Crochet Pattern: Sweet Honeycomb Super Wrap by Stitch in Progress

Free crochet pattern: Sweet Honeycomb Super Wrap in Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran yarn by Stitch in Progress for Underground Crafter | smiling model wearing shawl against tree background

I’m excited to introduce you to a new guest contributor to Underground Crafter. Lisa from Stitch in Progress is here to share a beautiful and colorful crochet shawl pattern with us. Get ready to wrap yourself up in this lovely and lacy rectangular shawl!

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Photos in this post are © Lisa Rollins/Stitch in Progress and are used with permission. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Paintbox Yarns.

About Stitch in Progress

Lisa Rollins is a crochet designer and shares her patterns and tutorials at Stitch in Progress. She is a former teacher and technology specialist and has found a new love in working with yarn and sharing crochet with the world. Lisa learned to crochet as a child, but gave it up as she grew older. It wasn’t until after having kids that she decided to pick up a hook again and since then, she has been truly “hooked”. She continues to focus on teaching crochet and learning as much as she can about it, too. She believes that there is always something new and that yes, old dogs can learn new tricks! 

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Sweet Honeycomb Super Wrap

Crochet Pattern by Stitch in Progress

Free crochet pattern: Sweet Honeycomb Super Wrap in Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran yarn by Stitch in Progress for Underground Crafter | smiling model wearing shawl against tree background

Hello Underground Crafters! I am so excited to share this super wrap with you!

It really is super…super stylish, super long, and super fun to crochet!

I love, love, love to make patterns that are a repeat of something geometric and this honeycomb trellis stitch is one of my favorites. It is very easy and looks simply stunning when worked with a a stiff cotton yarn or a bulky yarn. The key is to use something sturdy that will hold the stitches wide open.

I used the Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran generously supplied by LoveCrochet and when I saw all those fun summer colors in one pack of 10 balls, I was all in!

At Stitch In Progress, I focus on Learn More, Make More, so I usually provide a tutorial for all the stitches that I learn and use. If you would like to see how this stitch pattern is created, you can check out my honeycomb trellis stitch tutorial post for the honeycomb trellis stitch pattern.

Free crochet pattern: Sweet Honeycomb Super Wrap in Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran yarn by Stitch in Progress for Underground Crafter | honeycomb trellis stitch detail

This wrap is very long, but it can also be resized easily if you want a shorter wrap.

Yarn

Hook

Techniques and Abbreviations: US terms

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • tc – treble crochet
  • tch – turning chain

Finished measurement

  • Gauge: 4 inches x 4 inches (10 cm x 10 cm) – 15 sts x 12 rows to create the pattern stitch (blocked)
  • Finished measurements/sizing: Approximately 14.5 x 98 inches (37 cm x 249 cm) when blocked

Tips and Other Ideas

  • If you would like to make this wrap shorter in length, simply use a multiple of 5 sts + 2 to determine your foundation chain.
  • If you would like your wrap to be wider, simply add more repeats of rows 3 – 6.
  • Always end the stitch pattern on a row of sc (row 3 or 6 and then add another row of sc to finish the piece).
Free crochet pattern: Sweet Honeycomb Super Wrap in Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran yarn by Stitch in Progress for Underground Crafter | model wearing lace shawl shown from behind against tree background

Sweet Honeycomb Super Wrap Written Pattern

  • Ch 302
  • Row 1 – work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in every st to end, turn. (301 sts)
  • Row 2 – ch 1, work 1 sc in each of the first 2 sts, *ch 5, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts; repeat from * to the last 4 sts, ch 5, skip 2 sts, work 1 sc into each of the last 2 sts, turn. (60 ch-5 loops, 181 sc)
  • Row 3 – ch 1, 1 sc into first sc, *work 5 sc in the next ch-5 space, skip 1 st, 1 sc into next st, skip 1 st; repeat from * to last st, work 1 st in the last st , turn. (361 sc)
  • Row 4 – ch-6 (counts as tr plus ch 2), skip the first 2 sts, work 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, *ch 5, skip 3 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts; repeat from * to last 2 sc, ch 2, 1 tr in last st, turn. (59 ch-5 loops, 180 sc, 2 tr, 2 ch 2 sps)
  • Row 5 – ch 1, 1 sc in first tc, 2 sc in the ch-2 space, skip 1 st, 1 sc in next st, *5 sc in next ch-5 space, skip 1 st, 1 sc in next st, skip 1 st; repeat from *to last ch-2 space, 2 sc in last ch space, 1 sc in 4th st of ch-6 from row below, turn. (361 sc)
  • Row 6 – ch 1, 1 sc in each of the first 2 sts, *ch 5, skip 3 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts; repeat from * to last 5 sc, ch 5, skip 3 sts, 1 sc in each of the last two sts, turn. (60 ch-5 loops, 181 sc)
  • Row 7 – 45 – repeat rows 3-6 (row 45 is a repeat of row 5, so you will end there)
  • Row 46 – ch 1, work 1 sc in each st across (361 sts)
  • Finish and weave in ends.

I love to see what everyone makes, so please tag me @StitchinProgress and Marie @ucrafter when you share!

© 2019 by Lisa Rollins (Stitch in Progress) 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 Lisa’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/2019/05/13/crochet-pattern-sweet-honeycomb-super-wrap-by-stitch-in-progress/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Victoriana Shawl

Free crochet pattern: Victoriana Shawl in Murky Depths Dyeworks Deep Sock by Underground Crafter

I’m so excited to be participating in the Celebrate Mom Blog Hop with Pattern Paradise this year. My pattern is the Victoriana Shawl, a beautiful, lacy, rectangular shawl that makes a bold statement by combining color blocking, thin stripes, and pretty lace stitches.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Murky Depths Dyeworks.

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Debbie from Murky Depths Dyeworks. Not only does she dye stunning yarns, but she also happens to live in my neighborhood! Debbie shared with me her process for dyeing yarn in small batches of twelve skeins.

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Today’s #HookedOnYarn2019 prompt is colorful. (Swipe through to get the full list of prompts for this National #Crochet Month Instagram challenge I’m co-hosting with @stitchesnscraps and @themarlybird.) I LOVE color. I don’t know if it’s the Cuban in me, but I especially love the types of colors I associate with the Caribbean look. These two skeins of #indiedyedyarn by @murkydepthsdyes combine the light pinks and purples of my comfort zone with an interesting dark grey. Working with #handdyed #yarn gives me an opportunity to explore truly unique colors, like these from Debbie at Murky Depths. By the way, these are the #indieyarnofthemonth for March, and I’m working on something special to share with you (in the form of a free crochet pattern, of course) in the next few weeks using these beautiful colors. What are your favorite colors for #crocheting? #undergroundcrafter #murkydepthsdyes #crochetersgonnacrochet #crochetersofig #crochetersoftheworld #instacrochet #crocheted #yarnlove #latinablogger #makersgonnamake #makerstrong

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When Debbie and I met, she was on the way to show her yarn at a local yarn shop, so she had a wide assortment of colors. We were in a Starbucks, which doesn’t have perfect, true color lighting, and I wasn’t sure what to select. Debbie picked out the Scion and gave me a selection of multicolored yarns to match with it. It wasn’t until I was outside in natural lighting that I could tell that the colors actually coordinated. Not to worry, though. All of the multicolored Murky Depths Dyeworks yarns coordinate with the solids, so you can easily pick out the perfect combination of colors for your next project even if you don’t have Debbie on hand to help you out!

It took me a while to find the right stitch pattern to pair with this beautiful, hand-dyed yarn. I wanted this shawl to be really lacy, so I used this Pastiche Accessories Sunflower Crochet Hook that was several sizes larger than what is usually recommended for working with sock yarn.

I also wanted to highlight the contrast between the lights and the darks in these colors, so I thought color blocking would be the way to go.

Free crochet pattern: Victoriana Shawl in Murky Depths Dyeworks Deep Sock by Underground Crafter

I added stripes along one side and worked a border around all the unworked edges.

Free crochet pattern: Victoriana Shawl in Murky Depths Dyeworks Deep Sock by Underground Crafter

It was supposed to be a gift for my mom… but it’s already in my daily rotation because I love how it turned out! (Sorry, Mom! It looks like you’re getting a store-bought gift this year.)

Don’t forget to head over to the Celebrate Mom Blog Hop home page to get links to the other 30 patterns in the blog hop and enter to win some great prizes!

Free crochet pattern: Victoriana Shawl in Murky Depths Dyeworks Deep Sock by Underground Crafter

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Victoriana Shawl

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: Victoriana Shawl in Murky Depths Dyeworks Deep Sock by Underground Crafter

Make a bold statement by combining color blocking and thin stripes in this lacy, rectangular shawl.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 10” (25.5 cm) wide x 66” (167.5 cm) long after blocking.

Materials

Gauge

  • Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Use a crochet hook that is several sizes larger than what is recommended for your yarn to create a pleasing drape.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • 2-dc-cl – 2 double crochet cluster – [Yo, insert hook in designated st, yo and draw up a loop yo and draw through 2 loops] twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook. AllFreeCrochet has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here.          
  • 3-dc-cl – 3 double crochet cluster – [Yo, insert hook in designated st, yo and draw up a loop yo and draw through 2 loops] 3 times, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook. New Stitch a Day has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here.
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • picot – picot stitch – Ch 3, sk 2 ch, sl st to first ch. Moogly has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here. The pictured shawl uses the second picot method shown in the video.
  • pm – place stitch marker
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated. 
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
  • () Repeat instructions between parentheses into same stitch or space.

Pattern Notes

Pattern Instructions

Color Block Section 1

  • With CA, ch 48 (or any multiple of 10 sts, + 8 sts).
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 5 ch (counts as dc + ch-2 sp), pm in third skipped ch, *dc in next ch, ch 4, sk 4 ch, in next ch (3-dc-cl, ch 3, 2-dc-cl in third ch from hook, 3-dc-cl),** ch 4, sk 4 ch; rep from * across, ending last rep after ** with 3 ch remaining, ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc in last ch. (6 dc + 4 cluster groups + 2 ch-2 sp + 8 ch-4 sp)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 5 (counts as dc + ch-2 sp), *dc in second st on top of cluster group, ch 4, sk ch-4 sp, in next dc (3-dc-cl, ch 3, 2-dc-cl in third ch from hook, 3-dc-cl),** ch 4, sk ch-4 sp; rep from * across, ending last rep after ** with 3 sts remaining, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in top of third ch.
  • Rows 3-50: Rep Row 2, 48 times or until shawl measures approximately 30” (76 cm), or about half of desired finished length. Fasten off CA.

Color Block Section 2

  • Begin working on the underside of the foundation chain for Color Block Section 1 (see Pattern Notes).
  • Row 51: Join CB with sl st to marked st (third ch of first ch-5 of Row 1), ch 5 (counts as dc + ch-2 sp), *dc in next ch, ch 4, sk 4 ch, in next ch (3-dc-cl, ch 3, 2-dc-cl in third ch from hook, 3-dc-cl),** ch 4, sk 4 ch; rep from * across, ending last rep after ** with 3 ch remaining, ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc in last ch. (6 dc + 4 cluster groups + 2 ch-2 sp + 8 ch-4 sp)
  • Rows 52-100: Rep Row 2, 49 times or until Color Block Section 2 has the same number of rows as Color Block Section 1. Do not fasten off CB.

Stripe Section

  • Stripe Row 1: (Right Side) Ch 1, turn to work along long edge of shawl, 3 sc in side of each row across. (You will end with a multiple of 6 sts)
  • Stripe Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc), *(dc, ch 2, dc) in next st,** sk 2 sts; rep from * across to last 2 sts, sk 1 st, dc in last st.
  • Stripe Row 3: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc), *sk 1 st, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, sk 1 st; rep from * across to last st, dc in last st and change to CA (see Pattern Notes), fasten off CB.
  • Stripe Row 4: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc), *sk 1 st, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, sk 1 st; rep from * across to last st, dc in last st.
  • Stripe Row 5: Rep Stripe Row 4, pm1 in last st. Do not fasten off CA.

Border

  • Turn to work along short edge, begin working in the round.
  • Round 1: With Right Side facing, ch 1, 3 sc in side of each of next 4 rows, sc in side of next row, working along final Row of Color Block Section, sc in dc, [sc in first st of cluster group, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next st of cluster group, sc in last st of cluster group, sc in next 4 ch, sc in dc, sc in next 4 ch] 4 times, 7 sc in ch-5 sp, turn to work along long edge, 3 sc in side of each row across long edge to last row, 7 sc in ch-5 sp, turn to work along short edge, [sc in next dc, sc in next 4 ch, sc in first st of cluster group, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next st of cluster group, sc in last st of cluster group, sc in next 4 ch] 4 times, sc in next dc, sc in next 2 ch, sc in side of next row, 3 sc in side of each of next 4 rows, pm2 in last sc, join with sl st to first sc, fasten off CA.  
  • Border Row 1: With Right Side facing, join CB with sl st to first marked st, ch 3 (counts as dc), *sk 1 st, (dc, picot, dc) in next ch-2 sp, sk 1 st; rep from * across to last st, dc in second marked st. Fasten off CB.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
  • Spray block shawl (see Pattern Notes) to open up lace.

© 2019 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2019/05/09/crochet-pattern-victoriana-shawl/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Flower Clutch by Thoresby Cottage

Flower Clutch, free crochet pattern by Thoresby Cottage for Underground Crafter - flatlay of clutch with pens

I’m thrilled to share this beautiful crochet flower clutch pattern by Thoresby Cottage today. If you love pretty pastels,, portable projects, or granny squares, then get your hook ready for the Flower Clutch!

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Photos in this post are © Caitie Moore/Thoresby Cottage and are used with permission.

About Thoresby Cottage

Flower Clutch, free crochet pattern by Thoresby Cottage for Underground Crafter - photo of Caitie Moore/Thoresby Cottage

Caitie is the busy mum, designer, and maker behind the blog and online shop Thoresby Cottage. She is based in the vibrant city of Cape Town, South Africa, where she lives with her husband (live-in tech support), toddler (official toy tester), and fur-friend Lily. She draws much of her crochet inspiration from nature and loves creating whimsical and cheerful amigurumi and home décor. She is fuelled by faith and does most of her designing and making armed with a cup of tea.

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Flower Clutch

Crochet Pattern by Thoresby Cottage

Flower Clutch, free crochet pattern by Thoresby Cottage for Underground Crafter - flatlay of clutch with phone

Hi! I’m Caitie from the blog and online store, Thoresby Cottage. I’m so excited to share this pattern with you. I don’t know about you, but a girl can never have too many pouches. Even better is one that is handmade. This little pouch is the perfect size for my phone and some change, which is great when I just need to pop out and I don’t want to take my big mom bag with me.

I love working with cotton and the gorgeous natural colors of Scheepjes Catona are perfect for this floral project (although you can use any yarn you have on hand).

Flower Clutch, free crochet pattern by Thoresby Cottage for Underground Crafter - hands holding clutch

This pouch is made using a repeat motif (small flower square) that is then sewn together to form the pouch. The stitches used fit quite snugly together, which means that you don’t have to line the pouch if you plan to use this for slightly larger things like your phone or wallet. It’s the perfect project to use up all those colorful scraps!

Flower Clutch, free crochet pattern by Thoresby Cottage for Underground Crafter - hands holding clutch

The finished pouch measures 12 cm x 10 cm (5″ x 4″), but you could very easily make your pouch bigger or smaller by simply adjusting the number of motif squares that you use. I think a tiny pouch for small change would be fantastic, and a big beach bag would be gorgeous too! I love seeing all your finished makes, so please tag @thoresbycottage on Instagram, share the picture on Facebook, or send me an email.

Requirements

  • 2.75mm hook
  • Yarn needle
  • 2 x buttons (1 cm/ diameter)
  • Scheepjes Catona in the following colors:
    • 238: Powder Pink
    • 240: Amethyst
    • 393: Charcoal
    • 399: Lilac Mist
    • 402: Silver Green
    • 408: Old Rose
    • 406: Soft Beige
    • 414: Vintage Peach
    • 509: Baby Blue
LoveCrochet

US Terminology

  • Ch – chain
  • ch-sp – chain space
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Popcorn: work 5 dc into the same stitch. Remove your hook from the last dc and insert it, from front to back, into the top of the first dc of the popcorn stitch. Insert the hook into the loop from the last dc and pull it through to make the popcorn stitch puff. Change to the next color by doing a chain st. Moogly has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here.
  • R – round(s)
  • Sc – single crochet
  • St – stitch
  • Slst – slip stitch

Pattern Notes

Flower Clutch, free crochet pattern by Thoresby Cottage for Underground Crafter - hand holding clutch

Instructions

  • R1. Start with Color A. Into a magic ring; ch 3 (counts as dc), 11 dc. Invisible join or slst to 3rd ch of initial ch 3 to close. Cut yarn and weave in ends (12 dc)
  • R2. Join Color B with a standing dc (or ch 3, counts as first dc of popcorn st) into any st. Continue to *work a popcorn st, ch 1. Repeat from * around. Slst or invisible join into the back of the first popcorn to close the rnd. Cut yarn and weave in ends. (12 popcorns, 12 ch)
  • R3. Join Color C with a standing dc (or ch 3, counts as first dc of popcorn st) into any ch-1-sp. Continue to *work a popcorn st + ch 1, work a popcorn + ch 1 into the next two ch-1-sp, ch 3. Repeat from * around. Slst or invisible join into the first popcorn st to close the round. Cut yarn and weave in ends (12 popcorns, 4 x ch-3-sp)
  • R4. Join Color D with a standing dc (or ch 3, counts as a dc) into any ch-3-sp. Into the same ch-3-space, work another 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc. Dc into each of the next 6 st (i.e. into the back of the popcorn and into the ch-1-sp). *Into the ch-3-sp [3dc, 2 ch, 3 dc) Dc into each of the next 6 st. Repeat from * around. Invisible join into the initial dc to close the round. Cut yarn and weave in ends (48 dc, 4 x ch-2-sp)
  • Make 12 flower square motifs.
  • Arrange your squares into a 3 x 4 rectangle (i.e., a rectangle that is 3 squares wide and 4 squares long). I like to have the colors fairly random, but you can mix and match as you please. Join the squares together using the invisible join (i.e., whip stitching together  the back loops of the squares you wish to join). You should now have a panel of flower squares. Fold the panel in half, with 6 squares on one side and 6 on the other, wrong sides together and right side facing outwards.
  • With the opening of the pouch pointing upwards /  away from you, join the background yarn color (in this case, green) at the bottom left hand ch-2-sp. Slst in each st (through both layers of squares) to close up the left side. When you reach the top left hand corner, begin to slst across the top of the work, but only through the front layer of stitches. (If you go through both layers you will stitch your pouch closed!). When you reach the ch-2-sp on the far right hand side of the pouch, continue to slst through both layers down the right hand side of the pouch. The basic construction of the pouch is complete, now to add the loops.
  • Flip the pouch over and join the yarn on the top right hand ch-2-sp. Slst across the top of the pouch, until you reach the next ch-2-sp. Ch 14 (check that your buttons will fit through the loop and adjust the chain length accordingly) and slst back into same ch-sp to make the first loop.  Slst right across the top of the next square and into the first ch-2-sp of the last square. Ch 14 and slst back into same ch-sp to make the second loop. Slst to the end of the row, fasten off and weave in any ends.
  • Sew buttons onto the front of the bag.
© 2019 by Caitie Moore (Thoresby Cottage) 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 Caitie’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/2019/05/06/crochet-pattern-flower-clutch-by-thoresby-cottage/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler by 3amgracedesigns

I’m so excited to share a guest post for an adorable (that is, kawaii!) birdhouse softie by Donna and Michealene from 3amgracedesigns. This is a beginner-friendly crochet project that can be embellished with safety eyes, embroidery, or fabric paint.

Free crochet pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler amigurumi in assorted Red Heart yarns by 3amgracedesigns for Underground Crafter

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Photos in this post are © 3amgracedesigns and are used with permission. Yarn support was generously provided by Red Heart.

About 3amgracedesigns

Free crochet pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler amigurumi in assorted Red Heart yarns by 3amgracedesigns for Underground Crafter - Donna and Michaelene from 3amgracedesigns illustration

Donna Beavers & Michaelene Nelson are the crochet designing duo behind 3amgracedesigns. While a three hour time difference & 2,600 miles geographically separate them, they talk daily and draw inspiration from the maker community to create fun, original designs for their crochet-loving audience. They can accomplish anything with Jesus, enough coffee, and a good Wi-Fi connection.

When they’re not designing, they can be found spending time with their families and loudly supporting their children at their sporting competitions.

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Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler™

Crochet Pattern by 3amgracedesigns

Free crochet pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler amigurumi in assorted Red Heart yarns by 3amgracedesigns for Underground Crafter

Hello Makers! I’m Donna from 3amgracedesigns. We’re so honored that we get to hang out with you today!

I’m absolutely convinced the crochet community is filled with the nicest, kindest people around. I’ve met and been inspired by so many amazing human beings through Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest all via a little hashtag #crochet.

My goal for 3amgracedesigns was to give back to an amazing fiber community that supported me through some of life’s darkest challenges.  Crochet kept my hands busy when my heart was hurting over post-partum depression with my first child, unsuccessful infertility treatments trying to have a second child, and battling a rare form of cancer in 2015. Life can be hard – but crochet has always provided beauty & healing from the ashes.

Free crochet pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler amigurumi in assorted Red Heart yarns by 3amgracedesigns for Underground Crafter - with cloud and bird

I launched 3amgracedesigns with our Big Bang Theory C2C Crochet-along. Soon after, God crossed my path with Michaelene and we connected on so many levels within our hearts. We’ve been designing together ever since. We’re 2600 miles apart in distance yet we still finish each other’s thoughts & designs in a way that astonishes us both. We can’t wait to see where God takes our Maker journey next.

Together we have designed nine C2C Crochet-alongs, our most recent being for the popular video game Fortnite. We also love all things kawaii and have designed over 100 Kawaii Cuddlers, a line inspired by our love for food with faces. They are a bit bigger than traditional amigurumi – they just have TOO much personality to be small!

Today we’re sharing our Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler™ pattern.  This is a beginner level design and we hope you enjoy making it as much as we loved creating it for you!

Free crochet pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler amigurumi in assorted Red Heart yarns by 3amgracedesigns for Underground Crafter - with bird

Materials

Dimensions/Gauge

  • 11” x 11.5”

Abbreviations

  • BLO – Back Loop Only – Marly Bird has a helpful video for identifying the back loop here.
  • Ch – Chain
  • Dec – Single Crochet Decrease – Fiber Flux has a helpful video for this stitch, also known as sc2tog, here.
  • FO – Fasten Off
  • HDC – Half Double Crochet
  • Inc – Single Crochet Increase
  • MR – Magic Ring – Oombawka Design has a helpful video for the magic ring here.
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch

Pattern Notes

  • This pattern uses U.S. crochet abbreviations.
  • Unless otherwise specified, you will Ch1 and turn at the end of each row throughout the pattern.
  • A photo tutorial for the whipstitch is available here.

Birdhouse Base (Make 2)

  • Row 1 – With Lavender yarn, Ch36, SC in second Ch from hook and in each Ch across (35)
  • Rows 2-3 – SC across (35)
  • FO, Weave in ends.

Birdhouse

  • Row 1 – With Waterslide yarn, into the third stitch from the right of the Birdhouse Base, SC31 (31)
  • Rows 2-28 – SC across (31)
  • Row 29 – Dec, SC27, Dec (29)
  • Row 30 – Dec, SC25, Dec (27)
  • Row 31 – Dec, SC23, Dec (25)
  • Row 32 – Dec, SC21, Dec (23)
  • Row 33 – Dec, SC19, Dec (21)
  • Row 34 – Dec, SC17, Dec (19)
  • Row 35 – Dec, SC15, Dec (17)
  • Row 36 – Dec, SC13, Dec (15)
  • Row 37 – Dec, SC11, Dec (13)
  • Row 38 – Dec, SC9, Dec (11)
  • Row 39 – Dec, SC7, Dec (9)
  • Row 40 – Dec, SC5, Dec (7)
  • Row 41 – Dec, SC3, Dec (5)
  • Row 42 – Dec, SC, Dec (3)
  • Row 43 – Dec, SC (2)
  • Row 44 – Dec (1)
  • FO, Weave in ends.
  • Using Waterslide yarn, SC along row ends of Birdhouse peak. This will allow a clean line when you whipstitch the Roof onto the Birdhouse
Free crochet pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler amigurumi in assorted Red Heart yarns by 3amgracedesigns for Underground Crafter

Roof (Make 2)
Left Side

  • Row 1 – With Lavender yarn, Ch6, SC in second Ch from hook and in each Ch across (5)
  • Rows 2-34 – SC across (5)
  • FO, Weave in ends.
Free crochet pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler amigurumi in assorted Red Heart yarns by 3amgracedesigns for Underground Crafter - Roof

Right Side

  • Row 1 – With Lavender yarn, into the fifth stitch from the end of Left Side Roof, SC5 along edge (5)
  • Rows 2-28 – SC across (5)
  • FO, Weave in ends.
  • Center Roof on Birdhouse. With Lavender yarn, whipstitch (see Pattern Notes) Roof into BLO of stitches along Birdhouse peak.

Bird Entrance

  • Bird Entrance is worked in a continuous round, do not join.
  • Round 1 – With Shocking Pink yarn, MR, SC6 (6)
  • Round 2 – Inc x 6 (12)
  • Round 3 – (SC, Inc) x 6 (18)
  • FO, Leave long tail for sewing.

Door

  • Row 1 – With Turqua yarn, Ch17, SC in second Ch from hook and in each Ch across (16)
  • Rows 2-18 – SC across (16)
  • Row 19 – Dec, Dec, SC8, Dec, Dec (12)
  • Row 20 – Dec, SC8, Dec (10)
  • Row 21 – Dec, HDC6, Dec (8)
  • FO, Leave long tail for sewing.

Cheeks (Make 2)

  • Round 1 – With Pink yarn, MR, SC6 (6)
  • Join. FO, Leave long tail for sewing.


Alternative to Safety Eyes (Make 2)

  • Eyes are worked in a continuous round, do not join.
  • Round 1 – With Black yarn, MR, SC6 (6)
  • Round 2 – Inc x 6 (12)
  • FO, Leave long tail for sewing.
  • You can also embroider or use puff paint to create sleepy eyes like this:
Free crochet pattern: Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler amigurumi in assorted Red Heart yarns by 3amgracedesigns for Underground Crafter - Eyes

Assembly

  • Sew or glue Bird Entrance and Door in desired locations.
  • Place safety eyes between Rows 12-13 of Door, roughly 5 stitches apart.
  • Sew or glue Cheeks in desired location.
  • Use embroidery floss or puff paint to create mouth.
  • Align Birdhouse halves so ends of rows match. SC around both pieces to join together. If you want your edging to match  – make sure you change colors as you SC around. Stuff with Poly-Fil prior to completing stitching. Make sure you work in a counter-clockwise direction so your stitches face forward.

We hope you enjoy our new pattern. When you make a Birdhouse Kawaii Cuddler™, we’d love to see it! Tag us @3amgracedesigns on social media. We’re always available via email to 3amgracedesigns AT gmail DOT com or in our Facebook group to answer any questions you might have. Happy crocheting!

© 2019 by 3amgracedesigns 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 3amgracedesigns’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/2019/04/29/crochet-pattern-birdhouse-kawaii-cuddler-by-3amgracedesigns. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Hygge Squirrel by Hooked by Kati

Hygge Squirrel, free crochet amigurumi pattern by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter

They say all good things must come to an end and I’m happy to share the third and final another adorable amigurumi crochet pattern in a series of guest posts by Hooked by Kati! The Hygge Squirrel is the companion of the Hygge Hedgehog and Hygge Owl.

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About Kati Brown

Kati Brown is a designer who lives in Colorado with her husband and two sons. Kati works in bright colors and fun shapes, and she loves making anything with safety eyes. Her inspiration mostly comes from the games and imaginations of her energetic boys, who thoroughly test all amigurumi for durability and aerodynamics. She is a regular contributor to several print magazines and runs Hooked by Kati, a blog about patterns and the craft business journey. 

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Hygge Squirrel

Crochet Pattern by Hooked by Kati

Hygge Squirrel, free crochet amigurumi pattern by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter

The third in the Hygge amigurumi woodland creature collection, this little fellow has a bushy tail and an attitude to match.

Hygge Squirrel, free crochet amigurumi pattern by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter - Hygge Squirrel, Hygge Owl, and Hygge Hedgehog with yarn
  • Pattern Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Terminology Used (U.S. or U.K.): US

Finished Size

  • 7” (18 cm) tall x 4.5” wide x 4.5” (11.5 cm) deep when made with worsted weight yarn

Materials

  • Red Heart Soft worsted weight yarn, 100% acrylic, 256 yds / 5 oz / 141 g, 1 ball (20 yds) #E728 Cocoa (MC), < 1 ball #7933 Wheat (AC1)
  • Red Heart Hygge bulky yarn, 70% acrylic, 30% nylon, 132 yds / 5 oz / 141 g, 1 ball #E869 Latte (AC2).
  • G (4.25 mm) crochet hook
  • Two 15 mm brown safety eyes
  • Fairfiled Poly-Fil Fiber Filling
  • Tapestry needle
  • Straight pins
  • Stitch markers (if desired) 

Gauge

  • Gauge is not important for amigurumi. Be sure to use the same hook throughout to ensure proportional size.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
  • AC1 – Accent Color 1
  • AC2 – Accent Color 2
  • ch – chain
  • dec – decrease (sc2tog) – Watch a helpful video tutorial by Whistle & Ivy here.
  • inc – increase (2 sc in next st)
  • MC – Main Color
  • sc – single crochet
  • sc join – With slip knot on hook, insert hook into stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo pull through both loops on hook.
  • sl st – slip stitch

Pattern Notes

  • Work in continuous rounds unless otherwise specified by pattern.
  • For best results, assemble parts in order specified by pattern.
  • Do not weave in ends of each part until the end. This allows for repositioning of parts if needed.
  • Ch-3 at beginning of round counts as dc.
  • For more help with part attachment, check out 5 Tips for Perfect Amigurumi Part Attachment at Hooked by Kati.
Hygge Squirrel, free crochet amigurumi pattern by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter - Hygge Squirrel, Hygge Owl, and Hygge Hedgehog

Pattern Instructions

Body

  • With MC, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)
  • Rnd 3: [sc, inc] 6 times. (18)
  • Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)
  • Rnd 5: 12 sc, change to AC1, 12 sc. (24)
  • Rnd 6: Change to MC, [3 sc, inc] 3 times, change to AC1, [3 sc, inc] 3 times. (30)
  • Rnd 7: Change to MC, 15 sc, change to AC1, 15 sc. (30)
  • Rnd 8: Change to MC, [4 sc, inc] 3 times, change to AC1, [4 sc, inc] 3 times. (36)
  • Rnd 9: Change to MC, 18 sc, change to AC1, 18 sc. (36)
  • Rnd 10: Change to MC, [5 sc, inc] 3 times, change to AC1, [5 sc, inc] 3 times. (42)
  • Rnd 11: Change to MC, 21 sc, change to AC1, 21 sc. (42)
  • Rnd 12: Change to MC, [6 sc, inc] 3 times, change to AC1, [6 sc, inc] 3 times. (48)
  • Rnds 13-20: Change to MC, 24 sc, change to AC1, 24 sc. (48)
  • Rnd 21: Change to MC, [6 sc, dec] 3 times, change to AC1, [6 sc, dec] 3 times. (42)
  • Rnd 22: Change to MC, [5 sc, dec] 3 times, change to AC1, [5 sc, dec] 3 times. (36)
  • Rnd 23: Change to MC, [4 sc, dec] 3 times, change to AC1, [4 sc, dec] 3 times. (30)
  • Rnd 24: Change to MC, [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)
  • Rnd 25: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)
  • Stuff.
  • Rnd 26: [sc, dec] 6 times. (12)
  • Rnd 27: Dec 6 times. (6)
  • Bind off leaving long tail for sewing. Thread tail through remaining 6 sts, pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Head

  • With MC, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)
  • Rnd 3: [2 sc, inc] 4 times. (16)
  • Rnd 4: [3 sc, inc] 4 times. (20)
  • Rnds 5-6: Sc evenly around. (20)
  • Rnd 7: [4 sc, inc] 4 times. (24)
  • Rnd 8: [5 sc, inc] 4 times. (28)
  • Rnd 9: [6 sc, inc] 4 times. (32)
  • Rnd 10: [7 sc, inc] 4 times. (36)
  • Rnds 11-16: Sc evenly around. (36)
  • Insert safety eyes between Rounds 9 and 10, 7 sts apart. Position eyes so the space between them is on a flat side of the head, giving the squirrel a flat forehead and face.
  • Rnd 17: [4 sc, dec] 6 times. (30)
  • Rnd 18: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)
  • Rnd 19: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)
  • Stuff.
  • Rnd 20: [sc, dec] 6 times. (12)
  • Rnd 21: Dec 6 times. (6)
  • Bind off leaving long tail for sewing. Thread yarn through remaining 6 sts and pull tight to close.
  • Attach head to narrow end of body around Round 4, between Rounds 9 and 16 of the head. Center narrow end of head over AC1 side of body.
Hygge Squirrel, free crochet amigurumi pattern by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter - Squirrel face detail

Ears (Make 2)

  • With MC, ch 4.
  • Row 1: 8 dc in fourth ch from hook. (see Pattern Notes) (9)
  • Sl st in top of ch-3 to join.
  • Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.
  • Sew 2 stitches of ears to head along Round 16, 8 sts apart, aligned with eyes.
Hygge Squirrel, free crochet amigurumi pattern by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter - Squirrel profile

Hind Legs (Make 2)

  • With MC, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)
  • Rnd 3: [sc, inc] 6 times. (18)
  • Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)
  • Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)
  • Rnd 6: [4 sc, inc] 6 times. (36)
  • Rnd 7: [5 sc, inc] 6 times. (42)
  • Rnds 8-11: Sc evenly around. (42)
  • Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.
  • Attach to body between Rounds 9 and 25, equally covering MC and AC1. When leg is sewn ¾ around, stuff, then complete attachment.

Hind Feet (Make 2)

  • With AC1, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 5 sc in second ch from hook. (5)
  • Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (10)
  • Rnds 3-8: Sc evenly around. (10)
  • Bind off leaving long tail for sewing. Stuff lightly. Press last round of Hind Feet flat. Sewing through both layers of the last round, attach across last 4 rounds of hind legs and one round of body. Attach so that first 6 rounds of feet stick out in front of body and act as a stabilizer when body is upright.
Hygge Squirrel, free crochet amigurumi pattern by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter - Squirrel with Red Heart Soft and Hygge yarns

Arms (Make 2)

  • With AC1, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)
  • Rnds 3-4: Sc evenly around. (12)
  • Rnd 5: [4 sc, dec] twice. (10)
  • Rnds 6: Change to MC, sc evenly around. (10)
  • Rnd 7-20: Sc evenly around.
  • Bind of leaving long tail for sewing. Press paw flat with a slight curve. Holding paw flat, stuff arm. Do not stuff paw. Press last round flat. Working through both layers of the last round, sew arm to body vertically between Rounds 5 and 10, 4 stitches behind the color change. Sew along arm along top and bottom for 4 stitches to tack down and hold pointing forward.

Tail

  • With AC2, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)
  • Rnd 3: [sc, inc] 6 times. (18)
  • Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)
  • Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)
  • Rnd 6: [4 sc, inc] 6 times. (36)
  • Rnd 7: [5 sc, inc] 6 times. (42)
  • Rnd 8: [6 sc, inc] 6 times. (48)
  • Rnd 9: Skip 24, 24 sc. Leave skipped stitches unworked. (24)
  • Rnd 10: Sc evenly around. (24)
  • Rnd 11: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)
  • Rnd 12: Sc evenly around. (18)
  • Rnd 13: [sc, dec] 6 times. (12)
  • Rnd 14: Dec 6 times. (6)
  • Bind off and weave in ends. Continue tail by working on unworked stitches from Round 9.
  • Rnd 1: Sc join (see Special Stitches), 23 sc. (24)
  • Rnd 2-16: Sc evenly around. (24)
  • Rnd 17: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)
  • Stuff tail.
  • Rnd 18: [sc, dec] 6 times. (12)
  • Rnd 19: Dec 6 times. (6)
  • Bind off, leaving long tail for sewing. Thread yarn through remaining 6 sts and pull tight to close. Sew to body with bottom of tail at Round 22, evenly placed between hind legs, acting as support when body is upright. With scrap yarn, sew center of Round 1 of tail to center of last round of head. Tail will curve along body.

Nose

  • With long strand of AC1, sew from the center of the nose, up 2 rounds, and back through center of the nose. Continue in stitches on either side of upper stitch to create a triangle, always threading back through center of nose.

Face Shaping

  • Thread yarn up through center of nose and down through stitch 4 rounds straight down from nose. Thread yarn back up through center of nose. Pull tightly to crease snout.
© 2019 by Kati Brown (Hooked by Kati) 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 Kati’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/2019/04/22/crochet-pattern-hygge-squirrel-amigurumi-by-hooked-by-kati/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!