This pocket shawl crochet pattern is worked up in a striped design, which you can modify to any striped design that you like. I like the zebra stripes, but any cheerful and neutral color design will work.
The stitches are plain and simple, which makes this the perfect crochet shawl or scarf for both men and women! And you can easily adjust both the width and length, making it great for the entire family.
Wear this in the cooler weather over a long-sleeves shirt or sweater. And if you live in extreme temps, you can wear it indoors as you cozy up by the fireplace. It’s also great for indoor malls as you do your holiday shopping!
How Do You Crochet a Simple Pocket Shawl?
For this pattern, I chose two contrasting colors with the single crochet stitch throughout the pattern. It is perfect for beginners who are comfortable making color changes.
The color sequence is worked one row with the first color, then two rows with the second color. This gives you a unique color design, as the first color really stands out with one row facing the right side and the next the wrong side.
I started off with the white as my first color, referred to as Color A, and made my chains to the width that I wanted, minus 1 inch. Then working into the 2nd chain from the hook, single crochet across the foundation chains.
At the end of row 1, change to the next color, referred to as Color B.
Work Color B for 2 rows and then change back to Color A.
When you get to the 5th row, join the 2nd ball of Color B so that you always have your yarn handy for the next color change. (You can go out and buy two balls, but I divided one big ball into two smaller balls. It took a bit of time, but it saved me a few bucks.)
Continue in that pattern until you have the length that you need. Then switch to a smaller hook and work a single crochet edge evenly around.
The pattern for the pockets is the same as above, except they are narrower than the scarf. I attached mine about 1.25 inches from the bottom, but you can adjust that as you like.
What Size Should a Pocket Shawl Be?
The free pattern for this crochet shawl measures 13 inches wide by 68 inches long. It is shown on a medium sized mannequin.
To make this a custom fit, simply adjust the width anywhere between 12-20 inches. If you want a pocket scarf, go with 8-10 inches wide.
To determine the length that you need, stretch your arms out to your sides and measure from fingertip to fingertip. That usually works for both shawls and scarves.
I chose Lion Brand Pound of Love. It is a medium #4 worsted weight yarn that works well with a 6 mm crochet hook. It is acrylic to help provide extra coziness during the cold winter months.
I like the yarn not only because it is super soft, but also because it is available in big balls, which makes it cheaper to buy!
Other Patterns to Try
- Open Stitch Easy Rectangular Crochet Shawl Pattern
- Crochet Asymmetrical Shawl
- Double Crochet and Cross Stitch Rectangular Shawl Crochet Pattern
- Cluster V-St Small Shell Crochet Shoulder Wrap
- Slanted Cluster Elegant Crochet Wrap Pattern
Striped Pocket Shawl Crochet Pattern
- Yarn: Lion Brand Yarns – Pound Of Love (Medium, #4; 100% Premium Acrylic; 1020yds/932m; 16oz./454g) Colors: White, 1 ball; Charcoal, 1 ball.
- Crochet Hooks: J 6.00mm, I 5.5mm
- Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.
- Gauge: 10 sts = 3".
- Finished Size: 13" wide by 68"long.
- Colors are changed at the last stitch made in the previous row.
- To Change Color: Work the stitch as normal until the last step and you have two loops left on hook; drop the old color, pick up the new color and draw through both loops to complete the stitch.
- Carry yarn up along the sides.
- Row 1: CA
- Rows 2-3: CB
- Row 4: CA
- Rows 5-6: CB.
- To avoid having to fasten off, I worked off two balls for CB.
- With J hook and CA, ch 41, or any number to get the width you want, minus 1".
- Row 1: Ch 1, sc in 2nd ch from hook and into each ch across. Turn. [40 sts]
- Row 2: With CB, ch 1, sc in first st and into each st across. Turn. [40 sts]
- Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st and into each st across. Turn. [40 sts]
- Row 4: With CA, rep Row 3.
- Rows 5-6: With CB, rep Row 3.
- Rows 7-271: Repeat Rows 4-6 until you have reached a desired length, ending with CA at the last row.
- Rnds 1-3: With I hook and CB, ch 1, sc evenly around working 3 sc into each corner. Join each round with a slip stitch. Fasten off at 3rd Rnd.
Pockets (Make Two)
- With J hook and CA, ch 26, or any number to get the width you want.
- Then work in pattern as for the shawl until you have 25 rows.
- Work the edging the same as for the shawl. When fastening off, leave a 50" tail for sewing the pockets.
- Attach pockets to the shawl by sewing along three sides.