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Free pattern: Warm and Textured 1-Skein Cowl

Warm and Textured 1-Skein Cowl, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

Back in 2011, I went to my favorite local yarn shop, Knitty City during the NYC Yarn Crawl and picked up four beautiful skeins of yarn.

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Underground Crafter yarn haul from Knitty City

From left to right: Dream in Color Classy in Spring Tickle, Malabrigo Rios in 16 Glazed Carrot and 859 Primavera, and Dream in Color Classy in Happy Forest.

My original plans were for a sampler blanket, but over the years the other skeins were used for different projects until just the one remained.

Dream in Color Classy in Spring Tickle on Underground Crafter

Dream in Color Classy in Spring Tickle.

I even tried planned to include it in my Temperature Scarf, but (based purely on weather patterns) I only ended up using it for one row! It’s such a lovely skein that I knew I had to make something I could use frequently with it, but since all the coordinating skeins I purchased with it were used up, I wanted to make a one-skein project.

Warm and Textured 1-Skein Cowl, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

This snug cowl is a great small project to test out your post stitch skills. It has two different types of clusters to make a richly textured surface.

Warm and Textured 1-Skein Cowl, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

The half double crochet stitches are nice and plump, and keep the cold air out. It’s a perfect project to keep out the winds on a chilly day.

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And please share pictures if you make one – I’d love to see your version! Enjoy!

Warm and Textured 1-Skein Cowl

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediate

US terms 50

4-medium 50

This cabled cowl makes a bold statement with just one skein.

Warm and Textured 1-Skein Cowl, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

Finished Size

  • Adult: 9” (23 cm) wide x 20” (51 cm) long (blocked).

Materials

    • Dream in Color Classy (100% superwash Merino wool, 4 oz/113 g, 250 yd/229 m) – 1 skeins in Spring Tickle, or approximately 250 yd (229 m) in any medium weight yarn.
    • US I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
    • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 12 sts x 14 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm) unblocked. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

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

  • ch – chain
  • ea – each
  • FPcl – front post cluster✪
  • FPdc – front post double crochet✪
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • pop – 6-hdc popcorn✪
  • rep – repeat
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • WS – wrong (back) side
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Special Stitch Patterns

  • FPcl – front post cluster – (Yo, insert hook from front around back to front of st, yo and draw up a loop to the height of current row, yo and draw through 2 loops) 3 times, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook. Sk st behind FPcl.
  • FPdc – front post double crochet – Yo, insert hook from front around back to front of st, yo and draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops) twice. Sk st behind FPdc.
  • pop – 6-hdc popcorn – Hdc 6 times in same st, remove hook from loop and insert hook from front to back of first hdc in group, pick up dropped loop and pull through loop on hook.

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Pattern Instructions

Cowl

  • Ch 34.
  • Row 1: (WS) Turn, sk first ch, sc in next st and ea st across. (33 sts)
  • Row 2: (RS) Turn, ch 2 (counts as hdc, here and throughout), hdc in next st and ea st across.
  • Row 3: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 2, hdc in next 4 sts, FPcl around next st 2 rows below, hdc in next 5 sts, (FPdc around next st 2 rows below, pop in next st, FPdc around next st 2 rows below, hdc in next 5 sts) twice, FPcl in next st 2 rows below, hdc in next 5 sts.
  • Row 5: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 6: Turn, ch 2, hdc in next 4 sts, FPcl around next FPcl, hdc in next 5 sts, [(FPdc around next FPdc, hdc) twice, hdc in the next 5 sts],twice, FPcl around next FPcl, hdc in next 5 sts.
  • Row 7: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 8: Turn, ch 2, hdc in next 4 sts, FPcl around next FPcl, hdc in next 5 sts, (sk FPdc, FPdc around next FPdc, hdc, working in front of last FPdc, FPdc around skipped FPdc, hdc in next 5 sts) twice, FPcl around next FPcl, hdc in next 5 sts.
  • Row 9: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 10: Turn, ch 2, hdc in next 4 sts, FPcl around next FPcl, hdc in next 5 sts, (FPdc around next FPdc, pop, FPdc around next FPdc, hdc in next 5 sts) twice, FPcl around next FPcl, hdc in next 5 sts.
  • Row 11: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 12: Rep Row 8.
  • Row 13: Rep Row 2.
  • Rep Rows 6-13 7 more times, or until cowl measures approximately 21” (53 cm), ending after Row 13. Do not fasten off.

Finishing

  • Fold cowl in half with RS facing and line up short edges to join with slip stitches. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Spray block.

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© 2015 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/2015/01/30/free-pattern-warm-and-textured-1-skein-cowl. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Free pattern: Faux Fabric 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!).

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

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One of my best friends loves stretchy, jersey-style infinity cowls. This year, I decided to make her a crochet version as a holiday gift.

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

A detail of the stitch pattern.

Back in November, I took a trip to Saratoga Springs for work, and I had a chance to visit Common Thread and pick up a skein of Holiday Yarns FlockSock Sock Yarn in Wolverine. This color is a blueish gray that is perfect for my friend’s mostly neutral color palette.

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

Using a much larger than recommended sized hook and crocheting into the back loop only creates a gently textured and super stretchy fabric.

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

The finished circle scarf is long enough to wrap around twice. It’s very lightweight and breathable, too.

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

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Faux Fabric Circle Scarf

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50

US terms 50

1_superfine

Sock yarn, a larger than recommended crochet hook, and a textured stitch pattern create a stretchy as fabric infinity scarf.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 7” (18 cm) wide x 49” (124.5 cm) long (unblocked).

Materials

  • Holiday Yarns FlockSock Sock Yarn (75% Merino wool/25% Nylon, 3.5 oz/100 g, 400 yd/366 m) – 1 skein in Wolverine, or approximately 400 yd (366 m) in any super fine weight yarn.
  • US G-6/4 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

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

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Instructions

Scarf

  • Ch 40.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 2, (counts as first hdc, here and throughout), *dc in next ch, hdc in next ch; rep from * across. (39 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), *hdcBL in next st, dcBL in next st; rep from * across.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 2, *dcBL in next st, hdcBL in next st; rep from * across.
  • Rep Rows 2-3 60 times (or until scarf measures approximately 49” (124.5 cm) long. Do not fasten off.
  • Fold short ends together and match up sts on each side. Seam together short edges with sl st through ea side. Fasten off. Turn right side out (so seam is inside).

Finishing

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

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© 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/2014/12/25/free-pattern-faux-fabric-circle-scarf. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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.

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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.

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© 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

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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.

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© 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!

NaBloPoMo

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!

NaBloPoMo

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