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]

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weave in ends

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

 

 

Mar 092013
 
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
Weave in Ends
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No Fsc start:

Row 1:
Ch15, turn, sc second ch from hook, sc in each st across [15sc]

Rows 2 & 3:
Ch1, turn, sc in each across [15sc]

Row 4:
Ch10, turn, sc in second ch from hook, sc in each ch across, sl st to the next st on Row 2 [9sc]

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

Row 6:
Ch1, turn, sc in each sc across, slst to next st on Row 2 [9sc]

Fasten Off
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Mar 082013
 
Capital Letter F - Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

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Capital Letter F – The Crochet Lounge Way

Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

Materials:

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

Stitches Used:

fsc, ch, sc, slst

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

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

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

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

Pattern:

Fsc 15

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

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

Row 3:
Ch10, turn, sc in second ch from hook, sc in each ch across, sl st to the next st on Row 2 [9sc]

Row 4:
Slst into the next st on Row 2, turn, sc in each sc across [9sc]

Row 5:
Ch1, turn, sc in each sc across, slst to next st on Row 2 [9sc]

Row 6:
Slst in the next 3 st on Row 2, ch7, turn, sc in each ch across, slst to the next st on Row 2 [6sc, slst]

Row 7:
Slst in the next st on Row 2, turn, sc in each st across [6sc]

Row 8:
Ch1, sc in each st across, slst to the next st on Row 2 [6sc]

Fasten Off
Weave in Ends
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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]

Fasten Off
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Mar 072013
 
Capital Letter P - The Crochet Lounge Way - Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

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Capital Letter P – The Crochet Lounge Way

Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

Materials:

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

Stitches Used:

fsc, ch, sc, slst

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

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

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

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

Pattern:

Fsc 15

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fasten Off
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Mar 042013
 
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]

Fasten Off
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Mar 042013
 
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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Mar 042013
 
Capital Letter E - The Crochet Lounge Way - Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern
Capital Letter E Unblocked  - The Crochet Lounge Way - Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

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

Capital Letter E – The Crochet Lounge Way

Free Crochet Alphabet Pattern

Materials:

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

Stitches Used:

fsc, ch, sc, slst

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

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

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

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

Pattern:

Fsc 15

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

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

Row 3:
Ch13, turn, sc in second ch from hook, sc in each ch across, sl st to the side of the first st where the chains started [12sc]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fasten Off
Weave in Ends
Block

No Fsc start:

Row 1:
Ch15, turn, sc second ch from hook, sc in each st across [15sc]

Rows 2 & 3:
Ch1, turn, sc in each across [15sc]

Row 4:
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]

Fasten Off
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Mar 042013
 
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

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 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
Block

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

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

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

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

Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts - Free Crochet Hearts Pattern

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

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

Video Tutorial link will be added here soon.

Materials:

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

Stitches Used:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Patterns:

Tiny & I meant it :)

Sweetie Puffs  Tiny Hearts – Single Round Heart ♥ 

Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts - Free Crochet Hearts Pattern

Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts – Single Round Pattern

Magic Circle

Round 1:

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

Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts Defined – 2 Rounds Heart ♥

Magic Circle

Round 1:

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

Round 2:

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

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

Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts Defined - Free Crochet Hearts Pattern

Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts Defined – 2 Rounds Pattern

 

Jan 052013
 
Magic Circle, Color Switching in the Round & Invisible Join - Free Crochet Tutorial

Round and Round We Go – Free Crochet Tutorial for Beginners

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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