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Tuesday PIN-spiration Link Party Week 36

 This week, I’m thrilled to join Amy from The Stitchin’ Mommy and Rhondda from Oombawka Design for the Tuesday PIN-spiration Link Party! Read on for more details.

Tuesday PIN-spiration Link Party Week 36Welcome to the Tuesday PIN-spiration link party! Make sure to stop by and pin the projects that you love the most and check out the Tuesday PIN-spiration Pinterest Board!

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National Hat Day – Roundup of 10 free crochet patterns for women!

National Hat Day, roundup of 10 free crochet hat patterns by Underground Crafter

You didn’t think I’d forget the ladies, did you? After sharing my roundup of 7 free crochet patterns for men in celebration of National Hat Day, I took the time to pull together a roundup of some of my favorite free crochet hat patterns for women. I hope you are enjoying National Hat Day in style by wearing your own crochet creations or with hook in hand!

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Sea Breeze Summer Slouch by Lorene Haythorn Eppolite at Cre8tion Crochet: This beautiful hat is made with a reclaimed silk yarn, and Lorene has designed a matching Sea Breeze Summer Cowl (also free). Though it’s not summer where I am, perhaps it is where you are – or maybe you just want to get an early start on a lovely accessory.

Roundup of 10 free crochet hat patterns for women on Underground Crafter blog

Sea Breeze Summer Slouch by Lorene Haythorn Eppolite. Image (c) Lorene Haythorn Eppolite/Crea8tion Crochet.

Riptide Slouch Hat by Candy from Meladora’s Creations: Candy includes a written pattern along with right-handed and left-handed video tutorials, and progress photos to help you crochet this comfy slouchy.

Roundup of 10 free crochet hat patterns for women on Underground Crafter blog

Riptide Slouch Hat by Meladora’s Creations. Image (c) Meladora’s Creations.

Yarn Stash Busting Hat by Sara Sach at Posh Pooch Designs: If you’re like most crocheters, you have a ton of oddballs leftover from bigger projects. Why not put them to good use and crochet this hat?

Roundup of 10 free crochet hat patterns for women on Underground Crafter blog

Yarn Stash Busting Hat by Sara Sach. Image (c) Sara Sach/Posh Pooch Designs.

Amazing Grace Blissful Beanie by Elena Hunt at Beatrice Ryan Designs: This hat pattern includes instructions for both solid and striped versions. Elena wrote this pattern as part of a series raising awareness of breast cancer in memory of her friend. She invites you to make an extra hat to donate to anyone suffering from or recovering from cancer.

Roundup of 10 free crochet hat patterns for women on Underground Crafter blog

Amazing Grace Blissful Beanie by Beatrice Ryan Designs. Image (c) Beatrice Ryan Designs.

Sandy Slouch Hat by Rebecca Langford at Little Monkeys Crochet: You can pair this awesome slouchy hat with the Eggnog Cowl, a free, matching cowl pattern.

Roundup of 10 free crochet hat patterns for women on Underground Crafter blog

Sandy Slouch Hat by Rebecca Langford. Image (c) Little Monkeys Crochet.

Mystic Beanie by Kathy Lashley at ELK Studio: Kathy shares the pattern for a solid version of this hat, along with notes for changing it to a striped version. She also has several pictures showing variations that will really get your creative energy flowing.

Roundup of 10 free crochet hat patterns for women on Underground Crafter blog

Mystic Beanie by Kathy Lashley. Image (c) Kathy Lashley/ELK Studio.

Curtis Visor by Clare Sullivan at BobWilson123: This is super femme version of a visor would be great for an active lady. In addition to the video tutorial, you can also download a print version of the pattern here.

Roundup of 10 free crochet hat patterns for women on Underground Crafter blog

Curtis Visor by Clare Sullivan. Image (c) Clare Sullivan/BobWilson123.

Slouchy Beanie by Kristin Omdahl on Styled by Kristin: This beanie is a one-skein project made with a sport weight yarn. Kristin includes an all crochet option as well as a variation with a knit brim in the pattern.

Roundup of 10 free crochet hat patterns for women on Underground Crafter blog

Slouchy Beanie by Kristin Omdahl. Image (c) Kristin Omdahl.

Miss Nancy Not Knit Hat by Debi Dearest on Dearest Debi: This mock knit hat can be made as a slouchy (or shorter, to keep it a one-skein project) using bulky yarn. Debi links to a video tutorial for a special stitch technique.

Roundup of 10 free crochet hat patterns for women on Underground Crafter blog

Miss Nancy Not Knit Hat by Dearest Debi. Image (c) Debi Dearest.

And last, but definitely not least, is the Chevrons and Stripes Slouchy Hat by me. (Add it to your Ravelry favorites or queue here.) This is another great stashbuster. The sample is in three colors, but you can use more or less depending on the scraps you have on hand. The clusters form chevrons, which is my favorite part of the design.

Chevrons and Stripes Slouchy Hat, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Chevrons and Stripes Slouchy Hat by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter.

If you enjoyed this roundup, you may like my Crochet Accessories for Women board on Pinterest!

 

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.

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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!

Ripple Mania CAL: Giveaway

Whether you’re just joining in or you’ve been participating in the Ripple Mania Crochet-a-long since October, I know you’re excited to hear more about the prizes!  The Ripple Mania CAL has four fantastic sponsors, Coats & ClarkLeisure ArtsLion Brand Yarn, and Magique Enterprises, who have each put together a great prize package.  This post describes the prizes, explains how you can enter the giveaway, and includes the schedule for the Ripple Mania CAL.  All images are used with permission.

The Prizes

Red Heart Ripple Mania Prize Package (Retail value: $75)

Red Heart is sponsoring a fabulous Ripple Mania package including an issue of Crochet Today! and a copy of the Ripple Effect pattern booklet,  along with everything you need to make the Windsor Ripple Throw – 8 skeins of Red Heart With Love yarn (2 skeins each 1530 Violet and 1814 True Blue D; 1 skein each 1907 Boysenberry, 1701 Hot Pink, 1401 Pewter, and 1805 Bluebell) and a 6 mm (US J) Susan Bates bamboo handle crochet hook.  And, to make it easy for you to work on your project on the go, they’re also including a Red Heart tote bag.

 

 

Leisure Arts Ripple Mania Prize Package. (Retail value: $48.85)

Leisure Arts is sponsoring an awesome Ripple Mania prize package including 69 ripple patterns in 5 pattern books!  The package includes 40 Favorite Ripple Afghans (Ravelry page), Beauty of the Earth Afghans (Ravelry page), Vanna’s Choice Color It Beautiful Afghans (Ravelry page), Ripple Afghans to Crochet (Ravelry page), and Rippling Effects (Ravelry page).  These books will definitely keep you crocheting for quite some time!

 

 

Lion Brand Ripple Mania Prize Package. (Retail value: $33.16)

Lion Brand Yarn is sponsoring a wonderful Ripple Mania prize package – 4 skeins of Amazing in Strawberry Fields, enough yarn to crochet the Candy Color Ripple Cowl.  You’ll have a fashionable accessory just in time for the deep cold of winter!

 

Magique Enterprises Ripple Mania Prize Package. (Retail value: $24.95CAD)

And for those of you who have been longing to try an Eleggant crochet hook after reading my review, Magique Enterprises is sponsoring a set including the Eleggant comfort crochet handle, six interchangeable hooks (in steel sizes 1.25 mm, 1.75 mm, and 2.25 mm, and in aluminum sizes 3.5 mm, 5.0 mm, and 6.0 mm), and o-rings.

 

Now that you’ve heard about all the amazing prizes available, you may be wondering how to enter this giveaway.  Read on for details!

 

Ripple Mania Giveaway Rules

To enter the Ripple Mania giveaway for your chance to win one of these great prizes:

  • Join in the Ripple Mania Crochet-a-long!  You can participate in the Underground Crafter group on Ravelry, in the comments on this blog, on the Underground Crafter Facebook page, or by Tweeting @ucrafter #ripplemania.
  • Photograph your Ripple Mania project!  Smaller projects (accessories, baby blankets, cozies, washcloths, etc.) must be completed.  Larger projects (adult sweaters, large throws, or bedspreads) must be at least 1/3 finished.
  • Projects must have been started and/or completed during the Ripple Mania CAL (between October 17 and November 28).  You can use any crochet ripple pattern, though of course I’d love it if you used one of mine :).
  • Share a photograph and description of your Ripple Mania project by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, November 28.  Each project counts as one entry in the giveaway.
  • To share your project on Ravelry: Add the project to your notebook with the tag ripplemania.  Share the project  in the Ripple Mania CAL Giveaways thread.
  • To share your project on Facebook: Post a Wall photo on the Underground Crafter page.  (Remember that if you don’t “like” the page, I won’t be able to message you on Facebook, so you’ll have to check back to see if you’ve won.)
  • To share your project on this blog: Post a link to a project photo (on your blog, Flickr, etc.) in the comments.
  • To share your project on Twitter: Tweet @ucrafter #ripplemania with a link to a photo of your project.
  • This giveaway is open to all crocheters worldwide.
  • By entering the giveaway, you are granting permission for your project photo to be shared in a collage of all entries on this blog.
  • On or about December 1, 2012, four winners will be chosen at random and contacted for mailing addresses.  Winners must respond by December 15, 2012 or their prize will be forfeited.
Thanks so much for joining in, and I can’t wait to see the projects!

Ripple Mania CAL Schedule!

Wednesday, 10/17 – Ripple Mania Kick Off!

Ripple Mania CAL Chat on Ravelry

Week 1 Chat on Ravelry

  • Supply list and project suggestions
  • Colorize Your Ripple: Choosing a Palette for Your Project

Wednesday, 10/24 -Ripple Basics

Week 2 Chat on Ravelry

Wednesday, 10/31 – Ripple Variations

Week 3 Chat on Ravelry

Wednesday, 11/7 – Squaring Up Your Ripple

Week 4 Chat on Ravelry

Wednesday, 11/14 – Adding ripples to hexagon and square motif patterns

Week 5 Chat on Ravelry

Wednesday, 11/28 – The Big Reveal!

Stop by Ravelry to join in on the CAL.

Crochet Lyceum: Crochet 101: Student Showcase Giveaway!

This post is part of Crochet 101, the first CAL/class in the Crochet Lyceum with Underground Crafter series.

Visit this post for the full course outline and more information about how to participate.

I was planning to post Class 6: Basic Finishing Techniques today, but frankly, I’m too tired to do the post justice, so I will be delaying it for a few days.  I did want to give people who have been participating in the CAL a chance to win some giveaways that I’ve saved up just for you!

Next Saturday, November 5, I’d like to have a student showcase post with pictures of the swatches and projects that those of you following along for all or part of the CAL have made.

To enter the giveaway:

  • Email one or more pictures of your swatch(es) or project(s) to marie@undergroundcrafter.com/blog OR post or link the pictures to my Ravelry group.
  • Grant me permission to share the pictures, and let me know how you’d like to be credited (e.g., by your real name, your Ravelry name, etc.).
  • For each different project or swatch you share pictures of, you will get 1 entry.  You can enter as many pictures as you’d like, but pictures of the same project will only be counted once.
  • You must email or post the pictures with your permission by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, November 3.

So, what are the prizes?

Yarn (3 prizes):

Notions Kit:

  • 3 sizes of crochet hooks, 1 set of yarn needles, and a gauge ruler.

Good luck!

To find more blogs participating in Blogtoberfest 2011, visit Tinnie Girl.  For Blogtoberfest 2011 giveaways, visit Curly Pops.