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#FlashbackFriday Crochet Link Blast 25: #HolidayStashdownCAL2015

#HolidayStashdownCAL2015 15 free #crochet patterns, #roundup by Underground CrafterOn Fridays, I share a link blast on G+, Twitter and Facebook to get you excited about crocheting all weekend! In keeping with the #FlashbackFriday meme, I’m sharing patterns that were first released at least 12 months ago.

Today’s roundup is a bit different than usual. First of all, if you’re reading this the day it comes out, Happy New Year! Second, I’ve been out of the #FlashbackFriday habit for a few months now, and I wanted to return with a big bang. So, I’m highlighting the 15 free crochet patterns from the 2015 Holiday Stashdown crochet-a-long. These aren’t 12 months old, but the “new patterns” part of the CAL has come to an end, so I figure a flashback is in order.

If you’re just hearing about the CAL, you have until January 11, 2016 to enter the end-of-CAL giveaways. We have amazing giveaway prizes! You can learn more about the CAL and prizes here.

And, of course, you can also join in the 2016 Holiday Stashdown CAL, which kicks off on January 11, 2016. You can read more details here. All images are copyright the respective designer and used with permission.



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#HolidayStashdownCAL2015 15 free #crochet patterns, #roundup by Underground Crafter#1 Not Quite a Slouchy Hat, free crochet pattern by @ucrafter (that’s me!): This unisex hat pattern is available in 4 sizes from infant through adult and includes photo and video tutorials for the special stitches. The samples are made in Lion Brand Heartland, Lion Brand Landscapes, and Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice.

#2 Neapolitan Rainbow Jacket, free crochet pattern by @ofGrammysHeart: This adorable stashbuster is sized to fit 6-12 month olds.

#3 Grey Skies Scarf, free crochet pattern by @CrochetAmerican: The self-striping yarn does the colorwork for you in this unisex scarf.

#4 Stashdown Cowl, free crochet pattern by @mainlycrochet: This scrappy project is a perfect way to use up bits of Red Heart Super Saver leftover from other projects.

ILC February 2016 Banners#5 Swirling Leaves Wristlet, free crochet pattern by @threadslfThis elegant little bag is perfect for a night out. Make it in Lion Brand Vanna’s Glamour for a touch of bling.

#6 Monkey Lunch Box, free crochet pattern by @MelodysMakings: This adorable lunch box will brighten any child’s day!

#7 Christmas Carol’s Stocking, free crochet pattern by @sweetpotatocc: Get an early start on your holiday decorations with this stocking made in Red Heart with Love.

#8 Whimsical Sashay Cowl, free crochet pattern by Eye Love Knots: This pattern works up quickly with super bulky Red Heart Boutique Sashay and Red Heart Boutique Sashay Sparkle yarns.

#9 Zig ‘n’ Zag – A Sleeved Wrap, free crochet pattern by @KatiDCreations: This chevron wrap can be adjusted to fit any size.

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#10 Starry Night Luscious Cowl, free crochet pattern by @crochetmemories: This cowl, made in Red Heart Sparkle Soft, has just the right amount of sparkle for a night out.

#11 Non-stop Slippers, free crochet pattern by @WhichCraft3: These cozy slippers are available in Baby | Child | Adult sizes, so you can make a set for the whole family!

#12 Holly in the Snow Cup Cozy, free crochet pattern by @AcornCrochet: This cup cozy makes a great last-minute gift, and the pattern includes a photo tutorial.

#13 Adelyn Earwarmer, free crochet pattern by @KaleidoscopeAnG: Practice your Tunisian crochet with this unisex earwarmer made in Red Heart with Love and Red Heart Comfort Sport.

#14 Festive Bottle Cozy, free crochet pattern by The Purple Poncho: Add a creative touch to your next store-bought bottle with this decorative and functional cozy made in Bernat Handicrafter.

#15 Basic Wristers, free crochet pattern by @SoBlaDesigns: These wristers make great last-minute gifts.

If you make one of these patterns by January 11, 2016, don’t forget to enter the end-of-CAL giveaways. You can find the links here.

And, join us for the 2016 Holiday Stashdown CAL, with 24 free crochet patterns by 20 different designers. You can read more details here.

Free pattern: Marciana Lace Prayer Shawl

Marciana Lace Prayer Shawl, free #crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter. Photo © StitchAndUnwind.com.Have you ever made a prayer shawl? I’m not sure what the origin of prayer shawls is, but these comfort shawls are made for people going through difficult times, including medical treatment, mourning, and other crises.

Earlier this year, I was asked to design a special prayer shawl pattern for AllFreeCrochet’s blog, Stitch and Unwind.

This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Red Heart Yarns. Shawl photos © StitchAndUnwind.com and used with permission.

I know that when I crochet a gift for someone, I try to put as much love as possible into it. Prayer shawls are supposed to carry the feelings of love and compassion, along with the maker’s prayers, along to the recipient.

Marciana Lace Prayer Shawl, free #crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter. Photo © StitchAndUnwind.com.When my grandmother was in the hospital in 2007, I was working on an intricate shawl pattern for her. I wasn’t able to finish the project before she passed away, but I know working on it next to her hospital bed brought us both a lot of comfort.

I kept that experience in mind as I designed this shawl. I wanted it to look beautiful, so the wearer would feel so pretty wearing it. (We all know that it’s hard to feel pretty when you’re sick, or when life’s major roadblocks are in the way, so why not at least make that a bit easier with a lovely accessory?)

Marciana Lace Prayer Shawl, free #crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter. Photo © StitchAndUnwind.com.I also wanted the pattern to be simple, because there isn’t always a lot of time to focus on details when making a prayer shawl for someone special.

And, of course, you can make this shawl for yourself, too. It makes a very cozy rectangular wrap.

I hope you enjoy this pattern. If you make one, please share a picture on Ravelry or Facebook. And, if you donate your shawl to charity, please let me know what organization you supported.

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Marciana Lace Prayer Shawl

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 504-medium 50A simple stitch pattern creates a beautiful rectangular shawl with gentle waves and eyelets.

Marciana Lace Prayer Shawl, free #crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter. Photo © StitchAndUnwind.com.Finished Size

  • Adult: 68.5” (174 cm) wingspan x 20” (51 cm) height after blocking.

Materials

  • Red Heart With Love (100% acrylic, 7 oz/198 g/270 yds/338 m) – 2 skeins in 1538 Lilac (CA), and 1 skein each in 1801 Navy (CB) and 1001 White (CC), or approximately 540 yds (676 m) in CA, and approximately 270 yds (338 m) in CB and CC in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 17 sts x 7 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • ch(s) – chain(s)
  • dc – double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sp(s) – space(s)
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • t-ch – turning chain
  • * Rep after asterisks as indicated.

Pattern Instructions

  • With CA, ch 233 (or any multiple of 11 sts, + 2 sts). For tips on how to work with a long foundation chain, read Easy fixes for a foundation chain with too few or too many chains.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next st, *ch 2, sk 2, dc in next 2 chs, ch 2, sk 2, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * across.
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 5 (counts as dc + ch-2 sp, here and throughout), dc in same st, ch 1, (sk next st, dc in next st, ch 1) twice, dc in ch-2 sp, *5 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 2, dc in next st, ch 1, (sk next st, dc in next st, ch 1) twice, dc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * across to last ch-2 sp, 4 dc in last ch-2 sp, dc in last st.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 5, dc in frst st, ch 1, (sk next st, dc in next st, ch 1) twice, dc in next ch-1 sp, *sk next 2 ch-1 sps, 5 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, dc in next st, ch 1, (sk next st, dc in next st, ch 1) twice, dc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across to last 2 ch-2 sps, sk 2 ch-2 sps, 4 dc in last ch-2 sp, dc in third ch of t-ch.
  • Rows 4-7: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 8: Rep Row 3, changing to CB in last yo of final dc.
  • Row 9: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 10: Rep Row 3, changing to CC in last yo of final dc.
  • Row 11: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 12: Rep Row 3, changing to CA in last yo of final dc.
  • Row 13: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 14: Rep Row 3, changing to CC in last yo of final dc.
  • Row 15: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 16: Rep Row 3, changing to CB in last yo of final dc.
  • Rows 17-24: Rep Rows 9-16 once.
  • Rows 25-26: Rep Rows 11-12.
  • Rows 27-34: Rep Row 3, 8 times. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in yarn tails. Spray block if desired.
© 2015 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). Shawl photos © StitchAndUnwind.com and used with permission. 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/2015/12/02/free-pattern-marciana-lace-prayer-shawl. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

I hope you enjoy this pattern. If you make one, please share a picture on Ravelry or Facebook. And, if you donate your shawl to charity, please let me know what organization you supported.

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If you want an easy print format, you can buy the ad-free PDF version on Craftsy.

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Free pattern with tutorial: Raised Bunchberry Square – 12″ (30.5 cm) version

Raised Bunchberry Square - 12 inch (30.5 cm) version, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground CrafterI had so much fun with the 6″ (15 cm) version of the Raised Bunchberry Square pattern that I shared last week that I decided to upsize it to a 12″ (30.5 cm) version! This is Square 23 in the 2015 American Crochet Afghan Crochet-Along.

Raised Bunchberry Square - 12 inch (30.5 cm) version, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter as part of 2015 Afghan Crochet-Along with American CrochetThis version of the pattern includes a photo tutorial for the special stitch used in the last 7 rows. You can find photo tutorials for the special stitches used in the first 7 rows here. You can find the pattern without a photo tutorial here.

This post contains affiliate linksThe yarn for the sample was generously provided by Red Heart.

I can’t wait to see what your version looks like. Don’t forget to share a picture on Ravelry or with my Facebook page if you make one!

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Raised Bunchberry Square – 12″ (30.5 cm) version

Photo tutorial

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

This post includes the photo tutorial for the special stitch used in the last 7 rows. For the pattern with photo tutorials of the special stitches used in the first 7 rows, visit this post. For the pattern alone without tutorials, visit this post.

03-intermediateUS terms 504-medium 50A raised center makes this floral granny square stand out.

Finished Size

  • 12” (30.5 cm) square.

Materials

  • Red Heart With Love (100% acrylic, 7 oz/198 g/270 yds/338 m) – 1 skein ea in 1001 White (CA), 1538 Lilac (CB), and 1801 Navy (CC), or approximately 54 yds (49 m) in ea of 3 colors in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • Through Round 7 in pattern = 6” (15 cm) square. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • beg-cl – beginning cluster – Ch 3 in sp, (yo, insert hook in same sp, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops) twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook. (Photo tutorial available here.)
  • BL – back loop only
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • cdc – crossed double crochet – Sk st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st.
  • ch – chain
  • cl – cluster – (Yo, insert hook in same sp, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops) 3 times, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
  • dc – double crochet
  • dhdc – double half double crochet – Yo twice, insert hook in skipped st 2 rows below, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
  • ea – each
  • FPsc – front post single crochet – Insert hook from front around back to front of cl in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops, sk st behind FPsc.
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • WS – wrong (back) side
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisks as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • First Round of pattern is worked on the wrong side.
  • Turn to right side for Round 2.
  • For all future Rounds, join to right side.

Pattern Instructions

Square

  • With CA, ch 4, sk 3 ch, join with sl st to first ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: (WS) Ch 1, (cl, ch 4) in ring 4 times, join with sl st to first cl. (4 sts + 4 ch-4 sp)
  • Rnd 2: Turn to RS, [(2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc) in ch-4 sp, FPsc around cl] 4 times, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off CA. (20 sts + 4 ch-1 sp)
  • Rnd 3: Join CB with sl st to any ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), (dc, ch 2, 2dc) in same ch-1 sp, *sk 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, sk 2 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-1 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with sl st to top of first ch 3. Fasten off CB. (24 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 4: Join CC with sl st to any ch-2 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc) in same ch-2 sp, *dc in next 6 sts,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, (3 dc, ch 2) in first ch-2 sp, join with sl st to top of first ch 3. Fasten off CC. (48 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 5: Join CA with sl st to any ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in same ch-2 sp, *scBL in next 12 sts,** (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, (sc, ch 3) in first ch-2 sp, join with sl st to top of first sc. Fasten off CA. (56 sts + 4 ch-3 sp)
  • Rnd 6: Join CB with sl st to any ch-3 sp, beg-cl in same ch-3 sp, *cdc in next 14 sts (makes 7 cdc),** (cl, ch 2, cl) in ch-3 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, (cl, ch 2) in first ch-3 sp, join with sl st to top of first cl. Fasten off CB. (64 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 7: Join CC with sl st to any ch-2 sp, ch 1, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, *scBL in next 16 sts,** (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, (2 sc, ch 2) in first ch-2 sp, join with sl st to top of first sc. Fasten off CC. (80 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 8: Join CA with sl st to any ch-2 sp, ch 3, dc in ch-2 sp, *[dc in next 3 sts, (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st) 3 times] twice, dc in next 2 sts,** (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, (2 dc, ch 3) in first ch-2 sp, join with sl st to top of first ch 3. Fasten off CA. (96 sts + 4 ch-3 sp)

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  • Rnd 9: Join CB with sl st to any ch-3 sp, ch 1, 2 sc in ch-3 sp, *scBL in next 5 sts, [(dhdc in next st, scBL in next st) 3 times, scBL in next 3 sts] twice, scBL in next st,** (2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc) in ch-3 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, (2 sc, ch 3) in first ch-3 sp, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off CB. (112 sts + 4 ch-3 sp)

Double half double crochet (dhdc) tutorial (click on photos to enlarge)

Raised Bunchberry Square - 12 inch (30.5 cm) version, free crochet pattern with photo tutorial by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

Yarn over twice, insert hook in skipped stitch 2 rows below, working over the chain-1 space from the row below.

Raised Bunchberry Square - 12 inch (30.5 cm) version, free crochet pattern with photo tutorial by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

Yarn over, draw up a loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops.

Raised Bunchberry Square - 12 inch (30.5 cm) version, free crochet pattern with photo tutorial by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook. Double half double crochet made.

  • Rnd 10: Join CC with sl st to any ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc in ch-3 sp, *cdc in next 28 sts (makes 14 cdc),** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, (2 dc, ch 2) in first ch-3 sp, join with sl st to top of first ch 3. Fasten off CC. (128 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 11: Join CA with sl st to any ch-2 sp, ch 1, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, *scBL in next 32 sts,** (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, (2 sc, ch 2) in first ch-2 sp, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off CA. (144 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 12: Join CB with sl st to any ch-2 sp, beg-cl in ch-2 sp, *dc in next 9 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next 4 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next 6 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next 4 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next 9 sts,** (cl, ch 2, cl) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, (cl, ch 2) in first ch-2 sp, join with sl st to top of first cl. Fasten off CB. (152 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 13: Join CC with sl st to any ch-2 sp, ch 1, FPsc around cl, *scBL in next 9 sts, dhdc in next st, scBL in next 4 sts, dhdc in next st, scBL in next 6 sts, dhdc in next st, scBL in next 4 sts, dhdc in next st, scBL in next 9 sts,** (Fpsc around cl, sc, ch 2, sc, FPsc around cl) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, (Fpsc around cl, sc, ch 2, sc) in first ch-2 sp, join with sl st to first FPsc. Fasten off CC. (160 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 14: Join CA with sl st to any ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in ch-2 sp, *scBL in next 40 sts,** (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, (sc, ch 3) in first ch-2 sp, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off CA. (168 sts + 4 ch-3 sp)

Finishing

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

 

© 2015 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/2015/10/28/free-pattern-with-tutorial-raised-bunchberry-square-12%E2%80%B3-30-5-cm-version/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!
This post includes the photo tutorial for the special stitch used in the last 7 rows. For the pattern with photo tutorials of the special stitches used in the first 7 rows, visit this post. For the pattern alone without tutorials, visit this post.

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. The Craftsy version includes two files – a pattern only version and a pattern with tutorials version. You can choose which one to use and print.

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