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Children’s Crochet Pocket Scarves Pattern

This quick and easy scarf includes two small pockets for your child to store favorite finds. Personalize the scarf by including coordinating or contrasting buttons.

With this Children’s Crochet Pocket Scarves Pattern, it’s easy for your little ones to keep their hands warm on blustery days.

Skill Level: Beginner

Size: 3” x 45.5”

Gauge: 20 sts x 12 rows = 4” [10 cm] in hdc before blocking


Yarn: Lion Brand Yarns Heartland (100% acrylic; 251 yards [230 meters]/142 grams): #169 Shenandoah or #174 Joshua Tree (1 ball)
Hook: US size I/9 (5.5 mm) hook
Notions: Two 1” sew through or shank buttons for each scarf, tapestry needle with eye small enough to sew through button or shank, 6 locking stitch markers (optional)

Pattern Notes

Ch 2 at beginning of rows does not count as a st.



Ch 17.
Row 1: Turn, skip 2 ch, hdc in next st and ea st across. (15 sts)
Row 2: Turn, ch 2, hdc flo in ea st across.
Row 3: Turn, ch 2, hdc flo in ea of first 6 sts, ch 3, sk 3 sts, hdc flo in ea of last 6 sts – buttonhole made.
Row 4: Turn, ch 2, hdc flo in ea of first 6 sts, hdc in ea of next 3 ch, hdc flo in ea of last 6 sts.
Rep Row 2 until scarf measures approximately 52”/132 cm long.
Row 5: Rep Row 3.
Row 6: Rep Row 4.
Row 7: Rep Row 2. Fasten off.

Finishing – Form and Join Pockets

Fold edge of scarf over approximately 4”/10 cm to form first pocket. (Optional: Use 3 locking stitch markers to pin each side of scarf in place before joining as pocket.) Join yarn with sl st to top edge of pocket, ch 1. Inserting hook through both sides of scarf, sc in edge of each row across, removing stitch markers as you work. Fasten off. Repeat to join along opposite edge of pocket. Form pocket on opposite edge of scarf, being certain that folded edges are on same side of scarf before joining. With tapestry needle, weave in ends. After pockets are formed, turn inside out so that sc join is on pocket interior.

Sew on Buttons

Place first button inside of pocket, and line up with button hole. With tapestry needle and a strand of yarn measuring approximately 12” (30.5 cm), sew button into place.
Weave in yarn ends with tapestry needles. Spray block if necessary. yarn ball

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  • I love this scarf but, could you please give me an estimation on what ages this scarf would fit please?

    • Nicola P.

      From the designer: I would recommend this scarf for a school aged child up to 4″ tall (~5-12 years old). Hope this helps! – Nicola, Editor

  • Jeannette

    This is a beautiful and enjoyable pattern. I am making one for each grandchild. If you can suggest where I can get the buttons please let me know.

    • Nicola P.

      Hi Jeannette! Thanks for your question. This pattern was made awhile ago and I would venture to say that the buttons are probably not available anymore. I would try your local craft store for something comparable. Happy Crocheting! – Nicola, Editor

  • Linda N.

    What does “flo” mean? In Row 4 you indicate Rep row 2, does this mean repeat row 2?

    • Nicola P.

      Hi Linda,
      I’ve reached out to the designer for advice and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola, Editor

    • Marie/Underground C.

      Hi Linda, flo means first loop only. Rep means repeat. Work Row 4 as written. After you finish Row 4, you should repeat Row 2 as indicated.

  • Delores D.

    I didnt see where to put the buttonhole or is it just goijng in one of the hdc sts

    • Nicola P.

      Hello Delores! I’ve reached out to the designer for advice and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola, Editor

  • Lynann C.

    This is such an adorable scarf. I would love to know if there is a matching hat pattern.
    Thank you very much.

  • Hillra Q.

    My grand daughter is wanting to learn to crochet a scarf. She is 8 years old and has done a few stitches. Was looking for patterns that would be easy for her.
    Thank you.


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