Another Tuesday and a you know what that means, another new pattern. And this week I have a very important question for you, are pocket scarves still cool? I really, really hope so because this week’s new freebie is the Lila Pocket Scarf crochet pattern.
If you were around you know probably know what I mean, just a few years ago you couldn’t open any form of social media and not see a pocket scarf pattern. They were all over the place, and even I made a couple! But that was some time ago, feels like the world is quite different now… so who wants a pocket scarf?
I had the idea for this pattern after I decided I wanted to make something else with this squishy yarn. I love how fast a bulky weight pattern works up and so I was messing around with combinations, trying to find something that made me happy, and once I found this one it all just “clicked” ya know? I then the idea of pockets jumped out, with continuation of the ribbing on the top to tie the whole design together. And you know what? I really like how it turned out. And there’s more than enough room in the pockets for lip gloss and your mask. Always thinking of how to add more pockets, that’s me 😀
I hope you give this design a try and don’t worry, you can leave the pockets off if you want! I wanted a little fun and loved the idea of the contrast but you can absolutely leave them off or even make them bigger if you want. It’s totally customizable to what suits you best. Same with the body of the scarf, make it shorter or longer based on your preference. So simple!
Anyway, I hope your January is going well. Keep warm and cozy wherever you are
& as always to be kind to each other, wash your masks, and stay safe friends <3 <3
Please note: I was provided Hue + Me yarn for this pattern by Lion Brand Yarn for the purposes of designing the Lila Pocket Scarf crochet pattern, without compensation. I wasn’t provided the yarn with the expectations of positive or negative reviews but I honestly can say I do enjoy this yarn, I used it on my Mia Cardigan and it is a fantastic and squishy yarn. If you purchase yarn through any of the links in this post, I will be compensated.
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Where to purchase the Lila Pocket Scarf crochet pattern
- US N/P (10.00 mm) crochet hook
- Bulky/ size #5 weight yarn
- 19.7 oz/ yds
- A (light pink): 2.7 oz/ 84 yds
- B (dark pink): 17 oz/ 529 yds
- I used Hue + Me by Lion Brand Yarn
- Notions: scissors, measuring tape, yarn needle
- 8 esc x 7 rows = 4” (blocked)
Terms/ Stitches used
- RS: right side
- St: stitch
- Ch: chain
- Slip st: slip stitch
- Sc: Single crochet
- BLO: Back loop only
- Esc: extended single crochet (explained below)
- Scc: single crochet cluster (explained below)
- Esc (extended single crochet): insert the hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, draw through one loop, yarn over, pull through the 2 loops on the hook.
- Scc (single crochet cluster): (this stitch is worked into two stitches) insert the hook into the first st, pull up a loop, insert the hook into the next st, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through all 3 loops on the hook, ch 1. This stitch is worked like a sc2tog and a ch 1 that count together as one stitch. When working into this stitch, you will work into the sc2tog and the ch-1 spaces.
- This pattern is worked in 4 pieces – the 2 Scarf halves, and the 2 pockets.
- The Scarf pieces are worked from the Ribbing up, in two halves, and then seamed along the final row to make one long scarf. The Pockets are worked from Pocket to the Ribbing and secured to the Scarf ends with surface crochet (or your preferred method of seaming). Finally surface crochet is used along the edge stitches to finish the design.
- The ch 1 at the beginning of the rows does not count as a stitch.
- Blocking is suggested for this pattern.
- This pattern uses surface crochet for seaming the pockets on as well as decoration along the edges. To create this look you will slip st on the front of the piece and pull yarn from the back to the front.
- In the photos: color A is light pink (Lion Brand Hue + Me in Rosewater) and color B is dark pink (Lion Brand Hue + Me in LoveSong).
Approx Finished Product Details for the Lila Pocket Scarf crochet pattern (blocked)
Lila Pocket Scarf Crochet Pattern Instructions
Scarf Half (make 2)
Row 1: A: Ch 8, sc into the 2nd ch from the hook and across — 7 sc
Rows 2 – 24: Ch 1, turn, sc into the BLO across — 7 sc
Fasten off color A, switch to color B. Rotate your piece so you’re working into the row ends of the Ribbing section. The Row numbering for rest of the Scarf starts back at 1.
Row 1: B: Ch 1, esc into the next 24 row ends — 24 esc
(RS) Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, Scc across until 1 st remains, sc into the last st — 2 sc, 11 Scc
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, esc across (work into both the sc2tog and ch 1 of the Scc here and throughout) — 24 esc
Rows 4 – 67: repeat rows 2 – 3, a total of 32 more times.
Fasten off, weave in your ends. Block your scarf pieces so they measure 12” across and 40.5” long. Then, using your preferred method of seaming, seam together both Row 67’s so that you now have 1 long scarf with ribbing on each end.
Pockets (make 2)
Row 1: B: Ch 17, esc into the 2nd ch from the hook and across — 16 esc
(RS) Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, Scc across until 1 st remains, sc into the last st — 2 sc, 7 Scc
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, esc across (this counts both the sc2tog and ch 1 of the Scc here and throughout) — 16 esc
Rows 4 – 15: repeat rows 2 – 3, a total of 6 more times.
Fasten off color B, switch to color A for the Ribbing on the top of the Pockets. The numbering for the Ribbing section here starts back at 1.
Row 1: A: Rotate your piece so you’re working perpendicularly to Row 15 of the Pocket. Ch 6, sc into the second ch from the hook and into the next 4 sts — 5 sc
Row 2: Slip st into the 1st and 2nd sts of Row 15 of the Pocket, turn, sc into the BLO of the next 5 sc — 5 sc
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc into the BLO across — 5 sc
Row 4: Slip st into the next 2 sts on Row 15 of the Pocket, turn, sc into the BLO across — 5 sc
Rows 5 – 16: repeat rows 3 – 4, a total of 6 more times.
Fasten off, weave in your ends. Block your Pocket so it measures 8” across and 10” high.
With the RS facing you (on both the Scarf and Pocket), arrange one of your Pockets so that Row 1 of the Pocket lines up with Row 3 of the Scarf Body and center it on the scarf (you should have 4 sts on either side). Using color A and surface crochet (or your preferred method of seaming) seam from the Ribbing on the Pocket down the ends of the rows, along Row 1 of the Pocket, and up the other side of the Pocket to the Ribbing. Fasten off, weave in all your ends.
With the RS facing you, use color A and slip st along the final sts of the rows from one Ribbing section to the other on the Scarf. Repeat the surface crochet along the other side of the Scarf. Fasten off, weave in all your ends.
And don’t forget you can buy this pattern on Ravelry.