Easy Lacy Crochet Shawl Pattern: Patina Lace Shawlette

Patina Lace Shawlette, free #crochet pattern in Terra Fibres Handspun Merino Sport yarn by Underground Crafter | Color-blocked, crochet lace shawl on faux white brick background

The Patina Lace Shawlette is an easy, lacy crochet shawl with a simple stitch pattern repeat that is easy to remember. This rectangular shawl uses an easy lace stitch pattern in different directions to create a beautiful, color-blocked accessory.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Supplies for this project were generously provided by Terra Fibres and Pastiche Accessories. Camera and vinyl backdrop were generously provided by B&H Photo Video and Pro Audio.

You may remember seeing these beautiful skeins of handspun yarn in my Instagram feed a few months back.

I love to work with handspun yarns, so I was thrilled with Terra Fibres agreed to provide me with three skeins of her lovely handspun (in two solid colors and a marled skein combining both solids).

Patina Lace Shawlette, free #crochet pattern in Terra Fibres Handspun Merino Sport yarn by Underground Crafter | Color-blocked, crochet lace shawl on faux white brick background

I really wanted the yarn to be the star of the story of this rectangular shawl, so I picked very simple and easy-to-remember stitch patterns for this design.

Patina Lace Shawlette, free #crochet pattern in Terra Fibres Handspun Merino Sport yarn by Underground Crafter | Color-blocked, crochet stitch detail on faux white brick background

You can see the construction best in the photo just above this one. The project starts with several wide rows in the first color. Then, you turn the project perpendicular and work the same stitch pattern in narrower rows across the side of your original rows. It gives the appearance of using two different stitches but you don’t have anything new to remember! Finally, a border is crocheted across the long edge, bringing the whole piece together.

Patina Lace Shawlette, free #crochet pattern in Terra Fibres Handspun Merino Sport yarn by Underground Crafter | Color-blocked, crochet lace shawl on hanger on faux white brick background

You may be wondering about the inspiration for the name of the Patina Lace Shawlette. Patina is that greenish film that forms on bronze or copper (think: the Statue of Liberty), and the colors Terra put together for me reminded me of the look of aged metals. By the way, if you aren’t loving one of the colors that Terra Fibres already has in stock in the shop, not to worry! Terra now has an option where you can pick your own color and she will spin the yarn to order. How awesome is that?

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Patina Lace Shawlette

Easy Lacy Crochet Shawl Pattern by Underground Crafter

Patina Lace Shawlette, free #crochet pattern in Terra Fibres Handspun Merino Sport yarn by Underground Crafter | Color-blocked, crochet lace shawl on faux white brick background

A simple, rectangular shawl uses an easy lace stitch pattern in different directions to create a beautiful, color-blocked accessory.

Finished Size

  • 9.5” (24 cm) wide x 56” (142 cm) long after blocking.

Materials

  • Terra Fibres Handspun Merino Sport yarn (100% Merino wool, 3.5 oz/100 g, 164 yd/150 m) – 1 skein each in Caramel (CA), Caramel/Mint Marled (CB), and Mint (CC), or approximately 164 yd (150 m) each in 2 solid colors and in 1 marled colorway in any handspun, light weight yarn.
  • US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge. I used a hook with sunflower lady bug polymer clay handle by Pastiche Accessories.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 16 sts in pattern = 4” (10 cm) across, unblocked. Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Use a hook size larger than your typical choice for the yarn’s thickness for better drape.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • tr – treble (triple) crochet
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • () Repeat instructions between parentheses in same stitch or space.

Pattern Notes

  • Shawlette is crocheted in flat in rows in 3 sections in one piece. Each section is crocheted in 1 color.
  • When choosing colors, note that CA is worked across in wider rows, CB is worked across in narrower rows, and CC is the border.
Patina Lace Shawlette, free #crochet pattern in Terra Fibres Handspun Merino Sport yarn by Underground Crafter | Terra Fibres yarn wound
  • Change colors in final yarn over of last stitch on designated rows.
  • Chain spaces count as stitches.

Pattern Instructions

Shawlette

Section 1 – Wider Rows

  • With CA, ch 133, or any multiple of 5 sts, + 8 sts.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip 12 ch (counts as tr + ch-4 sp), tr in next ch, *ch 4, skip 4 ch, tr in next ch; rep from * across. (121 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 5 (counts as tr + ch-1 sp), tr in same st, *skip ch-4 sp,** (tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1, tr) in next tr; rep from * across, ending after ** before final st, (tr, ch 1, tr) in last st.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 8 (counts as tr + ch-4 sp), skip (next ch-1 sp, next 2 tr, next ch-1 sp), tr in next st, *ch 4, skip (next ch-1 sp, next 2 tr, next ch-1 sp), tr in next st; rep from * across.
  • Rows 4-9: Rep Rows 2-3, 3 more times.
  • Row 10: Rep Row 2 once.
  • Row 11:Turn project perpendicular to work along short edge, ch 1, 4 sc in side of each row across to first row, 5 sc in side of first row, changing to CB in last yarn over of final sc. Fasten off CA. (41 sts)

Section 2 – Narrower Rows

  • Continue to crochet in CB along short edge.
  • Row 12: Rep Row 3.
  • Rep Rows 2-3 until project measures approximately 52” (132 cm) long unblocked, or approximately desired length, ending after a rep of Row 3, changing to CC in last yarn over of final tr. Fasten off CB.
  • Row 13: Turn project perpendicular to work along long edge, ch 1, 4 sc in side of each row in CB across to Row 11, sc in side of Row 11, sc in each st and each ch-1 sp in CA across.

Section 3 – Border

  • Continue to crochet in CC along long edge.
  • Row 14: Turn, ch 4 (counts as dc + ch-1 sp), skip 1 st, dc in next st, * ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in next st; rep from * across.
  • Row 15: Turn, ch 4 (counts as dc + ch-1 sp), skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next st, * ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next st; rep from * across.
  • Rows 16-19: Rep Row 15, 4 more times.
  • Row 20: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-1 sp,** skip next st; rep from * across, ending after ** before last st, sc in last st. Fasten off CC.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
  • Spray or wet block 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/2019/07/19/easy-lacy-crochet-shawl-pattern-patina-lace-shawlette/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Stop and Smell the Flowers Granny Square

Stop and Smell the Flowers Square free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter - floral granny square on faux white brick background

Stop and Smell the Flowers is a floral crochet granny square that combines different textures and stitches for a beautiful look. It was originally designed for the Mini-Mystery Crochet Along (MMCAL) #14 with A Crocheted Simplicity but is now available after the big reveal! These crochet alongs are short, mysterious, and free. And, they end with giveaways (yay!). Read on for more details.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Supplies for this project were generously provided by Red Heart and Laurel Hill. Camera and vinyl backdrop was generously provided by B&H Photo Video and Pro Audio.

If you’re new to A Crocheted Simplicity’s Mini-Mystery Crochet Alongs (MMCALs), please read the Information Guide in this blog post HERE. You’ll find all important MMCAL information and FAQs!

Mini Mystery Crochet Along 14 with Underground Crafter

This MMCAL was posted in three segments, but all three are now available.

I crocheted my sample with Red Heart With Love because it comes in great colors, it’s soft, and it’s an easy-care yarn. If you don’t have any available, choose another medium weight (worsted/#4/aran) yarn that is easy to wash. If you don’t like to use acrylic, cotton would be a nice (but weightier) alternative. You can see the colors I used in the image below, arranged from left to right as Color A, Color B, and Color C.

MMCAL with A Crocheted Simplicity 14 via Underground Crafter - yarn used

Scroll down for the pattern and a complete materials list!

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Stop and Smell the Flowers

Crochet Granny Square Pattern by Underground Crafter

Stop and Smell the Flowers Square free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter - floral granny square on faux white brick background

This floral granny square combines different textures and stitches for a beautiful look. It was designed for Mini-Mystery Crochet Along #14 with A Crocheted Simplicity and is now available as a complete pattern. Learn more about the Mini-Mystery Crochet Alongs here.

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 in 1939 Papaya (CA), 1 skein in 1441 Light Grey (CB), and 1 skein in 1502 Iced Aqua (CC), or approximately 80 yd (73 m) in CA, 35 yd (32 m) in CB, and 50 yd (45.5 m) in CC in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge. (I used my Laurel Hill Trai wooden hook.)
  • Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker set, or locking stitch markers.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • Through Rnd 7 = 5” (13 cm) square in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • 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 video tutorial for this stitch here.
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • FPdc – front post double crochet – Yo, 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] twice. A video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • 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.
  • () Instructions between parentheses are worked into same stitch or space.

Pattern Notes

  • Most of this project is crocheted in the round with the right (front) side facing up. One section is crocheted flat in rows.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of Rounds and Rows does NOT count as a stitch.
  • In Rnd 12, you will work into skipped stitches from previous rounds. Work over the ch-sp and make sure to draw up loops to the same height as current round.

Pattern Instructions – Center Floral Square

  • With CA, ch 4, skip 3 ch, join with sl st to next ch to form ring. Begin working in the round.
  • Rnd 1: (Right Side) Ch 1, 16 hdc in ring, sl st to first hdc to join. (16 sts)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, starting in same st, [FPdc around next st, 3 dc in next st] 8 times, sl st to first FPdc to join. (32 sts)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, starting in same st, [FPdc around next FPdc, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st] 8 times, sl st to first FPdc to join. (40 sts)
  • Rnd 4: Sl st in first 2 sts, ch 1, starting in same st, [3 dc in next 2 sts, skip 1 st, sl st in next FPdc, skip 1 st] 8 times, sl st to first st to join. (56 sts)
  • Rnd 5: Working behind petals of Rnd 4, [*ch 4, skip 6 dc,** sl st in next sl st] 7 times, rep from * to **, sl st in first ch-4 sp to join. Fasten off CA. (8 ch-4 sp)
  • With Right Side facing, join CB with sl st to any ch-4 sp.
  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, 6 sc in same ch-4 sp and in next 7 ch-4 sp, sl st to first sc to join. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Ch 1, 2 dc in same st, *dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st; rep from * around twice more, rep from * to **, 2 dc in first st, ch 1, sc (counts as second ch in ch-2 sp) to first dc to join. Fasten off CB. (60 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)

Pattern Instructions – Corner Triangles

  • ✪With Right Side facing, join CC with sl st to any ch-2 sp. Begin working flat in rows.
  • Row 1: Ch 1, dc in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip 1 st, [3 dc in next st, ch 1, skip 3 sts] 3 times across row, 3 dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in ch-2 sp. (14 sts + 5 ch-1 sp)
  • Row 2: Turn, sl st into first ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in same ch-1 sp, [ch 1, skip 3 sts, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] 3 times across row, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 sp, skip last dc. (11 sts + 4 ch-1 sp)
  • Row 3: Turn, sl st into first ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in same ch-1 sp, [ch 1, skip 3 sts, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] twice across row, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 sp, skip last dc. (8 sts + 3 ch-1 sp)  
  • Row 4: Turn, sl st into first ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in same ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip 3 sts, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 sp, skip last dc. (5 sts + 2 ch-1 sp)
  • Row 5: Turn, sl st into first ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in same ch-1 sp, ch 1, place stitch marker in ch-1 sp just made, skip 3 sts, dc in next ch-1 sp, skip last dc. Fasten off CC. (2 sts + 1 ch-1 sp)
  • Rep from ✪ on next 3 sides of square.
  • With Right Side facing, join CB with sl st to any marked ch-1 sp at tip of Row 5. Begin working in the round.
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, 3 dc in same st, *skip side of this stitch, 2 dc in side of next row, 3 dc in side of next 2 rows, 2 dc in side of next 2 rows (on current triangle and on next triangle), 3 dc in side of next 2 rows, 2 dc in side of next row,** skip side of next row, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next marked st; rep from * around twice more, rep from * to **, 3 dc in first st, ch 1, sc (counts as second ch in ch-2 sp) to first dc to join. Do not fasten off CB. (104 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)

Pattern Instructions – Border Rounds

  • Continue crocheting in the round.
  • Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in same st, *sc in each st across to corner ch-2 sp,** (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 sp; rep from * twice more, rep from * to **, sc in first ch-2 sp, ch 2, sl st to first sc to join. Fasten off CB. (112 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • With Right Side facing, join CC with sl st to any ch-2. Continue working in the round.
  • Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in same ch-2 sp, sc in next st, *ch 2, skip 2 sts, [sc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 2 sts] across to st before corner ch-2 sp, sc in next st,** (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 sp, sc in next st; rep from * twice more, rep from * to **, sc in first ch-2 sp, ch 2, sl st to first sc to join. (64 sts + 32 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 11: Ch 1, dc in same st and in next st, *[ch 2, skip ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 sts] across row to corner ch-2 sp, ch 4, skip ch-2 sp,** dc in next 2 sts; rep from * twice more, rep from * to **, sl st to first dc to join. Fasten off CC. (64 sts + 28 ch-2 sp + 4 ch-4 sp)
  • With Right Side facing, join CA with sl st to next dc after any ch-4 sp. Continue working in the round.
  • Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in same st and next st, (see Pattern Notes)*[(working in front of ch-2 sp, cdc in next 2 skipped sts on Rnd 9), sc in next 2 sts] across to ch-4 sp, in ch-4 sp, work [2 sc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in skipped ch-2 sp on Rnd 9, 2 sc],** sc in next 2 sts; rep from * twice more, rep from * to **, sl st to first sc to join. (144 sts + 4 ch-1 sp)
  • Rnd 13: Ch 1, dc in same st and next st, *cdc, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * across to 3 sts before ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 sts, ch 2, skip ch-1 sp,** dc in next 5 sts; rep from * twice more, rep from * to **, dc in next 3 sts, sl st to first dc to join. Fasten off CA. (144 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)

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/2019/07/12/crochet-pattern-stop-smell-flowers-granny-square/ . Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Wilbur Pig Pillow Pal

Wilbur Pig Pillow Pal, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter - crochet pig on faux fur background

Wilbur Pig is the second of three animal pillow pals I’m sharing this week as part of the Christmas in July Make Along! This adorable crochet amigurumi pig is a simple, beginner-friendly crochet project, and the round pillow form makes stuffing easy peasy, too.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. This project is sponsored by Fairfield World, but all opinions and thoughts are my own. Additional supplies for this project were provided by Clover USA and NELSONWOOD. Camera was generously provided by B&H Photo Video and Pro Audio.

Theodore Bear (at left) was the first pillow pal in this series, and today I’m sharing Wilbur Pig. The third pattern in this series for the Spot Dog Pillow Pal is available here.

Theodore Bear and Wilbur Pig Pillow Pals, free crochet patterns by Underground Crafter - crochet bear and crochet pig on couch

Confession: Don’t tell the other Pillow Pals, but Wilbur is my favorite. I really love his face and ears and how the colors combined. I hope you’ll love him, too.

Wilbur Pig Pillow Pal, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter - crochet pig on couch

How To Join the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along

  • Get all the details, including the full schedule and the link to each project as it goes live here. You can also enter the giveaway at the same link through 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, August 4, 2019 to win one of 17 great prizes!
  • You can join in by crocheting, knitting, or sewing the projects as you have time.
  • Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #CIJMakeAlong2019 on all social media.
  • If you’d like to chat with other crocheters, join the Underground Crafters Facebook group.
  • Get regular emails with links to the Make Along patterns by signing up for the Underground Crafter newsletter.
  • By the end of the Make Along, you’ll have up to 31 awesome projects. Get ready for the handmade holiday season while having fun with us!
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If you make your own Wilbur Pig Pillow Pal, 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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Wilbur Pig Pillow Pal

Crochet Amigurumi Pattern by Underground Crafter

Wilbur Pig Pillow Pal, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter - crochet pig on faux fur background

Wilbur Pig is the second of three amigurumi animal pillow pals made using Fairfield Poly-Fil Premier 16” Round Accent Pillow Inserts for the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter!

Finished Size

  • Fits a 16” (40.5 cm) round pillow form.

Materials

Wilbur Pig Pillow Pal, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter - supplies

Gauge

  • Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Stitches should be tight so that pillow doesn’t show through.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern      

  • bl – back loop only
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • pm – place stitch marker
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Project is crocheted in the round with the right (front) side facing up.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of Rounds does NOT count as a stitch.
  • Unless otherwise directed, move stitch marker up each Round to mark position.
  • When choosing colors, note CA is the main color of the Face and Back; CB is the color of the Muzzle; and CC is the color of the Nostrils.
  • A photo tutorial for joining with the whipstitch is available here.
  • A photo tutorial for joining with a single crochet seam is available here.

Pattern Instructions

Muzzle

  • With CB, ch 12.
  • Round 1: Turn, skip 1 ch, 2 sc in next ch, sc in next 9 ch, 4 sc in next ch, pm in second of 4 sc, turn to crochet along undworked side of foundation chain, sc in next 9 ch, 2 sc in next ch, pm in last st, do not join, begin to work in unjoined spirals.
  • Round 2: 2 dc in first st, dc in each st across to marked st, 2 dc in marked st, pm in second of 2 dc, 2 dc in next st, dc in each st across to marked st, 2 dc in marked st, pm in second of 2 dc.
  • Rounds 3-4: Rep Round 2 twice.
  • Final Round: Hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next st. Fasten off CB with long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming.

Ears (Make 2)

  • With CB, ch 2.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip 1 ch, 2 sc in next ch. (2 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, 2 sc in last st. (3 sts)
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across to last st, 2 sc in last st. (Increases by 1 st)
  • Rows 4-14: Rep Row 3, 11 times until 15 sts remain. Fasten off CB with long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming.

Back and Front

Assembly

  • Tip: Use locking stitch markers to “pin” pieces into position before sewing in place.
  • Thread yarn needle with CC and sew 2 Nostrils on Muzzle.
  • Position Muzzle on Front. Thread yarn needle with yarn tail from Muzzle and join Muzzle with whipstitch (see Pattern Notes) to Front, stopping to stuff Muzzle with fiber filling before closing seam.
  • Position safety eyes. Attach firmly by securing washers on back.
  • Position first Ear on right side of Front. Join with whipstitch (see Pattern Notes) to front loops of Front using yarn tail.
  • Position second Ear in relation to first Ear on Front. Join with whipstitch seam to front loops of Front using yarn tail.
  • With yarn needle, weave in yarn tails on inside of Front.
  • Position Front and Back so the wrong sides are touching with the right side of the Front facing you. Join Front and Back with sc seam (see Pattern Notes) working through both layers, stopping once pillow is about half joined to insert pillow form. Continue to join with sc seam. Sl st to first sc to join. Fasten off CA.

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/2019/07/04/crochet-amigurumi-pattern-wilbur-pig-pillow-pal/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Theodore Bear Pillow Pal

Theodore Bear Pillow Pal, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver yarn by Underground Crafter | Bear pillow pal on faux fur background

Theodore Bear is the first of three animal pillow pals I’m sharing this week as part of the Christmas in July Make Along! This cuddly bear is easy to make and a round pillow form makes stuffing simple, too.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. This project is sponsored by Fairfield World, but all opinions and thoughts are my own. Additional supplies for this project were provided by Clover USA and NELSONWOOD. Camera was generously provided by B&H Photo Video and Pro Audio.

Pillow pals are fun to make, and since they are stuffed with pillows, they are easier to make than other types of amigurumi. Your stitches don’t need to be as tight (since the pillow won’t fall out of your stitches like stuffing might) and you can just insert a pillow and the stuffing part of the project is finished!

Theodore Bear (at left) is the first of three animal-themed pillow pals I’m releasing this week as part of the Christmas in July Make Along. You can also get the patterns for Wilbur Pig and Spot Dog Pillow Pals.

Theodore Bear Pillow Pal, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver yarn by Underground Crafter | Bear, pig, and dog pillow pals on couch

How To Join the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along

  • Get all the details, including the full schedule and the link to each project as it goes live here. You can also enter the giveaway at the same link through 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, August 4, 2019 to win one of 17 great prizes!
  • You can join in by crocheting, knitting, or sewing the projects as you have time.
  • Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #CIJMakeAlong2019 on all social media.
  • If you’d like to chat with other crocheters, join the Underground Crafters Facebook group
  • By the end of the Make Along, you’ll have up to 31 awesome projects. Get ready for the handmade holiday season while having fun with us!
  • Use this button below on your Ravelry project pages or elsewhere on social media. Right click (on desktop) or tap and hold (on mobile) to save.
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Theodore Bear Pillow Pal

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Theodore Bear Pillow Pal, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver yarn by Underground Crafter | Bear pillow pal on faux fur background

Theodore Bear is the first of three animal pillow pals made using Fairfield Poly-Fil Premier 16” Round Accent Pillow Inserts for the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter!

Finished Size

  • Fits a 16” (40.5 cm) round pillow form

Materials

Gauge

  • Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Stitches should be tight so that pillow doesn’t show through.

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Sewing Pattern: Geometric Appliqué Tote

Geometric Machine Applique Tote, free sewing pattern by Underground Crafter - flatlay photo with tote bag with circular appliques, notebook, tablet, and pens on faux brick backdrop

I recently took a class to up my machine appliqué skills and I’m sharing a quick project you can make to learn how to machine appliqué. You can use machine appliqué for all types of sewing projects, including quilts and embellishment on clothing, gifts, and more.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. My sewing machine sponsor is Baby Lock and this post is part of our ongoing collaboration. Additional materials for this post were generously provided by Fairfield World and Fiskars. Camera and vinyl backdrop were generously provided by B&H Photo Video and Pro Audio.

One of the reasons I was so attracted to the Baby Lock Jubilant is because it is a very portable machine. (You can read my full review and watch my unboxing of the Jubilant here.) At under 15 pounds (under 7 kg), I can carry it around with me during my adventures around New York City. A few weeks ago, I had the day off and saw that my local quilt shop, Gotham Quilts, was offering a machine appliqué workshop taught by Justin from Keaton Quilts.

Geometric Machine Applique Tote, free sewing pattern by Underground Crafter - Gotham Quilts storefront sign

Though Gotham Quilts has its own machines, I prefer to bring my own machine to classes so I can focus on learning the technique, rather than on trying to figure out a new-to-me machine. Justin’s sample project was this pretty little heart quilt.

Geometric Machine Applique Tote, free sewing pattern by Underground Crafter - heart appliqued quilt

Although it’s pretty easy to carry around my Baby Lock Jubilant using just the handle, I brought it down to the shop with my Genuine Collection Machine Tote. It was actually raining fairly heavily on the day I took the class, so I stored all my class supplies in the Machine Tote and I didn’t have to carry an extra bag.

Geometric Machine Applique Tote, free sewing pattern by Underground Crafter - Baby Lock Jubilant in sewing machine tote

Since I have a history of not finishing class projects, I picked some bright fabrics to go with my background fabric to make a pillow instead.

Geometric Machine Applique Tote, free sewing pattern by Underground Crafter - fabric choices

With my fabric selected, I went upstairs to the classroom and unpacked my machine…

Geometric Machine Applique Tote, free sewing pattern by Underground Crafter - Baby Lock Jubilant in bag

…popped in the Invisible Thread

Geometric Machine Applique Tote, free sewing pattern by Underground Crafter - Baby Lock Jubilant

…and (fast-forward through the ironing and cutting), I was ready to machine applique!

Geometric Machine Applique Tote, free sewing pattern by Underground Crafter - sewing with Baby Lock Jubilant machine

And, in case you are wondering… no, the pillow top isn’t finished. But I do have all the appliques sewn on to one side, so that counts for something, right?

Geometric Machine Applique Tote, free sewing pattern by Underground Crafter - appliqued hearts on cat fabric against Baby Lock Jubilant sewing machine

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Geometric Machine Appliqué Tote

Sewing Pattern by Underground Crafter

Geometric Machine Applique Tote, free sewing pattern by Underground Crafter - flatlay photo with tote bag with circular appliques, notebook, tablet, and pens on faux brick backdrop

The Geometric Machine Appliqué Tote is a great project for learning or practicing your machine appliqué skills. It folds up easily so it makes a great everyday market bag. You can also use appliqué to add letters or other customization to make it special for the recipient. It makes a great project bag for your favorite crafter, or a simple folding tote for any eco-friendly shopper avoiding plastic bags. You can also use it as gift wrap! This is the eleventh of 25 free sewing projects by 12 bloggers in the Little Gifts Sew Along.

Finished Size

  • Tote: 13.5” (34 cm) x 10” (25.5 cm).

Tools

Materials

Instructions

Prepare fabric and interfacing

  • Iron your fabric.
  • If using yardage, cut one 14″ (35.5 cm) piece across the length of the fabric.
Geometric Machine Applique Tote, free sewing pattern by Underground Crafter - cutting fabric on cutting board
  • Trim the selvedge and cut the fabric in half across the full length. Each piece should measure approximately 14″ (35.5 cm) by 21″ (53.5 cm). Fold each of these pieces in half along the long edge. One piece will be the front of the bag and the other will be the lining.
Geometric Machine Applique Tote, free sewing pattern by Underground Crafter - cutting fabric on cutting board
  • If you are using fat quarters, cut one 14″ (35.5 cm) by 21″ (53.5 cm) piece from each of two fat quarters. Fold each piece in half along the long edge. One piece will be the front of the bag and the other will be the lining.
  • Cut two strips of fabric for the handles. I cut mine to 2.5″ (6.5 cm) wide and trimmed them to about 26″ (66 cm) each. If using fat quarters, you may need to piece 2.5″ (6.5 cm) strips together to get the right length for your handles.
  • Cut your two scrap pieces for the appliqués so they are large enough for the circle shapes to fit inside.
  • Cut your pieces of Fairfield World Stick double-sided fusible interfacing to the same size as your fabric scrap pieces.
Geometric Machine Applique Tote, free sewing pattern by Underground Crafter - cut pieces of fabric and stick
  • Follow the instructions on your fusible interfacing to iron it to the wrong side of your fabric. I sandwiched the fabric and fusible interfacing between Goddess Pressing Sheet to keep my iron clean.
Geometric Machine Applique Tote, free sewing pattern by Underground Crafter - iroing on stick to back of fabric
  • If you’re using a Sizzix, follow instructions to cut your circles. If you’re using circular objects, trace an outline of each shape with a fabric marker and then cut out with fabric shears.
Geometric Machine Applique Tote, free sewing pattern by Underground Crafter - fabric reading for cutting with Sizzix Big Shot on faux brick backdrop

Machine appliqué the fabric

  • Position your appliqués as desired on the front side of the fabric for the front of your bag. Be sure to leave at least 1/2″ (1.5 cm) clearance on all sides for seams. The fusible interfacing side should be pressed against the right side of the fabric.
Geometric Machine Applique Tote, free sewing pattern by Underground Crafter - appliques being pressed
  • Follow the instructions on your fusible interfacing to iron it to the front side of your bag. I sandwiched the fabric and fusible interfacing between Goddess Pressing Sheet to keep my iron clean.
  • Using a neutral, 100% cotton thread in your bobbin and Dritz Invisible Thread, select a zig zag stitch on your machine and change your presser foot if necessary. (I used the J foot on my Baby Lock Jubilant with stitch #7 for the heart pillow and stitch #6 for the geometric tote.)
  • Tip: Try out different stitch widths and lengths on the zig zag stitch on a scrap piece of fabric to find what you like best.
  • Secure the first stitch on the line of the circle. Then, working slowly, zig zag around the circle. When turning, keep your needle down and lift your presser foot to make it easier to control the direction of your applique stitches.

Finish bag

  • With the right sides facing and using a 1/4″ seam, sew two sides closed on the front piece of your bag. Turn right side out.
  • With the right sides facing and using a 1/4″ seam, sew one side closed on the lining of your bag. Continue to sew on additional side, leaving a 4” (10 cm) opening on one of the side seams.
  • Fold the straps along the long edge with the right sides together and press down the length with your iron. With a 1/4″ seam, sew each strap closed.
  • Using the tweezers, turn each strap right side out. Press gently with iron to remove wrinkles. Trim straps to the same length.
  • Pin the short edges of the straps to the right side of the front piece of 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.
Geometric Machine Applique Tote, free sewing pattern by Underground Crafter - straps pinned to bag
  • 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.
  • Place the front 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.
Geometric Machine Applique Tote, free sewing pattern by Underground Crafter - front of bag inside lining
  • Using your machine’s free arm, sew a 1/2″ seam allowance along the top of the lining, sewing the front 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.
Geometric Machine Applique Tote, free sewing pattern by Underground Crafter - pulling right side of bag out of lining
  • Sew the opening in the lining closed.
  • Put the lining back in the bag.
  • Working on the right side of the bag and using your machine’s free arm, sew a top stitch around the edge, working over front, lining, and straps.
  • Trim threads and enjoy your tote.