12 Inch Granny Square Crochet Pattern: Great Star Coral Square

Great Star Coral Square, free 12 inch free crochet granny square pattern by Underground Crafter | textured granny square on indigo dyed fabric

I’m joining in Marly Bird’s Wedding Blanket Crochet Along with this free crochet pattern for a 12″ (30.5 cm) granny square. The Great Star Coral Square is formed out of a 9-patch of small, textured squares surrounded by a simple border.

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Great Star Coral Square, free 12 inch free crochet granny square pattern by Underground Crafter | textured granny square on faux white brick surface

Last year, Marly Bird approached me about designing a square for a wedding blanket she was organizing for Ally, our contact at Red Heart yarns. Marly and her team also coordinated a crochet along so that you can have the chance to crochet your own version of the blanket! Find out more about the Wedding Blanket Crochet Along and get links to the rest of the patterns here.

Great Star Coral Square, free 12 inch free crochet granny square pattern by Underground Crafter | Wedding Blanket CAL with Marly Bird

I don’t crochet as many twelve inch squares as I crochet six inch squares, so I decided I would make a 9-patch square that includes nine smaller squares joined together. The Pattern Notes give you links to four different tutorials for methods to join your version of the Great Star Coral Square.

Great Star Coral Square, free 12 inch free crochet granny square pattern by Underground Crafter | textured granny square on white-painted wood surface

If you’re wondering about the name for this pattern, you can check out pictures of great star coral here.

And, if you’d like to see how the Great Star Coral Square looks in the finished wedding blanket, I’ve included a picture below.

Great Star Coral Square, free 12 inch free crochet granny square pattern by Underground Crafter | complete Wedding Blanket Crochet Along blanket

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Great Star Coral Square

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Great Star Coral Square, free 12 inch free crochet granny square pattern by Underground Crafter | textured granny square on indigo dyed fabric

This textured 9-patch granny square was designed as one of twenty-five 12″ (30.5 cm) squares for the Wedding Blanket Crochet Along with Marly Bird.

Finished Size

  • Motif: 12” (30.5 cm) square.

Materials

  • Red Heart Chic Sheep by Marly Bird yarn (100% Merino wool, 3.5 oz/100 g, 186 yd/170 m) – 1 skein ea in 5673 Fairy Tale (CA), 5622 Dragon Fruit (CB), and 5316 Linen (CC), or approximately 90 yd (82 m) ea in CA and CB and 50 yd (46 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Stitch markers (optional).

Gauge

  • Through Rnd 5 = 3.75” (9.5 cm) square in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only – Marly Bird has a helpful video tutorial for identifying the back loop here.
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • ch – chain
  • dc  – double crochet
  • ea  – each
  • FPsc – front post single crochet – Insert hook from front around back to front of st in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops. New Stitch a Day has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here.
  • hdc  – half double crochet
  • pf –  5-repeat puff stitch – Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, [yo, insert hook in same st, yo and draw up a loop] 4 more times, yo and draw through 11 loops on hook. Wilmade has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here. Her version has only 4 repeats and adds a chain after ea puff.
  • rep  – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc  – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp  – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • () Work instructions within parentheses into same stitch or space.
  • [] Repeat instructions within brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

Pattern Instructions

Square

  • Make 4 Great Star Coral Mini Squares (see pattern below) using CA through Rnd 2/CB through Rnd 5; Make 5 Great Star Coral Mini Squares using CB through Rnd 2/CA through Rnd 5.
  • Assemble following assembly diagram below (see Pattern Notes) and then continue on to Border.

Great Star Coral Mini Square

  • Ch 6, skip 5 ch, sl st in next ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, [pf in ring, ch 2] 5 times, pf in ring, ch 1, sc (counts as ch-1) to top of first pf to join. (6 pf + 6 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, [2 sc in ch-2 sp, FPsc around next pf] 6 times, sl st to top of first sc to join. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, starting in first st, [2 dc in next st, dc in next st] around, add another dc into last st, sl st to top of first dc to join. (28 sts)
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, dc in first st, *hdc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next st,** (dc, ch 2, dc) in next st; rep from * around, ending last rep after**, dc in first st, ch 1, sc (counts as ch-1) to top of first dc to join. (32 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 5: Ch 1, dc in same ch-2 sp, *dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, 3 dc in next st, ch 1, sk 2 sts, 3 dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st,** (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep after**, dc in first st, ch 1, sc (counts as ch-1) to top of first dc to join. (40 dc + 8 ch-1 sp + 4 ch-2 sp)
Great Star Coral Square, free 12 inch free crochet granny square pattern by Underground Crafter | assembly diagram

Border

  • Border Rnd 1: Join CC with sl st to any corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, *ch 1, sk 2 dc, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, [ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in ch-1 sp] 2 times, ch 1, sk 2 dc,** [dc in next ch-2 sp] twice; rep from * across, ending after ** at corner ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 sp,+ rep from * to + around, ending last rep at ** at first corner ch-2 sp, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc (counts as ch-1) to top of first dc to join. (140 sts + 48 ch-1 sp + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Border Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in same ch-2 sp, place stitch marker in first st to mark corner, *scBL in ea st and ch-1 sp across to corner ch-2 sp,** (3 sc in ch-2 sp, place stitch marker in second sc to mark corner); rep from * around, ending last rep at ** at first corner ch-2 sp, sc in first ch-2 sp, sl st to join.
  • Border Rnd 3: Ch 1,  2 sc in marked st, place stitch marker in first st to mark corner, *[scBL in ea st to marked st,** 3 sc in marked st, place stitch marker in second sc to mark corner] 3 times; rep from * to ** once, sc in same st first st, sl st to top of first sc to join.
  • Rep Border Rnd 3 as needed to reach 12” (30.5 cm) square or desired size. Fasten off CC.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
  • Spray block if desired.
© 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/2019/06/03/12-inch-granny-square-crochet-pattern-great-star-coral-square/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Flower Purse Pattern: Sunflower Purse by E’Claire Makery

Free crochet pattern: Sunflower Purse by E'Claire Makery for Underground Crafter | hexagonal sunflower purse on marble background

Have you been searching for the perfect crochet flower purse pattern? I’m so excited to introduce a new guest contributor, Claire from E’Claire Makery, and share her Sunflower Purse pattern with you today. This cute little accessory is perfect for when you don’t want to lug a big bag around.

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Claire Goodale is the owner, designer, and maker behind E’Claire Makery. When she’s not obsessing over yarn and coming up with patterns, you can find her out exploring, baking, watching superhero shows, and enjoying her newly married life with her husband Stephen. As a maker, her goal is to create patterns and tutorials, and share design and business tips to help give crocheters the confidence to create.

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Sunflower Purse

Crochet Pattern by E’Claire Makery

Free crochet pattern: Sunflower Purse by E'Claire Makery for Underground Crafter | hexagonal sunflower purse on marble background
  • Pattern Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner
  • Terminology Used: U.S. Terminology
  • Finished Size: 20” (51 cm) long x 7.5” (19 cm) wide

Supplies List

  • Worsted weight yarn in brown, yellow, and blue; I used Red Heart Soft yarn in Lemon (50 yards), Premier Everyday yarn in Coffee (25 yards), Hobby Lobby Soft & Sleek yarn in Periwinkle (50 yards)
  • Size J 6mm crochet hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Stitch Marker

Gauge (made using single crochet)

  • 15 st x 17 rounds

Abbreviations Used in this Pattern

  • Ch = chain
  • Dc = double crochet
  • Hdc = half double crochet
  • Rnd = round
  • Sc = single crochet
  • Sl st = slip stitch
  • St = stitch
  • Tr = triple crochet
  • *= repeat everything between two *
  • [ ] = stitch count at end of round
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Front of Purse

  • Starting with brown yarn
  • Rnd 1: sc 6 in magic circle [6]
  • Place st marker at beginning of round from this round onward to mark beginning of round
  • Rnd 2: sc 2 in each sc around [12]
  • Rnd 3: *sc 1, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [18]
  • Rnd 4: *sc 2, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [24]
  • Rnd 5: *sc 3, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [30]
  • Rnd 6 : *sc 4, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [36]
  • Rnd 7: *sc 5, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [42]
  • Switch to yellow yarn
  • Rnd 8 (sc in back loops only): *sc 6, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [48]
  • Rnd 9: *sc 7, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [54]
  • Rnd 10 (sc in back loops only): *sc 8, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [60]
  • Rnd 11: *sc 9, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [66]
  • Rnd 12 (sc in back loops only): *sc 10, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [72]
  • Rnd 13: *sc 11, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [78]
  • Rnd 14 (sc in back loops only): *sc 12, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [84]
  • Switch to blue yarn
  • Rnd 15: *sc 13, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [90]
  • Rnd 16: *sc 14, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [96]
  • Rnd 17: *sc 15, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [102]
  • Fasten off and weave in ends
Free crochet pattern: Sunflower Purse by E'Claire Makery for Underground Crafter | hexagonal sunflower purse on marble background

Back of Purse

  • Using blue yarn
  • Rnd 1: sc 6 in magic circle [6]
  • Rnd 2: sc 2 in each sc around [12]
  • Rnd 3: *sc 1, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [18]
  • Rnd 4: *sc 2, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [24]
  • Rnd 5: *sc 3, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [30]
  • Rnd 6 : *sc 4, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [36]
  • Rnd 7: *sc 5, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [42]
  • Rnd 8: *sc 6, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [48]
  • Rnd 9: *sc 7, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [54]
  • Rnd 10: *sc 8, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [60]
  • Rnd 11: *sc 9, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [66]
  • Rnd 12: *sc 10, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [72]
  • Rnd 13: *sc 11, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [78]
  • Rnd 14: *sc 12, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [84]
  • Rnd 15: *sc 13, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [90]
  • Rnd 16: *sc 14, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [96]
  • Rnd 17: *sc 15, sc 2 in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times [102]
  • Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing
Free crochet pattern: Sunflower Purse by E'Claire Makery for Underground Crafter | hexagonal sunflower purse hanging against plants

Flower Petals

Free crochet pattern: Sunflower Purse by E'Claire Makery for Underground Crafter | tutorial collage 1
  • Step 1 – Join with sl st to back loop in first back loop row
  • Step 2 – ch 1
  • Step 3 – sc 1 in same st as sl st
Free crochet pattern: Sunflower Purse by E'Claire Makery for Underground Crafter | tutorial collage 2
  • Step 4 – dc 1 in next back loop
  • Step 5 – tr 2 in next st
  • Step 6 – dc 1 in next st
Free crochet pattern: Sunflower Purse by E'Claire Makery for Underground Crafter | tutorial collage 3
  • Step 7 – sc 2 in next 2 st
  • Repeat steps 4-7 till you reach the beginning of the rnd again. Fasten off and weave in ends.
  • Repeat this same process on each back loop row.
Free crochet pattern: Sunflower Purse by E'Claire Makery for Underground Crafter | sewing tutorial photo
  • Assemble purse together by placing front and back pieces right sides together. Sew along edge of purse along the black line indicated in the photo, leaving an opening at the top. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Strap

  • Ch 110, hdc 108 across, fasten off and leave a tail for sewing. Sew to inside of purse.
Free crochet pattern: Sunflower Purse by E'Claire Makery for Underground Crafter | hexagonal sunflower purse on marble background
© 2019 by Claire Goodale (E’Claire Makery) 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 Claire’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/2019/05/27/crochet-flower-purse-pattern-sunflower-purse-by-e’claire-makery/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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!

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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.

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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!

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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
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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!