Transitions Pocket Shawl Crochet Pattern

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Transitions Pocket Shawl Crochet Pattern

Transitions Pocket Shawl Crochet Pattern

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I’ve been wanting to make myself a crochet pocket shawl for the longest time. For someone who does a lot of sitting on the couch – it is, after all, where I do my best work – a pocket shawl is a wonderful, cozy accessory. The Transitions Pocket Shawl Crochet Pattern is warm enough to keep the chill away, and the pockets are large enough to hold my hook and a skein of yarn, which means less time searching for that hook that magically disappeared when I got up from my seat and more time working on my designs! 

Transitions Pocket Shawl Crochet Pattern

Transitions Pocket Shawl Crochet Pattern

Finished Sizes:

Instructions given to create one size, with notes added to make your shawl longer or shorter.  

Finished Height: 17 ½”

Length Without Lace: 62” 

Length Including Lace: 71”

Materials:

I used Loops & Threads Creme Cotton, which is a 87% Cotton, 13% Nylon, #4 Worsted weight yarn. 

Any yarn of similar weight would work. 

Approximately 1296 yds. 

6mm Hook

Stitch Markers

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Measuring Tape

Abbreviations:

RS = Right Side

WS = Wrong Side

Sk = Skip

St = Stitch

BLO = Back Loop Only

FLO = Front Loop Only

3rd LO = 3rd Loop Only

Ss = Slip Stitch

Ch = Chain

Sc = Single Crochet

Dc = Double Crochet

Fpdc = Front Post Double Crochet

Bpdc = BackPost Double Crochet

Fphdc = Front Post Half Double Crochet

Fc = Forked Cluster

Gauge:

See gauge swatch instructions below. Be sure to always check your gauge. It will save you much time and heartache.

Notes:

Ch1 and ch2 at the beginning of a row is never considered a stitch. 

Ch3 at the beginning of a row is considered a dc.

The model above (that’s me) is 5’6” tall and wearing the size included in the written instructions. 

I have included notes to help you make a shawl that will fit your body the way you want it to. 

Transitions Pocket Shawl Crochet Pattern

Transitions Pocket Shawl Crochet Pattern

Gauge Swatch

Ch 16

  1. Dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across. Turn.   – 14 st
  2. Ch1. Hdc in 1st st and each st across. Turn.   – 14 st
  3. Ch1. Hdc in 1st st. Working in 3rd LO: Hdc in next st and each st across until there is only 1 st left unworked. Hdc in 2 top loops of last st. Turn.   – 14st
  4. Ch1. Hdc in 1st st. *Hdc in BLO of next st. Hdc in FLO of next st.** Repeat from * to ** across until there is only 1 st left unworked. Hdc in last st. Turn.  – 14 st
  5. Ch1. Hdc in 1st st. *Hdc in FLO of next st. Hdc in BLO of next st.** Repeat from * to ** across until there is only 1 st left unworked. Hdc in last st. Turn.  – 14 st
  6. Ch1. Hdc in 1st st and each st across. Turn.   – 14 st
  7. Ch3. Working in 3rd LO: Dc in next st and each st across until there is only 1 st left unworked. Dc in 2 top loops of last st. Turn.   – 14 st
  8. Ch4 (counts as dc + ch1). Fc over next 3 sts. *Ch2. Fc over next 3 sts.** Repeat from * to ** across until there is only 1 st left unworked. Ch1. Dc in last st. Turn.   – 14 st

Your gauge swatch should measure 4 ¼” x 4 ¼”. 

Instructions

We will begin by creating a very long rectangle. Once your shawl is the desired height, we will add lace to the short ends. Then, we will add a sc border to finish off the edges. Finally, we will create and sew on the pockets. 

When I set about designing this shawl, the first thing I did was decide how long I wanted it to be from the bottom of one pocket to the bottom of the other pocket. I wanted my shawl to have a relaxed look with the pockets sitting about where my hands would naturally sit at rest. I started by measuring my wingspan: arms stretched straight out from my sides, measuring from fingertip to fingertip. I measured at 66” but decided to take a few inches off to be sure I could reach the bottoms of the pockets easily. This is how I came up with a shawl that has about 62” between the bottoms of each pocket. 

Adjusting The Length

When you are creating your shawl, I encourage you to make it fit your body and comfort. If you would like to make your shawl longer or shorter than mine, you will need to adjust your beginning chain by a multiple of 6. Each multiple of 6 will adjust your final length by about 2”. So if you want your shawl to be 6” shorter, you should subtract 18 from your starting ch (and your final st count). If you want it 6” longer, you should add 18 chs. 

Transitions Pocket Shawl Crochet Pattern

Transitions Pocket Shawl Crochet Pattern

Main Body

With 6mm hook (or hook used to obtain gauge)

  1. (RS) Ch 217. Dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across. Turn.   – 215 st
  2. (WS) Ch2. Fpdc around 1st st. Bpdc around next st. *Fpdc around next st. Bpdc around next st.** Repeat from * to ** until 1 st left. Fpdc around last st. Turn.   – 215 st
  3. Ch2. Bpdc around 1st st. Fpdc around next st. *Bpdc around next st. Fpdc around next st.** Repeat from * to ** until 1 st left. Bpdc around last st. Turn.   – 215 st
  4. Repeat row 2. 
  5. Repeat row 3. 
  6. Ch1. Fphdc in 1st st and each st across. Turn.   – 215 st
  7. Ch1. Hdc in 1st st. Hdc in BLO of next st. *Hdc in FLO of next st. Hdc in BLO of next st** Repeat from * to ** across until there is only 1 st left unworked. Hdc in last st. Turn.  – 215 st
  8. Repeat row 7.   – 215 st
  9. Ch1. Hdc in 1st st and each st across. Turn.   – 215 st
  10. Ch3. Working in 3rd LO: Dc in next st and each st across until there is only 1 st left unworked. Dc in 2 top loops of last st. Turn.   – 215 st
  11. (RS) Ch4 (counts as dc + ch1). Fc over next 3 sts. *Ch2. Fc over next 3 sts.** Repeat from * to ** across until there is only 1 st left unworked. Ch1. Dc in last st. Turn.   – 215 st
  12. (WS) Ch3. Dc in next ch sp and each st and ch sp across. Turn.   – 215 st
  13. Ch1. Hdc in 1st st and each st across. Turn.   – 215 st
  14. Ch1. Hdc in 1st st. Working in 3rd LO: Hdc in next st and each st across until there is only 1 st left unworked. Hdc in 2 top loops of last st. Turn.   – 215 st

Measurement Check: Your project should be approximately 6” high x 62” wide if following the instructions for the given size. 

Repeat rows 7-14 until you have a total of 34 rows. You will end on a repeat of row 10. 

  1. Ch2. Bpdc around 1st st. Fpdc around next st. *Bpdc around next st. Fpdc around next st.** Repeat from * to ** until 1 st left. Bpdc around last st. Turn.   – 215 st
  2. Ch2. Fpdc around 1st st. Bpdc around next st. *Fpdc around next st. Bpdc around next st.** Repeat from * to ** until 1 st left. Fpdc around last st. Turn.   – 215 st
  3. Repeat row 35. 
  4. Repeat row 36. Bind off.
Transitions Pocket Shawl Crochet Pattern

Transitions Pocket Shawl Crochet Pattern

Lace

With the right side facing you, join your yarn at the end of the first row. The first lace row will be worked into the ends of each row. 

  1. Ch1. Work 61 hdc evenly along the side of the shawl. To do this I worked my sts in the following manner: 
  • Work 8 hdc along 1st 5 dc rows. 
  • Work 6 hdc along next 4 hdc rows.
  • Work 6 hdc along next 3 dc/fc rows. 
  • Work 7 hdc along next 5 hdc rows.
  • Work 6 hdc along next 3 dc/fc rows. 
  • Work 7 hdc along next 5 hdc rows. 
  • Work 6 hdc along next 3 dc/fc rows. 
  • Work 7 hdc along next 5 hdc rows. 
  • Work 8 hdc along last 5 dc rows. 
    61 st
  1. Ch1. Hdc in 1st st. Hdc in 3rd LO of each st until 1 left. Hdc in both loops of last st. Turn.   – 61 st
  2. Ch1. Sc in 1st st. *Ch2, Fc over next 3 sts. Ch2, sc in next st.** Repeat from * to ** across. Turn.   – 91 st including 15 fc st
  3.  Ch4 (counts as dc + ch1). Sk 2 sts, sc in next st. Ch1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st. *Ch1, sk 2 sts, sc in next st. Ch1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st.** Repeat from * to ** across. Turn.   – 61 st
  4. Ch5 (counts as dc + ch2). Sk 1 st, sc in next st. Ch2, sk 1 st, dc in next st. *Ch2, sk 1 st, sc in next st. Ch2, sk 1 st, dc in next st. ** Repeat from * to ** across. Turn.   – 91 st 
  5. Ch1. Sc in 1st st. *Ch1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st. Ch1, sk 2 sts, sc in next st.** Repeat from * to ** across. Turn.   – 61 st
  6. Ch1. Sc in 1st st. *Ch2, Fc over next 3 sts. Ch2, sc in next st.** Repeat from * to ** across. Turn.   – 91 st including 15 fc st
  7.  Ch4 (counts as dc + ch1). Sk 2 sts, sc in next st. Ch1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st. *Ch1, sk 2 sts, sc in next st. Ch1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st.** Repeat from * to ** across. Turn.   – 61 st
  8. Ch5 (counts as dc + ch2). Sk 1 st, sc in next st. Ch2, sk 1 st, dc in next st. *Ch2, sk 1 st, sc in next st. Ch2, sk 1 st, dc in next st. ** Repeat from * to ** across. Turn.   – 91 st 
  9. (WS) Ch1. Sc in 1st st. Ch1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st. *Ch1, sk 2 sts, sc in next st. Ch1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st.** Repeat from * to ** across. Turn.   – 61 st
  10. (RS) Ch1. Sc in 1st st. *Ch2, Fc over next 3 sts. Ch2, sc in next st.** Repeat from * to ** across. Bind off.   – 91 st including 15 fc st

Repeat the Lace rows for the other side, but do not bind off on the last row. Proceed with the border instructions below. 

Border

We will now finish all of the edges with a simple sc border. You should still have the RS facing you. 

  1. Ch1. Sc around the entire shawl in the following manner: 
  • Along the long sides: 
  • Work 1 sc into the side of each sc. 
  • Work 2 sc into the side of each dc. 
  • Work 1 sc per stitch. 
  • Along the tops of the lace: 
  • Work 2 sc into each ch2 sp. 
  • Work (sc, ch1, sc) into the top of each fc
  • Sk each sc between 2 fc. 
  • Once you have worked all the way around the shawl, ss to join to 1st st. Bind off. 
Transitions Pocket Shawl Crochet Pattern

Transitions Pocket Shawl Crochet Pattern

Pockets

Make 2.

  1. (WS) Ch 34. Dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across. Turn.   – 32 st
  2. (RS) Ch1. Hdc in 1st st and each st across. Turn.   – 32 st
  3. Ch1. Hdc in 1st st. Hdc in 3rd LO of next st and each st until 1 st left. Hdc in both loops of last st. Turn.   – 32 st
  4. Ch1. Hdc in 1st st. Hdc in BLO of next st. *Hdc in FLO of next st. Hdc in BLO of next st** Repeat from * to ** across until there is only 1 st left unworked. Hdc in last st. Turn.  – 32 st
  5. Ch1. Hdc in 1st st. Hdc in FLO of next st. *Hdc in BLO of next st. Hdc in FLO of next st** Repeat from * to ** across until there is only 1 st left unworked. Hdc in last st. Turn.  – 32 st
  6. Ch1. Hdc in 1st st and each st across. Turn.   – 32 st
  7. Ch3. Dc in 3rd LO of next st and each st across until 1 st left. Dc in 2 top loops of last st. Turn.   – 32 st
  8. (RS) Ch4 (counts as dc + ch1). Fc over next 3 sts. *Ch2. Fc over next 3 sts.** Repeat from * to ** across until there is only 1 st left unworked. Ch1. Dc in last st. Turn.   – 32 st
  9. (WS) Ch3. Dc in next ch sp and each st and ch sp across. Turn.   – 32 st

Repeat rows 2-7. 

  1. Ch2. Fpdc around 1st st. Bpdc around next st. *Fpdc around next st. Bpdc around next st.** Repeat from * to ** across. Turn.   – 32 st

Repeat row 16, 2 more times. Do not turn at end of last row. Sc around the border with RS facing you in the following manner: 

  • In each corner: Work 3 sc. 
  • Along the sides: 
  • Work 1 or 2 sc into the side of each hdc (alternate between 1 and 2)
  • Work 2 sc into the side of each dc. 
  • Work 1 sc per stitch. 
  • Once you have worked all the way around the pocket edge, ss to join to 1st st. Bind off, leaving a long tail for sewing. 

Sew the pockets to your shawl, weave in your ends, and you’re done! 

I hope you love your new crochet pocket shawl, and I look forward to seeing all of your beautiful pictures on Ravelry!  

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Transitions Pocket Shawl Crochet Pattern

And until next time… Happy Hooking! 😉

4 thoughts on “Transitions Pocket Shawl Crochet Pattern”

  1. I have been working on this and am on the pockets. After row 16, it says to repeat the row 3 more times, which lands me ending on the wrong side (19 rows), but then it says don’t turn and to have the right side facing you when working the sc border. Do I turn to do the border or is the number of repeats not correct? Either way, I’ve really enjoyed the pattern!

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    • Hi Jennifer,

      Thank you for catching that! The typo is actually the number of row repeats. You should repeat row 16 2 more times, for a total of 18 rows.
      I’ll be sure to correct that asap. Glad you’re enjoying the pattern! 🙂

      Reply

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