Diagonal Pocket Shawl Crochet Pattern

It took long enough, but I finally have this Square in a Wrap pocket shawl crochet pattern made and published. For the longest time, I had envisioned designing a crochet wrap or shawl that had a square in the middle.

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Diagonal Pocket Shawl Crochet Pattern

I would have liked to call this a prayer shawl, however, I was not actively praying while making this shawl. Nevertheless, you make it into a prayer shawl if that’s what you want. All you need do is consciously pray over the wrap while you make it. Speak good thoughts, envision faith, goodness, mercy for the recipient while you speak over it.

Also, for a lighter weight wrap, see the Leaf Lace Shawl, it is pretty, elegant and feminine. I am using the terms wrap and shawl interchangeably in this pattern, so please do not find it confusing.

Crochet Pocket Wrap- Free Pattern

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After designing my first sizeable crochet square pattern, I began to visualize creating more squares and turning them into wearable items. Of course, it is one thing to imagine and it is another to bring it to life especially since I do not like joining squares. To that end, I suppose I am going to end up creating giant squares and triangles to piece together. What do you think?

This diagonal pocket shawl pattern is easy to style. If you wanted a closure you can easily do that by stringing a chain through the chain one spaces between the puff stitches (as seen in the pictures). As a result of acrylic yarn fiber used, it is a warm wrap to have on; not overly warm, just enough to be comfortable.

CONSTRUCTION

The Square in a Wrap Crochet Pocket Shawl starts from a square and spans into a wrap. This is a highly repetitive pattern, so you only need to learn the first eight to nine rows of the body of the wrap then can ‘crochet and chill’.

For ease of understanding, I have split the pattern into four parts:

  1. Square- follow the pattern here
  2. 1st Half & Pocket 1
  3. 2nd Half & Pocket 2
  4. Trimming

YARN & HOOKS

Let’s talk a bit about the yarn used in this pattern, DMC Magnum Tweed extra value. It is labelled as Aran weight, however it feels like regular worsted weight yarn to me. I have used enough worsted weight, medium 4 yarns and aran weight to know the difference.

That being said, you can use either medium 4 yarn or aran; both of which are worsted weight yarns. Either will work fine

Also, for the hook I used a 4.5mm hook. The hook size you use for the square should be the same as for the body of the wrap.

If you rarely block your crocheted items you may consider using a larger hook; 5 or 5.5mm will do. If you block, which I strongly recommend, you can still use a larger hook. I am only laying out the options you have with this pocket shawl pattern. You can also use the gauge as a guide.

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DIAGONAL POCKET SHAWL CROCHET PATTERN

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Gauge: Square- round 8= 6.5inches, Body of wrap- 6 rows of DC sts and 2 rows of Puff sts= 4 inches.

Finished size: after blocking

Length- from pocket to pocket- 45.5 inches, from pointy edge to pointy edge- 69 inches

Width- 18 inches

Materials:

  • This pattern uses Worsted Weight, medium 4 yarn in 2 colours. The one used in this pattern is DMC Magnum Tweed extra value, 400g/840mtrs. Main colour (700 mtrs), Contrast colour (200 mtrs).
  • Yarn recommendations- Hayfield Bonus Aran (acrylic, 3.5oz, 256mtrs/280yds), Stylecraft Special Aran (acrylic, 3.5oz, 196mtrs/214yds)
  • 4.5mm hook. Use 5mm or 5.5mm hook for a wider wrap (of course, you will need to make the square with the same hook and use a little more yarn too)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • 2 wooden beads (optional)
  • Stitch markers

Stitches/Abbreviation:

  • DC- double crochet
  • HDC- half double crochet
  • DC2tog- double crochet decrease
  • HDC2tog half double crochet decrease
  • CH- chain
  • MC- main colour
  • CC- contrast colour

Special stitches:

2HDC Puff- *yarn over, go into stitch, yarn over pull out a loop, repeat * again, (5 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all loops.

Crab Stitch- single crochet in a backward manner.

Notes:

  • The wrap is worked from the square.
  • For ease of understanding the pattern is divided into 4 parts (Square, 1st Half & pocket, 2nd Half & pocket, Trimming)
  • Ch 2 does not count as a stitch, unless otherwise stated
  • The RIGHT SIDE of this wrap is the RIGHT SIDE of the square.

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

PATTERN

Part 1- Square. Pattern here

Part 2- First Half & Pocket 1

With right side of square facing up, join MC yarn into any of the chain 3 corner space

Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), 2DC in same space, DC in next 2 puff sts, DC in ch 1 space, *[DC in puff st, DC in ch 1 space, repeat from * across till last 2 puff sts, DC in next 2 puff sts], (DC, ch 3, DC) in ch 3 space, DC in next 2 puff sts, DC in ch 1 space, repeat [ ] across, 3DC in ch 3 space. Turn

Row 2: Ch 2, skip 1st st, DC2tog in next 2 sts, *DC in next st and each st across till ch 3 space, (2DC, ch 3, 2DC) in space, repeat from * across till last 3 sts, DC2tog in next st and top of ch 2. Turn

Row 3: Ch 2, skip 1st st, DC2tog in next 2 sts, [Ch 1, skp next st, DC in next], repeat across till last st, Ch 1, skp next st, (2DC, ch 3, 2DC), [Ch 1, skp next st, DC in next], repeat across till last 4 sts, ch 1, skip next st, DC2tog in next st and last st. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 2, skip 1st st, DC2tog in ch 1 space and DC, [DC in next space, ch 1, skp DC], repeat till last 2DC in ch 3 space, ch 1, skp next st, DC in next, (2DC, ch 3, 2DC) in ch 3 space, DC in next st, [ch 1, skp next st, DC in ch 1 space], repeat across till last 3 sts, skp DC, DC2tog in ch 1 and last st. Turn.

Row 5: Ch 2, skip 1st st DC2tog in next st and ch 1 space, [DC in ch 1 space, DC in next st] repeat across, (2DC, ch 3, 2DC) in ch 3 space, [DC in next st, DC in ch 1 space] repeat across till last 3 sts (the ch 1, DC and ch 3), DC2tog in ch 1 and last st. Turn

Row 6: Ch 2, skip 1st st, DC2tog in next 2 sts, DC into each st across, (2DC, ch 3, 2DC) in ch 3 space, DC in next st and into each st across till last 3 sts, DC2tog in next st and last st, end with CC. Turn

Row 7: Ch 2, skip 1st st, HDC2tog in next 2 sts, [ch 1, skip 1 st., Puff st in next] repeat across, in ch 3 space, (Puff st, ch 3, Puff st), [ch 1, skip 1 st, puff st in next] repeat across till last 3 sts, Ch 1, HDC2tog next st and last st. Turn

Row 8: Ch 2, skip 1st st HDC2tog in ch 1 and Puff st, [ch 1, Puff in next Puff st] repeat across, (puff st, ch 3, puff st) in ch 3 space. Puff st in next puff st, [ch 1, Puff st in next Puff st] till last Puff st. and HDC decrease, ch 1,  HDC2tog last Puff st and last st. with MC. Turn

Row 9: Ch 2, DC2tog in ch 1 and Puff st. [DC in ch 1 space DC in puff st] repeat across, (2DC, ch 3, 2DC) in ch 3 space, DC in 2 puff sts, [DC in ch 1, DC in puff st.], repeat across till last Puff st. and HDC decrease, DC2tog in last Puff st and last st.

Row 10: Ch 2, skip 1st st, DC2tog in next 2 sts, *DC in next st and each st across till ch 3 space, (2DC, ch 3, 2DC) in space, repeat from * across till last 3 sts, DC2tog in next st and last st. Turn

Row 11: Ch 2, skip 1st st, DC2tog in next 2 sts, [Ch 1, skp next st, DC in next], repeat across till last st, Ch 1, skp next st, (2DC, ch 3, 2DC), [Ch 1, skp next st, DC in next], repeat across till last 4 sts, ch 1, skip next st, DC2tog in next st and last st. Turn.

Row 12: Ch 2, DC into ch 1 space, [DC in next space, ch 1, skp DC], repeat till last 2DC in ch 3 space, ch 1, skp next st, DC in next, (2DC, ch 3, 2DC) in ch 3 space, DC in next st, [ch 1, skp next st, DC in ch 1 space], repeat across till last 3 sts, skp DC, DC2tog in ch 1 and last st. Turn.

Row 13: Ch 2, skip 1st st DC2tog in next st and ch 1 space, [DC in ch 1 space, DC in next st] repeat across, (2DC, ch 3, 2DC) in ch 3 space, [DC in next st, DC in ch 1 space] repeat across till last 3 sts (the ch 1, DC and ch 3), DC2tog in ch 1 and last st. Turn

Row 14: Ch 2, skip 1st st, DC2tog in next 2 sts, DC into each st across, (2DC, ch 3, 2DC) in ch 3 space, DC in next st and into each st across till last 3 sts, DC2tog in next st and last st, end with CC. Turn

Row 15: Ch 2, skip 1st st, HDC2tog in next 2 sts, [ch 1, skip 1 st., Puff st in next] repeat across, in ch 3 space, (Puff st, ch 3, Puff st), [ch 1, skip 1 st, puff st in next] repeat across till last 3 sts, Ch 1, HDC2tog next st and last st. Turn

Row 16: Ch 2, skip 1st st HDC2tog in ch 1 and Puff st, [ch 1, Puff in next Puff st] repeat across, (puff st, ch 3, puff st) in ch 3 space. Puff st in next puff st, [ch 1, Puff st in next Puff st] till last Puff st. and HDC decrease, ch 1,  HDC2tog last Puff st and last st. with MC. Turn

Rows 17- 38: repeat rows 9-16. Do not snip yarn

POCKET 1

Row 1: Ch 2, DC in ch 1, *DC in Puff st, DC in ch 1, repeat from * across till ch 3 space. 2DC in ch 3 space. Turn

Row 2: Ch 2, skp 1st st, DC in next st. and each st across. Till last 2 sts, DC2together. Turn

Row 3: Ch 2, skip 1st st, DC in next st, *Ch 1, skip 1 st, DC in next, repeat from * across till last st, Ch 1, DC in last st. Turn

Row 4: Ch 2, *DC in ch 1 space, ch 1, skip 1 st. repeat from * across till last 2 sts (the ch 1 and last st), DC2together in ch 1 and last st. Turn

Row 5: Ch 2, DC in ch 1, *DC in next st, DC in ch 1, repeat from * across 2DC in last st. Turn

Row 6: Ch 2, skip 1st st. DC in next st and each st across till last 2 sts, DC2together in last 2 sts., ending with CC. Turn

Row 7: Ch 2, HDC in next st, *ch 1, skip 1 st, Puff st in next, repeat from * across till last st. Ch 1, HDC in last st. Turn

Row 8: HDC in ch 1 space, Puff st in next st, *ch 1, skip ch 1, Puff st in next, repeat from * till last 3 sts (the puff st, ch 1 and HDC), ch 1, Puff st in next st, HDC in last st. with MC. Turn

Row 9: Ch 2, skip 1st st., DC in next, *DC in ch 1 space, DC in next st, repeat from * across till last HDC st, 2DC in last st. Turn

Rows 10-14: repeat rows 2-6. Snip yarn.

Part 2- Second Half

Place wrap with the right side of square facing up, start in the Chain 3 on opposite side of the 1st Half.

Repeat each Row on the 1st Half, except the pocket.

POCKET 2

Row 1: with MC join yarn in ch 3, *2DC in space, DC in puff sts, DC in ch 1 space, repeat from * across till last 2 sts (ch 1 and HDC decrease). Turn

Row 2: Ch 2, skip 1st st, DC in next, DC into each st across till last 2 sts. DC2together in last 2 sts. Turn

Row 3: Ch 2, DC 1st st, ch 1, *DC in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, repeat from * across till last 2 sts, DC2together in last 2 sts. Turn

Row 4: Ch 2, skip 1st st, DC in ch 1, *ch 1, skip next st, DC in ch 1, repeat from * till last ch 1 and DC, DC2together in ch 1 and DC. Turn

Row 5: Ch 2, 2DC in 1st st, DC in to each ch 1 space and DC across till last ch 1 and DC decrease, DC2together in last 2 sts, ending with CC. Turn

Row 6: Ch 2, skip 1st st, DC in next, DC into each st across till last 2 sts. DC2together in last 2 sts, ending with CC. Turn

Row 7: Ch 2, HDC in 1st st, ch 1, *Puff st in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st. repeat from * till last 2 sts. HDC2together in last 2 sts. Turn

Row 8: Ch 2, skip 1st st, HDC in ch 1 space, *Puff st in next Puff st, ch 1, repeat from * across. After the last Puff st, HDC2tog in ch 1 and HDC, ending with MC. Turn

Row 9: Ch 2, 2DC in 1st st., *DC in puff st, DC in ch 1 space, repeat from * across till last 2 sts (ch 1 and HDC decrease). DC2together in last 2 sts.

Rows 10-14: repeat rows 2-6. Snip yarn weave in tails.

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TRIMMING:

Crochet pocket shawl- trimming
  • Starting from last stitch row on 1st half, join yarn in stitch, Ch 1, crab st in same st. row, ch 1, *ch 1, crab st in next st row, repeat from * down the pocket, across the body, (ch 1 over the middle of the square) and up the 2nd pocket, ending with crab st in last st row. Snip yarn, weave in tails.
  • On opposite side of 2nd half, join yarn in 1st Puff st row, ch 1, crab stitch in same st row, *ch 1, crab st in next st row, repeat from * across. Snip yarn.

SEW:

Crochet pocket shawl- pockets

First fold the pocket to face the wrong side and sew, ensure that the puff stitch rows are balanced just under the  pocket, sew from inner space outward.

Fold the pocket back so it is facing the right side, sew along the second stitch row under the Puff stitch rows. Snip yarn, weave in tails.

Repeat same for the second pocket.

You will see that your wrap is scrunched and ‘out of shape’. So please, block your wrap. This makes a HUGE difference.

CLOSURE:

Let’s say you want to be able to keep your wrap closed sometimes, do the below

Chain 72, snip yarn, pass 2 wooden beads through the chain, tie each end closed so the beads won’t fall out.

Pass the chain tie through the chain 1 space in the Puff stitch rows on either side of the wrap.

Enjoy your wrap.

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3 Comments

  1. “especially since I do not like joining squares.”
    Sounds like my kind of person! I made one blanket (with The Crochet Crowd) in about 2012? that was joined squares and not another. Before or since! My one granny square blanket was one continuous square about 40″ square for my first daughter in 1975. I’ve done many blankets in many shapes but all continuous rounds or in rows. I want so much to make a sweater but it involves joining. ;(
    Best of luck in all you do!

    1. Thank you so much. Hopefully you can make a sweater someday, there are many top down sweater patterns by designers that do not require joining.

  2. Wow this is perfect for so many reasons : one it has pockets, two very sophisticated elegant design three great for all seasons change the yarns and off you go. Must search ones yarn stash right then the stores or on line viewing

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