Sometimes the moment you see a yarn, you know exactly what you should make with it. This is what happened when I saw the Red Heart Hygge yarn in my local walmart. I’ll admit I was stalking the aisles for a few weeks after seeing others post about their stores getting new yarn. The thing about when you get this certain predetermined project idea, it doesn’t matter what time of year it is. The temperature here in North Carolina is showing no signs of the upcoming Fall, but that wasn’t going to stop me from making the comfiest fall/winter hat ever! I know for sure I will be wearing my Hoogah Slouchy Beanie often when the cooler weather hits! The fun thing about this hat is that it can be worn as a slouch or if you fold the bottom of the hat up, you can also wear it as a beanie, allowing you to change things up a bit depending on your mood! Continue reading Hoogah Slouchy Beanie-A Free Crochet Pattern
I’ve been having so much fun using this stitch combination that I used for both my Divine Lotus Wall Hanging and my Divine Lotus Triangle Cowl that I decided to make my very first shawl as well! I love how mindless this project can be once you get past the first couple of repeats. It actually goes pretty quickly despite it being a larger project. This shawl was designed using Dreamers yarn just like the Triangle Cowl, but any weight 1 or 2 yarn would work if you meet gauge! I had one tester even use a couple of Mandala cakes for hers. The stitches weren’t as open as with the lighter weight yarn, but the results were still gorgeous!
Divine Lotus Shawl
- 1000 yards weight #2 yarn
- H 5.0 mm hook
- Yarn needle
- Measuring tape
Gauge: 4 inches high x 6.5 inches wide after 10 rows.
Note: can be measured while working the pattern.
Project difficulty: Intermediate
Stitch Glossary: ch-chain, st-stich, sl st-slip stitch, sc-single crochet, hdc-half double crochet, dc-double crochet, tr- treble crochet, v-st-v stitch, RS-right side, WS-wrong side
Shell- (hdc, dc, dc, tr, dc, dc, hdc) in the same st or chain space.
V-stitch- (dc, ch 3, dc)
Finished Size: 33 inches from center point at bottom to the top, 57 inches across.
- Project is worked from bottom point of shawl upward.
- Ch 1 does not count as a stitch
- Ch 6 counts as a (dc, ch 3)
Row 1: Ch 7 (counts as dc, ch 3. Plus 1 ch to work into). Dc in the 7th ch from the hook. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1. Shell in the ch 3 space. Turn. (1 shell)
Row 3: Ch 6. Dc in the same st as the ch 6. Sk 2 st. Sc in the next tr. Sk 2 st. V-st in the next hdc. Turn. (2 v-st, 1 sc)
Row 4: Ch 1. Shell in the next ch 3 space. Sc in the next sc. Shell in the next ch 3 space. Turn. (2 shells,1 sc)
Row 5: Ch 6. Dc in the same st as the ch 6. Sk 2 st. Sc in the next tr. *Sk 3 st. V-st in the next sc. Sk 3 st. Sc in the next tr.* Repeat across until 3 st remain. Sk 2 st. (Dc, ch 3, dc) in the next st. (3 v-st, 2 sc)
Row 6-83: Repeat Rows 4-5 (or until desired size). Fasten off and weave in ends.
I hope that you enjoyed this easy and fun shawl pattern!
It’s Christmas in July! Underground Crafter has organized another amazing Make Along with many other designers and crafters! What’s great about this Make Along is that not all project are crochet. There are a few knitting and sewing projects thrown in there as well for all you multicrafturals! 31 days and 31 free patterns to get you started on those holiday gifts. Continue reading Divine Lotus Triangle Cowl-A Free Pattern
I’m so excited to be part of the MMCAL hosted by Jennifer of A Crocheted Simplicity. I love the idea of CALS but don’t participate in many because of how long they last. Sometimes the time I have doesn’t match up with the timeline of the CAL, or I end up getting distracted by another project. What I love about these Mini-Mystery Crochet Alongs that Jennifer has started is that they are QUICK! A little bit of yarn and small pieces over 2-3 days and you’ve got yourself a nice little completed projected. I also believe that smaller projects help keep your crojo in check when you’ve been working on other projects, so if you ever feel like you are in a bit of crochet funk, go through one of her MMCALs on her blog and work your way through it! ❤ Continue reading Divine Lotus Wall Hanging-A Free Crochet Pattern
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! Myself and 14 others designers have gotten together to bring you 15 free crochet patterns perfect for Valentine’s Day! From 1/28 through 2/11, you will find a code for a free pdf version of a pattern from one of the designers. Follow the link to Nicki’s Homemade Crafts’ Blog to find the code each day. She will be updating her blog every day at midnight with the code for the newest pattern!
I know that the holiday time can be stressful, especially for us crafters. We spend the last few months (or weeks if you are a procrastinator like I am) of the year cramming in last minute projects and gifts for others. I know that oftentimes projects that we want to make for ourselves get put on the back burner, sometimes never getting touched again. Let’s put ourselves first for a change, and start this year with making an item for US! Continue reading Enlaced Underbrush Shrug-A Free Women’s Garment Pattern
I always love a good play on words! The Shellegant Scarf is just as it sounds: Elegance with shells. The openness of the shells give a graceful look, and the diamond fringe at the ends of the scarf adds extra style to this simple scarf. Make this scarf in a solid color or jazz it up with 2 colors to add a fun color block look to your scarf. Continue reading Shellegant Scarf-A Free Crochet Scarf Pattern
Sometimes it is nice to not have to work a square from the center, and as a designer, I’m not going to lie that it can get downright complicated to get a circle to turn into a square as you work it. Sometimes less hassle is better. Continue reading Triangle Trellis Square-A Free 12 Inch Afghan Square Pattern
I’m not a huge fan on making full on blankets. I much prefer smaller projects than give instant gratification. Hats are by far my favorite, however, I’m finding that I really enjoy making afghan squares as well! They are quicker projects than can still lead up to a blanket (if that is what you want) or so many other possible projects!
I know you’ve done it before. We all have done it.. strayed from a pattern, added an extra embellishment for a bit more pizzazz, made something your own by changing colors or adding an extra special edging once you finished the main piece. It’s what we do. Sometimes strictly following a pattern isn’t enough, so we add onto it. It’s fun and rewarding to add your own flair on something that you are making. This is what the Designer Remix 2018 is all about! Continue reading Starburst Toddler Poncho Pocket and Embellishments-Crochet Designer Remix