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Children’s Crochet Pocket Scarf – by Bonnie May Blue

This free children’s crochet pocket scarf pattern combines a hood, scarf and mittens for your kiddo in one easy-to-find place! Get the free pattern below or purchase the ad-free, printable PDF here.

A young girl child wearing a hooded crochet pocket scarf made with Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick.
Thanks to Lion Brand Yarns for supplying the yarn for this children’s crochet pocket scarf pattern. This post contains affiliate links.

Welcome back to the Make & Do Crew guest designer series where talented designers from across the internet share their free patterns with you, right here on Make & Do Crew.

Today Ambrea from Bonnie May Blue is back with her free children’s crochet pocket scarf pattern! You can see lots of of Ambrea’s crochet patterns in her Etsy shop, Bonnie May Blue. And be sure to check her out on social media too: Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Ambrea, take it away!

Why I Designed a Crochet Pocket Scarf for Kids

Hey makers! Ambrea here, the face and hands behind Bonnie May Blue. I am thrilled to be featured on the Make & Do Crew guest blogger series again! (You can find my previous guest designs for Make & Do Crew here: Dappled Willow Child’s Bonnet and Mountain Haze Poncho.) Thank you Make & Do Crew…and thank you makers, because you make this all possible.

The Prim Pocket Scarf, designed for ages 1 to 12, is an oversized, cozy hooded scarf with pockets and a cute pixie point. It’s always an added bonus when a project has twofold functionality, or in this case, threefold.

The Prim Pocket Scarf takes the place of a hat, scarf, and mittens. How much easier it is to keep up with one accessory instead of three? No more hunting for your child’s infamous, one lost mitten. So get comfy and dive right in to this fun and functional crochet pattern.

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A young girl child wearing a hooded crochet pocket scarf made with chunky yarn.
Children's crochet pocket scarf tutorial.

The Perfect Yarn for Last Minute Gifts

Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn is a Lion Brand classic for me and an ideal option for the Prim Pocket Scarf. With about 40 color options, including striped and metallic varieties, you are sure to find that perfect project color.

I have been using Wool-Ease Thick & Quick for years and it’s always a great fit for all the cozy fall and winter projects on my maker list. This yarn produces great texture and warmth with the feel and look of wool, but with the simplicity of acrylic.

In a super bulky weight, this yarn works up so quickly making it a great choice for a last minute gift. Wool-Ease Thick & Quick is 80% acrylic and 20% wool for a great mix of both fibers. This fiber ratio offers a luxurious look without the “itch” often associated with pure wool.

What better way to make this project more fun than to add faux fur! Lion Brand’s Go for Faux yarn adds an enticing fluffy, soft texture. Go for Faux is a super bulky weight yarn, as well so you can use the same hook size throughout the whole project.

Go for Faux comes in 12 colors and is 100% polyester. It feels like bunny fur, but no bunnies lost their hide to add fur to this project. Trimming the hood and pockets of the Prim Pocket Scarf with Go for Faux adds extra warmth for those chilly outdoor play days. Ward off the cold and cozy up in the super chunky and fluffy Prim Pocket Scarf.

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Skills Needed for This Pocket Scarf

The Prim Pocket Scarf is sure to be a favorite with your little ones, featuring a fun texture of puff stitches dotting the hood and deep pockets on the scarf to stash a toy. With the majority of the piece being made up of two basic stitches, the single crochet and half double crochet, the Prim Pocket Scarf is definitely an easy project to work.

The crochet puff stitch is a quick learn and adds great depth and texture to your project. Before seaming the hood and scarf together we will add the finishing touch of faux fur.

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Young kids wearing a hooded crochet pocket scarf made with chunky yarn.

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Prim Pocket Children’s Crochet Scarf
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Explanation: The Prim Pocket Scarf is sure to be a favorite with your little ones, featuring a fun texture of puff stitches dotting the hood and deep pockets on the scarf to stash a toy. With the majority of the piece being made up of two basic stitches, the single crochet and half double crochet, the Prim Pocket Scarf is definitely an easy project to work.

The crochet puff stitch is a quick learn and adds great depth and texture to your project. Before seaming the hood and scarf together we will add a finishing touch of faux fur.

Supplies:
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (Weight: 6/super bulky – 106 Yds, 6.0 oz)
Blossom (#640-103) – 2 balls (size L: 3 balls) per scarf
Eggplant (#640-107) – 2 balls (size L: 3 balls) per scarf
Lion Brand Go For Faux (Weight: 6/super bulky – 65 Yds, 3.5 oz)
Chinchilla (#322-204) – 1 ball
U.S N (10.00 mm) crochet hook
• Yarn needle
Stitch markers

Sizes/Measurements:
X-Small (approx. age 1-2 y/o)
Small (3-5 y/o)
Medium (6-8 y/o)
Large (9-12 y/o)
• Samples pictured are size x-small on 1½ y/o and size medium on 6 y/o

Gauge:
• 9 sts (includes puff sts) x 10 rows = 6”

Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):
ch – chain
st/sts – stitch/stitches
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
flo – front loop only
FPdc – front post double crochet (Yarn over [yo], insert hook from front to back around the post of the st in the row below, pull up a loop bringing your hook back around the post of the st. Yo, pull through 2 loops on hook, yo, pull through final 2 loops on hook.
ps – puff stitch (*Yo, insert hook, pull up a loop*, repeat 3 times, yo, pull through all 9 loops on hook)
RS – right side
WS – wrong side

Children's crochet pocket scarf tutorial.

HOOD

In this pattern the beginning ch1 or ch2 is not counted as a st, unless otherwise noted. Work pattern with a slightly loose stitch for a gracefully draping hood and scarf.

Ch 34, 38, 38, 42.

Row 1: Working in the bottom loop only, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch2, turn. (32, 36, 36, 40 sts)

Row 2: (RS) Hdc in first st, FPdc around next st. *Hdc, FPdc* repeat from * to * till end of row. Finish with hdc in ch2 space. Ch1, turn. (33, 37, 37, 41)

Row 3: Sc2, ps *sc3, ps* repeat * to * 6, 7, 7, 8 times. Sc2, ch1, turn. (33, 37, 37, 41)

Row 4: Sc, *hdc, sc* repeat * to * till end of row. Ch1, turn. (33, 37, 37, 41)

Row 5: Sc4, *ps, sc3* repeat * to * 6, 7, 7, 8 times. Sc, ch1, turn. (33, 37, 37, 41)

Row 6: Sc, *hdc, sc* repeat * to * till end of row. Ch1, turn. (33, 37, 37, 41)

Size X-Small – repeat Rows 3-6, 2 times.

Size Small – repeat Rows 3-6, 2 times, plus work Row 3, 1 additional time.

Size Medium – repeat Rows 3-6, 2 times, plus work Rows 3 & 4, 1 additional time.

Size Large – Repeat Rows 3-6, 3 times.

Children's crochet pocket scarf tutorial.

SEAMING

Fold the hood in half, RS together. Align the bottom corners of the back of the hood. With a slightly loose st, working in the inside loops only (the loops that are closest together); sl st to the end creating the back seam of the hood. Break yarn.

SCARF

Ch 80, 96, 108, 120.

Rows 1-7, 7, 8, 8: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook, sc, *hdc, sc* repeat * to * till end of row. Ch1, turn. (78, 94, 106, 118)

Break yarn.

HOOD TRIM

With RS up, join faux fur yarn to the corner of the hood front.

*TIP: When working with faux fur yarn the sts can be cumbersome to find at times. Try to feel where the next st is and keep count of your sts to know you worked every st when you reach the end of the row.

Row 1: (RS) Working in the flo, hdc till end of row. Ch1, turn. (33, 37, 37, 41)

Rows 2-3, 5, 5, 5: hdc till end of row. Ch1, turn. (33, 37, 37, 41)

With the WS facing you, fold over the hood trim and sl st across the row using the flo on the edge of the hood front and the flo on the sts of the hood trim. Break yarn.

Children's crochet pocket scarf tutorial.

POCKETS

With RS up, join faux fur yarn to the bottom corner of one end of the scarf. Ch1, hdc across the end of the scarf, ch1, turn, hdc across. Break yarn. Repeat for other end of scarf.

To create pockets, count up the side 8 to 12 sts (adjusting for desired pocket depth and/or for the recipient arm length) and pin both pockets to ensure the pockets are the same size.

Join yarn and sl st up each side of both pockets including the sides of the faux fur yarn rows at the top of the pocket. Break yarn.

FINISHING

Fold the scarf in half (WS together) and lay it inside the hood (RS together). Align the outside edge of the scarf with the bottom edge of the hood. Pin the pieces together to keep the hood and scarf aligned. Join yarn and sl st around to seam the hood and scarf together. When finished, turn the hood RS out. Break yarn and weave in all ends.

Enjoy your Prim Pocket Scarf!

Thanks again to Ambrea from Bonnie May Blue for sharing this free children’s crochet pocket scarf pattern! Be sure to check out Ambrea’s Etsy shop for lots more modern crochet patterns!

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