Crochet Pattern: Sweet Honeycomb Super Wrap by Stitch in Progress

Free crochet pattern: Sweet Honeycomb Super Wrap in Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran yarn by Stitch in Progress for Underground Crafter | smiling model wearing shawl against tree background

I’m excited to introduce you to a new guest contributor to Underground Crafter. Lisa from Stitch in Progress is here to share a beautiful and colorful crochet shawl pattern with us. Get ready to wrap yourself up in this lovely and lacy rectangular shawl!

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Photos in this post are © Lisa Rollins/Stitch in Progress and are used with permission. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Paintbox Yarns.

About Stitch in Progress

Lisa Rollins is a crochet designer and shares her patterns and tutorials at Stitch in Progress. She is a former teacher and technology specialist and has found a new love in working with yarn and sharing crochet with the world. Lisa learned to crochet as a child, but gave it up as she grew older. It wasn’t until after having kids that she decided to pick up a hook again and since then, she has been truly “hooked”. She continues to focus on teaching crochet and learning as much as she can about it, too. She believes that there is always something new and that yes, old dogs can learn new tricks! 

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Sweet Honeycomb Super Wrap

Crochet Pattern by Stitch in Progress

Free crochet pattern: Sweet Honeycomb Super Wrap in Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran yarn by Stitch in Progress for Underground Crafter | smiling model wearing shawl against tree background

Hello Underground Crafters! I am so excited to share this super wrap with you!

It really is super…super stylish, super long, and super fun to crochet!

I love, love, love to make patterns that are a repeat of something geometric and this honeycomb trellis stitch is one of my favorites. It is very easy and looks simply stunning when worked with a a stiff cotton yarn or a bulky yarn. The key is to use something sturdy that will hold the stitches wide open.

I used the Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran generously supplied by LoveCrochet and when I saw all those fun summer colors in one pack of 10 balls, I was all in!

At Stitch In Progress, I focus on Learn More, Make More, so I usually provide a tutorial for all the stitches that I learn and use. If you would like to see how this stitch pattern is created, you can check out my honeycomb trellis stitch tutorial post for the honeycomb trellis stitch pattern.

Free crochet pattern: Sweet Honeycomb Super Wrap in Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran yarn by Stitch in Progress for Underground Crafter | honeycomb trellis stitch detail

This wrap is very long, but it can also be resized easily if you want a shorter wrap.

Yarn

Hook

Techniques and Abbreviations: US terms

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • tc – treble crochet
  • tch – turning chain

Finished measurement

  • Gauge: 4 inches x 4 inches (10 cm x 10 cm) – 15 sts x 12 rows to create the pattern stitch (blocked)
  • Finished measurements/sizing: Approximately 14.5 x 98 inches (37 cm x 249 cm) when blocked

Tips and Other Ideas

  • If you would like to make this wrap shorter in length, simply use a multiple of 5 sts + 2 to determine your foundation chain.
  • If you would like your wrap to be wider, simply add more repeats of rows 3 – 6.
  • Always end the stitch pattern on a row of sc (row 3 or 6 and then add another row of sc to finish the piece).
Free crochet pattern: Sweet Honeycomb Super Wrap in Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran yarn by Stitch in Progress for Underground Crafter | model wearing lace shawl shown from behind against tree background

Sweet Honeycomb Super Wrap Written Pattern

  • Ch 302
  • Row 1 – work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in every st to end, turn. (301 sts)
  • Row 2 – ch 1, work 1 sc in each of the first 2 sts, *ch 5, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts; repeat from * to the last 4 sts, ch 5, skip 2 sts, work 1 sc into each of the last 2 sts, turn. (60 ch-5 loops, 181 sc)
  • Row 3 – ch 1, 1 sc into first sc, *work 5 sc in the next ch-5 space, skip 1 st, 1 sc into next st, skip 1 st; repeat from * to last st, work 1 st in the last st , turn. (361 sc)
  • Row 4 – ch-6 (counts as tr plus ch 2), skip the first 2 sts, work 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, *ch 5, skip 3 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts; repeat from * to last 2 sc, ch 2, 1 tr in last st, turn. (59 ch-5 loops, 180 sc, 2 tr, 2 ch 2 sps)
  • Row 5 – ch 1, 1 sc in first tc, 2 sc in the ch-2 space, skip 1 st, 1 sc in next st, *5 sc in next ch-5 space, skip 1 st, 1 sc in next st, skip 1 st; repeat from *to last ch-2 space, 2 sc in last ch space, 1 sc in 4th st of ch-6 from row below, turn. (361 sc)
  • Row 6 – ch 1, 1 sc in each of the first 2 sts, *ch 5, skip 3 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts; repeat from * to last 5 sc, ch 5, skip 3 sts, 1 sc in each of the last two sts, turn. (60 ch-5 loops, 181 sc)
  • Row 7 – 45 – repeat rows 3-6 (row 45 is a repeat of row 5, so you will end there)
  • Row 46 – ch 1, work 1 sc in each st across (361 sts)
  • Finish and weave in ends.

I love to see what everyone makes, so please tag me @StitchinProgress and Marie @ucrafter when you share!

© 2019 by Lisa Rollins (Stitch in Progress) and published with permission by 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 Lisa’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: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2019/05/13/crochet-pattern-sweet-honeycomb-super-wrap-by-stitch-in-progress/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Victoriana Shawl

Free crochet pattern: Victoriana Shawl in Murky Depths Dyeworks Deep Sock by Underground Crafter

I’m so excited to be participating in the Celebrate Mom Blog Hop with Pattern Paradise this year. My pattern is the Victoriana Shawl, a beautiful, lacy, rectangular shawl that makes a bold statement by combining color blocking, thin stripes, and pretty lace stitches.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Murky Depths Dyeworks.

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Debbie from Murky Depths Dyeworks. Not only does she dye stunning yarns, but she also happens to live in my neighborhood! Debbie shared with me her process for dyeing yarn in small batches of twelve skeins.

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Today’s #HookedOnYarn2019 prompt is colorful. (Swipe through to get the full list of prompts for this National #Crochet Month Instagram challenge I’m co-hosting with @stitchesnscraps and @themarlybird.) I LOVE color. I don’t know if it’s the Cuban in me, but I especially love the types of colors I associate with the Caribbean look. These two skeins of #indiedyedyarn by @murkydepthsdyes combine the light pinks and purples of my comfort zone with an interesting dark grey. Working with #handdyed #yarn gives me an opportunity to explore truly unique colors, like these from Debbie at Murky Depths. By the way, these are the #indieyarnofthemonth for March, and I’m working on something special to share with you (in the form of a free crochet pattern, of course) in the next few weeks using these beautiful colors. What are your favorite colors for #crocheting? #undergroundcrafter #murkydepthsdyes #crochetersgonnacrochet #crochetersofig #crochetersoftheworld #instacrochet #crocheted #yarnlove #latinablogger #makersgonnamake #makerstrong

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When Debbie and I met, she was on the way to show her yarn at a local yarn shop, so she had a wide assortment of colors. We were in a Starbucks, which doesn’t have perfect, true color lighting, and I wasn’t sure what to select. Debbie picked out the Scion and gave me a selection of multicolored yarns to match with it. It wasn’t until I was outside in natural lighting that I could tell that the colors actually coordinated. Not to worry, though. All of the multicolored Murky Depths Dyeworks yarns coordinate with the solids, so you can easily pick out the perfect combination of colors for your next project even if you don’t have Debbie on hand to help you out!

It took me a while to find the right stitch pattern to pair with this beautiful, hand-dyed yarn. I wanted this shawl to be really lacy, so I used this Pastiche Accessories Sunflower Crochet Hook that was several sizes larger than what is usually recommended for working with sock yarn.

I also wanted to highlight the contrast between the lights and the darks in these colors, so I thought color blocking would be the way to go.

Free crochet pattern: Victoriana Shawl in Murky Depths Dyeworks Deep Sock by Underground Crafter

I added stripes along one side and worked a border around all the unworked edges.

Free crochet pattern: Victoriana Shawl in Murky Depths Dyeworks Deep Sock by Underground Crafter

It was supposed to be a gift for my mom… but it’s already in my daily rotation because I love how it turned out! (Sorry, Mom! It looks like you’re getting a store-bought gift this year.)

Don’t forget to head over to the Celebrate Mom Blog Hop home page to get links to the other 30 patterns in the blog hop and enter to win some great prizes!

Free crochet pattern: Victoriana Shawl in Murky Depths Dyeworks Deep Sock by Underground Crafter

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Victoriana Shawl

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: Victoriana Shawl in Murky Depths Dyeworks Deep Sock by Underground Crafter

Make a bold statement by combining color blocking and thin stripes in this lacy, rectangular shawl.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 10” (25.5 cm) wide x 66” (167.5 cm) long after blocking.

Materials

Gauge

  • Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Use a crochet hook that is several sizes larger than what is recommended for your yarn to create a pleasing drape.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • 2-dc-cl – 2 double crochet cluster – [Yo, insert hook in designated st, yo and draw up a loop yo and draw through 2 loops] twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook. AllFreeCrochet has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here.          
  • 3-dc-cl – 3 double crochet cluster – [Yo, insert hook in designated st, yo and draw up a loop yo and draw through 2 loops] 3 times, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook. New Stitch a Day has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here.
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • picot – picot stitch – Ch 3, sk 2 ch, sl st to first ch. Moogly has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here. The pictured shawl uses the second picot method shown in the video.
  • pm – place stitch marker
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated. 
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
  • () Repeat instructions between parentheses into same stitch or space.

Pattern Notes

Pattern Instructions

Color Block Section 1

  • With CA, ch 48 (or any multiple of 10 sts, + 8 sts).
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 5 ch (counts as dc + ch-2 sp), pm in third skipped ch, *dc in next ch, ch 4, sk 4 ch, in next ch (3-dc-cl, ch 3, 2-dc-cl in third ch from hook, 3-dc-cl),** ch 4, sk 4 ch; rep from * across, ending last rep after ** with 3 ch remaining, ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc in last ch. (6 dc + 4 cluster groups + 2 ch-2 sp + 8 ch-4 sp)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 5 (counts as dc + ch-2 sp), *dc in second st on top of cluster group, ch 4, sk ch-4 sp, in next dc (3-dc-cl, ch 3, 2-dc-cl in third ch from hook, 3-dc-cl),** ch 4, sk ch-4 sp; rep from * across, ending last rep after ** with 3 sts remaining, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in top of third ch.
  • Rows 3-50: Rep Row 2, 48 times or until shawl measures approximately 30” (76 cm), or about half of desired finished length. Fasten off CA.

Color Block Section 2

  • Begin working on the underside of the foundation chain for Color Block Section 1 (see Pattern Notes).
  • Row 51: Join CB with sl st to marked st (third ch of first ch-5 of Row 1), ch 5 (counts as dc + ch-2 sp), *dc in next ch, ch 4, sk 4 ch, in next ch (3-dc-cl, ch 3, 2-dc-cl in third ch from hook, 3-dc-cl),** ch 4, sk 4 ch; rep from * across, ending last rep after ** with 3 ch remaining, ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc in last ch. (6 dc + 4 cluster groups + 2 ch-2 sp + 8 ch-4 sp)
  • Rows 52-100: Rep Row 2, 49 times or until Color Block Section 2 has the same number of rows as Color Block Section 1. Do not fasten off CB.

Stripe Section

  • Stripe Row 1: (Right Side) Ch 1, turn to work along long edge of shawl, 3 sc in side of each row across. (You will end with a multiple of 6 sts)
  • Stripe Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc), *(dc, ch 2, dc) in next st,** sk 2 sts; rep from * across to last 2 sts, sk 1 st, dc in last st.
  • Stripe Row 3: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc), *sk 1 st, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, sk 1 st; rep from * across to last st, dc in last st and change to CA (see Pattern Notes), fasten off CB.
  • Stripe Row 4: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc), *sk 1 st, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, sk 1 st; rep from * across to last st, dc in last st.
  • Stripe Row 5: Rep Stripe Row 4, pm1 in last st. Do not fasten off CA.

Border

  • Turn to work along short edge, begin working in the round.
  • Round 1: With Right Side facing, ch 1, 3 sc in side of each of next 4 rows, sc in side of next row, working along final Row of Color Block Section, sc in dc, [sc in first st of cluster group, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next st of cluster group, sc in last st of cluster group, sc in next 4 ch, sc in dc, sc in next 4 ch] 4 times, 7 sc in ch-5 sp, turn to work along long edge, 3 sc in side of each row across long edge to last row, 7 sc in ch-5 sp, turn to work along short edge, [sc in next dc, sc in next 4 ch, sc in first st of cluster group, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next st of cluster group, sc in last st of cluster group, sc in next 4 ch] 4 times, sc in next dc, sc in next 2 ch, sc in side of next row, 3 sc in side of each of next 4 rows, pm2 in last sc, join with sl st to first sc, fasten off CA.  
  • Border Row 1: With Right Side facing, join CB with sl st to first marked st, ch 3 (counts as dc), *sk 1 st, (dc, picot, dc) in next ch-2 sp, sk 1 st; rep from * across to last st, dc in second marked st. Fasten off CB.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
  • Spray block shawl (see Pattern Notes) to open up lace.

© 2019 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: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2019/05/09/crochet-pattern-victoriana-shawl/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Sewing Pattern: Quilted Tote

Sewing Pattern: Quilted Tote by Underground Crafter

The Quilted Tote is a quick project for using up existing quilt blocks or for busting through your stash of fat quarters. You can gift it to another crafter (it makes a great project bag), pair it with a book or tablet (it’s also a cute, padded carrying case), or use it as gift wrap.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Materials for this post were generously provided by Baby Lock, Fairfield World, and Fiskars.

I’ve included instructions for piecing the quilt blocks for the bag front and back, but you can substitute existing 8.5” square quilt blocks for the front or back of the bag instead. I made my Quilted Tote small enough for my tablet, but you can adjust the basic parts of the pattern to make it larger or smaller. If you’re resizing, cut the lining and batting to the size of your finished squares for the front and back, and cut the bag straps to 2.5” (6.5 cm) wide by about 2.5 to 3 times the length of the front of your bag. It’s always better to make the straps longer than necessary because you can tie a knot or use a decorative pin to shorten them, but if the straps are too short, there’s not much you can do to fix the bag!

This is the eighth pattern in the Little Gifts Sew Along. Are you just hearing about the Little Gifts Sew Along? Get all the details here.

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Quilted Tote

Sewing Pattern by Underground Crafter

Sewing Pattern: Quilted Tote by Underground Crafter

The Quilted Tote is a quick-to-sew project you can gift to your favorite crafter (as a project bag) or to a techie or reader (as a padded carrying case for a tablet or book). You can also use it as gift wrap! This is the eighth of 25 free sewing projects by 12 bloggers in the Little Gifts Sew Along.

Finished Size

  • Tote: 7.75” (19.5 cm) x 7.75” (19.5 cm).

Tools

Materials

  • 100% cotton fabric.
    • I used most of 2 batik fat quarters for my version, and some “ugly fabric” muslin for the backing. You could also use 3 fat quarters.
  • Cotton thread
  • Fairfield Poly-Fil Project Fleece Small or a small piece of batting (see measurements below).

Instructions

Prepare fabric and batting

  • Iron your fabric.
  • Layer 2 fat quarters on top of each other with the right sides facing. Trim the edges so both pieces are the same size.
Sewing Pattern: Quilted Tote by Underground Crafter | cutting fat quarters with Fiskars rotary cutter
  • Cut pieces for the quilt blocks, lining, and straps in the following sizes through both layers. With each cut, you will make 2 pieces, or 1 piece in each fabric.
    • Lining fabric: 8.5” (21.5 cm) square.
    • Strips for quilt blocks: Cut 2 strips to 3” (7.5 cm) x 18” (46 cm). You will have 4 strips since you are cutting through 2 layers of fabric.
    • Bag straps: Cut 2 straps to 2.5” (6.5 cm) x length of fabric (approximately 22”/56 cm). You will have 4 pieces since you are cutting through 2 layers of fabric.
Sewing Pattern: Quilted Tote by Underground Crafter | cut fabric
  • For the backing, cut 2 pieces of 8.5” (21.5 cm) square. This will not be seen so you can use an “ugly” fabric, muslin, or scraps.
  • Cut 2 pieces of 8.5” (21.5 cm) square from the batting.

Make quilt blocks for front and back of bag

  • Note: If you are using existing quilt blocks for your version, skip down to “Quilting the blocks.”
  • With the right sides together, sew the strips for the quilt blocks together along the long edge with a 1/4″ seam allowance.
  • Press the seams flat on the strips.
Sewing Pattern: Quilted Tote by Underground Crafter | fabric strips
  • Trim strips to 8 pieces, each measuring 4.5” (11.5 cm) long.
Sewing Pattern: Quilted Tote by Underground Crafter | cut fabric strips
  • Place a trimmed strip with right sides facing perpendicular to another trimmed strip and sew together with 1/4″ seam allowance. Repeat until you have 4 sets of blocks.
Sewing Pattern: Quilted Tote by Underground Crafter | piecing blocks
  • Trim each block to 4.5” (11.5 cm) square.
  • With a 1/4″ seam allowance and with right sides facing, sew 2 blocks together for the front and 2 blocks together for the back.
Sewing Pattern: Quilted Tote by Underground Crafter | assembling blocks
  • Trim your new blocks to 8.5” (21.5 cm) square (or, to the same size if they are smaller or larger).

Quilting the blocks

  • Make 2 “quilt sandwiches” for the front and the back of the bag.
  • Layer the quilt blocks right side up at the top, put the batting underneath the block, and put the backing fabric underneath the batting.
Sewing Pattern: Quilted Tote by Underground Crafter | quilt sandwich
  • Quilt the blocks. I used the “hand-look quilting stitch” (#17) on my Baby Lock Jubilant and the Stitch Guide Foot from the Quilting Foot Kit and started by working a diagonal line across the center of the blocks.
Sewing Pattern: Quilted Tote by Underground Crafter | quilting
  • I used the Stitch Guide Foot’s ruler to create lines that were the same distance from previous quilt line.
Sewing Pattern: Quilted Tote by Underground Crafter | quilting
  • Trim the quilted blocks if necessary.
Sewing Pattern: Quilted Tote by Underground Crafter | quilted block

Make bag straps

  • Position the strips for the bag straps right sides together and sew closed along each long edge with a 1/4″ seam allowance.
  • Turn right side out.
  • Press flat and trim straps to the same length.

Assemble bag

  • Position the quilted blocks right sides together and sew closed around 3 sides with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Turn right side out.
Sewing Pattern: Quilted Tote by Underground Crafter | bag front
  • Place the lining fabric pieces with the right sides together. Sew closed around 3 sides with a 1/4″ seam allowance, leaving a 4” (10 cm) opening on one of the side seams.
  • Pin the short edges of the straps to the bag as pictured below. With the first strap, pin one short edge to the top of the front and the second short edge to the top of the front of the bag. Repeat with the other strap on the back of the bag, being sure to line up the straps.
Sewing Pattern: Quilted Tote by Underground Crafter | bag front with straps
  • Using your machine’s free arm and with the right side of the bag facing up, sew a 1/4″ seam allowance along the top edge of the bag, sewing the straps in place. Remove pins as you work.
Sewing Pattern: Quilted Tote by Underground Crafter | sewing on straps
  • Place the quilted part of the bag with the right side out inside of the lining. The lining should still have the right sides together/wrong sides out. Pin in place.
Sewing Pattern: Quilted Tote by Underground Crafter | bag liner with bag inside
  • Using your machine’s free arm, sew a 1/4″ seam allowance along the top of the lining, sewing the quilted part of the bag with the straps in place to the lining. Remove pins as you work.
  • Turn the bag right side out, pulling through the 4” (10 cm) opening in the lining.
Sewing Pattern: Quilted Tote by Underground Crafter | open seam in fabric liner
  • Sew the opening in the lining closed.
Sewing Pattern: Quilted Tote by Underground Crafter | sewing up fabric liner
  • Put the lining back in the bag. Leave some of the lining (about 1/4″/0.5 cm) visible at the top.
  • Working on the right side of the bag and using your machine’s free arm, make a seam using a decorative stitch. I used the “hand-look quilt stitch” and the J presser foot on my Baby Lock Jubilant.
  • Trim threads and enjoy your tote.
Sewing Pattern: Quilted Tote by Underground Crafter | finished tote

Crochet Pattern: Flower Clutch by Thoresby Cottage

Flower Clutch, free crochet pattern by Thoresby Cottage for Underground Crafter - flatlay of clutch with pens

I’m thrilled to share this beautiful crochet flower clutch pattern by Thoresby Cottage today. If you love pretty pastels,, portable projects, or granny squares, then get your hook ready for the Flower Clutch!

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Photos in this post are © Caitie Moore/Thoresby Cottage and are used with permission.

About Thoresby Cottage

Flower Clutch, free crochet pattern by Thoresby Cottage for Underground Crafter - photo of Caitie Moore/Thoresby Cottage

Caitie is the busy mum, designer, and maker behind the blog and online shop Thoresby Cottage. She is based in the vibrant city of Cape Town, South Africa, where she lives with her husband (live-in tech support), toddler (official toy tester), and fur-friend Lily. She draws much of her crochet inspiration from nature and loves creating whimsical and cheerful amigurumi and home décor. She is fuelled by faith and does most of her designing and making armed with a cup of tea.

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Flower Clutch

Crochet Pattern by Thoresby Cottage

Flower Clutch, free crochet pattern by Thoresby Cottage for Underground Crafter - flatlay of clutch with phone

Hi! I’m Caitie from the blog and online store, Thoresby Cottage. I’m so excited to share this pattern with you. I don’t know about you, but a girl can never have too many pouches. Even better is one that is handmade. This little pouch is the perfect size for my phone and some change, which is great when I just need to pop out and I don’t want to take my big mom bag with me.

I love working with cotton and the gorgeous natural colors of Scheepjes Catona are perfect for this floral project (although you can use any yarn you have on hand).

Flower Clutch, free crochet pattern by Thoresby Cottage for Underground Crafter - hands holding clutch

This pouch is made using a repeat motif (small flower square) that is then sewn together to form the pouch. The stitches used fit quite snugly together, which means that you don’t have to line the pouch if you plan to use this for slightly larger things like your phone or wallet. It’s the perfect project to use up all those colorful scraps!

Flower Clutch, free crochet pattern by Thoresby Cottage for Underground Crafter - hands holding clutch

The finished pouch measures 12 cm x 10 cm (5″ x 4″), but you could very easily make your pouch bigger or smaller by simply adjusting the number of motif squares that you use. I think a tiny pouch for small change would be fantastic, and a big beach bag would be gorgeous too! I love seeing all your finished makes, so please tag @thoresbycottage on Instagram, share the picture on Facebook, or send me an email.

Requirements

  • 2.75mm hook
  • Yarn needle
  • 2 x buttons (1 cm/ diameter)
  • Scheepjes Catona in the following colors:
    • 238: Powder Pink
    • 240: Amethyst
    • 393: Charcoal
    • 399: Lilac Mist
    • 402: Silver Green
    • 408: Old Rose
    • 406: Soft Beige
    • 414: Vintage Peach
    • 509: Baby Blue
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US Terminology

  • Ch – chain
  • ch-sp – chain space
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Popcorn: work 5 dc into the same stitch. Remove your hook from the last dc and insert it, from front to back, into the top of the first dc of the popcorn stitch. Insert the hook into the loop from the last dc and pull it through to make the popcorn stitch puff. Change to the next color by doing a chain st. Moogly has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here.
  • R – round(s)
  • Sc – single crochet
  • St – stitch
  • Slst – slip stitch

Pattern Notes

Flower Clutch, free crochet pattern by Thoresby Cottage for Underground Crafter - hand holding clutch

Instructions

  • R1. Start with Color A. Into a magic ring; ch 3 (counts as dc), 11 dc. Invisible join or slst to 3rd ch of initial ch 3 to close. Cut yarn and weave in ends (12 dc)
  • R2. Join Color B with a standing dc (or ch 3, counts as first dc of popcorn st) into any st. Continue to *work a popcorn st, ch 1. Repeat from * around. Slst or invisible join into the back of the first popcorn to close the rnd. Cut yarn and weave in ends. (12 popcorns, 12 ch)
  • R3. Join Color C with a standing dc (or ch 3, counts as first dc of popcorn st) into any ch-1-sp. Continue to *work a popcorn st + ch 1, work a popcorn + ch 1 into the next two ch-1-sp, ch 3. Repeat from * around. Slst or invisible join into the first popcorn st to close the round. Cut yarn and weave in ends (12 popcorns, 4 x ch-3-sp)
  • R4. Join Color D with a standing dc (or ch 3, counts as a dc) into any ch-3-sp. Into the same ch-3-space, work another 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc. Dc into each of the next 6 st (i.e. into the back of the popcorn and into the ch-1-sp). *Into the ch-3-sp [3dc, 2 ch, 3 dc) Dc into each of the next 6 st. Repeat from * around. Invisible join into the initial dc to close the round. Cut yarn and weave in ends (48 dc, 4 x ch-2-sp)
  • Make 12 flower square motifs.
  • Arrange your squares into a 3 x 4 rectangle (i.e., a rectangle that is 3 squares wide and 4 squares long). I like to have the colors fairly random, but you can mix and match as you please. Join the squares together using the invisible join (i.e., whip stitching together  the back loops of the squares you wish to join). You should now have a panel of flower squares. Fold the panel in half, with 6 squares on one side and 6 on the other, wrong sides together and right side facing outwards.
  • With the opening of the pouch pointing upwards /  away from you, join the background yarn color (in this case, green) at the bottom left hand ch-2-sp. Slst in each st (through both layers of squares) to close up the left side. When you reach the top left hand corner, begin to slst across the top of the work, but only through the front layer of stitches. (If you go through both layers you will stitch your pouch closed!). When you reach the ch-2-sp on the far right hand side of the pouch, continue to slst through both layers down the right hand side of the pouch. The basic construction of the pouch is complete, now to add the loops.
  • Flip the pouch over and join the yarn on the top right hand ch-2-sp. Slst across the top of the pouch, until you reach the next ch-2-sp. Ch 14 (check that your buttons will fit through the loop and adjust the chain length accordingly) and slst back into same ch-sp to make the first loop.  Slst right across the top of the next square and into the first ch-2-sp of the last square. Ch 14 and slst back into same ch-sp to make the second loop. Slst to the end of the row, fasten off and weave in any ends.
  • Sew buttons onto the front of the bag.
© 2019 by Caitie Moore (Thoresby Cottage) and published with permission by 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 Caitie’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: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2019/05/06/crochet-pattern-flower-clutch-by-thoresby-cottage/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Maker Photo Month Instagram Challenge 2019

Maker Photo Month Instagram Challenge 2019 with Underground Crafter

Did you know that May is National Photography Month (and has been since 1987)? That’s ok, I didn’t know it either until just a few days ago! I’m going to take advantage of the timing of getting a new camera a few weeks ago and focus (pun intended) on building my craft photography skills during May. I’d love it if you’d join in with me!

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. This post is part of an ongoing collaboration with B&H Photo Video and Pro Audio, but all opinions and thoughts are my own. Materials in this post were provided by Baby Lock, B&H Photo Video and Pro Audio, Fully Spun, and Pastiche Accessories.

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you may have seen several Stories about a collaboration I’m doing with B&H Photo Video and Pro Audio. B&H is a business just about a mile and half away from my apartment, and they also happen to be one of the largest retailers of photography and video (and audio) equipment in the United States. Though they ship around the world, to me B&H is a local business that I’ve known about for all of my life.

Maker Photo Month Instagram Challenge 2019 with Underground Crafter - Marie with shipment from B&H Photo Video and Pro Audio

I’m super excited to be collaborating with them because I’m always trying to improve my photography so I can show even better pictures of my projects and make video tutorials that people can hear and enjoy. One of the highlights of this amazing pile of equipment B&H sent me is the Sony Alpha a6000, a mirrorless camera.

If you’ve never used a mirrorless camera before, don’t worry! None of the 99 people who responded to my Instagram Story quiz had ever used one before, either.

Maker Photo Month Instagram Challenge 2019 with Underground Crafter - Instagram Story Sony Alpha a6000 mirrorless camera question collage

This video by Sony is pretty helpful in explaining the difference between mirrorless cameras and DSLRs, if you’d like to nerd out on photography stuff along with me.

Since I have a new camera and I’ll need to take actual photos to test out all of its features and settings, I thought it might be a good time for another Instagram Challenge.

Maker Photo Month Instagram Challenge 2019 with Underground Crafter - Sony Alpha a6000 and pretty yarn stuff

What is the Maker Photo Month Instagram Challenge?

Every day in May, 2019, celebrate your love of making along with National Photography Month by following a photo prompt for Instagram. All crafts are welcome! You can see all 31 prompts in the image at the top of this post if you want to get a head start.

How Can I Join In?

To join in, share a picture on Instagram that was inspired by the prompt for that day using the hashtag #MakerPhotoMonth. So, for example, share an “About me” picture on May 1 and a “Close up” picture on May 4. This is a fun challenge where we can (virtually) meet other makers, get comfortable with our cameras (including phone and tablet cameras), and show off our crafty creations, so please don’t stress too much about getting everything “perfect” — I know my pictures won’t be perfect, either. Also, remember that you can always write in your note on Instagram to share how your picture relates to the prompt. You can participate for one day, a few days, or every day in the month.

It would be awesome if you could follow meon Instagram, too. You can also follow the #MakerPhotoMonth hashtag here to keep up with all the pictures everyone is posting.

What If I’m Not on Instagram?

I got a late start on Instagram, too. It’s fun and I’d love to see you there! But if Instagram’s not for you for whatever reason, you can still join along on your blog or social media platform of choice.