Crochet Pattern: On the Right Track Beanie

Free crochet pattern: On the Right Tracks Beanie in Lion Brand Jeans yarn by Underground Crafter - blue striped crochet hat on white, faux fur background

Are you looking for a crochet beanie pattern to make this weekend? I have just the right project for you! On the Right Tracks Beanie is a slightly slouchy hat with a wide, textured hat band… and you can make one for a good cause, too. Read on for details!

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Lion Brand announced yesterday that they’ve extended the deadline for this year’s #HatNotHate initiative donations, so today seemed like just the time to release this blue beanie pattern. If you’re not familiar with #HatNotHate, it’s a campaign to increase awareness of the negative impact of bullying. Last year, Lion Brand had a goal to collect 1,500 hats, and this year, the goal is 25,000 hats! These hats will be distributed to schools around the United States so that students can wear them in October as part of National Bullying Prevention Month.

If you’d like to send a hat, the deadline is September 1, 2019 and you can get all the details (including the address where to send the hats) here. If it’s too late to donate by the time you read this, you can also order your own #HatNotHate wooden tags or faux leather tags from Lion Brand to add to your own hat. Wear it proudly in October as a conversation starter about bullying in your community!

Free crochet pattern: On the Right Tracks Beanie in Lion Brand Jeans yarn by Underground Crafter - blue striped crochet hat on white, faux brick background with white jeans jacket

Let me tell you a bit more about this crochet beanie pattern. I love to crochet hats when I’m short on time since they work up so quickly. I wanted the hat band for this project to be more dramatic so I made it wider than usual and included a lot of texture. Since I know that kids and teens (at least in my neighborhood) prefer beanies and slouchies, I added a slightly slouchy touch to this hat. The pattern is available in one size (20″/51 cm hat circumference) but it should fit a variety of children, teens, and even some adults comfortably.

Free crochet pattern: On the Right Tracks Beanie in Lion Brand Jeans yarn by Underground Crafter - blue striped crochet hat on white, faux brick background

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On the Right Track Beanie

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: On the Right Tracks Beanie in Lion Brand Jeans yarn by Underground Crafter - blue striped crochet hat on white, faux fur background

This slightly slouchy beanie has a wide, textured hat band. This project was designed to meet the donation requirements for Lion Brand’s #HatNotHate initiative to increase awareness of the negative impact of bullying.

Finished Size

  • Teen/Adult Small: 20” (51 cm) hat circumference x 9.75” (25 cm) height.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Jeans yarn (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g, 246 yd/225 m) – 1 skein each in 105 Faded (CA) and 108 Brand New (CB), or approximately 160 yd (146.5 m) in CA and 130 yd (119 m) in CB in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size H-8/5 mm and US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hooks, or any sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 20 sts = 4.5” (11.5 cm) in pattern for Hat Band with smaller hook. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc2tog – double crochet 2 stitches together (decrease) – [Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook. Fiber Flux has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here.
  • FPdc – front post double crochet – front post double crochet = Yo, insert hook from front around back to front of indicated st, yo and draw up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice. A video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together (decrease) – [Insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop] twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook. Fiber Flux has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here.
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
  • () Repeat instructions within parentheses into same stitch.

Pattern Notes

  • When choosing colors, note that CA the color of the Hat Band and CB is the color of the rest of the Hat.
  • Hat Band is worked flat in rows until it reaches the desired hat circumference length. Then, stitches are picked up along the long edge of seamed Hat Band. The rest of the hat is worked in the round and then decreased at crown.
  • A helpful tutorial for joining pieces with the mattress stitch is available here.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of Rows and Rounds does not count as a stitch.

Pattern Instructions

Hat Band

  • With smaller hook and CA, ch 21.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next 20 ch. (20 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc in first 6 sts, [FPdc around next 2 sts from Row 1, sc in next 4 sts] twice, sc in next 2 sts.
  • Row 4: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 5: Turn, ch 1, sc in first 6 sts, [FPdc around next 2 FPdc, sc in next 4 sts] twice, sc in next 2 sts.
  • Rep Rows 4-5 until Hat Band measures approximately 20” (51 cm) long, or length of desired hat circumference.
  • Fasten off CA with long yarn tail (approximately 24”/61 cm) for seaming. Fold Hat Band and seam short edges together with yarn needle threaded with long yarn tail using the mattress stitch (see Pattern Notes).

Pick Up Stitches Along Hat Band

  • With larger hook and CB, begin working along long edge/joined circumference.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 92 sc evenly along long edge, join with sl st to first sc.

Work Even

  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, dc in same st and in each st around, join with sl st to first dc.
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, starting in same st, *(sc, dc) in next st, skip 1 st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc.
  • Rep Rnds 2-3 until hat measures approximately 7” (18 cm) in height, or approximately 2.75” (7 cm) shorter than final desired height, ending after a rep of Rnd 2.

Decrease to Crown

  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, starting in same st, *sc2tog, dc in next st, [(sc, dc) in next st] twice; rep from * around to last st, sc in last st, join with sl st to first sc. (79 sts)
  • Rnd 5: Ch 1, starting in same st, *dc2tog, dc in next 4 sts; rep from * around to last st, dc in last st, join with sl st to first dc. (66 sts)
  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, starting in same st, *sc2tog, dc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (44 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Ch 1, starting in same st, *dc2tog, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. (33 sts)
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, starting in same st, *sc2tog, dc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (22 sts)
  • Rnd 9: Ch 1, starting in same st, dc2tog around, join with sl st to first dc. (11 sts)
  • Rnd 10: Ch 1, starting in same st, [sc2tog, dc in next st] 3 times, sc2tog. (7 sts)
  • Fasten off CB with long yarn tail (approximately 12”/30.5 cm) for closing top of hat.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, draw CB yarn tail through remaining stitches. Pull yarn tight and secure to close crown.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside of hat.
© 2019 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/2019/08/02/crochet-pattern-on-the-right-track-beanie. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: True Blue Slouchy Beanie

Free crochet pattern: True Blue Slouchy Beanie, free crochet pattern in 10 sizes in Lion Brand Jeans yarn by Underground CrafterI’ve been on a slouchy beanie kick of late. (I guess I’m excited about the return of fall!) My latest addition is the free crochet pattern for the True Blue Slouchy Beanie in 10 sizes. This ombré slouchy beanie works up quickly as you hold two strands of yarn together throughout.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Supplies for the sample were generously provided by Clover USA.

Recently, I learned about Lion Brand’s #HatNotHate campaign to increase awareness of school bullying. They are collecting 1,500 hats by September 24, 2018 to support a local school for World Day of Bullying Prevention. (If you’d like to send a hat, you can find out more here.) Blue is the color for this campaign to increase awareness and provide solidarity to students. I had so much fun crocheting with Lion Brand Jeans when I was designing the Phoenix Wrap, so I thought it would be the perfect yarn for a blue hat. I picked the name True Blue because it means that someone is very loyal. A true, loyal friend would never bully you, so True Blue seemed just right.

Free crochet pattern: True Blue Slouchy Beanie, free crochet pattern in 10 sizes in Lion Brand Jeans yarn by Underground CrafterI wanted to design something that would work up quickly. Sometimes, I need the satisfaction of a fast project! I used two strands of yarn in two colors of Lion Brand Jeans to create an ombré effect.

Free crochet pattern: True Blue Slouchy Beanie, free crochet pattern in 10 sizes in Lion Brand Jeans yarn by Underground CrafterI wanted the hat to be textured, but not too complicated, so I chose simple stitches.

Free crochet pattern: True Blue Slouchy Beanie, free crochet pattern in 10 sizes in Lion Brand Jeans yarn by Underground CrafterAnd, since speed was one of my goals, I didn’t want complicated decreases for the crown.

Free crochet pattern: True Blue Slouchy Beanie, free crochet pattern in 10 sizes in Lion Brand Jeans yarn by Underground CrafterThe result is a textured, snuggly slouchy beanie that is perfect for almost anyone to wear. Change it up by making more (or fewer) stripes, or by changing the order of the stripes.

If you make your own True Blue Slouchy Beanie, 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!

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True Blue Slouchy Beanie

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: True Blue Slouchy Beanie, free crochet pattern in 10 sizes in Lion Brand Jeans yarn by Underground CrafterThis ombré slouchy beanie works up quickly as you hold two strands of yarn together throughout. This pattern was designed to meet the donation requirements of Lion Brand’s Hat Not Hate campaign against bullying in schools.

 

Finished Sizes

  • Newborn (Infant Small, Infant Large, Toddler Small, Toddler Large, Pre-School Child, Child, Teen/Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large). Photographed sample is Teen/Adult Small.
    • Newborn: 12.5” (32 cm) hat circumference x 5.75” (14.5 cm) height.
    • Infant Small: 15” (38 cm) hat circumference x 6.75” (17 cm) height.
    • Infant Large: 16” (40.5 cm) hat circumference x 7” (18 cm) height.
    • Toddler Small: 17” (43 cm) hat circumference x 7.5” (19 cm) height.
    • Toddler Large: 18” (46 cm) hat circumference x 7.75” (19.5 cm) height.
    • Pre-School Child: 19” (48 cm) hat circumference x 8.25” (21 cm) height.
    • Child: 20” (51 cm) hat circumference x 8.75” (22 cm) height.
    • Teen/Adult Small: 21” (53.5 cm) hat circumference x 9” (23 cm) height.
    • Adult Medium: 22” (56 cm) hat circumference x 9.5” (24 cm) height.
    • Adult Large: 23” (58.5 cm) hat circumference x 9.75” (25 cm) height.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Jeans yarn (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g/246 yd/335 m) – 1 skein each in 110 Classic (CA) and 105 Faded (CB), or approximately 77 yd (108 yd, 120 yd, 136 yd, 149 yd, 168 yd, 187 yd, 202 yd, 223 yd, 240 yd)/71 m (99 m, 110 m, 124.5 m, 136.5 m, 153.5 m, 171 m, 185 m, 204 m, 220 m) in each of 2 colors in any light medium weight yarn.
  • US Size L-11/8 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker Set.

Gauge

  • 3 sts = 1” (2.5 cm) in pattern for Hat Band. Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • 3L – third (back) loop – Celina Lane has a helpful video for identifying the third loop (3L) on hdc stitches here, or see the picture below to distinguish between back and third loop.

Free crochet pattern: True Blue Slouchy Beanie, free crochet pattern in 10 sizes in Lion Brand Jeans yarn by Underground Crafter

  • BL – back loop only – Lion Brand has a helpful video for identifying the back loop here.
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • 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.

Pattern Notes

  • A helpful tutorial for the slip stitch seam is available here.
  • Swellamy Crochet has helpful photos showing “the cinch method” of closing a slouchy beanie here.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of row or round does not count as a stitch.
  • Entire project is worked holding two strands of yarn together.
  • Hat Band is crocheted flat in rows until it reaches desired hat circumference length. After seaming Hat Band, stitches are picked up along long edge of seamed Hat Band. Hat is worked even in unjoined spirals and then cinched closed at crown.

Pattern Instructions

Hat Band – Newborn (Infant Small, Infant Large, Toddler Small, Toddler Large) sizes ONLY

  • Holding 1 strand each in CA and in CB, ch 4.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip first ch, sc in next ch, dc in next ch, sc in next ch. (3 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc), scBL in next st, dcBL in next st.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, scBL in first st, dcBL in next st, sc in next st.
  • Rep Rows 2-3 until Hat Band measures approximately 12.5” (15”, 16”, 17”, 18”)/32 cm (38 cm, 40.5 cm, 43 cm, 46 cm) long, ending after Row 2. Do not fasten off.
  • Fold Hat Band in half along long edge so short edges are lined up. Join short edges with slip stitch seam (see Pattern Notes), working through back loop on front layer and on back layer (unworked edge of foundation row). Do not fasten off. CONTINUE TO PICKING UP STITCHES ALONG HAT BAND.

Hat Band – Pre-School Child (Child, Teen/Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large) sizes ONLY

  • Holding 1 strand each in CA and in CB, ch 7.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip first ch, sc in next ch, dc in next ch, sc in next ch. (6 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, starting in first st, [scBL in first st, dcBL in next st] across.
  • Rep Row 2 until Hat Band measures approximately 19” (20”, 21”, 22”, 23”)/48 cm (51 cm, 53.5 cm, 56 cm, 58.5 cm) long. Do not fasten off.
  • Fold Hat Band in half along long edge so short edges are lined up. Join short edges with slip stitch seam (see Pattern Notes), working through back loop on front layer and on back layer (unworked edge of foundation row). Do not fasten off. CONTINUE TO PICKING UP STITCHES ALONG HAT BAND.

Pick Up Stitches Along Hat Band – All Sizes

  • Begin working in the round along long edge/joined circumference.
  • Set Up Rnd: Ch 1, work 42 (48, 52, 54, 58, 60, 64, 66, 70, 72) hdc evenly around long edge (or any multiple of 2 sts), fasten off, change to 2 strands of CA in last yo of final hdc, do not join. Place stitch marker in last st and move up each Rnd to mark position.

Work Even

  • Rnd 1: Hdc3L in each st around.
  • Rep Rnd 1 until CA section measures approximately 1.5” (1.75”, 2”, 2.25”, 2.25”, 2”, 2.25”, 2.25”, 2.5”, 2.5”)/4 cm (4.5 cm, 5 cm, 6 cm, 6 cm, 5 cm, 6 cm, 6 cm, 6.5 cm, 6.5 cm) in height. Fasten off, change to 1 strand each of CA and CB in last yo of final hdc, do not join.
  • Rep Rnd 1 until CA/CB section measures approximately 1.5” (1.75”, 2”, 2.25”, 2.25”, 2”, 2.25”, 2.25”, 2.5”, 2.5”)/4 cm (4.5 cm, 5 cm, 6 cm, 6 cm, 5 cm, 6 cm, 6 cm, 6.5 cm, 6.5 cm) in height. Fasten off, change to 2 strands of CB in last yo of final hdc, do not join.
  • Rep Rnd 1 until hat measures 5.75” (6.75”, 7”, 7.5”, 7.75”, 8.25”, 8.75”, 9”, 9.5”, 9.75”)/14.5 cm (17 cm, 18 cm, 19 cm, 19.5 cm, 21 cm, 22 cm, 23 cm, 24 cm, 25 cm), or desired final height.
  • Final Rnd: [Insert hook in 3L of next 2 sts, yo, and draw through all 3 loops on hook] around. – 21 (24, 26, 27, 29, 30, 32, 33, 35, 36) sts.
  • Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 36”/91.5 cm in length) for closing top of hat.

Finishing

  • Thread yarn needle with long yarn tail. Weave yarn needle through each stitch on finished edge. Slowly tighten yarn tail to pull top of hat closed (see Pattern Notes). For larger sizes, you may need to sew top of hat closed after tightening yarn tail.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside of hat.
© 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/2018/09/10/crochet-pattern-true-blue-slouchy-beanie. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you make your own True Blue Slouchy Beanie, 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!

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Crochet Pattern: Phoenix Wrap, Part 3: Borders

Phoenix Wrap, free crochet pattern in Lion Brand Jeans by Underground CrafterI’m sharing the third and final section of the Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long: the pattern for the borders. Since this long rectangular shawl is so versatile, I’ve also included pictures of several styling options, along with a video to show you even more ways to wear your Phoenix Wrap.

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It’s been hard keeping the secret of the completed Phoenix Wrap from you for so long! I appreciate the patience of everyone who has been eagerly waiting for the “big reveal.” But, first, if you’re just hearing about the Phoenix Wrap crochet-a-long…

Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long with Underground Crafter, Lion Brand, and Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc

Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long by Underground Crafter - end-of-CAL giveaway prizes collageNow that I’ve gotten you all excited, let me share some background. As I mentioned in last week’s post, I had the chance to hear Sue Rock from Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc. speak at my local yarn shop, and I was really moved by what she had to say. When I was designing the Phoenix Wrap, I wanted to make something that could truly be a wardrobe staple for a domestic violence survivor who might be rebuilding her life. I knew I had to go beyond the length of my typical shawl design so that the finished size would look great on someone taller than me. I also wanted the extra length because it provides so many more styling options. So, how will you (or the person you donate it to) wear your Phoenix Wrap? Here are a few options…

The Belted Cardigan is my absolute favorite! Just wrap the shawl over your shoulders, add a belt, and then turn down the inner borders like a collar. You could make your own belt in Lion Brand Jeans yarn, too, since you should have enough left over from at least one of the colors to do it.

Phoenix Wrap, free crochet pattern in Lion Brand Jeans by Underground Crafter | styling options: The Belted CardiganThere’s also The Classic. Depending on your color choices, this might make a bold statement.

Phoenix Wrap, free crochet pattern in Lion Brand Jeans by Underground Crafter | styling options: The ClassicIf it’s a bit colder out, consider The Hoodie. In really cold weather, you could tuck the ends inside of a coat or jacket.

Phoenix Wrap, free crochet pattern in Lion Brand Jeans by Underground Crafter | styling options: the HoodieNow if you just want to wear your Phoenix Wrap wherever you go (and with the softness of Jeans yarn, you really can), I recommend The Key Hole…

Phoenix Wrap, free crochet pattern in Lion Brand Jeans by Underground Crafter | styling options: the Key Hole… or the Loop Dee Loop.

Phoenix Wrap, free crochet pattern in Lion Brand Jeans by Underground Crafter | styling options: Loop Dee LoopFind more styling options for rectangular scarves and wraps in this Lion Brand video!

Today’s pattern is the final section of the Phoenix Wrap, for the borders. I made mine in Color C, which accentuated the picot lace when compared to the darker Side Panels in Color B.

Phoenix Wrap, free crochet pattern in Lion Brand Jeans by Underground Crafter | detail of completed shawlIf you love buttons as much as I do, you could also strategically sew on a large button to help with styling. Then, use the lace border as a “button hole.” (Be sure to pass the button through the border before attaching it to your shawl to make sure it fits through the lace.)

Phoenix Wrap, free crochet pattern in Lion Brand Jeans by Underground Crafter | detail of lace borderIf you make your own Phoenix Wrap, 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!

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Phoenix Wrap, Part 3: Borders

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Phoenix Wrap, free crochet pattern in Lion Brand Jeans by Underground CrafterThe Phoenix Wrap is a mystery crochet-a-long in collaboration with Lion Brand and Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc., a non-profit organization that distributes handmade garments and wardrobe staples to domestic violence survivors. The pattern for this rectangular shawl will be released in 3 parts. This is the pattern for the third part, including borders and finishing instructions.

Finished Size

  • Completed Wrap: Approximately 74.5” (189 cm) long x 16.5” (42 cm) wide, unblocked.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Jeans yarn (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g/246 yd/225 m) – 2 skeins each in 150 Vintage (CA), 153 Stovepipe (CB), and 108 Brand New (CC), or approximately 465 yd (425 m) in each of 3 colors in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker Set.

Gauge

  • 17 hdcBL = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • ch – chain
  • ea – each
  • picot – picot stitch – Ch 3, skip 2 ch, sl st in first ch. Crochet Cabana has a helpful tutorial for crocheting the picot stitch here. This pattern uses the first option that she demonstrates.
  • pm(#) – place marker(#)
  • rep – repeat
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • WS – wrong (back) side
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • () Instructions within parenthesis are worked into indicated stitch or space.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • This shawl is crocheted in 3 panels. This part, the Borders, completes the Phoenix Wrap.
  • The Single Crochet Border is worked in the round. The Picot Border is worked in rows.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of row does not count as a stitch.

Pattern Instructions

Part 1: Center Panel

Part 2: Side Panels

Part 3: Borders

Single Crochet Border

  • Round 1: With CC, turn to WS, ch 1, sc in ea CB st across final Row of Side Panel, pm1 in last st, *turn to work along unworked edge, [2 sc in side of CB row, sc in side of CB row] twice, sc in side of CB row, sc in side of CA row, sc in ea CA st across Center Panel, sc in side of CA row, sc in side of CB row, [sc in side of CB row, 2 sc in side of CB row] twice,** turn to work along final Row of Side Panel, sc in first CB st, pm2 in first st, sc in each CB st across, pm3 in last st, rep from * to ** once, turn to long edge, join with sl st to first sc. (Multiple of 4 sts + 2 sts in the marked sections)

First Side Picot Border

  • Row 1: (WS) Ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 5, sk 3 sts, sc in next st; rep from * across to last 5 sts, ch 5, sk 4 sts, sc in last st, remove marker.
  • Row 2: (RS) Turn, ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first sc, *(3 sc, ch 3, 3 sc) in next ch-5 sp,** sk next sc; rep from * to ** across, ending last rep at ** before final sc of row, (sc, ch 1, sc) in last st.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sk first sc, sc in ch-1 sp, sk next sc.*ch 4, sk 3 sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, sk 3 sc; rep from * across to last (sc, ch 1, sc), sk next sc, sc in ch-1 sp, sk next sc.
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 1, sc in same st, *sk next sc, (3 sc, picot, 3 sc) in next ch-4 sp; rep from * across to last sc, sc in last sc, fasten off CC.

Second Side Picot Border

  • Working along opposite long edge, join CC with sl st on WS at marker 2, remove stitch marker 2, follow instructions for First Side Picot Border.

Finishing

© 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/2018/08/22/crochet-pattern-phoenix-wrap-part-3-borders. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Announcing the Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long!

Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long with Underground Crafter, Lion Brand, and Sue Rock Originals Everyone, IncI’m so excited to kick off the Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long with Lion Brand and Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc. This is a free crochet shawl pattern available in three parts that is suitable for donation to survivors of domestic violence. It’s your project, so you can also keep your version, gift it, or sell it.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. This post is part of a sponsored series with Lion Brand. All opinions and thoughts are my own.

Read on for more details about the Phoenix Wrap CAL, including:

  • More information about Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc.
  • How to join the Phoenix Wrap CAL,
  • The CAL schedule,
  • The materials list,
  • The gauge swatch pattern, and
  • How to enter the end-of-CAL giveaway to win great prizes!

About Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc.

Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc.is a non-profit organization here in New York City. They transform new and upcycled textiles into new, handmade clothing and accessories for survivors of domestic violence. In addition, they provide crochet, knitting, and sewing classes for children, teens, and domestic violence survivors.

I had the pleasure of interviewing the founder, Sue Rock (and I’ll be sharing that interview soon). I also heard her speak earlier this year and was so inspired by her mission of helping domestic violence survivors rebuild their lives and their wardrobes. When I was designing this wrap, I knew I would have to name it after the phoenix, the mythical bird that is reborn from the ashes, because domestic violence survivors also have to remake their lives after leaving for safety. I wanted to design a shawl that could be worn in different ways and all year round. I chose Lion Brand Jeans because it’s super soft, easy to care for in the washing machine, and because of its versatile, denim look.

You can make your Phoenix Shawl for yourself, to gift, to donate to Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc. or locally, or to sell.

How To Join the Phoenix Wrap CAL

The Phoenix Wrap is a textured and cozy rectangular shawl in 3 colors of Lion Brand Jeans. The pattern is easy enough enough for a dedicated beginner, but versatile enough to keep a more advanced crocheter interested. The Phoenix Wrap will be released in 3 parts to give you time to work on each section.

  • Add the Phoenix Wrap to your Ravelry queue or projects.
  • Join in by crocheting the shawl. You can make your version to donate to Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc.or a local charity, to gift, to sell, or to keep.
  • Share your progress on social media. Tag your project with #undergroundcrafter and #lionbrand. (If you plan to donate your version, tag #suerockoriginals, too!) You can also tag me as @UndergroundCrafter on Facebook, MarieInNYC on Ravelry, or @ucrafter on Instagram or Twitter.
  • If you’d like to chat with other crocheters, join the Underground Crafters Facebook group or visit this thread in the Underground Crafter Ravelry group.
  • Share your completed project pictures at the end of this post by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on August 31, 2018 for your chance to win great prizes. See below for more details about prizes and how to enter the giveaway.
  • At the end of the CAL, you’ll have a beautiful shawl to donate, gift, sell, or keep.

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Crochet-a-Long Schedule

This post will be updated throughout the CAL as these different parts go live.

Update! Now that the final part of the CAL has been shared, here is the big reveal. You can see just some of the ways you can wear your Phoenix Wrap in this picture.

Phoenix Wrap, free crochet pattern in Lion Brand Jeans by Underground Crafter | collage of Phoenix Wrap worn 5 different ways and shawl detail

Materials List

The Phoenix Wrap is a rectangular shawl made in 3 colors. To make this pattern, you will need:

  • Lion Brand Jeans – 2 skeins in each of 3 colors, or approximately 492 yd (450 m) in each of 3 colors in any medium weight yarn.
    • For my version, I used 150 Vintage, 108 Brand New, and 153 Stovepipe. You can use any 3 colors of Jeans or Jeans Colors to get a look that you’ll love.

Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long with Underground Crafter, Lion Brand, and Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc - shawl color palette

  • US Size J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge. (Once you have your yarn, scroll down to get the pattern for a gauge swatch.)
  • Yarn needle.
  • Optional, but helpful: Stitch markers.

Gauge Swatch

Once you have your yarn, crochet a gauge swatch using the pattern below. If your swatch is smaller than 4” (10 cm) across, try using a larger hook. If it is larger than 4” (10 cm) across, try using a larger hook. Exact gauge isn’t critical for this pattern, but having a different gauge may mean that you’ll need more (or less) yarn to make the wrap.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only
  • ch – chain
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • sk – skip
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Gauge

  • 17 hdcBL = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.

Pattern Instructions

  • Ch 18.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, hdc in next 17 ch. (17 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, hdcBL in first st and in each st across.
  • Rep Row 2 until this piece measures about 4” (10 cm) long.

Enter the End-of-CAL Giveaway

C’mon, admit it. Crochet-a-longs are way more fun with prizes, aren’t they? To enter the end-of-CAL giveaway for your chance to win one of four prizes from Lion Brand, ArtFunctionalWood, Creativity Happens, and Lazadas, share a picture of your completed Phoenix Wrap projects by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Friday, August 31, 2018.

  • One lucky winner will get 6 skeins of Lion Brand Jeans yarn in the winner’s choice of color(s). That’s enough to make another Phoenix Wrap, or a different project of your choice. If you’re new to Jeans, find out more in this video.

  • Another lucky winner will get this hand turned crochet hook made by ArtFunctionalWood. This stunning hook uses a combination of ebony and pink ivory wood from Africa and spalted maple from the U.S.

Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long by Underground Crafter - ArtFunctionalWood hand turned wooden hook giveaway prize

Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long by Underground Crafter - Creativity Happens Yarn Bowl giveaway prize

Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long by Underground Crafter - Lazadas Blocking Wires giveaway prizeEdited to add: Congratulations to our winners! Check out their projects, shown clockwise from the top left: Irma53 on Ravelry, Jo’s Crafty Hook, tinjeannie on Ravelry, and bfrg on Ravelry. I love how each version looks so different because of the color choices.

Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long giveaway winners collage

Crochet Pattern: Solid Granny Hexagon

Free crochet pattern: Solid Granny Hexagon in Lion Brand Jeans by Underground CrafterI mentioned on Wednesday that hexagons are actually my favorite shape for motifs, so I thought today I would share the pattern for the classic Solid Granny Hexagon. This simple motif can be adjusted to your preferred size and joined, or you can just make one huge hexagon as your final project. This post is part of my Granny Square Month series.

Granny Square Month 2018 on Underground Crafter ] 30 days of granny square patterns, inspiration, and giveaways!

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

This would be a great motif to make into a blanket, scarf, shawl. I have several joining tutorials if you decide to make a bunch!

Different joins work well for different types of projects, so do a little experimenting and see what works for you.

If you make your own Solid Granny Hexagon, 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!

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Solid Granny Hexagon

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: Solid Granny Hexagon in Lion Brand Jeans by Underground CrafterThis classic pattern can be worked as a motif in your preferred size and then joined, or crocheted as one large hexagon as your final project.

Finished Size

  • Adjustable. Pictured sample measures 6.5” (16.5 cm) across flat edges.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Jeans yarn (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g/246 yd/225 m) – 1 skein in 150 Vintage, or approximately 246 yd (225 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • Through Round 6 in pattern = 6.5” (16.5 cm) across flat edges. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • () Repeat instructions between parentheses into same stitch or space.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Motif is worked in the round with the right side facing.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of Rnds does not count as a stitch.
  • This version is worked in one color. To change color, fasten off at end of Rnd. Join next color with sl st to any ch-2 sp, then follow instructions for next Rnd.
  • To adjust size, add or remove repeats of Rnd 3.

Pattern Instructions

Motif

  • Ch 4, skip 3 ch, sl st to next ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, [(3 dc, ch 2) in ring] 5 times, 3 dc in ring, ch 1, sc (counts as second part of ch-2 sp, here and throughout) to top of first dc to join. (18 dc + 6 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, dc in same ch-2 sp, [*dc in next 3 sts,** (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp)] 5 times, rep from * to ** once, dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc to top of first dc to join. (30 dc + 6 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, dc in same ch-2 sp, [*dc in ea st across to ch-2 sp,** (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp] 5 times, rep from * to ** once, dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc to top of first dc to join. (Increases by 12 dc with ea rep + 6 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnds 4-6: Rep Rnd 3, 3 more times. Fasten off. (78 dc + 6 ch-2 sp)

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 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/2018/06/29/crochet-pattern-solid-granny-hexagon. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you make your own Solid Granny Hexagon, 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!

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