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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Dec 132013
 
Chunky Jacob's Ladder Convertible Cowl & Scarf - Free Crochet Pattern | The Crochet Lounge™

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

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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 022013
 
Chunky Bricks and Bobbles Cowl | The Crochet Lounge™ | Free Crochet Pattern

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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Feb 152013
 
Lotus Flower Lace Scarf - Free Vintage Crochet Pattern
Lotus Flower Lace Scarf - Free Left Handed Crochet Pattern

Lotus Flower Lace Scarf – The Crochet Lounge based on chart by A. Watson

Hey Lefties!  Since the posting the Lotus Flower Lace Scarf pattern, I’ve received requests for the LFL video tutorial to be reflected for Lefty’s Corner.  If you’ve been longing for a video tutorial on this scarf that you didn’t have to watch in a mirror or decipher in your mind… Video is attached below and pattern is >>HERE<<

What a fabulous way to learn a new free left handed crochet pattern via a video especially for the beginner or any veteran looking for a fresh way to crochet away.

 

Those of you who missed it, the pattern is located >>HERE<<

♥ Enjoy!

Jan 232013
 

Free Crochet Scarf Patterns…

dominate the published patterns from The Crochet Lounge so far, and it’s been a wonderful journey.

AllFreeCrochet Free Crochet Scarf Patterns Ebook - Featuring Serenity Ripple Scarf

Serenity Ripple Scarf Featured in the Latest AllFreeCrochet Free Crochet Scarf Patterns Ebook

The Crochet Lounge Serenity Ripple Scarf pattern has been featured in the newest AllFreeCrochet ebook, Cute Crochet Scarf Patterns for All Seasons.

Download your copy >>>HERE<<<

I wanted to personally say

Thank You to READERSHIP!

Some of TheCrochetLounge friends featured in this ebook are Mary Vaughn @ www.CrochetChiq.com & Tamara Kelly @ www.mooglyblog.com.  Other well known names in the crochet world also featured in this ebook are Alla Koval from My Little City Girl and Michael Sellick (Mikey) from The Crochet Crowd.

Being featured in an AFC ebook with some of the top names/bloggers/Youtube channel owners is an amazing treat.  Having supportive friendship from designers is fabulous.

A Heartwarming THANKS to

<in no particular order and simply because they are passionate about what they do, are genuine, and have directly inspired me to share>

Donna – Naztazia.com & Naztazia

Donna’s videos and website is a constant reminder of striving for professionalism :)  Thanks for your friendship ♥

BethinTX – A Trunk-Full O’ Fun & BethinTx1

To all of you who have yet to hear Beth in her videos, RUN and CLICK!  Once you get started on a project, if you have Beth in the background… you’ll be drawn to come back.  If you haven’t seen her Drop in the Pond Lapghan or her Framed Church Windows, go take a look!  If you are already planning all the color possibilities for a DitP (Drop in the Pond), come join the PONDers at The Crochet Lounge facebook group for an ongoing Crochet-ALong (now ongoing for 4months and counting with new influx of membership and interest in DitP).

Stacey – BustingStitches.com

If you have a baby to crochet for, or photo props you want to make, Stacey has fantastic free patterns and ideas that have yet to be published.  Her Candy Puffs Beanie is a hit and a sensation cross platforms (Pinterest, AllFreeCrochet, Facebook, etc.).  I can’t help but say, though, her Cowboy chaps and diaper cover Set wins me over every time I look at the photos!

Corina – Stitch11.com

Fun in the sun is how I would describe Corina ♥.  Her love for sharing crochet has inspired many with her easy to follow patterns from babies to adults!  Her latest turban headband, Forever Tiffani is a gem to try out if you are looking for a new crochet ear-warmer idea!

Debi – DearestDebi.com

My Canadian friend with her Bonnet revolution!  It started out with bonnets and a lot of them (along with her Sexy patterns on etsy)… although not one of her delicious bonnets, the projects that stick in my head the most are her brand new Crochet Flower Bud Headband and her baby Xmas Tree Hats.

Lorene – Cre8tionCrochet.com

Lots of natural mommy, and crochet groups later… :D Lorene is simply a crochet natural!  Check out her free Unicorn Hat pattern or click on the January 2013 Crochet Lounge Mystery CAL for a glimpse of what Lorene does!

Candy  - Meladora’s Creations & Meladora1

Half way around the globe from me is an awesome lady, who was sharing her finished projects on YouTube only soon to find out her following grew and she started wonderful tutorials.  Her innovative craftiness, finding new stitches and tackling frilly patterns as well as creating them inspires all that watch her to find their crochet inner child.  I definitely have to say, I am STILL on a Meladora’s Butterfly Stitch kick (this IS the stitch used in the Velvet Crush Infinity Scarfand a minor Meladora’s Mesh Stitch kick (WIP unconventional hat).

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Thanks to all the regulars at the fb CrochetLounge group that have been supportive of each other and of this endeavor – there are so many of you and to keep this PONDer from the floating crochet bat, I will mention the fun vs names :D Ready, steady, read this 5x quckly: flying sloths, hand tattooed trampoline, many a CALs, pet talk, pep talk, life’s journey, Another One Bites the Dust, dodododododododo, sewing thread crochet, DiPper vs PONDer, RAVEL IT, ribbit! ♥  I leave you all with this lovely version of What a Wonderful World!  

Keep CALM & Crochet On!

p.s. if you’re a PONDer and you know it come hang with the Ham ;)

 

 

Jan 202013
 
Lotus Flower Lace Scarf | The Crochet Lounge™ | Free Crochet Vintage Scarf Pattern

Lotus Flower Lace Scarf~ Free Crochet Vintage Pattern

Have you ever come across a lovely vintage crochet accessory that is so beautiful you frantically search for a free crochet vintage

pattern everywhere?  While a few members of the Crochet Lounge fb group worked up their Queen Anne’s Lace Scarf, our dear friend, and artist, Amanda Watson posted her similarly lacy scarf.

Amanda Rosemary Jayne Watson

Artist Amanda Watson – Self Portrait in Ball Point Pen

Out of all the requests, Amanda noted it came from a vintage publication, The Creative Wife vol 6 by Sea & Co. Publishings in 1915.  Have you ever seen a pattern prior to crochet terms being standardized?  While I haven’t seen the actual written pattern for this scarf, from the conversations with Amanda the original pattern stitches read as follows:

‘sc is “twisted rod”….dc is “double twisted rod”….. a chain is a “bead” in “strands of beads” or “crochet around the beaded rope”, hdc is a ”wrapped rod” to crochet 2 together you “marry the stitches” and a shell is a petal!’

Needless to say, without Amanda’s hand drawn chart, I may have avoided this pattern short of giving it all a good giggle – my version in vintage talk after seeing her chart…

“make a strand of 7 beads, marry the stitches. make a strand of 3 beads, crochet around the beaded rope with 13 double twisted rods. Make 4 beads, turn, double twisted rod in the next double twisted rod, *make 1 bead, double twisted rod in the next double twisted rod, repeat 12 times. Make 3 beads, turn, double twisted rod in the next bead, make 3 more beads, turn work to its side and make a petal with 6 double twisted rods into the side of the double twisted rod …. *gets dizzy*”

Without further ado, the ‘translated’ written pattern from Amanda’s chart is included below.

 



Materials:Lotus Flower Lace Scarf | The Crochet Lounge™ | Free Crochet Vintage Scarf Pattern

  • Any weight yarn (suggested dk, worsted weight, bulky makes the motifs pop)
  • Hook to match yarn
  • The photos in this project is worked with Araucania Panguipulli #8 and a J/6.0mm hook

Stitches Used:

ch, slst, dc

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

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

Double Crochet (dc) - yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2 loops on hook, yo draw through remaining 2 loops on hook

Video Tutorial:

Right Handed
Lefty’s Corner

Written Pattern:

Ch7, join with slst to form a ring

Motif #1:
Row 1: (crocheting over the tail)
Ch3, 13dcs into the ring
[Ch3, 13dcs]

Row 2:

Lotus Flower Lace Scarf Chart - Free Vintage Crochet Pattern

Lotus Flower Lace Scarf Chart created by Amanda Watson


Ch4, turn, (dc, ch1) in next dc 12 times, dc in top of ch3 of row 1
[ch4, 13dcs, 12 ch1 spcs]

Row 3:
Ch3, turn, dc into the first ch1 spc
<Note: Turn the work 90 degrees clock-wise (90cw) – you will be working into the dc you just created>
<Lefty’s Note: Turn the work 90 degrees counter clock-wise (90ccw) – you will be working into the dc you  just created>
*Ch3, 6dc into the dc bar you just created
<Note: This forms a petal, when done, back to crocheting into the previous row>
Skp a ch1 spc, slst into the next ch1 spc**
Repeat from * to ** 4 more times
<Note: You are crocheting into the odd numbered ch1 spaces created in the previous row e.g. #1 ch1 spc, #3, #5, #7, etc. skipping over the ones in between>
Ch7, slst to the top of ch3 of row 2
<Note: the Ch7 is the start of the semi circle/ring for the next motif>
[5 Ch3, 5dc, 5petals of (ch3, 6dc), ch7, slst]

Motif #2
Row 4:
Ch3, turn, 13dcs in ch7 space, slst to the top of ch3 of the last petal formed in the previous motif
[Ch3, 13dcs, slst]

Row 5:
Ch4, turn, (dc, ch1) in the next dc 12 times, dc in the top of ch3 of Row 4
[Ch4, 13dcs, 12ch1 spcs]

Row 6:
Ch3, turn, dc into the first ch1 spc
<Note: Turn the work 90 degrees clock-wise (90cw) – you will be working into the dc you just created>
<Lefty’s Note: Turn the work 90 degrees counter clock-wise (90ccw) – you will be working into the dc you  just created>
*Ch3, 6dc into the dc bar you just created
<Note: This forms a petal, when done, back to crocheting into the previous row>

Skp a ch1 spc, slst into the next ch1 spc**

Repeat from * to ** 4 more times
<Note: You are crocheting into the odd numbered ch1 spaces created in the previous row e.g. #1 ch1 spc, #3, #5, #7, etc. skipping over the ones in between>
Ch7, slst to the top of ch3 of row 2
<Note: the Ch7 is the start of the semi circle/ring for the next motif>
[5 Ch3, 5dc, 5petals of (ch3, 6dc), ch7, slst]

Lotus Flower Lace Scarf Chart - Free Vintage Crochet Pattern

Lotus Flower Lace Scarf by Amanda Watson Size 3.75mm hook

Motif #3:
Row 7:
Ch3, turn, 13dcs in ch7 space, slst to the top of ch3 of the last petal formed in the previous motif
[Ch3, 13dcs, slst]

Row 8:
Ch4, turn, (dc, ch1) in the next dc 12 times, dc in the top of ch3 of Row 4, slst to the top of ch3 of the 4th petal formed in 2motifs prior to the current one (e.g. if you are making motif #3, then you will be slst to the 4th petal of motif #1)
[Ch4, 13dcs, 12ch1 spcs, slst]

Row 9:
Ch3, turn, dc into the first ch1 spc
<Note: Turn the work 90 degrees clock-wise (90cw) – you will be working into the dc you just created>
<Lefty’s Note: Turn the work 90 degrees counter clock-wise (90ccw) – you will be working into the dc you  just created>
*Ch3, 6dc into the dc bar you just created
<Note: This forms a petal, when done, back to crocheting into the previous row>
Skp a ch1 spc, slst into the next ch1 spc**
Repeat from * to ** 4 more times
<Note: You are crocheting into the odd numbered ch1 spaces created in the previous row e.g. #1 ch1 spc, #3, #5, #7, etc. skipping over the ones in between>
Ch7, slst to the top of ch3 of Row 8
<Note: the Ch7 is the start of the semi circle/ring for the next motif>
[5 Ch3, 5dc, 5petals of (ch3, 6dc), ch7, slst]

Repeat Motif #3 until desired lengthLotus Flower Lace Scarf | The Crochet Lounge™ | Free Crochet Vintage Scarf Pattern
<Note: You will work one last motif>

Ending Options:
From speaking with Amanda, the original publication doesn’t tell you how to finish the work, so with minor creative insert, here are 2 different options.

Option 1:  Ending with a ch5 instead of ch7 space before the ending motif

Ending Motif:

Row 1:
Ch3, turn, 11dcs in ch5 space, slst to the top of ch3 of the last petal formed in the previous motif
[Ch3, 11dcs, slst]

Row 2:
Ch4, turn, (dc, ch1) in the next dc 10 times, dc in the top of ch3 of Row 4, slst to the top of ch3 of the 4th petal formed in 2 m motifs prior to the current one (e.g. if you are making motif #3, then you will be slst to the 4th petal of motif #1)
[Ch4, 11dcs, 10ch1 spcs, slst]

Row 3:
Ch3, turn, dc into the first ch1 spc
*Ch3, 6dc into the dc bar you just created
Skp a ch1 spc, slst into the next ch1 spc**
Repeat from * to ** 4 more times
Slst to the top of beginning ch3 of Row 2
Fasten Off
[Ch3, dc, 5 petals, of (ch3, 6dc), slst]

Option 2:  Ending flower before Ending Motif as you have carried on for the entire scarf (ch7 space)

Row 1:
Ch3, turn, 13dcs in ch7 space, slst to the top of ch3 of the last petal formed in the previous motif
[Ch3, 13dcs, slst]

Row 2:
Ch4, turn, (dc, ch1) in the next dc 12 times, dc in the top of ch3 of Row 4, slst to the top of ch3 of the 4th petal formed in 2motifs prior to the current one (e.g. if you are making motif #3, then you will be slst to the 4th petal of motif #1)
[Ch4, 13dcs, 12ch1 spcs, slst]

Row 3:
Ch3, turn, dc into the first ch1 spc
<Note: Turn the work 90 degrees clock-wise (90cw) – you will be working into the dc you just created>
<Lefty’s Note: Turn the work 90 degrees counter clock-wise (90ccw) – you will be working into the dc you  just created>
*Ch3, 6dc into the dc bar you just created
<Note: This forms a petal, when done, back to crocheting into the previous row>
Skp a ch1 spc, slst into the next ch1 spc**
Repeat from * to ** 5 more times
<Note: You are crocheting into the odd numbered ch1 spaces created in the previous row e.g. #1 ch1 spc, #3, #5, #7, etc. skipping over the ones in between>
Slst to the top of beginning ch3 in Row 8
[5 Ch3, 5dc, 6petals of (ch3, 6dc), slst]

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Dec 072012
 
Velvet Crush Infinity Scarf - Free Crochet Scarf Pattern

Velvet Crush Infinity Scarf 

Do you love texture in your winter scarves?  You simply must try this free crochet scarf pattern on for size!!  Sometime back in July/August, I followed a post to a video that brought me a new friend in the crochet world.  I fell in love with her newly discovered stitch, the Meladora’s Butterfly Stitch.  Upon making this infinity scarf, my fellow designer friend, Stacey at Busting Stitches , who creates delicious patterns, helped me name the Velvet Crush! *nom*

Velvet Crush Infinity Scarf - Free Crochet Scarf Pattern

Crochet a Velvet Crush Infinity Scarf, a delicious present for the season!

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


Materials:

  • Any bulky weight yarn or 2 strands of light worsted weight (2 strands of rayon chenille is used in the sample photos), want to do this in regular worsted weight? That’s fine, too!
  • Size N hook (you can make this infinity scarf with K~N hook depending on if you prefer a tighter stitch pattern, just adjust the length of your scarf accordingly)
  • Would look great in solid colors or slow transition variegated yarn


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


Pattern:

Worked in fsc with multiples of 2, if you choose to chain and make a row of sc instead of fsc, you will work with multiples of 2+1(for turning chain), then sc in 2nd ch from hook across.

This pattern, using 2 strands of light worsted weight yarn (or single strand of bulky yarn)  was worked with an N hook.  If you choose to make this infinity scarf with 1 strand of worsted weight yarn, it is suggested you use a K hook or larger for a softer stitch.

Fsc 150 (go up to 180 with a single strand of ww and K hook), 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: BFS around in the fsc stitches (2 fsc completes one BFS), when you get to the end, Ending BFS

Rows 2-10:  Repeat Row 1

Row 11: Sc in each butterfly wing across, invisible join the last stitch

Enjoy! ♥~

Velvet Crush Infinity Scarf - Free Crochet Scarf Pattern

Velvet Crush Infinity Scarf worn

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Nov 252012
 

e’s Serenity Ripple Scarf

What more is a free crochet ripple scarf pattern to inspire life and excitement by the way of a Mystery Crochet ALongs (CALs)?!  Special thanks to fb Crochet Lounge participants of this CAL.

The Serenity Mystery Scarf is easy enough for a beginner with no increases or decreases, and challenging enough for a beginner with the introduction to treble crochet (TR), foundation single crochet (FSC) and front post single crochet (FPSC).

Would you like this shorter as a cowl or neckwarmer?  Visit the Serendipity Ripple Cowl or Neckwarmer pattern!

 

Serenity Ripple Scarf - Free Crochet Ripple Scarf Pattern

Serenity Ripple Scarf

Materials:

  • Stitch Nation – Debbie Stoller’s Full o’ Sheep ~200-250yds or any Worsted Weight yarn
    ** Full o’ Sheep is a heavier worsted weight yarn calling for a K hook and pattern is worked with a J, but pattern will work for any yarn if you customize the length to your desire and customize the width by repeating rows 2 and 3
  • Size J hook or hook to obtain gauge
  • Would look great in solid colors or slow transition variegated yarn

Stitches Used:

 fsc, ch, sc, tr, fpsc

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

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

Front post single crochet (fpsc) - working around the post of previous row, insert hook from the front, right side of the post through to the left side, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through both loops.

Serenity Ripple Scarf Rolled - Free Crochet Ripple Scarf Pattern

Serenity Ripple Scarf Roll View

Pattern:

Worked in fsc with multiples of 16+1
**Note:  This pattern includes a ~2″-3″ short side edging on each side, please account for it before you determine the length of the foundation

Multiples of 16 +1
208 +1
224 +1
240 +1
256 +1
272 +1

Photos worked with 208+1 fsc.  If you would like to work this pattern using a foundation chain, then you would be working 16+2, sc into 2nd chain from hook and each one across for the right number of scs.

The Serenity Ripple Scarf is a standalone scarf.  There is a modified version that is linked to a hoodie as a permanent scoodie set which will be posted soon.  Please stay tuned for link to that pattern.

Row 1 (RS):
Ch4, turn (counts as tr), 3tr in turning chain
*tr in next sc, tr in next sc
(skp next sc, tr in next sc) 6 times
tr in next sc#, 7tr in next sc**
Rep from * to ** ending last repetition in #, 4tr in last sc

Row 2 (WS):
Ch1, turn
Sc in turning tr, fpsc in each tr across, sc in top of ch 4 from previous row

Row 3:
Ch4, turn (counts as tr), 3tr in turning sc
*tr in next fpsc, tr in next fpsc
(skp next fpsc, tr in next fpsc) 6 times
tr in next fpsc#, 7tr in next fpsc**
Rep from * to ** ending last repetition in #, 4tr in ending sc
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until desired width ending with Row 3

Ending Row:
Ch1, turn, sc in turning spc, sc in each st across
Do Not Break Yarn

Suggestion: Make a total of 5 visible strips of the ripple pattern


Ends of the Scarf

This is an optional step.

***Make sure you are starting Ends of Scarf Row 1 on the WS of the fabric***
Turn work 90degrees clockwise from Ending Row of the scarf to start the Ends of the Scarf.

The Ends of the Scarf is worked same as the hoodie pattern, in multiples of 8+1 the following pattern is written for having 5 visible strips of the ripple pattern

Row 1 (WS):
Ch1, sc in the turning spot, 4sc in tr bar of the previous row
5sc in each of the next 3 tr bars, 4sc in the last tr bar, sc in foundation sc (25sc)

Row 2 (RS):
Ch1, turn
Sc in the turning space
*Skp 3sc, 7tr in next sc, skp 3sc, sc in next sc
Rep from * ending in sc

Row 3 (WS):
Ch3, turn
*fpsc in second tr of shell
fpsc in next tr 4 times#
Ch3
Rep from * ending end of row at #, ch1, hdc in sc

Row 4 (RS):
Ch4, turn
3tr in same space as turning chain
*Sc in 4th tr (middle tr) of tr-shell in previous row#, 7tr in sc stitch 2 rows below (between the 2 tr-shells. You will be crocheting over the ch3 in row 2 into the sc directly below it in row 1)
Rep from * ending last set at #, 4tr in sc stitch ending 2 rows below

Row 5 (WS):
Ch1, turn
Sc in turning tr, fpsc in next tr 2 times
(Ch3#, fpsc in second tr of next tr-shell
*Fpsc in next tr
Rep from * 3 more times)
Rep from ( to ) ending last repetition in #
Fpsc in second tr of half-tr-shell end of prev row, fpsc in next tr, sc in top of ch4

Row 6 (RS):
Ch1, turn
Sc in the turning space
*Working over the ch3 of previous row, 7tr in sc before next tr-shell 2rows below#, sc in 4th fpsc (middle tr) of tr-shell in previous row
Rep from * ending last repetition in #, sc in ending sc of previous row
Break yarn, weave in ends
Do the same on the other side of the scarf.

Serenity Ripple Scarf - Free Crochet Ripple Scarf Pattern

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Nov 222012
 
Lounge Raspberry Truffle Ruffle Scarf Trio Photos

Holiday Lounge Raspberry Truffle Ruffle Scarf

Have you been dreaming and looking for a lush free crochet ruffle scarf pattern?  As soon as I figured out the make up of a ruffle scarf, I couldn’t follow a given written pattern because I knew how I wanted my scarf and while they were close, they did not achieve the fluffy ruffly look in my mind.

Nothing sounds more delicious than a scrumptious Raspberry Truffle, so  I set out to make this ruffle scarf the holiday special for moi and it makes for a delightful gift as a finished scarf or as a simple pattern with yarn and hook for a crochet virgin.

Lounge Raspberry Truffle Ruffle Scarf Trio Photos

Materials:

TLC Amoré 3907 Red Velvet (80% acrylic, 20% nylon) or worsted weight yarn of choice*
Weight: 170g or 6 oz skein Length: ~306m or ~335 yds
Hook Size:  5.0mm or US H/8

Stitches:

Chain (ch) –  yo (yarn over), pull through 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)

 

Pattern:

Ch 200
Row 1:  Ch3 (counts as first dc here and throughout) turn, dc in in 4th ch from hook, 2dc in each remaining st across (400dcs)

Row 2:  Ch3 turn, dc in turning space, 1dc in next st, *2dc in next stitch, 1dc in next stitch rep from * until end (600dcs)

Row 3:  Ch3 turn, dc in turning space, 1dc in next 2 stitches, *2dc in next stitch, 1dc in next 2 stitches rep from * until end (800dcs)

Row 4:  Repeat Row 3 (1065dcs)
Weave in Ends ♥

*Note: depending on your hooking tension, you may need more than one skein of yarn – you can even end this ruffle scarf when your yarn supply ends and it would still look good!

Free Lounge Raspberry Truffle Ruffle Scarf Crochet Pattern DIY - Shades Trio Photos

I’ve taken mine to the xmas tree, holiday lights, movies, the pier and more!  These photos don’t do the scarf justice, more Raspberry Truffle Ruffle photo madness to ensue.  How will you be using your free crochet Holiday Lounge Raspberry Truffle Ruffle Scarf pattern?  Write a story, send an image, I look forward to your photos!

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