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Free Pattern: Gift Pocket Bear

In honor of Grandparent’s Day, I’m sharing this free pattern for the Gift Pocket Bear. My maternal grandmother taught me to crochet and she used to crochet adorable bears way before amigurumi was popular, so this seems a fitting homage. Of course, you can use this bear to spice up a gift card for anyone, or for any occasion.

This pattern was originally published on the Galler Yarns blog, which is no longer available. Enjoy the pattern, and if you like it, give it a little love on Ravelry.

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Gift Pocket Bear, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Gift Pocket Bear Crochet Pattern

by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50 US terms 503-light 50This bear makes a great addition to a gift card or cash gift and serves as gift wrap. 

Finished Size: 10 in (25 cm) length.

Materials

  • Galler Yarns Flore II (1.75 oz/50 g/100 yd/91 m/75% kid mohair, 15% wool, 10% nylon/light weight) – 2 skeins 106 (Main Color), or approximately 200 yd (183 m) of any light weight yarn
  • Galler Yarns Flore II – 1 skein each in 015 (CB), 023 (CC), 077 (CD), and 101 (CE), or approximately 100 yd (91 m) in each of 4 colors in any light weight yarn
  • E-4/3.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 2 safety eyes (10.5 mm)
  • Stitch markers or scrap yarn
  • Yarn needle
  • Fiber filling

Gauge: Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Stitches should be small so that fiber filling doesn’t show. 

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:

  • BL – back loop only
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • CD – Color D
  • CE – Color E
  • ch – ch
  • ea – each
  • invdec – invisible decrease – Insert hook in front loop only of each of next 2 sts, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops. Planet June has a great tutorial here.
  • MC – Main Color
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Note

  • Position of increases alternate throughout to keep the project more rounded.
  • Head, neck, ears, muzzle, arms, and neck/body are worked in spirals without joining. Place stitch marker in last st of each Rnd and move up at the end of each Rnd.
  • Legs are crocheted flat in rows.

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Pattern Instructions

Head

  • Beginning at back of head, with MC, start with magic adjustable ring. PlanetJune has a great tutorial for the magic ring here.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, pull yarn tail tightly to close ring, place marker. (6 sts)
  • Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st around. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 4: *Sc in ea of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in ea of next 3 sts; rep from * around. (30 sts)
  • Rnd 6: *Sc in ea of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. (36 sts)
  • Rnd 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in ea of next 5 sts; rep from * around. (42 sts)
  • Rnd 8: *Sc in ea of next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 9: *2 sc in next st, sc in ea of next 7 sts; rep from * around. (54 sts)
  • Rnd 10: *Sc in ea of next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. (60 sts)
  • Rnd 11: *2 sc in next st, sc in ea of next 9 sts; rep from * around. (66 sts)
  • Rnd 12: Sc in ea st around.
  • Rnds 13 & 14: Rep Rnd 12 twice.
  • Rnd 15: *Sc in ea of next 9 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (60 sts)
  • Rnd 16: *Invdec, sc in ea of next 8 sts; rep from * around. (54 sts)
  • Rnd 17: *Sc in ea of next 7 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 18: *Invdec, sc in ea of next 6 sts; rep from * around. (42 sts)
  • Rnd 19: *Sc in ea of next 5 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (36 sts)
  • Rnd 20: *Invdec, sc in ea of next 4 sts; rep from * around. (30 sts)
  • Rnd 21: *Sc in ea of next 3 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 22: *Invdec, sc in ea of next 2 sts; rep from * around. (18 sts)
  • Fasten off.
Gift Pocket Bear, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Here’s a detail of the granny square pocket.

Ears (Make 2)

  • Beginning at center of ear, with MC, start with magic adjustable ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, pull yarn tail tightly to close ring, place marker. (6 sts)
  • Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 3: *2sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 4: *Sc in ea of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. (24 sts)
  • Fasten off with long yarn tail for joining.

Muzzle

  • With CB, start with magic adjustable ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, pull yarn tail tightly to close ring, place marker. (6 sts)
  • Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st around. (12sts)
  • Rnd 3: Sc in each st around.
  • Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 3 once, changing to MC in last yo of final st of Rnd.
  • Rnd 5: Rep Rnd 3 once.
  • Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 3 once.
  • Fasten off with long yarn tail for joining.

Arms (Make 2)

  • With MC, repeat instructions for head through Rnd 3, place stitch marker.
  • Sc in each st around until arms measure approximately 1.5” (3.8 cm) from marker.
  • Fasten off with long yarn tail for joining.

Neck, Body, and Legs

  • Beginning at the neck, in MC with a long yarn tail for joining, ch 18, join with sl st to first ch, being careful not to twist.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same and in ea st around. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 2: Sc in ea st around.
  • Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around. (27 sts)
  • Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 2.
  • Rnd 5: *Sc in ea of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. (36 sts)
  • Rnd 6: Rep Rnd 2.
  • Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 5. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 5. (64 sts)
  • Rnd 9: Rep Rnd 2. Place stitch marker.
  • Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 2 until body measures approximately 2” (5 cm) from marker.
  • Rnd 11: *Sc in ea of next 6 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (56 sts)
  • Rnd 12: *Invdec, sc in ea of next 5 sts; rep from * around. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 13: *Sc in ea of next 4 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (40 sts)
  • Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 2.
  • Rnd 15: *Sc in ea of next 8 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (36 sts) Do not fasten off.

Shape first leg

  • Row 1: Sc in ea of next 17 sts. (17 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in ea st across.
  • Row 3: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 4: Rep Row 2 until leg measures approximately 2” (5 cm) from marker, ending on the wrong side (inside).
  • Row 5: Turn, ch 1, *invdec, sc in ea of next 2 sts; rep from * across. (13 sts)
  • Row 6: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 7: Turn, ch 1, *invdec, sc in ea of next 2 sts; rep from * across to last st, sc. (10 sts)
  • Row 8: Rep Row 3.
  • Fasten off with long yarn tail for joining and seaming.

Shape second leg

  • Row 1: With MC, join with sl st to body in third st from first leg, ch 1, sc in ea of next 17 sts. (17 sts)
  • Rows 2-8: Rep Rows 2-8 as for first leg.

Gift Pocket Square

  • With CC, ch 3. Join with sl st to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), (2 dc, ch 2) in ring, *(3 dc, ch 2) in ring; rep from * twice more, join with sl st to top of ch-3. Fasten off CC.
  • Rnd 2: With CD, join with sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-2sp, dcBL in ea of next 3 sts, *7 dc in next ch-2 sp, dcBL in ea of next 3 sts; rep from * twice more, 3 dc in first ch-2 sp, change to CE while joining with sl st to top of ch-3. Fasten off CD.
  • Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, *scBL in ea of next 9 sts, 3 dc in next st; rep from * twice more, scBL in ea of next 9 sts, change to CC while joining with sl st to top of ch-3. Fasten off CE.
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, *3 dc in next st, scBL in ea of next 11 sts; rep from * twice more, 3 dc in next st, scBL in ea of next 10 sts, join with sl st to top of first sc. Fasten off CE with long yarn tail for joining.

Assembly and Finishing

  • Match 6 stitches on the ear to 6 stitches at the top of head. With yarn needle, whipstitch ear to head, going across the stitches on front and then back of the ear. Repeat with other ear.
  • Slide safety eyes into position between stitches on the head, above the muzzle opening. When you are satisfied with position, insert washer until it clicks.
  • Position neck at bottom of head so it is centered relative to eyes and ears. Join the neck on the bottom of the head with the yarn needle and whipstitch.
  • Stuff head and muzzle. With yarn needle, join muzzle to the head with whipstitch around, matching sts on head to sts on muzzle.
  • Stuff arms. Position arms at side of body in top quarter of body. With yarn needle, join with whipstitch.
  • Stuff neck and body. Position gift pocket square towards bottom of the body, about 1-2 rows above the legs. Join with yarn needle and whipstitch on 3 sides, leaving top of the square open to form a pocket.
  • Fold first leg in half. Using yarn needle, sew sides together until approximately 0.5” (1.3 cm) from body. Stuff leg and then finish sewing up sides, adding stuffing as necessary. Join leg to body with a whipstitch in unworked sc on the body. Repeat with other leg.
  • Cut approximately 12” (30.5 cm) of CB. Thread yarn needle. Starting 1-2 rounds below muzzle join, stitch around the surface of the crochet stitches to form a smile.
  • Weave all remaining ends into body. Trim ends.
© 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/2014/09/07/free-pattern-gift-pocket-bear/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Free Pattern: A Little Bit of Bling Shawl

A Little Bit of Bling Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Last January, I crocheted some samples for the Kollabora booth at Vogue Knitting Live.

A Little Bit of Bling Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

One was this shawl. Kollabora was looking for something that really stood out in the booth, and I held two strands of yarn together – a metallic and a mohair yarn. I’m really excited to be able to share the pattern for A Little Bit of Bling Shawl with you today. It’s a great project for the last days of summer – it’s quick and airy, but the long fringes provide good coverage in case it gets chilly.

A Little Bit of Bling Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

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This summer, I spent a great afternoon with my friend Carlota Zimmerman from the Creativity Yenta (interviewed here). In addition to being a contributing blogger for the Huffington Post, she’s a great model! After a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, we went to Central Park to take some pictures, and Carlota had some great poses wearing this fun and flirty design. (Her tagline isn’t “Just your average sexy force of nature” for nothing!)

A Little Bit of Bling Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

A Little Bit of Bling Shawl Crochet Pattern

by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50 3-light 50 US terms 50This quick and easy triangular shawl makes a great transitional weather accessory. 

The metallic yarn brightens up any outfit! Adjust the length of the fringe to fit your personal style.

Finished Size: Adjustable. Photographed sample is 50” (127 cm) wingspan length, 13.5” (34 cm) spine length, excluding fringe.

Materials:

  • Galler Yarns Kismet (87% polyester/13% nylon, 8 oz/227 g/1,400 yds/1,280 m) – 1 cone in 901 Silver, or approximately 300 yds (274 m) in any metallic, light weight yarn.
  • Galler Yarns Flore II (75% Kid Mohair/15% Wool/10% Nylon, 1.75 oz/50 g/100 yds/91 m/) – 3 skeins in 1005 Ocean, or approximately 300 yds (274 m) in any light weight mohair blend yarn.
  • L-11/8 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge: 10 fdc = 4” (10 cm) across.  Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

New to crochet? Check out Improve Your Crochet, an online class at Craftsy.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:

  • beg fdc – beginning foundation double crochet – Ch 4, turn, sk 3 sts, insert hook in next ch, yo and draw up a loop, yo and pull through 1 loop (counts as ch 1), [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice.
  • ch – chain
  • fdc – foundation double crochet – Yo, insert hook in ch 1 from previous st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and pull through 1 loop (counts as ch 1), [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice.
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

A Little Bit of Bling Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Pattern Notes:

  • Entire shawl is crocheted holding one strand of ea yarn together.
  • Shawl is worked from top (long) edge with steady decreases to point.

Pattern Instructions:

Shawl

  • Holding one strand of ea yarn, beg fdc, 103 fdc. (To adjust size, fdc in multiples of 4 sts until the appropriate length for long edge is reached.)
  • Row 1: Turn, *ch 5, sk 3 sts, sc in next st; rep from * across. (26 ch-5 sp)
  • Row 2: Turn, *ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * across.
  • Row 3: Turn, sl st in ea of first 3 ch in first ch-5 sp, *ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * across to last ch-5 sp, sk last ch-5 sp. (Decreases 2 sets of ch-5 sp)
  • Row 4: Rep Row 2.
  • Rep Rows 3 & 4 until 2 ch-5 sp remain, ending after Row 4.
  • Row 5: Turn, sl st in ea of first 3 ch in first ch-5 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp. Fasten off. (1 ch-5 sp)
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.  Spray block if necessary.

A Little Bit of Bling Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

 

Make and attach fringe

  • For each fringe, hold one strand of each yarn together and cut strands to 40” (100 cm).
  • To attach fringe using crochet hook, insert hook into st or sp indicated below.  With fringe strands folded in half, insert hook into fold (center) of strands, pull up a loose loop in st or sp. Yo with both halves of the fringe strands and pull through the loop. Tighten loop to hold fringe in place.
  • Starting from top corner, use crochet hook to join fringe to third ch of first ch-5 sp. Working across angled edge, *sk next ch-5 sp, join fringe in next ch-5 sp; rep from * across edge until 2 ch-5 sp before center point.   Attach 2 strands of fringe (2 strands of ea yarn/4 strands of yarn) to center point, sk next ch-5 sp, rep from * along edge. Trim fringe as necessary.

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© 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/2014/09/01/free-pattern-a-little-bit-of-bling-shawl. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

A Little Bit of Bling Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

 

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.