“Check” Out the Pockets! Hooded Scarf
Crochet!|Winter 2020
Bundle up in this modern twist on traditional buffalo checks. With a roomy, checked hood and pockets, this scarf will keep you warm all winter long.
PIA THADANI

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Width: 8 inches

Length: 70 inches

Hood height: 12 inches

Hood depth: 9 inches

MATERIALS

• Red Heart Soft medium (worsted) weight acrylic yarn (5 oz/256 yds/ 141g per ball): 2 balls each #9925 really red, #4614 black and #4608 wine

• Size I/9/5.5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

• Tapestry needle

• Locking stitch marker

GAUGE

13 dc = 4 inches; 8 rows = 4 inches

PATTERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work progresses.

Each 4-row, buffalo check section is worked in 2 colors. Carry and work over color not in use.

When working all 3 colors, at end of 4th row of each buffalo check section, carry unused color up along side edge of work until it is needed again. Do not cut or fasten off any color unless otherwise stated.

Chain-3 at beginning of row counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated.

Chain-2 at beginning of row does not count as a stitch.

When Pockets are folded over, right and wrong sides switch between rows 16 and 17 and between rows 156 and 157.

Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.

SCARF

POCKET 1

With wine, ch 28.

Row 1 (RS): Working in back bar of chs (see illustration), dc in 4th ch from hook (beg 3 sk chs count as first dc) and in next 2 chs, change color (see Stitch Guide and Pattern Notes) to really red, dc in next 6 chs, change color to wine, dc in next 6 chs, change color to really red, dc in next 6 chs, change color to wine, dc in last 4 chs. (26 sts)

Row 2: With wine, ch 3 (see Pattern Notes), turn, dc in next 3 sts, with really red, dc in next 6 sts, with wine, dc in next 6 sts, with really red, dc in next 6 sts, with wine, dc in last 4 sts.

Rows 3 & 4: Rep row 2. Change to black at end of last row, drop really red (see Pattern Notes).

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