Hidden Pocket Cowl – Crochet Pattern

What is Hidden in this design?

It is a lovely cowl that will keep you warm, but wait there is so much more! A pocket is hidden in the cowl!

That is right, just reach inside and warm those chilly fingers. I love how this cowl works double duty, but it is just plain fun! These Hidden Pocket Cowls will be a huge hit this winter for anyone of any age! One of my testers husband requested one and now she has made 4 more for her neighbors!

The Hidden Pocket Scarf

The idea of hiding a pocket in a cowl came to me because of all the popularity in the pocket scarves right now. I love the idea of the pocket, but prefer wearing cowls. This was a simple way to meld the two together into a fun and stylish wearable.

For my first Hidden Pocket Cowl I wanted a basic stitch that didn’t take away from the unique design. The stitch works up quick and you will love it. I do have a couple more hidden pocket designs with some fun stitches that will be released soon. Until then check out these lovely ones made by some of my testers.

Hidden Pocket Cowl Test Samples

Sample Made by tester Tanya, she loved this design so much she made a second one by a special request from her husband.

Tester Erin, from Pink Crochet, customized her pocket to feature Santa’s Belt! Isn’t that the cutest idea!

Pattern Tester Debbie did a great job showing how to wear the Hidden Pocket Cowl.

Tester Nicolee, had her co-worker model her finished Hidden Pocket Cowl. They both loved it, I love how cute she looks wearing it even while at work.

Nicolee’s sample was made using Premier Yarn Everyday Worsted.

Materials Needed for Hidden Pocket Cowl

  • Crochet Hook L (8.00 mm)
  • Crochet Hook J (6.00 mm)
  • Worsted Weight Yarn (#4) – 550-600 yards
  • Samples made in: Brava Worsted Weight Yarn in the color: Dove Heather
  • Measuring Tape
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle

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Winter Tracks Scarf / Cowl – Crochet Pattern

A favorite accessory in todays winter closets is a warm and cozy scarf or cowl. They come in all sorts of designs, colors, textures and styles. I have designed many but there is something about the Winter Tracks Scarf/Cowl that makes it my favorite this year.

Winter Tracks Scarf

The Winter Tracks Scarf

I fell in love with Lion Brand Scarfie yarn awhile ago and had this skein in my stash for awhile. I knew I wanted a warm scarf or cowl but I just wasn’t feeling a good design until I stumbled upon this gorgeous stitch one day. It is funny how things happen, I was trying out a stitch and didn’t like it so I switched it up all of a sudden I was drooling over the look and knew right then and there what I was going to make!

It is funny how crocheters seem to like the look of knit but cannot switch to the craft and stick with their hook and continue to crochet. Well, that sums up my attempts to knit, but yes, I love this stitch because it reminds me of a knit look.

I loved the stitch but couldn’t decide between a cowl or a scarf. So, I added buttons and made it so you can wear it either way.

Materials Needed for Winter Tracks Scarf

  • 312 yards Bulky (#5) Weight Yarn – be sure to see note:
  • Sample made with 1 Skein Lion Brand Scarfie yarn / color: Cranberry Black
  • Note about yarn: Scarfie yarn is a lighter bulky yarn, so please check your gauge, a true bulky yarn will be thicker, use more yardage and will have a chunkier look and size.
  • Crochet Hook K (6.50 mm)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Measuring Tape
  • 5 Buttons 1”

A pattern testers finished scarf

One of my pattern testers, Jillian, did an outstanding job on her Winter Tracks Scarf. It shows the perfect color changes in the scarfie yarn and the look of the tracks in the stitches so well.

Another gorgeous sample was made by Heather, she made her Winter Tracks in Lion Brand Scarfie yarn in the color, “Teal & White”. I love the bold color with the white contrast, it really reminds me of those cool winter days.


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Big & Comfy Blanket Collection – Crochet Pattern

Searching for a plush, warm and unique blanket pattern? I know a few young ladies who are graduating from High School this year and they all requested a plush blanket. I wanted to design one that fit each of their personalities so each blanket is super cozy and still has a unique texture to it.

These blankets took some time to design, a lot of trial and error. Hiccup after hiccup kept them from being published, but trust me, they were worth the wait! Check out all 3 blanket designs that are included in the Big & Comfy Set: The Tranquility Blanket, The Serenity Blanket and the Equanimity Blanket.

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What makes the Big & Comfy Collection unique?

Well, all 3 designs are made with a simple technique that makes them extra bulky, chunky and plush! You know those super warm and cozy cowls everyone was wearing this past winter? Well, now you get that same warmth but in an entire blanket!

The blankets are all crocheted while working 2 strands of worsted weight yarn together. Not only is this a fun way to crochet, the blankets work up nearly twice as fast and it is a super easy way to double the eye catching texture in these blankets.

Tranquility Blanket Design

For the first blanket I wanted to get the look of diagonals running across full length of the blanket. Adding these angles along with clusters creates an eye catching design. If you could feel how plush and soft this blanket is you would want to wrap up into it.

Tranquility Blanket

The yarn I used for this design was Red Heart Super Saver in the color Aruba. I typically stay away from RH for large projects but this specific color was so soft and the color popped perfectly for the design.

The pattern includes 3 sizes:

  • Square Lap Blanket Size (40X40) lays from upper waist to toes when sitting
  • Throw Blanket (50X60) – lays from chin to toes
  • Large Throw Blanket (60X80) – lays from chin and can wrap toes inside blanket-extra long

The Serenity Blanket

The Serenity Blanket was designed for a gal that loves to be around her horses, she loves all things western and especially cables. I used a color that reminded me of jeans (since that is what she wears at all time. The yarn I selected to use was Red Heart Comfort yarn in the color: Denim Heather.

Serenity Blanket

The Serenity Blanket is also made in the plush fashion by holding two strands of worsted weight yarn together. I love this technique because not only does it create a thick fabric but, it works up twice as fast as a typical blanket.

This crochet blanket also comes in the same 3 sizes as the Tranquility blanket: Lap, Throw and a Large size Throw (look above in the tranquilty blanket info for details on the sizes).

Serenity Blanket Crochet Pattern

Equanimity Blanket

My personal favorite of the 3 Big & Comfy Blankets is the Equanimity Blanket. This design is made from side to side (instead of the traditional bottom up). It is also crocheted while holding two strands of yarn together at the same time which aides in creating a very plush blanket to wrap up in.

Equanimity Blanket Crochet Pattern

I used a nautral color and decided to use Red Heart with Love in the color Egg Shell. This design is full of unique stitches and techniques. It was originally released as a Crochet Along so there are lots of fun photos of it made in different colors on the Ravelry projects page that you can check out here.

As the other 2 designs in the Big & Comfy collection you have the option to make the Equanimity blanket in 3 sizes: Lap, Throw and a Large Throw Size.

The pattern has lots of photo tutorials to walk you through the pattern. I think you will learn something new with this design and fall in love with some new crochet techniques.

Big and Comfy Crochet Blankets

Where to Get The Big & Comfy Set

The Big & Comfy Collection includes all 3 blanket patterns at a discounted price. You can find them in the links below:

Big & Comfy Blankets

Where to Grab the Individual Patterns

The Tranquility Blanket

The Serenity Blanket

The Equanimity Blanket

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