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Free pattern: Pinky Circle Scarf

I’m releasing a new free crochet pattern every week through December. Each one can be made with 3 skeins of yarn or less, and would make a great gift (for someone else, or as a reward to yourself for all of your holiday crafting!).

Pinky Circle Scarf, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

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Everyone has a friend who is always “too hot.” (It used to be me!) I designed the Pinky Circle Scarf with this friend in mind.

Pinky Circle Scarf, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

This peek-a-boo ripple stitch pattern is the perfect solution.

Pinky Circle Scarf, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground CrafterEven when worn with two wraps around, there’s a little air around the neck, too.

This circle scarf is crocheted flat. The border is worked in the round with a slip stitch join. The stitch pattern is a simple 4 row repeat (and, 2 of those rows are the same!), and it uses just 2 skeins of Rowan Pure Wool Worsted.

Don’t forget to add the Pinky Circle Scarf to your Ravelry queue or favorites here!

Pinky Circle Scarf

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 504-medium 50

This circle scarf is crocheted with a simple to remember peek-a-boo ripple pattern.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 5.75” (14.5 cm) wide x 60” (152 cm).

Materials

  • Rowan Pure Wool Worsted (100% washable wool, 3.5 oz/100 g, 219 yd/200 m) – 2 skeins in 113 Pretty Pink, or approximately 390 yd (357 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 18 sts x 11 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
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip st
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • WS – wrong (back/inside) side
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Instructions

Scarf (worked flat)

  • Ch 27.
  • Set Up Row: Turn, sk 3 ch (counts as dc, here and throughout), dc in ea st across. (25 sts)
  • Row 1 (WS): Turn, ch 5 (counts as dc + ch-2 sp, here and throughout), sk first 3 sts, sc in next st, ch 2, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, *ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 2, sk 2 sts, dc in next st; rep from * across.
  • Row 2 (RS): Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, *sk ch-2 sp, 5 dc in next st, sk ch-2 sp, sc in next st; rep from * across.
  • Row 3: Rep Row 1.
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 3, *2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in next st; rep from * across.
  • Rep Rows 1-4 40 more times, or until scarf measures approximately 60” (152 cm). Do not fasten off and do not turn.

Edging and Joining

  • Ch 1, begin working along long edge, ch 1, *2 sc in side of ea row,** rep from * to ** across to set up row. Fold scarf so RS is facing inside, +insert hook through outer loops of both layers of next st on short edge on WS, sl st to join; rep from + across short edge. Turn RS out, ch 1, rep from * to ** across to last row, join with sl st to top of first sc. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends. Spray block if necessary.

Don’t forget to add the Pinky Circle Scarf to your Ravelry queue or favorites here!

© 2014 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, the tutorial, 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/2014/12/12/free-pattern-pinky-circle-scarf. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Free pattern: A Lil’ Something Sparkly Cowl

I’m releasing a new free crochet pattern every week through December. Each one can be made with 3 skeins of yarn or less, and would make a great gift (for someone else, or as a reward to yourself for all of your holiday crafting!).

A Lil Something Sparkly Cowl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

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Today’s free pattern is A Lil’ Something Sparkly Cowl. This infinity cowl/circle scarf makes a statement by combining Cascade Yarns Cherub Aran Sparkle (a yarn with just the right amount of metallic thread) and a crossed puff stitch to create just the right amount of texture.

A Lil Something Sparkly Cowl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Don’t forget to add A Lil’ Something Sparkly Cowl pattern to your queue or favorites on Ravelry here!

A Lil’ Something Sparkly Cowl

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediate

US terms 50

4-medium 50

This infinity cowl is perfect for adding a little sparkle and just the right textural accent to highlight your style.

A Lil Something Sparkly Cowl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Finished Size

50” (127 cm) circumference x 4.5” (11.5 cm) height.

Materials                                                                                                                             

  • Cascade Yarns Cherub Aran Sparkle (54% nylon/42% acrylic/4% metallic, 3.5 oz/100 g, 240 yd/219.5 m) – 1 skein each in 205 Coral (CA) and 201 White (CB), or approximately 240 yd (219.5 m) in CA and 100 yd (91.5 m) in CB in any light medium weight metallic yarn.
  • US G-6/4 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 16 sts x 13.5 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern (✪ see Special Stitch Pattern, below)

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • cpf – crossed puff st✪
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

A Lil Something Sparkly Cowl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Special Stitch Pattern

  • cpf = crossed puff st (worked over 2 sts) = Sk 1 st, *yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, (yo, insert hook in same st, yo and draw up a loop) twice, yo and draw through all 7 loops on hook, rep from * in skipped st.

Pattern Notes

Cowl is crocheted in the round and is reversible.

Pattern Instructions

Cowl

  • With CA, ch 203.
  • Set Up Row: Turn, sk first ch, sc in next st and in ea st across. Being careful not to twist, join with sl st to top of first sc and begin working in rounds. (202 sts)
  • Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), dc in next st, *cpf over next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first ch 3.
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st and in ea st around, join with sl st to top of first sc.
  • Rnd 3: Ch 2, *cpf over next 2 sts, dc in ea of next 2 sts; rep from * around to last 2 sts, cpf over next 2 sts, join with sl st to top of first cpf.
  • Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 2.
  • Rnds 5 – 7: Rep Rnds 1-3, changing to CB with sl st at end of Rnd 3. Fasten off CA.
  • Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 2.
  • Rnd 9: Ch 3, dc in next st, *cpf over next 2 sts, dc in next 6 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first ch 3.
  • Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 2.
  • Rnd 11: Ch 2, *cpf over next 2 sts, dc in next 6 sts; rep from * around to last 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, join with sl st to top of first cpf.
  • Rnd 12: Rep Rnd 2, changing to CA with sl st at end of Rnd. Fasten off CB.
  • Rnd 13: Ch 3, dc in next 5 sts, *cpf over next 2 sts, dc in next 6 sts; rep from * around to last 6 sts, cpf over next 2 sts, dc in next 4 sts, join with sl st to top of first ch 3.
  • Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 2. Fasten off CA.

A Lil Something Sparkly Cowl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends. Spray block if necessary.

Don’t forget to add A Lil’ Something Sparkly Cowl pattern to your queue or favorites on Ravelry here!

© 2014 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, the tutorial, 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/2014/11/21/free-pattern-a-lil-something-sparkly-cowl. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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I’m participating in BlogHer’s National Blog Post Month (also known as NaBloPoMo) by blogging daily through November, 2014.

Indie Design Gift-a-Long 2014: Crochet Neckwarmers Roundup

I’ve been highlighting designs from the Indie Design Gift-a-Long, an awesome virtual event on Ravelry that is ongoing through December 31, 2014. This event includes tons of knit-and crochet-a-longs, (along with some amazing prizes and chatter) along with a great sale.

So far, I shared two roundups of some of my favorite crochet designs in the Gift-a-Long sale bundles: 9 patterns for men and 12 crochet lace patterns. (You can find even more great patterns on the Pinterest board I set up of all the crochet patterns on sale.) Each of these patterns is 25% off through November 21, 2014 with coupon code giftalong2014.

Today, I’m sharing a roundup of 9 of my favorite Gift-a-Long crochet patterns for neckwarmers. Unless otherwise noted, images are copyright the designers.

You can find the links to the patterns and designers below, listed from left to right.

Top row: Shreya Mobius Cowl by Tian Connaughton, Roxanne Tunisian Loop Scarf by Lindsey Stephens, Gentle Hug Crocheted Moebius Cowl by Diane L. Augustin.

Middle row: Karen: A Puff Stitch Infinity Cowl by Ruth Brasch, A Crinkle in Time Cowl by Beth Graham, Barabashki by Elena Fedetova.

Bottom row: Merriwa Moebius by Sharon Boswell, Crosslita Cowl by Sarah Jane, Black Raspberry Shawl by Darleen Hopkins.

I have quite a few neckwarmers in my Gift-a-Long sale bundle, but two of my favorite are the Phoenix Sunset and the Flying Geese Hooded Cowl.

I’ll be back tomorrow with some more Indie Design Gift-a-Long goodies!

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New crochet pattern: Rough Around the Edges Cowl

I’m continuing my series on new pattern releases for fall and winter with the Rough Around the Edges Cowl, a crochet pattern for an infinity/circle scarf.

Rough Around the Edges Cowl, crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

This cowl is crocheted in the round with a wonderful fingering weight wool yarn called Wayfarer from Made in America Yarns. The yarn has an excellent drape and great stitch definition.

Rough Around the Edges Cowl, crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

Wayfarer is a great match for this lightly textured stitch pattern because it doesn’t become bulky and stiff, but rather stays light and soft while showing off the stitch details.

Rough Around the Edges Cowl, crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

And, of course, if you wanted to tuck the cowl into your coat or jacket, it wouldn’t be too bulky to close it. I used one skein each of Distant Hills and Bordeaux in this project.

You can find the pattern for Rough Around the Edges for sale on Ravelry here.

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I’m participating in BlogHer’s National Blog Post Month (also known as NaBloPoMo) by blogging daily through November, 2014.

New crochet pattern: Flying Geese Hooded Cowl

As the weather gets colder, I’ve been releasing a steady stream of new winter accessory patterns. Today, I’m sharing a new crochet pattern, the Flying Geese Hooded Cowl.

Flying Geese Hooded Cowl, crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

The inspiration behind this pattern was Amy Johnson, a pioneering English aviatrix. Amy set many flight records in the 1930s, and rose to the ranks of First Officer in the Air Transport Auxiliary during World War II. She died in a crash in 1941 under disputed circumstances during a mission and her body was never recovered.

There is a very iconic photo of Amy with a scrumptious collar so I wanted to create a hooded cowl that could keep you extra warm.

Amy Johnson, British pilot, on Underground Crafter blog

Amy Johnson. (You can find more great pictures on my Amy Johnson Pinterest board.)

The post stitch pattern creates upturned arrows that mimic the flying geese quilting pattern.

Flying Geese detail1

The bulky Kraemer Yarns Mauch Chunky yarn adds an extra layer of protection against harsh winds.

Flying Geese Hooded Cowl, crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

I really enjoyed working with the yarn. The color is just beautiful, and I enjoy working with single-ply yarns. (By the way, while the fiber content is currently split between wool from New Zealand and the U.S., the folks at Kraemer tell me they plan to source the wool entirely from the U.S. in the near future.)

Flying Geese Cowl (4 of 6)

And, it’s always great to have a model with the right attitude. My friend, Carlota Zimmerman from the Creativity Yenta, brought along boldness to befit an early pilot.

Flying Geese Hooded Cowl crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter To complete the look during the photo shoot, I’m grateful to Carla Dawn Behrle for the custom made leather top and the Old Rhinebeck Aerodome for the awesome background!

You can buy the pattern here on Ravelry! I’ll also be adding it to my Craftsy, Crochetville, Etsy, and Kollabora shops in the coming days.

NaBloPoMo

I’m participating in BlogHer’s National Blog Post Month (also known as NaBloPoMo) by blogging daily through November, 2014.