Cozy Pocket Sleeve Scarf

How to Crochet a Crochet Scarf with Pockets!

Crochet Pocket Scarves have been all the rage lately, right? It seems like everywhere I go I see a crochet scarf with pockets! I wanted to jump in and make one myself but also wanted it to be different…I had this HUGE cake of Lion Brand’s Cover Story, a soft super bulky yarn that I knew would be perfect for a crochet project like this! So, I began working on this chunky scarf that quickly evolved into my version of a Pocket Scarf whose pockets act more like sleeves! Keep scrolling to use the free crochet pattern in this blog post or click the button below for an affordable pdf!

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Make this Chunky Scarf using Super Bulky Yarn from Lion Brand!

Design Story and Inspiration

I normally do not like super bulky yarn, to be honest it hurts my wrists, but sometimes a yarn is too good to not use, like Lion Brand Cover Story! Cover Story is designed to be a blanket in a cake, but I am never one to just use something the way it’s designed! This super bulky yarn is so soft I knew I wanted to create a crochet project that could be worn and I wanted to use only one cake. My best solution was a chunky pocket scarf, but it had to be unique!

This Scarf has pockets that are like sleeves!

Initially, I had the idea that I wanted pointed pockets, but with the thickness of this super bulky yarn combined with the dimensions I was able to achieve using one cake didn’t allow for that! So I got creative with my seams and this Cozy Pocket Sleeve Scarf was born!

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About the Yarn

When I saw this super bulky yarn from Lion brand I just had to try it! This color way of Cover Story, Emery, was just too pretty to not give it a go! “Cover Story is the super bulky (CYC 6) chenille that you’ve been looking for. It comes in a range of sophisticated neutrals and multi-colors. Enjoy its rich, velvety texture as you create plush afghans and cozy accessories….” From the Lion Brand Website. This yarn is unbelievably soft, my husband even noticed, that really says something! Keep scrolling to use the free crochet pattern in this blog post or click the button below to get a Kit from Lion Brand that includes a pdf!

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Cover Story, a super bulky yarn, makes this chunky scarf work up fast!

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How to Style this Pocket Scarf

I love that this crochet scarf with pockets can be worn multiple ways! I am one of those people who is always hot or cold. The person that sits in the shade, then moves to the sun, then goes back to that shade again. So having items that I can use to adjust my temperature easily is key! I love that I can wear this crochet scarf with pockets as just a chunky scarf, or if I get chilly I can put my arms into the big cozy pocket sleeves!

I love how wide this chunky scarf is, you can use it to really wrap and cover your shoulders when it’s a chilly day! It is long enough to wrap around your neck to give you added warmth and when you get warm it hangs nicely right around your neck and shoulders!

Wrap yourself up in this Cozy Scarf!


547yds #6 Super Bulky Yarn
(1 Skein of Lion Brand Cover Story in Emery)
10 mm hook


The gauge for this crochet scarf with pockets is 8 rows x 8 sts is 4″ x 4″ in pattern repeat. The gauge for this modern free crochet pattern is not super important, as it is not meant to fit a body in a specific way, but to make sure you have the correct amount of yarn you should still be mindful of your gauge!

Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations

  • Chain Stitch – ch / Slip Stitch – Sl St / Stitch(es) – st(s) / Single Crochet –  sc / Double Crochet – dc 
  • Foundation Single Crochet – Fsc – Chain 2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook) yarn over, draw through 1 loop, (2 loops on hook with 1 ch created), yarn over, draw through all loops (1 loop on hook, 1 foundation single crochet with chain at the bottom) *Insert hook to the bottom of the stitch you just made, it will look like the top or “V” of a stitch, yarn over, pull up 1 loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through 1 loop (2 loops on hook with 1 ch created), yarn over, draw through all loops;* repeat from * to * for desired amount of stitches.

Pattern Notes

  • One Size –  72” x 13”
  • Sizing Tip – You may add or subtract Fsc sts to make your scarf longer or shorter to better match your arm span OR seam more or less when you create your pockets for a more custom fit. 
  • * Designates a repeat.  
  • Ch 1 beginning of Rows do not count as stitches.
  • Skill Level – Easy

Pattern Begins

Row 1 – Fsc 146
Row 2 – Ch 1, turn, sl st in 1st sc, dc in next sc, *sl st in next sc, dc in next sc, repeat from * to end. 
Row 3 – Ch 1, turn, sl st in 1st dc, dc in next sl st, *sl st in next dc, dc in next sl st, repeat from * to end. 
Rows 4 to 22 – Repeat Row 3.
Row 23 – Sc to end and finish of leaving a 55” tail. 


  1. Thread your 55” tail onto a large darning needle and sew the corners together on that side.
  2. Then proceed to seam up along the side edge for 18” creating a tube.
  3. Finish off and weave in your end.
  4. Seam up the open bottom edge to complete your pocket and finish off. 
  5. Repeat on the other end of you scarf to create the second pocket.
How to create your pockets on this cozy chunky scarf!

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