Crochet Pattern: Chipper the Christmas Tree

Chipper the Christmas Tree, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver and Pomp-a-Doodle yarns with Fairfield Poly-Fil stuffing by Underground CrafterAs you can tell, I’m on a Christmas crochet spree! Chipper the Christmas Tree is a huggable holiday friend that can be gifted as a softie or used as a decorative pillow. The crochet pattern for this plush Christmas tree is decorated with comical eyes and pom pom yarn.

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While I was crocheting the Christmas Tree Pillow, I had the idea to crochet a plush Christmas Tree pal to go with it.

Chipper the Christmas Tree, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver and Pomp-a-Doodle yarns with Fairfield Poly-Fil stuffing by Underground Crafter | hand holding crocheted Christmas tree

I knew I wanted to use the extra Consumer Crafts 30 mm Comical Eyes that were left over after I made the kits for my Crochet Rag Doll Characters class at In the MKNG. And, since I was thinking about In the MKNG, I was reminded of this super cute pom pom garland made with Red Heart Pomp-a-Doodle yarn… And, that’s how my idea for decorating Chipper the Christmas Tree with pom pom tinsel was born.

 

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It’s a fun way to use Pomp-a-Doodle, and it really adds a cute look to the little guy. You can use more or less, or space it out differently to suit your preferences.

Chipper the Christmas Tree, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver and Pomp-a-Doodle yarns with Fairfield Poly-Fil stuffing by Underground Crafter | flat lay of crocheted Christmas tree (back with pom pom tinsel)

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Chipper the Christmas Tree

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Chipper the Christmas Tree, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver and Pomp-a-Doodle yarns with Fairfield Poly-Fil stuffing by Underground CrafterThis simple crochet pattern makes a huggable holiday pal. Chipper can also be used as a decorative holiday pillow.

Finished Size

  • Approximately 13” (33 cm) tall before stuffing.

Materials

  • Red Heart Super Saver yarn (100% acrylic, 7 oz/198 g, 364 yd/333 m) – 1 skein each in 368 Paddy Green (CA) and 365 Coffee (CB) and small amounts of 319 Cherry Red (CC), or approximately 155 yd (142 m) in CA, 40 yd (36.5 m) in CB, and 2 yd (2 m) in CC in any medium weight yarn.
  • Red Heart Pomp-a-Doodle yarn (100% polyester, 3 oz/100 g, 14 yd/13 m) – 1 skein in 6520 Mint (CD), or approximately 4 yd (3.5 m) in CD in any pom pom yarn.
  • US F5/3.75 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Consumer Crafts 30 mm Comical Eyes – 1 pair.
  • Fairfield Poly-Fil Fiber Stuffing.

Gauge

  • 18 sc = 4” (10 cm) across. Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Stitches should be small so that fiber filling doesn’t show.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CBColor B
  • CCColor C
  • CDColor D
  • chchain
  • reprepeat
  • scsingle crochet
  • sl stslip stitch
  • st(s)stitch(es)
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • When choosing colors, note that CA is the color of the Christmas Tree, CB is the color of the Christmas Tree Bark, CC is the color of the Mouth, and CD is the color of the Tinsel.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of Rows and Rounds does not count as a stitch.
  • A helpful tutorial for working a single crochet seam is available here.
  • Helpful video tutorials for embroidery stitches, including the backstitch, are available at the end of this post.

Pattern Instructions

Christmas Tree Panels (Make 2)

  • With CA, 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 next 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 4-55: Rep Row 3 until final Row has 56 sts. Fasten off CA.
  • Row 56: Skip 18 sts, join CB with sl st to next st, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 19 sts, skip remaining sts. (20 sts)
  • Row 57: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in next 19 sts.
  • Rows 58-65: Rep Row 57, 8 times. Fasten off CB.

Assembly and Finishing

Decorate Facial Features

  • Position safety eyes on Christmas Tree Front Panel approximately 7 rows above Bark. When satisfied with position, lock washers into position on back (wrong side) of Panel to secure.
  • Thread yarn needle with approximately 24” (61 cm) in CC. Use backstitch (see Pattern Notes) to create mouth in CC below eyes. With yarn needle, weave in ends on wrong side of Front Panel.

Decorate Tree with Pom Pom Tinsel

  • *Cut off first pom pom of CD. Thread yarn needle with CD yarn before next pom pom. Starting with pom pom on Front Panel above eyes, use yarn needle to draw yarn before pom pom to the back (wrong side) of panel. Weave in ends of CD securely on back. Fasten off CD on back, leaving pom pom and yarn from ball of CD hanging at front.

Chipper the Christmas Tree, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver and Pomp-a-Doodle yarns with Fairfield Poly-Fil stuffing by Underground Crafter | tutorial 1

  • Thread yarn needle with approximately 24” (61 cm) in CA. Starting on back (wrong side) of Front Panel, use CA and yarn needle to secure yarn between pom poms by stitching from the wrong side over CD back to the wrong side as pictured. Use yarn needle to secure CA on wrong side.

Chipper the Christmas Tree, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver and Pomp-a-Doodle yarns with Fairfield Poly-Fil stuffing by Underground Crafter | tutorial 2

  • **Position next pom pom in CD on front (right side) with yarn slack hanging like tinsel before the next pom pom. Use CA and yarn needle to secure yarn between pom poms by stitching from the wrong side over CD back to the wrong side. Repeat at other side of pom pom. Use yarn needle to secure CA on wrong side; rep from ** until front is decorated with Pom Pom Tinsel.
  • Rep from * on Back Panel, starting at long edge above Bark.

Assemble and Finish

  • Place Back Panel underneath Front Panel with wrong sides together (facial features and tinsel sides out). Join CB with sl st at side of Tree Bark. Join Tree Bark with single crochet seam (see Pattern Notes), working 1 sc through each st or side of Row through both layers of Panels until you get to bottom of Tree Panel. Fasten off CB, change to CA, and continue to join Tree Panel with single crochet seam, working 1 sc through each st or side of Row through both layers of Panels until Tree is about 75% seamed.
  • Stuff firmly with Poly-Fil. Continue working single crochet seam around until you reach first single crochet adding stuffing if necessary. Join with sl st to first single crochet. Fasten off CA.
  • With yarn needle, weave in remaining ends on inside of Tree.
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Crochet Patterns: Lion Rag Doll Pals

Free crochet pattern: Lion Rag Doll Pals in Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn, stuffed with Fairfield Poly-Fil by Underground CrafterThe Lion Rag Doll Pals has the option for a hanging ornament loop. This crochet amigurumi lion is a little version of your favorite big cat. It’s just the right size for small hands to carry, or to add embellishment to gift wrap, or to use as an ornament. To make this pattern more beginner friendly, I am sharing two versions: the Boxy Lion Rag Doll Pal is crocheted flat in rows, while the Rounded Lion Rag Doll Pal is crocheted in the round.

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At the end of September, I taught a Crochet Rag Doll Characters class at In the MKNG, a creativity festival further upstate in New York. I wanted the class to be awesome, so I reached out to some of my favorite companies to see if they would be able to provide supplies for kits for the students. Everyone said yes (yay!), so I was able to put together something really fun.

 

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Each kit included all of the supplies required to make the Lion Rag Doll Pal (listed in the materials section of the pattern, below), as well as a few extras.

There were additional options for eyes from Consumer Crafts, including 30 mm Comical Eyes and Sticky Black Eyes. Eyes can really make the difference in your rag doll character’s personality, as you can see from my two variations.

Free crochet pattern: Lion Rag Doll Pals in Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn, stuffed with Fairfield Poly-Fil by Underground Crafter - Rounded Ornament and Boxy versionsEach kit also included a pair of Fiskars Kids Scissors to make fastening off simple. I always keep a pair in my “to go” crochet bag so I don’t accidently cut myself when digging into my bag.

The small bits of Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn needed for the muzzle, mane, and facial features were wrapped securely in Knit Picks Small 2” Diameter Yarn Bobbins. Knit Picks also provided View Sizers so it was easy to take measurements.

Since I didn’t know how tight or how loosely students would crochet, Lion Brand provided crochet hooks in two sizes so everyone had options.

All of the small pieces, like the safety eyes and noses and tapestry needles, were placed securely in VELCRO® Brand Extra Small PRESS-LOK® Bags, so once I assembled the kits I didn’t have to worry about eyes getting lost. And Canvas Corp provided each student with a sturdy Canvas Tote with Gusset that held all the yarn, Poly-Fil, notions, and hand outs.

We had a few extras of the kits left after class, so I distributed those to yarn lovers at the event. Fun!

I waited a few weeks after the event to share this pattern because I think the Lion Rag Doll Pals are great for the handmade holidays. You can make ornaments from each version, which add a happy crochet touch to your decor.

You can stuff either with lavender to make an ultra cute sachet.

You can tie ribbon through the ornament version’s hanging loop to use as gift-wrap embellishments for a big present. Or, you can gift these buddies to your favorite kid (or kid at heart). 

If you make your own Lion Rag Doll 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!

Lion Rag Doll Pals

Crochet Patterns by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: Lion Rag Doll Pals in Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn, stuffed with Fairfield Poly-Fil by Underground Crafter

These little versions of the beloved big cats are just the right size for being carried around by a little one, or to use as gift embellishments or ornaments.

Finished Sizes

  • Boxy version: Approximately 5.25” (13.5 cm) square after stuffing.
  • Rounded version: Approximately 5” (13 cm) diameter after stuffing.

Materials to Make 1 Rag Doll Pal

Gauge

  • Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Stitches should be small so that fiber filling doesn’t show.

Abbreviations Used in These Patterns

  • BL – back loop only – Lion Brand has a helpful video for identifying the back loop here.
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • CD – Color D
  • ch – chain
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) stitches
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • When choosing colors, CA is for the Body, CB is for the Muzzle, CC is for the facial details, and CD is for the Mane/Hair.
  • Helpful video tutorials for several embroidery stitches (to add character to rag doll faces) can be found at the end of this blog post.
  • A helpful tutorial for using a single crochet seam is available here.
  • To mark your position when working in the round, place a locking stitch marker in the last stitch of each round. Move up the marker at the end of each round.

Pattern Instructions – Rounded Version

Free crochet pattern: Lion Rag Doll Pals in Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn, stuffed with Fairfield Poly-Fil by Underground Crafter - Rounded Ornament version on quiltAdd the Rounded Lion Rag Doll Pal to your Ravelry favorites or queue.

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  • With CA, ch 2.
  • Set Up Row: Turn, skip first ch, 6 sc in next ch, place marker in last st (see Pattern Notes). Begin crocheting in the round in unjoined spirals. (6 sts)
  • Round 1: 2 scBL in each st around. (12 sts)
  • Round 2: *2 scBL in next st, scBL in next st; rep from * around. (18 sts)
  • Round 3: *2 scBL in next st, scBL in next 2 sts; rep from * around. (24 sts)
  • Round 4: *2 scBL in next st, scBL in next 3 sts; rep from * around. (30 sts)
  • Round 5: *2 scBL in next st, scBL in next 4 sts; rep from * around. (36 sts)
  • Round 6: *2 scBL in next st, scBL in next 5 sts; rep from * around. (42 sts)
  • Round 7: *2 scBL in next st, scBL in next 6 sts; rep from * around. (48 sts)
  • Round 8: *2 scBL in next st, scBL in next 7 sts; rep from * around. (54 sts)
  • Round 9: *2 scBL in next st, scBL in next 8 sts; rep from * around. Fasten off. (60 sts)

Muzzle

  • With CB, rep instructions for Face through Round 3. Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming.

Assembly

  • Attach nose and Muzzle to Face: Use stitch markers to pin Muzzle to front piece of Face. Thread yarn needle with yarn tail from Muzzle. Sew Muzzle to front piece of Face. With yarn needle, weave in ends on wrong side of Face. Position safety nose on Muzzle. Attach firmly by securing washers on back of Face.
  • Embroider facial features: With CC and yarn needle, back stitch features such as smile or whiskers to Muzzle (see Pattern Notes for link to embroidery tutorials). Weave in ends on wrong side of Face.
  • Attach eyes: Position safety eyes on Face above Muzzle and nose. Attach firmly by securing washers on back of Face. The French Knot embroidery stitch can also be used to make eyes for a rag doll that will be gifted to a child under 3 years old (see Pattern Notes for link to embroidery tutorials).
  • Seam Pieces and Add Mane (With Ornament Hanging Loop): Use stitch markers to pin front piece of Face (with features) to back (blank) piece of Face. Join CD with sl st to at center of top of front piece of Face. Begin working a single crochet seam through both layers (see Pattern Notes) as follows: sc in same st, *ch 2, sc in next st; rep from * around until approximately three-quarters of the Face is seamed closed. Stuff firmly with Poly-Fil. Rep from * around to first sc, ch 15, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off, weave in ends inside of Face.
  • Seam Pieces and Add Mane (Without Ornament Loop): Use stitch markers to pin front piece of Face (with features) to back (blank) piece of Face. Join CD with sl st to any st on front piece of Face. Begin working a single crochet seam through both layers (see Pattern Notes) as follows: sc in same st, *ch 3, sc in next st; rep from * around until approximately three-quarters of the Face is seamed closed. Stuff firmly with Poly-Fil. Rep from * around to first sc, ch 3, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off, weave in ends inside of Face.

Pattern Instructions – Boxy Version

Free crochet pattern: Lion Rag Doll Pals in Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn, stuffed with Fairfield Poly-Fil by Underground Crafter - Boxy versionAdd the Boxy Lion Rag Doll Pal to your Ravelry favorites or queue.Underground Crafter on RavelryFace

  • With CA, ch 21.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch and in each ch across. (20 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across.
  • Rep Row 2 until Body measures approximately 9” (23 cm) long. Fasten off.

Muzzle

  • With CB, ch 8.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch and in each ch across. (7 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across.
  • Rep Row 2 until Muzzle measures approximately 2” (5 cm) long. Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming.

Assembly

  • Attach nose and Muzzle to Face: Fold Face piece in half. Use stitch markers to mark midpoint. Use stitch markers to pin Muzzle to front side of Face centered between top and midpoint stitch marker. Thread yarn needle with yarn tail from Muzzle. Sew Muzzle to front side of Face. With yarn needle, weave in ends on wrong side of Face. Position safety nose on Muzzle. Attach firmly by securing washers on back of Face.
  • Embroider facial features: With CC and yarn needle, back stitch features such as smile or whiskers to Muzzle (see Pattern Notes for link to embroidery tutorials). Weave in ends on wrong side of Face.
  • Attach eyes: Position safety eyes on Face above Muzzle and nose. Attach firmly by securing washers on back of Face. The French Knot embroidery stitch can also be used to make eyes for a rag doll that will be gifted to a child under 3 years old (see Pattern Notes for link to embroidery tutorials).
  • Seam Pieces and Add Mane (With Ornament Hanging Loop): Fold Face piece in half. Use stitch markers to pin sides of Face with front piece of Face (with features) facing up. Join CD with sl st to first row after fold on side of Face. Begin working a single crochet seam through both layers (see Pattern Notes) as follows: sc in same row or st, *ch 3, sc in next row or st;** rep from * around until center of top of Face, ch 15, sc in next st, rep from * to ** around until approximately three-quarters of the Face is seamed closed. Stuff firmly with Poly-Fil. Rep from * to ** around to fold. Fasten off, weave in ends on inside of Face.
  • Seam Pieces and Add Mane (Without Ornament Loop): Fold Face piece in half. Use stitch markers to pin sides of Face with front piece of Face (with features) facing up. Join CD with sl st first stitch after fold on side of Face. Begin working a single crochet seam through both layers (see Pattern Notes) as follows: sc in same row or st, *ch 3, sc in next row or st; rep from * around until approximately three-quarters of the Face is seamed closed. Stuff firmly with Poly-Fil. Rep from * around to fold. Fasten off, weave in ends on inside of Face.
© 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/2018/11/06/crochet-patterns-lion-rag-doll-pals. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Join Underground Crafter at In The MKNG!

Join Underground Crafter at In the MKNG Creativty FestivalLater this month, I’ll be going to In the MKNG, a creativity festival in Bethel, New York. I’m going to tell you about some of the fun activities going on at In the MKNG in this post, including sharing a sneak peek of the supply kit for one of the classes I’ll be teaching!

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Will I see you at @inthemkng, a new creativity festival taking place in Bethel, NY during the last weekend in September? I’ll be teaching #crochet and #knitting classes there and would love to meet up! This cutie in @lionbrandyarn Vanna’s Choice is one of the projects you’ll get the pattern for in my Crochet Rag Doll Characters class. The class kit includes #yarn and hooks from #LionBrand, stuffing from @fairfieldworld, @fiskarsamericas scissors, a variety of safety eyes and noses from @consumercrafts (packed securely in @velcrobrand PRESS-LOK bags), and notions from @knit_picks. To top it off, you’ll be able to carry your supplies in style with a tote from @canvascorp. Copy paste this link to register (or DM me for a clickable link) https://inthemkng.com/index.cfm?e=inner4&itemcategory=77113 and don’t forget to use my code EXMKNG27 to get $2 off festival admission. #undergroundcrafter #InTheMKNG #lionbrandyarn #lionbrandvannaschoice #fairfieldworld #fairfieldpolyfil #fiskars #velcro #velcrobrand #consumercrafts #darice #canvascorp #knitpicks #amigurumi #crochetamigurumi #ragdoll #crocheting #crocheted #crochetersofig #instacrochet #crochetersofinstagram #crochetersgonnacrochet #crochetbloggers

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If this is your first time hearing about it, it’s a creativity festival taking place for two days (Saturday and Sunday, September 29th and 30th, 2018) at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. There is A LOT going on at In the MKNG, including…

You can save $2 off your tickets using my discount code EXMKNG27.

Join Underground Crafter at In the MKNG Creativty FestivalI wanted to share a bit more about what I’ll be doing at In the MKNG. Let me know if you’ll be coming, because I’d love to meet up!

On Saturday morning, I’ll be co-teaching DIY This Cute Fall Knit with LoveKnitting. We’ll be making the Twister Headband, a beginner-friendly knitting project you can wear right away! (The photo below is © LoveKnitting.)

Join Underground Crafter at In the MKNG Creativty Festival - Twister HeadbandSaturday afternoon, Jessie At Home and I will be doing an interactive presentation (with goodie bags and giveaway prizes!) on the Creator Stage called the Care and Styling of Handmade Shawls. You can get a preview in Jessie’s Facebook Live.

On Sunday afternoon, I’ll be teaching Crochet Rag Doll Characters. We’ll work on a small lion rag doll in class, but you’ll get all the supplies you need (and some patterns from me) to make more rag doll characters at home. Here’s a sneak peak of the supply kit which is included in the cost of the class.

Join Underground Crafter at In the MKNG Creativty Festival - Crochet Rag Doll Characters Kit ContentsThanks to Lion Brand, Knit Picks, Consumer Crafts, Fairfield World, VELCRO® Brand, Fiskars, and Canvas Corp for providing materials for each kit. It’s a pleasure to work with these wonderful companies and I’m so glad that each was able to provide enough for every student in the class.

Each kit will include two Lion Brand crochet hooks and a full skein of Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Mustard…

Join Underground Crafter at In the MKNG Creativty Festival - Crochet Rag Doll Characters Kit Contents - Lion Brand yarn… and partial skeins of Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Beige, Honey, and Black. These will be wrapped securely in Knit Picks Small Yarn Bobbins.

Join Underground Crafter at In the MKNG Creativty Festival - Crochet Rag Doll Characters Kit Contents - Knit Picks yarn bobbinsKnit Picks also provided View Sizers, Locking Stitch Markers, and Bent Tip Tapestry Needles for every kit.

Join Underground Crafter at In the MKNG Creativty Festival - Crochet Rag Doll Characters Kit Contents - Knit Picks notionsConsumer Crafts contributed a variety of craft eyes and noses that you can use to add a personality to your crochet rag doll character.

Join Underground Crafter at In the MKNG Creativty Festival - Crochet Rag Doll Characters Kit Contents - Consumer Crafts safety eyes and nosesSince these eyes and noses are small, I wanted to make sure they were packaged securely in each kit. VELCRO® Brand provided Extra Small PRESS-LOK® Bags for just that purpose.

Join Underground Crafter at In the MKNG Creativty Festival - Crochet Rag Doll Characters Kit Contents - VELCRO PRESS-LOK BagsSince you’ll need to change yarn colors from time to time, Fiskars provided Kids Scissors, which are my favorite for crafting on-the-go. They fit in your project bag and you don’t have to worry about slicing your fingers when you reach in for more supplies.

Join Underground Crafter at In the MKNG Creativty Festival - Crochet Rag Doll Characters Kit Contents - Fiskars scissorsThere are some more goodies that I don’t have pictures of because they are actually being shipped to Jessie since she is driving me up to In the MKNG. Fairfield is providing Poly-Fil, my favorite stuffing for my crochet rag dolls. And, I will pack all the supplies in each kit into its own Canvas Tote provided by Canvas Corp. Oh, and because I thought it would be cute, I’ll also include an Underground Crafter pencil in every kit.

Join Underground Crafter at In the MKNG Creativty Festival - Crochet Rag Doll Characters Kit Contents - Oriental Trading pencilsOther than those three activities, my schedule at In the MKNG will be flexible. I look forward to meeting celebrity makers, listening to music, and getting my hands on some amazing craft supplies.

So, will I see you there? Let me know so we can set a time to meet up if you aren’t taking one of my classes.

Don’t forget, you can save $2 off your In the MKNG tickets using my discount code EXMKNG27.

 

 

Crochet pattern: Sweet Treat Baby Blanket

Sweet Treat Baby Blanket, free crochet pattern in Darice All Things You Bulky yarn by Underground Crafter | Textured granny squares and bulky yarn combine to create a cuddly blanket that doubles as a baby floor mat.It’s no secret that I love crocheting baby blankets, or that I find crocheting granny squares soothing, or that I love bright colors. So, it should be no surprise that I had a wonderful time making this motif baby blanket in vibrant colors!

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For this pattern, I picked two, bold solids in All Things You Bulky and a coordinating, variegated yarn. The vibrant colors make a statement wherever you place this blanket!

Sweet Treat Baby Blanket, free crochet pattern in Darice All Things You Bulky yarn by Underground Crafter | Textured granny squares and bulky yarn combine to create a cuddly blanket that doubles as a baby floor mat.The motifs worked up quickly in the bulky yarn, and I used a slip stitch seam to join the squares together. I prefer the slip stitch seam for baby blankets because it’s very durable and holds up to a lot of washing, but it doesn’t add too much bulk on the wrong (back) side.

Originally, I planned to add a border, but once I put together the blanket, I thought it looked complete without it.

Sweet Treat Baby Blanket, free crochet pattern in Darice All Things You Bulky yarn by Underground Crafter | Textured granny squares and bulky yarn combine to create a cuddly blanket that doubles as a baby floor mat.The blanket is plush and cuddly so it can also be used as a baby floor mat.

If you make your own Sweet Treat Baby Blanket, 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. 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!

Add the Sweet Treat Baby Blanket to your Ravelry favorites or queue.

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Sweet Treat Baby Blanket, free crochet pattern in Darice All Things You Bulky yarn by Underground Crafter | Textured granny squares and bulky yarn combine to create a cuddly blanket that doubles as a baby floor mat.

Sweet Treat Baby Blanket

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Textured blocks and bulky yarn combine to create a cuddly blanket that doubles as a baby floor mat.

Finished Size

  • Baby Blanket: 32” (81.5 cm) square.

Materials

  • Darice All Things You Bulky yarn (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g/109 yd/100 m) – 4 skeins ea in 30019740 Fuchsia (CA) and 30019743 Yellow (CB) and 3 skeins in 30019747 Passion (CC), or approximately 390 yd (356.5 m) ea in CA and CB and 260 yd (238 m) in CC in any bulky weight yarn.
  • US Size L-11/8 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.


Gauge

  • 1 Square = 8” (20.5 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • FPtr – front post treble (triple crochet) – Yo twice, insert hook from front around back to front of st in previous row, yo and draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops) 3 times.
  • 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.
  • () Instructions within parenthesis are worked into indicated stitch or space.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Instructions

Square – Make 6 ea in CA and CB, and 4 in CC

Sweet Treat Baby Blanket, free crochet pattern in Darice All Things You Bulky yarn by Underground Crafter | Textured granny squares and bulky yarn combine to create a cuddly blanket that doubles as a baby floor mat.

  • Ch 4, skip 3 ch, join with sl st to next ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), 11 dc in ring, join with sl st to top of ch 3. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, [*dc in next 2 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st] 3 times, rep from * to ** once, 2 dc in first st, ch 1, join with sc (counts as ch 1, here and throughout) to top of ch 3. (24 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same ch-2 sp, [*FPtr around ea of next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, FPtr around ea of next 2 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp] 3 times, rep from * to ** once, 2 dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc to top of ch 3. (40 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same ch-2 sp, [*dc in next 2 sts, FPtr around next 2 FPtr, dc in next 2 sts, FPtr around next 2 FPtr, dc in next 2 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp] 3 times, rep from * to ** once, 2 dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc to top of ch 3. (56 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in same ch-2 sp, [*dc in next 4 sts, FPtr around next 2 FPtr, dc in next 2 sts, FPtr around next 2 FPtr, dc in next 4 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp] 3 times, rep from * to ** once, 2 dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc to top of ch 3. (72 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in same ch-2 sp, [*dc in next 6 sts, FPtr around next 2 FPtr, dc in next 2 sts, FPtr around next 2 FPtr, dc in next 6 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp] 3 times, rep from * to ** once, 2 dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc to top of ch 3. (88 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 36”/91.5 cm) for seaming.

Assembly

Sweet Treat Baby Blanket, free crochet pattern in Darice All Things You Bulky yarn by Underground Crafter | Textured granny squares and bulky yarn combine to create a cuddly blanket that doubles as a baby floor mat.

  • Following placement diagram, join squares together to form rows and then join rows together.
  • With right side facing, begin with hook and yarn tail in corner ch-2 sp. Line up sts and join with sl st through back loops of ea layer, skipping outer ch of ea ch-2 sp. Join rows together in same fashion. (A photo tutorial for the slip stitch join is available here.)

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on wrong side of blanket.
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Free pattern: Shimmering Frost Beanie (2016 Holiday Blog Hop)

Free crochet pattern: Shimmering Frost Beanie in Bernat Mega Bulky and Kreinik Twist by Underground Crafter | Crocheting in the back loop of half double crochet stitches mimics the look of the stockinette stitch in knitting. Holding a jumbo yarn with a metallic thread in a different color creates a gentle shimmer on the surface of this hat. This pattern is part of the 2016 Holiday Blog Hop.Back in June, I went to The National NeedleArts Association’s summer trade show and I had the chance to meet Dena and hang out in the Kreinik booth.

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After the show, I got some great threads from Kreinik, and I’ve been waiting for the chance to use them. Kreinik Twist is a beautiful carry-along metallic thread that adds something shimmering and special to your project.

Free crochet pattern: Shimmering Frost Beanie in Bernat Mega Bulky and Kreinik Twist by Underground Crafter | Crocheting in the back loop of half double crochet stitches mimics the look of the stockinette stitch in knitting. Holding a jumbo yarn with a metallic thread in a different color creates a gentle shimmer on the surface of this hat. This pattern is part of the 2016 Holiday Blog Hop.I was working on this hat while I was in New Orleans for my sister’s wedding a few weeks ago. We had a floral emergency before the ceremony started. The main flower buds on the floral wrislets worn by me, the mother of the groom, and the grandmother of the groom separated. You know I always have some project with me (even at a wedding), so I was able to use the Kreinik Twist and a yarn needle to discretely sew the flower buds back onto the wristlets and save the day. I love it when a yarn is multi-purpose!

Free crochet pattern: Shimmering Frost Beanie in Bernat Mega Bulky and Kreinik Twist by Underground Crafter | Crocheting in the back loop of half double crochet stitches mimics the look of the stockinette stitch in knitting. Holding a jumbo yarn with a metallic thread in a different color creates a gentle shimmer on the surface of this hat. This pattern is part of the 2016 Holiday Blog Hop.This hat is similar to two of my other free crochet patterns: the Simple Spiral Beanie, available in 8 sizes and made with medium weight yarn, and the Under the Bridge Hat, available in 6 sizes and made with super bulky weight yarn.

This pattern is part of the 2016 Holiday Blog Hop. If you’re looking for more free crochet patterns for holiday gifts and decorating, you can find more information and links to the 2016 Holiday Blog Hop patterns here.

2016 Holiday Blog Hop | free crochet patterns every Thursday from July 28 through November 17, 2016 | Hosted by The Stitchin’ Mommy, Oombawka Design, The Lavender Chair, Creative Crochet Workshop, Underground Crafter, Simply Collectible Crochet, Look At What I Made, & American Crochet

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Shimmering Frost Beanie

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 50cyc-7-jumbo0-laceCrocheting in the back loop of half double crochet stitches mimics the look of the stockinette stitch in knitting. Holding a jumbo yarn with a metallic thread in a different color creates a gentle shimmer on the surface of this hat.

Finished Sizes

  • Newborn (12 months-2 years, Teen/Adult Small). Photographed sample is size Teen/Adult Small.
    • Newborn: 11” (28 cm) interior hat circumference, 5.25” (13.5 cm) external length.
    • 12 months-2 years: 16.5” (42 cm) interior hat circumference, 7.25” (18.5 cm) external length.
    • Teen/Adult Small: 20.5” (52 cm) interior hat circumference, 8.5” (21.5 cm) external length.

Materials

  • Bernat Mega Bulky Yarn (100% acrylic, 10.5 oz/300 g/64 yd/58 m) – 1 skein in 88008 Aran, or approximately 64 yd (58 m) in any jumbo weight yarn.
  • Kreinik Twist (65% polyester/35% nylon/polyamide, 273 yd/250 m) – 1 cone in 133, or approximately 64 yd (58 m) in any lace weight yarn.
  • US Size S/19 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Locking stitch marker or scrap yarn.

Gauge

  • Through Rnd 3 in pattern = 4.5” (11.5 cm) diameter. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only
  • ch – chain
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • pm – place stitch marker
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.


Pattern Notes

  • Hat is worked in rounds in continuous spirals. Move stitch marker up each round to mark last st of round.
  • Hat is worked holding 1 strand of each yarn together throughout
  • Because the yarn is so thick, external and internal measurements differ significantly.

Pattern Instructions

Hat

  • Beginning at crown, holding 1 strand of each yarn together throughout, start with magic adjustable ring. (Oombawka Design has a great magic ring tutorial here.)
  • Rnd 1: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), 4 hdc in ring, pull yarn tail tightly to close ring, pm in last st. (5 sts)
  • Rnd 2: 2 hdcBL in each st. (10 sts)
  • Rnd 3: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next st; rep from * around. (15 sts) NEWBORN SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 6.
  • Rnd 4: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 2 sts; rep from * around. (20 sts) 12 MONTHS-2 YEARS SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 6.
  • Rnd 5: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 3 sts; rep from * around. (25 sts)
  • Rnd 6: HdcBL in each st around.
  • Rep Rnd 6 until hat measures approximately 5.25” (7.25”, 8.5”)/13.5 cm (18.5 cm, 21.5 cm) from crown.
  • Sc in next st, sl st in next st. Finish off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 2016 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: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2016/10/13/free-pattern-shimmering-frost-beanie. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you make your own Shimmering Frost Beanie, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, Google+ as +UndergroundCrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter.

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