Want to jump into the hottest crochet trend for 2020? Try these amazing free patterns for crochet pocket shawls. You’re sure to find one you love.
I’m sure you’ve seen a few of these pocket shawl designs before. They are the most popular crochet item this year and I am seeing them everywhere! It’s no secret why. You can dress them up or dress them down and they make an especially excellent addition to your wardrobe if you love the layered look.
My favorite part, though, has got to be the pockets. Have you ever found yourself wanting more pockets? Or wanting pockets that are actually big enough to hold anything? I know I have! The lack of pockets in modern women’s fashion design is honestly a travesty. These oversized pockets are perfect for storing your cell phone, wallet, keys or just keeping your hands warm! Finally, some functional pockets for us girls!
There are lots of different designs to choose from – some more complicated than others. You might be a little intimidated at first because they really do look quite spiffy but they are quite simple to make. After all, they’re just rectangles. We’ve compiled a list of our 20 favorites for you! Check them out and see what you think.
1. Harvest Moon Pocket Shawl
Hello texture! This free crochet pocket shawl pattern features beautifully textured post stitches, an asymmetrical pocket with a button, and a lovely full fringe. In addition to the post stitches, you’ll be using these basic crochet stitches: single, half double and double. I love this shawl in the neutral monochrome as shown, but you could also experiment with different colors!
Designer: Crochet with Carrier
Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (Medium Weight #4) <– There are NEW colors of Vanna’s Choice!! Yay!!
2. Criss Cross Pocket Shawl
Whoever thought up cake yarn is a genius! They make gorgeous gradients so easy and there’s far less weaving in ends (which is my least favorite part). You can make this pretty pocket shawl using single, half double and crossed double crochet stitches. The crossed stitches make up the most of this shawl and give it almost a lace effect while still being warm and cozy!
Designer: Laurel Hampton
Yarn: Lion Brand Cupcake (DK Weight #3)
3. Pine Gap Pocket Shawl
You can’t tell, but this pocket shawl is actually made from granny squares stitched together rather than one long rectangle. The squares aren’t your typical granny squares – they’re made with double crochet v-stitches and puff stitches. This stitch combination gives the squares lovely definition on the diagonals and a nice modern look.
Designer: Stitching Together
Yarn: Premier Yarns Everyday (Worsted Weight #4)
4. Harvest Pocket Shawl
Simplicity at its finest! You don’t have to be an advanced crocheter to make an amazing looking pocket shawl. This monochrome mustard pocket shawl uses basic crochet ribbing and the easy peasy moss stitch (alternating single crochet and chain stitches). The result is anything but basic and looks extra cozy and warm.
Designer: Winding Road Crochet
Yarn: Lion Brand Color Made Easy (Bulky Weight #5)
Click here for the free crochet pattern!
5. Juliette Hooded Pocket Shawl
Visual learners, this one’s for you! This free crochet video tutorial will show you how to make a pocket shawl with all the trimmings – full coverage across the back and a hood! You can make this shawl with mainly double crochet stitches. The rows of pretty textured lace stitches are made with puff stitches worked sideways around the post.
Designer: Jolie Knots
Yarn: Worsted Weight #4
6. Stay at Home Pocket Shawl
Give your pocket shawl a whole new look with an optional button front enclosure. It’s oversized and extra cozy – perfect for lounging around the house in style. You can make your very own Stay at Home Pocket Shawl using tunisian crochet. If you’re new to the tunisian crochet technique, this designer also has plenty of helpful tutorials!
Designer: Make and Do Crew
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease (Worsted Weight #4)
7. Shawl with Pockets
The lovely horizontal lines on this pocket shawl make this design look like it is worked widthwise but it is actually worked lengthwise. The lines are made with double crochet stitches worked around the post. This shawl has a lovely drape that hugs the silhouette while still being loose and comfortable.
Designer: Crochet with Carrie
Yarn: So Crafty (Worsted Weight #4)
8. Lazy Diamond Boho Pocket Shawl
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend! This is another free video crochet pattern – perfect for beginner crocheters. My favorite part about this design is the full coverage across the back. It’s like a cross between a pocket shawl and a cardigan. It’s hard to believe that this pocket shawl is made with simple granny squares because it looks so sophisticated!
Designer: Jolie Knots
Yarn: Lion Brand ZZ Twist (Worsted Weight #4)
9. Ashley Pocket Shawl
Alternating sections of celtic weave stitch and zeros and crosses stitch make this stitch-sampler style pocket shawl stand out from the rest. It’s a stunning design that looks intricate but isn’t too tricky for a confident and determined beginner. There are video tutorials referenced for both of those stitches if you are a visual learner.
Designer: Ravin Sekai Designs
Yarn: Lion Brand Pound of Love (Worsted Weight #4)
10. Delicate Pocket Shawl
This pocket shawl is a little thinner and lighter than its cousins. You could even wear it as a scarf instead of a shawl if you prefer. It is crocheted lengthwise using half double and double crochet stitches. A clever design of increases and decreases makes the lovely lace design and gives this pocket shawl its signature airy feel.
Designer: April Blossoms Crochet
Yarn: Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn (Worsted Weight #4)
11. 6-Day Pocket Shawl
This design is based on the popular 6-day kid blanket crochet pattern. Presumably, it would take less than 6 days since it is smaller than the blanket. The design is a super quick chevron stitch that uses single crochet, double crochet and picot stitches. You don’t even have to take the time to switch between colors because it is made from color-changing cake yarn!
Designer: Betty Mcknit
Yarn: Lion Brand Mandala (DK Weight #3)
12. Pocket Wrap
Don’t forget dad! Pocket shawls aren’t just for us gals. This oversized tweed pocket wrap looks great on guys and will keep them extra snuggly and warm. It is shown here in 3 colors and can be made with double crochet, double treble crochet, and single crochet stitches. There are also some parts where you’ll be working around the post of the stitches instead of into the tops.
Designer: The Crochet Crowd
Yarn: Bernat Softee Chunky (Super Bulky Weight #6)
Click the Yarnspiration link for the free download
13. V-Stitch Pocket Shawl
You can make this pretty-in-pink pocket shawl using just half double crochet and double crochet V-stitches. Alternating sections between these two stitches creates visual interest and gives you the best of both worlds – lacey and cozy. It is a nice simple pattern that is worked lengthwise and is perfect for beginners.
Designer: Lovie Made It
Yarn: Bernat Super Value (Worsted Weight #4)
14. Pocket Shawl Autumn Berries
You can make this yummy sounding pocket shawl using bobble stitches and double crochets. The bobble stitches give this pocket shawl lots of character and texture. The design features 5 colors and a generous fit. There is even a photo tutorial for creating the fringe if you’ve never done it before.
Designer: Colour Ceilidh Crochet
Yarn: King Cole Big Value (DK Weight #3)
15. Calla Lily Pocket Shawl
I love the look of this sophisticated pocket shawl. It is dressy enough to wear for a night out or you could dress it down and wear it with jeans. Either way, you’re sure to look amazing. This design uses the bobble trellis stitch and features a great drape and an extra long fringe.
Designer: All About Ami
Yarn: Lion Brand LB Collection (DK Weight #3)
16. Hip Granny Pocket Shawl
You know it’s hip to be a square and granny squares are never going out of style. This playful pocket shawl is a little thinner than the average shawl so it works up quicker and sits nicely on top of the shoulders. In addition to the basic stitches, you’ll be using the extended single crochet stitch and the puff stitch.
Designer: This Pixie Creates
Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (Worsted Weight #4)
17. Amazing Grace Pocket Shawl
This dainty feminine design is part of a series dedicated to breast cancer awareness. Rows of single crochet and popcorn stitches alternate with plain double crochet rows for an easy lace design. My favorite part of this pocket shawl is the lovely scalloped edges. They really set this design apart from the rest!
Designer: Beatrice Ryan Designs
Yarn: Red Heart Bunches of Hugs (Worsted Weight #4)
18. The Gotto Godda Wrap
Beginners can make this simple pocket shawl using these basic stitches: single, half double, and double crochet. In some rows, chains space the stitches apart to create a cute little windowpane lace design. Challenge yourself to make the border which is worked in alternating front and back post double crochet, or skip it if you prefer something simple.
Yarn: Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn (Worsted Weight #4)
19. Cozy Fireside Wrap
You’ll be cozy by the fire in this simple and stunning pocket shawl. It is made with just double crochet stitches and yarn over slip stitches. You’ll be using two strands of yarn held together. This keeps the shawl thick and warm, despite the pretty rows of eyelet lace. Double-stranded projects also tend to work up more quickly!
Designer: Hooks, Books and Wanderlust
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Heathers (Worsted Weight #4)
20. Checkmate Pocket Scarf with Hood
You can make one of these hooded pocket scarves for the whole family! This design is available in 6 sizes from child size (1-2 years) to large adult size. The wonderful texture you can see is from the use of the floret stitch. Don’t worry, I’ve never heard of it either but it looks really easy! It only uses slip stitch and double crochet stitches.
Designer: Passionate Crafter
Yarn: LIon Brand Pound of Love (Worsted Weight #4)
3 cheers for free crochet pocket shawl patterns! I hope you’ve enjoyed all these amazing designs as much as I have. Have you crocheted a pocket shawl before? Would you like to try one of these great free crochet patterns? Which one is your favorite? I would love to hear from you in the comments below!
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