For two gifts in one, make a Gift Pocket Scarf. This lovely Christmas crochet pattern shows you not only how to crochet a scarf, but also how to make the perfect pockets for warming up hands or putting little hidden gifts. This DIY fashion pattern can come in any color, and any friend or family member will love to get something so gorgeous, but also functional as a homemade Christmas gift.
RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein 358 Lavender.
Susan Bates® Crochet Hooks: 6.5mm [US K-10.5] and 8mm [US L-11].
GAUGE: 12 sts = 4"; 4 rows = 4" in treble crochet with smaller hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
(4 medium) RED HEART® Super Saver®, Art. E300 available in solid color 7 oz (198 g), 364 yd (333 m); multicolor, heather and print 5 oz (141 g), 244 yd (223 m), flecks 5 oz (141 g), 260 yd (238 m) skeins.
Scarf measures 5" (13cm) x 60" (152 cm).
With smaller hook, loosely ch 198.
Row 1: Tr in 5th ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 195 sts.
Rows 2, 4 and 6: Ch 3 (counts as 1 hdc and ch-1), * skip next tr, hdc in next tr, ch 1; repeat from * to last 2 sts; skip next tr, hdc in top of ch-4; turn – 97 ch-1 spaces.
Rows 3 and 5: Ch 4, skip first hdc, * tr in next space, tr in next hdc; repeat from * across working last tr in 2nd ch of ch-3; turn.
Row 7: Repeat Row 3. Fasten off.
Fold each short edge at 15th tr to form 2 pockets (each approximately 5" deep) and pin or baste loosely in position, lining up the 7 ch-1 spaces of front and back.
With pocket opening facing you and smaller hook, join yarn to corner of pocket (the 15th tr) and work across long edge working through 2 layers to secure pocket as follows: ch 3, * skip 1 st, hdc in next st, ch 3, sc around post of hdc to form picot, ch 1; repeat from * across, end ch 1, hdc in corner (the 15th tr). Fasten off.
In same way, work Edging across opposite long edge. Weave in ends.
Trim (Make 2)
With larger hook, make a ch 20" long; slip st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Weave through 2nd set of ch-1 spaces from top of pocket, going in through first space on the right, then out through 3rd space on left. Even up lengths and tie loosely in double knot. Knot ends of ch.
ABBREVIATIONS: ch = chain; hdc = half double crochet; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch (es); tr = treble crochet; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.
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