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Free pattern: Simple Spiral Beanie in 8 sizes

Simple Spiral Beanie, free #crochet pattern in 8 sizes from newborn through adult large by Marie Segares/Underground CrafterBefore I knew how to knit, I was always amazed by the look of stockinette stitch. (Funnily, now that I can knit, I am drawn to totally different textures!)


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I eventually learned that I could mimic the look of knit stockinette stitch by crocheting in the back (or third loop) of half double crochet in the round.

Simple Spiral Beanie, free #crochet pattern in 8 sizes from newborn through adult large by Marie Segares/Underground CrafterThe Simple Spiral Beanie is the first in a series of designs exploring this stitch in different yarn weights. It makes a stretchy beanie that is a bit looser than the typical beanie (but no where near as loose as a slouchy).

Simple Spiral Beanie, free #crochet pattern in 8 sizes from newborn through adult large by Marie Segares/Underground CrafterThe repetition of the half double crochet makes this a great pattern for a beginning crocheter.

But, you know me. I don’t like things to be too simple…

Simple Spiral Beanie, free #crochet pattern in 8 sizes from newborn through adult large by Marie Segares/Underground CrafterSo I had to do something fun along the edging. I hope you approve! This new version of the pattern includes 8 sizes from newborn through adult large. I’m wearing the teen/adult small on my big ‘ole noggin.

This is a one skein project in Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in all but the largest size. You’ll need a bit more for the adult large, so grab an extra skein.

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Simple Spiral Beanie

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 504-medium 50Crocheting in the back loop of half double crochet stitches mimics the look of the stockinette stitch in knitting.

Finished Sizes

  • Newborn (3-6 months, 6-12 months, Toddler, Child, Teen/Adult Small, Adult Large).
    • Newborn: 12.5” (32 cm) circumference x 5” (13 cm) height.
    • 3-6 months: 14” (35.5 cm) circumference x 6.25” (16 cm) height.
    • 6-12 months: 15.75” (40 cm) circumference x 6.5” (16.5 cm) height.
    • Toddler: 17.25” (17.25 cm) circumference x 7” (44 cm) height.
    • Child: 18.75” (47.5 cm) circumference x 7.5” (19 cm) height.
    • Teen/Adult Small: 20.5” (52 cm) circumference x 8” (20.5 cm) height.
    • Adult Large: 22” (56 cm) circumference x 8.5” (21.5 cm) height. (Requires 2 skeins, or about 200 yd/182 m of yarn.)

Materials

  • Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g, 170 yd/156 m) – 1 skein in 134 Terracotta, or approximately 170 yds (29 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Locking stitch marker or scrap yarn.

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Gauge

  • Through Rnd 5 in pattern = 4” (10 cm) diameter. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only
  • cdc – crossed dc – Sk st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st.
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • FPsc – front post single crochet – Insert hook from front around back to front of cl in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops, sk st behind FPsc.
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Hat is worked in the round in spirals without joining.
  • Place locking stitch marker or scrap yarn in last st of round and move up each round.

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Hat

  • Starting at crown, ch 4, skip 3 ch, join with sl st to first ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 2 (does not count as hdc), 8 hdc in ring, place stitch marker in last st. (8 sts)
  • Rnd 2: 2 hdcBL in ea st around. (16 sts)
  • Rnd 3: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next st; rep from * around. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 4: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 2 sts; rep from * around. (32 sts)
  • Rnd 5: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 3 sts; rep from * around (40 sts) NEWBORN SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 12.
  • Rnd 6: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 4 sts; rep from * around. (48 sts) 3-6 MONTHS SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 12.
  • Rnd 7: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 5 sts; rep from * around (56 sts) 6-12 MONTHS SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 12.
  • Rnd 8: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 6 sts; rep from * around (64 sts) TODDLER SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 12.
  • Rnd 9: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 7 sts; rep from * around (72 sts) CHILD SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 12.
  • Rnd 10: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 8 sts; rep from * around (80 sts) TEEN/ADULT SMALL SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 12.
  • Rnd 11: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 9 sts; rep from * around (88 sts) ADULT LARGE SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 12.

  • Rnd 12: HdcBL in ea st around.
  • Rep Rnd 12 until hat measures approximately 3.5” (4.75”, 5”, 5.5” 6”, 6.5”, 7”)/9 cm (12 cm, 13 cm, 14 cm, 15.5 cm, 16.5 cm, 18 cm) from crown.
  • Rnd 13: Sc in ea st around.
  • Rnd 14: Cdc around.
  • Rnd 15: Rep Rnd 13. Remove stitch marker.
  • Rnd 16: Turn, *sc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc.
  • Rnd 17: Turn, FPsc in ea st around, join with sl st to first FPsc.
  • Rnd 18: Sc in ea st around, join with sl st to first sc, fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in yarn tails. Spray block if necessary.
© 2015, 2016 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2016/01/26/free-pattern-simple-spiral-beanie/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Free pattern: For Kyle Baby Blanket

For Kyle Baby Blanket, free #crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground CrafterI love ripples. But there’s something about having a clean, straight edge on a blanket that I really enjoy. So for this baby blanket, I chose a stitch pattern that creates the appearance of a ripple when striped, but keeps the edges straight.

For Kyle Baby Blanket free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter 1

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As my long-time readers know, I donate several crochet projects each year. In December, on a very stormy and rainy afternoon (hence, the lack of photographic evidence), I took a stack of baby blankets to the post office to mail to Kyle, South Dakota to the Oyate Teca Project, one of the many programs you can learn about in the Friends of the Pine Ridge Reservation website. This blanket, designed for donation, was one of those in the box.

For Kyle Baby Blanket, free #crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter in Lion Brand Pound of Love yarnIf you make one, don’t forget to share a picture on Ravelry or Facebook.

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For Kyle Baby Blanket

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 504-medium 50This simple stitch pattern makes a gentle ripple for this classic baby blanket.

Finished Size

  • Baby Blanket: 31” (79 cm) width x 37” (94 cm) length.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Pound of Love (16 oz/454 g/1020 yds/932 m/100% acrylic) – 1 skein each in 110 Denim (CA) and 148 Turquoise (CB), or approximately 700 yds (640 m) in CA and 790 yds (722.4 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 17 sts x 11 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.


Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • t-ch – turning ch
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Blanket is worked flat in rows. Edging is worked in the round.
  • Carry unused color up side of blanket as you change colors.

Pattern Instructions

Baby Blanket

  • With CA, ch 150, or any multiple of 3 sts.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 2 ch, dc in next ch, *sk 2 ch, (sc, 2 dc) in next ch; rep from * across to last 3 ch, sk 2 ch, sc in last ch.
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 2 (counts as sc, here and throughout), 2 dc in same st, *sk 2 sts, (sc, 2 dc) in next sc; rep from * across to last 3 sts, sk 2 st, sc in t-ch, changing to CB in last yo of last sc.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 2 (counts as sc, here and throughout), 2 dc in same st, *sk 2 sts, (sc, 2 dc) in next sc; rep from * across to last 3 sts, sk 2 st, sc in t-ch.
  • Row 4: Rep Row 2, changing to CA in last yo of last sc.
  • Row 5: Rep Row 3.

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  • Rep Rows 2-5 19 more times, or until blanket measures approximately 30” (76.2 cm) long.
  • Row 6: Rep Row 3. Fasten off CA and CB.

Edging

  • Round 1: With CB and working along edge with carried yarn, join with sl st to side of first row, ch 1, sc in side of same row, 2 sc in side of next row, starting with next color change, *evenly work 3 sc in side of next 2 rows; rep from * across to last row, ch 2,** turn and working along last row, sc in ea st across, ch 2, rep from * to ** turn and working along foundation ch, sc in ea ch across, ch 2, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 2015, 2016 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2016/01/13/free-pattern-for-kyle-baby-blanket/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Free pattern: Marciana Lace Prayer Shawl

Marciana Lace Prayer Shawl, free #crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter. Photo © StitchAndUnwind.com.Have you ever made a prayer shawl? I’m not sure what the origin of prayer shawls is, but these comfort shawls are made for people going through difficult times, including medical treatment, mourning, and other crises.

Earlier this year, I was asked to design a special prayer shawl pattern for AllFreeCrochet’s blog, Stitch and Unwind.

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I know that when I crochet a gift for someone, I try to put as much love as possible into it. Prayer shawls are supposed to carry the feelings of love and compassion, along with the maker’s prayers, along to the recipient.

Marciana Lace Prayer Shawl, free #crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter. Photo © StitchAndUnwind.com.When my grandmother was in the hospital in 2007, I was working on an intricate shawl pattern for her. I wasn’t able to finish the project before she passed away, but I know working on it next to her hospital bed brought us both a lot of comfort.

I kept that experience in mind as I designed this shawl. I wanted it to look beautiful, so the wearer would feel so pretty wearing it. (We all know that it’s hard to feel pretty when you’re sick, or when life’s major roadblocks are in the way, so why not at least make that a bit easier with a lovely accessory?)

Marciana Lace Prayer Shawl, free #crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter. Photo © StitchAndUnwind.com.I also wanted the pattern to be simple, because there isn’t always a lot of time to focus on details when making a prayer shawl for someone special.

And, of course, you can make this shawl for yourself, too. It makes a very cozy rectangular wrap.

I hope you enjoy this pattern. If you make one, please share a picture on Ravelry or Facebook. And, if you donate your shawl to charity, please let me know what organization you supported.

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Marciana Lace Prayer Shawl

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 504-medium 50A simple stitch pattern creates a beautiful rectangular shawl with gentle waves and eyelets.

Marciana Lace Prayer Shawl, free #crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter. Photo © StitchAndUnwind.com.Finished Size

  • Adult: 68.5” (174 cm) wingspan x 20” (51 cm) height after blocking.

Materials

  • Red Heart With Love (100% acrylic, 7 oz/198 g/270 yds/338 m) – 2 skeins in 1538 Lilac (CA), and 1 skein each in 1801 Navy (CB) and 1001 White (CC), or approximately 540 yds (676 m) in CA, and approximately 270 yds (338 m) in CB and CC in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 17 sts x 7 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • ch(s) – chain(s)
  • dc – double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sp(s) – space(s)
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • t-ch – turning chain
  • * Rep after asterisks as indicated.

Pattern Instructions

  • With CA, ch 233 (or any multiple of 11 sts, + 2 sts). For tips on how to work with a long foundation chain, read Easy fixes for a foundation chain with too few or too many chains.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next st, *ch 2, sk 2, dc in next 2 chs, ch 2, sk 2, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * across.
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 5 (counts as dc + ch-2 sp, here and throughout), dc in same st, ch 1, (sk next st, dc in next st, ch 1) twice, dc in ch-2 sp, *5 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 2, dc in next st, ch 1, (sk next st, dc in next st, ch 1) twice, dc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * across to last ch-2 sp, 4 dc in last ch-2 sp, dc in last st.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 5, dc in frst st, ch 1, (sk next st, dc in next st, ch 1) twice, dc in next ch-1 sp, *sk next 2 ch-1 sps, 5 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, dc in next st, ch 1, (sk next st, dc in next st, ch 1) twice, dc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across to last 2 ch-2 sps, sk 2 ch-2 sps, 4 dc in last ch-2 sp, dc in third ch of t-ch.
  • Rows 4-7: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 8: Rep Row 3, changing to CB in last yo of final dc.
  • Row 9: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 10: Rep Row 3, changing to CC in last yo of final dc.
  • Row 11: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 12: Rep Row 3, changing to CA in last yo of final dc.
  • Row 13: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 14: Rep Row 3, changing to CC in last yo of final dc.
  • Row 15: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 16: Rep Row 3, changing to CB in last yo of final dc.
  • Rows 17-24: Rep Rows 9-16 once.
  • Rows 25-26: Rep Rows 11-12.
  • Rows 27-34: Rep Row 3, 8 times. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in yarn tails. Spray block if desired.
© 2015 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). Shawl photos © StitchAndUnwind.com and used with permission. This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2015/12/02/free-pattern-marciana-lace-prayer-shawl. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

I hope you enjoy this pattern. If you make one, please share a picture on Ravelry or Facebook. And, if you donate your shawl to charity, please let me know what organization you supported.

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