Monday, January 25, 2016

Scarf with Pockets


I made two of these scarves as a request for someone, and I've never seen scarves with pockets before, so this was fun and new to make. I wanted to make something that was simple, but also had some texture and pattern to it. Completing the stitches in the back loop of the stitch creates the texture in this scarf. This scarf is a great pattern for beginners as you only have to know a couple stitches. It's a quick, mindless project once you get going.

The person who requested this scarf wanted it to wrap around once, but when I looked up pictures of scarves with pockets, I saw some that simply draped around the neck. So you can adjust the pattern based on what style you want. Just make sure it's long enough so you can put your hands inside!

You may sell the finished product from this pattern, but please reference and link this post. Please don't claim this pattern as your own or sell the pattern. I'd love to see pictures of your finished product! You can put them up on Ravelry or post it on my Facebook Page.

Materials:
Size H crochet hook (5.0 mm)
1 skein of Caron One Pound yarn (Espresso)
(I also used 1 skein of Impeccable Big! in Black for the second scarf)
Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
bpdc = back post double crochet
dc = double crochet
fpdc = front post double crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch

Notes:
The ch 1 at the end of each row does not count as a stitch.

Scarf:
Ch 30 and dc in 4th ch from hook and across. Ch 1 and turn. (28 dc)

Row 1:
*Sk 1 st. Dc in back loop of next st. Dc in back loop of skipped stitch. Repeat from * across. Ch 1 and turn. (28 dc)

Row 2:
Dc in back loop of each st across. Ch 1 and turn. (28 dc)

Repeat Rows 1 and 2  until your scarf is the desired length, ending on Row 2. Mine measures 103 inches. If you don't want it that long, you can also make it so that it simply drapes around your neck, rather than loop around once.

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Pockets (make 2):
Ch 30 and dc in 4th ch from hook and across. Ch 1 and turn. (28 dc).


Row 1-8:
Dc in back loop of each st. Ch 1 and turn. (28 dc).

Row 9:
Dc in first st. *Fpdc in next st. Bpdc in next st. Repeat from * across until the last st. Dc in last st.

Row 10:
Dc in first st. *Bpdc in next st. Fpdc in next st. Repeat from * across until last st. Dc in last st.


Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing (~50 inches)

Place the pocket at the end of the scarf so that the fpdc/bpdc rows are on top. Whip stitch the sides and bottom. Fasten off and weave in all ends.


6 comments:

  1. hi justine...thank you for a sharing a lovely patten...really like the detail to give visual texture to the scarf...and i like the pockets...handy for tissues, a snack, lip balm or so many other items to have close..you are quite creative and generous...thank you...take care...sally

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    1. Sally,

      Thank you for the comment! Hope you enjoy the pattern.

      Best,
      Justine

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  2. I just finished the first of six that I am making. All my friends and family love this scarf!!! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome pattern. I am excited to try some more of your patterns!!

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    1. Eva,

      I'm so glad you enjoyed the pattern! It's so nice of you to make the scarves for your friends and family. I'd love to see pictures of your work! You can post them on Ravelry or on my Facebook page (links above). Happy crocheting!

      Justine

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  3. Hi Justine,
    I am teaching a class to 7 teenage girls in beginning crochet, and am planning to use this for them. Can you tell me how much of the skein you used? I'm thinking of using a chunkier yarn, and am trying to get an idea of yardage. Thank you!

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    1. Hi Taryn! I used a lot less than the 1 pound skein. I'd say about a quarter to half of it for one scarf. If you are using chunkier yarn, I'd suggest at least 2 skeins for 1 scarf. Hope that helps! Glad you're teaching girls at a young age to crochet! :)

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