Crochet Pattern: Bouncy Bouclé Bunny

Bouncy Bouclé Bunny, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Lion Brand Baby Soft Bouclé yarn, stuffed with Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Packing Fiber Fill

The Bouncy Bouclé Bunny is a crocheted patchwork amigurumi project. This cuddly rabbit is made with a plush bouclé yarn that adds a soft, downy texture. It makes a great gift for a little one.

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Bouncy Bouclé Bunny, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Lion Brand Baby Soft Bouclé yarn, stuffed with Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Packing Fiber Fill - bunny on faux fur background with hand for size reference

One of my favorite things about being a crochet designer is getting to try out new-to-me yarns. Lion Brand Baby Soft Bouclé is a relatively new yarn that I wanted to try out. The colors are so cute that it was hard to pick just one for this project, so I decided to make my amigurumi bunny in a patchwork style with three different colors. I love the downy texture the bouclé yarn creates, but beginner crocheters or those new to amigurumi may find it easier to use an untextured yarn, like Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, for this project.

Bouncy Bouclé Bunny, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Lion Brand Baby Soft Bouclé yarn, stuffed with Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Packing Fiber Fill - assembly #1

When I create patterns for the Fairfield website, I usually make seasonal projects. (If you like to start your winter holiday crafting early, you may enjoy the series of free crochet patterns I did for Fairfield last year: Norman Buttons the Snowman Pillow, Sleepy Santa Pillow, and Christmas Tree Pillow.) These cute pastels in Lion Brand Baby Soft Bouclé seemed to be saying “Easter Bunny” to me. Of course, the Bouncy Bouclé Bunny is a great cuddle buddy all year round!

Bouncy Bouclé Bunny, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Lion Brand Baby Soft Bouclé yarn, stuffed with Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Packing Fiber Fill - assembly #2

There is a good amount of seaming involved in this project, since it’s crocheted in nine pieces. But it comes together very quickly once you have all the pieces assembled, and the pattern includes specific directions about which pieces to attached when.

Bouncy Bouclé Bunny, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Lion Brand Baby Soft Bouclé yarn, stuffed with Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Packing Fiber Fill - assembly #3

I used Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Packing Fiber Fill to stuff this little guy (or gal?), instead of standard Poly-Fil. It’s an untreated fiber filling so it is a little bit coarser, which means you don’t get those little wisps of fiber filling poking around. This is super helpful because the bouclé yarn has its own little puffs of fiber, so you don’t need any extra to deal with.

Bouncy Bouclé Bunny, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Lion Brand Baby Soft Bouclé yarn, stuffed with Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Packing Fiber Fill - assembly #4

I also think that Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Packing Fiber Fill is a little easier to use for those who are new to making amigurumi and stuffed projects.

Bouncy Bouclé Bunny, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Lion Brand Baby Soft Bouclé yarn, stuffed with Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Packing Fiber Fill - bunny on faux fur background
A view of the tail which has the practical purpose of helping to prop up this little bunny so it can sit up on its own.

Bouncy Bouclé Bunny

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Bouncy Bouclé Bunny, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Lion Brand Baby Soft Bouclé yarn, stuffed with Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Packing Fiber Fill

This crocheted patchwork bunny is made with a plush, bouclé yarn that is soft to the touch.

Finished Size

  • Approximately 15” (38 cm) tall from top of head to bottom of toes x 12” (30.5 cm) across arms when laid flat after stuffing.

Materials

Bouncy Bouclé Bunny, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Lion Brand Baby Soft Bouclé yarn, stuffed with Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Packing Fiber Fill - supplies flat lay

Gauge

  • Through Rnd 7 in pattern for Head = 3.5” (9 cm) diameter. Exact gauge is not critical for this project but stitches should be small so that fiber filling doesn’t show.

Get the free crochet pattern here on the Fairfield website.

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Round and Round the Crochet Hook by Emily Littlefair Review with Sunny Citrus Cushion Pattern

Sunny Citrus Cushion free crochet pattern by The Loopy Stitch via Underground Crafter - Round and Round the Crochet Hook book cover

Do you love to crochet motifs? Are you looking for some bright projects to welcome spring into your home? Then, you’ll want to check out my review of a crochet pattern book by Emily Littlefair, including the excerpted pattern for the Sunny Citrus Cushion!

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Book Review

Round and Round the Crochet Hook: Patterns To Inspire and Admire by Emily Littlefair is a delightful collection of 18 projects that are crocheted in the round. The book opens with an introduction from Emily, where she explains that all of the patterns used DMC Natura Just Cotton or DMC Natura XL yarns, and that you can switch a pattern made in the thin yarn to one made with the thick yarn and vice versa to create different looks. (You’ll need to switch your hook size, too, of course.)

Sunny Citrus Cushion free crochet pattern by The Loopy Stitch via Underground Crafter - inner circles of motif

The book moves on to a visual table of contents with lovely pictures of each project. There are 6 pillows, 5 table decorations (placemats, doilies, centerpieces), 3 wall hangings and garlands, 1 blanket, 1 coaster, 1 bag, and 1 rug pattern included. You can see pictures of all of the patterns on the book’s Ravelry page. Each project includes full-page photographs along with a description from Emily. The patterns include measurements, a supply list including the color names and numbers used, and written explanations of any special stitch patterns used. The patterns are written using international stitch symbol charts as well as U.S. crochet abbreviations. A key for the international stitch symbols used is included with each pattern. Some patterns, such as the Winnie’s Wonderland blanket, are made with one continuous motif; others, like Stars in the Night Sky, are made with smaller motifs joined together.

The book ends with a 5-1/2 page Crochet Basics and Techniques chapter, which includes written and illustrated instructions for basic crochet stitches; written instructions for the magic ring and standing stitches; written and illustrated instructions for different ways to insert the hook into the crochet (such as back loop, front loop, third loop, and back ridge of chains); and finishing tips.

The patterns are very pretty, and the bright photography inspires you to pick up your hook. While the patterns do not include a difficulty level and Round and Round the Crochet Hook: Patterns To Inspire and Admire does include helpful tips for beginners, since most of the patterns include special stitches, I would say this book is best suited to advanced beginner or intermediate crocheters who are comfortable with crocheting in the round, changing colors (and weaving in ends), and reading patterns.

Sunny Citrus Cushion

Crochet Pattern by Emily Littlefair

Published in Round and Round the Crochet Hook: Patterns To Inspire and Admire.
Pattern © 2017 Tuva Tekstil ve Yayincilik Ltd. Shared with permission from Tuva Publishing.
Sunny Citrus Cushion free crochet pattern by The Loopy Stitch via Underground Crafter - cushion on chair

Note from Underground Crafter

When I was making the motifs for this cushion, I was constantly reminded of citrus fruits. Yep, in the yellow tones I used, they looked like slices of lemons. I was aiming for the sun, but citrus fruit was close enough. This cushion will add the warmth of the sunny day to any room. As a thought… More of these motifs joined together would make a lovely blanket.

Finished Size

  • To fit 16” (40.5 cm) Pillow Form
  • Each Motif – About 6 3⁄4” (17 cm) square
  • Each 4-Motif Block (excluding Border) – About 13 1⁄4” (34 cm)

Materials

  • DMC Natura Just Cotton
    • Color A – Ble (#83)
    • Color B – Tournesol (#16)
    • Color C – Giroflee (#85) 2 balls
    • Color D – Nacar (#35)
    • Color E – Blue Jeans (#26)
    • Color F – Azur (#56)
    • Color G – Ivory (#02)
  • One ball of each color was used, except for Color C.
  • Hook: Size E-4 (3.50 mm)
  • Scissors & Yarn Needle
  • 16” (40.5 cm) square Pillow Form

Pattern Notes

  1. A Magic Ring can be used instead of the chain ring in Round 1.
  2. All joins are slip stitches, unless otherwise indicated.
  3. All new colors are joined with right side facing, unless otherwise indicated.
  4. Weave in all ends as you go.
  5. Standing stitches can be used to start a round with a new color.
  6. An invisible join can be used at the end of a round to finish a color.

Special Stitches

  • Join With Single Crochet (join with sc): With slip knot on hook, insert hook into stitch or space indicated and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through both loops on hook (first single crochet made).
  • Double Treble (dtr): Yarn over hook three times, insert hook in stitch or space indicated and draw up a loop (five loops on hook). [Yarn over and pull yarn through two loops on hook] 4 times, until only one loop remains on hook.
  • Back Post Treble Crochet (BPtr): Yarn over hook twice, insert hook from back to front to back around post of indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up loop, [yarn over and pull through 2 loops] three times (treble crochet made).

Cushion Cover

Motif (Make 8)

  • ROUND 1: (Right Side) Using Color A, ch 5, join with sl st to first ch to form ring; ch 4 (counts as first tr, now and throughout), tr in ring, ch 2, [2 tr in ring, ch 2] 7 times; join to first tr (4th ch of beg ch-4). (16 tr & 8 ch-2 sps) Fasten off Color A.
  • ROUND 2: Using Color B, join with sc (see Special Stitches) to sp between any 2 adjacent tr-sts, [skip next tr, 5 dc in next ch-2 sp, skip next tr, sc in sp between tr-sts] around, omitting last sc on final repeat; join to first sc. (8 sc & 8 shells) Fasten off Color B.
  • ROUND 3: Join Color C with sl st to any sc, ch 5 (counts as first dc & ch 2), [skip next 2 dc, sc in next (center) dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next sc] around, omitting last dc on final repeat; join to first dc (3rd ch of beg ch-5). (8 dc, 8 sc & 16 ch-2 sps)
  • ROUND 4: Ch 1, [4 sc in next ch-2 sp] around; join to first sc. (64 sc) Fasten off Color C.
  • ROUND 5: Join Color B with sl st to first sc, ch 3 (counts as rst dc, now and throughout), [dc in next sc] around; join to first dc (3rd ch of beg ch-3). (64 dc) Fasten off Color B.
  • ROUND 6: Using Color D, join with sc to first dc, [sc in next dc] around; join to first sc. (64 sc) Fasten off Color D.
  • ROUND 7: Join Color E with sl st to first dc, ch 5 (counts as first dtr), dtr (see Special Stitches) in same st, *2 tr in next sc, tr in next sc, dc in each of next 4 sc, hdc in each of next 2 sc, dc in each of next 4 sc, tr in next sc, 2 tr in next sc, 2 dtr in next sc, ch 2**, 2 dtr in next sc; rep from * around, ending at ** on final repeat; join to first dtr (5th ch of beg ch-5). (20 sts between each ch-2 corner – 4 dtr, 6 tr, 8 dc, 2 hdc) Fasten off Color E.
  • ROUND 8: Join Color F with sl st to any corner ch-2 sp, ch 2, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in same sp, *hdc in next dtr, sc in each of next 18 sts, hdc in next dtr**, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in next corner ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending at ** on final repeat; join to first hdc. (24 sts between each ch-2 corner – 6 hdc & 18 sc) Fasten off Color F.
  • ROUND 9: Join Color G with sl st to any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, dc in each of next 24 sts, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 24 sts] around; join to first dc (3rd ch of beg ch-3) (112 dc & 4 ch-2 sps – 28 dc between corners) Fasten off Color G.
Sunny Citrus Cushion free crochet pattern by The Loopy Stitch via Underground Crafter - international stitch symbol chart for pattern

Assembly of Motifs – Use photo as guide

Horizontal Seam

  • Holding 2 motifs with right sides facing (wrong sides together), matching shaping and stitches, working through both thicknesses, using Color G, join with sc to corner sp, sc in same sp, working in back loops of stitches only on both motifs, *sc in each of next 28 dc, 2 sc in corner ch-2 sp*, pick up next 2 motifs and work 2 sc in corner sp; rep from * to * once. (4 motifs joined across 2 sides) Fasten off Color G.

Vertical Seam

  • Using same 4 motifs, repeat Horizontal Seam to create a block of 4 motifs – 2 motifs wide by 2 motifs long.
  • Repeat Horizontal and Vertical Seams on remaining 4 Motifs, ending up with 2 blocks of 4 motifs each.
Sunny Citrus Cushion free crochet pattern by The Loopy Stitch via Underground Crafter - cushion flat lay

Block Border

  • ROUND 1: With right side of one Block facing, join Color A with sl st to any outer corner ch-2 sp, ch 2, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in same sp, *hdc in each of next 28 dc, hdc in each of next 2 ch-2 sps (at seam), hdc in each of next 28 dc**, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in next corner ch-2 sp; join to first hdc; rep from * around, ending at ** on final repeat; join to rst hdc. (248 hdc & 4 ch-2 corners – 62 hdc between corners) Fasten off Color A.
  • ROUND 2: Join Color B with sl st to any corner ch-2 sp, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in same sp, *hdc in each of next 2 hdc, BPtr (see Special Stitches) in each of next 58 hdc, hdc in each of next 2 hdc**, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in next corner ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending at ** on final repeat. (32 hdc, 232 tr & 4 corner ch-2 sps – 66 sts between corners) Fasten off Color B.
  • ROUND 3: Join Color C with sl st to any corner ch-2 sp, ch 4, (tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in same sp, tr in each of next 66 sts, [(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next corner ch-2 sp, tr in each of next 66 sts] around; join to first tr (4th ch of beg ch-4). (280 tr & 4 corner ch-2 sps – 70 tr between corners) Fasten off Color C.
  • Repeat Block Border on second Block of Motifs.
Sunny Citrus Cushion free crochet pattern by The Loopy Stitch via Underground Crafter - motifs joined

Assembly of Cushion Cover – Use photo as guide

  • Holding the two complete Blocks with right sides facing (wrong sides together), matching shaping and stitches, working through both thicknesses, using Color C, join with sc to any corner ch-2 sp, 3 sc in same sp, working in back loops of stitches only on both blocks, *sc in each of next 70 tr, 4 sc in next corner ch-2 sp; rep from * twice more, insert Pillow form, sc in each of remaining 70 tr; join to first sc. (296 sc – 74 sc across each side) Fasten off Color C.

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Crochet Pattern: Journey Bag by City Farmhouse Studio

Journey Bag, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Colorscape by City Farmhouse Studio for Underground Crafter

I’m thrilled to share this simple but beautiful crochet bag pattern by Cathy from City Farmhouse Studio today! This Journey Bag is a perfect project for self-striping yarn. It uses simple stitches to highlight the yarn. It’s great for beginners or more advanced crocheters looking for a relaxing project. And, it makes a great project bag!

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About Cathy Black

Journey Bag, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Colorscape by City Farmhouse Studio for Underground Crafter | Cathy Black from City Farmhouse Studio

Cathy Black started City Farmhouse Studio in 2017 when she began sharing her contemporary knitting and crochet design patterns.  A graduate of the College for Creative Studies in Detroit with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, her background in design for the corporate world has led her to create patterns that are inspired by everyday life and its needs.  What began as a way to stay creative on her own designs and interests while working as a corporate automotive designer has led Cathy to a path of creating patterns full of textures, colors, and possibilities with yarn.  Cathy lives in Michigan with her husband, 4 kids, and her design critic – Darla, the cat.

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Journey Bag

Crochet Pattern by City Farmhouse Studio

Journey Bag, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Colorscape by City Farmhouse Studio for Underground Crafter

HI!  I’m Cathy from City Farmhouse Studio. I am so excited to share with you the pattern for my crochet Journey Bag.  The design for this came about from two ideas.  The first being that as a crafter I have so many bags that I keep my projects in: one for knitting, one for crochet, and one for spinning.  I have multiple WIPs of each which means even more bags.  So, I love bags and can never have enough.  I wanted to make another one!  

The second came from the yarn – Red Heart Colorscape in the blue Mykonos colorway.  Living in Michigan we are going through our snow covered everything so all you see is white, grey and brown.  It is an unusual day where we get a sky that looks blue and not grey.  So, seeing the bright blues and blue-greens of the Colorscape yarn just took me on a mental journey (pun intended) to somewhere warm and sunny – like Mykonos, Greece!  

With the yarn being self-striping, I designed this bag to have a simple stitch pattern so that the colors really are the featured element.  By making two panels going in different directions you get an easy stand out graphic that is effortless to make.  

This pattern is all single crochets to make rectangles.  No increases or decreases, so it is perfect for that mindless crafting where you want your hands busy but not having to keep count of your stitches or rows.  This also makes a great beginner project for someone who is beginning to crochet, or those more advanced that just need a break from that difficult, mind-numbing project.

The finished bag size is 13 inches wide x 14 inches tall, not including the straps.  Perfect for an everyday bag or taking yarn projects on trips.  I keep envisioning myself sitting on a beach, toes in the sand, and a cold fruity drink with an umbrella beside me while I’m working on a yarn project.  Well, I guess if I can’t take a real trip it might as well be a great imaginary one!

I hope you enjoy this bag as much as I do, and I hope that whatever journey you take this bag on is as great as the one you imagined while making it. 

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Journey Bag, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Colorscape by City Farmhouse Studio for Underground Crafter | flat lay of crochet tote bag

Materials

Gauge:4” x 4” = 16 sc stitches x 20 rows

Bag Size: 13″ (33 cm) wide x 14″ (35.5 cm) tall, not including the straps

Notes from Underground Crafter

  • This pattern uses U.S. crochet abbreviations. You can find a complete list here.
  • You can find more information about wet blocking in this post.
  • You can find a photo tutorial for joining with a whip stitch seam here.

Pattern Instructions

Panel A – Vertical Stripe

  • Chain 54.
  • Row 1:  Turn.  Sc in second chain from hook.  Sc in each chain.  (53sc)
  • Row 2: Chain 1, turn.  Sc in each stitch.  (53sc) 
  • Repeat Row 2 for a total of 80 rows.

Panel B – Horizontal Stripe

  • Chain 45.
  • Row 1:  Turn.  Sc in second chain from hook.  Sc in each chain.  (44sc)
  • Row 2: Chain 1, turn.  Sc in each stitch.  (44sc) 
  • Repeat Row 2 for a total of 65 rows.

Straps (Make 2)

  • Chain 81.
  • Row 1:  Turn.  Sc in second chain from hook.  Sc in each chain.  (80sc)
  • Row 2: Chain 1, turn.  Sc in each stitch.  (80sc) 
  • Repeat Row 2 for a total of 5 rows.

Assembly

  • Wet block all pieces to dimensions (see Notes from Underground Crafter).
    • Panel A:  13.5” (34.5 cm) x 16” (40.5 cm)
    • Panel B: 10.5” (26.5 cm) x 13.5” (34.5 cm)
    • Straps:  22” (56 cm) x 1” (2.5 cm)
  • Sew top edge of Panel A to side edge of Panel B.
  • Sew bottom edge of Panel A to side edge of Panel B.
  • Sc 110 stitches evenly around each opening. 
  • Fold so that the seams line up, one on the front side and one on the back side.  Sew one end closed for bottom. 
  • Lay the bag flat.  Position each end of the strap on the bag so that it is centered with 23 stitches between each end of the same strap.  There should be 22 stitches between the two different straps.  Have the strap ends go down onto the side of the bag 2 stitches for more strength and stability.  Sew or whip stitch (see Notes from Underground Crafter) each strap end in place.
© 2019 by Cathy Black (City Farmhouse Studio) 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 Cathy’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/2019/03/04/crochet-pattern-journey-bag-by-city-farmhouse-studio/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Crochet Pattern: Color Block Slouchy Hat

Color Block Slouchy Hat, free crochet pattern in Yarnspirations Patons Alpaca Blend yarn by Underground Crafter

I’m excited to kick of the 2019 International Crochet Month Designer Showcase with the free crochet pattern for the Color Block Slouchy Hat. This beginner-friendly pattern is crocheted flat and then seamed. It uses the pebble stitch, also known as the lemon peel stitch, a simple stitch combination that adds lots of texture to a pattern. You can wear this hat so many different ways and the Pattern Notes explain how to easily customize it to fit any size head!

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Before I share the pattern with you, let me tell you a little bit about the Crochet Guild of America. It’s a volunteer organization that is all about sharing the love of crochet! I’ve been a member for at least a decade. One of my favorite member benefits is the free mentoring program for people just entering into the yarn industry as designers, tech editors, sample makers, or other professions. When I was starting out, I was in this program and it was wonderful to have another designer helping me out, one-on-one, as I started designing my own crochet patterns.

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Most people reading this post, though, are probably not planning to start a crochet business anytime soon, so you’re probably wondering about the other membership benefits. Some of my favorites are the subscription to Crochet! magazine; the discounts to great suppliers like Leisure Arts, Annie’s, and Mary Maxim; and (I may be a little bit biased here, since I edit it) the member newsletter.

If you’re just hearing about the 2019 International Crochet Month Designer Showcase, you can get all the details and enter the giveaways here.

2019 International Crochet Month Designer Showcase with Underground Crafter - square
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  • If you’d like to chat with other crocheters, join the Underground Crafters Facebook group.
  • By the end of March, you’ll have up to 31 fabulous patterns and you’ll have a lot of fun visiting new-to-you designers.
  • Use this button below on your Ravelry project pages or elsewhere on social media. Right click (on desktop) or tap and hold (on mobile) to save.

You may be wondering about the Color Block Slouchy Hat. It’s a design I made to match the free crochet pattern for the Split Screen Pom Pom Scarf.

Free crochet pattern: Split Screen Pom Pom Scarf in Patons Alpaca Blend yarn by Underground Crafter

I had Patons Alpaca Blend yarn left over after finishing the scarf, and I thought a matching hat would be great. When I was thinking about the best way to make a color blocked hat, I decided to crochet it flat in rows.

Color Block Slouchy Hat, free crochet pattern in Yarnspirations Patons Alpaca Blend yarn by Underground Crafter | woman in silver coat wearing color blocked hat

And, I wanted to use one of my all-time favorite stitch patterns, the pebble stitch. Recently, I’ve seen other designers calling in the lemon peel stitch, so you may have heard that name. (If you love this stitch, too, try my free crochet patterns for the Pebble Stitch Hat or the Pebble Rib Scarf.)

Color Block Slouchy Hat, free crochet pattern in Yarnspirations Patons Alpaca Blend yarn by Underground Crafter | flat lay photo of hat

The color blocking makes this hat versatile. You can wear it with the colors split down the front, or wear it with one color showing at the front and the other color showing at the back.

Color Block Slouchy Hat, free crochet pattern in Yarnspirations Patons Alpaca Blend yarn by Underground Crafter | flat lay photo of hat

I’ve also included instructions for customizing the size to fit any head. You can use any weight of yarn, too — as long as you match it an appropriately sized hook, of course.

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Color Block Slouchy Hat

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Color Block Slouchy Hat, free crochet pattern in Yarnspirations Patons Alpaca Blend yarn by Underground Crafter | collage of 4 flat lay photos of hat

This beginner-friendly hat is crocheted flat and then seamed. Follow the Pattern Notes to easily customize this pattern to fit another sized head. 

This is the first pattern in the 2019 International Crochet Month Designer Showcase. Learn more about the Showcase and how you can get 31 free and discounted crochet patterns and enter for your chance to win one of 13 prizes here.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 22” (56 cm) hat circumference x 11” (28 cm) height with instructions for adjusting to fit other head sizes.

Materials

  • Patons Alpaca Blend yarn (60% acrylic/22% wool/10% nylon/8% alpaca, 3.5 oz/100 g, 155 yd/142 m) – 1 skein each in 01018 Ultraviolet (CA) and 01002 Smoke (CB), or approximately 138 yd (126 m) in each of 2 colors in any bulky weight yarn.
  • US K-10.5/6.5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Clover Extra-Large Pom Pom Maker (optional).

Gauge

  • 12 sts = 4” (10 cm) across in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only – Moogly has a helpful video tutorial for identifying the back loop in crochet here.
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Ch 1 at beginning of Rows does not count as a stitch.
  • Swellamy Crochet has helpful photos showing “the cinch method” of closing a slouchy beanie here
  • A helpful tutorial for seaming with the mattress stitch is available here.
  • You can use this “recipe” for the Color Block Slouchy Hat to make a hat in a different size or using a thicker or thinner yarn with an appropriately sized hook. Remember that changing the gauge or the size may mean you will need more or less yarn than I’ve used.
  • To customize this hat pattern to a different finished size:
    • The starting chain will determine the height of the hat. Since this hat is slouchy and the brim can roll up, I added 3” (7.5 cm) to the height I wanted for the finished hat. Adjust your starting chain so that it is as long as you want your hat to be tall.
    • The rows will determine the circumference of the hat. I recommend 1” – 2” (2.5 cm – 5 cm) of negative ease for hats. This means that the hat will measure 1” – 2” (2.5 cm – 5 cm) smaller than the circumference of the head you want the hat to fit. Once you know the circumference for your hat, work the length of each color to measure approximately half of the hat circumference.
    • If you want to make the hat for someone whose head you can’t measure, my preferred hat sizing chart is this one from Top Toppers. Remember that this lists head circumference, not hat circumference.

Pattern Instructions

Slouchy Hat

  • With CA, ch 33, or any odd number of chains.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, *sc in next ch, dc in next ch; rep from * across. (32 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, starting in first st, *scBL in next st, dcBL in next st; rep from * across.
  • Rep Row 2 until project measures approximately 11” (28 cm), or approximately half of desired finished hat circumference. Fasten off CA.
  • Row 3: Turn, join CB with sl st to first st, ch 1, starting in first st, *scBL in next st, dcBL in next st; rep from * across.
  • Rep Row 2 until project measures approximately 22” (56 cm), or approximately the desired finished hat circumference.  Fasten off CB with a long yarn tail for seaming, approximately 36” (91.5 cm) long.

Assembly and Finishing

  • Thread yarn needle with long yarn tail. Weave yarn needle through each stitch on long edge (the edge with both colors). Slowly tighten yarn tail to pull top of hat closed (see Pattern Notes for link to “cinch method” pictures). You may need to sew top of hat closed after tightening yarn tail for larger sizes.
  • Continue to seam side of hat by joining each of the shorter edges together using the mattress stitch (see Pattern Notes).
  • Make pom pom following instructions on Clover Extra-Large Pom Pom Maker. Make half in CA and half in CB. Alternatively, make a pom pom by hand using this tutorial.
  • Attach pom pom to top (cinched end) of hat using yarn needle and yarn tail that tied pom pom together.
  • 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/2019/03/01/crochet-pattern-color-block-slouchy-hat/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Roberta Beanie

Free crochet pattern: Roberta Beanie in six sizes by Underground Crafter

The Roberta Beanie is a simple, knit-look crochet hat pattern that pairs well with a beautiful, hand dyed yarn. The pattern is available in six sizes from preemie through adult.

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This year, I made the decision to use more indie yarns and as part of that adventure, I was introduced to Roberta Rae Fibers. Charlotte and Jerlyn are the dyers behind this Michigan-based company.

Roberta Rae Michigan Worsted yarn is made with wool from Michigan farmers, it’s spun at a fiber mill in Michigan, and it’s also dyed in Michigan. It’s truly a local yarn!

Free crochet pattern: Roberta Beanie in six sizes by Underground Crafter

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Roberta Beanie

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: Roberta Beanie in six sizes by Underground Crafter

This simple, knit-look beanie is a great way to highlight a special yarn.

Finished Sizes

  • Preemie (Newborn, Infant, Toddler, Child, Teen/Adult). Photographed sample is size Teen/Adult.
    • Preemie: 11” (28 cm) hat circumference x 4.5” (11.5 cm) height.
    • Newborn: 12.5” (32 cm) hat circumference x 5” (13 cm) height.
    • Infant: 15” (38 cm) hat circumference x 6” (15 cm) height.
    • Toddler: 17.25” (44 cm) hat circumference x 6.75” (17 cm) height.
    • Child: 19.5” (49.5 cm) hat circumference x 7.5” (19 cm) height.
    • Teen/Adult: 22” (56 cm) hat circumference x 8” (20.5 cm) height.

Materials

  • Roberta Rae Michigan Worsted yarn (100% wool, 3.5 oz/100 g, 200 yd/183 m) – 1 skein in Mint Frappe, or approximately 55 yd (70 yd/100 yd/125 yd/160 yd/190 yd)/50.5 m (64 m/ 91.5 m/114.5 m/146.5 m/174 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Stitch marker (optional).

Gauge

  • Through Rnd 5 = 3.5” (9 cm) diameter in pattern. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back (3rd) loop only – Moogly has a helpful video tutorial for identifying the third loop in half double crochet here.
  • ch – chain
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • This hat is crocheted in the round in unjoined spirals. Place a stitch marker in the last stitch after Rnd 1 and move up each round to mark position.

Pattern Instructions

Beanie

Increase to Hat Circumference

  • Starting at crown, ch 4, sk 3 ch, join with sl st to next ch to form a ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 8 hdc in ring, place marker in last st. (8 sts)
  • Rnd 2: 2 hdcBL in each st around. (16 sts)
  • Rnd 3: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next st; rep from * around. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 4: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 2 sts; rep from * around. (32 sts)
  • Rnd 5: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 3 sts; rep from * around. (40 sts) (PREEMIE SIZE ONLY: Continue on to Work Even.)
  • Rnd 6: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 4 sts; rep from * around. (48 sts) (NEWBORN SIZE ONLY: Continue on to Work Even.)
  • Rnd 7: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 5 sts; rep from * around. (56 sts) (INFANT SIZE ONLY: Continue on to Work Even.)
  • Rnd 8: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 6 sts; rep from * around. (64 sts) (TODDLER SIZE ONLY: Continue on to Work Even.)
  • Rnd 9: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 7 sts; rep from * around. (72 sts) (CHILD SIZE ONLY: Continue on to Work Even.)
  • Rnd 10: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 8 sts; rep from * around. (80 sts) (TEEN/ADULT SIZE ONLY: Continue on to Work Even.)

Work Even

  • Rnd 11: HdcBL in each st around.
  • Rnd 12: 2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in each st around. — 41 (49, 57, 65, 72, 81) sts
  • Rep Rnd 11 until hat measures approximately 4” (4.5”, 5.5”, 6.25”, 6.5”, 7”)/10 cm (11.5 cm, 14 cm, 16 cm, 16.5 cm, 18 cm) from crown. Continue on to Edging.

Edging

  • Rnd 13: *Hdc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st; rep from * around to last st, hdc in last st.
  • Rnd 14: *Ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around to last st, ch 1, sk 1 st.
  • Rnd 15: *Hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 1 st; rep from * around to last st, hdc in last ch-1 sp.
  • Rep Rnds 14-15 until hat measures approximately 4.5” (5”, 6”, 6.75”, 7.5”, 8”)/11.5 cm (13 cm, 15 cm, 17 cm, 19 cm, 20.5 cm) from crown, ending after either Rnd.
  • Finish off with sl st to next hdc and ch-1 sp. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • 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/2019/02/26/crochet-pattern-roberta-beanie/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!