The Big Fast Pocket Scarf is just what it says on the label – supersized, super fast, and super handy! Make your own today with this free knit scarf pattern on Moogly!
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I try to design at least one knit pattern a year – I enjoy knitting, but it takes me so. much. longer. than crochet. This year, I made it all the way to the end and still hadn’t knit anything – but who has extra time in December?! Not this lady!
Well, with the Big Fast Pocket Scarf, no “extra” time was needed! Made with 3 balls of Red Heart Irresistible and giant 25mm knitting needles, you can make one of these handy scarves in just a few hours if you’re an experienced knitter. And if you’re just learning to knit, it’s easy enough for you too!
But why a pocket scarf? They’re just plain “handy!” Not just to keep your hands warm, but to use as – ya know – pockets! Great for stashing your cell phone, or for holding a spare ball of yarn for crocheting or knitting on the go!
The hardest part of making this scarf was picking the buttons – they are purely decorative, but really finish it off. And the button you choose can really affect the look!
The Big Fast Pocket Scarf curls in on itself a big in the scarf section for close warm fit, with great big pockets you can dress up however you like – here’s how to make it!
Big Fast Pocket Scarf
US – 50, 25mm knitting needles – Susan Bates
3 balls Red Heart Irresistible (7 – Jumbo/16+ ply; 31 yd/28 m; 283 g/10 oz. ball)
Colorway used: Oatmeal
2 buttons (optional, purchased from my local Joann)
Gauge: 3 sts x 4 rows = 4″/10cm in stockinette
Finished Size: 66″ long or custom length x 8.5″ wide
For a custom fit, work the Scarf Section below to the wearer’s height minus 16″.
Place a st marker or tie a length of yarn to the RS of Row 1 to mark the odd-numbered rows side.
Make the First Pocket:
CO 7 sts using long tail cast-on or desired cast on.
Row 1: Sl1k, k to end.
Row 2: Sl1p, p to end.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until scarf measures 8″ – this is the flap that will fold up to become the pocket.
Repeat last row made, then resume pattern (so that odd-numbered rows side is now p, and even-numbered rows side is now k) and work until scarf measures 16″ total – now you have the fold up pocket and the section that will be covered by it/aka the back of the pocket.
Make the Scarf Section:
Maintaining knit/purl sides respectively, work knit and purl rows as follows until scarf measures 66″ total (or desired length minus 16″):
Knit Rows: Sl1p, k to last st, p last st.
Purl Rows: Sl1p, p to end.
Make the Second Pocket:
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 from First Pocket until scarf measures 74″ total – these 8 inches are the back of the second pocket.
Repeat last row made, then resume pattern (so that even numbered rows side is now p, and odd numbered rows side is now k) and work until scarf measures 82″ total – final 8″ made are the fold up portion of the second pocket.
BO as desired.
Assembly: Sew 8″ of each end along sides of scarf so that the knit side is on the outside of each pocket. Add decorative buttons if desired.
Simple and fast – the only way I tend to knit! It’s so much fun playing with these giant needles and yarn – I hope you’ll give the Big Fast Pocket Scarf a try yourself!
If this pattern inspires you to make your own Big Fast Pocket Scarf, and you post a photo on social media, be sure to tag me @mooglyblog or #mooglyblog so I can check it out too! I love seeing what you make!
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