The Patriotic Pocket Scarf is so pretty and is a great way to show your patriotic spirit. It has pockets on the ends which is nice to carry your phone or light weight items if you don’t want to bring your purse, and keep your hands warm too. Here we go…
Skill level: Intermediate
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver, 1 skein each
Color A: Cherry Red E300-319
Color B: White E300-311
Color C: Soft Navy E300-387
Supplies: Yarn needle
Hook: 5.0 mm [US H]; 6.00 mm [US J]
Gauge: 13 sts and 9 rows = 4 inches in hdc
Stitch Abbreviations – US terms:
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sp(s) – space(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)
trbl – treble crochet
csc – Center Single Crochet (or Waistcoat Stitch) – Look for and insert hook under the horizontal bar between the two legs (upside V) of the previous row. Using a larger hook for this section, keep sts at a looser tension. (This stitch makes a dense, thick fabric and it may be hard to get your hook in). Yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, go through both loops on hook. There are two good tutorials on this stitch if you need more information at:
Pattern Paradise photo tutorial
Measurement: 6.5″ wide by 60″ long (including pockets)
Notes: Complete the striped scarf first, working in back loop only starting at Row 2. Next, add Color C on the ends to make pockets. Optional is the Star applique and is sewn on last. The length of the scarf is not made to wrap around your neck, if you want it longer, add more chains to the 151 at the beginning of the pattern to measure how long you would like it. The pockets (folded and sewn) measure 6.5″ on both ends, so 13 inches in length combined. Keep that in mind when extending the scarf body.
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Pattern starts here:
Color A, Hook H
Chain 151, turn.
Row 1: 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each st across. (150 hdc).
Row 2: Ch 2 (Counts as a st), turn. 1 hdc in back-loop only in each st across. Join Color B at last st. (150 hdc).
Row 3-4: Color B, repeat Row 2. Join Color A at last st of Row 4.
Row 5-6: Color A, repeat Row 2. Join color B at last st of Row 6.
Row 7-14: Repeat Rows 3-6, ending with Color A. End off yarn.
Color C, Hook J
Notes: Leave a long tail to sl st pockets together later, approximately 2 or 3 yards.
Row 1: Attach Color C to any corner st at one end of scarf. Place 16 sc evenly across end of scarf. (16 sc).
Rows 2: Ch 1, turn. 1 sc in each st across. (16 sc).
Row 3-50: Ch 1, turn. 1 csc in each st across (see Special Stitches). (16 csc). End off yarn.
Repeat Rows 1-50 for other end of scarf.
5 Point Star
Color B, Hook J
Chain 5, sl st to form a ring.
Round 1: Chain 3 (counts as a st), 14 dc in ring, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (15 dc).
Round 2: *Ch 5, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, (1 dc in next st) (2x); 1 trbl in next st; skip 2 sts on previous round, sl st to 3rd st*; repeat *-* (4x). (5 points).
Round 3: sl st in each st around star (50 sl sts). Leave a long tail, end off yarn.
Fold one pocket in half. Using long tail from pocket, Color C, Hook J, sl st sides together, leaving top open. Weave in ends. Place star in center of pocket, using long tail in Color B, and yarn needle, sew star to pocket. Weave in ends. Repeat for other pocket.
End of pattern.
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