Friday, 25 January 2013

Crocheted Scoodie Pattern


For a while now, my mum and I have wanted to do a crocheted snood after talking to a lady at a local craft fair in November who was selling them on her stall, we just never got around to it due to Christmas and other commitments.

That is until now, well not exactly.....

My mum has recently got addicted to Pintrest and through that she found what I can only describe as the most amazing pattern ever created.....called a Scoodie!

Yep a Scoodie  a combination of a scarf and a hood/hat! Ive seen these on market stalls every time i'm in town but they are never plain enough to justify wearing them in public for anything other than a party or as part of a cosplay.

Of course she just HAD to make one but with a few adjustments to make it her own such as using neutral colours, adding pockets and creating an elegant yet simple design so it can be worn outside without making you look crazy.

I absolutely love this design so much! its one of my favorite things that she has ever made, and have some how puppy dog eyed into making me my own one to stop me stealing hers!

The finished product
Please be aware that we are very new to writing patterns which make sense to others, so there may be some mistakes dotted about! please let us know if you have any questions :)


Tension is not important in this pattern as long as you're comfortable :)

We used 300g of Aran wool for this particular project.

Please make sure to chain one at the end of every row to keep the scarf straight

Scarf:

Chain 20 and add one extra to allow for turning

Rnd 1: half double crochet (HDC) in the next 20 spaces, chain 1,turn

Rnd 2 onward:  repeat Rnd 1 until desired length has been reached, ours turned out to be 87" or 180 rows (this varies depending on wool used and your tension) and finish off.

fold the sides of the scarf up as much as you like to create pockets and sew them together down the sides (our pockets were roughly 6.5" or 15 rows)

Hood:

Chain 4, join two ends together with a slip stitch, chain two and do 10 hdc in the ring, join together with second chain with a slip stitch,

Rnd 2: 2 hdc in each hdc, join, chain 2 (20)

Rnd 3: *2 hdc in first hdc, 1 hdc in next hdc* Repeat until end of round, join, chain 2 (30)

Rnd 4: *2 hdc in first hdc, 1 hdc in the next 2 hdc* Repeat until end of round, join, chain 2 (40)

Rnd 5: *2 hdc in first hdc, 1 hdc in the next 3 hdc* Repeat until end of round, join, chain 2 (50)

Rnd 6: *2 hdc in first hdc, 1 hdc in the next 4 hdc* Repeat until end of round, join, chain 2 (60)

Rnd 7: *2 hdc in first hdc, 1 hdc in the next 5 hdc* Repeat until end of round, join, chain 2 (70)

Rnd 8: Hdc in each hdc (70)

Rnd 9: *2 hdc in first hdc, 1 hdc in the next 6 hdc* Repeat until end of round, join, chain 2 (80)

Rnd 10: Hdc in each hdc (80)

Rnd 11: Hdc in each hdc until you have 6 left, do not work in the last 6! chain 2 and turn work (74)

Rnd 12: Hdc in each hdc all the way around but not working in the 6 from the previous round, this leaves a gap which its supposed to, chain 2 and turn (74)

Rnd 13-31 Repeat Rnd 12 (feel free to make the hood as big or as small as you like, this is only what we did when creating this pattern) Fasten off.

Locate the middle of the scarf (its best to sew the pockets first), position the middle of the hood along the middle of the scarf, pin in place and check to see if its in the correct position before sewing it into place.

Please note, make sure the pockets are facing down when you position and sew the hood as to make sure the pockets aren't facing inwards when wearing the Scoodie.

And there you have it :) one simple yet pretty Scoodie :)

Worn just to cover the neck and ears

Worn just as a scarf

Those pockets are ideal for keeping your hands warm!
Please feel free to comment and criticize as always :)