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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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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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

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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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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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Feb 212013
 

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!

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

Round and Round We Go – Free Crochet Tutorial for Beginners

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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