ROAD TRIP HOODED SCARF

There’s no deny­ing this easy-to-stitch hooded scarf is road trip wor­thy. With an over­size hood and deep pock­ets, it is both cozy and use­ful.

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With an over­size hood and deep pock­ets, this piece is both cozy and use­ful.

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

Scarf: 8 inches wide x 60 inches long Hood: 30 inches wide, un­folded; 14 inches long x 14 inches deep, folded

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Caron One Pound medium ( worsted) weight acrylic yarn ( 16 oz/ 812 yds/ 454g per skein): 1 skein # 10514 off- white • Size J/ 10/ 6mm cro­chet hook or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Ta­pes­try nee­dle

GAUGE

Work­ing in pat­tern: [Dc in next st, 3 dc in next st] 3 times = 4 inches; 7 rows = 4 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Chain- 4 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first dou­ble cro­chet and chain-1 un­less oth­er­wise stated. Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPECIAL STITCHES

3- dou­ble cro­chet de­crease (dc3­tog): [ Yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a lp, yo draw through 2 lps] 3 times, yo, draw through all 4 lps on hook. 2- dou­ble cro­chet de­crease (dc2­tog): [ Yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps] twice, yo, draw through all 3 lps on hook.

SCARF

Ch 27.

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (beg 3 sk chs count as first dc here and through­out), [sk 1 ch, 3 dc in next ch, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch] 5 times, dc in last ch. Turn. (24 dc)

Row 2: Ch 4 (see Pat­tern Notes), dc3­tog (see Special Stitches) in first 3 dc, [ch 1, dc in next st, ch 1, dc3­tog] 5 times, ch 1, dc in top of beg ch-3. Turn. (7 dc, 6 dc3­tog)

Row 3: Ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), dc in same st, dc in next dc3­tog, [ 3 dc in next st, dc in next dc3­tog] 5 times, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch- 4. Turn. (24 dc) Rep last 2 rows un­til scarf mea­sures 60 inches or de­sired length, end­ing on a row 3. Fas­ten off.

POCKET

Make 2. Ch 22.

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, [sk 1 ch, 3 dc in next ch, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch] 4 times, dc in last ch. Turn. (20 dc) Row 2: Ch 4, dc3­tog in first 3 dc, [ch 1, dc in next st, ch 1, dc3­tog] 5 times, ch 1, dc in top of ch. Turn. (6 dc, 5 dc3­tog)

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next dc3­tog, [3 dc in next st, dc in next dc3­tog] 5 times, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch- 4. Turn. (20 dc)

Rows 4–11: [Rep rows 2 and 3] 4 times. At end of last row, fas­ten off, leav­ing a long tail for sewing.

HOOD

Ch 78.

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, [sk 1 ch, 3 dc in next ch, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch] 18 times, dc in last ch. Turn. (76 dc)

Row 2: Ch 4, dc3­tog in first 3 dc, [ch 1, dc in next st, ch 1, dc3­tog] 18 times, ch 1, dc in top of ch. Turn. (20 dc, 19 dc3­tog)

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next dc3­tog, [3 dc in next st, dc in next dc3­tog] 5 times, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch- 4. Turn. (76 dc)

Rows 4–25: [Rep rows 2 and 3] 11 times. Row 26: With RS tog, fold in half length­wise. Work­ing through both lay­ers of last row, ch 1, dc2­tog (see Special Stitches) across. Fas­ten off.

FIN­ISH­ING

Pin each pocket 5 rows from bot­tom on each end of scarf, cen­tered be­tween side edges. With end tail, sew pock­ets to scarf on 3 sides, leav­ing top open. Fold scarf in half with pock­ets tog. Pin folded hood to scarf edge with seam of hood at fold (cen­ter point of scarf) and short sides of hood along edges of scarf. With end tail, sew hood to scarf. Turn hood RS out.

Tas­sel

Make 4. Cut 40 8- inch strands. Place on a flat sur­face in a bun­dle. Tie long strand around cen­ter of bun­dle. Knot tightly. Fold bun­dle in half. Wrap 2nd strand around folded bun­dle 1 inch from cen­ter tie. Knot tightly and weave in ends. Use tails of first tie to sew tas­sels to cor­ners of scarf. Trim evenly.

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