Feb 212014
 

~♥ 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 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 Beanie | The Crochet Lounge™ Free Crochet Pattern

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 102013
 
Mariposas Boot Cuffs - Free Crochet Pattern | The Crochet Lounge™

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™

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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]

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 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
 
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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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 

Apr 082013
 
Butterfly Stitch Magic Potholders 5", 6", 7" | Free Crochet Potholder Pattern | Crochet Kitchen Essentials

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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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

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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

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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
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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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Capital Letter P - The Crochet Lounge Way - Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

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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 - 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 - 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 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]

Fasten Off
Weave in Ends
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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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Capital Letter T - The Yarn Box Crochet Alphabet Party - Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern
Capital Letter H Unblocked - The Yarn Box Crochet Alphabet Party - Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

Capital Letter H Unblocked – The Yarn Box Crochet Alphabet Party – Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

Capital Letter H – 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 15Row 1:
Ch1, turn, sc in each across [15sc]

Row 2:
Ch1, turn, sc in each across [15sc]

Row 3:
Turn, slst in the first st and the next 5 sts, ch1, sc in next 3sts [6slst, ch1, 3sc]

Row 4:
Ch1, turn, sc in each across [3sc]

Row 5-8:
Repeat Row 4

Row 10:
Ch7, turn, sc in second ch from hook, sc in next 5 chs, sc in next 3 scs, fsc 6 (insert hook into the same st as last sc to start the first fsc)

Row 11:
Ch1, turn, sc in each across [15sc]

Row 12:
Ch1, turn, sc in each across [15sc]
Fasten Off
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No Fsc version:
Ch 16
Row 1:
Turn, sc in second ch from hook, sc in each across [15sc]

Row 2:
Ch1, turn, sc in each across [15sc]

Row 3:
Ch1, turn, sc in each across [15sc]

Row 4:
Turn, slst in the first st and the next 5 sts, ch1, sc in next 3sts [6slst, 3sc]

Row 5:
Ch1, turn, sc in each across [3sc]

Row 6-9:
Repeat Row 5, fasten off
Continue with another piece of yarn…

Row 10:
Ch6, slst in 3 sc (the horizontal for the H), ch6

Row 11:
Ch1, turn, sc in each across [15sc]

Row 12-13:
Repeat Row 11


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Capital Letter E - The Crochet Lounge Way - Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern
Capital Letter E Unblocked  - The Crochet Lounge Way - Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

Capital Letter E Unblocked – The Crochet Lounge Way – Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

Capital Letter E – 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:
Ch13, turn, sc in second ch from hook, sc in each ch across, sl st to the side of the first st where the chains started [12sc]

Row 4:
Slst into the next st on Row 2, turn, sc in each sc across [12sc]

Row 5:
Ch1, turn, sc in each sc across, slst to 3rd st on Row 2, slst in the next 3 st on Row 2, ch10

Row 6:
Turn, sc in each ch across, slst to the same st on Row 2 [9sc, slst]

Row 7:
Slst in the next st on Row 2, turn, sc in each st across [9sc]

Row 8:
Ch13, turn, sc in second ch from hook, sc in each ch across, sl st to Row 2 where the chains started [12sc]

Row 9:
Slst in the next st on Row 2, turn, sc in each st across [12sc]

Row 10:
Ch1, turn, sc in each st across [12sc]

Fasten Off
Weave in Ends
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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:
Ch13, turn, sc in second ch from hook, sc in each ch across, sl st to the side of the first st where the chains started [12sc]

Row 5:
Slst into the next st on Row 2, turn, sc in each sc across [12sc]

Row 6:
Ch1, turn, sc in each sc across, slst to 3rd st on Row 2, slst in the next 3 st on Row 2, ch10

Row 7:
Turn, sc in each ch across, slst to the same st on Row 2 [9sc, slst]

Row 8:
Slst in the next st on Row 2, turn, sc in each st across [9sc]

Row 9:
Ch13, turn, sc in second ch from hook, sc in each ch across, sl st to Row 2 where the chains started [12sc]

Row 10:
Slst in the next st on Row 2, turn, sc in each st across [12sc]

Row 11:
Ch1, turn, sc in each st across [12sc]

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Divine Love Series – Star Flower Puffs

Divine Love Series - Star Flower Puffs Free Crochet Flower Pattern

Divine Love Series – Star Flower Puffs
Lime Flower

Along with the fabulous Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts pattern, it dawned on me that a companion token in the pocket was in order!  With spring around the corner, what better friend can the heart have than a wee gratitude free crochet flower pattern?

If you are a beginner to crochet, and still practicing the puff stitch we learned from the tiny heart pattern, here’s another pattern to add to your practice of the magic circle, slip stitch, invisible join (lefty’s version here) The Crochet Lounge way.

Divine Love Series - Star Flower Puffs Free Crochet Flower Pattern

Divine Love Series – Star Flower Puffs
Lime & Pink Flowers

There’s never a dull moment hanging out with a 5 year old while she entertains an 8 months old.  She sings of stars and hearts to her little sister, and as she did that, I ran to pick up my hook as I was struck by inspiration.  This Divine Love Series is dedicated to my family and my little ones, especially little Cadence Music ♥ and Tree^3.
Before I could even finish the first tiny flower, I heard a screeeeeech of excitement, “A STAR FLOWER!!! for ME? and you’ll make one for the baby!”
Yes, yes, I did.  And there will be more soon, as little fx walked in on us finishing up and made the same excited screeeeeeeeeeeechy noise.

Video Tutorial link will be added here soon.

Materials:

Divine Love Series - Star Flower Puffs Free Crochet Flower Pattern

Divine Love Series – Star Flower Puffs Trinity

  • Any Worsted Weight Yarn (or any yarn with proportional hook sizes)
  • Size E or F Hook
  • 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

Slip Stitch (sl st) – 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

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

Divine Love Series - Star Flower Puffs Free Crochet Flower Pattern

Divine Love Series – Star Flower Puffs
Pink Flower

Pattern:

Star Flower Puffs – Single Round Star Flower ☆✿

Magic Circle

Round 1:

Ch1, (hdc puff stitch, ch 2, slst in circle) 5 times, invisible join, close magic circle, fasten off and enjoy!

Feb 042013
 

Mr. Right Cowl – Free Men’s Crochet Cowl Pattern

Got yourself a Mr. Right? Have an awesome friend who is a Mr. Right? Or are you a Mr. Right yourself? Anyway, THIS is the free men’s crochet cowl pattern for you and best of all, it’s a 4-in-1 cowl!

Any beginner can pick up the puff stitch, use 2 colors and do a simple color switch to achieve the same results.  Upon a quarter turn of wearing this cowl, it looks like a different cowl simply due to the color change.  If you have been looking for a men’s pattern that’s just a tad different, but speaks manliness, this is a functional piece – not long like a scarf, not tight around the neck.

My Mr. Right modeled this for me… mmmm… mmmm… ♥

What’s your Valentine’s Day/Birthday/Father’s Day/Holiday gift for the men in your life?

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Materials

  • I used:
    • Main Color (MC) – Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Wood (1 skein)

      Mr. Right Cowl - Free Men's Crochet Cowl Pattern

      Mr. Right Cowl – Worn Closeup

    • Contrasting Color (CC) – Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Sonoma Print worked in 2 strands (a bit less than 7oz or half of a 14oz skein)
    • <Note: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton is the same as Lily’s Sugar n’ Cream and Peaches and Creme>
  • Pick yarn that are of different textures for a manly look
  • Hook: Size N/15 10.0mm or Size P/16 11.5mm
    • <Note:  if you are a tight crocheter, use size P with the suggested yarn for a more pliable resulting fabric>

Stitches

fsc, ch, sc, hdc, chunky puff st, puff st, 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

Mr. Right Cowl - Free Men's Crochet Cowl Pattern

Mr. Right Cowl – Worn Closeup Quarter Turn

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

Chunky Puff Stitch (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
<Note: Since the yarn is thicker than ww double strand used in the contrasting color, we’re making the puff 2 loops smaller, but resulting in a similar sized puff.>

Puff Stitch (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

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

Video Tutorial: TBA

Gauge

  • 5 Puff Stitches and 7 Pattern Rows (alternating Rows 1 and 2) = 4″ or 10.16cm

Finished Size

The finished cowl is sized for Adult Male:

  • Width: 6 3/4″ or 17.145cm
  • Interior circumference : 26.5″ or 67.31cm
  • Exterior circumference: 28″ or 71.12cm

Pattern

Read before you start:

  • All worsted weight yarn are worked with 2 strands.
  • When using double strand WW yarn, all puff stitches in that color will use the Puff Stitch directions indicated in stitches directory above.
  • If you are using a chunky weight yarn like Wool-ease Thick & Quick as noted in pattern, all puff stitches in that color will use the Chunky Puff Stitch indicated in stitches directory above. 

Fsc 14

Row 1:
Ch1, turn
Sc in first st, (ch1, skp next st, sc in next st) 7 times [8sc, 7ch1 spcs]

Row 2:
Ch2, turn
(Puff stitch, ch1) in each ch1 space across
Hdc in ending sc of previsous Row

Rows 3-4:
Repeat Rows 1 and 2

Row 5:
Repeat Row 1, fasten off MC, attach CC

Row 6:
Repeat Row 2 in CC, fasten off CC, attach MC
<Note: With the color scheme of this cowl pattern, it is not possible to carry the yarn, and will be much neater if you fasten off the colors as you go so you can crochet over the tails>

Rows 7-9:
Repeat Rows 1, 2, 1 in MC, fasten off MC, attach CC

Row 10:
Repeat Row 2 in CC, fasten off CC, attach MC

Rows 11-12:
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 in MC, fasten off MC, attach CC

Rows 13-19:
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 in CC, ending on Row 1, fasten off CC, attach MC

Rows 20-21:
Repeat Rows 2 and 1 in MC, fasten off MC, attach CC

Rows 22-27:
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 in CC, ending on Row 1, fasten off CC, attach MC

Rows 28-29:
Repeat Rows 2 and 1 in MC, fasten off MC, attach CC

Row 30:
Repeat Row 2 in CC, fasten off CC, attach MC

Rows 31-33:
Repeat Rows 1, 2, 1 in MC, fasten off MC, attach CC

Row 34:
Repeat Row 2 in CC, fasten off CC, attach MC

Rows 35-40
Repeat Rows 1, 2 ending in Row 2, fasten off MC, attach CC

Row 41-50:
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 in CC, fasten off CC, attach MC

Rows 51-52:
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 in MC

Row 53:
Ch1, turn
Sc in each st across [14sc]
Do NOT fasten off

Edging:
Continue around the piece by rotating your work 90 degrees clockwise
<Note: Lefties, rotate your work 90 degrees counter-clockwise>
Sc in same corner sc, sc in the hdc of puff stitch rows (Row 2 repeats), sc in side of Row 1 repeats
Fold the cowl in half lengthwise with right side facing, join with slst

Short Seam:
Slst the FSC and Row 53 together by inserting hook into the back loop only (blo) of the side closest to you, followed by inserting the hook into the front loop only (flo) of the side further away from you, yo, draw through both loops and the one on hook to complete the stitch. Do this on all 14 stitches.

Edging (cont.):
Continue Edging around the otherside of the piece by rotating your work 90 degrees clockwise
<Note: Lefties, rotate your work 90 degrees counter-clockwise>
Sc in same corner sc, sc in the hdc of puff stitch rows (Row 2 repeats), sc in side of Row 1 repeats
Join with slst.
Fasten off, weave in ends

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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

 

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