So you don’t have a lot of time but you want to make something that’s super cute and easy? Or maybe you’re brand new to crochet and every pattern you see seems overwhelming and complicated. I get it.
I’m not new to the art of crochet – some would say I’ve been crocheting since the dawn of time – but that’s another story. My grandmother taught me the crochet basics. I learned how to read patterns when I was 20 and pregnant with my oldest daughter. I found a simple ripple pattern and then taught myself the mechanics of reading a pattern, learning the stitch abbreviations, practicing the stitches and so on.
With a lot of encouragement from Elisabeth and a few other crochet and maker friends, I started writing my own crochet patterns. Writing patterns has reinvigorated my love for crochet and bringing easy, uncomplicated patterns to crocheters is my mission.
Recently I noticed how pocket scarves are all the rage right now. They sure are gorgeous and so very practical. For the winter climate I live in, I need something that’s thick and cozy. I also wanted to make something that was easy and had loads of texture. With that in mind, I designed the Twisted Bliss Pocket Scarf.
The Twisted Bliss Pocket Scarf is beginner friendly, fashionable, cold weather practical, and hooks up in about 2.5 hours. If you can single crochet a rectangle, you can crochet this pocket scarf!
What you will need
- Yarn: Bulky weight yarn 6 (I used Caron Sprinkle Cakes): 8.5oz/240g/204 yards/186m (1 cake)You will use approximately 3 cakes or 450 yards for the scarf.
- Hook: 10 mm (P) crochet hook
- Tapestry needle to weave in tails
- Pins or stitch markers to hold pockets in place for sewing
This pattern is beginner friendly.
Finished scarf measures 12” x 61”
Gauge: 11 rows of 10 single crochet stitches is 5” x 5” square.
Abbreviations (use for all included instructions)
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet – insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch, (2 loops on hook) yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.
- Flsc – front loop single crochet – insert hook into front loop next stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch, (2 loops on hook) yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.
- Blsc – back loop single crochet – insert hook into back loop next stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch, (2 loops on hook) yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.
- Slst – slip stitch
- Yo – yarn over
- The Twisted Bliss Pocket Scarf pattern and photographs are the property of Peggy Nolan/Twisted Crochet and are for personal, non-commercial use only. You may not alter, share, or sell this pattern in any way. However, you are more than welcome to sell the finished product. Please credit Peggy Nolan/Twisted Crochet by including a link to the pattern listing if you are selling the finished piece online.
- CH 1 at the beginning of each row does not count as first stitch.
- Gauge is not too important for this pattern, but you do want to be close to it.
- Length of scarf can be adjusted based on a person’s height. For example, I’m 63 inches vertically challenged so a 61 inch long scarf is the right length for me and where my hands go in the pockets. 61 inches in length *should* be the right length for anyone 60 inches – 64 inches tall. To adjust, take your height in inches and subtract 2 inches to reach your scarf length.
- Fringe is optional.
Notes: The scarf, pockets, and beanie are made from creating rectangles!
Twisted Bliss Pocket Scarf
Fasten on, Chain 31.
Row 1: sc in next stitch and every stitch across. Turn (30 sc)
Row 2: ch 1 (does not count as first stitch) sc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, *flsc in next stitch, blsc in next stitch* repeat alternating flsc-blsc until last 3 stitches. Sc in last 3 stitches. Turn. (24 alternating FLSC/BLSC, 6 sc)
Row 3 – 100 or desired length: repeat row 2
Row 101 (or last row depending on desired length: chain 1, sc in next stitch and every stitch across. Fasten off.
Pockets: Make 2
Fasten on, Chain 25.
Row 1: sc in next stitch and every stitch across. Turn (24 sc)
Row 2: ch 1 (does not count as first stitch) sc in first stitch, *flsc in next stitch, blsc in next stitch* repeat from * alternating flsc-blsc until last stitch. Sc in last stitch. Turn. (22 alternating FLSC/BLSC, 2 sc)
Row 3 -14: repeat row 2
Row 15: SLST in each stitch across (24 SLST). Fasten off. Leave 10 inch tail to sew pockets on scarf.
Pockets measure 7.5 inches by 9.5 inches.
Sew Pockets onto scarf. Align pockets with the edging that’s created with the 3 single crochets at the beginning and end of each row and 2 inches above the end of each side (this bottom alignment may vary based on how long your arms are). You may want to pin the pockets in place before attaching them. Sew down one side, across the bottom, up the other side. Fasten off and weave in all ends.
Finishing options: Add fringe if you desire.
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I hope you enjoy the pattern. For more patterns from Peggy Nolan, check out Twisted Crochet. And don’t forget to use the #twistedblisspocketscarf hashtag on Instagram – I can’t wait to see how your beautiful new Twisted Bliss Pocket Scarf works up!