Pockets on a shawl? What a wonderful idea. This easy pocket shawl is warm and cozy and very easy to crochet.
Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this easy pocket shawl crochet pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, and sizing information.
Easy Pocket Shawl Inspiration
Every once in a while I ask the crochet community on Facebook and Instagram to tell me what they want to see my design. A crochet pocket shawl was mentioned several times.
I just loved the stitch combination used for the Woodland Hooded Scarf, so I decided to use the same stitch combination on this easy pocket shawl. Both the ribbing and the moss stitch is easy for beginners to learn and make a stunning look when used together.
Making an Easy Pocket Shawl
I have seen a lot of pocket shawl patterns and they are beautiful, but they also tend to be very intricate and not really for beginner crocheters. This easy pocket shawl only uses single crochet and chains.
We will be working into the back loops only to create a nice ribbing, but this skill is very easy to learn and is demonstrated at the beginning of the video tutorial. So if you are a beginner, you can still make this lovely pocket shawl.
Adjusting the Size
The ideal size of a pocket shawl is to be the same as your wingspan or the length from fingertip to fingertip. This shawl is designed to match my wingspan which is 63 inches. Luckily it is really easy to adjust this shawl pattern. You just need to increase or decrease the starting chain in multiples of two.
Then when you work your shawl you will see a set of repeats in the pattern. For every two chains you added to the shawl, you will work one less repeat in the pattern. The same goes for decreasing the starting chain.
Pocket Shawl Yarn Substitution
I really love using Lion Brand’s Color Made Easy yarn. It is a perfect size 5 weight and has so many lovely colors for this shawl. Any size 5 yarn will work for this pattern just look for a yarn that is a true size 5 as some of the yarns listed as size five tend to be a bit thin. Make sure to check your gauge.
Some options for yarn substitutions would include Lion Brand Homespun, Red Heart Hygge, Bernat Velvet, and Red Heart With Love Chunky.
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Easy Harvest Crochet Pocket Shawl
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28 oz or 988 yds of Lion Brand, Color Made Easy (Size 5 Yarn) in Mineral (4 skeins)
Size L 8 mm Crochet Hook
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Stitches and Abbreviations
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
BLOSC – Back Loop Only Single Crochet
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
Gauge and Size
Gauge: 5 SC X 6 Rows = 2 inches.
Size: After wearing, the shawl measures 67 inches by 16.5 inches. It should be 60 inches wide before being stretched from wear.
Adjusting the Size
The goal is to have the shawl be the same length as your wingspan (the measurement from fingertips to fingertips). If you need to add or take away length from the shawl, just add or subtract from the starting chain in multiples of 2.
Then when you work your pattern, the part of the pattern that will be adjusted is the number of repeats. For every 2 chains you add or subtract from the shawl, You will adjust the repeat total by 1.
After a year of having this pattern published, I decided to add more instructions for different sizes. I will be using the terms small, medium, large, x-large, and 2XL, but please check your wingspan against the sizes to determine which size you need to make. Someone may normally wear a size small, but if they are tall they may need a size large shawl to match their wingspan.
|Small||50 in||56 in|
|Medium||55 in||62 in|
|Large||60 in||67 in|
|X-Large||65 in||72 in|
|2XL||70 in||78 in|
Easy Pocket Shawl Video Tutorial
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Easy Harvest Crochet Pocket Shawl
-Written in US terms.
– The stitch count will be one fewer than the starting chain for every row with single crochet and chains count as stitches. (Except the turning chain.)
– The CH1, turning chain does not count as a stitch.
For Size Small CH 131
For Size Medium CH 141
For Size Large CH 151
For Size X-Large CH 161
For Size 2XL CH 171
Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from the hook. SC in each CH across.
Row 2-6: CH1, turn, BLOSC in each ST across.
Row 7: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 30 STs, *CH1, Skip a ST, SC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 35(40, 45, 50, 55) times. BLOSC in last 30 STs.
The difference between all the sizes is in how many times you work the repeat pattern. I have separated the size information below to make this easy to understand. You will work the number of repeats indicated for your size for rows 7-45.
For Size Small, you will work the repeat pattern 35 times.
For Size Medium, you will work the repeat pattern 40 times.
For Size Large, you will work the repeat pattern 45 times.
For Size X-Large, you will work the repeat pattern 50 times.
For Size 2XL, you will work the repeat pattern 55 times.
Row 8-44: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 30 STs, *CH1, Skip a ST, SC in next CH space* repeat from *to* a total of 35(40, 45, 50, 55) times. BLOSC in last 30 STs.
Row 45: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 30 STs, *BLOSC in next ST, BLOSC in next CH* repeat from *to* a total of 35(40, 45, 50, 55) times. BLOSC in last 30 STs.
Row 46-50: CH1, turn, BLOSC in each ST across.
After Row 50, fasten off and weave in the yarn ends.
Crochet Shawl Pockets (Make 2)
Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from the hook. SC in next 25 STs. (26)
Row 2-11: CH1, turn, SC in next 26 STs. S
Row 12: CH1, turn, SC in first 2 STs, *CH1, Skip a ST, SC in next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 11 times. SC in last 2 STs.
Row 13-20: CH1, turn, SC in first 2 STs, *CH1, Skip a ST, SC in next CH space* repeat from *to* a total of 11 times. SC in last 2 STs.
Row 21: CH1, turn, BLOSC in first 2 STs, *BLOSC in next ST, BLOSC in next CH* repeat from *to* a total of 11 times. BLOSC in last 2 STs.
Row 22-26: CH1, turn, BLOSC in next 26 STs.
After Row 26, fasten off leaving a 2-3 foot yarn end to sew the pocket to the shawl.
Finishing Up the Pocket Shawl
Place the pocket on the end of the shawl as shown in the picture below. The pocket will be 1 inch from the short end of the shawl and centered between the two long ends.
Use the long yarn end still attached to the pocket and a yarn needle to sew three sides of the pocket to the shawl. I used a running stitch (a simple up and down stitch) to sew the pocket in place.
Once three sides are sewn on, secure your work with a knot, fasten off and weave in your ends. Flip your shawl around and repeat the process on the other side of the shawl.
Your Easy Harvest Pocket Shawl is complete!
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