A crochet shawl with pockets? Yes please! This collection of free pocket shawl crochet patterns will keep your neck, hands, and heart cozy.
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Introduction to Crochet Pocket Shawls
A pocket shawl is exactly what it sounds like: a crocheted shawl with pockets. Use cotton yarn to make a light and airy summertime accessory, or wool yarn to keep warm in winter – it's up to you.
Pocket scarves make great gift ideas because they're so versatile. Whether you want to help keep your loved one’s hands warm or their phone close by, a pocket wrap will do the job.
Why You'll Adore Pocket Shawls
How to Crochet a Shawl with Pockets
Crochet shawls with pockets usually come together like this:
1. First, you crochet the shawl portion.
2. Then, you make two rectangles or squares to serve as pockets.
3. Your pattern will tell you how to attach pockets to your scarf. Most of the time, you'll use a yarn needle and basic seaming techniques.
4. Add a crochet border or fringe edging to your scarf to give it some extra flair.
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What' is's the Best Stitch for a Pocket Shawl?
You can use any crochet stitch to make a pocket shawl. Here are some of my favorite suggestions.
|Crochet Stitch||What it does best|
|Single crochet stitch (sc)||Dense, cozy, and versatile|
Try cross stitching on single crochet to create a unique look
|Double crochet stitch (dc)||Looser, faster, more drape|
|Puff stitch||Squishy and warm with plenty of texture|
|Linen/Moss stitch||Slow going, but creates a fantastic, woven texture|
|Wide V stitch||Open and airy, great for lighter pocket scarves|
|Tunisian Simple Stitch (tss)||Easy and meditative, creates warm fabric|
|Corner to corner crochet (C2C)||Ideal for crocheting pocket shawls and scarves with colorwork designs|
Button Front Pocket Shawl
Fringe Pocket Scarf
Shawl with Granny Square Pockets
Textured Pocket Shawl Crochet Pattern
Boho Crochet Shawl With Pockets
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Diamond Stripe Shawl
Multi-Color Pocket Scarf Crochet Pattern
Puff Stitch Shawl With Pockets
Granny Square Patchwork Shawl
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Stripe Crochet Shawl With Pockets
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Floral Pocket Shawl
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Chevron Crocket Pocket Shawl
Children’s Crochet Pocket Scarf
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Oversized Pocket Wrap
Heart Pocket Shawl
Cat Stitch Crochet Pocket Shawl
Scrap Yarn Wrap With Pockets
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Plaid Hooded Pocket Scarf
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What Are the Measurements For a Pocket Shawl?
The ideal measurements of a crochet pocket shawl will vary depending on the size of the person wearing it. But on average, a pocket shawl is between 60 and 70 inches long and 18 to 20 inches wide.
How Many Chains Do I Need to Start a Shawl With Pockets?
The number of chains you need to start a pocket shawl depends on your shawl's intended width and your stitch gauge. Your pattern will usually tell you how many chains to start with, but you may need to adjust that number if the pattern measurements are bigger or smaller than you prefer.
If your shawl is too big, increase your tension or remove a few starting chain stitches. If it's too small, reduce your tension or add a few extra chain stitches
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