Free pattern: A Cold Snap Shawlette

A Cold Snap Shawlette, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter | This simple shawlette recipe can be customized to your preferred size (or, to use up just the right amount of yarn!). This shawlette is perfect for accessorizing, keeping you cozy when it gets suddenly cold, or protecting your neck in air conditioning. The self-patterning yarn does all the colorwork for you.I’ve mentioned before that triangular shawlettes are my favorite accessories. They can be worn loosely draped as accents or snug around your neck as scarves if it suddenly gets cold.



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And speaking of suddenly getting cold, a few months ago, I traveled to Utah for the Snap! Conference. I know that hotels often get chilly (and, it was a creative blogger conference so I felt the need to show my crafty skills!), so I brought along my It’s a Snap! Infinity Scarf sample and some yarn for my journeys. On the plane ride over, I finished up the sample for today’s free pattern, A Cold Snap Shawlette.

And, that turned out to be a good thing.

A Cold Snap Shawlette, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter | This simple shawlette recipe can be customized to your preferred size (or, to use up just the right amount of yarn!). This shawlette is perfect for accessorizing, keeping you cozy when it gets suddenly cold, or protecting your neck in air conditioning. The self-patterning yarn does all the colorwork for you.I was staying in one of the Little America Hotel‘s Courtside rooms. The weather during my trip was (apparently) unseasonably chilly and rainy. Each morning and late at night, I would walk (briskly!) over to the Towers in cold drizzles. I credit this shawlette with keeping me from getting sick during that trip.

This simple shawlette recipe can be customized to your preferred size. It’s perfect for accessorizing, keeping you cozy when it gets suddenly cold, or protecting your neck in air conditioning.

And, best of all, the self-patterning yarn does all the colorwork for you. I used exactly one skein of Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable. You may want to pick up two skeins just in case your stitches are a different size than mine. Or, make sure you have more than half a skein left at the midpoint.

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Yarn

A Cold Snap Shawlette

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 504-medium 50This simple shawlette recipe can be customized to your preferred size (or, to use up just the right amount of yarn!).

Finished Size

  • Adult. 52.5” (159 cm) wingspan x 8.5” (21.5 cm) spine after blocking.

Materials

  • Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g/280 yd/247 m) – 2 skeins in 3943 Stained Glass, or approximately 280 yd (247 m) in any medium weight yarn. PLEASE NOTE: I used exactly 1 skein of yarn for this project, so if your gauge is different than mine, you may run out before finishing. That’s why I recommend getting 2 skeins just in case.

Shop for Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable at your favorite retailer! Jo-Ann | Annie’s | Amazon

  • US Size H/5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • 3 locking stitch markers or scrap yarn.

Gauge

  • 18 sts x 7.5 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc2tog – double crochet 2 sts together – (Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops) twice, yo and drawn through all 3 loops on hook.
  • dc5tog – double crochet 5 sts together – (Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops) 5 times, yo and drawn through all 6 loops on hook.
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd – Round
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • t-ch – turning chain
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • + Repeat instructions after plus sign as indicated.


Pattern Notes

  • Shawlette is crocheted in rows from side to side. The edging is crocheted in the round. The border is crocheted in flat in rows.
  • I used exactly 1 skein of yarn to complete this pattern, so I recommend that you buy 2 skeins just in case your stitches or gauge are a different size than mine.

Pattern Instructions

Shawlette

Increase to midpoint

  • Ch 4.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 3 ch (counts as first dc), 5 dc in next ch, place marker 1 in same ch. (6 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), dc in next st and ea st across including t-ch.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 3, dc in next st and ea st across to last st, 2 dc in t-ch. (Increase by 1 st)
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 4 (counts as dc + ch-1 sp, here and throughout), sk 1 st, dc in next st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st; rep from * across ending with last dc in t-ch.
  • Row 5: Turn, ch 3, *dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next st; rep from * across to last ch-1 sp, dc in ch-1 sp, 2 dc in t-ch. (Increase by 1 st)
  • Rep Rows 2-5 30 times more, or until shawl measures approximately 31” (79 cm) from marker 1.

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Decrease to end

  • Row 6: Turn, ch 3, place marker 2 around ch 3 to mark row (as shawl point), dc in next st and ea st across.
  • Row 7: Turn, ch 3, dc in next st and ea st across to last 2 sts, dc2tog in last dc and t-ch. (Decrease by 1 st)
  • Row 8: Turn, ch 4, sk 1 st, *(dc, ch 1) in next st, sk 1 st; rep from * across to last st, dc in t-ch.
  • Row 9: Turn, ch 3, dc in next st, *dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next st; rep from * across to last 2 sts, dc2tog in last ch-1 sp and t-ch. (Decrease by 1 st)
  • Row 10: Turn, ch 3, dc in next st and ea st across including t-ch.
  • Rep Rows 7-10 until 8 sts remain.
  • Row 11: Turn, ch 3, dc2tog, dc in ea of next 4 sts, sk t-ch. (6 sts)
  • Row 12: Turn, ch 2 (does not count as st), dc5tog, place marker 3. (1 st) Do not fasten off.

Edging

  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 3 sc in marked st, remove marker 3 and place marker in first of 3 sc, ch 1, turn to work along straight edge, 2 sc in side of each row across to marker 1, ch 1, 3 sc in marked st, remove marker 1 and place marker in last of 3 sc, ch 1, turn to work along angled edge, *2 sc in side of ea row** to marker 2, (2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc) in marked row, remove marker 2 and place marker in ch-3 sp, rep from * to ** across to marker 3, remove marker, join with sl st to first sc.

Border

  • Row 1: Turn to work along angled edge, ch 1, sk same st and next sc, *sc in next st, ch 1, sk next st,** sc in next st; rep from * across, ending at ** before marker 2, (2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc) in ch-3 sp, remove marker, sk next st, +ch 1, sc in next st, sk next st; rep from + across, sc in last st, sl st to marked st, remove marker, fasten off.

Finishing

© 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/2016/06/24/free-pattern-a-cold-snap-shawlette/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Free double-ended Tunisian crochet pattern: Skinny Minny Scarf

Skinny Minny Scarf, free double-ended Tunisian crochet pattern and tutorial by Underground CrafterDouble-ended crochet is one of my favorite hidden secrets of crochet. It’s much easier to do than it seems and it creates fabulous reversible projects.



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If you’ve never done double-ended crochet before, the Skinny Minny Scarf is the perfect pattern to try it on.

Skinny Minny Scarf, free double-ended Tunisian crochet pattern and tutorial by Underground CrafterI used two different weights of yarn – Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable, a medium weight yarn, and Red Heart Grande, a super bulky weight yarn. I love the way this turned out! It’s a great accent scarf to wear year round.

If you’re new to double-ended crochet, I’ve included a video tutorial after the pattern.

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Skinny Minny Scarf

Double-Ended Tunisian Crochet Pattern

by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 506-superbulky4-medium 50

 

This long and skinny accent scarf adds some color to your outfit with the added benefit of providing protection against the wind.

Finished Size

  • Adult. 3.5” (9 cm) wide x 59.5” (151 cm) long.

Materials

  • Red Heart Grande (76% acrylic/22% wool, 5.29 oz/150 g/46 yd/42 m) – 1 skein in Nectar (CA), or approximately 46 yd (42 m) in any super bulky weight yarn.
  • Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g/280 yd/256 m) – 1 skein in Springtime (CB), or approximately 56 yd (51 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size Q/16 mm double-ended crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Shop for Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable at your favorite retailer! Jo-Ann | Annie’s | Amazon

Shop for Red Heart Grande at your favorite retailer! Jo-Ann | Amazon

Gauge

  • 8 sts in pattern = 3.5” (9 cm) wide. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • sk – skip
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • Tss – Tunisian simple st – Insert hook under next vertical bar, yo and draw up loop onto hook.
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

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Pattern Note

  • Always sk first vertical bar (below first loop on hook) at beginning of row.
  • A video tutorial is available at the end of this pattern.

Pattern Instructions

Scarf

  • With CA, ch 8.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, *insert hook in next ch, yo and pull up a loop; rep from * across. (8 sts)
  • Row 2: Slide loops to other hook, turn. With CB, ch 1, *yo and draw through 2 loops; rep from * across.
  • Row 3: Tss in ea vertical bar across.
  • Row 4: Slide loops to other hook, turn. With CA, ch 1, *yo and draw through 2 loops; rep from * across.
  • Row 5: Rep Row 3.
  • Rep Rows 2-5 until scarf measures approximately 58” (147 cm) long, or until 45” (114 cm) of CA remain, or until desired length is reached, ending after Row 4.
  • Final Row: With CA, *insert hook under next vertical bar as for Tss, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook; rep from * across. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 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/2016/05/25/free-double-ended-tunisian-crochet-pattern-skinny-minny-scarf. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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My Travels: Snap! Conference

Last month, I had the opportunity to present a podcasting roundtable at an amazing conference called Snap! for creative bloggers and content creators in Salt Lake City, Utah. I had a great time and I’m going to share some of the fun with you in this post.

One of the great things about going to conferences (as I mentioned in this post) is that I get to meet some of my favorite crochet bloggers in person! At Snap!, I got to see Jessie from Jessie At Home again (we met last year at Stitch N’ Pitch). I also met Tamara from Moogly, Erica from 5 Little Monsters, Brittany from Whistle & Ivy, and Alexis from Persia Lou, as well as Carrie from Red Heart.

From left to right, Tamara from Moogly, Jessie from Jessie At Home, Carrie from Red Heart, and me at the Chinet booth at Snap! Photo via Jessie At Home.
From left to right, Tamara from Moogly, Jessie from Jessie At Home, Carrie from Red Heart, and me at the Chinet booth at Snap! Photo via Jessie At Home.

As you can imagine, with an audience this crafty, the organizers and sponsors had to bring their A game to decorate their booths and at meals. Here are a few of my favorite displays from the conference.

Place settings at the dinner sponored by Chinet | Snap! conference 2016 wrap up on Underground Crafter
Place settings at the dinner sponored by Chinet.
Project inspiration in the Sizzix booth | Snap! conference 2016 wrap up on Underground Crafter
Project inspiration in the Sizzix booth.
Hashtag love at the Michaels booth | Snap! conference 2016 wrap up on Underground Crafter
Hashtag love at the Michaels booth.
Lots of cool DIY equipment at the Ryobi booth | Snap! conference 2016 wrap up on Underground Crafter
Lots of cool DIY equipment at the Ryobi booth.

The sponsoring and exhibiting brands also shared samples with us bloggers. You know I love free stuff, but this is free stuff with a purpose! I’ll be sharing projects with you over the coming months featuring some of these great freebies I got at the conference.

A selection of product samples | Snap! conference 2016 wrap up on Underground Crafter
A selection of product samples from exhibitors, sponsors, and other brands on site.

In addition to classes on blogging, writing, working with brands, and getting your business organized, there were also hands on, crafty classes. Erica from 5 Little Monsters and I took a sewing class together. I didn’t actually finish my basket, but it’s off to a great start!

How to Make a Fabric Basket class | Snap! conference 2016 wrap up on Underground CrafterMany of the booths also had “make and take” projects so you could try out different products.

Here's my "make and take" project from the Therm-o-Web booth | Snap! conference 2016 wrap up on Underground Crafter
Here’s my “make and take” project from the Therm-o-Web booth.

I also got a special speaker gift to keep me inspired all year round.

Snap Roundtable Speaker gift from WallsNeedLove | Snap! conference 2016 wrap up on Underground Crafter
Snap Roundtable Speaker gift from WallsNeedLove.

Did I mention the parties?

Jessie from Jessie At Home, me, and Tamara from Moogly at the Uber Doors/Cents of Style Party. Photo via Jessie At Home | Snap! conference 2016 wrap up on Underground Crafter
Jessie from Jessie At Home, me, and Tamara from Moogly at the Uber Doors/Cents of Style Party. Photo via Jessie At Home.
Awesome gift bag from the Instax/Heidi Swapp party | Snap! conference 2016 wrap up on Underground Crafter
Awesome gift bag from the Instax/Heidi Swapp party.

I needed a little help from my new friends to figure out how to use the Instax camera. (Thank you, Jessie, for moving my index finger off the viewfinder!)

Brittany from Whistle & Ivy and Alexis from Persia Lou, bravely posing for my first Instax photo | Snap! conference 2016 wrap up on Underground Crafter
Brittany from Whistle & Ivy and Alexis from Persia Lou, bravely posing for my first Instax photo.

As if all of this excitement wasn’t enough, there was also the option to have a “secret sister.” I was the recipient of some great secret sister gifts from Hilary from Pulling Curls.

One of my secret sister gifts from Hillary at Pulling Curls| Snap! conference 2016 wrap up on Underground Crafter
One of my secret sister gifts from Hilary at Pulling Curls.

I had a great time collecting gifts for my secret sister, Jessica from Mad in Crafts. You can get the free crochet pattern for my final gift to her here.

I can’t wait to go back next year to see some of my bloggy friends and meet new people!