TLC Hooded Scarf
free crochet pattern for a hooded scarf with pockets. The pattern is easy to crochet for the most part. The only challenging stitches are the front post and back post stitches. Once you get the pattern started, it allows for hours of mindless crocheting.
I called this the TLC hooded scarf because I used TLC Promise Sport yarn. The yarn goes a long way and produces a nice light fabric. I purchased a big ball of 350g and still have quite a bit left over.
This hooded scarf crochet pattern is written in one size only, but instructions are given to adjust it for a custom fit.
Material: TLC Promise Sport (1 350g/12.35 oz ball)
Hook Size: G/6-4.25MM
Gauge: 62" Measures 3" over 13 sc sts and over 11 sc rows.
The pockets only measure about 5 inches wide, which is perfect for me as I have small hands. If you need to make the pockets wider, you can do so by increasing the beginning chs by 2 or a multiple of two. Note that if you want to make the pockets wider, that you will also have to make the scarf wider.
To begin the scarf: Ch 27, or any multiple of 2 plus 1.
Row 1(RS): Dc in third ch from hook and in each ch to end. Turn. (25 sts)
Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, hdc in first st, *bpdc in next st, hdc in next st, repeat from * to end. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in first st, *fpdc in next st, hdc in next st, repeat from * to end. Turn.
Rows 4: Repeat row 2.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across. Turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, working in fl only, sc in each st across.
Rows 7-250: Repeat row 6 until you have reached a desired length minus about 1.5 inches. Also make sure to end with an even row.
Row 251: Working in both lps, ch 2, dc in first st and in each st across. Turn.
Row 252: Ch 1, hdc in first st, *bpdc in next st, hdc in next st, repeat from * to end. Turn.
Row 253: Ch 1, hdc in first st, *fpdc in next st, hdc in next st, repeat from * to end. Turn.
Row 254: Ch 1, hdc in first st, *bpdc in next st, hdc in next st, repeat from * to end. Fasten Off.
The Pockets (Make 2)
Ch 20, or any multiple of 2 in order to obtain a desired measurement.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (19 sts)
Rows 2-15: Repeat scarf pattern row 6.
Rows 16-19: Repeat scarf pattern rows 251 to 254. When you fasten off make sure to leave a long enough tail to sew the pocket to the scarf.
Sew the pockets onto the right side of the scarf aligning the ridges of the fabric.
To determine the size of the hood at the front, measure from one shoulder and over the head to the next shoulder. As for the measurement from the front to back, measure along the side from the front of the head and to the center back of the head.
Note that the hood will appear larger than what you bargained for over the first 4-6 rows or so. But once you do more of the sc rows the edge pulls itself together.
Ch 105, or any multiple of 2 plus 1 to achieve the desired measurement.
Rows 1-6: Same as rows 1-6 of the scarf pattern rows.
Rows 7:39: Repeat scarf pattern row 6 until you have reached a desired measurement of the hood. Fasten off leaving a tail long enough to sew the back seam of the hood.
To sew the seam, thread the tail end through a yarn needle. Fold the hood over with the right sides facing each other and aligning the stitches. Sew the two sides together.
Fold the scarf in half with the wrong sides facing each other and position the folded hood on top, aligning the center of the hood with the scarf. The right sides of the hood and scarf should face each other. Both folds of the hood and scarf should align as well as the ridges. Pin the two touching sides (the two middle layers) of the hood and scarf together.
Then bring the bottom layer of the scarf around to encase the hood and pin together making sure that everything is aligned and even. Then sew the seam starting at one end.