Crochet Patterns: Lion Rag Doll Pals

Free crochet pattern: Lion Rag Doll Pals in Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn, stuffed with Fairfield Poly-Fil by Underground CrafterThe Lion Rag Doll Pals has the option for a hanging ornament loop. This crochet amigurumi lion is a little version of your favorite big cat. It’s just the right size for small hands to carry, or to add embellishment to gift wrap, or to use as an ornament. To make this pattern more beginner friendly, I am sharing two versions: the Boxy Lion Rag Doll Pal is crocheted flat in rows, while the Rounded Lion Rag Doll Pal is crocheted in the round.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Materials for this project were generously provided by Canvas Corp, Consumer Crafts, Fairfield, Fiskars, Knit Picks, Lion Brand, and VELCRO ® Brand.

At the end of September, I taught a Crochet Rag Doll Characters class at In the MKNG, a creativity festival further upstate in New York. I wanted the class to be awesome, so I reached out to some of my favorite companies to see if they would be able to provide supplies for kits for the students. Everyone said yes (yay!), so I was able to put together something really fun.

 

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Will I see you at my #Crochet Rag Doll Characters class at @inthemkng? Here’s a sneak peek at the class kit, which includes enough @lionbrandyarn Vanna’s Choice #yarn to make several #amigurumi softies (along with two sizes of crochet hooks), @fairfieldworld #polyfil to stuff your little character, plenty of eyes and noses from @consumercrafts to add character to the face, a @velcrobrand PRESS-LOK bag to contain all the little bits and pieces, notions from @knit_picks to help you measure your project, pin it in place, and seam it up, @fiskarsamericas scissors to cut your #yarn, and a @canvascorp tote bag to keep it all together. See you at 3 p.m.! #undergroundcrafter #inthemkng #lionbrand #lionbrandyarn #lionbrandvannaschoice #fairfieldworld #fiskars #canvascorpbrands #canvascorp #knitpicks #velcro #consumercrafts #darice #makersgonnamake #crochetersgonnacrochet #crochetersofig #crochetersofinstagram #instacrochet #hookersgonnahook #crocheting #crocheted #crochetamigurumi #ragdoll #crochetragdoll

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Each kit included all of the supplies required to make the Lion Rag Doll Pal (listed in the materials section of the pattern, below), as well as a few extras.

There were additional options for eyes from Consumer Crafts, including 30 mm Comical Eyes and Sticky Black Eyes. Eyes can really make the difference in your rag doll character’s personality, as you can see from my two variations.

Free crochet pattern: Lion Rag Doll Pals in Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn, stuffed with Fairfield Poly-Fil by Underground Crafter - Rounded Ornament and Boxy versionsEach kit also included a pair of Fiskars Kids Scissors to make fastening off simple. I always keep a pair in my “to go” crochet bag so I don’t accidently cut myself when digging into my bag.

The small bits of Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn needed for the muzzle, mane, and facial features were wrapped securely in Knit Picks Small 2” Diameter Yarn Bobbins. Knit Picks also provided View Sizers so it was easy to take measurements.

Since I didn’t know how tight or how loosely students would crochet, Lion Brand provided crochet hooks in two sizes so everyone had options.

All of the small pieces, like the safety eyes and noses and tapestry needles, were placed securely in VELCRO® Brand Extra Small PRESS-LOK® Bags, so once I assembled the kits I didn’t have to worry about eyes getting lost. And Canvas Corp provided each student with a sturdy Canvas Tote with Gusset that held all the yarn, Poly-Fil, notions, and hand outs.

We had a few extras of the kits left after class, so I distributed those to yarn lovers at the event. Fun!

I waited a few weeks after the event to share this pattern because I think the Lion Rag Doll Pals are great for the handmade holidays. You can make ornaments from each version, which add a happy crochet touch to your decor.

You can stuff either with lavender to make an ultra cute sachet.

You can tie ribbon through the ornament version’s hanging loop to use as gift-wrap embellishments for a big present. Or, you can gift these buddies to your favorite kid (or kid at heart). 

If you make your own Lion Rag Doll Pal, 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!

Lion Rag Doll Pals

Crochet Patterns by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: Lion Rag Doll Pals in Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn, stuffed with Fairfield Poly-Fil by Underground Crafter

These little versions of the beloved big cats are just the right size for being carried around by a little one, or to use as gift embellishments or ornaments.

Finished Sizes

  • Boxy version: Approximately 5.25” (13.5 cm) square after stuffing.
  • Rounded version: Approximately 5” (13 cm) diameter after stuffing.

Materials to Make 1 Rag Doll Pal

Gauge

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

Abbreviations Used in These Patterns

  • BL – back loop only – Lion Brand has a helpful video for identifying the back loop here.
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • CD – Color D
  • ch – chain
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) stitches
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • When choosing colors, CA is for the Body, CB is for the Muzzle, CC is for the facial details, and CD is for the Mane/Hair.
  • Helpful video tutorials for several embroidery stitches (to add character to rag doll faces) can be found at the end of this blog post.
  • A helpful tutorial for using a single crochet seam is available here.
  • To mark your position when working in the round, place a locking stitch marker in the last stitch of each round. Move up the marker at the end of each round.

Pattern Instructions – Rounded Version

Free crochet pattern: Lion Rag Doll Pals in Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn, stuffed with Fairfield Poly-Fil by Underground Crafter - Rounded Ornament version on quiltAdd the Rounded Lion Rag Doll Pal to your Ravelry favorites or queue.

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  • With CA, ch 2.
  • Set Up Row: Turn, skip first ch, 6 sc in next ch, place marker in last st (see Pattern Notes). Begin crocheting in the round in unjoined spirals. (6 sts)
  • Round 1: 2 scBL in each st around. (12 sts)
  • Round 2: *2 scBL in next st, scBL in next st; rep from * around. (18 sts)
  • Round 3: *2 scBL in next st, scBL in next 2 sts; rep from * around. (24 sts)
  • Round 4: *2 scBL in next st, scBL in next 3 sts; rep from * around. (30 sts)
  • Round 5: *2 scBL in next st, scBL in next 4 sts; rep from * around. (36 sts)
  • Round 6: *2 scBL in next st, scBL in next 5 sts; rep from * around. (42 sts)
  • Round 7: *2 scBL in next st, scBL in next 6 sts; rep from * around. (48 sts)
  • Round 8: *2 scBL in next st, scBL in next 7 sts; rep from * around. (54 sts)
  • Round 9: *2 scBL in next st, scBL in next 8 sts; rep from * around. Fasten off. (60 sts)

Muzzle

  • With CB, rep instructions for Face through Round 3. Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming.

Assembly

  • Attach nose and Muzzle to Face: Use stitch markers to pin Muzzle to front piece of Face. Thread yarn needle with yarn tail from Muzzle. Sew Muzzle to front piece of Face. With yarn needle, weave in ends on wrong side of Face. Position safety nose on Muzzle. Attach firmly by securing washers on back of Face.
  • Embroider facial features: With CC and yarn needle, back stitch features such as smile or whiskers to Muzzle (see Pattern Notes for link to embroidery tutorials). Weave in ends on wrong side of Face.
  • Attach eyes: Position safety eyes on Face above Muzzle and nose. Attach firmly by securing washers on back of Face. The French Knot embroidery stitch can also be used to make eyes for a rag doll that will be gifted to a child under 3 years old (see Pattern Notes for link to embroidery tutorials).
  • Seam Pieces and Add Mane (With Ornament Hanging Loop): Use stitch markers to pin front piece of Face (with features) to back (blank) piece of Face. Join CD with sl st to at center of top of front piece of Face. Begin working a single crochet seam through both layers (see Pattern Notes) as follows: sc in same st, *ch 2, sc in next st; rep from * around until approximately three-quarters of the Face is seamed closed. Stuff firmly with Poly-Fil. Rep from * around to first sc, ch 15, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off, weave in ends inside of Face.
  • Seam Pieces and Add Mane (Without Ornament Loop): Use stitch markers to pin front piece of Face (with features) to back (blank) piece of Face. Join CD with sl st to any st on front piece of Face. Begin working a single crochet seam through both layers (see Pattern Notes) as follows: sc in same st, *ch 3, sc in next st; rep from * around until approximately three-quarters of the Face is seamed closed. Stuff firmly with Poly-Fil. Rep from * around to first sc, ch 3, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off, weave in ends inside of Face.

Pattern Instructions – Boxy Version

Free crochet pattern: Lion Rag Doll Pals in Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn, stuffed with Fairfield Poly-Fil by Underground Crafter - Boxy versionAdd the Boxy Lion Rag Doll Pal to your Ravelry favorites or queue.Underground Crafter on RavelryFace

  • With CA, ch 21.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch and in each ch across. (20 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across.
  • Rep Row 2 until Body measures approximately 9” (23 cm) long. Fasten off.

Muzzle

  • With CB, ch 8.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch and in each ch across. (7 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across.
  • Rep Row 2 until Muzzle measures approximately 2” (5 cm) long. Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming.

Assembly

  • Attach nose and Muzzle to Face: Fold Face piece in half. Use stitch markers to mark midpoint. Use stitch markers to pin Muzzle to front side of Face centered between top and midpoint stitch marker. Thread yarn needle with yarn tail from Muzzle. Sew Muzzle to front side of Face. With yarn needle, weave in ends on wrong side of Face. Position safety nose on Muzzle. Attach firmly by securing washers on back of Face.
  • Embroider facial features: With CC and yarn needle, back stitch features such as smile or whiskers to Muzzle (see Pattern Notes for link to embroidery tutorials). Weave in ends on wrong side of Face.
  • Attach eyes: Position safety eyes on Face above Muzzle and nose. Attach firmly by securing washers on back of Face. The French Knot embroidery stitch can also be used to make eyes for a rag doll that will be gifted to a child under 3 years old (see Pattern Notes for link to embroidery tutorials).
  • Seam Pieces and Add Mane (With Ornament Hanging Loop): Fold Face piece in half. Use stitch markers to pin sides of Face with front piece of Face (with features) facing up. Join CD with sl st to first row after fold on side of Face. Begin working a single crochet seam through both layers (see Pattern Notes) as follows: sc in same row or st, *ch 3, sc in next row or st;** rep from * around until center of top of Face, ch 15, sc in next st, rep from * to ** around until approximately three-quarters of the Face is seamed closed. Stuff firmly with Poly-Fil. Rep from * to ** around to fold. Fasten off, weave in ends on inside of Face.
  • Seam Pieces and Add Mane (Without Ornament Loop): Fold Face piece in half. Use stitch markers to pin sides of Face with front piece of Face (with features) facing up. Join CD with sl st first stitch after fold on side of Face. Begin working a single crochet seam through both layers (see Pattern Notes) as follows: sc in same row or st, *ch 3, sc in next row or st; rep from * around until approximately three-quarters of the Face is seamed closed. Stuff firmly with Poly-Fil. Rep from * around to fold. Fasten off, weave in ends on inside of Face.
© 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: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2018/11/06/crochet-patterns-lion-rag-doll-pals. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Join Underground Crafter at In The MKNG!

Join Underground Crafter at In the MKNG Creativty FestivalLater this month, I’ll be going to In the MKNG, a creativity festival in Bethel, New York. I’m going to tell you about some of the fun activities going on at In the MKNG in this post, including sharing a sneak peek of the supply kit for one of the classes I’ll be teaching!

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Will I see you at @inthemkng, a new creativity festival taking place in Bethel, NY during the last weekend in September? I’ll be teaching #crochet and #knitting classes there and would love to meet up! This cutie in @lionbrandyarn Vanna’s Choice is one of the projects you’ll get the pattern for in my Crochet Rag Doll Characters class. The class kit includes #yarn and hooks from #LionBrand, stuffing from @fairfieldworld, @fiskarsamericas scissors, a variety of safety eyes and noses from @consumercrafts (packed securely in @velcrobrand PRESS-LOK bags), and notions from @knit_picks. To top it off, you’ll be able to carry your supplies in style with a tote from @canvascorp. Copy paste this link to register (or DM me for a clickable link) https://inthemkng.com/index.cfm?e=inner4&itemcategory=77113 and don’t forget to use my code EXMKNG27 to get $2 off festival admission. #undergroundcrafter #InTheMKNG #lionbrandyarn #lionbrandvannaschoice #fairfieldworld #fairfieldpolyfil #fiskars #velcro #velcrobrand #consumercrafts #darice #canvascorp #knitpicks #amigurumi #crochetamigurumi #ragdoll #crocheting #crocheted #crochetersofig #instacrochet #crochetersofinstagram #crochetersgonnacrochet #crochetbloggers

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If this is your first time hearing about it, it’s a creativity festival taking place for two days (Saturday and Sunday, September 29th and 30th, 2018) at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. There is A LOT going on at In the MKNG, including…

You can save $2 off your tickets using my discount code EXMKNG27.

Join Underground Crafter at In the MKNG Creativty FestivalI wanted to share a bit more about what I’ll be doing at In the MKNG. Let me know if you’ll be coming, because I’d love to meet up!

On Saturday morning, I’ll be co-teaching DIY This Cute Fall Knit with LoveKnitting. We’ll be making the Twister Headband, a beginner-friendly knitting project you can wear right away! (The photo below is © LoveKnitting.)

Join Underground Crafter at In the MKNG Creativty Festival - Twister HeadbandSaturday afternoon, Jessie At Home and I will be doing an interactive presentation (with goodie bags and giveaway prizes!) on the Creator Stage called the Care and Styling of Handmade Shawls. You can get a preview in Jessie’s Facebook Live.

On Sunday afternoon, I’ll be teaching Crochet Rag Doll Characters. We’ll work on a small lion rag doll in class, but you’ll get all the supplies you need (and some patterns from me) to make more rag doll characters at home. Here’s a sneak peak of the supply kit which is included in the cost of the class.

Join Underground Crafter at In the MKNG Creativty Festival - Crochet Rag Doll Characters Kit ContentsThanks to Lion Brand, Knit Picks, Consumer Crafts, Fairfield World, VELCRO® Brand, Fiskars, and Canvas Corp for providing materials for each kit. It’s a pleasure to work with these wonderful companies and I’m so glad that each was able to provide enough for every student in the class.

Each kit will include two Lion Brand crochet hooks and a full skein of Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Mustard…

Join Underground Crafter at In the MKNG Creativty Festival - Crochet Rag Doll Characters Kit Contents - Lion Brand yarn… and partial skeins of Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Beige, Honey, and Black. These will be wrapped securely in Knit Picks Small Yarn Bobbins.

Join Underground Crafter at In the MKNG Creativty Festival - Crochet Rag Doll Characters Kit Contents - Knit Picks yarn bobbinsKnit Picks also provided View Sizers, Locking Stitch Markers, and Bent Tip Tapestry Needles for every kit.

Join Underground Crafter at In the MKNG Creativty Festival - Crochet Rag Doll Characters Kit Contents - Knit Picks notionsConsumer Crafts contributed a variety of craft eyes and noses that you can use to add a personality to your crochet rag doll character.

Join Underground Crafter at In the MKNG Creativty Festival - Crochet Rag Doll Characters Kit Contents - Consumer Crafts safety eyes and nosesSince these eyes and noses are small, I wanted to make sure they were packaged securely in each kit. VELCRO® Brand provided Extra Small PRESS-LOK® Bags for just that purpose.

Join Underground Crafter at In the MKNG Creativty Festival - Crochet Rag Doll Characters Kit Contents - VELCRO PRESS-LOK BagsSince you’ll need to change yarn colors from time to time, Fiskars provided Kids Scissors, which are my favorite for crafting on-the-go. They fit in your project bag and you don’t have to worry about slicing your fingers when you reach in for more supplies.

Join Underground Crafter at In the MKNG Creativty Festival - Crochet Rag Doll Characters Kit Contents - Fiskars scissorsThere are some more goodies that I don’t have pictures of because they are actually being shipped to Jessie since she is driving me up to In the MKNG. Fairfield is providing Poly-Fil, my favorite stuffing for my crochet rag dolls. And, I will pack all the supplies in each kit into its own Canvas Tote provided by Canvas Corp. Oh, and because I thought it would be cute, I’ll also include an Underground Crafter pencil in every kit.

Join Underground Crafter at In the MKNG Creativty Festival - Crochet Rag Doll Characters Kit Contents - Oriental Trading pencilsOther than those three activities, my schedule at In the MKNG will be flexible. I look forward to meeting celebrity makers, listening to music, and getting my hands on some amazing craft supplies.

So, will I see you there? Let me know so we can set a time to meet up if you aren’t taking one of my classes.

Don’t forget, you can save $2 off your In the MKNG tickets using my discount code EXMKNG27.

 

 

Crochet Pattern: Basket of Posies Clutch by BellaTuBoheme

Black and gray crochet clutch with green applique flowers attached | Free crochet pattern: Basket of Posies Clutch by BellaTu Boheme for Underground CrafterI’m excited to share another guest post by Felicity from BellaTuBoheme! The Basket of Posies Clutch is a two-toned basketweave clutch adorned with crocheted flower appliques. It’s a great way to show off your handmade style when you’re out, and Felicity even included several ideas for how to line it to keep your items secure.

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About Felicity Kiser

Indie yarn dyer and crochet designer Felicity Kiser/BellaTuBohemeFelicity is a Texas born and raised textile artist who has been passionate about needlecrafts for nearly 20 years. Art-forms she enjoys include embroidery, crochet, and knitting, to name just a few, and she’s currently learning to felt. She’s the indie yarn dyer and designer behind BellaTuBoheme, an Etsy shop where she sells fibre and fashion items. Her favorite colors are purple, green, blue, and orange. She prefers tea to coffee, and she’s an Aquarius. One of her favorite pastimes is cuddling up with her two kitties, a movie, and some yarn for a few hours of quiet creating.

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Basket of Posies Clutch

Crochet Pattern by BellaTuBoheme

Black and gray crochet clutch with green applique flowers attached | Free crochet pattern: Basket of Posies Clutch by BellaTu Boheme for Underground CrafterA crochet clutch in two-tone basket weave.

Materials:

  • 4.5mm hook
  • 2.5mm hook
  • 9”x12” (23 cm x 30.5 cm) piece of felt in desired color (for lining)
  • 1 skein Knit Picks Brava Sport in Cobblestone Heather (Color A)
  • 1 skein Knitpicks Brava Sport in Black (Color B)
  • 10g desired fingering/sock weight yarn for crocheting posies
  • A button
  • Pins, a needle, and thread for finishing
  • Beads or buttons for the centers of your flowers (optional)

Gauge:

  • With 4.5mm hook in pattern, 16 st x 12 rows = 4.5″ (11.5 cm)

Abbreviations:

  • BPdc = back post double crochet = Yo, insert hook from back around front to back of st in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops) twice. A video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet
  • FPdc = front post double crochet = Yo, insert hook from front around back to front of st in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops) twice. A video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
  • Rnd = Round
  • RS = right (front) side
  • sc = single crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sp = space
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • WS = wrong (back) side
  • yo = yarn over

To Change Colors:

  • When working last dc of section with current working color, yo, place hook through st, yo and pull up a loop (making 3 loops on hook), yo and pull through 2 loops, drop working color and pick up new color, with new color yo and pull through last 2 loops of dc.

Pattern Note:

  • Do not cut yarn at color changes. Instead, carry it along as you progress, keeping unused thread and floats on the WS of work at all times by carrying yarn in front on WS rows and in back on RS rows. Also, be careful to keep floats below your stitches, particularly when working FPdc on WS and bp dc on RS, otherwise they will be seen on the RS of your work.

Pattern Instructions:

  • With color A and 4.5mm hook, make a base ch of 41 sts.

Weave Section Part 1:

  • Row 1: (WS) Sc in second ch from hook and evenly across. (40 sc.) Ch 2. Turn.
  • Row 2: (RS) Dc in first 5 stitches, change to B and dc in next 5 st, *change back to A and make 5 dc, change again to B and make 5 dc. Repeat from * twice more. (40 dc. 4 sections of stitches in color A and 4 sections in color B, in the order of ABABABAB). Ch 2. Turn.
  • Row 3: (WS) Continuing with B, make 5 FPdc. Change to A. With A make 5 BPdc. *With B again, make 5 FPdc. Change once more to A and make 5 BPdc. Repeat from * twice more. Ch 2. Turn.
  • Row 4: (RS) *With A make 5 FPdc. Change to B. With B make 5 BPdc. Repeat from * 3x more. Change to A once more. Ch 2. Turn. Weave Section Part 1 Finished.

Weave Section Part 2:

  • Row 5: (WS) *With A make 5 BPdc. Change to B. Make 5 FPdc. Repeat from * 3x more. Ch 2. Turn.
  • Row 6: (RS) *With B make 5 BPdc. Change to A. Make 5 FPdc. Repeat from * 3x more. Ch 2. Turn.
  • Row 7: (WS) Repeat Row 5, changing back to A before ch 2. Weave Section Part 2 Finished.

Weave Section Part 3:

  • Row 8: (RS) *With A make 5 FPdc. Change to B. Make 5 BPdc. Repeat from * 3x more. Ch 2. Turn.
  • Rows 9 & 10: Repeat Rows 3 & 4. Weave Section Part 3 Finished.
  • Repeat Weave Sections 2 and 3 until piece measures approximately 12” (30.5 cm) long.
  • Last Row: With A, sc evenly across all 40 st, making 3 sc in last st. Rotate work counterclockwise and sc evenly along side edge, making 3 sc into the last corner. Rotate again and sc across bottom of work, once more making 3 sc into last st. Rotate and work up the other side, completing the sc border. 2 sc in same st as first sc of border. Sl st to join.

Assembly:

  • Finish off and weave in ends. Lay your piece of felt onto the WS of your crocheted fabric. Pin in place, and sew their edges together using your needle and thread. If prefered, you could use a sewing machine for this part, or even hot glue if you like.
  • Once your crocheted fabric is lined with the felt, and with the felt side facing you, fold the bottom 4” (10 cm) up and sew the edges of your wallet together, forming a pocket. The remaining top 4” (10 cm) section is now your wallet closure flap.
  • Sew your button onto the outside of the pocket, closer to the top edge if you want more space when it’s closed or closer to the bottom if you prefer a slimmer clutch.
  • Attach color A to the middle of the edge of your wallet closure flap, make a chain long enough to fit around your button snuggly but not so tightly that it will be a struggle for you, and sl st back into the same place you joined, forming a button loop. Finish off and weave in ends.

Black and gray crochet clutch open with money and other items inside | Free crochet pattern: Basket of Posies Clutch by BellaTu Boheme for Underground CrafterMake Posies:

Posies: (Make 8)

  • With 2.5mm hook and fingering/sock yarn, ch 5 and sl st in first st to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: *Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 3, sl st in ring. Repeat from * 4x more, for a total of 5 petals.
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, working in the back loops only, *sc in each st of the next petal’s first ch-3 sp, sc in each of the 2 dc, sc in each st of the petal’s last ch-3 sp (8 sc). Repeat from * for each of the 5 petals. (40sc total).
  • End off. Weave in ends.
  • Sew/glue 7 posies to outer edge of closure flap, and 1 to a back corner. Accent the middles of your posies with beads or buttons if desired.
© 2018 by Felicity Kiser (BellaTuBoheme) 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 Felicity’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/2018/02/12/crochet-pattern-basket-of-posies-clutch. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Crochet Pattern: A Night in Paris Cabbie Cap by BellaTuBoheme

Free crochet pattern: A Night in Paris Cabbie Cap by BellaTuBoheme in Knit Picks Brava Sport for Underground Crafter | This newsy hat updates classic looks from the Paris and New York streets of yesteryear for today.I’m so excited to introduce Felicity Kiser from BellaTuBoheme as a new guest contributor to Underground Crafter! Felicity will be sharing her crochet designs with us. Today’s pattern is A Night in Paris, a newsboy hat pattern that updates a classic, romantic look from the Paris and New York streets of yesteryear for today!

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About Felicity Kiser

Indie yarn dyer and crochet designer Felicity Kiser/BellaTuBohemeFelicity is a Texas born and raised textile artist who has been passionate about needlecrafts for nearly 20 years. Art-forms she enjoys include embroidery, crochet, and knitting, to name just a few, and she’s currently learning to felt. She’s the indie yarn dyer and designer behind BellaTuBoheme, an Etsy shop where she sells fibre and fashion items. Her favorite colors are purple, green, blue, and orange. She prefers tea to coffee, and she’s an Aquarius. One of her favorite pastimes is cuddling up with her two kitties, a movie, and some yarn for a few hours of quiet creating.

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Urban Slouch Hats

A Night in Paris Cabbie Cap

Crochet Pattern by BellaTuBoheme

Free crochet pattern: A Night in Paris Cabbie Cap by BellaTuBoheme in Knit Picks Brava Sport for Underground Crafter | This newsy hat updates classic looks from the Paris and New York streets of yesteryear for today.A sophisticated, slouchy newsy that marries the fashions of late 19th Century France and early 20th Century New York. Invoking romance and imbuing confidence, this chic cap is a must-have for every classy girl’s wardrobe.

  • Add this pattern to your Ravelry queue or favorites
  • Difficulty: Intermediate Beginner
  • Size: M/L
  • Note: I designed this hat with a very loose fitting band which is most comfortable for me, so if you prefer yours more snug or want to fit it to a smaller head my suggestion is to use a 5 mm or smaller hook in place of the 5.5 mm.

Free crochet pattern: A Night in Paris Cabbie Cap by BellaTuBoheme in Knit Picks Brava Sport for Underground Crafter | This newsy hat updates classic looks from the Paris and New York streets of yesteryear for today.Materials:

  • 6 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 5.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 3 skeins sport weight yarn, at least 250 yd each (I used Knitpicks Brava Sport in Cotton Candy)
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Abbreviations Used In This Pattern:

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc2tog – Yo, [insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop] twice, yo and draw through 3 loops, yo and draw through 2 loops.
  • FPdc – front post double crochet – Yo, insert hook from front around back to front of st in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice. A video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated

Free crochet pattern: A Night in Paris Cabbie Cap by BellaTuBoheme in Knit Picks Brava Sport for Underground Crafter | This newsy hat updates classic looks from the Paris and New York streets of yesteryear for today.Gauge:

  • With 6 mm hook and 3 strands of sport weight yarn – 16 dc x 8 rows = 6.5” x 6.5”
  • With 5.5 mm hook and 3 strands of sport weight yarn – 16 sc x 15 rows = 6” x 6”

To Work the Body

  • Beginning with larger hook and using all 3 strands of yarn held together, ch 4 and join with sl st to form ring. Ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: Make 8 sc in ring, sl st in first sc to join. Ch 2.
  • Rnd 2: FPdc around first sc (the same sc as previous sl st) dc in the same sc (increase made). *FPdc around next sc, dc in same sc. Repeat from * around. (8 FPdc, 8 dc- 16 sts total) Sl st in first FPdc to join. Ch 2.
  • Rnd 3: FPdc around first FPdc (the same one as previously sl st in), dc in same FPdc (increase made), dc in next dc. *FPdc around next FPdc, dc in same FPdc, dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. (8 FPdc, 16 dc – 24 sts total) Join with sl st in first FPdc. Ch 2.
  • Rnd 4: FPdc around first FPdc (the same one as previously sl st in), dc in same FPdc (increase made), dc in next 2 dc. *FPdc around next FPdc, dc in same FPdc, dc in next 2 dc. Repeat from * around. (8 FP dc, 24 dc – 32 sts total) Join with sl st in first FPdc. Ch 2.
  • Rnd 5: FPdc around first FPdc (the same one as previously slcst in), dc in same FPdc (increase made), dc in next 3 dc. *FPdc around next FPdc, dc in same FPdc, dc in next 3 dc. Repeat from * around. (8 FPdc, 32 dc – 40 sts total) Join with sl st in first FPdc. Ch 2.
  • Rnd 6: FPdc around first FPdc (the same one as previously sl st in), dc in same FPdc (increase made), dc in next 4 dc. *FPdc around next FPdc, dc in same FPdc, dc in next 4 dc. Repeat from * around. (8 PFdc, 40 dc – 48 sts total) Join with sl st in first FPdc. Ch 2.
  • Rnd 7: FPdc around first FPdc (the same one as previously sl st in), dc in same FPdc (increase made), dc in next 5 dc. *FPdc around next FPdc, dc in same FPdc, dc in next 5 dblc. Repeat from * around. (8 FPdc, 48 dc – 56 sts total) Join with sl st in first FPdc. Ch 2.
  • Rnd 8: FPdc around first FPdc (the same one as previously sl st in), dc in same FPdc (increase made), dc in next 6 dc. *FPdc around next FPdc, dc in same FPdc, dc in next 6 dc. Repeat from * around. (8 FPdc, 56 dc – 64 sts total) Join with sl st in first FPdc. Ch 2.
  • Rnd 9: FPdc around first FPdc (the same one as previously sl st in), dc in same FPdc (increase made), dc in next 7 dc. *FPdc around next FPdc, dc in same FPdc, dc in next 7 dc. Repeat from * around. (8 FPdc, 64 dc – 72 sts total) Join with sl st in first FPdc. Ch 2.
  • Rnd 10: FPdc around first FPdc (the same one as previously sl st in), dc in same FPdc (increase made), dc in next 8 dc. *FPdc around next FPdc, dc in same dc, dc in next 8 dc. Repeat from * around. (8 FPdc, 72 dc – 80 sts total) Join with sl st in first FPdc. Ch 2.
  • Rnds 11 – 13: Work even, continuing to make FPdc around each FPdc of previous Rnd. DO NOT work dc in same st as FPdc for the remainder of the pattern. (80 sts around). At the end of each Rnd, join with sl st to first FPdc. Ch 2.
  • Rnd 14: *FPdc, dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog (decrease made), dc in each of next 4 sts. Repeat from *around. (72 sts total). Join with sl st in first FPdc. Ch 2.
  • Rnd 15: *FPdc, dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog, dc in next 4 sts. Repeat from * around. (64 sts total) Join with sl st to first FPdc. Ch 2.
  • Rnd 16: *FPdc, dc in next st, dc2tog, dc in next 4 sts. Repeat from * around. (56 sts total) Join with sl st to first FPdc. Ch 2.
  • Rnd 17: *FPdc, dc2tog, dc in next 4 sts. Repeat from * around. (48 sts total) Join with sl st to first FPdc. Ch 1.
  • Change to smaller hook.

Free crochet pattern: A Night in Paris Cabbie Cap by BellaTuBoheme in Knit Picks Brava Sport for Underground Crafter | This newsy hat updates classic looks from the Paris and New York streets of yesteryear for today.To Work the Band

  • Rnd 18: Sc in same st as sl st and in each st around. (48 sc) Join with sl st to first sc. Ch 1.
  • Rnds 19 – 21: Working in BACK LOOPS ONLY, repeat Rnd 18 – 3 more times.

To Work The Brim

  • Row 22: Working this time in the FRONT LOOPS ONLY,  sc 15. Ch 1. Turn work.
  • Row 23 – 26: Work evenly back and forth on 15 sc, ch 1 at the end of each row except the last. Do not turn work after Row 26.

Finishing

  • Row 27: Continuing from the end of Row 26, make a second sc into the same st as previous sc. Working down the edge of the brim, make 5 sc into the edge of each row. Now turn your work and, working along the underside of the brim where it joins the band, sc evenly across the 15 visible loops from Row 22. Turn again and work 5 sc up this edge of the brim as you did with the first side. Sc in same st as first sc of Row 26. Join with sl st to next sc.
  • End off, leaving a 6” tail. Weave in ends.
  • Wear with your favorite outfit and a smile.
© 2018 by Felicity Kiser (BellaTuBoheme) 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 Felicity’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/2018/01/12/crochet-pattern-a-night-in-paris-cabbie-cap. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Free pattern: A Beginner’s Textured Hat

Free crochet pattern: A Beginner's Textured Hat in Knit Picks Swish Worsted by Underground Crafter in 7 sizes from newborn through adult large. | This simple hat uses mock bobbles to create texture. It's the companion pattern to A Beginner's Super Scarf.

After I finished making the sample A Beginner’s Super Scarf, I knew it needed a companion – a matching hat.

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Free crochet pattern: A Beginner's Textured Hat in Knit Picks Swish Worsted by Underground Crafter in 7 sizes from newborn through adult large. | This simple hat uses mock bobbles to create texture. It's the companion pattern to A Beginner's Super Scarf.I debated whether to repeat the texture throughout the hat and decided it would be more dramatic if I didn’t! (Also, the mock bobbles “pop out” on the wrong side of the hat, so it would be require a bit more finesse to get them to face the right side on a hat worked in the round.)

This beginner-friendly hat is available in 7 sizes from newborn through adult large, so you can make one for you and as many as you’d like for your family and friends!

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I Like Crochet August 2016 issue

A Beginner’s Textured Hat

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 504-medium 50This simple hat uses mock bobbles to create texture. Get the free matchin companion pattern, A Beginner’s Super Scarf.

Finished Sizes

  • Newborn (3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12 months-2 years, Child, Teen/Adult Small, Adult Large). Photographed sample is size Teen/Adult Small.
    • Newborn: 12.5” (31.75 cm) hat circumference, 5” (13 cm) length.
    • 3-6 months: 15” (38 cm) hat circumference, 6” (15 cm) length.
    • 6-12 months: 16.5” (42 cm) hat circumference, 6.25” (16 cm) length.
    • 12 months-2 years: 17.25” (44 cm) hat circumference, 6.75” (17 cm) length.
    • Child: 18.75” (47.5 cm) hat circumference, 7” (18 cm) length.
    • Teen/Adult Small: 20.5” (52 cm) hat circumference, 7.5” (19 cm) length.
    • Adult Large: 22” (56 cm) hat circumference, 8.5” (21.5 cm) length.

Materials

  • Knit Picks Swish Worsted (100% Merino wool, 1.75 oz/50 g/110 yd/101 m) – 8 skeins in Rainforest Heather, or approximately 110 (110, 110, 220, 220, 220, 220) yd/101 (101, 101, 202, 202, 202, 202) m in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Locking stitch marker or scrap yarn.

Gauge

  • Through Rnd 9 in pattern = 4” (10 cm) diameter. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • pm – place stitch marker
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • tr – treble (triple) crochet
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Hat is worked in rounds in continuous spirals. Move stitch marker up each round to mark last st of round.

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Pattern Instructions

Hat

  • Starting at crown, ch 4, skip 3 ch, join with slip st to first ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, pm in last st. (6 sts)
  • Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st. (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) NEWBORN SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 17.
  • 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) 3-6 MONTHS SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 17.
  • Rnd 12: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts; rep from * around. (72 sts) 6-12 MONTHS SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 17.
  • Rnd 13: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 11 sts; rep from * around. (78 sts) 12 MONTHS-2 YEARS SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 17.
  • Rnd 14: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 12 sts; rep from * around. (84 sts) CHILD SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 17.
  • Rnd 15: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 13 sts; rep from * around. (90 sts) TEEN/ADULT SMALL SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 17.
  • Rnd 16: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 14 sts; rep from * around. (96 sts)
  • Rnd 17: Slip st in next st, turn to face wrong side (inside) of hat, *tr in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around, slip st to top of first tr, turn to face right side (outside) of hat.
  • Rnd 18: Sc in each st around.
  • Rep Rnd 18 until hat measures approximately 4.5” (5.5”, 5.75”, 6.25”, 6.5”, 7”, 8”)/11.5 cm (14 cm, 14.5 cm, 16 cm, 16.5 cm, 18 cm, 20.5 cm) from crown.
  • Rnds 19-20: Rep Rnds 17 & 18 once. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 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/2016/09/19/free-pattern-a-beginners-textured-hat. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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