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Free Pattern: Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl + Tutorial

Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl, free crochet pattern and tutorial on Underground Crafter blog

Quadrilateral was my third published pattern, released in the August, 2011 issue of the now defunct KnitCircus magazine. (You can read my original post about it here.) It was one of my early explorations into broomstick lace, and it’s very simple to make but quite stunning. It’s actually one of my favorite shawls to wear, but due to the rectangular shape, I usually use a shawl pin.

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Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl, free crochet pattern and tutorial on Underground Crafter blog

My favorite shawl pin from Michelle’s Assortment.

The yarn in the photographed sample is the now discontinued Schaefer Yarn Company Heather. You can substitute any fingering weight yarn. (I used Made in America Yarns Wayfarer in Bordeaux for the pictures in the tutorial.) I’m now sharing Quadrilateral for free on the blog, along with a photo tutorial. If you enjoy the pattern, show it some love on Ravelry!

Quadrilateral: a broomstick lace shawl

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 501_superfineBroomstick lace seems like a complex hybrid of knitting and crochet, but this is a friendly introduction with no shaping.

Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl, free crochet pattern and tutorial on Underground Crafter blogFinished Size

  • Length: 20 in (51 cm); Width: 54 in (137 cm)

Materials

  • Approximately 1200 yds (1097 m) in any fingering weight yarn
  • F-5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook or any size needed to obtain gauge
  • US 35 (19 mm) 14 in (36 mm) straight knitting needle or any size needed to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle
  • Shawl pin (optional)

Gauge

  • 6.5 broomstick lace groups (33 sc) and 9.5 rows (5 rows sc + 4.5 rows broomstick lace loops) = 4 in (10 cm) before blocking. Exact gauge is not critical to this project.

Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl, free crochet pattern and tutorial on Underground Crafter blog

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • 5 lp-sp – 5 loop space – space created by 5 broomstick lace loops on hook
  • BL – back loop only
  • ch(s) – chain(s)
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • t-ch – turning chain
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Note

  • Pattern uses one straight knitting needle as the “broomstick” to create the lace stitches. A broomstick handle or other wide, rounded stick can substitute for the needle.
  • Right handed crocheters should work Row 3 with knitting needle in left hand and hook in right hand, working from left to right across the row. Rows 1, 2, 4, and 5 are worked from right to left as usual.
  • Left handed crocheters should work Row 3 with knitting needle in right hand and hook in left hand, working from right to left across row. Rows 1, 2, 4, and 5 are worked from left to right as usual.
  • Once you are comfortable with the grouping of loops worked with the crochet hook, you may remove the knitting needle from all loops in Row 4, taking care to keep the first active loop from unraveling.
  • Photo tutorial follows written pattern.

Pattern Instructions

Shawl

  • Ch 146.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip first ch, sc in next ch and in each ch to end of row. (145 sc)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, skip t-ch, scBL in first and in each st to end of row.
  • Row 3: Do not turn. Pull up loop on hook and place it on needle, skip first sc, *insert hook in BL of next sc, yo, draw up loop and place on needle; rep from * across. (145 broomstick lace loops)
  • Row 4: Do not turn, insert hook under first 5 loops, remove loops from needle (being careful not to unravel), yo, draw loop through 5 lp-sp, ch 1, 5 sc in 5 lp-sp, *insert hook under next 5 loops, remove loops from needle, 5 sc in 5 lp-sp; rep from * across. (29 broomstick lace groups, 145 sc)
  • Rep Rows 3 and 4 until shawl measures approximately 48” long, ending on Row 4.
  • Row 5: Rep Row 2. Fasten off
  • Using yarn needle, weave in ends. Wet block shawl to measurements.

Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl, free crochet pattern and tutorial on Underground Crafter blog

 Stitch Symbol Pattern Key

Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl, free crochet pattern and tutorial on Underground Crafter blog

Stitch symbol graphics (c) 2011 KnitCircus. Used with permission.

Stitch Symbol Pattern

Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl, free crochet pattern and tutorial on Underground Crafter blog

Stitch symbol graphics (c) 2011 KnitCircus. Used with permission.

Beyond Basic Broomstick Lace Class on Craftsy!

Broomstick Lace Tutorial

Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl, free crochet pattern and tutorial on Underground Crafter blog

Follow pattern instructions through Row 2.

Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl, free crochet pattern and tutorial on Underground Crafter blog

Begin Row 3. Do not turn. Pull up loop on hook and place it on needle.

Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl, free crochet pattern and tutorial on Underground Crafter blog

Skip first single crochet. Insert hook in back loop of next single crochet.

Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl, free crochet pattern and tutorial on Underground Crafter blog

Yo and draw up a loop.

Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl, free crochet pattern and tutorial on Underground Crafter blog

Place loop on needle.

Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl, free crochet pattern and tutorial on Underground Crafter blog

*Insert hook in BL of next sc, yo, draw up loop and place on needle; rep from * across until all loops are on needle.

Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl, free crochet pattern and tutorial on Underground Crafter blog

Begin Row 4. Do not turn, insert hook under first 5 loops.

Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl, free crochet pattern and tutorial on Underground Crafter blog

Being careful not to unravel first loop, remove loops from needle.

Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl, free crochet pattern and tutorial on Underground Crafter blog

If you’re feeling confident, you can remove all the loops from the needle. It makes the process a bit more manageable!

Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl, free crochet pattern and tutorial on Underground Crafter blog

Yo.

Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl, free crochet pattern and tutorial on Underground Crafter blog

Draw up loop through 5-loop space.

Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl, free crochet pattern and tutorial on Underground Crafter blog

Chain 1 (as turning chain).

Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl, free crochet pattern and tutorial on Underground Crafter blog

5 single crochet into 5-loop space: Insert hook into 5 loop space, yo and…

Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl, free crochet pattern and tutorial on Underground Crafter blog

…draw up a loop.

Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl, free crochet pattern and tutorial on Underground Crafter blog

Yo and draw through 2 loops.

Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl, free crochet pattern and tutorial on Underground Crafter blog

Continue working 4 more single crochets into the same 5-loop space (5 single crochets in total).

Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl, free crochet pattern and tutorial on Underground Crafter blog

*Insert hook under next 5 loops, remove loops from needle, 5 sc in 5 lp-sp; rep from * across.

Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl, free crochet pattern and tutorial on Underground Crafter blog

Don’t these look pretty?! Now Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until you reach the desired length. Finish with Row 2 and then fasten off.

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© 2012, 2014 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern and the accompanying tutorial are 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 and tutorial, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2014/10/17/free-pattern-quadrilateral-a-broomstick-lace-shawl-tutorial/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Free Pattern: ’80s Remix Chain

'80s Remix Chain, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

I’ve seen my fair share of fat gold chains. After all, I grew up in New York City during the birth of the hip hop scene. In 2013, I was asked to make some samples for the Kollabora booth at Vogue Knitting Live, and this is one of them.

My friend, Carlota Zimmerman, also remembers those days. We shared a few laughs and memories during this summer time photo shoot. However, this eye catching necklace could be worn in any season.

I’m sharing this as a blog freebie. If you enjoy this pattern, show it some love on Ravelry here.

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'80s Remix Chain, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

’80s Remix Chain Crochet Pattern

By Underground Crafter

02-easy 50 US terms 50 3-light 50This necklace has enough bling to remind me of growing up during the early days of the hip hop scene.

Finished Size

  • Adjustable. Sample is 24” (61 cm) circumference.

Materials

  • Galler Yarns Kismet (87% polyester/13% nylon, 8 oz/227 g/1,400 yds/1,280 m) – 1 cone each in 902 Light Gold (CA) and 907 Fuchsia (CB), or approximately 170-210 yds (155.5-192 m) in each of 2 colors in any metallic, light weight yarn.
  • E-4/3.5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge
  • Yarn needle.
  • Stitch marker (optional).

Gauge

    • Link Tube 1 in pattern = 4” (10 cm) long before joining. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Hooded Scarves to Crochet

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – color A
  • CB – color B
  • ch – chain
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Rep instructions following asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Tubes are crocheted in the round. Do not join rnds unless indicated.

Pattern Instructions

Link Tube 1 (Make 9 in CA and 8 in CB)

    • Ch 9.
    • Set Up Row: Turn, sk first ch, sc in next ch and in ea ch across. Optional: Place marker in last st to indicate end of rnd, move marker up each rnd. (8 sts)
    • Rnd 1: Being careful not to twist, join with sc in next st and begin crocheting in spirals, sc in ea st around.
    • Rnd 2: Sc in ea st around.
    • Rep Rnd 2 until tube measures approximately 4” (10 cm) long, fasten off with long yarn tail of approximately 8” (20 cm) long. 

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Link Tube 2 (Make 1 in CB)

  • Ch 9.
  • Set Up Row: Turn, sk first ch, sc in next ch and in ea ch across. Optional: Place marker in last st to indicate end of rnd, move marker up each rnd. (8 sts)
  • Rnd 1: Being careful not to twist, join with sc in next st and begin crocheting in spirals, sc in ea st around.
  • Rnd 2: Sc in ea st around.
  • Rep Rnd 2 until tube measures approximately 12” (30.5 cm) long, fasten off with long yarn tail of approximately 8” (20 cm) long.

'80s Remix Chain, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

Assembly

  • Starting with Link Tube 1 in CA, fold link in half with short ends together. Line up sts across sides (4 sts on ea side). Close edge of tube by working sl st through 4 layers of corresponding sts on each side across (4 sl sts). With yarn needle, weave in ends.
  • Attach remaining Link Tube 1 pieces by alternating colors and folding through previously joined link, using the pictures of the finished necklace as a guide.
  • Join Link Tube 2 by folding through links on ea end of necklace to close.

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© 2014 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use it 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/2014/09/26/free-pattern-80s-remix-chain/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Free Pattern: El Guaba

El Guaba, free wrap pattern by Underground Crafter with U.S. pattern abbreviations

Earlier this year, I was invited by the yarn dyer, Stitchjones, to create a one-skein project for her Yarnageddon 2014 Yarn Club. (She’s currently taking sign up for her 2015 club here.) I didn’t have any project idea in mind until the yarn arrived. The yarn is a stunning and vibrant semi-solid red, and my picture doesn’t do it justice. Sharon (a.k.a. Stitchjones) included a note saying that the yarn club (and therefore, pattern) theme was “Real Life Wild Women.”

Stitchjones yarn featured in free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

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I immediately knew I had to make something inspired by Celia Cruz, who was known as the Queen of Latin Music and La Guarachera de Cuba. I have countless childhood memories of hearing Celia’s music in the background while visiting my paternal grandparents. I even listen to her songs in my iPod to this day. In addition to her music, Celia was a fashion icon, known for her wild stage costumes, hair, and neckware. (If you’re not that familiar with Celia, you may want to check out my Celia Cruz Pinterest board to see what I mean, or watch this 3-1/2 minute bio on YouTube.)

Celia Cruz Pinterest board inspiring free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Just a small preview of my Celia Cruz Pinterest board.

One of my favorite Celia Cruz songs is “El Guaba” from her 1986 album, La Candela. You can check out a live performance of “El Guaba” from the PBS special, Celia Cruz & Friends: A Night of Salsa, recorded in 1998 when Celia was 73(!) on YouTube here.

So, what exactly is El Guaba? Well, it’s a whip spider. And that’s when the inspiration for the pattern hit me. I combined octagons (because there’s one side for each spider leg) to create a simple wrap to wear over any outfit to add a bit of Celia glam to your day. Many of us are not necessarily going to dye our hair blue or wear a dress that looks like a piano, but nonetheless, there are moments when we’d still like to be in the spotlight! I’m sharing the pattern here free on my blog to kick off my celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month 2014. I’ll be continuing my annual series, interviewing Hispanic crochet and knitting designers, bloggers, and makers. I hope you enjoy the pattern and the series!

El Guaba Crochet Pattern

By Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 50 4-medium 50Crochet a quick wrap using octagonal motifs, an homage to the titular whip spider in Celia Cruz’s “El Guaba.”

Finished Size: Fits bust size (after blocking): XS (28-30”/71-76 cm), [S/M (32-38”/81-96.5 cm), L/XL (40- 46”/101.5-117 cm), 2X (48-50”/122-127), 3X (52-54”/132-137), 4X (56-58”/142-147 cm), and 5X (60-62”/152-158)]. Pictured sample is 2X.

Materials:

  • Stitchjones Big Sky Bulky (100% Montana Targhee wool, 4.75 oz/138 g/220 yds/201 m) – 1, [1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2] skein(s) Power Reds, or approximately 200 – 360 yards (183 – 329 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • I-9/5.5 mm crochet hooks, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

  • Gauge: 1 motif = 5” (13 cm) before blocking. For best fit, check your gauge.

El Guaba, free crochet pattern from Underground Crafter with U.S. pattern abbreviations.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:

  • BLO – back loop only
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • tr – treble crochet
  • yo – yarn over
  • *+ Rep the instructions following the asterisk and/or plus sign as indicated

Pattern Instructions:

Center Octagon – Make 1

  • Ch 4, join to first st with sl st to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: (RS) Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), 15 dc in ring, join with sl st to BLO of top of first ch 3. (16 sts)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 scBLO in same st and in ea st around, join with sl st to first sc. (32 sts)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 7 (counts as dc + ch-4 sp), sk 3 sts, *dc in next st, ch 4, sk 3 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to third ch of first ch 7. (8 sts + 8 ch-4 sp)
  • Rnd 4: Sl st in next ch-4 sp, *(2 sc, dc, ch 2, dc, 2 sc) in ch-4 sp; rep from * around, join with sl st to BLO of first sc. (64 sts)
  • Rnd 5: Ch 3, dcBLO in next st, hdcBLO in next st, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, hdcBLO in next st,** dcBLO in next 4 sts, hdcBLO in next st; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, dcBLO in next 2 sts, join with sl st to top of first ch 3. Fasten off. (64 sts + 8 ch-2 sp)
El Guaba, free crochet pattern from Underground Crafter with U.S. pattern abbreviations.

First Octagon (left) and Joining Octagon (right) before blocking.

Joining Octagon – Make 3 [4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]

  • Rep through Rnd 2 as for Center Octagon.
  • Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, *ch 2,** dc in next 4 sts; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with sl st to BLO of top of first ch 3. (32 sts + 8 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, scBLO in same st and in next 3 sts, *(dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp,** scBLO in next 4 sts; rep from * around, ending last rep at**, join with BLO to top of first sc. (48 sts + 8 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 5: Ch 3, dcBLO in next 3 sts, hdcBLO in next st, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, hdcBLO in next st, dcBLO in next 4 sts, hdcBLO in next st; rep from * 5 more times, (sc, ch 1, join to RS of previous octagon with sc through ch-2 sp, sc) in ch-2 sp, hdcBLO in next st, dcBLO in next 4 sts, hdcBLO in next st, (sc, join with sc through next ch-2 sp of previous octagon, ch 1, sc) in ch-2 sp, hdcBLO in next st, join with sl st to top of first ch 3. Fasten off. (64 sts + 8 ch-2 sp)

El Guaba, free crochet pattern from Underground Crafter with U.S. pattern abbreviations.

Final Octagon – Make 1

  • Rep through Rnd 4 as for Joining Octagon.
  • Rnd 5: Ch 3, dcBLO in next 3 sts, hdcBLO in next st, +(sc, ch 1, join to RS of previous octagon with sc through ch-2 sp, sc) in ch-2 sp, hdcBLO in next st, dcBLO in next 4 sts, hdcBLO in next st, (sc, join with sc through next ch-2 sp of previous octagon, ch 1, sc) in ch-2 sp, hdcBLO in next st, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, hdcBLO in next st, dcBLO in ea of next 4 sts, hdcBLO in next st; rep from * 3 more times, rep from + to * once, join with sl st to top of first ch 3. Fasten off. (64 sts + 8 ch-2 sp)

Top Edging

  • Rnd 1: With RS facing and starting at 2nd (3rd, 3rd, 4th, 4th, 5th, 5th) octagon from Center Octagon, join with sl st to st before first ch-2 sp on flat edge, ch 1, sc in same st, *sl st in ch-2 sp, sl stBLO in next 8 sts, sl st in next ch-2 sp, sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 sts, yo twice, insert hook in next st, +yo and draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops) twice,++ yo twice, insert hook in second st after next ch-2 sp on next octagon, rep from + to ++, yo and draw through 3 loops, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st,** sc in next st, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with sl st to BLO of top of first sc.
  • Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), *scBLO in ea of next 10 sts, hdcBLO in next st, dcBLO in ea of next 11 sts,** hdcBLO in next st; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with sl st to top of ch 2. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • Weave in ends with yarn needle. Spray or wet block. 

If you like this pattern, show it some love on Ravelry here.

© 2014 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use it 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/2014/09/15/free-pattern-el-guaba/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Free Pattern: Gift Pocket Bear

In honor of Grandparent’s Day, I’m sharing this free pattern for the Gift Pocket Bear. My maternal grandmother taught me to crochet and she used to crochet adorable bears way before amigurumi was popular, so this seems a fitting homage. Of course, you can use this bear to spice up a gift card for anyone, or for any occasion.

This pattern was originally published on the Galler Yarns blog, which is no longer available. Enjoy the pattern, and if you like it, give it a little love on Ravelry.

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Gift Pocket Bear, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Gift Pocket Bear Crochet Pattern

by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50 US terms 503-light 50This bear makes a great addition to a gift card or cash gift and serves as gift wrap. 

Finished Size: 10 in (25 cm) length.

Materials

  • Galler Yarns Flore II (1.75 oz/50 g/100 yd/91 m/75% kid mohair, 15% wool, 10% nylon/light weight) – 2 skeins 106 (Main Color), or approximately 200 yd (183 m) of any light weight yarn
  • Galler Yarns Flore II – 1 skein each in 015 (CB), 023 (CC), 077 (CD), and 101 (CE), or approximately 100 yd (91 m) in each of 4 colors in any light weight yarn
  • E-4/3.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 2 safety eyes (10.5 mm)
  • Stitch markers or scrap yarn
  • Yarn needle
  • Fiber filling

Gauge: Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Stitches should be small so that fiber filling doesn’t show. 

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:

  • BL – back loop only
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • CD – Color D
  • CE – Color E
  • ch – ch
  • ea – each
  • invdec – invisible decrease – Insert hook in front loop only of each of next 2 sts, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops. Planet June has a great tutorial here.
  • MC – Main Color
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Note

  • Position of increases alternate throughout to keep the project more rounded.
  • Head, neck, ears, muzzle, arms, and neck/body are worked in spirals without joining. Place stitch marker in last st of each Rnd and move up at the end of each Rnd.
  • Legs are crocheted flat in rows.

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Pattern Instructions

Head

  • Beginning at back of head, with MC, start with magic adjustable ring. PlanetJune has a great tutorial for the magic ring here.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, pull yarn tail tightly to close ring, place marker. (6 sts)
  • Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st around. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 4: *Sc in ea of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in ea of next 3 sts; rep from * around. (30 sts)
  • Rnd 6: *Sc in ea of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. (36 sts)
  • Rnd 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in ea of next 5 sts; rep from * around. (42 sts)
  • Rnd 8: *Sc in ea of next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 9: *2 sc in next st, sc in ea of next 7 sts; rep from * around. (54 sts)
  • Rnd 10: *Sc in ea of next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. (60 sts)
  • Rnd 11: *2 sc in next st, sc in ea of next 9 sts; rep from * around. (66 sts)
  • Rnd 12: Sc in ea st around.
  • Rnds 13 & 14: Rep Rnd 12 twice.
  • Rnd 15: *Sc in ea of next 9 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (60 sts)
  • Rnd 16: *Invdec, sc in ea of next 8 sts; rep from * around. (54 sts)
  • Rnd 17: *Sc in ea of next 7 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 18: *Invdec, sc in ea of next 6 sts; rep from * around. (42 sts)
  • Rnd 19: *Sc in ea of next 5 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (36 sts)
  • Rnd 20: *Invdec, sc in ea of next 4 sts; rep from * around. (30 sts)
  • Rnd 21: *Sc in ea of next 3 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 22: *Invdec, sc in ea of next 2 sts; rep from * around. (18 sts)
  • Fasten off.
Gift Pocket Bear, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Here’s a detail of the granny square pocket.

Ears (Make 2)

  • Beginning at center of ear, with MC, start with magic adjustable ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, pull yarn tail tightly to close ring, place marker. (6 sts)
  • Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 3: *2sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 4: *Sc in ea of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. (24 sts)
  • Fasten off with long yarn tail for joining.

Muzzle

  • With CB, start with magic adjustable ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, pull yarn tail tightly to close ring, place marker. (6 sts)
  • Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st around. (12sts)
  • Rnd 3: Sc in each st around.
  • Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 3 once, changing to MC in last yo of final st of Rnd.
  • Rnd 5: Rep Rnd 3 once.
  • Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 3 once.
  • Fasten off with long yarn tail for joining.

Arms (Make 2)

  • With MC, repeat instructions for head through Rnd 3, place stitch marker.
  • Sc in each st around until arms measure approximately 1.5” (3.8 cm) from marker.
  • Fasten off with long yarn tail for joining.

Neck, Body, and Legs

  • Beginning at the neck, in MC with a long yarn tail for joining, ch 18, join with sl st to first ch, being careful not to twist.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same and in ea st around. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 2: Sc in ea st around.
  • Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around. (27 sts)
  • Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 2.
  • Rnd 5: *Sc in ea of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. (36 sts)
  • Rnd 6: Rep Rnd 2.
  • Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 5. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 5. (64 sts)
  • Rnd 9: Rep Rnd 2. Place stitch marker.
  • Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 2 until body measures approximately 2” (5 cm) from marker.
  • Rnd 11: *Sc in ea of next 6 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (56 sts)
  • Rnd 12: *Invdec, sc in ea of next 5 sts; rep from * around. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 13: *Sc in ea of next 4 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (40 sts)
  • Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 2.
  • Rnd 15: *Sc in ea of next 8 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (36 sts) Do not fasten off.

Shape first leg

  • Row 1: Sc in ea of next 17 sts. (17 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in ea st across.
  • Row 3: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 4: Rep Row 2 until leg measures approximately 2” (5 cm) from marker, ending on the wrong side (inside).
  • Row 5: Turn, ch 1, *invdec, sc in ea of next 2 sts; rep from * across. (13 sts)
  • Row 6: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 7: Turn, ch 1, *invdec, sc in ea of next 2 sts; rep from * across to last st, sc. (10 sts)
  • Row 8: Rep Row 3.
  • Fasten off with long yarn tail for joining and seaming.

Shape second leg

  • Row 1: With MC, join with sl st to body in third st from first leg, ch 1, sc in ea of next 17 sts. (17 sts)
  • Rows 2-8: Rep Rows 2-8 as for first leg.

Gift Pocket Square

  • With CC, ch 3. Join with sl st to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), (2 dc, ch 2) in ring, *(3 dc, ch 2) in ring; rep from * twice more, join with sl st to top of ch-3. Fasten off CC.
  • Rnd 2: With CD, join with sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-2sp, dcBL in ea of next 3 sts, *7 dc in next ch-2 sp, dcBL in ea of next 3 sts; rep from * twice more, 3 dc in first ch-2 sp, change to CE while joining with sl st to top of ch-3. Fasten off CD.
  • Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, *scBL in ea of next 9 sts, 3 dc in next st; rep from * twice more, scBL in ea of next 9 sts, change to CC while joining with sl st to top of ch-3. Fasten off CE.
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, *3 dc in next st, scBL in ea of next 11 sts; rep from * twice more, 3 dc in next st, scBL in ea of next 10 sts, join with sl st to top of first sc. Fasten off CE with long yarn tail for joining.

Assembly and Finishing

  • Match 6 stitches on the ear to 6 stitches at the top of head. With yarn needle, whipstitch ear to head, going across the stitches on front and then back of the ear. Repeat with other ear.
  • Slide safety eyes into position between stitches on the head, above the muzzle opening. When you are satisfied with position, insert washer until it clicks.
  • Position neck at bottom of head so it is centered relative to eyes and ears. Join the neck on the bottom of the head with the yarn needle and whipstitch.
  • Stuff head and muzzle. With yarn needle, join muzzle to the head with whipstitch around, matching sts on head to sts on muzzle.
  • Stuff arms. Position arms at side of body in top quarter of body. With yarn needle, join with whipstitch.
  • Stuff neck and body. Position gift pocket square towards bottom of the body, about 1-2 rows above the legs. Join with yarn needle and whipstitch on 3 sides, leaving top of the square open to form a pocket.
  • Fold first leg in half. Using yarn needle, sew sides together until approximately 0.5” (1.3 cm) from body. Stuff leg and then finish sewing up sides, adding stuffing as necessary. Join leg to body with a whipstitch in unworked sc on the body. Repeat with other leg.
  • Cut approximately 12” (30.5 cm) of CB. Thread yarn needle. Starting 1-2 rounds below muzzle join, stitch around the surface of the crochet stitches to form a smile.
  • Weave all remaining ends into body. Trim ends.
© 2012, 2014 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use it 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/2014/09/07/free-pattern-gift-pocket-bear/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Free Pattern: A Little Bit of Bling Shawl

A Little Bit of Bling Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Last January, I crocheted some samples for the Kollabora booth at Vogue Knitting Live.

A Little Bit of Bling Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

One was this shawl. Kollabora was looking for something that really stood out in the booth, and I held two strands of yarn together – a metallic and a mohair yarn. I’m really excited to be able to share the pattern for A Little Bit of Bling Shawl with you today. It’s a great project for the last days of summer – it’s quick and airy, but the long fringes provide good coverage in case it gets chilly.

A Little Bit of Bling Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

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This summer, I spent a great afternoon with my friend Carlota Zimmerman from the Creativity Yenta (interviewed here). In addition to being a contributing blogger for the Huffington Post, she’s a great model! After a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, we went to Central Park to take some pictures, and Carlota had some great poses wearing this fun and flirty design. (Her tagline isn’t “Just your average sexy force of nature” for nothing!)

A Little Bit of Bling Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

A Little Bit of Bling Shawl Crochet Pattern

by Underground Crafter

Updated October 4, 2014

02-easy 50 3-light 50 US terms 50This quick and easy triangular shawl makes a great transitional weather accessory. 

The metallic yarn brightens up any outfit! Adjust the length of the fringe to fit your personal style.

Finished Size: Adjustable. Photographed sample is 50” (127 cm) wingspan length, 13.5” (34 cm) spine length, excluding fringe.

Materials:

  • Galler Yarns Kismet (87% polyester/13% nylon, 8 oz/227 g/1,400 yds/1,280 m) – 1 cone in 901 Silver, or approximately 300 yds (274 m) in any metallic, light weight yarn.
  • Galler Yarns Flore II (75% Kid Mohair/15% Wool/10% Nylon, 1.75 oz/50 g/100 yds/91 m/) – 3 skeins in 1005 Ocean, or approximately 300 yds (274 m) in any light weight mohair blend yarn.
  • L-11/8 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge: 10 fdc = 4” (10 cm) across.  Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

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Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:

  • beg fdc – beginning foundation double crochet – Ch 4, turn, sk 3 sts, yo, insert hook in next ch, yo and draw up a loop, yo and pull through 1 loop (counts as ch 1), [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice.
  • ch – chain
  • fdc – foundation double crochet – Yo, insert hook in ch 1 from previous st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and pull through 1 loop (counts as ch 1), [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice.
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

A Little Bit of Bling Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Pattern Notes:

  • Entire shawl is crocheted holding one strand of ea yarn together.
  • Shawl is worked from top (long) edge with steady decreases to point.

Pattern Instructions:

Shawl

  • Holding one strand of ea yarn, beg fdc, 103 fdc. (104 sts) (To adjust size, fdc in multiples of 4 sts until the appropriate length for long edge is reached.)
  • Row 1: Turn, *ch 5, sk 3 sts, sc in next st; rep from * across. (26 ch-5 sp)
  • Row 2: Turn, *ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * across.
  • Row 3: Turn, sl st in ea of first 3 ch in first ch-5 sp, *ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * across to last ch-5 sp, sk last ch-5 sp. (Decreases 2 sets of ch-5 sp)
  • Row 4: Rep Row 2.
  • Rep Rows 3 & 4 until 2 ch-5 sp remain, ending after Row 4.
  • Row 5: Turn, sl st in ea of first 3 ch in first ch-5 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp. Fasten off. (1 ch-5 sp)
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.  Spray block if necessary.

A Little Bit of Bling Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

 

Make and attach fringe

  • For each fringe, hold one strand of each yarn together and cut strands to 40” (100 cm).
  • To attach fringe using crochet hook, insert hook into st or sp indicated below.  With fringe strands folded in half, insert hook into fold (center) of strands, pull up a loose loop in st or sp. Yo with both halves of the fringe strands and pull through the loop. Tighten loop to hold fringe in place.
  • Starting from top corner, use crochet hook to join fringe to third ch of first ch-5 sp. Working across angled edge, *sk next ch-5 sp, join fringe in next ch-5 sp; rep from * across edge until 2 ch-5 sp before center point.   Attach 2 strands of fringe (2 strands of ea yarn/4 strands of yarn) to center point, sk next ch-5 sp, rep from * along edge. Trim fringe as necessary.

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© 2014 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use it 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/2014/09/01/free-pattern-a-little-bit-of-bling-shawl. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

A Little Bit of Bling Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter