Free Chunky Crochet Pocket Scarf Pattern With Video Tutorial

This free chunky crochet pocket scarf pattern has a great texture that’s made with basic stitches. It features two deep pockets that are heart-shaped and really give this simple pocket scarf a pop of colour. Included in this pattern is a step-by-step video tutorial and a photo tutorial for how to crochet the heart pockets. This is an easy project that is accessible for beginner crocheters. It can be used as either a pocket scarf or a crochet pocket shawl.

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smiling woman wearing a crochet scarf with heart pockets with text underneath that says Free Chunky Crochet Pocket Scarf Pattern

How to Crochet a Chunky Pocket Scarf

For this design, we’re going to start by making a long crochet rectangle to act as our scarf / body of the shawl. We’re working from the bottom edge / short edge of the scarf on one side to the bottom edge on the opposite end of the scarf. The scarf is made using easy stitches and super bulky weight yarn so it works up really quickly.

After finishing our scarf, we’re going to work on creating our heart-shaped pockets. These pockets are worked back and forth in turned rows working from the pointed tip of the heart and up to create each bump at the top of the heart. Then we will crochet around the edge of the pocket to give it a nice trim.

Although I’ve used red to create the heart pockets on my scarf, feel free to experiment and use different colors.

woman in a green coat wearing a chunky crochet pocket scarf with heart-shaped pockets

Looking To Make a Crochet Pocket Scarf in a Different Yarn Weight?

The Wool You Be Mine Pocket Scarf is not my first pocket scarf design. My first was called the Tweedy Pocket Scarf and it uses a worsted weight yarn instead of a super bulky yarn like this one. The Tweedy Pocket Scarf has generous pockets that are zippered closed to keep your valuables safe. Check out the Tweedy Pocket Scarf Free Pattern Here.

Colourful crochet pocket scarf with crochet hooks coming out of the zippered pockets

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Disclaimer:

Feel free to sell the finished product created by this free crochet scarf pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: https://www.theloopylamb.com. This pattern is for personal use only. Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own original design. Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.

Skill Level:

  • Easy


Terminology:

  • U.S. Terminology

Supplies:

Abbreviations:

  • CH = Chain

  • DC = Double Crochet

  • FO = Finish Off

  • MC = Magic Circle / Magic Ring

  • PM = Place Marker

  • RS = Right Side

  • SC = Single Crochet

  • SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease

  • SCINC = Single Crochet Increase / 2 Single Crochet Stitches in the Same Stitch

  • SL ST = Slip Stitch

  • ST(S) = Stitches

  • YO = Yarn Over

Special Techniques:

  • Invisible Finish/Join: FO leaving a long tail. Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle. Place the tapestry needle through the top of the 2nd ST from front to back and pull through. Place tip of needle into top of the last ST of the round, under the back loop of the stitch, and pull through to the back of the work. Weave in the end. Check out my Invisible Finish / Join tutorial here.

Finished Size:

  • Scarf: Approx. 10” wide x 60” long

  • Heart Pockets: 8.75” wide x 8” tall (including trim, measured from tip of heart to top of left bump)

Gauge:

  • Scarf: Approx. 7 sts x 7 rows = 4”

  • Heart: Approx. 8 sts x 9 rows = 4”

NOTES:           

  • Instructions within the brackets () are to be repeated the number of times specified next to the brackets.

  • This pattern is worked back and forth in rows (unless stated otherwise).

  • Gauge is not vital to the project but it may affect the amount of yarn needed for the project and the size of your scarf.

  • I recommend gently steam blocking your scarf upon completion.

Grab a printable, ad-free PDF version of this pattern which includes this pattern and the photo tutorial for the heart pockets in my Ravelry and Etsy shops .

Free Chunky Crochet Pocket Scarf Pattern Step-by-Step Video Tutorial

Scarf

Using Colour A, CH 20

Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from the hook, DC in the next, *SC in the next CH, DC in the next, repeat from * across until 1 CH remains. SC in last CH. (19)


Rows 2 – 103: CH 1 and turn. *SC in the first st, DC in the next, repeat from * until 1 st remains. SC in the last st.

FO and weave in ends.

Chunky crochet pocket scarf with red heart shaped pockets in a flat lay with crochet hook and yarn.

Heart Pockets (Make Two)

Using Colour B, make a MC.

Row 1 (RS): SC 3 into the MC. (3)


Row 2: CH 1 and turn. SCINC in the first st, SC in the next, SCINC in the last st. (5)


Row 3: CH 1 and turn. SC in each st across. (5)


Row 4: CH 1 and turn. SCINC in the first st, SC in the next 3 sts, SCINC in the last st. (7)


Row 5: CH 1 and turn. SCINC in the first st, SC in the next 5 sts, SCINC in the last st. (9)


Row 6: CH 1 and turn. SCINC in the first st, SC in the next 7 sts, SCINC in the last st. (11)


Row 7: CH 1 and turn. SCINC in the first st, SC in the next 9 sts, SCINC in the last st. (13)


Row 8: CH 1 and turn. SC in each st across. (13)


Row 9: CH 1 and turn. SC in the first 6 sts, SCINC in the next, SC in the last 6 sts. (14)


Row 10: CH 1 and turn. SC in each st across. (14)


Row 11: CH 1 and turn. SCINC in the first st, SC in the next 12 sts, SCINC in the last st. (16)


Row 12: CH 1 and turn. SC in the first 7 sts, SCINC in the next, SC in the last 8 sts. (17)

Right Bump of Heart

Row 13: CH 1 and turn. SC in the first 8 sts. Leave remaining sts unworked. PM in 9th st of Row 12. (8)

crocheting the right bump of the crochet heart pocket

Row 14: CH 1 and turn. SCDEC, SC in the next 4 sts, SCDEC. (6)

Row 15: CH 1 and turn. SC across. (6)

Row 16: CH 1 and turn. SCDEC, SC in the next 2 sts, SCDEC (4)

Row 17: CH 1 and turn. SCDEC x 2 (2)

FO.

Left Bump of Heart

With RS facing you, attach yarn to 10th st of Row 12 with a SL ST.

Row 1: SC in the same st as the join. SC in the remaining 7 sts. (8)

crocheting the left bump of the heart pocket

Row 2: CH 1 and turn. SCDEC, SC in the next 4 sts, SCDEC. (6)

Row 3: CH 1 and turn. SC across. (6)

Row 4: CH 1 and turn. SCDEC, SC in the next 2 sts, SCDEC (4)

Row 5: CH 1 and turn. (SCDEC) x 2 (2)

Do NOT FO. Continue on to trim.

Heart Trim

CH 1 and rotate piece clockwise so that you will be working along the left edge of the heart. SC evenly down the left edge, placing 1 SC st into the end of every row until you reach the point. (PM to mark your first st).

crocheting the edging on the heart

When you reach the point of the heart, SC, CH 1, SC into the point of the heart.

crochet hook showing the tip of the heart pocket that is made for this chunky crochet pocket scarf pattern



Rotate piece and continue working up the other side of the heart, placing 1 SC into the end of each row until you reach Row 17 of the Right Bump.

Place 2 SC sts in each sts of Row 17 of the Right Bump.


crochet heart pocket tutorial image

Rotate the piece and place an SC into the end of each Row working down towards the center of the heart.

SC into the unworked ST from Row 12 (the center of the heart). Rotate piece and work up the right side of the left bump, placing one SC into the end of each row until you reach Row 5 of the left bump.

crochet heart pocket tutorial image

Place 2 SC sts in each of the sts from Row 5 of the left bump.

FO leaving a long tail for seaming. Join last st to first st with invisible join (see special techniques).

completed crochet heart pocket

Assembly:

Use tail to sew a heart to each end of the scarf, sewing around the outside, bottom section of the scarf, leaving the top unseamed.

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