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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!

Chunky Knit Cowl Pattern: Rustic Hooded Cowl

Free knitting pattern: Rustic Hooded Cowl in Lion Brand Mandala Thick & Quick yarn by Underground Crafter | woman wearing textured, hooded cowl looking to the left

The Rustic Hooded Cowl is a textured, chunky knit cowl pattern that you can knit seamlessly in the round, or knit flat on straight needles and then seam. It’s a versatile, unisex hooded cowl that works up quickly in a super bulky, self-striping yarn that does the colorwork for you. The simple, textured stitch pattern is perfect for beginners, or for more advanced knitters looking for a project to work on while distracted.

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

Free knitting pattern: Rustic Hooded Cowl in Lion Brand Mandala Thick & Quick yarn by Underground Crafter | textured chunky knit cowl on faux brick background

I used a new-to-me yarn, Lion Brand Mandala Thick & Quick, for my version. It’s a soft, easy care, self-striping yarn that does the colorwork for you. This chunky knit accessory can be worn as a cowl…

Free knitting pattern: Rustic Hooded Cowl in Lion Brand Mandala Thick & Quick yarn by Underground Crafter | smiling woman wearing textured, hooded cowl

…or as a hooded cowl.

Free knitting pattern: Rustic Hooded Cowl in Lion Brand Mandala Thick & Quick yarn by Underground Crafter | smiling woman wearing textured, hooded cowl looking to the right

I used a simple, meditative stitch pattern. The pattern naturally rolls at the top and bottom edge because of the stockinette stitch. If you’d like to remove the roll, you can block your hooded cowl after you finish it.

Free knitting pattern: Rustic Hooded Cowl in Lion Brand Mandala Thick & Quick yarn by Underground Crafter | textured chunky knit cowl on faux brick background

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Rustic Hooded Cowl

Knitting Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free knitting pattern: Rustic Hooded Cowl in Lion Brand Mandala Thick & Quick yarn by Underground Crafter | woman wearing textured, hooded cowl looking to the left

This versatile, unisex hooded cowl works up quickly in a super bulky, self-striping yarn that does the colorwork for you. The simple, textured stitch pattern is perfect for beginners, or for more advanced knitters looking for a project to work on while distracted. The chunky knit cowl pattern includes instructions for working seamlessly in the round and for knitting flat on straight needles and then seaming. This is the eleventh pattern in the Finishing Touches Knit Along with KAL Corner.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 26” (66 cm) circumference x 15” (38 cm) height.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Mandala Thick & Quick yarn (100% acrylic, 5.3 oz/150 g, 87 yd/79 m) – 2 skeins in 203 Stairwell, or approximately 174 yd (158 m) in any super bulky weight yarn.
  • US 13/9 mm circular knitting needles, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Stitch marker.

Gauge

  • 9 sts = 4” (10 cm) across in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BO – bind off
  • CO – cast on
  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • pm – place stitch marker
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • RS – right (front) side
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Instructions

Hooded Cowl – Knit flat on straight needles version

  • CO 61 sts, or any multiple of 5 sts, + 6 sts.
  • Row 1: (RS) K across.
  • Row 2: P across.
  • Rows 3-4: Rep Rows 1-2.
  • Row 5: *K1, p4; rep from * across to last st, k1.
  • Row 6: Rep Row 5.
  • Rep Rows 1-6 until hooded cowl measures approximately 15” (38 cm) long, or approximately desired height, ending after a repeat of Row 4.
  • BO in pattern for Row 1. Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 24”/61 cm) for seaming.
  • Thread yarn needle with long yarn tail. Fold cowl with RS together. With yarn needle, seam closed with mattress stitch. If you’re new to the mattress stitch, you can find a photo tutorial here.
  • Continue on to Finishing.

Hooded Cowl – Knit in the round on circular needles version

  • CO 60 sts, or any multiple of 5 sts.
  • Set Up Row: (RS) K across, pm, being careful not to twist begin working in the round.
  • Rnd 1: K around.
  • Rnds 2-3: Rep Rnd 1 twice.
  • Rnd 4: *K1, p4; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 5: Rep Rnd 4.
  • Rnd 6: Rep Rnd 1.
  • Rep Rnds 1-6 until hooded cowl measures approximately 15” (38 cm) long, or approximately desired height, ending after a repeat of Rnd 3.
  • BO in pattern for Rnd 1. Fasten off.
  • Continue on to Finishing.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside (wrong side) of cowl.
  • If desired, spray or wet block to reduce curl on edges.
© 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/2019/05/23/knitting-pattern-rustic-hooded-cowl/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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!

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

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.

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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!

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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