Crochet Pattern: Tadley’s Diagonal Blanket

Tadley's Diagonal Blanket, free double-ended crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

My regular blog readers know I have a soft spot in my heart for baby blankets. I actually love crocheting blankets in general, but by the time I get about halfway through a full sized blanket, I’m usually questioning my own sanity. Baby blankets are much faster to make, and they always seem to be cherished by parents and babies alike.

Last year, one of my dearest friends was expecting her first born, and I knew I had to make something special. I had recently finished the sample for the Checkerboard Cable Scarf that was published in Love of Knitting‘s Holiday, 2013 issue.

This post contains affiliate linksThe yarn for the sample was generously provided by King Cole.

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The generous folks at King Cole had sent me quite a lot more Merino Blend Aran than what was required for the scarf, and I knew my friend was having a boy.

King Cole Merino Blend Aran
I had 9 skeins in each color left after knitting the scarf!

The white and blue seemed like just the right colors for his blanket, and the easy care of the superwash wool seemed a great fit for a newborn.

Tadley's Diagonal Blanket, free double-ended crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

I used double-ended crochet because it looks great – but different – on both sides, and it makes a nice, thick blanket. After all, Tadley was due in late December, so I thought he might need something very warm for his stroller or car seat during the winter.

Tadley's Diagonal Blanket, free double-ended crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

To combat the love-hate relationship I develop with all of my crocheted blankets during the last few rows, I crocheted this on the bias, increasing towards the center and then decreasing until the end. Once I reached the center, each row was shorter than the one before it, so finishing the blanket was a breeze.

Tadley's Diagonal Blanket, free double-ended crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Well, almost a breeze. On the last few rows, I ran out of yarn. I ordered one extra skein in each color, and by some strange miracle, both skeins were from the same dye lots as the yarn I received from King Cole almost five months before.

Tadley's Diagonal Blanket, free double-ended crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

This blanket is very lush and thick, and works equally well as a playmat in the spring or a stroller blanket in the winter. Gauge isn’t critical, and it can be easily resized (though you may need more or less yarn).

Tadley's Diagonal Blanket, free double-ended crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

I used a flexible double-ended crochet hook made from my Denise2Go interchangeable crochet hook set, but my pattern testers used other types of double-ended crochet hooks, including long, straight hooks. Enjoy!

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Tadley’s Diagonal Blanket

Double-Ended Crochet Pattern

by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 504-medium 50A simple reversible project crocheted on the bias with a double-ended crochet hook!

Finished Size: Adjustable. Photographed sample is 36” (91.5 cm) square.

Materials: 

  • King Cole Merino Blend Aran (100% superwash wool, 1.75 oz/50 g/88 yd/80 m) – 10 skeins each in Denim 778 (CA) and in Aran 776 (CB), or approximately 840-1,000 yd (770-915 m) in each of 2 colors in any medium/worsted weight yarn.
  • I/9 5.5 mm flexible double-ended crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge. (I recommend the Denise2Go Crochet for a Cure 2-Hook Set.)
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge: 18 sts x 18 rows in Tss = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:

  • CA – color A
  • CB – color B
  • ch – chain
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – sts
  • Tfs – Tunisian full stitch (used to increase 1 st in this pattern) – Insert hook under horizontal bar (between 2 vertical bars), yo and draw up loop onto hook.
  • Tss – Tunisian single stitch – Insert hook under next vertical bar, yo and draw up loop onto hook.
  • Tss2tog – Tunisian simple stitch 2 together (used to decrease 1 st in this pattern) – Insert hook under next 2 vertical bars, yo and draw up loop onto hook.
  • yo – yarn over

Pattern notes:

  • Always sk first vertical bar (below first loop on hook) at beginning of row.
  • Blanket is crocheted in rows on the bias, increasing to the center and then decreasing to end. Border is crocheted in the round.
  • Weaving in ends in double-ended crochet projects can be challenging. Change colors at beginning or end of rows when possible.
  • For edging, a stitch marker or piece of scrap yarn can be used to indicate corner st.

Pattern Instructions

Blanket

  • With CA, ch 3.
  • Set Up Row: Sk 1st ch. (Insert hook in next ch, yo and pull up a loop) twice. (3 loops)

Increase stitch count to center

  • Row 1: Slide loops to other hook, turn, with CB, ch 1, *yo and draw through 2 loops; rep from * across.
  • Row 2: Tfs in first sp between vertical bars, Tss in each vertical bar across to last sp, Tfs, Tss in last st. (Increase by 2 sts)
  • Row 3: Slide loops to other hook, turn, with CA, ch 1, *yo and draw through 2 loops; rep from * across.
  • Row 4: Rep Row 2.
  • Rep Rows 1-4 until sides measures approximately 34”/86 cm (or desired length), ending after Row 3.

Decrease stitch count to end

  • Row 5: Tss2tog, Tss in ea vertical bar across to last 3 sts, Tss2tog, Tss in last st. (Decrease by 2 sts)
  • Row 6: Rep Row 1.
  • Row 7: Rep Row 5.
  • Row 8: Rep Row 3.
  • Rep Rows 5-8 until 3 sts remain on hook, ending after Row 3.
  • Final Row: With CB, (insert hook in next vertical bar as for Tss, yo, draw through both loops on hook) twice. Fasten off.

Edging

  • Rnd 1: Facing side where CA is more prominent, join CB with sc in corner, 2 sc in same st, *sc in edge st of ea row across to next corner,** 3 sc in corner; rep from * around twice, then from * to ** once. Fasten off.
  • Rnd 2: Turn, facing side where CB is more prominent, join CA with sc in corner st, 2 sc in same st, *sc in each st around to next corner,** 3 sc in corner; rep from * around twice, then from * to ** once. Fasten off.
  • Rnd 3: Rep Edging Rnd 1.
  • Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 2.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.

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© 2014 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use it to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2014/05/21/free-pattern-tadleys-diagonal-blanket/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Quick, Fast in a Hurry Cowl

I recently made a cowl for a swap.  My partner had very specific color choices, and I didn’t see a pattern that would let the yarn’s long repeats shine.  After trying a few different stitches, I came up with the Quick, Fast in a Hurry Cowl.  I used just one skein of bulky yarn to make this unisex cowl.  It’s perfect for a last minute gift, or just to protect your neck from a sudden cold spell.  Enjoy the free pattern!

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Quick, Fast in a Hurry Cowl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Quick, Fast in a Hurry Cowl Crochet Pattern

by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 505-bulky 50This easy stitch pattern makes a quick, one-skein, unisex cowl.

Finished Size: Adult: 6.25” (16 cm) tall x 24” (61 cm) circumference.

Materials:

  • Loops & Threads Charisma (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g/109 yd/100 m) – 1 skein #31 Black Raspberry, or approximately 100 yards (91 m) in any bulky weight yarn
  • L/8 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge: 11 sts in pattern = 4” (10 cm) across.  Exact gauge is not critical for this project.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • sk – skip
  • sc – single crochet
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • t-ch – turning chain
  • * Rep from asterisk as indicated.

Quick, Fast in a Hurry Cowl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Pattern Instructions

  • Ch 18.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 2 sts (counts as hdc), *(sc, hdc, dc) in next st, sk 2 sts; rep from * across to last st, hdc in last st.  (17 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 2 (counts as hdc), *(sc, hdc, dc) in next st, sk 2 sts; rep from * across to last st, hdc in t-ch.
  • Repeat Row 2 until piece measures approximately 24” (61 cm) long.
  • Fasten off with 15” (38 cm) yarn tail.  With yarn needle and yarn tail, use the reverse mattress stitch (also known as an invisible seam) to join short edges together.  Finish off, weave in ends.

Quick, Fast in a Hurry Cowl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Tips

  • Use a long-repeat variegated yarn to create a “striped” look.
  • Leonie Morgan has a great reverse mattress stitch tutorial here.

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Crochet Pattern: Temperature Scarf

Updated: For more information, read How To Plan a Year-Long Crochet Temperature Project.

Apparently, Honey Nutbrown‘s whole temperature scarf concept has really taken off.  Even Bernat, one of the larger North American yarn companies, has jumped on board with a year long KAL/CAL.

Temperature Scarf, free (conceptual) crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

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I’ve gotten quite a few questions about the stitch pattern I’m using for my crochet version, so I thought I’d share it.  I wanted the number of stitches (38) to match my age this year, so I combined elements of two different stitch patterns I liked in Margaret Hubert‘s The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet.

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Crochet Temperature Scarf

A recipe pattern by Underground Crafter

(conceived by Honey Nutbrown as a knitting project here)

02-easy 50US terms 504-medium 50First, choose a group of yarns and assign a set of temperature values to each yarn.  This will vary based on how many yarns you want to use as well as how dramatic annual temperature highs and lows are in your area.  Here’s my chart as an example.

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The yarns I’m using, arranged in temperature order, from top left to right and bottom left to right.

Use the same yarn for the foundation chain and Row 1.  For the rest of the project, change colors at the end of every row (or as often as dictated by the change in temperatures) by pulling the new color through the last slip stitch.  (Tip: Don’t fasten off at the end of the row until you know the next day’s temperature.  You may end up using the same yarn again, and you’ll have fewer ends to weave in!)

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • blo – back loop only
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)

Pattern Instructions

  • Ch 39 (or any multiple of 4 sts, + 7 sts).
  • Row 1: Turn, sk first ch, sl st in ea of next 2 chs, *ch 2, sk 2 chs, sc in ea of next 2 chs; rep from * across to last 4 sts, ch 2, sk 2 chs, sl st in ea of last 2 chs. (38 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sl st in blo of ea of first 2 sts, *sc in ea of next 2 skipped chs from foundation ch, ch 2, sk 2 sts; rep from * across to last 4 sts, sc in ea of next 2 skipped chs from foundation ch, sl st in blo of ea of last 2 sts.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sl st in blo of ea of first 2 sts, *ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in ea of next 2 skipped sts from 2 rows below; repeat from * across to last 4 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sl st in blo of ea of last 2 sts.
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 1, sl st in blo of ea of first 2 sts, *sc in ea of next 2 skipped sts from 2 rows below, ch 2, sk 2 sts; rep from * across to last 4 sts, sc in ea of next 2 skipped sts from 2 rows below, sl st in blo of ea of last 2 sts.
  • Rep Rows 3 & 4.

I also changed the stitch length for each season.  Since I live in New York and we start the year in the winter, I used the single crochet to represent the short length of the day.  The length of the stitches will increase as the hours of darkness in the day decreases.

Temperature Scarf, free (conceptual) crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Spring and Fall hdc stitch pattern variation

  • Row 5: Turn, ch 1, sc in ea of first 2 sts, *ch 2, sk 2 sts, hdc in ea of next 2 skipped sts from 2 rows below; rep from * across to last 4 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in ea of last 2 sts.
  • Row 6: Turn, ch 1, sc in ea of first 2 sts, *hdc in ea of next 2 skipped sts from 2 rows below, ch 2, sk 2 sts; rep from * across to last 4 sts, hdc in ea of next 2 skipped sts from 2 rows below, sc in ea of last 2 sts.
  • Repeat Rows 5 & 6.

Temperature Scarf, free (conceptual) crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Summer dc stitch pattern variation:

  • Row 7: Turn, ch 2 (counts as hdc), sk first st, hdc in 2nd st, *ch 2, sk 2 sts, dc in ea of next 2 skipped sts from 2 rows below; rep from * across to last 4 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts, hdc in ea of last 2 sts.
  • Row 8: Turn, ch 2 (counts as hdc), sk first st, hdc in 2nd st, *dc in ea of next 2 skipped sts from 2 rows below, ch 2, sk 2 sts; rep from * across to last 4 sts, dc in ea of next 2 skipped sts from 2 rows below, hdc in ea of last 2 sts.
  • Repeat Rows 7 & 8.

If you’re working on a temperature scarf, too, I’m looking forward to seeing how all of our projects turn out next year!

Updated: For more information, read How To Plan a Year-Long Crochet Temperature Project.

If you make one, please share a picture on Ravelry or Facebook.

Add to RavelryIf you want an easy print format, you can buy the ad-free PDF version on Craftsy. This 7-page booklet includes an overview of temperature crochet projects and tips for planning your own crochet temperature scarf, along with a customizable planning chart/color key and a free crochet pattern for a temperature scarf.

Click to buy the ad-free PDF version of this @ucrafter pattern on Craftsy© 2013, 2014 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use it to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2013/01/23/my-2013-temperature-scarf-pattern/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Tunisian Crochet Pattern: All Weather Cowl

This pattern was updated on January 2, 2015 to be clearer and easier to read, especially for beginners. Let me know if you have any questions!

I’m excited to announce another free pattern in collaboration with Galler Yarns.

Using one jumbo skein of Galler Yarns Aztec Boucle, an organic cotton yarn with just a little bit of nylon added, this cowl is a great all weather accessory.  The eyelets created by the stitch patterns and the cotton yarn make it breathable in warmer weather, but the length allows you to wrap it around three times for warmth in cold weather.

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All Weather Cowl, free Tunisian crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

This is a reversible stitch pattern that can be made even by Tunisian crochet newbies.  It doesn’t hurt that the yarn texture will cover any mistakes you make ;).

All Weather Cowl, free Tunisian crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

The All Weather Cowl is crocheted across lengthwise and then seamed.

Since you will have 80 inches (203 cm) of stitches on your hook, I recommend using a Tunisian crochet hook with a flexible cable.

All Weather Cowl, free Tunisian crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

The Aztec Boucle works up nicely and creates a great gift for any eco-conscious person on your list.

All Weather Cowl, free Tunisian crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Enjoy!

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All Weather Cowl

Tunisian Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50 US terms 50 3-light 50This delightful unisex cowl/ circle scarf is made with reversible stitch patterns. The eyelets and lightweight yarn make this a perfect cowl for all seasons.  Wear it wrapped three times in the cold or loosely in warm weather.

Finished Size

  • 6” (15 cm) x 80” (203 cm)

Materials

  • Galler Yarns Aztec Boucle yarn (8 oz/227 g/545 yds/498 m/97% Organic Cotton, 3% Nylon) – 1 skein, or approximately 545 yds/498 m in any light weight cotton yarn.
  • J-10 (6 mm) Tunisian crochet hook or any size needed to obtain gauge (Tip: a Tunisian crochet hook with a flexible cable is recommended.)
  • Yarn needle

Gauge

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

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • Tss – Tunisian simple stitch – Insert hook behind next vertical bar, yo, draw through loop, and leave it on hook.
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Instructions

  • Ch 150.

Tunisian Base Row:

  • Forward: Working in back ridge of the ch (rather than through front loop), insert hook in second ch from hook, *yo, draw up a loop and leave it on hook; rep from * across.
  • Return: Do not turn, ch 1, *yo and pull through 2 loops; rep from * across.

Row 1:

  • Forward: Skip first vertical bar, *in sp before next vertical bar, insert hook from front to back. yo, and draw up a loop, yo, insert hook in same sp, yo, and draw up a loop; rep from * across to last sp, skip last sp, Tss.
  • Return: Ch 1, *yo and draw through 4 loops; rep from * across to last 2 loops, yo and draw through 2 loops.

Row 2:

  • Forward: Skip first vertical bar and first sp, *in sp before next vertical bar, insert hook from front to back. yo, and draw up a loop, yo, insert hook in same sp, yo, and draw up a loop; rep from * across to last vertical bar, Tss.
  • Return: Row 1 return.
  • Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until width measures approximately 5.75” (14.5 cm), ending after Row 1. Finish with final row.

Final Row:

  • Forward: Skip first vertical bar and first sp, *in sp before next vertical bar, insert hook from front to back, yo, and draw up a loop, yo, insert hook in same sp, yo, and draw up a loop, yo and draw through all loops on hook; rep from * across to last vertical bar, Tss, yo and draw through both loops on hook. Do not fasten off.

Assembly and Finishing:

  • Turn. With same sides facing, match up sts along short edge. Join with slip st through ea st on both edges. Fasten off. With yarn needle, weave in ends securely.

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© 2012, 2014, 2015 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use it to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2012/11/24/free-pattern-all-weather-cowl/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Broomstick Lace Mug Hug

I’m excited share my post today as part of the Inca Eco blog tour.  As you may know if you’ve been following my blog, I’ve been working with Galler Yarns, a third generation family owned yarn importer, since last fall.

I was attracted to working with Galler Yarns for a few reasons.  Their yarns are largely made with natural fibers, and I’ve been trying to be more thoughtful about the environmental impact of my crocheting and knitting.  Galler Yarns is a family business, a small business, and a woman-owned business.  All of these things are close to my heart since my mom is an entrepreneur and president of a certified women’s business enterprise.  Star Galler, the woman at the helm of Galler Yarns, spent plenty of time with her grandparents as a child, as I did, and her grandmother was a knitter as mine was.

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Here’s a picture of Renee Galler, Star’s grandma, with her knit creations at a yarn show in 1953. (Image courtesy of Galler Yarns.)

Inca Eco is one of the newest yarns in the Galler Yarns line, and I’ve had the pleasure of working with it for a few designs already.

I wish I could say that I took this picture, but it is courtesy of Galler Yarns. This is the colorway I’ve been using most recently, Sage.

Inca Eco is an organic cotton yarn that comes in 140 yard (128 m/100 g/3.5 oz) skeins.  All of the colors are dyed with low impact, eco-friendly dyes, except for Ecru, which is undyed.  I love the softness of the yarn as well as the thick and thin texture.  Inca Eco isn’t scratchy like kitchen cotton and looks almost handspun.  Inca Eco is great for baby projects, especially if you are gifting to a family worried about the environmental impact of acrylic or about harsh chemical dyes.  For the first time in a few years, I don’t seem to have any pregnant friends or co-workers, but I would love to use Inca Eco on my next baby blanket.

You could also make some great scrubbies and washcloths which could be part of a nice spa or pampering gift.  (Galler Yarns will be releasing one of my patterns on their blog later in April that is along these lines.)

As for my contribution to this blog tour, on Friday, I unveiled a quicky project I made for myself with some scraps of Inca Eco left over from a design sample.

Broomstick Lace Mug Hug, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter
I made this in the hours after a comprehensive eye exam, and my pupils were dilated.  So let’s just ignore those gauge changes and scraggly corners.
Broomstick Lace Mug Hug, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter
A crocheted mug hug!

This is a simple project that only uses about 1/10 of a skein of Inca Eco :).  You could easily make up a batch of these to give as gifts or to use on your own beverages with one skein.

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Broomstick Lace Mug Hug

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50 US terms 50 4-medium 50This mini project is a great introduction to broomstick lace!

 

Finished Size: Approximately 2.5″ (6 cm) wide by 9.5″ (24 cm) long

Materials: 

  • About 18 yds (16.5 m) of Inca Eco (colorway Sage is pictured), or equivalent length any medium weight yarn
  • I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook and US 35 (19 mm) knitting needle or any sizes needed to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle
  • 2 buttons (large enough to fit inside of broomstick lace loops)

Gauge:  9 sc = 2.5″ (6 cm)  Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Broomstick Lace Mug Hug, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:

  • 3 lp-sp – space created by 3 broomstick lace loops on hook
  • blo – back loop only
  • ch – chain(s)
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet(s)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

If you haven’t made broomstick lace before, check out my tutorial here.  (Note that this pattern uses groups of 3 broomstick lace loops and 3 single crochets while the tutorial uses groups of 5.)

Pattern Instructions:

  • With crochet hook, ch 10.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip first ch, sc in each of next 9 chs.  (9 sc)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in each sc across.
  • Rep Row 2 until piece measures approximately 1.5″ (4 cm) from beginning.
  • Row 3: Do not turn.  Pull up loop on hook and place it on knitting needle, skip first sc, *insert hook in blo of next sc, yo and draw up loop onto needle; rep from * across.  (9 broomstick lace loops)
  • Row 4: Do not turn.  Insert hook under first 3 loops, remove loops from knitting needle, being careful not to unravel, yo, draw yarn through 3 lp-sp, ch 1, 3 sc in 3 lp-sp, *insert hook under next 3 loops, remove loops from knitting needle, 3 sc in 3 lp-sp; rep from * once more to end of row.  (3 broomstick lace groups/9 sc)
  • Rep Rows 3 & 4 until piece measures approximately 9″ (23 cm) long.
  • Row 5: Rep Row 2.
  • Fasten off. Using yarn needle, weave in ends.  With yarn and yarn needle, sew buttons to single crochet area (Rows 1-2), using picture as a guide.  Slip buttons through broomstick lace loops as button holes.
  • Tip: You could also make a broomstick lace bracelet (or choker) using this basic formula.  Adjust the length for the Repeats of Rows 3 and 4 to measure the circumference of your wrist (or neck).

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