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New crochet pattern: Diagonal Stripes Messenger Bag

I’m continuing my series of new pattern releases today by sharing the Diagonal Stripes Messenger Bag.

Diagonal Stripes Messenger Bag, Tunisian crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

This Tunisian crochet pattern is made with Lion Brand Yarns Alpine Wool, a great wool roving style yarn.

Diagonal Stripes Messenger Bag, Tunisian crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

The front and back panels of the bag are crocheted on the bias. If you’re new to Tunisian crochet, you will learn to increase, decrease, and change colors through this project. And, if you’re a more experienced Tunisian crocheter, this project will keep you engaged with the color changes and construction.

You can find the Diagonal Stripes Messenger Bag pattern for sale on Ravelry.

NaBloPoMo

I’m participating in BlogHer’s National Blog Post Month (also known as NaBloPoMo) by blogging daily through November, 2014.

Free pattern: Go West, Young Man Scarf

I’m excited to share a new pattern for an extra long scarf, just as the temperatures are really dropping.

Go West, Young Man Scarf, free crochet pattern for unisex scarf by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

The Go West, Young Man Scarf makes a great gift for a special guy in your life. (It also works for the ladies – it’s super thick and textured!)

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Go West, Young Man Scarf, free crochet pattern for unisex scarf by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

Alternating post stitches create the look of directional arrows pointing westwards. Holding two strands of yarn together creates a tweedy look while also making this scarf extra warm to protect against a harsh winter.

I even took a #scarfie – Lion Brand‘s hashtag for a scarf-wearing selfie. It’s harder than you would think with a DSLR (sorry, kids, I don’t have a smartphone, so it’s the best way for selfies to happen in my world).

Go West, Young Man Scarf, free #crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter #scarfieI have a carefully positioned shawl pin from Michelle’s Assortment to close the tiny gap that usually forms between the wrap around part of the scarf and the hanging ends.

If you like the pattern, add it to your favorites or your queue on Ravelry! Enjoy!

Go West, Young Man Scarf

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediate

US terms 50

4-medium 50

This extra long scarf makes a great gift for a special guy in your life (and it works for the ladies, too!).

Go West, Young Man Scarf, free crochet pattern for unisex scarf by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

Finished Size

  • 6″ (15 cm) wide x 66″ (168 cm) long.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Fishermen’s Wool (100% wool, 8 oz/227 g, 465 yd/425 m) – 2 skeins in Maple Tweed, or approximately 820 yd (750 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US L-11/8 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Stitch marker.

Gauge

  • 15 sts x 15 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

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

  • ch – chain
  • FPdtr – front post double treble✪
  • pf – puff stitch ✪
  • pm – place marker
  • rep – repeat
  • rm – remove marker
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Special Stitch Patterns

  • FPdtr = front post double treble = Yo 3 times, insert hook from front around post back to front of st 2 rows prior, yo and draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops) 4 times, sk st behind FPdtr on current row.
  • Pf = puff stitch = *Insert hook in ch-1 sp, yo and draw up a loop;** yo and rep from * to ** once, yo and draw through 4 loops on hook.

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Go West, Young Man Scarf, free crochet pattern for unisex scarf by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

Wrap it up with a shawl pin, like this one from Michelle’s Assortment, as a gift!

Pattern Notes

  • Entire scarf is worked holding 2 strands of yarn together.

Pattern Instructions

Scarf

  • Ch 255.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 st, sc in next st and in ea st across. (254 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and next st, pm around last sc, sc in ea st across.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in ea st across.
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in next 5 sts, FPdtr around marked st, rm, *sc in next 5 sts, sk 5 sts 2 rows below and FPdtr around next st 2 rows below; rep from * across to last st, sc in last st.
  • Row 5: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 6: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, FPdtr around FPdtr 2 rows below, *sc in next 5 sts, FPdtr around FPdtr 2 rows below; rep from * across to last 6 sts, sc in next 6 sts.
  • Rows 7-9: Rep Row 3, 3 times.
  • Rows 10-14: Rep Rows 2-6.
  • Rows 15-18: Rep Row 3, 4 times.
  • Row 19: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 1, sk 1, sc in next st; rep from * across to last st, (ch 1, sc) in last st. (255 sts)
  • Row 20: Turn, ch 1, sc in first sc, *pf in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 1; rep from * across to last ch-1 sp, pf in ch-1 sp, sc in last st. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.

Don’t forget to favorite the Go West, Young Man Scarf on Ravelry!

© 2014 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/2014/10/31/free-pattern-go-west-young-man-scarf/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Live Google+ Hangout Event Tomorrow!

I’m really excited to announce that I will be hosting a live Google+ Hangout tomorrow, Thursday, October 9, 2014, at 12 noon Eastern. This live video event, Crochet Tips and Tricks: Make the Pumpkin Lace Scarf, is part of Stitch and Unwind‘s weeklong celebration of I Love Yarn Day.

I Love Yarn Day Google+ Hangout with Underground Crafter

During the event, I’ll be crocheting this great free pattern from Lion Brand Yarn. I’ll also be sharing tutorials for the two special stitches used in the pattern, and answering your crochet questions.

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I know it’s called the Pumpkin Lace Scarf. But green’s my favorite fall color!

Check out the details here! Will I see you there? I hope so!

Giveaway: Lion Brand Heartland & Gerbera Pattern

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I’m celebrating the relaunch of my blog with a week of giveaways. Today’s giveaway is for two skeins of Lion Brand Heartland yarn and a PDF copy (delivered via email or Ravelry) of my Gerbera pattern.

Lion Brand Heartland

These are the very skeins you could win!

Lion Brand Heartland is a very soft acrylic yarn, made in America, with names and colorways inspired by national landmarks. This giveaway prize includes one skein each in Shenandoah (pictured at top) and Joshua Tree (pictured at bottom). I had a wonderful time working with this yarn when designing the Throwback Throw, a pattern that was published in I Like Crochet‘s inaugural issue.

Throwback Throw. Photo (c) ILikeCrochet.com.

Throwback Throw. Photo (c) ILikeCrochet.com.

I also used this yarn to design the Gerbera 6″ Square pattern and I’ll be sending a copy of the pattern to the winner via email or Ravelry.

blog Gerbera blocked

You can probably crochet up 7 or 8 of these blocks with the two skeins of Heartland, or, of course, you could use the yarn to make anything else you’d like!

This giveaway is open to anyone with an email address. Enter by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, August 21, 2014. One winner will be chosen at random. Good luck!

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Gerbera

This week, I’m releasing another square pattern inspired by the Spring Garden theme of Crochetville’s National Crochet Month Designer Blog Tour.  I’m sharing one new pattern a week during NatCroMo, and these new patterns are available as free Ravelry downloads through March with the coupon code NatCroMo14.

I call this square Gerbera.  Unlike the other 3 square patterns, it isn’t inspired by childhood memories but just my love of gerberas and daisies!

blog Gerbera blocked

I used Lion Bran Heartland in Shenandoah and Joshua Tree for this sample.  (As an aside, I love that these yarns are named after American landmarks and natural treasures.) I had some left after working on a big project, and I just loved the colors! I had to think about which yellow flower would look best in them – so I guess you could say the yarn inspired the block.

Download the pattern here.