Crochet A Perfectly Pretty Pocket Shawl
Hello my lovely crochet friends! Today I am bringing to you a new crochet tutorial, on how to crochet a Perfectly Pretty Pocket Shawl.
I was inspired to do this design after seeing so many beautiful pocket shawl creations over the internet. This truly has been a strong trend this Summer. I love the effect adding simple pockets can give a simple shawl. I hope you enjoy this project as much as me! Let me know if you created a pocket shawl, I would love to see it!
You can find my Youtube tutorial if you follow this link: Crochet Pocket Shawl Video Tutorial
Crochet A Perfectly Pretty Pocket Shawl: the design
I started my Pocket Shawl by making a long wrap made out of V stitches. I love the effect the V stitch can give any garment. Also, I use my own version of a V Stitch, which I call the “Vintage V Stitch”, as I believe this is quite an old fashioned way to crochet a V stitch. If you are wondering what my “old fashioned V stitch” is, check out the pattern, you won’t be disappointed! It’s a super easy stitch.
After I created my wrap, I made the pockets. These pockets are created by crocheting rows of Half Double Crochets. This created extra texture on this wrap, which I love! After that, I made my border all around my wrap.
These are very easy steps to crochet the perfect pocket shawl. You can make it too. This project is very beginner friendly. This is the perfect first time project for any crocheter. The pockets create such an interesting look!
Crochet A Perfectly Pretty Pocket Shawl: the yarn
I used Caron Simply Soft to crochet my pocket shawl. You can use any Aran weight yarn for this project (size 4 yarn). You could use any colour you prefer too. This is the best part about this project! It really is versatile!
As I said, I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in shade Light Blue. This yarn has such a lovely hue to it. It really is the most lovely shade of baby blue. I thought this colour was perfect for a Summer wrap.
The Pocket Shawl: A must have accessory for this Summer
A pocket shawl truly is the must have accessory for this Summer. It really is on trend, and looks the pretty and feminine. It is also super convenient to tuck in your hands if it gets a bit chilly.
I am already planning on making another version for the Autumn. I am so in love with this design! My Autumn version of a pocket shawl will definitely have fringes I think.
The pocket shawl: A highly requested project
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The pocket shawl has been highly requested on all of my Social Media platforms. So I thought I would create my own version of it. I hope you like it! Let me know in the comments. Your questions and input concerning my future projects are so important to me.
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Crochet A Perfectly Pretty Pocket Shawl Pattern
You can purchase the Ad free, PDF pattern on my Etsy shop here: Crochet The Perfectly Pretty Pocket Shawl Pattern
Level: Easy +
Notes: I will be writing in US terms
Gauge: 4” (=10 cm) = 5 V stitch repeats
4” (=10 cm) =6 rows
Please note gauge is not crucial for completion of this project.
Sizes of finished Pocket Shawl: 63”x19” (160 cm x 48 cm)
2 skeins of Caron Simply Soft in shade Soft Blue (or any other Aran weight 4 yarn)
6 mm crochet hook
Pair of scissors
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
Sl st: Slip stitch
EOR: End of row
Pattern starts here:
Ch 44 (pattern calls for a multiple of 2 + 2 for base chain)
Note: 2 DC into 1 st=V stitch
Complete rows as follows:
1: Place 2 DC into 4th ch from hook, [sk 1 ch, place 2 DC in next ch] until last 2 ch; sk 1 ch, 1 DC into last ch.
2: Ch 3 (=DC), turn your work. Place 2 DC (=V stitch) into next V stitch from previous row until eor, finishing of row by placing a DC into the ch 3 from previous row.
3-88: repeat row 2.
Fasten off, tidy up your 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 st and every st until eor.
3-23: 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.
Border of shawl:
Now add border to your shawl.
Attach your yarn to any st of your shawl.
1: Ch 1, and place a SC into each space all around your shawl, as equally as you can. There isn’t a specific amount of SC you have to place, just make sure you place enough SC all around the edge. Sl st to 1st ch sp.
2: Ch 3 (=DC), place a DC into each SC from the previous row, sl st to ch 3 from beginning of row.
3: repeat row 2.
Fasten off, tidy up all loose ends.