Tutorial: Yarn Flower Keychain

Yarn Flower Keychain Tutorial by Underground Crafter #DIY #crafts #yarnRecently, I’ve been having a lot of fun making yarn flowers with a Flower Loom. This quick and easy project is a great way to use up yarn scraps while making a cute accessory.



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This is also a very “kid-friendly” project, though you may want to step in when the flower is being removed from the loom and while the glue is in use (depending on your child’s age).

Yarn Flower Keychain

Tutorial by Underground Crafter

Yarn Flower Keychain Tutorial by Underground Crafter #DIY #crafts #yarnMaterials

  • Red Heart Soft (5 oz/141 g/256 yd/234 m/100% acrylic) – 1 skein ea in 9925 Really Red (CA) and 2515 Turquoise (CB), or approximately 6 yd (5.5 m) in ea of 2 colors in any medium weight yarn.

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Yarn Flower Keychain Tutorial by Underground Crafter #DIY #crafts #yarnProject Instructions

  • Make a yarn flower with your Flower Loom. (You can find my tutorial, How to Make a Yarn Flower with a Flower Loom, here, along with links to more Flower Loom tutorials) I used CA for the petals and CB for the center. (photo 1)
  • Remove the key ring from the key chain clip. (photo 2-3) Set the key ring aside, because you’ll need it again later!
  • Insert the yarn tails from the back of the yarn flower into the small loop on the key chain clip. (photo 4) Tie a knot with the yarn tails to hold the yarn flower in position on the clip. (photo 5)


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  • Use several drops of Fabri-Tac to glue the yarn to the key chain clip. (photo 6) Tip: Keep things neat by working over a surface you can discard after the glue dries, like used newspaper, or a paper or plastic bag.
  • Tie another knot, making sure it covers the fabric glue. (photo 7)
  • Allow the glue to dry.
  • Cut the yarn tails above the knot. (photo 8)
  • Return the key ring to the key chain clip, being careful not to snag the yarn.
  • Enjoy your Yarn Flower Keychain! (photo 9)
© 2016 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This tutorial is for personal use only. You may use the tutorial 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 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 tutorial, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2016/07/08/tutorial-yarn-flower-keychain/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Summer Skirts Roundup: 10 free crochet patterns: #FlashbackFriday #LinkBlast #39

Roundup: 10 free crochet patterns for summer skirts, curated by Underground Crafter | This roundup includes beach cover-ups, convertible skirts, and lacy skirts -- all perfect for summer!On 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.

Look no further for the perfect summer skirt project! This roundup includes 10 free crochet skirt patterns including lacy skirts; convertibles that transform into wraps, ponchos, and shawls; and beach cover-ups.

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Roundup: 10 free crochet patterns for summer skirts, curated by Underground Crafter | This roundup includes beach cover-ups, convertible skirts, and lacy skirts -- all perfect for summer!Flirty Marvel Skirt (photo 3), free crochet pattern by @UCrafter (that’s me!): This A-line skirt pattern is available in 4 adult sizes.

Flirty Marvel Skirt, free crochet pattern in 4 adult sizes by Marie Segares/Underground CrafterLadies Beach Cover Up Skirt, free crochet pattern by @armazey: This convertible pattern can be worn as a skirt, strapless top, or shawl.

Lovely Lily Swim Cover Up (photo 5), free crochet pattern by @KaleidoscopeAnG for @Cre8tionCrochet: This mini cover-up is perfect for wearing over a bathing suit.


Webby Sundress or Skirt, free crochet pattern by @DoubleStitchers for @RedHeartYarns: This convertible pattern can be worn as a skirt or as a sundress.

White and Blue Striped Skirt (photo 4), free crochet pattern by @erangi_udeshika: This is a beginner-friendly pattern.

Shimmer Skirt or Poncho, free crochet pattern by @dorisjchan for @RedHeartYarns: This convertible project features pineapple stitches.

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Drawstring Beach Skirt/Poncho (photo 2), free crochet pattern by AGHandmades: This convertible pattern is available in two sizes.

Not Your Granny’s Skirt, free crochet pattern by High Strung Designs: This lacy, asymmetrical skirt is perfect for a granny square lover.

Flaunty Flared Skirt (photo 1), free crochet pattern by @MazKwok: The XL size is free, or you can purchase the other sizes as a PDF download.

Ruffled Edge Box Shell Skirt, free crochet pattern by Sandi Marshall for @aboutdotcom: This pattern is also a convertible as a cape or beach cover-up.

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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.

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  • 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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