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The Inspiration

The Cambria Pocket Wrap is a nod to Cambria, California. Cambria is a cute, little village on the Pacific coast that sits right in between Los Angles and San Francisco. I just had to work up a free crochet pattern for everyone.

It’s very welcoming and friendly with a beautiful beachside boardwalk. I love the coffee shops, restaurants, and boutiques that you can stroll through. It’s the place my husband and I would take a ride and visit on a lovely Saturday afternoon. Of course, this was before our munchkin arrived. So, because it sits on the coast, a breeze that can turn cold is always present.

Just what is a Pocket Wrap?

A pocket wrap or shawl is a larger, fashion-forward scarf with pockets. You can tuck away a phone, keys, or your hands as you go window shopping. Or you can use this wrap to stay cozy in your favorite spot to read a juicy mystery novel!

Which Yarn to Use?

I chose the Cobblestone yarn from Lion Brand to do this project. There are a good amount of heathered colors to choose from. The stretch on this yarn is incredible. This wrap is made by holding two strands of yarn together, which makes it thick and comfy, but not heavy. You’re going to need anywhere between 1000-1500 yards. (Since I have designed this wrap, the Cobblestone yarn has been discontinued. A good alternative is Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek by Hobby Lobby.)

Sizing It Up

Above all, an ideal pocket wrap should be made to fit the wearer. It should fit your wingspan from fingertip to fingertip. If you need to decrease or increase the length, subtract, or add 2 chain loops for every inch at the beginning of the project. For example, instead of chaining 123 loops, if I need to decrease the length by 1 inch, I would chain 121 loops.

Work It Up

I’ve seen pocket wraps and shawls all over the internet because this is the 2020/21 winter hot trend in crochet, second only to the twisted headband. They were everywhere. Absolutely, you can make the Cambria Pocket Wrap! If you would like an ad-free PDF printable pattern visit my Etsy shop or Lovecrafts.

 

The Cambria Pocket Wrap

Difficulty: Easy

Written in US Terms

 

Materials

6 skeins of Lion Brand Cobblestone yarn (219 yds. each) in Sphinx or any medium #4 weight yarn with some stretch that you like.  This is crocheted by holding two strands together.  I ended up using just under 1314 yards total. Or 6 skeins of YarnBee Soft and Sleek yarn.

9mm or M/N Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Tape Measure

Locking stitch markers

Finished size: Approx. 68”x 18” W   

Gauge: 8 stitches x 8 rows = 4”

 

Abbreviations

HDC: Half Double Crochet BLO: Back Loop Only

CH: Chain ST(s): Stitch(es)

(#): stitch count

 

Instructions

Chain 123.

Row 1: In the 2nd CH from the hook, place 1 HDC in every chain loop until you reach the end.  Ch 1 and turn. (122)

Row 2: Place 1 HDC in the BLO of each ST across.  Ch 1 and turn.  (122)

Row 3: Place 1 HDC in each ST across. Ch 1 and turn. (122)

Rows 4-26: Alternate rows 2 and 3. You should have 13 of the ridged rows. The BLO rows. They are the ones that create the line of ridges. Do not fasten off.  

Make Border

Add 2 additional HDC in the last ST to turn the corner for a total of 3 HDC in the corner ST.   HDC along the side all the way to the next corner.  Place 3 HDC in corner ST.  Next,  HDC in each ST along the bottom length of the wrap until you reach the 3rd corner.  Place 3 HDC in corner ST.  HDC along the last side of the wrap until you reach the beginning corner.  Each corner should have 3 HDC.

Repeat for a second round. Fasten off and weave in ends.  

 

Pockets Make 2 

Ch. 21

Row 1: In the 2nd CH from the hook place 1 HDC in BLO.  In each ST place 1 HDC in the BLO until you reach the end.  Ch1 and turn. (20)

Row 2: Row 2: Place 1 HDC in each ST across. Ch 1 and turn. (20)

Rows 3-28: Alternate rows 1 and 2.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

Sew your pockets onto each side of the shawl approx. 1in. from the bottom and 4.5in from each side using a whip stitch or whatever stitch you like.  Use locking stitch markers to hold the pocket in place while sewing.  I attached the pockets with the ridges going the opposite way of the main wrap.

That’s it, you are done!  

Where would you like to wear your Cambria Pocket Wrap? Let me know in the comments section! Pictures are great too!

Hey, stick around for another easy pattern that you might like here.