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The Scarf with Heart Shaped Pockets Free Crochet Pattern is a beginner-friendly pattern that features a simple stitch design. The scarf is accomplished by working lengthwise in rows, combining simple stitches to create a beautifully textured fabric. Add a couple of functional, heart-shaped pockets and you have yourself a great Valentine’s Day gift! Who wouldn’t love a scarf with pockets?!
Scarf with Heart Shaped Pockets Free Crochet Pattern
One skein of worsted weight yarn to be used as the main color (I used Caron Simply Soft in Bone/170g skein)
Less than 100g of worsted weight yarn in a contrasting color to be used for pockets (I used Caron Simply Soft in Plum Wine)
Size 5.0mm (H-8) crochet hook (or size needed to obtain desired gauge/tension)
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
13 sts = 4″ (10 cm); 11 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in hdc using a size 5.0mm (H-8) crochet hook and worsted weight yarn
Note: I like my scarves to be long enough to wrap around my neck a couple of times, so I adjusted the length of the foundation chain to allow my hands to rest comfortably in the pockets while wrapped. I am 5’2″ and can wrap this scarf twice while still having the pockets fall where I need them to. If you are shorter you may want to subtract from the foundation chain. Alternatively, if you are taller you may want to add stitches to the foundation chain. I recommend looping the chain around your neck as many times as you would a normal scarf, and see where the ends fall in relation to your fingertips. The scarf will have a little stretch to it, so the measurements do not have to be precise.
Size of Completed Project:
Approximately 77″ x 4″
Abbreviations and Stitches Used:
Beg – beginning
Ch – chain
Fsc – foundation single crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Rep or * – repeat
Sc – single crochet
Sl st – slip stitch
St(s) – stitch(es)
- Terminology in U.S. terms
- Ch 1 at the beg of row does NOT count as a st
Scarf with Heart Shaped Pockets Free Crochet Pattern:
Row 1: Ch. 1. Turn. Hdc in same st as ch 1 and in each st across. (230)
Row 2-10: Rep Row 1. (230)
Row 11: Ch. 1. Turn. Sc in same st as ch 1 and in each st across. (230)
Heart Shaped Pockets (Make 4)
We will begin by creating the body of the heart first. As we work our way up, we will form the two lobes of the heart.
Row 1: Ch 1. Turn. Place 2 sc in the same st as ch 1. Place 2 sc in the next st. (4)
Row 2: Ch 1. Turn. Place 2 sc in the same st as ch 1. Sc in the next 2 sts. Place 2 sc in the last st. (6)
Row 3: Ch1. Turn. Place 2 sc in the same st as ch 1. Sc in the next 4 sts. Place 2 sc in the last st. (8)
Row 4: Ch 1. Turn. Sc in each st across. (8)
Row 5: Ch 1. Turn. Place 2 sc in the same st as ch 1. Sc in the next 6 sts. Place 2 sc in the last st. (10)
Row 6: Ch 1. Turn. Place 2 sc in the same st as ch 1. Sc in the next 8 sts. Place 2 sc in the last st. (12)
Row 7: Ch 1. Turn. Place 2 sc in the same st as ch 1. Sc in the next 8 sts. Place 2 sc in the last st. (14)
Row 8: Ch 1. Turn. Sc in each st across. (14)
Row 9 – 14: Rep Row 8.
Continue to Row 15 without breaking yarn.
Heart Lobe (Left Side)
Row 15: Ch 1. Turn. Sc in the same st and in the next 6 sts. (7) * This is where we begin to make the left lobe of the heart *
Row 16: Ch 1. Turn. Sc in the same st and in the next 6 sts. (7)
Row 17: Ch 1. Turn. Sc2tog. Sc in the next 3 sts. Sc2tog. (5)
Row 18: Ch 1. Turn. Sc2tog. Sc in the next st. Sc2tog. (3)
Heart Lobe (Right Side)
Attach yarn with a sl st to the st in the top right corner. * This is where we begin to make the right lobe of the heart *
Ch 1. Sc in the same st and in the next 6 sts. (7)
Ch 1. Turn. Sc in the same st and in the next 6 sts. (7)
Ch 1. Turn. Sc2tog. Sc in the next 3 sts. Sc2tog. (5)
Ch 1. Turn. Sc2tog. Sc in the next st. Sc2tog. (3)
Next, we will be adding a border to each of the 4 hearts we just made to make stitching together a bit easier. I used the main color of the scarf to outline my hearts.
Join yarn with a sl st to the top right st on the left lobe of the heart. Sc in the same st and evenly around the entire heart. I placed 2 sc in the top right AND top left sts of each lobe, as well as in the 2 sts at the very bottom of the heart. This helps round out the “corners”. I also place a sl st into the two stitches in the middle of the heart where the lobes meet the body before continuing to sc the final stitches. You should have a total of about 56 total stitches around each heart.
Form the pockets
To make the pockets I simply held two hearts together, right sides facing out, and sc them together using the sc border as a guide. I began on the left side of the heart around Row 15, then sc all the way down and around to where Row 15 ended. Be sure to leave a wide enough opening at the top of the heart for your hand to fit into. Repeat the process with the remaining two hearts.
Attach the pockets to the scarf
The final step is to attach the pockets to the ends of the scarf. Make sure your scarf ends are right-side up (stitches on outer edges should be facing forward) before you stitch your pockets on.
For aesthetic purposes, I decided to attach my pockets using an invisible seam so that my stitches wouldn’t show on the back side of the scarf. Please feel free to attach your pockets using whichever sewing method you are most comfortable with. I used my tapestry needle and a long tail of yarn to stitch the pockets to the scarf by stitching only through the back layer of the pocket and the front layer of the scarf.
If you are unfamiliar with how to attach an applique invisibly but would like to give it a try, check out the awesome YouTube video below created by Christine of Sweet Potato 3. 🙂 I use this method frequently when I do not want the seam to show on the back of my work.
You’re all done!
Your Scarf with Heart Shaped Pockets is now complete!