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Free pattern: Long Double Crochet Warm Up America Block

Long Double Crochet Warm Up America Block, free #crochet pattern by Marie Segares @ucrafterI’m just two weeks away from Stitch N’ Pitch at Citi Field. If you haven’t had the pleasure of attending Stitch N’ Pitch, you should check out the schedule and see if there’s a game near you!

Every year, The National Needlearts Association works together with baseball teams around the country to combine two amazing pastimes, watching baseball and the needlecrafts. This year, Lion Brand sponsored my ticket. I’ll be attending with two of my best pals and we’ll be rooting for the Mets against the Pirates on August 16, 2015.

During the game, the Lion Brand Yarn Studio is coordinating a drive for Warm Up America, a charity that distributes crochet and knit blankets and other handmade items to thousands of people each year.

I decided to create my own Warm Up America block pattern to share with you. It features on of my favorite stitch combinations. Even if you aren’t attending the game, consider donating a block. You can find more information about how you can get involved on the Warm Up America website.

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Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Long Double Crochet Warm Up America Block, free #crochet pattern by Marie Segares @ucrafter02-easy 50US terms 504-medium 50The long double crochet stitch has a great texture. The small eyelets make it breathable while remaining sturdy.

Finished Size

  • 7” (18 cm) wide x 9” (23 cm) long.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Baby (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g, 170 yd/156 m) – 1 skein in 132 Goldfish, or approximately 63 yd (57.5 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Interweave StoreGauge

  • Finished block = 7” (18 cm) wide x 9” (23 cm) long. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ldc – long double crochet – Yo, working across front of indicated st, insert hook in previously skipped st, yo and draw up a loop to the height of loop already on hook, (yo and draw through 2 loops) twice.
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Instructions

Block

  • Ch 27 (or any multiple of 3 sts, + 6 sts).
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 4 ch (counts as dc + skipped ch), *dc in next 2 ch, ldc in previously skipped st,** sk 1 ch; rep from * across, ending last rep at ** with 1 ch remaining, dc in last ch. (23 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in same st and in each st across.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), *sk 1 st, dc in next 2 sts, ldc in previously skipped st; rep from * across to last st, dc in last st.
  • Rows 4-21: Rep Rows 2 & 3, 9 more times, or until block is approximately 8.5” (21.5 cm) long. Do not fasten off.

Edging

  • Rnd 1: Turn, ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in ea st across row to last st, 3 sc in last st, *turn and begin working along long side, 2 sc in side of next dc, sc in side of sc;** rep from * across to first row, 2 sc in side of first row, turn and begin working along unworked side foundation chain, 3 sc in first st, sc in ea st across to row to last st, 3 sc in last st, rep from * to ** to final row, 2 sc in side of next dc, turn and working along short edge, sc in first st, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends. Spray block to final measurements if necessary.
© 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 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/2015/08/02/free-pattern-long-double-crochet-warm-up-america-block/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Free pattern: Mayapple Flower Square

Mayapple Flower 6" Square, free #crochet pattern by Marie Segares @ucrafter

I’ve always loved the look of Irish crochet.

Irish rose choker #crochet project on @ucrafter

An Irish rose choker I crocheted back in 2012.

For this granny square, I wanted to combine elements of the classic Irish rose, but I took my inspiration from the mayapple flower, which has six petals.

This square has a delicate beauty that makes it perfect for a daybed cover or a throw at the end of the bed in a guest room. (Though I love making baby blankets, I wouldn’t recommend this square for that since it will probably not be happy about all the wear and tear.)

This pattern was originally published on Stitch & Unwind.

This post contains affiliate links. The yarn for the samples was generously provided by Cascade Yarns.

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Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Mayapple Flower 6" Square, free #crochet pattern by Marie Segares @ucrafter03-intermediateUS terms 503-light 50This square pays homage to the traditional Irish crochet rose motifs but includes 6 petals like its namesake flower.

Finished Size

  • 6” (15 cm) square.

Materials

  • Cascade Yarns Elysian (60% Merino wool/40% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g/219 yds/200 m) – 1 skein in 01 White, or approximately 100 yds (91 m) in any light weight yarn.
  • G-6 (4 mm) crochet hook or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

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Gauge

  • Finished Square = 6” (15 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only
  • cdc – crossed double crochet – Skip st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st.
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • pf – puff stitch – (Yo, insert hook in ring, yo and draw up a loop) 3 times, yo and draw through all 7 loops.
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep after asterisks as indicated.

Pattern Instructions

  • Ch 4, sk 3 ch, sl st in first ch to join into circle.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 2, (pf in ring, ch 1) 6 times, join with sl st to top of first pf. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 2: (Ch 3, sl st in next ch-1 sp) 5 times, ch 3, sl st to first ch-3 sp. (6 ch-3 sp)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc) in ea ch-3 sp around. (42 sts)
  • Rnd 4: (Ch 5, sl st in next sl st from Rnd 2) 5 times, ch 5, sl st to last sc from Rnd 3. (6 ch-5 sp)
  • Rnd 5: Ch 1, (sc, hdc, 5 dc, hdc, sc) in ea ch-5 sp. (54 sts)
  • Rnd 6: (Ch 7, sl st between 2 petals from Rnd 5) 5 times, ch 7, sl st to last sc from Rnd 5. (6 ch-7 sp)
  • Rnd 7: Ch 1, (sc, hdc, 7 dc, hdc, sc) in ea ch-7 sp, join with sl st to first sc. (66 sts)
  • Rnd 8: (Ch 9, sl st between 2 petals from Rnd 7) 5 times, ch 9, sl st to last sc from Rnd 7. (6 ch-9 sp)
  • Rnd 9: Ch 1, (12 sc in next ch-9 sp) 6 times, join with sl st to first sc. (72 sts)
  • Rnd 10: Ch 3 (counts as dc), cdc 4 times, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, cdc 4 times,** dc in next st, cdc 4 times; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with sl st to BL of first ch 3. (84 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 11: Ch 1, scBL in same st and next 10 st to ch-2 sp, (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in ch-2 sp, *scBL in next 21 sts, (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * 2 more times, scBL in next 10 sts, join with sl st to top of first scBL. (100 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 12: Ch 3 (counts as dc), *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st,** rep from * to corner ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in next st; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, ch 1, sk 1 st, sl st to top of first ch-3. Fasten off. (108 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in yarn tails.
© 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 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/2015/07/29/free-pattern-mayapple-flower-square. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Free Pattern: Circle and Popcorn Granny Square

Circle with Popcorn Granny Square free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

It’s no secret that I love crocheting granny squares! I make granny squares for “mindless” crochet at night with the tv on, or for making gifts, or for charity projects.

This post contains affiliate links. The yarn for the samples was generously provided by Lion Brand.

But I do like to mix things up a bit. (Don’t worry if you prefer the “traditional” granny square. Just check out my Mod 9-Patch Blanket, a free blanket pattern using the classic granny, instead!)

Circle with Popcorn Granny Square, free 6" # crochet square pattern by @ucrafter

Version B in Lion Brand Heartland in 109 Olympic (CA) and 105 Glacier Bay (CB).

Today’s free crochet pattern adds a little spice to your granny square by including some shape changes (from a circle to a square) and some texture (with popcorn stitches).

Circle with Popcorn Granny Square, free 6" # crochet square pattern by @ucrafter

I made two versions. Version A (at left) is great for adding a variety of colors or using up yarn scraps. Version B (at right) is easy to add to a planned blanket with just a few colors.

I’ve rated this pattern as intermediate because it uses popcorns, but most adventurous beginners can make it!

The Circle with Popcorn Granny Square was originally published on Stitch & Unwind.

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Circle with Popcorn Granny Square

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 504-medium 50Add some texture to your next granny square with the popcorn stitch!

 

Finished Size

  • 6” (15 cm) square.

Materials

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Gauge

  • 6” (15 cm) square 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
  • CC – Color C
  • CD – Color D
  • CE – Color E
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • FPdc – front post double crochet (see Special Stitches)
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • pop – 5-dc popcorn (see Special Stitches)
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Special Stitches

  • 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 – 5-dc popcorn – Dc 5 times in same st, remove hook from loop and insert hook from front to back of first dc in group, pick up dropped loop and pull through loop on hook.

Pattern Notes

  • Square is crocheted in the round with the right (front) side facing.
  • Version A is crocheted using CA for chain, Rnd 1, and Rnd 2; CB for Rnd 3; CC for Rnd 4; CD for Rnd 5; and CE for Rnd 6.
  • Version B is crocheted using CA for chain, Rnd 1, Rnd 2, Rnd 4, and Rnd 6; and CB for Rnd 3 and Rnd 5.

Pattern Instructions

  • Ch 4, join with sl st to first ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), 11 dc in ring, sl st to top of first ch 3. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 2: Starting in first st, *FPdc around next, ch 1; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first FPdc, fasten off. (12 sts + 12 ch-1 sp)
  • Rnd 3: Join next color with sl st to BL of any FPdc, ch 3, dcBL in same st, pop in next ch-1 sp, *(2 dcBL in next st, dc in next ch-1 sp) twice,** 2 dcBL in next st, pop in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with sl st to top of first ch 3, fasten off. (36 sts)
  • Rnd 4: Join next color with sl st to st to right of any pop (or, if you’re a leftie, join next color to st to left of any pop), (ch 3, 2 dc) in same st, ch 2, sk 1 st, 3 dc in next st, *dc, hdc, sc in next 2 sts, hdc, dc,** 3 dc in next st, sk 1 st, 3 dc in next st; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with sl st to top of first ch 3, fasten off. (48 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 5: Join next color with sl st in any ch-2 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in same sp, *(sk 3 sts, 3 dc between next 2 sts, ch 1) twice,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with sl st to top of first ch 3, fasten off. (48 sts + 12 ch-1 sp + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 6: Join next color with sl st in any ch-2 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in same sp, *[(3 dc, ch 1) in next ch-1 sp] 3 times,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with sl st to top of first ch 3, fasten off. (60 sts + 12 ch-1 sp + 4 ch-2 sp)

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Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends. Spray block if necessary.
© 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 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/2015/07/22/free-pattern-circle-and-popcorn-granny-square. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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