Aster Pocket Scarf
The Aster Pocket Scarf was designed for the Scarf Of The Month Club hosted by Oombawka Design and The Stitchin’ Mommy and I’m so excited to have been included! The Scarf Of The Month Club is a fun, year long crochet along offering new free crochet scarf patterns from Rhondda, Amy, and 6 guest designers!
Today only, make sure that you grab your free pdf of my Aster Pocket Scarf (scroll down for button).
I made my sample in Lion Brand Mandala #3 weight yarn. This yarn is a 100% acrylic yarn with a soft hand and beautiful self striping colors.
Of course, you could choose from a wide variety of yarns for this scarf and frankly you could use any weight, by changing up the hook and the starting chain to adjust sizing.
Aster Pocket Scarf
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For the Aster Pocket Scarf I wanted a simple stitch pattern that would not compete with the color changes. I chose an easy two row repeat that has some texture and interest, but allows the yarn to show through too.
I’ve noticed that wraps and scarves with pockets seem to be all the rage, so I added some big roomy pockets to the bottom of this scarf. I made my scarf an average length, but this pattern is easy to customize length and width. Simply adjust the starting chain up or down in multiples of 4 for the length and add or reduce repeats of Rows 2 and 3 for changes to the width!
I created the pockets by adding rows of single crochet on the end, then folding it up and closing up the sides to form a pocket. And, because I like details, I also gave the top of the pocket a decorative edge that is not only pretty, but helps to reinforce the edge so that it doesn’t stretch out and gap.
If you don’t want the pockets, simply adjust the length to your liking and add fringe to the ends, or leave them plain. Have fun!
Size: Approximately 8″ wide x 75″ long – easily adjusted.
- Light Weight (#3) yarn, I used Lion Brand Mandala – 1 ball, 590 yards
- Hook I/5.50 mm
- Tapestry needle for weaving ends
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Gauge: 4 Shells x 10 rows in pattern = 4” (pattern = one row of shells, one row of sc)
Abbreviations (US Terms):
dc: double crochet
sl st: slip stitch
Shell: Skip next st, dc in next 3 sts; yarn over, working around the 3 dc just made (they will be encased), insert hook into the skipped stitch; pull up a loop to the height of the dc, yarn over and pull through two loops twice.
Reverse Single Crochet (Crab Stitch): Working from left to right (or right to left if you are a lefty), ch1, sc in last st of previous row, * sc in next st to the right *; repeat between * until you reach the end of the row.
- Pattern written in US Standard terms.
- Weave in ends as you work.
- The ch1 at the beginning of a row does NOT count as a stitch.
- The stitch count is in ( ) at end of each round/row.
Aster Pocket Scarf Instructions — Show it some love on Ravelry
Beginning chain = multiple of 4 + 1
Row 1: Ch197, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch to end. Mark this row as the right side. (196)
Row 2: Ch3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in next st, work Shells across until 2 sts remain, dc in last 2 sts. (48 Shells, 4 dc)
Rows 3: Ch1, turn, sc in each st to end. (196)
Rows 4 to 19: Repeat Rows 2 and 3. Fasten off.
Row 1: With right side facing you, join yarn in corner, ch1, sc 28 evenly across.
Rows 2 to 27: Ch1, turn, sc in each st to end.
Row 28: Ch1, turn, sl st in each st to end.
Row 29: Work reverse single crochet (crab stitch) to end. Fasten off.
Lay scarf flat with right side facing up. Fold pocket in half (bring last row to meet first row). Working along both sides of pocket, slip stitch or single crochet the edges closed.
Repeat on the other end of the scarf.
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