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Simple Crochet Cardigan Pattern: Summer Isle Cardigan by Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’

Free crochet pattern: Summer Isle Cardigan by Itchin' for Some Stitchin' in Red Heart Bunches of Hugs yarn for Underground Crafter

Are you looking for the simple crochet cardigan pattern? Then you’ll love this guest post by RaeLynn from Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’! The Summer Isle Cardigan is a beginner-friendly sleeveless crochet cardigan pattern in five sizes. It also includes a video tutorial to guide you through seaming the pieces together.

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 © RaeLynn Endicott/Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’ and are used with permission. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Red Heart.

About Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’

Free crochet triangular shawl pattern: It's a Colorful Summer Shawl in Lion Brand Mandala for Itchin' for Some Stitchin' for Underground Crafter | RaeLynn Endicott from Itchin' for Some Stitchin'

RaeLynn Endicott is the crochet designer and blogger behind Itchin for some Stitchin’, where she provides beginner-focused crochet, sewing, and knitting patterns, tutorials, tips, and general know-how.

She is a self-taught stitcher who learned how to crochet and knit as part of her church’s Prayer Shawl Ministry eight years ago.  Around the same time, her husband bought RaeLynn her first sewing machine and her love of sewing was born!

RaeLynn not only has a passion for these wonderful hobbies, but she also has a love of teaching others how to do them, which is why she started her blog three years ago — to provide others with the resources she struggled to find while learning to crochet, knit, and sew.

RaeLynn has only recently discovered a new love – crochet pattern design.  And because she is dedicated to beginners, all her patterns are as beginner-friendly as possible.

As a mother to four step-daughters and one rambunctious toddler, finding the time to design and blog can be challenging, but RaeLynn is up to the task!  

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Summer Isle Cardigan

Crochet Pattern by Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’

Free crochet pattern: Summer Isle Cardigan by Itchin' for Some Stitchin' in Red Heart Bunches of Hugs yarn for Underground Crafter - woman wearing striped, sleeveless crochet cardigan, standing against greenery

Breeze into summer with this lightweight Summer Isle cardigan. Designed with trendy open shoulders and a super easy granny stitch variation that’s great for beginners, this stylish cardigan is the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe!

Free crochet pattern: Summer Isle Cardigan by Itchin' for Some Stitchin' in Red Heart Bunches of Hugs yarn for Underground Crafter - woman wearing striped, sleeveless crochet cardigan, standing against greenery

Difficulty Level

  • Level 1-2 – Advanced Beginner

Finished Sizes

  • XS, S, M, L, XL.

Finished Dimensions

  • XS: 24” (61 cm) length x 22” (56 cm) width.
  • S: 25” (63.5 cm) length x 22.5” (57 cm) – 23” (58.5 cm) width.
  • M: 26” (66 cm) – 26.5” (67.5 cm) length x 23.5” (59.5 cm) – 24” (61 cm) width.
  • L: 27” (68.5 cm) – 27.5” (70 cm) length x 24.5” (62 cm) – 25” (63.5 cm) width.
  • XL: 27” (68.5 cm) – 27.5” (70 cm) length x 25.5” (65 cm) width.
  • **All dimensions are approximate.
Free crochet pattern: Summer Isle Cardigan by Itchin' for Some Stitchin' in Red Heart Bunches of Hugs yarn for Underground Crafter - woman wearing striped, sleeveless crochet cardigan, standing against greenery

Gauge

  • 8 rows  and 13 stitches = 4” (10 cm) in double crochet
  • 5 (2dc clusters) and 4 (ch2-sp) X 7 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern

Materials

  • Medium worsted #4 weight 100% acrylic yarn
    • Total yardage: 1,000 yd (914.5 m) – 1,500 yd (1,371.5 m)
  • Crochet Hook size G-4.25mm or whatever hook is needed to obtain gauge
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

Additional Notes

  • A video tutorial for seaming the Summer Isle Cardigan is available at the end of the written pattern.
  • An ad-free PDF of this pattern is available to buy on Etsy or Ravelry.
  • Add this pattern to your Ravelry queue or favorites.
  • 2 dc stitches = 1 dc cluster
  • Blocking the finished product is recommended, but not necessary.  Use your method of choice.
  • This is a very forgiving pattern and therefore, all dimensions are APPROXIMATE.
  • Instructions for each size are provided as follows: (XS), (S), (M), (L), (XL)
  • Your cluster count will be based on the number of chains in your foundation chain.  If you chained more or less than the number of  chains instructed in the pattern you will need to keep track of your cluster count.
  • If for some reason you cannot obtain the recommended stitch count or you choose to use a different yarn weight and /or hook size, you will need to adjust the number of chains in your foundation chain (both the Back panel and Front panels) so that the width of your project meets the width indicated in the chart under Finished Dimensions (see above).  However, be aware that this pattern expands as you crochet so the length of your foundation chain is not  equal to your finished width.  Thus, it may take a bit of trial and error before you find the correct number of chains to meet the required width.
  • As an alternative to chaining, you can use the foundation single crochet stitch (fsc) in this pattern.

Instructions

Back

  • Ch (75), (79), (83), (87), (89)
  • Row 1: Turn work,  sc in 2nd ch from hook in the bpo and in each ch across. (74), (78), (82), (86), (88) sts.
  • Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as a ch 3 turning chain & a ch 2 that will become a ch2-space), turn work, skip 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st,*ch 2, skip 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st*. Repeat from * to * across. (25), (26), (27), (28), (29) clusters.
  • Row 3:  Ch 5 (counts as a ch 3 turning chain & a ch 2 that will become a ch2-space), turn work, 2 dc in the 1st ch2-space, skip the 1st dc cluster, *ch 2, 2 dc in the next ch-2 space, skip the next dc cluster*.  Repeat from * to * across.   (25), (26), (27), (28), (29) clusters.
  • Continue to repeat row 3 until you reach the indicated length for your chosen pattern size (see Finished Dimensions). 
  • NOTE: If you have met the recommended gauge, this should be approximately row 45 (XS), 47 (S), 49 (M), 51 (L), and 51 (XL). If you stitch more tightly you will need to stitch more rows.
  • Bind off & weave in ends.
Free crochet pattern: Summer Isle Cardigan by Itchin' for Some Stitchin' in Red Heart Bunches of Hugs yarn for Underground Crafter - back piece

Front (Make 2)

  • Ch (39),  (41), (44, (45), (45).
  • Row 1: Turn work, sc in 2nd ch from hook in the bpo and in each ch across. (38), (40), (43), (44), (44) sts.
  • Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as a ch 3 turning chain & a ch 2 that will become a ch2-space), turn work, skip 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st,*ch 2, skip 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st*. Repeat from * to * across. (13), (13), (14), (15), (16) clusters.
  • Row 3: Ch 5 (counts as a ch 3 turning chain & a ch 2 that will become a ch2-space), turn work, 2 dc in the 1st ch2-space, skip the 1st dc cluster, *ch 2, 2 dc in the next ch-2 space, skip the next dc cluster*. Repeat from * to * across.   (13), (13), (14), (15), (16) clusters.
  • Continue to repeat row 3 until you reach the indicated length for your chosen pattern size (See Finished Dimensions). 
  • NOTES
    • If you have met the recommended gauge, this should be approximately row 45 (XS), 47 (S), 49 (M), 51 (L), and 51 (XL). If you stitch looser than recommended gauge you will need to work less rows.  If you stitch more tightly you will need to stitch more rows.
    • The two front side panels should each be approximately half the width of the back panel, but should be the same length.
  • Bind off & weave in ends.
Free crochet pattern: Summer Isle Cardigan by Itchin' for Some Stitchin' in Red Heart Bunches of Hugs yarn for Underground Crafter - front pieces for assembly

Finishing

  •  Place BACK panel on a hard surface (EX. table or floor) with the RIGHT side facing UP.
  • Place each FRONT panel on top of the back panel with RIGHT sides facing DOWN.
Free crochet pattern: Summer Isle Cardigan by Itchin' for Some Stitchin' in Red Heart Bunches of Hugs yarn for Underground Crafter - pieces for finishing
  • *One front panel placed on the left.
Free crochet pattern: Summer Isle Cardigan by Itchin' for Some Stitchin' in Red Heart Bunches of Hugs yarn for Underground Crafter - finishing diagram
  • *Both  front panels placed.
  • Seam the panels together per the section chart below.
  • NOTE:   I used the whip stitch (see below for video tutorial) to seam this pattern. 
Free crochet pattern: Summer Isle Cardigan by Itchin' for Some Stitchin' in Red Heart Bunches of Hugs yarn for Underground Crafter - finishing chart in inches
Free crochet pattern: Summer Isle Cardigan by Itchin' for Some Stitchin' in Red Heart Bunches of Hugs yarn for Underground Crafter - finishing chart in cm
  • **All dimensions are approximate.
  • Bind off & weave in ends.
© 2019 by RaeLynn Endicott (Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’) 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 RaeLynn’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/2019/08/05/simple-crochet-pattern-summer-isle-cardigan-by-itchin-for-some-stitchin/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

26+ Free Handmade Gift Ideas for Pets

Welcome to the fifth and final roundup of the Christmas in July Make Along! This week’s theme is pets. Most of my loved ones consider their pets to be part of the family, so I often make gifts for furry friends, too. I’ve searched the web to find you 26 handmade gift ideas, including 13 free crochet patterns, 6 free knitting patterns, and 7 free sewing patterns. If you still need more inspiration, I’ve included links to two more roundups with over 100 more ideas!

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  • If you’re just hearing about the Christmas in July Make Along, you can find out more here. 29 bloggers have teamed up to bring you 31 days of handmade gift ideas and the chance to win one of 17 great prizes!
  • If you’d like to chat with other crocheters, join the Underground Crafters Facebook group.
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2019 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter - text on a white background with pine cones

26+ Handmade Gift Ideas for Pets

Roundup by Underground Crafter

13 Free Crochet Patterns

These free crochet patterns include bedding, toys, clothes, and accessories for both cats and dogs.

Left column, from top to bottom:

  • Mitered Square Pet Blanket by Underground Crafter: This simple square pet blanket can be easily adjusted for any size of dog.
  • Santa’s Best Friend by Dora Does: This cute dog bandana is a great project to kick off the holiday season.
  • Cat Mat by Cute as a Button Crochet: This simple stitch pattern adds some texture and the tassel adds something for kitty to play with.
  • Quick and Easy Puppy Sweater by Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’: This adorable sweater pattern includes a coordinating plaid bowtie.
  • Elephant Squeaker Toy for Dogs by Repeat Crafter Me: This cute rag doll can also be made without squeakers for playing fetch.

Center column, from top to bottom:

  • Pizza Dog Rug by Posh Pooch Designs: This cute dog rug pattern includes a video tutorial.
  • Kent Street Bagel Cat Toy via Lion Brand: Add some catnip to make this a truly savory treat for your kitty.
  • Holiday Pet Sweater by YARNutopia: Let your dogs join in the festivities with these adorable sweaters. Pattern includes a video tutorial.
  • Kennel Blanket by Mamas2Hands: This simple pattern is just right for comforting a new friend.

Right column, from top to bottom:

  • Cat Toy via FaveCrafts: This project uses a toilet paper roll and bell to add fun sounds for kitty.
  • Cat Bed via FaveCrafts: A minimalistic design makes this cat bed perfect for any style of home décor.
  • Holiday Cat Collar via FaveCrafts: Include your cat in your holiday party with this festive collar.
  • Dog Sweater via FaveCrafts: This striped dog sweater is designed to fit small dogs.

6 Free Knitting Patterns

These free knitting patterns include a dog clothes and accessories and a cat toy. Shown clockwise from top left corner.

  • Santa Claus Dog Coat by Handy Little Me: This festive dog coat pattern is available in three sizes.
  • Dog Snood by Posh Pooch Designs: These simple striped snoods are great scrap busters.
  • Modernist Dog Sweater via Lion Brand: This black and white dog sweater is perfect for the dog (or owner) who wants to make a fashion statement.
  • Miss Mousie via Lion Brand: This little mouse toy can be rubbed with catnip to make your kitty happy.
  • Hooded Dog Coat via FaveCrafts: This trendy outfit is available to fit four different dog sizes.
  • Winter Dog Coat via FaveCrafts: The pattern for this festive dog coat is available in six sizes.

7 Free Sewing Patterns

These free sewing patterns include toys for cats and dogs and a dog bed and sweater. Shown clockwise from top left corner.

  • Water Bottle Dog Toy by Laura Kelly Designs: This simple, low-sew project uses an old water bottle for crinkle sounds.
  • How To Make Dog Sweaters by Sew What Alicia: This post includes tips on measurement and a video tutorial for sewing your own dog sweater.
  • Dog Bone Toy by Sew What Alicia: This quick sewing project includes cut files for Cricut or for cutting the bone by hand, along with tips for making a coordinated bag.
  • Christmas Stocking Dog Toy by Swoodson Says: This stocking includes a secret treat pouch.
  • Star Wars Themed Dog Bed by Pieces by Polly: This simple dog bed project is a perfect gift for your favorite Star Wars fan and dog.
  • Legally Adorable Dog Tote via FaveCrafts: This bag is perfect for carrying a smaller dog for a day out.
  • DIY Cat Toys via FaveCrafts: This sewing project includes step-by-step pictures.

Still need more handmade inspiration for pet gifts? Check out these roundups for 100+ more ideas!

Dress Up Your Pet Day 2015, free crochet patterns for pets, roundup on Underground Crafter

Crochet Pattern: On the Right Track Beanie

Free crochet pattern: On the Right Tracks Beanie in Lion Brand Jeans yarn by Underground Crafter - blue striped crochet hat on white, faux fur background

Are you looking for a crochet beanie pattern to make this weekend? I have just the right project for you! On the Right Tracks Beanie is a slightly slouchy hat with a wide, textured hat band… and you can make one for a good cause, too. Read on for details!

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 this project was generously provided by Lion Brand. Camera and vinyl backdrop were generously provided by B&H Photo Video and Pro Audio.

Lion Brand announced yesterday that they’ve extended the deadline for this year’s #HatNotHate initiative donations, so today seemed like just the time to release this blue beanie pattern. If you’re not familiar with #HatNotHate, it’s a campaign to increase awareness of the negative impact of bullying. Last year, Lion Brand had a goal to collect 1,500 hats, and this year, the goal is 25,000 hats! These hats will be distributed to schools around the United States so that students can wear them in October as part of National Bullying Prevention Month.

If you’d like to send a hat, the deadline is September 1, 2019 and you can get all the details (including the address where to send the hats) here. If it’s too late to donate by the time you read this, you can also order your own #HatNotHate wooden tags or faux leather tags from Lion Brand to add to your own hat. Wear it proudly in October as a conversation starter about bullying in your community!

Free crochet pattern: On the Right Tracks Beanie in Lion Brand Jeans yarn by Underground Crafter - blue striped crochet hat on white, faux brick background with white jeans jacket

Let me tell you a bit more about this crochet beanie pattern. I love to crochet hats when I’m short on time since they work up so quickly. I wanted the hat band for this project to be more dramatic so I made it wider than usual and included a lot of texture. Since I know that kids and teens (at least in my neighborhood) prefer beanies and slouchies, I added a slightly slouchy touch to this hat. The pattern is available in one size (20″/51 cm hat circumference) but it should fit a variety of children, teens, and even some adults comfortably.

Free crochet pattern: On the Right Tracks Beanie in Lion Brand Jeans yarn by Underground Crafter - blue striped crochet hat on white, faux brick background

If you make your own On the Right Track Beanie project, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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On the Right Track Beanie

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: On the Right Tracks Beanie in Lion Brand Jeans yarn by Underground Crafter - blue striped crochet hat on white, faux fur background

This slightly slouchy beanie has a wide, textured hat band. This project was designed to meet the donation requirements for Lion Brand’s #HatNotHate initiative to increase awareness of the negative impact of bullying.

Finished Size

  • Teen/Adult Small: 20” (51 cm) hat circumference x 9.75” (25 cm) height.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Jeans yarn (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g, 246 yd/225 m) – 1 skein each in 105 Faded (CA) and 108 Brand New (CB), or approximately 160 yd (146.5 m) in CA and 130 yd (119 m) in CB in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size H-8/5 mm and US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hooks, or any sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 20 sts = 4.5” (11.5 cm) in pattern for Hat Band with smaller hook. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc2tog – double crochet 2 stitches together (decrease) – [Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook. Fiber Flux has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here.
  • FPdc – front post double crochet – front post double crochet = Yo, insert hook from front around back to front of indicated st, yo and draw up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice. A video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together (decrease) – [Insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop] twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook. Fiber Flux has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here.
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
  • () Repeat instructions within parentheses into same stitch.

Pattern Notes

  • When choosing colors, note that CA the color of the Hat Band and CB is the color of the rest of the Hat.
  • Hat Band is worked flat in rows until it reaches the desired hat circumference length. Then, stitches are picked up along the long edge of seamed Hat Band. The rest of the hat is worked in the round and then decreased at crown.
  • A helpful tutorial for joining pieces with the mattress stitch is available here.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of Rows and Rounds does not count as a stitch.

Pattern Instructions

Hat Band

  • With smaller hook and CA, ch 21.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next 20 ch. (20 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc in first 6 sts, [FPdc around next 2 sts from Row 1, sc in next 4 sts] twice, sc in next 2 sts.
  • Row 4: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 5: Turn, ch 1, sc in first 6 sts, [FPdc around next 2 FPdc, sc in next 4 sts] twice, sc in next 2 sts.
  • Rep Rows 4-5 until Hat Band measures approximately 20” (51 cm) long, or length of desired hat circumference.
  • Fasten off CA with long yarn tail (approximately 24”/61 cm) for seaming. Fold Hat Band and seam short edges together with yarn needle threaded with long yarn tail using the mattress stitch (see Pattern Notes).

Pick Up Stitches Along Hat Band

  • With larger hook and CB, begin working along long edge/joined circumference.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 92 sc evenly along long edge, join with sl st to first sc.

Work Even

  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, dc in same st and in each st around, join with sl st to first dc.
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, starting in same st, *(sc, dc) in next st, skip 1 st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc.
  • Rep Rnds 2-3 until hat measures approximately 7” (18 cm) in height, or approximately 2.75” (7 cm) shorter than final desired height, ending after a rep of Rnd 2.

Decrease to Crown

  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, starting in same st, *sc2tog, dc in next st, [(sc, dc) in next st] twice; rep from * around to last st, sc in last st, join with sl st to first sc. (79 sts)
  • Rnd 5: Ch 1, starting in same st, *dc2tog, dc in next 4 sts; rep from * around to last st, dc in last st, join with sl st to first dc. (66 sts)
  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, starting in same st, *sc2tog, dc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (44 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Ch 1, starting in same st, *dc2tog, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. (33 sts)
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, starting in same st, *sc2tog, dc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (22 sts)
  • Rnd 9: Ch 1, starting in same st, dc2tog around, join with sl st to first dc. (11 sts)
  • Rnd 10: Ch 1, starting in same st, [sc2tog, dc in next st] 3 times, sc2tog. (7 sts)
  • Fasten off CB with long yarn tail (approximately 12”/30.5 cm) for closing top of hat.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, draw CB yarn tail through remaining stitches. Pull yarn tight and secure to close crown.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside of hat.
© 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/2019/08/02/crochet-pattern-on-the-right-track-beanie. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Wrap Pattern: Easy Storm Ridge Wrap by ChristaCoDesign

Storm Ridge Wrap, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Roll With It Tweed by ChristaCoDesign for Underground Crafter - crochet wrap draped over dress form

Are you looking for a crochet wrap pattern that’s easy enough to work on while waiting for an appointment or while binging on your favorite tv show? Well, you’re in luck because today’s guest designer, Crystal from ChristaCoDesign has created the Storm Ridge Wrap! This long and luxurious shawl is easy to crochet and the yarn does all the colorwork for you, too.

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 © Crystal Marin/ChristaCoDesign and are used with permission. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Red Heart.

About ChristaCoDesign

Crystal Marin is the designer and blogger at ChristaCoDesign.com, where she shares simple and modern crochet patterns for the family. Crystal started crocheting almost seven years ago, while expecting her second child. She dabbled in hats and little fun things for her kids over the years. Once her youngest turned one, She decided to go for it and start designing her own patterns. She loves the creative freedom and has come to love to crochet garments.

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Storm Ridge Wrap

Crochet Pattern by ChristaCoDesign

Storm Ridge Wrap, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Roll With It Tweed by ChristaCoDesign for Underground Crafter - crochet wrap draped over dress form

Materials

  • 8mm (L) hook
  • 3 cakes of Red Heart’s Roll With It Tweed (296 yds ea), in Stormy Blues, a #4 med worsted weight yarn
  • Measuring tape, Yarn needle, Stitch marker and Scissors
Storm Ridge Wrap, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Roll With It Tweed by ChristaCoDesign for Underground Crafter - crochet wrap against wood with yarn

Notes

  • This wrap is worked sideways, from one tip to the other.
  • Ch 2 does not count as a st.
  • Finished size in 24” (61 cm) at its widest and 104” (264 cm) tip to tip.
  • ChristaCoDesign patterns are written in standard US terms.

Stitches/Abbreviations        

  • 3rd loop hdc – crochet under the 3rd loop only         
  • ch – chain
  • hdc(s) – half double crochet(s) 
  • hdc2tog-half double crochet two together-yarn over and insert your hook into the first stitch to be worked, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and insert your hook into the second stitch to be worked, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all 5 loops on your hook.
  • RS – right side            
  • sl st – slip stitch                                 
  • WS-wrong side
Storm Ridge Wrap, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Roll With It Tweed by ChristaCoDesign for Underground Crafter - crochet wrap draped over woman's body with hands clasped

Level

  • Easy

Gauge                        

  • 4”x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) = 8 hdc x 7 rows

Swatch

  • Row 1. Ch 12, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn.
  • Row 2. Ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn.
  • Rows 3-8. Rep last row again.
  • Measure gauge and adjust hook size if needed.

Pattern

Left Wing Increase

  • Row 1. Ch 3, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, turn. (1 st)
  • Row 2. Ch 2 (doesn’t count here & throughout), 3 hdc in the same st, turn. (3 sts)
  • Row 3. (WS) Ch 2, 3rd loop hdc in the same st and in each st across, turn.
  • Row 4. (RS) Ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in last st, turn. (5 sts)
  • Row 5. Ch 2, 3rd loop hdc in the same st and in each st across, turn.
  • Row 6. Ch 2, hdc in same st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in each st til last 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in last st, turn. (7 sts)
  • Row 7. Ch 2, 3rd loop hdc in the same st and in each st across, turn. (7 sts)
  • Rows 8-63. Rep last 2 rows until there are 63 sts or increase reaches 30” (76 cm).
Storm Ridge Wrap, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Roll With It Tweed by ChristaCoDesign for Underground Crafter - crochet wrap in progress

Center Section

  • Row 64. (WS) Ch 2, 3rd loop hdc in the same st and in each st across, turn. (63 sts)
  • Row 65. (RS) Ch 2, hdc in same st and in each st across, turn. (63 sts)
  • Rows 66-102. Rep last 2 rows, or til center section measures 24” (61 cm) from Row 64-102.
  • Row 103. Ch 2, 3rd loop hdc in same st and in each st  across, turn. (63 sts)
Storm Ridge Wrap, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Roll With It Tweed by ChristaCoDesign for Underground Crafter - crochet wrap in progress

Right Wing Decrease

  • Row 104. (RS) Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc2tog in next 2 sts, hdc in each st across til last 3 sts, hdc2tog in next 2 sts, hdc in last st, turn. (61 sts)
  • Row 105. Ch 2, 3rd loop hdc in same st and in each st across, turn. (61 sts)
  • Rows 106-159. Rep last 2 rows until there are 7 sts.
  • Row 160. (RS) Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc2tog in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, hdc2tog in next 2 sts, hdc in last st, turn. (5 sts)
  • Row 161. (WS) Ch 2, 3rd loop hdc in same st and in each st across, turn. (5 sts)
  • Row 162. Ch 2, hdc2tog in first 2 sts, hdc in next st, hdc2tog in last 2 sts, turn. (3 sts)
  • Row 163. Ch 2, 3rd loop hdc in same st and in each st across, turn. (3 sts)
  • Row 164. Ch 2, hdc3tog. (1 st)
  • Cut yarn. Weave in ends.
Storm Ridge Wrap, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Roll With It Tweed by ChristaCoDesign for Underground Crafter - smiling woman wearing crochet wrap

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Storm Ridge Wrap, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Roll With It Tweed by ChristaCoDesign for Underground Crafter - crochet wrap draped over dress form
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32+ Free Handmade Gift Ideas for Home | Crochet – Knit – Sew

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Welcome to the fourth roundup of the Christmas in July Make Along! This week’s theme is the home. I’ve included home decor ideas for the holidays as well as handmade gift ideas for the home. I’ve searched the web to find you 32 handmade gift ideas, including 14 free crochet patterns, 12 free knitting patterns, and 7 free sewing patterns. If you still need more inspiration, I’ve included links to several more roundups with 160 more ideas!

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33 Handmade Gift Ideas for Home

Roundup by Underground Crafter

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14 Free Crochet Patterns

These crochet patterns include pillows, bunting and decorations, baskets, a rug, a scrubby, and a blanket.

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Left column, from top to bottom:

  • Pinewood Pillow by E’Claire Makery: This highly textured pillow makes a perfect plush holiday gift.
  • Ho Ho Merlot Bottle Boot by Hooked by Kati: This adorable project is a unique twist on a wine bag.
  • Guardian Angel by Oombawka Design: This would make a great tree-topper or home décor gift for friends or family who like to decorate for the holidays.
  • Quick Gift Scrubby by City Farmhouse Studio: This durable scrubby is made with two strands of yarn held together.

Center column, from top to bottom:

  • Boho Ornaments by The Purple Poncho: These fun and festive ornaments can be hung as bunting year round.
  • Festive Bunting by Thoresby Cottage: This simple pattern can be easily adjusted for other holidays by cutting different letters from the felt.
  • Mossy Oaks Rug by Jessie At Home: This plush, textured rug is crocheted with two strands of yarn held together.
  • Herringbone Square Basket Set by Yarn + Chai: This set of modern nesting baskets uses plastic canvas for stability.

Right column, from top to bottom:

12 Free Knitting Patterns

These knitting patterns include table settings, a blanket, a pillow, a pouf, a spa gift, and a set of plant cozies. Shown clockwise from top left corner.

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  • Stockinette Plant Cozy by Brome Fields: This is one in a series of patterns for potted plant covers including Jute, Herringbone, Lattice, and Garter stitch variations.
  • Winter Pillow by Stana’s Critters, Etc. for KnitPicks: This classic yet modern pillow is a great introduction to stranded colorwork.
  • Pillow with Aran Triangle via AllFreeKnitting: This textured pillow would make a great gift, or knit it in holiday colors to decorate.
  • Utensil Stockings by Craft Bits via AllFreeKnitting: Add some festivity to the holiday table with these cute stockings.
  • Taos Lap Blanket by Two of Wands: This Southwestern-inspired blanket makes a wonderful gift.
  • Cable Knit Soap Sachet via AllFreeKnitting: These textured soap sachets make a great addition to a spa gift.
  • Peppermint Drink Coaster via AllFreeKnitting: The pattern for these festive coasters includes instructions for knitting with a knitting spool loom or double pointed needles.
  • Pouf with Pizzazz via AllFreeKnitting: Let your guests put their feet up after the holiday meal on this handmade pouf!

7 Free Sewing Patterns

These sewing patterns include pillows, napkins, and reusable gift wrap. Shown clockwise from top left corner.

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  • A Kids’ Pillow Bed by It’s Always Autumn: This quick project is an easy and affordable alternative to children’s pillow bed/chairs.
  • Penguin Mat for Kids by Morena’s Corner for Fairfield World: This fun project includes a video tutorial.
  • Color Block Pillow by Hooked for Life: This simple pillow pattern can be made in seasonal colors for modern holiday décor.
  • Reusable Gift Wrap by Try It Like It Create It: This is a gift that keeps on giving and is perfect for eco-conscious friends and family members.
  • Patchwork Peace on Earth Pillows by 5 Little Monsters: These festive pillows combine patchwork and embroidery.
  • Pizza Pillow by Always Expect Moore: This whimsical project makes a great gift for kids, teens, or any pizza-loving adult.
  • Stamp and Stitch Christmas Napkins by Ann Butler Designs: These simple, low-sew napkins are easy to customize with different stamps or fabric inks.

Still need more inspiration for handmade gifts for home? Get 160 more ideas from these roundups!

  • 30 Free Handmade Winter Holiday Pillow Patterns and Tutorials via Fairfield World
22 Handmade Gift Ideas for the Home via Underground Crafter | Find your next project in this roundup of crochet, knitting, sewing, embroidery, and other craft projects for the home, including pillows, table settings, towels, storage baskets, and more!
32 Handmade Patterns and Tutorials To Make Great Gifts for the Home via Underground Crafter
24 Free Crochet Patterns for the Home via Underground Crafter
2019 Hygge Home Crochet Along with CAL Central and Red Heart Yarns
24 Free Knitting Patterns for Dishcloths and Washcloths via Underground Crafter
Little Dots Coaster, free crochet pattern in Wool and the Gang Shiny Happy Cotton yarn by Underground Crafter | Get this easy peasy coaster pattern and find more inspiration in the roundup for 18 free crochet and knitting patterns for winter white décor.