Free pattern: A Cold Snap Shawlette

A Cold Snap Shawlette, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter | This simple shawlette recipe can be customized to your preferred size (or, to use up just the right amount of yarn!). This shawlette is perfect for accessorizing, keeping you cozy when it gets suddenly cold, or protecting your neck in air conditioning. The self-patterning yarn does all the colorwork for you.I’ve mentioned before that triangular shawlettes are my favorite accessories. They can be worn loosely draped as accents or snug around your neck as scarves if it suddenly gets cold.



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And speaking of suddenly getting cold, a few months ago, I traveled to Utah for the Snap! Conference. I know that hotels often get chilly (and, it was a creative blogger conference so I felt the need to show my crafty skills!), so I brought along my It’s a Snap! Infinity Scarf sample and some yarn for my journeys. On the plane ride over, I finished up the sample for today’s free pattern, A Cold Snap Shawlette.

And, that turned out to be a good thing.

A Cold Snap Shawlette, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter | This simple shawlette recipe can be customized to your preferred size (or, to use up just the right amount of yarn!). This shawlette is perfect for accessorizing, keeping you cozy when it gets suddenly cold, or protecting your neck in air conditioning. The self-patterning yarn does all the colorwork for you.I was staying in one of the Little America Hotel‘s Courtside rooms. The weather during my trip was (apparently) unseasonably chilly and rainy. Each morning and late at night, I would walk (briskly!) over to the Towers in cold drizzles. I credit this shawlette with keeping me from getting sick during that trip.

This simple shawlette recipe can be customized to your preferred size. It’s perfect for accessorizing, keeping you cozy when it gets suddenly cold, or protecting your neck in air conditioning.

And, best of all, the self-patterning yarn does all the colorwork for you. I used exactly one skein of Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable. You may want to pick up two skeins just in case your stitches are a different size than mine. Or, make sure you have more than half a skein left at the midpoint.

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Yarn

A Cold Snap Shawlette

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 504-medium 50This simple shawlette recipe can be customized to your preferred size (or, to use up just the right amount of yarn!).

Finished Size

  • Adult. 52.5” (159 cm) wingspan x 8.5” (21.5 cm) spine after blocking.

Materials

  • Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g/280 yd/247 m) – 2 skeins in 3943 Stained Glass, or approximately 280 yd (247 m) in any medium weight yarn. PLEASE NOTE: I used exactly 1 skein of yarn for this project, so if your gauge is different than mine, you may run out before finishing. That’s why I recommend getting 2 skeins just in case.

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  • US Size H/5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • 3 locking stitch markers or scrap yarn.

Gauge

  • 18 sts x 7.5 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc2tog – double crochet 2 sts together – (Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops) twice, yo and drawn through all 3 loops on hook.
  • dc5tog – double crochet 5 sts together – (Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops) 5 times, yo and drawn through all 6 loops on hook.
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd – Round
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • t-ch – turning chain
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • + Repeat instructions after plus sign as indicated.


Pattern Notes

  • Shawlette is crocheted in rows from side to side. The edging is crocheted in the round. The border is crocheted in flat in rows.
  • I used exactly 1 skein of yarn to complete this pattern, so I recommend that you buy 2 skeins just in case your stitches or gauge are a different size than mine.

Pattern Instructions

Shawlette

Increase to midpoint

  • Ch 4.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 3 ch (counts as first dc), 5 dc in next ch, place marker 1 in same ch. (6 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), dc in next st and ea st across including t-ch.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 3, dc in next st and ea st across to last st, 2 dc in t-ch. (Increase by 1 st)
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 4 (counts as dc + ch-1 sp, here and throughout), sk 1 st, dc in next st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st; rep from * across ending with last dc in t-ch.
  • Row 5: Turn, ch 3, *dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next st; rep from * across to last ch-1 sp, dc in ch-1 sp, 2 dc in t-ch. (Increase by 1 st)
  • Rep Rows 2-5 30 times more, or until shawl measures approximately 31” (79 cm) from marker 1.

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Decrease to end

  • Row 6: Turn, ch 3, place marker 2 around ch 3 to mark row (as shawl point), dc in next st and ea st across.
  • Row 7: Turn, ch 3, dc in next st and ea st across to last 2 sts, dc2tog in last dc and t-ch. (Decrease by 1 st)
  • Row 8: Turn, ch 4, sk 1 st, *(dc, ch 1) in next st, sk 1 st; rep from * across to last st, dc in t-ch.
  • Row 9: Turn, ch 3, dc in next st, *dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next st; rep from * across to last 2 sts, dc2tog in last ch-1 sp and t-ch. (Decrease by 1 st)
  • Row 10: Turn, ch 3, dc in next st and ea st across including t-ch.
  • Rep Rows 7-10 until 8 sts remain.
  • Row 11: Turn, ch 3, dc2tog, dc in ea of next 4 sts, sk t-ch. (6 sts)
  • Row 12: Turn, ch 2 (does not count as st), dc5tog, place marker 3. (1 st) Do not fasten off.

Edging

  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 3 sc in marked st, remove marker 3 and place marker in first of 3 sc, ch 1, turn to work along straight edge, 2 sc in side of each row across to marker 1, ch 1, 3 sc in marked st, remove marker 1 and place marker in last of 3 sc, ch 1, turn to work along angled edge, *2 sc in side of ea row** to marker 2, (2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc) in marked row, remove marker 2 and place marker in ch-3 sp, rep from * to ** across to marker 3, remove marker, join with sl st to first sc.

Border

  • Row 1: Turn to work along angled edge, ch 1, sk same st and next sc, *sc in next st, ch 1, sk next st,** sc in next st; rep from * across, ending at ** before marker 2, (2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc) in ch-3 sp, remove marker, sk next st, +ch 1, sc in next st, sk next st; rep from + across, sc in last st, sl st to marked st, remove marker, fasten off.

Finishing

© 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/2016/06/24/free-pattern-a-cold-snap-shawlette/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Free pattern: Child’s Ombré Pullover Vest

Child's Ombré Pullover Vest, free crochet pattern in Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool by Underground Crafter | This oversized, boxy project is perfect for donation to Wool-Aid, a charity that helps children in the coldest parts of the world.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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June’s Featured Charity: Wool-Aid, Inc.

If you enjoy crocheting with wool AND crafting for charity, then this month’s charity just might be the perfect one for you to work with! Wool-Aid got its start as a Ravelry group and has grown into a non-profit organization. Wool-Aid crafters make crochet or knit blankets, accessories, and garments for children in some of the most frigid environments around the world, including Tibet, Alaska, and Mongolia. Wool-Aid also work with displaced children from Afghanistan, Syria, and other countries.

Child's Ombré Pullover Vest, free crochet pattern in Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool by Underground Crafter | This oversized, boxy project is perfect for donation to Wool-Aid, a charity that helps children in the coldest parts of the world.As the name suggests, Wool-Aid requires all projects collected and distributed through their organization to be at least 80% wool. Because wool stays warm and retains body heat when wet, it’s perfect for children who may encounter rain or snow. Although more expensive than synthetic fibers like acrylic (which get cold when wet), wool is usually affordable for making larger projects to donate. Wool is also very durable, so your donation can be passed along to younger children after it’s outgrown by the first recipient.

Wool-Aid accepts donations for hats, knitted socks, sweaters, vests, mittens, and blankets. Except for socks, all the other projects can be either crocheted or knit. You can find out about Wool-Aid’s current donation priorities here.

Other than the requirement that every project be at least 80% wool, Wool-Aid has few other requirements. They do ask crafters to avoid white and minmize light colors. They also note that 100% acrylic yarns and novelty yarns should not be used at all, even as an accent.

You can get more information about Wool-Aid on their website, including project guidelines and Wool-Aid tags, answers to frequently asked questions, how to donate, and more.


Tips for Making Great Wool-Aid Projects

For this month’s project, I decided to make a pullover vest. Wool-Aid has its own sweater sizing chart because oversized projects help to keep backsides warmer. Remember that your yarn should be at least 80% wool. Minimize light colors so garments look cleaner longer.

Here are two other Underground Crafter free crochet patterns that would make great projects for Wool-Aid:

Faux Mistake Rib Watchman's Cap, free #crochet pattern in 8 sizes (newborn through adult large) by Marie Segares @ucrafterTadley's Diagonal Blanket, free double-ended crochet pattern by Underground CrafterDon’t forget to share a picture on Ravelry or with my Facebook page if you make one!

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Child’s Ombré Pullover Vest

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 504-medium 50This oversized, boxy vest will keep a little one warm.

Finished Size

  • Child: Size 6: 28″ (71 cm) finished chest circumference x 18″ (46 cm) long.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Fishermen’s Wool (8 oz/227 g/465 yd/425 m/100% pure virgin wool) – 1 skein ea in 126 Nature’s Brown (CA) and 123 Oatmeal (CB), or approximately 465 yd (425 m) in ea of 2 colors in any medium weight wool yarn.

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  • US Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm) crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 11 hdc x 9 rows = 4” (10 cm). For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisks as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Entire vest is worked holding 2 strands of yarn together.
  • Ch 2 at beginning of rows do not count as stitches.
  • Drop shoulder vest is constructed from back and front panels which are crocheted flat in rows and then seamed together. Since pattern is reversible, choose your favorite side of ea piece as “right side.”

Pattern Instructions

Pullover Vest

Back Panel

  • Holding 2 strands of CA together, ch 39.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, hdc in next st and ea st across. (38 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 2, hdc in same st and ea st across.
  • Rows 3-6: Rep Row 2, 4 more times.
  • Row 7: Rep Row 2, changing to 1 strand ea of CA and CB in last yo of final hdc of row.
  • Rows 8-13: Rep Row 2, 6 more times.
  • Row 14: Rep Row 2, changing to 2 strands of CB in last yo of final hdc of row.
  • Rows 15-21: Rep Rows 2-7.
  • Rows 22-27: Rep Row 2, 6 more times.
  • Row 28: Rep Row 2, changing to 2 strands of CA in last yo of final hdc of row.
  • Rows 29-35: Rep Row 2-7.
  • Rows 36-42: Rep Row 2, 7 more times. Fasten off.

Front Panel

  • Follow instructions for Back Panel through Row 38.

Child's Ombré Pullover Vest, free crochet pattern in Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool by Underground Crafter | This oversized, boxy project is perfect for donation to Wool-Aid, a charity that helps children in the coldest parts of the world.Shape first side of neckline

  • Row 39: Turn, ch 2, hdc in same st and next 9 sts, sc in next 2 sts. (12 sts + 26 unworked sts)
  • Row 40: Turn, ch 1, sl st in same st and next st, hdc in next 10 sts.
  • Row 41: Turn, ch 2, hdc in same st and next 9 sts, sl st in next 2 sts.
  • Row 42: Rep Row 40 once. Fasten off.

Shape second side of neckline

  • Row 43: With 1 strand ea of CA and CB, turn, join with sl st to unworked side of Row 39, ch 2, hdc in same st and next 9 sts, sc in next 2 sts. (12 sts + 14 unworked sts in center + 12 sts on other side)
  • Rows 44-45: Rep Rows 40-41.
  • Row 46: Turn, ch 2, hdc in same st and next 9 sts, sl st in next 2 sts, work 2 sc evenly around sides of next 4 rows, sl st in next 14 skipped sts from Row 39, work 2 sc evenly around sides of next 4 rows, sl st in next 2 sts, hdc in next 10 sts. Fasten off. (42 sts)

Child's Ombré Pullover Vest, free crochet pattern in Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool by Underground Crafter | This oversized, boxy project is perfect for donation to Wool-Aid, a charity that helps children in the coldest parts of the world.Assemble front and back panels

  • Position pieces with wrong sides facing to seam on right sides.
  • Line up panels and join 2 strands of CB with sl st through both pieces at Row 1.
  • Working across long edge from Row 1 towards neckline, line up rows and work sc seam through both sides of rows of both pieces until 7″ (18 cm) remains unworked. (You can find a tutorial for working a single crochet seam here.) Fasten off.
  • Rep across other long edge, leaving top 7″ (18 cm) of long side of ea piece unseamed for arm opening.
  • Join 2 strands of CB with sl st at top shoulder.
  • Working across short edge across shoulders, line up sts and work sc seam through next 12 sts through both pieces.
  • Working only across back panel, sl st in ea of next 14 sts, leaving neck open.
  • Continue working sc seam through next 12 sts through both pieces. Fasten off.
  • 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/2016/06/01/free-pattern-childs-ombre-pullover-vest. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Free double-ended Tunisian crochet pattern: Skinny Minny Scarf

Skinny Minny Scarf, free double-ended Tunisian crochet pattern and tutorial by Underground CrafterDouble-ended crochet is one of my favorite hidden secrets of crochet. It’s much easier to do than it seems and it creates fabulous reversible projects.



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If you’ve never done double-ended crochet before, the Skinny Minny Scarf is the perfect pattern to try it on.

Skinny Minny Scarf, free double-ended Tunisian crochet pattern and tutorial by Underground CrafterI used two different weights of yarn – Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable, a medium weight yarn, and Red Heart Grande, a super bulky weight yarn. I love the way this turned out! It’s a great accent scarf to wear year round.

If you’re new to double-ended crochet, I’ve included a video tutorial after the pattern.

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Skinny Minny Scarf

Double-Ended Tunisian Crochet Pattern

by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 506-superbulky4-medium 50

 

This long and skinny accent scarf adds some color to your outfit with the added benefit of providing protection against the wind.

Finished Size

  • Adult. 3.5” (9 cm) wide x 59.5” (151 cm) long.

Materials

  • Red Heart Grande (76% acrylic/22% wool, 5.29 oz/150 g/46 yd/42 m) – 1 skein in Nectar (CA), or approximately 46 yd (42 m) in any super bulky weight yarn.
  • Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g/280 yd/256 m) – 1 skein in Springtime (CB), or approximately 56 yd (51 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size Q/16 mm double-ended crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

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Gauge

  • 8 sts in pattern = 3.5” (9 cm) wide. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • sk – skip
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • Tss – Tunisian simple st – Insert hook under next vertical bar, yo and draw up loop onto hook.
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

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Pattern Note

  • Always sk first vertical bar (below first loop on hook) at beginning of row.
  • A video tutorial is available at the end of this pattern.

Pattern Instructions

Scarf

  • With CA, ch 8.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, *insert hook in next ch, yo and pull up a loop; rep from * across. (8 sts)
  • Row 2: Slide loops to other hook, turn. With CB, ch 1, *yo and draw through 2 loops; rep from * across.
  • Row 3: Tss in ea vertical bar across.
  • Row 4: Slide loops to other hook, turn. With CA, ch 1, *yo and draw through 2 loops; rep from * across.
  • Row 5: Rep Row 3.
  • Rep Rows 2-5 until scarf measures approximately 58” (147 cm) long, or until 45” (114 cm) of CA remain, or until desired length is reached, ending after Row 4.
  • Final Row: With CA, *insert hook under next vertical bar as for Tss, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook; rep from * 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/2016/05/25/free-double-ended-tunisian-crochet-pattern-skinny-minny-scarf. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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