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Free pattern: Glimmer Glamour Scarf

I’m releasing a new free crochet pattern every week through December. Each one can be made with 3 skeins of yarn or less, and would make a great gift (for someone else, or as a reward to yourself for all of your holiday crafting!).

Glimmer Glamour Scarf, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

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Today’s pattern is the Glimmer Glamour Scarf. This skinny scarf is crocheted with a metallic yarn that adds some pizzazz to your outfit. Made with just two skeins of Lion Brand Vanna’s Glamour yarn, this scarf can be styled several ways. This project crochets up quickly and the traveling bobble v-stitch pattern will keep you on your toes and add a little texture.

I checked out the great tutorials for scarf styling over at Scarves Dot Net, and I’m including a few of my favorites for this scarf.

There’s the Girly Windsor

 

 

…and the Carmen Miranda

…and the Loop and Tuck or the Loose Wrap (right).

This scarf also gave me a chance to share another #scarfie – Lion Brand‘s hashtag for a scarf-wearing selfie.

#scarfie Glimmer Glamour Scarf, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter
One of my #scarfie pictures, with the Carmen Miranda scarf knot.

Don’t forget to add the Glimmer Glamour Scarf to your Ravelry queue or favorites!

Glimmer Glamour Scarf

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 503-light 50Add some pizzazz to any outfit with this textured skinny scarf crocheted with just 2 skeins of metallic yarn.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 67” (170 cm) long x 4” (10 cm) wide after blocking.

Materials

    • Lion Brand Vanna’s Glamour (96% acrylic/4% polyester, 1.75 oz/50 g, 202 yd/185 m) – 1 skein ea in 150 Platinum (CA) and 195 Rhinestone Pink (CB), or approximately 202 yd (185 m) each in CA and CB in any light weight, metallic yarn.
    • US G-6/4 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
    • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 19 sts x 13 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm) before blocking. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

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

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • bob – bobble✪
  • bob-v-st – bobble v-st✪
  • cdc – crossed dc✪
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sp(s) – space(s)
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • v-st – v-stitch✪
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Special Stitch Patterns

  • bob – bobble – (Yo, insert hook in st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops) 4 times, yo and draw through 5 loops on hook.
  • bob-v-st – bobble v-st – (Bob, ch 1, bob) in same st or sp.
  • cdc – crossed dc – Sk next st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st. (Worked over 2 sts.)
  • v-st – v-stitch – (Dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st or sp.

Pattern Notes

  • Change color in last yo of last st in row as indicated.
  • This scarf uses almost exactly 1 skein of yarn in each color. If your gauge is different than indicated, you may use more yarn. One way to conserve yarn and keep this a 2 skein project is to use a smaller bob in your bob v-st (with 3 repeats instead of 4).

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Pattern Instructions

Scarf

  • With CA, ch 303. (Alternately, start with 302 foundation sc sts and sk Row 1.)
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch and ea ch across. (302 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), *(sk 1 st, v-st in next st, sk 1 st) 4 times, sk 1 st, bob-v-st in next st, sk 1 st; rep from * across to last st, dc in last st changing to CB.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 3, v-st in next ch-1 sp, *bob-v-st in next ch-1 sp, v-st in next 4 ch-1 sps; rep from * across to last 4 ch-1 sps; bob-v-st in next ch-1 sp, v-st in last 3 ch-1 sps, dc in last st changing to CA.
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 3, v-st in next 2 ch-1 sps, *bob-v-st in next ch-1 sp, v-st in next 4 ch-1 sps; rep from * across to last 2 ch-1 sps, v-st in last 2 ch-1 sps, dc in last st changing to CB.
  • Row 5: Turn, ch 1, sc in same st and in ea st and ch-1 sp across.
  • Row 6: Turn, ch 3, cdc across to last st, dc in last st.
  • Row 7: Turn, ch 1, sc in same st and in ea st across.
  • Row 8: Rep Row 6.
  • Row 9: Rep Row 7, changing to CA.
  • Row 10: Turn, ch 3, sk 1 st, v-st in next st, *sk 1 st, bob-v-st in next st, sk 1 st,** (sk 1 st, v-st in next st, sk 1 st) 4 times; rep from * across to last 13 sts; rep from * to ** once, (sk 1 st, v-st next st, sk 1 st) 3 times, dc in last st changing to CB.
  • Row 11: Turn, ch 3, v-st in ea of next 3 ch-1 sp, *bob-v-st in next ch-1 sp, v-st in next 4 ch-1 sps; rep from * across to last 2 ch-1 sps; bob-v-st in next ch-1 sp, v-st in last ch-1 sp, dc in last st changing to CA.
  • Row 12: Turn, ch 3, v-st in next 4 ch-1 sp, *bob-v-st in next ch-1 sp, v-st in next 4 ch-1 sps; rep from * across to last ch-1 sp; bob-v-st in last ch-1 sp, dc in last st.
  • Row 13: Rep Row 5. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends. Spray block if necessary.

If you like the Glimmer Glamour Scarf, add it to your Ravelry queue or favorites here!

© 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/2014/12/19/free-pattern-glimmer-glamour-scarf. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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.

Want to improve your crochet skills? Check out the new Craftsy class: See It, Crochet It: Reading Diagrams (with Charles Voth).

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.

blog Wool Ease Thick & Quick

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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