Crochet Pattern: Fast Scarf with Pockets

By Rachel Choi – 15 Comments
Scarfs can do more than just keep your neck warm, they can keep your hands warm too! Or you can have a scarf with “secret” pockets by wearing the scarf with the pockets not showing. The simple idea is to create a scarf that is extra long so that the ends can be folded up to create pockets for your hands. This can be done with any type of yarn and just about any scarf style. In this crochet pattern, I’ll be using super bulky weight yarn and a large hook for a fast and easy project.

Skill Level: beginner crochet skill level

Finished Size: 4 1/2″ (11.5 cm) wide, 64″ (163 cm) long
Note: scarf can be made into any size you desire

crochet scarf with pockets

Super Bulky Weight Yarn
150 yards of main color
Crochet Hook N (10.00 mm)
Yarn needle
super bulky

Gauge: not really important, be sure to measure the scarf to create the size you desire.

Crochet Pattern: Scarf
Start by chaining 8 or as chain that is as wide as you want your scarf
Row 1: ch 2, dc in third ch from hook and in each ch across: 8 dc
Row 2: ch 2, turn, dc in each dc across: 8 dc

Repeat row 2, seventy five times or until scarf is as long as you desire. Be sure to make it long enough to fold ends up to create the pockets.

Fold approximately 6 rows of each end of the scarf over to create the pockets. Sew the sides of both pockets shut with a yarn needle. Optionally you may line your pockets or add buttons or zippers.

If you need help with crocheting this scarf, let me know!

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  1. Rachel says:

    I have one of these that I love! Now I can make a few more in other colors. Thanks! I’ll be linking as well.

  2. barbie says:

    I made one last winter for my daughter with a little hoodie! They are great! I think I’ll start making more for some gifts this Christmas! thanks for the pattern!

  3. Sara says:

    Love this – so cute! the little pocket made me think – have you ever crocheted any iPod or cell phone cozies? I never have but the way you created these pockets may be a good way to do it for a beginner like myself!

  4. Meryl says:

    I just wanted to say thank you very much for the free scarf with pockets pattern. I’m new to crocheting and I saw this pattern for knitting but I couldn’t figure out how to crochet it and I am very excited that I am able to now. Thank you!

  5. Wonton says:

    I have fallen madly in love with your site and I have immeasurable respect and appreciation for everything you share. Many thanx. 🙂


  6. sherry says:

    Thanks for the pattern. I followed the instructions to a T and came out with a narrow strip just the right size for my five year old grandson. He loves the little pockets and the fact that his older brothers want one also.

    I will widen the pattern for them.


  7. Candace says:

    I only have up to a K Hook. Will that be all right to use on this patter? I all so don’t have a yarn needle. So what do I do?

    • Rachel says:

      Candace, if you use a K 6.5mm hook, I would recommend using a medium/worst weight yarn instead of the bulky. It will take longer to make and I would recommend adding more rows to make your scarf longer. If you do not have a yarn needle, you can use a small crochet hook to weave the strand of yarn through the scarf, where the pattern tells you to sew.

  8. Gem says:

    Nice! This will come in handy when I wear it outside, at malls and parks. 🙂

  9. bebe says:

    just found your site & am loving it. started the scarf w/pockets tonight & almost finished w/it. super fast & easy. just what I was looking for for my last “secret santa” gift. Thanks.

  10. Karen Oakley says:

    Can you use 2 strands of lighter weight yarn held together with this pattern?

  11. fleurdelis says:

    Made a little wider this scarf would make a great Veterans and Senior Living home scarf/shawl. Especially for the men. Might give it a try.

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