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Free pattern: Sandy Dunes Binky

Sandy Dunes Binky, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter | This beginner-friendly motif blanket is perfect for donation to the Binky Patrol or as a stashbuster.In each month’s charity spotlight, I’ll be introducing a charity that accepts crochet or knitting projects for donation along with a free pattern, so read on for details.



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May’s Featured Charity: The Binky Patrol

The Binky Patrol is a volunteer-led, nonprofit organization that has been distributed handmade blankets, known as binkies, to children facing health challenges or living with trauma throughout the United States since 1996. You can contribute locally through one of 160 Binky Patrol chapters or mail your donations to the national headquarters.

You can find more information about Binky Patrol on their website, including information about hosting your own “Bink-a-Thon,” how to send in donations, and free patterns.

Sandy Dunes Binky, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter | This beginner-friendly motif blanket is perfect for donation to the Binky Patrol or as a stashbuster.Tips for Making Great Binkies

Binkies can be sewn, quilted, knitted, crocheted, or made with fleece and should be at at least 3′ (1 m) square. Many Binkies are given to children in hosptials, so they are only accepted from smoke-free homes.

Choose an easy care yarn that can be washed and dried in the machine. Be sure to weave in your ends securely. Don’t use fringe, which can pose a choking hazard for infants and toddlers. Since most blankets are distributed to children in shelters or hospitals, choose easy care yarns that can be machine washed and dried. Never include religious messages and don’t forget to add a Binky Patrol label, which you can pick up from your local chapter or request by mail from the national headquarters.

Here are two other Underground Crafter free crochet patterns that would make great binkies:

Diagonal Rainbows Baby Blanket, free #crochet pattern by @ucrafterCheckerboard in Primary Colors Blanket, free #crochet pattern in 6 sizes by Underground CrafterDon’t forget to share a picture on Ravelry or with my Facebook page if you make one!

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Yarn

Sandy Dunes Binky

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 504-medium 50This beginner-friendly motif blanket is perfect for donation to the Binky Patrol or as a stashbuster.

Finished Size

  • Adjustable. Photographed sample measures 30” (76 cm) wide x 36” (91.5 cm) long.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Heartland (5 oz/142 g/251 yds/230 m/100% acrylic) – 2 skeins ea in 109 Olympic (CA), 124 Big Bend (CB), and 098 Acadia (CC), or approximately 500 yds (457 m) in any ea of 3 colors in any medium weight yarn.

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  • US Size I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • Completed Square = 3” (7.5 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.


Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Note

  • For a scrappy version, you’ll need approximately 6.25 yd (6 m) in ea of 2 colors for ea square.

Pattern Instructions

Motif – Make 20 ea

  • Motif A: CA center, CB border.
  • Motif B: CA center, CC border.
  • Motif C: CB center, CA border.
  • Motif D: CB center, CC border.
  • Motif E: CC center, CB border.
  • Motif F: CC center, CA border.

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Motif Center

  • Ch 4, sk 3 sts, join with sl st to first ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch-1 sp), *dc, ch 1 in ring; rep from * 5 more times, dc in ring, sc to top of ch 3 to join (counts as ch-1 sp). (16 sts)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same ch-1 sp, ch 1, *2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * 5 more times, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, sc to top of ch 3 to join. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same ch-1 sp, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in ch-1 sp; rep from * 6 more times, sc in next 2 sts, sc in first ch-1 sp, fasten off and join new color with sl st to first sc. (32 sts)

Motif Border

  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st and next st, hdc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 2, 2 dc in next st, *hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st,ch 3, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around to last 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, join with sl st to first sc, fasten off with 12” (30.5 cm) yarn tail for joining. (52 sts)

Assembly

  • Following placement diagram, join squares together to form rows and then join rows together.

Sandy Dunes Binky, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter | This beginner-friendly motif blanket is perfect for donation to the Binky Patrol or as a stashbuster.

  • With right side facing, begin with hook and yarn tail in last ch of ch-3 sp. Line up sts and join with sl st through back loops of ea layer, sk last 2 ch of ch-3 sp. Use CC to join rows together in same fashion. You can find a photo tutorial for making a slip stitch join here.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in yarn tails securely.
© 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/2016/05/18/free-pattern-sandy-dunes-binky/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Don’t forget to share a picture on Ravelry or with my Facebook page if you make one!

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Free pattern: Herringbone Scarf with Lacy Shells

Herringbone Scarf with Lace Shells, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter | This textured scarf is crocheted from side to side. A lacy shell edging is added at the end, making it a lovely gift for someone special.Today’s pattern is part of The Scarf of the Month crochet-a-long with Oombawka Design Crochet and The Stitchin’ Mommy, two of my favorite crochet bloggers!

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Scarf of the Month Club with Oombawka Design and The Stitchin' MommyLast month, I had the chance to attend the Snap! conference for craft, DIY, food, and other creative bloggers in Salt Lake City, Utah. One of the fun features of this event is that you can get assigned a “secret sister” to share three gifts with. My secret sister was Jessica from Mad in Crafts, and she mentioned that she liked purple and red. And scarves.

CraftsyI happened to have this redish purple yarn in my stash, just waiting for the perfect project to come along.

Herringbone Scarf with Lace Shells, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter | This textured scarf is crocheted from side to side. A lacy shell edging is added at the end, making it a lovely gift for someone special.My mom brought this yarn back for me from a trip to Europe a few years ago. It’s a super soft, washable, Merino wool yarn called Filtes King Extra.

I dug through my stitch pattern books, looking for something perfect to highlight the texture. But, I couldn’t choose just one stitch for this yarn, so I decided to do something a little different.

Herringbone Scarf with Lace Shells, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter | This textured scarf is crocheted from side to side. A lacy shell edging is added at the end, making it a lovely gift for someone special.I choose one pattern – a herringbone stitch – for the main part of the scarf, which is worked from side to side. And then I added this lacy shell border. I makes a great gift. And, my secret sister really liked it!

If you’d like to make a more unisex version, you can just continue the herringbone stitch pattern (Row 2) until the scarf is the perfect size.

I know the lacy shells might be challenging for some crocheters, so I’ve included a complete video tutorial at the end of the pattern.

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Herringbone Scarf with Lacy Shells

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 504-medium 50This textured scarf is crocheted from side to side. A lacy shell edging is added at the end, making it a lovely gift for someone special.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 5” (13 cm) wide x 58.5” (148.5 cm) long before blocking.

Materials

  • Filtes King Extra (1.75 oz/50 g/99 yd/91 m/100% washable Merino wool) – 4 skeins in 2071, or approximately 396 yd (362 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size H-8 (5 mm) crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 17 sts = 4” (10 cm) wide in Row 2 pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc2tog – dc 2 sts together – (Yo, insert hook in designated st or sp, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops) twice, yo and drawn through all 3 loops on hook.
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sc2tog – sc 2 sts together – (Insert hook in designated st or sp, yo and draw up a loop) twice, yo and drawn through all 3 loops on hook.
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • t-ch – turning chain
  • * Rep instructions after asterisks as indicated.

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Pattern Notes

  • This scarf is crocheted from side-to-side along the long edge. You can find tips for working with long foundation chains in this photo tutorial.
  • To adjust the length of this scarf, chain a multiple of 3 sts, + 3 (for the herringbone stitch) that is ALSO a multiple of 8 sts, + 1 (for the lacy shells).

Pattern Instructions

Scarf

  • Ch 249.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next st and ea st across. (248 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), *sk 1 st, dc in next 2 sts, dc in skipped st; rep from * across to last st, dc in last st.
  • Rows 3-7: Rep Row 2 – 5 times, or until scarf measures approximately 3” (7.5 cm) wide, or until scarf measures approximately 2” (5 cm) less than desired finished width.
  • Row 8: Turn and work along short edge of scarf, ch 1, 2 sc in side of ea row across to first row, sc in side of first row, ch 2. (Or, fasten off yarn, and join with sl st to unworked side of foundation row, continue to Row 9.)
  • Row 9: Turn and work along unworked side of foundation row, starting in first st, *sc, sk 3 sts, (ch 1, dc) 4 x in next st, ch 1,** sk 3 sts; rep from * across, ending at ** with 3 sts remaining, sk 2 sts, sc in last st. Continue working rows along long edge of scarf.
  • Row 10: Turn, ch 5 (counts as dc + ch-2 sp), sk 2 ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, sk 2 ch-1 sp, dc in sc, *ch 2, sk 2 ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, sk 2 ch-1 sp, dc in sc; rep from * across.
  • Row 11: Turn, ch 2, dc in ch-2 sp (counts as dc2tog), *(ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1) twice, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1,** dc2tog inserting hook into next ch-2 sp; rep from * across, ending at ** at last ch-2 sp; dc2tog inserting hook into next ch-2 sp and top of ch 3 of t-ch.
  • Row 12: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog in same st and next dc (skipping ch-1 sp), *sc in ch-1 sp, sc in dc, sc in ch-1 sp, (sc, ch 3, sc) in dc, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in dc, sc in ch-1 sp,** (sc2tog inserting hook in next dc, skipping ch-1 sp, dc2tog, ch-1 sp, and inserting hook in next dc); rep from * across, ending at ** before last ch-1 sp, sc2tog inserting hook in last dc, skipping ch-1 sp, inserting hook in dc2tog.
  • Fasten off. With yarn needle, weave in ends. Spray block if necessary.
© 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/2016/05/08/free-pattern-herringbone-scarf-lacy-shells. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Don’t forget to share a picture on Ravelry or with my Facebook page if you make one!

Free pattern: Wonder Blanket Crochet-a-Long Part 9

Wonder Blanket CAL Part 9, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter #CWUACWONDERCAL2016Are you having as much fun with the Wonder Blanket as I am? I’m excited to share my second pattern for the Wonder Blanket pattern: Part 9. If you’re new to this crochet-a-long, you can find more details here.

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To join this CAL…

  • Choose a medium weight yarn (I used Lion Brand Pound of Love), and a US Size I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook.
  • To follow along on Ravelry, join the Crochet with Us and American Crochet groups.
  • To follow along on Facebook, join the Crochet with Us and American Crochet groups.
  • When sharing your progress online, use hashtag #CWUACWONDERCAL2016.

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Wonder Blanket Crochet-a-Long: Part 9

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Wonder Blanket CAL Part 9, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter #CWUACWONDERCAL2016

Parts 8-9 of the Wonder Blanket.

02-easy 50US terms 504-medium 50Create a beautiful ripple pattern by varying stitch heights.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Pound of Love (16 oz/448 g/1020 yds/933 m/100% acrylic) in 148 Turquoise (CA) and 110 Denim (CB), or any 2 colors in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

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Gauge

  • Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • tr – treble (triple) crochet
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.


Yarn

Pattern Note

  • Stitch pattern is based on multiples of 6 sts, + 3 sts.

Pattern Instructions

Part 9: Gentle Waves

  • Row 53: With CA, turn, ch 1, sc in same st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, *tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * across, changing to CB with last yo of last dc. (165 sts)
  • Row 54: Turn, ch 2 (counts as hdc, here and throughout), dc in next st, tr in next st, *dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, tr in next st; rep from * across.
  • Row 55: Turn, ch 1, sc in same st and ea st across, changing to CA with last yo of last sc.
  • Row 56: Rep Row 54, changing to CB with last yo of last tr.
  • Rows 57: Rep Row 53. Do not change colors at end of Row.
  • Row 58: Rep Row 55.
© 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/2016/05/05/wonder-blanket-crochet-a-long-part-9. Thanks for supporting indie designers!