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Crochet Hexagon Into Square Pattern: Hexi Askew Square

Hexi Askew Square, free crochet pattern in Red Heart With Love by Underground Crafter for 2019 Moogly Crochet Along

I’m thrilled to be participating in the Moogly Crochet Along again this year. I like combining geometric shapes, and Hexi Askew Square starts with a crochet hexagon that turns into a square. I used stripes but also plenty of textured stitches so that even if you make your square in one color, it will still pop.

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 the sample were generously provided by Red Heart. Camera and vinyl backdrop were generously provided by B&H Photo Video and Pro Audio.

I don’t usually make 12″ (30.5 cm) squares because I prefer making smaller squares that are more portable to work on. That is, until about halfway through the project when I realize I have soooo. many. more. squares. to. make. Then I wish they were all bigger!

When I was working on crocheting the center hexagon into a square, I knew it wouldn’t perfectly line up with the square, but I liked the off-kilter look. You may have noticed that I love projects that aren’t perfectly symmetrical. I hope you do, too!

Hexi Askew Square, free crochet pattern in Red Heart With Love by Underground Crafter for 2019 Moogly Crochet Along

I made my version with three colors and Tamara from Moogly used four colors in her version.

Hexi Askew Square, free crochet pattern in Red Heart With Love by Underground Crafter for 2019 Moogly Crochet Along | Moogly's version in 4 colors

If you like larger squares, don’t forget to check out these other 12″ square crochet patterns I’ve made with Red Heart yarns: the Raised Bunchberry Square (available in 12″ and 6″ versions)…

Free crochet pattern: Raised Bunchberry Square (12"/30.5 cm version) in Red Heart With Love Yarn by Underground Crafter

…and the Great Star Coral Square.

Great Star Coral Square, free 12 inch free crochet granny square pattern by Underground Crafter | textured granny square on faux white brick surface

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Hexi Askew Square

Crochet Hexagon Into Square Pattern by Underground Crafter

Hexi Askew Square, free crochet pattern in Red Heart With Love by Underground Crafter for 2019 Moogly Crochet Along

This 12” (30.5 cm) crochet hexagon into square pattern uses three different special stitches for added texture. This square was designed for the sixth annual Moogly Crochet Along.

Finished Size

  • Motif: 12” (30.5 cm) square.

Materials

  • Red Heart With Love yarn (100% acrylic, 7 oz/198 g/370 yd/338 m) – 1 skein each in 1502 Iced Aqua (CA), 1803 Blue Hawaii (CB), and 1441 Light Gray (CC), or approximately 55 yd (50.5 m) in CA and 32 yd (29 m) each in CB and CC in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Stitch markers (optional).

Gauge

  • Motif = 12” (30.5 cm) square in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern      

  • BL – back loop only – Fiber Flux has a helpful video tutorial for identifying the back loop here.
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • cdc – crossed double crochet – Skip st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st. Each cdc counts as 2 sts. New Stitch a Day has a helpful crossed double crochet video tutorial here.
  • ch – chain
  • cl – cluster – [Yo, insert hook in same sp, 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 (also called a bobble) here. Please note that his version includes 5 repeats.
  • dc – double crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • popcorn – 5-dc popcorn – Dc 5 times in same st, remove hook from loop and insert hook from front to back of first dc in group, pick up dropped loop and pull through loop on hook. New Stitch a Day has a helpful popcorn video tutorial here.
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • tr – treble (triple) crochet
  • yo – yarn over
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • () Repeat instructions between parentheses into same stitch or space.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • This square is crocheted in the round in one piece with the right side facing up.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of rounds DOES NOT count as a stitch.
  • In Rnd 6, Rnd 9, and Rnd 11, you will work into skipped stitches from the previous round. Work over the ch-1 space and make sure to draw up loops to the same height as the current round.

Pattern Instructions

Motif

  • With CA, ch 4, skip 3 ch, sl st to next ch to join into ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, [cl in ring, ch 2] 5 times, cl in ring, ch 1, sc (counts as ch 1) to top of first cl to join. (6 cl + 6 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, cl in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, [(cl, ch 2, cl) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1] 5 times, cl in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc to top of first cl to join. (12 cl + 6 ch-1 sp + 6 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in same ch-2 sp, *sc in next cl, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next cl,** 4 sc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep after ** before first ch-2 sp, 2 sc in first ch-2 sp, fasten off CA, join with sl st to first sc in CB. (42 sts)
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, dcBL in same st and next 5 sts, *2 dcBL in next st, dcBL in next 6 sts; rep from * around to last st, 2 dcBL, fasten off CB, join with sl st to first dc in CC. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 5: Ch 1, tr in same st, *tr in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st,  [hdc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st] twice, dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st,** tr in next st, (tr, ch 2, tr) in next st; rep from * around, ending last rep at ** before first st, tr in same st, ch 1, join with sc to first tr changing to CA in last yo of final sc, fasten off CC. (52 sts including ch-1 sp + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, 2 sc in same ch-2 sp, *scBL in next 2 sts, dc in skipped st in Rnd 5 (see Pattern Notes), scBL in next st] 5 times, scBL in next st,** (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at ** before first ch-2 sp, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc to first sc. (68 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 7: Ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, *dc in next 17 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at ** before first ch-2 sp, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc to first dc. (84 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, *cdc 5 times across next 10 sts, ch 1, skip 1 st, cdc 5 times across next 10 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at ** before first ch-2 sp, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc to first dc changing to CB in last yo of final sc, fasten off CA. (96 sts + 4 ch-1 sp + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 9: Ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, *cdc 6 times across next 12 sts, dc in skipped st in Rnd 8 (see Pattern Notes), cdc 6 times across next 12 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at ** before first ch-2 sp, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc to first dc changing to CC in last yo of final sc, fasten off CB. (116 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 10: Ch 1, dc in same ch-2 sp, *cdc 7 times across next 14 sts, ch 1, skip 1 st, cdc 7 times across next 14 sts,** (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at ** before first ch-2 sp, dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc to first dc changing to CC in last yo of final sc, fasten off CB. (124 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 11: Ch 1, dc in same ch-2 sp, *dc in next 15 sts, popcorn in skipped st in Rnd 10 (see Pattern Notes), dc in next 15 sts,** (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at ** before first ch-2 sp, dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc to first dc changing to CB in last yo of final sc, fasten off CA. (132 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 12: Ch 1, 2 sc in same ch-2 sp, place stitch marker in first sc, scBL in next 33 sts,** (3 sc in ch-2 sp, place stitch marker in second sc); rep from * around, ending last rep at ** before first ch-2 sp, sc in ch-2 sp, sl st to top of first sc to join. (144 sts)
  • Note: My square measured 12” (30.5 cm) at this point. If your square is smaller, continue with Rnd 13 and rep Rnd 13 until desired size is reached.
  • Rnd 13: Ch 1, 2 scBL in marked stitch, place stitch marker in first sc, *scBL in each st around to marked st, (3 scBL in marked st, place stitch marker in second sc); rep from * around, ending last rep at ** before first marked sc, sc in same st as marked st, sl st to top of first sc to join.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 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/2019/06/13/crochet-hexagon-into-square-pattern-hexi-askew-square/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Triangular Shawl: It’s a Colorful Summer Shawl by 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 | Woman wearing rainbow shawl outside against greenery

Are you looking for the perfect crochet triangular shawl for the summer? Then you’ll love this guest post by RaeLynn from Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’! This beautifully textured, lightweight shawl pattern includes video tutorials to guide you through each part of the pattern. A color-changing yarn does all the colorwork for you!

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.

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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Crochet Pattern by Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’

It’s a Colorful Summer Shawl

Free crochet triangular shawl pattern: It's a Colorful Summer Shawl in Lion Brand Mandala for Itchin' for Some Stitchin' for Underground Crafter | Woman wearing rainbow shawl outside against greenery

This colorful summer triangle shawl is eye-catching! It features the beautifully textured bead stitch combined with basic stitches to create a gorgeous lightweight shawl you’ll absolutely love to show off. The perfect summer shawl!

Difficulty level

  • Level 2 – Intermediate
  • Pattern is written in US terms

Finished Dimensions

  • 28.5” (72.5 cm) from point to top and 46” (117 cm) from side point to side point.

Gauge

  • 13 stitches and 8 rows = 4” (10 cm) in double crochet
  • Should have 16 sc and 8 bst sts and 12 total rows (includes sc rows & bst stitch rows) = 4” (10 cm) x 4” (10 cm)

Materials

  • Lightweight #3 weight yarn
    • In this pattern I used 2 skeins of Lion Brand Mandala, colorway Thunderbird, 590 yd/540m per skein.
    • Total yardage: 885 to 1180
  • Crochet Hook size G-4.25mm
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

  • Pattern is written in US terms.
  • Chain stitch (ch/chs)
  • Double crochet (dc)
  • Single crochet (sc)
  • Slip-stitch (slp-st)
  • Stitch/es (st/sts)
  • *__* – Repeat indicated instructions

Special Stitch

  • Bead stitch (bst) – *yarn over, insert the hook behind the double crochet from front to back, yarn over and pull up a loop* Repeat from * to * 2 more times (3 times total = 7 loops on the hook). Yarn over and pull through 6 loops, yarn over and pull through remaining loops on the hook. NOTE for Beginners: The bead stitch is worked AROUND a double crochet (dc). So, you always start out by working a dc and then start the instructions from * to *. Video and photo tutorials for the bead stitch are available here.

Additional Notes

  • A video tutorial for It’s a Colorful Summer Triangle Shawl is available at the end of the written pattern.
  • An ad-free PDF of this pattern is available to buy on Etsy here.
  • This pattern is worked from the point toward the neckline.
  • Stitch count is very important in this pattern. I advise that you count every stitch, every row, every time.
  • If the bead stitches are not large enough for your taste, you can add one more repeat from * to * for a total of 4 times total = 9 loops on the hook. This will make the stitch slightly larger than a typical bead stitch and this is how I made my bead stitches for this pattern.

Instructions

  • Ch 6, slp st into the first ch to form a ring.
  • Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as one dc), work 3 dc into the ring, ch 2, work 4 dc into the ring. (8 dc sts)
  • Row 2: Ch 1, turn work, sc in each of the next 4 sts, work 4 sc into the ch-2 space, make one sc in each of the next 3 dc sts, work one sc into the top of the ch 3 from the previous round. (12 sc sts)
  • Row 3: Ch 1, turn work, work 2 sc into the 1st sc, sc in each of the next 10 sc sts, work 2 sc into the last sc. (14 sc sts)
  • Row 4: Ch 1, turn work, sc in each st across. (14 sc sts)
  • Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as a stitch), turn work, work a bst st into the first sc (the one attached to the ch 3), * skip a stitch, work a bst st into the next sc st,* Repeat from * to * 1 more time, work 1 dc into each of the next 2 sc, ch 2, work 1 dc into each of the next 2 sc sts, work a bst st into the next st, *skip the next sc st, work a bst st into the next sc st* Repeat from * to * one more time (bst st should be worked in the last sc), work 1 dc into the last sc (next to the 3rd bst st). (6 bst sts – each with 2 sts, 6 dc sts, 2 ch sts = 20 total stitches)
  • Row 6: Ch 1, turn work, sc in each st until you get to the dc st right before the ch-2 space (should have 2 sc per each bst and 1 sc in the first dc before the ch-2 space), skip the next dc (the one right before the ch-2 space), work 4 sc into the ch-2 space, skip the next dc (the one right after the ch-2 space), sc in the next dc and in each of the remaining sts (2 sc per each bst st) and into the top of the ch 3 from the previous round.
  • Row 6 Notes: This is the first of four rows you will continue to repeat throughout the pattern.
    • The number of sc on each side of the 4 sc worked into the ch-2 space should be EXACTLY the same. FOR EXAMPLE: If you have worked 22 sc before the ch-2, you then work the 4 sc into the ch-2 space, you should then work 22 sc after the 4 sc you worked into the ch-2 space.
    • Every time you work this row, your stitch count before and after the 4 sc worked into the ch-2 space should increase by 4. FOR EXAMPLE: If the last time you worked row 6 you had 22 sc before and after the 4 sc worked into the ch-2 space then the next time you work this row you should have 26 sc before and after the 4 sc worked into the ch-2 space.
    • Make sure that you sc into the top chain of the ch 3 . Do NOT skip this, otherwise your stitch count will be off.
  • Row 7: Ch 1, turn work, work 2 sc in the 1st sc st, work 1 sc in each sc st to the end, work 2 sc in the ch 1 from the previous row.
  • Row 7 Notes: This is the second of four rows you will continue to repeat throughout the pattern.
    • The number of sc on each side of the 4 sc worked into the ch-2 space should be EXACTLY the same and should increase by 1 from the previous row. FOR EXAMPLE: If you had 22 sc before and after the 4 sc worked into the ch-2 space in the previous row, you should now have 23 sc before and after the 4 sc worked into the ch-2 space in the previous row. This makes your total stitch count for this row increase by 2.
    • There should always remain 4 sc within the ch-2 space area.
  • Row 8: Ch 1, turn work, sc in each st to the end.
  • Row 8 Notes: This is the third of four rows you will continue to repeat throughout the pattern.
    • Your stitch count should be exactly the same as the previous row.
  • Row 9: Ch 3, work 1 bst st into the first st (the one the ch 3 is connected to), *skip a st, work 1 bst st into the next st* Repeat from * to * until you get to the 4 sc that you worked within the ch-2 space three rounds back, work 1 dc in the next two sc (2 within the ch-2 space area), ch 2, work 1 dc in the next 2 sc (last 2 within the ch-2 space area), work 1 bst into the next st, *skip a st, work 1 bst st into the next st* Repeat from * to * to end (should end with a bst in the final sc), work one dc into the final sc (next to the last bst st).
  • Row 9 Notes: This is the fourth and final row you will continue to repeat throughout the pattern.
    • The number of bst sts on each side of the ch-2 space should be EXACTLY the same. FOR EXAMPLE: If you have worked 43 bst sts before the 4 sc worked into the ch-2 space, you then worked 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, then you should work 43 bst sts again.
    • Every time you repeat this row, the number of bead stitches should increase by two. FOR EXAMPLE: If the last time you worked this row you had 43 bst stitches on each side of the 4 sc worked into the ch-2 space, the next time you work this row you should have 45 bst stitches on each side of the 4 sc worked into the ch-2 space.
  • Repeat Rounds 6-9 until the shawl reaches your desired length, ending on a repeat of row 6.
  • NOTE: The shawl in the photos is size small to medium and is a total of 92 rows.
  • Bind off & weave in ends.

Embellishment (Optional)

  • Large tassels – Click HERE for a video link on how to make large tassels.
© 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/2019/06/10/crochet-triangular-shawl-pattern:-its-colorful-summer-by-itchin-for-some-stitchin/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Market Bag Tutorial and Pattern: Sea Shells by The Shore Market Bag by Nana’s Crafty Home

Sea Shells by the Shore Market Bag, free crochet pattern with video tutorial by Nana's Crafty Home for Underground Crafter | striped, lacy, and textured market bag flat lay on wood with sunglasses and sea shells

If you’re looking for a beautiful crochet market bag with a video tutorial and a written pattern, you’ve come to the right place! I’m introducing my guest contributor, Tonya from Nana’s Crafty Home, and her Sea Shells by the Shore Market Bag. Tonya has made a video tutorial to help you through each step. And, the pattern uses a self-striping yarn to make the colorwork easy.

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 © Tonya Bush/Nana’s Crafty Home and are used with permission.

About Nana’s Crafty Home

Sea Shells by the Shore Market Bag, free crochet pattern with video tutorial by Nana's Crafty Home for Underground Crafter | Tonya Bush wearing Stained Glass Cowl

Tonya Bush is a crochet pattern designer sharing crochet patterns at Nana’s Crafty Home. Tonya grew up in Michigan and her family moved to Kansas while she was in high school and she still makes her home there today. She is married with 2 children, 9 grandchildren, 1 cat and 1 grand dog! On the weekends you will find her house bursting with children and animals! She previously worked in customer service and then primarily the healthcare field as office manager of Family Practice clinics.

Tonya learned to crochet 40 years ago and has spent the majority of her crochet life as a maker. In 2017, she made the leap to pattern designing and blogging and hasn’t looked back since! She is now a full-time blogger and designer at Nana’s Crafty Home.

She enjoys spending time in the kitchen, reading and watching period dramas and mysteries (while crocheting, of course!).

Tonya loves designing unique, colorful and creative patterns that are modern and fun! Her passion is making crochet accessible to anyone: teaching, encouraging and spreading crochet love!

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Sea Shells by the Shore Market Bag

Crochet Pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home

Sea Shells by the Shore Market Bag, free crochet pattern with video tutorial by Nana's Crafty Home for Underground Crafter | striped, lacy, and textured market bag flat lay on wood with sunglasses and sea shells

Hello all of you Underground Crafters!  I am so excited and honored to be here with you and to share this fantastic and fun to make Sea Shells Market Bag!

I really do love to design bags and it might just be because I love to accessorize outfits and bags are the perfect way to do that.

One of the first designs on my website was the Boho Market Bag which has been very popular. And since Caron Cotton Cakes came back into stock at Michael’s this spring I knew I had to design another bag!  This cotton blend yarn is really perfect for summer projects with fantastic stitch definition and lovely spring and summer colors!

Sea Shells by the Shore Market Bag, free crochet pattern with video tutorial by Nana's Crafty Home for Underground Crafter | striped, lacy, and textured market bag flat lay on wood with yarn and sea shells

Many of my designs focus on color and unique stitch combinations for texture with an emphasis on simplicity.  I want everyone to be able to make and love my patterns!

The unique puff stitch I used for this bag reminds me of sea shells.  Really unique and fun to make as they are worked over the previous double crochet made.  This creates a unique looking puff stitch.

This pattern disguises the color changes of the self-striping yarn really well but you could certainly make this in a solid color or change colors manually if desired.

I know there are a lot of visual learners and even those that don’t read written patterns so most of my patterns have a complete video tutorial provided.  I have created a complete video tutorial for this bag as well which you can find after the pattern.

The bag could easily be made larger by adding rounds of repeats — just go to the size desired!

I love to see what you make so please tag me with #nanascraftyhome or @nanascraftyhome so I can see your beautiful projects!

Sea Shells by the Sea Shore Market Bag Pattern

  • Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies

  • Caron Cotton Cakes Blush & Bloom 8.8 oz / 250 g / 530 yds
  • Size H/8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle

Approximate finished size

  • 14” (35.5 cm) tall flat (without handles) x 15” (38 cm) wide

Gauge

  • 8 dc rows & 14 dc st = 4”

Abbreviations

  • blo = back loop only
  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet
  • puff st = puff stitch (see special stitch section below)
  • sc = single crochet
  • sk = skip
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sp = space
  • st = stitch
  • yo = yarn over

Notes about pattern

  • ch 3 counts as st at beginning of each round
  • The new 2019 Caron Cotton Cakes are over twice the size of the original Cakes.  The pattern as written will use 2 of the old Caron Cotton Cakes — 7 oz / 422 yds total.  If you make with 1 of the new Cakes you could make larger and add several rounds to the sides of the bag).
  • A complete video tutorial for this project is available at the end of the pattern.

Special stitch

  • Puff Stitch (puff st):  *yo, insert hook around dc into ch 3 sp, yo, pull up a loop,* repeat between * * 6 more times, yo, pull through all loops on hook.

Pattern Instructions

Bag Base

  • Round 1:  Make a magic circle, ch 3 (counts as 1st st), work 11 dc st into magic circle, sl st top of ch 3.  (12)
  • Round 2:  ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st top of ch 3.  (24)
  • Round 3:  ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st* repeat between * * to last st, dc in last st, sl st to top of ch 3. (36)
  • Round 4:  ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st* repeat between * * to last 2 st, dc in last 2 st, sl st to top of ch 3.  (48)
  • Round 5: ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 3 st, 2 dc in next st* repeat between * * to last 3 st, dc in last 3 st, sl st to top of ch 3. (60)
  • Round 6:  ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 4 st, 2 dc in next st* repeat between * * to last 4 st, dc in last 4 st, sl st to top of ch 3.  (72)
  • Round 7:  ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 5 st, 2 dc in next st* repeat between * * to last 5 st, dc in last 5 st, sl st to top of ch 3.  (84)
  • Round 8:  ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 6 st, 2 dc in next st* repeat between * * to last 6 st, dc in last 6 st, sl st to top of ch 3.  (96)
  • Round 9:  ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 7 st, 2 dc in next st* repeat between * * to last 7 st, dc in last 7 st, sl st to top of ch 3.  (108)
  • Round 10:  ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 8 st, 2 dc in next st* repeat between * * to last 8 st, dc in last 8 st, sl st to top of ch 3.  (120)

Side of Bag

  • Round 11:  ch 3, working in blo, dc in each st around, sl st to top of ch 3. (120)
  • Round 12:  ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 st, *ch 3, sk 3 st, dc in next st, puff st over dc just made, ch 3, sk 3 st, sc in next 5 st,* repeat between * * to last 2 st, sc in last 2 st, sl st to 1st st.
  • Round 13:  ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 st, *3 sc in ch 3 sp, sc in next st (dc post from previous round), 3 sc in ch 3 sp, sc in next 5 st,* repeat between * * to last 2 st, sc in last 2 st, sl st to 1st st.
  • Round 14:  ch 3, dc in same st, puff st over dc just made, ch 3, sk 3 st, *sc next 5 st, ch 3, sk 3 st, dc in next st, puff st over dc just made, ch 3, sk 3 st,* repeat between * * to end, sl st top of ch 3.
Sea Shells by the Shore Market Bag, free crochet pattern with video tutorial by Nana's Crafty Home for Underground Crafter | tutorial 1
Sea Shells by the Shore Market Bag, free crochet pattern with video tutorial by Nana's Crafty Home for Underground Crafter | tutorial 2
  • Round 15:  ch 1, *sc in next st (dc post from previous round), 3 sc in ch 3 sp, sc in next 5 st, 3 sc in ch 3 sp,* repeat between * * to end, sl st top of 1st st.
  • Round 16 – 37:  repeat rounds 12 – 15, ending on round 13.
  • Round 38:  ch 1, sc in same st and in each st to end, sl st to 1st st. (120)
  • Round 39:  ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 19 st, ch 40, sk 20 st, sc in next 40 st, ch 40, sk 20 st, sc in next 20 st, sl st top of 1st st.  (80 st + 80 ch)
  • Round 40:  ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 19 st, sc in next 40 ch, sc in next 40 st, sc in next 40 ch, sc in next 20 st, sl st top of 1st st.  (160)
  • Round 41 – 45:  ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st top of 1st st.  (160)
  • Fasten off.
  • Weave in ends.
© 2019 by Tonya Bush (Nana’s Crafty Home) 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 Tonya’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/2019/06/05/crochet-market-bag-tutorial-pattern-sea-shells-by-shore-market-bag-by-nanas-crafty-home/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

12 Inch Granny Square Crochet Pattern: Great Star Coral Square

Great Star Coral Square, free 12 inch free crochet granny square pattern by Underground Crafter | textured granny square on indigo dyed fabric

I’m joining in Marly Bird’s Wedding Blanket Crochet Along with this free crochet pattern for a 12″ (30.5 cm) granny square. The Great Star Coral Square is formed out of a 9-patch of small, textured squares surrounded by a simple border.

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Great Star Coral Square, free 12 inch free crochet granny square pattern by Underground Crafter | textured granny square on faux white brick surface

Last year, Marly Bird approached me about designing a square for a wedding blanket she was organizing for Ally, our contact at Red Heart yarns. Marly and her team also coordinated a crochet along so that you can have the chance to crochet your own version of the blanket! Find out more about the Wedding Blanket Crochet Along and get links to the rest of the patterns here.

Great Star Coral Square, free 12 inch free crochet granny square pattern by Underground Crafter | Wedding Blanket CAL with Marly Bird

I don’t crochet as many twelve inch squares as I crochet six inch squares, so I decided I would make a 9-patch square that includes nine smaller squares joined together. The Pattern Notes give you links to four different tutorials for methods to join your version of the Great Star Coral Square.

Great Star Coral Square, free 12 inch free crochet granny square pattern by Underground Crafter | textured granny square on white-painted wood surface

If you’re wondering about the name for this pattern, you can check out pictures of great star coral here.

And, if you’d like to see how the Great Star Coral Square looks in the finished wedding blanket, I’ve included a picture below.

Great Star Coral Square, free 12 inch free crochet granny square pattern by Underground Crafter | complete Wedding Blanket Crochet Along blanket

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Great Star Coral Square

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Great Star Coral Square, free 12 inch free crochet granny square pattern by Underground Crafter | textured granny square on indigo dyed fabric

This textured 9-patch granny square was designed as one of twenty-five 12″ (30.5 cm) squares for the Wedding Blanket Crochet Along with Marly Bird.

Finished Size

  • Motif: 12” (30.5 cm) square.

Materials

  • Red Heart Chic Sheep by Marly Bird yarn (100% Merino wool, 3.5 oz/100 g, 186 yd/170 m) – 1 skein ea in 5673 Fairy Tale (CA), 5622 Dragon Fruit (CB), and 5316 Linen (CC), or approximately 90 yd (82 m) ea in CA and CB and 50 yd (46 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Stitch markers (optional).

Gauge

  • Through Rnd 5 = 3.75” (9.5 cm) square in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only – Marly Bird has a helpful video tutorial for identifying the back loop here.
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • ch – chain
  • dc  – double crochet
  • ea  – each
  • FPsc – front post single crochet – Insert hook from front around back to front of st in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops. New Stitch a Day has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here.
  • hdc  – half double crochet
  • pf –  5-repeat puff stitch – Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, [yo, insert hook in same st, yo and draw up a loop] 4 more times, yo and draw through 11 loops on hook. Wilmade has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here. Her version has only 4 repeats and adds a chain after ea puff.
  • rep  – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc  – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp  – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • () Work instructions within parentheses into same stitch or space.
  • [] Repeat instructions within brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

Pattern Instructions

Square

  • Make 4 Great Star Coral Mini Squares (see pattern below) using CA through Rnd 2/CB through Rnd 5; Make 5 Great Star Coral Mini Squares using CB through Rnd 2/CA through Rnd 5.
  • Assemble following assembly diagram below (see Pattern Notes) and then continue on to Border.

Great Star Coral Mini Square

  • Ch 6, skip 5 ch, sl st in next ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, [pf in ring, ch 2] 5 times, pf in ring, ch 1, sc (counts as ch-1) to top of first pf to join. (6 pf + 6 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, [2 sc in ch-2 sp, FPsc around next pf] 6 times, sl st to top of first sc to join. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, starting in first st, [2 dc in next st, dc in next st] around, add another dc into last st, sl st to top of first dc to join. (28 sts)
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, dc in first st, *hdc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next st,** (dc, ch 2, dc) in next st; rep from * around, ending last rep after**, dc in first st, ch 1, sc (counts as ch-1) to top of first dc to join. (32 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 5: Ch 1, dc in same ch-2 sp, *dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, 3 dc in next st, ch 1, sk 2 sts, 3 dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st,** (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep after**, dc in first st, ch 1, sc (counts as ch-1) to top of first dc to join. (40 dc + 8 ch-1 sp + 4 ch-2 sp)
Great Star Coral Square, free 12 inch free crochet granny square pattern by Underground Crafter | assembly diagram

Border

  • Border Rnd 1: Join CC with sl st to any corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, *ch 1, sk 2 dc, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, [ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in ch-1 sp] 2 times, ch 1, sk 2 dc,** [dc in next ch-2 sp] twice; rep from * across, ending after ** at corner ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 sp,+ rep from * to + around, ending last rep at ** at first corner ch-2 sp, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc (counts as ch-1) to top of first dc to join. (140 sts + 48 ch-1 sp + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Border Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in same ch-2 sp, place stitch marker in first st to mark corner, *scBL in ea st and ch-1 sp across to corner ch-2 sp,** (3 sc in ch-2 sp, place stitch marker in second sc to mark corner); rep from * around, ending last rep at ** at first corner ch-2 sp, sc in first ch-2 sp, sl st to join.
  • Border Rnd 3: Ch 1,  2 sc in marked st, place stitch marker in first st to mark corner, *[scBL in ea st to marked st,** 3 sc in marked st, place stitch marker in second sc to mark corner] 3 times; rep from * to ** once, sc in same st first st, sl st to top of first sc to join.
  • Rep Border Rnd 3 as needed to reach 12” (30.5 cm) square or desired size. Fasten off CC.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
  • Spray block if desired.
© 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/2019/06/03/12-inch-granny-square-crochet-pattern-great-star-coral-square/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Flower Purse Pattern: Sunflower Purse by E’Claire Makery

Free crochet pattern: Sunflower Purse by E'Claire Makery for Underground Crafter | hexagonal sunflower purse on marble background

Have you been searching for the perfect crochet flower purse pattern? I’m so excited to introduce a new guest contributor, Claire from E’Claire Makery, and share her Sunflower Purse pattern with you today. This cute little accessory is perfect for when you don’t want to lug a big bag around.

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About E’Claire Makery

Claire Goodale is the owner, designer, and maker behind E’Claire Makery. When she’s not obsessing over yarn and coming up with patterns, you can find her out exploring, baking, watching superhero shows, and enjoying her newly married life with her husband Stephen. As a maker, her goal is to create patterns and tutorials, and share design and business tips to help give crocheters the confidence to create.

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Sunflower Purse

Crochet Pattern by E’Claire Makery

Free crochet pattern: Sunflower Purse by E'Claire Makery for Underground Crafter | hexagonal sunflower purse on marble background
  • Pattern Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner
  • Terminology Used: U.S. Terminology
  • Finished Size: 20” (51 cm) long x 7.5” (19 cm) wide

Supplies List

  • Worsted weight yarn in brown, yellow, and blue; I used Red Heart Soft yarn in Lemon (50 yards), Premier Everyday yarn in Coffee (25 yards), Hobby Lobby Soft & Sleek yarn in Periwinkle (50 yards)
  • Size J 6mm crochet hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Stitch Marker

Gauge (made using single crochet)

  • 15 st x 17 rounds

Abbreviations Used in this Pattern

  • Ch = chain
  • Dc = double crochet
  • Hdc = half double crochet
  • Rnd = round
  • Sc = single crochet
  • Sl st = slip stitch
  • St = stitch
  • Tr = triple crochet
  • *= repeat everything between two *
  • [ ] = stitch count at end of round
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Front of Purse

  • Starting with brown yarn
  • Rnd 1: sc 6 in magic circle [6]
  • Place st marker at beginning of round from this round onward to mark beginning of round
  • Rnd 2: sc 2 in each sc around [12]
  • Rnd 3: *sc 1, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [18]
  • Rnd 4: *sc 2, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [24]
  • Rnd 5: *sc 3, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [30]
  • Rnd 6 : *sc 4, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [36]
  • Rnd 7: *sc 5, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [42]
  • Switch to yellow yarn
  • Rnd 8 (sc in back loops only): *sc 6, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [48]
  • Rnd 9: *sc 7, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [54]
  • Rnd 10 (sc in back loops only): *sc 8, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [60]
  • Rnd 11: *sc 9, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [66]
  • Rnd 12 (sc in back loops only): *sc 10, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [72]
  • Rnd 13: *sc 11, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [78]
  • Rnd 14 (sc in back loops only): *sc 12, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [84]
  • Switch to blue yarn
  • Rnd 15: *sc 13, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [90]
  • Rnd 16: *sc 14, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [96]
  • Rnd 17: *sc 15, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [102]
  • Fasten off and weave in ends
Free crochet pattern: Sunflower Purse by E'Claire Makery for Underground Crafter | hexagonal sunflower purse on marble background

Back of Purse

  • Using blue yarn
  • Rnd 1: sc 6 in magic circle [6]
  • Rnd 2: sc 2 in each sc around [12]
  • Rnd 3: *sc 1, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [18]
  • Rnd 4: *sc 2, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [24]
  • Rnd 5: *sc 3, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [30]
  • Rnd 6 : *sc 4, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [36]
  • Rnd 7: *sc 5, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [42]
  • Rnd 8: *sc 6, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [48]
  • Rnd 9: *sc 7, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [54]
  • Rnd 10: *sc 8, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [60]
  • Rnd 11: *sc 9, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [66]
  • Rnd 12: *sc 10, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [72]
  • Rnd 13: *sc 11, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [78]
  • Rnd 14: *sc 12, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [84]
  • Rnd 15: *sc 13, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [90]
  • Rnd 16: *sc 14, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [96]
  • Rnd 17: *sc 15, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [102]
  • Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing
Free crochet pattern: Sunflower Purse by E'Claire Makery for Underground Crafter | hexagonal sunflower purse hanging against plants

Flower Petals

Free crochet pattern: Sunflower Purse by E'Claire Makery for Underground Crafter | tutorial collage 1
  • Step 1 – Join with sl st to back loop in first back loop row
  • Step 2 – ch 1
  • Step 3 – sc 1 in same st as sl st
Free crochet pattern: Sunflower Purse by E'Claire Makery for Underground Crafter | tutorial collage 2
  • Step 4 – dc 1 in next back loop
  • Step 5 – tr 2 in next st
  • Step 6 – dc 1 in next st
Free crochet pattern: Sunflower Purse by E'Claire Makery for Underground Crafter | tutorial collage 3
  • Step 7 – sc 2 in next 2 st
  • Repeat steps 4-7 till you reach the beginning of the rnd again. Fasten off and weave in ends.
  • Repeat this same process on each back loop row.
Free crochet pattern: Sunflower Purse by E'Claire Makery for Underground Crafter | sewing tutorial photo
  • Assemble purse together by placing front and back pieces right sides together. Sew along edge of purse along the black line indicated in the photo, leaving an opening at the top. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Strap

  • Ch 110, hdc 108 across, fasten off and leave a tail for sewing. Sew to inside of purse.
Free crochet pattern: Sunflower Purse by E'Claire Makery for Underground Crafter | hexagonal sunflower purse on marble background
© 2019 by Claire Goodale (E’Claire Makery) 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 Claire’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/2019/05/27/crochet-flower-purse-pattern-sunflower-purse-by-e’claire-makery/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!