Oh Ella! FREE HOODIE PATTERN

When I was first creating my own patterns I was also having a mild love affair with the classic granny square and ways to give it a new spin. That combination led me to Ella - my first hoodie scarf. Ella has been one f my bigger sellers over the years and is great because you can truly play with color. So many football moms order the Ella in team colors for Football Season. I have retired the Ella from my shop so why not pass along the pattern. If you would like a charted breakdown of this pattern and printable version you may purchase it here for $3 or in my Etsy Pattern Shop.

Stitches Used / Abbreviations:
fhdc- foundation half double crochet
fdc- foundation double crochet
ch - Chain
sc - Single Crochet
dc- double crochet
hdc – half double crochet

 

Supply List:
DK or Worsted Weight #4 Yarn
Color A: Black – 810 yrds total
Color B: Steel Grey – 350 yrds total
Color C: White – 350 yrds total
Crochet Hook Size L
Tapestry needle to weave ends
Tape Measure
Fasteners or safety pins


The beauty of this pattern that once you get the rhythm of the rows you will find it is the kind of pattern yo can do without even thinking. So easy!

NOTE: There is no gauge for this pattern because you will meet a specific measurement. If you find you want a longer "wrap" or more scarf length, you can add to your base rows in multiples of four (4). Begin with the Scarf Body.

BEGIN WITH COLOR C:
ROW 1: fdc x112 (or to measure 46” in multiples of 4, then plus 2 for base)
(Here is a free tutorial if you do not know fdc)

Alternatively if you do not know fdc:
- ch 112, then turn(or to measure 46” in multiples of 4, then plus 2 for base)
- ch 2, 111x dc all the way across/ Total for row is 112 dc (incl. ch 2)

ROW 2: ch 2 (acts as first dc), [2x dc, ch 1, 3x dc, ch 1, 3xdc]  around last fdc of base row - (not INTO the stitch - this is very important as you will be creating the overall base look and corner for the garment);
Then: *Ch 1, skip fdc, dc, dc, dc* ; Repeat* to * all way across finishing with Ch 1, skip fdc
[3x dc, ch 1, 3x dc, ch 1, 3x dc]  around last fdc of base row - (not INTO the stitch);
Then: *Ch 1, skip fdc, dc, dc, dc* ; Repeat* to * all way across finishing with Ch 1
Then sl st to top of ch 2 that started row, fasten off color

CHANGE TO COLOR B
ROW 3:  beginning toward the center of your fabric in one of the ch 1 from Row 2;
Ch 2, 2x dc in same ch 1 space; * ch 1, skip 3 dc, then 3x dc into next ch 1 space of previous row*
Repeat* to * all way across
Then into last ch 1 space of row: [3x dc ch 2, 3x dc], ch 1, into next ch 1 space of row 2: [3x dc ch 2, 3x dc]
* ch 1, skip 3 dc, then 3x dc into next ch 1 space of previous row*
Repeat* to * all way across
Then into last ch 1 space of row: [3x dc ch 2, 3x dc], ch 1, into next ch 1 space of row 2: [3x dc ch 2, 3x dc]
* ch 1, skip 3 dc, then 3x dc into next ch 1 space of previous row*
Repeat* to * all way across then hdc into top of ch 2 to connect the row

ROW 4:  Ch 2, 2x dc in same (around hdc); * ch 1, skip 3 dc, then 3x dc into next ch 1 space of previous row*
Repeat* to * all way across
Then into ch 2 space at end of row: [3x dc ch 2, 3x dc], ch 1, 3x dc into next ch 1 space , then into ch 2 space at end of row [3x dc ch 2, 3x dc]
* ch 1, skip 3 dc, then 3x dc into next ch 1 space of previous row*
Repeat* to * all way across
Then into ch 2 space at end of row: [3x dc ch 2, 3x dc], ch 1, 3x dc into next ch 1 space , then into ch 2 space at end of row [3x dc ch 2, 3x dc]
* ch 1, skip 3 dc, then 3x dc into next ch 1 space of previous row*
Repeat* to * all way across then sl st to sop of ch 2 that started row, fasten off color

CHANGE TO COLOR A
ROW 5: Ch 2, 2x dc in same ch 1 space; * ch 1, skip 3 dc, then 3x dc into next ch 1 space of previous row*
Repeat* to * all way across
Then into ch 2 space at end of row: [3x dc ch 2, 3x dc], skip 3 dc, ch 1, 3x dc into next ch 1 space, skip 3 dc, ch 1, 3x dc into next ch 1 space, then into ch 2 space at end of row [3x dc ch 2, 3x dc]
* ch 1, skip 3 dc, then 3x dc into next ch 1 space of previous row*
Repeat* to * all way across
Then into ch 2 space at end of row: [3x dc ch 2, 3x dc], skip 3 dc, ch 1, 3x dc into next ch 1 space, skip 3 dc, ch 1, 3x dc into next ch 1 space, then into ch 2 space at end of row [3x dc ch 2, 3x dc]
* ch 1, skip 3 dc, then 3x dc into next ch 1 space of previous row*
Repeat* to * all way across then hdc into top of ch 2 to connect the row

ROW 6:  Ch 2, 2x dc in same (around hdc); * ch 1, skip 3 dc, then 3x dc into next ch 1 space of previous row*
Repeat* to * all way across
Then into ch 2 space at end of row: [3x dc ch 2, 3x dc], skip 3 dc, ch 1, 3x dc into next ch 1 space, skip 3 dc, ch 1, 3x dc into next ch 1 space, skip 3 dc, ch 1, 3x dc into next ch 1 space, then into ch 2 space at end of row [3x dc ch 2, 3x dc]
* ch 1, skip 3 dc, then 3x dc into next ch 1 space of previous row*
Repeat* to * all way across
Then into ch 2 space at end of row: [3x dc ch 2, 3x dc], skip 3 dc, ch 1, 3x dc into next ch 1 space, skip 3 dc, ch 1, 3x dc into next ch 1 space, skip 3 dc, ch 1, 3x dc into next ch 1 space, then into ch 2 space at end of row [3x dc ch 2, 3x dc]
* ch 1, skip 3 dc, then 3x dc into next ch 1 space of previous row*
Repeat* to * all way across then sl st to sop of ch 2 that started row

ROW 7:  Ch 2, dc all the way across
Then into ch 2 space at end of row: [3x dc ch 2, 3x dc], dc all way across
Then into ch 2 space at end of row: [3x dc ch 2, 3x dc], dc all way across
Then into ch 2 space at end of row: [3x dc ch 2, 3x dc], dc all way across
Then into ch 2 space at end of row: [3x dc ch 2, 3x dc], dc all way across, then sl st to sop of ch 2 that started row

ROW 8:  Ch 2, hdc all the way across
Then into ch 2 space at end of row: [3x hdc ch 2, 3x hdc], hdc all way across
Then into ch 2 space at end of row: [3x hdc ch 2, 3x hdc], hdc all way across
Then into ch 2 space at end of row: [3x hdc ch 2, 3x hdc], hdc all way across
Then into ch 2 space at end of row: [3x hdc ch 2, 3x hdc], hdc all way across, then sl st to sop of ch 2 that started row
Fasten off color

CHANGE TO COLOR B

ROW 9:  Ch 2, hdc all the way across
Then into ch 2 space at end of row: [3x hdc ch 2, 3x hdc], hdc all way across
Then into ch 2 space at end of row: [3x hdc ch 2, 3x hdc], hdc all way across
Then into ch 2 space at end of row: [3x hdc ch 2, 3x hdc], hdc all way across
Then into ch 2 space at end of row: [3x hdc ch 2, 3x hdc], hdc all way across, then sl st to sop of ch 2 that started row
Fasten off color

CHANGE TO COLOR C

ROW 10:  Ch 2, hdc all the way across
Then into ch 2 space at end of row: [3x hdc ch 2, 3x hdc], hdc all way across
Then into ch 2 space at end of row: [3x hdc ch 2, 3x hdc], hdc all way across
Then into ch 2 space at end of row: [3x hdc ch 2, 3x hdc], hdc all way across
Then into ch 2 space at end of row: [3x hdc ch 2, 3x hdc], hdc all way across, then sl st to sop of ch 2 that started row
Fasten off color

Set the scarf body aside and now create TWO identical panels for the hood. Hood Panels:

 

COLOR C:
ROW 1: fhdc x10 - approx 5" (Here is a link to a free tutorial)

Alternatively if you do not know fhdc:
- ch 10, then turn
- ch 2, 9x hdc all the way across/ Total for row is 10 hdc (incl. ch 2)

ROW 2: ch 2 (acts as first dc), 2x dc, ch 1, 3x dc, ch 1, 3xdc]  around last fdc of base row - (not INTO the stitch)
Then * ch 1, skip a hdc space,  dc, dc, dc *
Repeat* to * all way across then, across finishing with Ch 1, skip fhdc
Then: [3x dc, ch 1, 3x dc, ch 1, 3x dc]  around last fdc of base row - (not INTO the stitch);
Then: *Ch 1, skip fhdc, dc, dc, dc* ; Repeat* to * all way across finishing with Ch 1
Then sl st to top of ch 2 that started row, fasten off color

CHANGE TO COLOR B
ROW 3:  beginning toward the center of your fabric in one of the ch 1 from Row 2;
Ch 2, 2x dc in same ch 1 space; * ch 1, skip 3 dc, then 3x dc into next ch 1 space of previous row*
Repeat* to * all way across
Then into last ch 1 space of row: [3x dc ch 2, 3x dc], ch 1, into next ch 1 space of row 2: [3x dc ch 2, 3x dc]
* ch 1, skip 3 dc, then 3x dc into next ch 1 space of previous row*
Repeat* to * all way across
Then into last ch 1 space of row: [3x dc ch 2, 3x dc], ch 1, into next ch 1 space of row 2: [3x dc ch 2, 3x dc]
* ch 1, skip 3 dc, then 3x dc into next ch 1 space of previous row*
Repeat* to * all way across then sl st into top of ch 2 to connect the row, Fasten off color

CHANGE TO COLOR A
ROW 4:  Ch 2, 2x dc in same; * ch 1, skip 3 dc, then 3x dc into next ch 1 space of previous row*
Repeat* to * all way across
Then into ch 2 space at end of row: [3x dc ch 2, 3x dc], ch 1, 3x dc into next ch 1 space , then into ch 2 space at end of row [3x dc ch 2, 3x dc]
* ch 1, skip 3 dc, then 3x dc into next ch 1 space of previous row*
Repeat* to * all way across
Then into ch 2 space at end of row: [3x dc ch 2, 3x dc], ch 1, 3x dc into next ch 1 space , then into ch 2 space at end of row [3x dc ch 2, 3x dc]
* ch 1, skip 3 dc, then 3x dc into next ch 1 space of previous row*
Repeat* to * all way across then sl st to top of ch 2 that started row

ROW 5:  Ch 2, dc all the way across
Then into ch 2 space at end of row: [3x dc ch 2, 3x dc], dc all way across
Then into ch 2 space at end of row: [3x dc ch 2, 3x dc], dc all way across
Then into ch 2 space at end of row: [3x dc ch 2, 3x dc], dc all way across
Then into ch 2 space at end of row: [3x dc ch 2, 3x dc], dc all way across, then sl st to top of ch 2 that started row

ROW 6:  Ch 2, hdc all the way across
Then into ch 2 space at end of row: [2x hdc ch 1, 2x hdc], hdc all way across
Then into ch 2 space at end of row: [2x hdc ch 1, 2x hdc], hdc all way across
Then into ch 2 space at end of row: [2x hdc ch 1, 2x hdc], hdc all way across
Then into ch 2 space at end of row: [2x hdc ch 1, 2x hdc], hdc all way across , then sl st to top of ch 2 that started row
Fasten off color

CHANGE TO COLOR B
ROW 7:  Ch 2, hdc all the way across
Then into ch 1 space at end of row: [2x hdc ch 1, 2x hdc], hdc all way across
Then into ch 1 space at end of row: [2x hdc ch 1, 2x hdc], hdc all way across
Then into ch 1 space at end of row: [2x hdc ch 1, 2x hdc], hdc all way across
Then into ch 1 space at end of row: [2x hdc ch 1, 2x hdc], hdc all way across , then sl st to sop of ch 2 that started row
Fasten off color

CHANGE TO COLOR C
ROW 8:  Ch 2, hdc all the way across
Then into ch 1 space at end of row: [2x hdc ch 1, 2x hdc], hdc all way across
Then into ch 1 space at end of row: [2x hdc ch 1, 2x hdc], hdc all way across
Then into ch 1 space at end of row: [2x hdc ch 1, 2x hdc], hdc all way across
Then into ch 1 space at end of row: [2x hdc ch 1, 2x hdc], hdc all way across , then sl st to sop of ch 2 that started row
Fasten off color


Woo Hoo! You made the 3 panels. Let's assemble and put this baby together. ASSEMBLY:

Measure the scarf body end to end and place a stitch marker in the center on the outside row 10

Begin with hood

  1. Turn Panels right side down. Using fasteners or safety pins, line up corners and fasten together on 2 sides
  2. Using COLOR C: Whip Stitch together up one side and across the other in an L shape

To ensure smooth assembly, be sure to only go through the loop of the hdc on the “inside” – the wrong side

  1. Attach the center of the hood to the body using a safety pin or fastener at the center*****BE SURE TO MARRY WRONG SIDE TO WRONG SIDE
  2. Using COLOR C: Whip Stitch together across end to end of the hood

Now that it is assembled it is time to add some finishing. 


USING COLOR C
Starting at any point on the bottom of the scarf body (opposite of where the hood is attached)
Ch 2, hdc all the way across
Corner: [3x hdc ch 1, 3x hdc], hdc all way across
Corner: [3x hdc ch 1, 3x hdc], hdc all way across 

Inverted: Hood Corner: 2 hdc tog at point where hood and scarf body meet
hdc all way across & around frame of hood

Second Inverted: Hood Corner: 2 hdc tog at point where hood and scarf body meet
hdc all way across
Corner: [3x hdc ch 1, 3x hdc], hdc all way across
Corner: [3x hdc ch 1, 3x hdc], hdc all way across, sl st to top of ch 2, fasten off color

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WEAVE IN ALL ENDS


Add a button at one of the hood corners for secure front closure.  This is such a great pattern for crocheters of all levels and everyone just loves these. Don't forget: If you would like a charted breakdown of this pattern and printable version you may purchase it here for $3 or in my Etsy Pattern Shop.