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!

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 this project was generously provided by Lion Brand. Camera and vinyl backdrop were generously provided by B&H Photo Video and Pro Audio.

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

If you make your own On the Right Track Beanie project, 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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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!

Finishing Touches Knit Along with KAL Corner – Parts 3 & 4

KAL Corner, the knit along group started by me, Pia from Stitches n Scraps, and Joanita from Creative Crochet Workshop, is back for the third and fourth parts of the Finishing Touches Knit Along! We’ll be sharing 12 more free knitting patterns by eight designers for the perfect finishing touch! We’ll be focusing on the home and then on little gifts.

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

  • How the Finishing Touches Knit Along (Parts 3 & 4) Works,
  • How To Join the Finishing Touches Knit Along (Parts 3 & 4),
  • Finishing Touches Knit Along (Parts 3 & 4) Schedule,
  • Finishing Touches KAL (Parts 3 & 4) End-of-KAL Giveaway Prizes, and
  • Enter the Finishing Touches KAL (Parts 3 & 4) End-of-KAL Giveaway.

How the Finishing Touches Knit Along (Parts 3 & 4) 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 December 12, 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. Part 3 of the KAL is all about the perfect finishing touches for the home, and Part 4 of the KAL is all about the perfect little gift. We also have a great prize from Lion Brand!

How To Join the Finishing Touches Knit Along (Parts 3 & 4)

  • 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 (Parts 3 & 4) Schedule

Each participating Finishing Touches KAL designer will create a free knitting pattern for the home (in Part 3) or for little gifts (in Part 4) using Lion Brand yarn. This post will be updated as each pattern goes live.

Part 3 Schedule (Home)

Part 4 Schedule (Little Gifts)

Finishing Touches KAL (Parts 3 & 4) End-of-KAL Giveaway Prize

We’ve teamed up with Lion Brand to bring a wonderful prize to a lucky winner!

Lion Brand is providing one winner with a choice of colors for 4 skeins of Go for Faux yarn. Show your support by following Lion Brand on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

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

Enter the Finishing Touches KAL (Parts 3 & 4) End-of-KAL Giveaway

  • This is the end-of-KAL giveaway for the 2019 Finishing Touches Knit Along (Parts 3 & 4). The knit along is hosted by KAL Corner and the giveaway is organized by Underground Crafter.
  • Enter the giveaway using any of the options on the Rafflecopter widget below by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Monday, December 30, 2019.
  • One winner will be chosen from the entries at random to win a prize from Lion Brand listed above.
  • Winner will be contacted approximately one week after the entries close. Winner will have two weeks to claim their prizes. If winner do not respond within two weeks, prize will be awarded to alternate.
  • 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 the KAL Corner Facebook group or in this thread in the Underground Crafter Ravelry group.
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12 Inch Granny Square Crochet Pattern: Berrylicious Square

Free crochet pattern: Berrylicious Square, 12 Inch (30.5 cm) granny square in Lion Brand Crayola Cake yarn by Underground Crafter | Textured crochet square in red semi-solid yarn on white faux brick background

I’m so excited to be joining the 2019 Block a Week with JulieAnny Crochet Along with my 12 inch granny square pattern for the Berrylicious Square. This motif starts with a textured, berrylicious center and it ends with one of my very favorite stitch patterns, the v-stitch. I used a semi-solid, self-patterning yarn and I love how the colors turned out.

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. Camera and vinyl backdrop were generously provided by B&H Photo Video and Pro Audio.

Julieanny, also know as Julie Yeager, is one of my favorite crochet blanket and motif designers. I had the pleasure of interviewing her on my blog back in 2014. She hosts an annual blanket crochet along and I’m so excited to be joining in for the first time! If you love 12 inch (30.5 cm) granny square patterns, you’ll love this CAL.

One of my favorite things about being a crochet designer is getting to try out new yarns. If you follow me on Instagram, you may remember this sneak peek of new Lion Brand yarns from my trip to Creativation, the annual craft industry trade show, back in January.

Not too long after I got home, Lion Brand asked if I would like to try some of their new (but at that point, not yet available) Crayola Cake and Crayola Off the Hook yarns. The answer was, of course, yes! If you haven’t seen Crayola Cake yarn yet, these are semi-solid, acrylic yarns in 10 fun colors – just what you’d expect from Crayola. I used the Maximum Red colorway for this square, and I love how it turned out. As always with red, it’s a bit hard to photograph, so you will just have to trust me when I say it’s beautiful!

Free crochet pattern: Berrylicious Square, 12 Inch (30.5 cm) granny square in Lion Brand Crayola Cake yarn by Underground Crafter | skein of red semi-solid yarn on white canvas background

If you make your own Berrylicious Square, 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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Berrylicious Square

12 Inch Granny Square Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: Berrylicious Square, 12 Inch (30.5 cm) granny square in Lion Brand Crayola Cake yarn by Underground Crafter | Textured crochet square in red semi-solid yarn on white faux brick background

This 12” (30.5 cm) square starts with a textured, berrylicious center and ends with one of my favorite crochet stitch patterns: the v-stitch! This pattern was designed for the 2019 Block a Week with JulieAnny Crochet Along.

Finished Size

  • Motif: 12” (30.5 cm) square.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Crayola Cake yarn (100% acrylic, 3 oz/85 g, 177 yd/162 m) – 1 skein in 601 Maximum Red, or approximately 135 yd (123.5 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • Motif = 12” (30.5 cm) square in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern      

  • BL – back loop only – Lion Brand has a helpful video tutorial for identifying the back loop here.
  • bob – bobble stitch – [Yo, insert hook in st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] 4 times in same st, yo and draw through all 5 loops on hook. New Stitch a Day has a helpful bobble video tutorial here. Please note that his version includes 5 repeats.
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • FPsc – front post single crochet – Insert hook from front around back to front of st in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops. New Stitch a Day has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here.
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • v-st – v-stitch – (Dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st or sp. Each v-st counts as 3 sts in pattern.
  • yo – yarn over
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • () Repeat instructions between parentheses into same stitch or space.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • This square is crocheted in the round in one piece with the right side facing up.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of rounds DOES NOT count as a stitch.

Pattern Instructions

Motif

  • Ch 4, sk 3 ch, sl st in next ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 12 dc in ring, join with sl st to first dc. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, starting in first st [2 dc in next st, ch 1] around to last st, 2 dc in last st, join with sc (counts as ch-1 sp) to top of first dc. (24 sts + 12 ch-1 sp)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, starting in first st [sc in next 2 sts, bob in ch-1 sp] around, join with sl st to first sc. (36 sts)
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, starting in first st [scBL in next 2 sts, FPsc around bob] around, join with sl st to first sc.
  • Rnd 5: Ch 1, starting in first st [2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 2 sts] around, join with sl st to first hdc. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, starting in first st [2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts] around, join with sl st to first dc. (60 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Ch 1, 2 dc in same st, *dc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 8 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next st,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, 2 dc in first st, ch 1, join with sc (counts as ch-1 sp) to top of first dc. (72 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, dc in same ch-2 sp, *[sk 1 st, v-st in next st, sk 1 st] 6 times,** (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc (counts as ch-1 sp) to top of first dc. (80 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 9: Ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, *dc in next st, [sk 1 st, v-st in ch-2 sp, sk 1 st] 6 times, dc in next st,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, 2 dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc (counts as ch-1 sp) to top of first dc. (96 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 10: Ch 1, dc in same ch-2 sp, *[sk 1 st, v-st in next st, sk 1 st] 8 times,** (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc (counts as ch-1 sp) to top of first dc. (104 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 11: Ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, *dc in next st, [sk 1 st, v-st in ch-2 sp, sk 1 st] 8 times, dc in next st,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, 2 dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc (counts as ch-1 sp) to top of first dc. (120 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 12: Ch 1, dc in same ch-2 sp, *[sk 1 st, v-st in next st, sk 1 st] 10 times,** (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc (counts as ch-1 sp) to top of first dc. (128 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 13: Ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, *dc in next st, [sk 1 st, v-st in ch-2 sp, sk 1 st] 10 times, dc in next st,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, 2 dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc (counts as ch-1 sp) to top of first dc. (144 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 14: Ch 1, 2 sc in same ch-2 sp, *scBL in next 36 sts (including dc and ch-1 sp),** (2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, 2 sc in first ch-2 sp, join with sc (counts as ch-1 sp) to top of first sc. (160 sts + 4 ch-1 sp)

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/2019/06/24/12-inch-granny-square-crochet-pattern:-berrylicious-square/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Triangular Shawl: It’s a Colorful Summer Shawl by Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’

Free crochet triangular shawl pattern: It's a Colorful Summer Shawl in Lion Brand Mandala for Itchin' for Some Stitchin' for Underground Crafter | Woman wearing rainbow shawl outside against greenery

Are you looking for the perfect crochet triangular shawl for the summer? Then you’ll love this guest post by RaeLynn from Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’! This beautifully textured, lightweight shawl pattern includes video tutorials to guide you through each part of the pattern. A color-changing yarn does all the colorwork for you!

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About Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’

Free crochet triangular shawl pattern: It's a Colorful Summer Shawl in Lion Brand Mandala for Itchin' for Some Stitchin' for Underground Crafter | RaeLynn Endicott from Itchin' for Some Stitchin'

RaeLynn Endicott is the crochet designer and blogger behind Itchin for some Stitchin’, where she provides beginner-focused crochet, sewing, and knitting patterns, tutorials, tips, and general know-how.

She is a self-taught stitcher who learned how to crochet and knit as part of her church’s Prayer Shawl Ministry eight years ago.  Around the same time, her husband bought RaeLynn her first sewing machine and her love of sewing was born!

RaeLynn not only has a passion for these wonderful hobbies, but she also has a love of teaching others how to do them, which is why she started her blog three years ago — to provide others with the resources she struggled to find while learning to crochet, knit, and sew.

RaeLynn has only recently discovered a new love – crochet pattern design.  And because she is dedicated to beginners, all her patterns are as beginner-friendly as possible.

As a mother to four step-daughters and one rambunctious toddler, finding the time to design and blog can be challenging, but RaeLynn is up to the task!  

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Crochet Pattern by Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’

It’s a Colorful Summer Shawl

Free crochet triangular shawl pattern: It's a Colorful Summer Shawl in Lion Brand Mandala for Itchin' for Some Stitchin' for Underground Crafter | Woman wearing rainbow shawl outside against greenery

This colorful summer triangle shawl is eye-catching! It features the beautifully textured bead stitch combined with basic stitches to create a gorgeous lightweight shawl you’ll absolutely love to show off. The perfect summer shawl!

Difficulty level

  • Level 2 – Intermediate
  • Pattern is written in US terms

Finished Dimensions

  • 28.5” (72.5 cm) from point to top and 46” (117 cm) from side point to side point.

Gauge

  • 13 stitches and 8 rows = 4” (10 cm) in double crochet
  • Should have 16 sc and 8 bst sts and 12 total rows (includes sc rows & bst stitch rows) = 4” (10 cm) x 4” (10 cm)

Materials

  • Lightweight #3 weight yarn
    • In this pattern I used 2 skeins of Lion Brand Mandala, colorway Thunderbird, 590 yd/540m per skein.
    • Total yardage: 885 to 1180
  • Crochet Hook size G-4.25mm
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

  • Pattern is written in US terms.
  • Chain stitch (ch/chs)
  • Double crochet (dc)
  • Single crochet (sc)
  • Slip-stitch (slp-st)
  • Stitch/es (st/sts)
  • *__* – Repeat indicated instructions

Special Stitch

  • Bead stitch (bst) – *yarn over, insert the hook behind the double crochet from front to back, yarn over and pull up a loop* Repeat from * to * 2 more times (3 times total = 7 loops on the hook). Yarn over and pull through 6 loops, yarn over and pull through remaining loops on the hook. NOTE for Beginners: The bead stitch is worked AROUND a double crochet (dc). So, you always start out by working a dc and then start the instructions from * to *. Video and photo tutorials for the bead stitch are available here.

Additional Notes

  • A video tutorial for It’s a Colorful Summer Triangle Shawl is available at the end of the written pattern.
  • An ad-free PDF of this pattern is available to buy on Etsy here.
  • This pattern is worked from the point toward the neckline.
  • Stitch count is very important in this pattern. I advise that you count every stitch, every row, every time.
  • If the bead stitches are not large enough for your taste, you can add one more repeat from * to * for a total of 4 times total = 9 loops on the hook. This will make the stitch slightly larger than a typical bead stitch and this is how I made my bead stitches for this pattern.

Instructions

  • Ch 6, slp st into the first ch to form a ring.
  • Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as one dc), work 3 dc into the ring, ch 2, work 4 dc into the ring. (8 dc sts)
  • Row 2: Ch 1, turn work, sc in each of the next 4 sts, work 4 sc into the ch-2 space, make one sc in each of the next 3 dc sts, work one sc into the top of the ch 3 from the previous round. (12 sc sts)
  • Row 3: Ch 1, turn work, work 2 sc into the 1st sc, sc in each of the next 10 sc sts, work 2 sc into the last sc. (14 sc sts)
  • Row 4: Ch 1, turn work, sc in each st across. (14 sc sts)
  • Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as a stitch), turn work, work a bst st into the first sc (the one attached to the ch 3), * skip a stitch, work a bst st into the next sc st,* Repeat from * to * 1 more time, work 1 dc into each of the next 2 sc, ch 2, work 1 dc into each of the next 2 sc sts, work a bst st into the next st, *skip the next sc st, work a bst st into the next sc st* Repeat from * to * one more time (bst st should be worked in the last sc), work 1 dc into the last sc (next to the 3rd bst st). (6 bst sts – each with 2 sts, 6 dc sts, 2 ch sts = 20 total stitches)
  • Row 6: Ch 1, turn work, sc in each st until you get to the dc st right before the ch-2 space (should have 2 sc per each bst and 1 sc in the first dc before the ch-2 space), skip the next dc (the one right before the ch-2 space), work 4 sc into the ch-2 space, skip the next dc (the one right after the ch-2 space), sc in the next dc and in each of the remaining sts (2 sc per each bst st) and into the top of the ch 3 from the previous round.
  • Row 6 Notes: This is the first of four rows you will continue to repeat throughout the pattern.
    • The number of sc on each side of the 4 sc worked into the ch-2 space should be EXACTLY the same. FOR EXAMPLE: If you have worked 22 sc before the ch-2, you then work the 4 sc into the ch-2 space, you should then work 22 sc after the 4 sc you worked into the ch-2 space.
    • Every time you work this row, your stitch count before and after the 4 sc worked into the ch-2 space should increase by 4. FOR EXAMPLE: If the last time you worked row 6 you had 22 sc before and after the 4 sc worked into the ch-2 space then the next time you work this row you should have 26 sc before and after the 4 sc worked into the ch-2 space.
    • Make sure that you sc into the top chain of the ch 3 . Do NOT skip this, otherwise your stitch count will be off.
  • Row 7: Ch 1, turn work, work 2 sc in the 1st sc st, work 1 sc in each sc st to the end, work 2 sc in the ch 1 from the previous row.
  • Row 7 Notes: This is the second of four rows you will continue to repeat throughout the pattern.
    • The number of sc on each side of the 4 sc worked into the ch-2 space should be EXACTLY the same and should increase by 1 from the previous row. FOR EXAMPLE: If you had 22 sc before and after the 4 sc worked into the ch-2 space in the previous row, you should now have 23 sc before and after the 4 sc worked into the ch-2 space in the previous row. This makes your total stitch count for this row increase by 2.
    • There should always remain 4 sc within the ch-2 space area.
  • Row 8: Ch 1, turn work, sc in each st to the end.
  • Row 8 Notes: This is the third of four rows you will continue to repeat throughout the pattern.
    • Your stitch count should be exactly the same as the previous row.
  • Row 9: Ch 3, work 1 bst st into the first st (the one the ch 3 is connected to), *skip a st, work 1 bst st into the next st* Repeat from * to * until you get to the 4 sc that you worked within the ch-2 space three rounds back, work 1 dc in the next two sc (2 within the ch-2 space area), ch 2, work 1 dc in the next 2 sc (last 2 within the ch-2 space area), work 1 bst into the next st, *skip a st, work 1 bst st into the next st* Repeat from * to * to end (should end with a bst in the final sc), work one dc into the final sc (next to the last bst st).
  • Row 9 Notes: This is the fourth and final row you will continue to repeat throughout the pattern.
    • The number of bst sts on each side of the ch-2 space should be EXACTLY the same. FOR EXAMPLE: If you have worked 43 bst sts before the 4 sc worked into the ch-2 space, you then worked 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, then you should work 43 bst sts again.
    • Every time you repeat this row, the number of bead stitches should increase by two. FOR EXAMPLE: If the last time you worked this row you had 43 bst stitches on each side of the 4 sc worked into the ch-2 space, the next time you work this row you should have 45 bst stitches on each side of the 4 sc worked into the ch-2 space.
  • Repeat Rounds 6-9 until the shawl reaches your desired length, ending on a repeat of row 6.
  • NOTE: The shawl in the photos is size small to medium and is a total of 92 rows.
  • Bind off & weave in ends.

Embellishment (Optional)

  • Large tassels – Click HERE for a video link on how to make large tassels.
© 2019 by RaeLynn Endicott (Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’) 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 RaeLynn’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/2019/06/10/crochet-triangular-shawl-pattern:-its-colorful-summer-by-itchin-for-some-stitchin/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Chunky Knit Cowl Pattern: Rustic Hooded Cowl

Free knitting pattern: Rustic Hooded Cowl in Lion Brand Mandala Thick & Quick yarn by Underground Crafter | woman wearing textured, hooded cowl looking to the left

The Rustic Hooded Cowl is a textured, chunky knit cowl pattern that you can knit seamlessly in the round, or knit flat on straight needles and then seam. It’s a versatile, unisex hooded cowl that works up quickly in a super bulky, self-striping yarn that does the colorwork for you. The simple, textured stitch pattern is perfect for beginners, or for more advanced knitters looking for a project to work on while distracted.

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Free knitting pattern: Rustic Hooded Cowl in Lion Brand Mandala Thick & Quick yarn by Underground Crafter | textured chunky knit cowl on faux brick background

I used a new-to-me yarn, Lion Brand Mandala Thick & Quick, for my version. It’s a soft, easy care, self-striping yarn that does the colorwork for you. This chunky knit accessory can be worn as a cowl…

Free knitting pattern: Rustic Hooded Cowl in Lion Brand Mandala Thick & Quick yarn by Underground Crafter | smiling woman wearing textured, hooded cowl

…or as a hooded cowl.

Free knitting pattern: Rustic Hooded Cowl in Lion Brand Mandala Thick & Quick yarn by Underground Crafter | smiling woman wearing textured, hooded cowl looking to the right

I used a simple, meditative stitch pattern. The pattern naturally rolls at the top and bottom edge because of the stockinette stitch. If you’d like to remove the roll, you can block your hooded cowl after you finish it.

Free knitting pattern: Rustic Hooded Cowl in Lion Brand Mandala Thick & Quick yarn by Underground Crafter | textured chunky knit cowl on faux brick background

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Rustic Hooded Cowl

Knitting Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free knitting pattern: Rustic Hooded Cowl in Lion Brand Mandala Thick & Quick yarn by Underground Crafter | woman wearing textured, hooded cowl looking to the left

This versatile, unisex hooded cowl works up quickly in a super bulky, self-striping yarn that does the colorwork for you. The simple, textured stitch pattern is perfect for beginners, or for more advanced knitters looking for a project to work on while distracted. The chunky knit cowl pattern includes instructions for working seamlessly in the round and for knitting flat on straight needles and then seaming. This is the eleventh pattern in the Finishing Touches Knit Along with KAL Corner.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 26” (66 cm) circumference x 15” (38 cm) height.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Mandala Thick & Quick yarn (100% acrylic, 5.3 oz/150 g, 87 yd/79 m) – 2 skeins in 203 Stairwell, or approximately 174 yd (158 m) in any super bulky weight yarn.
  • US 13/9 mm circular knitting needles, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Stitch marker.

Gauge

  • 9 sts = 4” (10 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
  • pm – place stitch marker
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • RS – right (front) side
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Instructions

Hooded Cowl – Knit flat on straight needles version

  • CO 61 sts, or any multiple of 5 sts, + 6 sts.
  • Row 1: (RS) K across.
  • Row 2: P across.
  • Rows 3-4: Rep Rows 1-2.
  • Row 5: *K1, p4; rep from * across to last st, k1.
  • Row 6: Rep Row 5.
  • Rep Rows 1-6 until hooded cowl measures approximately 15” (38 cm) long, or approximately desired height, ending after a repeat of Row 4.
  • BO in pattern for Row 1. Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 24”/61 cm) for seaming.
  • Thread yarn needle with long yarn tail. Fold cowl with RS together. With yarn needle, seam closed with mattress stitch. If you’re new to the mattress stitch, you can find a photo tutorial here.
  • Continue on to Finishing.

Hooded Cowl – Knit in the round on circular needles version

  • CO 60 sts, or any multiple of 5 sts.
  • Set Up Row: (RS) K across, pm, being careful not to twist begin working in the round.
  • Rnd 1: K around.
  • Rnds 2-3: Rep Rnd 1 twice.
  • Rnd 4: *K1, p4; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 5: Rep Rnd 4.
  • Rnd 6: Rep Rnd 1.
  • Rep Rnds 1-6 until hooded cowl measures approximately 15” (38 cm) long, or approximately desired height, ending after a repeat of Rnd 3.
  • BO in pattern for Rnd 1. Fasten off.
  • Continue on to Finishing.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside (wrong side) of cowl.
  • If desired, spray or wet block to reduce curl on edges.
© 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/2019/05/23/knitting-pattern-rustic-hooded-cowl/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!