Hexagon Crochet Baby Blanket: Candy Shop Blanket by The Blue Elephants

Multi-color crochet hexagon blanket draped over chair - Candy Shop Baby Blanket, free crochet pattern in Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Super Chunky yarn by The Blue Elephants for Underground Crafter

Do you love making portable crochet motif projects? Then you’ll love this guest post by Shehla from The Blue Elephants! The Candy Shop Baby Blanket is a vibrant and adorable hexagon crochet baby blanket. Shehla shares her method for joining the hexagons to minimize the number of ends you’ll need to weave in, too. There’s even a helpful video at the end of the post!

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 © Shehla Ahmed/The Blue Elephants and are used with permission.

About The Blue Elephants

Shehla Ahmed from The Blue Elephants

Shehla Ahmed started knitting and crocheting in high school with the help of tutorials on YouTube. Since then, she’s created The Blue Elephants blog to share her designs and new projects, and to help others. You’ll learn how to crochet, knit, and get access to patterns that are fun and modern – but more than that, you’ll be part of a community of makers. A community of strong women who make things happen and empower each other to grow and share their unique gifts. Shehla’s goal here is to guide and teach you how to take your passions and create a business with them, to find joy in doing what you love no matter what others think, and to reach for the things you want in life.

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Candy Shop Baby Blanket

Hexagon Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern by The Blue Elephants

Multi-color crochet hexagon blanket folded over chair (top photo) and draped over chair (bottom photo) | Candy Shop Baby Blanket, free crochet pattern in Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Super Chunky yarn by The Blue Elephants for Underground Crafter

Hello, everyone! I’m thrilled to be back here sharing another pattern. One of the first blankets I ever sold was the Hudson Baby Blanket and since then, it’s still one of my favorites. It’s modern and fun and easy to work, and I wanted to incorporate some of that into this new design. This pattern is for the Candy Shop Baby Blanket, a bright and colorful take on the original that’s much faster to work up!

Colorful crochet hexagon blanket laid flat with letterboard sign on top - Candy Shop Baby Blanket, free crochet pattern in Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Super Chunky yarn by The Blue Elephants for Underground Crafter

The inspiration behind this blanket is a candy shop here in Chicago called Dylan’s Candy Bar. It’s an explosion of color and when I walked into it for the first time, I felt giddy and excited and I wanted to take it all in. So, the colors I chose for this blanket are ones that feel like summer and childhood and candy!

These hexagons are all made separately and then joined together with some half hexagons using a continuous join. I did this join for the first time on this blanket and it’s super easy once you see how it’s worked. Rather than seaming each hexagon to its neighbor and then weaving in a million ends, I wanted to have as little extra work to do as possible. The entire joining and border only has 2 ends and 1 join where I added another ball of yarn.

Detail of back of joined crochet hexagons - Candy Shop Baby Blanket, free crochet pattern in Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Super Chunky yarn by The Blue Elephants for Underground Crafter

Materials

  • 12.00mm crochet hook
  • 10.00mm crochet hook
  • #6 super bulky yarn – I used Paintbox Wool Mix Super Chunky in Buttercup (1), Spearmint Green (1), Marine Blue (1), Dusty Lilac (1), Bubblegum Pink (1), Candyfloss pink (1), and Stormy Gray (2)
  • Tapestry needle
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Abbreviations

  • BLO – back loop only
  • BO – bind off/finish off
  • ch – chain
  • DC – double crochet
  • FLO – front loop only
  • SC – single crochet

Pattern Notes

  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Sizing: 30” (76 cm) x 36” (91.5 cm)
  • Gauge: 2S x 1R per inch
  • Oombawka Design Crochet has a helpful magic loop/magic ring tutorial here.

Full Hexagon

  • Use 4 of the colors to make 6 full hexagons each, and 1 color for the half hexagons. The color you have the most of (Stormy Gray in mine) is for joining and the border.
  • Round 1: Start with a magic loop (see Pattern Notes) and secure it with a slip stitch. Ch 2 (count as DC). Work 1 DC into the magic loop. Ch 2 again.  *DC 2, ch 2* 5 more times into the magic loop. You should have 6 sets of DC and 5 ch-2 spaces now.  Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to finish the round. Then, pull the loop closed.
  • Round 2: Ch 2, DC. (DC, ch 2, DC) into the ch-2 space. *Skip the first space, DC 1, [DC, ch2, DC]* repeat around and slip stitch to the top of the beginning ch 2. (3 DC per side)
  • BO and weave in ends.
  • I have a video here of the large version of these hexagons. I modified them to be a bit smaller by skipping the first space and only working until round 2. This gave me exactly 6 hexagons from each ball.

Half Hexagons

  • Round 1: Start with a magic loop (see Pattern Notes) and secure it with a slip stitch. Ch 2 (count as DC). Work 1 DC. Ch 2, *DC 2, ch 2* twice more. Pull the tail ends to close the loop. You should have 3 sets of DC and 2 ch-2 spaces now.
  • Round 2: Ch 2, turn. * Skip the first space, DC 1, then (DC, ch 2, DC) into the ch-2 space* twice. DC 2, increase. (3 DCs per side). BO and weave in ends.

Joining

  • Now that you have all the hexagons made, arrange them in the order you like. You should have 6 rows with 5 ½ hexagons in each row.
  • Then with the smaller hook and your border color yarn, make a slip knot and chain 3 or 4 to start. Now, starting at the first blue (a half), work a line of slip stitches through the back loops only of the line marked in the photo.
Colorful crochet hexagons displayed before joining - Candy Shop Baby Blanket, free crochet pattern in Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Super Chunky yarn by The Blue Elephants for Underground Crafter
  • When you get to the bottom, turn and pick up the color hex next to it (pink). Insert your hook through FLO of the gray stitch and the BLO of the pink and slip stitch through all the loops. Continue until you get to the top of the where the colors meet.
  • Now the pink and blue are joined, and the seam is flat! Continue in this way along the top two edges of the pink hex, join the pink to the next, and work your way down the row.
Detail of slip stitch join of colorful hexagon crochet blanket - Candy Shop Baby Blanket, free crochet pattern in Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Super Chunky yarn by The Blue Elephants for Underground Crafter
  • When your first row is all joined, turn the work and continue joining to the next row along the pointy ends and the gray slip stitches from the first row.
Detail of slip stitch join of colorful hexagon crochet blanket - Candy Shop Baby Blanket, free crochet pattern in Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Super Chunky yarn by The Blue Elephants for Underground Crafter
  • Follow the arrow until the entire blanket is in one piece. I have a video below that can walk you through how I did this.
Detail of slip stitch join of colorful hexagon crochet blanket - Candy Shop Baby Blanket, free crochet pattern in Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Super Chunky yarn by The Blue Elephants for Underground Crafter
  • At the corner of the last half hexagon, start to work a border around the whole blanket by working 1 rounds of SC around the blanket. BO and weave in ends to finish!
Border close up of colorful, crochet hexagon blanket - Candy Shop Baby Blanket, free crochet pattern in Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Super Chunky yarn by The Blue Elephants for Underground Crafter

I love how this blanket turned out and I hope the joining tutorial helps you out! I’ll definitely be using it in more projects now. Thanks so much for reading. If you’d like to see more blankets and toys, I’d love for you to stop by at my blog, The Blue Elephants, and take a look around.

© 2019 by Shehla Ahmed (The Blue Elephants) 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 Shehla’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/2019/08/23/hexagon-crochet-baby-blanket-candy-shop-blanket-by-the-blue-elephants/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Triangle Shawl Pattern: Summer Sunset Shawl by Two Brothers Blankets

Summer Sunset Shawl, free crochet pattern in Lion Brand Wrap Star yarn by Two Brothers Blankets for Underground Crafter

Are you looking for the easy crochet triangle shawl pattern that you can style as a scarf or a shawl? Then you’ll love this guest post by Michelle from Two Brothers Blankets! The Summer Sunset Shawl is an easy, two-row repeat crochet triangle shawl that you can customize to your preferred size. You can make it with a self-striping yarn that does all the colorwork for you, too!

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 © Michelle Ferguson/Two Brothers Blankets and are used with permission. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Red Heart.

About Two Brothers Blankets

Summer Sunset Shawl, free crochet pattern in Lion Brand Wrap Star yarn by Two Brothers Blankets for Underground Crafter | Two Brothers Blankets logo

Michelle Ferguson lives in Florida with her husband, two sons, and two dogs. She has been crocheting for just over 7 years and designing crochet patterns for 5 years. She loves to create crochet garments and accessories that are simple and modern. When she is not crocheting she loves to go to the beach, read, and watch football.

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Summer Sunset Shawl

Crochet Triangle Shawl Pattern by Two Brothers Blankets

Summer Sunset Shawl, free crochet pattern in Lion Brand Wrap Star yarn by Two Brothers Blankets for Underground Crafter

Materials

  • 874 yards DK (#3) weight yarn – Lion Brand Wrap Star in the colorway Eve was used in sample pictured.
  • H (5.0mm) crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Yarn needle
Summer Sunset Shawl, free crochet pattern in Lion Brand Wrap Star yarn by Two Brothers Blankets for Underground Crafter | Triangular, striped shawl in progress with crochet hook and yarn

Difficulty

  • Easy

Gauge

  • Row 4 = 4” (10 cm) across the top

Sizing

  •  54” (137 cm) across the top, unblocked

Pattern Notes

  • Starting chain DOES count as first stitch, unless stated otherwise within the pattern.
  • Add to your queue or buy the ad-free PDF of this pattern on Ravelry or Etsy.

Stitches Needed & Abbreviations (U.S. Terms)

  • ch(s) – chain(s)
  • dc – double crochet
  • mb – mini bean – insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on your hook), yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (4 loops on your hook), yarn over and pull through all 4 loops.
  • MC – magic circle – Oombawka Design has helpful video and photo tutorials for the magic ring/magic circle here.
  • st(s) – stitch(es)

Pattern

  • Create a MC.
  • Row 1: Ch 3, work 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in the magic circle. Pull tight to close. (6)
  • Row 2: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 2 sts, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch-2 space, 1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in last st. (12)
Summer Sunset Shawl, free crochet pattern in Lion Brand Wrap Star yarn by Two Brothers Blankets for Underground Crafter | Woman wearing striped triangular shawl with her back to camera in front of trees
  • Row 3: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in same st, 1 mb in next st, *1 dc in next st, 1 mb in next*, repeat to ch-2 space, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch-2 space, 1 mb in next st, *1 dc in next st, 1 mb in next st*, repeat to last st, 2 dc in last st. (18)
  • Row 4: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in same st, *1 mb in next st, 1 dc in next st*, repeat to ch-2 space, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next st, 1 mb in next st*, repeat to last st, 2 dc in last st. (24)
Summer Sunset Shawl, free crochet pattern in Lion Brand Wrap Star yarn by Two Brothers Blankets for Underground Crafter | Woman wearing striped triangular shawl with point in front with hand on hip
  • Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until you reach 300 sts or desired size for your shawl. You will be increasing by 6 sts each row.
  • Fasten off. Weave in ends. Block if desired.
© 2019 by Michelle Ferguson (Two Brothers Blankets) 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 Michelle’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/2019/08/21/crochet-triangle-shawl-pattern-summer-sunset-shawl-by-two-brothers-blankets/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!
Summer Sunset Shawl, free crochet pattern in Lion Brand Wrap Star yarn by Two Brothers Blankets for Underground Crafter | Woman wearing striped triangular shawl with her back to camera in front of trees

Simple Crochet Cardigan Pattern: Summer Isle Cardigan by Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’

Free crochet pattern: Summer Isle Cardigan by Itchin' for Some Stitchin' in Red Heart Bunches of Hugs yarn for Underground Crafter

Are you looking for the simple crochet cardigan pattern? Then you’ll love this guest post by RaeLynn from Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’! The Summer Isle Cardigan is a beginner-friendly sleeveless crochet cardigan pattern in five sizes. It also includes a video tutorial to guide you through seaming the pieces together.

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 © RaeLynn Endicott/Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’ and are used with permission. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Red Heart.

About Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’

Free crochet triangular shawl pattern: It's a Colorful Summer Shawl in Lion Brand Mandala for Itchin' for Some Stitchin' for Underground Crafter | RaeLynn Endicott from Itchin' for Some Stitchin'

RaeLynn Endicott is the crochet designer and blogger behind Itchin for some Stitchin’, where she provides beginner-focused crochet, sewing, and knitting patterns, tutorials, tips, and general know-how.

She is a self-taught stitcher who learned how to crochet and knit as part of her church’s Prayer Shawl Ministry eight years ago.  Around the same time, her husband bought RaeLynn her first sewing machine and her love of sewing was born!

RaeLynn not only has a passion for these wonderful hobbies, but she also has a love of teaching others how to do them, which is why she started her blog three years ago — to provide others with the resources she struggled to find while learning to crochet, knit, and sew.

RaeLynn has only recently discovered a new love – crochet pattern design.  And because she is dedicated to beginners, all her patterns are as beginner-friendly as possible.

As a mother to four step-daughters and one rambunctious toddler, finding the time to design and blog can be challenging, but RaeLynn is up to the task!  

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Summer Isle Cardigan

Crochet Pattern by Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’

Free crochet pattern: Summer Isle Cardigan by Itchin' for Some Stitchin' in Red Heart Bunches of Hugs yarn for Underground Crafter - woman wearing striped, sleeveless crochet cardigan, standing against greenery

Breeze into summer with this lightweight Summer Isle cardigan. Designed with trendy open shoulders and a super easy granny stitch variation that’s great for beginners, this stylish cardigan is the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe!

Free crochet pattern: Summer Isle Cardigan by Itchin' for Some Stitchin' in Red Heart Bunches of Hugs yarn for Underground Crafter - woman wearing striped, sleeveless crochet cardigan, standing against greenery

Difficulty Level

  • Level 1-2 – Advanced Beginner

Finished Sizes

  • XS, S, M, L, XL.

Finished Dimensions

  • XS: 24” (61 cm) length x 22” (56 cm) width.
  • S: 25” (63.5 cm) length x 22.5” (57 cm) – 23” (58.5 cm) width.
  • M: 26” (66 cm) – 26.5” (67.5 cm) length x 23.5” (59.5 cm) – 24” (61 cm) width.
  • L: 27” (68.5 cm) – 27.5” (70 cm) length x 24.5” (62 cm) – 25” (63.5 cm) width.
  • XL: 27” (68.5 cm) – 27.5” (70 cm) length x 25.5” (65 cm) width.
  • **All dimensions are approximate.
Free crochet pattern: Summer Isle Cardigan by Itchin' for Some Stitchin' in Red Heart Bunches of Hugs yarn for Underground Crafter - woman wearing striped, sleeveless crochet cardigan, standing against greenery

Gauge

  • 8 rows  and 13 stitches = 4” (10 cm) in double crochet
  • 5 (2dc clusters) and 4 (ch2-sp) X 7 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern

Materials

  • Medium worsted #4 weight 100% acrylic yarn
    • Total yardage: 1,000 yd (914.5 m) – 1,500 yd (1,371.5 m)
  • Crochet Hook size G-4.25mm or whatever hook is needed to obtain gauge
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

Additional Notes

  • A video tutorial for seaming the Summer Isle Cardigan is available at the end of the written pattern.
  • An ad-free PDF of this pattern is available to buy on Etsy or Ravelry.
  • Add this pattern to your Ravelry queue or favorites.
  • 2 dc stitches = 1 dc cluster
  • Blocking the finished product is recommended, but not necessary.  Use your method of choice.
  • This is a very forgiving pattern and therefore, all dimensions are APPROXIMATE.
  • Instructions for each size are provided as follows: (XS), (S), (M), (L), (XL)
  • Your cluster count will be based on the number of chains in your foundation chain.  If you chained more or less than the number of  chains instructed in the pattern you will need to keep track of your cluster count.
  • If for some reason you cannot obtain the recommended stitch count or you choose to use a different yarn weight and /or hook size, you will need to adjust the number of chains in your foundation chain (both the Back panel and Front panels) so that the width of your project meets the width indicated in the chart under Finished Dimensions (see above).  However, be aware that this pattern expands as you crochet so the length of your foundation chain is not  equal to your finished width.  Thus, it may take a bit of trial and error before you find the correct number of chains to meet the required width.
  • As an alternative to chaining, you can use the foundation single crochet stitch (fsc) in this pattern.

Instructions

Back

  • Ch (75), (79), (83), (87), (89)
  • Row 1: Turn work,  sc in 2nd ch from hook in the bpo and in each ch across. (74), (78), (82), (86), (88) sts.
  • Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as a ch 3 turning chain & a ch 2 that will become a ch2-space), turn work, skip 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st,*ch 2, skip 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st*. Repeat from * to * across. (25), (26), (27), (28), (29) clusters.
  • Row 3:  Ch 5 (counts as a ch 3 turning chain & a ch 2 that will become a ch2-space), turn work, 2 dc in the 1st ch2-space, skip the 1st dc cluster, *ch 2, 2 dc in the next ch-2 space, skip the next dc cluster*.  Repeat from * to * across.   (25), (26), (27), (28), (29) clusters.
  • Continue to repeat row 3 until you reach the indicated length for your chosen pattern size (see Finished Dimensions). 
  • NOTE: If you have met the recommended gauge, this should be approximately row 45 (XS), 47 (S), 49 (M), 51 (L), and 51 (XL). If you stitch more tightly you will need to stitch more rows.
  • Bind off & weave in ends.
Free crochet pattern: Summer Isle Cardigan by Itchin' for Some Stitchin' in Red Heart Bunches of Hugs yarn for Underground Crafter - back piece

Front (Make 2)

  • Ch (39),  (41), (44, (45), (45).
  • Row 1: Turn work, sc in 2nd ch from hook in the bpo and in each ch across. (38), (40), (43), (44), (44) sts.
  • Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as a ch 3 turning chain & a ch 2 that will become a ch2-space), turn work, skip 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st,*ch 2, skip 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st*. Repeat from * to * across. (13), (13), (14), (15), (16) clusters.
  • Row 3: Ch 5 (counts as a ch 3 turning chain & a ch 2 that will become a ch2-space), turn work, 2 dc in the 1st ch2-space, skip the 1st dc cluster, *ch 2, 2 dc in the next ch-2 space, skip the next dc cluster*. Repeat from * to * across.   (13), (13), (14), (15), (16) clusters.
  • Continue to repeat row 3 until you reach the indicated length for your chosen pattern size (See Finished Dimensions). 
  • NOTES
    • If you have met the recommended gauge, this should be approximately row 45 (XS), 47 (S), 49 (M), 51 (L), and 51 (XL). If you stitch looser than recommended gauge you will need to work less rows.  If you stitch more tightly you will need to stitch more rows.
    • The two front side panels should each be approximately half the width of the back panel, but should be the same length.
  • Bind off & weave in ends.
Free crochet pattern: Summer Isle Cardigan by Itchin' for Some Stitchin' in Red Heart Bunches of Hugs yarn for Underground Crafter - front pieces for assembly

Finishing

  •  Place BACK panel on a hard surface (EX. table or floor) with the RIGHT side facing UP.
  • Place each FRONT panel on top of the back panel with RIGHT sides facing DOWN.
Free crochet pattern: Summer Isle Cardigan by Itchin' for Some Stitchin' in Red Heart Bunches of Hugs yarn for Underground Crafter - pieces for finishing
  • *One front panel placed on the left.
Free crochet pattern: Summer Isle Cardigan by Itchin' for Some Stitchin' in Red Heart Bunches of Hugs yarn for Underground Crafter - finishing diagram
  • *Both  front panels placed.
  • Seam the panels together per the section chart below.
  • NOTE:   I used the whip stitch (see below for video tutorial) to seam this pattern. 
Free crochet pattern: Summer Isle Cardigan by Itchin' for Some Stitchin' in Red Heart Bunches of Hugs yarn for Underground Crafter - finishing chart in inches
Free crochet pattern: Summer Isle Cardigan by Itchin' for Some Stitchin' in Red Heart Bunches of Hugs yarn for Underground Crafter - finishing chart in cm
  • **All dimensions are approximate.
  • Bind off & weave in ends.
© 2019 by RaeLynn Endicott (Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’) 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 RaeLynn’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/2019/08/05/simple-crochet-pattern-summer-isle-cardigan-by-itchin-for-some-stitchin/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: On the Right Track Beanie

Free crochet pattern: On the Right Tracks Beanie in Lion Brand Jeans yarn by Underground Crafter - blue striped crochet hat on white, faux fur background

Are you looking for a crochet beanie pattern to make this weekend? I have just the right project for you! On the Right Tracks Beanie is a slightly slouchy hat with a wide, textured hat band… and you can make one for a good cause, too. Read on for details!

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 this project was generously provided by Lion Brand. Camera and vinyl backdrop were generously provided by B&H Photo Video and Pro Audio.

Lion Brand announced yesterday that they’ve extended the deadline for this year’s #HatNotHate initiative donations, so today seemed like just the time to release this blue beanie pattern. If you’re not familiar with #HatNotHate, it’s a campaign to increase awareness of the negative impact of bullying. Last year, Lion Brand had a goal to collect 1,500 hats, and this year, the goal is 25,000 hats! These hats will be distributed to schools around the United States so that students can wear them in October as part of National Bullying Prevention Month.

If you’d like to send a hat, the deadline is September 1, 2019 and you can get all the details (including the address where to send the hats) here. If it’s too late to donate by the time you read this, you can also order your own #HatNotHate wooden tags or faux leather tags from Lion Brand to add to your own hat. Wear it proudly in October as a conversation starter about bullying in your community!

Free crochet pattern: On the Right Tracks Beanie in Lion Brand Jeans yarn by Underground Crafter - blue striped crochet hat on white, faux brick background with white jeans jacket

Let me tell you a bit more about this crochet beanie pattern. I love to crochet hats when I’m short on time since they work up so quickly. I wanted the hat band for this project to be more dramatic so I made it wider than usual and included a lot of texture. Since I know that kids and teens (at least in my neighborhood) prefer beanies and slouchies, I added a slightly slouchy touch to this hat. The pattern is available in one size (20″/51 cm hat circumference) but it should fit a variety of children, teens, and even some adults comfortably.

Free crochet pattern: On the Right Tracks Beanie in Lion Brand Jeans yarn by Underground Crafter - blue striped crochet hat on white, faux brick background

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On the Right Track Beanie

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: On the Right Tracks Beanie in Lion Brand Jeans yarn by Underground Crafter - blue striped crochet hat on white, faux fur background

This slightly slouchy beanie has a wide, textured hat band. This project was designed to meet the donation requirements for Lion Brand’s #HatNotHate initiative to increase awareness of the negative impact of bullying.

Finished Size

  • Teen/Adult Small: 20” (51 cm) hat circumference x 9.75” (25 cm) height.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Jeans yarn (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g, 246 yd/225 m) – 1 skein each in 105 Faded (CA) and 108 Brand New (CB), or approximately 160 yd (146.5 m) in CA and 130 yd (119 m) in CB in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size H-8/5 mm and US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hooks, or any sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 20 sts = 4.5” (11.5 cm) in pattern for Hat Band with smaller hook. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc2tog – double crochet 2 stitches together (decrease) – [Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook. Fiber Flux has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here.
  • FPdc – front post double crochet – front post double crochet = Yo, insert hook from front around back to front of indicated st, yo and draw up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice. A video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together (decrease) – [Insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop] twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook. Fiber Flux has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here.
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
  • () Repeat instructions within parentheses into same stitch.

Pattern Notes

  • When choosing colors, note that CA the color of the Hat Band and CB is the color of the rest of the Hat.
  • Hat Band is worked flat in rows until it reaches the desired hat circumference length. Then, stitches are picked up along the long edge of seamed Hat Band. The rest of the hat is worked in the round and then decreased at crown.
  • A helpful tutorial for joining pieces with the mattress stitch is available here.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of Rows and Rounds does not count as a stitch.

Pattern Instructions

Hat Band

  • With smaller hook and CA, ch 21.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next 20 ch. (20 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc in first 6 sts, [FPdc around next 2 sts from Row 1, sc in next 4 sts] twice, sc in next 2 sts.
  • Row 4: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 5: Turn, ch 1, sc in first 6 sts, [FPdc around next 2 FPdc, sc in next 4 sts] twice, sc in next 2 sts.
  • Rep Rows 4-5 until Hat Band measures approximately 20” (51 cm) long, or length of desired hat circumference.
  • Fasten off CA with long yarn tail (approximately 24”/61 cm) for seaming. Fold Hat Band and seam short edges together with yarn needle threaded with long yarn tail using the mattress stitch (see Pattern Notes).

Pick Up Stitches Along Hat Band

  • With larger hook and CB, begin working along long edge/joined circumference.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 92 sc evenly along long edge, join with sl st to first sc.

Work Even

  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, dc in same st and in each st around, join with sl st to first dc.
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, starting in same st, *(sc, dc) in next st, skip 1 st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc.
  • Rep Rnds 2-3 until hat measures approximately 7” (18 cm) in height, or approximately 2.75” (7 cm) shorter than final desired height, ending after a rep of Rnd 2.

Decrease to Crown

  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, starting in same st, *sc2tog, dc in next st, [(sc, dc) in next st] twice; rep from * around to last st, sc in last st, join with sl st to first sc. (79 sts)
  • Rnd 5: Ch 1, starting in same st, *dc2tog, dc in next 4 sts; rep from * around to last st, dc in last st, join with sl st to first dc. (66 sts)
  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, starting in same st, *sc2tog, dc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (44 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Ch 1, starting in same st, *dc2tog, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. (33 sts)
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, starting in same st, *sc2tog, dc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (22 sts)
  • Rnd 9: Ch 1, starting in same st, dc2tog around, join with sl st to first dc. (11 sts)
  • Rnd 10: Ch 1, starting in same st, [sc2tog, dc in next st] 3 times, sc2tog. (7 sts)
  • Fasten off CB with long yarn tail (approximately 12”/30.5 cm) for closing top of hat.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, draw CB yarn tail through remaining stitches. Pull yarn tight and secure to close crown.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside of hat.
© 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/2019/08/02/crochet-pattern-on-the-right-track-beanie. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Wrap Pattern: Easy Storm Ridge Wrap by ChristaCoDesign

Storm Ridge Wrap, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Roll With It Tweed by ChristaCoDesign for Underground Crafter - crochet wrap draped over dress form

Are you looking for a crochet wrap pattern that’s easy enough to work on while waiting for an appointment or while binging on your favorite tv show? Well, you’re in luck because today’s guest designer, Crystal from ChristaCoDesign has created the Storm Ridge Wrap! This long and luxurious shawl is easy to crochet and the yarn does all the colorwork for you, too.

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About ChristaCoDesign

Crystal Marin is the designer and blogger at ChristaCoDesign.com, where she shares simple and modern crochet patterns for the family. Crystal started crocheting almost seven years ago, while expecting her second child. She dabbled in hats and little fun things for her kids over the years. Once her youngest turned one, She decided to go for it and start designing her own patterns. She loves the creative freedom and has come to love to crochet garments.

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Storm Ridge Wrap

Crochet Pattern by ChristaCoDesign

Storm Ridge Wrap, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Roll With It Tweed by ChristaCoDesign for Underground Crafter - crochet wrap draped over dress form

Materials

  • 8mm (L) hook
  • 3 cakes of Red Heart’s Roll With It Tweed (296 yds ea), in Stormy Blues, a #4 med worsted weight yarn
  • Measuring tape, Yarn needle, Stitch marker and Scissors
Storm Ridge Wrap, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Roll With It Tweed by ChristaCoDesign for Underground Crafter - crochet wrap against wood with yarn

Notes

  • This wrap is worked sideways, from one tip to the other.
  • Ch 2 does not count as a st.
  • Finished size in 24” (61 cm) at its widest and 104” (264 cm) tip to tip.
  • ChristaCoDesign patterns are written in standard US terms.

Stitches/Abbreviations        

  • 3rd loop hdc – crochet under the 3rd loop only         
  • ch – chain
  • hdc(s) – half double crochet(s) 
  • hdc2tog-half double crochet two together-yarn over and insert your hook into the first stitch to be worked, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and insert your hook into the second stitch to be worked, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all 5 loops on your hook.
  • RS – right side            
  • sl st – slip stitch                                 
  • WS-wrong side
Storm Ridge Wrap, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Roll With It Tweed by ChristaCoDesign for Underground Crafter - crochet wrap draped over woman's body with hands clasped

Level

  • Easy

Gauge                        

  • 4”x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) = 8 hdc x 7 rows

Swatch

  • Row 1. Ch 12, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn.
  • Row 2. Ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn.
  • Rows 3-8. Rep last row again.
  • Measure gauge and adjust hook size if needed.

Pattern

Left Wing Increase

  • Row 1. Ch 3, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, turn. (1 st)
  • Row 2. Ch 2 (doesn’t count here & throughout), 3 hdc in the same st, turn. (3 sts)
  • Row 3. (WS) Ch 2, 3rd loop hdc in the same st and in each st across, turn.
  • Row 4. (RS) Ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in last st, turn. (5 sts)
  • Row 5. Ch 2, 3rd loop hdc in the same st and in each st across, turn.
  • Row 6. Ch 2, hdc in same st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in each st til last 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in last st, turn. (7 sts)
  • Row 7. Ch 2, 3rd loop hdc in the same st and in each st across, turn. (7 sts)
  • Rows 8-63. Rep last 2 rows until there are 63 sts or increase reaches 30” (76 cm).
Storm Ridge Wrap, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Roll With It Tweed by ChristaCoDesign for Underground Crafter - crochet wrap in progress

Center Section

  • Row 64. (WS) Ch 2, 3rd loop hdc in the same st and in each st across, turn. (63 sts)
  • Row 65. (RS) Ch 2, hdc in same st and in each st across, turn. (63 sts)
  • Rows 66-102. Rep last 2 rows, or til center section measures 24” (61 cm) from Row 64-102.
  • Row 103. Ch 2, 3rd loop hdc in same st and in each st  across, turn. (63 sts)
Storm Ridge Wrap, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Roll With It Tweed by ChristaCoDesign for Underground Crafter - crochet wrap in progress

Right Wing Decrease

  • Row 104. (RS) Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc2tog in next 2 sts, hdc in each st across til last 3 sts, hdc2tog in next 2 sts, hdc in last st, turn. (61 sts)
  • Row 105. Ch 2, 3rd loop hdc in same st and in each st across, turn. (61 sts)
  • Rows 106-159. Rep last 2 rows until there are 7 sts.
  • Row 160. (RS) Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc2tog in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, hdc2tog in next 2 sts, hdc in last st, turn. (5 sts)
  • Row 161. (WS) Ch 2, 3rd loop hdc in same st and in each st across, turn. (5 sts)
  • Row 162. Ch 2, hdc2tog in first 2 sts, hdc in next st, hdc2tog in last 2 sts, turn. (3 sts)
  • Row 163. Ch 2, 3rd loop hdc in same st and in each st across, turn. (3 sts)
  • Row 164. Ch 2, hdc3tog. (1 st)
  • Cut yarn. Weave in ends.
Storm Ridge Wrap, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Roll With It Tweed by ChristaCoDesign for Underground Crafter - smiling woman wearing crochet wrap

I hope you enjoyed making the #stormridgewrap tag me @christacodesign on Instagram if you post a pic. Or share it to my Facebook Group, I love to see your work.

Storm Ridge Wrap, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Roll With It Tweed by ChristaCoDesign for Underground Crafter - crochet wrap draped over dress form
© 2019 by Crystal Marin (ChristaCoDesng) 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 Crystal’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/2019/07/29/crochet-wrap-pattern-easy-storm-ridge-wrap-by-christacodesign/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!