Learn how to crochet this quick and easy textured pocket shawl with a step by step video tutorial. The Harvest Moon Crochet Pocket Shawl is a quick and easy two row repeat that can be finished easily in a weekend. The best thing about this shawl is you can customize it to be any length.
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The crochet Harvest Moon Pocket Shawl is the perfect staple to have in your Fall wardrobe. If you are a lover of texture you are going to find this shawl to be a firm favourite.
Not only can this be a pocket shawl but you can omit the pockets and fringe and just create a beautiful scarf to get you through the winter months ahead.
The Harvest Moon Pocket Shawl uses Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice which is a premium 100% acrylic yarn. It comes in a wide range of colours so I’m sure there’s something for everyone. This yarn is machine washable and dryable making it an ideal yarn to work with.
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This crochet pocket shawl measures approximately 56″ by 16″. To make this shawl longer you will add more rows of the ribbing at the beginning and in multiples of 6 rows then add one more row at the end. For example you can crochet 192 rows of the single crochet ribbing (row multiple of 6) then add one more row of single crochet BLO so altogether that makes 193 rows in total. Once you have that done you will single crochet that same number along the long edge of the ribbing.
Yarn – Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice – worsted/aran/weight 4/10 ply, 100g/170 yd/156 m
You will need approximately 600g/1020 yds/936 m
6 mm crochet hook
2 large buttons
STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS
Ch = chain
Sc = single crochet
Dc = double crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Fptc = front post treble crochet
BLO = back loop only
Dc/FPtc2tog: Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up loop, yo draw through 2 loops, yo twice, insert hook around post of 3rd dc 2 rows below and draw up loop, yo, draw through 2 loops, yo draw through 2 loops, yo, draw through 3 loops on hook.
FPtc/tc2tog: Yo twice, insert hook around same post as last FPtc, yo and draw up loop, yo draw through 2 loops, yo, insert hook into next sc, draw up loop, yo draw through 2 loops, yo draw through 3 loops.
CROCHET HARVEST MOON POCKET SHAWL PATTERN
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc to end. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in BLO in every st across. Turn.
Row 3-193: repeat row 2.
Now we will start to work on the long edge of the ribbing:
Next row: Ch 1, make 193 sc evenly across. Turn.
Next row: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 5 sc, *ch 1, skip 1, dc in next 5 sc, repeat from * across ending the row with ch 1, skip 1, dc in last 6 sc. Turn.
Next row: Ch 1, sc in next 6 sts, ch 1, skip ch1-sp, *5 sc, ch 1, skip ch1-sp, repeat from * across ending row with 6 sc. Turn
Next row: Ch 3, *dc/FPtc2tog, dc in next 3 sc, FPtc/tc2tog, ch 1, skip over ch-sp from previous row, repeat from * ending last repeat at dc/FPtc2tog, dc in next 3 sc, FPtc/tc2tog, dc in last st. Turn.
Next row: Ch 1, sc in next 6 sc, *ch 1, skip over ch-sp from previous row, sc in next 5 dc, repeat from * across ending row with 6 sc. Turn.
Repeat last 2 rows until you have a width of 18 inches. Add more rows here if you want a wider shawl.
Next row: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in every sc and ch1-sp across. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2, hdc BLO across. Turn. Repeat this row a further 8 more times. This will be your neckline so add more rows here if you want a thicker neck line/inner edge.
Fasten off and weave in any ends you may have.
POCKETS: make 2.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc to end. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in BLO across until 2 sts remain, sc2tog. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in BLO in next 3 sts, ch 2, skip 2 sts, sc in BLO in remaining sts. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in BLO in next 12 sts, 2 sc in ch2-sp, sc in BLO in next st, sc2tog. Turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in BLO across. Turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in BLO across until 2 sts remain, sc2tog.
Repeat rows 5-6 until 9 sts remain.
Next row: Ch 1, sc in BLO across to end. Turn.
Repeat last row for a further 10 more times.
Now you will be working along the long straight edge:
Next row: Ch 1, sc 29 sts across. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in BLO across. Turn.
Repeat last row for a further 18 more times. Fasten off and leave a long tail.
Now you can use your yarn needle and long tail to sew the pocket to shawl. I attached mine two “v’s” up from the bottom but you can attach them where you like.
Next attach your button.
Finally cut a bunch of yarn about 20 inches long. Take 3 strands and fold in half. Feed the loop through a ch2 on the edge of shawl. Pull tight to secure.
You are now finished!
Sofia E Copado
Hi Carrie, this is the most Beautiful pocket shawl I have seen. Absolutely Stunning in my eyes.
Thank you for sharing
Ms. Sara Waterbury
Do you have this in an easy to print PDF? Please & thank you.
I made this lovely piece. It’s fabulous. Thank you.
Just curious if anyone has tried using an alternate color forthe sc in the body of the pattern? I’m using navy, & wondered how a small white stripe would look
I’ve nearly finished this pocket shawl and it is so beautiful! It drapes perfectly. Im sure my sister in law is going to love it! Thanks as always Carrie for sharing your gorgeous work.
Hi Helen Thomas. Yr comment was the latest I could find in 2022.
I was wondering if you followed the written pattern or the video?
If you used the written pattern did you follw it exactly as written?
Wondering if the pattern designer fixed errors people were commemting about in earlier comments.
Hi Moe – I’m at the main body so far, but yes the video did contain the correct directions for FPtc/tc2tog. I don’t have the paid pdf so I cannot speak to that.
Bonnie commented with this below, but here are the correct directions. The missing step is in all caps.
FPtc/tc2tog: “Yo twice, insert hook around same post as last FPtc, yo and draw up a loop, yo draw through 2 loops, YO DRAW THROUGH 2 LOOPS, yo, insert hook into next sc, draw up a loop, yo draw through 2 loops, yo draw through 3 loops.”
I hope that helps you get started! I feel like for the width dimension being 16” or 18”, maybe just see how it fits on you at 16” and if you want it wider just add some more rows. At least that’s what I plan to do, like “salt to taste”!
Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing this with us. Looking forward to your next tutorial and pattern!
Just finished making this pocket shawl for my daughter. I used Caron Skinny Cakes in the color way sweet mints. It’s absolutely stunning. I can’t wait to send it to her. I’m definitely going to be making more of these.
I hope someone is sponsoring you, Carrie: I’ve never come across anyone else online who supplies so many wonderful FREE designs !
Thank-you for your kindness and your skill.
This shawl is magnificent, knocks my socks off. Love the texture and the color I eye catching.
I would like to add a good to this. Do you think you could do a pattern for it ?
Love been looking for one and this is gorgeous definitely will be making it thank you for directions just wish didn’t have adds for printing
I’ve barely started this but I wanted to say thank you so much for sharing your beautiful pattern for this shawl.
Absolutely stunning! This is THE pocket shawl, as far as I’m considered! However, there is an error in the written pattern. After the base sc on the ribbing band, and the next row of dc & chain spaces, the next row should be the sc & ch sp row, and THEN the fancy pattern row. They are written as first the fancy row, then the sc row. These are the repeat rows for the pattern, but the first repeat is messed up without having the base of sc first. After I watched the video, I realized what was going on! The video is super helpful, and once I saw jow it was done, I got it! It’s working up beautifully so far. 💜
Hello, have you gotten to the hdc edging yet? Teying to figure out why mine is looking kind of ruffled 😩 I counted 193 hdc same as the sc on the beginning ribbing. thanks!
I’m going to try this with just laid around wool b4 I buy the amount needed but I have to weed thru the ads to get the pattern oh my where do I need help
Your patterns are beautiful, I have made 2 of your pocket shawls, in your tutorial you asked about knitting patterns, I only crochet..thank you
I just followed the video!!!
I had the same problem with the pattern.I thought it was me!LOL. Then I watched the video as well,then it made sense.
I found another error. It says size is 56”x16” but states after the FPtc rows it should measure 18”…that’s before the remaining rows…
I saw this too!! Is it 16 or 18?
Yes, I saw that too. I want to know how wide is the rust shawl pictured? Also, on the pattern for the finishing rows (neck edge) it says to do another 8 rows after the first row…..this makes the edging MUCH wider than in the picture…unless I’m doing it wrong.
I would like to know as well how wide the shawl is.
Cam you send the link for the video instructions. The pictures don’t help me
Which colour is the one in the pictures please?
Truly Stunning! I fell in love with this pattern it definitely IS the most beautiful pocket shawl i have ever seen,,, nothing else compares ,,, i live in America , and shared it with a friend in the UK who crochets, Thank you so much!
You certainly are one talented lady. Thanks for sharing your inspirational patterns.
I’m working on your Crochet Shawl with Pockets pattern right now. I’m almost finished. I’m glad I saw this because I haven’t done the pockets yet and I wanted to do something a bit different than the ones on that pattern. I love the pockets on this pattern. I’ll just make these for that one too. I also have more yarn and will be doing this one next. Thank you for such great FREE patterns.
Can’t wait to make this shawl!
Beautiful! I’m going to make the Harvest Moon shawl
This pocket shawl is stunning!!! I can’t wait to make it. What color of Vanna’s choice did you use?
Can you tell me where the braided cardigan pattern is?
Asking a question plz? Finish size says 56 x 16 BUT when doing the center panel it states to work for 18″. I counted the treble rows in the pic and there are 13 rows. So which is correct?
Possibly errata? This would greatly vary yardage needed. THANK YOU.
I’m wondering the same thing.
I used slot of yarn also … the size is ok but more yarn so far I’m having a big problem believe it or not with the pockets … wrong side wrong flip 🤷🏻♀️
I am wondering this as well. I am not sure if the 18” means for just the two rows we are repeating or if it’s 18” for the entire shawl including the ribbing from step 1. I don’t want to make it too short or too long
I think it is 18” including the ribbing done at the beginning. When the neck ribbing is done, the width will be about 21” or so……I don’t know where she comes up with the overall width of 16”
I finished it with 18″ including the initial ribbing, then finished it with the remaining 8 rows of BLOhdc for the neckline and it turned it just right.
This is gorgeous, but I can’t find a way to Pin it or down load it. I found it by chance.
I saved it in my online favorites, & pull it up by that
do u have a print button
I have tried for 2 weeks to download the Harvest Moon with Pockets and I have not been able to get it. It is probably because I just plain don’t know how. Is there any way you can help me with this?
Any chance of getting a hat/cap pattern?
Does the shawl really start with only 12 chains? That doesn’t seem right.
You start by making the ribbing first, so 12 stitches is correct.
Yes, That is just the “bottom “ edge.
Yes, as that is the ribbing row on the bottom of this shawl. Works up beautifully.
Thank you for the fantastic video. I am starting one right now. Usually intimidated by trying to follow a new stitch. I will be able to make this one thanks to you.
Would it be possible to get LEFT handed instructions? This is always an issue.
Beautiful! I love all the texture! Can’t wait to make. It has to be my favorite of all I have seen this year.
Thank you so much for sharing!
A couple of questions. Here it says size 6, in Ravelry it says 6 or J. My gauge says a 6 is a G.j Which is it?
In the directions, it says ‘insert hook in next st, yo and draw up loop’ and ‘insert hook into next sc, draw up loop. What is the difference between an st and an sc? How can I draw up a loop without yo? Thanks, Cornball
Hello Cornball……the pattern is missing some instructions under the “SPECIAL STITCHES”. FPtc/tc2tog……it should read as follows:
“Yo twice, insert hook around same post as last FPtc, yo and draw up a loop, yo draw through 2 loops, YO DRAW THROUGH 2 LOOPS, yo, insert hook into next sc, draw up a loop, yo draw through 2 loops, yo draw through 3 loops.”
I noticed this too after watching the video. At first I always ended up with too many loops left on the final pull through of the stitch, so I was like what’s going on! This way the long TC is also nicely twisted. Thanks for including the revised directions for FPtc/tc2tog.
After I’ve done my 193 rows of rubbing it looks short still will it stretch out when I add the rest? Or should I add more rows?
Jan 2023. Does anyone know if the issues with the pattern have been addressed by the designer ?
I would love the pattern please. Thank you for sharing
How can I get the written pattern? Thank you for sharing
Thank you so much for the beautiful pattern! I just made 3 and gave them away as teachers gifts (I used heartland yarns by lion brand in glacier bay, rocky mountain, and olympia–they turned out gorgeous). Of course people saw the pictures and I’ve gotten requests for 3 more! Thanks again! The design is a hit.
This is a beautiful shawl with pockets. I’m going to do my very best to make it for myself. Everything I make I end up giving away to friends or family. THIS I want for myself. Thank you so very much for being so generous with your pattern and your time. You and your talent are very much appreciated.
Beautiful, unique. I will be selling these pocket shawls, and am so happy to find this one to create for customers. There’s nothing like it out there. Add a higher quality yarn and it’s a hit. Thank you!
Beautiful pocket shawl! Thank you for the pattern. I will be starting one soon!
Hi Carrie, I love your pattern and I can’t wait to make this. I want to make one for my church’s fundraising auction. May I please have permission to post one of your beautiful images of the pocket shawl on our auction website? And if so, who shall I give photo credit?
I completed one of these beautiful shawls for myself December 2020 since then I have completed 10 more and am now on my 11th. All gifts for family and friends who are delighted to receive them.
Very cool. I’m making them for my 6 sisters and myself in varying patterns but this one is my favorite. Christmas presents for 2022!
Absolutely beautiful. I made this is olive green for my son’s girlfriend. She loved it & so do I! Will make another one as the pattern is unique.
Hello. I would love to start this shawl. However in the supply list it states a 6mm hook, but in the video it looks like you are using a 5mm hook. Is it supposed to be a 5 mm hook with worsted yarn? For those of you who have completed multiples of this pattern what size of hook did you use and what were the final dimensions as I’ve seen lots of questions on that as well. Any info on these issues that anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!
Teresa J Smith
Carrie, this shaw is beautiful. Is there a way to get a PDF COPY?
I am in awe of this pocket shawl, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work! I have a question that might be a bit weird, i find acrylic yarn nice to crochet but most of the time too scratchy, is it possible to soften the shawl once done? With conditioner and let it soak? Have you tried something like this before?
Thank you 🥰
Much love from vienna
I used 6nm and turned out great however it is short so I recomend doing the initial chain of 223 stitches