Holiday Stashdown CAL 2016 Pattern 4: Mermaid Dreams Adult Boot Cuffs by Creative Threads by Leah

Announcing the Holiday Stashdown crochet-a-long 2016! #HolidayStashdownCAL2016Welcome to the giveaway page for the fourth pattern of the 2016 Holiday Stashdown Crochet-A-Long. This pattern is Mermaid Dreams Adult Boot Cuffs by Leah Feild of Creative Threads by Leah. In this post, I’ll be introducing you to Leah and sharing the link to the monthly and end-of-CAL giveaway for this pattern, so read on for details! (By the way, if you’re new to the Holiday Stashdown CAL, here’s a description and a full schedule, with regularly updated links to all patterns.)

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About Creative Threads by Leah

Leah Feild from Creative Threads by Leah.
Leah Feild from Creative Threads by Leah.

Leah is a wife and mom, and being able to give extras to her family is what started her back on my crochet journey. Leah lives in Oklahoma and works a full time job in addition to being a crochet designer.

Leah taught herself to crochet at 12 years old and has been crocheting ever since. One of her favorite activities as a kid was watching Memaw (her grandmother) crochet. Leah likes to think that she gets her creative abilities from her Memaw.

You can find Leah on Creative Threads by Leah. Show your support by following Leah on Facebook | G+ | Instagram | Pinterest | Ravelry | Twitter.

#HolidayStashdownCAL2016 Giveaway!

Mermaid Dreams Boot Cuffs, free crochet pattern by Creative Threads by Leah.
Mermaid Dreams Boot Cuffs by Creative Threads by Leah.

This is the giveaway page for the fourth pattern in the CAL by Creative Threads by Leah.

  • Get the free Mermaid Dreams Boot Cuffs pattern.
  • Find out more about the 2016 Holiday Stashdown CAL here.
  • To enter the monthly giveaway for this pattern, share share a picture of your completed Mermaid Dream Boot Cuffs using the link up below by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, May 8, 2016. Your projects shared here by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Monday, January 9, 2017 will also be entered in the end-of-CAL giveaway.
  • You may share one picture of each project you complete using the Mermaid Dreams Boot Cuffs pattern. Each completed project will count as one entry in the giveaway.
  • You are not required to use a link to enter, but if you do, please link directly to the Ravelry project page, Instagram photo, or blog post, not to your main blog or profile. (If you’re new to InLinkz linkups, you can find a tutorial here.)
  • One giveaway winner will be chosen from these entries at random to win the monthly prize. Another will be chosen to win one of the end-of-CAL giveaway prizes.
  • Don’t forget to join the fun in our Facebook and Ravelry groups, too! You can share as many pictures as you like in the groups, but only pictures submitted here will be entered in the giveaways.


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Holiday Stashdown CAL 2016 Pattern 3: Mock Bobbles Cowl by Underground Crafter

Announcing the Holiday Stashdown crochet-a-long 2016! #HolidayStashdownCAL2016Welcome to the giveaway page for the third pattern of the 2016 Holiday Stashdown Crochet-A-Long. This pattern is the Mock Bobbles Cowl by Marie Segares of Underground Crafter (that’s me!). In this post, I’ll be sharing the link to the monthly and end-of-CAL giveaway for this pattern, so read on for details! (By the way, if you’re new to the Holiday Stashdown CAL, here’s a description and a full schedule, with regularly updated links to all patterns.)

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About Marie Segares

Mock Bobble Cowl, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter #HolidayStashdownCAL2016If you’re new to Underground Crafter, let me tell you a bit about myself! I’ve been crocheting since 1984 and knitting since 2010. I’m a generally crafty gal. I’ve been known to embroider, sew, quilt, and make hot process soap. I also love cooking and baking.

I live in New York City and do quite a bit of my crocheting (and now knitting) on the subways, so that’s the reason for the “Underground Crafter” name. On the Underground Crafter blog, I share free crochet and knitting patterns, tips and tutorials, as well as occassional crafty book reviews and giveaways, and recipes.

You can find me right here on Underground Crafter . Show your support by subscribing to my weekly newsletter or following me on Craftsy | Etsy| Facebook | G+ | Pinterest | Ravelry | Twitter | YouTube.

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This is the giveaway page for the third pattern in the CAL by Underground Crafter.

  • Get the free Mock Bobbles Cowl pattern.
  • Find out more about the 2016 Holiday Stashdown CAL here.
  • To enter the monthly giveaway for this pattern, share share a picture of your completed Mock Bobbles Cowl using the link up below by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, April 10, 2016. Your projects shared here by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Monday, January 9, 2017 will also be entered in the end-of-CAL giveaway.
  • You may share one picture of each project you complete using the Mock Bobbles Cowl pattern. Each completed project will count as one entry in the giveaway.
  • You are not required to use a link to enter, but if you do, please link directly to the Ravelry project page, Instagram photo, or blog post, not to your main blog or profile. (If you’re new to InLinkz linkups, you can find a tutorial here.)
  • One giveaway winner will be chosen from these entries at random to win the monthly prize. Another will be chosen to win one of the end-of-CAL giveaway prizes.
  • Don’t forget to join the fun in our Facebook and Ravelry groups, too! You can share as many pictures as you like in the groups, but only pictures submitted here will be entered in the giveaways.



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Free pattern: Mock Bobbles Cowl (#HolidayStashdownCAL2016)

Mock Bobble Cowl, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter #HolidayStashdownCAL2016I’m thrilled to share the third pattern in this year’s Holiday Stashdown Crochet-A-Long. (If you’re new to the Holiday Stashdown CAL, you can find all the details here.)

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A few years ago, I received this lovely skein of Berroco Ultra Alpaca in a swap. It happens to be in my favorite color (purple) but it sat in my stash for a while, waiting for its true purpose to be revealed.

Mock Bobble Cowl, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter #HolidayStashdownCAL2016It turns out it wasn’t meant for a hat (the destiny of most solo skeins in my stash), but rather a cowl.

This pattern uses two of my favorite stitches, crossed double crochet and mock triple crochet bobbles. The texture is a delight to watch as it develops in front of your eyes.

Mock Bobble Cowl, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter #HolidayStashdownCAL2016This makes a great unisex project that works for almost any adult on your holiday list. Make it with one color, like I did, or with striped edges, or with stripes. Either way, it’s a great way to use up stash yarn.

To join the Holiday Stashdown CAL…

  • You can join in by crocheting each of the patterns as you have time.
  • Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #HolidayStashdownCAL2016 on all social media.
  • Chat with other crocheters in our Facebook and Ravelry groups.
  • By the end of the crochet-a-long, you’ll have 24 great gifts for the holiday season.
  • Find more details, including a schedule and links to the patterns, here.

Don’t forget to share a picture on Ravelry or with my Facebook page if you make one!

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Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Mock Bobble Cowl, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter #HolidayStashdownCAL201602-easy 50US terms 504-medium 50Stitches with alternating heights create the appearance of bobbles in this textured cowl.    

Finished Size

  • Adult: 6” (15 cm) height x 26” (66 cm) circumference.

Materials

  • Berroco Ultra Alpaca (50% alpaca/50% wool, 3.5 oz/100 g, 215 yd/198 m) – 1 skein in 6284 Prune Mix, or approximately 215 yds (198 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 14 sts x 5 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

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Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only
  • cdc – crossed double crochet – Sk st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st. (A photo tutorial for this stitch is available here)
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • FPsc – front post single crochet – Insert hook from front around back to front of tr in previous round while pushing tr towards front, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops, sk st behind FPsc. (A photo tutorial for this stitch is available here)
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • tr – triple (treble) crochet
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Photo tutorials for both special stitches are available here
  • This project uses almost an entire skein of yarn, so while gauge is not important, significantly larger stitches (fewer stitches per inch) may result in running out of yarn before finishing.
  • For striped edges, work foundation chain through Rnd 2 and Rnds 20-22 in a different color.
  • Entire project is worked with right (front) side facing.

Pattern Instructions

Cowl

  • Ch 92 (or any multiple of 2).
  • Set Up Row: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch and ea ch across. Being careful not to twist, join with sl st to first sc and begin working in the round. (91 sts)
  • Rnd 1: Ch 2, cdc around, join with sl st to ch 2.
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, scBL in same st and ea st around, join with sl st to first sc.
  • Rnd 3: Ch 2, *sc in next st, tr in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to ch 2.
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, *sc in next st, FPsc around next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc.
  • Rnd 5-19: Rep Rnds 2-4 5 more times, or until cowl measures approximately 5” (13 cm) in height.
  • Rnd 20: Rep Rnd 2.
  • Rnd 21: Rep Rnd 1.
  • Rnd 22: Ch 1, sc in same st and ea st around, join with sl st to first sc, fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends and seam set up row closed.
© 2016 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/2016/03/14/free-pattern-mock-bobbles-cowl/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Don’t forget to share a picture on Ravelry or with my Facebook page if you make one!

Add to RavelryIf you want an easy print format, you can buy an ad-free PDF version on Craftsy.

Click to buy the ad-free PDF version of this @ucrafter pattern on Craftsy