What the heck is a pocket shawl?!
Lately, pocket shawls have been ALL THE RAGE! This trend has been going on for a while now, but it seems like we’re in for cozy pocketed scarves all winter long! While the trend may trail off, it doesn’t change the fact that pocket shawls are awesome, and here to stay!
I thought, “why the heck are people going crazy over this?”, and then I made one. IT’S SO COZY!!! Pocket shawls are nice, they keep your neck, hands, shoulders, and arms warm. Plus, if you have a hooded one, it keeps your ears warm!
What is a “Pocket Shawl”?
Pocket shawls are fingertip to fingertip scarves or shawls with pockets on the end, and many even have sleeves! All my designer friends have either designed one of their own or made a few for themselves or family and friends!
How long should a Pocket Shawl be?
It depends. If you are making one to sell, you should get your customer’s wingspan beforehand if at all possible. The length of a pocket shawl definitely depends on how long you want it. Do you want your hands at the bottom of the pockets? Are you making it for a kid?
How many skeins of yarn do I need for a Pocket Shawl?
Depends on what pattern you are using! Look below for some really nice patterns and go from there!
Here are some photos and links to some of my friends’ pocket shawl patterns. Aren’t they so nice!?
Pocket Shawl Patterns Free + Paid:
This first one was designed by Lisa Fox of Green Fox Farms!! Lisa is extremely talented, and her Gaia Pocket Shawl is GORGEOUS!!
This next one is Shelby’s Shawl by Shelby Shea! This one is quite stunning!! She made it in one of my favorite color combinations, and with Lion Brand Mandala yarn!
This Kids Pocket Shawl by KatieMaeCrochet is perfect for your fashionable little one! I love the granny stitch style. It’s perfect for a shawl! Not to mention the pockets will keep the little’s hands warm. 😉
The Cozy Fireside Wrap was designed by Kristen from Hooks, Books, and Wanderlust! It’s super gorgeous, and those open stitches give it that lovely, lacey look. She has it on her blog for free, and if you like no-ad versions, she has one too! Go take a look here!
The Hearts and Hands Pocket Shawl from Blanche Rosenblatt is even more lacey! And the pockets have flaps with buttons, in case you’re one of those people who actually put stuff in your pockets you don’t want to lose! Go check it out on Ravelry here!
The Crochet Pocket Scarf by the garment genius Susanna of Fosbas Designs has a detachable hood! Susanna’s patterns are all absolutely mindblowing! She makes the most useful and beautiful garment designs you will EVER see in the crochet community! Go check out the pattern here!
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Thanks for this, Caleb- I have a number of pocket shawl patterns I would like to try- AFTER I finish my Christmas crocheting! I wanted to write to say I got your Squishimo pattern free from your newsletter yesterday and I can’t wait to make up a few from some Bernat blanket left over scraps. I think they would be perfect for some sort of party game- I just have to come up with what the game will be— squishimo toss? pass the squishimo? I think there are going to be some squishimos featuring at the party I hold every year for my staff after Christmas!
Ooh! Now there’s an idea!
Maybe hot potato? LOL!
I’m glad this was helpful! If you do bring them, let me know how it goes!