This week I’m back with a free crochet pocket scarf pattern: The Tweedy Pocket Scarf. This is a beginner-friendly crochet pocket scarf pattern that uses a simple one row repeat to create a really pretty texture. This pattern is easily adjustable to any width or length and you can make the pockets as shallow or as deep as you’d like. I’ve included instructions for making adjustments to make this scarf your own below.
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My favourite part of the Tweedy Pocket Scarf is the zippers. Pockets on scarves are great if you want to put your hands in them to keep them warm but honestly, they can sag a bit after use and they aren’t functional if you want to put anutyhing in them. Put your phone in your pocket and you bend over the the phone comes falling out. Gah! As a mom, I feel like I never have enough pockets so I thought I’d add zippers to my pockets so I can keep things in the pockets safely. These pockets are big enough that you could keep a sandwich in them… I’m not saying you should… just that you could lol. But I have definitely used my pockets to hold a skein of yarn and my hooks to crochet while out in public.
I’m using Lion Brand Mandala Tweed yarn to create my scarf. I did a yarn review of the Lion Brand Mandala Tweed yarn a little while ago and you can check it out HERE. With a yarn that has so much colour and personality, I wanted to find a stitch that would work with the yarn instead of against it. It is easy for complex stitch patterns to get lost in all that colour. I opted for a simple stitch and I think it was the perfect option for this yarn. It really shows off the beauty of the yarn.
Adjusting this pattern
This crochet pocket scarf pattern when made as written, will create a scarf that is 72″ in length. This length was used so the scarf can wrap around your neck once to keep you warm while keeping the pockets at a comfortable position to put your hands in. If you prefer a scarf that is a little longer or shorter, you can do that by either adding more rows to make it longer or choosing to crochet less rows to make it shorter. If you prefer a scarf that is more narrow, you can create a scarf of any width by chaining an even number of stitches and then following the instructions for the pattern (and ignoring the stitch count). If you do alter the width, please note that you should have an odd number of stitches when you complete each row. (i.e. if you CH 20, you should have 19 sts. If you CH 36, you should have 35 sts each row.)
Tweedy Pocket Scarf – Free Crochet Pocket Scarf Pattern
- U.S. Terminology
- 5.5 mm hook
- 2 – 200g balls of Mandala Tweed Yarn. I’m using the colourway Seven
- Tapestry Needle
- Sewing Pins
- 2 – 9” zippers – I used black zippers
- Sewing Needle
- Sewing thread in a colour that matches your zipper
- CH = Chain
- ST = Stitch
- SK = Skip
- SL ST = Slip Stitch
- SC = Single Crochet
- DC = Double Crochet
- FO = Finish Off
- 72” Long by 9.25” wide
- 17 sts x 13 rows = 4 inches
- To resize this pattern: CH any even number of stitches. If you do alter the width, please note that you should have an odd number of stitches when you complete each row. (i.e. if you CH 20, you should have 19 sts. If you CH 36, you should have 35 sts each row.)
- This pattern creates a scarf that is approximately 72” long and is made to be able to wrapped around your neck once while having the pockets at a comfortable height. You can adjust the length to be longer or shorter by adding or omitting rows to reach your desired length. Alternatively, you could crochet to the length the pattern gives and make deeper pockets by folding the bottoms of the scarf up higher than the measurement given in the pattern.
Crochet Pocket Scarf Pattern
Row 1: SC in the 2nd chain from the hook. SC in each remaining CH across. (39)
Row 2: CH 1 and turn. SC in the first st and each st across. (39)
Row 3: CH 1 and turn. (SC, DC) in the first st. *SK 1, (SC, DC) in the next st*. Repeat instructions in * * until 2 sts remain. SK 1, SC in the last st. (39)
Rows 4 – 273: Repeat Row 3 until scarf measures 84” long (or until desired length).
Rows 274 – 275: CH 1 and turn. SC in the first st and each st across.
FO leaving a long tail to sew up the pockets we’ll create.
With the right side facing you, fold the bottom edge of each side of the scarf up approximately 6.5”. Pin the edges in place along the sides and using the long tail, sew up one of the side seams. Using a length of yarn, sew up the other side seam to finish creating your pocket. Repeat on the second pocket.
Pin your zipper into place on either side of the top of the pocket and using your sewing needle and thread, sew the zipper into place. Repeat on the second pocket.
If you liked this free crochet pocket scarf pattern, you may like these other free crochet patterns: Once in a Blue Moon Triangle Scarf Pattern, Super Quick Chunky Cowl, Crochet Tartan Cowl, The Ava Cowl.
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When my friends at YarnCanada.com reached out to me to see if I would be interested in reviewing Lion Brand Mandala Tweed yarn, I jumped at the chance. I hadn’t even heard about this yarn yet and many Lion Brand yarns aren’t accessible in Canada so I was really excited to check this new yarn out.
Here in Canada, we don’t typically have access to the number of yarn options that our U.S. neighbours enjoy. I often find myself drooling over Lion Brand yarns that are released only to find out that they aren’t available for purchase in Canada. Sure, I could order it in online but once you add in the exchange rate, shipping and duty charges, that $8 skein of yarn, just got a whole lot pricier. YarnCanada.com has helped to bridge that gap by offering a wide selection of yarns that I previously would not have been able to obtain (reasonably) while keeping the purchase price affordable. They ship for FREE when you spend over $55! My yarn addiction just hit next level. Click HERE to check out their site and add some new yarny goodness to your stash.
Lion Brand Mandala Tweed Yarn Review
One cake of Lion Brand Mandala Tweed is 200g/7oz and contains 568 yards/520m of yarn. That’s a lot of yarn for just one cake! It is 100% acrylic and it’s machine washable and dryable. The recommended hook size for this yarn is a 5.5mm (4.5mm needle for all you knitters out there). The gauge information on the label (using the recommended hook/needle sizes) are as follows:
- Crochet Gauge: 15 sts x 18 rows = 4″
- Knitting Gauge: 20 sts x 28 rows = 4″
Lion Brand Mandala Tweed is a size 4 medium weight yarn that is currently available in three colourways: Seven, Dice and Lucky Penny. The colours were all very pretty and it took me a long time to decide which colourway to pick. I decided to go with Seven since the bright colours were a little outside the realm of what I’d normally pick and they just seemed fun.
This is a self striping yarn and the tweed is created with two differently coloured strands of yarn being twisted together. Once worked up, it creates a beautiful kind of marled ombre effect as it works from one colour to the next.
The one thing I want to note about the colours and tweed effect is that just because you get two or more cakes from the same dye lot does not mean that your colours will look the same. The label reads “Note: Balls of yarn from the same dye lot may differ due to the unique effect within each color. This is the charm of the yarn.” I myself experienced this with the two cakes that I was sent. Both cakes were from the same dye lot but looked very different from eachother. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It just means that everything you make from this yarn is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. After working the second cake in with the first, the difference wasn’t as noticeable as I thought it would be. As long as your cakes are from the same dye lot, any changes should be unnoticeable.
My first impressions upon taking it out of the box was that the yarn has some serious squish factor. I gave it the initial squeeze test and loved it. It was soft and incredibly squishy. My daughter grabbed a cake and started hugging it so it passed her test as well.
How Mandala Tweed Works Up
I had no idea what to expect in terms of how this yarn would work up. Having two colours working together at the same time and with some colour changes being longer than others, this yarn has a lot of personality. I wanted to find something that worked with the yarn and that personality instead of against it. I probably did about 50 or so swatches of verious stitch patterns until I found something that I was happy with. In the end, I felt like a closed, simple stitch pattern would be better for this yarn than something more open or with a lot of texture because everything was getting lost in all that colour.
I chose to use the thicket stitch for the project I designed with the Lion Brand Mandala Tweed yarn I received. I am so pleased with how it’s worked up so far. The colours are beautiful and the texture of the simple stitch compliments the colours nicely. You can see the Tweedy Pocket Scarf pattern made with this yarn HERE.
Have you tried Lion Brand Mandala Tweed yarn yet? What did you think? Let me know what you thought below!
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