Pocket Shawl Crochet Pattern: Puff Stitch Pocket Shawl

I’m sharing the Puff Stitch Pocket Shawl pattern. This pocket shawl crochet pattern was originally designed in three parts for AllFreeCrochet’s February, 2021 crochet along.

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When AllFreeCrochet asked me to design a pocket shawl crochet pattern for their mystery crochet along, I knew I wanted to add a belt to the final project. I love shawls with belts because there are so many more options for styling.

I used Lion Brand Jeans yarn for my version because it has a really nice drape and the denim-y colors go well with a lot of different clothes.

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Puff Stitch Pocket Shawl

Pocket Shawl Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

This textured pocket shawl includes a belt. Style it as a scarf, a shawl, or like a sleeveless top. This pattern was originally designed in three parts for AllFreeCrochet’s February, 2021 Mystery Crochet Along.

Finished Size

  • Teen/Adult: 14.25” (36 cm) wide x 75” (190.5 cm) long.

Materials

Gauge

  • 5 shells = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • pf – 3-repeat puff stitch – [Yo, insert hook into st, yo and draw up a loop] 3 times in same st, yo and draw through all 7 loops on hook. A helpful video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • shell – slanted puff shell stitch – (dc, ch 1, pf) in same st. A helpful video tutorial for the slanted puff shell stitch pattern is available below.
  • If you can’t see the slanted puff shell stitch video above, click here to watch it on YouTube.
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
  • () Stitches between parentheses are worked into same stitch or space.

Pattern for Gauge Swatch

  • To work gauge swatch, ch 23.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip 4 ch (counts as first dc + ch-1 sp), pf in next st, *skip 2 ch, shell in next st; repeat from * across to last 3 ch, skip 2 ch, dc in last ch.
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 4 (counts as first dc + ch-1 sp), pf in same st, *skip pf, skip ch-1 sp, shell in next dc; repeat from * across to last 3 sts, skip pf, skip ch-1 sp, dc in top of third ch from previous Row.
  • Rep Row 2 until swatch measures approximately 5” (13 cm) long.
  • Measure your gauge.

Pattern Instructions

Shawl

  • Ch 38.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip 1 ch, sc in next 37 ch. Place locking stitch marker 1 at the end of this Row to mark position. – 37 sts
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next st and in each st across.
  • Rep Row 2 until section after stitch marker 1 measures approximately 10” (25.5 cm) long. Place locking stitch marker 2 at the end of your last repeat of Row 2 to mark position.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 4 (counts as first dc + ch-1 sp), pf in next st, *skip 2 ch, shell in next st; repeat from * across to last 3 ch, skip 2 ch, dc in last ch. – 37 sts including 12 shells
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 4 (counts as first dc + ch-1 sp), pf in same st, *skip pf, skip ch-1 sp, shell in next dc; repeat from * across to last 3 sts, skip pf, skip ch-1 sp, dc in top of third ch from previous Row.
  • Rep Row 4 until section after stitch marker 2 measures approximately 10” (25.5 cm) long. Place locking stitch marker 3 at the end of your last repeat of Row 4 to mark position.
  • Row 5: Turn, ch 3 (counts as first dc), *dc in next pf, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc; repeat from * across to last 3 sts, dc in next pf, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in top of third ch from previous Row. – 37 sts
  • Rep Row 2 until section after stitch marker 3 measures approximately 10” (25.5 cm) long. Place locking stitch marker 4 at the end of your last repeat of Row 2 to mark position.
  • Rep Row 3 once.
  • Rep Row 4 until section after stitch marker 4 measures approximately 10” (25.5 cm) long. Place locking stitch marker 5 at the end of your last repeat of Row 4 to mark position.
  • Rep Row 5 once.
  • Rep Row 2 until section after stitch marker 5 measures approximately 10” (25.5 cm) long. Place locking stitch marker 6 at the end of your last repeat of Row 2 to mark position.
  • Rep Row 3 once.
  • Rep Row 4 until section after stitch marker 6 measures approximately 10” (25.5 cm) long. Place locking stitch marker 7 at the end of your last repeat of Row 4 to mark position.
  • Rep Row 5 once.
  • Rep Row 2 until section after stitch marker 7 measures approximately 10” (25.5 cm) long.
  • Final Row: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across.
  • Fasten off. With yarn needle, weave in ends.

Belt

  • Ch 251 (or make a chain approximately 72”/183 cm long).
  • Row 1: Turn, skip 1 ch, sc in next ch and in each ch across. – 250 sts
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across.
  • Rows 3-4: Repeat Row 2 twice.
  • Fasten off. With yarn needle, weave in ends.

Pockets (Make 2)

  • Ch 28.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip 1 ch, sc in next ch and in each ch across. – 27 sts
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across.
  • Rep Row 2 until this piece measures approximately 8” (20.5 cm) long.
  • Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 36”/91.5 cm) for seaming.

Border

  • Choose your preferred side of the shawl piece to designate as the right (front) side.
  • Round 1: With right side up, join yarn with sl st to side of any single crochet row (Row 1 or Final Row), ch 1, 2 sc in side of same row, *2 sc in side of each row across long edge to last single crochet row, sc in side of next row, turn to work along short edge, ch 2, sc in next 37 sts, turn to work along long edge, ch 2,** sc in side of next 2 single crochet rows; rep from * to **, join with sl st to first sc. – Odd number of st on each side + 4 ch-2 sp
  • Round 2: Ch 1, pf in same st, *[ch 1, skip 1 st, pf in next st] across to corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, [(pf, ch 1) in corner ch-2 sp, place stitch marker in last ch-1 sp worked] twice, (pf, ch 1) in same ch-2 sp,** turn to work along next side, skip first st, pf in next st; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with sl st to top of first pf.
  • Round 3: Sl st to next ch-1 sp, ch 1, pf in same ch-1 sp, *[ch 1, skip 1 pf, pf in next ch-1 sp] around to first marked ch-1 sp, (pf, ch 3) in marked ch-1 sp, remove stitch marker, skip next pf, pf in next ch 1 sp; rep from * around 3 more times, ch 1, skip 1 pf, join with sl st to top of first pf.
  • Round 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, *[sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next pf] around to corner ch-3 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-3 sp; rep from * around to last ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Assembly and Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in yarn tails from foundation chain of each Pocket onto the wrong side of Pocket.
  • Thread yarn needle with long yarn tail from end of first Pocket. Position Pocket in center of first double crochet section (between stitch markers 1 and 2) on right side. Use pins or additional locking stitch markers to pin Pocket into position. With long yarn tail, sew Pocket to shawl around 3 sides (the sides of the rows and the foundation chain), leaving the final row edge unseamed. Repeat for second Pocket, positioning between stitch marker 7 and Final Row.
  • With yarn needle, weave in yarn tails.
  • Spray block if necessary.
  • To wear the shawl with the Belt, drape the shawl around your neck with the Pockets facing the front. Make sure the short ends are even. Tie the Belt around your waist or at your preferred location to keep the shawl in position.
© 2021 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/2021/05/26/pocket-shawl-crochet-pattern-puff-stitch-pocket-shawl/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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