After publishing my Blocked Puff Stitch Pocket Shawl, I decided to make another crochet pocket shawl with my favorite autumn color: mustard! Here you can find my new pocket shawl version which is made with a beautiful shell stitch: a simple stitch made with 4 double crochet stitches in 1 stitch. Combined with front and back post double crochet stitches this shawl has a beautiful texture. Scroll down for my free pattern and step by step video tutorial.
The shell stitch in this pattern is made by working 4 double crochet in one stitch and a single crochet stitch in the next. In this post you can find a detailed photo and video tutorial of this stitch. Below you can find my free pattern to make a pocket shawl.
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Wave After Wave Crochet Pocket Shawl
– 5 balls of Lionbrand Wool Ease (Weight 4/Medium, 197yds/3oz, 180m/85g)
or 423 grams of similar yarn
– Crochet hook 8mm
– Tapestry needle
– Stitch markers
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
shell: 4 dc in 1 st
fpdc: front post double crochet
bpdc: back post double crochet
9 dc x 6 rows = 10 cm x 10 cm / 4” square
Width: 70″ / 177 cm
Height: 14″ / 35 cm
– this pattern is written in US terms
– 3 turning chains do not count as a stitch
– shell stitches are made by working 4 dc in 1 st
– ‘sc in next shell’ is worked between 2nd and 3rd dc
– if you want to change the size of the shawl, add or remove a multiple of 6 stitches
To make it easier, I’ve made a video tutorial showing you how to make this pocket shawl. You can also find my free written pattern below.
* Click here to watch the video on YouTube
With hook size 8mm, chain 45
1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in next 4 st, [skip 2 ch, shell in next ch, skip 2 ch, 1 sc in next ch] 5 times, skip 2 ch, 1 dc in last 5 ch, turn <35 total>
ch 3, 1 fpdc in first st, [1 bpdc in next st, 1 fpdc in next st] 2 times, [shell in next sc, 1 sc in next shell] 5 times, [1 fpdc in next st, 1 bpdc in next st] 2 times, 1 fpdc in last st, turn <35 total>
Note: sc in next shell is worked between 2nd and 3rd dc
ch 3, 1 bpdc in first st, [1 fpdc in next st, 1 bpdc in next st] 2 times, [shell in next sc, 1 sc in next shell] 5 times, [1 bpdc in next st, 1 fpdc in next st] 2 times, 1 bpdc in last st, turn <35 total>
Row 4 – 120
Repeat row 2 & 3 consecutively
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Pockets (make 2x)
With hook size 8mm, chain 24
1 dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across, turn <21 total>
ch 3, 1 fpdc in first st, *1 bpdc in next st, 1 fpdc in next st* repeat across, turn <21 total>
ch 3, 1 bpdc in first st, *1 fpdc in next st, 1 bpdc in next st* repeat across, turn (21 total)
Row 4 – 15:
Repeat row 2 & 3 consecutively
Repeat row 2
Sew pockets onto scarf. You can use stitch markers to keep the pockets in place. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
1. 45 ch
2. 1 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 4 st
3. skip 2 ch, 4 dc in next ch
4. skip 2 ch, 1 sc in next ch
5. repeat 4 more times
6. 1 dc in last 5 ch
7. ch 3, 1 fpdc , 1 bpdc, 1 fpdc, 1 bpdc, 1 fpdc
8. 4 dc in sc previous row
9. 1 sc in between the 2nd & 3rd dc of the 4 dc from the previous row
10. row 2
11. row 3
12. close-up shell stitch
13. 24 ch
14. row 1
15. row 2
16. row 3
17. finished pocket rectangle
18. all set and ready!
Hello, I am Jackie. Would love to know if I wanted to do it wider, what is the count?
Hi Jacqueline, I believe you add 6 chains to add another shell (or 12 chains for 2 shells, etc.) and then still stick with the same #s of fpdc / bpdc for the sides. This pattern is SO pretty, I love it! But mine turned out 12 inches wide instead of 14 (my stitches must be a little tighter 🙂 ) so I’ll probably add a shell in the middle to make it a bit wider for the next one. Hope that helps!
Thanks for the lovely pattern and video, Alice!
Thank you Stefanie for helping out! 🥰
Hope you managed it, so glad Stefanie helped you out 😅🤩
HI, I’m Maria from New Jersey and I love this pattern for a shell pocket shawl. I look forward to more of your gorgeous patterns. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us.
This is lovely, great for the seniors and everyone. Thank you for sharing.. :))
Hi. I am currently working on this and Row 3 seems to be wrong. You only have 4 of the back post/front post combo but your you tube video has you doing an extra on both ends. Can you update the written one? Makes it easier to work off of. Thanks
Thank you so much for letting me know! It’s updated!
Could this be done using double knit yarn instead?
I’ve never tried that yarn before. But you can use any similar yarn waist. (Check the gauge)
Did you use lion brand wool ease thick n quick
No, the medium one 😘
I taught myself to crochet w/your video, I love it & shawl came out beautiful ! Do I need to block the finished shawl ?
Im busy with this Shawl just love the patern thank you so much.
Do you please have a Dutch description for me?