Crochet Pattern: Ruth Cloche

Free crochet pattern: Ruth Cloche in Dream in Color Classy by Underground CrafterThe Ruth Cloche is a crochet cloche with a gentle texture. This subtle crochet stitch pattern is perfect for highlighting a hand dyed yarn. It’s also a one skein project, which makes it perfect for making with that extra special yarn skein.

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Several years ago, I designed a series of crochet patterns inspired by pioneering aviatrixes. The Ruth Cloche was inspired by Ruth Elder, who was also an actress with a flirty sense of style. (Apparently, being a pilot in the early days was an expensive endeavor; everyone had to have a side job to get access to planes.)

Ruth Elder, photograph by Leslie Jones at the State House in Boston http://www.lesliejonesphotography.com/collection?page=35
Ruth Elder at the State House in Boston. Photo by Leslie Jones.

My friend, Carlota, was my model for these photos taken at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodome. I feel like we were able to capture the spirit of the 1920s, don’t you?

Free crochet pattern: Ruth Cloche in Dream in Color Classy by Underground CrafterIn order to create the structured feel of a cloche, you’ll need to work your stitches a bit tighter than usual. I did this using a smaller crochet hook to get a tighter gauge. Definitely, check your gauge on this project if you want it to fit correctly.

Free crochet pattern: Ruth Cloche in Dream in Color Classy by Underground CrafterThe Ruth Cloche was previous a premium (for sale) pattern on Ravelry, but I came across the sample this fall and fell in love with it again. I decided to make it a freebie pattern.

Free crochet pattern: Ruth Cloche in Dream in Color Classy by Underground CrafterI hope you enjoy wearing it as much as I do!

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Ruth Cloche

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: Ruth Cloche in Dream in Color Classy by Underground CrafterThe inspiration behind this pattern is Ruth Elder, a pioneering aviatrix and actress. Ruth placed fifth in the first Women’s Air Derby in 1929 and was a charter member of the Ninety-Nines: International Organization for Women Pilots.

Ruth Elder was a fabulous dresser with a flirty sense of style. This cloche is based on one she wore. The gently textured stitch pattern showcases the hand dyed yarn. This timeless piece is also a great one-skein project.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 20” (51 cm) circumference

Materials

  • Dream in Color Classy yarn (100% superwash Merino, 4 oz/113 g, 250 yd/229 m) – 1 skein 180 Visual Purple, or approximately 230 yd (210 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Stitch marker.

Gauge

  • Through Rnd 9 in pattern = 4” (10 cm) diameter. For best results, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only – Marly Bird has a helpful video for identifying the back loop here.
  • ch – chain
  • ea – each
  • FL – front loop only – Fiber Flux has a helpful video for identifying the front loop here.
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • invdec – invisible decrease – Insert hook in FL of ea of next 2 sts, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 3 loops. Planet June has a helpful invisible decrease tutorial here.
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Rounds()
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Rep instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • This hat is crocheted in the round from the crown to the brim in spirals without joining. Move marker up each round.
  • Oombawka Design has a helpful magic ring tutorial here.

Pattern Instructions

Hat

  • Beginning at crown, start with magic adjustable ring (see Pattern Notes).
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 8 sc in ring, place marker in last st and move up ea rnd. Tighten ring to close. (8 sts)
  • Rnd 2: 2 scBL in ea st around. (16 sts)
  • Rnd 3: *Hdc in next 3 sts, 2 scBL in next st; rep from * around. (20 sts)
  • Rnd 4: *2 scBL in next, scBL in next 4 sts; rep from * around. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 5: *2 scBL in next st, scBL in next 3 sts; rep from * around. (30 sts)
  • Rnd 6: *Hdc in next 3 sts, 2 scBL in next st, scBL in next st; rep from * around. (36 sts)
  • Rnd 7: *2 scBL in next st, scBL in next 3 sts; rep from * around. (45 sts)
  • Rnd 8: *2 scBL in next st, scBL in next 4 sts; rep from * around. (54 sts)
  • Rnd 9: *Hdc in next 3 sts, 2 scBL in next st, scBL in next 2 sts; rep from * around. (63 sts)
  • Rnd 10: *2 scBL in next st, scBL in next 6 sts; rep from * around. (72 sts)
  • Rnd 11: *2 scBL in next st, scBL in next 8 sts; rep from * around. (80 sts)
  • Rnd 12: *Hdc in next 3 sts, 2scBL in next st, scBL in next 4 sts; rep from * around. (90 sts)
  • Rnd 13: *2 scBL in next st, scBL in next 8 sts; rep from * around. (100 sts)
  • Rnd 14: ScBL in ea st around.
  • Rnd 15: *[ScBL in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts] 3 times, scBL in next st, 2 scBL in next st; rep from * around. (105 sts)
  • Rnd 16: *ScBL in next 20 sts, 2 scBL in next st; rep from * around. (110 sts)
  • Rnd 17: Rep Rnd 14.
  • Rnd 18: *Hdc in next 3 sts, scBL next 2 sts; rep from * around.
  • Rnds 19-20: Rep Rnd 14 twice.
  • Rep Rnds 18-20 until hat measures 7” (17.5 cm) from crown.
  • Rnd 21: *Sc in both loops in next 20 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (105 sts)
  • Rnd 22: Sc in both loops of each st around.
  • Rnd 23: *ScFL in next 10 sts, 2 scFL in next st; rep from * around to last 6 sts, scFL in next 5 sts, 2 scFL in next st. (115 sts)
  • Rnd 24: *ScBL in next 4 sts, 2 scBL in next st; rep from * around. (138 sts)
  • Rnd 25: ScBL in each st around.
  • Rnd 26: Rep Rnd 25. Sl stBL in next 2 sts, fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside of hat. Optional: Spray block.
© 2014, 2018 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/2018/12/26/crochet-pattern-ruth-cloche/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Flirty Marvel Skirt in 4 Sizes

Flirty Marvel Skirt, free crochet pattern in 4 adult sizes by Marie Segares/Underground CrafterI’m so excited to share my first skirt pattern on the blog today, the Flirty Marvel Skirt, which is available in 4 women’s sizes. This A-line skirt was inspired by Marvel Crosson, a pioneering aviator with a fabulous and flirty sense of style.

Marvel Crosson. Image via San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive on Flickr.
Marvel Crosson. Image via San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive on Flickr.

Marvel was the first woman to receive a pilot’s license in (the then Territory of) Alaska, and was a contestant in the 1929 Women’s Air Derby (also known as the “Powder Puff Derby”), the first U.S. air race for women.
Sadly, Marvel died as a result of a crash on the second day of the Derby.

Alaskan Moonrise Scarf, knitting pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter, for sale on Ravelry, Craftsy, and Etsy
The Alaskan Moonrise Scarf, a knitting pattern I released for sale last year, is also inspired by Marvel.

This skirt is a great project for a crocheter who hasn’t made garments before, but the join keeps things interesting for a more advanced crocheter. I used Knit Picks Galileo, a smooth wool/bamboo blend with an excellent drape that hugs curves for the sample.

Knit Picks Galileo Nebula
Knit Picks Galileo in Nebula.

This post contains affiliate linksThe yarn for the sample was generously provided by Knit Picks.

This skirt was designed with a bold-hearted woman in mind, but some ladies won’t feel comfortable wearing it without lining.

One option is to use a half slip, but I would actually recommend slip shorts instead. The Flirty Marvel Skirt looks best with a snug fit, and a half slip may “bulk it up” too much. If you’re not familiar with slip shorts, they can be worn in place of undies and are available in different lengths and colors.

Flirty Marvel Skirt, free crochet pattern in 4 adult sizes by Marie Segares/Underground CrafterThis skirt starts with two panels, crocheted flat. These are joined with a decorative stitch to create peek-a-boo openings on the side seams.

Flirty Marvel Skirt, free crochet pattern in 4 adult sizes by Marie Segares/Underground CrafterThen skirt is finished with a covered elastic waist band cover that is crocheted in the round.

CraftsyMy dear friend, Carlota Zimmerman, was kind enough to model for me. You can really feel her boldness in these pictures, can’t you?

And her theatrical sensibilities as well…

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Flirty Marvel Skirt

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 502-fineThis easy A-line skirt is inspired by pioneering aviatrix, Marvel Crosson.

 

Finished Sizes

  • Adult Women’s: XS (S, M, L) – 24 (26.5, 30, 34)”/61 (67.5, 76, 86.5) cm waist; 20.75”/53 cm length. Photographed sample is size M.

Materials

    • Knit Picks Galileo (50% Merino wool/50% bamboo, 1.75 oz/50 g, 131 yd/120 m) – 5 (6, 6, 7) skeins Nebula, or approximately 655 (786, 786, 917) yd/600 (720, 720, 840) m in any fine weight wool/bamboo blend yarn.
    • US 7/4.5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
    • Yarn needle.
    • Stitch marker.
    • 0.75” (2 cm) elastic for waist band – 1 yd/1 m length
    • Sewing needle and thread.

Interweave StoreGauge

  • 16 sts x 8 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern before blocking. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc2tog – double crochet 2 sts together (decrease) – *(Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops.
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sc2tog – single crochet 2 sts together – *(Insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops.
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • t-ch – turning chain
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Note

    • Panels are crocheted from hem to waist.
    • Front and back panels are connected with lacy crochet join.
    • Skirt is finished with an elastic waist band covered with crochet in the round.
    • Waist band is crocheted in spirals without joining

Pattern Instructions

Skirt

Front and back panel – Make 2

  • Ch 72, (78, 84, 90).
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 2 ch (counts as dc), sk 1 ch, 3 dc in next st, *sk 2 ch, 3 dc in next st; rep from * across to last 2 sts, sk 1 ch, dc in last st. – 71 (77, 83, 89) sts
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 2 (counts as dc, here and throughout), sk 1 st, *3 dc in center of next 3-dc group, sk 2 sts; rep from * across to last 3 sts, 3 dc in next st, sk 1 st, dc in t-ch.
  • Rows 3-5: Rep Row 2 three times.
  • Row 6: Turn, ch 2, sk 1 st, 2 dc in next st, *sk 2 sts, 3 dc in next st; rep from * across to last 5 sts, sk 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, sk 1 st, dc in t-ch. — Decreases 2 sts — 69 (75, 81, 87) sts
  • Row 7: Turn, ch 2, 2 dc in next st, *sk 2 sts, 3 dc in next st; rep form * across to last 4 sts, sk 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in t-ch.
  • Rows 8-9: Rep Row 7 twice.
  • Row 10: Turn, ch 2, dc in next st, *sk 2 sts, 3 dc in next st; rep from * across to last 4 sts, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in t-ch. — Decreases 2 sts — 67 (73, 79, 85) sts
  • Row 11: Turn, ch 2, dc in same st, *sk 2 sts, 3 dc in next st; rep form * across to last 3 sts, sk 2 sts, 2 dc in t-ch.
  • Rows 12-13: Rep Row 11 twice.
  • Row 14: Turn, ch 2, *sk 2 sts, 3 dc in next st; rep from * to last 3 sts, sk 2 sts, dc in t-ch. — Decreases 2 sts — 65 (71, 77, 83) sts
  • Row 15: Turn, ch 2, sk 1 st, *3 dc in next st, sk 2 sts; rep from * across to last st, dc in t-ch.
  • Rows 16-17: Rep Row 15 twice.
  • Rows 18-25: Rep Rows 6-13 once.
  • Row 26: Turn, ch 2, dc2tog, dc in next st and ea st across to last 3 sts, dc2tog, dc in t-ch. — Decreases 2 sts — 59 (65, 71, 77) sts
  • Row 27: Turn, ch 2, dc in next st and ea st across.
  • Rows 28-41: Rep Rows 26-27 seven times. Fasten off. — Decreases 14 sts — 45 (51, 57, 63) sts
  • Weave in ends with yarn needle. Spray block to 20” (51 cm) length and panel width listed in schematic.

Flirty Marvel Skirt, free crochet pattern in 4 adult sizes by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

Assembly

  • With 2 panels side by side, join with sl st to bottom (first row) of left panel, ch 7, sl st to right panel.
  • Row 1: Turn, ch 1, sk 3 ch, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 1) in next st, sk 3 ch, sl st to top of 3rd
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 1) in ch-2 sp, join to opposite piece 2 rows above with sl st.
  • Rep Row 2, alternating sides, ending top row on one side, turn, ch 3, sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 3, join to other side with sl st, fasten off.
  • Rep to join panels on other side.

Waist Band

  • Join with sl st to st on edge, ch 1, sc in ea st around, place marker. — 104 (116, 128, 140) sts
  • Round 1: *Sc in ea of next 11 (8, 14, 33) sts, sc2tog; rep from * around. — 96 (106, 120, 136) sts
  • Round 2: Sc in ea st around.
  • Rounds 3-8: Rep Round 2 six times, or until waist band measures approximately 1.5” (4 cm), do not fasten off.

Finishing

  • Cut elastic to 1” (2.5 cm) longer than skirt waist measurement. Fold overlap of elastic and sew closed with needle and thread.
  • Insert elastic inside of skirt in waist band Rounds 1-4. Fold over waist band. With yarn needle, sew waist band closed over elastic. With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 2015 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, the chart, 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: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2015/06/10/free-pattern-flirty-marvel-skirt. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Flirty Marvel Skirt, free crochet pattern in 4 adult sizes by Marie Segares/Underground CrafterBe sure to add this pattern to your favorites or queue on Ravelry, and don’t forget to share pictures on Ravelry, on my Facebook page, or on Instagram when you make your version!

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New crochet patterns in Dream in Color yarns!

I love Dream in Color! Ok, now that I’ve gotten that statement out of the way, let me tell you about two crochet patterns I’ve just released featuring two different Dream in Color yarns.

Both patterns continue the series of designs I’ve been working on that are influenced by the pioneering women of flight. The first one is the Ruth Cloche in Dream in Color Classy.

Ruth Cloche, crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter.Classy is one of my favorite yarns (and has been since 2011, according to this blog post). It’s a soft superwash Merino wool yarn and it’s what I consider a true worsted (medium weight) yarn in that it isn’t too thin or too bulky. And, like all the yarns from Dream in Color, it’s beautifully hand dyed and washes well.

This design was influenced by Ruth Elder, who was both an aviatrix and a film actress. She had a great sense of style and I was completely draw to this series of photographs of her from 1928, including the one below where she’s sporting a cloche. (You can find more great pictures of her on my Ruth Elder Pinterest board.)

Ruth Elder, pioneering aviatrix and film actress, on Underground Crafter blog
Ruth Elder at the State House, Boston. Image via Boston Public Library’s Flickr stream. Photographer: Leslie Jones.

My friend, Carlota Zimmerman from the Creativity Yenta, seemed to channel her inner Flapper in these pictures.

Ruth Cloche, crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter.
And the great sign at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodome really draws out the colorway (Visual Purple) of the yarn.

The Ruth Cloche has a subtle stitch pattern which adds some textural interest while letting the stunning hand dyed Dream in Color Classy shine! It’s now available for sale on Ravelry here. Dream in Color shared it on their Facebook page here.

The next pattern is inspired by Louise Thaden, who I talk more about in this post.

Thaden's Asymmetrical Shawl, crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground CrafterThe Thaden’s Asymmetrical Shawl is crocheted with one skein of Jilly Lace in Wineberry. When I first contacted Dream in Color about the design, they recommended that I use Jilly Lace, which was new on the market at the time so I had never tried it before.

Thaden's Asymmentrical Shawl crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground CrafterI’m so glad they suggested this yarn! Jilly Lace is a beautiful, superwash Merino wool lace weight yarn. Unlike some lace weight yarns I’ve worked with, it winds into a cake really easily from the hank. It’s got a great drape and, of course, like all Dream in Color yarns, the dyeing is just stunning.

Thaden's Asymmetrical Shawl crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground CrafterThis shawl has a scalene triangle shape and an asymmetrical border. I featured a simple stitch pattern that includes eyelets and crossed stitches for an interesting texture that doesn’t distract from the colorway. You can buy Thaden’s Asymmetrical Shawl on Ravelry here. Dream in Color featured it on their Facebook page here.

Both patterns are one-skein projects, so if you’ve been considering trying out Dream in Color Classy or Jilly Lace, these are great projects to test out the yarn with! Enjoy.

 

NaBloPoMo

I’m participating in BlogHer’s National Blog Post Month (also known as NaBloPoMo) by blogging daily through November, 2014.

Crochet Pattern: A Little Bit of Bling Shawl

A Little Bit of Bling shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground CrafterLast January, I crocheted some samples for the Kollabora booth at Vogue Knitting Live.

One was this shawl. Kollabora was looking for something that really stood out in the booth, and I held two strands of yarn together – a metallic and a mohair yarn. I’m really excited to be able to share the pattern for A Little Bit of Bling Shawl with you today. It’s a great project for the last days of summer – it’s quick and airy, but the long fringes provide good coverage in case it gets chilly.

A Little Bit of Bling Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

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This summer, I spent a great afternoon with my friend Carlota Zimmerman from the Creativity Yenta (interviewed here). In addition to being a contributing blogger for the Huffington Post, she’s a great model! After a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, we went to Central Park to take some pictures, and Carlota had some great poses wearing this fun and flirty design. (Her tagline isn’t “Just your average sexy force of nature” for nothing!)

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A Little Bit of Bling Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground CrafterA Little Bit of Bling Shawl

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Updated October 4, 2014

02-easy 50 3-light 50 US terms 50This quick and easy triangular shawl makes a great transitional weather accessory. The metallic yarn brightens up any outfit! Adjust the length of the fringe to fit your personal style.

Finished Size: Adjustable. Photographed sample is 50” (127 cm) wingspan length, 13.5” (34 cm) spine length, excluding fringe.

Materials:

  • Galler Yarns Kismet (87% polyester/13% nylon, 8 oz/227 g/1,400 yds/1,280 m) – 1 cone in 901 Silver, or approximately 300 yds (274 m) in any metallic, light weight yarn.
  • Galler Yarns Flore II (75% Kid Mohair/15% Wool/10% Nylon, 1.75 oz/50 g/100 yds/91 m/) – 3 skeins in 1005 Ocean, or approximately 300 yds (274 m) in any light weight mohair blend yarn.
  • L-11/8 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge: 10 fdc = 4” (10 cm) across.  Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:

  • beg fdc – beginning foundation double crochet – Ch 4, turn, sk 3 sts, yo, insert hook in next ch, yo and draw up a loop, yo and pull through 1 loop (counts as ch 1), [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice.
  • ch – chain
  • fdc – foundation double crochet – Yo, insert hook in ch 1 from previous st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and pull through 1 loop (counts as ch 1), [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice.
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

A Little Bit of Bling Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Pattern Notes:

  • Entire shawl is crocheted holding one strand of ea yarn together.
  • Shawl is worked from top (long) edge with steady decreases to point.

Pattern Instructions:

Shawl

  • Holding one strand of ea yarn, beg fdc, 103 fdc. (104 sts) (To adjust size, fdc in multiples of 4 sts until the appropriate length for long edge is reached.)
  • Row 1: Turn, *ch 5, sk 3 sts, sc in next st; rep from * across. (26 ch-5 sp)
  • Row 2: Turn, *ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * across.
  • Row 3: Turn, sl st in ea of first 3 ch in first ch-5 sp, *ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * across to last ch-5 sp, sk last ch-5 sp. (Decreases 2 sets of ch-5 sp)
  • Row 4: Rep Row 2.
  • Rep Rows 3 & 4 until 2 ch-5 sp remain, ending after Row 4.
  • Row 5: Turn, sl st in ea of first 3 ch in first ch-5 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp. Fasten off. (1 ch-5 sp)
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.  Spray block if necessary.

A Little Bit of Bling Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

 

Make and attach fringe

  • For each fringe, hold one strand of each yarn together and cut strands to 40” (100 cm).
  • To attach fringe using crochet hook, insert hook into st or sp indicated below.  With fringe strands folded in half, insert hook into fold (center) of strands, pull up a loose loop in st or sp. Yo with both halves of the fringe strands and pull through the loop. Tighten loop to hold fringe in place.
  • Starting from top corner, use crochet hook to join fringe to third ch of first ch-5 sp. Working across angled edge, *sk next ch-5 sp, join fringe in next ch-5 sp; rep from * across edge until 2 ch-5 sp before center point.   Attach 2 strands of fringe (2 strands of ea yarn/4 strands of yarn) to center point, sk next ch-5 sp, rep from * along edge. Trim fringe as necessary.

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© 2014 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use it 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: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2014/09/01/free-pattern-a-little-bit-of-bling-shawl. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

A Little Bit of Bling Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Blog and website relaunch!

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I’m so glad to announce the relaunch of my blog and the Underground Crafter website! As my regular readers know, I’ve been experience technical issues on the blog for the last 18 months due to issues with my former web host. I knew I needed to switch, but it was tough to put aside the amount of time required to ensure a successful relaunch and I was terrified of the switching process.

Thanks to the hard work of dear MC – and many phone calls and chats with the team at InMotion Hosting (special shout out to Mike R, Larry W, Kayla H, Alex K, and Jacob M), I made the transition late last week. I am so impressed with the folks at InMotion and their fabulous customer service that I even became an affiliate! (Cue MC saying, “I told you so.”)

My former web host gave me a hard time about leaving and had set up many things improperly, so I needed to spend several days cleaning up the blog on the back end. I have to thank Carlota Zimmerman, the Creativity Yenta (interviewed here), for her tough love last week when I was very frustrated and even considering web site abandonment! I decided to change my perspective by looking at the downtime as an opportunity to do some much needed website overhaul.

I know I’ve posted a link to this video on the blog before. I guess “Back in the New York Groove” is the song I most associate with triumphant returns ;).

You’ll notice a few new things around here. Thanks so much for your patience and support, and I’m very excited to be back! And, starting tomorrow I’m celebrating my return with a week filled with new free patterns and giveaways, so stop back for your chance to win.