Crochet A Fall Pocket Shawl
Hello my lovely crochet friends! Today I am releasing a tutorial and free pattern on how to crochet a Fall Pocket Shawl. I hope you enjoy it, I absolutely love pocket wraps and this is my second design. You can find my Perfectly Pretty Pocket Shawl from a few weeks ago here: Crochet Perfectly Pretty Pocket Shawl.
For this project, I decided to create a more Autumnal look. I have named this project the Autumn Leaves Pocket Shawl. It’s a gorgeous wrap crocheted with Lion Brand’s Landscapes yarn in shade Tropics.
Crochet A Fall Pocket Shawl: a video tutorial
As always, I have also filmed a video tutorial that you can find on Youtube: Crochet Pocket Shawl Video Tutorial
I hope you enjoy this video tutorial, as well as the free pattern. It’s such great fun to make these Youtube tutorials!
Pocket shawls and wraps are all the rage at the moment, and I completely understand why! They are almost addictive to make. I was really inspired to make one using Lion Brand Landscapes yarn, as I love these so much! Do you love pocket shawls as much as me? Let me know in the comments section.
Lion Brand Landscapes yarn in shade Tropics
As most of you know, I absolutely adore Lion Brand Landscapes yarn. I have already made quite a few projects using this yarn last winter. One of the reasons I love it so much is because the texture, as well as the colours, are super dreamy. The best part is they are wool free, which is great for people like me who tend to react to wool. This yarn however does feel like it is made with wool, because it is so cosy and has a slight fuzzy vibe to it. I would love to know if you use this yarn too!
The best part is you don’t have to use this specific yarn. You can substitute it with another Aran/weight 4 yarn if you wish. Just make sure you check your gauge with a sample if you switch yarns. My gauge and sample measurements are in the free pattern.
Autumn is just around the corner, especially in the North of England where I live. I have been inspired to make so many Autumn/Winter crochet projects of late! So I am really happy to finally be able to release these in the coming months.
The best thing about crochet is that it can really adapt to the seasons you are in, depending on which yarn you use.
Crochet A Fall Pocket Shawl: Behind the pattern
I love pocket shawls and wraps. I know I just love creating designs for these, they are so versatile and handy. So this Fall you will have just the right design for this pocket shawl, with this beautiful design.
This is a very simple pattern that even the most novice crocheter can master. It’s created by first crocheting the “body” of the wrap with a simple filet crochet design. Next, you just crochet the border around the shawl. After that, you just crochet two pockets made of rows of half double crochets, which are then stitched onto the wrap. As most of you already know, I love using different stitches for different parts of a project. This just adds so much texture and dimension to a simple crochet design.
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Crochet A Fall Pocket Shawl: The Pattern
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Level: Easy +
Notes: I will be writing in US terms
Gauge: 4” (=10 cm) = 12 DC
4” (=10 cm) =4 rows
Please note gauge is not crucial for completion of this project.
Size of finished Pocket Shawl: 16”x69” (41 cm x 175 cm)
Size of each pocket: 9”x11” (23×28 cm)
5 skeins of Lion Brand Landscapes in shade Tropics (or any other Aran/weight 4 yarn)
A 7 mm crochet hook
A tapestry needle
A pair of scissors
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
Sl st: Slip stitch
EOR: End of row
Pattern starts here:
Complete rows as follows:
1: DC into 4th ch from hook, DC into next ch and each chain until eor
2: Ch4 (=1 DC and ch sp), turn your work, DC into 5th ch from hook, [ch 1, sk 1 st, DC into next st] until eor
3: Ch 3 (=DC), turn your work, [DC into next ch sp, DC into next DC] until eor (in the last stitch, DC into 3rd ch from ch 3 from previous row)
Rows 4-73: Repeat rows 2 and 3, alternating them.
Do not fasten off.
Complete rounds as follows
R 1: working on the top of the project, ch 1 (=SC), SC into 2nd stitch and each stitch along until you reach the corner. Turn your work so it is facing lenghwise, and place a SC equally all along the side. When you reach the next corner, turn your work and place a SC into each stitch across. Turn work once again once you reach the next side, and place a SC equally all along the edge. Sl st to first ch1 to finish of round.
R 2: Ch 3 (=DC), DC into same 1st stitch (=2 DC together in same stitch). Place a DC into next st and all the way along until you reach the corner. When you reach the corner, place 2 DC together in the 2 DC that form each side of a corner (=4 DC in each corner). Repeat this process all the way along, until you reach the last stitch. Place 2 DC into this last stitch (as it is a corner stitch). Sl st to 1st stitch of this round.
R 3-4: repeat row 2
Fasten off and tidy up all loose ends.
1: HDC into 3rd ch from hook (first ch 2 counts as a HDC), and place a HDC into each st until eor.
2: ch 2 (=HDC), turn your work, HDC into 2nd stitch and every stitch until eor.
3-18: repeat row 2
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing your pocket onto your shawl.
Sew your pockets onto your shawl:
Place your 1st pocket onto the right side of your shawl, making sure you are placing it as follows. Measure 1 inch (=2 cm) from the bottom edge, and place your pocket there, making sure you place it at the center. With long tail of yarn, sew in your pocket onto project.
Repeat this onto the other side of shawl.
Fasten off, tidy up all loose ends.