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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.

Holiday Stashdown Challenge 2015 Sponsor Spotlight: Red Heart

Holiday Stashdown Crochet-a-long 2015: 15 crochet designers * 15 free patterns * Great prizes! Starts September 14, 2015. For more details, visit http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/HolidayStashdownCAL2015I’m continuing to spotlight the wonderful giveaway sponsors (along with a preview of each great prize) for the end-of-CAL giveaway for the Holiday Stashdown Crochet-a-Long. (If you’re just learning about the CAL now, you can find more details here, and you have until January 11, 2016 to enter the end-of-CAL giveaway.)

This post’s featured sponsor is Red Heart! Please show your support by following on Facebook | G+ | Pinterest | Twitter.

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Sponsor Spotlight: Red Heart

If you’ve been crocheting for a while, you’ve surely heard of Red Heart. In fact, last year, they were named the Most Crochet-Friendly Yarn Company by the Crochet Awards.

Did you know that 5 out of the 15 crochet patterns for the 2015 Holiday Stashdown CAL were designed in Red Heart yarns?

Did I mention Red Heart is also a great giveaway sponsor?

Red Heart prize pack for #HolidayStashdownCAL2015 #giveaway on Underground CrafterThis picture is the wonderful prize that will go to one lucky end-of-CAL giveaway winner! It includes:

You’ll be working up a great project in no time!

 


Thank you, Red Heart, for sponsoring the crochet-a-long.

Which Red Heart yarns do you like the best?

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.

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