Crochet Pattern: Split Screen Pom Pom Scarf

Free crochet pattern: Split Screen Pom Pom Scarf in Patons Alpaca Blend yarn by Underground CrafterThe Split Screen Pom Pom Scarf crochet pattern makes a color-blocked scarf with two personalities! One side is solid and reliable while the other side is lacy and quirky. Attach pom poms to the opposite color ends for a fun finishing touch.

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Back in January, I went to Phoenix for Creativation, the annual trade show for the craft and hobby industry. One of the best part of this event is walking the show floor and seeing all the displays, like this one at the Yarnspirations booth.

Free crochet pattern: Split Screen Pom Pom Scarf in Patons Alpaca Blend yarn by Underground Crafter - Creativation 2018 Yarnspirations boothWhile I was there, Yarnspirations provided me with several skeins of Patons Alpaca Blend yarn. They just happened to be in Ultraviolet and Smoke. How did they know to pack the right colors for me? I’m not sure, but I knew I wanted to make something special with this yarn as soon as I saw it.

Free crochet pattern: Split Screen Pom Pom Scarf in Patons Alpaca Blend yarn by Underground Crafter - Patons Alpaca BlendThroughout the year, I had different ideas but I finally settled on a scarf. Of course, it couldn’t be a plain, ole boring scarf with these beautiful colors though, right? I like to style mine so that I start with the wide part in front, then wrap it around my back and back to the front. That’s how I can show off the color blocking the best. (You can find more tips for styling scarves here.)

Free crochet pattern: Split Screen Pom Pom Scarf in Patons Alpaca Blend yarn by Underground Crafter - scarf on hangerThis is a really beginner-friendly pattern because it only uses chains, double crochets, and variations of double crochets. All the special stitches have linked video tutorials to guide you through the fiddly parts.

Free crochet pattern: Split Screen Pom Pom Scarf in Patons Alpaca Blend yarn by Underground Crafter - two ends with pom poms close upIt’s also a fun project for the more experienced crocheter like me. I made mine while streaming episodes of my new favorite classic tv show, Space 1999, with Amazon Prime. (You can get a 30-day free Amazon Prime trial here.) And, yes, I am a sci fi nerd, thank you very much.

Free crochet pattern: Split Screen Pom Pom Scarf in Patons Alpaca Blend yarn by Underground Crafter - long view of scarfIf you make your own Split Screen Pom Pom 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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Split Screen Pom Pom Scarf

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: Split Screen Pom Pom Scarf in Patons Alpaca Blend yarn by Underground CrafterThis color-blocked scarf has two personalities! One side is solid and reliable while the other is lacy and quirky. Add small pom poms to the ends for a finishing touch.

 

Finished Size

  • Customizable. Photographed sample is 9” (23 cm) at widest point x 65” (165 cm) long before adding pom poms.

Materials

  • Patons Alpaca Blend yarn (60% acrylic/22% wool/10% nylon/8% alpaca, 3.5 oz/100 g/155 yd/142 m) – 1 skein ea in 1002 Smoke (CA) and 1018 Ultraviolet (CB), or approximately 155 yd (142 m) in ea of 2 colors in any bulky weight yarn.
  • US Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm) crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker Set (optional).
  • Clover Pom Pom Maker – 1-5/8” (45 mm) size from Small set (optional).

Gauge

  • 11.5 dc = 4” (10 cm) unblocked. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • cdc – crossed double crochet – Sk st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st. New Stitch a Day has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here.
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc3tog – double crochet 3 stitches together (decreases 2 stitches) – *Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops; rep from * twice more, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook. Kristin Omdahl has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here.
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • sk – skip
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Scarf is worked in increasing rows to midpoint and then in decreasing rows to the end point.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of row does not count as a stitch.
  • Increases and decreases are worked on same side of scarf. Use stitch marker to mark this side to make pattern easier to follow.

Pattern Instructions

Scarf

Increase to midpoint

  • With CA, ch 4.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 3 ch (counts as first dc), 2 dc in next ch. (3 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, dc in first st and ea st across to last st, 2 dc in last st. Place marker around last st (see Pattern Notes). (Increases by 1 st with ea rep of this Row)
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, dc in first st and ea st across.
  • Rep Rows 2-3 until scarf measures approximately 32” (81.5 cm), or about half of desired length. End with an even number of sts after repeating Row 2, changing to CB in last yo of final dc. Fasten off CA.

Decrease to end point

  • Row 4: Turn, ch 1, dc in first st, ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st; rep from * across. (Decreases by 1 st to an odd number of sts with ea rep of this Row)
  • Row 5: Turn, ch 1, dc in first st, *dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next st; rep from * across.
  • Row 6: Turn, ch 1, dc in first st, sk 1 st, cdc across to last st, dc in last st. (Decreases by 1 st to an even number of sts with ea rep of this Row)
  • Row 7: Rep Row 3.
  • Rep Rows 4-7, ending after rep of Row 4 with 3 sts (dc + ch-1 sp + dc) remaining.
  • Final Row: Turn, ch 1, starting in first st, dc3tog. Fasten off CB.

Finishing

  • Make one pom pom in ea yarn following instructions on Clover Pom Pom Maker. Alternatively, make a pom pom by hand using this tutorial.
  • Trim pom poms.

Free crochet pattern: Split Screen Pom Pom Scarf in Patons Alpaca Blend yarn by Underground Crafter - pom pom on end of scarf

  • Attach ea pom pom to end of scarf in other color of yarn using yarn needle and yarn tail that tied pom pom together.
  • 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/2018/10/09/crochet-pattern-split-screen-pom-pom-scarf. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Knitting Pattern: Fire Beads Scarf

Free knitting pattern: Fire Beads Scarf in Yarnspirations Patons Peak yarn by Underground Crafter | A simple stitch and a textured yarn combine to add pops of color to a cozy accessory.The Fire Beads Scarf uses a very simple stitch pattern and a funky, textured yarn to create a really interesting scarf with pops of color. This scarf is a great pattern for a beginner knitter, since it uses just knits and purls, but it’s also a great binge watching or “mindless” project for a more advanced knitter.

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Free knitting pattern: Fire Beads Scarf in Yarnspirations Patons Peak yarn by Underground Crafter | A simple stitch and a textured yarn combine to add pops of color to a cozy accessory.When I first came across Patons Peak yarn, I knew I wanted to use it for a scarf because I wanted plenty of opportunities to see the different colors in each skein!

Free knitting pattern: Fire Beads Scarf in Yarnspirations Patons Peak yarn by Underground Crafter | A simple stitch and a textured yarn combine to add pops of color to a cozy accessory.This is a thick and thin yarn with some bulkier sections in different colors set against a gray background. If you’re new to working with textured yarns, you may find that it helps to choose needles that are slightly larger than what you’d typically use for a yarn of that thickness. This will help keep your tension a bit looser so you won’t be struggling to pull the thicker pieces through the stitches on your needle.

Free knitting pattern: Fire Beads Scarf in Yarnspirations Patons Peak yarn by Underground Crafter | A simple stitch and a textured yarn combine to add pops of color to a cozy accessory.I wanted the yarn to have a chance to shine, so I used one of my favorite simple knitting stitch patterns I used the same stitch in the Sand Stitch Square from the Anthology Blanket.

Free knitting pattern: Fire Beads Scarf in Yarnspirations Patons Peak yarn by Underground Crafter | A simple stitch and a textured yarn combine to add pops of color to a cozy accessory.This pattern uses a two-row repeat. Even as a slow knitter, I was able to finish it relatively fast because Patons Peak is a bulky weight yarn.

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Fire Beads Scarf

Knitting Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free knitting pattern: Fire Beads Scarf in Yarnspirations Patons Peak yarn by Underground Crafter | A simple stitch and a textured yarn combine to add pops of color to a cozy accessory.A simple stitch and a textured yarn combine to add pops of color to a cozy accessory.

 

Finished Size

  • Adult: 8.25” (21 cm) wide x 62” (157.5 cm) long, after blocking.

Materials

  • Patons Peak yarn (87% acrylic/17 % nylon, 3.2 oz/90 g/154 yd/169 m) – 2 skeins in 21003 Colorwheel, or approximately 308 yd (338 m) in any bulky weight yarn.
  • US Size 10/6 mm knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 15 sts x 14 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern, unblocked. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CO – cast on
  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • rep – repeat
  • sl 1 – slip 1 st, knitwise
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Instructions

Scarf

  • CO 29 (or any odd number of sts).
  • Row 1: (Right Side) K to last st, p1.
  • Row 2: Sl 1, *k1, p1; rep from * across.
  • Row 3: Sl 1, k to last st, p1.
  • Rep Rows 2-3 until scarf measures approximately 60” (152.5 m), ending after Row 2.
  • Bind off as for Row 1. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
  • Spray block.
© 2017 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2017/11/14/knitting-pattern-fire-beads-scarf/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Free knitting pattern: Ocean Star Infinity Scarf

Free knitting pattern: Ocean Star Infinity Scarf in Patons Classic Wool Roving by Underground Crafter | Bulky yarn and an easy, openwork star stitch combine to form a great last-minute gift or quick project for when cold weather strikes!One of my favorite things about being a crochet and knitting designer and blogger is getting the opportunity to try out new-to-me yarns. When I originally designed this pattern (as the Winter Sea Cowl) for Love of Knitting magazine, I had the chance to choose from any Patons yarn for the sample.

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It’s no secret that I like wool, so I took the chance to try out Patons Classic Wool Roving, and I’m glad I did. The Low Tide and Pacific Teal immediately caught my eye (though I’m an Atlantic Ocean girl myself).

Free knitting pattern: Ocean Star Infinity Scarf in Patons Classic Wool Roving by Underground Crafter | Bulky yarn and an easy, openwork star stitch combine to form a great last-minute gift or quick project for when cold weather strikes!Although this pattern is rated as intermediate, an adventurous beginner could definitely make it. I really love the star stitch pattern, but it takes a bit of getting used to. Once you have mastered it, the infinity scarf will be done in no time!

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Ocean Star Infinity Scarf

Knitting Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 505-bulky 50Bulky yarn and an easy, openwork star stitch combine to form a great last-minute gift or quick project for when cold weather strikes!

Finished Size

  • Adult: 4” (10 cm) height x 52” (132 cm) circumference.

Materials

  • Patons Classic Wool Roving (100% wool, 3.5 oz/100 g/120 yd/109 m) – 1 skein ea in 77219 Low Tide (CA) and 77203 Pacific Teal (CB), or approximately 86 yd (78.5 m) in ea of 2 colors in any bulky weight yarn.

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  • US Size 11/8 mm circular knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Stitch marker.

Gauge

  • 12 sts x 14 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in pattern (unblocked). Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BO – bind off
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CO – cast on
  • ea – each
  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • pm – place stitch marker
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • star st – star stitch – K3, pass first of 3 knit sts over second and third sts.
  • sl – slip
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over


Pattern Notes

  • Cowl is knit in the round with the right side facing.
  • Carry unworked yarn up on wrong side of cowl.
  • Knitting needles with sharp points are ideal for passing the star sts over. Alternatively, use a crochet hook or cable needle to lift the st.
  • Slip marker every round unless otherwise noted.

Pattern Instructions

Infinity Scarf

  • With CA, CO 156 sts.
  • Set up row: With CA, p across. Being careful not to twist, pm, join and begin knitting in the round.
  • Rnd 1: With CA, k around.
  • Rnd 2: With CA, *yo, star st; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 3: With CB, k around, remove marker.
  • Rnd 4: With CB, sl 2 sts, pm, *yo, star st; rep from * around to marker.
  • Rnd 5: With CA, k around, remove marker, pm before last st.
  • Rnds 6-9: Rep Rnds 2-5 once.
  • Rnds 10-12: Rep Rnds 2-4 once. Fasten off CB.
  • Rnd 13: Rep Rnd 1.
  • Rnd 14: With CA, p around.
  • BO.

Finishing

© 2016 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2016/10/11/free-knitting-pattern-ocean-star-infinity-scarf/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Free knitting pattern: Ladder Stitch Cowl

Ladder Stitch Cowl (or Scarf), free #knitting pattern by Underground CrafterWhen I discovered knitting slip stitches, I became a much happier person.

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That may sound like a bold statement, but it’s true! I always liked the look of knitting color work, but have realized over the years that maintaining tension for stranded knitting some times drives me mad and working with bobbins for intarsia doesn’t seem to go over so well with my cats.

I still love to play around with colors, so slip stitches are the perfect solution. I can make vibrant, colorful projects while using just one color on each row.

Ladder Stitch Cowl (or Scarf), free #knitting pattern by Underground CrafterI made this cowl as a sample of the Ladder Stitch pattern for one of my knitting classes, using the yarn I had left over from the Hearts and Kisses Cowl, a pattern that was published in the February, 2016 issue of I Like Crochet.

Hearts and Kisses Cowl, crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter in February, 2016 issue of I Like Crochet.
The Hearts and Kisses Cowl, published in I Like Crochet.

I  have to say that I really liked the way it turned out. The texture is wonderful, and I love the colors, too. I’ve included instructions for making a scarf, too. And, if you’d like a felted version, you can find a tutorial for felting in the washer and dryer here.

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ILK 300x250b February 2016 BannersLadder Stitch Cowl (or Scarf)

Knitting Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 504-medium 50Use slip stitches to easily create a seemingly complex color and texture pattern while using just one yarn in each row.

 

Finished Size

  • Adult: 7” (18 cm) width x 22.5” (57 cm) circumference (unblocked).

Materials

  • Patons Classic Wool Worsted (100% wool, 3.5 oz/100 g, 210 yd/192 m) – 1 skein each in 77308 Wisteria (CA) and 77404 Orchid (CB), or approximately 100 yd (91.5 m) in each of 2 colors in any medium weight yarn.
  • US 7/4.5 mm knitting needles, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

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Gauge

  • 21 sts x 29 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm) unblocked. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BO – bind off
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CO – cast on
  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • rep – repeat
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sl – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • wyib – with yarn in back
  • wyif – with yarn in front
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Always slip first stitch of each row knitwise with yarn in back.
  • Always slip all other stitches purlwise with yarn positioned as indicated in the pattern.
  • Cowl is knit flat and then seamed. Instructions for making a scarf instead are included in the directions. Yarn requirements will vary.

Pattern Instructions

Cowl

  • With CA, C0 37 sts (or a multiple of 6 sts, +13).
  • Border Row 1: With CA, sl l 1, k to last st, p1.
  • For cowl, continue to Row 1. For scarf, rep Border Row 1 – 3 times.
  • Row 1: (RS) With CA, sl 1, k5, *sl 1 wyib, k5; rep from * across to last 7 sts, sl 1 wyib, k5, p1.
  • Row 2: With CA, sl 1, k3, p2, *sl 1 wyif, p5; rep from * across to last 7 sts, sl 1 wyif, p2, k3, p1.
  • Row 3: With CB, sl 1, k3, *k5, sl 1 wyib; rep from * across to last 9 sts, k8, p1.
  • Row 4: With CB, sl 1, k3, p5, *sl 1 wyif, p5; rep from * across to last 4 sts, k3, p1.
  • Rep Rows 1-4 until cowl measures approximately 22” (56 cm) long, or until desired length is reached. Fasten off CB.
  • Rep Rows 1 & 2 once more.
  • For cowl, BO in pattern for Border Row 1. Fasten off CA with long yarn tail for seaming.
  • For scarf, rep Border Row 1 – 4 times, BO in pattern for Border Row 1. Fasten off CA.

Finishing

  • Spray block if desired.
  • For cowl, thread yarn tail through yarn needle and seam short edges together on wrong side with whipstitch join. (A photo tutorial for a whipstitch join is available here.) Turn cowl right side out.
  • For cowl and scarf, weave in ends with yarn needle.
© 2016 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link:  http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2016/03/30/free-knitting-pattern-ladder-stitch-cowl. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Frantic Holiday Crafting: Finish 2

This is the second project I finished since I challenged myself to finish a project every two days in December.

OB hat

I crocheted this hat last night.  It’s for a friend of mine who bought one of my crocheted hats at a craft fair a few years ago.  We went to Smiley’s to shop for this yarn a few weeks ago.  She wanted a remake of the hat using black and grey yarn, and I held three strands of Patons Shetland Chunky together to make it.  It’s super cozy and made with a small brim, just as she requested.  I didn’t weave in the ends, though, because I’m not sure about the size and since she commissioned it, I want it to fit exactly as she wants.  (She lost the original before she could measure the circumference, and described the fit ans not too snug and not too loose.)  The next step is to schedule a fitting.

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