Christmas in July Make Along

2019 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter - text on a white background with pine cones

I’ve teamed up with 28 other bloggers for the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along! We’re bringing you a month full of free patterns to kick start the handmade holiday season — including crochet, knitting, and sewing projects. There’s something new to make every day in July, and you can also enter to win great prizes from some of our favorite companies!

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This is the main post for 2019 Christmas in July Make Along. Read on for more details including:

  • How the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along Works,
  • How To Join the 2019 Christmas in July Make along,
  • 2019 Christmas in July Make Along Schedule,
  • 2019 Christmas in July Make Along Giveaway Prizes, and
  • Enter the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along Giveaway.

How the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along Works

2019 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter - text on a white background with pine cones

Every day in July, a participating blogger will release a new free crochet, knitting, or sewing pattern. Each week will have a theme.

  • Week 1 (July 1-7): Babies, Kids, and Teens                   
  • Week 2 (July 8-14): Women               
  • Week 3 (July 15-21): Men                    
  • Week 4 (July 22-28): Home                   
  • Week 5 (July 29-31): Pets

At the end of each week, I’ll share a roundup of the week’s projects with even more handmade gift ideas.

We’ve also partnered with some of our favorite companies, including Baby Lock, Clover USA, DryeGoods, Eucalan, Hummingbird Lane Fabrics and Notions, Kraemer Yarns, Kristin Omdahl, Red Heart, Search Press North America, and ThermOWeb, to get 18 great prizes for you! Find out more information about participating bloggers, the schedule, and how to enter to win the prizes by scrolling down in this blog post. The deadline for entering the giveaway is Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.

How To Join the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along

  • You can join in by crocheting, knitting, or sewing the projects as you have time.
  • Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #CIJMakeAlong2019 on all social media.
  • If you’d like to chat with other crocheters, join the Underground Crafters Facebook group.
  • By the end of the Make Along, you’ll have up to 31 awesome projects. Get ready for the handmade holiday season while having fun with us!
  • If you’d like regular email reminders during the Make Along, sign up for the Underground Crafter newsletter.
  • Use this button below on your Ravelry project pages or elsewhere on social media. Right click (on desktop) or tap and hold (on mobile) to save.
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2019 Christmas in July Make Along Schedule

This list will be updated during the Make Along to include links to each pattern and roundup as it is released.

2019 Christmas in July Make Along Giveaway Prizes

We’ve partnered with some of our favorite companies to get 17 great prizes for participants in this Make Along. Read on for more details about the prizes and how to enter for your chance to win one of these prizes!

Baby Lock will provide one winner with a Genuine Collection Tumbler and Vinyl Project Bag. Show your support by following Baby Lock on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter 2019 - Baby Lock prize

Clover USA will provide three lucky winners each with one prize package. The crochet package includes the Swatch Ruler and Needle Gauge, 2 Clover Amour Hooks in the winner’s choice of sizes, and a Pom Pom Maker Set.

2019 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter - Clover USA crochet prize

The knitting package includes the Swatch Ruler and Needle Gauge, a Pom Pom Maker Set, an Extra Small Pom Pom Maker, and the Knitting Accessory Set for Beginners.

2019 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter - Clover USA knitting prize

The sewing package includes I Sew for Fun Wonder Clips, I Sew for Fun Roll & Press, a Seam Ripper, a set of Heart-Shaped Pins, and Flexible Thimble Set. Show your support by following Clover USA on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

2019 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter - Clover USA sewing prize

DryeGoods is providing one winner with a set of ceramic buttons containing one large botanically themed focal button, four medium geometric buttons along with four mini buttons in shades of green. Show your support by following DryeGoods on Etsy | Facebook | Instagram.

2019 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter - set of 9 ceramic green buttons on wooden background

Eucalan is providing each of five winners with a large and a small bottle of Delicate Wash in the winner’s choice of scents: Eucalyptus, Lavender, Grapefruit, Natural, or Jasmine. Show your support by following Eucalan on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

2019 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter - Eucalan Delicate Wash bottle

Hummingbird Lane Fabric and Notions is providing on winner with a fat quarter bundle of Shiny Objects Holiday Twinkle by Flaurie and Finch including 17 fat quarters (18″ x 21″ each) in prints with glitter and metallic that really sparkle. Show your support by following Hummingbird Lane on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

2019 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter - Hummingbird Lane Fabric and Notions prize

Kraemer Yarns is providing two winners with three skeins of Perfection, a worsted weight blend of U.S. merino and acrylic yarn, in holiday colors: Crimson, Holly, and Snowflake. Show your support by following Kraemer Yarns on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

2019 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter - Kraemer Yarns Perfection - skein of red yarn on its side

Kristin Omdahl is providing two lucky winners each with a copy of one of her newest books: Layers: 18 Crochet Projects to Fit, Flatter, and Drape and Layers: 19 Knit Projects to Fit, Flatter, and Drape. Show your support by following Kristin on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

2019 Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter - Kraemer Yarns Perfection - collage of book covers of Layers by Kristin Omdahl

Red Heart is providing one winner with a prize package including a Pom Pom and Tassel Maker in the winner’s choice of colors; the winner’s choice of Silvalume Single Point Knitting Needle Set or Silvalume Aluminum Crochet Hook Set; 3 skeins of Hygge yarn in the winner’s choice of colors; 2 skeins of Super Saver Ombre yarn in the winner’s choice of colors; and 4 skeins of Croquette yarn in the winner’s choice of colors. Show your support by following Red Heart on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

2019 Hygge Home Crochet Along with CAL Central and Red Heart Yarns - Red Heart prize pack

Search Press North America is providing one lucky winner with the winner’s choice of prize package. The crochet package includes Colorful Wayuu Bags to Crochet and Crocheted Cactuses; the knitting package includes Pocket Pets and Mini Knitted Cosmos; and the sewing package includes Sew Your Own Felt Advent Calendar and Jelly Roll Scraps. Show your support by following Search Press North America on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter 2019 -Search Press North America prize

ThermOWeb is providing one lucky winner a prize package including a Deco Foil Transfer Sheets Value Pack in RainbowDeco Foil Hot Melt Adhesive, and PeelnStick Ruler Tape. These are great for customizing any fabric or sewing project! Show your support by following ThermOWeb on Website | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube.

Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter 2019 - ThermOWeb prize

Continue on to learn how to enter the giveaway for your chance to win one of these fabulous prizes!

Enter the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along Giveaway

  • This is the giveaway for the 2019 Christmas in July Make Along hosted and organized by Underground Crafter.
  • Enter the giveaway using any of the options on the Rafflecopter widget below by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, August 4, 2019.
  • Eighteen winners will be chosen from the entries at random to win a prize from Baby Lock, Clover USA, DryeGoods, Eucalan, Hummingbird Lane Fabrics and Notions Kraemer Yarns, Kristin Omdahl, Red Heart, Search Press North America, and ThermOWeb. Each will win one of the prizes listed above.
  • Winners will be contacted approximately one week after the entries close. Winners will have two weeks to claim their prizes. If winners do not respond within two weeks, prizes will be awarded to alternates.
  • By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to share your contact information with Rafflecopter and/or Underground Crafter. You can read the Rafflecopter Privacy Policy here and the Underground Crafter Privacy Policy here to understand how this information is used.
  • The names of winners will be made available in list form by request from Underground Crafter.
  • This giveaway is open worldwide, except where prohibited by law.
  • Don’t forget to join the fun in our Facebook and Ravelry groups, too!
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Giveaway: Kraemer Yarns Perfection Super Bulky

Kraemer Perfection Super Bulky yarn giveaway on Underground Crafter | Enter through 11:59 p.m. Eastern on November 7, 2016 for your chance to win 4 skeins of Kraemer Perfection Super Bulky yarn. Open to U.S. mailing addresses only.Earlier this week, I shared my latest free Tunisian crochet pattern, the Tunisian Extended Knit Stitch Scarf.

Free Tunisian crochet pattern: Tunisian Extended Knit Scarf with video tutorial by Underground Crafter | This stitch creates a warm and elegant pattern that resembles the stockinette stitch in knitting. The Tunisian Purl Stitch borders and the Extended Knit Stitch make this Tunisian crochet project unlikely to curl. This scarf is designed to meet the donation requirements of the Red Scarf Project, a program of Foster Care to Success which provides care packages to foster youth in colleges and training programs.I had the chance to try out a new-to-me yarn on this scarf, Kraemer Perfection Super Bulky yarn. The generous folks at Kraemer provided me with extra yarn, so here’s your chance to win 4 skeins in Crimson and try it yourself! (This is more than enough to make the Tunisian Extended Knit Scarf, if you’d like to try out the pattern.)

Kraemer Perfection Super Bulky yarn giveaway on Underground Crafter | Enter through 11:59 p.m. Eastern on November 7, 2016 for your chance to win 4 skeins of Kraemer Perfection Super Bulky yarn. Open to U.S. mailing addresses only.So, let me tell you a bit about Kraemer Perfection Super Bulky. First, as the name suggests, it is a super bulky (#6) weight yarn, so it works up quickly. Each skein is a generous 5.25 ounces (150 grams). This machine washable and dryable yarn is 70% acrylic and 30% Merino wool and is made in the United States. You can find free patterns in Perfection Super Bulky here. The yarn is soft enough to wear close to the skin and it has really good stitch definition.

This giveaway is open to readers with mailing addresses in the United States, except where prohibited by law. Enter by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Monday, November 7, 2016. One winner will be chosen at random from the entries submitted via the Rafflecopter widget to win 4 skeins of Kraemer Perfection Super Bulky yarn, courtesy of Kraemer Yarns. Good luck!

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Free Tunisian crochet pattern: Tunisian Extended Knit Scarf

Free Tunisian crochet pattern: Tunisian Extended Knit Scarf with video tutorial by Underground Crafter | This stitch creates a warm and elegant pattern that resembles the stockinette stitch in knitting. The Tunisian Purl Stitch borders and the Extended Knit Stitch make this Tunisian crochet project unlikely to curl. This scarf is designed to meet the donation requirements of the Red Scarf Project, a program of Foster Care to Success which provides care packages to foster youth in colleges and training programs. This post is part of my monthly charity spotlight series where I highlight a charity that accepts crochet or knit donations and share a free pattern, so read on for details!

This post contains affiliate links. Materials for the sample were generously provided by Denise and Kraemer Yarns.

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Featured Charity: Foster Care to Success (The Red Scarf Project)

Since 1981, Foster Care to Success (formerly known as the Orphan Foundation of America) has helped to support young adults transitioning out of foster care into independent living. In most states, children “age out” of foster care at age 18 or upon graduating from high school. Foster Care to Success steps in and provides the type of support and structure that other young adults may get from their families, including college and career guidance, advice and training in personal finance, and academic and financial support for college and training programs.

The Red Scarf Project is one program of Foster Care to Success (FCS). Every February, FCS sends Valentine’s Day care packages to the students in its program. These packages include goodies like snacks, gift cards, and personal care items, along with handmade red scarves.

Since 2005, over 25,000 red scarves have been distributed to young adults in colleges and training programs across the United States. You can learn more about The Red Scarf Project on the FCS website here. Scarves can be mailed to The Red Scarf Project office in Sterling, Virginia. Due to storage limitations, scarves are only accepted from September 1 through December 15 annually.

Charity Guide

Tips for Making Great Red Scarf Project Donations

Free Tunisian crochet pattern: Tunisian Extended Knit Scarf with video tutorial by Underground Crafter | This stitch creates a warm and elegant pattern that resembles the stockinette stitch in knitting. The Tunisian Purl Stitch borders and the Extended Knit Stitch make this Tunisian crochet project unlikely to curl. This scarf is designed to meet the donation requirements of the Red Scarf Project, a program of Foster Care to Success which provides care packages to foster youth in colleges and training programs.

Foster Care to Success distributes scarves to youth adults in their program. Scarves must be made with red yarn, predominantly red multicolor yarn, or include red stripes. The style should be unisex and they ask that each scarf drape and tie easily. Fringe is optional but welcome. To ensure that scarves are warm and provide adequate neck coverage for young adults of various sizes, scarves must measure at least 60” (152.5 cm) long and 5” (13 cm) to 8” (20.5 cm) wide. Yarn tails should be securely woven in and handmade tags including care instructions are much appreciated.

You can find The Red Scarf Project guidelines along with links to free crochet and knitting patterns here. Remember that scarf donations are only accepted from September 1 through December 15 due to space restrictions.

About the Tunisian Extended Knit Scarf

Back in June, I went to Washington, D.C. for The National NeedleArts Association summer show and I met the lovely ladies who work at Denise as well as the team from Kraemer Yarns. (Longtime readers know that I love my Denise interchangeable crochet hooks, so I was thrilled to learn about the Denise2Go Crochet for a Cure 2-Hook Set.) After the show, I received a set of the hooks to try out as well as some Perfection Super Bulky from Kraemer, and the idea for this scarf started to come together.

Free Tunisian crochet pattern: Tunisian Extended Knit Scarf with video tutorial by Underground Crafter | This stitch creates a warm and elegant pattern that resembles the stockinette stitch in knitting. The Tunisian Purl Stitch borders and the Extended Knit Stitch make this Tunisian crochet project unlikely to curl. This scarf is designed to meet the donation requirements of the Red Scarf Project, a program of Foster Care to Success which provides care packages to foster youth in colleges and training programs.

The Perfection Super Bulky is an easy care yarn (and let’s face it, most college students are doing laundry in a rush!). It actually comes in several shades of red, so it’s perfect for The Red Scarf project. I wanted to create a very warm project because I knew some of the students would probably rely on this scarf as their primary winter wear. Tunisian crochet is great for ultra warm winter projects since it can create a dense fabric, but sometimes it can be too dense. That’s why I wanted to pair the super bulky yarn with my Denise2Go kit since it has a broad range of hook sizes. I used the N-15/10 mm hook for the sample, but I tend to have tight tension, which is why I recommend the M-13/9 mm hook for most crocheters. If you’re new to Tunisian crochet, don’t worry! I’ve included a complete video tutorial at the end of the pattern.

If you’re looking for other projects that would make great donations to The Red Scarf Project, try my free crochet pattern for the Color Blocked Co-Ed Scarf.

Color Blocked Co-Ed Scarf, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

If you make your own Tunisian Extended Knit Scarf, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, Google+ as +UndergroundCrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter.

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Tunisian Extended Knit Scarf

Tunisian Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 506-superbulkyThis stitch creates a warm and elegant pattern that resembles the stockinette stitch in knitting. The Tunisian Purl Stitch borders and the Extended Knit Stitch make this Tunisian crochet project unlikely to curl. This scarf is designed to meet the donation requirements of the Red Scarf Project.

Free Tunisian crochet pattern: Tunisian Extended Knit Scarf with video tutorial by Underground Crafter | This stitch creates a warm and elegant pattern that resembles the stockinette stitch in knitting. The Tunisian Purl Stitch borders and the Extended Knit Stitch make this Tunisian crochet project unlikely to curl. This scarf is designed to meet the donation requirements of the Red Scarf Project, a program of Foster Care to Success which provides care packages to foster youth in colleges and training programs.

Finished Size

  • Teen/Adult: 6.75” (17 cm) wide x 65.5” (166.5 cm) long.

Materials

Gauge

  • 8.5 sts x 5.5 rows in EKS pattern = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • ea – each
  • EKS – Tunisian extended knit stitch – Insert hook from front to back through center of next vertical bar, yo and draw up a loop, leave loop on hook, ch 1.
  • rep – repeat
  • Return Row – Ch 1, *yo and draw through 2 loops; rep from * across.
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • TPS – Tunisian purl stitch – Bring yarn to front, insert hook under next vertical bar, yo and draw up a loop, leave loop on hook.
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Tunisian crochet rows are worked in 2 parts (forward and return) without turning.
  • First vertical bar of each row (underneath first chain on hook) is always skipped.
  • A video tutorial for the special stitches is available at the end of the pattern.

Pattern Instructions

Scarf

  • Ch 16 (or any multiple of sts).
  • Base Row: Forward Row: Skip first ch, *insert hook in next ch, yo and draw up a loop, leave loop on hook; rep from * across. Rep Return Row.
  • Row 1: Forward Row: TPS in next st and ea st across. Rep Return Row.
  • Row 2: Rep Row 1 Forward and Return.
  • Row 3: Forward Row: EKS in next st and ea st across. Rep Return Row.
  • Rep Row 3 until scarf measures 64.5” (164 cm) long, or approximately 1” (2.5 cm) shorter than desired length.
  • Rows 4-5: Rep Row 1 Forward and Return twice.
  • Bind Off Row: *TPS in next st, yo and draw through both loops on hook; rep from * across. 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/2016/10/26/free-pattern-tunisian-extended-knit-scarf. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you make your own Tunisian Extended Knit Scarf, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, Google+ as +UndergroundCrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter.

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