Christmas in July Make Along

2019 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter - text on a white background with pine cones

I’ve teamed up with 28 other bloggers for the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along! We’re bringing you a month full of free patterns to kick start the handmade holiday season — including crochet, knitting, and sewing projects. There’s something new to make every day in July, and you can also enter to win great prizes from some of our favorite companies!

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This is the main post for 2019 Christmas in July Make Along. Read on for more details including:

  • How the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along Works,
  • How To Join the 2019 Christmas in July Make along,
  • 2019 Christmas in July Make Along Schedule,
  • 2019 Christmas in July Make Along Giveaway Prizes, and
  • Enter the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along Giveaway.

How the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along Works

2019 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter - text on a white background with pine cones

Every day in July, a participating blogger will release a new free crochet, knitting, or sewing pattern. Each week will have a theme.

  • Week 1 (July 1-7): Babies, Kids, and Teens                   
  • Week 2 (July 8-14): Women               
  • Week 3 (July 15-21): Men                    
  • Week 4 (July 22-28): Home                   
  • Week 5 (July 29-31): Pets

At the end of each week, I’ll share a roundup of the week’s projects with even more handmade gift ideas.

We’ve also partnered with some of our favorite companies, including Baby Lock, Clover USA, DryeGoods, Eucalan, Hummingbird Lane Fabrics and Notions, Kraemer Yarns, Kristin Omdahl, Red Heart, Search Press North America, and ThermOWeb, to get 18 great prizes for you! Find out more information about participating bloggers, the schedule, and how to enter to win the prizes by scrolling down in this blog post. The deadline for entering the giveaway is Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.

How To Join the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along

  • You can join in by crocheting, knitting, or sewing the projects as you have time.
  • Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #CIJMakeAlong2019 on all social media.
  • If you’d like to chat with other crocheters, join the Underground Crafters Facebook group.
  • By the end of the Make Along, you’ll have up to 31 awesome projects. Get ready for the handmade holiday season while having fun with us!
  • If you’d like regular email reminders during the Make Along, sign up for the Underground Crafter newsletter.
  • Use this button below on your Ravelry project pages or elsewhere on social media. Right click (on desktop) or tap and hold (on mobile) to save.
2019 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter - text on a white background with pine cones

2019 Christmas in July Make Along Schedule

This list will be updated during the Make Along to include links to each pattern and roundup as it is released.

2019 Christmas in July Make Along Giveaway Prizes

We’ve partnered with some of our favorite companies to get 17 great prizes for participants in this Make Along. Read on for more details about the prizes and how to enter for your chance to win one of these prizes!

Baby Lock will provide one winner with a Genuine Collection Tumbler and Vinyl Project Bag. Show your support by following Baby Lock on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter 2019 - Baby Lock prize

Clover USA will provide three lucky winners each with one prize package. The crochet package includes the Swatch Ruler and Needle Gauge, 2 Clover Amour Hooks in the winner’s choice of sizes, and a Pom Pom Maker Set.

2019 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter - Clover USA crochet prize

The knitting package includes the Swatch Ruler and Needle Gauge, a Pom Pom Maker Set, an Extra Small Pom Pom Maker, and the Knitting Accessory Set for Beginners.

2019 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter - Clover USA knitting prize

The sewing package includes I Sew for Fun Wonder Clips, I Sew for Fun Roll & Press, a Seam Ripper, a set of Heart-Shaped Pins, and Flexible Thimble Set. Show your support by following Clover USA on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

2019 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter - Clover USA sewing prize

DryeGoods is providing one winner with a set of ceramic buttons containing one large botanically themed focal button, four medium geometric buttons along with four mini buttons in shades of green. Show your support by following DryeGoods on Etsy | Facebook | Instagram.

2019 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter - set of 9 ceramic green buttons on wooden background

Eucalan is providing each of five winners with a large and a small bottle of Delicate Wash in the winner’s choice of scents: Eucalyptus, Lavender, Grapefruit, Natural, or Jasmine. Show your support by following Eucalan on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

2019 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter - Eucalan Delicate Wash bottle

Hummingbird Lane Fabric and Notions is providing on winner with a fat quarter bundle of Shiny Objects Holiday Twinkle by Flaurie and Finch including 17 fat quarters (18″ x 21″ each) in prints with glitter and metallic that really sparkle. Show your support by following Hummingbird Lane on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

2019 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter - Hummingbird Lane Fabric and Notions prize

Kraemer Yarns is providing two winners with three skeins of Perfection, a worsted weight blend of U.S. merino and acrylic yarn, in holiday colors: Crimson, Holly, and Snowflake. Show your support by following Kraemer Yarns on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

2019 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter - Kraemer Yarns Perfection - skein of red yarn on its side

Kristin Omdahl is providing two lucky winners each with a copy of one of her newest books: Layers: 18 Crochet Projects to Fit, Flatter, and Drape and Layers: 19 Knit Projects to Fit, Flatter, and Drape. Show your support by following Kristin on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

2019 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter - Kraemer Yarns Perfection - collage of book covers of Layers by Kristin Omdahl

Red Heart is providing one winner with a prize package including a Pom Pom and Tassel Maker in the winner’s choice of colors; the winner’s choice of Silvalume Single Point Knitting Needle Set or Silvalume Aluminum Crochet Hook Set; 3 skeins of Hygge yarn in the winner’s choice of colors; 2 skeins of Super Saver Ombre yarn in the winner’s choice of colors; and 4 skeins of Croquette yarn in the winner’s choice of colors. Show your support by following Red Heart on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

2019 Hygge Home Crochet Along with CAL Central and Red Heart Yarns - Red Heart prize pack

Search Press North America is providing one lucky winner with the winner’s choice of prize package. The crochet package includes Colorful Wayuu Bags to Crochet and Crocheted Cactuses; the knitting package includes Pocket Pets and Mini Knitted Cosmos; and the sewing package includes Sew Your Own Felt Advent Calendar and Jelly Roll Scraps. Show your support by following Search Press North America on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter 2019 -Search Press North America prize

ThermOWeb is providing one lucky winner a prize package including a Deco Foil Transfer Sheets Value Pack in RainbowDeco Foil Hot Melt Adhesive, and PeelnStick Ruler Tape. These are great for customizing any fabric or sewing project! Show your support by following ThermOWeb on Website | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube.

Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter 2019 - ThermOWeb prize

Continue on to learn how to enter the giveaway for your chance to win one of these fabulous prizes!

Enter the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along Giveaway

  • This is the giveaway for the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along hosted and organized by Underground Crafter.
  • Enter the giveaway using any of the options on the Rafflecopter widget below by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, August 4, 2019.
  • Eighteen winners will be chosen from the entries at random to win a prize from Baby Lock, Clover USA, DryeGoods, Eucalan, Hummingbird Lane Fabrics and Notions Kraemer Yarns, Kristin Omdahl, Red Heart, Search Press North America, and ThermOWeb. Each will win one of the prizes listed above.
  • Winners will be contacted approximately one week after the entries close. Winners will have two weeks to claim their prizes. If winners do not respond within two weeks, prizes will be awarded to alternates.
  • By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to share your contact information with Rafflecopter and/or Underground Crafter. You can read the Rafflecopter Privacy Policy here and the Underground Crafter Privacy Policy here to understand how this information is used.
  • The names of winners will be made available in list form by request from Underground Crafter.
  • This giveaway is open worldwide, except where prohibited by law.
  • Don’t forget to join the fun in our Facebook and Ravelry groups, too!
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Free pattern: Grit Stitch Manicure Roll (Spa Basket CAL)

Free crochet pattern: Grit Stitch Manicure Roll by Underground Crafter #SpaBasketCAL | This simple stitch pattern creates a sturdy but textured manicure roll. This pattern is part of the Spa Basket CAL. Be sure to enter the giveaway for your chance to win prizes from our sponors.I’m excited to be sharing my pattern today for the Spa Basket Crochet-a-Long! You can find more information about this fun CAL, including links to all of the other patterns and more details about the giveaway prizes, in this post on Stitches ‘N’ Scraps.

This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Red Heart.

Before I tell you about my pattern, let me share some information about the featured giveaway prize.

Free crochet pattern: Grit Stitch Manicure Roll by Underground Crafter #SpaBasketCAL | This simple stitch pattern creates a sturdy but textured manicure roll. This pattern is part of the Spa Basket CAL. Be sure to enter the giveaway for your chance to win prizes from our sponors.Eucalan will be providing a jar of Wrapture Balm to one lucky winner. According to Eucalan:

Based on the seductive scent of Jasmine, Wrapture Balm is a first for Eucalan with an eco-friendly balm made from essential oils and is perfect for rough skin, cuticles, dry hair and of course as a perfume. It is a portable, compact handbag essential that won’t leak and makes it easy for air travel.

Wrapture’s emollient rich formula feels silky and absorbs quickly leaving behind the beautifully intoxicating scent of jasmine with is a natural aphrodisiac. Created in collaboration with Kristin Omdahl.

You may also know Eucalan for their gentle wash products. You can enter the giveaway (for your chance to win Wrapture Balm or one of the other 11 prizes) here through December 7, 2016. Please note this giveaway is only open to those with addresses in the United States.

Now that we’ve gotten the goodies out of the way, let me tell you about my pattern!

Free crochet pattern: Grit Stitch Manicure Roll by Underground Crafter #SpaBasketCAL | This simple stitch pattern creates a sturdy but textured manicure roll. This pattern is part of the Spa Basket CAL. Be sure to enter the giveaway for your chance to win prizes from our sponors.

I am not much of a spa person, but I do like to give myself home manicures (and pedicures), so I thought what would be better than making my very own, beautiful crochet manicure roll?

If you make your own Grit Stitch Manicure Roll, 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. If you’re participating in the CAL, you can also use the hashtag #SpaBasketCAL.

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Grit Stitch Manicure Roll

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 504-medium 50This simple stitch pattern creates a sturdy but textured manicure roll.

 

Finished Size

  • Manicure Roll: Approximately 7” (18 cm) square when unrolled.

Materials

  • Red Heart Crème de la Crème Solids yarn (100% cotton, 2.5 oz/71 g/125 yd/114 m) – 1 skein in 0400 Grey (CA), or approximately 66 yd (60.5 m) in any medium weight cotton yarn.
  • Red Heart Crème de la Crème Multis yarn (100% cotton, 2 oz/57 g/98 yd/90 m) – 1 skein in 0970 Pretty in Pinks (CB), or approximately 33 yd (30 m) in any medium weight cotton yarn.

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  • US Size H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • 4 manicure tools, such as nail clipper, cuticle trimmer, emery nail file, tweezers.

Gauge

  • 16 sts x 18 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern but stitches should be small so that manicure tools don’t easy slip through stitches.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • ea – each
  • FL – front loop only
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Manicure roll is crocheted flat in one piece. Pocket is then folded over and partially seamed. An edging is crocheted in the round. A ribbon is then crocheted to the edge so the roll can be tied closed with a bow.
  • Exact gauge is not critical, but stitches should be small so that manicure tools don’t easily slip through. Use a smaller hook or tighter tension if necessary. Starting chain can be adjusted but should measure approximately 6.5” (16.5 cm) to start.

Pattern Instructions

Manicure Roll

  • With CA, ch 31 (or any multiple of 2 sts, +3).
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 2 sts (counts as sc), sc in next ch, *sk 1 ch, 2 sc in next ch; rep from * across to last 2 ch, sk 1 ch, sc in last ch. (29 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1 (counts as sc, here and throughout), sc in same st, *sk 1 st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * across to last 2 sts, sk 1 st, sc in top of turning ch.
  • Rep Row 2 until pieces measures approximately 6” (15 cm) long.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, scBL in next st and ea st across, changing to CB in last yarn over of final sc in turning chain. Fasten off CA.

Form inside pocket

  • Rep Row 2 until CB section measures approximately 2.25” (5.5 cm). Fasten off CB with long yarn tail (approximately 12”/30.5 cm) for seaming.

Assemble inside pocket

  • Fold pocket at indent formed by stitches worked into BL at Row 3.

Free crochet pattern: Grit Stitch Manicure Roll by Underground Crafter #SpaBasketCAL | This simple stitch pattern creates a sturdy but textured manicure roll. This pattern is part of the Spa Basket CAL. Be sure to enter the giveaway for your chance to win prizes from our sponors.

  • Unworked FL from Row 3 should face the outside.

Free crochet pattern: Grit Stitch Manicure Roll by Underground Crafter #SpaBasketCAL | This simple stitch pattern creates a sturdy but textured manicure roll. This pattern is part of the Spa Basket CAL. Be sure to enter the giveaway for your chance to win prizes from our sponors.

  • Thread yarn needle with yarn tail. *(Insert needle through both loops of next CB st and inner loop of corresponding CA st to join)** twice.

Free crochet pattern: Grit Stitch Manicure Roll by Underground Crafter #SpaBasketCAL | This simple stitch pattern creates a sturdy but textured manicure roll. This pattern is part of the Spa Basket CAL. Be sure to enter the giveaway for your chance to win prizes from our sponors.

  • Insert yarn needle through inner loop of next 3 CA sts to carry yarn across row.

Free crochet pattern: Grit Stitch Manicure Roll by Underground Crafter #SpaBasketCAL | This simple stitch pattern creates a sturdy but textured manicure roll. This pattern is part of the Spa Basket CAL. Be sure to enter the giveaway for your chance to win prizes from our sponors.

  • Rep from * across 3 more times to last 9 sts, rep from * to ** 9 times, fasten off.

Free crochet pattern: Grit Stitch Manicure Roll by Underground Crafter #SpaBasketCAL | This simple stitch pattern creates a sturdy but textured manicure roll. This pattern is part of the Spa Basket CAL. Be sure to enter the giveaway for your chance to win prizes from our sponors.Edging

  • Turn piece with outside facing, join CA with sl st to corner at Row 1, ch 1, turn to begin working in the round across rows, 3 sc in corner st, sc in side of ea row across (working through both layers at pocket) to Row 3 (unworked FL edge), 3 sc in corner st, turn, sc in ea unworked FL across Row 3, 3 sc in corner st, turn, sc in side of ea row across (working through both layers at pocket) to Row 1, 3 sc in corner st, turn, sc in ea st across Row 1, join with sl st to first sc, fasten off.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.

 Attach ribbon

  • With outside facing, join CB with sl st just above fully seamed side of pocket, ch for approximately 12” (30.5 cm), *turn, sk 1 ch, sc in ea ch across, sl st to next st on case,** ch for approximately 7” (18 cm), rep from * to **, fasten off CB.

Finishing

Free crochet pattern: Grit Stitch Manicure Roll by Underground Crafter #SpaBasketCAL | This simple stitch pattern creates a sturdy but textured manicure roll. This pattern is part of the Spa Basket CAL. Be sure to enter the giveaway for your chance to win prizes from our sponors.

  • Insert manicure tools into slots in pocket.
  • Fold side of roll without ribbon towards center.
  • Fold side of roll with ribbon over.
  • Wrap longer ribbon around back of roll.
  • Tie ribbon into bow.

Free crochet pattern: Grit Stitch Manicure Roll by Underground Crafter #SpaBasketCAL | This simple stitch pattern creates a sturdy but textured manicure roll. This pattern is part of the Spa Basket CAL. Be sure to enter the giveaway for your chance to win prizes from our sponors.

© 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/2016/11/16/grit-stitch-manicure-roll/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you make your own Grit Stitch Manicure Roll, 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. If you’re participating in the CAL, you can also use the hashtag #SpaBasketCAL.

Add the Grit Stitch Manicure Roll to your Ravelry favorites or queue.

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