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Convertible Pocket Shawl

This quick and super simple, multi-use pocket shawl features two angled pockets with decorative buttons and three invisible fasteners. Use these fasteners to convert the shawl into a capelet for optimal warmth. This pattern uses a simple and reversible stitch pattern for easy crocheting. Although instructions are given for three sizes, you can easily adjust the width and the length as you work to create a custom fit.

Time:  8 Hours Pattern.

Skill Level: Easy.

Size: S (M, L). 14” width x 45 (67, 84)” length.

Shown in size L

Gauge: 15 sts and 11 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Special stitch after wet blocking


Light weight yarnYarn: Rowan Felted Tweed (50% Felted Wool, 25% Alpaca, 25% Rayon/Viscose; 191 yards [175 meters]/50 grams): 00154 ginger (MC, 3 (4, 5) balls).

Hook: US size J/10 (6.00 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, three pairs of invisible 0.25” hook and eyes, 4 buttons (decorative).

Special Stitches

Special Stitch (SS): Dc in dc from 2 rows below the working row, ch 1.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked flat in one single piece.

Turning chains (ch 1) do not count as a stitch.


With MC, ch 55.
Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook, [ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next ch] 26 times, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 1, [dc in the ch skipped in the foundation ch between the dc worked in Row 1, ch 1] 26 times, ending with sc in last st, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in next st, SS 26 times, ending with sc in last st, turn.

Rep Row 3 until desired length.

Last Row: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 1, [sc in dc from 2 rows below the working row, ch 1] 26 times.

Fasten off.


Block and weave in all ends.

With RS facing, fold and seam the pockets as shown in the image below.

Using sewing needle, sew invisible hook and eyes on the WS of the flaps.

Add decorative buttons if desired.

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