Announcing the Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long!

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long with Underground Crafter and Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) - July 18 - August 29, 2016There’s something about summer heat that makes me want to host a crochet-a-long. It seems like we all need a little extra motivation to crochet in the warm weather, so why not do it with online friends?

This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Lion Brand.

I’m really exited about this CAL because I’m co-hosting it with the Crochet Guild of America (CGOA). I’ve been a member for the better part of a decade (maybe longer, but who’s counting?) and I’m also a volunteer blogger at CGOA Now!, the Guild’s blog. It’s a great organization, and if you aren’t already a member, you can join here. There are a lot of reasons to join, but my favorites are the subscription to Crochet! magazine, the discounts at national retailers, and the comraderie. (If you’re interested in earning money from your crochet, or already do, there are even some special benefits for professional members.)

I’ve been holding onto this pattern for a while, waiting for just the right time to share it! Let me tell you about more about it and the crochet-a-long.

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long with Underground Crafter and Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) - July 18 - August 29, 2016About the Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf

Explore intermeshing crochet (also known as interlocking crochet or double filet crochet) by making this reversible sampler infinity cowl. The pattern includes 6 different stitch patterns.

Intermeshing crochet seems hard at first, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be happy you tried it! You need only basic crochet skills since intermeshing crochet uses just chains and double crochet stitches. This unisex project is a great way to get a head start on your own fall accessories or holiday gift-making, or to make something special to donate to charity.

If you can’t wait to learn more about intermeshing crochet, check out this roundup of free beginner tutorials, or these posts highlighting the beauty of intermeshing crochet.

You can get a complete supply list at the end of this post.

About the Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf CAL

This pattern will be released in 6 parts. Each section will include both a written pattern and a video tutorial to help you as you make your first (or latest) intermeshing crochet project.

How to Join the CAL

You can crochet on your own, but isn’t it more fun chat with other crocheters?

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long with Underground Crafter and Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) - July 18 - August 29, 2016

Underground Crafter on RavelryLayers of Texture Infinity CAL Schedule

As each new part of the pattern is released, this page will be updated to include links.

  • Monday, July 18: Supply List (You are here! Scroll down for details)
  • Monday, July 25: Part 1: Getting Started; Staircase Stitch
  • Wednesday, July 27: Part 2: Divider Rows; Horizontal and Vertical Stitch
  • Monday, August 1: Part 3: Chains and Spines Stitch
  • Wednesday, August 3: Part 4: Grids and Columns Stitch
  • Monday, August 8: Part 5: Morse Code Stitch
  • Wednesday, August 10: Part 6: Dots and Dashes Stitch; Assembly and Finishing
  • Crochet at your own pace
  • Sunday, August 28: Deadline to share a completed project picture to enter giveaway
  • Wednesday, August 31: Giveaway winners announced

I’ll be sharing more details about giveaway prizes in an upcoming post.

Until then, let us know if you’re joining the CAL in the CGOA Ravelry group or CGOA CALs Facebook group.  Don’t forget to add the pattern to your Ravelry queue or favorites. And, you can spread the word on social media with hashtag #cgoasummercal. Feel free to tag me – I’m Underground Crafter on Facebook, @ucrafter on Instagram and Twitter, and MarieInNYC on Ravelry.

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Supply List

  • Lion Brand Heartland (100% acrylic, 5 oz/142 g, 251 yd/230 m) – 1 skeins ea in 169 Shenandoah and 174 Joshua Tree, or approximately 175 yd (160 m) in ea of 2 contrasting colors in any medium weight yarn.

Shop for Lion Brand Heartland at your favorite retailer!

LeisureArts | Craftsy | Jo-Ann | Amazon

  • US Size J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Optional: 2 locking stitch markers.

Please note that gauge is not critical for this pattern, but it may impact the amount of yarn that you need. I recommend choosing a hook size that you can crochet comfortably with in your chosen yarn.

You can learn more about how to choose your yarn for this pattern in this video!

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So, are you ready to get started? I’ll see you next week with the first part of the pattern.

Free pattern: Flower Loom Granny Square

Flower Loom Granny Square, free crochet pattern with video tutorial by Underground CrafterI’ve mentioned before that granny squares are my favorite go-to projects for stress relief. They’re also super portable, so grannies are perfect for commuting or traveling, too.



This post contains affiliate links. The Flower Loom and yarn for this project were generously provided by Boye and Lion Brand, respectively.

Back in April, I got my hands on a Boye Flower Loom for the first time. After making several yarn flower craft projects, I decided to try “squaring up” the flower into a granny square. You can find a video tutorial for making a yarn flower on a Flower Loom, along with more yarn flower projects, here. This pattern also includes its own video tutorial at the end.

Shop for the Boye Flower Loom at your favorite retailer!

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These grannies can be easily turned into a blanket by joining them together in rows to reach your desired width, and then joining the rows together to reach your desired length. (Tip: Weave in the ends as you go, rather than waiting until the blanket is finished. Trust me on this one!)

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

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Flower Loom Granny Square

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 504-medium 50A simple crochet edging “squares up” a 12-petal flower made with a flower loom.

Finished Size

  • Motif: 4” (10 cm) square.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Pound of Love (16 oz/448 g/1020 yd/933 m/100% acrylic) – 1 skein ea in 100 White (CA) and 148 Turquoise (CB), or approximately 6 yd (5.5 m) in ea of 2 colors in any medium weight yarn.

Shop for Lion Brand Pound of Love at your favorite retailer! LeisureArts.com | Craftsy | JoAnn | Amazon | Michaels

  • US Size G-8 (5 mm) crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Boye Flower Loom.

Gauge

  • Finished motif = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd – Round
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Rep instructions after asterisks as indicated.


Pattern Notes

  • A video tutorial for making a yarn flower with a flower loom is available here.

Pattern Instructions

Granny Square

Center

  • Make a yarn flower with flower loom using CA for petals and CB for flower center. Remove flower from loom.

Join flower to square

  • Rnd 1: Join CB with sl st to any petal, ch 1, 2 sc in same petal, *(ch 2, sc in next petal) twice, ch 2,** (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in next petal; rep from * twice, then rep from * to ** once, (2 sc, ch 1) in first petal, sc (counts as ch 1, here and throughout) in first sc to join. (24 sc + 16 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), dc in same ch-2 sp, *dc in next 2 sts, (2 dc in ch-2 sp, sk next sc) twice, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 sts,** (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then rep from * to ** once, (2 dc, ch 2) in first ch-2 sp, sc in BL at top of ch 3 to join. (56 sts + 4 ch-3 sp)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in same ch-3 sp, *scBL in next 14 sts across to ch-3 sp,** (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in ch-3 sp; rep from * twice, then rep from * to ** once, (2 sc, ch 1) in first ch-3 sp, sc in first sc to join. (72 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends. Spray block if desired.
© 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/2016/07/08/free-pattern-flower-loom-granny-square. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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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.

Shop for Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable at your favorite retailer! Jo-Ann | Annie’s | Amazon

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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.

Shop for Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable at your favorite retailer! Jo-Ann | Annie’s | Amazon

  • 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!

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

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