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Free pattern: Peacock Stitch Shawlette

Peacock Stitch Shawlette, free broomstick lace #crochet pattern by Marie Segares @ucrafterI love playing with different crochet techniques, like broomstick lace. Back in the day, broomstick lace was also known as the peacock stitch. I had some lovely Cascade Yarns Casablanca in Peacock leftover after making the Rippling Peacock Scarf, and I decided to combine the peacock stitch with this peacock colorway to design the Peacock Stitch Shawlette. (That’s a lot of Ps, but I think you’ll find that it’s all worth it!)

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This triangular shawlette is crocheted from corner to corner with alternating rows of broomstick lace and standard crochet. It’s a great transitional weather shawlette that can also be worn as a scarf. The Peacock Stitch Shawlette is also wonderful for keeping your shoulders warm in air conditioning.

Peacock Stitch Shawlette, free broomstick lace #crochet pattern by Marie Segares @ucrafterIf you’re new to broomstick lace, I have a beginner tutorial at the end of the pattern for Quadrilateral: A broomstick lace shawl. (Please note that the tutorial uses 5 loop broomstick lace spaces, while this pattern uses 3 loop spaces.)

This pattern was originally published on Stitch and Unwind.

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Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 50 4-medium 50 Self striping yarn, broomstick lace, and standard crochet combine to form a lacy, triangular shawl.

Peacock Stitch Shawlette, free broomstick lace #crochet pattern by Marie Segares @ucrafterFinished Size

  • Adult: 10” (25 cm) spine x 65” (165 cm) wingspan (blocked).

Materials

  • Cascade Yarns Casablanca (59% wool/24% silk/17%mohair, 3 oz/100 g, 220 yd/200 m) – 1 skein in 5 Peacock, or approximately 220 yd (200 m) in any self-striping/long color repeat medium weight yarn.
  • US H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • US 35/19 mm straight knitting needle, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • 3 locking stitch markers or scrap yarn.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 16 sts x 8 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

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  • 2 lp-sp– 2 loop space – space created by 2 broomstick lace loops on hook
  • 3 lp-sp – 3 loop space – space created by 3 broomstick lace loops on hook
  • BL – back loop only
  • 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 draw through all 3 loops on hook.
  • dc3tog – double crochet 3 sts together – (Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops) 3 times, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
  • ea – each
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • pm 1 – place stitch marker 1
  • pm 2 – place stitch marker 2
  • pm 3 – place stitch marker 3
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • 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 4 with knitting needle in left hand and hook in right hand, working from left to right across the row. All other rows are worked from right to left as usual.
  • Left handed crocheters should work Row 4 with knitting needle in right hand and hook in left hand, working from right to left across row. All other rows are worked from left to right as usual.
  • Ch 2 at beginning of row DOES NOT count as a st.
  • If you’re new to broomstick lace, try the beginner tutorial at the end of the pattern for Quadrilateral: A broomstick lace shawl. (Please note that the tutorial uses 5 loop broomstick lace spaces, while this pattern uses 3 loop spaces.)

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Shawlette

  • Ch 3.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 2, 3 dc in first ch, pm 1 in first ch. (3 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 2, dc in ea st across to last st, 2 dc. (4 sts)

Increase to center

  • Row 3: Turn, ch 2, dc in ea st across.
  • Row 4: Do not turn. Pull up loop on hook and place it on needle, skip first dc, *insert hook in BL of next st, yo, draw up loop and place on needle; rep from * across.
  • Row 5: Do not turn, insert hook under first 2 loops, remove loops from needle (being careful not to unravel), yo, draw up loop through 2 lp-sp, ch 1, 3 sc in 2 lp-sp (to increase), *insert hook under next 2 loops, remove loops from needle, 2 sc in 2 lp-sp; rep from * across. (Increases by 1 st, end with odd number of sts)
  • Row 6: Turn, ch 2, dc in ea st across to last st, 2 dc in last st. (Increases by 1 st, end with even number of sts)
  • Rows 7-58: Rep Rows 3-6 13 times or until shawl measures approximately 30” (76 cm) from st marker.
  • Rows 59-60: Rep Rows 3-2 times.
  • Row 61: Do not turn, insert hook under first 2 loops, remove loops from needle (being careful not to unravel), yo, draw up loop through 2 lp-sp, ch 1, 2 sc in 2 lp-sp, *insert hook under next 2 loops, remove loops from needle, 2 sc in 2 lp-sp; rep from * across.
  • Row 62: Rep Row 3, pm 2 in last st to mark center row.

Peacock Stitch Shawlette, free broomstick lace #crochet pattern by Marie Segares @ucrafter

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Decrease to end

  • Row 63: Turn, ch 2, dc2tog, dc in ea st across. (Decreases by 1 st, end with odd number of sts)
  • Row 64: Rep Row 4.
  • Row 65: Do not turn, insert hook under first 3 loops, remove loops from needle (being careful not to unravel), yo, draw up loop through 3 lp-sp, ch 1, 2 sc in 3 lp-sp (to decrease), *insert hook under next 2 loops, remove loops from needle, 2 sc in 2 lp-sp; rep from * across. (Decreases by 1 st, end with even number of sts)
  • Row 66: Rep Row 3.
  • Rows 67-122: Rep Rows 63-66 13 times or until 4 sts remain.
  • Row 123: Rep Row 63.
  • Row 124: Turn, ch 2, dc3tog, pm 3 at top of st. Do not fasten off.

Border

  • Row 1: Turn and working along angled edge, ch 1, *2 sc in side of ea row;** rep from * to row before marker 2, (sc, hdc) in side of row before marker, ch 2, pm 2 in ch-2 sp, (hdc, sc) in side of row, rep from * to ** across to marker 1, sl st to first ch, remove marker.
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in ea st to marked ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, remove marker, dc in ea st across to marker 3, sl st to join, remove markers. Fasten off.

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/2015/08/26/free-pattern-peacock-stitch-shawlette/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Free pattern: Seventh Inning Stretch

Seventh Inning Stretch free #crochet pattern and #tutorial by Marie Segares @ucrafterTwo weekends ago, I went to see the Mets play the Pittsburgh Pirates. This wasn’t just any old baseball game, though. It was part of Stitch N’ Pitch, an annual series of yarn- and thread-friendly events at baseball games around the country associated with The National Needlearts Association.

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

I’ve attended Stitch N’ Pitch games in the past with my friends, but this year’s game was different. It was sponsored by Lion Brand Yarn, and so I got the chance to sit next to two of my favorite crochet bloggers, Jessie from Jessie At Home (who I had never met before in real life) and Amy from The Stitchin’ Mommy (who I met back in March when I interviewed her for my podcast).

Knowing that I would be in the presence of crochet greatness had me thinking that I should make something special for the game. I know from past experience that the weather is rarely conducive to crocheting at the stadium, and that neither of the friends who were joining me at the game would be too excited about crocheting in the heat.

While I was contemplating what to make, I came across this blog post by Lion Brand that shares the best options for combining Lion Brand Hometown USA yarns to match your favorite baseball team colors. Pretty soon, an idea was born, and today I’m sharing that pattern with you! These little flags are small enough to fit into your bag for game day and actually make cheering a bit easier (because who really wants to clap in the intense heat?).

You can read more about the fun we had at the game on Jessie At Home here and on The Stitchin’ Mommy here. The short version is that Lion Brand gave us awesome goodie bags, it started out swelteringly hot, we sang for Shira Blumenthal (I’ll link up the video when it’s posted), it rained heavily causing a game delay, and then the Mets lost. Perhaps due to heat exhaustion, I forgot to take pictures while we were there, so I’m grateful that Amy took a selfie of us.

Jessie, Amy, and me at Stitch N' Pitch 2015. Photo (c) Amy Ramnarine.

Jessie, Amy, and me at Stitch N’ Pitch 2015. Photo (c) Amy Ramnarine.

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Seventh Inning Stretch

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Seventh Inning Stretch free #crochet pattern and #tutorial by Marie Segares @ucrafter02-easy 50US terms 506-superbulkyRoot for your favorite sports team with a crocheted mini flag! Use a dowel to provide structure.

Finished Size

  • Exact size is not critical for this project. Instructions for adjusting size are included.

Materials for 3 mini flags

Gauge

  • Gauge is not important for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • ea – each
  • FL – front loop only
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Rep after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Use a smaller crochet hook than you typically use for the yarn. Keep your stitches tight so the flag portion will be stiff.
  • Not a Mets Fan? Lion Brand Yarn lists the color combinations of Hometown USA for different Major League Baseball teams in this blog post.

Pattern Instructions

Prepare mini flag poles

  • With hand saw, cut dowel into thirds at 12” (30.5 cm) intervals. Set aside. (Designer note: I’m not so handy with a saw, so MC did this for me.)

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Flag (Make 3)

  • With CA, ch 2.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip 1 ch (counts as ch-1 sp here only), sc in next ch. (1 st)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in ch-1 sp. (3 sts)
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in ea st across. (Increases by 1 st ea row.)
  • Rep Row 3 until you have 19 sts, or until final row reaches your desired width for the flag. Fasten off.

Flag pole covers (Make 3)

  • With CB, ch 36 (or make a chain that is slightly longer than your prepared dowel).
  • Row 1: Turn, skip 1 ch, sc in next ch and ea ch across. (35 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in same st and ea st across.
  • Row 3: Rep Row 2 once (or until cover can wrap half way around dowel).

Join flag to cover

  • Row 4: Turn, ch 1, sc in same st and next st. Line up last row of flag with next st. *Insert hook through BL of next st on cover and FL of next st on flag, sc through both layers; rep from * across to end of flag. Sc in ea st across to end of row. (See photo tutorial below the pattern.)
  • Row 5: Rep Row 2 once (or until piece is long enough to wrap around dowel). Fasten off with a yarn tail approximately 30” (76 cm) long for seaming.

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Assembly

  • Place dowel in center of cover. With yarn needle and long yarn tail, whipstitch to seam.

Finishing

  • Weave in yarn tails on inside of flag cover. Fasten off. Spray blog flag to sharpen point if desired.
© 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, 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, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2015/08/25/free-pattern-seventh-inning-stretch. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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The photo tutorial continues below.

Joining and Assembly Tutorial

Join flag to cover

Row 4: Turn, ch 1, sc in same st and next st. Line up last row of flag with next st. *Insert hook through BL of next st on cover and FL of next st on flag, sc through both layers.

Seventh Inning Stretch free #crochet pattern and #tutorial by Marie Segares @ucrafter

Insert hook through BL of next st on cover and FL of next st on flag.

Seventh Inning Stretch free #crochet pattern and #tutorial by Marie Segares @ucrafter

Yarn over.

Seventh Inning Stretch free #crochet pattern and #tutorial by Marie Segares @ucrafter

Draw up a loop through both layers.

Seventh Inning Stretch free #crochet pattern and #tutorial by Marie Segares @ucrafter

Yarn over and draw through 2 loops to finish sc.

Rep from * across to end of flag.

Seventh Inning Stretch free #crochet pattern and #tutorial by Marie Segares @ucrafter

Repeat 4 steps above across to end of flag.

Sc in ea st across to end of row.

Row 5: Rep Row 2 once (or until piece is long enough to wrap around dowel). Fasten off with a yarn tail approximately 30” (76 cm) long for seaming.

Assembly

Place dowel in center of cover.

Seventh Inning Stretch free #crochet pattern and #tutorial by Marie Segares @ucrafter

Be sure the flag is on the outside.

With yarn needle and long yarn tail, whipstitch to seam.

Seventh Inning Stretch free #crochet pattern and #tutorial by Marie Segares @ucrafter

To whipstitch, thread yarn needle with yarn tail. Insert needle under both loops of corresponding stitches on each side of cover.

Seventh Inning Stretch free #crochet pattern and #tutorial by Marie Segares @ucrafter

Pull yarn through, and then insert needle again into next corresponding stitches.

Seventh Inning Stretch free #crochet pattern and #tutorial by Marie Segares @ucrafter

Continue working across until dowel is covered. You can find a more detailed whipstitch tutorial in this blog post.

Seventh Inning Stretch free #crochet pattern and #tutorial by Marie Segares @ucrafter

Don’t forget to seam the corners. You can use the yarn tail from your foundation chain to seam the other side closed.

© 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, 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, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2015/08/25/free-pattern-seventh-inning-stretch. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Free pattern: Diagonal Box Stitch Square (Mystery Lapghan CAL)

Diagonal Box Stitch Square, free 6" (15 cm) crochet pattern with video tutorial by Marie Segares @ucrafter. Part of the Mystery Lapghan CAL 2015 - 36 free crochet patterns for 6" squares!

Last month, I shared the Diagonal Rainbows Baby Blanket pattern with you. I had so much fun using this variation of the diagonal box stitch (also known as the corner-to-corner or c2c technique), that I decided to design a 6″ (15 cm) square using it.

This square is my first contribution to the Mystery Lapghan Crochet-a-long, a fun crochet event featuring 36 6″ (15 cm) squares by 30 crochet designers.

This post contains affiliate linksThe yarn for the sample was generously provided by Lion Brand.

Mystery Lapghan Crochet-a-long featuring 29 #crochet designers and 36 free patterns for 6" (15 cm) squares. Join the Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/488215101349495/You can read more about the CAL here, or join the Facebook group to chat with participating crocheters.

The great thing about using this pattern for the CAL is that it can easily be adjusted to match your specific gauge. I included a video tutorial at the bottom of the post in case you are new to corner-to-corner crocheting. I used different hook sizes for the sample square pictured above and the one in the video, and each required a different number of rows to reach the same size. You can make similar adjustments to your own square!

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Featured Five Club

Diagonal Box Stitch Square

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 504-medium 50This adjustable crochet blanket pattern looks great in planned colors or as a scrap blanket.

Finished Size

  • Adjustable. Photographed sample is 6” (15 cm) square.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Heartland (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g, 170 yd/156 m) – 1 skein each in 169 Shenandoah (CA) and 109 Olympic (CB), or approximately 30 yds (27 m) each in CA and CB 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

  • Finished Square = 6” (15 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
  • ea – each
  • 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.

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Pattern Notes

  • Square is crocheted in one piece in rows from corner to corner using a variation of the diagonal box stitch.
  • Stitch pattern is reversible, so choose best side as right (front) side before joining to other squares
  • To adjust size, continue repeating Row 3 until straight edge reaches your desired length.

Pattern Instructions

  • With CA, ch 5.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 3 (counts as ch-3 sp), dc in next 2 ch. (1 box)
  • Row 2: Ch 5, turn, sk 3 sts, dc in next 2 st, (sl st, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp of previous row. (2 boxes)

Increase to center

  • Row 3: Ch 5, turn, sk 3 sts, dc in next 2 st, *(sl st, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp of previous row; rep from * across. (Increases by 1 box ea row)
  • Rows 4-8: Rep Row 3, 5 times.
  • Row 9: Rep Row 3, changing to CB in last yo of final st of row. Fasten off CA.

Decrease to end

  • Row 10: Turn, sl st in first 2 sts, *(sl st, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp of previous row; rep from * across to last ch-3 sp, sl st in ch-3 sp. (Decreases by 1 box ea row)
  • Rows 11-16: Rep Row 10, 6 times.
  • Row 17: Rep Row 10. Fasten off CB.

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/2015/08/19/free-pattern-diagonal-box-stitch-square-mystery-lapghan-cal/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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