Crochet Pocket Shawl

Hello you!! Want to crochet a Pocket Shawl?! Once again I’ve out crocheted myself on a pattern that I absolutely adore! Both my Mom and Mother In Law loved these products so much, that I had to make one for each of them! And yes, I’ll make one for myself, once I have time.. (haha, so maybe next year?). πŸ™‚ While testing this pattern I sprained my thumb a little.. But it was completely worth it! So a little pro tip… don’t try to make this on a time crunch.. You will be benched from crocheting for a few days, haha. πŸ™‚

Anyway, it will definitely make an amazing gift for birthday’s and Christmas! For this Pocket Shawl I added a Hoodie too! But if you don’t want to add the hoodie, then feel free to just leave it off. The piece will still look amazing, I promise!! This crochet pattern is also great to crochet when you binge watch your favorite shows! Because of the easy repeat pattern, you can have fun crocheting and watch an endless amount of entertainment. This Pocket Shawl is just warm and toasty enough to keep you warm on those chilly autumn days.

So let’s crochet this awesome Pocket Shawl together!!

A woman holding a cup and wearing a crochet pocket shawl

Let’s dive into the deeds:

Before you start with this detailed crochet pocket shawl, here are some important things to know and some background around this pattern.

Woman wearing crochet item which is a pocket shawl

The Detail of the Pocket Shawl Crochet Pattern

This beautiful Pocket Shawl Crochet Pattern consists of basic stitches used in a few different ways. I’ve stated that it’s an Intermediate crochet pattern, but if you are a beginner and not yet used to changing colors but you want to push yourself and make this Pocket Shawl – then all you need to do is make it in one color!

One stitch I used in particular, was the Cluster stitch. This stitch is super easy and can be used in so many ways! Want to see a tutorial on how to crochet the cluster stitch? Go ahead and click here for the easy picture tutorial!

Detail photo of cluster stitch and half double crochet combination

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The pattern level:

This crochet pocket shawl pattern is an Intermediate crochet pattern. You need to know the following:

As I said before – if you are a beginner or skilled beginner, you can still make this beautiful Pocket Shawl! If changing colors is still a bit daunting to you, then you can make this fashionable piece in one amazing color! It will still be perfect! And you will just get even more confident in your crocheting abilities!

Front of pocket shawl with hoodie over head
Pocket Shawl Front
Back view of pocket shawl with hoodie
Pocket Shawl Back

Some FAQ and answers:

Can I adjust the size of the Pocket Shawl crochet pattern?

I’ve designed this pattern to fit an average adult female size. But obviously every one differs from one another, so an easy way to adjust it is to measure your wingspan (from one middle finger, over your shoulders to the other middle finger) or if you know your height (your height is the same as your wingspan – how cool is that?!), you can make the pocket shawl as long as those measurements.

I for one made mine a bit longer than my height – because I wanted some space between where the Shawl started and where I placed the pockets. But as with all my patterns – it all depends on what you like and prefer! Be creative!!

a close up photo of shawl in autumn inspired colors

What size yarn do I need?

For this pattern I used Elle Vintage 100% Acrylic #4 Worsted weight / Aran yarn in the colors Beige, Olive and Rust. You will need at least 800g/ 28oz (1280m/ 4.2 feet) of worsted weight yarn. Use the color and yarn you prefer. More of the main color which you will be using in the shawl and all over the pockets and hoodie. Then the second and third colors acts like accent colors.

You can do so many color variations with this pattern! The possibilities are endless! Here is a photo of me and my very good friend Annerie. Special thanks to her for letting me take these amazing photo’s on their beautiful farm! (And can’t forget to mention her adorable doggie Heidi in the background πŸ™‚ )

Two women wearing two different variations of the pocket shawl

If your in the USA or any other country, you can used something like Red Heart Super Saver or Bernat Super Value

Let me know if you have any other yarn or size related questions by leaving a comment down below!! πŸ™‚

The materials needed for the Pocket Shawl?

You will need the following materials:

  • Main color: #4 worsted weight / Aran weight yarn, 5 x 100g/3.5oz (160m/174yards)
  • Second color: #4 worsted weight / Aran weight yarn, 1 x 100g/3.5oz (160m/174yards)
  • Third color: #4 worsted weight / Aran weight yarn, 2 x 100g/3.5oz (160m/174yards)
  • Size 6.5mm Hook (US K/10.5)
  • Measuring tape
  • Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
materials needed to crochet a pocket shawl

Let’s get started!

Now that you know all that is need to be known, I will not keep you any longer from crocheting this beautiful Pocket Shawl crochet pattern.

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~Nadine

Woman wearing autumn colors pocket shawl

Pocket Shawl Crochet Pattern

This pattern is written in US Terms

Patten Level:

Intermediate

Materials:

  • Main color: #4 worsted weight / Aran weight yarn, 5 x 100g/3.5oz (160m/174yards)
  • Second color: #4 worsted weight / Aran weight yarn, 1 x 100g/3.5oz (160m/174yards)
  • Third color: #4 worsted weight / Aran weight yarn, 2 x 100g/3.5oz (160m/174yards)
  • Size 6.5mm Hook (US K/10.5)
  • Measuring tape
  • Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Abbreviations:

  • Ch = Chain
  • Ch-sp = Chain Space made by ch1 in previous row.
  • Sc = Single Crochet
  • Hdc = Half Double Crochet
  • Dc = Double Crochet
  • CLS = Cluster Stitch
  • BLO = Back Loop Only
  • FLO = Front Loop Only
  • Sl st = Slip Stitch
  • St(s) = Stitch(s)
  • Sk(*) = Skip the next stitches indicated between the brackets
  • R* = Row*
  • Rep from * = Repeat the pattern from where the * begins

Special Stitches:

CLS (Cluster Stitch):

Yarn over, insert hook into designated stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch(3 loops on the hook), yarn over and pull through 2 loops (2 loops on the hook). Again – Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch (4 loops on the hook), yarn over and pull though 2 loops (3 loops on the hook). Yarn over, insert hook into the same stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch (5 loops on the hook), yarn over and pull through 2 loops (4 loops on the hook). Yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on the hook. You made a cluster stitch!

Gauge:

11Hdc x 8rows = 4in/10cm square

Finished Size:

Shawl (w x l): 39cm / 15” x 216cm / 85”

Pockets (w x l): 27cm / 10.5” x 31cm / 12”

Hoodie (w x l): 45cm / 17” x 45cm / 17”

Notes:

  • This pattern is written for a wingspan of 176cm / 69” with an extra 40cm/16” for an overhang. If you would like to make it bigger or smaller, you can measure your wingspan and add extra cm/inches if you’d like. Then crochet the shawl until you reached your desired length.
  • If you make any alterations to the shawl, make sure to check that the pockets and hoodie aren’t to big or small. Make adjustments to these pieces accordingly.
  • Your Pocket shawl is made with 3 colors. Main, second and third. Chose your colors and stick with them as your main, second and third and mark them as such if you need to. This is part of the color scheme of this pattern and will give you the same effect as the photo’s above. Or if you don’t want to make a fuss about it, just do you and change colors as you’d like! 😊
  • For row 5, 6 and 7 of the shawl, the beginning chains counts as a dc.
  • When you reach hdc rows, the beginning chain does not count as a stitch.
  • In row 6, the pattern calls for *sk (1dc, ch1, 1dc)* – This means to skip all three of these stitches and then crochet into the next stitch.
  • The border for all the pieces (shawl, pockets and hoodie) are the same. Thus when you finish a piece you can move on to the border section of the pattern.
  • After you finish making all the pieces and added the borders, you can move on to the sewing and finishing section of the pattern.

Crochet Pocket Shawl Pattern:

The Shawl Pattern: (Make as long as wingspan + 40cm/16”)

Foundation Chain: ch41 or a multiple of 4+1

R1: hdc in 2nd ch from hook, 1hdc in each ch across, turn (40hdc)

R2-4: ch1, 1hdc in each st across, turn (40hdc)

R5: ch3(counts as dc), 1dc in each of nxt 2 sts, *ch1, sk 1 st, 1dc in each of nxt 3 sts, rep from * until end of row, turn (30dc)

Row 5 of crochet pattern

R6: ch4(counts as dc and ch1), CLS in nxt dc, *sk(1dc, ch1, 1dc), (1CLS, ch1, 1CLS) in nxt dc, rep from * to last 2dc and ch3 of prev row, 1CLS into 2nd dc, ch1, 1dc in top of ch3, turn (18CLS)

Row 6 of crochet pattern

R7: ch3(counts as dc), 2dc in ch-sp, * ch1, 3dc into sp between nxt 2 clusters, rep from * ending in 2dc in sp between last cluster and ch4 of previous row, 1dc in 3rd chain of ch4, turn (30dc)

Row 7 of crochet pattern

R8: ch1, hdc in each st across including all the ch-spces and ch3 from previous row, turn. (40hdc)

Row 8 of crochet pattern

R9-10: 1hdc in each st across, turn (40hdc)

Repeat the pattern from row 5 to 10 until you reach row 108 or the length you want your shawl to be. Keep measuring as you go to make sure you don’t make it to long!

Be sure to end on 3hdc rows. After that, crochet 1 more row of hdc to make the side similar to the beginning rows.

Finish off your yarn and weave in all loose ends securely. Proceed to the border section of the pattern.

The Pockets Pattern: (Make 2)

Start with Main color

Foundation Chain: ch20 or any even amount

R1: hdc in 2nd ch from hook, 1hdc in each ch across, turn (19hdc)

R2-4: ch1, 1hdc in each st across, turn (19hdc)

At the end of row 4, change colors to 3rd color in the last st.

R5-6: ch1, 1hdc in each st across, turn (19hdc)

At the end of row 6, change colors to 2nd color in the last st.

R7: ch3(counts as dc), 1dc in each of nxt 2 sts, *ch1, sk 1 st, 1dc in each of nxt 3 sts, rep from * until end of row, turn (15dc)

R8: ch4(counts as dc and ch1), CLS in nxt dc, *sk(1dc, ch1, 1dc), (1CLS, ch1, 1CLS) in nxt dc, rep from * to last 2dc and ch3 of prev row, 1CLS into 2nd dc, ch1, 1dc in top of ch3, turn (8CLS)

R9: ch3(counts as dc), 2dc in ch-sp, * ch1, 3dc into sp between nxt 2 clusters, rep from * ending in 2dc in sp between last cluster and ch4 of previous row, 1dc in 3rd chain of ch4, turn (15dc)

At the end of row 9, change colors to 3rd color in the last st.

R10: ch1, hdc in each st across including all the ch-spces and ch3 from previous row, turn. (19hdc)

R11: ch1, hdc in each st across, turn (19hdc)

At the end of row 11, change colors to main color in the last st.

R12-15: ch1, 1hdc in each st across, turn (19hdc)

Finish off your yarn and weave in all loose ends securely. Proceed to the border section of the pattern.

The Hoodie Pattern: (Measure from shoulder to shoulder)

Start with Main color

Foundation Chain: ch36 or any even amount

R1: hdc in 2nd ch from hook, 1hdc in each ch across, turn (35hdc)

R2-3: ch1, 1hdc in each st across, turn (35hdc)

At the end of row 3, change colors to 3rd color in the last st.

R4-7: ch1, 1hdc in each st across, turn (35hdc)

At the end of row 7, change colors to 2nd color in the last st.

R8: ch1, 1hdc in 1st st, * 1hdc in BLO, 1hdc in FLO, rep from * until last st, 1hdc in last st, turn (35hdc)

At the end of row 8, change colors to 3rd color in the last st.

R9-10: ch1, 1hdc in each st across, turn (35hdc)

At the end of row 10, change colors to main color in the last st.

R11-13: ch1, 1hdc in each st across, turn (35hdc)

At the end of row 13, change colors to 2nd  color in the last st.

R14: ch3(counts as dc), 1dc in each of nxt 2 sts, *ch1, sk 1 st, 1dc in each of nxt 3 sts, rep from * until end of row, turn

At the end of row 14, change colors to main color in the last st.

R15-17: ch1, 1hdc in each st across, turn (35hdc)

At the end of row 17, change colors to 3rd color in the last st.

R18-19: ch1, 1hdc in each st across, turn (35hdc)

At the end of row 19, change colors to 2nd  color in the last st.

R20: ch1, 1hdc in 1st st, * 1hdc in BLO, 1hdc in FLO, rep from * until last st, 1hdc in last st, turn (35hdc)

At the end of row 20, change colors to 3rd color in the last st.

R21-24: ch1, 1hdc in each st across, turn (35hdc)

At the end of row 24, change colors to main color in the last st.

R25-27: ch1, 1hdc in each st across, turn (35hdc)

Finish off your yarn and weave in all loose ends securely. Proceed to the border section of the pattern.

The border:

Adding a border to your pieces makes them look nice and tidy! Here is an explanation of how to crochet the border of your shawl, pockets and hoodie.

1st border: Attach the Main color yarn on the bottom of the piece. Hdc in each stitch around the piece and place 2 hdc in the dc spaces. Place 3 hdc in the corner stitches. Place a stitch marker in the second corner stitch. You will place the next 3 corner stitches into that stitch. When you get back to where you started, slip stitch into the first hdc you made and finish off your yarn.

2nd border: Attach the Second color yarn to a different spot than where you made your 1st border. Hdc in each stitch stitch around the piece, taking care to place 3 hdc in the marked corner stitch of the previous round. Place a stitch marker in the second corner stitch for the next corner stitch. When you get back to where you started, slip stitch into the first hdc you made and finish off your yarn.

3rd border: Attach the Third color yarn to a different spot on your piece and follow the same steps as with the second border. At the end slip stitch into the first hdc of the round, but do not finish off the yarn.

4th border: sc in the same stitch and sc around the entire piece. Making sure to still place 3 sc into the marked corner stitch of each corner. At the end, slip stitch into the first sc and finish off the yarn.

At the end, weave in all the yarn tails securely.

When all of the pieces are finished, move forward to the sewing and finishing section of the Pattern.

Sewing and Finishing your Pocket Shawl:

Use a long piece of yarn to attach your pockets and hoodie to your shawl.

The Pockets:

Place your pocket on to the right side of the Shawl, around 6 inches from the bottom and centre it on the shawl. Next attach the yarn to the pocket and shawl by weaving the yarn through the top right corner stitch and a stitch just below to connect the pocket and shawl. Next, I attached my pockets to the shawl using the stitches of the pockets as a guide line as to where I need to insert my needle. When doing this, grab to outer loop of your pocket and a stitch just below and weave your tail through. Continue to do this around the pocket. Remember not to sew the top of the pocket shut!

The Hoodie:

Place the shawl in front of you. Now, using stitch markers, mark out the middle of the shawl. After that, place the hoodie in the middle of the marker and, again using two stitch markers, connect the corners to the shawl. Next attach your yarn to the shawl and hoodie and sew the hoodie to the shawl. After connecting the hoodie to the shawl, attach a piece of yarn to the to the top right corner of the hoodie. Now, fold it in half and sew the top shut. You now have a hoodie for your pocket shawl!

After sewing all the pieces to your shawl, weave in all loose ends securely.

And that’s all there is to it!

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