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Free Pattern: Pineapples for Everyone Shawl

Pineapples for Everyone Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

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I love crocheting the pineapple motif. During the holiday season, I like to make customized versions of the same design for several people on my gift list. It makes it easier for me to remember the pattern but I can also create something special and unique for everyone. Pineapples for Everyone Shawl is a recipe pattern that allows you to create a customized shawl for several girls and ladies on your holiday list. The length is easily adjusted by increasing the number of repeats. Since the design works equally well in a lightweight yarn or in a bulky yarn, it’s a great year round shawl, too . For the lavender and striped samples, I used an eco-friendly thick and thin yarn to add some texture while making a great gift for an environmentally conscious friend. 

Pineapples for Everyone Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

This pattern was originally published in Crochetvolution here. Thanks to Veruska on Ravelry, it’s also available in Italian here on Maglia e Uncinetto. I previously hosted a CAL for this pattern, and I have linked to helpful posts throughout the pattern for those that would like more pictures and explanations. If you like the Pineapples for Everyone Shawl, share the love on Ravelry here. Enjoy!

Pineapples for Everyone Shawl Crochet Pattern

by Underground Crafter

03-intermediate

 US terms 50 4-medium 50This shawl recipe pattern is easily customized with different weight yarns or by adding or reducing the number of repeats.

Finished Size: Lavender and striped shawlettes in the photos measure 45″ (114 cm) across wingspan x 24″ (61 cm) down spine.

Materials:

  • Galler Yarns Inca Eco (100% organic cotton, 3.5 oz/100 g/140 yd/130 m) – 3 skeins, or approximately 420 yd (384 m) in any medium weight yarn
  • J/10 6 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch marker or scrap yarn (optional)

Gauge: 5 rows = 4″ in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Pineapples for Everyone Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc3tog - double crochet 3 sts together (decrease) - *Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and pull through first 2 loops; rep from * twice, yo and pull through 4 remaining loops.
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • shell - (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same sp
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • t-ch – turning chain
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated

Pattern Note: Never stitch in dc of previous shell. Each shell is worked into ch-3 sp of previous shell.

Pattern instructions:

This post has tips for starting this pattern and progress pictures for the first 8 rows.

Ch 4, join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), ch 1, 3 dc in ring, ch 3, 3 dc in ring, ch 1, dc in ring.

Row 2: Turn, ch 3, *ch 1, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1,** sk 3 dc, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc; rep from * to ** once, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch. Optional: Attach stitch marker or scrap yarn to ch-3 sp on shell. Move marker up each row to mark shell.

Row 3: Turn, ch 3, *ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3,** sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell; repeat from * to ** once, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.

Row 4: Turn, ch 3, *ch 3, dc in ea of next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 3, ** sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell; rep from * to ** once, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.

Row 5: Turn, ch 3, *ch 3, (dc in next dc, ch 1) 5 times, dc in next dc, ch 3,** sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell; rep from * to ** once, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.

Row 6: Turn, ch 3, *ch 3, (dc in next dc, ch 2) 5 times, dc in next dc, ch 3,** ch 2, sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell, ch 2; rep from * to ** once, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.

Row 7: Turn, ch 3, *ch 5, (3 dc in next ch-2 sp) 5 times, ch 5,** sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell; rep from * to ** once, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.

Row 8: Turn, ch 3, *ch 3, 3 dc in ch-5 sp, ch 3, (dc3tog in next 3 dc, ch 4) 4 times, dc3tog in next 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in ch-5 sp, ch 3,** sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell; rep from * to ** once, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.

Pineapples for Everyone Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

This post shares tips for completing Rows 9-14, along with progress pictures.

Row 9: Turn, ch3, *ch 3, in next group of 3 dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc), ch 3,** sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, (sc in next ch-4 sp between dc3tog, ch 2) 4 times, sc in next ch-3 sp:+ rep from * to + across to shell, ending last rep at ** before shell, sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell; rep from * to + across to end, ending last rep at ** before last st, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.

Row 10: Turn, ch 3, *ch 3, dc in ea of next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 3,** (sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) 4 times, sc in next ch-2 sp;+ rep from * to + across to shell, ending last rep at ** before shell, sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell; rep from * to + across to end, ending last rep at ** before last st, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.

Row 11: Turn, ch 3, *ch 3, (dc in next dc, ch 1) 5 times, dc in next dc, ch 3,** (sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) 3 times, sc in next ch-2 sp;+ rep from * to + across to shell, ending last rep at ** before shell, sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell; rep from * to + across to end, ending last rep at ** before last st, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.

Row 12: Turn, ch 3, *ch 3, (dc in next dc, ch 2) 5 times, dc in next dc, ch 3,** (sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) twice, sc in next ch-2 sp;+ rep from * to + across to shell, ending last rep at ** before shell, sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell; rep from * to + across to end, ending last rep at ** before last st, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.

Row 13: Turn, ch 5, *ch 3, (3 dc in next ch-2 sp between dc) 5 times, ch 3,** sc in ch-2 sp, ch 2, sc in ch-2 sp;+ rep from * to + across to shell, ending last repeat at ** before shell, ch 2, sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell, ch 2; rep from * to + across to end, ending last repeat at ** before last st, ch 2, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.

Row 14: Turn, ch 6, +3 dc in ch-5 sp,++ *ch 3, (dc3tog in next 3 dc, ch 4) 4 times, dc3tog in next 3 dc, ch 3,** 3 dc in ch-2 sp between 2 sc;*** rep from * to *** across to shell, ending last rep at ** before shell; rep from + to ++ once, ch 3, sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell, ch 3; rep from + to ++ once; rep from * to *** across to end, ending last repeat at ** before last st; rep from + to ++ once, ch 3, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.

Pineapples for Everyone Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

This post has tips for adjusting the size and using multiple colors in your shawl.

Rep Rows 9-14 until desired length is reached, ending on Row 12.

Edging Row 1: Turn to work along long straight edge of shawl, ch 1, 2 sc in ea t-ch and ch-3 sp across to shell, sc in center of first shell, 2 sc in ea t-ch and ch-3 sp across to end. Fasten off.

Finishing With yarn needle, weave in ends. Spray block if necessary to open up pineapples. You can find blocking tips in this post.

© 2013, 2014 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use it 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/2014/08/20/free-pattern-pineapples-for-everyone-shawl. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Free Pattern: Diagonal Bobbles Clutch

I love textured stitches like bobbles, popcorns, and bullions, and I enjoy designing with diagonal stitch patterns. The combination of bobbles, diagonals, and the mercerized cotton make this a striking clutch! This pattern was originally published on the Galler Yarns blog, but as it’s no longer available there, I decided to share it here. Enjoy, and if you like this pattern, share the love on Ravelry!

Diagonal Bobbles Clutch, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

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Diagonal Bobbles Clutch Crochet Pattern

by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50

US terms 50This sturdy, textured clutch is a simple to make, yet elegant, accessory. Customize the look with different button sizes or shapes.

Finished Size: 8.5″ (21.5 cm) wide by 5” (12.75 cm) when closed.

Materials: 

  • Galler Yarns Parisian Cotton (100% mercerized cotton, 10 oz/285 g/1090 yd/997 m) – 1 cone 6090 Vert, or approximately 530 yd (485 m) in any size 3 mercerized cotton thread
  • E/4 3.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle
  • Button

Gauge: 22 sts in pattern = 4” (10 cm) across. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:

  • BL - back loop only
  • bob - bobble - (Yo, insert hook in st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops) 5 times in the same st, yo and draw through all 6 loops on hook.
  • ch - chain
  • ea - each
  • rep - repeat
  • sc - single crochet
  • sl st - slip stitch
  • st(s) - sts
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern notes:

  • Hold 2 strands of thread together throughout to create a dense fabric that holds its shape.
  • The clutch is crocheted flat in one piece. A simple edging is crocheted in the round to make assembly easier.

Diagonal Bobbles Clutch, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Pattern Instructions

Button band

  • With two strands of cotton thread held together, ch 46.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in second ch and in ea ch across. (45 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in ea st across.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, scBL in ea st across.
  • Rep Rows 2 & 3 until button band is slightly wider than your button’s diameter, ending after Row 3.

Diagonal Bobble Pattern

  • Row 4: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, *bob in next st, sc in ea of next 5 sts; rep from * across to last 2 sts, bob in next st, sc in last st.
  • Row 5: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 6: Turn, ch 1, sc in ea of first 2 sts, bob in next st, *sc in ea of next 5 sts, bob in next st; rep from * across to last 6 sts, sc in ea of next 6 sts.
  • Row 7: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 8: Turn, ch 1, sc in ea of first 3 sts, bob in next st, *sc in ea of next 5 sts, bob in next st; rep from * across to last 5 sts, sc in ea of next 5 sts.
  • Row 9: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 10: Turn, ch 1, sc in ea of first 4 sts, bob in next st, *sc in ea of next 5 sts, bob in next st; rep from * across to last 4 sts, sc in ea of next 4 sts.
  • Row 11: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 12: Turn, ch 1, *sc in ea of next 5 sts, bob in next st; rep from * across to last 3 sts, sc in ea of next 3 sts.
  • Row 13: Rep Row 3.
  • Rep Rows 4-13 until clutch measures approximately 9” (23 cm) from end of button band, ending after Row 13.

Diagonal Bobbles Clutch, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Closure

  • Row 14: Turn, ch 1, sc in each st across.
  • Row 15: Rep Row 3.
  • Rows 16-19: Rep Rows 14 & 15 twice.
  • Row 20: Rep Row 14 once.

Shape buttonhole

  • Row 21: Turn, ch 1, scBL in ea of first 21 sts, ch 3, sk 3 sts, scBL in ea of next 21 sts. (42 sc, 3 ch)

Edging

  • Round 1: Turn, ch 1, sc in first and ea st across (including sc and chs) to last st of row, 3 sc in last st, *turn to work across side, (sc in edge of ea row across to last row, 3 sc in edge of last row),** turn to work in unworked side of foundation ch, (sc in ea st across foundation ch to last st, 3 sc in last st); repeat from * to ** once, join with sl st to first sc of edging. Fasten off.

Diagonal Bobbles Clutch, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Assembly & Finishing

  • Spray block finished piece (optional).
  • Fold together inside out (with bobble sides facing each other). Line up button band with button hole and closure. Pin in place.
  • Using approximately 1 yd (1 m) of cotton thread, thread yarn needle for sewing with thread doubled over.
  • Starting on one edge and matching stitches on each side of fold, whipstitch side closed by inserting needle into the outer loop of each side. Repeat on other edge to sew closed.
  • Fasten off. Weave in yarn tails.
  • Turn clutch out so that bobbles are on the outside. Line up button with button hole. Using one strand of cotton thread, sew button hole to button band. Weave in yarn tails.
© 2012, 2014 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use it 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/2014/08/13/free-pattern-diagonal-bobbles-clutch/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

A Challenge Accepted

YOP3 yarn

Life became rather too complex for me to do any work towards Year of Projects goals.  And, then, suddenly it was December.

Last year, I did a lot of advanced holiday crafting, and I even finished all of my gifts by mid-November.  This year, not so much.  When Thanksgiving rolled around last week, I realized I was in for some trouble and sat down to look at my handmade holiday list.

Amigurumi Nativity heads

I started this nativity set for my Mom at the end of May, using Carolyn Christmas‘s Amigurumi Nativity pattern.  Currently, I have six heads and I just bought fiber fill, pellets for the bases, and some safety eyes.

My mom also liked this hat I designed, and asked for one in black.  Luckily, I have just the yarn in my stash.

Mountain Colors Twizzle

A few weeks ago, I received this beautiful skein of Mountain Colors Twizzle in Swift Current from Mountain Colors to review.  I figured you can’t review a yarn without trying it out, and something about it said shawl to me.  On Friday, I picked up the delightful Shaping Shawls by Anna Dalvi (an awesome book, by the way) and decided to try my and at designing a simple knit crescent shawl for my younger sister.  It’s about two-thirds finished now.

Geaux SaintsAnd speaking of my sister, I started an earwarmer for her boyfriend.  They currently are in law school in New Orleans but he’s accepted a job in Houston after graduation in May.  This will be reversible: one side will be for the New Orleans Saints and the other for the Houston Texans.  I’ve finished the first side in Tunisian crochet and it will need some serious blocking before it is gift.

Bill hat notes

I have little more than these notes I took earlier this year about my Uncle Bill’s hat.  He has one of those factory made cashmere hats, and I was planning to make a handmade version with some scrumptious Galler Yarns Pashmina I have on hand.  So far, other than the finding the note (which took some time!), identifying the yarn, and picking out needles, I’ve done nothing.

Diagonal blanket both sides

Luckily, I have finished one project - from my original YOP list, no less - a baby blanket for my dear friend’s newborn.

And then there are the 7 or so more handmade gifts that I haven’t even started yet. Oh, and 4 design samples due in mid-December for a magazine (but I haven’t received the yarn support yet).

So here’s my challenge to myself: finish a project every 2 days between now and the end of December.  What do you think?  Can it be accomplished?

For more Year of Projects posts, visit this thread on Ravelry.

Crochet Hooks Review: Addi Swing and Comfort Hooks

Back in March, I did a series of crochet hook reviews and giveaways as part of National Crochet Month.  The generous folks at the Skacel Collection were also kind enough to send me some hooks to review, but I haven’t had a chance to post the review until now.

Crochet hooks donated by the Skacel Collection, including Addi Swing (left) and Addi Comfort Hooks (right).

You may remember that I first tried an Addi Swing hook last year, during my trip to Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Loop Addi Swing detail 2012-05-15

My first Addi Swing.

I’ll admit that at first, I was kind of wondering what the big deal was all about.  It turns out that I just needed to get used to the unusual shape of the Addi Swing, and then I found myself crocheting with it more and more.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Swing, it has a heavily curved handle made with two different textures of plastics.

The Addi Swing in US size A, donated by Skacel Collection.

The Addi Swing in US size A.

The hook handles are color coded, so if you have more than one, it’s easy to find the size you want.  (As you can see from the detailed picture above, the millimeter size of the hook is also clearly displayed on the end of the handle.)  Although the handles are large, they are lightweight.  The hooks feature a not inline point and throat.  Because the handle covers most of the hook, the shaft is very short.  This would be a great comfort hook for someone who likes a curved hook shape or a thicker handle along with a not inline hook.

I find that the large, brightly colored Addi Swing handle makes it much more difficult to lose than other hooks, which helps for those of us who crochet on the go!  On the downside, the relatively short shaft makes it difficult to form bullions and other stitches which require a longer shaft with this hook.

The Addi Swings are available in US Sizes A through L, and generally retail for about $13-$14.

Addi hooks

The Addi Comfort Hooks are another option for the crocheter who needs a longer shaft for forming different types of stitches.  Like the Swing, this hook handle also features two colors of plastic, making it easier to find the right size.  As with the Swing, the hook itself is a not inline shape with a curved point and throat.  The plastic handle is hardened but provides that extra thickness I look for in a comfort hook handle.  The more conventional shape of this handle means that it is easier to adapt to than the Swing.  These hooks are available in US sizes A through I, and typically retail at about $7.

You may be wondering if I will be offering a giveaway of these great hooks.  The answer is that I already did :).  I actually included these in the prize pack I mailed to yarnpumpkin for the Pineapples for Everyone Shawl CAL.

Pineapples for Everyone Shawl CAL prize pack, including hooks provided by Skacel Collection and yarn provided by Galler Yarns.

Pineapples for Everyone Shawl CAL prize pack, including hooks provided by Skacel Collection and yarn provided by Galler Yarns.

Yarnpumpkin was kind enough to share the picture she took of her wonderful prizes.

Full disclosure: Four free review samples of this product was provided by Skacel Collection. Although I accept free products for review, I do not accept additional compensation from the distributor/manufacturer, nor do I guarantee a positive review.  My reviews are based entirely on my honest opinions. You can read my complete review disclosure here.

FO Friday: Pineapples for Everyone Shawl & CAL winners

It’s been three months since I last participated in FO Friday, and it is great to be back!  This FO is actually quite a few weeks old, but I haven’t shared these pictures yet on my blog.

This is my second version of my Pineapples for Everyone Shawl pattern.  I made it during the crochet-along back in February and March.

Pineapples for Everyone striped

Once again, I must credit MC with taking beautiful pictures.  These were taken on a Sunday afternoon, when we took a stroll outside of the Ziegfield Theater.

Pineapples for everyone striped 3

I used Galler Yarns Inca Eco in Denim and Raspberry.  I had a lot of fun making this striped version.  I like the contrast between the two colors.

And there were many other really great versions made during the CAL!  These fourteen were completed during the CAL and entered into the giveaway.

Blacky67

Blacky67‘s Glamorous Pineapples

yarnpumpkin pineapples for everyone shawl

yarnpumpkin‘s Pineapples for Everyone Shawl

yarnpumpkin Pineapples for Everyone

yarnpumpkin‘s Pineapples for Everyone Shawl

vibeskat purple pineapples shawl

vibeskat‘s Purple Pineapples Shawl

donnaknitsdolls pineapples for everyone 5 for 13

donnaknitsdolls‘s Pineapples for Everyone 5 for 13

ramhist pineapples for everyone

ramhist‘s Pineapples for Everyone

izybit pineapples for everyone shawl cal

izybit‘s Pineapples for Everyone Shawl CAL

bjclark63 pineapples for everyone shawl

bjclark63‘s Pineapples for Everyone Shawl

abhall76

abhall76‘s Pineapples for Everyone Shawl

jaye-yarns

jaye-yarns‘s Pineapple Blues

shhshh

shhshh‘s Pineapples for Everyone CAL

cherublace

cherublace‘s Pineapples for Everyone

Adele from South Africa

Adele from South Africa’s version

Aria Swiftwind

Aria’s version

It’s great to see the different versions and how the choice of yarn, or the degree to which you block the edges, or the number of repeats can create so many looks.

Without further ado, according to Random.org, the winner of the CAL giveaway is #3…

Nancy L. Drew, also known as yarnpumpkin from Stitchin’ and Stuff!

She is the winner of several skeins of yarn, courtesy of Galler Yarns, and crochet hooks courtesy of Skacel Collection!  Thanks to everyone who participated.  I will be announcing the next crochet-a-long soon.

For more finished objects, visit Tami’s Amis!