Knitting Pattern: Garter Ridge Headband

Garter Ridge Headband, free knitting pattern in Lion Brand Stitchbird yarn by Underground Crafter

The Garter Ridge Headband combines a simple, textured stitch to allow the color-changing, netted yarn to shine. This is the eighth pattern in the Finishing Touches Knit Along with KAL Corner and it works up quickly to make a great last-minute gift, or even a last-minute earwarmer for a cold snap.

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 the sample were generously provided by Lion Brand and Clover USA.

The weather has been warming up in New York City, but it is still dipping regularly below 40 degrees. I don’t quite feel that a hat is necessary, but some nights after work, I still want to cover my ears.

Garter Ridge Headband, free knitting pattern in Lion Brand Stitchbird yarn by Underground Crafter on smiling woman

Recently, I got the chance to try a new-to-me yarn, Lion Brand Stitchbird. It has a black netting over the fiber which is light and airy, like roving. The yarn changes color in unexpected ways. I really enjoyed working with it, but I knew that a complicated stitch pattern would get “lost” in the yarn…

Garter Ridge Headband, free knitting pattern in Lion Brand Stitchbird yarn by Underground Crafter on smiling woman

I decided to use one of my favorite classic stitch patterns, the garter ridge. (I’ve previously used it in a square in the Anthology Blanket here, and in the Garter Ridge Dishcloth here.)

I used my Clover Takumi Bamboo Circular needles for this project because they are gentle on my hands. In the winter months and in transitional weather, metal needles are not as comfortable for me.

Garter Ridge Headband, free knitting pattern in Lion Brand Stitchbird yarn by Underground Crafter in progress on Clover Takumi bamboo knitting needles

If you’re just hearing about the Finishing Touches Knit Along, you can get all the details including the schedule and how to win prizes from Lion Brand, Clover USA, and Search Press North America in this blog post.

  • Sign up for our newsletter to get an email when a new pattern is released.
  • You can join in by knitting the patterns as you have time.
  • By the end of the KAL, you’ll have up to 24 knitted projects. You’ll also have the chance to win great prizes!
  • Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #KALCorner on all social media.
  • If you’d like to chat with other knitters, join the KAL Corner Facebook group or visit this thread in the Underground Crafter Ravelry group
  • Use the button below on Ravelry or elsewhere social media. Right click (on desktop) or tap and hold (on mobile) to save.
Finishing Touches Knit Along with KAL Corner

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Garter Ridge Headband

Knitting Pattern by Underground Crafter

Garter Ridge Headband, free knitting pattern in Lion Brand Stitchbird yarn by Underground Crafter

This headband works up quickly in a bulky yarn. A simple, textured stitch pattern allows a special yarn to shine. This is the eighth pattern in the Finishing Touches Knit Along with KAL Corner.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 20” (51 cm) headband circumference x 3” (7.5 cm) height. See Pattern Notes for instructions for customizing size.

Materials

Gauge

  • 11 sts = 3” (7.5 cm) across in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BO – bind off
  • CO – cast on
  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • rep – repeat
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sl – slip stitch knitwise
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • A video tutorial for this stitch pattern is available at the end of this pattern.
  • A tutorial for seaming with the mattress stitch is available here.
  • To customize this headband pattern to a different finished size:
    • The cast on stitches will determine the height of the headband. Adjust your cast on stitches in multiples of 4 sts, + 3 sts so that it is as wide as you want your headband to be.
    • The length will determine the circumference of the headband. I recommend 1” – 2” (2.5 cm – 5 cm) of negative ease for headbands. This means that the headband will measure 1” – 2” (2.5 cm – 5 cm) smaller than the circumference of the head you want it to fit.
    • If you want to make the headband for someone whose head you can’t measure, my preferred hat sizing chart is this one from Top Toppers. Remember that this lists head circumference, not headband circumference.

Pattern Instructions

Headband

  • CO 11 sts, or any multiple of 4 sts, + 3 sts.
  • Row 1: (RS) Sl 1, *p1, k3; rep from * across to last 2 sts, p2.
  • Row 2: Sl 1, k1, *p3, k1; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Row 3: Rep Row 1.
  • Row 4: Sl 1, k to last st, p1.
  • Rep Rows 1-4 until headband measures approximately 20” (51 cm) long, or approximately the desired finished headband circumference, ending after a repeat for Row 3.
  • BO in pattern for Row 4. Fasten off with a long yarn tail for seaming, approximately 12” (30.5 cm) long.

Assembly and Finishing

  • Thread yarn needle with long yarn tail. With wrong (back) sides facing, seam short edges together using the mattress stitch (see Pattern Notes).
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside of headband.
© 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/2019/04/11/knitting-pattern-garter-ridge-headband/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Finishing Touches Knit Along with KAL Corner (Part 2: Head)

Finishing Touches Knit Along with KAL Corner

KAL Corner, the knit along group started by me, Pia from Stitches n Scraps, and Joanita from Creative Crochet Workshop, is back for the second part of the Finishing Touches Knit Along! In this part, we’ll be sharing six free knitting patterns by five designers for the perfect finishing touch! We’re focusing on the head this time with a headwear theme.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links.

This is the main post for this knit along. Read on for more details including:

  • How the Finishing Touches Knit Along (Part 2: Head) Works,
  • How To Join the Finishing Touches Knit Along (Part 2: Head),
  • Finishing Touches Knit Along (Part 2: Head) Schedule,
  • Finishing Touches KAL (Part 2: Head) End-of-KAL Giveaway Prizes, and
  • Enter the Finishing Touches KAL (Part 2: Head) End-of-KAL Giveaway.

How the Finishing Touches Knit Along (Part 2: Head) Works

Finishing Touches Knit Along with KAL Corner

I’ve teamed up with KAL Corner, the group founded by me, Pia from Stitches n Scraps, and Joanita from Creative Crochet Workshop, and some of our favorite knitting designers to bring you 24 free knitting patterns for the perfect finishing touch!

Every other Thursday from January 3 through November 21, 2019, we’ll share a free knitting pattern. Lion Brand has generously provided us with yarn for this KAL, so all of the patterns will be made with Lion Brand yarn.

To keep things interesting, every quarter we’ll have a new theme and a new set of giveaway prizes. This part of the KAL is all about the perfect finishing touches to wear on your head. We also have two great prizes from Lion Brand, Clover USA, and Search Press North America!

How To Join the Finishing Touches Knit Along (Part 2: Head)

  • Sign up for our newsletter to get an email when a new pattern is released.
  • You can join in by knitting the patterns as you have time.
  • By the end of the KAL, you’ll have up to 24 knitted projects. You’ll also have the chance to win great prizes!
  • Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #KALCorner on all social media.
  • If you’d like to chat with other knitters, join the KAL Corner Facebook group or visit this thread in the Underground Crafter Ravelry group
  • Use the button below on Ravelry or elsewhere social media. Right click (on desktop) or tap and hold (on mobile) to save.
Finishing Touches Knit Along with KAL Corner

Finishing Touches Knit Along (Part 2: Head) Schedule

Each participating Finishing Touches KAL designer will create a free knitting pattern for the head using Lion Brand yarn. This post will be updated as each pattern goes live.

Finishing Touches KAL (Part 2: Head) End-of-KAL Giveaway Prizes

My regular readers know I love prizes, so this knit along has two great ones. We’ve teamed up with Lion Brand, Clover USA, and Search Press North America to bring wonderful prizes to three lucky winners!

Lion Brand is providing one winner with a choice of colors for 3 skeins of Stitchbird and 4 skeins of Beautiful You. Show your support by following Lion Brand on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

Finishing Touches Knit Along Part 2 Head via Underground Crafter - Lion Brand prize

Clover USA is providing one winner with a Swatch Ruler and Needle Gauge and the Knitting Accessories Set for Beginners. Show your support by following Clover USA on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

Finishing Touches Knit Along Part 2 Head via Underground Crafter - Clover USA prize

Search Press North America is providing one winner with both Knitted Beanies by Susie Johns and Knitted Hats by Monica Russel. Show your support by following Search Press North America on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

Finishing Touches Knit Along Part 2 Head via Underground Crafter - Search Press North America prize

Continue reading to learn how to enter the giveaway for your chance to win!

Enter the Finishing Touches KAL (Part 2: Head) End-of-KAL Giveaway

  • This is the end-of-KAL giveaway for the 2019 Finishing Touches Knit Along (Part 2: Head). The knit along is hosted by KAL Corner and the giveaway is organized by Underground Crafter.
  • To enter the end-of-KAL giveaway for one of the prizes described above, share one picture of each project you completed using a 2019 Finishing Touches Knit Along (Part 2: Head) pattern or tutorial by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Monday, June 17, 2019. Each completed project will count as one entry into the giveaway.
  • If you do not wish to share a project picture, you may also enter by mailing a letter with your name, the name of the knit along, and your email address (so we can contact you if you win) to Underground Crafter, Planetarium Station, P.O. Box 340, New York, NY 10024 USA. The letter must be received by Monday, June 17, 2019 to be eligible to win this end-of-KAL giveaway.
  • You are not required to use a link to enter, but if you do, please link directly to the project on your blog/Instagram and not to your main profile page. If you are new to InLinkz Link Ups, you can find a tutorial here.
  • Winners will be chosen from the entries at random. 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 InLinkz and/or Underground Crafter. You can read the InLinkz 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 the KAL Corner Facebook group or in this thread in the Underground Crafter Ravelry group! You can share as many pictures as you like in the groups, but only pictures submitted here will be entered in the giveaways.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Crochet Pattern: Bouncy Bouclé Bunny

Bouncy Bouclé Bunny, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Lion Brand Baby Soft Bouclé yarn, stuffed with Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Packing Fiber Fill

The Bouncy Bouclé Bunny is a crocheted patchwork amigurumi project. This cuddly rabbit is made with a plush bouclé yarn that adds a soft, downy texture. It makes a great gift for a little one.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. This project is sponsored by Fairfield World, but all opinions and thoughts are my own. Additional supplies for this project were provided by Clover USA and Lion Brand.

Bouncy Bouclé Bunny, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Lion Brand Baby Soft Bouclé yarn, stuffed with Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Packing Fiber Fill - bunny on faux fur background with hand for size reference

One of my favorite things about being a crochet designer is getting to try out new-to-me yarns. Lion Brand Baby Soft Bouclé is a relatively new yarn that I wanted to try out. The colors are so cute that it was hard to pick just one for this project, so I decided to make my amigurumi bunny in a patchwork style with three different colors. I love the downy texture the bouclé yarn creates, but beginner crocheters or those new to amigurumi may find it easier to use an untextured yarn, like Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, for this project.

Bouncy Bouclé Bunny, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Lion Brand Baby Soft Bouclé yarn, stuffed with Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Packing Fiber Fill - assembly #1

When I create patterns for the Fairfield website, I usually make seasonal projects. (If you like to start your winter holiday crafting early, you may enjoy the series of free crochet patterns I did for Fairfield last year: Norman Buttons the Snowman Pillow, Sleepy Santa Pillow, and Christmas Tree Pillow.) These cute pastels in Lion Brand Baby Soft Bouclé seemed to be saying “Easter Bunny” to me. Of course, the Bouncy Bouclé Bunny is a great cuddle buddy all year round!

Bouncy Bouclé Bunny, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Lion Brand Baby Soft Bouclé yarn, stuffed with Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Packing Fiber Fill - assembly #2

There is a good amount of seaming involved in this project, since it’s crocheted in nine pieces. But it comes together very quickly once you have all the pieces assembled, and the pattern includes specific directions about which pieces to attached when.

Bouncy Bouclé Bunny, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Lion Brand Baby Soft Bouclé yarn, stuffed with Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Packing Fiber Fill - assembly #3

I used Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Packing Fiber Fill to stuff this little guy (or gal?), instead of standard Poly-Fil. It’s an untreated fiber filling so it is a little bit coarser, which means you don’t get those little wisps of fiber filling poking around. This is super helpful because the bouclé yarn has its own little puffs of fiber, so you don’t need any extra to deal with.

Bouncy Bouclé Bunny, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Lion Brand Baby Soft Bouclé yarn, stuffed with Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Packing Fiber Fill - assembly #4

I also think that Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Packing Fiber Fill is a little easier to use for those who are new to making amigurumi and stuffed projects.

Bouncy Bouclé Bunny, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Lion Brand Baby Soft Bouclé yarn, stuffed with Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Packing Fiber Fill - bunny on faux fur background
A view of the tail which has the practical purpose of helping to prop up this little bunny so it can sit up on its own.

Bouncy Bouclé Bunny

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Bouncy Bouclé Bunny, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Lion Brand Baby Soft Bouclé yarn, stuffed with Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Packing Fiber Fill

This crocheted patchwork bunny is made with a plush, bouclé yarn that is soft to the touch.

Finished Size

  • Approximately 15” (38 cm) tall from top of head to bottom of toes x 12” (30.5 cm) across arms when laid flat after stuffing.

Materials

Bouncy Bouclé Bunny, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Lion Brand Baby Soft Bouclé yarn, stuffed with Fairfield Poly-Fil Crafter’s Choice Dry Polyester Packing Fiber Fill - supplies flat lay

Gauge

  • Through Rnd 7 in pattern for Head = 3.5” (9 cm) diameter. Exact gauge is not critical for this project but stitches should be small so that fiber filling doesn’t show.

Get the free crochet pattern here on the Fairfield website.

If you make your own Bouncy Bouclé Bunny, 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: Teeny Ripples

Free crochet pattern: Teeny Ripples preemie/stroller blanket in Lion Brand Feels Like Butta yarn by Underground Crafter

Teeny Ripples is a cuddly, crochet preemie blanket with gentle, rolling ripples. It’s also ideal for a stroller since you won’t have long edges sticking out to get stuck in the wheels. This pattern is part of my charity spotlight series and is designed to meet the donation requirements of the Amelia Project.

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.

January’s Featured Organization: The Amelia Project

Kim started The Amelia Project after her own daughter (who is now happy and healthy) was born at just 26 weeks old and under 2 pounds. After her daughter spend almost five months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Kim wanted to give back. Her own daughter had received a handmade blanket while in the NICU and she wanted to make sure that other families had special blankets to comfort them, too.

Free crochet pattern: Teeny Ripples preemie/stroller blanket in Lion Brand Feels Like Butta yarn by Underground Crafter | folded blanket on bed

Kim created a Ravelry group for The Amelia Project. Several times a year, she posts a new delivery date and asks crocheters and knitters to send handmade blankets to her in time for delivery to West Virginia NICUs. As of this writing, the next delivery date is Mother’s Day, but blankets will need to arrive by May 1, 2019 to be included.

To participate, login to Ravelry (it’s free! and awesome!) and head over to The Amelia Project group. Then, contact Kim via Ravelry message to get her mailing address.

How To Make Great Preemie Blankets for The Amelia Project

The NICUs Kim works with prefer their blankets to measure at least 20″ (51 cm) across on the shortest side. Use an easy care (machine washable and dryable) yarn, so blankets can be easily cared for to keep the preemies healthy. Use a soft acrylic, polyester, or cotton yarn because preemie skin may be extra sensitive. Make sure that yarn tails are woven in securely to avoid a choking hazard. Minimize small holes in your project so tiny fingers won’t get caught.

Free crochet pattern: Teeny Ripples preemie/stroller blanket in Lion Brand Feels Like Butta yarn by Underground Crafter | blanket laying flat

About Teeny Ripples

I used a super soft yarn, Lion Brand Feels Like Butta, for my version of the Teeny Ripples preemie blanket. Although the Teeny Ripples pattern has eyelets, use a smaller than typical crochet hook to keep those eyelets very small so fingers won’t get caught. I alternated colors to keep it visually interesting for families, but you can make this pattern in a solid color or by using just two (instead of four) colors.

Free crochet pattern: Teeny Ripples preemie/stroller blanket in Lion Brand Feels Like Butta yarn by Underground Crafter | crumpled blanket on bed

If you make your own Teeny Ripples, 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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Teeny Ripples

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: Teeny Ripples preemie/stroller blanket in Lion Brand Feels Like Butta yarn by Underground Crafter

This rolling ripple pattern makes a lovely baby blanket. Use a smaller hook so that the eyelets won’t catch tiny fingers. This pattern is sized for donation to the Amelia Project.

Finished Size

  • Preemie/Stroller Blanket: 25” (63.5 cm) wide x 24” (61 cm) long.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Feels Like Butta yarn (100% polyester, 3.5 oz/100 g, 218 yd/199 m) – 2 skeins each in 108 Dusty Blue (CA), 106 Ice (CB), 156 Mint (CC), and 100 White (CD), or approximately 218 yd (199 m) each in any medium weight yarn. PLEASE NOTE: I used almost exactly one skein of each yarn for this pattern. If your gauge is different than mine, you may need more yarn to make a blanket of the same size. That’s why I’ve listed 2 skeins of each colorway in the supply list.
  • US Size H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 24 sts (including ch-1 sp) = 4” (10 cm) across in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • CD – Color D
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Ch 1 at beginning of Rows does not count as a stitch.
  • Carry the unworked yarn up side, rather than fastening off the yarn, unless otherwise indicated. Yarn tails will be covered by edging.

Pattern Instructions

Blanket

  • With CA, ch 122, or any multiple of 17 sts, + 3 sts (see Pattern Notes).
  • Row 1: (Right Side) Turn, sk 3 ch (counts as dc), 2 dc in next ch, 2 dc in each of next 2 ch, [sk 1 ch, dc in next ch] 5 times, *sk 1 ch, 2 dc in each of next 6 ch, [sk 1 ch, dc in next ch] 5 times; rep from * across to last 4 ch, sk 1 ch, 2 dc in each of last 3 ch, changing to CB in last yo of final dc.
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), 2 dc in each of next 3 sts, [sk 1 st, dc in next st] 5 times, *sk 1 st, 2 dc in each of next 6 sts, [sk 1 st, dc in next st] 5 times; rep from * across to last 4 sts, sk 1 st, 2 dc in each of next 3 sts, changing to CA in last yo of final dc.
  • Rows 4-5: Rep Rows 2-3, changing to CB in last yo of final dc.
  • Rows 6-7: Rep Rows 2-3, changing to CA in last yo of final dc.
  • Rows 8-31: Rep Rows 4-7, 6 times.
  • Rows 32-33: Rep Rows 4-5. Fasten off CA.
  • Rows 34-35: Rep Rows 2-3, changing to CC in last yo of final dc. Fasten off CB.
  • Rows 36-37: Rep Rows 2-3, changing to CD in last yo of final dc.
  • Rows 38-39: Rep Rows 2-3, changing to CC in last yo of final dc.
  • Rows 40-67: Rep Rows 36-39, 7 times.
  • Rows 68-69: Rep Rows 36-37. Fasten off CC.
  • Rows 70-71: Rep Rows 2-3, changing to CA in last yo of final dc. Fasten off CD.

Edging

First Side: With Right Side facing, turn to work along straight edge and work over yarn tails. Ch 2, [2 sc in side of next row, sc in side of next row] across to foundation row, 2 sc in side of foundation row. Fasten off CA.

Second Side: With Right Side facing, join CC with slip st on other straight edge of blanket at foundation chain. Ch 1, [2 sc in side of next row, sc in side of next row] across to final row, 2 sc in side of final row. Fasten off CC.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 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/2019/01/28/crochet-pattern-teeny-ripples Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Crunch Stitch Infinity Scarf

Free crochet pattern: Crunch Stitch Infinity Scarf in Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Bonus Bundle by Underground CrafterThe Crunch Stitch Infinity Scarf is a crochet pattern for a simple, textured scarf. It works up quickly in a super bulky yarn. It was designed as a contributor pattern for the fourth annual Scarf of the Month Club.

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.

Amy from The Stitchin’ Mommy and Rhondda from Oombawka Design are some of my favorite blogger buddies, so I’m very excited to be part of their fourth annual Scarf of the Month Club.

Free crochet pattern: Crunch Stitch Infinity Scarf in Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Bonus Bundle by Underground CrafterEarlier this week, I shared the free knitting pattern for the Seeds and Cables Scarf. It was made with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick Bonus Bundle yarn, a larger skein of Wool-Ease Thick and Quick with enough yarn for a scarf. I loved the idea of crocheting a larger project quickly and without weaving in a lot of ends, so I decided to make a crochet pattern using Bonus Bundle, too.

Free crochet pattern: Crunch Stitch Infinity Scarf in Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Bonus Bundle by Underground CrafterI took some of the photos at the Brooklyn Promenade (which you may recognize as the backdrop to the Promenade Shawl). It’s got the best view of the Manhattan skyline around.

Let me tell you a little about the Crunch Stitch Infinity Scarf. I used the crunch stitch, which is one of my favorite stretchy, ribbed patterns. I sometimes use it for hat bands. It makes a really squishy, cozy infinity scarf.

Free crochet pattern: Crunch Stitch Infinity Scarf in Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Bonus Bundle by Underground Crafter The crunch stitch in the back loop also has a knit look, and it’s very unisex.

Free crochet pattern: Crunch Stitch Infinity Scarf in Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Bonus Bundle by Underground CrafterIf you make your own Crunch Stitch Infinity Scarf, 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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Crunch Stitch Infinity Scarf

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: Crunch Stitch Infinity Scarf in Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Bonus Bundle by Underground CrafterThis simple, textured scarf works up quickly in a super bulky yarn. It was designed as a contributor pattern for the 2019 Scarf of the Month Club.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 6.5” (16.5 cm) wide x 51” (129.5 cm) long.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick Bonus Bundle yarn (80% acrylic/20% wool, 10 oz/283 g, 174 yd/157 m) – 1 skein in 544 Storm Frost, or approximately 174 yd (157 m) in any super bulky weight yarn.
  • US Size N/P-15/10 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 16 sts = 6.5” (16.5 cm) across in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only – Fiber Flux has a helpful video tutorial for identifying the back loop here.
  • ch – chain
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • slst – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Ch 1 at beginning of Rows does not count as a stitch.
  • A helpful photo tutorial for seaming with the mattress stitch is available here.

Pattern Instructions

Scarf

  • Ch 17, or any odd number of sts.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, *slst in next ch, hdc in next ch; rep from * across. (16 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, starting in first st, *slstBL in next st, hdcBL in next st; rep from * across.
  • Rep Row 2 until scarf measures approximately 51” (129.5 cm) long, or until desired length is reached. Fasten off with long yarn tail for seaming, approximately 24” (61 cm) long.

Finishing

  • Thread yarn needle with long yarn tail. Fold scarf in half lengthwise and join short ends together with yarn needle using whipstitch seam (see Pattern Notes).
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
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