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15+ Best Crochet Pocket Shawl Ideas

Today’s theme is all about crochet pocket shawl pattern ideas, so don’t wait and make yourself this winter staple! In Quick Roundup series I share 5-10 best ideas for crochet techniques, projects and patterns that caught my eye, so stay tuned for next parts!

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What is crochet pocket shawl?

It’s quite self-explanatory, because it’s just a shawl with pockets! Or I should say scarf to be more accurate, and reserving the word ‘shawl’ for triangular beauties. Basically, it’s a crochet accessory that you can wrap yourself in, that has pockets on each end. Comfy and stylish!

What are the types of pocket shawls?

There are a few different ways to approach making such shawl, but they are all quite similar in final form. You can find light and lacy pocket shawls, often with fringe and boho vibe, which will be perfect for mild weather.

Another type is more dense, often ornamental and structural pocket shawls, which are created with the use of such stitches as bobble, alpine, or post stitches. These ones are great for harsh winter colds.

Besides that you can encounter hooded pocket shawls, or the ones so wide they look and work like ponchos.

I’m a beginner. Will I be able to make it?

Yes! Many of these projects are suitable for beginners, because the overall shape of pocket shawl is quite simple. Of course, projects differ from one another, so you need to look for one that is on your skill level.

When looking for a perfect pattern be sure to check how many different techniques does it include, or how are the pockets attached. If you want a quick project, look for the one that uses thick yarn, or choose the lacy one – they work up much quicker than the rest!

Every kind of yarn has different qualities, so be sure to know what’s what before you start. Learn more about types of yarn in my Yarn 101 Series!

Crochet Roundup

Below you will find a selection of crochet pocket shawl pattern ideas that are easy and fun to make! I’m sure there’s your next project hiding somewhere, so check them out!

Hip Granny Pocket Shawl by Dayna Perry
*free crochet pattern*

This easy pocket shawl combines what’s best in beginner projects – simple stitches, but kept interesting. The construction is classic, based on a rectangle, but the pockets are worked separately and sewn on. In the photos you can see how nicely Dayna combined delicate colors with rich rusty hue, turning it into an eye-catching detail.

This project is a free crochet pattern available on thispixiecreates.com, or through ravelry.com.

Rainbow & Storm Pocket Shawl by Crafty Kitty Crochet
*free crochet pattern*

Hey, rainbow lovers – here’s a shawl for you! Designer behind Crafty Kitty Crochet came up with a lovely textured piece that features multicolored yarns beautifully. Just take a look below and see for yourself – isn’t it nice? Fringe is optional, but it adds a lot of character!

This project is a free crochet pattern available on craftykittycrochet.com, or through ravelry.com.

Montana Pocket Shawl by triscote

New Southwest designs are very eyecatching, so consider making one if you like to stand out from the crowd! Contrasting colors are the perfect choice when it comes to mosaic crochet, because that’s what makes the pattern visible. Original design for Montana showcases this motif in three different ways, so you can choose what you want to make!

You can purchase original crochet pattern by Tinna Thórudóttir Thorvaldsdóttir through ravelry.com – it includes a pocket shawl, wrap, scarf and a blanket options.

To practice your mosaic crochet skills, try free crochet pattern for Mosaic Crochet Scarf with Eye by Hook Hub, which is available on ravelry.com.

If you are looking for New Southwestern designs, try out free crochet pattern for Etnic Tapestry Cushion by Marta Porcel – you’ll find it on creativaatelier.com.

Wave After Wave Shawl by Alice Westenberg
*free crochet pattern*

Waves, post stitches, rich color – yes! Alice’s shawl has it all. Sister of our beloved crochet designer Wilma came up with a piece that will fit into anyone’s closet. I can see it made with lots of different colors, but this vibrant rusty gold is definitely my favorite for autumn.

This project is a free crochet pattern available on crochething.com, or through ravelry.com.

Harvest Moon Pocket Shawl by Carrie M Chambers
*free crochet pattern*

I’m a sucker for bold textures, so this project by Carrie has been on my radar for some time now. Not only is it warm and comfy, but also features interesting details: pocket trim, delicate button, fringe… That’s what makes the project well thought-out. Take a look at the photo and see the deep chestnut color she chose, but don’t forget that you get to choose any color you like!

This project is a free crochet pattern available on crochetwithcarrie.com, or through ravelry.com.

Embossed Fall Pocket Shawl by Bonita Patterns

Isn’t it just stunning? This pocket shawl is a true piece of art! Crocheter behind Bonita Patterns used one of the most interesting techniques to create a truly breathtaking piece. As you can see in the photo, rows of ribbing are intersected with colorful leaves, which are crocheted with multicolored yarn. I can see this project in reverse, too – just imagine dark scarf with pops of vibrant foliage!

You can purchase original crochet pattern by Bonita Patterns through ravelry.com, but first hone your skills on free crochet pattern for Leaf Stitch Cowl by YarnandHooks – available on diysmartly.com.

Additionaly, Roseanna Murray used similar embossed leaves in her free crochet pattern Leaf Soap Saver, available on moaracrochet.com.

Square in a Wrap Pocket Shawl by Rose Obom
*free crochet pattern*

Pocket shawls don’t have to be boring, and this project by Rose is a perfect example! In the photos you can see not only its interesting construction, but also folded pockets. Choosing two contrasting colors will allow you to showcase the unusual shapes, just like in Rose’s version.

This project is a free crochet pattern available on yarncraftee.com, or through ravelry.com.

Lazy Diamond Boho Pocket Shawl by Crystal White-Van Cleemput

The width of the pocket shawl determines its ability to wrap the wearer, so this project by Crystal is definitely on the wide side! When most of the shawls cover the arms to the elbows max, this one will work more like a poncho-cardigan. To see the cleverness of this design, take a look at the pictures and notice that it’s comprised of crochet squares!

This project is a free crochet pattern available on youtube.com, or through ravelry.com.

Aimees Pocket Shawl by Danielle Wiseman

Sophisticated and eye-catching designs don’t have to be complicated, I can assure you! Below you can see an example – pocket shawl by Danielle, which uses popular stitches and fun multicolored yarn. Lacy and structural stitches appear side by side, but what creates boho vibe is definitely the fringe!

You can purchase original crochet pattern by Danielle Wiseman through ravelry.com, but you can make similar textured scarf using free crochet pattern for Showtime Super Scarf by Stitch With Passion. You can download it directly from ravelry.com.

Hygge Pocket Shawl by Kristi Garris
*free crochet pattern*

Warm and cosy as a blanket, hygge pocket shawl by Kristi will help you reach a truly advanced level of relaxation. It features ripple stitch and I think that it’s a lovely idea, because the edges of the shawl assume scalloped shape. Simple pockets will help you keep your hands warm, so grab your hook and try making it today.

This project is a free crochet pattern available on masonjaryarndesigns.com, or through ravelry.com.

6-Day Sideways Pocket Shawl by Betty McKnit
*free crochet pattern*

Are you a fan of 6-Day Kid Blanket? I bet you are, just like thousands of crocheters from all around the world! Betty went with the flow and created her own version of pocket shawl using this epic combination of stitches. As you can see, the pockets are created by folding the edges of the shawl, and I must say that it’s the easiest way to do it.

This project is available as free crochet pattern on bettymcknit.com, but you can learn more about it by clicking the link to Ravelry page – it’s below the photo!

ThunderSnow Pocket Scarf Version by CoyCrochet

What a fantastic way to incorporate multicolored yarn – just take a look at the photo below! CoyCrochet decided to pair it with aqua green base in a simple scarf pattern. It consists of basic stitches and one row of what looks like bullion stitch, but you can easily substitute it for puff stitch, in my opinion. Take notice of the interesting detail – the continuation of color in the fringe!

You can purchase original crochet pattern by tl.crochet through ravelry.com.

Shanti Pocket Shawl by Deni Sharpe

Ever wanted to make matching outfits for yourself and your little one, but thought it would be too much? Make matching pocket shawls instead – it’s a lovely gift idea, too, so don’t overthink it! Simple, but interesting stitch, nice ribbed trim and a must for such scarf – fringe – and a new accessory is ready. See CoyCrochet’s version of Deni’s project below.

You can purchase original crochet pattern by Deni Sharpe through ravelry.com. If you want to use free crochet pattern first, try Unisex Scarf by TLH Patterns, because it’s very similar in texture – you’ll find it on thelazyhobbyhopper.blogspot.com.

Perfect-Pockets Shawl Versions by Emily Guske

This must be one of the most popular pocket shawl patterns, because it ticks all of the boxes! It works up fast, has a lovely boho vibe thanks to fringe and lacy structure, and looks great in virtually any yarn color. Emily made her versions in various hues, but the one I like the most is in the photo below – this peachy color is so delicate!

To prove my point, I wanted to show you yet another Emily’s creation – take a look at the photo and see how rich in color it is. I believe now you can see what I mean when I’m talking about a truly versatile project, because this one can change like a chameleon.

Original crochet pattern for this shawl was designed by Sonja Hood and you can purchase it through ravelry.com.

Ibizastyle Pocket Shawl by Annah Haakt

One doesn’t need much to make a lovely crochet pocket shawl, and this project by Annah proves my point. It’s narrow, but manages to feature granny stripe, some basic stitches and fantastic structural ribbing. Naturally speckled yarn gives it even more rustic look, which is enhanced by the fringe.

You can purchase this pattern through ravelry.com.

Marjorie Pocket Scarf by Tonya Bush
*free crochet pattern*

Tonya’s colorful design is a great example on how to work with the natural flow of the project. Thanks to the fact that this shawl is worked sideways, ornamental rows create interesting vertical lines while wearing. Intricate patterns are just exquisite – I could easily compare their beauty to the stitches in the most stunning afghans. See it for yourself in the pictures below.

This project is available as free crochet pattern on nanascraftyhome.com, but you can read more about it on ravelry.com.

You may also like this article – Easy Heart Stitch Ideas.

Boho Beaded Pocket Scarf Version by CoyCrochet

If you want to go full boho, this project will be perfect for you. It has all it needs – fringe, structural stitches an real beads! This set of stitches makes the fabric quite dense, so it will be nice and cozy for the fall-winter season. Crocheter behind CoyCrochet decided to go for rich rusty color, and I can’t get over it, because it looks like the most beautiful fall leaves.

This shawl was originally designed by tl.crochet – you can purchase the pattern through ravelry.com. To learn more about the version in the photo, click the link under it.

Boho Beaded Pocket Scarf Version by Ciaracable

What can I say? I’m in love with this design. To show you the full scope of its versatility, I decided to include this version by Ciaracable, which you can see below. Dusty blue-grey yarn is very sophisticated and works great with black beads. I can easily see how this shawl can transform from everyday wear to more formal occasions.

This shawl was originally designed by tl.crochet – you can purchase the pattern through ravelry.com. To learn more about the version in the photo, click the link under it.

You may also like this article – Crochet in Details – Easy Way to Level Up Your Home Decor.

Stay at Home Pocket Shawl by Jess Coppom
*free crochet pattern*

Is it a poncho, a cardigan, or a shawl? I’m not sure, but it’s definitely beautiful! Jess yet again created a stunning project that is quite different from the rest. Take a close look at the photos and notice all the details – delicate openwork, big wooden buttons and very simple construction. Beginners, this can be your place to start!

This shawl is available as free crochet pattern on makeanddocrew.com, but you can also find more info on ravelry.com.

That’s all for today, but I’ll be back with much more inspiring projects and free patterns. Like, share, and subscribe if you like what you see. Stay tuned!

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