Crochet Pattern: Rosabelle Shawlette by Winding Road Crochet

Free crochet pattern: Rosabelle Shawlette by Winding Road Crochet for Underground Crafter

I’m sharing a beautiful, knit-look crochet shawlette pattern by guest designer Lindsey Dale from Winding Road Crochet. This pattern is a simple-t0-make project that you can wear year round. It includes both right- and left-handed video tutorials, too.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Photos in this post are © Winding Road Crochet and are used with permission. Yarn for this project was generously provided by Red Heart.

About Lindsey Dale

Lindsey Dale from Winding Road Crochet

Lindsey Dale is the crochet designer behind the blog Winding Road Crochet. As a desert dweller she is inspired by a brighter version of the traditional southwest colors and patterns. She loves to create modern style crochet patterns that look complex but are easy to crochet. She has a 5 year old dinosaur enthusiast and a curly haired baby girl that inspire many of her patterns as well. Beyond crochet, she loves taking road trips and hiking with her family. You will rarely find her traveling without her yarn.

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Rosabelle Shawlette

Crochet Pattern by Winding Road Crochet

Free crochet pattern: Rosabelle Shawlette by Winding Road Crochet for Underground Crafter

Hi, I am Lindsey Dale from the blog Winding Road Crochet. I am so happy to be sharing my Rosabelle Shawlette with you today.

Like many of my patterns, the Rosabelle Shawlette was inspire by a knitted piece I spotted on Pinterest a few years ago and the image of that shawl has been stuck in my head since. I really wanted to create something with a light and airy feel for the warmer months. Living in the desert, I experience a lot of warmer months.

Free crochet pattern: Rosabelle Shawlette by Winding Road Crochet for Underground Crafter

I love the look of knitted items, but I am afraid I am a beginner knitter at best. So I turned to my crochet hooks and for a few months I have been looking for the perfect way to get that light and airy look with crochet.

I decided on an asymmetrical triangle shape to cut down on bulkiness. I wanted to work the shawl from side to side and using the asymmetrical style I could make a triangle by increasing and omit all decreasing in the pattern.

Free crochet pattern: Rosabelle Shawlette by Winding Road Crochet for Underground Crafter

To keep the Rosabelle Shawlette light and airy I used a large hook with Red Heart’s Hygge Charm yarn. This yarn is beautiful and feminine with just a touch of sparkle. The Hygge Charm comes in many muted colors, but for this project I choose the Meteor color for its light dusty rose hue.

My goal with this pattern was to get a ribbed look similar to the garter knit stitch and to keep the pattern very beginner friendly. This pattern uses only single crochet, increasing with single crochet and working the the back loops only to create a ribbed texture.

This pattern works up very fast and has a simple two row repeat that is easy to memorize. I really hope you love your Rosabelle Shawl.

Notes from Underground Crafter

  • This pattern uses U.S. abbreviations.
  • Right and left handed video tutorials are available at the end of the pattern.
Free crochet pattern: Rosabelle Shawlette by Winding Road Crochet for Underground Crafter

Materials

  • 186 yards or 3 oz of Red Heart Hygge Charm in Meteor
  • Crochet Hook Size 12mm
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

Stitches and Abbreviations

  • BLO – Back Loop Only
  • Ch – Chain
  • R – Row
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)

Gauge

  • I made a gauge swatch using regular single crochet.
    • 4 Sc = 2 inches
    • 6 Rows = 2 inches

Finished Size

  • Longest side of the shawlette measures 51 inches (129.5 cm).
  • Triangle point from top to point measures 17 inches (43 cm).

Pattern

  • Ch3
  • R1: Sc in the 2nd Ch from the hook, Sc in the next Ch. (2)
  • R2: Ch1, Turn, Sc in the BLO of the next 2 Sts. (2)
  • R3: Ch1, Turn, Work 2 Sc in the BLO of the first St. Sc in the BLO of the next St. (3)
  • R4: Ch1, Turn, Sc in the BLO of the next 3 Sts. (3)
  • R5: Ch1, Turn, Work 2 Sc in the BLO of the first St. Sc in the BLO of the next 2 Sts. (3)
  • R6: Ch 1, Turn, Sc in the BLO of the next 4 Sts.
  • R7: Ch1, Turn, Work 2 Sc in the BLO of the first St. Sc in the BLO of each St until the end of the row.
  • R8: Ch1, Turn, Sc in the BLO of each St until the end of the row.
  • Repeat Rows 7 and 8 until you have a total of 90 Rows. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
  • For those of you that like to have a stitch count for every row I have created a chart just for you.
Free crochet pattern: Rosabelle Shawlette by Winding Road Crochet for Underground Crafter - row count chart
© 2019 by Lindsey Dale (Winding Road Crochet) 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 Lindsey’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/2019/04/08/crochet-pattern-rosabelle-shawlette-by-winding-road-crochet/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Watch the right handed tutorial…

…or the left handed tutorial.

Crochet Pattern: Sweet Stratus Tunisian Baby Blanket by Crochetpreneur

Free crochet pattern: Sweet Stratus Tunisian Baby Blanket free crochet pattern in Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky yarn by Made with a Twist by Crochetpreneur for Underground Crafter

A crochet baby blanket is one of my favorite projects to make and gift. I’m so excited to share this surprisingly simple Tunisian crochet pattern as a guest post by Crochetpreneur. Stripes and neutral colors combine to make a bold yet cuddly blanket.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Photos in this post are © Made with a Twist by Crochetpreneur and are used with permission. Yarn for this project was generously provided by Paintbox Yarns.

About Pam Grice

Pam Grice Made with a Twist Crochetprenreur

Pam Grice is the part psychotherapist, part crochet designer, and full-on-cheerleader behind the Crochetpreneur blog where she combines her wisdom as a counselor and experience as a six-figure Etsy artisan to help other makers find the personal and financial freedom that comes from having a successful crochet business. When she’s not coaching, counseling, or crocheting (she loves alliteration), Pam spends her days caring for her newly-toddling grandson. She is an introvert who loves people, an encourager, a solution-finder, and a creative-thinker who spent more time reading encyclopedias and playing with yarn as a child than was probably normal. And, while she never did marry Donny Osmond, she’s thankful to have crafted a life she loves with her husband, Kev, and their two neurotic rescue pups.

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LoveCrochet

Sweet Stratus Tunisian Baby Blanket

Crochet Pattern by Made with a Twist by Crochetpreneur

Free crochet pattern: Sweet Stratus Tunisian Baby Blanket free crochet pattern in Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky yarn by Made with a Twist by Crochetpreneur for Underground Crafter

Materials:

  • 1375 yards Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky, size (5) bulky (3.5 oz./100g, 149 yds/136 m, 100% acrylic)
    • Color A: 700 yds/ 640 m (5 skeins) I used Champagne White.
    • Color B: 225 yds / 206 m (2 skeins) I used Stormy Grey
    • Color C: 225 yds / 206 m (2 skeins) I used Slate Grey
    • Color D: 225 yds / 206 m (2 skeins) I used Granite Grey
    • Tunisian crochet hook US size M (9.00 mm) with a 24” cord
    • Crochet hook US size L (8.00 mm)
    • Tapestry needle
    • Tape measure
    • Scissors
    • Blocking supplies

Abbreviations:

  • BPDC – back-post double crochet – A video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
  • CH – chain
  • DC – double crochet
  • F(FP) – forward pass – See Special Stitches below.
  • FPDC – front-post double crochet – A video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
  • HDC – half-double crochet
  • Rep – repeat
  • R(RP) – return pass – See Special Stitches below.
  • SC – single crochet
  • SLST – slip stitch                
  • SP – space                           
  • ST(S) – stitch(es)
  • TSS – Tunisian simple stitch – See Special Stitches below. A video tutorial is available at the end of this post.
  • YO – yarn over
Free crochet pattern: Sweet Stratus Tunisian Baby Blanket free crochet pattern in Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky yarn by Made with a Twist by Crochetpreneur for Underground Crafter

Notes:

  • No matter your skill level, read through pattern before beginning your work.
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • US Terminology
  • To adjust width: Increase or decrease starting chain by multiples of 4 + 1.
  • To adjust length: Increase or decrease completed rows by multiples of 4.
  • As you begin to work the rows, they will roll. This will be neutralized once we add the border. So, don’t worry about it too much.
  • It’s your choice whether you’d like to cut the yarn when switching colors or carry it along the edge. If you carry it up the piece, be sure to catch all strands as the rows go up and hide them when working the first round of the border.
Free crochet pattern: Sweet Stratus Tunisian Baby Blanket free crochet pattern in Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky yarn by Made with a Twist by Crochetpreneur for Underground Crafter

Gauge:  11 stitches x 9 rows = 4” (10.15 cm) sq.

Finished Measurements:

  • After blocking:
    • Approx. 33” x 43” (83.8 cm x 109.2 cm), before border.
    • Approx. 38” x 48” (96.5 cm x 121.9 cm), finished.
Free crochet pattern: Sweet Stratus Tunisian Baby Blanket free crochet pattern in Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky yarn by Made with a Twist by Crochetpreneur for Underground Crafter

Special Stitches:

Tunisian Simple Stitch

  • Chain the required number of stitches.
  • TSS Foundation Row: With last chain still on the hook, insert hook in the back bump of the second CH from hook, pull up a loop. Pull up a loop in the back bump, picking up STS, in each CH across.
  • TSS Return Pass (TSS RP): CH1, *YO, pull through 2 loops on hook*; rep from * to * until 1 loop remains on hook.
  • TSS Forward Pass (TSS FP): Insert hook in 2nd vertical bar from hook, YO, pull up loop, *insert hook in next vertical bar, YO, pull up loop*, rep from * to * to last st, put hook through both vertical bars on edge, YO, pull up loop.
  • Complete row with a TSS RP.
  • A video tutorial is available at the end of this post.
Free crochet pattern: Sweet Stratus Tunisian Baby Blanket free crochet pattern in Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky yarn by Made with a Twist by Crochetpreneur for Underground Crafter

Pattern:

  • With Color A and Tunisian crochet hook, CH 93.
  • Row 1F: Skipping the first CH, pull up a loop in the back bump of each CH. (93 loops on hook)
  • 1R: CH1, *YO, pull through 2 loops,* rep * to * until 1 loop remains.
  • Row 2F: With A, work TSS FP.
  • 2R: With B, work TSS RP.
  • Row 3F: With B, work TSS FP.
  • 3R: With B, work TSS RP.
  • Row 4F: With B, work TSS FP.
  • 4R: With C, work TSS RP.
  • Row 5F: With C, work TSS FP.
  • 5R: With C, work TSS RP.
  • Row 6F: With C, work TSS FP.
  • 6R: With D, work TSS RP.
  • Row 7F: With D, work TSS FP.
  • 7R: With D, work TSS RP.
  • Row 8F: With D, work TSS FP.
  • 8R: With A, work TSS RP.
  • Row 9F: With A, work TSS FP.
  • 9R: With A, work TSS RP.
  • Row 10F: With A, work TSS FP.
  • 10R: With B, work TSS RP.
  • Row 11F: With B, work TSS FP.
  • 11R: With B, work TSS RP.
  • Row 12F: With B, work TSS FP.
  • 12R: With C, work TSS RP.
  • Row 13F: With C, work TSS FP.
  • 13R: With C, work TSS RP.
  • Row 14F: With C, work TSS FP.
  • 14R: With D, work TSS RP.
  • Row 15F: With D, work TSS FP.
  • 15R: With D, work TSS RP.
  • Row 16F: With D, work TSS FP.
  • 16R: With A, work TSS RP.
  • Rows 17 – 96: Rep rows 9 – 16 ten more times.
  • Bind Off: With A, SLST loosely in each bar across.
  • Finish off.
Free crochet pattern: Sweet Stratus Tunisian Baby Blanket free crochet pattern in Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky yarn by Made with a Twist by Crochetpreneur for Underground Crafter

Border

  • With A and 8.00 mm hook, join with a SLST to the first ST to the left (or, if working left-handed, to the right) of any corner.
  • Round 1: CH1. HDC in same ST. *HDC in each ST along the row. CH3 to create a corner ST. Turn work 90 degrees and work along next edge,* Rep from * to * 3 more times. SLST to beginning HDC to join. You will have 92 STS along short edges, 96 STS along long edges, and a CH-3 at each corner
  • Round 2: CH2 (does not count as a ST, here and throughout), [FPDC in first HDC, *BPDC, BPDC, FPDC, FPDC,* rep from * to * until 3 stitches remain to corner, BPDC, BPDC, FPDC, (HDC, CH1, HDC) in the corner space], rep from [ to ] three more times. Join with SLST to top of beginning FPDC.
  • Round 3: CH2, [FPDC in first st, *BPDC, BPDC, FPDC, FPDC,* rep from * to * to corner, (HDC, CH1, HDC) in corner space], FPDC], rep from [ to ] three more times. Join with a SLST to top of beginning FPDC.
  • Round 4: CH2, [FPDC in first st, *BPDC, BPDC, FPDC, FPDC,* rep from * to * until one ST remains, BPDC, (HDC, CH1, HDC) in corner space], BPDC, FPDC], rep from [ to ] three more times. Join with a SLST to top of beginning FPDC.
  • Round 5: CH2,  [FPDC in first st, *BPDC, BPDC, FPDC, FPDC,* rep from * to * until two STS remain BPDC, BPDC, (HDC, CH1, HDC) in corner space], BPDC, BPDC, FPDC], rep from [ to ] three more times. Join with a SLST to top of beginning FPDC.
  • Finish off and tuck ends.
  • Wet block and allow to dry.
  • Enjoy!
© 2019 by Pam Grice (Made with a Twist by Crochetpreneur) 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 Pam’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/2019/04/03/crochet-pattern-sweet-stratus-tunisian-baby-blanket-by-crochetpreneur/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Hygge Owl amigurumi by Hooked by Kati

Hygge Owl, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Soft and Hygge yarns by Hooked by Kati via Underground Crafter

I’m thrilled to be sharing another adorable amigurumi crochet pattern by Hooked by Kati today! The Hygge Owl is a cute buddy to the Hygge Hedgehog.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Photos in this post are © Kati Brown (Hooked by Kati) and are used with permission.

About Kati Brown

Kati Brown is a designer who lives in Colorado with her husband and two sons. Kati works in bright colors and fun shapes, and she loves making anything with safety eyes. Her inspiration mostly comes from the games and imaginations of her energetic boys, who thoroughly test all amigurumi for durability and aerodynamics. She is a regular contributor to several print magazines and runs Hooked by Kati, a blog about patterns and the craft business journey. 

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Hygge Owl

Crochet Pattern by Hooked by Kati

Hygge Owl, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Soft and Hygge yarns by Hooked by Kati via Underground Crafter

The second woodland critter in the Hygge amigurumi series is a pudgy, round owl. Big feet and fuzzy wings give this guy personality beyond his 6.5” tall stature.

  • Pattern Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Terminology Used (U.S. or U.K.): US

Finished Size

  • 6.5” (16.5 cm) tall x 4.5” (11.5 cm) wide x 4.5” (11.5 cm) deep when made with worsted weight yarn
Hygge Owl, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Soft and Hygge yarns by Hooked by Kati via Underground Crafter

Materials

  • Red Heart Soft worsted weight yarn, 100% acrylic, 256 yds / 5 oz / 141 g, 1 ball (20 yds) #E728 Cocoa (MC), < 1 ball #7933 Wheat (AC1)
  • Red Heart Hygge bulky yarn, 70% acrylic, 30% nylon, 132 yds / 5 oz / 141 g, 1 ball #E869 Latte (AC2).
  • G (4.25 mm) crochet hook
  • Two 15 mm brown safety eyes
  • Fairfiled Poly-Fil Fiber Filling
  • Tapestry needle
  • Straight pins
  • Stitch markers (if desired) 

Gauge

  • Gauge is not important for amigurumi. Be sure to use the same hook throughout to ensure proportional size.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
  • AC1 – Accent Color 1
  • AC2 – Accent Color 2
  • ch – chain
  • dec – decrease (sc2tog) – Watch a helpful video tutorial by Whistle & Ivy here.
  • inc – increase (2 sc in next st)
  • MC – Main Color
  • sc – single crochet
  • sc3tog – decrease over 3 sts: Insert hook through st, yo, pull up a loop, insert through next st, yo, pull up a loop, insert through next st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through all four loops on hook. – Watch a helpful video tutorial by FreshStitches here.
Hygge Owl, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Soft and Hygge yarns by Hooked by Kati via Underground Crafter

Pattern Notes

  • Work in continuous rounds unless otherwise specified by pattern.
  • For best results, assemble parts in order specified by pattern.
  • Do not weave in ends of each part until the end. This allows for repositioning of parts if needed.
  • For more help with part attachment, check out 5 Tips for Perfect Amigurumi Part Attachment at Hooked by Kati.
  • A video tutorial of the feet is available here.
Hygge Owl, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Soft and Hygge yarns by Hooked by Kati via Underground Crafter

Pattern Instructions

Eye Circles(Make 2)

  • With AC1, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 7 sc in second ch from hook. (7)
  • Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (14)
  • Rnd 3: [sc, inc] 7 times. (21)
  • Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 7 times. (28)
  • Bind off and weave in ends.

Body

  • With MC, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)
  • Rnd 3: [sc, inc] 6 times. (18)
  • Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)
  • Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)
  • Rnd 6: [4 sc, inc] 6 times. (36)
  • Rnd 7: [5 sc, inc] 6 times. (42)
  • Rnd 8: [6 sc, inc] 6 times. (48)
  • Rnd 9: [7 sc, inc] 6 times. (54)
  • Rnd 10-31: Sc evenly around. (54)
  • Insert safety eyes through center of Eye Circles. Do not attach washers. Insert back of safety eyes though body at Round 14, with Eye Circles touching. Attach washers.
  • Rnd 32: [7 sc, dec] 6 times. (48)
  • Rnd 33: [6 sc, dec] 6 times. (42)
  • Rnd 34: [5 sc, dec] 6 times. (36)
  • Rnd 35: [4 sc, dec] 6 times. (30)
  • Rnd 36: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)
  • Stuff.
  • Rnd 37: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)
  • Rnd 38: [sc, dec] 6 times. (12)
  • Rnd 39: Dec 6 times. (6)
  • Bind off leaving a long tail for sewing. Thread yarn through front loops of remaining 6 sts. Pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Wings (Make 2)

  • With AC2, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)
  • Rnd 3: Sc evenly around.
  • Rnd 4: [sc, inc] 6 times (18)
  • Rnd 5: Sc evenly around.
  • Rnd 6: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)
  • Rnd 7: Sc evenly around.
  • Rnd 8: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)
  • Rnd 9-14: Sc evenly around.
  • Rnd 15: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)
  • Rnd 16: Sc evenly around.
  • Rnd 17: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)
  • Bind off leaving long tail for sewing. Press flat. Wings will curve slightly. Working through both layers of last round, sew wing to body at Round 13, 1 stitch away from edge of Eye Circles on either side of body.

Beak

  • With AC1, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)
  • Rnd 3: [3 sc, inc] twice. (10)
  • Rnd 4: [4 sc, inc] twice. (12)
  • Rnd 5: Sc evenly around.
  • Bind off leaving long tail for sewing. Stuff. Sew to body below and centered between Eye Circles.

Eyebrows

  • With AC2, ch 24.
  • Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, 9 sc, sc3tog, 10 sc. Turn. (21)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, 9 sc, sc3tog, 9 sc. (19)
  • Bind off, leaving long tail for sewing. Sew eyebrows to body overlapping Eye Circles, with center point between safety eyes. Do not tack down last 6 sts on each end of Eyebrows.

Feet

  • Note: For each foot, you will make 2 loose toes and bind off. Use continuous yarn from 3rd toe to attach all 3 toes and finish foot.
Hygge Owl, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Soft and Hygge yarns by Hooked by Kati via Underground Crafter

Loose Toes

  • (Make 4)
  • With AC1, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: [sc, inc] 3 times. (9)
  • Rnd 3-8: Sc evenly around.
  • Bind off.

First Toe and Foot

  • With AC1, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: [sc, inc] 3 times. (9)
  • Rnd 3-8: Sc evenly around.
  • Do not break yarn. You will now be working around the last round of all 3 toes.
  • Rnd 9: 4 sc on 1st loose toe, 9 sc on second loose toe, 5 sc on other side of first loose toe, 9 sc on starting toe. (27)
  • Stuff toes.
  • Rnd 10: [sc, dec] 9 times. (18)
  • Rnd 11: Dec 9 times. (9)
  • Rnd 12-16: Sc evenly around.
  • Finish stuffing.
  • Rnd 17: [sc, dec] 3 times. (6)
  • Bind off leaving long tail for sewing. Thread yarn through front loops of remaining 6 sts. Pull tight to close.
  • Attach feet to bottom of body, at a slight angle with back of feet touching. Body should balance on top of feet.

Finishing

  • With AC1, sew 5 evenly-spaced Vs on body between Eye Circles and Feet.
© 2019 by Kati Brown (Hooked by Kati) 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 Kati’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/2019/03/25/crochet-pattern-hygge-owl-amigurumi-by-hooked-by-kati/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Round and Round the Crochet Hook by Emily Littlefair Review with Sunny Citrus Cushion Pattern

Sunny Citrus Cushion free crochet pattern by The Loopy Stitch via Underground Crafter - Round and Round the Crochet Hook book cover

Do you love to crochet motifs? Are you looking for some bright projects to welcome spring into your home? Then, you’ll want to check out my review of a crochet pattern book by Emily Littlefair, including the excerpted pattern for the Sunny Citrus Cushion!

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. A free review copy of Round and Round the Crochet Hook: Patterns To Inspire and Admire by Emily Littlefair was provided to me by Tuva Publishing. Although I accept free products for review, I do not accept additional compensation, nor do I guarantee a positive review. My reviews are based entirely on my honest opinions.

Book Review

Round and Round the Crochet Hook: Patterns To Inspire and Admire by Emily Littlefair is a delightful collection of 18 projects that are crocheted in the round. The book opens with an introduction from Emily, where she explains that all of the patterns used DMC Natura Just Cotton or DMC Natura XL yarns, and that you can switch a pattern made in the thin yarn to one made with the thick yarn and vice versa to create different looks. (You’ll need to switch your hook size, too, of course.)

Sunny Citrus Cushion free crochet pattern by The Loopy Stitch via Underground Crafter - inner circles of motif

The book moves on to a visual table of contents with lovely pictures of each project. There are 6 pillows, 5 table decorations (placemats, doilies, centerpieces), 3 wall hangings and garlands, 1 blanket, 1 coaster, 1 bag, and 1 rug pattern included. You can see pictures of all of the patterns on the book’s Ravelry page. Each project includes full-page photographs along with a description from Emily. The patterns include measurements, a supply list including the color names and numbers used, and written explanations of any special stitch patterns used. The patterns are written using international stitch symbol charts as well as U.S. crochet abbreviations. A key for the international stitch symbols used is included with each pattern. Some patterns, such as the Winnie’s Wonderland blanket, are made with one continuous motif; others, like Stars in the Night Sky, are made with smaller motifs joined together.

The book ends with a 5-1/2 page Crochet Basics and Techniques chapter, which includes written and illustrated instructions for basic crochet stitches; written instructions for the magic ring and standing stitches; written and illustrated instructions for different ways to insert the hook into the crochet (such as back loop, front loop, third loop, and back ridge of chains); and finishing tips.

The patterns are very pretty, and the bright photography inspires you to pick up your hook. While the patterns do not include a difficulty level and Round and Round the Crochet Hook: Patterns To Inspire and Admire does include helpful tips for beginners, since most of the patterns include special stitches, I would say this book is best suited to advanced beginner or intermediate crocheters who are comfortable with crocheting in the round, changing colors (and weaving in ends), and reading patterns.

Sunny Citrus Cushion

Crochet Pattern by Emily Littlefair

Published in Round and Round the Crochet Hook: Patterns To Inspire and Admire.
Pattern © 2017 Tuva Tekstil ve Yayincilik Ltd. Shared with permission from Tuva Publishing.
Sunny Citrus Cushion free crochet pattern by The Loopy Stitch via Underground Crafter - cushion on chair

Note from Underground Crafter

When I was making the motifs for this cushion, I was constantly reminded of citrus fruits. Yep, in the yellow tones I used, they looked like slices of lemons. I was aiming for the sun, but citrus fruit was close enough. This cushion will add the warmth of the sunny day to any room. As a thought… More of these motifs joined together would make a lovely blanket.

Finished Size

  • To fit 16” (40.5 cm) Pillow Form
  • Each Motif – About 6 3⁄4” (17 cm) square
  • Each 4-Motif Block (excluding Border) – About 13 1⁄4” (34 cm)

Materials

  • DMC Natura Just Cotton
    • Color A – Ble (#83)
    • Color B – Tournesol (#16)
    • Color C – Giroflee (#85) 2 balls
    • Color D – Nacar (#35)
    • Color E – Blue Jeans (#26)
    • Color F – Azur (#56)
    • Color G – Ivory (#02)
  • One ball of each color was used, except for Color C.
  • Hook: Size E-4 (3.50 mm)
  • Scissors & Yarn Needle
  • 16” (40.5 cm) square Pillow Form

Pattern Notes

  1. A Magic Ring can be used instead of the chain ring in Round 1.
  2. All joins are slip stitches, unless otherwise indicated.
  3. All new colors are joined with right side facing, unless otherwise indicated.
  4. Weave in all ends as you go.
  5. Standing stitches can be used to start a round with a new color.
  6. An invisible join can be used at the end of a round to finish a color.

Special Stitches

  • Join With Single Crochet (join with sc): With slip knot on hook, insert hook into stitch or space indicated and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through both loops on hook (first single crochet made).
  • Double Treble (dtr): Yarn over hook three times, insert hook in stitch or space indicated and draw up a loop (five loops on hook). [Yarn over and pull yarn through two loops on hook] 4 times, until only one loop remains on hook.
  • Back Post Treble Crochet (BPtr): Yarn over hook twice, insert hook from back to front to back around post of indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up loop, [yarn over and pull through 2 loops] three times (treble crochet made).

Cushion Cover

Motif (Make 8)

  • ROUND 1: (Right Side) Using Color A, ch 5, join with sl st to first ch to form ring; ch 4 (counts as first tr, now and throughout), tr in ring, ch 2, [2 tr in ring, ch 2] 7 times; join to first tr (4th ch of beg ch-4). (16 tr & 8 ch-2 sps) Fasten off Color A.
  • ROUND 2: Using Color B, join with sc (see Special Stitches) to sp between any 2 adjacent tr-sts, [skip next tr, 5 dc in next ch-2 sp, skip next tr, sc in sp between tr-sts] around, omitting last sc on final repeat; join to first sc. (8 sc & 8 shells) Fasten off Color B.
  • ROUND 3: Join Color C with sl st to any sc, ch 5 (counts as first dc & ch 2), [skip next 2 dc, sc in next (center) dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next sc] around, omitting last dc on final repeat; join to first dc (3rd ch of beg ch-5). (8 dc, 8 sc & 16 ch-2 sps)
  • ROUND 4: Ch 1, [4 sc in next ch-2 sp] around; join to first sc. (64 sc) Fasten off Color C.
  • ROUND 5: Join Color B with sl st to first sc, ch 3 (counts as rst dc, now and throughout), [dc in next sc] around; join to first dc (3rd ch of beg ch-3). (64 dc) Fasten off Color B.
  • ROUND 6: Using Color D, join with sc to first dc, [sc in next dc] around; join to first sc. (64 sc) Fasten off Color D.
  • ROUND 7: Join Color E with sl st to first dc, ch 5 (counts as first dtr), dtr (see Special Stitches) in same st, *2 tr in next sc, tr in next sc, dc in each of next 4 sc, hdc in each of next 2 sc, dc in each of next 4 sc, tr in next sc, 2 tr in next sc, 2 dtr in next sc, ch 2**, 2 dtr in next sc; rep from * around, ending at ** on final repeat; join to first dtr (5th ch of beg ch-5). (20 sts between each ch-2 corner – 4 dtr, 6 tr, 8 dc, 2 hdc) Fasten off Color E.
  • ROUND 8: Join Color F with sl st to any corner ch-2 sp, ch 2, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in same sp, *hdc in next dtr, sc in each of next 18 sts, hdc in next dtr**, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in next corner ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending at ** on final repeat; join to first hdc. (24 sts between each ch-2 corner – 6 hdc & 18 sc) Fasten off Color F.
  • ROUND 9: Join Color G with sl st to any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, dc in each of next 24 sts, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 24 sts] around; join to first dc (3rd ch of beg ch-3) (112 dc & 4 ch-2 sps – 28 dc between corners) Fasten off Color G.
Sunny Citrus Cushion free crochet pattern by The Loopy Stitch via Underground Crafter - international stitch symbol chart for pattern

Assembly of Motifs – Use photo as guide

Horizontal Seam

  • Holding 2 motifs with right sides facing (wrong sides together), matching shaping and stitches, working through both thicknesses, using Color G, join with sc to corner sp, sc in same sp, working in back loops of stitches only on both motifs, *sc in each of next 28 dc, 2 sc in corner ch-2 sp*, pick up next 2 motifs and work 2 sc in corner sp; rep from * to * once. (4 motifs joined across 2 sides) Fasten off Color G.

Vertical Seam

  • Using same 4 motifs, repeat Horizontal Seam to create a block of 4 motifs – 2 motifs wide by 2 motifs long.
  • Repeat Horizontal and Vertical Seams on remaining 4 Motifs, ending up with 2 blocks of 4 motifs each.
Sunny Citrus Cushion free crochet pattern by The Loopy Stitch via Underground Crafter - cushion flat lay

Block Border

  • ROUND 1: With right side of one Block facing, join Color A with sl st to any outer corner ch-2 sp, ch 2, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in same sp, *hdc in each of next 28 dc, hdc in each of next 2 ch-2 sps (at seam), hdc in each of next 28 dc**, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in next corner ch-2 sp; join to first hdc; rep from * around, ending at ** on final repeat; join to rst hdc. (248 hdc & 4 ch-2 corners – 62 hdc between corners) Fasten off Color A.
  • ROUND 2: Join Color B with sl st to any corner ch-2 sp, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in same sp, *hdc in each of next 2 hdc, BPtr (see Special Stitches) in each of next 58 hdc, hdc in each of next 2 hdc**, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in next corner ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending at ** on final repeat. (32 hdc, 232 tr & 4 corner ch-2 sps – 66 sts between corners) Fasten off Color B.
  • ROUND 3: Join Color C with sl st to any corner ch-2 sp, ch 4, (tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in same sp, tr in each of next 66 sts, [(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next corner ch-2 sp, tr in each of next 66 sts] around; join to first tr (4th ch of beg ch-4). (280 tr & 4 corner ch-2 sps – 70 tr between corners) Fasten off Color C.
  • Repeat Block Border on second Block of Motifs.
Sunny Citrus Cushion free crochet pattern by The Loopy Stitch via Underground Crafter - motifs joined

Assembly of Cushion Cover – Use photo as guide

  • Holding the two complete Blocks with right sides facing (wrong sides together), matching shaping and stitches, working through both thicknesses, using Color C, join with sc to any corner ch-2 sp, 3 sc in same sp, working in back loops of stitches only on both blocks, *sc in each of next 70 tr, 4 sc in next corner ch-2 sp; rep from * twice more, insert Pillow form, sc in each of remaining 70 tr; join to first sc. (296 sc – 74 sc across each side) Fasten off Color C.

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Crochet Pattern: Journey Bag by City Farmhouse Studio

Journey Bag, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Colorscape by City Farmhouse Studio for Underground Crafter

I’m thrilled to share this simple but beautiful crochet bag pattern by Cathy from City Farmhouse Studio today! This Journey Bag is a perfect project for self-striping yarn. It uses simple stitches to highlight the yarn. It’s great for beginners or more advanced crocheters looking for a relaxing project. And, it makes a great project bag!

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About Cathy Black

Journey Bag, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Colorscape by City Farmhouse Studio for Underground Crafter | Cathy Black from City Farmhouse Studio

Cathy Black started City Farmhouse Studio in 2017 when she began sharing her contemporary knitting and crochet design patterns.  A graduate of the College for Creative Studies in Detroit with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, her background in design for the corporate world has led her to create patterns that are inspired by everyday life and its needs.  What began as a way to stay creative on her own designs and interests while working as a corporate automotive designer has led Cathy to a path of creating patterns full of textures, colors, and possibilities with yarn.  Cathy lives in Michigan with her husband, 4 kids, and her design critic – Darla, the cat.

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Journey Bag

Crochet Pattern by City Farmhouse Studio

Journey Bag, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Colorscape by City Farmhouse Studio for Underground Crafter

HI!  I’m Cathy from City Farmhouse Studio. I am so excited to share with you the pattern for my crochet Journey Bag.  The design for this came about from two ideas.  The first being that as a crafter I have so many bags that I keep my projects in: one for knitting, one for crochet, and one for spinning.  I have multiple WIPs of each which means even more bags.  So, I love bags and can never have enough.  I wanted to make another one!  

The second came from the yarn – Red Heart Colorscape in the blue Mykonos colorway.  Living in Michigan we are going through our snow covered everything so all you see is white, grey and brown.  It is an unusual day where we get a sky that looks blue and not grey.  So, seeing the bright blues and blue-greens of the Colorscape yarn just took me on a mental journey (pun intended) to somewhere warm and sunny – like Mykonos, Greece!  

With the yarn being self-striping, I designed this bag to have a simple stitch pattern so that the colors really are the featured element.  By making two panels going in different directions you get an easy stand out graphic that is effortless to make.  

This pattern is all single crochets to make rectangles.  No increases or decreases, so it is perfect for that mindless crafting where you want your hands busy but not having to keep count of your stitches or rows.  This also makes a great beginner project for someone who is beginning to crochet, or those more advanced that just need a break from that difficult, mind-numbing project.

The finished bag size is 13 inches wide x 14 inches tall, not including the straps.  Perfect for an everyday bag or taking yarn projects on trips.  I keep envisioning myself sitting on a beach, toes in the sand, and a cold fruity drink with an umbrella beside me while I’m working on a yarn project.  Well, I guess if I can’t take a real trip it might as well be a great imaginary one!

I hope you enjoy this bag as much as I do, and I hope that whatever journey you take this bag on is as great as the one you imagined while making it. 

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Journey Bag, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Colorscape by City Farmhouse Studio for Underground Crafter | flat lay of crochet tote bag

Materials

Gauge:4” x 4” = 16 sc stitches x 20 rows

Bag Size: 13″ (33 cm) wide x 14″ (35.5 cm) tall, not including the straps

Notes from Underground Crafter

  • This pattern uses U.S. crochet abbreviations. You can find a complete list here.
  • You can find more information about wet blocking in this post.
  • You can find a photo tutorial for joining with a whip stitch seam here.

Pattern Instructions

Panel A – Vertical Stripe

  • Chain 54.
  • Row 1:  Turn.  Sc in second chain from hook.  Sc in each chain.  (53sc)
  • Row 2: Chain 1, turn.  Sc in each stitch.  (53sc) 
  • Repeat Row 2 for a total of 80 rows.

Panel B – Horizontal Stripe

  • Chain 45.
  • Row 1:  Turn.  Sc in second chain from hook.  Sc in each chain.  (44sc)
  • Row 2: Chain 1, turn.  Sc in each stitch.  (44sc) 
  • Repeat Row 2 for a total of 65 rows.

Straps (Make 2)

  • Chain 81.
  • Row 1:  Turn.  Sc in second chain from hook.  Sc in each chain.  (80sc)
  • Row 2: Chain 1, turn.  Sc in each stitch.  (80sc) 
  • Repeat Row 2 for a total of 5 rows.

Assembly

  • Wet block all pieces to dimensions (see Notes from Underground Crafter).
    • Panel A:  13.5” (34.5 cm) x 16” (40.5 cm)
    • Panel B: 10.5” (26.5 cm) x 13.5” (34.5 cm)
    • Straps:  22” (56 cm) x 1” (2.5 cm)
  • Sew top edge of Panel A to side edge of Panel B.
  • Sew bottom edge of Panel A to side edge of Panel B.
  • Sc 110 stitches evenly around each opening. 
  • Fold so that the seams line up, one on the front side and one on the back side.  Sew one end closed for bottom. 
  • Lay the bag flat.  Position each end of the strap on the bag so that it is centered with 23 stitches between each end of the same strap.  There should be 22 stitches between the two different straps.  Have the strap ends go down onto the side of the bag 2 stitches for more strength and stability.  Sew or whip stitch (see Notes from Underground Crafter) each strap end in place.
© 2019 by Cathy Black (City Farmhouse Studio) 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 Cathy’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/2019/03/04/crochet-pattern-journey-bag-by-city-farmhouse-studio/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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