Tunisian Boho Pocket Shawl – Free Crochet Pattern!

I have been seeing a lot of lovely crocheted shawls lately. I wanted to make one using Tunisian crochet and here it is! This shawl is made using two Tunisian crochet stitches – the Honeycomb Stitch and the Mori Lace Pattern. The border is incorporated in the shawl by using the color change method and is not added separately.

Fun Fact: Kosh means ‘pocket’ in Hindi.

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The Yarn and the Hook

This shawl is made with Lion Brand Jeans yarn in two colors. This is my first time working with this yarn and I really like the stitch definition and the drape of this shawl.

I made this shawl with a 9.00 mm Knitter’s Pride Hook. I received these hooks from Knitter’s Pride some time back and I have created a few projects with them already. They are really good to work with and do not split the yarn. I will have a full review of the hooks up on my blog soon.

The Stitch

The Mori Lace Pattern and the Honeycomb Pattern are among my favorite Tunisian stitches. When I tried them both together, they worked so well with each other that I decided to use the combination for this shawl.

My Testers

I am so grateful to my testers for testing this pattern for me. I love how all of their shawls turned out!

  1. Judy @heyjude.88
  2. Vicky @cosycrochet3
  3. Ashita @handmadeby_ashita
  4. Marion @marion.fetters
  5. Janean @crapojanean

Pattern

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What you will need (with clickable affiliate links)

Experience level

Advanced Beginner

Gauge

5 rows of 7 Tunisian Honeycomb stitches (7 loops on the hook at the end of the forward pass) make a 2” square.

Gauge is not important in this project. You can use any yarn with an appropriate hook to make it and the pattern will not change. The size of your shawl can vary slightly depending on your style of crocheting and tension. See the ADJUSTMENTS section to modify the size of your shawl.

Abbreviations

You can find my stitch guide with all the abbreviations here.

  1. dec – decrease
  2. fs – first stitch – Skip the first vertical bar of the previous row (the one right under the one on the hook). The loop on the hook will count as the first stitch for every row. 
  3. ls – last stitch – Pick up the two vertical bars of the last stitch of the previous row, yarn over, pull through both the vertical bars into a loop on the hook. 
  4. st – stitch(es)
  5. tfsTunisian Full stitch – Insert hook into the next space between two stitches, yarn over, pull up a loop on the hook.
  6. tps – Tunisian Purl Stitch – Bring yarn forward, insert hook into the vertical bar, yarn over, pull up a loop on the hook.
  7. tssTunisian Simple Stitch – Insert hook in the vertical bar, yarn over, pull tup a loop on the hook.
  8. yo – yarn over
  9. FP – Forward Pass
  10. RP – Return Pass

Sizing

Shawl without the fringe: 17” (43 cms) x 60” (152 cms). 
Shawl with the fringe: 17” (43 cms) x 76” (194 cms). I added a 8” (20 cms) fringe on both sides.
Each pocket: 9.5” (25 cms) x 10.5” (27 cms)

Colors

C1: Vintage (for the Trim)
C2: Stovepipe (for the Lace Section)

Adjustments

To make the shawl wider, add stitches in multiples of two and increase the lace stitches as needed.
To make the shawl longer, add rows to the central section before making the final honeycomb border at the edge.

Resources

Photo and video (left and right handed) tutorials for Tunisian crochet stitches and techniques used in this pattern:

  1. How to make the Foundation Row
  2. Tunisian Honeycomb Stitch
  3. Tunisian Simple Stitch
  4. Tunisian Purl Stitch
  5. How to Bind Off
  6. How to block a crochet project

How to change color in Tunisian Crochet (Right handed)

How to change color in Tunisian Crochet (Left handed)

Pattern notes

  1. This pattern is written in US terms.
  2. The shawl is made width wise and the trim is added as you go. 
  3. The reverse pass is the same for all rows so it is not mentioned in the pattern below. For rows with color changes, complete the return pass with color changes.
    • RP: ch1, (yo, pull through two loops)* all the way till the end of the row.
  4. The number of loops on the hook at the end of the forward pass will always be the same.
  5. TIP: Don’t stop counting! It is specially important to count the stitches in the honeycomb border on both sides because it is easy to lose / add a stitch there. If needed, use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch after the color change and move it up after every row.
  6. If you’d like to do a simpler version, you could make it all in one color.

Instructions

Body
Foundation RowWith C1, chain 60. Make the foundation row stitches in the back loops of the chain.
Row 1With C1, fs, [tps, tss] 29 times, ls.
Row 2With C1, fs, [tss, tps] 29 times, ls.
Rows 3 – 6Repeat rows 1 and 2; alternately.
Row 7With C1, fs, [tps, tss] 4 times. With C2, [tps, tss] 21 times.  With C1, [tps, tss] 4 times, ls.
Note: Use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of the trim after the lace and move it up after every row.
Row 8With C1, fs, [tss, tps] 4 times. With C2, [dec, yo] 21 times. With C1, [tss, tps] 4 times, ls.
Row 9With C1, fs, [tps, tss] 4 times. With C2, [tss, tfs in next chain space] 21 times. With C1, [tps, tss] 4 times, ls.
Rows 10 – 138Repeat rows 8 and 9; alternately. (If you are making adjustments to the length, make sure to stop after you make a Row 8 repeat.)
Row 139With C1 (no color change on this row), repeat Row 9.
Row 140fs, [tss, tps] 29 times, ls
Row 141fs, [tps, tss] 29 times, ls
Rows 142 – 146Repeat rows 140 and 141; alternately.
Row 147Repeat Row 141.  This will be the bind off row. You will make a slip stitch every time you pick up a loop on your hook. Click here for a tutorial.
Pocket (Make 2)
Foundation RowWith C1, chain 34. Make the foundation row stitches in the back loops of the chain.
Row 1With C1, fs, [tps, tss] 16 times, ls.
Row 2With C1, fs, tss, tps, tss.  With C2, [tps, tss] 13 times.  With C1, tps, tss, tps, ls.
Note: Use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of the trim after the lace and move it up after every row.
Row 3With C1, fs, tps, tss, tps. With C2, [dec, yo] 13 times. With C1, tss, tps, tss, ls.
Row 4With C1, fs, tss, tps, tss. With C2, [tss, tfs in next chain space] 13 times. With C1, tps, tss, tps, ls.
Row 5Repeat Row 3.
Row 6With C1 (no color change on this row), repeat Row 4.
Row 7Repeat Row 1.
Row 8Repeat Row 2.
Rows 9 – 26Repeat rows 3 and 4; alternately. (If you are making adjustments to the length, make sure to stop after you make a Row 4 repeat.)
Row 27With C1, fs, tps, tss, tps. With C2, [tss, tps] 13 times. With C1, tss, tps, tss, ls.
Row 28With C1, fs, tss, tps, tss. With C2, [tps, tss] 13 times. With C1, tps, tss, tps, ls.
Row 29Repeat Row 27.  This will be the bind off row. You will make a slip stitch every time you pick up a loop on your hook. Click here for a tutorial.
Assembly

Attach the pockets on each side by placing them centered along the short edge (leaving approximately 3.75” on each side of the pockets) and 1 inch away from the edge – see picture below.

Blocking

Use your preferred blocking technique to block your shawl. Click here to read more about blocking.

Blocking

If you would like to add a fringe, cut multiple strands of yarn of 17” length (of each color). Combine one strand of each color and attach them to a short edge of the shawl (I attached mine at every other edge stitch so it is not too dense). After attaching, trim the fringe to make all strands even.

Pattern

This pattern is available for free on my blog. I would love to see your projects on Instagram! Tag your posts with:
@knitterknotter #knitterknotter #madewithknitterknotter

If you would like a PDF version of this pattern in one printable file (or just to support me), you can purchase a print-friendly ad-free version of this pattern from my Ravelry, Etsy and LoveCrochet shops. Click on the link below to grab the PDF version of this design.

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2 Replies to “Tunisian Boho Pocket Shawl – Free Crochet Pattern!”

  1. Well, dear Arunima, you took off a long time ago; and now you’re really flying ! 🙂
    Congratulations on both your creativity and your generosity in providing so many free patterns – you must be providing a service for MANY crocheters.
    Love the Tunisian, and never tire of seeing how many ways you can utilize it.
    GOODONYERMATE ! 😀

    1. It is always so good to hear from you 🙂 Tunisian crochet has so much to offer and I am learning something new every day! I hope to continue exploring and designing with it

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