Crochet Pattern: Gift Pocket Bear

Free crochet pattern: Gift Pocket Bear amigurumi by Underground CrafterIn honor of Grandparent’s Day, I’m sharing this free pattern for the Gift Pocket Bear. My maternal grandmother taught me to crochet and she used to crochet adorable bears way before amigurumi was popular, so this seems a fitting homage. Of course, you can use this bear to spice up a gift card for anyone, or for any occasion.

This pattern was originally published on the Galler Yarns blog, which is no longer available. It was updated in June, 2018. Enjoy the pattern!

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

If you make your own Gift Pocket Bear, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

Add the Gift Pocket Bear to your Ravelry favorites or queue.

Underground Crafter on Ravelry

If you want an easy print format, you can buy an ad-free PDF version on Craftsy.

Underground Crafter on Craftsy

Gift Pocket Bear

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: Gift Pocket Bear amigurumi by Underground Crafter02-easy 50 US terms 503-light 50This bear makes a great addition to a gift card or cash gift and serves as gift wrap.

 

Finished Size

  • 10” (25 cm) height.

Materials

  • Galler Yarns Flore II yarn (75% mohair/20% wool/5% nylon, 1.75 oz/50 g/100 yd/92 m) – 2 skeins in 106 Chesnut (MC) and 1 skein ea 015 Black (CB), 023 White (CC), 077 Pink Mist (CD), and 101 Light Violet (CE), or approximately 200 yd (184 m) in MC and 100 yd (92 m) in CB, CC, CD, and CE in any light weight yarn.
  • US Size E-4/3.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker set, or locking stitch markers.
  • 10.5 mm safety eyes – 1 pair.
  • Fairfield Poly-Fil Fiber Fill, 16 oz. bag.

Gauge

  • Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Stitches should be small so that fiber filling doesn’t show.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • CD – Color D
  • CE – Color E
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • invdec – invisible decrease – Insert hook in back loop only of each of next 2 sts, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops. (Planet June has a great invisible decrease tutorial here, though she works into the front loops instead.)
  • MC – Main Color
  • pm – place stitch marker
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • () Repeat instructions between parentheses in same stitch or space.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Most pieces are worked in rounds in continuous spirals without joining. Move stitch marker up each round to mark last st.
  • Most pieces start with magic adjustable ring. Oombawka Design has a helpful magic ring tutorial here.
  • A tutorial for the whipstitch seam is available here.
  • When choosing colors, note that MC is the main (Head, Body, Ears, and limbs) color, CB is the color of the Muzzle and Mouth, CC is color of the first and last Round of the Gift Pocket Square, limbs, CD is the color of the second Round of the Gift Pocket Square, and CE is the color of the third Round of the Gift Pocket Square.

Pattern Instructions

Head

  • Beginning at back of Head with MC, start with magic adjustable ring (see Pattern Notes).
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, pull the yarn tail tightly to close ring, pm to mark last st. (6 sts)
  • Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st around. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around. (30 sts)
  • Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * around. (36 sts)
  • Rnd 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * around. (42 sts)
  • Rnd 8: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts; rep from * around. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 9: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts; rep from * around. (54 sts)
  • Rnd 10: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts; rep from * around. (60 sts)
  • Rnd 11: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts; rep from * around. (66 sts)
  • Rnd 12: Sc in ea st around.
  • Rnds 13 & 14: Rep Rnd 12 twice more.
  • Rnd 15: *Sc in next 9 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (60 sts)
  • Rnd 16: *Sc in next 8 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (54 sts)
  • Rnd 17: *Sc in next 7 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 18: *Sc in next 6 sts; invdec; rep from * around. (42 sts)
  • Rnd 19: *Sc in next 5 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (36 sts)
  • Rnd 20: *Sc in next 4 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (30 sts)
  • Rnd 21: *Sc in next 3 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 22: *Sc in next 2 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (18 sts) Fasten off.

Ears (Make 2)

  • Beginning at center of Ear with MC, start with magic adjustable ring (see Pattern Notes).
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, ull the yarn tail tightly to close ring, pm to mark last st.
  • Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st around. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 3:*2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. (24 sts) Fasten off with long yarn tail for joining.

Muzzle

  • With CB, start with magic adjustable ring (see Pattern Notes).
  • Rnd 1: Ch1, 6 sc in ring, pull the yarn tail tightly to close ring, pm to mark last st.
  • Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st around. (12sts)
  • Rnd 3: Sc in ea st around.
  • Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 3 once, changing to MC in last yo of final st of Rnd.
  • Rnd 5: Rep Rnd 3 once.
  • Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 3 once. Fasten off with long yarn tail for joining.

Arms (Make 2)

  • With MC, rep instructions for Head through Rnd 3, pm to mark length, sc in ea st around until Arms measure approximately 1.5” (4 cm) from marker. Fasten off with long yarn tail for seaming.

Neck, Body, and Legs

  • Beginning at the neck with MC and a long yarn tail for joining, ch 18, being careful not to twist, join with sl st to first ch and begin working in the round, pm to mark last st.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same st and in ea st around. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 2: Sc in ea st around.
  • Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around. (27 sts)
  • Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 2.
  • Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around. (36 sts)
  • Rnd 6: Rep Rnd 2.
  • Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 5. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 5. (64 sts)
  • Rnd 9: Rep Rnd 2. Pm to mark location.
  • Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 2 until body measures approximately 2” (5 cm) from marker, pm to mark last st.
  • Rnd 11: *Sc in next 6 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (56 sts)
  • Rnd 12: *Sc in next 5 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 13: *Sc in next 4 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (40 sts)
  • Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 2.
  • Rnd 15: *Sc in next 8 sts, invdec; rep from * around. (36 sts) Do not fasten off.

Shape First Leg

  • Begin crocheting flat in rows.
  • Row 1: Sc in next 17 sts, pm.
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in ea st across.
  • Row 3: Rep Row 2 until Leg measures approximately 2” (5 cm) from marker, ending on the wrong side (inside).
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, invdec; rep from * across. (13 sts)
  • Row 5: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 6: Turn, ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, invdec; rep from * across to last st, sc in next st. (10 sts)
  • Row 7: Rep Row 2. Fasten off with long yarn tail for joining and seaming.

Shape Second Leg

  • Join MC with sl st to body in third st from First Leg, ch 1, sc in next 17 sts.
  • Rows 2-7: Rep Rows 2-7 from First Leg.

Gift Pocket Square

  • With CC, ch 4, skip 3 ch, join with sl st to next ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), (2 dc, ch 2) in ring, [(3 dc, ch 2) in ring] 3 times, join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off CC.
  • Rnd 2: Join CD with sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), 3 dc in same ch-2 sp, dcBL in next 3 sts, *7 dc in next ch-2 sp, dcBL in next 3 sts; rep from * twice more, 3 dc in first ch-2 sp, join CE with sl st to top of first ch 3, fasten off CD.
  • Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same st, *scBL in next 9 sts,** 3 dc in next st; rep from * twice more, rep from * to ** once, join CC with sl st to top of first ch 3, fasten off CE.
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, *3 dc in next st, scBL in next 11 sts; rep from * twice more, 3 dc in next st, scBL in next 10 sts, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off CC with long yarn tail for joining.

Assembly and Finishing

  • Thread the yarn needle with the yarn tail from the first Ear. Match 6 stitches on the Ear to 6 stitches at the top of Head. With yarn needle, whipstitch Ear to Head (see Pattern Notes), going across the stitches on the front and then the back of the Ear. Repeat with other Ear.
  • Slide the safety eyes into position between stitches on the Head above the nose opening. When you are satisfied with the position, insert the washer until it clicks.
  • Thread yarn needle with the yarn tail from the Neck. Position the Neck at the bottom of the Head so that it is centered relative to Eyes and Ears. Join the Neck to the bottom of the head with the whipstitch.
  • Stuff the Head. Stuff the Muzzle. Thread the yarn needle with the yarn tail from the Muzzle. Join the Muzzle to the Head with the whipstitch.
  • Stuff the Arms. Position first Arm at the side of Body in the top quarter of the Body. Thread yarn needle with yarn tail from the Arm, join to the Body with the whipstitch. Repeat for other Arm.
  • Stuff the Neck and Body. Position the Gift Pocket Square towards the bottom of the body, about 1-2 Rows above the Legs. Thread yarn needle with long yarn tail from Gift Pocket Square, join the Square to the Body with the whipstitch on 3 sides, leaving the top of the square (underneath the Head) open to form a pocket.
  • Fold the first Leg in half. Thread the yarn needle with the long yarn tail from the Leg. Sew the sides of the Leg together until approximately 0.5” (1.5 cm) from the Body. Stuff the Leg and then finish sewing up the sides, adding stuffing as necessary. Join the Leg to the body with a whipstitch into the unworked sc on the body. Repeat with other Leg.
  • Cut an approximately 12” (30.5 cm) strand of yarn in CB. Thread into yarn needle. Starting 1-2 rounds below muzzle join, stitch around the surface of the crochet stitches to form a smile.
  • Weave all remaining ends into inside of Body.
© 2011, 2014, 2018 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: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2016/11/25/free-knitting-pattern-two-toned-diamonds-infinity-scarf. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Pineapples for Everyone Shawl

Pineapples for Everyone Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

I love crocheting the pineapple motif. During the holiday season, I like to make customized versions of the same design for several people on my gift list. It makes it easier for me to remember the pattern but I can also create something special and unique for everyone.

This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for the samples was generously provided by Galler Yarns and SHOKAY.

The Pineapples for Everyone Shawl is a recipe pattern that allows you to create a customized shawl for several girls and ladies on your holiday list. The length is easily adjusted by increasing the number of repeats. Since the design works equally well in a lightweight yarn or in a bulky yarn, it’s a great year round shawl, too. For the lavender and striped samples, I used an eco-friendly thick and thin yarn to add some texture while making a great gift for an environmentally conscious friend. 

Pineapples for Everyone Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

This pattern was originally published in Crochetvolution. Thanks to Veruska on Ravelry, it’s also available in Italian here on Maglia e Uncinetto. I previously hosted a CAL for this pattern, and I have linked to helpful posts throughout the pattern for those that would like more pictures and explanations. Enjoy!

Add to RavelryCraftsy

Pineapples for Everyone Shawl

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 50 4-medium 50This shawl recipe pattern is easily customized with different weight yarns or by adding or reducing the number of repeats.

 

Finished Size

  • Lavender and striped shawlettes in the photos measure 45″ (114 cm) across wingspan x 24″ (61 cm) down spine.

Materials

  • Galler Yarns Inca Eco (100% organic cotton, 3.5 oz/100 g/140 yd/130 m) – 3 skeins, or approximately 420 yd (384 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size J/10 (6 mm) crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Stitch marker or scrap yarn (optional).

Gauge

  • 5 rows = 4″ in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Pineapples for Everyone Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc3tog – double crochet 3 sts together (decrease) – (Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and pull through first 2 loops) 3 times, yo and pull through 4 remaining loops.
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • shell – (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same sp
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • t-ch – turning chain
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated

Pattern Note

  • Never stitch in dc of previous shell. Each shell is worked into ch-3 sp of previous shell.

Interweave Store

Pattern instructions

This post has tips for starting this pattern and progress pictures for the first 8 rows.

  • Ch 4, join with sl st to first ch to form ring.
  • Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), ch 1, 3 dc in ring, ch 3, 3 dc in ring, ch 1, dc in ring.
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 3, *ch 1, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1,** sk 3 dc, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc; rep from * to ** once, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch. Optional: Attach stitch marker or scrap yarn to ch-3 sp on shell. Move marker up each row to mark shell.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 3, *ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3,** sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell; repeat from * to ** once, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 3, *ch 3, dc in ea of next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 3, ** sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell; rep from * to ** once, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.
  • Row 5: Turn, ch 3, *ch 3, (dc in next dc, ch 1) 5 times, dc in next dc, ch 3,** sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell; rep from * to ** once, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.
  • Row 6: Turn, ch 3, *ch 3, (dc in next dc, ch 2) 5 times, dc in next dc, ch 3,** ch 2, sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell, ch 2; rep from * to ** once, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.
  • Row 7: Turn, ch 3, *ch 5, (3 dc in next ch-2 sp) 5 times, ch 5,** sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell; rep from * to ** once, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.
  • Row 8: Turn, ch 3, *ch 3, 3 dc in ch-5 sp, ch 3, (dc3tog in next 3 dc, ch 4) 4 times, dc3tog in next 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in ch-5 sp, ch 3,** sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell; rep from * to ** once, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.

Pineapples for Everyone Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

This post shares tips for completing Rows 9-14, along with progress pictures.

  • Row 9: Turn, ch3, *ch 3, in next group of 3 dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc), ch 3,** sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, (sc in next ch-4 sp between dc3tog, ch 2) 4 times, sc in next ch-3 sp:+ rep from * to + across to shell, ending last rep at ** before shell, sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell; rep from * to + across to end, ending last rep at ** before last st, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.
  • Row 10: Turn, ch 3, *ch 3, dc in ea of next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 3,** (sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) 4 times, sc in next ch-2 sp;+ rep from * to + across to shell, ending last rep at ** before shell, sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell; rep from * to + across to end, ending last rep at ** before last st, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.
  • Row 11: Turn, ch 3, *ch 3, (dc in next dc, ch 1) 5 times, dc in next dc, ch 3,** (sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) 3 times, sc in next ch-2 sp;+ rep from * to + across to shell, ending last rep at ** before shell, sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell; rep from * to + across to end, ending last rep at ** before last st, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.
  • Row 12: Turn, ch 3, *ch 3, (dc in next dc, ch 2) 5 times, dc in next dc, ch 3,** (sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) twice, sc in next ch-2 sp;+ rep from * to + across to shell, ending last rep at ** before shell, sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell; rep from * to + across to end, ending last rep at ** before last st, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.
  • Row 13: Turn, ch 5, *ch 3, (3 dc in next ch-2 sp between dc) 5 times, ch 3,** sc in ch-2 sp, ch 2, sc in ch-2 sp;+ rep from * to + across to shell, ending last repeat at ** before shell, ch 2, sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell, ch 2; rep from * to + across to end, ending last repeat at ** before last st, ch 2, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.
  • Row 14: Turn, ch 6, +3 dc in ch-5 sp,++ *ch 3, (dc3tog in next 3 dc, ch 4) 4 times, dc3tog in next 3 dc, ch 3,** 3 dc in ch-2 sp between 2 sc;*** rep from * to *** across to shell, ending last rep at ** before shell; rep from + to ++ once, ch 3, sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell, ch 3; rep from + to ++ once; rep from * to *** across to end, ending last repeat at ** before last st; rep from + to ++ once, ch 3, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.

Pineapples for Everyone Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

This post has tips for adjusting the size and using multiple colors in your shawl.

  • Rep Rows 9-14 until desired length is reached, ending on Row 12.
  • Edging Row 1: Turn to work along long straight edge of shawl, ch 1, 2 sc in ea t-ch and ch-3 sp across to shell, sc in center of first shell, 2 sc in ea t-ch and ch-3 sp across to end. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends. Spray block if necessary to open up pineapples. You can find blocking tips in this post.
© 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/2014/08/20/free-pattern-pineapples-for-everyone-shawl. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Add to Ravelry

Crochet Pattern: Diagonal Bobbles Clutch

I love textured stitches like bobbles, popcorns, and bullions, and I enjoy designing with diagonal stitch patterns. The combination of bobbles, diagonals, and the mercerized cotton make this a striking clutch!

This pattern was originally published on the Galler Yarns blog, but as it’s no longer available there, I decided to share it here. Enjoy!

Add to Ravelry

Diagonal Bobbles Clutch, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

This post contains affiliate linksThe yarn for the sample was generously provided by Galler Yarns.

Diagonal Bobbles Clutch Crochet Pattern

by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 50This sturdy, textured clutch is a simple to make, yet elegant, accessory. Customize the look with different button sizes or shapes.

 

Finished Size: 8.5″ (21.5 cm) wide by 5” (12.75 cm) when closed.

Materials: 

  • Galler Yarns Parisian Cotton (100% mercerized cotton, 10 oz/285 g/1090 yd/997 m) – 1 cone 6090 Vert, or approximately 530 yd (485 m) in any size 3 mercerized cotton thread
  • E/4 3.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle
  • Button

Gauge: 22 sts in pattern = 4” (10 cm) across. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:

  • BL – back loop only
  • bob – bobble – (Yo, insert hook in st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops) 5 times in the same st, yo and draw through all 6 loops on hook.
  • ch – chain
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – sts
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern notes:

  • Hold 2 strands of thread together throughout to create a dense fabric that holds its shape.
  • The clutch is crocheted flat in one piece. A simple edging is crocheted in the round to make assembly easier.

Diagonal Bobbles Clutch, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Pattern Instructions

Button band

  • With two strands of cotton thread held together, ch 46.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in second ch and in ea ch across. (45 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in ea st across.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, scBL in ea st across.
  • Rep Rows 2 & 3 until button band is slightly wider than your button’s diameter, ending after Row 3.

Diagonal Bobble Pattern

  • Row 4: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, *bob in next st, sc in ea of next 5 sts; rep from * across to last 2 sts, bob in next st, sc in last st.
  • Row 5: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 6: Turn, ch 1, sc in ea of first 2 sts, bob in next st, *sc in ea of next 5 sts, bob in next st; rep from * across to last 6 sts, sc in ea of next 6 sts.
  • Row 7: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 8: Turn, ch 1, sc in ea of first 3 sts, bob in next st, *sc in ea of next 5 sts, bob in next st; rep from * across to last 5 sts, sc in ea of next 5 sts.
  • Row 9: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 10: Turn, ch 1, sc in ea of first 4 sts, bob in next st, *sc in ea of next 5 sts, bob in next st; rep from * across to last 4 sts, sc in ea of next 4 sts.
  • Row 11: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 12: Turn, ch 1, *sc in ea of next 5 sts, bob in next st; rep from * across to last 3 sts, sc in ea of next 3 sts.
  • Row 13: Rep Row 3.
  • Rep Rows 4-13 until clutch measures approximately 9” (23 cm) from end of button band, ending after Row 13.

Diagonal Bobbles Clutch, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Closure

  • Row 14: Turn, ch 1, sc in each st across.
  • Row 15: Rep Row 3.
  • Rows 16-19: Rep Rows 14 & 15 twice.
  • Row 20: Rep Row 14 once.

Shape buttonhole

  • Row 21: Turn, ch 1, scBL in ea of first 21 sts, ch 3, sk 3 sts, scBL in ea of next 21 sts. (42 sc, 3 ch)

Edging

  • Round 1: Turn, ch 1, sc in first and ea st across (including sc and chs) to last st of row, 3 sc in last st, *turn to work across side, (sc in edge of ea row across to last row, 3 sc in edge of last row),** turn to work in unworked side of foundation ch, (sc in ea st across foundation ch to last st, 3 sc in last st); repeat from * to ** once, join with sl st to first sc of edging. Fasten off.

Diagonal Bobbles Clutch, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Assembly & Finishing

  • Spray block finished piece (optional).
  • Fold together inside out (with bobble sides facing each other). Line up button band with button hole and closure. Pin in place.
  • Using approximately 1 yd (1 m) of cotton thread, thread yarn needle for sewing with thread doubled over.
  • Starting on one edge and matching stitches on each side of fold, whipstitch side closed by inserting needle into the outer loop of each side. Repeat on other edge to sew closed.
  • Fasten off. Weave in yarn tails.
  • Turn clutch out so that bobbles are on the outside. Line up button with button hole. Using one strand of cotton thread, sew button hole to button band. Weave in yarn tails.
Add to Ravelry© 2012, 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/2014/08/13/free-pattern-diagonal-bobbles-clutch/. 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.

This post contains affiliate links.

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!

Add to Ravelry

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.

Add to Ravelry

© 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.

This post contains affiliate links.

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.

Add to Ravelry

Craftsy

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).

Add to Ravelry

© 2012, 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/2012/04/01/inca-eco-blog-tour-day-14/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!