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Free pattern: Glittery Accent Scarf

Glittery Accent Scarf, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Loops & Threads Charisma and Payette yarns | This lacy scarf is quick and easy to make. Holding a strand super bulky yarn with a strand of sequin yarn adds a bit of bling. Wear it as an accent scarf year round, or donate it to Handmade Especially for You, a charity that supports women survivors of domestic violence in Central and Southern California.A few months ago, I learned about an organization called Handmade Especially for You. Most charities that accept crochet and knitting donations look for practical projects for all the right reasons. But, let’s be honest. Those same practical projects are sometimes a bit dull to make.



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Handmade Especially for You donates comfort scarves to women survivors of domestice violence through partnerships with over 50 shelters and social service organizations in Central and Southern California. Since it doesn’t get too cold in those parts, the scarves should be lacy. And, to lift the women’s moods, they recommend adding in some novelty yarn.

The Glittery Accent Scarf is the creation I came up. It was pretty fun to make (because who doesn’t love sequin yarn?) and it worked up really quickly (because it uses a simple stitch pattern and is worked with two strands of yarn held together).

And, best of all, it meets all the guidelines for donation to Handmade Especially for You. The finished scarf is…

  • Made with a comfortable, soft yarn in a “happy” color,
  • At least 4″ (10 cm) wide (but no wider than 4.5″/11.5 cm), and at least 60″ (152.5 cm) long,
  • Made with an open stitch pattern appropriate for warm weather, and
  • Decorated with a fun yarn (or sequins, faux fur, or ribbon) to make the scarf just a little bit more special for the recipient.

If you’d like to donate two scarves to Handmade Especially for You, the Glimmer Glamour Scarf is another free crochet pattern that would be a great fit with the donation guidelines.

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Glittery Accent Scarf

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Glittery Accent Scarf, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Loops & Threads Charisma and Payette yarns | This lacy scarf is quick and easy to make. Holding a strand super bulky yarn with a strand of sequin yarn adds a bit of bling. Wear it as an accent scarf year round, or donate it to Handmade Especially for You, a charity that supports women survivors of domestic violence in Central and Southern California.
02-easy 50US terms 506-superbulky2-fineThis project makes a great accent scarf that can be worn all year.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 4″ (10 cm) wide by 60″ (152.5 cm) long.

Materials

  • Loops & Threads Charisma (3.5 oz/100 g/109 yd/100 m/100% acrylic) – 2 skeins in 31 Black Raspberry, or approximately 155 yds (142 m) in any super bulky weight yarn.
  • Loops & Threads Payette (1.75 oz/50 g/216 yd/198 m/84% acrylic/12% polyester/4% other fiber) – 1 skein in 7128 Periwinkle Tinkle, or approximately 168 yds (154 m) in any fine weight sequin yarn.
  • US Size L-11 (8 mm) crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 12 sts x 5 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.


Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • t-ch – turning chain
  • * Rep instructions after asterisks as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Entire scarf is worked holding one strand of ea yarn together.

Pattern Instructions

Scarf

  • With one strand of ea yarn held together, ch 13 or any multiple of 5 sts + 3 sts.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 st, sc in next ch and ea ch across. (12 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), dc in next st, *ch 3, sk 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * across.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 3, sk next st, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp, *sk next 2 sts, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across to last 2 sts, sk next st, dc in t-ch.
  • Rep Rows 2-3 until scarf measures approximately 60″ (152.5 cm) long, ending after Row 2.
  • Final Row: Sc in ea st and ch across. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 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/2016/04/20/free-pattern-glittery-accent-scarf/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Free pattern: Under the Bridge Hat

Under the Bridge Hat, free #crochet pattern in 6 sizes by Underground CrafterIn my first year of blogging, I participated in something called the Year of Projects. (If you’re interested, it’s now in it’s fifth year on Ravelry and you can join the group here.) It was a great way to meet other bloggers, and by reading the weekly posts of all the other participants, I was introduced to Sandy from the Bridge and Beyond Project.

Under the Bridge Hat, free #crochet pattern in 6 sizes by Underground CrafterSandy is a tireless volunteer who maintains the blog of this grass-roots, volunteer-led effort to provide support to homeless adults, families living in shelters, and others in need in Central Ohio.



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I designed this hat to meet the Bridge and Beyond Project’s specifications for donations, but it’s a great unisex project that works up quickly in super bulky yarn.

Under the Bridge Hat, free #crochet pattern in 6 sizes by Underground CrafterFor those of you who like “the knit look,” the stitches are worked into the back (third) loop of each half double crochet to mimic stockinette stitch. (If you like the look and prefer medium weight yarn, check out my pattern for the Simple Spiral Beanie, which is available in 8 sizes.)

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Under the Bridge Hat

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 506-superbulkyCrocheting in the round in the half double crochet stitch’s third loop creates a look to mimic to the stockinette stitch in knitting.

Finished Sizes

  • Newborn (Infant, Toddler, Child, Adult small, Adult large).
    • Newborn: 12.5” (32 cm) circumference, 5” (13 cm) length.
    • Infant: 15” (38 cm) circumference, 6.5” (16.5 cm) length.
    • Toddler: 16.5” (42 cm) circumference, 7” (18 cm) length.
    • Child: 18.75” (47.5 cm) circumference, 8” (20.5 cm) length.
    • Adult small: 21.25” (54 cm) circumference, 8.5” (21.5 cm) length.
    • Adult large: 23.5” (59.5 cm) circumference, 9” (23 cm) length.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Heartland Thick & Quick (5 oz/142 g/125 yds/114 m/100% acrylic) – 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2) skeins in 126 Sequoia, or approximately 125 yds/114 m (125 yds/114 m, 125 yds/114 m, 125 yds/114 m, 250 yds/228 m, 250 yds/228 m) in any super bulky weight yarn.
  • US Size L-11 (8 mm) crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Locking stitch marker or scrap yarn.

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Gauge

  • Rnds 1-5 in pattern = 4” (10 cm). For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only
  • ch – chain
  • ea – each
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Rep instructions after asterisks as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Hat is worked in rounds in continuous spirals without joining. Move stitch marker up each round to mark last st.
  • Work stitches into back (third) loop of half double crochet stitches when indicated.

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Pattern Instructions

Hat

  • Beginning at crown, start with magic adjustable ring. (Oombawka Design has a great magic ring tutorial here).
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, pull yarn tail tightly to close ring, place marker in last st. (6 sts)
  • Rnd 2: 2 hdcBL in ea st around. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 3: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next st; rep from * around. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 4: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 2 sts; rep from * around. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 5: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 3 sts; rep from * around. (30 sts) NEWBORN SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 11.
  • Rnd 6: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 4 sts; rep from * around. (36 sts) INFANT SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 11.
  • Rnd 7: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 5 sts; rep from * around. (42 sts) TODDLER SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 11.
  • Rnd 8: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 6 sts; rep from * around. (48 sts) CHILD SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 11.
  • Rnd 9: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 7 sts; rep from * around. (54 sts) ADULT SMALL SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 11.
  • Rnd 10: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 8 sts; rep from * around. (60 sts)
  • Rnd 11: HdcBL in ea st around.
  • Rep Rnd 11 until hat measures approximately 5”/13 cm (6.5”/16.5 cm, 7”/18 cm, 8”/20.5 cm, 8.5”/21.5 cm, 9”/23 cm) length from crown.
Under the Bridge Hat, free #crochet pattern in 6 sizes by Underground Crafter

To measure length from crown, position your ruler at the top of the hat near your first stitches and measure in a straight line to your current row.

  • Rnd 12: Sc in ea st around, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside of hat.
© 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/2016/03/23/free-pattern-under-the-bridge-hat/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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For Kyle Baby Blanket by Underground Crafter (Free Crochet Patterns with Underground Crafter podcast)

For Kyle Baby Blanket on Free #Crochet Patterns with Underground Crafter #podcastI read the For Kyle Baby Blanket, one of my most popular free crochet patterns.

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About this pattern

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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.

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