May 062013
 
Eternal Love Slouch - Child to Adult Sizes with Button Up Brim | Free Crochet Pattern | Crochet Slouch Hat Pattern

~♥ Eternal Love Slouch ♥~
Crochet Along with “e”

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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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 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]

Video Tutorial:

Right Handed
Lefty’s Corner ♥

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1st Motif up to Row 3 Photo Tutorial

Jan 152013
 
Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts Defined - Free Crochet Hearts Pattern

Divine Love Series – Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts ♥♥ – Free Crochet Hearts Pattern

Looking for heart appliques, stand alone tiny hearts, a gratitude heart in your pocket?  These 2 free crochet hearts patterns are made just for your every heart needs (they are also great for the once a year St. Valentines Day gifts).  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.

Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts - Free Crochet Hearts Pattern

Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts & Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts Defined Heart Patterns

My 5 year old has been on and off crocheting chains for the last few months (to master it first before moving onto the next stitch), and she’s been asking me to show her how to make a heart since she first picked up a hook.  This Divine Love Series is 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 F & H hooks (I have also used I and J hooks instead of the H hook and love the outcome)
  • Would look great in solid colors or slow transition variegated yarn so not to detract from the shape

Stitches Used:

magic circle, ch, sc, dc, slst, invisible join, puff stitch

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) 3 times [7 loops on hook], yo draw through all 7 loops

Invisible Join (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:

Tiny & I meant it :)

Sweetie Puffs  Tiny Hearts – Single Round Heart ♥ 

Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts - Free Crochet Hearts Pattern

Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts – Single Round Pattern

Magic Circle

Round 1:

Ch1, hdc puff stitch, ch 2, slst in circle, hdc puff stitch, ch2, sl st in magic circle, 2 sc in magic circle, ch2, 2sc in magic circle, invisible join w sl st to starting ch1, close magic loop, fasten off and enjoy!

Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts Defined – 2 Rounds Heart ♥

Magic Circle

Round 1:

Ch1, hdc puff stitch, ch 2, slst in circle, hdc puff stitch,
ch2, sl st in magic circle, 2 sc in magic circle, ch2,
2sc in magic circle, switch to F hook, sl st to starting ch1
<Note: the 2 hdc puff stitches are the top curves of the heart>

Round 2:

Ch1, sc in each stitch of the round, sl st into the middle of the magic circle between the 2 puff stitches (worked over the top of previous sl st), invisible join to the ch1 at the start of the round, tighten magic circle, fasten off ♥

There is not a gauge, and you can even be off by a stitch with that slst and join for Round 2 and the hearts will all take on their own personality!  I have done the first round with H-J hook and each gives a different look.  The puff stitch is what creates the tiny 3D look and feel to carry around in your pocket.

Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts Defined - Free Crochet Hearts Pattern

Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts Defined – 2 Rounds Pattern

 

Jan 092013
 

Lefty’s Corner ~ Left Handed Crochet Tutorials Launch

Hey there, BigBear and all Lefty Crochet Friends.  Welcome to the launch of Lefty’s Corner ~ Left Handed Crochet Tutorials here at The Crochet Lounge.  I simply am ever so thrilled to announce this launch with a special tutorial for crocheting in the round.

Just a few days ago, I posted Round and Round We Go, a Crochet Tutorial Series for circular work.  Included was my first video tutorial and first bare bones editing job *gasp*  I can simply say that crochet, pattern designing, and now, video tutorials may just be my way to freedom of the mind.

There’s this habitual thinking that has gotten a hold of me which I know is silly and impeding on my life pursuit.  The under”lying” falsehood ingrained since I was a wee one is, in short, that failure is bad, horrible, looked down on, etc.  The truth of it all, which I intellectually have come to know in the last few years, is that failure (with learning and more action) is your way to success!  Look at those who have succeeded in history (Edison, Einstein, the Wright Brothers, etc.) – they refined and repeated until they reached their goal.

Thanks to having a left-handed crowd following spearheaded by my special significant one, I get many chances to fine-tune my work :) (if you are wondering, check out my righty’s version of this tutorial and you’ll ‘hear’ the drastic changes).

Two fabulous quotes I leave you with…

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
~Thomas Edison

Many of life’s failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
~Thomas Edison

Lefty’s Corner – Left Handed Crochet Tutorials presents…

Without further ado, the first Lefty’s Corner – Left Handed Crochet Tutorials Video Series within the Round and Round We Go CTS is here:

Lefty's Corner ~ Left-Handed Crochet Tutorials

Lefty’s Corner ~ Left-Handed Crochet Tutorials Launch!

 Posted by at 16:09
Jan 052013
 
Magic Circle, Color Switching in the Round & Invisible Join - Free Crochet Tutorial

Round and Round We Go – Free Crochet Tutorial for Beginners

Double Crochet in the Round - Crochet Tutorial Series (Circular Work)

The Crochet Lounge presents a little non-traditional hooking that will help a long ways…

In this series, we will be showing you tutorials on how to crochet different stitches in the round starting with The Magic Circle, covering Color Switching, and finally, the Invisible Join (a.k.a. Seamless Join).  The video also shows the more widely known traditional color switch as well as end of round fasten off.  If you are new or are simply looking for a refreshing way of doing things, you’ve come to The Crochet Lounge.

Photo Tutorial of the same work will be available soon.  Check back in the Free Tutorials section!

 

Magic Circle, Color Switching in the Round & Invisible Join - Free Crochet Tutorial for Beginners

The first of the video tutorial series is here! Featuring the Magic Circle, Color Switching & Invisible Join in the Round

 

Please bear with my new found journey in filming, editing, and annotating the videos :D  The video was fun to make and I’ve found lots of room to improve (sound quality, volume control, video quality, video zoom, and more!)  If you have any suggestions on free crochet tutorials for beginners, please comment! ♥~

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