Crochet Pattern: Sweet Honeycomb Super Wrap by Stitch in Progress

Free crochet pattern: Sweet Honeycomb Super Wrap in Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran yarn by Stitch in Progress for Underground Crafter | smiling model wearing shawl against tree background

I’m excited to introduce you to a new guest contributor to Underground Crafter. Lisa from Stitch in Progress is here to share a beautiful and colorful crochet shawl pattern with us. Get ready to wrap yourself up in this lovely and lacy rectangular shawl!

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Photos in this post are © Lisa Rollins/Stitch in Progress and are used with permission. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Paintbox Yarns.

About Stitch in Progress

Lisa Rollins is a crochet designer and shares her patterns and tutorials at Stitch in Progress. She is a former teacher and technology specialist and has found a new love in working with yarn and sharing crochet with the world. Lisa learned to crochet as a child, but gave it up as she grew older. It wasn’t until after having kids that she decided to pick up a hook again and since then, she has been truly “hooked”. She continues to focus on teaching crochet and learning as much as she can about it, too. She believes that there is always something new and that yes, old dogs can learn new tricks! 

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Sweet Honeycomb Super Wrap

Crochet Pattern by Stitch in Progress

Free crochet pattern: Sweet Honeycomb Super Wrap in Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran yarn by Stitch in Progress for Underground Crafter | smiling model wearing shawl against tree background

Hello Underground Crafters! I am so excited to share this super wrap with you!

It really is super…super stylish, super long, and super fun to crochet!

I love, love, love to make patterns that are a repeat of something geometric and this honeycomb trellis stitch is one of my favorites. It is very easy and looks simply stunning when worked with a a stiff cotton yarn or a bulky yarn. The key is to use something sturdy that will hold the stitches wide open.

I used the Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran generously supplied by LoveCrochet and when I saw all those fun summer colors in one pack of 10 balls, I was all in!

At Stitch In Progress, I focus on Learn More, Make More, so I usually provide a tutorial for all the stitches that I learn and use. If you would like to see how this stitch pattern is created, you can check out my honeycomb trellis stitch tutorial post for the honeycomb trellis stitch pattern.

Free crochet pattern: Sweet Honeycomb Super Wrap in Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran yarn by Stitch in Progress for Underground Crafter | honeycomb trellis stitch detail

This wrap is very long, but it can also be resized easily if you want a shorter wrap.

Yarn

Hook

Techniques and Abbreviations: US terms

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • tc – treble crochet
  • tch – turning chain

Finished measurement

  • Gauge: 4 inches x 4 inches (10 cm x 10 cm) – 15 sts x 12 rows to create the pattern stitch (blocked)
  • Finished measurements/sizing: Approximately 14.5 x 98 inches (37 cm x 249 cm) when blocked

Tips and Other Ideas

  • If you would like to make this wrap shorter in length, simply use a multiple of 5 sts + 2 to determine your foundation chain.
  • If you would like your wrap to be wider, simply add more repeats of rows 3 – 6.
  • Always end the stitch pattern on a row of sc (row 3 or 6 and then add another row of sc to finish the piece).
Free crochet pattern: Sweet Honeycomb Super Wrap in Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran yarn by Stitch in Progress for Underground Crafter | model wearing lace shawl shown from behind against tree background

Sweet Honeycomb Super Wrap Written Pattern

  • Ch 302
  • Row 1 – work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in every st to end, turn. (301 sts)
  • Row 2 – ch 1, work 1 sc in each of the first 2 sts, *ch 5, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts; repeat from * to the last 4 sts, ch 5, skip 2 sts, work 1 sc into each of the last 2 sts, turn. (60 ch-5 loops, 181 sc)
  • Row 3 – ch 1, 1 sc into first sc, *work 5 sc in the next ch-5 space, skip 1 st, 1 sc into next st, skip 1 st; repeat from * to last st, work 1 st in the last st , turn. (361 sc)
  • Row 4 – ch-6 (counts as tr plus ch 2), skip the first 2 sts, work 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, *ch 5, skip 3 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts; repeat from * to last 2 sc, ch 2, 1 tr in last st, turn. (59 ch-5 loops, 180 sc, 2 tr, 2 ch 2 sps)
  • Row 5 – ch 1, 1 sc in first tc, 2 sc in the ch-2 space, skip 1 st, 1 sc in next st, *5 sc in next ch-5 space, skip 1 st, 1 sc in next st, skip 1 st; repeat from *to last ch-2 space, 2 sc in last ch space, 1 sc in 4th st of ch-6 from row below, turn. (361 sc)
  • Row 6 – ch 1, 1 sc in each of the first 2 sts, *ch 5, skip 3 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts; repeat from * to last 5 sc, ch 5, skip 3 sts, 1 sc in each of the last two sts, turn. (60 ch-5 loops, 181 sc)
  • Row 7 – 45 – repeat rows 3-6 (row 45 is a repeat of row 5, so you will end there)
  • Row 46 – ch 1, work 1 sc in each st across (361 sts)
  • Finish and weave in ends.

I love to see what everyone makes, so please tag me @StitchinProgress and Marie @ucrafter when you share!

© 2019 by Lisa Rollins (Stitch in Progress) 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 Lisa’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/2019/05/13/crochet-pattern-sweet-honeycomb-super-wrap-by-stitch-in-progress/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Hook Review and Giveaway: Laurel Hill Exotic Wood Hooks

Every Sunday during National Crochet Month 2013, I’ll be reviewing crochet hooks.  Today’s post features exotic wood crochet hooks, along with a giveaway for two hooks, courtesy of Laurel Hill.

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After I (finally) learned to knit a few years back, my two best knitting pals bought me some really cool knitting needles for my birthday — two pairs of Laurel Hill square knitting needles, which I love to use for small projects.  These are some of my favorite needles, and I usually pack them when I’m teaching knitting.

At the same time, they bought me a Laurel Hill Nam Oc wood crochet hook.  Not too long after that, I won a Laurel Hill Tunisian crochet hook from a giveaway on Karen Ratto-Whooley’s blog.

My own personal Laurel Hill hook collection.
My own personal Laurel Hill hook collection.

I immediately loved the smooth and polished surface of the Laurel Hill Tunisian hook.  I’ve mentioned before that I find metal hooks quite uncomfortable for Tunisian crochet.  Like other wood hooks, these don’t experience the dramatic temperature changes of aluminum or steel crochet hooks, and they feel much gentler against the hands.  Both the standard and Tunisian crochet hooks from Laurel Hill are very smooth and don’t snag on your yarn.

But… I confess that when I first received the Nam Oc hook as a gift, I wasn’t really feeling it.  The neck is extremely tapered and, since I tend to hold my stitches quite low on the hook (closer to the thumb rest), I was having trouble getting an even tension.

A closer look at the shape of the Laurel Hill hooks.
A closer look at the shapes of the Laurel Hill giveaway hooks.

But then, when crocheting my way through the book Crochet Master Class: Lessons and Projects from Today’s Top Crocheters, I rediscovered the bullion stitch.  And that’s when I began to love tapered hooks.  If you’ve been struggling to get your hook through the many yarn overs in a bullion stitch, you will be thrilled to discover the exotic wood crochet hooks by Laurel Hill.  The rapidly tapered neck and the wide thumb rest allow you to keep those yarn overs loose so you can easily draw your hook through them to finish your bullion stitch.  By the way, if you’re looking for a good bullion stitch photo tutorial, I recommend Donna Kay Lacey‘s, available as a free Ravelry download.  (You can also check out my interview with her here.)

The Laurel Hill hooks are made from exotic woods that are sustainably produced.  The standard hooks are available in Nam Oc, Ebony, and Trai woods, while the Tunisian hooks are made from Forest Palm.  I’m no wood expert, and the feel across the types is very similar to me, though the Tunisian hooks seem to have a bit more glide (perhaps due to the finishing).  The different wood types each have a different color, which you might choose based on preference or for contrast with the yarn in your project.

I really love the Laurel Hill Tunisian hooks.  The distinctive color, smooth feel, and sharp point are perfect for medium sized, flat Tunisian crochet projects.  I also highly recommended the Laurel Hill exotic wood hooks for crocheters who love stitches where many loops are held on the hook, like bullions, puffs, or bobbles.

Both sets of hooks are affordable priced for wood hooks.  The Nam Oc and Trai hooks retail at $9, while the Ebony hooks retail at $10.  All three types are available in US sizes D through M (including the elusive size 7).  Laurel Hill also offers complete sets of each type of hook, as well as a “variety” set with a mix of Nam Oc, Trai, and Ebony hooks, which retails for $110.

The Tunisian Hooks are priced slightly higher, at $13 retail.  The Tunisian hooks are 10″ long and are available in US sizes D through N.

Full disclosure: Two free review samples of this product was provided by Laurel Hill. Although I accept free products for review, I do not accept additional compensation from the distributor/manufacturer, nor do I guarantee a positive review.  My reviews are based entirely on my honest opinions. This review post contains affiliate links. You can read my affiliate and review disclosures here.

Giveaway

When I contacted the friendly people at Laurel Hill to tell them about my plans for reviewing their hooks during NatCroMo13, they were generous enough to send along two hooks – a Trai wood hook and a Tunisian crochet hook, both in US size I-9/5.5 mm – for a giveaway for one lucky reader.

Laurel Hill prize packThis giveaway is open internationally.  Enter by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday, March 30, 2013.  

Hooking at Vogue Knitting Live

This morning I dragged myself out of bed for day two of Vogue Knitting Live.  I don’t know if it was because of the cold weather yesterday or all the excitement from the event, but I was extra sleepy this morning.  I decided to wear the Irish rose choker I made myself last year.  I actually like it better with the button in the front.

You can see I have extra bags under my eyes this morning!

I was excited to see so many crochet hook options in the Marketplace.  Confession time: I’m a collector of crochet hooks.  In addition to a full array of sizes in the classic Boye aluminum crochet hooks, I also have a set of Denise interchangeables, a Tulip Etimo set, and a set of Eleggant hooks (reviewed here).  I also have a random assortment of one or two sizes from the Addi Swing, Laurel Hill Nam Oc, and Crochet Dude lines.  And, some lovely handmade hooks from Sistermaide.  (We could get sidetracked here so I’ll skip the list of my Tunisian crochet hooks.)  Anyway, I was on the look out for new (to me) and exciting hooks while I was in the Marketplace and I wasn’t disappointed!

The nice folks at Magique Enterprises are actually the first booth on the way into the Marketplace.

 

I love their egg shaped hook handle.

The Boye/Simplicity booth had the full complement of Crochet Dude hooks.  I won one in a giveaway last year and I like it a lot, so I may pick up another favorite size.  But I was most intrigued by the Crochet Master Plus.

I’m hoping they will have some samples I can try out today.

The Skacel booth also had their interchangeable set, Addi Click, on display.

One of my Tunisian crochet students at the Adult School of Montclair last year has this set, and she seemed to get a lot of use out of it.

Since a full set is out of my budget for this event, I am more likely to pick up a single hook or two.  The Knitting Ranch has a big selection of hooks at their display.

And in case you need a storage case, the della Q booth has a variety of lovely colors for their crochet cases.

It looks like you can get two hooks into some of these pockets.

I know I said I won’t buy an interchangeable set at Vogue Knitting Live… but who’s to say I won’t get another set soon…

Do you have a favorite interchangeable crochet hook set?

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2011: Great Gifts for Yarncrafters

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Happy Thanksgiving!

In the U.S., the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday) signifies the official start of the holiday shopping season.  In the spirit of keeping the holidays a little more handmade and small business and a little less mass produced and corporate, I’m sharing several holiday gift guides today.

Great Gifts for Yarncrafters

There are so many great gifts out there for yarncrafters that I hardly know where to begin.

Books

Books are great gifts for yarncrafters, but with so many options out there, it can be hard to choose.

Kits

CRAFT magazine posted a Craft Kits gift guide for 2011.  Here are some of my favorites.

Double Drop Spindle Maple Wood Yarn Spinning Kit from Maine Woods Yarn & Fiber. (Image used with permission.)

Classes


Classes are so fun!  Not only can you learn new techniques and projects, but you get to meet more people who share your passion for knitting and crocheting.

Yarn

Most yarncrafters are always on the look out for new (and more) yarn.  Buying yarn for someone else can be daunting though.

  • Look for tips for color and yarn weight in their Ravelry project pages.
  • Or pick up something unique, like a handspun or hand dyed yarn, or something that isn’t available in their community, like small batch yarn ordered online.
  • Check Ravelry’s Black Friday Yarn Sale thread in Needlework on the Net for weekend sales.
  • I’ve had the pleasure of being introduced to some wonderful yarns from several small companies this year.  You may want to check out A Stash AddictBitsy Knits, or Chopped Tomatoes Design Kitchen.  Other yarns that I’ve admired from a distance but haven’t yet tried include Candy SkeinFunky Monkey, and Swoon Fibers.

Emerald Forest colorway from A Stash Addict.

  • A gift certificate to a LYS is another option, if you are worried about making the final decision yourself.
  • And, of course, I wrote about my favorite yarns here if you are still looking for ideas.

Hooks and Needles

Crochet hooks and/or knitting needles make great gifts, especially if you pick out something special.

Show Your Appreciation

Making things by hand is a labor of love.  Show your appreciation with a set of This Took Forever woven labels from Sublime Stitching and maybe you’ll get a homemade gift in return :).

Wishlists

Does your favorite yarncrafter have a wishlist?  I rely on the Add to Amazon Wishlist browser button to keep my wishlist organized in one spot.  (Hint: If you are a yarncrafter hoping people will get you awesome holiday gifts, maybe you should do that, too! You can even add patterns from Ravelry so that non-members can see them from the pattern purchase page.)

Enjoy the last gift guide, and feel free to share your favorite gifts for yarncrafters in the comments!