Hooded Scarf Crochet Pattern For Beginners free pattern

Aug 18, 2023 | Crochet patterns

This hooded scarf crochet pattern is a free crochet pattern for a hooded pocket scarf by Nana’s Crafty Home!

crochet pocket scoodie crochet pattern

I really love an easy pocket hooded scarf or “scoodie”.  This hooded pocket scarf is a great way to keep warm all fall and winter long!

A crochet hooded pocket scarf is a versatile and stylish accessory that combines the warmth and functionality of a scarf with the added convenience of a hood and pockets. It is a popular choice for those that are seeking both fashion and function during colder weather.

The Mountain Trail Hooded Pocket Scarf is part of my Mountain Trail stitch pattern series which has a simple stitch pattern that creates a beautifully textured woven look.  The Mountain Trail pattern series started with the Mountain Trail Tweed Poncho.  The other patterns in this series are the Mountain Trail Tweed BlanketMountain Trail Beanie HatMountain Trail crochet cowl patternMountain Trail Infinity Scarf pattern and the Mountain Trail Twisted Headband.

Hooded Scarf Crochet Pattern Details

This hooded pocket scarf is made with beginner-friendly construction.  Made from 4 rectangles sewn together – 1 large rectangle for the scarf portion, 1 rectangle for the hood and 2 rectangles for the pockets.  These rectangles are then assembled and sewn to create an easy and fun scarf!

The rectangles for this easy crochet scoodie is worked by alternating colors from two yarn cakes or by working both ends of the same yarn cake, switching colors every second row.  

Using self-striping yarn with this technique really provides interesting texture and a unique woven look to your finished hooded crochet pocket scarf.  You could certainly choose to alternate two solid colors instead of the self-striping yarn I used for another option as well.

And, even though you are working color changes throughout no worries about extra ends to weave in.  You will not cut yarn when changing between yarn cakes – drop unused yarn to be picked up 2 rows later.  Yarn floats will be covered during the seaming process. 

Even though this stitch pattern may look complicated it is much easier than it looks.  You are using basic crochet stitches; the beginner-friendly double crochet stitch and single crochet stitches throughout.  The unique placement of the double crochet stitches creates the interesting woven appearance.  

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Interlocking Arched Columns Stitch Tutorial

Yarn Choices for the Mountain Trail pattern series

The first designs in this pattern series I used Mandala Tweed Stripes which is unfortunately now discontinued – so sad! I started playing around with different options that would give me a  similar striking look.  

This was my first version made with the Mandala Tweed Stripes.

crochet hooded pocket scarf using Mandala Tweed Stripes

I am using another one of my favorite yarns by Lion Brand – Ferris Wheel yarn* with many vibrant color options and short ombre color changes. I found that in order to get enough contrast I needed to use two different color ways. For my pocket scarf I ended up going with Evergreen & Cotton Candy color ways together.  Green and purple just look so great together!  If you don’t like green and purple together I recommend that you choose 1 dark and 1 light color way to work together – gives fantastic contrast!  I also found that my gauge using the Ferris Wheel yarn was pretty identical to the Tweed Stripes yarn using the same crochet hook.  Yay!

If you find another type of yarn that works up beautifully with this stitch please let me know!

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Mountain Trail Scoodie free written pattern instructions

Pattern written in US crochet terminology


Lion Brand Ferris Wheel, Weight 4 Medium (100% acrylic) 3.0 oz / 270 yd

  • (2) Evergreen colorway 5.3 oz / 477 yards (Color A)
  • (2) Cotton Candy colorway 5.0 oz / 450 yards (Color B)

Crochet hook size H/8 (5.0 mm)
Tapestry Needle

Approximate finished size: 9” wide x 65” long

Gauge: 13.5 pattern rows x 16 dc st = 4” x 4”


  • ch(s) = chain(s)
  • dc = double crochet
  • sk = skip(ped)
  • st = stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • RS = right side
  • WS = wrong side
  • beg = beginning

Recommended Tutorials:

Interlocking Arched Columns Stitch Tutorial

Pattern Notes:

  • Pattern is worked by alternating colors from two yarn cakes.
  • Do not cut yarn when changing between yarn cakes – drop unused yarn to be picked up 2 rows later.  
  • Chain 4 at beginning of a row counts as first dc + ch 1 throughout.
  • Rows with even numbers are RS, odd numbers are WS.
  • To cover the yarn floats or jogs at the bottom edge of the scarf you can choose to work a row of single crochet stitches working over those yarn jogs or you could add fringe to the bottom edges of the scarf.

Pattern Instructions


With Cake A, ch 255

Row 1:  Dc in 5th ch from hook (sk chains count as first dc + ch 1), ch 1, *sk next ch, dc in next ch, ch 1*; repeat from * to last 2 chs, sk next ch, 1 dc in last ch.  Turn.  Do not fasten off.  Switch to Cake B.  127 sts, 126 ch-1 sps

Row 2 (RS):  Ch 1, sc in same st, *working in front of ch-1 sp work dc in skipped ch from foundation chain, sc in next dc of row 1; repeat from * across working last dc in 4th ch from foundation ch and sc in third ch of beg ch-4. Turn.  (253) Note: use a stitch marker to mark this as right side of scarf, if desired.

Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as first dc + ch 1), sk next st, *dc in sc, ch 1, sk next st*, repeat from * to * to last st, dc in last st. Turn. Do not fasten off. Switch to Cake A

Row 4:  Ch 1, sc in same st, *working behind the ch-1 from previous row work dc in skipped st 2 rows below, sc in next st from previous row,* repeat from * to * to end, sc in third ch of beg ch-4.  Turn.

Row 5:  Ch 4 (counts as first dc + ch 1), sk next st, *dc in sc, ch 1, sk next st*, repeat from * to * to last st, dc in last st.  Turn.  Do not fasten off. Switch to Cake B

Row 6:  Ch 1, sc in same st, *working in front of the ch-1 from previous row work dc in skipped st 2 rows below, sc in next st (top of dc post from previous row),* repeat from * to * to end.  Turn.

Row 7 – 32: Repeat rows 3-6, ending after row 4 or until scarf measures approximately 9”.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.


Approximate finished measurement: 12” x 16”

Ch 51

Row 1 – 54: Repeat scarf directions ending after row 6 or until hood measures approximately 16”.

Stitch count after row 1: 25 sts, 24 ch-1 sps

Stitch count after row 2: 49

Pockets (make 2)

Ch 35

Row 1 – 22: Repeat scarf directions ending after row 4 or until pocket measures approximately 6.5”.  Without fastening off, work a round of sc stitches evenly around the outside of pocket. Leave a long tail approximately 50” long for sewing at the end, weave in remaining ends.

Stitch count after row 1: 17 sts, 16 ch-1 sps

Stitch count after row 2: 33


crochet hooded pocket scarf sewing on hood process

With WS of scarf and hood facing out, place hood at top edge of scarf approximately 24.5” from each end of scarf and attach with stitch markers.   With a length of yarn approximately 40” long, sew along bottom edge of hood attaching to scarf.  Note: edge with yarn jogs will be covered by the seaming process at the bottom edge. 

crochet hooded pocket scarf sewing on hood process 2

With WS of hood facing out, fold top corners of hood together towards center.  With long length of yarn approximately 20” long, sew top of hood seam together forming the hood.  

crochet scoodie scarf sewing on pockets process

With RS of scarf facing out, matching up rows on pockets with rows on scarf and place pockets approximately 1.25” from bottom edges of scarf on both sides. With long length of yarn, sew pockets around right, bottom and left edges of pocket leaving top edge of pocket open.  

Weave in remaining ends.  

Mountain Trail Scoodie schematic

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Crochet Hooded pocket scarf free crochet pattern


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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!