Free pocket wrap crochet pattern
Pettit Pocket Wrap is a free pocket wrap crochet pattern perfect for using your worsted weight yarn scraps! It’s made in the beautiful Catherine Wheel stitch pattern with stripes of color on a neutral background. The pockets are basic solid granny squares and the ends are finished with fringe, which does an excellent job of hiding your yarn tails, so you don’t have to weave them in!
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How do you crochet a pocket shawl?
Well, that depends a lot on which one you want to make! There are endless variations of designs. For the Pettit Pocket Shawl, seen here, the free written pattern is below. It starts on one long edge, and you crochet across to the opposite long edge. Once you have that rectangle complete, you make two squares and sew them to the ends of the rectangles for the pockets. Then you add fringe to the ends of the rectangle.
This pocket shawl uses the Catherine Wheel crochet stitch pattern. For this stitch pattern you will use chains, single crochet stitches, double crochet stitches, and special cluster stitches.
You will find links to helpful photo and video tutorials throughout the written pattern below, as well as in the PDF, if you decide to purchase that.
What size should a pocket shawl be?
The width of a pocket shawl can vary. Most wraps are between 12 and 24 inches wide. One good judge for width is about the measurement from the edge of your neck, over your shoulder, and down your arm to your elbow, since this is about the area we want a wrap to cover. For me that’s almost 18 inches. The Pettit Pocket Wrap is a perfect 17 inches wide. With the stretch of the fabric, it covers my shoulders and upper arms just right.
As for length, you want the bottom of each pocket to land around the middle of your palm. With the inevitable stretch of the crochet fabric, that should make the length just right to comfortably put your hands in the pockets. The bottom edge of the pocket will be an inch or more above the end of the wrap, so your wrap length will probably be a few inches shorter than fingertip to fingertip over your shoulders.
I am fairly tall, about 5 feet 9 inches. Fingertip to fingertip over my shoulders is about 74 inches.
The Pettit Pocket Wrap, shown here is written in two lengths, since people come in different sizes. The standard length is 59 inches long, and the long version is about 69 1/2 inches in length. I made the standard version for my photos, but the long version would fit me a little better since it is closer to my fingertip to fingertip length.
How many skeins of yarn do I need for a pocket shawl?
The Pettit Pocket Wrap is an excellent pattern for using your worsted weight yarn scraps! I used white We Crochet Swish Worsted for the base color of my wrap and then stash-dived for the rest! The yellow in my wrap is also Swish Worsted, but the other colors are not. In the written pattern I suggest colors as close to these as possible also in Swish Worsted.
I suggest about 4 or 5 skeins of the white, depending on whether you make the standard or long version. That’s about 440 to 550 yds. Each of the stripes, made up of two rows of the pattern, takes about 55 yds of worsted weight yarn for the standard length, and about 65 yds for the long version.
If you want to make the whole wrap in the suggested We Crochet Swish Worsted, then you will need 1 or 2 skeins (depending on wrap length) of 3 colors and 2 or 3 skeins of the color you plan to use for your pockets. If you are making the standard wrap length, plan to add an additional skein for any color you want to use in your fringe.
So, in short, if you are working with just We Crochet Swish Worsted, you will need about 11 skeins for the standard length with fringe and about 14 skeins for the long version.
In addition to the yarn, you will need a size K (6.5 mm) crochet hook. I recommend Furls Crochet Streamline Resin hooks. For easily making your fringe pieces all the same length, I suggest a 5 inch square of cardboard to wrap your yarn around.
Where can I get this pocket wrap crochet pattern?
The free version of this pattern is available right here in this post. Just scroll down for that.
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Pettit Pocket Wrap Crochet Pattern
By April Garwood
As with all my patterns, please do not make paper or digital copies for others. Instead, please direct them to my website to get their own. Thank you!
Difficulty Level: Easy+
Available Sizes: Standard [Long]. Size shown in photos is the standard length worn by a 5’9″ individual.
Finished Measurements: About 17 inches wide x 59 [69 1/2] inches long
Yarn: We Crochet Swish Worsted (100% Fine Superwash Merino Wool; 110 yds; 50 g; yarn weight 4/Worsted/Medium): 4  skeins #24662 White; 1  skeins #28647 Haze Heather, 1  skeins #26066 Honey; 2  skeins #28656 Arctic; 1  skeins #24090 Squirrel Heather. If you are making the standard length wrap, you will need an additional skein of each color you plan to use for the fringe.
Crochet Hook: K (6.5 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions: Tapestry needle, 5 inch square piece of cardboard for making fringe.
Gauge: 2 pattern repeats x 10 rows = About 5 1/4 inches in Catherine Wheel Stitch.
To Make a Gauge Swatch, ch 22 and work in Catherine Wheel Stitch pattern for 10 rows.
This pattern is written in standard US terms. For help with abbreviations, get my free printable crochet abbreviations chart here.
For help with basic stitches, visit my Learn to Crochet page here.
The wrap is stitched from long edge to long edge. Fringe and pockets are added after completing the wrap.
I highly recommend making this a scrappy project! For the standard length wrap, each stripe takes about 55 yds. For the long length wrap, each stripe takes about 65 yds.
Cluster (CL): (yo, insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops) 7 times, yo, pull through all 8 loops on hook. See a video for this crochet cluster stitch here.
Half cluster (half CL): (yo, insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops) 4 times, yo, pull through all 5 loops on hook.
Catherine Wheel Stitch
Row 1: Sc in 2nd and 3rd chs from hook, *skip next 3 chs, 7 dc in next ch, skip next 3 chs**, sc in next 3 chs, repeat from * across to last 2 chs, ending last repeat at **, sc in last 2 chs, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), half CL over first 4 sts [see Special Stitches], *ch 3, sc in next 3 sts, ch 3**, CL over next 7 sts , repeat from * across to last 4 sts, ending last repeat at **, half CL over last 4 sts, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, 4 dc in first st, *skip ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 sts, skip ch-3 sp**, 7 dc in next st, repeat from * across to last st, ending last repeat at **, 4 dc in last st, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, *ch 3, CL over next 7 sts**, sc in next 3 sts, ch 3, repeat from * across to last 2 sts, ending last repeat at **, ch 3, sc in last 2 sts, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, *skip ch-3 sp, 7 dc in next st, skip ch-3 sp**, sc in next 3 sts, repeat from * across to last 2 sts, ending last repeat at **, sc in last 2 sts, turn.
Repeat Rows 2-5 for pattern.
Ch 222 
Work in Catherine Wheel Stitch pattern for a total of 32 rows, changing colors at the end of each odd-numbered row.
To change colors, work the last stitch of the row before the change to the final yo, cut the old color of yarn, leaving a 4 to 6 inch tail, yo with the new color, pull it through the 2 loops of the last st, turn and begin the next row, following the instructions as given.
Pocket (make 2)
See a helpful video for crocheting solid granny squares here.
With Arctic, make a Magic Circle.
Rnd 1: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), working into the magic circle, *3 dc, ch 2, repeat from * 2 times, 3 dc, pull tail gently to tighten ring, hdc in first st to join, space under hdc counts as a corner ch sp – 12 sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in first corner ch sp, *dc in each st to next corner ch sp**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch sp, repeat from * 3 times, ending last rep at **, 2 dc in beginning corner ch sp again, hdc in first st to join – 28 sts.
Rnds 3-6: Repeat Rnd 2 – 92 sts. Fasten off.
Block both granny square pockets before attaching to wrap.
Center each granny square pocket across the width of the wrap about 1-2 inches from the end of the wrap.
Use matching yarn and tapestry needle to sew three sides of the granny square to the wrap, leaving top edge unsewn for pocket opening.
See a helpful photo tutorial for making fringe here.
Wrap yarn around 5 inch square of cardboard several times, trying not to stretch it tightly. Cut through yarn wraps in a straight line to make several pieces of yarn all 10 inches long.
Place 4 or 5 strands of yarn in desired colors together with ends even. Fold this bundle in half with ends even.
Place your crochet hook through a space in the fabric along one short edge starting from the wrong side. Place the fold of the fringe bundle under the hook and pull it through the fabric. Pull the fringe ends through this loop along with your tails from crocheting the wrap and pull them snug.
Evenly space about 24 bundles of fringe along each short edge.
Weave in all ends that weren’t worked into fringe. Block if desired. Natural fibers use wet blocking. Synthetic fibers use steam blocking. If you have a mixture of natural and synthetic fibers, steam blocking is best.
And that finished this pocket wrap crochet pattern. I hope you’ve enjoyed making it! Did you make it for yourself or as a gift? Did you make it scrappy or did you use all the same type of yarn?
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