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

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

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

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About Nana’s Crafty Home

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

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

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

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

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

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Sea Shells by the Shore Market Bag

Crochet Pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sea Shells by the Sea Shore Market Bag Pattern

  • Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies

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

Approximate finished size

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

Gauge

  • 8 dc rows & 14 dc st = 4”

Abbreviations

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

Notes about pattern

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

Special stitch

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

Pattern Instructions

Bag Base

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

Side of Bag

  • Round 11:  ch 3, working in blo, dc in each st around, sl st to top of ch 3. (120)
  • Round 12:  ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 st, *ch 3, sk 3 st, dc in next st, puff st over dc just made, ch 3, sk 3 st, sc in next 5 st,* repeat between * * to last 2 st, sc in last 2 st, sl st to 1st st.
  • Round 13:  ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 st, *3 sc in ch 3 sp, sc in next st (dc post from previous round), 3 sc in ch 3 sp, sc in next 5 st,* repeat between * * to last 2 st, sc in last 2 st, sl st to 1st st.
  • Round 14:  ch 3, dc in same st, puff st over dc just made, ch 3, sk 3 st, *sc next 5 st, ch 3, sk 3 st, dc in next st, puff st over dc just made, ch 3, sk 3 st,* repeat between * * to end, sl st top of ch 3.
Sea Shells by the Shore Market Bag, free crochet pattern with video tutorial by Nana's Crafty Home for Underground Crafter | tutorial 1
Sea Shells by the Shore Market Bag, free crochet pattern with video tutorial by Nana's Crafty Home for Underground Crafter | tutorial 2
  • Round 15:  ch 1, *sc in next st (dc post from previous round), 3 sc in ch 3 sp, sc in next 5 st, 3 sc in ch 3 sp,* repeat between * * to end, sl st top of 1st st.
  • Round 16 – 37:  repeat rounds 12 – 15, ending on round 13.
  • Round 38:  ch 1, sc in same st and in each st to end, sl st to 1st st. (120)
  • Round 39:  ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 19 st, ch 40, sk 20 st, sc in next 40 st, ch 40, sk 20 st, sc in next 20 st, sl st top of 1st st.  (80 st + 80 ch)
  • Round 40:  ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 19 st, sc in next 40 ch, sc in next 40 st, sc in next 40 ch, sc in next 20 st, sl st top of 1st st.  (160)
  • Round 41 – 45:  ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st top of 1st st.  (160)
  • Fasten off.
  • Weave in ends.
© 2019 by Tonya Bush (Nana’s Crafty Home) and published with permission by Underground Crafter. This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Tonya’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. if you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2019/06/05/crochet-market-bag-tutorial-pattern-sea-shells-by-shore-market-bag-by-nanas-crafty-home/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Wavy Navy Afghan by J Crochet

Free crochet pattern: Wavy Navy Afghan in Caron Simply Soft yarn by J Crochet via Underground Crafter | This tri-color blanket has a delightful candy cane border and includes instructions in U.S. terms and with international stitch symbol charts.I’m so excited to be sharing another stunning pattern by Julie from J Crochet! Julie includes both U.S. pattern abbreviations and line-by-line international crochet stitch symbols in each of her patterns. The Wavy Navy Afghan is a visual delight! This tri-color blanket includes a really fun candy cane border. Make it in your favorite colors!

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Crochet A Year of Afghans, Book 17

About Julie Muenstser

Julie Muenster from J Crochet is a guest contributor on Underground CrafterJulie learned to crochet as a child. Her mother taught her the basics, and her grandmother taught her how to read a pattern. She can be found crocheting in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, before school band concerts, at the Fire Museum, and during boring meetings. Julie is the designer and maker behind J Crochet.

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Wavy Navy Afghan

Crochet Pattern by J Crochet

Free crochet pattern: Wavy Navy Afghan in Caron Simply Soft yarn by J Crochet via Underground Crafter | This tri-color blanket has a delightful candy cane border and includes instructions in U.S. terms and with international stitch symbol charts.I made this patriotic flag for my nephew, whose parents are both in the Navy. But this would look great in any color combo!

Finished size:

  • 30.5 x 43 in (77 x 109 cm) unblocked

Gauge:

  • H (5) hook: 13 dc stitches = 4 in (10 cm)
  • 6 rows = 3.75 in (9.5 cm)

Level of difficulty:

  • Easy

Materials:

  • Crochet hook: H (5 mm)
  • Tapestry needle optional (for weaving in ends)

Yarn:

  • Caron Simply Soft (100% acrylic) – 2 skeins in ea color
  • Medium 4 weight
  • Dark Country Blue
  • Harvest Red
  • White


Abbreviations used:

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • tog – together
  • tr – treble crochet
  • x times (as in 2x = two times)
  • yo – yarn over
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated

Pattern notes:

The afghan

  • Foundation chain: Begin with blue. Pattern is multiple of 14+1. (For this afghan, I chained 141.)
  • Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sc in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, [hdc in each of next 2 ch, dc in each of next 2 ch, tr in each of next 3 ch, dc in each of next 2 ch, hdc in each of next 2 ch, sc in each of next 3 ch], repeat pattern ending with 2 sc. (141 st) Note: I work the first row in the back bumps of the chain. This makes it easy to add the border.

Free crochet pattern: Wavy Navy Afghan in Caron Simply Soft yarn by J Crochet via Underground Crafter | This tri-color blanket has a delightful candy cane border and includes instructions in U.S. terms and with international stitch symbol charts.

  • Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Switch to red.

Free crochet pattern: Wavy Navy Afghan in Caron Simply Soft yarn by J Crochet via Underground Crafter | This tri-color blanket has a delightful candy cane border and includes instructions in U.S. terms and with international stitch symbol charts.

  • Row 3: Ch 3 (works as first tr in row), turn, working in back loop only, sk first st, tr in next st, [dc in each of next 2 st, hdc in each of next 2 st, sc in each of next 3 st, hdc in each of next 2 st, dc in each of next 2 st, tr in each of next 3 st], repeat pattern, ending with 2 tr.

Free crochet pattern: Wavy Navy Afghan in Caron Simply Soft yarn by J Crochet via Underground Crafter | This tri-color blanket has a delightful candy cane border and includes instructions in U.S. terms and with international stitch symbol charts.

  • Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Switch to white.

Free crochet pattern: Wavy Navy Afghan in Caron Simply Soft yarn by J Crochet via Underground Crafter | This tri-color blanket has a delightful candy cane border and includes instructions in U.S. terms and with international stitch symbol charts.

  • Row 5: Ch 1, turn, working in back loop only, sc in next 2 st, [hdc in each of next 2 ch, dc in each of next 2 ch, tr in each of next 3 ch, dc in each of next 2 ch, hdc in each of next 2 ch, sc in next 3 ch], repeat pattern ending with 2 sc.

Free crochet pattern: Wavy Navy Afghan in Caron Simply Soft yarn by J Crochet via Underground Crafter | This tri-color blanket has a delightful candy cane border and includes instructions in U.S. terms and with international stitch symbol charts.

  • Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Switch to blue.

Free crochet pattern: Wavy Navy Afghan in Caron Simply Soft yarn by J Crochet via Underground Crafter | This tri-color blanket has a delightful candy cane border and includes instructions in U.S. terms and with international stitch symbol charts.

  • Rows 7-36: Repeat rows 3-6, alternating colors at the end of each even row.

Free crochet pattern: Wavy Navy Afghan in Caron Simply Soft yarn by J Crochet via Underground Crafter | This tri-color blanket has a delightful candy cane border and includes instructions in U.S. terms and with international stitch symbol charts.

The border

  • Border Round 1: Continuing in white, ch 1, turn, working in back loop only, sc in same st, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 st, [hdc in back loop of next 3 ch, dc in back loop of next 3 ch, hdc in back loop of next 3 ch, sc in back loop of next 5 ch], repeat pattern ending row with 3 sc, ch 1, sc in same stitch. Working down side, [sc in end of each sc row, 3 sc in ea tr] to end of side. Sc in back loop only of first stitch in foundation ch, ch 1, dc in back loop of same st, dc in back loop in next st, [hdc in back loops of next 3 st sc in back loop of next 5 st, hdc in back loops of next 3 st, dc in back loops of next 3 st] across, ending with 2 dc, ch 1, sc in back loop of same st. Working down side, [3 sc in each ch, sc in end of each sc row] to end of side, sl st in first sc, fasten off.

Free crochet pattern: Wavy Navy Afghan in Caron Simply Soft yarn by J Crochet via Underground Crafter | This tri-color blanket has a delightful candy cane border and includes instructions in U.S. terms and with international stitch symbol charts.

  • Border Round 2: With red and right side facing, join in any sc, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each sc around. In each corner ch: (sc, ch 1, sc). Fasten off.

Free crochet pattern: Wavy Navy Afghan in Caron Simply Soft yarn by J Crochet via Underground Crafter | This tri-color blanket has a delightful candy cane border and includes instructions in U.S. terms and with international stitch symbol charts.

  • Border Round 3: With blue and right side facing, join in any sc, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each sc around. In each corner ch: (sc, ch 1, sc). Fasten off.

Free crochet pattern: Wavy Navy Afghan in Caron Simply Soft yarn by J Crochet via Underground Crafter | This tri-color blanket has a delightful candy cane border and includes instructions in U.S. terms and with international stitch symbol charts.

Candy Cane border

Free crochet pattern: Wavy Navy Afghan in Caron Simply Soft yarn by J Crochet via Underground Crafter | This tri-color blanket has a delightful candy cane border and includes instructions in U.S. terms and with international stitch symbol charts.

  • Candy Cane Border 1: Attach blue in any st with sc, ch 5, remove hook. Attach red in next st with sc, ch 5, remove hook. Attach white in next st with sc, ch 5, remove hook.

Free crochet pattern: Wavy Navy Afghan in Caron Simply Soft yarn by J Crochet via Underground Crafter | This tri-color blanket has a delightful candy cane border and includes instructions in U.S. terms and with international stitch symbol charts.

  • Candy Cane Border 2: Insert hook in last ch of blue chain, bringing chain to front, sc in next open st, ch 5, remove hook.

Free crochet pattern: Wavy Navy Afghan in Caron Simply Soft yarn by J Crochet via Underground Crafter | This tri-color blanket has a delightful candy cane border and includes instructions in U.S. terms and with international stitch symbol charts.

  • Candy Cane Border 3: Insert hook in last ch of red chain, bringing chain to front, sc in next open st, ch 5, remove hook.

Free crochet pattern: Wavy Navy Afghan in Caron Simply Soft yarn by J Crochet via Underground Crafter | This tri-color blanket has a delightful candy cane border and includes instructions in U.S. terms and with international stitch symbol charts.

  • Candy Cane Border 4: Insert hook in last ch of white chain, bringing chain to front, sc in next open st, ch 5, remove hook.

Free crochet pattern: Wavy Navy Afghan in Caron Simply Soft yarn by J Crochet via Underground Crafter | This tri-color blanket has a delightful candy cane border and includes instructions in U.S. terms and with international stitch symbol charts.

  • Candy Cane Border 5: Continue around, alternating colors. End with sl st in first sc of each color.
© 2017 by Julie Muenster (J Crochet) 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 Julie’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/2017/11/10/crochet-pattern-wavy-navy-afghan-j-crochet/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Thank you, Julie, for sharing this beautiful pattern with us! Show your support by visiting Julie at one of the following links:

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Crochet Pattern: Koala Hat by Olena Huffmire Designs

Free crochet pattern: Koala Hat by Olena Huffmire Designs for Underground CrafterI’m so excited to share another awesome hat pattern from Olena Huffmire! If you missed her first contributor post, be sure to check out the Slouchy Beanie with video tutorial here. Today’s pattern is the Koala Hat, a perfect gift for your favorite toddler, and it includes a video tutorial, too!

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Yarn

About Olena Huffmire

Olena HuffmireOlena Huffmire of olenahuffmire.com designs knit and crochet baby and pet patterns that are available as PDF downloads. She also provides How To video tutorials on her YouTube channel, Olena Huffmire Designs.

Olena partners with Jennifer Giordano, her lactation consultant, to have 10% of her sales go to Latch With Love, supporting the women who NEED but cannot afford a breastfeeding consultation. If you or someone you know is looking for support with breastfeeding, Jenn has support groups for babies through toddler in Suffolk County, Long Island, NY.

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Koala Hat

Crochet Pattern by Olena Huffmire Designs

Free crochet pattern: Koala Hat by Olena Huffmire Designs for Underground Crafter

Size:

  • Toddler (2 ½ year old)

Materials:

  • Bernat Baby Blanket Tiny in Gray Owl (A)
  • Loops and Threads Colorwheel in Charcoal (B)
  • Caron Simply Soft in White (C), Black (D), and Yellow (E)
  • US H8/5.00mm crochet hook

Gauge:

  • 15 sts x 8rs = 4”

Notes:

  • Ch 2 at beginning of each round unless it says something else
  • Join with slip st at the end of each round unless it says not to
  • A video tutorial is available at the end of this pattern

Stitches and abbreviations:

  • 3-sc-inc – sc 3 in the same st
  • Ch – chain
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Dec – decrease
  • Ea – each
  • Inc – increase
  • Sc – single crochet
  • St – stitch
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Hat Pattern

With Gray Owl (A),

  • Round 1: Ch 4, dc 12 in 1st ch (12)
  • Round 2: Dc inc in ea st around (24)
  • Round 3: [Dc, inc] around (36)
  • Round 4: [Dc 2, inc] around (48)
  • Round 5: [Dc 3, inc] around (60)
  • Round 6: [Dc 14, inc] around (64)
  • Rounds 7-15: Dc around (64)
  • Do not fasten off

Earflaps

Left earflap

  • Row 1: Ch 2, dc in same st as ch, dc in next 11 (12)
  • Row 2: Dec, dc in next 8, dec (10)
  • Row 3: Dec, dc in next 6, dec (8)
  • Row 4: Dec, dc in next 4, dec (6)
  • Row 5: Dec, dc in next 2, dec (4)
  • Row 6: Ch 4, sl st to join in last st. Fasten off.

Right earflap

  • With back of the hat facing you, skip 15 sts, join with a slip stitch to the 16th st, and repeat same rows 1-6 as for left earflap.

Hat Edging

  • Join Charcoal (B) to back left of the hat, sc around earflaps and hat, working 6 sc in each of the ch 4’s at the tips of the earflaps.

Braid the Tassels

  • Cut two lengths of the Gray Owl (A). You will use these to tie the braids.
  • Hold the ends of Gray Owl (A), Charcoal (B), and White (C) in your right hand and wind the strands around your elbow 12 times.
  • Cut all strands at the place where you were holding them.
  • Separate 6 strands of each color for the two earflaps. [(6×3)x2]
  • Fold all 18 strands in half for the first earflap. Holding the hat with the inside facing you, use hook to pull center of strands through the hole.
  • Use your fingers to pull the strands through the loop, pull tight to secure.
  • Separate the colors and braid.
  • Use length of Gray Own (A) to tie the braid.
  • Cut yarn ends so they are the same length.
  • Repeat for second braid, measure the length, and tie at the same spot as the last tassel.

Eyes (make 2)

With White (C),

  • Round 1: Ch 3, dc 12 in 4th ch from hook, join (12)
  • Round 2: Inc around (24)
  • Round 3: [Dc 1, inc] around (36) Change to Charcoal (B)
  • Round 4: [Sc 2, inc] around (48)
  • Join, leave long tail, fasten off. Attach to hat.

Pupils (make 2)

  • Round 1: With Black (D), Ch 3, dc 12 in third ch from hook, join (12)
  • Leave long tail, fasten off. Use a single strand of white to embroider sparkle. Attach to hat.

Nose

With Charcoal (B),

  • Round 1: Ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 4, 3-sc-inc in last ch, sc in next 4, 2 sc in last ch (14)
  • Round 2: Inc, sc in next 4, inc in the next 3 sts, sc in next 4, inc in next 2 (20)
  • Round 3: Sc, inc, sc in next 4, [sc, inc] x 3, sc in next 4, (sc, inc) x 2 (26)
  • Join, leave long tail, fasten off. Attach to hat.

Free crochet pattern: Koala Hat by Olena Huffmire Designs for Underground Crafter

Ears (make 2)

With Gray Owl (A),

  • Round 1: Ch 4, dc 12 in 1st ch (12)
  • Round 2: Inc in ea st around (24)
  • Round 3: Dc around (24)
  • Round 4: Dc around (24)
  • Round 5: Dec around (12)
  • Join, leave a long tail, fasten off.

Inner Ears (make 2)

With Charcoal (B),

  • Round 1: Ch 4, dc 6 in 1st ch, ch 3, join to same ch space.
  • Leave a long tail, fasten off.

Ear Hairs

  • With Gray Owl (A), cut 14 short lengths of yarn, separate 7 and 7, tie with knots at the tip of the ears.

Bow

With Yellow (E),

  • Round 1: Ch 4, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc 2 in same ch, ch 3, join to same ch, ch 3, dc 2 in same ch, ch 3, join to same ch space.
  • Leave a long tail, fasten off. Wrap tail around center of bow, attach to hat.
© 2017 by Olena Huffmire (Olena Huffmire Designs) 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 Olena’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/2017/10/20/crochet-pattern-koala-hat/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Crochet Pattern: Pumpkinhead Hat by J Crochet

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!I’m introducing a new guest contributor to Underground Crafter today. Let’s give a warm welcome to Julie from J Crochet. She’s sharing the adorable crochet pattern for the Pumpkinhead hat in two infant sizes. It’s the perfect fall accessory for your favorite little one. Julie’s signature style for her patterns is to include both written and charted instructions for each line, so this pattern includes both international stitch symbols and U.S. pattern abbreviations.

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About Julie Muenstser

Julie Muenster from J Crochet is a guest contributor on Underground Crafter

Julie is the designer and maker behind J Crochet. Julie learned to crochet as a child. Her mother taught her the basics, and her grandmother taught her how to read a pattern. She can be found crocheting in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, before school band concerts, at the Fire Museum, and during boring meetings.

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Pumpkinhead

Crochet Pattern by J Crochet

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, ’tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

Sizes:

  • Baby: 3-6 months (G/4.25 mm hook)
  • Baby: 6-9 months (H/5 mm hook)

Gauge:

  • G (4.25) hook: 14 dc stitches = 4 in (10 cm)
    • 5 rows = 3 in (7.5 cm)
  • H (5) hook: 13 dc stitches = 4 in (10 cm)
    • 6 rows = 3.75 in (9.5 cm)
  • Sizing hats can be tricky! Four factors come into play:
    • Yarn. I used Caron Simply Soft in this pattern, a weight 4 yarn. If using a different brand, know that yarns differ in thickness even in the same weight category. Your final result will be affected if you use a different yarn than the pattern (not that it won’t turn out–you may just have to change your hook).
    • Tension. Don’t try to adapt your tension to match mine–do what’s comfortable for you and adjust the hook size, if necessary.
    • Hook size. If you find your results vary from mine, you can change the hook size (go to the next largest size if you find your work is smaller and vice versa).
    • Hook type. For example, I find that Bates hooks work up larger than Boye (for me).

Finished measurements:

  • 3-6 months (6-9 months): 14″ (15″)/35 cm (38 cm) in diameter

Level of difficulty:

  • Easy

Materials:

  • Crochet hook: 3-6 months (6-9 monts): G/4.25 mm (H/5 mm)
  • Yarn: Caron Simply Soft (100% acrylic)
    • Pumpkin – about 150 yards (137 m)
    • Dark Sage – about 16 yards (15 m)
  • Tapestry needle optional (for weaving in ends)

Abbreviations used:

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • fpdc – front post double crochet – Note from Underground Crafter: A video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
  • fphdc – front post half double crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • hdc2tog – half double crochet 2 stitches together – Yo, insert hook in first hdc, yo and pull through, insert in next hdc, yo and pull through, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st – stitch
  • tog – together
  • x times (as in 2x = two times)
  • yo – yarn over

Pattern Notes:

The hat!

  • Color: Dark Pumpkin
  • Round 1: Start with magic circle, ch 1, 12 hdc in circle, sl st in first hdc. (12 st) Note from Underground Crafter: A video tutorial for the magic ring is available here.

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

  • Round 2: Ch 1, [2 hdc in same st, 2 fpdc in next st] 6x, sl st in first hdc. (24 st)

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

  • Round 3: Ch 1, [hdc in ea hdc, 2 fpdc in ea fpdc] 6x, sl st in first hdc. (36 st)

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

  • Round 4: Ch 1, [hdc in ea hdc, 2 fpdc in ea fpdc] 6x, sl st in first hdc. (60 st)

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

  • Round 5: Ch 1, [hdc in ea hdc, 2 fpdc in next fpdc, fpdc in next 6 fpdc, 2 fpdc in next fpdc] 6x, sl st in first hdc. (72 st)

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

  • Round 6: Ch 1, [hdc in ea hdc, fpdc in next 4 fpdc, 2 fpdc in next fpdc, fpdc in next 5 fpdc] 6x, sl st in first hdc. (78 st)

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

  • Round 7: Ch 1, [hdc in ea hdc, fpdc in next 5 fpdc, 2 fpdc in next fpdc, fpdc in next 5 fpdc] 6x, sl st in first hdc. (84 st)

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

  • Round 8: Ch 1, [hdc in ea hdc, fpdc in next 6 fpdc, 2 fpdc in next fpdc, fpdc in next 5 fpdc] 6x, sl st in first hdc. (90 st)

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

  • Rounds 9-12: Ch 1, [hdc in ea hdc, fpdc in ea fpdc] 6x, sl st in first hdc. (90 st)

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

  • Round 13: Ch 1, [hdc in ea hdc, fpdc in next 6 fpdc, fpdc2tog, fpdc in next 5 fpdc] 6x, sl st in first hdc. (84 st)

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

  • Round 14: Ch 1, [hdc in ea hdc, fpdc in next 5 fpdc, fpdc2tog, fpdc in next 5 fpdc] 6x, sl st in first hdc. (78 st)

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

  • Round 15: Ch 1, [hdc in ea hdc, fpdc in next 4 fpdc, fpdc2tog, fpdc in next 5 fpdc] 6x, sl st in first hdc. (72 st)

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

  • Round 16: Ch 1, [hdc in ea hdc, fpdc in next 4 fpdc, fpdc2tog, fpdc in next 4 fpdc] 6x, sl st in first hdc. (66 st)

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

  • Round 17: Ch 1, [hdc in ea hdc, fpdc in next 3 fpdc, fpdc2tog, fpdc in next 4 fpdc] 6x, sl st in first hdc. (60 st)

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

  • Round 18: Ch 1, [hdc2tog in next 2 hdc, fpdc in next 8 fpdc] 6x, sl st in first hdc. (54 st)

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

  • Round 19: Ch 1, [hdc in hdc, fphdc in next 8 fpdc] 6x, sl st in first hdc. (54 st)

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

  • Round 20: Ch 1, [hdc in next st, ch 1] around.

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

  • Fasten off.
  • Weave in ends.

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

Stem and vines!

  • Color: Dark Sage

Stem:

  • Make a pompom using your favorite method.

Vines:

  • Ch 25. Beginning with second ch from hook, sl st tightly in each chain (or use smaller hook). When you get back to the beginning, ch 25 and sl st back to beginning twice. Fasten off, leaving length of yarn for attaching.
  • Attach vines and stem to top of hat.

Free crochet pattern: Pumpkinhead hat in 2 infant sizes in Caron Simply Soft by J Crochet for Underground Crafter | When the weather starts cooling and the leaves are changing color, 'tis the season for the Pumpkinhead hat!

© 2017 by Julie Muenster (J Crochet) 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 Julie’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/2017/10/10/crochet-pattern-pumpkinhead-hat-by-j-crochet. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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FO Friday: Brooklyn’s Baby Blanket

Way back in February, I learned my cousin had a newborn daughter via Facebook.  Her name is Brooklyn. (Yes, like me, my cousin was born in Brooklyn, but he hasn’t lived there for about 20 years).

I decided to make her a baby blanket using some stash yarn.  I started with the motif from Frankie Brown‘s Jelly Mould Blanket and some leftover Red Heart Super Saver in Candy Print, but I ran out of yarn after 14 squares.  The stiffness of the yarn was the perfect pairing with this pattern.

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Jelly Moulds through 2013-02-06

Since I didn’t have another complementary color in my stash, I thought it would be the perfect time to use my 20% off coupon to the Lion Brand Yarn Studio.  Once at the shop, I decided I wanted to go in a new direction, and instead of choosing more pink, I picked up three skeins of Vanna’s Choice in greens.  (I was feeling a bit spring-like at the time.)  Vanna’s Choice is much softer than the Red Heart, so it wasn’t as suited for the 3D shape of the Jelly Mould motif.

Jelly Mould and African Flower

At around the same time, Barbara from Made in K-Town released her African Flower Square Tutorial, and I decided to make 14 African Flower squares.  I had to make some adjustments, of course, to get the motifs to be the same size.

African Flower

And then, for good measure, I decided to make 14 (modified versions) of Ellen Gormley‘s Sunny Spread motifs.

Sunny Spread Row

I used a stash skein of Caron One Pound in white for all the borders, and joined each of the motifs in rows of 7.

Brooklyn Baby Blanket

I had a bit of a tough time taking pictures (thank you Central Park, for serving as a backdrop!), but I really like how the blanket came out.  It’s about 32 inches square, and I used about 990 yards of yarn (including about 530 yards of stash yarn!).

Brooklyn baby blanket folded

The whole project was much more improvised than my baby blankets usually are.  I guess you could say that the motifs came about organically.  And I used different techniques for joining the squares together to form rows, which helped to even out the slight differences in sizes.  I also used two different methods for joining the rows together (the green join is a very decorative v-stitch join, and the white join is a chain join).  These joins were inspired by ones I found in Robyn Chachula‘s Crochet Stitches VISUAL Encyclopedia.

Brooklyn baby blanket 2

I think this means that my next blanket may be a bit more spontaneous!

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