crochet stitches on top of double crochet stitches from the previous round, and work your double crochet stitches around the single crochet stitches from your previous round.
After your pockets are made, leave a long tail for sewing. Thread your yarn needle into that long tail, and whip stitch around the sides of your pocket, leaving the top of the pocket open. Make sure that you attach your pocket so that the right side is facing out toward you. Finish off and weave in any ends.
Free Crochet Pattern
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Please note that this pattern is intended for your personal use only, and not intended for commercial distribution.
Crochet Shawl Pattern
There are several crochet pocket shawl patterns out there, but I believe that this free pattern is so nice and cozy that you just can’t resist making it! I am so excited to share this free pocket shawl crochet pattern with you. I love it, and I hope you will enjoy this perfect pocket shawl as well!
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this pattern. I hope that you enjoy making it! Be sure to let me know how your project turns out! I love to hear from you.
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