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Apr 262014
 

Tranquil Waves Convertible Slouch

Fold brim up for a doubly warm brimmed beanie

After the Tranquil Waves Arm Warmer Teen to Adult (s)Tranquil Waves Underarm Purse, Tranquil Waves Toddler Cloche-like Sun Hat, and the unpublished Tranquil Waves Basket, I felt a calling for a beanie/slouch in this addicting stitch pattern.  While we wait for the arm warmers in larger sizes and the toddler leg warmers still in the wing, this convertible beanie/slouch pattern is out to play.

Playing for eons on the type of slouchiness I like, I think I’ve finally found one that didn’t scream Rasta and didn’t scream Smurfette… what do you think?

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Tranquil Waves Convertible Slouch | Free Crochet Pattern | The Crochet Lounge™

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Materials

  • 300-350yds Worsted Weight Yarn sample in Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable
    The Tranquil Waves Slouch and Arm Warmers in Teen to Adult (s) can be made with 2 skeins of Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable
  • I-9 (5.5mm), J-10 (6.0mm) or Hook Size to Obtain Gauge
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors/Yarn Cutter

Sizing

Hook & FO Sizing
~10″ from Crown to RSC Brim 18.5″ diameter + stretch

Gauge

7 stitches and 8 rounds of ribbing per 2” (5.08cm) – adjust hook size to obtain gauge

Dc height is 0.5″ or 1.27cm

If your gauge is not matching the above within the first 2 to 3 rounds, it’s time to adjust – although it is a must on crochet hats, it is less crucial on arm warmers.  This pattern does have a tapered look from decreasing at the Lower Forearm section, so if your Upper Forearm stitching is running long, you may need to start the decrease sooner.  As always, it is easier to follow a gauge than to end up with a piece that is not the desirable size on a fitted item.

If your stitching is resulting in a longer round height, you need to adjust your golden loop or drop down in hook size and use the hook that obtains gauge.

Golden Loop - after inserting your hook into an indicated stitch, the Golden Loop is the loop you yarn over and draw up.  The height of your row/round depends on how high you draw up the Golden Loop.  This matters greatly in gauge matching if you are needing to follow hook size and or have already dropped down in hook size and cannot obtain gauge.

Stitches

Yarn over (yo) – wrap yarn over hook

Chain (ch) – yo, pull through loop on hook

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch and loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Double Crochet (dc) – yo, insert hook in indicated st (stitch), yo draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo draw through 2 loops, yo draw through 2 loops (1 loop on hook)

Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc) - yo, insert hook from front to back to front from the right side around to the left side of the indicated post (Lefties do the opposite from left to right), yo draw up a loop, , yo draw through 2 loops, yo draw through 2

Standing Double Crochet (standing dc)-  This stitch replaces the ch3 start so you have a cleaner look on your piece (in fact, the starting stitch will almost be undetectable)

Front Post Double Crochet decrease (FPdc2tog) - yo, insert hook from front to back to front from the right side around to the left side of the indicated post (Lefties do the opposite from left to right), yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2 loops, yo, insert hook from front to back to front from the right side around to the left side of the next indicated post (Lefties do the opposite from left to right), yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2 loops on hook, yo draw through remaining 3 loops on hook

Special Stitches

3 Double Crochet Shell (3dc Shell) - 3dc in indicated stitch

9tr-Fan  - 9tr in indicated stitch

 V-Stitch (V-st) - (dc, ch1, dc) in indicated stitch

2 Double Crochet V-Stitch (2dc-V-st) (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in indicated stitch

3 Double Crochet V-Stitch (3dc-V-st) - (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in indicated stitch

4 Double Crochet V-Stitch (4dc-V-st) - (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in indicated stitch

V-st in 3dc-V-st V-st in ch1 spc of indicated 3dc-V-st

3dc-V-st in 3dc-V-st  - (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in ch1 spc of previous round’s 3dc-V-st

3dc-V-st in 2dc-V-st  - (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in ch1 spc of previous round’s 2dc-V-st


(Righty) Magic Circle, Invisible Join, Color Change in the Round by The Crochet Lounge™

(Lefty) Magic Circle, Invisible Join, Color Change in the Round by The Crochet Lounge™

Front Post Double Crochet tutorial by Crochet Cabana

Standing Double Crochet tutorial by Moogly

Pattern

Click on the Tabs to access the pattern for each section
<Note: Standing double crochet through out the pattern can be replaced with a starting Ch3 in the round – subsequently any slst join to the top of standing double crochet would be slst join to the top of beginning Ch3.  Using beginning standing dc effectively eliminating the need for Ch3 start and makes your crochet work look neater.>

Brim RibbinTranquil Waves Convertible Slouch & Arm Warmer Set | Free Crochet Pattern | The Crochet Lounge™

Fsc 72, slst join to first fsc, sew the beginning tail to last fsc
<Note: When using fsc joined in the round, you must also join the beginning tail to the bottom of the last fsc in the round so that the ‘foundation chain’ portion is joined as well as the ‘sc’ portion, which is slst joined to the first fsc.>

Round 1
Ch1, *BPhdc around next post, FPhdc around next post, FPhdc around next post,
Rpt from *, slst to beginning ch1
<Note: The last FPhdc goes around the post where the first and last fsc is joined together.  If you do not sew in the beginning tail to the last fsc before starting Row 1, it may look like there are 2 posts remaining.>
[24 BPhdc, 48 FPhdc]

Round 2
<Note: If you find it difficult to start without a ch1, go ahead and make a ch1, otherwise, you can actually go straight into the post stitches>
*BPhdc around BPhdc, FPhdc around FPhdc, FPhdc around FPhdc,
Rpt from *, slst join to beginning BPhdc
[24 BPhdc, 48 FPhdc]

Rounds 3 -8
Repeat Roound 2
[24 BPhdc, 48 FPhdc]

<Note: This creates a close to 2″ or 5cm band>

Body

Round 9:
Standing dc or ch3 start,
*skp 2 sts, 3dc-V-st in next st, skp next 2 sts, dc in next st, ch1, skp next st, dc in next st,
Rpt from * until one st remaining, slst to Standing dc
[9 3dc-V-st, 18 dc, 9 ch1 spc]

Round 10:
Slst around the post of the beginning dc of previous round, standing dc (this acts as the first FPdc),
*3dc-V-st in next 3dc-V-st, FPdc in next dc, ch1, FPdc in next dc
Rpt from * until last dc, FPdc in next dc, ch1, slst join to beginning FPdc
[9 3dc-V-st, 18 FPdc, 9 ch1 spc]

Round 11:
Standing dc, dc in same ch1 spc as the slst join ,
*FPdc around FPdc, V-st in 3dc-V-st, FPdc around FPdc, 2dc-V-st in ch1 spc,
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, 2dc in same ch1 spc worked as the beginning standing dc, ch1, slst to standing dc
[9 V-st, 18 FPdc, 9 2dc-V-st]

Round 12:
Standing dc, 2dc in same ch1 spc as the slst join <Note: This is half of a 3dc-V-st>,
*FPdc around FPdc, ch1, skp V-st, FPdc around FPdc, 3dc-V-st in 2dc-V-st
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, 3dc in same ch1 spc worked as the beginning standing dc, ch1, slst to standing dc
[9 3dc-V-st, 18 FPdc, 9 ch1 spc]

Round 13:
Standing dc, 2dc in same ch1 spc as the slst join <Note: This is half of a 3dc-V-st>,
*FPdc around FPdc, ch1, FPdc around FPdc, 3dc-V-st in 3dc-V-st
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, 3dc in same ch1 spc worked as the standing dc, ch1, slst to standing dc
[9 3dc-V-st, 18 FPdc, 9 ch1 spc]

Round 14:
Standing dc <Note: This is half of a V-st>,
*FPdc around FPdc, 2dc-V-st in next ch1 spc, FPdc around FPdc, V-st in 3dc-V-st,
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, dc in same ch1 spc worked as the beginning standing dc, ch1, slst to standing dc
[9 V-st, 18 FPdc, 9 2dc-V-st]

Round 15:
Slst in next FPdc, FPslst around the same FPdc, Standing dc <Note: this will give you a FPdc look at the beginning of your round & counts as first FPdc>,
*3dc-V-st in 2dc-V-st, FPdc around FPdc, ch1, skp V-st, FPdc around FPdc,
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, ch1, slst to beginning standing dc
[9 3dc-V-st, 18 FPdc, 9 ch1 spc]

Round 16:
FPslst around the standing dc of last round, Standing dc (this will give you the FPdc look at the beginning of the round),
*3dc-V-st in 3dc-V-st, FPdc around FPdc, ch1, FPdc around FPdc,
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, ch1, slst to beginning standing dc
[9 3dc-V-st, 18 FPdc, 9 ch1 spc]

Round 17:
Repeat Round 11

Rounds 18-29-:
Repeat Rounds 12-17

Crown (Decreases in pattern stitch)

Round30:
Standing dc, dc in same ch1 spc as the slst join <Note: This is half of a 2dc-V-st>,
*FPdc around FPdc, ch1, skp V-st, FPdc around FPdc, 2dc-V-st in 2dc-V-st
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, 2dc in same ch1 spc worked as the beginning standing dc, ch1, slst join to standing dc
[9 2dc-V-st, 18 FPdc, 9 ch1 spc]

Round 31:
Standing dc <Note: This is half of a V-st>,
*FPdc around FPdc, ch1, FPdc around FPdc, V-st in 2dc-V-st,
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, dc in same ch1 spc worked as the beginning standing dc, ch1, slst to standing dc
[9 V-st, 18FPdc, 9 ch1 spc]

Round 32:
Standing dc <Note: This is half of a V-st>,
*FPdc around FPdc, V-st in ch1 spc, FPdc around FPdc, V-st in V-st,
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, dc in same ch1 spc worked as the beginning standing dc, ch1, slst to standing dc
[18 V-st, 18FPdc]

Round 33:
Standing dc,
*FPdc around FPdc, dc in V-st, FPdc around FPdc,
Rpt from *, slst to standing dc
[18 dc, 18FPdc]

Round 34:
FPslst around next FPdc, standing dc <Note: This counts as a FPdc>, skp next dc,
*FPdc around next FPdc, skp next dc,
Rpt from *, slst to beginning standing dc
[18 FPdc]

Round 35:
<Note: In this round, you are going to FPdc2tog to draw the stitches in, reducing by 9 stitches.  The first decrease may read tricky but is just composed of half a standing dc and an FPdc together to form the decrease as any normal dc2tog decreases>
FPslst around FPdc, partial standing dc (only draw through the first 2 loops leaving 2 on hook), partial FPdc around next FPdc, 3 loops on hook, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook to finish the first FPdc2tog,
*FPdc2tog,
Rpt from * 7 more times, slst to standing dc
[9 FPdc2tog]

Round 36:
FPslst around FPdc, Standing dc, *FPdc2tog,
Rpt from * 3 more times, slst to standing dc
[1 Standing dc, 4 FPdc2tog]

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Apr 192014
 

Tranquil Waves Arm Warmer

Teen – Adult (S)

Have you seen the Tranquil Waves Underarm Purse, Tranquil Waves Toddler Cloche-like Sun Hat, or the Tranquil Waves Basket?  There simply can’t be enough Tranquil Waves patterns, so we’ll be hooking up the Arm Warmers in larger sizes soon as well as the toddler leg warmers and adult slouch hat!

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Materials

  • 300-350yds Worsted Weight Yarn sample in Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable
    The Tranquil Waves Slouch and Arm Warmers in Teen to Adult (s) can be made with 2 skeins of Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable
  • H-8 (5mm), I-9 (5.5mm), J-10 (6.0mm) or Hook Size to Obtain Gauge
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors/Yarn Cutter

Sizing

Hook & FO Sizing
~8″ from Crown to RSC Brim 18.5″ diameter + stretch

Gauge

Pattern stitches are 2 rounds per inch — adjust hook size to obtain gauge

Dc height is 0.5″ or 1.27cm

If your gauge is not matching the above within the first 2 to 3 rounds, it’s time to adjust – although it is a must on crochet hats, it is less crucial on arm warmers.  This pattern does have a tapered look from decreasing at the Lower Forearm section, so if your Upper Forearm stitching is running long, you may need to start the decrease sooner.  As always, it is easier to follow a gauge than to end up with a piece that is not the desirable size on a fitted item.

If your stitching is resulting in a longer round height, you need to adjust your golden loop or drop down in hook size and use the hook that obtains gauge.

Golden Loop - after inserting your hook into an indicated stitch, the Golden Loop is the loop you yarn over and draw up.  The height of your row/round depends on how high you draw up the Golden Loop.  This matters greatly in gauge matching if you are needing to follow hook size and or have already dropped down in hook size and cannot obtain gauge.

Stitches

Yarn over (yo) – wrap yarn over hook

Chain (ch) – yo, pull through loop on hook

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch and loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Double Crochet (dc) – yo, insert hook in indicated st (stitch), yo draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo draw through 2 loops, yo draw through 2 loops (1 loop on hook)

Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc) - yo, insert hook from front to back to front from the right side around to the left side of the indicated post (Lefties do the opposite from left to right), yo draw up a loop, , yo draw through 2 loops, yo draw through 2

Standing Double Crochet (standing dc)-  This stitch replaces the ch3 start so you have a cleaner look on your piece (in fact, the starting stitch will almost be undetectable)

Special Stitches

3 Double Crochet Shell (3dc Shell) - 3dc in indicated stitch

9tr-Fan  - 9tr in indicated stitch

 V-Stitch (V-st) - (dc, ch1, dc) in indicated stitch

2 Double Crochet V-Stitch (2dc-V-st) (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in indicated stitch

3 Double Crochet V-Stitch (3dc-V-st) - (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in indicated stitch

4 Double Crochet V-Stitch (4dc-V-st) - (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in indicated stitch

V-st in 3dc-V-st V-st in ch1 spc of indicated 3dc-V-st

3dc-V-st in 3dc-V-st  - (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in ch1 spc of previous round’s 3dc-V-st

3dc-V-st in 2dc-V-st  - (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in ch1 spc of previous round’s 2dc-V-st

Pattern

Click on the Tabs to access the pattern for each section
<Note: Standing double crochet through out the pattern can be replaced with a starting Ch3 in the round – subsequently any slst join to the top of standing double crochet would be slst join to the top of beginning Ch3.  Using beginning standing dc effectively eliminating the need for Ch3 start and makes your crochet work look neater.>

Upper Arm Ribbing

Fsc 40, slst join to first fsc, sew the beginning tail to last fsc
<Note: When using fsc joined in the round, you must also join the beginning tail to the bottom of the last fsc in the round so that the ‘foundation chain’ portion is joined as well as the ‘sc’ portion, which is slst joined to the first fsc.>

Round 1
Ch1, *BPhdc around next post, FPhdc around next post,
Rpt from *, slst to beginning ch1
<Note: The last FPhdc goes around the post where the first and last fsc is joined together.  If you do not sew in the beginning tail to the last fsc before starting Row 1, it may look like there are 2 posts remaining.>
[20 BPhdc, 20 FPhdc]

Round 2
<Note: If you find it difficult to start without a ch1, go ahead and make a ch1, otherwise, you can actually go straight into the post stitches>
*BPhdc around BPhdc, FPhdc around FPhdc
Rpt from *, slst join to beginning BPhdc
[20 BPhdc, 20 FPhdc]

Rounds 3 -5
Repeat Roound 2
[20 BPhdc, 20 FPhdc]

Upper Forearm

Round 6:
Standing dc or ch3 start,
*skp 3 dc, 3dc-V-st in next dc, skp 3 dc, dc in next dc, ch1, skp next dc, dc in next dc
Rpt from * until one dc remaining, slst to Standing dc
[4 3dc-V-st, 8 dc, 4 ch1 spc]

Round 7:
Slst around the post of the beginning dc of previous round, standing dc (this acts as the first FPdc),
*3dc-V-st in next 3dc-V-st, FPdc in next dc, ch1, FPdc in next dc
Rpt from * until last dc, FPdc in next dc, ch1, slst join to beginning FPdc
[4 3dc-V-st, 8 FPdc, 4 ch1 spc]

Round 8:
Standing dc, dc in same ch1 spc as the slst join ,
*FPdc around FPdc, V-st in 3dc-V-st, FPdc around FPdc, 2dc-V-st in ch1 spc,
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, 2dc in same ch1 spc worked as the beginning standing dc, ch1, slst to standing dc
[4 V-st, 4 2dc-V-st, 8 FPdc]

Round 9:
Standing dc, 2dc in same ch1 spc as the slst join <Note: This is half of a 3dc-V-st>,
*FPdc around FPdc, ch1, skp V-st, FPdc around FPdc, 3dc-V-st in 2dc-V-st
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, 3dc in same ch1 spc worked as the beginning standing dc, ch1, slst to standing dc
[4 3dc-V-st, 8 FPdc, 4 ch1 spc]

Round 10:
Standing dc, 2dc in same ch1 spc as the slst join <Note: This is half of a 3dc-V-st>,
*FPdc around FPdc, ch1, FPdc around FPdc, 3dc-V-st in 3dc-V-st
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, 3dc in same ch1 spc worked as the standing dc, ch1, slst to standing dc
[4 3dc-V-st, 8 FPdc, 4 ch1 spc]

Round 11:
Standing dc <Note: This is half of a V-st>,
*FPdc around FPdc, 2dc-V-st in next ch1 spc, FPdc around FPdc, V-st in 3dc-V-st,
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, dc in same ch1 spc worked as the beginning standing dc, ch1, slst to standing dc
[4 V-st, 8FPdc, 4 2dc-V-st]

Round 12:
Slst in next FPdc, FPslst around the same FPdc, Standing dc <Note: this will give you a FPdc look at the beginning of your round & counts as first FPdc>,
*3dc-V-st in 2dc-V-st, FPdc around FPdc, ch1, skp V-st, FPdc around FPdc,
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, ch1, slst to beginning standing dc
[4 3dc-V-st, 4 ch1 spc]

Round 13:
FPslst around the standing dc of last round, Standing dc (this will give you the FPdc look at the beginning of the round),
*3dc-V-st in 3dc-V-st, FPdc around FPdc, ch1, FPdc around FPdc,
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, ch1, slst to beginning standing dc
[4 3dc-V-st, 8FPdc, 4 ch1 spc]

Round 14:
Repeat Round 10

Rounds 15-20:
Repeat Rounds 9-14

Lower Forearm (Decreases in pattern stitch)

Round 21:Tranquil Waves Arm Warmer Close Up | Free Crochet Pattern | The Crochet Lounge™
Standing dc, dc in same ch1 spc as the slst join <Note: This is half of a 2dc-V-st>,
*FPdc around FPdc, ch1, skp V-st, FPdc around FPdc, 2dc-V-st in 2dc-V-st
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, 2dc in same ch1 spc worked as the beginning standing dc, ch1, slst join to standing dc
[4 2dc-V-st, 8 FPdc, 4 ch1 spc]

Round 22:
Standing dc, dc in same ch1 spc as the slst join <Note: This is half of a 2dc-V-st>,
*FPdc around FPdc, ch1, FPdc around FPdc, 2dc-V-st in 2dc-V-st
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, 2dc in same ch1 spc worked as the beginning standing dc, ch1, slst join to standing dc
[4 2dc-V-st, 8 FPdc, 4 ch1 spc]

Round 23:
Standing dc <Note: This is half of a V-st>,
*FPdc around FPdc, 2dc-V-st in next ch1 spc, FPdc around FPdc, V-st in 2dc-V-st,
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, dc in same ch1 spc worked as the beginning standing dc, ch1, slst to standing dc
[4 V-st, 8FPdc, 4 2dc-V-st]

Round 24:
Slst in next FPdc, FPslst around the same FPdc, Standing dc,
*2dc-V-st in 2dc-V-st, FPdc around FPdc, ch1, skp V-st, FPdc around FPdc,
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, ch1, slst to beginning standing dc
[4 2dc-V-st, 8FPdc, 4 ch1 spc]

Round 25:
FPslst around the standing dc of last round, Standing dc (this will give you the FPdc look at the beginning of the round),
*2dc-V-st in 2dc-V-st, FPdc around FPdc, ch1, FPdc around FPdc,
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, ch1, slst to beginning standing dc
[4 3dc-V-st, 8FPdc, 4 ch1 spc]

Round 26:
Standing dc, dc in same ch1 spc as the slst join <Note: This is half of a 2dc-V-st>,
*FPdc around FPdc, ch1, FPdc around FPdc, 2dc-V-st in 2dc-V-st
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, 3dc in same ch1 spc worked as the standing dc, ch1, slst to standing dc
[4 3dc-V-st, 8 FPdc, 4 ch1 spc]

Rounds 27-32:
Repeat Rounds 21-26

Rounds 33-35:
Repeat Rounds 21-23

Round 36 (thumb hole):
Slst in next FPdc, FPslst around the same FPdc, Standing tr or ch4
<Note: This is the beginning FPtr of the round and is the thumb hole area>,
*2dc-V-st in 2dc-V-st, FPdc around FPdc, ch1, skp V-st, FPdc around FPdc,
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPtr around FPdc, ch5, slst to beginning standing dc
[4 2dc-V-st, 6 FPdc, 2 FPtr, 3 ch1 spc, 1 ch5 spc]

Round 37:
FPslst around the standing tr or ch4 of last round, Standing dc,
*2dc-V-st in 2dc-V-st, FPdc around FPdc, ch1, FPdc around FPdc,
Rpt from * until FPtr remains, FPdc around FPtr, ch1, slst to beginning standing dc
[4 3dc-V-st, 8FPdc, 4 ch1 spc]

Round 38:
Repeat Round 26

Hand Ribbing

Round 39Tranquil Waves Arm Warmer Hand Ribbing Detail | Free Crochet Pattern | The Crochet Lounge™
Ch1, sc in same ch1 spc, skp next dc, sc in next dc, sc in next FPdc, sc in next dc, sc in ch1 spc of v-st, skp next dc, sc in next FPdc, sc in next dc, sc in next dc,
*sc in ch1 spc, skp next dc, sc in next dc, sc in next FPdc, sc in next dc, sc in ch1 spc of v-st, skp next dc, sc in next FPdc, sc in next dc, sc in next dc,
Rpt from *, slst to beginning sc
[32 sc]

Round 40
Ch1, *BPhdc around next post, FPhdc around next post,
Rpt from *, slst to beginning ch1
<Note: The last FPhdc goes around the post where the first and last fsc is joined together.  If you do not sew in the beginning tail to the last fsc before starting Row 1, it may look like there are 2 posts remaining.>
[16 BPhdc, 16 FPhdc]

Round 41
<Note: If you find it difficult to start without a ch1, go ahead and make a ch1, otherwise, you can actually go straight into the post stitches>
*BPhdc around BPhdc, FPhdc around FPhdc
Rpt from *, slst join to beginning BPhdc
[16 BPhdc, 16 FPhdc]

Round 42
Repeat Roound 41
[16 BPhdc, 16 FPhdc]

Finishing

Round 43
Reverse sc (crab stitch) around, cut yarn

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Apr 052014
 

Tranquil Waves Toddler Sun Hat (Cloche) 

Once in a great while, I see or create a stitch pattern and the hook-addict comes out to play.  Everything from there on that I can think of and dream up is in that particular stitch – take the entire free crochet pattern set in Mariposas stitch for example: Mariposas Beanie (Bottom-Up) featuring ribbed brim, Mariposas Boot Cuffs, Mariposas y Angeles Beanie (Top-Down) featuring basket weave brim, Mariposas Wrist Cuffs, Mariposas Bolero (yet to be revealed), Mariposas Throw (in final development stage) as an example.

The Tranquil Waves is no exception.  This time, after making the Tranquil Waves Underarm Purse, the series has barely lifted off.  This toddler cloche-like sun hat will be the first in a toddler set of legwarmers and more in DK (Light Worsted Weight #3)! My lounge friends with mostly dk weight yarn, you are in for a treat :)

New addition: Tranquil Waves Teen-Adult (s) Arm Warmer <3

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Tranquil Waves Toddler Sun Hat on Tree^3 | The Crochet Lounge™ Free Crochet Pattern

Tranquil Waves Toddler Sun Hat on Tree^3 in Ella Rae Cozy Soft Prints #5 Aqua, Lavender via Knitting Fever, Inc.| The Crochet Lounge™ Free Crochet Pattern

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Materials

Sizing

Hook & FO Sizing
~8″ from Crown to RSC Brim 18.5″ diameter + stretch
Fits 12-24mo toddler

Gauge

2” (5.08cm) after first 2 rounds – adjust hook size to obtain gauge

Dc height is 0.5″ or 1.27cm

If your gauge is not matching the above within the first 2 to 3 rounds, it’s time to adjust – although mentioned before in the Pineapple Lace Sunhat that it is crucial in hat-making that your gauge matches in the increase rounds or your hat will end up being way too big or way too small, it is LESS critical on a hat made with sock yarn or highly stretchable material vs. 100% cotton.

If your stitching is resulting in a longer round height, you need to adjust your golden loop or drop down in hook size and use the hook that obtains gauge.

Golden Loop - after inserting your hook into an indicated stitch, the Golden Loop is the loop you yarn over and draw up.  The height of your row/round depends on how high you draw up the Golden Loop.  This matters greatly in gauge matching if you are needing to follow hook size and or have already dropped down in hook size and cannot obtain gauge.


(Righty) Magic Circle, Invisible Join, Color Change in the Round by The Crochet Lounge™

(Lefty) Magic Circle, Invisible Join, Color Change in the Round by The Crochet Lounge™

Front Post Double Crochet tutorial by Crochet Cabana

Standing Double Crochet tutorial by Moogly

Reverse Single Crochet / Crab Stitch tutorial by Crochet Geek

Pattern

Click on the Tabs to access the pattern for each section
<Note: Standing double crochet through out the pattern can be replaced with a starting Ch3 in the round – subsequently any slst join to the top of standing double crochet would be slst join to the top of beginning Ch3.  Using beginning standing dc effectively eliminating the need for Ch3 start and makes your crochet work look neater.>

Crown

Magic Circle The Crochet Lounge Way (Click for Righty TutorialLefty Tutorial)

Round 1
12dc into the Magic Circle
[12dc]

Round 2
Standing dc, dc in same st, 2dc in each dc around, slst join to the standing dc
[24dc]

Round 3
Standing dc, 2dc in same st, skp next dc,
*3dc in next dc, skp next dc,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to standing dc
[36dc or 12 3dc-shell]

Round 4
Slst in next st (to center of 3dc-shell),
Standing dc, (dc, ch1, 2dc) in same spc as standing dc,
*2dc-V-st in center of next 3dc-shell,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to Standing dc
[12ch1 spc + 48dc or 12 2dc-V-st]
<Note: You are now working in the center dc of the 3dc-shell in this round>

Round 5
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of 2dc-V-st),
Standing dc, 4dc in same ch1 spc,
*5dc-fan in next 2dc-V-st,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to Standing dc
[12 5dc-fan or 60dc]
<Note: You are working in the ch1 spc of the V-Shells this round>

Round 6
Slst in next 2 st (to center of 5dc-fan),
Standing dc, (2dc, ch1, 3dc) in same dc, ch1
*3dc-V-st in next 5dc-fan of Round 5, ch1
Rpt from *,
Slst join to Standing dc
[12 3dc-V-st or 72dc and 9 ch1 spc]
<Note: You are working in the center st of the 5dc-fan>

Round 7
Slst in next 3 st, (to ch1 spc of 3dc-V-st)
Standing dc, dc in next 3dc, dc in ch1 spc,  dc in next 3 dc (this is the first set that has 8dc – next set will only have 7),
Dc in next ch1 spc, dc in next 3 dc, dc in ch1 spc of 3dc-V-st, skp next dc, dc in next 2 dc, (this set has 7 dc in total)
*dc in next ch1 spc, dc in next 3dc, dc in ch1 spc,  dc in next 3 dc (this set has 8dc), dc in next ch1 spc, dc in next 3 dc, dc in ch1 spc of 3dc-V-st, skp next dc, dc in next 2 dc, (this set has 7dc),
Rpt from * slst join to Standing dc
[90dc]
<Note: This round sets up the correct number of stitches for the tranquil waves stitch pattern.  In order to get to 90 stitches from 81, there will only be 9 increase stitches occurring every other 3dc-V-st so the count is 7dc, 8dc so on and so forth with the dc right after the ch1 being skipped when a shell only takes on 7dc instead of 8dc>

Round 8:Tranquil Waves Toddler Sun Hat Still | The Crochet Lounge™ Free Crochet Pattern
Standing dc or ch3 start,
*skp 3 dc, 3dc-V-st in next dc, skp 3 dc, dc in next dc, ch1, skp next dc, dc in next dc
Rpt from * until one dc remaining, slst to Standing dc
[9 3dc-V-st, 18 dc, 9 ch1 spc]

Round 9:
Slst around the post of the beginning dc of Round 2, standing dc (this acts as the first FPdc),
*3dc-V-st in next 3dc-V-st, FPdc in next dc, ch1, FPdc in next dc
Rpt from * until last dc, FPdc in next dc, ch1, slst join to beginning FPdc
[9 3dc-V-st, 18 FPdc, 9 ch1 spc]

Round 10:
Standing dc, dc in same ch1 spc as the slst join ,
*FPdc around FPdc, V-st in 3dc-V-st, FPdc around FPdc, 2dc-V-st in ch1 spc,
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, 2dc in same ch1 spc worked as the beginning standing dc, ch1, slst to standing dc

Round 11:
Standing dc, 2dc in same ch1 spc as the slst join ,
*FPdc around FPdc, ch1, skp V-st, FPdc around FPdc, 3dc-V-st in 2dc-V-st
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, 3dc in same ch1 spc worked as the beginning standing dc, ch1, slst to standing dc

Round 12:
Standing dc, 2dc in same ch1 spc as the slst join (Note: This is half of a 3dc-V-st),
*FPdc around FPdc, ch1, FPdc around FPdc, 3dc-V-st in 3dc-V-st
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, 3dc in same ch1 spc worked as the beginning standing dc, ch1, slst to standing dc

Round 13:
Standing dc (Note: This is half of a V-st),
*FPdc around FPdc, 2dc-V-st in next ch1 spc, FPdc around FPdc, V-st in 3dc-V-st,
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, dc in same ch1 spc worked as the beginning standing dc, ch1, slst to standing dc

Round 14:
Slst in next FPdc, FPslst around the same FPdc, Standing dc (this will give you a FPdc look at the beginning of your round),
*3dc-V-st in 2dc-V-st, FPdc around FPdc, ch1, skp V-st, FPdc around FPdc,
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, ch1, slst to beginning standing dc

Round 15:
FPslst around the standing dc of last round, Standing dc (this will give you the FPdc look at the beginning of the round),
*3dc-V-st in 3dc-V-st, FPdc around FPdc, ch1, FPdc around FPdc,
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, ch1, slst to beginning standing dc

Round 16:
Repeat Round 10

Brim – Cloche-Like Shells

Tranquil Waves Toddler Sun Hat  on Wood | The Crochet Lounge™ Free Crochet Pattern

Round 17
Standing dc, 3dc in same ch1 spc as slst join,
*FPdc in FPdc, ch1, FPdc in FPdc, 4dc-V-st in 2dc-V-st,
Rpt from * until one FPdc remains, FPdc in FPdc, 4dc in same ch1 spc as slst join of last round, ch1, slst join to standing dc
[9 4dc-V-st, 9 ch1 spc]

 

 

Round 18
Ch1, sc in same st, 9tr in next ch1 spc,
*sc in ch1 spc of 4dc-V-st, 9tr in next ch1 spc,
Rpt from *, slst join to beginning sc
[9 9tr-fans 9sc]

Round 19
Ch1, sc in slst join, 9tr-fan in next sc, sc in 5th tr of 9tr-fan sl st join to the first sc of the round
[9 9tr-fans 9 sc]

Round 20
Crab stitch (reverse single crochet/rsc) around each stitch in Round 19, cut yarn

Weave in Ends


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Mar 292014
 

~ Tranquil Waves Underarm Purse ~

Free Crochet Pattern

When I think of the Spring near the ocean, I imagine the calm, white, sandy beach with tranquil waves at sunset.  While I am not much of a purse user, I do so love yarn and book totes that fit an occasional diaper or two.  This free crochet pattern series with the Tranquil Waves stitch will include your usual accessories suspects, and then some.  For now, you can enjoy this fantastic purse while honing in on your crochet stitches/tricks.

Want to add a set of things in this stitch?  Check out Tranquil Waves Toddler Cloche-Like Sun Hat & Tranquil Waves Arm Warmer – Teen – Adult (s), there’s more in this series, so don’t miss it :) Visit again soon.

Tranquil Waves Underarm Purse | The Crochet Lounge™ Free Crochet Purse Pattern

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Following the gauge, the purse will turn out to be about 9.5″ Square.  You are welcome to line it with fabric or use store purchased handles.  A few options will be presented to you when it comes time :)

I’ve seen a lot of crochet purses/handbags, but have stayed away from making my own.  When I encountered this stitch pattern, it called my name (ask other designers, they know what I’m talking about – not to deter from the fact that we’re all just a tad bit crazy);  I knew it was a purse and much much more.  A week later, this Mystery Crochet Along was born and the purse sits pretty before you.

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Materials

    • One Skein of Bernat Mosaic or 209-300yds of worsted weight yarn (photo done in Optimistic colorway)
    • H-8 (5mm), I-9 (5.5mm), J-10 (6mm) Hook (whatever it takes to obtain gauge)
    • Tapestry Needle
    • Scissors
    • Any other accessories you would like to use, e.g. fabric lining, button closure, store bought handles

Sizing:

One Size fits most Child – Adult.  It will be more like a tote on a 5yo and an underarm purse on an adult

Stitches

Yarn over (yo) – wrap yarn over hook

Chain (ch) – yo, pull through loop on hook

Foundation single crochet (fsc) ch2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)*insert hook into the foundation chain just created, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)Repeat from * until total fsc completed

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch and loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Double Crochet (dc) – yo, insert hook in indicated st (stitch), yo draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo draw through 2 loops, yo draw through 2 loops (1 loop on hook)

Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc) - yo, insert hook from front to back to front from the right side around to the left side of the indicated post (Lefties do the opposite from left to right), yo draw up a loop, , yo draw through 2 loops, yo draw through 2
Video tutorial by Crochet Cabana: http://youtu.be/EwwCBNQRVvI?t=25s

Standing Double Crochet (standing dc)-  This stitch replaces the ch3 start so you have a cleaner look on your piece (in fact, the starting stitch will almsot be undetectable) Video tutorial by Mooglyblog: http://youtu.be/aduDzuchP6c?t=53s

Special Stitches

V-Stitch (V-st) - (dc, ch1, dc) in indicated stitch

2 Double Crochet V-Stitch (2dc-Vst) - (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in indicated stitch

3 Double Crochet V-Stitch (3dc-V-st) - (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in indicated stitch

V-st in 3dc-V-st - V-st in ch1 spc of indicated 3dc-V-st

3dc-V-st in 3dc-V-st  - (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in ch1 spc of previous round’s 3dc-V-st

3dc-V-st in 2dc-V-st  - (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in ch1 spc of previous round’s 2dc-V-st

Gauge:

4″ x 4″ swatch:
Stitch pattern ch15, sc second st from hook, sc in each st across [14sc ]
*Ch1, turn, sc in each st across, Rpt for a total of 16 sc rowssc = 1/4″ row height

hdc = 1/2″ row height
dc = 3/4″ row height 

Pattern:Tranquil Waves Underarm Purse Close Up | The Crochet Lounge™ Free Crochet Purse Pattern

FSC 37

Round 1:
Ch1, 2sc in same fsc space, sc in each of the next 35 fsc, 5sc in the last fsc, rotate the work clockwise (counter-clockwise for lefties), sc in each of the next 35 fsc, 3sc in the same fsc you started Round 1, slst join to the first sc
[80 sc]

Round 2:
Standing dc or ch3 start,
*skp 3 sc, 3dc-V-st in next sc, skp 3 sc, dc in next sc, ch1, skp next sc, dc in next sc
Rpt from * until one sc remaining, slst to beginning dc

Round 3:
Slst around the post of the beginning dc of Round 2, standing dc (this acts as the first FPdc),
*3dc-V-st in next 3dc-V-st, FPdc in next dc, ch1, FPdc in next dc
Rpt from * until last dc, FPdc in next dc, ch1, slst join to beginning FPdc

Round 4:
Standing dc, dc in same ch1 spc as the slst join ,
*FPdc around FPdc, V-st in 3dc-V-st, FPdc around FPdc, 2dc-V-st in ch1 spc,
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, 2dc in same ch1 spc worked as the beginning standing dc, ch1, slst to standing dc

Round 5:
Standing dc, 2dc in same ch1 spc as the slst join ,
*FPdc around FPdc, ch1, skp V-st, FPdc around FPdc, 3dc-V-st in 2dc-V-st
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, 3dc in same ch1 spc worked as the beginning standing dc, ch1, slst to standing dc

Round 6:
Standing dc, 2dc in same ch1 spc as the slst join (Note: This is half of a 3dc-V-st),
*FPdc around FPdc, ch1, FPdc around FPdc, 3dc-V-st in 3dc-V-st
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, 3dc in same ch1 spc worked as the beginning standing dc, ch1, slst to standing dc

Round 7:
Standing dc (Note: This is half of a V-st),
*FPdc around FPdc, 2dc-V-st in next ch1 spc, FPdc around FPdc, V-st in 3dc-V-st,
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, dc in same ch1 spc worked as the beginning standing dc, ch1, slst to standing dc

Round 8:
Slst in next FPdc, FPslst around the same FPdc, Standing dc (this will give you a FPdc look at the beginning of your round),
*3dc-V-st in 2dc-V-st, FPdc around FPdc, ch1, skp V-st, FPdc around FPdc,
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, ch1, slst to beginning standing dc

 Round 9:
FPslst around the standing dc of last round, Standing dc (this will give you the FPdc look at the beginning of the round),
*3dc-V-st in 3dc-V-st, FPdc around FPdc, ch1, FPdc around FPdc,
Rpt from * until last FPdc, FPdc around FPdc, ch1, slst to beginning standing dc

Rounds 10-15:
Repeat Rounds 4-9

Round 16-20:
Repeat Rounds 4-8

RS = Right Side
WS = Wrong Side

Strap

Row 1 (RS):
Slst in the next 3 dc, slst in ch1 spc, slst in next 3 dc
Working in Round 19 (2 rounds below for stability),
sc in the last dc of the 2dc-V-st, sc in the FPdc, 2sc in ch1spc of V-st, sc first dc of next 2dc-V-st, sc in next dc of 2dc-V-st
[6sc]

Row 2 (WS):
Ch1, turn, sc in each sc across
[6sc]

 Row 3 (RS) – odd # row of your choosing (RS):
Repeat Row 2
[6sc]

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Join and ending to comeTo join the strap to the other side of your underarm purse…
Ch1, turn, sc in each sc across (yes, I tricked you to end on an even # row, but you do need to hook through to the RS
[6sc]

With the purse that has strap attached side facing you, fold your strap over in half – make sure there is no twist.Turn the purse and the unattached strap over.

The strap placement on this side of the purse will be identical to the side you started on – right hand side between the first two 3dc-V-st (left hand side between the first two 3dc-V-st for lefties).

Once you have the strap lined up to where it should go, roll it over onto the purse so that the RS of the strap and the RS of the purse are facing.  You will hook from the inside of the bag through both the purse and the sc on the strap for this row.

Working from the inside of the purse in Round 19 (2 rounds below for stability) and through both layers,
sc in the last dc of the 2dc-V-st, sc in the FPdc, 2sc in ch1spc of V-st (insert each sc in an sc on the strap on t he second layer), sc first dc of next 2dc-V-st, sc in next dc of 2dc-V-st
[6sc]

 Edging:

Rotate your work so that you are working up the side of your strap
sc in each end of strap row

When  you reach where the strap and purse connects, rotate your work again so you are working into the top of Round 20
*slst in each dc of 3dc-V-st, sc in ch1 spc of 3dc-V-st, slst in next 3 dc of 3dc-V-st, skp FPdc, 2sc in ch1 spc, skp FPdc,
Rpt from * until you reach the other end of the strap, cut 6″ tail, fasten off

Turn purse over, start at the base of the unworked side of the strap RS facing

Slst attach new yarn

Repeat Edging

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~♥ Eternal Love Hugs & Kisses
Baby – Toddler Princess Tutu X♥X♥ ♥~

The Eternal Love Hugs & Kisses patterns are really taking a shape of their own!  The free crochet pattern series includes newborn-adult sized headband  and the Eternal Love Hugs & Kisses Infinity Scarf so far; they were so fun to make I had to have a set for myself! My Musical daughter will soon make her own set after seeing her mom and baby sister sporting the hearts.  Isn’t that exciting?Hugs & Kisses to you X♥X♥

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Seeing the cutest headband on Tree^3, I couldn’t leave it as the only pattern in the series.  She is so stinkin’ cute I had to have a bottom to match.  Although I had veered away from making tutu items, this one sealed the deal.  If you have never worked with tulle or made a tutu, not to worry, your hook will help you through it all!

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Materials

    • Small amount of Worsted Weight yarn – I have used Red Heart with Love in the photos shown.
    • 6″ wide tulle rolls (single or multiple colors) 30-60yds depending on length, size, and fluffiness desired
      <Note: In the photo, I used roughly 50 yards of 2 colors combined hooking in the Fdc where round 1 is FPhdc only leaving all connected to BPhdc empty>
    • H-8 (5mm), I-9 (5.5mm), J-10 (6mm) Hook (whatever it takes to obtain gauge)
    • Stitch Marker
    • Tapestry Needle
    • Scissors

Sizing:

Hook & FO Sizing – this goes with gauge — it is very important to check gauge on a fitted item!

~17″+/43cm circumference newborn size- fsc 60
~18″+/45cm  circumference 0-3mo infant size - fsc 64
~19″+/45.5cm  circumference 3-9mo infant size - fsc 68
~20″+/50cm circumference 12-18mo – fsc 72
~21″+/53cm circumference 24mo – fsc 76

<Note: Since post stitches make the pattern stretchy, and the puff hearts allow stretch as well, with each sizing, you can actually stretch it enough to fit 1.5-2″ up, which means you can get a lot of wear out of a single sizing. ex. My 20mo fits in ~18″+ stretched written w/o stretch for 0-3mo>

Stitches (sts)& Abbreviations

Yarn over (yo) – wrap yarn over hook

Chain (ch) – yo, pull through loop on hook

Foundation double crochet (fdc) – ch2, yo, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2, yo draw through 2 (this completes the double crochet)
*yo, insert hook into the foundation chain just created, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2, yo draw through 2 (this completes the double crochet)
Repeat from * until total fdc completed

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch and loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Half double crochet (hdc) – yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook

Puff stitch - (yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop) 4 times, yo draw through all 9 loops on hook

Puff heart –(puff stitch, ch1, puff stitch) in the indicated stitch 

Gauge:

4″ x 4″ swatch:
Stitch pattern ch15, sc second st from hook, sc in each st across [14sc ]
*Ch1, turn, sc in each st across, Rpt for a total of 16 sc rowssc = 1/4″ row height

hdc = 1/2″ row height
dc = 3/4″ row height 

Pattern:

Main Color (MC) – White
Contrast Color (CC) – Pink
<Note:  Beginning fsc and end of round counts are currently geared towards a 16″+ 6-18mo sizing depending on the child’s head circumference.  Ignore these counts if you are starting with a different foundation stitch count.>
With a 6” tail (15cm)

Fdc 60, slst join to beginning fsc (or Ch60, slst join to beginning ch, ch1, dc in same st, dc in each ch around, slst join to beginning sc)
Sew beginning tail to properly join the bottom of the fsc into the ring
[60 sc]
<Note: you can also do this at the end, but I have found that when working with post stitches in the next round, it is easier with the foundation round completed>
Continue with crocheting yarn

Round 1:
ch1, *FPhdc in next fsc, BPhdc in next fsc,
Rpt from *, slst join to beginning FPhdc
[30 FPhdc, 30 BPhdc]

With CC
Round 2:

Slst in a BPhdc, ch1, Puff Heart in same st, ch1, *skp next 3 st, Puff Heart in next BPhdc, ch1,
Rpt from *, slst join to top of first puff st of beginning puff heart
Break yarn, weave in ends
[15 Puff Hearts]

With MC
Round 3:
Slst in ch1 spc of beginning Puff Heart in Round 2, ch1, sc in same spc (beginning sc made), ch1, skp next 2 st in Round 1, dc in next st in Round 1, ch1, dc in first skipped stitch in Round 1 to make the criss-cross, ch1,
*sc in center of next puff heart, ch1, skp next 2 st in Round 1, dc in next st in Round 1, ch1, dc in first skipped stitch in Round 1 to make the criss-cross, ch1,
Rpt from * until end of round, slst to beginning sc
Break yarn, weave in ends
[15 sc, 15 dc cross-st]
<Note: this round is worked in the ch1 spc in the center of puff hearts in round 2 and in skp st from Round 1>

With CC
Round 4:
Slst in ch1 spc of a dc cross st, Puff Heart in same spc, ch1, *Puff Heart in next dc cross st, ch1,
Rpt from * around, slst join to top of first puff st of beginning Puff Heart
Break yarn, weave in ends
<Note: All puff hearts in this round are staggered from the hearts in round 2 and worked in the ch1 spc of each dc cross st>
[15 Puff Hearts]

With MC

Eternal Love Hugs & Kisses Infinity Scarf Round 12 SC Placement -- Free Crochet Pattern | The Crochet Lounge™ For demonstration purposes, this is not the scarf in its entirety and only demonstrates the sc placements represented by the X symbol

Eternal Love Hugs & Kisses Princess Tutu Round 6  SC Placement — Free Crochet Pattern | The Crochet Lounge™


Round 5:
Slst in ch1 spc of any Puff Heart of Round 4, ch1, sc in same spc, ch1, working 2 rows below, skp next ch1 and sc, dc into next dc above the left half of next puff heart in row 3,
<Note: Lefties, you will be dc into the ch1 spc above the right half of the next puff heart>
ch1, dc in previously skp right half of puff heart, ch1,
<Note: Lefties, you will be dc into the ch1 spc previously skp on top of the left half of puff heart>
*sc in center of next puff heart, ch1, working 2 rows below, skp next ch1 and sc, dc into next dc above the left half of next puff heart in row 3,
<Note: Lefties, you will be dc into the ch1 spc above the right half of the next puff heart>
ch1, dc in previously skp right half of puff heart, ch1,
<Note: Lefties, you will be dc into the ch1 spc previously skp on top of the left half of puff heart>
Rpt from *, slst to beginning sc
[15 sc, 15 dc cross-st]
<Note: this round is worked in the ch1 spc in the center of puff hearts in round 4 and in ch1 spcs above each puff heart>

Round 6:
Ch1, sc in same sc spc, sc in next ch1 spc, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc,
*sc in next sc, sc in next ch1 spc, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc,
Rpt from *, slst join to beginning sc
<Note: You are skipping all dc stitches in this round and working sc in every sc and in every ch1 spc>
[60 sc]

Round 7:
Ch1, *FPhdc around next post, BPhdc around next post,
Rpt from *, slst join to beginning FPhdc
Break yarn, weave in ends
[15 FPhdc, 15 BPhdc]

Take your rolls of tulle, unroll and measure the baby’s waist to ankle area or however long you desire the tutu to be, then double the length before you cut.  Measure out and cut the rest of the tulle you think you’ll need (I used about 50yards for my 20mo’s tutu).  Take 2 strips of the tulle and fold it in half, insert your hook from one side of an FDC to the other that has Round1 FPhdc (they will be raised compared to the BPhdc), put the center of the tulle over the hook and draw the loop through the post, put down your hook, reach through the loop of tulle and pull the tulle tail through to secure it around the post.  Go all the way around, and if you would like more fluff, you can also attach tulle from the inside of the tutu hugs & kisses ring of the tutu using the BPhdc FDC posts.

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Feb 142014
 

Pay It Forward Friday Week #3

Hey, hey Loungers, this is “e” @ The Crochet Lounge™ with Tree^3 and today is Valentine’s Day 2014.  We are bringing you a V-Day + Pay It Forward Friday special today with a pom-pom attached to the Eternal Love Summer Kerchief ♥ (head and neck kerchief convertible pattern – or a toddler shrug – thought up by Jen of Louden Farms).

For Pay It Forward Friday today, I wanted to inspire you into action this next week to make ONE beanie (or more) for the Beanies for Bravery project held by Snappy-Tots.  You will be seeing Heidi and I via video (right Heidi? ;) ) in a few weeks – and we’d love the surge of BFB received by her to be the topic! ♥

Really quick, and a must – guidelines must be followed in order for the beanies to be send-able so, run like the wind, be swift in your black and dark brown yarn purchase and your hooking, add a note and off it goes!

Guidelines:

        • Worsted weight/bulky yarn (3.5oz/100g) in SOLID Dark Brown or Black – no variegated yarns please
        • Any pattern – I used the Beanies for Bravery by Snappy-Tots (BFB pattern)
        • 21″-23″circumference (this means if you are making a top-down beanie, you would stop increasing between 6.7″ – 7.3″ circle anything outside of this range would be too big or too small for this project and will not be sent)
        • 8.5″ – 10″ hat depth
        • Small note w/o your personal identifiable information – it is about the soldiers ;)

Please read Heidi’s BFB page carefully each time before you make and send.  She will be keeping all information updated!

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Feb 122014
 

~♥ Eternal Love Hugs & Kisses Infinity Scarf X♥X♥ ♥~

Eternal Love Hugs & Kisses Infinity Scarf -- Free Crochet Pattern | The Crochet Lounge™After creating the infinity scarf MCAL, I doubled back to make the Eternal Love Headband free crochet pattern in my size and made it with matching border color to my scarf. I simply LOVE it, and now my Music child also wants a set :)  She managed to love just the wrist warmers and held off when her little sister had a headband and matching Eternal Love Hugs & Kisses Newborn-Toddler Princess Tutu made, but now she wants one of EVERYTHING! Ha.  Isn’t it great we can teach the wee ones to hook along side us? :D

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MaterialsEternal Love Hugs & Kisses Infinity Scarf Close Up -- Free Crochet Pattern | The Crochet Lounge™

    • Worsted Weight Yarn in 3 colors – I am using Red Heart With Love
    • Border color
    • Main Color
    • Contrast Color
    • J-10 (6mm) Hook (or whatever hook size it takes to obtain gauge)
    • Stitch Marker (Not necessary, but I highly recommend it)
    • Tapestry Needle
    • Scissors

Sizing:

One Size fits all Child-Adults

Stitches (sts) & Abbreviations

Space (spc) - space

Yarn over (yo) – wrap yarn over hook

Chain (ch) – yo, pull through loop on hook

Foundation single crochet (fsc) – ch2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)
*insert hook into the foundation chain just created, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)
Repeat from * until total fsc completed

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch and loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Half double crochet (hdc) - yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook

Double Crochet (dc) – yo, insert hook in indicated st (stitch), yo draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo draw through 2 loops, yo draw through 2 loops (1 loop on hook)

Puff stitch - (yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop) 4 times, yo draw through all 9 loops on hook

Puff heart – (puff stitch, ch1, puff stitch) in the indicated stitch

Dc Cross Stitch (dc cross st) - skp next 3 st 2 rounds below, dc in next st, ch1, dc in first skipped st
<Note: This definition only applies to the first round of DC Cross Stitch>

 

Gauge:

4″ x 4″ swatch:
Stitch pattern ch15, sc second st from hook, sc in each st across [14sc ]
*Ch1, turn, sc in each st across, Rpt for a total of 16 sc rows
<Note: 3.5 st in every inch>

sc = 1/4″ row height
hdc = 1/2″ row height
dc = 3/4″ row height
<Note: Row Height is of little importance in this pattern – you can gauge it to your personal taste>

 

Pattern:

My colors of choice:
Main Color (MC) – White
Contrast Color (CC) – Pink
Border Color (BC) – Purple

<Note:  Beginning fsc gears towards a 51.4″ resulting ring.  It is alright for yours to be around the 60″ range, but may be too long if it is longer :) >

With a 6” tail (15cm) & Border Color (BC)

Fsc 180, slst join to beginning fsc (or Ch 180, slst join to beginning ch, ch1, sc in same st, sc in each ch around, slst join to beginning sc)
Sew beginning tail to properly join the bottom of the fsc into the ring
<Note: you can also do this at the end, but I have found that when working with post stitches in the next round, it is easier with the foundation round completed>
[180 Fsc]

Continue with BC
Round 1:
Standing Double Crochet (or ch 3), dc in each fsc around, slst join to top of Standing Double Crochet (or top of beginning ch3)
Break yarn, weave in ends
[180 dc]

With CC
Round 2:

Slst in a dc, ch1, Puff Heart in same st, ch1, *skp next 3 dc, Puff Heart in next dc, ch1,
Rpt from *, slst join to top of first puff st of beginning puff heart
Break yarn, weave in ends
[45 Puff Hearts]

With MC
Round 3:

Eternal Love Hugs & Kisses Infinity Scarf Round 3 Demystified -- Free Crochet Pattern | The Crochet Lounge™

What in the world does Round 3 stitch placement mean?!? To clarify with Cathy S.’s photo, since she used 3 different colors off the bat, you can really see the stitching.
x = sc
o = ch1
T with slash = dc
so you are sc into the middle of the heart, ch1, dc into the space right before the next heart, ch1, dc into the very first space you skipped from the heart you started at, ch1, sc into the center of the next puff heart.
The red arrows here indicate skipped dc of round 1. While pattern calls for the dc round to be the same color as the border, it really is up to individual taste on color choices :)
If you have other questions, please feel free to send your close up photos and questions. We can explore them together!


Slst in ch1 spc of any Puff Heart in Round 2, ch1, sc in same spc (beginning sc made), ch1, skp next 2 st in Round 1, dc in next st in Round 1, ch1, dc in first skipped stitch in Round 1 to make the dc cross st (criss-cross, )ch1,
*sc in center of next puff heart, ch1, skp next 2 st in Round 1, dc in next st in Round 1, ch1, dc in first skipped stitch in Round 1 to make the criss-cross, ch1,
Rpt from * until end of round, slst to beginning sc
Break yarn, weave in ends
[45 sc, 45 dc cross-st]
<Note: this round is worked in the ch1 spc in the center of puff hearts in round 2 and in skp st from Round 1>

With CC
Round 4:
Slst in ch1 spc of a dc cross st, Puff Heart in same spc, ch1, *Puff Heart in next dc cross st, ch1,
Rpt from * around, slst join to top of first puff st of beginning Puff Heart
Break yarn, weave in ends
<Note: All puff hearts in this round are staggered from the hearts in round 2 and worked in the ch1 spc of each dc cross st>
[45 Puff Hearts]

Round 5:
Slst in ch1 spc of any Puff Heart of Round 4, ch1, sc in same spc, ch1, working 2 rows below, skp next ch1 and sc, dc into next ch1 spc above the left half of next puff heart in row 3,
<Note: Lefties, you will be dc into the ch1 spc above the right half of the next puff heart>
ch1, dc in previously skp right half of puff heart, ch1,
<Note: Lefties, you will be dc into the ch1 spc previously skp on top of the left half of puff heart>
*sc in center of next puff heart, ch1, working 2 rows below, skp next ch1 and sc, dc into next ch1 spc above the left half of next puff heart in row 3,
<Note: Lefties, you will be dc into the ch1 spc above the right half of the next puff heart>
ch1, dc in previously skp right half of puff heart, ch1,
<Note: Lefties, you will be dc into the ch1 spc previously skp on top of the left half of puff heart>
Rpt from *, slst to beginning sc
[45 sc, 45 dc cross-st]
<Note: this round is worked in the ch1 spc in the center of puff hearts in round 4 and in ch1 spcs above each puff heart>

WithBCEternal Love Hugs & Kisses Infinity Scarf -- Free Crochet Pattern | The Crochet Lounge™
Round 6:
Slst in ch1 spc of a dc cross st, Puff Heart in same spc, ch1, *Puff Heart in next dc cross st, ch1,
Rpt from * around, slst join to top of first puff st of beginning Puff Heart
Break yarn, weave in ends
<Note: This round of puff hearts marks the center round of your MCAL item.  If you wish your MCAL item t obe wider, repeat the previous two row color combinations one more time before moving onto Round 6 and beyond.>
[45 Puff Hearts]

With MC
Round 7:

Slst in ch1 spc of any Puff Heart of Round 4, ch1, sc in same spc, ch1, working 2 rows below, skp next ch1 and sc, dc into next dc above the left half of next puff heart 2 rounds below,
<Note: Lefties, you will be dc into the ch1 spc above the right half of the next puff heart>
ch1, dc in previously skp right half of puff heart, ch1,
<Note: Lefties, you will be dc into the ch1 spc previously skp on top of the left half of puff heart>
*sc in center of next puff heart, ch1, working 2 rows below, skp next ch1 and sc, dc into next dc above the left half of next puff heart 2 rounds below,
<Note: Lefties, you will be dc into the ch1 spc above the right half of the next puff heart>
ch1, dc in previously skp right half of puff heart, ch1,
<Note: Lefties, you will be dc into the ch1 spc previously skp on top of the left half of puff heart>
Rpt from *, slst to beginning sc
[45 sc, 45 dc cross-st]
<Note: this round is worked in the ch1 spc in the center of puff hearts in round 4 and in ch1 spcs above each puff heart>

With CC
Round 8: 

Repeat Round 6
<Note: This round is done in CC>

With MC
Round 9:

Repeat Round 7

Round 10-11: 
Repeat Rounds 8 & 9
<Note: If you had elected to add another round of hearts in MC before proceeding to Round 6, you will want to add on another 2 rounds here in corresponding colors as well.>

WithBC
Round 12:

Eternal Love Hugs & Kisses Infinity Scarf Round 12 SC Placement -- Free Crochet Pattern | The Crochet Lounge™ For demonstration purposes, this is not the scarf in its entirety and only demonstrates the sc placements represented by the X symbol

Eternal Love Hugs & Kisses Infinity Scarf Round 12 SC Placement — Free Crochet Pattern | The Crochet Lounge™
For demonstration purposes, this is not the scarf in its entirety and only demonstrates the sc placements represented by the X symbol

Slst in any sc of Round 11, ch1, sc in same sc, sc in ch1 spc, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc,
*sc in next sc, sc in next ch1 spc, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc,
Rpt from *, slst join to beginning sc
<Note: You are skipping all dc stitches in this round and working sc in every sc and in every ch1 spc>
[180 sc]

Round 13:
Standing dc (or ch3 start), dc in each sc around, slst to standing dc (or top ch of beginning ch3)
[180 dc]

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Feb 072014
 

~♥ Eternal Love Hugs & Kisses Headband X♥X♥ ♥~

Eternal Love Hugs & Kisses Headband -- Free Crochet Pattern | The Crochet Lounge™Did you enjoy the Eternal Love Slouch – Reversible Fall/Winter hat pattern?  I loved it and simply couldn’t resist having Spring/Summer pattern to go along with in the series!  Plus, what’s more exciting is the Hugs & Kisses are just that! X♥X♥.  This is the first of many The Crochet Lounge™ free crochet headband patterns to come, and so far, my favorite headband patterns around.  I foresee many, many more patterns in this series with the wrist warmers, infinity scarf, and beanie next.
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Materials

    • Small amount of Worsted Weight yarn – I have used Red Heart with Love in the photos shown.
    • H-8 (5mm), I-9 (5.5mm), J-10 (6mm) Hook (whatever it takes to obtain gauge)
    • Stitch Marker
    • Tapestry Needle
    • Scissors

Sizing:

Pattern count is currently only written for 12-24mo sizing.  I will work up the child/adult sizing end of round counts this weekend.  Meanwhile, here are the starting fsc numbers for the smaller/larger sizes.

Hook & FO Sizing – this goes with gauge — it is very important to check gauge on a fitted item!
~13″+ circumference newborn size – fsc 48
~14″+ circumference 0-3mo infant size – fsc 52
~16″+ circumference 3-6mo infant size – fsc 56
~17″+ circumference 6-12mo infant size – fsc 60
~18″+  circumference 12mo-18mo toddler size – fsc 64
~19″+ circumference 3yo-10yo size – fsc 68
~20″+ circumference 10-teen size – fsc 72
~21″+ circumference small adult size – fsc 76
~22″+ circumference medium/large adult size – fsc 80

Stitches (sts) & Abbreviations

Yarn over (yo) – wrap yarn over hook

Chain (ch) – yo, pull through loop on hook

Foundation single crochet (fsc) – ch2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)
*insert hook into the foundation chain just created, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)
Repeat from * until total fsc completed

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch and loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Half double crochet (hdc) – yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook

Puff stitch - (yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop) 4 times, yo draw through all 9 loops on hook

Puff heart –(puff stitch, ch1, puff stitch) in the indicated stitch

 

Gauge:

4″ x 4″ swatch:
Stitch pattern ch15, sc second st from hook, sc in each st across [14sc ]
*Ch1, turn, sc in each st across, Rpt for a total of 16 sc rows

sc = 1/4″ row height
hdc = 1/2″ row height
dc = 3/4″ row height

 

Pattern:

Main Color (MC) – White
Contrast Color (CC) – Pink

<Note:  Beginning fsc and end of round counts are currently geared towards a 16″+ 6-18mo sizing depending on the child’s head circumference.  Ignore these counts if you are starting with a different foundation stitch count.>

With a 6” tail (15cm)

Fsc 60, slst join to beginning fsc (or Ch60, slst join to beginning ch, ch1, sc in same st, sc in each ch around, slst join to beginning sc)
Sew beginning tail to properly join the bottom of the fsc into the ring
[60 sc]
<Note: you can also do this at the end, but I have found that when working with post stitches in the next round, it is easier with the foundation round completed>

Continue with crocheting yarn
Round 1:
ch1, *FPhdc in next fsc, BPhdc in next fsc,
Rpt from *, slst join to beginning FPhdc
[30 FPhdc, 30 BPhdc]

With CC
Round 2:

Slst in a BPhdc, ch1, Puff Heart in same st, ch1, *skp next 3 st, Puff Heart in next BPhdc, ch1,
Rpt from *, slst join to top of first puff st of beginning puff heart
Break yarn, weave in ends
[15 Puff Hearts]

With MC
Round 3:
Slst in ch1 spc of beginning Puff Heart in Round 2, ch1, sc in same spc (beginning sc made), ch1, skp next 2 st in Round 1, dc in next st in Round 1, ch1, dc in first skipped stitch in Round 1 to make the criss-cross, ch1,
*sc in center of next puff heart, ch1, skp next 2 st in Round 1, dc in next st in Round 1, ch1, dc in first skipped stitch in Round 1 to make the criss-cross, ch1,
Rpt from * until end of round, slst to beginning sc
Break yarn, weave in ends
[15 sc, 15 dc cross-st]
<Note: this round is worked in the ch1 spc in the center of puff hearts in round 2 and in skp st from Round 1>

With CC
Round 4:
Slst in ch1 spc of a dc cross st, Puff Heart in same spc, ch1, *Puff Heart in next dc cross st, ch1,
Rpt from * around, slst join to top of first puff st of beginning Puff Heart
Break yarn, weave in ends
<Note: All puff hearts in this round are staggered from the hearts in round 2 and worked in the ch1 spc of each dc cross st>
[15 Puff Hearts]

With MC
Round 5:

Slst in ch1 spc of any Puff Heart of Round 4, ch1, sc in same spc, ch1, working 2 rows below, skp next ch1 and sc, dc into next dc above the left half of next puff heart in row 3,
<Note: Lefties, you will be dc into the ch1 spc above the right half of the next puff heart>
ch1, dc in previously skp right half of puff heart, ch1,
<Note: Lefties, you will be dc into the ch1 spc previously skp on top of the left half of puff heart>
*sc in center of next puff heart, ch1, working 2 rows below, skp next ch1 and sc, dc into next dc above the left half of next puff heart in row 3,
<Note: Lefties, you will be dc into the ch1 spc above the right half of the next puff heart>
ch1, dc in previously skp right half of puff heart, ch1,
<Note: Lefties, you will be dc into the ch1 spc previously skp on top of the left half of puff heart>
Rpt from *, slst to beginning sc
[15 sc, 15 dc cross-st]
<Note: this round is worked in the ch1 spc in the center of puff hearts in round 4 and in ch1 spcs above each puff heart>

Round 6:
Ch1, sc in same sc spc, sc in next ch1 spc, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc,
*sc in next sc, sc in next ch1 spc, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc,
Rpt from *, slst join to beginning sc
<Note: You are skipping all dc stitches in this round and working sc in every sc and in every ch1 spc>
[60 sc]

Round 7:
Ch1, *FPhdc around next post, BPhdc around next post,
Rpt from *, slst join to beginning FPhdc
Break yarn, weave in ends
[15 FPhdc, 15 BPhdc]

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Feb 022014
 

Mariposas y Angeles Lace Beanie

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When the Mariposas Beanie was created, I knew I would create a top down version simply because hats from the top-down are my love and favorite.  It hasn’t proven to be congruent with my hat pattern writing because the stitch pattern I want to create happens to be bottom up :D  With the Mariposas series, though, there is huge potential in both directions as you can see in the boot cuffs, wrist cuffs and (the unseen bolero), so I knew this free crochet pattern was going to be born at a later date.

While the Mariposas Boot Cuffs pattern was in testing, I already knew the series was going to include a scarf, infinity scarf, cowl, Mariposas BeanieMariposas Wrist Cuffs as well as a potential shawl, poncho, and lacy baby blanket, throw, afghan sizes.  It’s just a matter of WHICH pattern came next — but you all know this well, many a WIPs, right? :)  The latest scarf prototype being worked up seems to float my boat, so if the embellishments pan out, that shall come next in this series.

This all stemmed from the Mariposas Bolero pattern back in August that has yet to be fully tested and released — the bolero is sized XS – 5XL.  If you feel so inclined to make a matching bolero, please contact me via facebook or e-mail MariposasBolero@TheCrochetLounge.com

Materials

  • Worsted Weight yarn – Featured in Red Heart With Love
  • Size J hook
  • Solid colors really show off the stitch – also great for slow variegated yarns if you want the stitch pronounced

Gauge

8 Stitches & 6 Rows of FPhdc, BPhdc = 2 inches
Height of dc – 3/4″ or 1.905cm
Height of tr – 1″ or 2.54cm
<Note: It is important that gauge be matched on a fitted item such as a beanie! Watch your Golden Loop>

Golden Loop - after inserting your hook into an indicated stitch, the Golden Loop is the loop you yarn over and draw up.  The height of your row/round depends on how high you draw up the Golden Loop.  This matters greatly in gauge matching if you are needing to follow hook size and or have already dropped down in hook size and cannot obtain gauge.

If your golden loop is much longer, you will simply end up with a slouch hat, and you can fold up the brim for a 2-in-1 beanie/slouch.  If you work it up as a beanie, it can fit an 18mo toddler if brim is folded up, or an adult with the beanie as is.

Stitches Used

fsc, ch, sc, slst, dc, tr, V-st, 3dc-Fan, 7dc-Fan,  9tr-Fan

Foundation single crochet (fsc) – ch2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)
*insert hook into the next foundation chain just created, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1, yo draw through 2
Repeat from * until total fsc completed

Yarn over (yo) – wrap yarn over hook

Chain (ch) -  yo (yarn over), pull through loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Single crochet 2 together (sc2tog) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, insert hook in next stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 3 loops on hook

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch as well as the loop on hook

Half double crochet (hdc) - yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook


Front Post hdc (FPhdc) - yo, insert hook from front to back to front from the right side around to the left side of the indicated post (Lefties do the opposite from left to right), yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook

Back Post hdc (BPhdc) – yo, insert hook from back to front to back from the right side around to the left side of the indicated post (Lefties do the opposite from left to right), yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook

Double Crochet (dc) – yo, insert hook in indicated st (stitch), yo draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo draw through 2 loops, yo draw through 2 loops (1 loop on hook)

Double Crochet 2 together (dc2tog) – yo, insert hook in first indicated st (stitch), yo draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo draw through 2 loops, yo insert hook in second indicated st, yo draw up a loop(4loops on hook), yo draw through 2 loops (3 loops on hook),  yo draw through remaining 3 loops on hook <Note: You are basically doing half of a dc in the first stitch, then half of a dc in the next stitch before finishing the two dc at the same time in the last yo draw through remaining loops on hook>

Special Stitches

Magic Circle The Crochet Lounge™ way –

Chainless Starting Double Crochet (Standing dc) - 

V-Stitch (V-st) - (dc, ch2, dc) in indicated stitch

V1-Stitch (V1-st) - (dc, ch1, dc) in indicated stitch <Note: This is used in rounds 12 to 15>

3dc-Fan - 3dc in indicated stitch

7dc-Fan - 7dc in indicated stitch

9tr-Fan - 9tr in indicated stitch

V-St in V-St - V-St in next V-St

V1-St in V1-St - V1-St in next V1-St

V-st in 3dc-Fan - V-st in middle dc of 3dc-Fan

V1-st in 7dc-Fan V1-st in 4th dc of 7dc-Fan (center dc of the 7dc-Fan)

7dc-Fan in V-st - 7dc in ch2 spc of indicated V-st

9tr-Fan in V-st - 9tr in ch2 spc of indicated V-st

V-st in 9tr-Fan - V-st in 5th tr of 9tr-Fan (center tr of the 9tr-Fan)

Invisible sc Join The Crochet Lounge™ Way – in the last stitch of the round, insert hook into the last stitch, draw up a loop, insert hook into the back loop only (blo) of the first stitch in the round, yo, draw up and through the loops on hook, leave a 6” tail, cut the yarn.  Insert hook through both loops of the second stitch of the round, yo with tail draw yarn through.  Insert hook into the front loop only (flo) of the last stitch of the round, draw tail through.  From wrong side of piece, insert hook through the same last stitch in the round under both loops, draw tail to the inside and fasten off

Pattern

Magic Circle
<Note: You can replace the magic circle with ch4 slst to 4th ch from hook to join.  This generally creates a larger gap/hole in the center.>

Round 1
Standing double crochet (or ch3), ch1, *dc in magic circle, ch1,
Rpt from * 5 more times, slst join to standing double crochet (or third ch of beginning ch3)
[7 dc, 7 ch1 spc]
<Note: The standing double crochet gives a cleaner look and eliminates being able to see the start of the rounds.>

Round 2
Standing double crochet (or ch3), ch1, *V1-St in next ch1 spc, ch1
Rpt from * 5 more times, dc in next ch1 spc, ch1, slst join to standing double crochet (or third ch of beginning ch3)
[7 V1-st, 7 ch1 spc between V1-st]

Round 3
Standing dc (or ch3), ch1, *2dc in next ch1 spc, ch1,
Rpt from * 12 more times, dc in next ch1 spc, slst join to standing dc (or third ch of beginning ch3)
[14 2dc-sets]
<Note: Standing dc at the beginning of the round counts as the second dc in one of the 14 2dc-sets>

Round 4
Standing dc (or ch3), 3dc in spc between next 2dc-set, *V1-st in spc between next 2dc-set, 3dc in spc between next 2dc set
Rpt from * 5 more times, dc in next ch1 spc, ch1, slst join to standing dc (or third ch of beginning ch3)
<Note: All stitches in this round is worked in the space between each of the 2dc-sets (between the posts). Ending dc, ch1, slst to Standing dc counts as a V1-st>
[7 V1-st, 7 3dc-Fan]

Round 5
Standing dc (or ch3), ch1, V-st in 3dc-Fan, ch1, *V-st in V1-st, ch1, V-st in 3dc-Fan, ch1,
Rpt from * 5 more times, dc in next V1-st, ch2, slst join to standing dc (or third ch of beginning ch3)
<Note: We have switched to regular V-st in this round.  Are you paying attention? ;) At this point, you can still press the circle flat, but it may have a very slight curve and that’s okay. last dc, ch2, slst to standing dc counts as a V-st>
[14 V-st]

Round 6
Slst to the ch2 spc of the next V-st, standing dc (or ch3), 6dc in same ch2 spc, V-st in next V-st, *7dc in next V-st, V-st in next V-st,
Rpt from * 5 more times, slst join to standing dc (or third ch of beginning ch3)
<Note: Standing dc, 6dc in same ch2 spc at the beginning of the round counts as the first 7dc-Fan.>
[7 V-st, 7 7dc-Fan]

Round 7
Slst in next 3 dc, standing dc (or ch3), ch2, dc in same dc, ch2, V-st in next V-st, *V-st in next 7dc-Fan, V-st in next V-st,
Rpt from * 5 more times, slst join to standing dc (or third ch of beginning ch3)
<Note: Beginning of the round starts in the center of 7dc-Fan of previous round and Standing dc, ch2, dc in same st start counts as the first V-st.>
[14 V-st]

Round 8
Slst into ch2 spc, standing dc(or ch3), ch2, dc in same ch2 spc, 9tr in next V-st, * V-st in V-st, 9tr-Fan in next V-st,
Rpt from *5 more times, slst join to standing dc (or third ch of beginning ch3)
<Note: Standing dc, ch2, dc in same ch2 spc at the beginning of the round counts as the first V-st>
[7 V-st, 7 9tr-Fan]

Round 9
Slst into ch2 spc, standing dc (or ch3), ch2, dc in same ch2 spc, ch2, V-st in next 9tr-Fan, *V-st in V-st, V-st in next 9tr-Fan,
Rpt from * 5 more times, slst join to standing dc (or third ch of beginning ch3)
<Note: Standing dc, ch2, dc in same st start counts as the first V-st>
[14 V-st]

Round 10
Slst into ch2 spc, ch4, 8tr in same ch2 spc, V-st in V-st, *9tr-Fan in next V-st, V-st in V-st,
Rpt from * 5 more times, slst join to 4th ch of beginning ch4
<Note: ch4 at beginning of the round counts as the first tr in 9tr-Fan>
[7 V-st, 7 9tr-Fan]

Round 11
Slst in next 4st to center of 9tr-Fan, standing dc (or ch3), ch2, dc in same tr, ch2, V-st in V-st, *V-st in 9tr-Fan, V-st in V-st,
Rpt from * 5 more times, slst join to standing dc (or third ch of beginning ch3)
<Note: Standing dc, ch2, dc in same tr at beginning of round counts as V-st.>
[14 V-st]

Round 12
Slst into ch2 spc of V-st, ch1, 2sc in same ch2 spc, 3sc in next ch2 spc, *2sc in V-st, 3sc in next ch2 spc,
Rpt from * 12 more times, slst to beginning sc
<Note: >
[70 sc]

Round 13
Ch1, *BPhdc in first 2 sc posts, FPhdc in next 3 sc posts,
Rpt from * 13 more times, slst join to beginning BPhdc
<Note: You are working 2BPhdc in each V-st section and 3FPhdc in the space between the V-st from Round 11.>
[28 BPhdc,  42FPhdc]

Round 14
Ch1, BPhdc in each BPhdc, FPhdc in each FPhdc throughout the round, slst join to beginning BPhdc
<Note: You are crocheting same stitch type into the same stitch from Round 13>
[28 BPhdc,  42FPhdc]

Round 15
Ch1, FPhdc in each BPhdc, BPhdc in each FPhdc throughout the round, slst join to beginning FPhdc

<Note: You are now creating the basket weave look by crocheting the opposite post stitch as the previous round>
[42 BPhdc,  28FPhdc]

Round 16
Ch1, FPhdc in each FPhdc, BPhdc in each BPhdc throughout the round, slst join to beginning FPhdc
<Note: You are crocheting same stitch type into the same stitch from Round 15>
[42 BPhdc,  28FPhdc] 

Round 17
Ch1, BPhdc in each FPhdc, FPhdc in each BPhdc throughout the round, slst join to beginning BPhdc
<Note: You are switching to the opposite post stitch in this round to finish the last set of basket weave>
[28 BPhdc,  42FPhdc] 

Round 18
Rpt Round 14
<Note: You are crocheting same stitch type into the same stitch from Round 17>
[28 BPhdc,  42FPhdc]

Weave in ends

I have seen some fantastic surface slip stitch work done at the brim portion highlighting the brim section — it can completely change your beanie style if you change the color of the brim and then frame it.  Try it, have a blast and come share with us what you’ve made :)

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Dec 272013
 

Mariposas Wrist Cuffs – Free Crochet Pattern

Mariposas Wrist Cuffs | The Crochet Lounge™ Free Crochet Pattern

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After the Mariposas Boot Cuffs pattern debut, I knew there was going to be a matching Mariposas Beanie, wrist cuffs, and some form of neck wear to come in a short time-frame, and I was right.  I prefer to be inspired to hook by the hooks and yarn vs. under pressure – because I strongly believe that the energy of a person while creating ANYTHING will go into their final product whether it be their designs, their finished object, etc. and will be felt by others who are on the receiving end.

The force is strong with this stitch pattern ;)  Although the bolero has yet to make its way through the testing stages, its companions are moving along quickly.  Wrist cuffs have been on my list to ‘tackle’ since last year and when I finally was inspired to create these, I fell in love with the end product before they were hooked.

I was truly inspired when I went to Ravelry today and saw a note on Sandi76′s Mariposas Beanie (♥) that she’d only been crocheting FOR A MONTH.  She pattern tested the Mariposas Beanie and her stitching was impeccable.  If she can pattern test the written pattern, you can make this set of wrist cuffs/boot cuffs/beanie!

Sandi76 Mariposas Beanie | The Crochet Lounge™ Free Crochet Pattern

Materials

  • Worsted Weight yarn – Featured in Red Heart With Love 1 skein (enough to make wrist cuffs and a Mariposas Beanie with left over)
  • Any Size Hook to Obtain Gauge (I used a G/6 4.5mm hook)
  • Solid colors really show off the stitch – also great for slow variegated yarns if you want the stitch pronounced

Stitches Used

fsc, ch, sc, slst, dc, tr, V-st, 7dc-Fan

Foundation single crochet (fsc) – ch2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation 

chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)
*insert hook into the next foundation chain just created, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1, yo draw through 2
Repeat from * until total fsc completed

Yarn over (yo) – wrap yarn over hook

Chain (ch) -  yo (yarn over), pull through loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch as well as the loop on hook

Half double crochet (hdc) - yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook

 

Front Post hdc (FPhdc) - yo, insert hook from front to back to front from the right side around to the left side of the indicated post (Lefties do the opposite

Back Post hdc (BPhdc) – yo, insert hook from back to front to back from the right side around to the left side of the indicated post (Lefties do the opposite from left to right), yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook from left to right), yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook

Double Crochet (dc) – yo, insert hook in indicated st (stitch), yo draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo draw through 2 loops, yo draw through 2 loops (1 loop on hook)

Treble Crochet (tr) – yo 2 times, insert hook in indicated st (stitch), yo draw up a loop (4 loops on hook), yo draw through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), yo draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yo draw through remaining 2 loops on hook

Special Stitches

Chainless Starting Double Crochet (Standing dc) - 

V-Stitch (V-st) - (dc, ch2, dc) in indicated stitch

7dc-Fan - 7dc in indicated stitch

7dc in V-st - 7dc in ch2 spc of indicated V-st

9tr-Fan in V-st - 9tr in ch2 spc of indicated V-st

V-st in 7dc-Fan - V-st in 3rd dc of 7dc-Fan (center dc of the 7dc-Fan)

V-st in V-st - V-st in ch2 spc of indicated V-st

Picot - sc, ch3, slst in the sc just made at the beginning of the picot

GaugeMariposas Beanie & Wrist Cuffs Set - Free Crochet Patterns | The Crochet Lounge™

10 Stitches & 7 Rounds of ribbing in FPhdc, BPhdc + fsc = 2 inches
Height of dc – 5/8″ or 1.5875cm
Height of tr – 1″ or 2.54cm
<Note: It is okay to have a longer golden loop, which creates a higher stitch, but it will also make your cuff longer, so pay attention!>

Measurements

Cuff ribbing 6″ circumference by 2″ height – will stretch to average wrist size (If this feels snug for you, please feel free to up-size the hook you are using for the ribbing portion!  Same goes if you need a smaller size ribbing section, downsize the hook for that portion of the pattern.)

Total height from base of fsc to tip of picot on top of 9tr-Fan is 4.75″ or 12.065cm

Golden Loop - after inserting your hook into an indicated stitch, the Golden Loop is the loop you yarn over and draw up.  The height of your row/round depends on how high you draw up the Golden Loop.  This matters greatly in gauge matching if you are needing to follow hook size and or have already dropped down in hook size and cannot obtain gauge.

Pattern

Cuff Ribbing
fsc 30
, slst join to the first fsc being careful not to twist when you join
<Note: When joining fsc in the round, you must also sew the initial tail to the last stitch to form the full circle.
* You can also replace this with Ch30, slst join to the first ch, being careful not to twist when you join, ch1, sc in same st, sc in each ch around, slst to first sc.
* fsc is fantastic to learn because it provides a stretchier fabric vs. the rigid chain start when done>

Cuff Mariposas Lace Flare
Round 1

Ch1,
*BPhdc in next st, FPhdc in next st,
Rpt from *, slst join to first BPhdc
<Note: the last FPhdc goes around the joining st of the prev round and will cover over the beginning ch1 after join>
[15 FPhdc, 15 BPhdc]

Round 2
Ch1, BPhdc in BPhdc from slst join, FPhdc in FPhdc,
*BPhdc in BPhdc, FPhdc in FPhdc,
Rpt from *, slst join to first BPhdc
<Note: the last FPhdc goes around the joining st of the prev round and will cover over the beginning ch1 after join>
[15 FPhdc, 15 BPhdc]

Rounds 3-7 Rpt Round 2
[15 FPhdc, 15 BPhdc]

Round 8
Standing dc, ch2, dc into joining st of the prev round, skp 2 st,
*V-st in next st, skp 2 st,
Rpt from *, slst join to standing dc
<Note: Standing dc, ch2, dc at the beginning of the round counts as the first V-st>
[10 V-st]

Round 9
Slst into ch2 spc,
Standing dc, 6dc in same ch2 spc, V-st in next V-st,
*7dc-Fan in next V-st, V-st in next V-st,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to Standing dc
<Note: Standing dc plus 6dc counts as the first 7dc-Fan>
[5 V-st, 5 7dc-Fan]

Round 10
Slst in next 3 dc,
Standing dc, ch2, dc in same st as standing dc, ch2,  V-st in next V-st, ch2,
*V-st in next 7dc-Fan, ch2, V-st in next V-st, ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to standing dc
<Note: Beginning of the round starts in the center dc of 7dc-Fan in previous round and beginning Standing dc, ch2 dc in same st counts as the first V-st>
[10 V-st]

Mariposas Wrist Cuffs Worn Flipped | The Crochet Lounge™ Free Crochet Pattern

Round 11
Slst into ch2 spc,
Standing dc, ch2, dc in same V-st, 9tr-Fan in next V-st,
*V-st in next V-st, 9tr-Fan in next V-st,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to standing dc
<Note: Standing dc, ch2, dc at the beginning of the round counts as the first V-st>
[5 V-st, 5 9tr-Fan]

Round 12
Picot into ch2 spc,
Slst in next 4 tr, picot in next tr, slst in next 4 tr,
*Picot in next V-st, slst in next 4tr, picot in next tr, slst in next 4tr
Rpt from *,
Slst join to sc of beginning picot, cut 6″ tail
<Note: Beginning of the round starts in the center of a V-st of previous round and no stitches are worked in the dc portions of the V-st — you are only working in the ch2 spc of the V-st plus each tr of the 9tr-Fan in this round>
[5 Picots in V-st, 5 Picots in 9tr-Fan]

Weave in ends

Make a second because you may want a matching cuff! ;)  You can wear them right side out and out of a jacket sleeve, or turn them inside out, so you can fold it up over a sweater or blouse and still have the right side of the stitches showing for a great look. ♥

 

Dec 222013
 

Mariposas Beanie

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Mariposas Boot Cuffs Vert - Free Crochet Pattern | The Crochet Lounge™While the Mariposas Boot Cuffs pattern was in testing, I already knew the series was going to include a scarf, infinity scarf, cowl, Mariposas Beanie, Mariposas Wrist Cuffs as well as a potential shawl, poncho, and lacy baby blanket, throw, afghan sizes.  It’s just a matter of WHICH pattern came next — but you all know this well, many a WIPs, right? :)  I didn’t like the way the scarf was working up on sketch, so onward it was to the free crochet beanie pattern.

If you love top-down beanies, you can work the counterpart to the Mariposas Beanie, Mariposas y Angeles Beanie (top-down) pattern that has the same stitches as this gem.

By the way, this all stemmed from the Mariposas Bolero pattern back in August that has yet to be fully tested and released — the bolero is sized XS – 5XL.  If you feel so inclined to make a matching bolero, please contact me via facebook or e-mail MariposasBolero@TheCrochetLounge.com

Materials

  • Worsted Weight yarn – Featured in Red Heart With Love
  • Size J hook
  • Solid colors really show off the stitch – also great for slow variegated yarns if you want the stitch pronounced

Gauge

8 Stitches & 6 Rows of FPhdc, BPhdc = 2 inches
Height of dc – 3/4″ or 1.905cm
Height of tr – 1″ or 2.54cm
<Note: It is okay to have a longer golden loop, which creates a higher stitch, but it will also make your cuff longer, so pay attention!>

Golden Loop - after inserting your hook into an indicated stitch, the Golden Loop is the loop you yarn over and draw up.  The height of your row/round depends on how high you draw up the Golden Loop.  This matters greatly in gauge matching if you are needing to follow hook size and or have already dropped down in hook size and cannot obtain gauge.

Stitches Used

fsc, ch, sc, slst, dc, tr, V-st, 9tr-Fan

Foundation single crochet (fsc) – ch2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)
*insert hook into the next foundation chain just created, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1, yo draw through 2
Repeat from * until total fsc completed

Yarn over (yo) – wrap yarn over hook

Chain (ch) -  yo (yarn over), pull through loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Single crochet 2 together (sc2tog) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, insert hook in next stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 3 loops on hook

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch as well as the loop on hook

Half double crochet (hdc) - yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook

Front Post hdc (FPhdc) - yo, insert hook from front to back to front from the right side around to the left side of the indicated post (Lefties do the opposite from left to right), yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook

Back Post hdc (BPhdc) – yo, insert hook from back to front to back from the right side around to the left side of the indicated post (Lefties do the opposite from left to right), yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook

Double Crochet (dc) – yo, insert hook in indicated st (stitch), yo draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo draw through 2 loops, yo draw through 2 loops (1 loop on hook)

Double Crochet 2 together (dc2tog) – yo, insert hook in first indicated st (stitch), yo draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo draw through 2 loops, yo insert hook in second indicated st, yo draw up a loop(4loops on hook), yo draw through 2 loops (3 loops on hook),  yo draw through remaining 3 loops on hook <Note: You are basically doing half of a dc in the first stitch, then half of a dc in the next stitch before finishing the two dc at the same time in the last yo draw through remaining loops on hook>

Mariposas Beanie | The Crochet Lounge™ Free Crochet Pattern

Special Stitches

Chainless Starting Double Crochet (Standing dc) - 

V-Stitch (V-st) - (dc, ch2, dc) in indicated stitch

V1-Stitch (V1-st) - (dc, ch1, dc) in indicated stitch <Note: This is used in rounds 12 to 15>

7dc-Fan - 7dc in indicated stitch

9tr-Fan - 9tr in indicated stitch

V-St in V-St - V-St in next V-St

V1-St in V1-St - V1-St in next V1-St

V1-st in 7dc-Fan V1-st in 4th dc of 7dc-Fan (center dc of the 7dc-Fan)

7dc-Fan in V-st - 7dc in ch2 spc of indicated V-st

9tr-Fan in V-st - 9tr in ch2 spc of indicated V-st

V-st in 9tr-Fan - V-st in 5th tr of 9tr-Fan (center tr of the 9tr-Fan)

Invisible sc Join The Crochet Lounge™ Way – in the last stitch of the round, insert hook into the last stitch, draw up a loop, insert hook into the back loop only (blo) of the first stitch in the round, yo, draw up and through the loops on hook, leave a 6” tail, cut the yarn.  Insert hook through both loops of the second stitch of the round, yo with tail draw yarn through.  Insert hook into the front loop only (flo) of the last stitch of the round, draw tail through.  From wrong side of piece, insert hook through the same last stitch in the round under both loops, draw tail to the inside and fasten off

PatternMariposas Beanie Side View | The Crochet Lounge™ Free Crochet Pattern

fsc 70, slst join to the first fsc being careful not to twist when you join
<Note: when joining fsc in the round, you must also sew the initial tail to the last stitch to form the full circle.  You can also replace this with Ch70, slst join to the first ch, being careful not to twist when you join, ch1, sc in same st, sc in each ch around, slst to first sc>

Round 1
Ch1,
*BPhdc in next st, FPhdc in next st,
Rpt from *, slst join to first BPhdc
<Note: the last FPhdc goes around the joining st of the prev round and will cover over the beginning ch1 after join>
[35 FPhdc, 35 BPhdc]

Round 2
Ch1, BPhdc in BPhdc from slst join, FPhdc in FPhdc,
*BPhdc in BPhdc, FPhdc in FPhdc,
Rpt from *, slst join to first BPhdc
<Note: the last FPhdc goes around the joining st of the prev round and will cover over the beginning ch1 after join>
[35 FPhdc, 35 BPhdc]

 Rounds 3-6 Rpt Round 2
 [35 FPhdc, 35 BPhdc]

 Round 7
Standing dc, ch2, dc into joining st of the prev round, ch2, skp 4 st,
*V-st in next st, ch2, skp 4st,
Rpt from *, slst join to standing dc
<Note: Standing dc, ch2, dc at the beginning of the round counts as the first V-st>
[14 V-st]

Round 8
Slst into ch2 spc,
Ch4, 8tr in same ch2 spc, V-st in next V-st,
*9tr-Fan in next V-st, V-st in next V-st,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to 4th ch of beginning ch4
<Note: Beginning Ch4 plus 8tr counts as the first 9tr-Fan>
[7 V-st, 7 9tr-Fan]

Round 9
Slst in next 4 tr,
Standing dc, ch2, dc in same st as standing dc, ch2,  V-st in next V-st, ch2,
*V-st in next 9tr-Fan, ch2, V-st in next V-st, ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to standing dc
<Note: Beginning of the round starts in the center tr of 9tr in previous round and Standing dc, ch2, dc in same st start counts as the first V-st>
[14 V-st]

Round 10
Slst into ch2 spc,
Standing dc, ch2, dc in same V-st, 9tr-Fan in next V-st,
*V-st in next V-st, 9tr-Fan in next V-st,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to standing dc
<Note: Standing dc, ch2, dc at the beginning of the round counts as the first V-st>
[7 V-st, 7 9tr-Fan]

Round 11
Slst into ch2 spc,
Standing dc, ch2, dc in same st as standing dc, ch1,  V-st in 9tr-Fan, ch1,
*V-st in V-st, ch1, V-st in 9tr-Fan, ch1,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to standing dc
<Note: Beginning of the round starts in the center of a V-st of previous round and Standing dc, ch2, dc in same st start counts as the first V-st.  This round also starts the decreases.  There is only a ch1 between the V-st instead of ch2.>
[14 V-st]

Round 12
Slst into ch2 spc,
Standing dc, 6dc in same st as standing dc, V1-st in V-St
*7dc-Fan in next V-st, V1-st in next V-st,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to standing dc
<Note: Standing dc, 6dc at the beginning of the round counts as the first 7dc-Fan>
[7 V1-st, 7 7dc-Fan]

Round 13
Slst in next 3 dc,
Standing dc, ch1, dc in same st as standing dc,V1-st in next V1-st,
*V1-st in next 7dc-Fan, V1-st in next V1-st,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to standing dc
<Note: Beginning of the round starts in the center tr of 7dc in previous round and Standing dc, ch1, dc in same st start counts as the first V1-st>
[14 V1-st]

Round 14
Slst into ch1 spc,
Standing dc, ch1, dc in same st as standing dc, 3dc in next V1-st
*V1-st in next V1-st, 3dc in next V1-st,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to standing dc
<Note: Standing dc, ch1, dc at the beginning of the round counts as the first V1-st. 3dc shells refer to 3dc in a single stitch.>
[7 V1-st, 7 3dc shells]

Round 15Mariposas Beanie Worn | The Crochet Lounge™ Free Crochet Pattern
Slst into ch1 spc,
Standing dc, dc in same st as standing dc, 2dc in middle dc of 3dc shell
*2dc in next V1-st,  2dc in next 3dc shell,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to standing dc
<Note: 2dc in a single stitch is referred to as 2dc shell in the next round.>
[28 dc]

Round 16
Slst in between the beginning 2dc-shell of prev round,
Standing dc,
*dc in between the 2dcs of the next 2dc-shell,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to standing dc
<Note: You are only working into the space between the 2 dc posts of each 2dc shell from the previous round>
[14 dc]

Round 17
Slst into the spc between the standing dc and the next dc,
Standing dc2tog into the next spc between the dc (or you can ch2, dc into the next spc between dcs),
*dc2tog into spc between dcs,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to beginning dc2tog
<Note: You are working into the space between the dc posts>
[7 dc2tog]

Round 18
Ch1, sc2tog 3 times, invisible sc join The Crochet Lounge Way in the last stitch
<Note: or you can simply cut the 6″ tail after sc2tog 3times and weave in the ends>

Weave in ends

 

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Dec 132013
 

Chunky Jacob’s Ladder Convertible Cowl & Scarf

I’ve always been enamored with the looks of the crochet Jacob’s Ladder stitch.  You can find some of my Jacob’s Ladder free pattern collection on this Pinterest Board.  Short of Clare (Bobwilson123)’s cap tutorial and the beret, I simply don’t have the time to hook up a throw/afghan sized project.  It dawned on me a few weeks ago that I simply must make a cowl or a scarf that ladders.

As if that wasn’t enough, my dream topped it off with the idea of a convertible cowl & scarf — now we were talking.  While color changing in a Jacob’s Ladder made the stitching pop, I also wanted to try it as a single colored scarf, and a chunky one at that!  This Chunky Jacob’s Ladder Convertible Cowl & Scarf pattern was born.  The question remained whether it would be a ladders only or also a 2 way scarf.

Stringy and ladders convertible cowls and scarves OH MY!

Needless to say, you’ll be presented with 2 options to finish the scarf and many more if you decide to make it with color change (it is harder with a large hook and double strands, so you may want to take that into consideration before you jump into color changing.

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MaterialsChunky Jacob's Ladder Convertible Cowl & Scarf - Free Crochet Pattern Collage | The Crochet Lounge™

  • Worsted Weight yarn – the sample shows the ladder done in Red Heart with Love yarn - you will use roughly 200 yards on 25 rounds or upto 325 yards of the skein depending on the option you choose
  • Q hook (15mm)

Stitches Used

ch, slst, standing double crochet/chainless start double crochet, double crochet

Chain (ch) -  yo (yarn over), pull through loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch as well as the loop on hook

Double Crochet (dc) – yo, insert hook in indicated st (stitch), yo draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo draw through 2 loops, yo draw through 2 loops (1 loop on hook)

Chainless Starting Double Crochet (Standing dc) – video by Mooglyblog You can replace all ch3 starts of each round with the Standing dc to make the scarf look pretty and seamless!

 

Gauge

  • 1 stitches and 1.5 rows = 1 inch

Pattern

The Entire Pattern is worked with DOUBLE STRANDS!

Round 1:
Ch 60, slst join to the first chain, make sure you do not twist the chain while joining.

Round 2:
Ch3, dc in next ch, ch10, skp 10 ch,
*dc in next 2 ch, ch10,
Rpt from *, slst join to top of beginning ch3

<Note: You can use a standing double crochet at the beginning of each round and you won’t be able to tell where the start is!>

Round 3:  Ch3, dc in next dc, ch10, skp next ch10 space, *dc in next 2 dc, ch10, rpt from *, slst join to top of beginning ch3

Row 4-25 (or 35): Repeat Round 3

Finish off if you want a convertible chain and dc cowl with option of changing it to a Jacob’s Ladder Scarf/Jacob’s Ladder Cowl using a Large Brooch to close off / hold the 5 Jacob’s Ladder loops in place or create a chain or I-Cord as instructed below to do the same.

At 25 rounds, you can see the length of the scarf should you choose to wear it as a scarf and see if you like it.  With or without the ladder strung, the scarf is about the same length; others prefer a longer scarf at 35 rounds (shown in photos hanging from the tree branch and worn by my daughter.

Chain or I-Cord to hold the 5 Jacobs Ladder Loops:

You can either make a 120 chain cord to finish off or an I-Cord and string loosely through the 5 Jacobs Ladder

If you would like a pure Jacob’s Ladder Cowl/Scarf, continue with Ladder Only Option:

Ladder Only Option: This will create a permanent Jacob’s Ladder Scarf/Jacob’s Ladder CowlChunky Jacob's Ladder Convertible Cowl & Scarf Unstrung - Free Crochet Pattern Collage | The Crochet Lounge™

String up the Ladder by taking a ch10 spc of foundation chain, twisting it to form a loop then insert your hook into the loop, *yo with the next ch10 one round up, draw through the loop, rpt from * until you get to the top – use a safety pin or stitch marker to hold the loop in place and create the ladder in the other 4 ch10 sections.

Once you are ready to move forward, insert your hook back into the loop where you slst joined round 25

Round 26:
Ch3, dc in next dc, ch4, remove the place holder of the Jacob’s ladder loop, slst into the ladder loop to secure, ch4,
*dc in next 2 dcs, ch4, remove the place holder of the Jacob’s ladder loop, slst inot the ladder loop to secure, ch4,
Rpt from *,
Slst to beginning ch3, cut a 12″ tail, weave in ends (you can split the 2 strands and weave in different directions to secure, or split the yarn if you are using chunky weight).

How to wear your Chunky Jacob’s Ladder Scarf/Cowl:

Without the ladder strung:

1) You can wear it as a loopy scarf
2) You can put your arm through the center of the long tube and slip it over your head as a cowl

With Jacob’s Ladder:

1) You can wear it as a Jacob’s Ladder scarf (other photos in the left collage frame)
2) You can put your arm through the center of the long tube and slip it over your head as a Jacob’s Ladder Cowl (large photo in the right of the collage)

 

What’s your favorite way of wearing this project?  I would love to see photos!

 

Dec 102013
 

Mariposas Boot Cuffs – Free Crochet Pattern

Do you crochet a project when it calls your name?  It’s that way for me.  I fell in love with crochet boot cuffs 2-3 years back, however, I’ve never picked up my hooks to make a pair because non of them truly called my name.  A few months back, I created the Mariposas Bolero pattern (yet to be revealed at the time of posting the crochet boot cuffs pattern), and I KNEW they were going to be much more than just a bolero pattern.  The rest was history :)

Since I can’t just leave you to crochet boot cuffs with nothing to match, you can be sure to see pattern testing for the matching infinity scarf up and coming; perhaps even a cute holey beanie that you’d have to line to wear in cold weather, but might be just right for decorative purposes.  For now, a good pattern to pair this set of boot cuffs with is the Chunky Bricks & Bobbles Cowl that makes a bold statement whether it is worn as an infinity scarf or over your head as a cowl!

So many wonderful Loungers stepped up to be a pattern tester for this set of crochet boot cuffs – and they will soon be announced and linked.  Meanwhile, be sure to check out the grand Mariposas Boot Cuffs pin that features quite a few of you lovely ladies’ handiwork.  You may even want to tell your friends/family to help repin it!  There are more pins to come as well ;)

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Materials

  • Worsted Weight yarn – Featured in Red Heart With Love Aran 1 skein (uses about 150-175yards)
  • Size J hook
  • Solid colors really show off the stitch – also great for slow variegated yarns if you want the stitch pronounced

Stitches Used

Mariposas Boot Cuffs - Free Crochet Pattern Collage | The Crochet Lounge™

Photo Contribution by Tactile Darlings, Simply Knots, Crittertine Creations, Laura Mae’s Crochet, Crochet Tree, Mary Dunphy-Williams, Mindy West-Thompson, Tina Salsedo

fsc, ch, sc, slst, dc, tr, V-st, 9tr-Fan

Foundation single crochet (fsc) – ch2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation 

chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)
*insert hook into the next foundation chain just created, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1, yo draw through 2
Repeat from * until total fsc completed

Yarn over (yo) – wrap yarn over hook

Chain (ch) -  yo (yarn over), pull through loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch as well as the loop on hook

Half double crochet (hdc) - yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook

 

Front Post hdc (FPhdc) - yo, insert hook from front to back to front from the right side around to the left side of the indicated post (Lefties do the opposite

Back Post hdc (BPhdc) – yo, insert hook from back to front to back from the right side around to the left side of the indicated post (Lefties do the opposite from left to right), yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook from left to right), yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook

Special Stitches

Chainless Starting Double Crochet (Standing dc) - 

V-Stitch (V-st) - (dc, ch2, dc) in indicated stitch

9tr-Fan in V-st - 9tr in ch2 spc of indicated V-st

V-st in 9tr-Fan - V-st in 5th tr of 9tr-Fan (center tr of the 9tr-Fan)

Invisible sc Join The Crochet Lounge™ Way – in the last stitch of the round, insert hook into the last stitch, draw up a loop, insert hook into the back loop only (blo) of the first stitch in the round, yo, draw up and through the loops on hook, leave a 6” tail, cut the yarn.  Insert hook through both loops of the second stitch of the round, yo with tail draw yarn through.  Insert hook into the front loop only (flo) of the last stitch of the round, draw tail through.  From wrong side of piece, insert hook through the same last stitch in the round under both loops, draw tail to the inside and fasten off

Gauge

8 Stitches & 6 Rows of FPhdc, BPhdc = 2 inches

PatternMariposas Boot Cuffs - Free Crochet Pattern | The Crochet Lounge™

fsc 40, slst join to the first fsc being careful not to twist when you join
<Note: when joining fsc in the round, you must also sew the initial tail to the last stitch to form the full circle.  You can also replace this with Ch40, slst join to the first ch, being careful not to twist when you join, ch1, sc in same st, sc in each ch around, slst to first sc>

Round 1
Ch1,
*BPhdc in next st, FPhdc in next st,
Rpt from *, slst join to first BPhdc
<Note: the last FPhdc goes around the joining st of the prev round and will cover over the beginning ch1 after join>
[20FPhdc, 20BPhdc]

Round 2
Ch1, BPhdc in BPhdc from slst join, FPhdc in FPhdc,
*BPhdc in BPhdc, FPhdc in FPhdc,
Rpt from *, slst join to first BPhdc
<Note: the last FPhdc goes around the joining st of the prev round and will cover over the beginning ch1 after join>
[20FPhdc, 20BPhdc]

 Rounds 3-7 Rpt Round 2
 [20FPhdc, 20BPhdc]

Mariposas Boot Cuffs - Free Crochet Pattern Collage | The Crochet Lounge™

Photo Contribution by LovesLambs on Ravelry ♥

 Round 8
Standing dc, ch2, dc into joining st of the prev round, ch2, skp 4 st,
*V-st in next st, ch2, skp 4st,
Rpt from *, slst join to standing dc
<Note: Standing dc, ch2, dc at the beginning of the round counts as the first V-st>
[8 V-st]

Round 9
Slst into ch2 spc,
Ch4, 8tr in same ch2 spc, V-st in next V-st,
*9tr-Fan in next V-st, V-st in next V-st,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to 4th ch of beginning ch4
<Note: Beginning Ch4 plus 8tr counts as the first 9tr-Fan>
[4 V-st, 4 9tr-Fan]

Round 10
Slst in next 4 tr,
Standing dc, ch2, dc in same st as standing dc, ch2,  V-st in next V-st, ch2,
*V-st in next 9tr-Fan, ch2, V-st in next V-st, ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to standing dc
<Note: Beginning of the round starts in the center tr of 9tr in previous round and Standing dc, ch2 dc in same st start counts as the first V-st>
[8 V-st]

Round 11
Slst into ch2 spc,
Standing dc, ch2, dc in same V-st, 9tr-Fan in next V-st,
*V-st in next V-st, 9tr-Fan in next V-st,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to standing dc
<Note: Standing dc, ch2, dc at the beginning of the round counts as the first V-st>
[4 V-st, 4 9tr-Fan]

Round 12
Slst into ch2 spc,
Standing dc, ch2, dc in same st as standing dc, ch2,  V-st in 9tr-Fan, ch2,
*V-st in V-st, ch2, V-st in 9tr-Fan, ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to standing dc
<Note: Beginning of the round starts in the center of a V-st of previous round and Standing dc, ch2 dc in same st start counts as the first V-st>
[8 V-st]

Round 13
Slst into ch2 spc,
Ch4, 8tr in same ch2 spc, sc in next V-st,
*9tr-Fan in next V-st, sc in next V-st,
Rpt from *,
Invisible sc join to beginning ch4 The Crochet Lounge™ way
<Note: Beginning Ch4 plus 8tr counts as the first 9tr-Fan>
[4 sc, 4 9tr-Fan]

Weave in ends

Make a second because you may have 2 boots to fill ;)

 

 

Dec 022013
 

Crochet Chunky Cowl – Bricks & Bobbles

Chunky Bricks and Bobbles Cowl | The Crochet Lounge™ | Free Crochet Pattern

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Chunky seems to be in this year and what a great timing to be making a chunky cowl for a quick holiday gifting ideas.  You can work this pattern with a single strand chunky yarn or double strand worsted weight.

This pattern is short, simple, and SWEET, so grab your hook and yarn & get started!

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Materials:Chunky Bricks and Bobbles Cowl Circular | The Crochet Lounge™ | Free Pattern

Gauge

 

Stitches Used:

fsc, ch, sc, slst, BFS (butterfly stitch)

Foundation single crochet (fsc) – ch2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)
*insert hook into the next foundation chain just created, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1, yo draw through 2
Repeat from * until total fsc completed

Chain (ch) -  yo (yarn over), pull through loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2Chunky Bricks and Bobbles Cowl Inverted Wear | The Crochet Lounge™ | Free Pattern

Slip Stitch (slst) – insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch as well as the loop on hook

Butterfly Stitch (BFS) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 loop, insert hook in next stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2, yo draw through 2, ch1

*Note:  When doing stacked BFS or BFS in the round, the first stitch goes into the ‘right wing’ of the butterfly pattern created in the row/round below and the ‘next stitch’ indicates the ‘left wing’ of the butterfly, so you are always working into the wings.  You can see a video tutorial by Meladora’s Creations on YouTube as she created the BFS.  I end and start the rounds different, so pay close attention to the written instructions :)

Starting BFS - insert hook in same stitch as the slst, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 loop, insert hook in next stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2, yo draw through 2, ch1

Ending BFS - after completing the last BFS including the ch1, simply slip stitch into the ch1 space that started the round, then ch1 to start the new round

Pattern:Chunky Bricks and Bobbles Cowl Double Thickness | The Crochet Lounge™ | Free Pattern

Worked in fsc with multiples of 2, if you choose to chain, join with slst, then make a row of sc instead of the fsc start.  The Entire Pattern is worked with DOUBLE STRANDS!

Fsc 100 (or ch 100, join with slst, ch1, sc in each ch around), make sure you do not twist the yarn, join with slst.*
*Note: when joining fsc in a circle, you will need to sew the beginning yarn tail to the bottom of the last fsc stitch to join as well as joining by slst at the top (top is the sc stitch, bottom is the foundation chain portion of fsc)

Row 1: Starting BFS, BFS around in the fsc stitches (2 fsc completes one BFS), when you get to the end, Ending BFS

Rows 2:  BFS in next BFS, BFS around, Ending BFS in the last BFS of the round

Row 3-11: Repeat Row 2

Row 12: Sc in each butterfly wing across, invisible join the last stitch

Enjoy! ♥~

 

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Enchanting Expressions

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Enchanting Expressions Lounge Waves Afghan Pattern | The Crochet Lounge™ Small Business FeatureBev Nicholson of Enchanting Expressions is one fantastic lady with a big heart.  Her Lounge Waves pattern (named after The Crochet Lounge™ – what an honor) made its debut in The Crochet Lounge™ anniversary giveaway a few months back.  Outside of her time crocheting, Bev runs a business with her fantastic Prince Charmin and enjoy a grand time with her children when they visit/call.

Bev and her best friend give back to their community in mysterious ways – mystical fairies, garden gnomes, Glenda the good witch, rainbows and unicorns type things; done best behind the scenes, so details are left to your imaginations.  Bev’s got a great sense of humor and she will give you the straight talk any day of the week.

Here’s a look at the Lounge Waves Pattern that is up in this coupon giveaway – 2 lucky winners will receive the pattern for free and 5 additional winners will win a 50% off coupon for this weekend!

When asked for 1 word (or more) that describes Bev, here are what some of her fellow hookin’ friends said,

  • TCL_OpenQuotationMarkT:  True
  • J:   Awesome!
  • S1: Genuine. Unique
  • S2: Fabulous
  • L1: Blunt. Honest. Refreshing
      • M:  Hilarious
      • L2: Glassy lol
      • S3: Feisty
      • M:  Passionate
      • P:   Funny

A glimpse of what regularly comes off of Bev’s hooks.

Enchanting Expressions Lounge Waves Afghan Pattern + 3 WIPs & 1 FO | The Crochet Lounge™ Aren’t they gorgeous?

p.s. Bev is in Canada.  This is going to be on a trivia at some point *nudgenudgewinkwink* pay attention!

For your convenience, I’ve included the giveaway again here:

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Enter for a chance to Win  and Enjoy the Giveaway :)  

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Nov 252013
 

Sick ‘Lil Monkeys

Small Business Feature

Kelli Wohlgemuth of Sick ‘Lil Monkeys created a business around her passion for hooking and giving back to those in need.  You can read more about Sick ‘Lil Monkeys in her words from their facebook page About section.  While you are looking around, don’t forget to visit her Ravelry Designer Page.

Here are some wonderful hooks via Sick ‘Lil Monkeys’  entry in The Crochet Lounge™ Small Business Saturday Coupon Giveaway – don’t forget to enter to win at the bottom of this post :)

Sick 'LilJennifer Louden's Peacock Hooks - Sick 'Lil Monkeys 15% Off | The Crochet Lounge™ Small Business Saturday Coupon Giveaway 2013

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Nothing says more about a business than a client review, so here is one of her clients that purchased multiple Peacock hooks from Kelli.  Look at how beautiful these hooks are!

Jennifer Louden's Peacock Hooks by Sick 'Lil Monkeys | The Crochet Lounge™

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I originally found Sick ‘Lil Monkeys through Facebook and my crochet addiction. I had been searching for some custom hooks and wanted to find a small business to buy from. From our initial conversations I knew I found the right place with Sick ‘Lil Monkeys!

I knew I wanted a hook that resembled one of my peacocks but I didn’t have anything specific in mind. I sent Kelli some pictures and we chatted a few times before she sent me a picture of the first design. It was absolutely perfect and so much more than I even imagined!

Kelli kept me updated on my hook and it arrived to me in absolutely perfect condition. After my first hook, I was..well, hooked!

I have since went back to purchase several more hooks because I was thrilled with the cost, quality and the extreme attention to detail in each one. I truly feel my work is better with her hooks and I’ve found renewed inspiration to create.

Each hook is unique and special and I can clearly see the love and attention put into each one. They are truly a work of art!” ~Jennifer Louden of Louden Farms

While she is a for profit business, she takes pride in her charity work and has affected many lives one at a time.  This xmas, Sick ‘Lil Monkeys and her partner in charity, The Hookeraholic Crochet also has quite a few of their fans helping with select families’ holiday needs.

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You may just inspire many a stories yet.

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Nov 242013
 

Quilts, Childhood and Crochet – Amish Star Afghan

Gorgeous Afghan by Dana Stedge

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Dana’s grandma left a great impression on her with the sewing fiber arts of quilting.  A few days ago, Dana posted this photo asking for opinions whether she should finish it as Option A (Left) or Option B (Right).  The image on the right is how the pattern, crochet Amish Star by Dorrisa Smith, from the book Ultimate Book of Quilt Afghans published by Annie’s Attic in 2000.  [This book is currently out of print as well as the stand alone pattern.  Perhaps if enough inquire about it, there is a chance of another edition or release? *nudgenudgewinkwink*

Twitter: @AnniesAttic facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnniesCatalog

So far, the only copy found is on Amazon (Affiliate Link) Ultimate book of Quilt Afghans, Crochet 12 Old fashioned Quilt Favorites for $40 + Shipping.] 

***Edit  4 January 2014:  Thanks to all those who contactedthe e-book is again available for download. Simply click on Annie’s and SEARCH for “a872217″ At the time of edit, this e-book is now available at $9.99 USD!

TCL_OpenQuotationMark My grandma sews beautiful quilts. She has tried to teach me to sew, but sadly, sewing and I just don’t get along. I have always loved seeing her finished products and the joy is brings the recipients of all her hard work. She made a quilt for me that is absolutely stunning. Years ago, I displayed it on a spare bed in my home to enjoy it’s beauty. I ended up moving it to a quilt rack from fear of my cats damaging it. I missed the pretty quilt on the bed. I was at a yard sale and saw the ‘Annie’s Attic Ultimate Quilt Book’ and fell in love with this pattern. I immediately bought the yarn to make this. One thing or another kept getting in my way, then I had my first son, then went back to college, then had my second son… and 6 years later I decided it was time to take that yarn off the shelf and make my blanket. I have seen so many beautiful variations of the corner to corner afghans here on facebook, and before I would make a regular one, I told myself I would start and finish this. I can’t wait to have this 100% complete and laid out in my home!

Here’s a look at Dana’s quilt from her grandmother that inspired her to crochet and finish this UFO/WIP/almost done awesomeness.

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Have you had a project like this one?  Mine is  a Starghan for a friend’s child who is now 5 – so about the same amount of time as Dana’s hiatus on this crochet  Amish Star.  Needless to say, I just can’t get myself to pick up that hook dcdcdcdcddcdcdc ch2 dcdcdcdcdcdcdc dc2tog  >.< Sorry Ann & Kyler!  

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Nov 242013
 

Horizontal Designs

Small Business Feature

Claire of Horizontal Designs is giving away 3 fantastic prizes in the current giveaway - 2 free patterns, 1 free pattern and 50% off coupon to her entire pattern Ravelry store or her patterns on Etsy.

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Having met Claire through the Crochet Lounge, and the friendship we have made has/is very inspirational.  I will let you do the reading from Claire and be inspired just as I have.

TCL_OpenQuotationMark***Why “Horizontal Designs” and “The Gimpy Hooker” ?? Read about being vertically challenged and my conditions, dysautonomia and PoTS, at the nonprofit I helped found: www.DysautonomiaSOS.org.

Horizontal Designs' Winter Princess Newborn Set Pattern PDF | The Crochet Lounge Birthday & Anniversary Bash Giveaway #7daysEarlier in the year, Claire released her Winter Princess Newborn Set Pattern during The Crochet Lounge™ Birthday Bash and Web Anniversary.  Her pattern debut was a hit and how she is back to giveback to the community that supported her.

Here is Horizontal Designs’ adorable Winter Princess Newborn Set Pattern photo.

Claire’s multi-craftiness adventures in jewelry making and crocheting delight can all be found at her etsy store.  If you need a quick one stop shop, I’d put this one at the top of the list for the holidays :)

In the previous post, I featured some of my favorite jewelry from her shop…  That list has grown!  Here’s the teaser from the last post – you can click on the image to be brought to the post with links to each of these in her store.

Horizonta Designs - My Favorite Jewelry from her Etsy - Collage | The Crochet Lounge Favorites

 Aren’t they gorgeous?

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 The latest craze I have designed by her are these Peacock inspired antique copper, gem stone & Sworavski combo earrings — and I don’t have my ears pierced!

Of course, I passed the photo of these beauties to Jen of Louden Farms - fellow Lounger, friend, mommy of many, and a peacock expert (visit her website, too, to see stunning peacock photos and perhaps own a peachick)!

For your convenience, I’ve included the giveaway again here:
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Nov 212013
 

Small Business Saturday 2013 Giveaway

Crocheter Support

 

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The Crochet Lounge™ Small Business Saturday 2013 Giveaway – Vendors

Over the last year, many of the Crochet Lounge social media community have come to love and adore these designers, crochet hook, crochet accessories providers and here they are giving once again!

Don’t miss your opportunity to join this giveaway as the vendor list may continue to grow through the giveaway period!  You can only win from the vendors you actively have clicked on, so increase your chances by visiting back often!

You MUST collect your Prize prior to Small Business Saturday, 30 November, 2013 & Spend it on Small Business Saturday or through Cyber Monday per vendor terms.
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Nov 182013
 

How to Explode Your Business in 2014 NOW

 

While this article is geared towards Loungers with a crochet small business, the idea applies across industries so, if it applies, use what jives with your inner voice.

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Hey! Are you thinking you are up to eyeballs with orders and with holidays coming you simply can’t take anymore so better not giveaway coupons for the end of the year or run discounts for the holidays?  Definitely can’t join other vendors for Small Biz Saturday holiday fun (read here if you missed the post)?

Ah Ha

I’m here to say, “YOU are limiting your business!”

Ever wonder how some people get out of the gate in January blasting through the year? It isn’t what they do on January 2-January 31 that creates the successful month, it’s the planning in the last 45days of the year prior that drives that burst.

If you have RTS items, random small bursts of flash sales, giving away a % discount here or there before January while you set yourself up for January custom orders is the way to go!

OOOooooo…

Ideas:
1) With your purchase, you’ve earned 5% of for the month of January
2) With your current purchase, you’ve earned 10% off the next purchase
3) Custom orders are now scheduled out to ______________
4) Place a custom order for January 2014 NOW and receive a ________ discount
5) Prices are going up in January, custom order and secure the price now
The possibilities are endless and YOU as the business owner CAN set the pace.

Hrm…

A lot of people are even worried to START a business because they are scared there would be too many orders. Others are scared that if they take on more orders then they wouldn’t be able to enjoy the immediate holidays coming up and hooking for their families. It’s a false belief system that you have no control over telling your client base your schedule!

Your work speaks volumes for itself. Scheduling custom orders is not so scary.
Things I hear demystified:

  • “What if they want it now and end up going elsewhere?”
    Then they would have gone elsewhere to begin with by you not offering!
  • “What if they get mad and un-”Like” me?”
    A loyal returning customer would understand with the quality of your work and growth of your business, you are bound to get busy!
  • “What if I want to make an exception and speed up _______ emergency order…”
    There are several ways to dice this one:
    1) Make that exception because you want to!
    2) Take last minute orders with a rush fee
  • “What if I can’t because my schedule is filled up?”
    You are the business owner! Your schedule gets filled by you, not the orders coming in. This means looking at your calendar and setting allotted time for potential rush orders or even a buffer in case you fall behind.
  • “What if I can’t commit to filling the orders at ___________ time?”
  • “What if a better offer comes along?”
    At some point in your business career, a great offer may appear or life may happen that you will need to shift your entire calendar.  It is as simple as writing an e-mail or making a phone call to shift that schedule.  If you then cannot meet their requested time, they still have time to have the order filled because you’ve scheduled in advance.  This is also the place where you may want to have allies in the industry that you can trust with quality work should you have a need to close shop suddenly, your customers’ orders can still be handled seamlessly.

Squee!

My friends, CONFRONT that fear.  Neale Donald Walsch once said,
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone!”
Try it on for size.

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Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone. ~Neale Donald Walsch

End your year big and start next year strong by starting next year now! ♥

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Nov 172013
 

Small Business Saturday 2013

Crochet Loungers – Small Business Owners

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WHO

Hey you! Yes, you, Small Business Owners in the Crochet World. The Crochet Lounge is here to help you finish up the year and start 2014 with a bang! The first order of business is Small Business Saturday promotions.

WHAT

For those unfamiliar with Small Business Saturday – it’s the American hype of sales post Thanksgiving geared specifically towards small businesses and the date it lands on this year is 30 November 2013.

There are 2 categories of the ‘giveaway’ being run via Rafflecopter:
1) Crochet Lounge going Designers, Small Business Owners Selling Finished Objects/Services for Hookers (crocheters) Only (hooks/stitch markers/color cards/you name it)
Offer a percentage off code or dollar amount off for purchases over a dollar limit for fellow loungers to spend on Small Business Saturday ONLY

2) Crochet Lounge Small Business Owners Selling Finished Objects Only (end crochet products)
Offer a percentage off code for fellow loungers to spend in your shop on Small Business Saturday ONLY

If you are interested, please submit the following to smallbizsat@thecrochetlounge.com:

1) ‘Terms’ (what will they ‘win’ as a discount to spend at your business on Small Business Saturday 2013, how many winners, etc.)
2) It can be dollar amount or dollar off per limit spent coupon or simply a percentage off to work with your Small Business Saturday sale – the idea is for them to come back on Small Biz Saturday and be a patron.
3) You are also welcome to have multiples of each entry or multiple entries (as in what you want to give away)
4) Your social media links (fb, g+, pinterest, twitter) – depending on the number of vendors not all may be added
5) Create a 4:3 ratio image for your brand’s giveaway

WHEN

Rafflecopter set up will occur Monday, 18 November Pacific Standard Time with it going live Tuesday, 19 November Noon Pacific Standard Time (12PM PST is when The Crochet Lounge fb page traffic peaks).

Duration of the giveaway will last 7 days with Twitter/Pinterest being daily return actions for extra entry points.

WHERE

Facebook, Websites  (Your blogs and mine), Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, G+… You will get the link for Rafflecopter to add the giveaway tab/embed the code on your blog.

Note – entering in #2 will pool your fan base to other Lounge going Small Businesses so make sure it aligns with your marketing goals. Since we are giving away a ‘voucher’ for redemption only on Small Business Saturday, this should ward off people from aimlessly liking pages for a giveaway and leaving if they don’t win the voucher. They will have to browse through your albums and find JUST THE THING they may want to purchase before it gets snatched up

 

WHY

To give back & help drive traffic to your growing business — sharing is caring!  Your funtastic & fantastic passion for your craft and support has helped The Crochet Lounge grow.  Here’s a give back to YOU, Small Business Owners — Together, let’s conquer the holidays and 2014!

 

Come join the party!

Sep 172013
 

Butterflies & Pineapple Lace Beanie

The Fall Fashion Series

The story of the Butterflies & Pineapple Lace Beanie or Skull Cap goes something like this… Once upon a time, I stumbled upon some gorgeous sock weight yarn by Deborah Norville – Serenity Sock Weight in Pink Sugar color.  It is a blend and slow variegation yarn between shades of pink to deep rose with purple tint and I fell in love.

I didn’t know what would come of the yarn, but I did know it was going to be something I would love and cherish for ages to come, and you would, too.  This was actually the first pineapple lace pattern that was written and tested in June awaiting its debut… and it’s finally HERE!

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Materials

Sizing

Hook & FO Sizing
~21-22″ circumference adult size – H/8 (5.0mm) & I/9 (5.5mm) hook

Stitches (sts) & Abbreviations

Magic Circle The Crochet Lounge Way - wrap yarn around finger twice clockwise onto your finger on the left hand (counter-clockwise on the right-hand for the lefties), insert hook into the center of the circle, yo draw up a loop ch1 tightly to close.

Yarn over (yo) – wrap yarn over hook

Chain (ch) – yo, pull through loop on hook

Foundation single crochet (fsc) – ch2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet) *insert hook into the foundation chain just created, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1, yo draw through 2 Repeat from * until total fsc completed

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch and loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Half double crochet (hdc) - yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook

Special Stitches Defined:

3dc Shell3dc in indicated stitch

V-Shell – (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in indicated stitch

5dc-Fan – 5dc in indicated stitch

5dc-Fan in V-Shell  5dc in ch1 spc of indicated V-Shell

6dc-Fan – 6dc in indicated stitch

6dc-Fan in V-Shell  6dc in ch1 spc of indicated V-Shell

V-Shell in V-Shell - V-Shell in ch1 spc of indicated V-Shell

6dc-Fan in 5dc-Fan  6dc-Fan in center dc of 5dc-Fan of previous round

Invisible sc Join The Crochet Lounge™ Way – in the last stitch of the round, insert hook into the last stitch, draw up a loop, insert hook into the back loop only (blo) of the first stitch in the round, yo, draw up and through the loops on hook, leave a 6” tail, cut the yarn.  Insert hook through both loops of the second stitch of the round, yo with tail draw yarn through.  Insert hook into the front loop only (flo) of the last stitch of the round, draw tail through.  From wrong side of piece, insert hook through the same last stitch in the round under both loops, draw tail to the inside and fasten off

Gauge

2” (5.08cm) after first 2 rounds – adjust hook size to obtain gauge

If your gauge is not matching the above within the first 2 to 3 rounds, it’s time to adjust – although mentioned before in the Pineapple Lace Sunhat that it is crucial in hat-making that your gauge matches in the increase rounds or your hat will end up being way too big or way too small, it is LESS critical on a hat made with sock yarn or highly stretchable material vs. 100% cotton.

If your stitching is resulting in a larger round height, you need to adjust your golden loop or drop down in hook size and use the hook that obtains gauge.Golden Loop - after inserting your hook into an indicated stitch, the Golden Loop is the loop you yarn over and draw up.  The height of your row/round depends on how high you draw up the Golden Loop.  This matters greatly in gauge matching if you are needing to follow hook size and or have already dropped down in hook size and cannot obtain gauge.

Pattern

<Note: Beginning ch2 of each round does not count as a stitch throughout this pattern and can be replaced by using beginning standing dc, effectively eliminating the need for ch2 start>

Magic Circle The Crochet Lounge Way (Click for Righty Tutorial, Lefty Tutorial)

Round 1
12dc into the Magic Circle
[12dc]

Round 2
Ch2, 2dc in each dc around, slst join to the first dc of the round
[24dc]

Round 3
Ch2, 3dc in same st, skp next dc,
*3dc in next dc, skp next dc,
Rpt from * 10 times,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[36dc or 12 3dc-shell]

Round 4
Slst in next st ,
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc
*V-Shell in center of next 3dc-shell,
Rpt from * 10 times,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[12ch1 spc + 48dc or 12 V-Shell]
<Note: You are now working in the center of the 3dc-shell in this round>

Round 5
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-shell),
Ch2, 5dc in same spc,
*5dc-fan in next V-Shell,
Rpt from * 10 times,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[12 5dc-fan or 60dc]
<Note: You are working in the ch1 spc of the V-Shells this round>

Round 6
Slst in next 2 st (to center of 5dc-fan),
Ch2, 6dc-fan in same dc
*6dc-fan in next 5dc-fan of Round 5,
Rpt from * 10 times,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[12 6dc-fan or 72dc]
<Note: You are working in the center st of the 5dc-fan>

Round 7
Ch2, dc in each dc around, slst join to the first dc of the round
[72dc]
<Note: This is where the Pineapple Lace starts – Pattern works over 24 stitches, so you won’t see repeats for a bit – rest assured ;)  While working with Pineapple Lace, the ch2 spc before and after a V-Shell will always be skipped and not crocheted into other than for the brim.>

Round 8
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, skp 3dc, dc in next dc,
Ch2, skp 3dc, V-Shell in next dc,
Ch2, skp 3dc, (sc in next dc, ch5, skp next dc) 4 times, sc in next dc,
Ch2,
*Skp 3dc, V-Shell in the next dc,
Ch2, skp 3dc, dc in next dc,
Ch2, skp 3dc, V-Shell in next dc,
Ch2, skp 3dc, (sc in next dc, ch5, skp next dc) 4 times, sc in next dc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[Total 3 sets repeated]

Round 9
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-Shell),
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, 3dc in next dc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 3 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, *V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, 3dc in next dc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 3 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[Total 3 sets repeated]

Round 10
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-Shell),
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, (2dc in next dc) 3 times,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 2 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, *V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (2dc in next dc) 3 times,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 2 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round

Round 11
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-Shell),
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, (dc in next dc, ch1) 5 times, dc in next dc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, sc in next ch5 spc, ch5, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (dc in next dc, ch1) 5 times, dc in next dc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, sc in next ch5 spc, ch5, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
<Note: From here, the pattern just shifts over 12 stitches, so you will start to recognize the repetition from Round 8 in Round 12>

Round 12
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-Shell),
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, (sc in next ch1 spc, ch5) 4 times, sc in next ch1 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, dc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, *V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch1 spc, ch5) 4 times, sc in next ch1 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, dc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round

Round 13
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-Shell),
Ch2, V-Shell in same V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 3 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, 3dc in next dc,
Ch2,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 3 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, 3dc in next dc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round

Round 14
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-Shell),
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 2 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (2dc in next dc) 3 times,
Ch2,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 2 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (2dc in next dc) 3 times,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round

Round 15
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-Shell),
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, sc in next ch5 spc, ch5, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (dc in next dc, ch1) 5 times, dc in next dc,
Ch2,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, sc in next ch5 spc, ch5, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (dc in next dc, ch1) 5 times, dc in next dc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round

Round 16
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-Shell),
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, dc in ch5 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc, ch5 in next ch1 spc) 4 times, sc in next ch1 spc,
Ch2,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, dc in ch5 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc, ch5 in next ch1 spc) 4 times, sc in next ch1 spc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round

Round 17
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-Shell),
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, 3dc in next dc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc, ch3 in next ch5 spc) 3 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, 3dc in next dc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc, ch3 in next ch5 spc) 3 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round

Brim – Beanie/Skull Cap Style

Depending on your head size, switch to H/8 (5mm) hook here if needed

Round 18
Ch1, sc in same st, sc in each st around
<Note: In the brim rounds, you will make an sc in each st around.  For example:  sc in each sc, sc in each dc, sc in each ch1 spc, 2sc in each ch2 spc, and 3sc in each ch3 spc> [104 sc]

Round 19
Ch1, sc in each st around, sl st join to the first sc of the round
[104 sc]

Round 20
Ch1, sc in first st and the next 102 st around, on the last sc use invisible sc join The Crochet Lounge Way to finish your brim

Weave in Ends

Ravel This!

Ravel This!

Did you have fun?  I had a blast with this one that I know for sure I will be making more in the near future.  Would you like to see more lace hats?  Connect with Me – I look forward to hearing from the Loungers ♥ The Crochet Lounge Fan Page on facebook or The Crochet Lounge G+

Sep 162013
 

Save Your Foundation Chain

& Double Crochet Row!

Help! I’ve unraveled the foundation chain… (originally published by me on InspireDreams.org April of 2012)

So, you’ve unraveled your foundation chain and or want to because it’s too loose or too tight and are afraid of not being able to piece-mill it back together?  Review this tutorial before you begin and have fun with it!

This tutorial was written for someone who accidentally ripped out her foundation chain on a ripple afghan, so it addresses increases and decreases you may have had on Row 1 as well as how a dc stitch should be picked up (there is a twist).

You can easily use this to fix a regular dc foundation chain.

More photos will be posted for sc, hdc, tr soon – so if you need help with those, make a comment and I’ll get to the stitch most mentioned sooner.

Ready, steady, go!

Step 1:  This is how you may have it currently (just a larger piece and more unraveled). You’ll notice that with each still attached dc at the top there are 2 strands at the bottom that were in the foundation chain.

1 TCL Fix Your Foundation Chain & Double Crochet Row | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Tutorial

 

So, every time we’re going to fix the foundation chain, you would want to pick up both loops at the bottom for each dc in order to fix the dc.

Step 2:  Now in the pattern I used to create the ripple, at an upward point, i have  (dc, 1ch, dc) — look at where my needle is inserted (I’ve yet to unravel that loop so you can see instead of just 2 loops you’ll need to pick up 4 for the bottom of the upward pointing increase (dc, 1ch, dc)

2 TCL Fix Your Foundation Chain & Double Crochet Row | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Tutorial

 

Here’s a different angle of the same thing to the right of that needle still inserted.

3 TCL Fix Your Foundation Chain & Double Crochet Row | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Tutorial

 

This is the left end of the piece where you started unraveling and the needle off to the right side of the screen still in the upward pointing part of the chevron.

4 TCL Fix Your Foundation Chain & Double Crochet Row | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Tutorial

 

Step 3:  Turn the piece 180 degrees so the unraveled portion is on top (I’m right handed and this makes it easier to sew looking at the top of the piece that needs to be fixed).

5 TCL Fix Your Foundation Chain & Double Crochet Row | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Tutorial

 

A side view of where unraveling started

6 TCL Fix Your Foundation Chain & Double Crochet Row | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Tutorial

 

Top view of the same location – to the left is where foundation chain is still intact

7 TCL Fix Your Foundation Chain & Double Crochet Row | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Tutorial

 

Step 4: Insert the needle from RIGHT to LEFT of the previous DC that was unraveled.

8 TCL Fix Your Foundation Chain & Double Crochet Row | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Tutorial

 

 

Step 5: Go UNDER the previous foundation chain look and come up behind the loop you just made from picking up the dropped DC (2 more foundation chains were ‘accidentally removed between the last 2 photos so it is showing that I’m working with white instead of blue now but the principle is the same).

9 TCL Fix Your Foundation Chain & Double Crochet Row | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Tutorial

 

 

Step 6: Keep going with the next few stitches until you get to a dc increase – in my case [DC, 1ch, DC] (you can tell by the row that’s still in tact in your piece — now below the row you are working on). You would wan to pick up from right to left 4 loops instead of the normal 2 since you are getting the base of the 2 DCs.

10 TCL Fix Your Foundation Chain & Double Crochet Row | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Tutorial

 

 

Step 7:  Continue with 2 loops at a time (picking up the bottom of each DC)! You can do it!   Soon, you’ll have your foundation edge all fixed and good as new!

11 TCL Fix Your Foundation Chain & Double Crochet Row | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Tutorial

 

<Tip:  One thing to watch out for is when you pick up the second loop on each DC. You want to keep the twist on the DC loop on the left. Here’s what it could potentially look like.>

12 TCL Fix Your Foundation Chain & Double Crochet Row | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Tutorial

 

Correct way to pick up the DC with the twist in place (if you aren’t sure just look at your previous rows for how it looks.  It doesn’t show well in my photo b/c I’ve only made 2 rows, but you can look at the previous stitches on the same row before the unraveled spot for stitch guide).

13 TCL Fix Your Foundation Chain & Double Crochet Row | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Tutorial

 

Voila! You’re done!

How to Save Your Foundation Chain - Foundation Chain with Double Crochet Row (Ripple, Chevron, or DC) | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Tutorials

Sep 122013
 

Inspiration into Action! ♥~

We talked about getting over the ‘hump’ and recognizing inaction as well as taking someInspiration into Action! ♥ | The Crochet Lounge | Video Response and Call to Action! new action last week on Cre8tionCrochet Live TV.  While I was contemplating on a quick Lounge Talk video yesterday, I saw 2 back to back tweets from Mikey of The Crochet Crowd that got me to click through to facebook and then to his blog post here.

It’s right on topic of taking action in a new direction, so here are my nuggets for you today addressed to Mikey & Diva Dan’s awesome new adventure and inviting You to pick something in your life and get into action ♥

Come share your area of accomplishment that is Your Inspiration into Action — connect with us at  ♥ Facebook Social Icon | The Crochet Lounge | Star Google Plus Social Icon | The Crochet LoungeTwitter Social Icon | The Crochet LoungePinterest Social Icon | The Crochet LoungeYouTube Social Icon | The Crochet Lounge♥!  We look forward to hearing from all of you about your new journey.

 

In case you missed the casual banter with Lorene of Cre8tionCrochet on Cre8tionCrochet Live TV Episode 4, here it is :)

Aug 302013
 

Crochet Abbreviations Crossword Puzzle – Fun & Games

Today, The Crochet Lounge presents a Crochet Abbreviations Crossword Puzzle!  What?! Why?! We need a bit of Fun & Games aside from our hooks and fiber diets, of course.

For those who are new to crocheting, this provides a way to see how well you are able to understand the written patterns.  There are also many Loungers who simply crochet by looking at the photo of finished objects/pieces, charts, and may have learned and taught this way for their entire crocheting careers.  For those of you who fit the description, here’s a nudge towards pattern reading!

The Crochet Lounge - Crochet Abbreviations Crossword Puzzle Blank | Crochet Games

Where are the clues?!?!?! The clues will be posted in one minute intervals via fb/g+/twitter for the next hour, and after we play there, it will be posted here on the blog right under the boxes above ♥  Leave me a comment as to how YOU did on this crossword puzzle.

The Crochet Lounge - Crochet Abbreviations Crossword Puzzle Blank Clues Included | Crochet Games

Enjoy!  Clicking on the image above will bring you to the PDF, otherwise you can right click and save the image to print.

 

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Aug 292013
 

Crochet Quest – the Ultimate WIP Sidetracker

Once upon a time on the first of July, Nicole H., an avid Lounger, The Crochet Lounge pattern tester & friend asked me a hypothetical question that propelled us to this post!

Not only did Nicole’s mysterious Hubby, a.k.a. PalverZ, create a crochet type quest game (currently for PC users only – Mac with Windows Platform dual install can also run this game — sorry mobile users, it has not been developed into an app), it is filled with hilarious innuendos that only a Lounger/hooker would get giggles out of.  Of course, any hooking hobbyist can see the irony of fighting the “Missing Stitch” or a “Yarn Barf”.

Here’s a collage of a few screenshots to the game itself.  If you’ve played DOS quest games, this may bring out memories as it did for me — Crochet Quest is a huge reminder of those for me from my childhood computer game playing days with the classic King’s Quest.  And the younger gaming generation yet can probably see similarities to Zelda.

The Crochet Quest Collage | The Crochet Lounge | Crochet Game

You wouldn’t want to miss this as a crochet game to download and install for FREE! (click on the word FREE to the left or the photo collage front and center and it will link you to his game download page).

After you click on the link in his post PalverZ Blog Crochet Quest Download - The Crochet Quest | Crochet Game(please take the time to read through his post).  Once you click on the link, you can wait for the countdown to complete and click on the Skip Ad button for the game to automatically download.PalverZ Blog Crochet Quest Download - The Crochet Quest | Crochet Game

You will then see the download start in your browser, such as:

PalverZ Crochet Quest Downloading | Crochet Game

Once it has been downloaded, make sure you Read the Read Me file and extract then install by clicking on the icon above it that says Crochet_Quest.

PalverZ Crochet Quest Install Folder | Crochet Game

From here, it is crucial you remember where you Extract the game in order to find it and access it.  If you need a step by step tutorial on how to extract, and open to play, follow the next steps.

PalverZ Crochet Quest Extract Collage 1

PalverZ Crochet Quest Extract Collage 2

Game Play

The game is run by using keyboard only.  Here is an excerpt of what the game’s Readme file said:

PalverZ Crochet Quest Readme Game Keys

 

Call to Donate

Just as crochet patterns take time to create, so did this game.  If you had a good time and a good laugh, consider donating to PalverZ’s funds straight on his page.

All donations from this button will have 10% (after fees from paypal) sent to the Ronald McDonald House of NM.  (and approximately 10% will go to buy my wife yarn ;) )

Request from me is to leave him a comment for an increased percentage to goto his beautiful wife, Nicole H.’s stash funds since he

Granny Knitting Video Game

This granny knitting video game was first seen on facebook with no ultimate source. I found this copy at funnyjunk.com.

wouldn’t have come up with all the funnies without her assistance, nor would he have had a niche market for a game of laughter and fun.* :P

As a fantastic gesture to the hooking community, the very least you can do is leave a hello!

As for the funny picture we’ve all seen on facebook or via Pinterest, who says knitters are the only ones who have a video funny?!  We hookers have a real quest game! >.<

 

*Disclaimer: The Crochet Lounge and “e” Lee is not associated with the creation of this game short of being one of the first to give it a test drive, and is not associated with any financial gain attached to the donations.

Aug 242013
 

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Day 7 Vendor Finale!

EIGHT Lucky Winners – Four Fabulous Prizes – one for each (picked by Rafflecopter):

1) Dearest Debi - 3 Winners will get to choose 1 Pattern from her storeDearest Debi - My Favorite Patterns | The Crochet Lounge Birthday & Anniversary Giveaway #7days

Debi Dearest of Dearest Debi is a pattern powerhouse that offers both free and paid patterns as well as distributes ICE Yarns.  She is one great 1 stop shop with patterns for babies-adults, for the home and some sassy fun!  Come browse her Ravelry Store here.

My favorite ones, as of late, and completely biased to her Tunisian work patterns are:

YarnChick40 iPad Sleeve Cover - Prize for 1 Winner | The Crochet Lounge Birthday & Anniversary Giveaway #7days2) YarnChick40 - iPad Sleeve Pattern

Crochet, Food AND Photography – boy is this the 3 deadliest combinations and I am head over heels on Lisa’s blog (especially over her yarn porn as of late).  She has graciously offered her iPad Sleeve pattern for one lucky winner of our Birthday & Anniversary Bash Giveaway Vendor Finale entrants.

Browse her blog HERE - because I am sure you’ll get lost in it like I had when I first stumbled across it.

3) The Crochet Case - Rainbow Circus Afghan Pattern PDFThe Crochet Case Rainbow Circus Afghan Pattern | The Crochet Lounge Birthday & Anniversary Giveaway #7days

You will definitely see more about Laura and The Crochet Case in an upcoming post, so for now you can have a small taste of this happy hooker from down under – creating away, getting noticed, pinned, written up in the news, published by a publisher and the whole 9 yards.

Want more information sooner? Visit her on facebook!

She has offered for 1 lucky winner to win her Rainbow Circus Afghan pattern displayed here to the right.

4) Enchanting Expressions – 3 Winners, 1 Great Pattern – Lounge Waves

Enchanting Expressions Lounge Waves Pattern Debut | The Crochet Lounge Birthday & Anniversary Giveaway #7days

Lounge Waves, the afghan/blanket/throw pattern is not only Enchanting Expressions (Bev)’s debut pattern as a designer, it is also the first pattern named after The Crochet Lounge AND we have the opportunity to host her Pattern Debut. ♥

A heartfelt thanks to Bev for creating such a beauty to share with the world and for allowing us to experience the birthing process as a group – from paper, to love, to frustration, to a whole range of emotions, this pattern was born.  This pattern is definitely one that will be sought after for years to come and I am deeply in love.

Enter for a chance to Win all the above prizes and Enjoy the Giveaway :)

 

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Aug 232013
 

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Day 6 Amazing Vendors and Prizes (Enter by scrolling down to the Rafflecopter, but don’t miss the juicy information in between)

Five Lucky Winners – Five Unique Prizes – one for each (picked by Rafflecopter):

Today’s Pin It to Win Photo is:
Knot Your Nana's Crochet, Crochet It Isn't Sew, Niftynnifer's Crochet & Crafts, Lily Girl Creations, & Jessie At Home | The Crochet Lounge Birthday & Anniversary Giveaway #7days

1) Knot Your Nana’s Crochet – One EbookKnot Your Nana's Crochet -  My Favorite Patterns from her Ravelry Store - Collage | The Crochet Lounge Birthday & Anniversary Giveaway #7days

Teri created these fabulous applique blankets that boys and girls simply adore and crocheters LOVE to make for their little ones or as birthday gifts.  You can purchase these appliques as individual patterns or full ebooks.  What’s amazing ONE winner of this giveaway will walk away with ONE ENTIRE ebook courtesy of Knot Your Nana’s Crochet ♥

Check out the details of these appliques here.  My favorite ones, by far, are the Kiwi, Ostrich, Wand and Butterfly 

I don’t know about you, but these cute little appliques make me giggle!.

2) Crochet It Isn’t Sew - Greek Goddess Bonnet 0-3mo and 6-12mo

This delicious baby bonnet by Jessie is a pattern must have for those who enjoy leafy details :) It is light, airy and works up in a breeze.  If you have a crochet business, this is definitely a prize you would want to win to make photo props or newborn sets.  The blanket pattern is due out soon, so keep your eyes peeled on Jessie’s fan page because it makes a gorgeous newborn/baby shower gift!

3) Lily Girl Creations – 2 Free Graphs

Have you seen the graphghan craze lately?  There are many graph creators and sellers out there and Sarah has been in the Lounge since the beginning.  Since she got hooked on crocheting her first graphghan, she hasn’t stopped and here she is helping others create their own masterpieces. She is generously giving 2 free graphs for one special winner – go browse her shop and see what you love!

4) Niftynnifer’s Crochet & Crafts – 1 Pattern of Choice

If you love all sorts of crafts and hooking patterns of all kinds and sizes, you wouldn’t want to miss Jennifer’s designs here.  She has some fantastic barbie dress patterns that your young crocheter may want to pick up (or request you to hook) and they definitely are a gem in any crocheter’s tool kit.

5) Jessie At Home - 3 Patterns of ChoiceKat Faerie Coat Knit Pattern by Jessie at Home | The Crochet Lounge Birthday & Anniversary Giveaway #7days - My Favorite

Jessie, Jessie, Jessie.  You simply will be tickled by Jessie’s creations.  These words she used on her About Me page sums her designs up in a nutshell, “Once upon a time I was a professional costume designer/builder.”  That she was and now, she’s a stay at home mommy who shares life, craft and everything via her blog.

Her designs are unique and many.  While the Loungers tease and pick from time to time about those who use the K word (quite a lot of us actually do knit), Jessie’s KNIT patterns are sensational!

 

Enter for a chance to Win all the above prizes and Enjoy the Giveaway :)

 

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Aug 222013
 

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Day 2 Winner of the Eternal Love Reversible Slouch is Helen Y. of Adorable Adornments!  Congratulations, Helen, you have e-mail.

Summary:

Today is the day where all things Crochet Business and Marketing are combined on this page.  There are THREE (3) current Giveaways set on Rafflecopter down this page that will give you a chance at winning a magnificent e-book or live consultation/evaluation for your business.

The newest giveaway featuring SEDE Marketing and CrochetBusiness.com has 3 days left (ending 8/25/2013 PDT) on the clock before winners are selected.  Cre8tion Crochet‘s live consultation giveaway has roughly 24 hours remaining (ending 8/23/2013 PDT).  The Crochet Lounge business packages run for the duration of the giveaway until the last vendors’ Rafflecopter ends on 8/27/2013 PDT!

Each set of vendors introduced will have a 3 day span for you to enter and win, so that there’s more time to post, tweet and share with others. Don’t forget to return for more entries the next day to increase your chances to win! The stakes are high ;)

Day 6 Business Love

SEDE Marketing & Crochet Business Logo Collage | The Crochet Lounge Birthday & Anniversary Giveaway Vendors #7days

(Enter by scrolling down to the Rafflecopter, but don’t miss the juicy information in between)

Six Lucky Winners – each will win one of the following prizes (picked by rafflecopter/random.org):

1) SEDE Marketing‘s Complete Online Presence Evaluation

SEDE Marketing Comprehensive Online Presence Evaluation | The Crochet Lounge Birthday & Anniversary Giveaway #7daysIf you’ve been looking for a marketing guru to guide you in your business, look no further.  Sedie from SEDE Marketing is offering her Complete Online Presence Evaluation which includes website, social media and shop evaluation with detailed suggestions for enhanced performance.

What is her background?  You can read about SEDE Marketing here.  Most of you know Sedie from the crochet business information powerhouse Yarn Obsession that offers tips to start and to improve your crochet business (if you haven’t signed up to receive her free ebook(s), you may want to give it a look).

Everyone has a dream, but not everyone takes the necessary steps to obtain that dream and some won’t even begin to search for information and admit defeat before they start.  You have taken a step further than those and all you need to do now is take that step.

Trump that fear and reach out for the information because it is Right Here In Front Of You.  Enter the giveaways to win, but don’t wait for the prize announcement – ACT on the information available to you TODAY!

2) 10 Ways to Make Money with Your Crochet Business Blog by CrochetBusiness.com

5 lucky winners will win a copy of the new book release by Sara Duggan (momwithahook) of CrochetBusiness.com Crochet Business 10 Ways to Make Money with Your Crochet Business Blog | The Crochet Lounge Birthday & Anniversary Giveaway #7days

If there’s anyone that schedules her goals, it’s Sara.  When she sets the goal, she writes out a schedule and she sticks to it.  To launch business e-books and set up blog tours bringing you nuggets of information along the way at each stop is no small task.  You may have seen Sara’s new ebook recently via other bloggers, well, here she is at The Crochet Lounge!

There is a wealth of information straight at Sara’s website that you can read, follow, subscribe to.  Hooking for Cash e-course is one of her newest and you can find it here. If you want some basic step by step solutions to start blogging for your crochet business, hover and read down the page on CrochetBusiness.com’s handy menu bar down the right side of her blog.  You can’t miss them.

Is your crochet business a business or a hobby?  What are your goals?  While you are awaiting the giveaway results, I encourage you to Take Advantage of what’s right here in front of you!

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Cre8tion Crochet 30Minute Live Consultation

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    • Pre consultation e-mail & questionnaire

 

  • 30 Minutes Live consultation will cover all the points from the e-mail PLUS any further questions you may have in regards to your crochet business

 

 

   Lorene of Cre8tion Crochet is a woman on a mission – to spread the hookin’ fun.  Lorene has run her own crochet business and sold via local boutiques as well as pattern designs she shares freely with the world. Her latest installment of “Selling Your Crochet” series birthed the same time as The Crochet Lounge Business Mastermind in July and has benefit the crochet business owners at large.  Read more about Lorene & this giveaway HERE. a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

The Crochet Lounge Marketing Packages Giveaway

Two Prizes, Two Lucky Winners

1) 7 Day Business Boost One-on-One Coaching includes:7 Day Business Boost with The Crochet Lounge | The Crochet Lounge Birthday & Anniversary GIveaway #7days

• Website/store/fan page evaluation
• 7 Days of daily action steps to boost business and social media setup/usage without compromising your engagement ranking •
Daily 30min chat on the action topic of the day + homework to improve your business over the duration of the week
• You WILL have to ENGAGE and be willing to TAKE ACTION in order for it to work for you!

Are You Ready to Boost Your Business? (Retail Value $500)

Website & Social Media Evaluation with The Crochet Lounge | The Crochet Lounge Birthday & Anniversary GIveaway #7days2)  1 Website/Store/Social Media Evaluation with 30minute phone/Skype/Hangout Coaching (Retail Value $100)

Over the last 20 years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with national student leadership organizations from participant to elected roles onto professional involvement serving on State and National boards running multi-vendor large scale events from 20-10,000 attendees then onto working with small businesses entrepreneurs and direct marketing firm owners.

Website, web store, social media marketing is an extension of marketing and where I have found my passion to assist others as their excitement and enthusiasm plus passion brings their dream to reality.

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I am very grateful to have crossed paths with these ladies through our passion for crochet and helping people.  THIS set of crochet business giveaways will help YOUR business soar to new heights.

Be your best self & go get them – we have faith in your crochet business. ♥

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Aug 212013
 

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Summary: The Crochet Lounge business packages run for the duration of the giveaway until the last vendor rafflecopter ends! Eternal Love Reversible Slouch PDF Pattern from The Crochet Lounge is ending in 9 hours – you can find the giveaway entries here.  Each set of vendors introduced will have a 3 day span for you to enter and win, so that there’s more time to post, tweet and share with others. Don’t forget to return for more entries the next day!

Day 5 Fun (Enter by scrolling down to the Rafflecopter, but don’t miss the juicy information in between)

Four Lucky Winners – each will win one of the following prizes (picked by rafflecopter):

Moogly Sven Sweater PDF Pattern | The Crochet Lounge Birthday & Anniversary Giveaway1) Moogly‘s Sven Sweater Pattern PDF sizing 0-6mo and 6-12mo

Have you seen Moogly designs? There are a lot of Loungers that are Mooglians first and a lot of Loungers that are cross Mooglians after the Moogly Round Ups hosted right here at The Crochet Lounge a few weeks back.

If you haven’t an inkling who Moogly is, what a perfect time to get to know her and her fantastic pattern designs.  Not only is she raffling a copy of her Sven Sweater design for our b-day bash, she also has her own fantastic giveaway package going on that you wouldn’t want to miss.

What is it? $125 in Red Heart sponsored package with yarn and tote and all! Why is this occurring?  Her 100th PATTERN is posting THIS FRIDAY – what a milestone to celebrate and what wonderful way to celebrate with all her fans :)

Joining the Sven Sweater giveaway automatically means you have free entry points already completed in her Red Heart package, so don’t miss out ♥

Moogly Patterns Collage of Collages | Women's Accessories | Toys | Purses & Bags and More

This collage of the collages of Moogly’s patterns isn’t even the tip of the iceberg.  You can find the Women’s Accessories here and the Purses, Bags here, Baby and Toy Pattern Round Ups Here.

2) Horizontal Designs’ Winter Princess Newborn Set Pattern PDF

Horizontal Designs' Winter Princess Newborn Set Pattern PDF | The Crochet Lounge Birthday & Anniversary Bash Giveaway #7daysThis delicious newborn hat and booties set by Horizontal Designs is a pattern must have for those who have newborn babies arriving in the family and definitely for those who have a crochet business!  The hat is chunky and works up quickly with a dainty brim that you can’t resist.  The booties are simply adorable. ♥

You can visit her Etsy store here for her multi-craftiness adventures in jewelry making and crocheting delight.

My favorite jewelry from her shop.. I confess, there are multiple because I am simply a silver, purple, and beach lover… and ALL OF THESE can be a good combination as a gift to a special mom whom you make the baby set for!

Links to the collage are listed left to right/top to bottom:
Horizonta Designs - My Favorite Jewelry from her Etsy - Collage | The Crochet Lounge Favorites

 

1) Personalized Mommy Necklace Mommies, no matter the age, can appreciate this necklace showing infinite love for her babies and the ability to customize the letter charm is adorable.
2) Purple Boho Statement Necklace What can I say – purple, purple, purple and what a beautiful way to connect the two sides. Unique and elegant necklace.
3) Beach Charm Necklace (Enablers alert, she has matching rings and items to this necklace)
4) Beach Shell Necklace - handmade layered shells embedded in resin – mmmm…

3) Dee’s Crochet Creations Over the Neck Hook Holder

Dee's Crochet Creations Over the Neck Hook Holder Pattern PDF | The Crochet Lounge Birthday & Anniversary Giveaway #7daysInspired by the many Loungers that continue to lose their hooks in their hair, to their chair, to the couch and bed monsters… and the uncanny children in the house, Dee created this over the neck hook holder pattern that many Loungers have come to make, like, embellish and love.

We’ve even heard stories of loving it so much that they forgot they had it on and wearing out to doctor’s appointments and outings.  Then there are the deliberate wearers who simply find it a handy dandy tool to never leave their side.  We’ve seen flowers, tassels and more added as personal touches to make this a one of a kind hook holder for your everyday hooking needs.

Dee runs an Ice Yarns shop Here but really, what you want to do is follow her facebook page for awesome flash sales or garage sales in her Ice Yarn shop.  You wouldn’t want to miss those, now, would you? ;)

 

4) Horizontal Designs’ Erasable Stitch Markers – Set of 3

Horizontal Designs Custom Stitch Markers | The Crochet Lounge Birthday & Anniversary Giveaway #7daysDesigned so you can scribble on quickly with pencil and wipe off with a dab of water, this set of 3 handmade, erasable stitch markers by Horizontal Designs is what you’ve been looking for!

Never forget the hook size, row count to a WIP or a UFO (unfinished object) ever again!

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Enter for a chance to Win all the above prizes and Enjoy the Giveaway :)  

 

Today’s Pin It to Win Photo is:

Moogly, Horizontal Designs, Dee's Crochet Creations Pin It Collage | The Crochet Lounge Birthday & Anniversary Bash Giveaway #7days Pin It

 

Find Yesterday’s giveaway from JamTarts & Cre8tionCrochet HERE along with all the ones from previous days. The one with less than 8hours left is here: 1) Eternal Love Reversible Slouch – Child & Adult Size PDF a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Aug 202013
 

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Day 1 Winner via Yarn Obsession‘s 45 Days Giveaway is Deirdre McKinnie of Dee’s Crochet Creations.

 

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This kit looks delicious!

JamTarts is owned by Anne & Jill in South Africa.  You can visit Jill’s awesome blog Nice Piece of Work that displays crochet, knitting, sewing and beading!

There’s nothing like a business venture between great friends getting together to create fantastic end products the community requests more of.

A business spawned by passion and creativity will grow in leaps and bounds!  Check out JamTarts on Facebook.

 

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Lorene of Cre8tion Crochet is a woman on a mission – to spread the hookin’ fun.  Lorene has run her own crochet business and sold via local boutiques as well as pattern designs she shares freely with the world.  Now as the Official Crochet Designer of Darn Good Yarn, Lorene is creating explosively fashionable accessories with the lush and delicious yarns Nicole @DarnGoodYarn has to offer.

My favorite design of hers with Darn Good Yarn is her At the Bahamas Statement Necklace.  If you haven’t been to the Bahamas, this statement necklace brings the Bahamas to you!At the Bahamas Boho Flowers by Cre8tionCrochet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I couldn’t think of any better way to thank The Crochet Lounge fans and followers as well as peer crochet designer and business supporters over the lifespan of The Crochet Lounge in the making so far.  This is by far the most fun Birthday Party for myself online that shares my birthday as well as The Crochet Lounge (fb group) 1 Year Anniversary :)

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• You WILL have to ENGAGE and be willing to TAKE ACTION in order for it to work for you!

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Aug 112013
 

WIP Sunday #7

What’s on Your Hook?

It’s Week 7!  After much thought and deliberation at Week 6 mark, I thought it would be most beneficial for EVERYONE if the link tool stays open and available throughout the week for WIP/FO submissions.  After all, this is a culmination of your work throughout the week and through the project until it is done, right?

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Commit to sharing your WIP or the beautiful Finished Object and a link to the pattern you used either linking the pattern or linking to your blog/social media fan page that links to the pattern because we’ve all been inspired by one another, or SOMEONE OUT THERE.  This is a blanket invitation to share your talent with the world – to Relax, Create & Inspire!

For those who have the appreciation for the end result but no time or no interest for the craft itself, what you share here could be an inspiration of the next art piece they may want to custom order.  I don’t know about you, but that’s exciting for me to hear that by creating a space for everyone to link their craft that someone out there has been touched to create/recreate/benefit from creating these items!

WIP Sunday Week 7.  It’s time to LINK UP your latest WIP or FO to the pattern you are using, or if you have a social media store, fan page, website or blog to link to yourself so you can showcase your work.

All you need is your own name, e-mail address, a photo of your WIP and the link to the pattern you used or your own blog post if you so desire. You are out doing yourselves over and over again!  Keep those photos coming!  Other Loungers are loving the projects! ♥

What’s In It For You?

I will be Pinning YOUR WORK and linking you or the free/paid pattern you link to.  Why is this exciting?  If you have a store/fan base, link up your best photos because you will be seen by the thousands! WIP Sundays!

Come here and share what’s on your hook throughout the week or what has fallen off your hooks during the week.  There is no limitation on entries (even if you crocheted in all your waking hours, only so many projects can be completed in a week’s time?)  Just SHARE and ENJOY!

The Enablers’ Circle

Visit the projects from >>Week 1<<  >>Week 2<< >>Week3<<  >> Week 4 << >> Week 5 <<There are so many inspiring ideas if you ever lose your crojo (crochet mojo), just come here for a look or come interact with us on facebook, twitter & g+.

ENABLER ALERT: When in doubt, you can also check the Crochet Lounge Community Pinterest Board - be forewarned that you need to set a timer to get out of there ;)

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Out of courtesy, please link the pattern for your WIP if there is one because I KNOW someone else out there would LOVE to make what YOU are making, too. OR If you have a blog / shop / social media link that will also lead to the pattern, feel free to link those! Feel free to use the “Featured on The Crochet Lounge” button or a link and thank you in advance ♥  Let’s share the love! ♥

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Jul 272013
 

WIP Sunday #5

What’s on Your Hook?

Hey look! We’ve been together for 5 whole weeks already.  WIP Sunday Week #5.  It’s time to LINK UP your latest WIP or FO to

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Share the Hookin’ Fun

the pattern you are using, or if you have a social media store, fan page, website or blog to link to yourself so you can showcase your work.  

All you need is your own name, e-mail address, a photo of your WIP and the link to the pattern you used or your own blog post if you so desire. You are out doing yourselves over and over again!  Keep those photos coming!  Other Loungers are loving the projects! ♥

What’s In It For You?

I will be Pinning YOUR WORK and linking you or the free/paid pattern you link to.  Why is this exciting?  If you have a store/fan base, link up your best photos because you will be seen by the thousands! WIP Sundays!  

Come here and share what’s on your hook throughout the week or what has fallen off your hooks during the week.  There is no limitation on entries (even if you crocheted in all your waking hours, only so many projects can be completed in a week’s time?)  Just SHARE and ENJOY!

The Enablers’ Circle

Visit the projects from >>Week 1<<  >>Week 2<< >>Week3<<  >> Week 4 << There are so many inspiring ideas if you ever lose your crojo (crochet mojo), just come here for a look or come interact with us on facebook, twitter & g+.

ENABLER ALERT: When in doubt, you can also check the Crochet Lounge Community Pinterest Board – be forewarned that you need to set a timer to get out of there ;)

This Week’s Enablers’ Circle

Out of courtesy, please link the pattern for your WIP if there is one because I KNOW someone else out there would LOVE to make what YOU are making, too. OR If you have a blog / shop / social media link that will also lead to the pattern, feel free to link those! Feel free to use the “Featured on The Crochet Lounge” button or a link and thank you in advance ♥  Let’s share the love! ♥

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If you feel so inclined to share with the thousands of The Crochet Lounge fans on G+, facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and tens of thousands directly via The Crochet Lounge website, click and connect with me!  We look forward to seeing Your Creations!

Go Create & Inspire!

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Jul 232013
 

Moogly Pattern Round-Up Extravaganza the Saga

moogly Pattern Round-Up Extravaganza started off with Baby and Kids patterns HERE followed by the moogly for Women and moogly for Women Part Deux

Instead of 2 sets of patterns on The Crochet Lounge, I’ve found it to be a bit overwhelming to send you readers on a link hunt, so the photos are broken down into smaller sets.  The Moogly for the Home section is the finale!

We are featuring moogly patterns round-up All-Day-Long on facebook, g+, and twitter.  So don’t miss out, connect with me

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moogly for Women – The Sass and Class of Purses, Bags & Clutches

7 Purses, Bags & Clutches  | Moogly Free Pattern Round-Up Extravaganza | The Crochet Lounge

In order to keep this succinct as possible, I will eliminate repeating the photos in the link-up and will list the photos a) by photo size, then b) counter clockwise starting from the top right.

1)   Mesmerizing Messenger Bag – Are you mesmerized yet?  Just looking at the bag makes me want to wave a wand and have it in hand already.  I have always been fond of messenger bags and this pattern is simply great for it because it gives off the woven look.

2) Rainbow Pocket Marketbag – Going Green is IN for the crafters and crocheters are front runners crocheting with plarn (plastic bag made into yarn) among other container crochet items like baskets and bags.  This is a fantastic little market bag that folds into itself.  Crocheters back in the days thought of this system and it is carried on now through moogly’s use of colors.  If you’ve made an ASIS (Artfully Simply Infinity Scarf), you may just want to make a matching market bag to look chic at the market!

 3)  Riley Cross Body Bag – Learn to make this fantastic cross-body bag for yourself or your little one.  It incorporates small motifs and sewing a lining – looking to expand your crochet skills? This is one free pattern to have under your belt.

4) Swerve Crochet Clutch – Made in Red Heart Swerve, it’s a defining clutch that shows off the yarn while teaches the addition of crocheting over a button, accessorizing with a leaf motif AND challenges you, should you choose to accept, to line it and finish with a zipper.

5) Tasty Little Chevron Bag – The Chevron is a timeless classic and little bags are IN for the young and the old alike – this bag works up quickly and teaches you the basics of a chevron.

6) Chroma Crochet Bag – Love this little bag with handles.  There are quite a number of hats and clothing pieces, even blankets done in this stitch over the years.  It’s all about matching items, right? ;) Now you simply must make this little bag to go along with whatever else you dream up in this stitch as a gift.

7) Devotee Clutch - This little purse is not just a bag.. it’s one that teaches you the art of increasing and decreasing while creating a masterpiece.  The resulting shape once you finish sewing the bag together is a trapezoid.  Isn’t that exciting?! 

Stay tuned for moogly for the Home patterns :D

Jul 232013
 

Moogly Pattern Round-Up Extravaganza

Today is moogly and Mr. moogly’s wedding anniversary – CONGRATULATIONS!  Meanwhile, back on mooglyblog, I have the honor of sharing her normal pattern round up Tuesday with you!  But wait!  That’s not enough of yarny moogly eye candy – I’m convinced! – so I cooked up the moogly Pattern Round-Up Extravaganza.

I declare today a MOOGLY round-up day. Fabulous Baby Patterns and Fun Free Kids Pattern round-ups are directly at mooglyblog.com for your enjoyment and as a bonus if you keep reading, you will get 2 HUGE sets of pattern ideas right here at The Crochet Lounge.

On top of which, I will be featuring moogly patterns All-Day-Long on facebook, g+, and twitter.  So don’t miss out, connect with me ♥ Facebook Social Icon | The Crochet Lounge | Star Google Plus Social Icon | The Crochet LoungeTwitter Social Icon | The Crochet LoungePinterest Social Icon | The Crochet LoungeYouTube Social Icon | The Crochet Lounge♥!

 

As a frequenter to her site, and a moogly subsrriber, her pattern round-up topics are always a delight to see.  It doesn’t matter if you’re an old timer, a new designer, a one hit wonder or a pattern powerhouse, moogly gives her honest quick review and throws together the best combinations to a topic she picks.

As a crocheter, moogly brings to you patterns with moogly personality and humor.

In this edition we’ll be exploring MOOGLY in moogly for Women, moogly for Women Part Deux & moogly for Your Home!

moogly for Women – The Hooker with the Look

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In order to keep this succinct as possible, I will eliminate repeating the photos in the link-up and will list the photos a) by photo size, then b) left column and then right column.

1)   Artfully Simple Infinity Scarf (ASIS) – This is one of the most sought out simple scarf patterns since its debut because it is just that elegant a look and just that simple to make!  If this is the first time you’ve seen it or if it has been on your WIP list, time to bump it up a notch.  Run!

2)   Sunset Shawlette – The Sunset Shawlette features the use of fingering weight yarn and a trapezoid shape for ease of wrapping purposes.  It is light and airy and deserves a spot on your WIP list.

 3)  Summer Lace Cowl – It’s summery and lacy.  What more can you ask for to show off your hooking skills in the hot summer months of the year?

4) Winter Sunrise Scarf – It looks just like the sunrise and my brain says sunnyside up eggs :D  This is a refreshing scarf to have for the fall and winter or even cooler nights year round!  It is simply a beauty.

5) Diamond Crochet Cowl – Have you ever seen or made hats that have the same look as this cowl? (e.g. Diamond Ridges hat or the Lattice hat – both can be found on ravelry)  Even if you haven’t, after making this cowl, you MAY just want to make a hat to go along with it. mmmm. who can resist a set of anything?

6) Autumn Sunset Infinity Scarf – It’s hip, it’s wavy, even the diagram to the right on how to join the blocks together is flowing with waves.  Can you see it?  This is a good stand alone block and is a great textured baby blanket pattern.

7) Tallulah Waterfall Scarf – The latest scarf addition to moogly was the Tallulah featuring the majestic lace with ruffle combination that gives you the drape for the summertime.

8) Chevron Lace Wrap – If you love the looks of chevrons and knit eyelet lace, you wouldn’t want to miss this fabulous crochet wrap pattern!  Black and dainty ready for your evening events.

moogly for Women Part Deux

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1)     All Grown Up Striped Slouch Hat – moogly readers simply love the idea of a set so much that after they made the All Grown Up Arm Warmers, they suggested a hat to go along and moogly ran with the idea.  Wheeeeeee wheeeeeeeeeeeee wheeeeeeeeeeeeee!

 2)    All Mine Crochet Slouch Hat – Slouchy hat with hearts that go around near the brim.  This is simply cute for the teens and fabulous addition for any adult.  I’m very biased on this pattern because I love purple, and I love hearts :D

 3)    Bobble Poof Earflap Hat –Bobbles & Poofs, I’m all over it!  This pattern is sized from nb to adult.  Do you want to make your family a matching set of wooley hats for snowtime?  This is it!

4)    Cuddly Cat Crochet Scoodie with Pockets – Do you love kitties? Does it get cold enough to wear scoodies? Combine the two for a cute look!  Kids love them, tweens look cute and sophisticated in them and adults fit along with modern day fashion.

5)    Timeless Crochet Earrings – Have you ever wanted to crochet yourself some earrings and didn’t know where to start?  It only takes 5 yards of size 5 crochet thread and is perfectly coordinated with the Mayan Crop Circles.  What? To read the story, you’ll have to visit moogly’s pattern.

6) Chevron Cuff – Make your own stylish chevron cuff.  Bangles and cuffs are in, so is DIY that will surely turn heads.

7) All Grown Up Arm Warmers – Ever wanted some basic arm warmers to keep your wrist area warm and maybe even the forearm while you work?  This quick to whip up arm warmer will sure be a hit.  Moogly has also made these in childsize for your matching convenience.

8) Simply Chunky Crochet Slippers – Have you ever wanted to make yourself or someone a pair of crochet slippers, but wanted it done quickly yet still have the looks?  This is it! most get hooked and make more than just one pair.  If you are a long time lounger, you would have seen Jodi D.’s pairs when this pattern came out.    

9) Pozy Toes Crocheted Slippers – Cozy Pozy Toes!  Pamper yourself to a pair of this light weight spring/summer slippers. No fret on the flowers and having to sew them, because this pattern features crochet as you go flowers.

 

Stay tuned and revisit for moogly for Your Home!

 

About Moogly

You love moogly, yes you do, so if you want to read more about her aside from her About page, you can check out her profile on Crochet At Play, The Yarn Box, and featured guest blogger profile at Cre8tion Crochet.

Be sure to check out and like the moogly Facebook page to get the latest updates, links, and sneak peeks. Moogly is also on Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr, Sulia, and Google+ – come join the fun! You can contact Moogly via Facebook page or at TamaraKelly@mooglyblog.com.

Jul 232013
 

Yarn Bombing at its Finest

John Gale* – Father of Canberra – Statue Receives First Yarn Present

“Even statues feel the weather in Canberra | The RiotACT” http://ow.ly/nes5J
What this local news network,The RiotACT, didn’t have was the inside scoop.

Suzie Gilbert’s family of 8 took a trip…

John Gale & Mastermind Harry with Yarn Bomb Hat | The Crochet Lounge | This Just In

Harry, age 14, and 5 other siblings challenged their mum to crochet a hat for the John Gale, Father of Canberra, Statue. Here is Harry with the resulting hat the night it was donned on Gale.

“On a recent visit to Queanbeyan my son wanted me to make a beanie for John Gale… So I did :) lol!” That indeed, she did and it made the local news.

Which one of her children had the brilliant idea and how did they get it up there?!

It’s amazing to me that children bear the gift of recognizing their mum’s hooking crochet skills as an art indeed. Fourteen year old Harry was the first to suggest that Father of Canberra needed a new hat, and the others chimed in.

At the end, they were too busy laughing away to snap a photo of her husband tip-toeing to reach Gale’s head because the statue is about 1.5x the normal size of man.

When asked how she measured the sizing of the hat to know it would have fit, Suzie’s simple answer was, “I used a full 100gm ball of yarn I gauged his head on my hubby’s! Lol!! If it was too big for my hubby it was going to fit the statue! I was pretty happy with the fit! It was perfect!! Lol!”

A true hooker can appreciate all the “Lol!” inserted in there because the entire process is simply thrilling especially when you have a full family of supporters – WIN!

This may seem funny to you lot out there that don’t know the fine details of the art, but it’s like a chef or a baker who has mastered his/her craft and knows when they have the right amount of ingredients without measuring ahead of time. You can’t be off in your estimation or it will result in a non fitting hat (too small or too large).

John Gale’s statue and the whole yarny community may be in luck because this may become a legacy family tradition when the Gilberts head out to Qbn for future visits.  Can’t wait to see photos of what they come up with next.

*International crocheters, here’s more on John Gale to supplement the story. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gale_(journalist)

John Gale Statue is a commissioned piece by artist Peter Corlett.  You can visit Peter’s other work and public commissions via his webpage HERE.

 

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Jul 202013
 

WIP Sunday #4

What’s on Your Hook?

“Sunday, Sunday, so good to me” :D  It’s that time of the month again and we’re on WIP Sunday Week #4.  It’s time to LINK UP your latest WIP to the pattern you are using, or if you have a social media store, fan page, website or blog to link to yourself.  All you need is your own name, e-mail address, a photo of your WIP and the link to the pattern you used or your own blog post if you so desire.

You are out doing yourselves over and over again!  Keep those photos coming!  They are all looking precious ♥

What’s In It For You? 

WIP Sunday - What's on Your Hook? Week 4 | The Crochet Lounge | Share the Hookin' Fun

Share the Hookin’ Fun

Starting THIS SUNDAY, I will be Pinning YOUR WORK and linking you or the free/paid pattern you link to.  Why is this exciting?  If you have a store/fan base, link up your best photos because you will be seen by the thousands!

WIP Sundays!  Come here and share what’s on your hook throughout the week or what has fallen off your hooks during the week.  There is no limitation on entries (even if you crocheted in all your waking hours, only so many projects can be completed in a week’s time?)  Just SHARE and ENJOY!

The Enablers’ Circle

Visit the projects from >>Week 1<<  >>Week 2<< >>Week3<<

There are so many inspiring ideas if you ever lose your crojo (crochet mojo), just come here for a look or come interact with us on facebook, twitter & g+.  ENABLER ALERT: When in doubt, you can also check the Crochet Lounge Community Pinterest Board – be forewarned that you need to set a timer to get out of there ;)

 

This Week’s Enablers’ Circle

Out of courtesy, please link the pattern for your WIP if there is one because I KNOW someone else out there would LOVE to make what YOU are making, too.

OR

If you have a blog / shop / social media link that will also lead to the pattern, feel free to link those!

Feel free to use the “Featured on The Crochet Lounge” button or a link and thank you in advance ♥  Let’s share the love! ♥

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Jul 202013
 

It’s a Pineapple!

Crochet Lattice Shell Wrist Bag,

Opera Bag dubbed Yarn Carrier

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With my current Pineapple Lace kick, I was looking to make some small project to keep you entertained before the next Pineapple Lace pattern is due to release.  To my surprise, what fell off of my hook w/o planning LOOKED like a PINEAPPLE.

Of course, we all need another yarn carrier (crochet wrist bag), transportation device or a simple small drawstring bag (crochet wrist bag) for knick knacks.  If you do make it for smaller items, you may want to line your bag with fabric so your precious items don’t fall through (e.g. hooks).

I did make the blue one in colorway “Swimming Pool Blue” first before it dawned on me that I must make another in the Green and orange/yellow twist.

Materials

  • 1.5oz (~42g) Worsted Weight – Medium #4 (UK Aran, AU 10ply)
  • Photo done in Sugar n Cream/Bernat Handicrafter Cotton/Peaches and Creme – can use Lion Brand Lion Cotton or Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton
  • I-9 (5.5mm) Hook (sizing is not crucial to this project)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Sizing

  • 3.5″ (8.9cm) base diameter, 6.5″ (16.5cm) height to the highest point of shell brim
  • Big enough for 2 skeins of 2-2.5oz (56-70g) yarn for small projects

Stitches (sts) & Abbreviations

Magic Circle The Crochet Lounge Way - wrap yarn around finger twice clockwise onto your finger on the left hand (counter-clockwise on the right-hand for the lefties), insert hook into the center of the circle, yo draw up a loop ch1 tightly to close.

Yarn over (yo) – wrap yarn over hook

Chain (ch) – yo, pull through loop on hook

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch and loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Puff stitch - (yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop) 4 times, yo draw through all loops on hook

Special Stitches

V-Shell – (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in indicated stitch
V-Shell in V-Shell – (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in ch1 spc of indicated V-Shell
9tr-Fan – 9tr in indicated stitch

Pattern

Magic Circle

Round 1
Ch1, 8sc into Magic Circle
Slst join to the first sc
[8sc]
<Note: Ch1 does not count as an sc in this round>

Round 2
Ch2, 2dc in each sc
Slst join to the first dc
[16dc]
<Note: Ch2 does not count as a dc in this round>

Round 3
Ch1, 2sc in each dc
Slst join to the first sc
[32sc]
<Note: Ch1 does not count as an sc in this round>

Round 4
Ch2, 2dc in same spc, dc in next 3sc,
*2dc in next sc, dc in next 3sc,
Rpt from * for the rest of the round,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[40dc]

Round 5
Ch1, 2sc in same spc, sc in next 4dc,
*2sc in next dc, sc in next 4dc,
Rpt from * for the rest of the round,
Slst join to the first sc of the round in blo
<Note: You are joining to the first stitch of the round in BACK LOOP ONLY>
[48sc]

<Note: Starting from Round 6, all beg ch3 counts as a dc and all notations at beg of round asking you to work in same spc is referring to the ch1 spc of the indicated V-Shell>

Round 6

It's a Pineapple! | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Wrist Bag, Opera Bag, Yarn Tote Pattern

It’s a Pineapple! Wrist Bag, Opera Bag or Yarn Tote – Cadence ’13 Photography (6yo)

<Note: This round is worked in Back Loop Only (blo)>
Ch3, 2dc in same spc,
<Note: This counts as half of a V-Shell and is made this way so you can hide the beginning of the round stitches better>
Ch3, skp 3sc, sc in next sc,
Ch5, skp 3sc, sc in next sc,
Ch3, skp next 3 sc,
*V-Shell in next sc,
Ch3, skp 3sc, sc in next sc,
Ch5, skp next 3sc, sc in next sc,
Ch3, skp 3sc
Rpt from * 2 times,
3dc in same spc as beg ch3 of the round, ch1,
Slst join to the top of beg ch3

<Note: Remaining rounds worked in both loops>

Round 7
Ch3, 2dc in same spc, dc in next ch3 spc,
Ch3, sc in ch5 spc,
Ch3, dc in next ch3 spc,
*V-Shell in V-Shell, dc in next ch3spc,
Ch3, sc in ch5 spc,
Ch3, dc in next ch3 spc,
Rpt from * 2 times,
3dc in smae spc as beg ch3 of the round,
Ch1,
Slst join to the top of beg ch3

Round 8
Ch3, 2dc in same spc,
Ch3, sc in next ch3 spc,
Ch5, sc in next ch3 spc,
Ch3,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch3, sc in next ch3 spc,
Ch5, sc in next ch3 spc,
Ch3,
Rpt from * 2 times,
3dc in same spc as beg ch3 of the round, ch1,
Slst join to the top of beg ch3

Rounds 9-14
Repeat Rounds 7 & 8

<Note: Continue on if you are making a single colored bag, or change to green if you are making the pineapple top.>

Edging Rounds

Round 15

It's a Pineapple! | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Wrist Bag, Opera Bag, Yarn Tote Pattern [blue] Ch3, 2dc in same spc, dc in next ch3 spc,
Ch2, dc in ch5 spc,
Ch2, dc in next ch3 spc,
*V-Shell in V-Shell, dc in ch3 spc,
Ch2, dc in ch5 spc,
Ch2, dc in next ch3 spc,
Rpt from * 2 times,
3dc in smae spc as beg ch3 of the round,
ch1,
Slst join to the top of beg ch3
<Note: This is the round you will be stringing your drawstrings through.>

Round 16
Ch1, sc in same spc, skp next dc,
9tr-Fan in next dc, skp next dc,
*Sc in V-shell, skp next dc,
9tr-Fan in next dc, skp next dc,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the beg sc

Round 17
Rsc or Crab stitch around,
Cut 6” tail

Weave in Ends

Drawstrings (make 2)

Leave a 10” Tail
Ch52
Leave a 10” Tail
Cut Yarn
Draw tail through the last stitch to knot

Finishing

String one drawstring through Round 15 by using yarn needle to guide the drawstring through the holes created by the dc and chain spaces as well as the ch1 spc of the V-Shells.

String the second drawstring with ends of one string hanging out opposite of the bag as the other string.

Use a J/9 (5.5mm) hook
Take the 2 tails together, make a slip knot over the tied ends of the drawstring, ch5, draw both tails through
Cut Yarn
Clip to length you like – in lieu of this way of joining the tail ends of the drawstring, you can also put in a bead or two.
Rpt on the other side

 Add a bead on each side if you like, or leave the drawstring as is and you’re done! :D

 

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Jul 182013
 

Crochet Blogger Lucy of Attic24 and Yarndale 2013 — What’s the Connection?

Triangle Bunting Cause for Yarndale 2013 - Lucy of Attic24 | The Crochet Lounge | Inspiring Story

Triangle Bunting Cause Request from Lucy of Attic24

Attic24 – The “Infamous” Crochet Enabler’s Blog

<Edited Sept. to add quotes around the Infamous and added”Crochet Enabler’s” thereafter… Thanks, Green Grannie (see her comment in the comment section) for pointing out this needs major clarification!

To hookers (crocheters), when you are ‘infamously known as an enabler of intricate color changing work’ with emphasis and notoriety focus on the “enabling” part it is definitely a compliment.

If you simply love color changing, ends weaving, and motif joining, then the word would be Famous or Fabulous instead — which, Lucy IS!  Now, if you simply can’t stand those things, but because of Lucy’s blog, you have a love-hate relationship with them all then I believe you can chuckle with the word “infamous” as it is quite befitting next to your umpteen multicolored WIPs).>

Lucy of Attic24 is an iconic blogger known in the Crochet World – worldwide.  Her work is so well known that the number one yarn supplier online in the UK, Deramores has an inspired yarn pack that crocheters in the U.S. refer to as the Lucy Pack.

If you as to mention Lucy of Attic24 in a large facebook crochet group, you are bound to get the ooo’s and the ahh’s as a reply.

Attic24 is Lucy’s blog about her fiber adventures as well as her other crafty obsessions and life in general. She is best known for her fantastic color selection in her granny stripes work.

Yarndale 2013 – What is it?

Straight from the Yarndale About Us page,

“Held at Skipton Auction Mart, Yarndale is an exciting new venture which aims to celebrate the beauty and diversity of wool, cotton, linen and silk fibres in all their forms. The event will bring together an inspiring mix of retailers, manufacturers, craft workers and artisans from all over the country who are passionate about beautiful yarns, threads and textile treasures.”

As a part of the Yarndale Team, Lucy of Attic24 put out a blog call to her fans to join her in the Bunting Cause for Yarndale 2013. She describes in detail what is needed and how to prepare the granny triangles properly for the buntings. All information can be found here: Attic24 Bunting Cause Request

Furthermore, Lucy has also written about The Yarn Walk direct from Yarndale blog page here: Yarndale – The Yarn Walk

Why is Lucy such a big sensation?  Here’s only a glimpse of Lucy’s work and free patterns.

Attic24 Lucy-spirations Pinterest Board  | The Crochet Lounge

Attic24 Lucy-spirations Pinterest Board by The Crochet Lounge

Visit Lucy of Attic 24, see what the buzz is about and admire Lucy’s crochet work.  She’s on facebook as Attic24 if you want to connect with her there!

Jul 162013
 

The Summer Elegance Edition

 Pineapple Lace Market Bag

Pineapple Lace Market Bag | The Summer Elegance Edition | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Sunhat Pattern

I promised a Pineapple Lace blitz and here is the Pineapple Lace Market Bag pattern!  If you connect with me on facebook, you would have seen the previews of the lovely Market Bag some of the pattern testers have made.

Did you miss the debut pattern in The Summer Elegance Edition series?  It’s the matching Pineapple Lace Sunhat shown in this photo.Pineapple Lace Sunhat Angle View | The Summer Elegance Edition | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Sunhat Pattern

Let you in on a little secret… The LESS tails I have to tuck, crochet over and weave, the more EXCITED I am!  With that little piece of information in hand, this entire Market Bag pattern including both straps utilizing Option 1 Straps is done in a SINGLE PIECE.

It’s my first bag design pattern and I am absolutely thrilled!  Who knew crocheting a bag could be so much fun? :D  Since I rarely carry purses, and carry a mini wrist bag for diapers, a bag of this size was quite exciting to play with.

It’s time to Go Green!  

If you shop at the local farmer’s market or at a regular grocery store, this is a fabulous way to show off your hooking talent AND put it to good use.  Your finished object will be ever so loved for a long time to come :D

Ideas for the bag:

  • Line it with fabric
  • Use as a medium sized tote for the gym, the pool, the beach, swimming lessons, ball games, actual market going (after all, it IS a market bag), artisan breads, fruits (fit 12 nice sized fuji apples with room for a few more), extra clothing, etc.
  • YARN TOTE – with the pineapple lace, it is PERFECT to feed project yarn through and run a few colors at the same time
    • You can fit two 14oz balls of ww cotton, PLUS 2-3 skeins of 2oz ww cotton stacked on top
    • or
    • 12-15 skeins of 2-2.5oz ww cotton
  • As you use up the yarn, your WIP (work in progress) will surely fit neatly into the empty space created if properly rolled/folded. :P

Don’t hesitate to visit me on Facebook if you have any pattern specific or crochet related questions!  The Loungers are fabulously helpful even if I may not have all the answers ♥

 

Materials

  • 5oz Worsted Weight – Medium #4 (UK Aran, AU 10ply) ~250yds
  • Photo done in Sugar n Cream/Bernat Handicrafter Cotton/Peaches and Creme – can use Lion Brand Lion Cotton or Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton
    • <Note:  Caron Simply Soft is thinner than regular worsted weight even though it is marked as ww>
  • I-9 (5.5mm) Hook or Hook Size to Obtain Gauge (While gauge is provided on this piece, it doesn’t really matter because it is not a fitted garment or accessory)
  • Tapestry Needle

Sizing

One Size

Gauge

2” after first 2 rounds – not a big concern since it is a market bag

Stitches (sts) & Abbreviations

Magic Circle The Crochet Lounge Way - wrap yarn around finger twice clockwise onto your finger on the left hand (counter-clockwise on the right-hand for the lefties), insert hook into the center of the circle, yo draw up a loop ch1 tightly to close.

Yarn over (yo) – wrap yarn over hook

Chain (ch) – yo, pull through loop on hook

Foundation single crochet (fsc) – ch2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)
*insert hook into the foundation chain just created, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1, yo draw through 2
Repeat from * until total fsc completed

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch and loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Half double crochet (hdc) - yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook

Back Post hdc (BPhdc) – yo, insert hook from back to front to back from the right side around to the left side of the indicated post (Lefties do the opposite from left to right), yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook

BPhdc 2 together (BPhdc2tog) - yo insert hook from behind the work around the post from right to left, yo draw up a loop, yo insert hook from behind the work around the next post from right to left, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 5 loops

Puff stitch - (yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop) 4 times, yo draw through all loops on hook

Modified puff stitch - (yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop) 4 times, yo draw through 8 loops on hook [leaving 2 on hook], yo draw through 2 loops

Puff shell – (puff stitch, ch1, puff stitch) in the indicated stitch

Modified puff shell – (puff stitch, ch1, modified puff stitch) in the indicated stitch

Special Stitches Defined:

3dc Shell – 3dc in indicated stitch

V-Shell – (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in indicated stitch

5dc-Fan – 5dc in indicated stitch

6dc-Fan 6dc in indicated stitch

5dc-Fan in V-Shell  5dc in ch1 spc of indicated V-Shell

V-Shell in V-Shell  V-Shell in ch1 spc of indicated V-Shell

6dc-Fan in 5dc-Fan – 6dc-Fan in center dc of 5dc-Fan of previous round

Modified Foundation single crochet (mfsc) insert hook into indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)
*insert hook into the foundation chain just created, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1, yo draw through 2
Repeat from * until total # mfsc completed

Invisible sc Join The Crochet Lounge Way – in the last stitch of the round, insert hook into the last stitch, draw up a loop, insert hook into the back loop only (blo) of the first stitch in the round, yo, draw up and through the loops on hook, leave a 6” tail, cut the yarn.  Insert hook through both loops of the second stitch of the round, yo with tail draw yarn through.  Insert hook into the front loop only (flo) of the last stitch of the round, draw tail through.  From wrong side of piece, insert hook through the same last stitch in the round under both loops, draw tail to the inside and fasten off.

 Pineapple Lace Market Bag & Sunhat Set | The Summer Elegance Edition | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Pattern

 

The entire market bag including Option 1 straps and slst finish around the rim and straps is worked as a SINGLE PIECE – do not break yarn between sections of the bag. If you are working Option 2 permanent strap, then break yarn where suggested.

Magic Circle
Round 1
12dc into the Magic Circle
[12dc]

Round 2
Ch2, 2dc in each dc around, slst join to the first dc of the round
[24dc]

Round 3
Ch2, 3dc in same st, skp next dc,
*3dc in next dc, skp next dc,
Rpt from * 10 times,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[36dc or 12 3dc-shell]

Round 4
Slst in next st , ch2, V-Shell in same spc
*V-Shell in center of next 3dc-shell,
Rpt from * 10 times,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[12ch1 spc + 48dc or 12 V-Shell]

Round 5
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-shell), ch2, 5dc in same spc,
*5dc-fan in next V-Shell,
Rpt from * 10 times,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[12 5dc-fan or 60dc]

Round 6
Slst in next 2 st (to center of 5dc-fan), ch2, 6dc-fan in same dc
*6dc-fan in next 5dc-fan of Round 5,
Rpt from * 10 times,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[12 6dc-fan or 72dc]

Round 7
Ch2, dc in each dc around, slst join to the first dc of the round
[72dc]

Round 8
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, skp 3dc, dc in next dc,
Ch2, skp 3dc, V-Shell in next dc,
Ch2, skp 3dc, (sc in next dc, ch5, skp next dc) 4 times, sc in next dc,
Ch2,
*Skp 3dc, V-Shell in the next dc,
Ch2, skp 3dc, dc in next dc,
Ch2, skp 3dc, V-Shell in next dc,
Ch2, skp 3dc, (sc in next dc, ch5, skp next dc) 4 times, sc in next dc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[Total 3 sets repeated]

Round 9
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-Shell), ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, 3dc in next dc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 3 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, 3dc in next dc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 3 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[Total 3 sets repeated]

Round 10
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-Shell),
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, (2dc in next dc) 3 times,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 2 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (2dc in next dc) 3 times,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 2 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round

Round 11
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-Shell),
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, (dc in next dc, ch1) 5 times, dc in next dc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, sc in next ch5 spc, ch5, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (dc in next dc, ch1) 5 times, dc in next dc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, sc in next ch5 spc, ch5, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round

Round 12
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-Shell),
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, (sc in next ch1 spc, ch5) 4 times, sc in next ch1 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, dc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch1 spc, ch5) 4 times, sc in next ch1 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, dc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round

Round 13
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-Shell),
Ch2, V-Shell in same V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 3 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, 3dc in next dc, ch2,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 3 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, 3dc in next dc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round

Round 14
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-Shell),
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 2 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (2dc in next dc) 3 times,
Ch2,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 2 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (2dc in next dc) 3 times,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round

Round 15
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-Shell),
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, sc in next ch5 spc, ch5, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (dc in next dc, ch1) 5 times, dc in next dc,
Ch2,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, sc in next ch5 spc, ch5, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (dc in next dc, ch1) 5 times, dc in next dc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round

Round 16
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, dc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc, ch5) 4 times, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc,
Ch2,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, dc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc, ch5) 4 times, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[total 3 sets repeated]

Rounds 17-23
Repeat Rounds 9-15
Do Not Break Yarn

Pineapple Lace Market Bag & Sunhat Set | The Summer Elegance Edition | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Pattern

Bag Rim
Round 24
Ch1, hdc in same spc, sc in next dc, sc in ch1 spc, sc in next dc, hdc in last dc of V-Shell,
Ch2, hdc in ch5 spc,
Ch2, hdc in first dc, sc in next dc, sc in ch1 spc, sc in next dc, hdc in last dc of V-Shell,
Ch2, (skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc, ch1) 4 times, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc,
Ch2,
* hdc in first dc, sc in next dc, sc in ch1 spc, sc in next dc, hdc in last dc of V-Shell,
Ch2, hdc in ch5 spc,
Ch2, hdc in first dc, sc in next dc, Sc in ch1 spc, sc in next dc, hdc in last dc of V-Shell,
Ch2, (skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc, ch1) 4 times, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first hdc of the round
[15hdc, 33sc, 12 ch1 spc, 12 ch2 spc]

Round 25
Ch1, sc in same spc, (sc in next sc) 3 times, sc in next hdc,
2sc in ch2 spc, sc in next hdc,
2sc in ch2 spc, sc in next hdc, (sc in next sc) 3 times, sc in next hdc,
2sc in ch2 spc, (sc in next sc, ch1) 5 times,
2sc in ch2 spc,
*sc in next hdc, (sc in next sc) 3 times, sc in next hdc,
2sc in ch2 spc, sc in next hdc,
2sc in ch2 spc, sc in next hdc, (sc in next sc) 3 times, sc in next hdc,
2sc in ch2 spc, (sc in next sc, ch1) 5 times,
2sc in ch2 spc,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first sc of the round
[72sc, 15 ch1 spc]

Rounds 26-29
Ch1, sc in each sc and sc in each ch1 spc around, slst join to the beginning sc
[87sc]

Bag Straps
Gauge
4sc or 4 rows to an inch – gauge pattern fsc 16, ch1, turn, sc in each sc across, repeat for 6 rows. (Gauge does not really matter in the straps, it is just used as a guide).

New Stitch for this section mfsc

Bag Straps Option 1 (shown in photo):
The Bag Straps are created with two strips on opposing sides of the bag and can be tied off depending on the length of the strap needed, thus creating an adjustable strap.

Continue along the rim:
Slst in the next 5 sts

Row 1
mfsc 50 starting in the same stitch as the last slst

Row 2
Ch1, turn (to be sure, you can follow the fsc down to make sure it is not twisted and that you will be working along the side that doubles back over the 5slst on the rim), sc in each sc across,
Slst join to the same st on the rim where you started the fsc,
Slst join to the next st on the rim
[50sc]

Row 3
Turn (without ch1, you are just going to turn the bag counter-clockwise for a righty and clockwise for a lefty. The yarn you crochet with will cross over in front, and that’s correct),
Do not chain,
Sc into each sc across, 2sc at the end of the row
[51sc]

Row 4
Ch1, turn
Sc in each sc across,
Slst to the same st on the rim where Row 2 started,
Slst to the next st on the rim
[51sc]

Rows 5-10
Repeat Row 2 & 3
[Rows 5-6 52sc
Rows 7-8 53sc
Rows 9-10 54sc]

 

Rim ContinuationPineapple Lace Market Bag | The Summer Elegance Edition | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Sunhat Pattern
Turn, Slst back up the strap you just formed
[54slst]
At the corner, sc in the same st as the last slst, sc across the short side of the strap
[10sc]
Slst in the same st as the last sc in the corner, slst down the other side of the strap
[50slst]
Slst in the next 44st
[34slst]

Strap 2
Row 1
mfsc 65 starting in the same stitch as the last slst

Row 2
Ch1, turn (to be sure, you can follow the fsc down to make sure it is not twisted and that you will be working along the side that doubles back over the last 10slst on the rim), sc in each sc across,
Slst join to the same st on the rim where you started the fsc,
Slst join to the next st on the rim
[65sc]

Row 3
Turn (without ch1, you are just going to turn the bag counter-clockwise for a righty and clockwise for a lefty. The yarn you crochet with will cross over in front, and that’s correct),
Do not chain,
Sc into each sc across, 2sc at the end of the row
[66sc]

Row 4
Ch1, turn
Sc in each sc across,
Slst to the same st on the rim where Row 2 started,
Slst to the next st on the rim
[66sc]

Rows 5-10
Repeat Row 2 & 3
[Rows 5-6 67sc
Rows 7-8 68sc
Rows 9-10 69sc]

Rim Completion
Turn, Slst back up the strap you just formed
[69slst]
At the corner, sc in the same st as the last slst, sc across the short side of the strap
[10sc]
Slst in the same st as the last sc in the corner, slst down the other side of the strap
[65slst]
Slst in the next 33st along the rim,
Invisible join to the bottom of the first strap.
[33slst]

Fasten Off

Weave in Ends

Bag Straps Option 2:
A permanent Bag Strap is created crocheting from one side to the opposing side of the bag as a single piece of fabric attached to both sides and cannot be adjusted after completion.

If you followed the strap gauging, then you can use the following numbers to determine how long you want your bag straps:
At 4st/in,
15” Strap = 60fsc
16” Strap = 64fsc
17” Strap = 68fsc
18” Strap = 72fsc
19” Strap = 76fsc
20” Strap = 80fsc

Slst in the next 5 sts, fsc (number you desire) starting in the same stitch as the last slst, keeping the fsc straight, count 34st along the rim continuing down the same direction as the 5 slst you have already made,
Slst into the 35th stitch,
Slst into the next stitch, turn,
Sc in each fsc,
*Slst to the last stitch worked on the rim,
Slst in the next st on the rim, turn,
Sc across
Repeat from * until you have a total of 10 rows including fsc,
Slst around the rim and over the strap, fasten off.
Attach yarn on the other side of the strap,
Slst around the rim and strap, fasten off.

Weave in Ends

Ravel This!

Ravel This!

 

Did you have fun?  Would you like to see more lace hats?  Connect with Me – I look forward to hearing from the Loungers ♥
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Pattern, photos, and post copyright Yi-An “e” Lee, The Crochet Lounge 2013.  Please do not reproduce this pattern, instead, link this page to share with others.

Jul 142013
 

WIP Sunday #3

What’s on Your Hook?

Week 2 of WIP Sundays, I challenged you, hookin’ Loungers from all over, to jump on board and share your WIPs.  All you need is your own name, e-mail address, a photo of your WIP and the link to the pattern you used or your own blog post if you so desire.

You are out doing yourselves over and over again!  Guess what?  One of the entries last week (diagonal box stitch or the currently popular name corner-to-corner crochet afghan) is now an ongoing Crochet Along at the Crochet Lounge.  Keep those photos coming!  They are all looking precious ♥

 

Lost Your Crojo? The SOLUTION!!

WIP Sunday - What's on Your Hook? Week 3 | The Crochet Lounge | Share the Hookin' Fun

Share the Hookin’ Fun

WIP Sundays!  Come here and share what’s on your hook throughout the week or what has fallen off your hooks during the week.  There is no limitation on entries (even if you crocheted in all your waking hours, only so many projects can be completed in a week’s time?)  Just SHARE and ENJOY!

The Enablers’ Circle

Visit the projects from >>Week 1<< &  >>Week 2<<

There are so many inspiring ideas if you ever lose your crojo (crochet mojo), just come here for a look or come interact with us on facebook, twitter & g+.  ENABLER ALERT: When in doubt, you can also check the Crochet Lounge Community Pinterest Board – be forewarned that you need to set a timer to get out of there ;)

 

This Week’s Enablers’ Circle

Out of courtesy, please link the pattern for your WIP if there is one because I KNOW someone else out there would LOVE to make what YOU are making, too.

OR

If you have a blog / shop / social media link that will also lead to the pattern, feel free to link those!

Feel free to use the “Featured on The Crochet Lounge” button or a link and thank you in advance ♥  Let’s share the love! ♥

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Jul 112013
 

June Granny Squares

Of the Day (OTD), Of the Month (OTM) & On the Go (OTG)

Have you been following me on Pinterest?  Have you been seeing all the beautiful 6″ and 12″ Squares/Block of the Day Picks by The Crochet Lounge on facebook or google+?  Come Join Me!

We introduced the May Granny Squares OTD boards yesterday.  You can visit the May 6″ Block of the Day pin-board HERE and the May 12″ Block of the Day pin-board HERE.

Of the Month (OTM)

Hold your breath no more if you should ever get lost or miss a day’s Square of the Day Pin, you can always find your way back to the boards here!  Simply click on the navigation tab “Of the Month (OTM)” at the top of the page and see all the posts that are “Of the Month” relevant.  The frequency of these posts will be once a month.

On the Go (OTG)

Always remember and never forget, “The Crochet Lounge On The Go” and you’ll be brought to these posts with links to the pin-boards that have your one click free pattern links.  In due time, these will be more than just motif patterns and granny squares.

A Pinterest How To Guide - The Crochet Lounge Pin-boards

If you are just coming to these posts, have no fear, this quick photo tutorial post will show you the Pinterest pin basics for #TheCrochetLounge pins!

To be Inspired…

There will also be posts from time to time from Crochet Lounge photo submissions through social media and directly to my e-mail highlighting Loungers’ submitted work from OTD/OTM/OTG patterns.  Don’t miss out on sharing all your Work In Progress (WIP) eye candy with the rest of the Loungers ♥  Connect with us through facebookg+WIP Sundaystwitter and e-mail!

 

Without further ado, here are the two June Granny Squares OTM pin-boards.  Clicking on either photo will bring you to the actual board.  If you have never been on Pinterest, please review A How To Guide to Pinterest for The Crochet Lounge pins.  You will never have to wonder the pattern source, free or paid, and or if it is just an idea w/o a pattern, again.

June 2013 6" Block of the Day Afghan Square Picks | The Crochet Lounge | Free Patterns | Of the Month

The Crochet Lounge June 2013 6″ Block of the Day – Free Patterns Pinterest Pinboard

June 2013 12" Block of the Day Afghan Square Picks | The Crochet Lounge | Free Patterns | Of the Month

The Crochet Lounge June 2013 12″ Block of the Day – Free Patterns Pinterest Pinboard

 

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Jul 102013
 

May Granny Squares

Of the Day (OTD), Of the Month (OTM) & On the Go (OTG)

Have you been following me on Pinterest?  Have you been seeing all the beautiful 6″ and 12″ Squares/Block of the Day Picks by The Crochet Lounge on facebook or google+?  Come Join Me!

Since I started to pin beautiful 6″ and 12″ crochet afghan granny squares towards the end of May, there has been a surge and interest in crocheting motif among the Loungers followed by the small ROAR on a recent poll whether or not I should continue with these wonderful pins.  The conclusion is, not only should I pin and share on social media, they desperately needed a home here at TheCrochetLounge.com for those who are not linked in via social media.

Of the Month (OTM)

Hold your breath no more if you should ever get lost or miss a day’s Square of the Day Pin, you can always find your way back to the boards here!  Simply click on the navigation tab “Of the Month (OTM)” at the top of the page and see all the posts that are “Of the Month” relevant.  The frequency of these posts will be once a month after I catch up with May and June.

On the Go (OTG)

Are you out and about and simply NEED A QUICK pattern in a hurry that gives you just enough satisfaction and want a small motif project to take with?  All you have to remember is “The Crochet Lounge On The Go” and you’ll be brought to these posts with links to the pin-boards that have your one click free pattern links.  In due time, these will be more than just motif patterns and granny squares.

A Pinterest How To GuideThe Crochet Lounge Pin-boards

If you are just coming to these posts, have no fear, this quick photo tutorial post will show you the Pinterest pin basics for #TheCrochetLounge pins!

To be Inspired…

There will also be posts from time to time from Crochet Lounge photo submissions through social media and directly to my e-mail highlighting Loungers’ submitted work from OTD/OTM/OTG patterns.  Don’t miss out on sharing all your Work In Progress (WIP) eye candy with the rest of the Loungers ♥  Connect with us through facebook, g+, WIP Sundays, twitter and e-mail!

 

Without further ado, here are the two May Granny Squares OTM pin-boards.  Clicking on either photo will bring you to the actual board.  If you have never been on Pinterest, please review A How To Guide to Pinterest for The Crochet Lounge pins.  You will never have to wonder the pattern source, free or paid, and or if it is just an idea w/o a pattern, again.

May 2013 6" Block of the Day Afghan Square Picks | The Crochet Lounge | Free Patterns | Of the Month

The Crochet Lounge May 2013 6″ Block of the Day – Free Patterns Pinterest Pinboard

May 2013 12" Block of the Day Afghan Square Picks | The Crochet Lounge | Free Patterns | Of the Month

The Crochet Lounge May 2013 12″ Block of the Day – Free Patterns Pinterest Pinboard

 

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Jul 102013
 

The Crochet Lounge on Pinterest

A “How To” Guide

With the recently added Of the Month (OTM) Pinboards at The Crochet Lounge Pinterest Boards, I am seeing some questions from fellow Loungers and want to help YOU make the most out of repinning the Crochet Lounge Pins.

When it comes to Pinterest, we’ve all been frustrated by pin-boards and pretty pins that lead nowhere when we are looking for a pattern vs. pattern inspiration.

The Solution – Pinterest How To Guide for TCL Pins

The Crochet Lounge created Pins with hashtag #TheCrochetLounge are sensational photos pinned with details of the Pattern Link.  They will also state “Free Pattern” or “Paid Pattern” before the Pattern Link.

Pins are made to send you to the source of the photo.  In order to bring you the best quality and colored photo pins to show off what a pattern is capable of, I have pinned photos that may not be the source of the pattern and then gave you the link to the pattern in the description.

How To Utilize The Crochet Lounge Pinterst Pins to Their Fullest Potential

How to Use The Crochet Lounge Pinterest Pins to their fullest potential

Although Pinterst may not show you the full pattern link within the description, it is a bold font and is made clickable.  So, when you re-pin from The Crochet Lounge pinboards, and it has the #TheCrochetLounge hashtag, you know you are getting information to the source of the pattern ♥

If you see #TheCrochetLounge hashtag along with #idea tag then you know it’s just an idea and does not link to a pattern, merely to where the photo was found.

Have you been following me on Pinterest?  Come connect with me!  Have you been seeing all the beautiful 6″ and 12″ Squares/Block of the Day Picks by The Crochet Lounge on facebook or google+?

Jul 072013
 

WIP Sunday #2

What’s on Your Hook?

Last week we started WIP Sunday – What’s on Your Hook and saw some amazing WIP (Work in Progress) as well as FOs (Finished Objects).  I challenge you, Loungers from all over, to jump on board and share your WIPs.  All you need is your own name, e-mail address, a photo of your WIP and the link to the pattern you used or your own blog post if you so desire.

 

WIP Sunday - What's on Your Hook? Week 2 | The Crochet Lounge | Share the Hookin' Fun

Share the Hookin’ Fun

The SOLUTION?!

WIP Sundays!  Come here and share what’s on your hook throughout the week or what has fallen off your hooks during the week.  There is no limitation on entries (even if you crocheted in all your waking hours, only so many projects can be completed in a week’s time?)  Just SHARE and ENJOY!

The Enablers’ Circle from Week 1

http://thecrochetlounge.com/wip-sunday-whats-on-your-hook-week-1/

 

This Week’s Enablers’ Circle

Out of courtesy, please link the pattern for your WIP if there is one because I KNOW someone else out there would LOVE to make what YOU are making, too.

OR

If you have a blog and want to link to your post, please flaunt and link back via “Featured on The Crochet Lounge” button or a link and thank you in advance ♥  Let’s share the love! ♥

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To add your WIP/FO, simply click on “Add Your Link” below

Jun 302013
 

WIP Sunday #1

What’s on Your Hook?

Week in and week out, I see amazing things being made by Loungers all over the world.  We’re able to share with each other because of the growing social media craze.  It dawned on me that while it’s fabulous to see the WIP posts, we often miss them here and there because we have other priorities in life. ♥

WIP Sunday - What's on Your Hook? Week 1 | The Crochet Lounge | Share the Hookin' Fun

Share the Hookin’ Fun

 

The SOLUTION?!

WIP Sundays!  Come here and share what’s on your hook throughout the week or what has fallen off your hooks during the week.  There is no limitation on entries (even if you crocheted in all your waking hours, only so many projects can be completed in a week’s time?)  Just SHARE and ENJOY!

The Enablers’ Circle

Out of courtesy, please link the pattern for your WIP if there is one because I KNOW someone else out there would LOVE to make what YOU are making, too.

OR

If you have a blog and want to link to your post, please flaunt and link back via “Featured on The Crochet Lounge” button or a link and thank you in advance ♥  Let’s share the love! ♥

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If you feel so inclined to share with the thousands of The Crochet Lounge fans on G+, facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and tens of thousands directly via The Crochet Lounge website, click and connect with me!  We look forward to seeing Your Creations!

 

Go Create & Inspire!

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To add your WIP/FO, simply click on “Add Your Link” below

Jun 292013
 

The Summer Elegance Edition

 Pineapple Lace Sunhat

With this delicious Pineapple Lace Sunhat and all the Pineapple Lace Blitz posts to ensue, I have, once again, embarked on the hat designing journey that is going to soar with personal growth — yes, indeed, everything we face vs. avoid is a point of growth! :D  Hooray for free crochet sunhat patterns as this hat debuts in The Crochet Lounge – The Summer Elegance Edition.

Pineapple Lace Sunhat Angle View | The Summer Elegance Edition | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Sunhat Pattern

Up until the Eternal Love Slouch and the Eternal Love Baby Slouch, I have avoided creating hat designs because I am a tight crocheter and I didn’t think I liked gauge questions.  One day, it dawned on me that the beautiful hats in my mind that ABSOLUTELY need to get created and posted because it would simply be a creative piece lost in time/space.  Furthermore, it’s WONDERFUL to answer gauge questions and help troubleshoot projects.

Don’t hesitate to visit me on Facebook if you have any pattern specific or crochet related questions!  The Loungers are fabulously helpful even if I may not have all the answers ♥

With that said, don’t forget to check your gauge and drop down hook sizes until you find one to match stated gauge!

Materials

  • 5oz Worsted Weight – Medium #4 (UK Aran, AU 10ply)
  • Photo done in Sugar n Cream/Bernat Handicrafter Cotton/Peaches and Creme – can use Lion Brand Lion Cotton or Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton
    • <Note:  Caron Simply Soft is thinner than regular worsted weight even though it is marked as ww>
  • H-8 (5mm) for crab stitch around the brim, I-9 (5.5mm) Hook for the hat or Hook Size to Obtain Gauge
  • Bobby Pin/Safety Pin or any clip attachment
    • <Note: This is used to attach bow to the hat>
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Sizing

Hook & FO Sizing
~21-22″ circumference adult size – J/10 (6mm) hook

 

Stitches (sts) & Abbreviations

Magic Circle The Crochet Lounge Way - wrap yarn around finger twice clockwise onto your finger on the left hand (counter-clockwise on the right-hand for the lefties), insert hook into the center of the circle, yo draw up a loop ch1 tightly to close.

Yarn over (yo) – wrap yarn over hook

Chain (ch) – yo, pull through loop on hook

Foundation single crochet (fsc) – ch2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)
*insert hook into the foundation chain just created, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1, yo draw through 2
Repeat from * until total fsc completed

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch and loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Half double crochet (hdc) - yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook

Special Stitches Defined:

V-Stitch (V-st)  (dc, ch1, dc) in indicated stitch

V-Shell – (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in indicated stitch

Lounge-Shell  (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in indicated stitch

5dc-Fan – 5dc in indicated stitch

5dc-Fan in V-Shell  5dc in ch1 spc of indicated V-Shell

Lounge-Shell in 5dc-Fan  Lounge-Shell in 3rd dc of indicated 5dc-Fan

7dc-Fan  7dc in indicated stitch

Sc in 5dc-Fan  sc in 3rd dc of 5dc-Fan

Sc in 7dc-Fan  sc in 4th dc of 7dc-Fan

Sc in 7tr-Fan  sc in 4th tr of 7tr-Fan

V-Shell in V-st  V-Shell in ch1 spc of indicated V-Stitch

V-Shell in V-Shell  V-Shell in ch1 spc of indicated V-Shell

7tr-Fan  7tr in indicated stitch

9tr-Fan – 9tr in indicated stitch

Invisible sc Join The Crochet Lounge Way – in the last stitch of the round, insert hook into the last stitch, draw up a loop, insert hook into the back loop only (blo) of the first stitch in the round, yo, draw up and through the loops on hook, leave a 6” tail, cut the yarn.  Insert hook through both loops of the second stitch of the round, yo with tail draw yarn through.  Insert hook into the front loop only (flo) of the last stitch of the round, draw tail through.  From wrong side of piece, insert hook through the same last stitch in the round under both loops, draw tail to the inside and fasten off.

Invisible hdc Join The Crochet Lounge Way – in the last stitch of the round, yo, insert hook into the last stitch, draw up a loop (without finishing the hdc), insert hook into the back loop only (blo) of the first stitch in the round, yo, draw up and through the loops on hook (finishing the hdc), leave a 6” tail, cut the yarn.  Insert hook through both loops of the second stitch of the round, yo with tail draw yarn through.  Insert hook into the front loop only (flo) of the last stitch of the round, draw tail through.  From wrong side of piece, insert hook through the same last stitch in the round under both loops, draw tail to the inside and fasten off.

 

Gauge

2” (5.08cm) after first 2 rounds – adjust hook size to obtain gauge

6” (15.24cm) after first 6 rounds – adjust hook size to obtain gaugePineapple Lace Sunhat Top View | The Summer Elegance Edition | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Sunhat Pattern

Each round up until round 6 should add half an inch in radius (1.27cm) or 1 inch in diameter (2.54cm).

If you were on track for the first 6 rounds to 6″ (15.24cm) and kept the same tension throughout the pattern on the dc stitches, you would end up with a 7″ (17.78cm) height when you start to sc for the brim in Round 14 & 15.

Due to individual tension, this height can vary – and if you go to 8.25″ you are looking at covering down to the base of your ears <- may not be desirable on a sunhat.

If your gauge is not matching the above within the first 2 to 3 rounds, it’s time to adjust – it is crucial in hat-making that your gauge matches in the increase rounds or your hat will end up being way too big or way too small as the increase rounds determine the fit on your hat.

Measuring the diameter across the center of the crown lets you calculate the final circumference of the hat once the increases stop by using the formula pi*d (diameter) or 2*pi*r (radius).  The pineapple lace portion of this particular pattern takes care of the rest of the head size expansion and comes back to fit snuggly on the forehead.

If your stitching is resulting in a larger round height, you need to adjust your golden loop or drop down in hook size and use the hook that obtains gauge.

Golden Loop - after inserting your hook into an indicated stitch, the Golden Loop is the loop you yarn over and draw up.  The height of your row/round depends on how high you draw up the Golden Loop.  This matters greatly in gauge matching if you are needing to follow hook size and or have already dropped down in hook size and cannot obtain gauge.

Pattern

<Note: Beginning ch2 of each round does not count as a stitch throughout this pattern and can be replaced by using beginning standing dc when color changing, effectively eliminating the need for ch2 start>

Magic Circle The Crochet Lounge Way

Round 1
(Dc, ch1 into the circle) 6 times,
Slst join to first dc of the round
[6dc, 6 ch1 spc]

Round 2
Slst into the ch1 spc,
Ch2, (V-st, ch1) in same spc,
*(V-st, ch1) in next ch1 spc,
Rpt from * 4 times,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[6 V-st, 6 ch1 spc between each set of V-sts]

Round 3
Slst into the ch1 spc,
Ch2, V-st in same spc, V-st in next ch1 spc,
*V-st in V-st, V-st in next ch1 spc
Rpt from * 4 times,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[12 V-St]

Round 4
Slst into the ch1 spc ,
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc
*V-Shell in V-st,
Rpt from * 10 times,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[12 V-Shell]

Round 5
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-shell), ch2, 5dc in same spc,
*5dc-fan in next V-Shell,
Rpt from * 10 times,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[12 5dc-fan]

<Note: You are working in the ch1 spc of the V-Shells this round>

Round 6
Slst in next 2 st (to center of 5dc-fan), ch2, Lounge-Shell in same  dcPineapple Lace Sunhat Front | The Summer Elegance Edition | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Sunhat Pattern
*Lounge-Shell in next 5dc-fan of Round 5,
Rpt from * 10 times,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[12 Lounge-Shell]

<Note: You are working in the center st of the 5dc-fan>

Round 7
Ch2, dc in each dc and 2dc in each ch2 spc around,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[72dc]

<Note: This is where the Pineapple Lace starts – Pattern works over 24 stitches, so you won’t see repeats for a bit – rest assured ;)  While working with Pineapple Lace, the ch2 spc before and after a V-Shell will always be skipped and not crocheted into other than for the brim.>

Round 8
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, skp 3dc, dc in next dc,
Ch2, skp 3dc,  V-Shell in next dc,
Ch2, skp 3dc, (sc in next dc, ch5, skp next dc) 4 times, sc in next dc,
Ch2,
*Skp 3dc, V-Shell in the n  ext dc,
Ch2, skp 3dc, dc in next dc,
Ch2, skp 3dc,  V-Shell in next dc,
Ch2, skp 3dc, (sc in next dc, ch5, skp next dc) 4 times, sc in next dc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[Total 3 sets repeated, 6 V-Shell, 12 ch5 spc, 3 standalone dc]

Round 9
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-Shell),
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, 3dc in next dc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 3 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, 3dc in next dc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 3 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[Total 3 sets repeated, 6 V-Shell, 3 groups of 3 consecutive dc st, 9 Ch5 spc]

Round 10

Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-Shell),
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, (2dc in next dc) 3 times,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 2 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (2dc in next dc) 3 times,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 2 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[Total 3 sets repeated, 6 V-Shell, 6 Ch5 spc, 3 groups of 6 consecutive dc]

Round 11
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-Shell),
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, (dc in next dc, ch1) 5 times, dc in next dc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, sc in next ch5 spc, ch5, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (dc in next dc, ch1) 5 times, dc in next dc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, sc in next ch5 spc, ch5, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[Total 3 sets repeated, 6 V-Shell, 15 ch1 spc]

<Note: From here, the pattern just shifts over 12 stitches, so you will start to recognize the repetition from Round 8 in Round 12>

Round 12
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-Shell),
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, (sc in next ch1 spc, ch5) 4 times, sc in next ch1 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, dc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch1 spc, ch5) 4 times, sc in next ch1 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, dc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[Total 3 sets repeated, 6 V-Shell, 12 ch5 spc, 3 standalone dc]

Round 13
Ch1, hdc in same spc, sc in next dc, sc in ch1 spc, sc in dc, hdc in last dc of V-Shell,
Ch2, hdc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, hdc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, hdc in next dc, sc in next dc, sc in ch1 spc, sc in next dc, hdc in last dc of V-Shell,
Ch2, sc in next dc,
Ch2,
* hdc in next dc, sc in next dc, sc in ch1 spc, sc in dc, hdc in last dc of V-Shell,
Ch2, hdc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, hdc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, hdc in next dc, sc in next dc, sc in ch1 spc, sc in next dc, hdc in last dc of V-Shell,
Ch2, sc in next dc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to first hdc of the round
[18hdc, 27sc, 21 ch2 spc]

Round 14
Ch1, sc in same spc, sc in next 3sc, sc in hdc,
(2sc in next ch2 spc) 5 times,
Sc in next hdc, sc in next 3sc, sc in next hdc,
(2sc in next ch2 spc) 2 times,
*Sc in next hdc, sc in next 3sc, sc in next hdc,
(2sc in next ch2 spc) 5 times,
Sc in next hdc, sc in next 3sc, sc in next hdc,
(2sc in next ch2 spc) 2 times,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to first sc of the round
[72sc]

<Note: You are sc into each stitch above a V-Shell and skipping all other stitches and working into the ch2 spc only.>

Round 15
<Note: You are working in Front Loop Only (flo) in this round>
Ch1, sc in same spc, sc in each sc flo around,
Slst join to first sc of the round
[72sc]

Round 16
Ch1, sc in same spc, skp 2 sc,
5dc-Fan in next sc, skp 2 sc,
*Sc in next sc, skp 2sc,
5dc-Fan in next sc, skp2sc
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first sc of the round
[12 5dc-Fan, 12sc]

Round 17
Ch2, 7dc-Fan in same sc,
Sc in 5dc-Fan,
*7dc-Fan in next sc,
Sc in 5dc-Fan,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[12 7dc-Fan, 12 sc]

Round 18Pineapple Lace Sunhat Side View | The Summer Elegance Edition | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Sunhat Pattern
Slst in next 3 dc,
<Note: This will bring you to the center dc of the 7dc-Fan>
Ch1, sc in same spc,
7tr-Fan in next sc,
*Sc in 7dc-Fan,
7tr-Fan in next sc,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first sc of the round
[12 7tr-Fan, 12sc]

Round 19
Ch2, 7tr-Fan in same sc,
Sc in 7tr-Fan,
*7tr-Fan in sc,
Sc in 7tr-Fan
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first tr of the round
[12 7tr-Fan, 12sc]

Round 20
Slst in next 3 tr,
<Note: This will bring you to the center dc of the 7tr-Fan>
Ch1, sc in same spc,
9tr-Fan in next sc,
Sc in 7tr-Fan,
7tr-Fan in next sc,
*Sc in 7tr-Fan,
9tr-Fan in next sc,
Sc in 7tr-Fan,
7tr-Fan in next sc,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first sc of the round
[6 7tr-Fan, 6 9tr-Fan, 12sc]

Round 21
Switch to Smaller Hook of choice
Without pulling she shell out of shape, rsc (crab stitch) around the brim

Cut 6” tail

Weave in Ends

 

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Jun 152013
 

Tip of the Mathberg

The Crochet Lounge Way

Magic Potholders Deciphered

 

I LOVE Magic Potholders and you may, too!

Definition:

A “magic potholder” is a square potholder that is made in one piece (without having to break yarn), on the diagonal, in the round, and folds into double the thickness onto itself before finishing off.

That was a mouthful, but when you hook it, it really is all of the above and more.  Can you tell I am excited to share?

The More

  1. You can take ANY stitch pattern, as long as you make a straight edge for it (to form the square), and make a Magic Potholder!
  2. Using a little bit of mathematics, it can come out the expected size EVERY TIME and we’ll show you how :)
  3. Prefilled tables at your fingertips for your foundation chain/foundation single crochet (fsc) count

The Tip

Use Pythagorean Theorem (yes, Geometry level nomnom) to help figure out the sizing of your finished Magic Potholder!

The Free Pattern

For the faint-hearted at mathematics, here is a pattern to explain by hooking, Butterfly Stitch Magic Potholders.

Butterfly Stitch Magic Potholders 5" & 7" | Free Crochet Potholder Pattern | Crochet Kitchen Essentials

Butterfly Stitch Magic Potholders Backside Stitching 5″ & 7″ – Crochet Kitchen Essentials

The How to

Take ANY Stitch and Making Magic Potholders:
Steps to creating a successful magic potholder with any stitch:

1) Determine your gauge with the chosen hook, yarn and stitch
2) Determine the desired size of the finished potholder e.g. 5″x5″, 7″x7″ so on and so forth
3) Do the math or simply check out the table at the bottom of this post to determine the starting chain length or fsc length taking into consideration how to make the stitch straight edged on the two sides
4) Get ready, set and HOOK the stitch from one end of your foundation chain to the other, adding enough repeats at each end to make a pouch shape.

Quick 30s video of how this pouch is then folded into the Magic double layered Potholder is being uploaded and will be linked here soon.

The Nitty Gritty that isn’t so Detailed

  • A right angle measures 90°, and in this case is the corner of the Magic Potholder.
  • The Legs of the triangle are the sides that form the right angle, denoted as sides b.
  • The Hypotenuse is the largest side in a triangle that is opposite to the right angle.  It is denoted as side c in the Pythagorean Theorem.
  • Since the Magic Potholder is a Square, we will only be talking about the Pythagorean Theorem where side a equals side b (a=b).

 

Tip of the Mathberg - Magic Potholder Pythagorean Theorem Squares | The Crochet Lounge Way

Pythagorean Theorem

The pythagorean theorem states that the sum of the area of the squares created by the two legs of the right triangle (a & b)  is equal to the area of the square with sides the length of the hypotenuse (c).

In our case, the Magic Potholder is a square, so we will be working with the theorem where a is equal to b.

a² + b² = c², and a = b

Here are the steps to find the sides from a given hypotenuse (your foundation chain start):
2a² = c²
a² = c²/2
a = sqrt (c²/2)

The ideal situation is actually determining what end size potholder you want and finding the hypotenuse then converting via your gauge to your starting foundation chain.

The Math:

a² + b² = c², and a = b
2a² = c²
sqrt(2a²) = c

The following table calculates the length of the hypotenuse based on the ending measurement of the sides of the square you would like to make.  It does not include a unit base since it could be used for any unit calculation. In metric, 30.5cm is roughly 12 inches, so the table is made going up to 30.75 for the side.

Determining the Gauge

To determine the gauge, I highly suggest you measure your foundation single crochet or if you must, measure foundation chain with a row of sc to stabilize the chain.  The reason for suggesting using FSC is because it doesn’t stretch/pull out of shape and will stay the same as you stitch across and around it.  I prefer starting all my magic potholders using FSC since it creates a nice straight diagonal or hypotenuse for one side of Magic Potholder.

What is Foundation Single Crochet (FSC)?

FSC is the foundation chain plus a row of sc done in one single row, and is done as follows:

Foundation single crochet (fsc) – ch2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)
*insert hook into the next foundation chain just created, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1, yo draw through 2
Repeat from * until total fsc completed

 The equation so you can make specific calculations to your own gauge.

Ex. Measuring in inches, using worsted weight cotton and an H or I hook, my sc rows can measure 4st to an inch.  Upon determining the hypotenuse of the potholder from the table above, you simply take the hypotenuse and multiply it by the number of stitches per inch to get the number of starting FSC you need.

So to get an 8″ Magic Potholder, you would read the table for 8 inches and see that the hypotenuse will be 11.31in.  To get the number of foundation chain needed to achieve proximity to the 11.31in hypotenuse, you multiply 11.31in to your gauge stitches per inch (here, we’re using 4).

4 stitches/in * 11.31in = 45.24stitches

Obviously, since we can’t stitch a partial stitch, you will then round up or down depending on your heart’s desire :)

The following table calculates the FSC number needed for you – you just need to know what the finished size of the potholder you would like, and using the same base unit (inches or cm, for example), make your gauge to figure out the stitches per unit, and use this table to find out how many starting FSC you would need (or starting chain + 1).

Hooking the Magic Potholder

The only thing remaining for consideration is how to hook the stitch you want on your Magic Potholder.  Some patterns have larger stitch quantities before reaching a repeat.  This will have to work with the size of the potholder you have chosen (unless you want to make it larger or smaller purely based on the number of pattern repeat — which is much easier than the mathberg we are playing with here).

Since the pattern is worked AROUND the FSC, in order for it to start forming the square shape, you need extra stitches in the end fsc on each side in the first round.  If your pattern stands the height of sc, you would use 4sc on each end, if it stands the height of hdc, you would stitch 4hdc on each end.  For more complicated stitches, you can convert the stitch to match – just like the Butterfly Stitch Magic Potholders.  You need to account for the extra stitches at the two ends for your pattern repeat.

On the Butterfly Stitch Magic Potholders, there is an extra 2 stitches at each end of the fsc so when calculating the pattern repeat, you would have to add 4 to the ‘foundation as if it were a flat rectangular piece.

Once you get going, it won’t be such a mystery since all you are doing is going around and around with the fsc as the base of the rectangular pouch you are creating.  When the short side of the rectangle is equal to half of the calculated hypotenuse, you are ready to fold it into your Magic Potholder and stitch it shut into a double layered square.

Enjoy!

 Posted by at 06:04
Jun 062013
 

♥ Star Flower Puffy Hearts ♥

Divine Love Series – Free Crochet Heart Patterns

Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts (single round) and Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts Defined (2rounds) were a hit as heart appliques, stand alone tiny hearts, a gratitude heart in your pockets.

Star Flower Puffy Hearts Pile - Free Crochet Heart Pattern | The Crochet Lounge

Star Flower Puffy Hearts – Rainbow Pile

For a beginner to crochet and expand on their repertoire, there’s noting more fun than yet another heart that’s just slightly bigger and involves color change, should you wish to try! If you are a beginner to crochet, this is a fabulous way to pick up a few quick new stitches and the single crochet invisible join The Crochet Lounge way.

My now 6 year old asked to learn new crochet stitches recently.  What a great way to be motivated to make up another crochet heart pattern she will love to make incorporating the basics she has already learned from the last set.  We continue down this Divine Love Series dedicated to my family and my little ones, especially my Cadence Music ♥.

Video Tutorial link will be added here soon.

Materials:

  • Any Worsted Weight Yarn (or any yarn with proportional hook sizes)
  • Size E/4 (3.5mm) & H/8 (5.00mm) hooks
  • Would look great in a single solid color or two slow transition variegated yarn so not to detract from the shape

Stitches Used:

magic circle, ch, sc, dc, slst, invisible join, puff stitch

Star Flower Puffy Hearts - Single Color - Free Crochet Heart Pattern | The Crochet Lounge

Star Flower Puffy Hearts – Single Color
Ch4 start at top, Magic Circle start at bottom

Magic circle The Crochet Lounge Way- wrap yarn around finger twice, slip hook under the loops, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through loop to secure the magic circle

Chain (ch) -  yo (yarn over), pull through loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Double crochet (dr) - yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop (3 on hook), yo draw through 2 loops (2 on hook), yo draw through 2 loops

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch and loop on hook

Puff Stitch (hdc puff st) – (yo, insert hook into indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop) 4 times [9 loops on hook], yo draw through all 9 loops

Sc Invisible Join (sc invisible join) The Crochet Lounge Way - on last single crochet, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, insert hook into the back loop only of the first stitch in the round, yo draw through stitch and the 2 loops on hook, pull up 3″ of yarn, cut and work with the 3″ of yarn, insert hook under both loops of the second stitch in the round, yo draw through stitch, insert hook in the front loop only of the last stitch in the round, yo draw through loop, insert hook from the back (wrong) side of work under both loops of the same stitch you just worked, draw yarn to the back so you can weave in the end

Patterns:

Single Colored Heart

Ch4, slst join to 4th chain from hook (if you want the center of the puff flower closed, then use a Magic Circle start, and do not pull the Magic Circle tight until you have completed round 2!)

Round 1:
Ch1, hdc puff stitch into the circle, ch 3,
hdc puff stitch into the circle, 
ch2,
hdc puff stitch into the circle, ch2,
hdc puff stitch into the circle, ch3,
hdc puff stitch into the circle, ch1,
slst into the circle

switch to E hook

Star Flower Puffy Hearts - Green & Yellow - Free Crochet Heart Pattern | The Crochet Lounge

Star Flower Puffy Hearts – Green & Yellow

 

Round 2:
2sc into the starting Ch1 of Round 1,
(sc, 2hdc) into the top of the first hdc puff stitch,
(hdc, 2dc )into the ch3 spc,
(dc, 2hdc) into the top of the next hdc puff stitch,
(hdc, sc) into the ch2 spc,
(sc, ch2, sc) into the top of the next hdc puff stitch
<Note: This is the tip of your heart and you will now be reversing the instructions to get to the top>
(sc, hdc) into the next ch2 spc,
(2hdc, dc) into the top of the next hdc puff stitch,
(2dc, hdc) into the next ch3 spc,
(2hdc, sc) into the top of the last hdc puff stitch,
slst into the middle of the starting circle, pull the loop up 1/4″ (6mm), take out your hook,
insert hook from the back side through the starting circle and reinsert hook into the last loop,
pull loop through to the wrong side of the heart, cut a 6″ tail (15cm) and draw through the loop

<Note: if you used a Magic Circle start, this is where you would want to close your Magic Circle>

Weave in the ends

 

Two Colored Hearts

Ch4, slst join to 4th chain from hook (if you want the center of the puff flower closed, then use a Magic Circle start, and do not pull the Magic Circle tight until you have completed round 2!)

Round 1 (with CC):

Star Flower Puffy Hearts Circle - Free Crochet Heart Pattern | The Crochet Lounge

Star Flower Puffy Hearts Circle


Ch1, hdc puff stitch into the circle, ch 3,
hdc puff stitch into the circle, ch2,
hdc puff stitch into the circle, ch2,
hdc puff stitch into the circle, ch3,
hdc puff stitch into the circle, switch to MC
ch1,
slst into the circle

switch to E hook

Round 2 (continue in MC):
2sc into the starting Ch1 of Round 1,
(sc, 2hdc) into the top of the first hdc puff stitch,
(hdc, 2dc )into the ch3 spc,
(dc, 2hdc) into the top of the next hdc puff stitch,
(hdc, sc) into the ch2 spc,
(sc, ch2, sc) into the top of the next hdc puff stitch

Star Flower Puffy Hearts Column - Free Crochet Heart Pattern | The Crochet Lounge

Star Flower Puffy Hearts Column

<Note: This is the tip of your heart and you will now be reversing the instructions to get to the top>
(sc, hdc) into the next ch2 spc,
(2hdc, dc) into the top of the next hdc puff stitch,
(2dc, hdc) into the next ch3 spc,
(2hdc, sc) into the top of the last hdc puff stitch,
slst into the middle of the starting circle, pull the loop up 1/4″ (6mm), take out your hook,
insert hook from the back side through the starting circle and reinsert hook into the last loop,
pull loop through to the wrong side of the heart, cut a 6″ tail (15cm) and draw through the loop

Weave in the ends 

May 152013
 

★ It’s a Mystery ★
Mystery Crochet Along with Rhelena

of Crochet Pattern Bonanza

It’s a MYSTERY Crochet Along and you are here via facebook, g+, twitter or Pinterest!  Join us on this 2-3day blast MCAL with Rhelena, owner of Crochet Pattern Bonanza and crochet designer.  Join in on the fun and send in your WIP (work in progress) photos by posting on
facebook ( http://facebook.com/TheCrochetLounge ),
g+ community ( https://plus.google.com/communities/105170638473085181440 ) or sending me an e-mail.

Once the MCAL is completed, we’ll set up a way for you to upload your photos to this page so stay tuned!

Mystery Crochet Along - Crochet Pattern Bonanza | Rhelena | free crochet along pattern

Mystery Crochet ALong with owner designer Rhelena of Crochet Pattern Bonanza!

Materials:

Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton, or any other similar yarn such as Lily Sugar ‘n Cream. Only need small amount.

Crochet Hook: H/8-5.00mm

 

Gauge:

Measures 2.75” across first 3 rounds. However, for this pattern it is not important to match the gauge.

 

Finished Size:

Measures 4″ across & 7.5” across

Abbreviations:

Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Ch-Sp = Chain Space
Esc = Extended Single Crochet
FO = Fasten Off
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Hdc PC = Half Double Crochet Popcorn
Hk = Hook
Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
Rnd/Rnds = Round/Rounds
Sc = Single Crochet
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
YO = Yarn Over

Special Stitch Instructions:

ESC: Insert hk in st or ch indicated, yo and pull up a lp, yo and pull through one lp, yo and pull through both lps on hk.

HDC PC: Work 3 hdc into st or ch indicated, remove hk from lp and insert into first hdc made, pick up the lp and pull through, ch 1 to close the st.

Pattern Instructions:

Day 1

Rnd 1: Ch 2, work 8 sc into 2nd ch from hk, join with sl st to first sc. (8 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, (esc, ch 1) twice into each sc around; join with sl st to first esc. (16 esc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, (esc, ch 1) into each esc around; join with sl st to first esc. (16 esc)

Did you send in your WIP photo?  Send one in for Day 2

for a potential to be featured in Day 3′s collage :D

Mystery Crochet Along - Crochet Pattern Bonanza Day 2 | Rhelena | free crochet along pattern

Mystery Crochet ALong with owner designer Rhelena of Crochet Pattern Bonanza!

Day 2

Rnd 4: Sl st into ch-1 sp, ch 1, hdc pc into same sp, ch 1, (hdc pc, ch 1) into next sp and into each sp around; join with sl st to first hdc pc. (16 hdc pcs)

Rnd 5: Sl st into next ch-sp, ch 1, (esc, ch 1) twice into same sp and into each sp around; join with sl st to first esc. (32 esc) FO

Make 3 more of the same R1-5 for a total of 4 and weave in the ends! <<<< Don’t Miss This Step >>>>

Mystery Crochet Along - Crochet Pattern Bonanza Day 3 | Rhelena | free crochet along pattern

Mystery Crochet ALong with owner designer Rhelena of Crochet Pattern Bonanza!

Day 3

Make One MORE (#5) Rounds 1-5, but don’t break the yarn… continue onto Rounds 6-8

Rnd 6: Sl st ito first ch-1 sp, ch 1, (esc, ch 1) into same sp and into each sp around; join with sl st to first esc. (32 esc)

Rnd 7: Rep rnd 4. (32 hdc pcs)

Rnd 8: Sl st into next ch-sp, ch 1, (esc, ch 1, esc) into same sp and into each sp around; join with sl st to first esc. FO.

You now have 4 “wheels”/”circles” and a fifth one coming along… any ideas of what you’ve made thus far and what you have at the end of Day 3?  

The answer is quite simple and it’s sitting in front of you, but, here comes The Crochet Lounge challenge to all you Loungers and by now, Rhelena of CrochetPatternBonanza.com‘s new fans…

Mystery Crochet Along - Crochet Pattern Bonanza Challenge | Rhelena | free crochet along pattern | Weekend Challenge

Mystery Crochet ALong with owner designer Rhelena of Crochet Pattern Bonanza!

 

Challenge

    1. If you love the set that you’ve got, take a photo of it in the setting you think it would be utilized or a photo of it packaged as a gift.

 

  • If you are being starstruck by inspiration, your challenge is to take a photo of the finished object YOU design it to be with the pieces you already have in hand.  Should you choose option 2, you may add-on to the MCAL pattern in order to make your vision come to life.

 

 

At that point, Rhelena and I will both select our favorite submissions as well as post the top 3 Challenge Option 1 winners via votes and top 3 Challenge Option 2 winners via votes. These 3-5 participants get full bragging rights for being featured on TheCrochetLounge.com, fb, g+, plus tweeted about and can send in photos of their most treasured crochet works to be displayed on a page highlighting their hooking talent along with a story of their hooking journey. Crochet shop owner, this is your time to shine with your crochet creations that will be linked by us. Crochet Loungers, share your passion with the world and dazzle us with your creativity – no blog/store/website necessary! ~~~~~~ Link Up Here


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It’s been fun playing along with this CAL.  Please post/submit your WIP object and/or Finished Object photos ♥ to MCAL_cpb@TheCrochetLounge.com,  visit The Crochet Lounge Fan Page on facebook or The Crochet Lounge G+

 

 Posted by at 12:28
May 122013
 

Eternal Love Baby Slouch

Crochet Slouch Hat Pattern

Thanks to all the Loungers for coming out to vote for the Eternal Love Baby Slouch in All Free Crochet’s Stitch and Unwind blog :)  We had a blast and we’re sure you will, too, with this free crochet slouch hat pattern!

Eternal Love Baby Slouch - Baby Size with Button Up Brim | Free Crochet Pattern | Crochet Slouch Hat Pattern

Eternal Love Baby Slouch – Crochet Reversible Slouch Hat

Materials

  • 4oz #3Light Weight
  • H-8 (5mm), F-5 (3.75mm)
  • Stitch Marker
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Pinned Visor Brim Only:
    4 – 3/4” (19mm) buttons
  • Thread to secure buttons

Sizing:

Hook & FO Sizing
~15-16″ circumference child size – I/9 (5.5mm) hook for hat, H/8 (5mm) hook for brim
Child & Adult Size slouch hat, please visit the Eternal Love Slouch Pattern

 

Stitches (sts) & Abbreviations

Yarn over (yo) – wrap yarn over hook

Chain (ch) – yo, pull through loop on hook

Foundation single crochet (fsc) – ch2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)
*insert hook into the foundation chain just created, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1, yo draw through 2
Repeat from * until total fsc completed

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch and loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Half double crochet (hdc) - yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook

Back Post hdc (BPhdc) – yo, insert hook from back to front to back from the right side around to the left side of the indicated post (Lefties do the opposite from left to right), yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook

BPhdc 2 together (BPhdc2tog) - yo insert hook from behind the work around the post from right to left, yo draw up a loop, yo insert hook from behind the work around the next post from right to left, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 5 loops

Puff stitch - (yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop) 4 times, yo draw through all loops on hook

Modified puff stitch - (yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop) 4 times, yo draw through 8 loops on hook [leaving 2 on hook], yo draw through 2 loops

Puff shell –(puff stitch, ch1, puff stitch) in the indicated stitch

Modified puff shell – (puff stitch, ch1, modified puff stitch) in the indicated stitch

Invisible sc Join The Crochet Lounge Way – in the last stitch of the round, insert hook into the last stitch, draw up a loop, insert hook into the back loop only (blo) of the first stitch in the round, yo, draw up and through the loops on hook, leave a 6” tail, cut the yarn.  Insert hook through both loops of the second stitch of the round, yo with tail draw yarn through.  Insert hook into the front loop only (flo) of the last stitch of the round, draw tail through.  From wrong side of piece, insert hook through the same last stitch in the round under both loops, draw tail to the inside and fasten off.

Invisible hdc Join The Crochet Lounge Way – in the last stitch of the round, yo, insert hook into the last stitch, draw up a loop (without finishing the hdc), insert hook into the back loop only (blo) of the first stitch in the round, yo, draw up and through the loops on hook (finishing the hdc), leave a 6” tail, cut the yarn.  Insert hook through both loops of the second stitch of the round, yo with tail draw yarn through.  Insert hook into the front loop only (flo) of the last stitch of the round, draw tail through.  From wrong side of piece, insert hook through the same last stitch in the round under both loops, draw tail to the inside and fasten off.

 

Gauge:

Stitch pattern ch17, sc second st from hook, sc in each st across [16sc ] Ch1, turn, sc in each st across, repeat

H-8 (5mm) hook — 9sc or 15 rows = 3” (7.62cm)

 

Pattern:

Baby Size 9-12mo
<Note:  Please remember that the brim will be worked last, so if your starting band does not match the sizing you want, start with a smaller or larger hook.  For full pattern adjustment you would need to increase 8 stitches at a time in order for the decreases at the crown to come out evenly.  If you are looking to make this into a slouch beanie without a fold up brim, then it wouldn’t matter if the starting fsc is a bit wider than what you desire because you can downsize your hook when you crochet the sc brim rounds.  The child/adult size starts with 64 fscs.  Unlike the child/adult pattern, the brim is worked last, it has little effect on the hat fit for the baby pattern.>

With a 6” tail (15cm)

Round 1:
Fsc 48, make sure your work is not twisted, join with slst
or
Ch49, join, ch1, sc in each ch across, make sure your work is not twisted, join with slst [48sc]

<Note: with Fsc, you will also need to join the starting tail to the bottom of the last fsc in the round>

Rounds 2 & 3:

Ch1, sc in each sc around, join with slst [48sc]

Round 4:
Ch1, BPhdc in next 2 sts, puff shell in next sc of Round 2, (BPhdc in next 3 sts, puff shell in next sc of Round 2) 11 times, BPhdc in next stitch, slst join to first BPhdc
[ch1, 12 puff shells, 36 BPhdcs]

<Hint:  There are 3 skipped scs between the bottom of the puff shells>

Round 5:

Ch1, BPhdc in next 2 BPhdc, puff shell in center of next puff shell, (BPhdc in next 3 sts, puff shell in next puff shell) 11 times, BPhdc in next stitch, slst join to first BPhdc
[ch1, 12 puff shells, 36 BPhdcs]

Rounds 6-9:
Repeat Round 5

By now, if you are starting to see your piece curl up around itself like it is forming a cover around a 3d Styrofoam ring (yes, for those of you who are thinking of yarn bombing – fabulous idea), IT’S OKAY!  You are absolutely on track as strange as it looks :D

Start of Decrease Rounds

Round 10:
Ch1, BPhdc in next 2 BPhdc, puff shell in center of next puff shell, BPhdc in next BPhdc, BPhdc2tog, puff shell in center of next puff shell, (BPhdc in next 3 BPhdc, puff shell in center of next puff shell, BPhdc in next BPhdc, BPhdc2tog, puff shell in center of next puff shell) 5 times, BPhdc in next st, slst join to first BPhdc
[ch1, 24BPhdc, 6 BPhdc2tog, 12puff shells]

<Hint:  Visual pattern is a repeat of 3 BPhdc, Puff Shell, 2 BPhdc, Puff Shell in this round>

Round 11:
Ch1, BPhdc2tog, puff shell in center of next puff shell, BPhdc in next 2 BPhdc, puff shell in center of next puff shell, (BPhdc in next BPhdc, BPhdc2tog, puff shell in center of next puff shell, BPhdc in next 2 BPhdc, puff shell in next puff shell) 5 times, BPhdc in next st, slst join to first BPhdc2tog
[ch1, 24BPhdc, 6BPhdc2tog, 12 puff shells]

<Hint:  Visual pattern is a repeat of 2 BPhdc, Puff Shell, 2 BPhdc, Puff Shell in this round>

Rounds 12-16:
Repeat Round 11

Round 17:
Ch1, BPhdc, puff shell in center of next puff shell, BPhdc2tog, puff shell in center of next puff shell, (BPhdc in next 2 sts, puff shell in center of next puff shell, BPhdc2tog, puff shell in center of next puff shell) 5 times, BPhdc in next st, slst join to first BPhdc
[ch1, 12 BPhdc, 6BPhdc2tog, 12 puff shells]

<Hint:  Visual pattern is a repeat of 2 BPhdc, Puff Shell, BPhdc, Puff Shell in this round>

Round 18:
Slst to the center of the first puff shell, ch1, puff shell in center of the same puff shell, BPhdc in next BPhdc, puff shell in center of next puff shell, BPhdc2tog, (puff shell in center of next puff shell, BPhdc in next BPhdc, puff shell in center of next puff shell, BPhdc2tog) 5 times, slst join to first puff shell
[ch1, 6 BPhdc, 6BPhdc2tog, 12 puff shells]

<Hint:  Visual pattern is a repeat of BPhdc, Puff Shell, BPhdc, Puff Shell in this round>

Continuation of Decrease Rounds with Modified Puff Shells

Round 19:
(Working in puff shells only) Slst to the center of the first puff shell, ch1, modified puff shell in center of same puff shell, (modified puff shell in center of next puff shell) 11 times, slst join to first modified puff shell

[ch1, 16 modified puff shells]

 There are two (2) versions of Rounds 20 & 21.  Please look at the photos for Round 19-1 finish and read through 19-2 to determine how you would like to continue with the crown of your hat.  Depending on the yarn you may have chosen, there could be more or less of a gap between the decrease shells and the filler stitch could change how the hat looks.

Round 20-1 (hdc version):

Slst to the center of the first modified puff shell, ch1, modified puff shell in center of same modified puff shell, hdc in center of next modified puff shell, (modified puff shell in center of next modified puff shell, hdc in center of next modified puff shell)5 times, slst join to first modified puff shell
[6 modified puff shells, 6 hdcs]

Round 20-2 (Puff Stitch version):

Slst to the center of the first modified puff shell, ch1, modified puff shell in center of same modified puff shell, modified puff stitch in center of next modified puff shell, (modified puff shell in center of next modified puff shell, modified puff stitch in center of next modified puff shell)5 times, slst join to first modified puff shell
[6 modified puff shells, 6 modified puff stitches]

Round 21:
(Working in modified puff shells only) Slst to the center of the first modified puff shell, ch1, modified puff shell in center of same modified puff shell, hdc in next modified puff shell, (modified puff shell in center of next modified puff shell, hdc in next modified puff shell) 5 times, slst join to first modified puff shell
[6 modified puff shells, 6hdcs]

Round 22:
Slst to the center of the first modified puff shell, ch1, modified puff shell in center of same modified puff shell, (modified puff shell in center of next modified puff shell)5 times
[6 modified puff shells]

Round 23:

Slst to the center of the first modified puff shell, modified puff stitch in center of same modified puff shell, (modified puff stitch in center of next modified puff shell) 5 times
[6 modified puff stitches]

Round 24:
Cut yarn leaving a 12 inch tail

Weave around the center of each of the 6 modified puff stitches from Round 23

Fasten Off

 

Brim Options

The brim can be worked as a simple slouchy beanie sc brim or a pinned visor brim.

Simple Slouchy Beanie sc Brim:
Worked in continuous rounds

Continue with H hook if the slouch is fitting fine or sized where you would like it, downsize to G or F hook if necessary to obtain the brim sizing you would like.

Round 1:
Slst join to any stitch on fsc round, place stitch marker in the first stitch, crocheting over the tail, ch1, sc in each stitch around [48sc]

Round 2-4:
Repeat Round 1 [48sc]

<Tip:  In the event of a color change, invisible join at the end of the round, add new color and repeat Round 1 followed by Round 2 until desired brim length has been reached>

Fasten Off with Invisible Sc Join

 

Pinned Visor Brim:

Worked in rows across the span of 6 puff shell sections in the photos.  If you would like the brim to be further to the sides above the ear area, you would want to allow 8 puff shell section span from edge to edge of the brim.

Row 1:
With brim pointing up, start 1 stitch to the right of the bottom tip of a puff shell.  Slst join, place stitch marker in the first stitch, crocheting over the tail, ch1, sc in same stitch, sc in next 23 sts. [24 scs]

Row 2-9:
Ch1, turn, sc in each st across [24scs]

Righty:  Rotate work 90 degrees clockwise
<Lefty:  Rotate work 90 degrees counter-clockwise>

Sc in same corner stitch, sc down the side of visor brim ending in fsc row of body of hat

Row 10:
Rsc around to the other side of the visor brim ending last stitch in fsc row of body of hat

Fasten Off

 

Button Attachments:

Cut 12in (30cm) of sewing thread

Thread through tapestry needle, tie ends together forming a knot, sew one button to one corner of visor brim, wind thread around button twice, push needle through to other side of visor brim, attach second button in the opposing side, secure by sewing through both buttons one more time

Fasten Off

Repeat for other corner of visor brim.

Use buttons by pushing through the middle of your selected set of puff stitches!

Depending on the yarn choice, the crown area could be fuller using the optional decrease single puff stitches.  If it is too lacy for you, try the other option :)

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Have you been making hats, scarves, and all accessories under the sun as gifts?  You’ve just landed at a free reversible slouch hat pattern that will work up like a breeze and keep you wanting to make more for all the variations and in all colorways.  We’re kicking off the release of this pattern as a Crochet A-Long (CAL) as the Crochet Lounge community.  Join in on the fun and send in your WIP (work in progress) photos by posting on

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MaterialsEternal Love Slouch Child & Adult Collage Reversible Child & Adult Sizing | Quad Both Sides | Free Crochet Slouch Hat Pattern | The Crochet Lounge™

Sizing:

Hook & FO Sizing
~16″ circumference child size – I/9 (5.5mm) hook for hat, H/8 (5mm) hook for brim
~18″ circumference child size – I/9 (5.5mm) hook
~21″ circumference adult size – J/10 (6mm) hook

 

Stitches (sts) & Abbreviations

Yarn over (yo) – wrap yarn over hook

Chain (ch) – yo, pull through loop on hook

Foundation single crochet (fsc) – ch2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)
*insert hook into the foundation chain just created, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1, yo draw through 2
Repeat from * until total fsc completed

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch and loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Half double crochet (hdc) – yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook

Back Post hdc (BPhdc) – yo, insert hook from back to front to back from the right side around to the left side of the indicated post (Lefties do the opposite from left to right), yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook

BPhdc 2 together (BPhdc2tog) - yo insert hook from behind the work around the post from right to left, yo draw up a loop, yo insert hook from behind the work around the next post from right to left, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 5 loops

Puff stitch - (yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop) 4 times, yo draw through all loops on hook

Modified puff stitch - (yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop) 4 times, yo draw through 8 loops on hook [leaving 2 on hook], yo draw through 2 loops

Puff shell –(puff stitch, ch1, puff stitch) in the indicated stitch

Modified puff shell – (puff stitch, ch1, modified puff stitch) in the indicated stitch

Invisible sc Join The Crochet Lounge Way – in the last stitch of the round, insert hook into the last stitch, draw up a loop, insert hook into the back loop only (blo) of the first stitch in the round, yo, draw up and through the loops on hook, leave a 6” tail, cut the yarn.  Insert hook through both loops of the second stitch of the round, yo with tail draw yarn through.  Insert hook into the front loop only (flo) of the last stitch of the round, draw tail through.  From wrong side of piece, insert hook through the same last stitch in the round under both loops, draw tail to the inside and fasten off.

Invisible hdc Join The Crochet Lounge Way – in the last stitch of the round, yo, insert hook into the last stitch, draw up a loop (without finishing the hdc), insert hook into the back loop only (blo) of the first stitch in the round, yo, draw up and through the loops on hook (finishing the hdc), leave a 6” tail, cut the yarn.  Insert hook through both loops of the second stitch of the round, yo with tail draw yarn through.  Insert hook into the front loop only (flo) of the last stitch of the round, draw tail through.  From wrong side of piece, insert hook through the same last stitch in the round under both loops, draw tail to the inside and fasten off.

 

Gauge:

Stitch pattern ch17, sc second st from hook, sc in each st across [16sc ] Ch1, turn, sc in each st across, repeat

J-10 (6mm) hook — 8sc or 15 rows = 3” (7.62cm)

I-9 (5.5mm) hook — 10sc or 18 rows = 3” (7.62cm)

Eternal Love Slouch - Adult Size with Button Up Brim | Free Crochet Pattern | Crochet Slouch Hat Pattern

Eternal Love Slouch – Crochet Reversible Slouch Hat – Child Size with Regular Brim

Pattern:

Child Size 18”– use I-9 (5.5mm)
Adult Size 21”– use J-10 (6mm)

<Note:  Please remember that the brim will be worked last, so if your starting band does not match the sizing, or you need the brim sizing to be larger or smaller, you can make the adjustments when we are done with the hat body & crown and move onto the brim.>

Day 1

With a 6” tail (15cm)

Round 1:
Fsc 64, make sure your work is not twisted, join with slst
or
Ch65, join, ch1, sc in each ch across, make sure your work is not twisted, join with slst [64sc]

<Note: with Fsc, you will also need to join the starting tail to the bottom of the last fsc in the round>

Rounds 2 & 3:

Ch1, sc in each sc around, join with slst [64sc]

Round 4:
Ch1, BPhdc in next 2 sts, puff shell in next sc of Round 2, (BPhdc in next 3 sts, puff shell in next sc of Round 2) 15 times, BPhdc in next stitch, slst join to first BPhdc
[ch1, 16 puff shells, 48 BPhdcs]

<Hint:  There are 3 skipped scs between the bottom of the puff shells>

Day 2

Round 5:
Ch1, BPhdc in next 2 BPhdc, puff shell in center of next puff shell, (BPhdc in next 3 sts, puff shell in next puff shell) 15 times, BPhdc in next stitch, slst join to first BPhdc
[ch1, 16 puff shells, 48 BPhdcs]

Rounds 6-13:
Repeat Round 5

By now, if you are starting to see your piece curl up around itself like it is forming a cover around a 3d Styrofoam ring (yes, for those of you who are thinking of yarn bombing – fabulous idea), IT’S OKAY!  You are absolutely on track as strange as it looks :D

Here’s a fabulous example from CAL friend Cynthia Chiu in Malaysia :)

Eternal Love Slouch - Crochet ALong | WIP by Cynthia Chiu | Free Crochet Slouch Hat Pattern

Our fellow Lounger in Malaysia, Cynthia Chiu, sent in this lovely photo of her WIP at Round 10! It is looking fantastic.

Yarn Bombers, and Wreathe Makers, YES, this is a great idea for a 3D wrap on a styrofoam ring! :)

Day 3

Start of Decrease Rounds

Round 14:
Ch1, BPhdc in next 2 BPhdc, puff shell in center of next puff shell, BPhdc in next BPhdc, BPhdc2tog, puff shell in center of next puff shell, (BPhdc in next 3 BPhdc, puff shell in center of next puff shell, BPhdc in next BPhdc, BPhdc2tog, puff shell in center of next puff shell) 7 times, BPhdc in next st, slst join to first BPhdc
[ch1, 32BPhdc, 8 BPhdc2tog, 16puff shells]

<Hint:  Visual pattern is a repeat of 3 BPhdc, Puff Shell, 2 BPhdc, Puff Shell in this round>

Round 15:
Ch1, BPhdc2tog, puff shell in center of next puff shell, BPhdc in next 2 BPhdc, puff shell in center of next puff shell, (BPhdc in next BPhdc, BPhdc2tog, puff shell in center of next puff shell, BPhdc in next 2 BPhdc, puff shell in next puff shell) 7 times, BPhdc in next st, slst join to first BPhdc2tog
[ch1, 24BPhdc, 8BPhdc2tog, 16 puff shells]

<Hint:  Visual pattern is a repeat of 2 BPhdc, Puff Shell, 2 BPhdc, Puff Shell in this round>

Round 16:
Ch1, BPhdc, puff shell in center of next puff shell, BPhdc2tog, puff shell in center of next puff shell, (BPhdc in next 2 sts, puff shell in center of next puff shell, BPhdc2tog, puff shell in center of next puff shell) 7 times, BPhdc in next st, slst join to first BPhdc
[ch1, 16 BPhdc, 8BPhdc2tog, 16 puff shells]

<Hint:  Visual pattern is a repeat of 2 BPhdc, Puff Shell, BPhdc, Puff Shell in this round>

Round 17:
Slst to the center of the first puff shell, ch1, puff shell in center of the same puff shell, BPhdc in next BPhdc, puff shell in center of next puff shell, BPhdc2tog, (puff shell in center of next puff shell, BPhdc in next BPhdc, puff shell in center of next puff shell, BPhdc2tog) 7 times, slst join to first puff shell
[ch1, 8 BPhdc, 8BPhdc2tog, 16 puff shells]

<Hint:  Visual pattern is a repeat of BPhdc, Puff Shell, BPhdc, Puff Shell in this round>

Day 4 

Continuation of Decrease Rounds with Modified Puff Shells

Round 18:
(Working in puff shells only) Slst to the center of the first puff shell, ch1, modified puff shell in center of same puff shell, (modified puff shell in center of next puff shell) 15 times, slst join to first modified puff shell
[ch1, 16 modified puff shells]

There are two (2) versions of Rounds 19 & 20.  Please look at the photos for Round 19-1 finish and read through 19-2 to determine how you would like to continue with the crown of your hat.  Depending on the yarn you may have chosen, there could be more or less of a gap between the decrease shells and the filler stitch could change how the hat looks.

Round 19-1 (hdc version):

Eternal Love Slouch - Child - Adult Reversible Slouch Round 19-1

Eternal Love Slouch – Child – Adult Reversible Slouch Option Round 19-1

Slst to the center of the first modified puff shell, ch1, modified puff shell in center of same modified puff shell, hdc in center of next modified puff shell, (modified puff shell in center of next modified puff shell, hdc in center of next modified puff shell)7 times, slst join to first modified puff shell
[8 modified puff shells, 8 hdcs]

Round 19-2 (Puff Stitch version):

Slst to the center of the first modified puff shell, ch1, modified puff shell in center of same modified puff shell, modified puff stitch in center of next modified puff shell, (modified puff shell in center of next modified puff shell, modified puff stitch in center of next modified puff shell)7 times, slst join to first modified puff shell
[8 modified puff shells, 8 puff stitches]

Round 20-1:
(Working in modified puff shells only) Slst to the center of the first modified puff shell, ch1, modified puff shell in center of same modified puff shell, (modified puff shell in center of next modified puff shell) 7 times
[8 modified puff shells]

Round 20-2:
Slst to the center of the first modified puff shell, ch1, modified puff shell in center of same modified puff shell, hdc in center of next modified puff shell, (modified puff shell in center of next modified puff shell, hdc in center of next modified puff shell)7 times, slst join to first modified puff shell
[8 modified puff shells, 8 hdcs]

Round 21:
Slst to the center of the first modified puff shell, ch1, modified puff shell in center of same modified puff shell, hdc in center of next modified puff shell, (modified puff shell in center of next modified puff shell, hdc in center of next modified puff shell)3 times
[4 modified puff shells, 4 hdcs]

Day 5

Eternal Love Slouch - Adult Size with Button Up Brim | Free Crochet Pattern | Crochet Slouch Hat Pattern

Eternal Love Slouch – Crochet Reversible Slouch Hat – Adult Size with Button Up Brim

Customizable Round 22:

There are 2 options depending on the type of yarn you are using to end the decreasing crown.  If you are using yarn with less give, such as Bernat Mosaic shown in the blue-green tones, try Round 22-1 option first.  This ends the top round with 4 modified puff shells and closes a bigger gap.  When using yarns that have a bit of stretch, such as Stitch Nation Washable Ewe, shown in pink and lavender, you can end with a smooth finish from option Round 22-2, which uses just 4 modified puff stitches.  Ultimately, this is a personal taste selection, so try them out ♥

Round 22-1:
(Working in modified puff shells only), Slst to the center of the first modified puff shell, modified puff shell in center of same modified puff shell, (modified puff shell in center of next modified puff shell) 3 times
[4 modified puff shells]

Round 22-2:
(Working only in modified puff shells with modified puff stitch), Slst to the center of the first modified puff shell, modified puff stitch in center of same modified puff shell, (modified puff stitch in center of next modified puff shell) 3 times
[4 modified puff stitches]

Round 23:
Cut yarn leaving a 12 inch tail

Weave around the center of each of the 4 modified puff shells (or 4 puff stitches from Round 22 depending on your yarn selection)

Fasten Off

 

Brim Options

The brim can be worked as a simple slouchy beanie sc brim or a pinned visor brim.

Simple Slouchy Beanie sc Brim:
For child, determine if 18” circumference on the brim is okay for your child.  If yes, continue using I-9 (5.5mm) hook — double check your current brim measurement.  If you need a smaller brim, switch to an H-8 (5mm) hook on the brim.  Don’t forget that the hat will stretch a bit once finished.

Worked in continuous rounds

Round 1:
Slst join to any stitch on fsc round, place stitch marker in the first stitch, crocheting over the tail, ch1, sc in each stitch around [64sc]

Round 2-5:
Repeat Round 1 [64sc]

<Tip:  In the event of a color change, invisible join at the end of the round, add new color and repeat Round 1 followed by Round 2 until desired brim length has been reached>

Fasten Off with Invisible Sc Join

 

Pinned Visor Brim:

Worked in rows across the span of 10 puff shell sections in the photos.  If you would like the brim to be further to the sides above the ear area, you would want to allow 12 puff shell section span from edge to edge of the brim.

Row 1:
With brim pointing up, start 1 stitch to the right of the bottom tip of a puff shell.  Slst join, place stitch marker in the first stitch, crocheting over the tail, ch1, sc in same stitch, sc in next 39 sts. [40 scs]

Row 2-10:
Ch1, turn, sc in each st across [40scs]

Righty:  Rotate work 90 degrees clockwise
<Lefty:  Rotate work 90 degrees counter-clockwise>

Sc in same corner stitch, sc down the side of visor brim ending in fsc row of body of hat

Row 11:
Rsc around to the other side of the visor brim ending last stitch in fsc row of body of hat

Fasten Off

Button Attachments:

Cut 12in (30cm) of sewing thread

Thread through tapestry needle, tie ends together forming a knot, sew one button to one corner of visor brim, wind thread around button twice, push needle through to other side of visor brim, attach second button in the opposing side, secure by sewing through both buttons one more time

Fasten Off

Repeat for other corner of visor brim.

Use buttons by pushing through the middle of your selected set of puff stitches!

Depending on the yarn choice, the crown area could be fuller using the optional decrease single puff stitches.  If it is too lacy for you, try the other option :)

It’s been fun playing along with this CAL.  Please post/submit your finished object photos ♥ to ELS_CAL@TheCrochetLounge.com, or

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Apr 082013
 

Butterfly Stitch Magic Potholders

Kitchen Essentials Series

Crochet Magic Potholder Pattern with “e” Lee @ The Crochet Lounge

Could your kitchen use a modern facelift and makeover?  It’s time to treat your kitchen with some TCL TLC free crochet magic potholder pattern.  Do you love exploring fun new stitch patterns and play with texture in what may seem the ordinary accessories in the kitchen?  You will simply enjoy this series of crochet patterns!!  Candy Lifshes of Meladora’s Creations created the  Meladora’s Butterfly Stitch.  I saw it and fell in love.

If you haven’t guessed, the first of the Kitchen Essentials Series will incorporate the BFS, so sit back, relax, grab your hook and cotton of choice and away we go.  Have you been pondering Mother’s Day presents/patterns?  Do you have a friend moving and in need of some house warming gifts?  Join the party :D

Looking for the Mathematics behind Magic Potholders?  Join us in exploring the Tip of the Mathberg – Magic Potholders and learn to be able to take any stitch you want and turn it into a Magic Potholder.

 

Butterfly Stitch Magic Potholders 5", 6", 7" | Free Crochet Magic Potholder Pattern | Crochet Kitchen Essentials

Butterfly Stitch Magic Potholders Triple Threat 5″, 6″ , 7″ Crochet Kitchen Essentials

Materials

  • Worsted Weight cotton
    • Lily Sugar n’ Cream
    • Peaches and Creme
    • Bernat Handicrafter Cotton
    • Lionbrand Lion Cotton
  • H/5.0mm Hook
  • Tapestry Needles

Stitches Used:

fsc, ch, sc, slst, BFS (butterfly stitch)

Foundation single crochet (fsc) – ch2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)
*insert hook into the next foundation chain just created, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1, yo draw through 2
Repeat from * until total fsc completed

Chain (ch) -  yo (yarn over), pull through loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch as well as the loop on hook

Butterfly Stitch (BFS) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 loop, insert hook in next stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2, yo draw through 2, ch1
<Note:  When doing stacked BFS or BFS in the round, the first stitch goes into the ‘right wing’ of the butterfly pattern created in the row/round below and the ‘next stitch’ indicates the ‘left wing’ of the butterfly, so you are always working into the wings.>

Ending BFS - after completing the last BFS including the ch1, simply slip stitch into the ch1 space that started the round, then ch1 to start the new round

Sizing

5″sq hypotneus 7″ -> starting fsc 28stitches – 4 (2BFS on each side) = 24fsc

5.657″sq hypotneus 8″ -> starting fsc 32stitches – 4 (2BFS on each side) = 28fsc

6″sq hypotneus 8.485″ -> starting fsc 34stitches -4 (2BFS on each side) = 30fsc

7″sq hypotneus 9.899″ -> starting fsc 40 stitches – 4 (2BFS on each side) = 36fsc

8″sq hypotneus 11.314″ -> starting fsc 46 stitches -4 (2BFS on each side) = 44fsc

Gauge

4 Butterfly Stitch (BFS) and 4Rows BFS = 2″

Pattern 5″

Fsc 24

Butterfly Stitch Magic Potholder 5" | Free Crochet Potholder Pattern | Crochet Kitchen Essentials

Butterfly Stitch Magic Potholder 5″ – Crochet Kitchen Essentials

<Note: We will be working around the fsc row on both sides. At each ending fsc, you will have 1 leg of the BFS from one side, 2 full BFS and 1 leg of BFS from the other side of the fsc.>

Round 1 With MC:

Ch1, turn, BFS in turning fsc and next fsc, (BFS in next 2 fsc) rpt 11 times, 2 BFS in the last fsc, rotate and continue to work down the other side of the fsc row starting first BFS in the same ending fsc and the next fsc, (BFS in the next 2 fsc) rpt 11 times, 2 BFS in the ending fsc, sl st to beginning ch1 of the round
[28 BFS]

Round 2:
Ch1, (BFS in the wings of next BFS – one leg in each wing) rpt 27 times, sl st to beginning ch1 of the round
<Tip: At the end of color changing rounds, insert hook in beginning ch1 of the round, finish the sl st with new color. To create a hotpad in the same pattern as the sample photo, color change at the end of Rounds 2 & 4 to CC and switch back to MC at the end of Rounds 3 & 5>
[28 BFS]

Round 3 in CC:
Repeat Round 2

Round 4 in MC:
Repeat Round 2

Round 5 in CC:
Repeat Round 2

Rounds 6 – 9 in MC:
Repeat Round 2

Ch7, sc in same stitch, cut yarn with 14″ tail

Press on the short sides of the rectangle towards the center to form the square and sew the open center shut.  You can stuff this potholder with a layer of batting before you sew it shut, but it is thick enough double layered that you wouldn’t have to stuff it to have a nice, thick potholder.

Butterfly Stitch Magic Potholders 5" & 7" | Free Crochet Magic Potholder Pattern | Crochet Kitchen Essentials

Butterfly Stitch Magic Potholders Backside Stitching 5″ & 7″ – Crochet Kitchen Essentials

 

Pattern 6″ 

Fsc 30

Butterfly Stitch Magic Potholder 6" | Free Crochet Magic Potholder Pattern | Crochet Kitchen Essentials

Butterfly Stitch Magic Potholder 6″ – Crochet Kitchen Essentials

<Note: We will be working around the fsc row on both sides. At each ending fsc, you will have 1 leg of the BFS from one side, 2 full BFS and 1 leg of BFS from the other side of the fsc.>

Round 1 With MC:

Ch1, turn, BFS in turning fsc and next fsc, (BFS in next 2 fsc) rpt 29 times, 2 BFS in the last fsc, rotate and continue to work down the other side of the fsc row starting first BFS in the same ending fsc and the next fsc, (BFS in the next 2 fsc) rpt 29 times, 2 BFS in the ending fsc, sl st to beginning ch1 of the round
[34 BFS]
Rounds 2 & 3:
Ch1, (BFS in the wings of next BFS – one leg in each wing) rpt 39 times, sl st to beginning ch1 of the round
<Tip: At the end of color changing rounds, insert hook in beginning ch1 of the round, finish the sl st with new color. To create a hotpad in the same pattern as the sample photo, color change at the end of Rounds 3 & 6 to CC and switch back to MC at the end of Rounds 4 & 8>
[34 BFS]

Round 4 in CC:
Repeat Round 2

Rounds 5 & 6 in MC:
Repeat Round 2

Rounds 7 & 8 in CC:
Repeat Round 2

Rounds 9 – 11 in MC:
Repeat Round 2

Ch7, sc in same stitch, cut yarn with 15″ tail

Press on the short sides of the rectangle towards the center to form the square and sew the open center shut.  You can stuff this potholder with a layer of batting before you sew it shut, but it is thick enough double layered that you wouldn’t have to stuff it to have a nice, thick potholder.

 

 

Pattern 7″ 

Fsc 36

Butterfly Stitch Magic Potholder 7" | Free Crochet Magic Potholder Pattern | Crochet Kitchen Essentials

Butterfly Stitch Magic Potholder 7″ – Crochet Kitchen Essentials

<Note: We will be working around the fsc row on both sides. At each ending fsc, you will have 1 leg of the BFS from one side, 2 full BFS and 1 leg of BFS from the other side of the fsc.>

Round 1 With MC:

Ch1, turn, BFS in turning fsc and next fsc, (BFS in next 2 fsc) rpt 18 times, 2 BFS in the last fsc, rotate and continue to work down the other side of the fsc row starting first BFS in the same ending fsc and the next fsc, (BFS in the next 2 fsc) rpt 18 times, 2 BFS in the ending fsc, sl st to beginning ch1 of the round
[40 BFS]
Rounds 2 & 3:
Ch1, (BFS in the wings of next BFS – one leg in each wing) rpt 39 times, sl st to beginning ch1 of the round
<Tip: At the end of color changing rounds, insert hook in beginning ch1 of the round, finish the sl st with new color. To create a hotpad in the same pattern as the sample photo, color change at the end of Rounds 3 & 7 to CC and switch back to MC at the end of Rounds 5 & 9>
[40 BFS]

Rounds 4 & 5 in CC:
Repeat Round 2

Rounds 6 & 7 in MC:
Repeat Round 2

Rounds 8 & 9 in CC:
Repeat Round 2

Rounds 10 – 13 in MC:
Repeat Round 2

Ch7, sc in same stitch, cut yarn with 16″ tail

Press on the short sides of the rectangle towards the center to form the square and sew the open center shut.  You can stuff this potholder with a layer of batting before you sew it shut, but it is thick enough double layered that you wouldn’t have to stuff it to have a nice, thick potholder.

 

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Mar 232013
 

The Crochet Lounge – April 2013 Inspired Crochet Magazine Giveaway

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Newsflash, Double Feature & Double Giveaway

The Crochet Lounge Fans, here’s a kickoff to the first of our many giveaways with April 2013 Inspired Crochet Magazine Giveaway!  I don’t know if you can get as excited as I am, but I will impart this feeling on you by bringing you the news that The Crochet Lounge is being Featured today as the Guest Blogger of  CrochetAddictUK AND The Crochet Lounge also has an exclusive pattern in the upcoming April 2013 issue of Inspired Crochet Magazine.  To top it all off, The Crochet Lounge { NEWSFLASH } is live — this means you can sign up for newsletters and never miss another new pattern release, tutorial, or giveaway from The Crochet Lounge!

What’s in it for you?!

  • You’ll have many chances at winning a FREE issue of April 2013 Inspired Crochet Magazine.  The Inspired Crochet Magazine Giveaway for The Crochet Lounge will have 2 winners and you have multiple entry options!  In the April issue alone, you will have 5 exclusive new patterns from fabulous designers, yours truly included, along with 11 amazing patterns that adds up to more than $50.
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  • You have a chance to purchase 3 months of Inspired Crochet Magazine TODAY (3/23/2013) for $14.99 and RECEIVE ALL 7 BACK ISSUES of Inspired Crochet Magazine to date – that’s 110 patterns for $15 from the best indie designers online!!!  If you want to satiate your desire to get a peek at what’s inside these 7 back issues, click on the image below, and scroll through the issue promo pages!
Inspired Crochet Magazine Giveaway 7 Back Issues

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  • You get a sneak peek of The Crochet Lounge exclusive pattern photo in April 2013 issue of Inspired Crochet Magazine by the photo on the guest blog at CrochetAddictUK
  • You will have a link to a second Giveaway ending 9hours from this post that you wouldn’t want to miss that gives you an ebook with 20 adorable patterns you would normally have to purchase and it’s a chance to win them all FREE!

Double Giveaway

With the fabulous Double Feature, it’s simply right to bring you a Double Giveaway.

  1. The Crochet Lounge first giveaway for 2 winners is 1 free April 2013 issue of Inspired Crochet Magazine when it is released.  There are only 2 required options to enter.

  2. 20 RAKJ Patterns in a single ebook giveaway hosted by CrochetAddictUK expiring in 8.5hours from publishing of this post.  Once you are done with your entry here, head on over to the 20 Patterns Ebook Giveaway at the bottom of the link.  Secret – some of the giveaway entries match, so you have an automatic free entry already – hop to it & bring your hook along!

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Mar 222013
 

 

Capital Letter X - The Crochet Lounge Way - Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

Block Capital Letter X Unblocked – The Crochet Lounge Way – Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

 

Capital Letter X – The Crochet Lounge Way

Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

If you haven’t noticed the random order the alphabet patterns are arriving in… I’ll let you in on a tiny secret… I love yarny designs that don’t have unnecessary tails to weave and tuck, and I love playing with shaping because it hones my hookin’ skills, so I wait until I see the piece in my mind’s eye done as a one-piece vs. breaking yarn before I hook and post.  There are several letters sitting in the WIP pile because I think they can look better than their current iteration. MMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmm x-ray of the mind :)

Materials:

  • Worsted Weight #4 Yarn
  • Size F/3.75mm hook
  • Tapestry needle

Stitches Used:

fsc, ch, sc, slst

Foundation single crochet (fsc) – ch2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)
*insert hook into the next foundation chain just created, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1, yo draw through 2
Repeat from * until total fsc completed

Chain (ch) -  yo (yarn over), pull through loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch as well as the loop on hook

Pattern:

Fsc 19

Row 1:
Ch1, turn, sc in turning fsc, sc in next fsc 7 times [8sc]
<Note: This is the 2nd row of the first leg of the X, when done, each stroke will be composed of 3 rows of sc>

Row 2:
Ch10, do not turn, sc in second ch from hook, sc in each st across, slst to next fsc [9sc, slst]

Row 3:
Turn, sc in each st across [9sc]

Row 4:
Ch1, turn, sc in each st across, sc join to next fsc [10sc]
<Note: the join here is an sc, not slst>

Row 5:
Working in the remaining fsc stitches, sc in next st 7 times, 2sc in lst st [9sc]
<Note: the 9th sc of this row was the sc join at the end of the Row 4, the 2sc in the last stitch constitutes the start of the short side>
Rotate your work 90degrees clockwise for righties, counter clockwise for lefties and continue to work AROUND the foundation row (working into the side of the next leg of the X)
Sc into side of fsc, 2sc in corner [3sc+1sc for new row]

Row 6:
Rotate your work 90degrees clockwise for righties, counter clockwise for lefties and work down the other side of the fsc
Sc in next st 8 times, slst to the next st of fsc [8sc, slst]

Row 7:
Ch10, turn and make sure you will be working down the side of the leg that won’t be twisted when you join to the fsc row, sc in second ch from hook, sc in each st across, slst to next fsc [9sc, slst]

Row 8:
Turn, sc in each st across [9sc]

Row 9:
Ch1, turn, sc in each st across, sc join to next fsc [10sc]
<Note: the join here is an sc, not slst>

Row 10:
Sc in next fsc 8 times, 2sc in last fsc, rotate work and work on short side of fsc, sc in side of fsc, 2sc in corner

Fasten Off

Weave in Ends
Block

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Mar 202013
 

Capital Letter I - Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

Capital Letter I Unblocked – The Crochet Lounge Way – Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

 

Capital Letter I – The Crochet Lounge Way

Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

Materials:

  • Worsted Weight #4 Yarn
  • Size F/3.75mm hook
  • Tapestry needle

Stitches Used:

fsc, ch, sc, slst

Foundation single crochet (fsc) – ch2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)
*insert hook into the next foundation chain just created, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1, yo draw through 2
Repeat from * until total fsc completed

Chain (ch) -  yo (yarn over), pull through loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch as well as the loop on hook

Pattern:

Fsc 15

Row 1:
Ch1, turn, sc in each across [15sc]

Row 2:
Ch1, turn, sc in each across [15sc]

Row 3:
Turn, slst in first 3 sc, fsc in next sc of row 2, fsc 8 more times creating the vertical bar in the capital letter I [9fsc]

Row 4:
Ch1, sc in each sc back across the fsc row you just created, (slst to next st on row 2) 2 times [9sc]
<Note: There is no turning involved, instead, you are simply rotating your work 90 degrees clockwise for right-handed version or 90 degrees counter clockwise for lefties> 

Row 5:
Turn, sc in each sc across [9sc]

Row 6:
Ch7, sc in second ch from hook, sc in next 5 ch, sc into the side of the next 3 rows of the vertical bar in the capital letter I, fsc (into same stitch you just worked into), fsc 5 times [Ch7, 9sc, 6fsc]

Row 7:
Ch1, turn, sc in each sc across [15sc]

Row 8:
Repeat Row 7

Fasten Off
Weave in Ends
Block

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Mar 192013
 

The Mystery Box – Unveiled

Winner of the Mystery Box Mystery

Margaret S. - Down Under Lounger

Margaret S. the Down Under Lounger

Previously at The Crochet Lounge, The Mystery Box Mystery was set forth for you to take a shot in the dark and the one who came the closest to filling in the blanks was none other than our fellow Lounger from Down Under, Margaret S.

Her comments came in almost right after the post, but they came in a fun ‘train-of-thought’ series of messages. :)

We started off with “in multiple choice if in doubt put C ……….. but with this I have to add W T and F to fill all the blanks”.  Many giggled and probably at that point, like myself, thought it would be the end of her guessing, but she was persistent!

She followed up with a “beg” for the answer approach and that she could keep a secret continued 2 minutes later with notifying us there may be inappropriate words coming to arrive at “Spinning Your Own Yarn” just 10 minutes later!

It’s truly amazing to see the human mind at work – with yarny topics in particular.  Soon thereafter, she dazzled the rest with

 

 

After seeing these spinning wheels______ and thinking to myself, “I KNOW NOTHING about __spinning____ short of fantabuliciously bootiful __yarn__ come from __spinning______”, I knew it would be yet another adventure to embark on sooner with the joint effort than on my own.

I did know, however, that I wanted to start on a SMALLER scale… waaaaaaay smaller as in a _____ & a ______ (_____) generally known as the ___drop spindle_ _______.

Yep, Margaret, you’ve got it! Super Secret Surprise saved for you for later ;)

Here’s The Mystery Box Unveiled

Once upon a time in a far away mommy land, there lived 2 kindred souls, Busting Stitches & The Crochet Lounge, embarking on the wonderful journey of motherhood, spiritual, personal, relationship, healthy habits, financial, love of yarn growth on their own.  When they met, they shared their success and fails with each other and knew it would be a fun lasting friendship to come (sans fuzzy Unfuzzy mittens).

The Beginning

‘Tis the beginning of the story of The Mystery Box unveiled…

 

The Mystery Box - The Crochet Lounge Mystery Box Journey

The Mystery Box © 2013 The Crochet Lounge
Questionmark Man © Tamilsma | Dreamstime Stock Photos & Stock Free Images

 

One fine day in January, a message appeared in my inbox, not of “hey, have you ever…” but of the “You know you want to” nature.  What do you think of a spinning wheel?  Want to learn to spin? Let’s spin and post together?  To all of that I thought to myself, this town has 3 major antique stores and I’ve seen a huge spinning wheel or two in the store front before!

Within that week, while on my way to the post office, I took a slightly longer walk and took these photos.  (Unfortunately, due to a recent cell phone loss, I no longer have the video of the journey, nor photos/vids of other wheels plus a fabulous working 1800s wheel I found, but that will be redone and shared in due time).

1800s Spinning Wheel Antique Store Window

1800s Spinning Wheel Antique Store Window2013-01-17_14-44-58_139

1800s Spinning Wheel

1800s Spinning Wheel

After seeing these wheels and thinking to myself, “I KNOW NOTHING about wheels short of fantabuliciously bootiful yarn come from spinning”, I knew it would be yet another adventure to embark on sooner with the joint effort than on my own.

I did know, however, that I wanted to start on a SMALLER scale… waaaaaaay smaller as in a stick and a circle (whorl) generally known as the drop spindle.

The Mystery Box Revisited

There came a parcel to pick up, and I brought the box home to find that Stacey of Busting Stitches sent me a new toy (circle on a stick with a hook) along with some fiber!

The Mystery Box

The Content

The fate of the content of the box is unclear, but the drop spindle is destined for duct tape greatness!  Stay tuned to see how to dress it in fine print duct tape!

The Fate of fthe Spindle

The Adventure Awaits…

Have you always wanted to be walked through the ENTIRE PROCESS from creating a drop spindle on the dime to playing with your new yarny toy successfully?  Come join me in the process by ‘failing our way to success’!  Not only will I show you how I am making a drop spindle, work with a purchased drop spindle, I will show you how I did it to start so you may have the opportunity to avoid some of the obstacles I meet.

Fake it till you make it!

I’ll always remember as my ballroom dance instructor said to the class the first day and encouraged that if you don’t give up you will make it one day, I apply the same philosophy to my yarny passion.

To view the tutorials and adventures with a real spinning wheel, visit Stacey of Busting Stitches and her spinning posts.

 

Mar 132013
 

The Mystery Box

Once upon a time in a far away mommy land, there lived 2 kindred souls, Busting Stitches & The Crochet Lounge, embarking on the wonderful journey of motherhood, spiritual growth, personal growth, relationship growth, healthy habits, financial growth, love of yarn growth on their own.

When they met, they shared their success and failures with each other and knew it would be a fun lasting friendship to come (sans fuzzy Unfuzzy mittens).  Who would have thought I would gain a friend with super cape and hook wand (confused, keep scrolling, the visuals should help)?!

The Beginning

‘Tis the beginning of the story of The Mystery Box unveiled…

 

The Mystery Box - The Crochet Lounge Mystery Box Journey

The Mystery Box © 2013 The Crochet Lounge
Questionmark Man © Tamilsma | Dreamstime Stock Photos & Stock Free Images

 

One fine day in January, a message appeared in my inbox, not of “hey, have you ever…” but of the “You know you want to” nature.  What do you think of a ______________?  Want to learn to ____? Let’s ____ and post together?  To all of that I thought to myself, this town has 3 major antique stores and I’ve seen a huge ______________ or two in the store front before!

Within that week, while on my way to the post office, I took a slightly longer walk and managed to take some photos  (Unfortunately, due to a recent cell phone loss, I no longer have the video of the journey, nor photos/vids of some of the subsequent beauties of a  _______________ plus a fabulous working 1800s version I found, but that will be redone and shared in due time).

The Mystery Display


1800s Mystery ???? @ Antique Store Window
© Toxawww | Dreamstime Stock Photos & Stock Free Images

After seeing these ______ and thinking to myself, “I KNOW NOTHING about ______ short of fantabuliciously bootiful ____ come from ________”, I knew it would be yet another adventure to embark on sooner with the joint effort than on my own.

I did know, however, that I wanted to start on a SMALLER scale… waaaaaaay smaller as in a _____ & a ______ (_____) generally known as the ____ _______.

The Mystery Box Revisited

There came a parcel to pick up, and I brought the box home to find that

Stacey @ BustingStitches

Stacey @ BustingStitches
© 2013 Busting Stitches

Stacey @ Busting Stitches sent me a new MYSTERY toy (_____ on a _____ with a ____) along with some _____!

The fate of the _____ content of the box is unclear, but the ____ _______ is destined for duct tape greatness!  Stay tuned to see how to dress it in fine print duct tape!

The Adventure Awaits…

Have you always wanted to be walked through the ENTIRE PROCESS from creating a ____ _______ on the dime to playing with your new _____ toy successfully?  Come join me in the process by ‘failing our way to success’!  Not only will I show you what and how I am making a ____ _______, work with a purchased ____ _______, I will show you how I did it to start so you may have the opportunity to avoid some of the obstacles I have met and meet in the process.

Fake it till you make it!

I’ll always remember as my ballroom dance instructor said to the class the first day.   He encouraged that if you don’t give up you will make it one day.

I now apply the same philosophy to my _____ passion.

To view the tutorials and adventures with a real ________ _____, visit Stacey of Busting Stitches and her The Adventure Begins post for potential clues.

 

If you’ve read through this entire post, and have guesses of what each of the  blanks  are, submit your guess in the comments below, via e-mail or fb or g+!

We’ll be revealing more tomorrow…

Stay Tuned!

Mar 092013
 
Capital Letter L - Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

Capital Letter L Unblocked – The Crochet Lounge Way -Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

 

Capital Letter L – The Crochet Lounge Way

Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

Materials:

  • Worsted Weight #4 Yarn
  • Size F/3.75mm hook
  • Tapestry needle

Stitches Used:

fsc, ch, sc, slst

Foundation single crochet (fsc) – ch2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)
*insert hook into the next foundation chain just created, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1, yo draw through 2
Repeat from * until total fsc completed

Chain (ch) -  yo (yarn over), pull through loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch as well as the loop on hook

Pattern:

Fsc 15

Row 1:
Ch1, turn, sc in each across [15sc]

Row 2:
Ch1, turn, sc in each across [15sc]

Row 3:
Ch10, turn, sc in second ch from hook, sc in each ch across, sl st to the next st on Row 2 [9sc]

Row 4:
Slst into the next st on Row 2, turn, sc in each sc across [9sc]

Row 5:
Ch1, turn, sc in each sc across, slst to next st on Row 2 [9sc]

Fasten Off
Weave in Ends
Block

No Fsc start:

Row 1:
Ch15, turn, sc second ch from hook, sc in each st across [15sc]

Rows 2 & 3:
Ch1, turn, sc in each across [15sc]

Row 4:
Ch10, turn, sc in second ch from hook, sc in each ch across, sl st to the next st on Row 2 [9sc]

Row 5:
Slst into the next st on Row 2, turn, sc in each sc across [9sc]

Row 6:
Ch1, turn, sc in each sc across, slst to next st on Row 2 [9sc]

Fasten Off
Weave in Ends
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Mar 082013
 
Capital Letter F - Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

Capital Letter F Unblocked – The Crochet Lounge Way – Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

Capital Letter F – The Crochet Lounge Way

Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

Materials:

  • Worsted Weight #4 Yarn
  • Size F/3.75mm hook
  • Tapestry needle

Stitches Used:

fsc, ch, sc, slst

Foundation single crochet (fsc) – ch2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)
*insert hook into the next foundation chain just created, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1, yo draw through 2
Repeat from * until total fsc completed

Chain (ch) -  yo (yarn over), pull through loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch as well as the loop on hook

Pattern:

Fsc 15

Row 1:
Ch1, turn, sc in each across [15sc]

Row 2:
Ch1, turn, sc in each across [15sc]

Row 3:
Ch10, turn, sc in second ch from hook, sc in each ch across, sl st to the next st on Row 2 [9sc]

Row 4:
Slst into the next st on Row 2, turn, sc in each sc across [9sc]

Row 5:
Ch1, turn, sc in each sc across, slst to next st on Row 2 [9sc]

Row 6:
Slst in the next 3 st on Row 2, ch7, turn, sc in each ch across, slst to the next st on Row 2 [6sc, slst]

Row 7:
Slst in the next st on Row 2, turn, sc in each st across [6sc]

Row 8:
Ch1, sc in each st across, slst to the next st on Row 2 [6sc]

Fasten Off
Weave in Ends
Block

No Fsc start:

Row 1:
Ch15, turn, sc second ch from hook, sc in each st across [15sc]

Rows 2 & 3:
Ch1, turn, sc in each across [15sc]

Row 4:
Ch10, turn, sc in second ch from hook, sc in each ch across, sl st to the next st on Row 2 [9sc]

Row 5:
Slst into the next st on Row 2, turn, sc in each sc across [9sc]

Row 6:
Ch1, turn, sc in each sc across, slst to next st on Row 2 [9sc]

Row 7:
Slst in the next 3 st on Row 2, ch7, turn, sc in each ch across, slst to the next st on Row 2 [6sc, slst]

Row 8:
Slst in the next st on Row 2, turn, sc in each st across [6sc]

Row 9:
Ch1, sc in each st across, slst to the next st on Row 2 [6sc]

Fasten Off
Weave in Ends
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Mar 072013
 
Capital Letter P - The Crochet Lounge Way - Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

Capital Letter P Unblocked – The Crochet Lounge Way – Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

Capital Letter P – The Crochet Lounge Way

Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

Materials:

  • Worsted Weight #4 Yarn
  • Size F/3.75mm hook
  • Tapestry needle

Stitches Used:

fsc, ch, sc, slst

Foundation single crochet (fsc) – ch2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)
*insert hook into the next foundation chain just created, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1, yo draw through 2
Repeat from * until total fsc completed

Chain (ch) -  yo (yarn over), pull through loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch as well as the loop on hook

Pattern:

Fsc 15

Row 1:
Ch1, turn, sc in each across [15sc]

Row 2:
Ch1, turn, sc in each across [15sc]

Row 3:
Ch1, turn, sc in first 3 sc, chain 9, skip 3 sc, (making sure chain is not twisted) slst join to the next sc on Row 2
[Ch1, 3sc, ch9, slst]

Row 4:
Turn, sc in first 2 chains, 2sc in next 4 ch, sc in next 2 ch, skip last ch, sc into 2nd sc of Row 3
[12sc + 1sc into Row 3]

Row 5:
Turn, sc in next 2 sc, 2sc in next 2sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 3scs, slst into next st on Row 2
[16sc, slst]

Row 6:
Sc in next sc on Row 2, turn, sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next 2sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2sc in next 2sc, sc in next 3 sc, slst join to first SC of Row 3 (you can also invisible join to finish)
[20sc, slst]

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Capital Letter U - The Yarn Box Crochet Alphabet Party - Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

Capital Letter U Unblocked – The Yarn Box Crochet Alphabet Party – Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

Capital Letter U – The Crochet Lounge Way

Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

Once upon a time there was a capital letter U.  He was a very sticky vowel.  He was so sticky that his friends, C, N & T made the words CUT and NUT! The end.
~Tristan Bean, 4 years old, upon being asked for a story about the letter U

Materials:

  • Worsted Weight #4 Yarn
  • Size F/3.75mm hook
  • Tapestry needle

Stitches Used:

fsc, ch, sc, dc, slst

Foundation single crochet (fsc) – ch2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)
*insert hook into the next foundation chain just created, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1, yo draw through 2
Repeat from * until total fsc completed

Chain (ch) -  yo (yarn over), pull through loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch as well as the loop on hook

Pattern:

Ch 31
Row 1:
Sc in second ch from hook, sc in next 11 ch, 2sc in next 2 ch, sc in next 2 ch, 2sc in next 2 ch, sc in each of remaining 12 sts [34sc]

Row 2:
Ch1, turn, sc in 12 sc, (2sc in next sc, sc in next sc) 2 times, sc in next 3scs, 2sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc, sc in each of remaining 12 sts [38sc]

Row 3:
Ch1, turn, sc in 12 sc, (2sc in next sc, sc in next sc) 2 times, sc in next 7scs, 2sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc, sc in each of remaining 12 sts [42sc]

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Capital Letter T Unblocked - The Yarn Box Crochet Alphabet Party - Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

Capital Letter T Unblocked – The Yarn Box Crochet Alphabet Party – Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

Capital Letter T - The Crochet Lounge Way

Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

Materials:

  • Worsted Weight #4 Yarn
  • Size F/3.75mm hook
  • Tapestry needle

Stitches Used:

fsc, ch, sc, dc, slst

Foundation single crochet (fsc) – ch2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)
*insert hook into the next foundation chain just created, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1, yo draw through 2
Repeat from * until total fsc completed

Chain (ch) -  yo (yarn over), pull through loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch as well as the loop on hook

Pattern:

Fsc 15
Row1:
Ch1, turn, sc in each across [15sc]

Row2: 
Ch1, turn, sc in each across [15sc]

Row3:
Turn, slst in the first st and the next 5 sts, fsc 12 (insert hook into the next st from the last slst to start)

Row4:
Ch1, turn, sc in each across, slst to the next st of the horizontal bar of the “T” [12sc, slst]
Row5: slst into the next stitch of the horizontal bar of the “T”, ch1, turn, sc in each across [slst, 12sc]

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No Fsc version:

Ch 16
Row1:
Turn, sc in second ch from hook, sc in each across [15sc]

Row2:
Ch1, turn, sc in each across [15sc]

Row3:
Ch1, turn, sc in each across [15sc]

Vertical:
Row4+turn:
Turn, slst in the first st and the next 5 sts, ch 13, turn, sc in second ch from hook and each sc across, slst to the next st of the horizontal bar of the “T” [12sc, slst]

Row 5:
Slst into the next stitch of the horizontal bar of the “T”, ch1, turn, sc in each across [slst, 12sc]

Row 6:
Ch1, turn, sc in each across, slst to the next stitch of the horizontal bar of the “T” [12sc, sl st]

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