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Looking for something to wrap around your shoulders, and keep your phone in your pocket? The Blooming Shawl is an easy crochet pocket shawl pattern, that will keep cosy and those small necessities in your pocket! Read on to find out more about the design and how to get your copy of this crochet pocket shawl pattern below.
The Blooming Pocket Shawl is an alternative to the Blooming Scarf. While I don’t usually follow trends because I just don’t know when they are happening, I noticed that alot of people were interested in crochet pocket shawls in the facebook groups I’m in. After making one, I can see why. They are a great way to add a layer without covering up with cardigan or sweater. Also, I discovered they are perfect for the school run when I don’t want to wear my coat or carry a bag, BUT I need somewhere to keep my phone and keys while i’m wearing leggings.
Yarn love – Blooming Pocket Shawl
To design this easy crochet pocket shawl, I used Scheepjes Whirligig and Whirligigette. This is definitely what I would consider a luxury yarn. It is £68.99 per 1 450g, 1000m 80% Virgin Wool and 20% Alapaca dk or sport weight ombre yarn cake. The Whirligigette has a similar fibre construction but is 100g 215m and in solid colours and is priced at £13.99. Super soft, I was concerned that it might be itchy to work with as it is all natural fibres. I was wrong. If I get the chance to use another I will write a proper review.
As an alternative to the Whirligig, any dk or sport weight yarn can be used. Some of my favourite Dk weight yarns are Paintbox Simply Dk, Deramores Studio Dk. I would love to see something like Stylecraft Dreamcatcher used as the colour changes are longer, but I don’t know how well that will transfer into this crochet pocket shawl design as I think the colours may pool slightly making an interesting pattern.
Pocket shawl pattern info and tips
As this design is worked in long rows either a long colour changing/ombre style multi coloured yarn, or solids will work the best. For a striped effect, use contrasting colours and repeating blocks to control the colours, changing at the end of each row.
I used 4mm hook to make my chain and 4.5mm to work the entire shawl. This isn’t compulsory it’s just that I find my chains are neater with a smaller hook.
Try to keep your gauge even while working this pattern. Although I don’t normally care too much about gauge, if you do not keep it even then the fabric will become more open when stretched than is desired in this crochet pocket shawl pattern.
This pattern is written in US crochet terms.
Skill level: Beginner – easy
Hook: 4.mm & 4.5mm
- Single Crochet
- Double Crochet
- V stitch
- 3 Dc Group
Blooming Pocket Shawl tester thanks
Many thanks to Collette for helping me with the test for this crochet pocket shawl pattern. Check out the pictures of her shawl below – I love the contrast of the pockets. For all the details on her project, check it out on ravelry here.
Get the crochet pocket shawl pattern
Buy your copy of the Blooming Pocket Shawl easy crochet pattern from your favourite pattern store below:
I hope you enjoyed the post and look forward to seeing your Blooming Pocket Shawls !
Pop into the Facebook Group and let me know what colour you plan to make your wrap in and share your progress.
Bye for now,