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#DIW2 Mystery Scarf Blog Hop CAL Section 3

Mystery Scarf Blog Hop CAL April 2015 Design Improv Workshop 2
Welcome to the Mystery Scarf Blog Hop CAL/Design Improv Workshop! You can find out more about this CAL here. Don’t forget to use hashtag #DIW2 when sharing online and link up your projects to the pattern here on Ravelry!

If you’ve been following along with the CAL so far, you’ve already completed Section 1 with Stitches’N’Scraps and Section 2 with American Crochet. I’m delighted to share Section 3 with you today!

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Each designer is using their own yarn and hook and this is a “gauge optional” project, so we are seeing a lot of variety already! I toyed with the idea of using a solid color since it’s a mystery project and that seemed the safer choice, but this beautiful skein of Miss Babs Yowza — Whatta Skein in Violets in the Grass kept calling to me.

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I paired it up with my new Shepherd’s Custom Woodworking hook (reviewed here) in size J because I’m a tight stitcher. I’m so glad I stuck with my guns because this yarn is so beautiful! Here’s my scarf through Section 2.

Mystery Scarf Blog Hop CAL April 2015 Design Improv Workshop 2 through Section 2

So, are you ready for the next section?

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#DIW2 Mystery Scarf Blog Hop CAL Section 3

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

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03-intermediateUS terms 50Choose your own hook and yarn for this mystery crochet-a-long! 

Mystery Scarf Blog Hop CAL April 2015 Design Improv Workshop 2 through Section 3.

Through Section 3.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern (✪ see Special Stitch Patterns, below)

  • bob – 3-dc bobble
  • cdc – crossed double crochet
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • FPsc – front post single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Special Stitch Patterns

  • bob – 3-dc bobble – (Yo, insert hook in st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops) 3 times in same st, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
  • cdc – crossed double crochet – Sk 1 st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st.
  • FPsc – front post single crochet – Insert hook from front around back to front of bob in previous row, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops, sk st behind FPsc.
Mystery Scarf Blog Hop CAL April 2015 Design Improv Workshop 2 Section 3 detail.

Section 3 detail (center).

Pattern Instructions

  • Section 1 through Row 5 by Pia Thadani.
  • Section 2 through Row 10 by Mistie Bush.
  • Row 11: Ch 3 (counts as dc), cdc across row to last st, dc in last st. (40 sts)
  • Row 12: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next st, sk 2 sts, [(dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in next st, sk 4 sts] 3 times, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, [sk 4 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in next st)] 3 times, sk 3 sts, dc in last 2 sts.
  • Row 13: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, *sc in next st, hdc in ch-1 sp, bob in next st, hdc in ch-1 sp, sc in next st,** rep from * twice more, sc in next 2 sts, 2 bob in ch-2 sp, sc in next 2 sts, rep from * to ** 3 times, sc in last 2 sts.
  • Row 14: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next st, *dc, hdc, FPsc, hdc, dc;** rep from * twice more, dc in next 2 sts, FPsc around next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, rep from * to ** 3 times, dc in last 2 sts.
  • Row 15: Rep Row 11.

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I hope you enjoyed this section! Don’t forget to share your pictures with hashtag #DIW2! You can join in on the conversation in the Google+ community or Ravelry group for this project, or you can chat in this thread in the Underground Crafter Ravelry group.

Don’t forget to visit Busting Stitches on April 7 for the next section!

Mystery Scarf Blog Hop CAL April 2015 Design Improv Workshop 2

Join us for the Mystery Scarf Blog Hop CAL! Follow the schedule below.

April 1: Stitches’N’Scraps by Pia Thadani @WhichCraft3 +StitchesNScraps.com

April 3: American Crochet by Mistie Bush @CrochetAmerican +MistieBush

April 5: Underground Crafter by Marie Segares (me!) @ucrafter +MarieSegares

April 7: Busting Stitches by Stacey Williams @BustingStitches +StaceyWilliams

April 9: The Crochet Lounge by “e” Lee @CrochetLounge +TheCrochetLounge

Free pattern: Mod 9-Patch Blanket

Mod 9-Patch Blanket, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

Back in August, 2013, one of my patterns was published in Love of Crochet. As sometimes happens when you design patterns for print, the name was changed. The magazine called it the Mod Square Blanket, but my original title was the Mod 9 Patch Blanket.

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I chose the original name because the blanket layout is a 9-patch pattern, based on the 9-patch quilting designs that were making a resurgence in the modern quilting community when I originally submitted the design.

Mod 9-Patch Blanket, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

Mod 9-Patch Blanket block layout diagram.

I designed the blanket with 5 variations on the traditional granny square pattern, and then arranged these variations into 3 different 9-patch groups. There is a one-color square (Block A), two variations on the square within the square (Blocks B and D), and two variations on the granny in the corner (Blocks C and E).

I wanted the project to be portable, so I designed the blanket to be sewn together at the end.

Mod 9-Patch Blanket, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

The finished squares, awaiting assembly.

I used Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash in 1914 Alaska Sky, 1960 Pacific, and 889 Spruce (which has since been discontinued). This yarn is one of my favorites for blankets because it washes and wears well. The design includes two sizes, a twin and a long twin (the beds that are common in college dorm rooms). But, as you can see, the twin size also just covers the top of a double (full) bed.

Mod 9-Patch Blanket, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

MC and I love to use it over a sheet in the winter while watching movies on the couch. We can both stretch our legs out on the ottoman and the blanket keeps us cozy.

I’m sharing an updated version of the pattern for free on my blog. I hope you have as much fun crocheting this blanket as I did! I’d love to see your pictures if you make one.

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Mod 9-Patch Blanket

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50

US terms 504-medium 50

This blanket combines a quilting-inspired layout with granny square variations.

Mod 9-Patch Blanket, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

Finished Sizes

  • Twin [Long Twin] 50” (137 cm) wide x 74” (188 cm) long [50” (137 cm) wide x 78” (198 cm) long].

Materials

  • Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash (100% superwash wool, 3 oz/100 g, 220 yd/200 m) – 5 skeins in 1914 Alaska Sky (CA), 5 skeins in 1960 Pacific (CB), and 8 skeins in 889 Spruce (CC), or approximately 1,100 yd (1,000 m) in CA and CB, and 1,760 yd (1,600 m) in CB in any medium weight yarn.
  • US H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 1 block = 8” (20 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Instructions

Basic Block

  • Ch 4. Join with sl st to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 2 dc in ring, (ch 2, 3 dc in ring) 3 times, ch 1, sc (counts as ch 1 here and throughout) in top of ch-3.
  • Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, [ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp] 3 times, ch 1, 3 dc in first sp, ch 1, sc in top of ch-3.
  • Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice more, rep from * to ** once, 3 dc in first sp, ch 1, sc in top of ch-3.
  • Rnd 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, *(ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) twice, ch 1,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice more, rep from * to ** once, 3 dc in first sp, ch 1, sc in top of ch-3.
  • Rnd 5: Ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, *(ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, ch 1,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice more, rep from * to ** once, 3 dc in first sp, ch 1, sc in top of ch-3.
  • Rnd 6: Ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, *(ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 4 times, ch 1,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice more, rep from * to ** once, 3 dc in first sp, ch 1, sc in top of ch-3.
  • Rnd 7: Ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, *(ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 5 times, ch 1,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice more, rep from * to ** once, 3 dc in first sp, ch 1, sc in top of ch-3.
  • Rnd 8: Ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, *(ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 6 times, ch 1,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice more, rep from * to ** once, 3 dc in first sp, ch 1, sc in top of ch-3.
  • Fasten off with long yarn tail for joining. 

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Block A (Make 15):

  • With CA, follow Basic Block pattern.
Mod 9-Patch Blanket, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

Blocks B and D are variations of this pattern.

Block B (Make 12):

  • With CB, follow Basic Block pattern through Rnd 4. Fasten off.
  • Rnd 5: With right side facing, join CC with dc in any corner ch-2 sp, 2 dc in same sp, *(ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, ch 1,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice more, rep from * to ** once, 3 dc in first sp, ch 1, sc in top of dc.
  • With CC, follow Basic Block pattern for Rnds 6-8.
Mod 9-Patch Blanket, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

Blocks C and E use a variation of this pattern.

Block C (Make 20):

  • With CB, follow Basic Block pattern through Rnd 4. Fasten off.
  • Row 5: With right side facing, join CC with dc in any corner ch-2 sp, 2 dc in same sp, *(ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, ch 1,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * to **, 3 dc in ch-2 sp.
  • Row 6: Turn, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1 here and throughout), *(3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 4 times,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1; rep from * to **, dc in last dc.
  • Row 7: Turn, ch 3, 2 dc in first ch-1 sp, *(ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 4 times, ch 1,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * to **, 2 dc in last ch-1 sp, dc on top of ch-3.
  • Row 8: Turn, ch 4, *(3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 5 times,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1; rep from * to **, dc in last dc.
  • Row 9: Turn, ch 3, 2 dc in first ch-1 sp, *(ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 5 times, ch 1,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * to **, 2 dc in last ch-1 sp, dc on top of ch-3.
  • Row 10: Turn, ch 4, *(3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 6 times,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1; rep from * to **, dc in last dc.
  • Row 11: Turn, ch 3, 2 dc in first ch-1 sp, *(ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 6 times, ch 1,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * to **, 2 dc in last ch-1 sp, dc on top of ch-3.
  • Fasten off with long yarn tail for joining.

Block D (Make 3):

  • With CC, follow Basic Block pattern through Rnd 4. Fasten off.
  • Rnd 5: With right side facing, join CB with dc in any corner ch-2 sp, 2 dc in same sp, *(ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, ch 1,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * 2 more times, rep from * to ** once, 3 dc in first sp, ch 1, sc in top of dc.
  • With CB, follow Basic Block pattern for Rnds 6-8.

Block E (Make 4):

  • With CC, follow Basic Block pattern through Rnd 4. Fasten off.
  • Row 5: With right side facing, join CB with dc in any corner ch-2 sp, 2 dc in same sp, *(ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, ch 1,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * to **, 3 dc in ch-2 sp.
  • With CC, follow Block C pattern for Rnds 6-11.

Mod 9-Patch Blanket, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

Assembly

  • Using diagram as placement guide, join blocks with reverse mattress stitch using yarn needle and yarn tails. Weave in ends.

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Edging

For Long Twin only, work edging in rows.

  • Row 1: With RS facing and CC, join with dc in any corner ch-2 sp. Working along short edge, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) across to last ch-2 sp, 3 dc in ch-2 sp.
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1 here and throughout), (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) across to last dc, dc in last dc.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) across to last ch-2 sp, 3 dc in ch-1 sp.
  • Row 4: Repeat Row 2 once. Fasten off.
  • Repeat Rows 1-4 along opposite short edge.

For all sizes, finish with Rnds 1 & 2 below.

  • Rnd 1: With RS facing and CA, join with sc in any corner ch-2 sp, 2 sc in same sp, *sc in ea dc and ch across, working 3 sc in sideways 3 dc groups from Blocks C and E and sc in sideways dc from Blocks C and E.** 3 sc in corner; rep from * twice more, rep from * to ** once more. Fasten off.
  • Rnd 2: With CB, join with sl st to first sc, ch 1, sc in same, *sc in ea stitch across.** 3 sc in corner; rep from * twice more, rep from * to ** once more. Fasten off.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.

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© 2013, 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 chart, 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/2015/03/22/free-pattern-mod-9-patch-blanket. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Free pattern: Triangles Beanie

Triangles Beanie, free tapestry crochet pattern in 8 sizes newborn through adult by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter.
Welcome to my themed blog series, Crochet Specialty of the Month! Each month in 2015, I’ll feature a specialized crochet technique, stitch pattern, or project type through several posts.

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Hats are some of my favorite things to crochet (and knit). They’re functional, quick to make, and great stash busters!

Triangles Beanie, free tapestry crochet pattern in 8 sizes newborn through adult by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter.

I knew I wanted to make a hat as part of my exploration of tapestry crochet this month, and I had just the right amount of leftover yarn!

I used some of Carol Ventura‘s tapestry crochet graph paper (available here), though, to be fair, this pattern is so simple I could have used regular graph paper.

Triangles Beanie, free tapestry crochet pattern in 8 sizes newborn through adult by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter.

This is a simple hat pattern that is perfect for your first explorations of tapestry crochet. I’ve even included both a chart and written instructions for the triangles pattern.

Triangles Beanie, free tapestry crochet pattern in 8 sizes newborn through adult by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter.

I’ve also included 8 sizes, from newborn through adult large, so I’m sure you’ll be able to find the right size for your next hat project! (I’m wearing the adult small in the pictures.)

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Triangles Beanie (in 8 sizes!)

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50

US terms 50

4-medium 50This beanie pattern is a great introduction to tapestry crochet in the round! 

Finished Sizes

  • Newborn: 11.75” (30 cm) circumference, 5.25” (13 cm) length.
  • 3-6 months: 13.5” (34 cm) circumference, 6.5” (16.5 cm) length.
  • 6-12 months: 15” (38 cm) circumference, 6.75” (17 cm) length.
  • Toddler: 16.5” (42 cm) circumference, 7.25” (18.5 cm) length.
  • 3-10 years: 19.5” (49.5 cm) circumference, 7.75” (19.5 cm) length.
  • Teen: 21.25” (54 cm) circumference, 8” (20 cm) length.
  • Adult small: 22.75” (58 cm) circumference, 8.25” (21 cm) length.
  • Adult large: 24.25” (62 cm) circumference, 8.5” (21.5 cm) length.

Materials

  • Imperial Yarn Columbia (100% wool, 4 oz/113 g, 220 yd/201 m) – 1 skein in 116 Black Cherry (CA), or approximately 170 yd (155.5 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • Imperial Yarn Erin (100% wool, 4 oz/113 g, 245 yd/224 m) – 1 skein in 01 Natural (CB), or approximately 36 yd (33 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Stitch marker or scrap yarn.

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Gauge

  • Through Rnd 6 in pattern = 3.75” (9.5 cm) diameter. For best results, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • ea – each
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Hat is worked in rounds in continuous spirals.
  • Move stitch marker up each row to mark last st.
  • For Triangle Pattern rounds, work over unused color.

Triangles Beanie, free tapestry crochet pattern in 8 sizes newborn through adult by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter.

Pattern Instructions

Hat

  • Begin at crown using CA, start with magic adjustable ring. (Planet June has a great magic ring tutorial here).
  • Rnd 1: (RS) Ch 2 (counts as hdc), 6 hdc in ring,pull yarn tail tightly to close ring, place marker in last st. (7 sts)
  • Rnd 2: 2 hdc in ea st around. (14 sts)
  • Rnd 3: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st; rep from * around. (21 sts)
  • Rnd 4: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts; rep from * around. (28 sts)
  • Rnd 5: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts; rep from * around. (35 sts)
  • Rnd 6: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts; rep from * around. (42 sts) NEWBORN SIZE ONLY: Continue to Triangle Pattern.
  • Rnd 7: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts; rep from * around. (49 sts) 3-6 MONTH SIZE ONLY: Continue to Triangle Pattern.
  • Rnd 8: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 6 sts; rep from * around. (56 sts) 6-12 MONTH SIZE ONLY: Continue to Triangle Pattern.
  • Rnd 9: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 7 sts; rep from * around. (63 sts) TODDLER SIZE ONLY: Continue to Triangle Pattern.
  • Rnd 10: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 8 sts; rep from * around. (70 sts) 3-10 YEAR OLD SIZE ONLY: Continue to Triangle Pattern.
  • Rnd 11: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 9 sts; rep from * around. (77 sts) TEEN SIZE ONLY: Continue to Triangle Pattern.
  • Rnd 12: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 10 sts; rep from * around. (84 sts) ADULT SMALL SIZE ONLY: Continue to Triangle Pattern.
  • Rnd 13: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 11 sts; rep from * around. (91 sts)
Triangles Beanie, free tapestry crochet pattern in 8 sizes newborn through adult by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter.

Click on chart to enlarge. See below for written instructions.

Like crocheting hats? Check out Baby Hats, a book with 10 crochet hat designs by Annastasia Cruz on LeisureArts.com!

Triangle Pattern

  • Rnd 1: Hdc in ea st around, changing to CB in last yo of last hdc of rnd.
  • Rnd 2: *With CB, hdc in next 6 sts, changing to CA in last yo of last hdc, with CA, hdc in next st; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 3: *With CB, hdc in next 5 sts, changing to CA in last yo of last hdc, with CA, hdc in next 2 sts; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 4: *With CB, hdc in next 4 sts, changing to CA in last yo of last hdc, with CA, hdc in next 3 sts; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 5: *With CB, hdc in next 3 sts, changing to CA in last yo of last hdc, with CA, hdc in next 4 sts; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 6: *With CB, hdc in next 2 sts, changing to CA in last yo of last hdc, with CA, hdc in next 5 sts; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 7: *With CB, hdc in next st, changing to CA in last yo of last hdc, with CA, hdc in next 6 sts; rep from * around, fasten off CB.
  • Rnd 8: Hdc in ea st around.
  • Rep Rnd 8 until hat measures approximately 0.5” (1.3 cm) shorter than finished length from crown, changing to CB in last yo of last hdc of last rnd, fasten off CA.
  • Rnd 9: Sc in ea st around, join with sl st to first sc, fasten off CB.

Finishing

  • Weave in ends. Spray block if necessary.

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© 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 chart, 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/2015/02/13/free-pattern-triangles-beanie/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Free pattern: Rippling Peacock Scarf

Rippling Peacock Scarf, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

I love ripple patterns. There’s something amazing about the way the peaks and valleys materialize right off the hook.

There’s also something about ripples and stripes. The color changes highlight the peaks and valleys, so naturally, stripes and ripples pair well. Until, of course, you get to the ends. No one likes weaving in ends, and color changes mean more ends to weave in. But with Cascade Casablanca, you can let the yarn do the striping for you.

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Rippling Peacock Scarf, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

This stitch pattern isn’t just your standard ripple, though. There’s also texture because of the popcorn stitches, and a little eyelet action to give it a nice drape.

Rippling Peacock Scarf, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

The yarn has a great texture and feel, too, because it is a wool/mohair/silk blend. The colors remind me of spring, which is always welcome during the dark days of winter.

Rippling Peacock Scarf, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

And, as you can see, it’s wide enough for full neck coverage, and long enough for an extra wrap around.

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Rippling Peacock Scarf

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 50 4-medium 50Create a dramatic scarf by combining a textured ripple stitch with a self striping yarn.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 6.5” (16.5 cm) wide x 55” (140 cm) long (unblocked)/6.75” (17 cm) wide x 57” (145 cm) long (blocked).

Materials

  • Cascade Yarns Casablanca (59% wool/24% silk/17%mohair, 3 oz/100 g, 220 yd/200 m) – 2 skeins in 5 Peacock, or approximately 440 yd (400 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.
  • Yarn needle.

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Gauge

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

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern (✪ see Special Stitch Patterns, below)

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc3tog – double crochet 3 sts together✪
  • dc5tog – double crochet 5 sts together✪
  • ea – each
  • pop – 5-dc popcorn✪
  • rep – repeat
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sk – skip
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • t-ch – turning chain
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Special Stitch Patterns

  • 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 drawn through all 4 loops on hook. (Decreases 2 sts, worked over 3 sts)
  • 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. (Decreases 4 sts, worked over 5 sts)
  • 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.

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Pattern Note

  • When adding new skein, unravel new ball until you reach the current or next color in use in the project to continue striping sequence.

Pattern Instructions

Scarf

  • Ch 245.
  • Row 1: (RS) Turn, sk 3 ch (counts as dc), dc3tog, dc in next 9 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in next 9 sts, *dc5tog, dc in next 9 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in next 9 sts; rep from * across to last 4 ch, dc3tog, dc in last st. (243 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), dc3tog, dc in next 9 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in next 9 sts, *dc5tog, dc in next 9 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in next 9 sts; rep from * across to last 4 sts, dc3tog, dc in t-ch.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 3, dc3tog, ch 1, sk 1 st, (dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st) 4 times, 5 dc in next st, ch 1 (sk 1 st, dc in next, ch 1) 4 times, *sk 1 st, dc5tog, ch 1, sk 1 st, (dc, ch 1, sk 1 st) 4 times, 5 dc in next st, ch 1, (sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1) 4 times; rep from * to last 5 sts, sk 1 st, dc3tog, dc in t-ch.
  • Row 4: Rep Row 2, treating both dc and ch-1 sp as sts.
  • Row 5: Turn, ch 3, dc3tog, ch 2, sk 1 st, (pop, ch 2, sk 1 st) 4 times, (pop, ch 3, pop, ch 2) in next st, (sk 1 st, pop, ch 2) 4 times, *sk 1 st, dc5tog, ch 2, sk 1, (pop, ch 2, sk 1 st) 4 times, (pop, ch 3, pop, ch 2) in next st, (sk 1 st, pop, ch 2) 4 times; rep from * across to last 5 sts, sk 1 st, dc3tog, dc in t-ch.
  • Row 6: Turn, ch 3, 2 dc in next 5 ch-2 sps, 5 dc in ch-3 sp, *2 dc in next 4 ch-2 sps, dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next st, dc in next ch-2 sp, 2 dc in next 4 ch-2 sps, 5 dc in ch-3 sp; rep from * across to last 5 ch-2 sps, 2 dc in next 5 ch-2 sps, sk 1 st, dc in t-ch.
  • Rows 7-9: Rep Rows 3-5.
  • Row 10: Turn, ch 3, 2 dc in next 5 ch-2 sps, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp, *2 dc in next 4 ch-2 sps, dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-2 sp, 2 dc in next 4 ch-2 sps, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp; rep from * across to last 5 ch-2 sps, 2 dc in next 5 ch-2 sps, sk 1 st, dc in t-ch. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • Weave in ends. Spray block.

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© 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/2015/02/06/free-pattern-rippling-peacock-scarf. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Free pattern: Warm and Textured 1-Skein Cowl

Warm and Textured 1-Skein Cowl, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

Back in 2011, I went to my favorite local yarn shop, Knitty City during the NYC Yarn Crawl and picked up four beautiful skeins of yarn.

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Underground Crafter yarn haul from Knitty City

From left to right: Dream in Color Classy in Spring Tickle, Malabrigo Rios in 16 Glazed Carrot and 859 Primavera, and Dream in Color Classy in Happy Forest.

My original plans were for a sampler blanket, but over the years the other skeins were used for different projects until just the one remained.

Dream in Color Classy in Spring Tickle on Underground Crafter

Dream in Color Classy in Spring Tickle.

I even tried planned to include it in my Temperature Scarf, but (based purely on weather patterns) I only ended up using it for one row! It’s such a lovely skein that I knew I had to make something I could use frequently with it, but since all the coordinating skeins I purchased with it were used up, I wanted to make a one-skein project.

Warm and Textured 1-Skein Cowl, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

This snug cowl is a great small project to test out your post stitch skills. It has two different types of clusters to make a richly textured surface.

Warm and Textured 1-Skein Cowl, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

The half double crochet stitches are nice and plump, and keep the cold air out. It’s a perfect project to keep out the winds on a chilly day.

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Warm and Textured 1-Skein Cowl

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediate

US terms 50

4-medium 50

This cabled cowl makes a bold statement with just one skein.

Warm and Textured 1-Skein Cowl, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

Finished Size

  • Adult: 9” (23 cm) wide x 20” (51 cm) long (blocked).

Materials

    • Dream in Color Classy (100% superwash Merino wool, 4 oz/113 g, 250 yd/229 m) – 1 skeins in Spring Tickle, or approximately 250 yd (229 m) in any medium weight yarn.
    • US I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
    • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 12 sts x 14 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm) unblocked. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern (✪ see Special Stitch Patterns, below)

  • ch – chain
  • ea – each
  • FPcl – front post cluster✪
  • FPdc – front post double crochet✪
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • pop – 6-hdc popcorn✪
  • rep – repeat
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • WS – wrong (back) side
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Special Stitch Patterns

  • FPcl – front post cluster – (Yo, insert hook from front around back to front of st, yo and draw up a loop to the height of current row, yo and draw through 2 loops) 3 times, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook. Sk st behind FPcl.
  • 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 – 6-hdc popcorn – Hdc 6 times in same st, remove hook from loop and insert hook from front to back of first hdc in group, pick up dropped loop and pull through loop on hook.

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Pattern Instructions

Cowl

  • Ch 34.
  • Row 1: (WS) Turn, sk first ch, sc in next st and ea st across. (33 sts)
  • Row 2: (RS) Turn, ch 2 (counts as hdc, here and throughout), hdc in next st and ea st across.
  • Row 3: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 2, hdc in next 4 sts, FPcl around next st 2 rows below, hdc in next 5 sts, (FPdc around next st 2 rows below, pop in next st, FPdc around next st 2 rows below, hdc in next 5 sts) twice, FPcl in next st 2 rows below, hdc in next 5 sts.
  • Row 5: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 6: Turn, ch 2, hdc in next 4 sts, FPcl around next FPcl, hdc in next 5 sts, [(FPdc around next FPdc, hdc) twice, hdc in the next 5 sts],twice, FPcl around next FPcl, hdc in next 5 sts.
  • Row 7: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 8: Turn, ch 2, hdc in next 4 sts, FPcl around next FPcl, hdc in next 5 sts, (sk FPdc, FPdc around next FPdc, hdc, working in front of last FPdc, FPdc around skipped FPdc, hdc in next 5 sts) twice, FPcl around next FPcl, hdc in next 5 sts.
  • Row 9: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 10: Turn, ch 2, hdc in next 4 sts, FPcl around next FPcl, hdc in next 5 sts, (FPdc around next FPdc, pop, FPdc around next FPdc, hdc in next 5 sts) twice, FPcl around next FPcl, hdc in next 5 sts.
  • Row 11: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 12: Rep Row 8.
  • Row 13: Rep Row 2.
  • Rep Rows 6-13 7 more times, or until cowl measures approximately 21” (53 cm), ending after Row 13. Do not fasten off.

Finishing

  • Fold cowl in half with RS facing and line up short edges to join with slip stitches. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Spray block.

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© 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/2015/01/30/free-pattern-warm-and-textured-1-skein-cowl. Thanks for supporting indie designers!