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Can you crochet a rectangle?  Then you can make this easy pocket shawl crochet pattern!  That is really how easy this pattern is, you just simply need to crochet a rectangle shawl and 2 small rectangles for pockets.

kylee sitting on a rock wearing a crochet pocket shawl

The stitch pattern for this shawl is so simple, it’s made up of a 1 row repeat.  Talk about an easy crochet pocket shawl pattern.

I photographed this pocket shawl while I was on a trip for my birthday over the Summer.  We stayed at a cabin in Broken Bow, Oklahoma called ‘The Tree of Life’ Cabin, which you can see part of in the background on most of the pictures.

It was such a nice place to spend a few days.  The cabin itself was beautiful and made for the perfect place to get some good photos of my finished pieces!

Let’s just say though, that there is nothing like taking pictures of fall wearables in the June heat of Oklahoma.  But, that isn’t the first time that I have had to model fall items in the heat of Summer.  

kylee wearing a crochet pocket shawl looking at the ground

That’s just part of being a creator though.  I work on fall and winter in the summer and then I do spring and summer items in the winter.  

If I wait until that specific season to start, by the time I finish everything and have it photographed, the season would be basically almost over and no one would want that pattern at that specific time

Details About my Easy Pocket Shawl

This pocket shawl is pretty simple in design and makes for an easy project.  The shawl itself is made from a large rectangle, then you crochet 2 small rectangles for the pockets and sew them onto the bottom edges of the shawl.

I did use a special stitch called the ‘Wattle Stitch’. It’s a super fun and easy stitch to crochet.  It consist mainly of basic stitches like chains, single crochets and double crochet stitches that are used in a special stitch combination. 

close up of the easy crochet pocket shawl pocket

It creates a nice texture and is made up of a 1 row repeat after the first row.   Scroll down for the complete pattern.

I do have a full tutorial for the Wattle Stitch that includes the written directions, step by step photos and a full video tutorial if you are more of a visual learner.

Shawls are always a favorite of mine to crochet.  I have made many different shawls like my Denim Shawl and my Everyday Shawl that I absolutely love, but up until I made this easy crochet shawl pattern, I have never made one with pockets before.

It’s so nice because not only does it work as a cozy shawl, it also has a place for you to keep your hands warm.  

This is the perfect pocket shawl!  It has nice deep pockets and it’s wide enough that you can wrap yourself up in it all nice and cozy.  The perfect accessory for fall or winter!

What’s the Difference Between a Pocket Shawl and a Pocket Scarf?

The main difference between the two is the width of them.  A pocket shawl is going to be much wider than a pocket scarf.  Generally scarves are thinner than shawls and are made to go around your neck and not your entire shoulder area.

A pocket scarf may also be longer than a pocket shawl depending on how it’s made.  Whether you want to be able to wrap the scarf completely around you neck and still be able to put your hands in the pockets or just place the scarf around the back of your neck.

How Much Yarn do I Need for a Pocket Shawl?

For this particular free pocket shawl pattern, you will need approx. 1,200 yards of a #4 worsted weight yarn.  I used Brava Worsted yarn for this pocket shawl in the color silver and it took about 5 1/2 skeins to complete it.

You may need more or less yarn depending on if you alter the length or width of the shawl.

kylee sitting on a swing wearing a crochet pocket shawl

Which Weight of Yarn Works Best for a Pocket Shawl?

For this particular pocket shawl, my yarn choice was for a #4 worsted weight yarn. I personally like the drape and feel of this weight of yarn.

You could use a bulky weight yarn but may need to adjust the starting chain so the shawl won’t be too wide.

What Type of Yarn is Best to Use to Crochet a  Pocket Shawl?

I really think that this comes down to your personal preference.  I tend to lean toward only using acrylic yarns or at least acrylic blend yarns because they are usually more affordable, really soft and come in plenty of different color choices.

You could really use any type or blend of yarn that you would like.  Some people like wool yarn or at least a wool blend, while others don’t or are allergic to it.

A cotton blend yarn could even work well for this pattern.  In the end, it’s completely up to you and what you like and enjoy using.

How to Adjust the Size of This Pocket Shawl

Good news, it’s super easy to adjust the size of your own pocket shawl!  You could easily make different sizes of this particular shawl.

If you are wanting to make a shawl that it not as wide as my finished shawl, then you will simply want to chain less stitches.  You can chain any number of stitches that is divisible by 3 and it will work for this stitch pattern.

If you want a shorter or longer length of the shawl, them simply add more or decrease the amount of rows that you crochet.

kylee wearing a crochet pocket shawl looking off in the distance

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Easy Pocket Shawl Crochet Pattern

All crochet terms are US terms.

Skill Level – Easy / Beginner 

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Things you will need:

Finished Measurements:

  • Finished pocket shawl is approx. 62’’ long (without fringe) and 16.5’’ wide  

Stitch Key:

  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • tr = treble crochet
  • ch = chain
  • t = turn
  • sk = skip
  • sp = space
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st = stitch (es)


  • 12 st x 7 r = 4” in double crochet


  • This shawl is made with the Wattle Stitch, you can find a video tutorial for it HERE
  • I will include other notes throughout the pattern when needed.



Row 1: ch 72, in the 3rd chain from your hook, work (sc, ch 1, dc) in same st, * sk 2 ch st, (sc, ch 1, dc) in next st* repeat * to * across until you reach last 3 stitches, sk 2 st, sc in very last st

Row 2: ch 1, t, *sk next sc, dc, (sc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 sp* repeat across, sc in very last st

Repeat row 2 until your piece measures approx. 62’’ long.

Pockets (Make 2)

ch 33, in the 3rd chain from your hook, work (sc, ch 1, dc) in same st, * sk 2 ch st, (sc, ch 1, dc) in next st* repeat * to * across until you reach last 3 stitches, sk 2 st, sc in very last st

Row 2 – 20: ch 1, t, *sk next sc, dc, (sc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 sp* repeat across, sc in very last stitch

Leave long yarn tails on pockets to sew them on to shawl

Pockets should be approx. 8.5’’ wide and 8’’ long.

Line up a pocket on each end of the shawl in the middle and whip stitch around both sides and the bottom.

shawl laid on table with the pocket lined up along the bottom edge

Repeat for other pocket.

Weave in ends and cut yarn

To add fringe (optional)

wrap yarn multiple times around piece of cardboard and cut along one end.  Take your piece of yarn and fold it in half, use your crochet hook to pull the loop through a stitch on the edge of your scarf and pull the 2 loose ends through the loop

repeat across both edges of scarf

I do have a video tutorial for adding fringe HERE

crochet pocket shawl free pattern

I’d love to see your creations that you make from all of my patterns, be sure to tag me @okiegirlblingnthings on Instagram so I can see. Whether you make this Pocket Shawl Pattern or something else entirely, tag me!

Happy crocheting!

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