Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Part 6: Dots and Dashes; Assembly and Finishing

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long with Underground Crafter and Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) - July 18 - August 29, 2016They say all good things must come to an end… so here’s the last part of the Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long! (If you’re just hearing about this CAL, you can get more details including a full schedule here.)

This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Lion Brand.

By the way, if you haven’t had a chance already, stop by the Crochet Guild of America blog to get more information about the giveaway prizes for this crochet-a-long.

I’m really excited to see the finished versions you all come up with now that the last part has been released.

If you’d like to watch the video for this section, scroll down past the pattern.

You’re welcome to join in on the Crochet-a-Long.

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long with Underground Crafter and Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) - July 18 - August 29, 2016Share your progress on social media with hashtag #cgoasummercal. Feel free to tag me – I’m Underground Crafter on Facebook, @ucrafter on Instagram and Twitter, and MarieInNYC on Ravelry.

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Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Part 6: Dots and Dashes Stitch; Assembly and Finishing

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 504-medium 50Explore intermeshing crochet with this reversible sampler infinity cowl.

Finished Size

  • Teen/Adult: 4” (10 cm) wide x 54” (137 cm) long (unblocked).

Materials

  • Lion Brand Heartland (100% acrylic, 5 oz/142 g, 251 yd/230 m) – 1 skeins ea in 174 Joshua Tree (CA) and 169 Shenandoah (CB), or approximately 175 yd (160 m) in ea of 2 contrasting colors in any medium weight yarn.

Shop for Lion Brand Heartland at your favorite retailer!

LeisureArts | Craftsy | Jo-Ann | Amazon

  • US J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Optional: 2 locking stitch markers.

Gauge

  • 17 sts x 8 rows (1A & 1B) in Staircase Stitch = 4” (10 cm) across. Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc/b – double crochet in back of ch-1 sp of alternate color piece
  • dc/f – double crochet in front of ch-1 sp of alternate color piece
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip st
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes


Yarn
Pattern Instructions
Infinity Scarf

Part 1: Getting Started; Staircase Stitch is available here

Part 2: Divider Rows and Horizontal and Vertical Stitch is available here

Part 3: Chains and Spines Stitch is available here

Part 4: Grids and Columns Stitch is available here

Part 5: Morse Code Stitch is available here

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter | This intermeshing crochet sampler pattern includes video tutorials. Stitch 6: Dots and Dashes StitchDots and Dashes Stitch

  • Turn, drop CB yarn to back of project.
  • Row 13A: With CA, ch 4, dc/f in next st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/f in next st; rep from * across, drop CA and do not turn.
  • Row 13B: With CB, ch 4, dc/f in next st, (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/b in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/f in next st) 3 times.
  • Turn, drop CB yarn to front of project.
  • Row 14A: With CA, ch 4, dc/b, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/b in next st; rep from * across, drop CA and do not turn.
  • Row 14B: With CB, ch 4, dc/b in next st, (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/f in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/b in next st) 3 times.
  • Rep Rows 13-14 until piece measures approximately 8.5” (22 cm) from previous set of Divider Rows, ending after Row 14B.
  • Rep Divider Rows 3-4 once. Fasten off CB.

Assembly

Turn with wrong sides facing and join open short edges as follows: With CA, ch 1, sc through both CA layers, *sc through next st of all layers (CA ch-1 sp and CB dc), sc through next st of both layers (CA dc and CB ch-1 sp); rep from * across to last 2 sts, sc through next st of all layers (CA ch-1 sp and CB dc), sc in last CA dc of both layers. Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in ends with yarn needle. Spray block if necessary. (If you’re not familiar with blocking, read Blocking Basics for Crocheters and Knitters.)

© 2016 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/2016/08/10/layers-of-texture-infinity-scarf-part-6. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Underground Crafter on RavelryRemember, you can join the CAL in the CGOA Ravelry group or CGOA CALs Facebook group. Don’t forget to add the pattern to your Ravelry queue or favorites. And, you can spread the word on social media with hashtag #cgoasummercal. Feel free to tag me – I’m Underground Crafter on Facebook, @ucrafter on Instagram and Twitter, and MarieInNYC on Ravelry.

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long Part 3: Chains and Spines Stitch

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long with Underground Crafter and Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) - July 18 - August 29, 2016Welcome to Part 3 of the Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf crochet-a-long! (If you’re just learning about the CAL, you can find all the details and links to prior posts here.)

This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Lion Brand.

At the end of this stitch, you’ll be halfway through your scarf. I’m so happy to see so many crocheters picking up intermeshing crochet for the first time!

If you’d like to watch the video for this section, scroll down past the pattern.

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long with Underground Crafter and Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) - Part 3 (Chains and Spine Stitch) in Lion Brand Heartland yarnYou’re welcome to join in on the Crochet-a-Long.

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long with Underground Crafter and Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) - July 18 - August 29, 2016Share your progress on social media with hashtag #cgoasummercal. Feel free to tag me – I’m Underground Crafter on Facebook, @ucrafter on Instagram and Twitter, and MarieInNYC on Ravelry.

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Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Part 3: Chains and Spines Stitch

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 504-medium 50Explore intermeshing crochet with this reversible sampler infinity cowl.

 

Finished Size

  • Teen/Adult: 4” (10 cm) wide x 54” (137 cm) long (unblocked).

Materials

  • Lion Brand Heartland (100% acrylic, 5 oz/142 g, 251 yd/230 m) – 1 skeins ea in 174 Joshua Tree (CA) and 169 Shenandoah (CB), or approximately 175 yd (160 m) in ea of 2 contrasting colors in any medium weight yarn.

Shop for Lion Brand Heartland at your favorite retailer!

LeisureArts | Craftsy | Jo-Ann | Amazon

  • US J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Optional: 2 locking stitch markers.

Gauge

  • 17 sts x 8 rows (1A & 1B) in Staircase Stitch = 4” (10 cm) across. Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc/b – double crochet in back of ch-1 sp of alternate color piece
  • dc/f – double crochet in front of ch-1 sp of alternate color piece
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip st
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

Pattern Instructions
Infinity Scarf

Part 1: Getting Started; Staircase Stitch is available here

Part 2: Divider Rows and Horizontal and Vertical Stitch is available here

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter | This intermeshing crochet sampler pattern includes video tutorials. Stitch 3: Chains and Spines StitchChains and Spines Stitch

  • Turn, drop CB yarn to back of project.
  • Row 7A: With CA, ch 4, dc/b in next st, (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/f in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/b in next st) 3 times; ch 1, dc/f in next st, drop CA and do not turn.
  • Row 7B: With CB, ch 4, dc/b in next st, (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/f in next st) twice, (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/b in next st) twice, (ch 1, dc/f in next st) twice.
  • Turn, drop CB yarn to back of project.
  • Row 8A: With CA, ch 4, dc/f in next st, (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/b in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/f in next st) 3 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/b in next st, drop CA and do not turn.
  • Row 8B: Rep 7B.
  • Rep Rows 7-8 until piece measures approximately 8.5” (22 cm) from previous set of Divider Rows, ending after Row 8B.
  • Rep Divider Rows 3-4 once.

© 2016 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/2016/08/01/layers-of-texture-infinity-scarf-part-3. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Underground Crafter on RavelryRemember, you can join the CAL in the CGOA Ravelry group or CGOA CALs Facebook group. Don’t forget to add the pattern to your Ravelry queue or favorites. And, you can spread the word on social media with hashtag #cgoasummercal. Feel free to tag me – I’m Underground Crafter on Facebook, @ucrafter on Instagram and Twitter, and MarieInNYC on Ravelry.

Announcing the Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long!

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long with Underground Crafter and Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) - July 18 - August 29, 2016There’s something about summer heat that makes me want to host a crochet-a-long. It seems like we all need a little extra motivation to crochet in the warm weather, so why not do it with online friends?

This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Lion Brand.

I’m really exited about this CAL because I’m co-hosting it with the Crochet Guild of America (CGOA). I’ve been a member for the better part of a decade (maybe longer, but who’s counting?) and I’m also a volunteer blogger at CGOA Now!, the Guild’s blog. It’s a great organization, and if you aren’t already a member, you can join here. There are a lot of reasons to join, but my favorites are the subscription to Crochet! magazine, the discounts at national retailers, and the comraderie. (If you’re interested in earning money from your crochet, or already do, there are even some special benefits for professional members.)

I’ve been holding onto this pattern for a while, waiting for just the right time to share it! Let me tell you about more about it and the crochet-a-long.

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long with Underground Crafter and Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) - July 18 - August 29, 2016About the Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf

Explore intermeshing crochet (also known as interlocking crochet or double filet crochet) by making this reversible sampler infinity cowl. The pattern includes 6 different stitch patterns.

Intermeshing crochet seems hard at first, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be happy you tried it! You need only basic crochet skills since intermeshing crochet uses just chains and double crochet stitches. This unisex project is a great way to get a head start on your own fall accessories or holiday gift-making, or to make something special to donate to charity.

If you can’t wait to learn more about intermeshing crochet, check out this roundup of free beginner tutorials, or these posts highlighting the beauty of intermeshing crochet.

You can get a complete supply list at the end of this post.

About the Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf CAL

This pattern will be released in 6 parts. Each section will include both a written pattern and a video tutorial to help you as you make your first (or latest) intermeshing crochet project.

How to Join the CAL

You can crochet on your own, but isn’t it more fun chat with other crocheters?

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long with Underground Crafter and Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) - July 18 - August 29, 2016

Underground Crafter on RavelryLayers of Texture Infinity CAL Schedule

As each new part of the pattern is released, this page will be updated to include links.

Let us know if you’re joining the CAL in the CGOA Ravelry group or CGOA CALs Facebook group.  Don’t forget to add the pattern to your Ravelry queue or favorites. And, you can spread the word on social media with hashtag #cgoasummercal. Feel free to tag me – I’m Underground Crafter on Facebook, @ucrafter on Instagram and Twitter, and MarieInNYC on Ravelry.

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Supply List

  • Lion Brand Heartland (100% acrylic, 5 oz/142 g, 251 yd/230 m) – 1 skeins ea in 169 Shenandoah and 174 Joshua Tree, or approximately 175 yd (160 m) in ea of 2 contrasting colors in any medium weight yarn.

Shop for Lion Brand Heartland at your favorite retailer!

LeisureArts | Craftsy | Jo-Ann | Amazon

  • US Size J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Optional: 2 locking stitch markers.

Please note that gauge is not critical for this pattern, but it may impact the amount of yarn that you need. I recommend choosing a hook size that you can crochet comfortably with in your chosen yarn.

You can learn more about how to choose your yarn for this pattern in this video!

Underground Crafter on RavelrySo, are you ready to get started? I’ll see you next week with the first part of the pattern.

January, 2015 Crochet Specialty of the Month Roundup: Intermeshing Crochet

Underground Crafter's Crochet Specialty of the Month: January 2015 intermeshing crochet roundup

Welcome to my themed blog series, Crochet Specialty of the Month! Each month in 2015, I’ll feature a specialized crochet technique, stitch pattern, or project type through several posts.

This post contains affiliate links.

This month, I launched the Crochet Specialty of the Month series with a focus on intermeshing crochet (also known as interlocking or double filet crochet). In case you missed any of the posts, I’m sharing a roundup today. Click on the image to link to the relevant blog post.

I started the month with an introduction to intermeshing crochet and a roundup of 4 free tutorials for beginners.

Roundup of free crochet intermeshing tutorials for beginners on Underground Crafter

I shared three interviews with designers who specialize in intermeshing crochet.

Interview with intermeshing crochet designer Tanis Galik on Underground Crafter
Tanis Galik, author of Interlocking Crochet.
Interview with double filet/intermeshing crochet/interlocking crochet designer Nickerjac on Underground Crafter
Nickerjac, U.K. designer and teacher focused on double filet crochet.
Barbara Mann in a double filet crochet serape and hat.
Barbara Mann (also known as mulenga), London designer and teacher specializing in double filet crochet.

And I also shared a free pattern which included intermeshing crochet.

Triptych Sampler Infinity Cowl, free crochet pattern including intermeshing crochet, post stitches, and puff stitches by Underground Crafter

And you can find a growing collection of intermeshing crochet inspiration on my Pinterest board!

Follow Underground Crafter’s board Intermeshing Crochet on Pinterest.

I hope you enjoyed this focus on intermeshing crochet as much as I did! I am actually working on a few intermeshing projects and I’m looking forward to sharing those soon!