Free scarf knitting pattern with heart pockets

Snuggle up in this cosy scarf with pockets. It's a speedy knit and a great gift for someone you love!

Valentine's heart scarf knitting pattern

As the cold weather persists, this snuggly scarf is a real must-have – it has pockets to keep your hands warm, decorated with hearts! A perfect gift to show someone you care on Valentine’s Day or at any time of year, it was designed by Kirstie McLeod for Simply Knitting issue 129.

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Worked in super-chunky yarn from Lion Brand, this project is really quick to knit. If you know your knits and purls, and you’ve followed a colourwork chart before, you’ll be casting off in no time!

Our top tip: Use a chart keeper or a ruler to mark your place as you work through the chart, so you always know which row you're on.

You will need:

  • Lion Brand, Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (82% acrylic, 10% wool, 8% rayon, 170g/97m)
    • 3 balls of Yarn A Lemongrass (132)
    • 1 ball of Yarn B Fisherman (099)
    • 2 balls of Yarn C Cilantro (178)
  • A pair of 10mm needles
Heart scarf knitting pattern

Cast on here:

TENSION

9 sts and 12 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over st st using 10mm needles

SCARF

Cast on 25 sts using 10mm needles and Yarn A.

Row 1 (RS) K1, (P1, K1) to end of row.

Row 2 P1, (K1, P1) to end of row.

Row 3 K1, (P1, K1) to end of row.

Row 4 Purl.

Row 5 Work from Row 1A of Chart.

Continue to follow the Chart for 24 rows.

Next row Knit.

Next row Purl.

Next row Knit.

Starting with a knit row, work 30 rows in st st. The RS is now on what was previously the WS.

Change to Yarn C and work as folls:

Rows 1 & 3 K1, P2, *K5, P2; rep from * to last 8 sts, K5, P2, K1.

Row 2 and all alt rows K1, purl to last st, K1.

Rows 5, 7, 9 & 11 K3, *P5, K2; rep from * to last 8 sts, P5, K3.

Row 12 K1, purl to last st, K1.

Rep rows 1–12 once more.

Change to Yarn A and rep rows 1–12 twice.

Rep rows 1–48 5 more times, then work rows 1–12 twice more in Yarn C.

Change to Yarn A and, starting with a knit row, work in st st for 30 rows.

Next row Purl.

Next row Knit.

Next row Purl.

Continue to work in st st as set, and start working from Chart at row 1B.

Continue to follow the Chart for 24 rows.

Next row Knit.

Row 1 P1, (K1, P1) to end of row.

Row 2 K1, (P1, K1) to end of row.

Row 3 P1, (K1, P1) to end of row.

Cast off.

TO MAKE UP

Fold up each heart panel along purl ridge with WS facing and sew up pocket seams. Weave in all loose ends and press.

Heart scarf chart

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Heart scarf knitting pattern PDF

Heart pocket scarf knitting pattern