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Shadow Stitch Scoodie – Free Crochet Pattern


This Free Crochet pattern teaches how to crochet a Scoodie using the Shadow Tracery Stitch.


You can find all my scarf patterns under the category SCARVES


Other patterns that use this stitch are:

Shadow Tracery Stitch


Shadow Stitch Scoodie – Free Crochet Pattern

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For this Shadow Stitch Scoodie project you will need:

HOOK: 5 mm hook or size H hook for the US


Orange Yarn I used was:

YARN: 2 skeins of worsted weight yarn, 4 ply US, 10 ply AU

100 grams / 3.5. oz

230 meters / 251 yards


Purple yarn I used was:

YARN: 1 skein of worsted weight yarn, 4 ply US, 10 ply AU

100 grams / 3.5. oz

240 meters / 262 yards


You will also need 3 stitch markers.


For this stitch you are using 2 colors. The 2nd color traces the first row like a shadow hence the name Shadow Tracery.


You will need two different color yarns.
A = Main Color

B = Secondary Color


In this project you will be working on the Right and Wrong side, make sure before each row you are working with the correct color and side mentioned. Don’t cut your yarn at the end of a row but drop it and pick it back up later.


This stitch is done in Multiples of 6 + 2


Ch = Chain

sc – single crochet

dc = double crochet

Quad = Quadruple Crochet

sk # sts = Skip that number of stitches

hdc5tog = Half double crochet 5 stitches together

* = Repeat for row what is in between.


PC = Popcorn Cluster – You do this by hdc5tog all into the same stitch.








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To Start (In A color)

Ch 20 or Ch in sets of 6 until you reach desired length then ch 2.


Row 1 (Right Side in A color)

sc in 2nd ch from the hook. *ch 3, sk 2 sts, Pc into next ch, ch 3, sk 2 sts, sc into next stitch. * repeat until end then DO NOT turn.

01 First row of Shadow Tracery Stitch

Row 2 (Right Side in B color)

Join yarn into first stitch by doing a single crochet attachment. Don’t know how? Use this helpful video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZhft3QLj-c * ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc into next PC, ch 3, sk 2 sts, sc into next sc. Repeat at end you will sc into last sc of row. Do not cut yarn. TURN.

02 Second row of Shadow Tracery Stitch

Row 3 (Wrong side in A color)

ch 6 (this will count as your beginning dc and ch 3) skip the first ch 3 and sc and sc into next sc * ch 3, sk 3 sts, PC into next sc, ch 3, sk 3 sts, ch into next sc * Repeat for row. Dc into last stitch. DO NOT turn.

03 Third row Beg and End of Shadow Tracery Stitch

Row 4 (Wrong side in B color)

Pick up yarn and sc into 3rd ch. * ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc into next sc, ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc into next sc * Repeat for row. Turn.

04 Fourth row of Shadow Tracery Stitch

Row 5 (Right Side in A color)

ch 1 and sc into 1st stitch. * ch 3, sk 3 sts, PC into next sc, ch 3 sk 3 sts, sc into next sc * repeat for row. DO NOT turn.

05 Fifth beg of Shadow Tracery Stitch

Row 6

Pick up yarn and sc into 3rd ch. * ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc into next sc, ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc into next sc * Repeat for row. Turn.


You will be repeating rows 3 – 6 until you reach your 17th row or your desired width. After 16th row you can cut your MC and after 17th row you can cut your secondary color.




Fold your scarf in half and find the closest as you can to the middle stitch and place a stitch marker here.

Shadow Stitch Scoodie 5

Then count over 12 ch 3 sections from this middle marker and place a another marker here. Repeat for the other side. You can remove middle stitch marker now.

Shadow Stitch Scoodie 6

Attach your yarn in the sc before the marker. Pay close attention to what stitch should be here, if normally you would be a PC in this stitch, then attach your yarn like you going to do a double crochet attachment, but don’t go through last 2 sts or for a beginner, you can sl st your color on and ch 2 and work your other 4 sts of the PC and continue as normal.


You will work the rows as normal, just like you did the scarf.

I did 26 rows. 1 row of PC and 1 row of sc’s and ch’s as you did before. You should be ending as always on a sc and ch row.

Shadow Stitch Scoodie 7

Cut your yarn on your main color on row 25, but keep your secondary color attached after row 26 because you will use it to sew the hood closed.


After you get your 26 rows done then you’re ready to sew the top of your hood closed.

Shadow Stitch Scoodie 8

Fold your hood in half, and the top of the fold is where you will single crochet your hood closed. Start by going into the last two stitches and work your way to the tip of the hood, cut yarn and hide tails.

Shadow Stitch Scoodie 9

Shadow Stitch Scoodie 10




Row 1 (In A color)


Attach your color by slip stitching and ch 5. Work a Quad (Quadruple Crochet) in the next stitch. Depending on how wide you made your scarf, amount of stitches may vary, but on my scarf I tried to do a Quad on the end of each row. I skipped a few end stitches so that my quad’s wouldn’t be to close together. I got 14 quads on each side. Ch 1 and turn


Row 2 (In A color)

sc in each stitch. (14 sts)

Shadow Stitch Scoodie 11



To make the fringe you will have to grab a cd case or something you can wrap your yarn around so you can make an even fringe. I wrapped mine around 10 times and split the 10 strings down to 5 and used 5 on each side of the scarf. I alternated between colors. 

Shadow Stitch Scoodie 12


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