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Embossed Fall Pocket Shawl CAL

“And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves.”                                                                                                                                                 
 --Virginia Woolf.

Time for a NEW Bonita Patterns Crochet Along (CAL)!
Pocket shawls or reader wraps have been the trendiest yarny accessory of this season. I love shawls of all kinds, so I sure had to give my "two cent designing opinion" on this one. I hope you like my take on it...


Fall is Extra Special to me...

As many of you know, I grew up in Brazil, moreover, in a city right near to the Equator (Recife), where the only weather I've ever known for most of my life was Summer year-round. It was either sunny most of the time or,  raining during "winter". The change of color on leaves (as well as snow... another story) was so alien to me that it only existed in foreign movies or famous paintings (high five, Monet!). 

The Design


This pocket shawl is made using a fun technique that minimizes color changing and other annoyances (aka: weaving ends) by using a self-stripping and a solid color yarn in a smart way.

I made this sample piece with our yarn Bonita Yarns Chromatic in Delphinium +  Woolicious Light Grey colorways. We have this and MANY other lovely CAL yarn kit color combos that I wish I had more hands and time to try.  Since I don't, I'll live vicariously through you!

Join us for another fun Crochet Along! 

How do I Sign Up? 

There are two ways to sign up:



Yarn and stitch marker will be shipped to your mailing address.  The pattern will be sent as electronic downloads to your email, in parts, according to the CAL schedule.


Option B) -- PATTERN ONLY:

  • The pattern will be emailed to you as PDF files, in serial format, according to CAL schedule. For each part of CAL you will receive a “Pattern Update” message to download each part PDF file. Once the last part is released, you will also receive a final PDF file containing the full pattern






Self-striping yarn:

2 skeins of Bonita Yarns Merino Dream (Sport Weight, #2, 50% Merino Wool/ 50% acrylic, 328 yds/300m), approximately 650 yards.


2 skeins of Bonita Yarns Chromatic (DK Weight, #3, 100% acrylic, 262 yds/240 m, approximately  yds/240m), approximately 520 yards.

Solid yarn: 

5 skeins of Bonita Yarns Woolicious (DK Weight, #3, 50% wool/50% acrylic, 273 yds/250 m), approximately 1350 yards.


5 skeins of Bonita Yarns Dream Baby Solids (DK Weight, #3, 100 acrylic, 273 yds/250 m), approximately 1350 yards.



HDC in the Back Loop: 7 sts and 5 rows = 2" x 2”

CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain gauge



US Size H (5.00 mm) hook

Stitch marker

Yarn needle


The pattern will be emailed to you as PDF files, in serial format. For each section of the CAL, you will receive a “Pattern Update” message and you will be able to download each part PDF file. You can also use the same first link used to download this supply list. Once the last part is released, you will also receive a final PDF file containing the full pattern

How can I get help with questions?

The quickest way to get your questions answered is by joining our Facebook Bonita Patterns CALs.  You'll have the support from the Bonita Patterns team and over 5K crocheters from all over the globe of all levels and skills, quick to offer help. Join the fun HERE.