Crochet Pocket Shawl Pattern

Crochet pocket shawls first gained popularity back in 2020 and it’s easy to see why – these oversized scarves feature pockets to keep you hands warm as well as your shoulders and back. This easy crochet pocket shawl pattern features both deep pockets and fringing for added length.

Crochet Pocket Shawl Pattern

Perfect Pairs Pocket Shawl | Premium Crochet Pattern

I’m not a fan of following fashion trends, instead I prefer to take inspiration and make stylish, practical projects that I can actually use.

I’ve seen so many variations of pocket shawls, but I wanted to create a shawl that could be used with or without pockets, that keeps you warm and toasty while being long and wide enough to keep more of you warm.

This meant that I wanted the shawl to be extra wide and ensure that the joining of the pockets was only visible on one side of the shawl.

The stitches used needed to be solid enough to keep the wearer warm without the risk of getting too over heated too.

So many things to consider – but the Perfect Pairs Pocket Shawl ticks all the boxes.

Crochet Pocket Shawl Pattern

The Perfect Stitch Combination

The Perfect Pocket Shawl uses a variation of the stitch combination which was first seen in the Hodgepodge Blanket CAL earlier this year – which made the paired stitch forever a favourite of mine. 

The stitch combination is combined with rows of the US Half double crochet stitch to create a warm and cozy shawl that has amazing drape and offers beautiful texture when worn.

I chose to include some light colour work to break up the solid sections and create a flattering stripe across the shoulders and down the front of the shawl.

The yarn I used was the ultimate choice for this project – it’s light sheen creates a super luxe finish.

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What yarn is best for a pocket shawl?

The yarn you can use for a pocket shawl is dependent on how you will use your own pocket shawl.

I choose to use 100% acrylic yarn so that the pocket shawl would be warm and also easy care – I know I will use mine loads; on chilly walks in the woods, strolls along drafty canal side and even to wrap up while sat by the fire pit on those cooler nights. 

The yarn used in the crochet pocket shawl pictured was Furls Wander Yarn which is 100% premium acrylic and is machine washable. 

I used shade Mist with Aurora as the accent colour as they paired so well together – you could say they are the Perfect Pair, pun intended!

Furls Wander yarn comes in an array of  different shade from cool neutrals through to some really vibrant, almost florescent shades. I highly recommend this yarn as its incredibly soft and has a sheen that’s rarely seen with most acrylic yarn. 

Click here to check out all the different colourways 

This shawl pattern would also work up well in a cotton blend for a summer shawl to use on the cooler nights while on holiday.

How Much Yarn Do I Need for a Pocket Shawl?

For a standard pocket shawl, the average amount of yarn needed would be 1000-1500 metres of worsted weight yarn. It’s worth checking the amount the pattern you are using recommends.

The Perfect Pairs Pocket Shawl uses a total of 1200m:

  • A – Mist = 1050m
  • B – Aurora = 150m

If you were to exclude the fringe detail, you can adjust the amount of Shade A yarn by 100m.

What Size should a Pocket Shawl Be?

The ideal size for a pocket shawl is the same as your personal wing span; the length from fingertip to finger tip.

The width is more personal preference – the average width needed is 20 inches from the base of the neck to the waist.

As I wanted my pocket shawl to be oversized, I increased the finished length. Here is the written size for the Perfect Pairs Pocket Shawl:

  • 70″ x 22″ excluding fringe 

When you compare this to the “ideal” size, you will find that it’s longer than recommended, but I love how the extra length makes it more cozy. My wing span is just under 62 inches.

You can adjust the pattern to any size as the stitch multiple is simple – increase or decrease your starting chain by multiples of 2 chains.

Crochet Pocket Shawl Pattern

What Stitches are Used in this Crochet Pocket Shawl

This pocket shawl is graded as Advanced Beginner due to the sewing but all the stitches used are variations on the basic stitches.

Attaching the pockets is much easier than you can imagine –


US Terms (UK in brackets)

St(s)  – Stitches

Ch – Chain

Sc (Dc) – Single Crochet (Double Crochet)

HDc (HTr) – Half Double (Treble) Crochet

PHDc (PHTr) – Paired Half Double (Treble)

HDc2Tog – Half Double (Treble) Crochet decrease

FDc (FTr) – Foundation Double (Treble) Crochet – optional

FPDc (FPTr) -Front Post Double (treble) Crochet

BPDc (BPTr)- Back Post Double (treble) Crochet

Purchase the Printable PDF Pattern

This crochet shawl pattern is available to purchase in both my pattern shops. Click the button below to purchase from your favourite retailer

Crochet Pocket Shawl Pattern

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