Apr 052014
 
Tranquil Waves Toddler Sun Hat on Tree^3 | The Crochet Lounge™ Free Crochet Pattern

Tranquil Waves Toddler Sun Hat (Cloche) 

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

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

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Materials

Sizing

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

Gauge

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

Dc height is 0.5″ or 1.27cm

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

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

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


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

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

Front Post Double Crochet tutorial by Crochet Cabana

Standing Double Crochet tutorial by Moogly

Reverse Single Crochet / Crab Stitch tutorial by Crochet Geek

Pattern

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

Crown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Round 16:
Repeat Round 10

Brim – Cloche-Like Shells

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

Weave in Ends


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Mar 292014
 

~ Tranquil Waves Underarm Purse ~

Free Crochet Pattern

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

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

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

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

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Materials

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

Sizing:

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

Stitches

Yarn over (yo) – wrap yarn over hook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special Stitches

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gauge:

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

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

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

FSC 37

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rounds 10-15:
Repeat Rounds 4-9

Round 16-20:
Repeat Rounds 4-8

RS = Right Side
WS = Wrong Side

Strap

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Edging:

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

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

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

Slst attach new yarn

Repeat Edging

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Mar 132014
 

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The Crochet Lounge™ Top 20 Heart Centered Crochet Influencers 2014 Awards - Tamara Kelly MooglyTamara Kelly – Moogly

Tamara Kelly is the face and voice
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for the Moogly Men’s brand, they
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Her persistence in the blogsphere
growing the Moogly brand from a
mommy blog to a crochet small
business selling finished objects to
the current evolution of sharing her
knowledge of crochet, knitting, and
yarny goodness (and of course, world
domination) is simply inspiring.

Tamara’s heart based track record
with Moogly can be described with 5
words – consistency and fabulous
content delivery.

Heart based? Yes! The content on
Moogly revolves around service
and serving Mooglians worldwide
in Tamara’s own unique way. She
continues to add new content and
patterns to share her love and joy
for the fiber arts.

The Crochet Lounge™ & Loungers
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her continuous contribution to the
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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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~♥ 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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~♥ 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 272013
 
Mariposas Wrist Cuffs | The Crochet Lounge™ Free Crochet Pattern

Mariposas Wrist Cuffs – Free Crochet Pattern

Mariposas Wrist Cuffs | The Crochet Lounge™ Free Crochet Pattern

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

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

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

Sandi76 Mariposas Beanie | The Crochet Lounge™ Free Crochet Pattern

Materials

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

Stitches Used

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

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

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

Yarn over (yo) – wrap yarn over hook

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Special Stitches

Chainless Starting Double Crochet (Standing dc) - 

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

7dc-Fan - 7dc in indicated stitch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Measurements

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

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

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

Pattern

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

Cuff Mariposas Lace Flare
Round 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weave in ends

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

 

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

Chunky Jacob’s Ladder Convertible Cowl & Scarf

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

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

Stringy and ladders convertible cowls and scarves OH MY!

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

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

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

Stitches Used

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Gauge

  • 1 stitches and 1.5 rows = 1 inch

Pattern

The Entire Pattern is worked with DOUBLE STRANDS!

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

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

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

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

Row 4-25 (or 35): Repeat Round 3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Without the ladder strung:

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

With Jacob’s Ladder:

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

 

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

 

Dec 102013
 
Mariposas Boot Cuffs - Free Crochet Pattern | 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

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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]

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

Photo Contribution by LovesLambs on Ravelry ♥

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weave in ends

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

 

 

Dec 022013
 
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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Aug 172013
 

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Jul 232013
 

Moogly Pattern Round-Up Extravaganza the Saga

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stay tuned for moogly for the Home patterns :D

Jul 202013
 

It’s a Pineapple!

Crochet Lattice Shell Wrist Bag,

Opera Bag dubbed Yarn Carrier

TCL_ItsaPineapple_FullF

With my current Pineapple Lace kick, I was looking to make some small project to keep you entertained before the next Pineapple Lace pattern is due to release.  To my surprise, what fell off of my hook w/o planning LOOKED like a PINEAPPLE.

Of course, we all need another yarn carrier (crochet wrist bag), transportation device or a simple small drawstring bag (crochet wrist bag) for knick knacks.  If you do make it for smaller items, you may want to line your bag with fabric so your precious items don’t fall through (e.g. hooks).

I did make the blue one in colorway “Swimming Pool Blue” first before it dawned on me that I must make another in the Green and orange/yellow twist.

Materials

  • 1.5oz (~42g) Worsted Weight – Medium #4 (UK Aran, AU 10ply)
  • Photo done in Sugar n Cream/Bernat Handicrafter Cotton/Peaches and Creme – can use Lion Brand Lion Cotton or Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton
  • I-9 (5.5mm) Hook (sizing is not crucial to this project)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Sizing

  • 3.5″ (8.9cm) base diameter, 6.5″ (16.5cm) height to the highest point of shell brim
  • Big enough for 2 skeins of 2-2.5oz (56-70g) yarn for small projects

Stitches (sts) & Abbreviations

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

Yarn over (yo) – wrap yarn over hook

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

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

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

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

Special Stitches

V-Shell – (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in indicated stitch
V-Shell in V-Shell – (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in ch1 spc of indicated V-Shell
9tr-Fan – 9tr in indicated stitch

Pattern

Magic Circle

Round 1
Ch1, 8sc into Magic Circle
Slst join to the first sc
[8sc]
<Note: Ch1 does not count as an sc in this round>

Round 2
Ch2, 2dc in each sc
Slst join to the first dc
[16dc]
<Note: Ch2 does not count as a dc in this round>

Round 3
Ch1, 2sc in each dc
Slst join to the first sc
[32sc]
<Note: Ch1 does not count as an sc in this round>

Round 4
Ch2, 2dc in same spc, dc in next 3sc,
*2dc in next sc, dc in next 3sc,
Rpt from * for the rest of the round,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[40dc]

Round 5
Ch1, 2sc in same spc, sc in next 4dc,
*2sc in next dc, sc in next 4dc,
Rpt from * for the rest of the round,
Slst join to the first sc of the round in blo
<Note: You are joining to the first stitch of the round in BACK LOOP ONLY>
[48sc]

<Note: Starting from Round 6, all beg ch3 counts as a dc and all notations at beg of round asking you to work in same spc is referring to the ch1 spc of the indicated V-Shell>

Round 6

It's a Pineapple! | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Wrist Bag, Opera Bag, Yarn Tote Pattern

It’s a Pineapple! Wrist Bag, Opera Bag or Yarn Tote – Cadence ’13 Photography (6yo)

<Note: This round is worked in Back Loop Only (blo)>
Ch3, 2dc in same spc,
<Note: This counts as half of a V-Shell and is made this way so you can hide the beginning of the round stitches better>
Ch3, skp 3sc, sc in next sc,
Ch5, skp 3sc, sc in next sc,
Ch3, skp next 3 sc,
*V-Shell in next sc,
Ch3, skp 3sc, sc in next sc,
Ch5, skp next 3sc, sc in next sc,
Ch3, skp 3sc
Rpt from * 2 times,
3dc in same spc as beg ch3 of the round, ch1,
Slst join to the top of beg ch3

<Note: Remaining rounds worked in both loops>

Round 7
Ch3, 2dc in same spc, dc in next ch3 spc,
Ch3, sc in ch5 spc,
Ch3, dc in next ch3 spc,
*V-Shell in V-Shell, dc in next ch3spc,
Ch3, sc in ch5 spc,
Ch3, dc in next ch3 spc,
Rpt from * 2 times,
3dc in smae spc as beg ch3 of the round,
Ch1,
Slst join to the top of beg ch3

Round 8
Ch3, 2dc in same spc,
Ch3, sc in next ch3 spc,
Ch5, sc in next ch3 spc,
Ch3,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch3, sc in next ch3 spc,
Ch5, sc in next ch3 spc,
Ch3,
Rpt from * 2 times,
3dc in same spc as beg ch3 of the round, ch1,
Slst join to the top of beg ch3

Rounds 9-14
Repeat Rounds 7 & 8

<Note: Continue on if you are making a single colored bag, or change to green if you are making the pineapple top.>

Edging Rounds

Round 15

It's a Pineapple! | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Wrist Bag, Opera Bag, Yarn Tote Pattern [blue] Ch3, 2dc in same spc, dc in next ch3 spc,
Ch2, dc in ch5 spc,
Ch2, dc in next ch3 spc,
*V-Shell in V-Shell, dc in ch3 spc,
Ch2, dc in ch5 spc,
Ch2, dc in next ch3 spc,
Rpt from * 2 times,
3dc in smae spc as beg ch3 of the round,
ch1,
Slst join to the top of beg ch3
<Note: This is the round you will be stringing your drawstrings through.>

Round 16
Ch1, sc in same spc, skp next dc,
9tr-Fan in next dc, skp next dc,
*Sc in V-shell, skp next dc,
9tr-Fan in next dc, skp next dc,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the beg sc

Round 17
Rsc or Crab stitch around,
Cut 6” tail

Weave in Ends

Drawstrings (make 2)

Leave a 10” Tail
Ch52
Leave a 10” Tail
Cut Yarn
Draw tail through the last stitch to knot

Finishing

String one drawstring through Round 15 by using yarn needle to guide the drawstring through the holes created by the dc and chain spaces as well as the ch1 spc of the V-Shells.

String the second drawstring with ends of one string hanging out opposite of the bag as the other string.

Use a J/9 (5.5mm) hook
Take the 2 tails together, make a slip knot over the tied ends of the drawstring, ch5, draw both tails through
Cut Yarn
Clip to length you like – in lieu of this way of joining the tail ends of the drawstring, you can also put in a bead or two.
Rpt on the other side

 Add a bead on each side if you like, or leave the drawstring as is and you’re done! :D

 

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Jul 162013
 

The Summer Elegance Edition

 Pineapple Lace Market Bag

Pineapple Lace Market Bag | The Summer Elegance Edition | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Sunhat Pattern

I promised a Pineapple Lace blitz and here is the Pineapple Lace Market Bag pattern!  If you connect with me on facebook, you would have seen the previews of the lovely Market Bag some of the pattern testers have made.

Did you miss the debut pattern in The Summer Elegance Edition series?  It’s the matching Pineapple Lace Sunhat shown in this photo.Pineapple Lace Sunhat Angle View | The Summer Elegance Edition | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Sunhat Pattern

Let you in on a little secret… The LESS tails I have to tuck, crochet over and weave, the more EXCITED I am!  With that little piece of information in hand, this entire Market Bag pattern including both straps utilizing Option 1 Straps is done in a SINGLE PIECE.

It’s my first bag design pattern and I am absolutely thrilled!  Who knew crocheting a bag could be so much fun? :D  Since I rarely carry purses, and carry a mini wrist bag for diapers, a bag of this size was quite exciting to play with.

It’s time to Go Green!  

If you shop at the local farmer’s market or at a regular grocery store, this is a fabulous way to show off your hooking talent AND put it to good use.  Your finished object will be ever so loved for a long time to come :D

Ideas for the bag:

  • Line it with fabric
  • Use as a medium sized tote for the gym, the pool, the beach, swimming lessons, ball games, actual market going (after all, it IS a market bag), artisan breads, fruits (fit 12 nice sized fuji apples with room for a few more), extra clothing, etc.
  • YARN TOTE – with the pineapple lace, it is PERFECT to feed project yarn through and run a few colors at the same time
    • You can fit two 14oz balls of ww cotton, PLUS 2-3 skeins of 2oz ww cotton stacked on top
    • or
    • 12-15 skeins of 2-2.5oz ww cotton
  • As you use up the yarn, your WIP (work in progress) will surely fit neatly into the empty space created if properly rolled/folded. :P

Don’t hesitate to visit me on Facebook if you have any pattern specific or crochet related questions!  The Loungers are fabulously helpful even if I may not have all the answers ♥

 

Materials

  • 5oz Worsted Weight – Medium #4 (UK Aran, AU 10ply) ~250yds
  • Photo done in Sugar n Cream/Bernat Handicrafter Cotton/Peaches and Creme – can use Lion Brand Lion Cotton or Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton
    • <Note:  Caron Simply Soft is thinner than regular worsted weight even though it is marked as ww>
  • I-9 (5.5mm) Hook or Hook Size to Obtain Gauge (While gauge is provided on this piece, it doesn’t really matter because it is not a fitted garment or accessory)
  • Tapestry Needle

Sizing

One Size

Gauge

2” after first 2 rounds – not a big concern since it is a market bag

Stitches (sts) & Abbreviations

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

Yarn over (yo) – wrap yarn over hook

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

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

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

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

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

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

BPhdc 2 together (BPhdc2tog) - yo insert hook from behind the work around the post from right to left, yo draw up a loop, yo insert hook from behind the work around the next post from right to left, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 5 loops

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

Modified puff stitch - (yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop) 4 times, yo draw through 8 loops on hook [leaving 2 on hook], yo draw through 2 loops

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

Modified puff shell – (puff stitch, ch1, modified puff stitch) in the indicated stitch

Special Stitches Defined:

3dc Shell – 3dc in indicated stitch

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

5dc-Fan – 5dc in indicated stitch

6dc-Fan 6dc in indicated stitch

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

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

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

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

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

 Pineapple Lace Market Bag & Sunhat Set | The Summer Elegance Edition | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Pattern

 

The entire market bag including Option 1 straps and slst finish around the rim and straps is worked as a SINGLE PIECE – do not break yarn between sections of the bag. If you are working Option 2 permanent strap, then break yarn where suggested.

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

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

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

Round 4
Slst in next st , ch2, V-Shell in same spc
*V-Shell in center of next 3dc-shell,
Rpt from * 10 times,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[12ch1 spc + 48dc or 12 V-Shell]

Round 5
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-shell), ch2, 5dc in same spc,
*5dc-fan in next V-Shell,
Rpt from * 10 times,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[12 5dc-fan or 60dc]

Round 6
Slst in next 2 st (to center of 5dc-fan), ch2, 6dc-fan in same dc
*6dc-fan in next 5dc-fan of Round 5,
Rpt from * 10 times,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[12 6dc-fan or 72dc]

Round 7
Ch2, dc in each dc around, slst join to the first dc of the round
[72dc]

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

Round 9
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-Shell), ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, 3dc in next dc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 3 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, 3dc in next dc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 3 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[Total 3 sets repeated]

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

Round 11
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-Shell),
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, (dc in next dc, ch1) 5 times, dc in next dc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, sc in next ch5 spc, ch5, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (dc in next dc, ch1) 5 times, dc in next dc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, sc in next ch5 spc, ch5, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round

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

Round 13
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-Shell),
Ch2, V-Shell in same V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 3 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, 3dc in next dc, ch2,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 3 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, 3dc in next dc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round

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

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

Round 16
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, dc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc, ch5) 4 times, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc,
Ch2,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, dc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc, ch5) 4 times, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[total 3 sets repeated]

Rounds 17-23
Repeat Rounds 9-15
Do Not Break Yarn

Pineapple Lace Market Bag & Sunhat Set | The Summer Elegance Edition | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Pattern

Bag Rim
Round 24
Ch1, hdc in same spc, sc in next dc, sc in ch1 spc, sc in next dc, hdc in last dc of V-Shell,
Ch2, hdc in ch5 spc,
Ch2, hdc in first dc, sc in next dc, sc in ch1 spc, sc in next dc, hdc in last dc of V-Shell,
Ch2, (skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc, ch1) 4 times, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc,
Ch2,
* hdc in first dc, sc in next dc, sc in ch1 spc, sc in next dc, hdc in last dc of V-Shell,
Ch2, hdc in ch5 spc,
Ch2, hdc in first dc, sc in next dc, Sc in ch1 spc, sc in next dc, hdc in last dc of V-Shell,
Ch2, (skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc, ch1) 4 times, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first hdc of the round
[15hdc, 33sc, 12 ch1 spc, 12 ch2 spc]

Round 25
Ch1, sc in same spc, (sc in next sc) 3 times, sc in next hdc,
2sc in ch2 spc, sc in next hdc,
2sc in ch2 spc, sc in next hdc, (sc in next sc) 3 times, sc in next hdc,
2sc in ch2 spc, (sc in next sc, ch1) 5 times,
2sc in ch2 spc,
*sc in next hdc, (sc in next sc) 3 times, sc in next hdc,
2sc in ch2 spc, sc in next hdc,
2sc in ch2 spc, sc in next hdc, (sc in next sc) 3 times, sc in next hdc,
2sc in ch2 spc, (sc in next sc, ch1) 5 times,
2sc in ch2 spc,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first sc of the round
[72sc, 15 ch1 spc]

Rounds 26-29
Ch1, sc in each sc and sc in each ch1 spc around, slst join to the beginning sc
[87sc]

Bag Straps
Gauge
4sc or 4 rows to an inch – gauge pattern fsc 16, ch1, turn, sc in each sc across, repeat for 6 rows. (Gauge does not really matter in the straps, it is just used as a guide).

New Stitch for this section mfsc

Bag Straps Option 1 (shown in photo):
The Bag Straps are created with two strips on opposing sides of the bag and can be tied off depending on the length of the strap needed, thus creating an adjustable strap.

Continue along the rim:
Slst in the next 5 sts

Row 1
mfsc 50 starting in the same stitch as the last slst

Row 2
Ch1, turn (to be sure, you can follow the fsc down to make sure it is not twisted and that you will be working along the side that doubles back over the 5slst on the rim), sc in each sc across,
Slst join to the same st on the rim where you started the fsc,
Slst join to the next st on the rim
[50sc]

Row 3
Turn (without ch1, you are just going to turn the bag counter-clockwise for a righty and clockwise for a lefty. The yarn you crochet with will cross over in front, and that’s correct),
Do not chain,
Sc into each sc across, 2sc at the end of the row
[51sc]

Row 4
Ch1, turn
Sc in each sc across,
Slst to the same st on the rim where Row 2 started,
Slst to the next st on the rim
[51sc]

Rows 5-10
Repeat Row 2 & 3
[Rows 5-6 52sc
Rows 7-8 53sc
Rows 9-10 54sc]

 

Rim ContinuationPineapple Lace Market Bag | The Summer Elegance Edition | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Sunhat Pattern
Turn, Slst back up the strap you just formed
[54slst]
At the corner, sc in the same st as the last slst, sc across the short side of the strap
[10sc]
Slst in the same st as the last sc in the corner, slst down the other side of the strap
[50slst]
Slst in the next 44st
[34slst]

Strap 2
Row 1
mfsc 65 starting in the same stitch as the last slst

Row 2
Ch1, turn (to be sure, you can follow the fsc down to make sure it is not twisted and that you will be working along the side that doubles back over the last 10slst on the rim), sc in each sc across,
Slst join to the same st on the rim where you started the fsc,
Slst join to the next st on the rim
[65sc]

Row 3
Turn (without ch1, you are just going to turn the bag counter-clockwise for a righty and clockwise for a lefty. The yarn you crochet with will cross over in front, and that’s correct),
Do not chain,
Sc into each sc across, 2sc at the end of the row
[66sc]

Row 4
Ch1, turn
Sc in each sc across,
Slst to the same st on the rim where Row 2 started,
Slst to the next st on the rim
[66sc]

Rows 5-10
Repeat Row 2 & 3
[Rows 5-6 67sc
Rows 7-8 68sc
Rows 9-10 69sc]

Rim Completion
Turn, Slst back up the strap you just formed
[69slst]
At the corner, sc in the same st as the last slst, sc across the short side of the strap
[10sc]
Slst in the same st as the last sc in the corner, slst down the other side of the strap
[65slst]
Slst in the next 33st along the rim,
Invisible join to the bottom of the first strap.
[33slst]

Fasten Off

Weave in Ends

Bag Straps Option 2:
A permanent Bag Strap is created crocheting from one side to the opposing side of the bag as a single piece of fabric attached to both sides and cannot be adjusted after completion.

If you followed the strap gauging, then you can use the following numbers to determine how long you want your bag straps:
At 4st/in,
15” Strap = 60fsc
16” Strap = 64fsc
17” Strap = 68fsc
18” Strap = 72fsc
19” Strap = 76fsc
20” Strap = 80fsc

Slst in the next 5 sts, fsc (number you desire) starting in the same stitch as the last slst, keeping the fsc straight, count 34st along the rim continuing down the same direction as the 5 slst you have already made,
Slst into the 35th stitch,
Slst into the next stitch, turn,
Sc in each fsc,
*Slst to the last stitch worked on the rim,
Slst in the next st on the rim, turn,
Sc across
Repeat from * until you have a total of 10 rows including fsc,
Slst around the rim and over the strap, fasten off.
Attach yarn on the other side of the strap,
Slst around the rim and strap, fasten off.

Weave in Ends

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Jul 112013
 

June Granny Squares

Of the Day (OTD), Of the Month (OTM) & On the Go (OTG)

Have you been following me on Pinterest?  Have you been seeing all the beautiful 6″ and 12″ Squares/Block of the Day Picks by The Crochet Lounge on facebook or google+?  Come Join Me!

We introduced the May Granny Squares OTD boards yesterday.  You can visit the May 6″ Block of the Day pin-board HERE and the May 12″ Block of the Day pin-board HERE.

Of the Month (OTM)

Hold your breath no more if you should ever get lost or miss a day’s Square of the Day Pin, you can always find your way back to the boards here!  Simply click on the navigation tab “Of the Month (OTM)” at the top of the page and see all the posts that are “Of the Month” relevant.  The frequency of these posts will be once a month.

On the Go (OTG)

Always remember and never forget, “The Crochet Lounge On The Go” and you’ll be brought to these posts with links to the pin-boards that have your one click free pattern links.  In due time, these will be more than just motif patterns and granny squares.

A Pinterest How To Guide - The Crochet Lounge Pin-boards

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To be Inspired…

There will also be posts from time to time from Crochet Lounge photo submissions through social media and directly to my e-mail highlighting Loungers’ submitted work from OTD/OTM/OTG patterns.  Don’t miss out on sharing all your Work In Progress (WIP) eye candy with the rest of the Loungers ♥  Connect with us through facebookg+WIP Sundaystwitter and e-mail!

 

Without further ado, here are the two June Granny Squares OTM pin-boards.  Clicking on either photo will bring you to the actual board.  If you have never been on Pinterest, please review A How To Guide to Pinterest for The Crochet Lounge pins.  You will never have to wonder the pattern source, free or paid, and or if it is just an idea w/o a pattern, again.

June 2013 6" Block of the Day Afghan Square Picks | The Crochet Lounge | Free Patterns | Of the Month

The Crochet Lounge June 2013 6″ Block of the Day – Free Patterns Pinterest Pinboard

June 2013 12" Block of the Day Afghan Square Picks | The Crochet Lounge | Free Patterns | Of the Month

The Crochet Lounge June 2013 12″ Block of the Day – Free Patterns Pinterest Pinboard

 

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Jul 102013
 

May Granny Squares

Of the Day (OTD), Of the Month (OTM) & On the Go (OTG)

Have you been following me on Pinterest?  Have you been seeing all the beautiful 6″ and 12″ Squares/Block of the Day Picks by The Crochet Lounge on facebook or google+?  Come Join Me!

Since I started to pin beautiful 6″ and 12″ crochet afghan granny squares towards the end of May, there has been a surge and interest in crocheting motif among the Loungers followed by the small ROAR on a recent poll whether or not I should continue with these wonderful pins.  The conclusion is, not only should I pin and share on social media, they desperately needed a home here at TheCrochetLounge.com for those who are not linked in via social media.

Of the Month (OTM)

Hold your breath no more if you should ever get lost or miss a day’s Square of the Day Pin, you can always find your way back to the boards here!  Simply click on the navigation tab “Of the Month (OTM)” at the top of the page and see all the posts that are “Of the Month” relevant.  The frequency of these posts will be once a month after I catch up with May and June.

On the Go (OTG)

Are you out and about and simply NEED A QUICK pattern in a hurry that gives you just enough satisfaction and want a small motif project to take with?  All you have to remember is “The Crochet Lounge On The Go” and you’ll be brought to these posts with links to the pin-boards that have your one click free pattern links.  In due time, these will be more than just motif patterns and granny squares.

A Pinterest How To GuideThe Crochet Lounge Pin-boards

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To be Inspired…

There will also be posts from time to time from Crochet Lounge photo submissions through social media and directly to my e-mail highlighting Loungers’ submitted work from OTD/OTM/OTG patterns.  Don’t miss out on sharing all your Work In Progress (WIP) eye candy with the rest of the Loungers ♥  Connect with us through facebook, g+, WIP Sundays, twitter and e-mail!

 

Without further ado, here are the two May Granny Squares OTM pin-boards.  Clicking on either photo will bring you to the actual board.  If you have never been on Pinterest, please review A How To Guide to Pinterest for The Crochet Lounge pins.  You will never have to wonder the pattern source, free or paid, and or if it is just an idea w/o a pattern, again.

May 2013 6" Block of the Day Afghan Square Picks | The Crochet Lounge | Free Patterns | Of the Month

The Crochet Lounge May 2013 6″ Block of the Day – Free Patterns Pinterest Pinboard

May 2013 12" Block of the Day Afghan Square Picks | The Crochet Lounge | Free Patterns | Of the Month

The Crochet Lounge May 2013 12″ Block of the Day – Free Patterns Pinterest Pinboard

 

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Jun 292013
 

The Summer Elegance Edition

 Pineapple Lace Sunhat

With this delicious Pineapple Lace Sunhat and all the Pineapple Lace Blitz posts to ensue, I have, once again, embarked on the hat designing journey that is going to soar with personal growth — yes, indeed, everything we face vs. avoid is a point of growth! :D  Hooray for free crochet sunhat patterns as this hat debuts in The Crochet Lounge – The Summer Elegance Edition.

Pineapple Lace Sunhat Angle View | The Summer Elegance Edition | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Sunhat Pattern

Up until the Eternal Love Slouch and the Eternal Love Baby Slouch, I have avoided creating hat designs because I am a tight crocheter and I didn’t think I liked gauge questions.  One day, it dawned on me that the beautiful hats in my mind that ABSOLUTELY need to get created and posted because it would simply be a creative piece lost in time/space.  Furthermore, it’s WONDERFUL to answer gauge questions and help troubleshoot projects.

Don’t hesitate to visit me on Facebook if you have any pattern specific or crochet related questions!  The Loungers are fabulously helpful even if I may not have all the answers ♥

With that said, don’t forget to check your gauge and drop down hook sizes until you find one to match stated gauge!

Materials

  • 5oz Worsted Weight – Medium #4 (UK Aran, AU 10ply)
  • Photo done in Sugar n Cream/Bernat Handicrafter Cotton/Peaches and Creme – can use Lion Brand Lion Cotton or Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton
    • <Note:  Caron Simply Soft is thinner than regular worsted weight even though it is marked as ww>
  • H-8 (5mm) for crab stitch around the brim, I-9 (5.5mm) Hook for the hat or Hook Size to Obtain Gauge
  • Bobby Pin/Safety Pin or any clip attachment
    • <Note: This is used to attach bow to the hat>
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Sizing

Hook & FO Sizing
~21-22″ circumference adult size – J/10 (6mm) hook

 

Stitches (sts) & Abbreviations

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

Yarn over (yo) – wrap yarn over hook

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

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

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

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

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

Special Stitches Defined:

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

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

Lounge-Shell  (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in indicated stitch

5dc-Fan – 5dc in indicated stitch

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

Lounge-Shell in 5dc-Fan  Lounge-Shell in 3rd dc of indicated 5dc-Fan

7dc-Fan  7dc in indicated stitch

Sc in 5dc-Fan  sc in 3rd dc of 5dc-Fan

Sc in 7dc-Fan  sc in 4th dc of 7dc-Fan

Sc in 7tr-Fan  sc in 4th tr of 7tr-Fan

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

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

7tr-Fan  7tr in indicated stitch

9tr-Fan – 9tr in indicated stitch

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

Invisible hdc Join The Crochet Lounge Way – in the last stitch of the round, yo, insert hook into the last stitch, draw up a loop (without finishing the hdc), insert hook into the back loop only (blo) of the first stitch in the round, yo, draw up and through the loops on hook (finishing the hdc), leave a 6” tail, cut the yarn.  Insert hook through both loops of the second stitch of the round, yo with tail draw yarn through.  Insert hook into the front loop only (flo) of the last stitch of the round, draw tail through.  From wrong side of piece, insert hook through the same last stitch in the round under both loops, draw tail to the inside and fasten off.

 

Gauge

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

6” (15.24cm) after first 6 rounds – adjust hook size to obtain gaugePineapple Lace Sunhat Top View | The Summer Elegance Edition | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Sunhat Pattern

Each round up until round 6 should add half an inch in radius (1.27cm) or 1 inch in diameter (2.54cm).

If you were on track for the first 6 rounds to 6″ (15.24cm) and kept the same tension throughout the pattern on the dc stitches, you would end up with a 7″ (17.78cm) height when you start to sc for the brim in Round 14 & 15.

Due to individual tension, this height can vary – and if you go to 8.25″ you are looking at covering down to the base of your ears <- may not be desirable on a sunhat.

If your gauge is not matching the above within the first 2 to 3 rounds, it’s time to adjust – it is crucial in hat-making that your gauge matches in the increase rounds or your hat will end up being way too big or way too small as the increase rounds determine the fit on your hat.

Measuring the diameter across the center of the crown lets you calculate the final circumference of the hat once the increases stop by using the formula pi*d (diameter) or 2*pi*r (radius).  The pineapple lace portion of this particular pattern takes care of the rest of the head size expansion and comes back to fit snuggly on the forehead.

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

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

Pattern

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

Magic Circle The Crochet Lounge Way

Round 1
(Dc, ch1 into the circle) 6 times,
Slst join to first dc of the round
[6dc, 6 ch1 spc]

Round 2
Slst into the ch1 spc,
Ch2, (V-st, ch1) in same spc,
*(V-st, ch1) in next ch1 spc,
Rpt from * 4 times,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[6 V-st, 6 ch1 spc between each set of V-sts]

Round 3
Slst into the ch1 spc,
Ch2, V-st in same spc, V-st in next ch1 spc,
*V-st in V-st, V-st in next ch1 spc
Rpt from * 4 times,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[12 V-St]

Round 4
Slst into the ch1 spc ,
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc
*V-Shell in V-st,
Rpt from * 10 times,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[12 V-Shell]

Round 5
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-shell), ch2, 5dc in same spc,
*5dc-fan in next V-Shell,
Rpt from * 10 times,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[12 5dc-fan]

<Note: You are working in the ch1 spc of the V-Shells this round>

Round 6
Slst in next 2 st (to center of 5dc-fan), ch2, Lounge-Shell in same  dcPineapple Lace Sunhat Front | The Summer Elegance Edition | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Sunhat Pattern
*Lounge-Shell in next 5dc-fan of Round 5,
Rpt from * 10 times,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[12 Lounge-Shell]

<Note: You are working in the center st of the 5dc-fan>

Round 7
Ch2, dc in each dc and 2dc in each ch2 spc around,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[72dc]

<Note: This is where the Pineapple Lace starts – Pattern works over 24 stitches, so you won’t see repeats for a bit – rest assured ;)  While working with Pineapple Lace, the ch2 spc before and after a V-Shell will always be skipped and not crocheted into other than for the brim.>

Round 8
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, skp 3dc, dc in next dc,
Ch2, skp 3dc,  V-Shell in next dc,
Ch2, skp 3dc, (sc in next dc, ch5, skp next dc) 4 times, sc in next dc,
Ch2,
*Skp 3dc, V-Shell in the n  ext dc,
Ch2, skp 3dc, dc in next dc,
Ch2, skp 3dc,  V-Shell in next dc,
Ch2, skp 3dc, (sc in next dc, ch5, skp next dc) 4 times, sc in next dc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[Total 3 sets repeated, 6 V-Shell, 12 ch5 spc, 3 standalone dc]

Round 9
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-Shell),
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, 3dc in next dc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 3 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, 3dc in next dc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 3 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[Total 3 sets repeated, 6 V-Shell, 3 groups of 3 consecutive dc st, 9 Ch5 spc]

Round 10

Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-Shell),
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, (2dc in next dc) 3 times,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 2 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (2dc in next dc) 3 times,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 2 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[Total 3 sets repeated, 6 V-Shell, 6 Ch5 spc, 3 groups of 6 consecutive dc]

Round 11
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-Shell),
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, (dc in next dc, ch1) 5 times, dc in next dc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, sc in next ch5 spc, ch5, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (dc in next dc, ch1) 5 times, dc in next dc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, sc in next ch5 spc, ch5, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[Total 3 sets repeated, 6 V-Shell, 15 ch1 spc]

<Note: From here, the pattern just shifts over 12 stitches, so you will start to recognize the repetition from Round 8 in Round 12>

Round 12
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-Shell),
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, (sc in next ch1 spc, ch5) 4 times, sc in next ch1 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, dc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch1 spc, ch5) 4 times, sc in next ch1 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, dc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[Total 3 sets repeated, 6 V-Shell, 12 ch5 spc, 3 standalone dc]

Round 13
Ch1, hdc in same spc, sc in next dc, sc in ch1 spc, sc in dc, hdc in last dc of V-Shell,
Ch2, hdc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, hdc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, hdc in next dc, sc in next dc, sc in ch1 spc, sc in next dc, hdc in last dc of V-Shell,
Ch2, sc in next dc,
Ch2,
* hdc in next dc, sc in next dc, sc in ch1 spc, sc in dc, hdc in last dc of V-Shell,
Ch2, hdc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, hdc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, hdc in next dc, sc in next dc, sc in ch1 spc, sc in next dc, hdc in last dc of V-Shell,
Ch2, sc in next dc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to first hdc of the round
[18hdc, 27sc, 21 ch2 spc]

Round 14
Ch1, sc in same spc, sc in next 3sc, sc in hdc,
(2sc in next ch2 spc) 5 times,
Sc in next hdc, sc in next 3sc, sc in next hdc,
(2sc in next ch2 spc) 2 times,
*Sc in next hdc, sc in next 3sc, sc in next hdc,
(2sc in next ch2 spc) 5 times,
Sc in next hdc, sc in next 3sc, sc in next hdc,
(2sc in next ch2 spc) 2 times,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to first sc of the round
[72sc]

<Note: You are sc into each stitch above a V-Shell and skipping all other stitches and working into the ch2 spc only.>

Round 15
<Note: You are working in Front Loop Only (flo) in this round>
Ch1, sc in same spc, sc in each sc flo around,
Slst join to first sc of the round
[72sc]

Round 16
Ch1, sc in same spc, skp 2 sc,
5dc-Fan in next sc, skp 2 sc,
*Sc in next sc, skp 2sc,
5dc-Fan in next sc, skp2sc
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first sc of the round
[12 5dc-Fan, 12sc]

Round 17
Ch2, 7dc-Fan in same sc,
Sc in 5dc-Fan,
*7dc-Fan in next sc,
Sc in 5dc-Fan,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[12 7dc-Fan, 12 sc]

Round 18Pineapple Lace Sunhat Side View | The Summer Elegance Edition | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Sunhat Pattern
Slst in next 3 dc,
<Note: This will bring you to the center dc of the 7dc-Fan>
Ch1, sc in same spc,
7tr-Fan in next sc,
*Sc in 7dc-Fan,
7tr-Fan in next sc,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first sc of the round
[12 7tr-Fan, 12sc]

Round 19
Ch2, 7tr-Fan in same sc,
Sc in 7tr-Fan,
*7tr-Fan in sc,
Sc in 7tr-Fan
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first tr of the round
[12 7tr-Fan, 12sc]

Round 20
Slst in next 3 tr,
<Note: This will bring you to the center dc of the 7tr-Fan>
Ch1, sc in same spc,
9tr-Fan in next sc,
Sc in 7tr-Fan,
7tr-Fan in next sc,
*Sc in 7tr-Fan,
9tr-Fan in next sc,
Sc in 7tr-Fan,
7tr-Fan in next sc,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first sc of the round
[6 7tr-Fan, 6 9tr-Fan, 12sc]

Round 21
Switch to Smaller Hook of choice
Without pulling she shell out of shape, rsc (crab stitch) around the brim

Cut 6” tail

Weave in Ends

 

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♥ 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

Weave in Ends
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Mar 202013
 

Capital Letter I - Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

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

 

Capital Letter I – The Crochet Lounge Way

Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

Materials:

  • Worsted Weight #4 Yarn
  • Size F/3.75mm hook
  • Tapestry needle

Stitches Used:

fsc, ch, sc, slst

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

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

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

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

Pattern:

Fsc 15

Row 1:
Ch1, turn, sc in each across [15sc]

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

Row 3:
Turn, slst in first 3 sc, fsc in next sc of row 2, fsc 8 more times creating the vertical bar in the capital letter I [9fsc]

Row 4:
Ch1, sc in each sc back across the fsc row you just created, (slst to next st on row 2) 2 times [9sc]
<Note: There is no turning involved, instead, you are simply rotating your work 90 degrees clockwise for right-handed version or 90 degrees counter clockwise for lefties> 

Row 5:
Turn, sc in each sc across [9sc]

Row 6:
Ch7, sc in second ch from hook, sc in next 5 ch, sc into the side of the next 3 rows of the vertical bar in the capital letter I, fsc (into same stitch you just worked into), fsc 5 times [Ch7, 9sc, 6fsc]

Row 7:
Ch1, turn, sc in each sc across [15sc]

Row 8:
Repeat Row 7

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Capital Letter L - Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

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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
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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:
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]

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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
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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:
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]

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

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

Capital Letter P – The Crochet Lounge Way

Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

Materials:

  • Worsted Weight #4 Yarn
  • Size F/3.75mm hook
  • Tapestry needle

Stitches Used:

fsc, ch, sc, slst

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

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

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

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

Pattern:

Fsc 15

Row 1:
Ch1, turn, sc in each across [15sc]

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

Row 3:
Ch1, turn, sc in first 3 sc, chain 9, skip 3 sc, (making sure chain is not twisted) slst join to the next sc on Row 2
[Ch1, 3sc, ch9, slst]

Row 4:
Turn, sc in first 2 chains, 2sc in next 4 ch, sc in next 2 ch, skip last ch, sc into 2nd sc of Row 3
[12sc + 1sc into Row 3]

Row 5:
Turn, sc in next 2 sc, 2sc in next 2sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 3scs, slst into next st on Row 2
[16sc, slst]

Row 6:
Sc in next sc on Row 2, turn, sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next 2sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2sc in next 2sc, sc in next 3 sc, slst join to first SC of Row 3 (you can also invisible join to finish)
[20sc, slst]

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Capital Letter U - The Yarn Box Crochet Alphabet Party - Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern
Capital Letter U - 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
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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
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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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Capital Letter A - The Yarn Box Crochet Alphabet Party - Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern
Block Capital Letter A - The Yarn Box Crochet Alphabet Party - Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

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

 Capital Letter A – The Crochet Lounge Way

Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

A is for Apple.. A is for Alphabet. A is for ants and A is for Alligator! Most of all, A is for ALPACA for the natural fiber fiends and acrylic for synthetic lovers :D

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
Row 1:
Ch1, turn, sc in each st across [15sc]

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

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

Row 4-5:
Repeat Row 3

Row 6:
Ch7, make sure the chain does not twist, skip 4 stitches in Row 2 after the 3sc from Row 3 and join with sl st [7ch & sl st join]

Row 7:
Sc in next st on Row 2, turn, sc in next 3 chains [3sc]

Row 8:
Ch1, turn, 2sc in turning sc, sc in next 2 scs, sl st to next st on Row 2 [4sc]

Row 9:
Sc in next st on Row 2, turn, sc in each sc across [5sc]

Row 10:
Ch 6, turn, sc in second ch from hook, sc in next 4 ch, sc in the side of the next 3 rows that form the cross bar of the letter A, sc in next 4 ch, sc in side of the top 3 rows of the letter A [15sc]

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

Row 12:
Repeat Row 11
slst across top of the letter A, invisible join to finish

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

Row2:
Ch1, turn, sc in each across [15sc]

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

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

Row 5-6:
Repeat Row 4

Row 7:
Ch7, make sure the chain does not twist, skip 4 stitches in Row 2 after the 3sc from Row 3 and join with sl st [7ch & sl st join]

Row 8:
Sc in next st on Row 2, turn, sc in next 3 chains [3sc]

Row 9:
Ch1, turn, 2sc in turning sc, sc in next 2 scs, sl st to next st on Row 2 [4sc]

Row 10:
Sc in next st on Row 2, turn, sc in each sc across [5sc]

Row 11:
Ch 6, turn, sc in second ch from hook, sc in next 4 ch, sc in the side of the next 3 rows that form the cross bar of the letter A, sc in next 4 ch, sc in side of the top 3 rows of the letter A [15sc]

Row 12:
Ch1, turn, sc in each st [15sc]

Row 13:
Repeat Row 12
slst across top of the letter A, invisible join to finish

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

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

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

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

 

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

♥ Enjoy!

Feb 052013
 

February 2013 Mystery Crochet ALong (CAL)

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Designer Debi Dearest

 

Dearest Debi is The Crochet Lounge’s February 2013 Mystery Crochet Along host with a pattern designed specifically for The Crochet Lounge.  If you want to keep up with the current events and other CALs, come join the community at G+ Community The Crochet Lounge and/or fb group Crochet Lounge.

Debi has some awesome free crochet patterns on her website from wee sizes to adults.  She has been featured on allfreecrochet.com and you can see her other fabulous patterns at DearestDebi.com.  One of her most recent patterns, and a huge favorite for the spring, is her crochet Flower Bud Headband.

Crochet Flower Bud Headband - DearestDebi Free Crochet Pattern

Featured Free Pattern:  Crochet Flower Bud Headband – Free Pattern by DearestDebi.com

 

Materials:

  • 1 skien of lion brand homespun, (OR any other #5 bulky weight yarn)
  • Hook:L11/8.0mm or gauge: 4hdc=2inches
  • tapestry needle to weave in ends 

 

Scheduled Date to Begin: NOW!

Debi will be releasing one (1) round of the pattern every day until the MCAL is complete!

Day 1:

Here is the direct link- new steps will be posted every other day.

http://dearestdebi.com/2013/02/mystery-crochet-a-long-part-1.html

Day 2:

http://dearestdebi.com/2013/02/mystery-crochet-a-long-part-2.html

 

If you have any questions please feel free to tag me or Lorene in the Crochet Lounge fb group or ask via G+ community!

February 2013 Mystery Crochet Along (CAL)

February 2013 Mystery Crochet Along (CAL) with Dearest Debi!

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 232013
 

Free Crochet Scarf Patterns…

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

AllFreeCrochet Free Crochet Scarf Patterns Ebook - Featuring Serenity Ripple Scarf

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

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

Download your copy >>>HERE<<<

I wanted to personally say

Thank You to READERSHIP!

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

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

A Heartwarming THANKS to

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

Donna – Naztazia.com & Naztazia

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

BethinTX – A Trunk-Full O’ Fun & BethinTx1

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

Stacey – BustingStitches.com

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

Corina – Stitch11.com

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

Debi – DearestDebi.com

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

Lorene – Cre8tionCrochet.com

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

Candy  - Meladora’s Creations & Meladora1

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

~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.

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

Keep CALM & Crochet On!

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

 

 

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

Lotus Flower Lace Scarf~ Free Crochet Vintage Pattern

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

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

Amanda Rosemary Jayne Watson

Artist Amanda Watson – Self Portrait in Ball Point Pen

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

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

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

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

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

 



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

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

Stitches Used:

ch, slst, dc

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

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

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

Video Tutorial:

Right Handed
Lefty’s Corner

Written Pattern:

Ch7, join with slst to form a ring

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

Row 2:

Lotus Flower Lace Scarf Chart - Free Vintage Crochet Pattern

Lotus Flower Lace Scarf Chart created by Amanda Watson


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lotus Flower Lace Scarf Chart - Free Vintage Crochet Pattern

Lotus Flower Lace Scarf by Amanda Watson Size 3.75mm hook

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ending Motif:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Video Tutorial:

Right Handed
Lefty’s Corner ♥

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1st Motif up to Row 3 Photo Tutorial

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

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

Looking for heart appliques, stand alone tiny hearts, a gratitude heart in your pocket?  These 2 free crochet hearts patterns are made just for your every heart needs (they are also great for the once a year St. Valentines Day gifts).  If you are a beginner to crochet, this is a fabulous way to pick up a few quick new stitches and the single crochet invisible join The Crochet Lounge way.

Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts - Free Crochet Hearts Pattern

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

My 5 year old has been on and off crocheting chains for the last few months (to master it first before moving onto the next stitch), and she’s been asking me to show her how to make a heart since she first picked up a hook.  This Divine Love Series is dedicated to my family and my little ones, especially my Cadence Music ♥.

Video Tutorial link will be added here soon.

Materials:

  • Any Worsted Weight Yarn (or any yarn with proportional hook sizes)
  • Size F & H hooks (I have also used I and J hooks instead of the H hook and love the outcome)
  • Would look great in solid colors or slow transition variegated yarn so not to detract from the shape

Stitches Used:

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

Magic circle The Crochet Lounge Way- wrap yarn around finger twice, slip hook under the loops, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through loop to secure the magic circle

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

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

Double crochet (dr) - yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop (3 on hook), yo draw through 2 loops (2 on hook), yo draw through 2 loops

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

Puff Stitch (hdc puff st) – (yo, insert hook into indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop) 3 times [7 loops on hook], yo draw through all 7 loops

Invisible Join (invisible join) The Crochet Lounge Way - on last single crochet, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, insert hook into the back loop only of the first stitch in the round, yo draw through stitch and the 2 loops on hook, pull up 3″ of yarn, cut and work with the 3″ of yarn, insert hook under both loops of the second stitch in the round, yo draw through stitch, insert hook in the front loop only of the last stitch in the round, yo draw through loop, insert hook from the back (wrong) side of work under both loops of the same stitch you just worked, draw yarn to the back so you can weave in the end

Patterns:

Tiny & I meant it :)

Sweetie Puffs  Tiny Hearts – Single Round Heart ♥ 

Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts - Free Crochet Hearts Pattern

Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts – Single Round Pattern

Magic Circle

Round 1:

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

Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts Defined – 2 Rounds Heart ♥

Magic Circle

Round 1:

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

Round 2:

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

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

Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts Defined - Free Crochet Hearts Pattern

Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts Defined – 2 Rounds Pattern

 

Jan 012013
 
Homespun Pineapple Lapghan or Throw - Free Crochet Pineapple Throw Pattern

Homespun Pineapple Lapghan or Throw

No matter which way you slice it, the vintage variation stitching of crochet pineapples are simply amazing.  Ever think it’s just too daunting of a task to work with thread?  This free crochet throw pattern is easy to follow, and fun to make with bulky weight yarn!  You will end up with a classy throw with a classic lace pattern that will turn up in a fraction of the time.

Ready, steady, HOOK!

 

Homespun Pineapple Lapghan or Throw - Free Crochet Throw Pattern

Elegant Homespun Pineapple Throw – a classy classic lace pattern made warm and bulky for your living space.

Materials:

  • Lion Brand Homespun Main Colors A, B (2 skeins each) and Contrasting Color C (less than 1 skein) or any bulky weight yarn.
  • Size K hook

Stitches Used:

fsc, ch, sc, dc, slst, shell

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

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

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

Shell Stitch (Shell) - 2dc, ch1, 2dc

Homespun Pineapple Throw Closeup - Free Crochet Throw Pattern

Homespun Pineapple Throw Closeup

Pattern:

Worked in fsc with multiples of 17+2, if you choose to chain and make a row of sc instead of fsc, you will work with multiples of 17+3(for turning chain), then sc in 2nd ch from hook across.

Pattern set repeats (every 7 rows) worked in color sequence:
A, B, A, B, C, B, A, B, A

 

 

Fsc 87

Row 1:  
Ch1, sc in first st, ch1, skp next st, sc in next st,
*Ch3, skp next 4 sts, 3dc in next st, ch5, skp 3 sts, 3dc in next st, ch3, skp next 4 sts, sc in next st, ch3, skp 2 sts, sc in next st**
Rpt from * to ** 3 more times
Ch3, skp next 4 sts, 3dc in next st, ch5, skp 3 sts, 3dc in next st, ch3, skp next 4 sts, sc in next st, ch1, skp next st, sc in last st

Row 2:
Ch3, turn, 2dc in ch1 spc, ch3, 9dc in ch5 spc, ch3, skp ch3 spc, skp sc,
*Shell in middle ch of next ch3 spc, ch3, skp sc, skp next ch3 spc, 9dc in ch5 spc, Ch3, skp 3dc, skp next ch3**
Rpt from * to ** 3 more times
Skp next sc, 2dc in ch1 spc, dc in last sc

Row 3:
Ch3, turn, 2dc in turning dc,
*Ch3, skp ch3, sc in first dc, ch3, skp next dc, sc in next dc, ch3, skp next dc, sc in next dc, ch3, skp next dc, sc in next dc, ch3, skp next dc, sc in next dc, ch3, Shell in ch1 spc of previous Shell**
Rpt from * to ** 3 more times,
Ch3, skp ch3, sc in first dc, ch3, skp next dc, sc in next dc, ch3, skp next dc, sc in next dc, ch3, skp next dc, sc in next dc, ch3, skp next dc, sc in next dc, ch3, 3dc in top of turning ch3 of row 2
<Note: You are sc-ing into the odd numbered dc in the 9dc shell of row2, and the 4 ch3s on top of the 9dc shell is the beginning of your pineapple>

Row 4: ch3, turn, ch1, 2dc in turning dc, ch3, skp ch3, skp sc, sc in ch3 spc, ch3, sc in next ch3 spc, ch3, sc in next ch3 spc, ch3, sc in next ch3 spc, ch3, skp sc, skp ch3,
*(2dc, ch1, 2dc, ch1, 2dc) in ch1 spc of prev Shell, ch3, skp ch3, skp sc, sc in next ch3 spc, ch3, sc in next ch3 spc, ch3, sc in next ch3 spc, ch3**
rpt from * to ** 3 more times
(2dc, ch1, dc), in top of ch3 of Row 3
<Note: There are 3 ch3 spcs above the pineapple you started in the last round – this will decrease until there is only a single sc at the tip of the pineapple>

Row 5: ch3, turn, Shell in ch1 spc,
*ch3, skp ch3, skp sc, sc in the first ch3 spc, ch3, sc in next ch3 spc, ch3, sc in ch3 spc, ch3, skp sc, skp ch3 spc, Shell in next ch1 spc 2 times**
rpt from * to ** 3 more times
ch3, skp ch3, skp sc, sc in the first ch3 spc, ch3, sc in next ch3 spc, ch3, sc in ch3 spc, ch3, skp sc, skp ch3 spc, Shell in next ch1 spc, dc in top of last round’s turning ch3
<Note: The recurring Shell section is the V-shape between the pineapples. As the top of the pineapple decreases to a point, this V shape will increase to compensate for the crochet-fabric to keep rectangular>

Row 6:
Ch5, turn, Shell in ch1 spc of Shell in row 5, ch3, skp ch3 + sc, sc in next ch3 spc, ch3, sc in next ch3 spc, ch3
*Shell in next ch1 spc of Shell in Row 5, 2dc between the two Shells, Shell in ch1 spc of next Shell, ch3, skp ch3, skp sc, sc in next ch3 spc, ch3, sc in next ch3 spc, ch3**
Rpt from * to ** 3 more times
Shell in ch1 spc of last Shell of row 5, ch2, dc in top of turning ch3 of Row 5

Row 7:
Ch1, turn, sc in turning dc, ch3, Shell in ch1 spc of Shell
*Ch3, sc at top of pineapple in the ch3 spc, ch3, Shell in ch1 spc of Shell, ch3, sc between the 2dc cluster, ch3, Shell in ch1 spc of next Shell**
Rpt from * to ** 3 more times
Ch3, sc at top of pineapple in the ch3 spc, ch3, Shell in ch1 spc of Shell, ch3, sc in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 of Row 6

Change Colors

Homespun Pineapple Throw Close Up 2 - Free Crochet Throw Pattern

Bold and warm crochet pineapple pattern done in bulky weight Homespun. A touch of the classic in a modern living room.

Row 8:
Ch1, sc in turning sc, ch1, sc in ch3 spc, ch3, 3dc in ch1 spc of Shell, ch5, 3dc in next ch1 spc of Shell, ch3
*Sc in next ch3 spc, ch3, sc in next ch3 spc, ch3, 3dc in ch1 spc of Shell, ch5, 3dc in next ch1 spc of Shell, ch3**
Rpt from * to ** 3 more times
Sc in next ch3 spc, ch1, sc in first sc of Row 7

Rows 9-14: Rpt Rows 2-7

Continue rpt Rows 8-14 seven (7) more times, changing colors before starting Row 8 each time.  Do not break yarn after the last iteration of Row 14.

Ending Row:
Ch1, sc in turning sc, ch1, sc in ch3 spc, ch3, 3dc in ch1 spc of Shell, ch1, tr in ch3 spc, ch1, tr in next ch3 spc, ch1, 3dc in next ch1 spc of Shell, ch3
*Sc in next ch3 spc, ch3, sc in next ch3 spc, ch3, 3dc in ch1 spc of Shell, ch1, tr in ch3 spc, ch1, tr in next ch3 spc, ch1, 3dc in next ch1 spc of Shell, ch3**
Rpt from * to ** 3 more times
Sc in next ch3 spc, ch1, sc in first sc of last row

Border or Edging:
With color C

Round 1:

Work evenly around the edge starting from a corner, slst join, sc, ch3, sc putting a ch3 loop at the corners, slst join to beginning sc

Round 2:
5dc in each ch3 space around, Finish Off.

 

Homespun Pineapple Throw Edging - Free Crochet Throw Pattern

Simple 2 round edging

Enjoy! ♥~

 

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Dec 262012
 
Boom Boom Ironman Toddler Fingerless Gloves (2T) - Free Crochet Pattern

Boom Boom Iron Man Toddler Fingerless Gloves (18mo-2T) 

Do you have a 18mo-3 year old that runs around the house with palms out or downwards saying BOOM BOOM IRON MAN like mine?  Welp, I do!  To entertain mommy’s ideal of visual imaginary play, this pair of free crochet fingerless gloves pattern was born.

Note:  A 2T’s hands averages 4.5″ wide – if your toddler has a larger hand, please increase your foundation round in multiples of 2

 

Boom Boom Ironman Toddler Fingerless Gloves (2T) - Free Crochet Fingerless Glove Pattern

Boom Boom Ironman Toddler Fingerless Gloves (2T) – In Action!

Materials:

  • WW cotton in Red, White, Blue
  • Size F (3.75mm) & H (5mm)hook

Stitches Used:

fsc, ch, sc, slst, rsc, fphdc, bphdc

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

Front Post Half Double Crochet (fphdc) – yo, insert hook in front from the right hand side of indicated post exiting on the left side of the post, yo draw through around post, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook

Back Post Half Double Crochet (bphdc) – yo, insert hook from right side behind the indicated post and around exiting on the left side of the post in the back, yo draw through around post, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook

Crab Stitch (rsc) - insert hook in st to the right of hook, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through both loops on hook

 

Boom Boom Ironman Toddler Fingerless Gloves (2T) - Free Crochet Fingerless Gloves Pattern

Boom Boom Iron Man Toddler Fingerless Gloves (2T) – Fusion Circles


Pattern:

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

With Red
Start with 48″ tail (this tail will be used to go around the bottom of the glove in crab stitch

Fsc 18  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)

Round 1:  Ch2, (fphdc in next st, bphdc in next st) , join [0fphdc, 9bphdc]

Rounds 2-5:  Ch2 (fphdc in each fphdc, bpfdc in each bpfdc around), join [9fphdc, 9bphdc]

Rounds 6-8:  Ch1, Sc in each st, join [18 sc]

Right Hand Only
Round 9:  Ch1, Sc in next 6 sts, ch4, skip 4 sts in previous row, sc in next 8 sts [18 sc]
Round 10-14:  Sc in each sc around, 4sc in ch4 spc, sc in each sc [18sc]
Round 15:  Rsc around, fasten off, weave ends

Left Hand Only
Round 9:  Ch1, Sc in next 8 sts, ch4, skip 4 sts in previous row, sc in next 6 sts [18 sc]
Round 10:  Sc in each sc around, 4sc in ch4 spc, sc in each sc [18sc]
Round 11-14:  Sc in each sc around, sc in each sc [18sc]
Round 15:  Rsc  around, fasten off, weave ends

Both Hands:
Join beginning fsc with 48″ tail , Rsc around, fasten off, weave ends

Fusion Patch (make 2):
With White & F (3.75mm) hook
Round 1:  Magic Ring, 6sc in ring, join with sl st [6sc]
Round 2:  Ch1, 2sc in each st, Change to Blue, join with sl st [12sc]
Round 3:  Ch1, 2sc in same st, 1sc in next st, *2sc in next st, 1sc in next st* join with sl st, fasten off [18sc]

Sew Patch to gloves making sure you are sewing them on different sides (thumb hole in opposite direction on the two gloves – or you may have some ripping to do).

 

Boom Boom Ironman Toddler Fingerless Gloves (2T) - Free Crochet Fingerless Gloves Pattern

Boom Boom Ironman Toddler Fingerless Gloves (2T) – Turned Spiderman Web shooter :D

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Dec 072012
 
Velvet Crush Infinity Scarf - Free Crochet Scarf Pattern

Velvet Crush Infinity Scarf 

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

Velvet Crush Infinity Scarf - Free Crochet Scarf Pattern

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

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


Materials:

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


Stitches Used:

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

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

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

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

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

Butterfly Stitch (BFS) – insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 loop, insert hook in next stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2, yo draw through 2, ch1
Note:  When doing stacked BFS or BFS in the round, the first stitch goes into the ‘right wing’ of the butterfly pattern created in the row/round below and the ‘next stitch’ indicates the ‘left wing’ of the butterfly, so you are always working into the wings.

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


Pattern:

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

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

Fsc 150 (go up to 180 with a single strand of ww and K hook), make sure you do not twist the yarn, join with slst.*
*Note: when joining fsc in a circle, you will need to sew the beginning yarn tail to the bottom of the last fsc stitch to join as well as joining by slst at the top (top is the sc stitch, bottom is the foundation chain portion of fsc)

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

Rows 2-10:  Repeat Row 1

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

Enjoy! ♥~

Velvet Crush Infinity Scarf - Free Crochet Scarf Pattern

Velvet Crush Infinity Scarf worn

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Dec 032012
 
Serendipity Cowl or Neckewarmer - Free Crochet Pattern

Serendipity Ripple Cowl or Neckwarmer

Free crochet cowl pattern — What is your definition of a cowl or neckwarmer?  I love the classic definition of hooded garment also covering the neck.  What I’ve seen when doing a search on cowls resulted in infinity scarves, mobius scarves, wide enough to cover head if pulled over, and long enough to wrap around the neck twice.   Moreover, I love what it has evolved to, a simple neckwarmer.

Serendipity Ripple Cowl or Neckwarmer - Free Crochet Pattern

Serendipity Ripple Cowl or Neckwarmer – Free Crochet Pattern
Worn with double hooks vs. a brooch! A hooker’s dream hook holder on the go.

For now, here’s a neckwarmer inspired by the Serenity Ripple Scarf.

This simple version of the Serenity Ripple Scarf is easy enough for a beginner with no increases or decreases, and challenging enough for a beginner with the introduction to treble crochet (TR), foundation single crochet (FSC) and front post single crochet (FPSC).  It tests your ability to count to the number 7!  Those who are veteran to ripples know what I’m talking about — it’s the simple numbers that catches us off guard in a pattern.

 

Serendipity Cowl or Neckewarmer - Free Crochet Pattern

Serendipity Cowl or Neckewarmer – Free Crochet Cowl Pattern
Hooks vs. brooch! A hooker’s dream hook holder on the go.

Materials:

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

Stitches Used:

 fsc, ch, sc, tr, fpsc

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

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

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

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

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

Pattern:

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

Multiples of 16 +1
80 +1
96 +1
112 +1
128 +1
144 +1

Photos worked with 80+1 fsc.  If you would like to work this pattern using a foundation chain, then you would be working 16+2, sc into 2nd chain from hook and each one across for the right number of scs.

The Serendipity Ripple Cowl or Neckwarmer is a standalone piece.

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

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

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

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

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


Ends of the Cowl or Neckwarmer

This is an optional step.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Serenity Ripple Scarf Rolled - Free Crochet Pattern

Serenity Ripple Scarf Roll View


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