Do you love a good scrap buster? If so, this Scrappy Scarf will be perfect for you. By scraps I mean those skeins where you have used part of them for another project but didn’t need the whole skein. Yes, I used my scraps …
Tag: free crochet pattern
The Last Minute Gifts week 2 round up is here! This week there is another batch of 21 patterns available free with the code for you.
I hope you enjoyed last week’s selection of last minute gifts. If you missed last week but would like to see what was included you can find the post here.
A couple of reminders:
**Please note that you should not be sharing the coupon code in Facebook groups etc. Feel free to link to any of the roundups for this event but do not directly disclose the code. Designers can only afford to keep giving free patterns away if in return you are willing to go to the blog posts and make a couple of clicks so that we benefit from a tiny bit of ad revenue (and trust me, it is tiny!)
Once this event is over I shall keep this post as a last minute gifts week 2 round up post.
How does it work?
- Come to the round up post and check out the patterns that are available that week (there will be a new selection every week for 3 weeks)
- Make a note of the coupon code you will need this week. The codes will work from 00:01 on the Monday until 23:59pm LONDON time on Sunday 17th October 2021.
- Scroll the patterns and select the ones you would like.
- Click the photo of that pattern to go to the Designer’s blog or direct to their shop where you will be instructed on how to get the pattern. When you visit the designer’s site you are looking for this button:
- Repeat as many times as necessary until you have all of the patterns you would like.
This week’s code is LSTMINGIFT21
This week’s patterns:
1. The Casey Scarf set by Sunflower Cottage Crochet
2. Snowbank Pocket Scarf by the Loophole Fox
3. Cast Iron Pot Holders by Green Fox Farms Designs
4. Loopy Necklace by Fosbas Designs
5. Reindeer Baby Boots by Hanjan Crochet
6. Lunt Twisted Headband by Joy of Motion
7. Flower Face Scrubbie by Made by Gootie
8. Star Stitch Fingerless Gloves by Raffamusa Designs
9. Sassy Neck Sweater by SASS Crochet
10. Autumn Lake Wall Hanging by Valzies Designs
11. Cable Cuffs by Off the Hook for You
12. Thermal Stitch Potholder by Crochet Space
13. Christmas Panhandlers by My Fingers Fly
14. Christmas Ornaments by Crochet and Twists
15. Child Sized Pocket Full of Diamonds Shawl by Jo’s Crafty Hook
16. The SR Cowl by Crafty Patti
17. Octopus Keychain by Creative Snugglies
18. Men’s Bandana Crochet Scarf by Blue Star Crochet
19. Crochet Pumpkin Square by Missouri Makes
20. The Cozy Cowl by Carroway Crochet
21. Mini Angel Amigurumi by Loops and Love Crochet
There you have it – 21 more fabulous last minute gift ideas. Which ones have you collected?
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I love the Elegant Cocoon Cardigan because it is such a simple pattern that looks fabulous once completed. I guarantee even a beginner crocheter will be able to master the drunken granny stitch in no time once the first couple of rows are done. If …
Something came over me one day and I just had to design an elegant headscarf. I know! It’s not my usual kind of design.
When I think of head scarves I think of the 1950’s and old movies with (not so fast) open top cars, winding country roads, sunshine and that innocent romance element. So I knew that my design had to be lacy and lightweight to represent being carefree, pretty and simple to add to the elegance and practical because if it isn’t who is going to wear it?!
Head scarves look so cute on lots of women. Personally I don’t think I could pull this one off, but who knows in the summer with a super long summer dress I might pull off the boho vibe with it … maybe. I’m hoping!
Finding the right stitch for my Elegant Headscarf
So out came my stitch directories. You may have noticed that I am much more comfortable with the warmer stitches and my designs reflect that. Ordinarily I like to be cozy and wrapped up. And designing things with a spring and summer vibe in the middle of what feels like the longest winter ever has its own problems LOL.
There are so many pretty lacy stitches out there. But I found it hard to believe that the drunken granny stitch had not been used for something like this. It is such a great stitch, using only double crochets and chains (US terms) so is a great introduction to more open stitch work for beginner crocheters.
If you prefer an inexpensive pdf version of this pattern you can find it in the following places:
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Materials you will need to create the Elegant Headscarf:
- #2 weight yarn or cotton of choice. I used approx. 120 yards of Stylecraft Special 4 ply in cream.
- 3.5mm hook
- Stitch markers (optional)
This is our first pattern that uses #2 weight (4 ply)yarn but for me it was a no-brainer decision. It is fine and lightweight so perfect for obtaining the lightweight, carefree elegance that I was looking for. I also happened to have some in my stash so that was a bonus!
#3 (DK) or #4 weight (aran) yarns add bulk and weight so your project will finish up being wider and heavier. Although the pattern works with them, and some of my testers used heavier yarns, I would recommend you try with a #2 weight first. I promise you will love the outcome!
My head scarf worked out at 2.75” by 58” – by all means make this one shorter but long enough to tie around a bun or ponytail and have the ends dangle a little. That too would look so pretty and be perfect for younger girls and moms alike!
- Written in US terms
- This pattern is reversible
- Ch3 at the start of the row does count as a st.
- To make the pattern wider you could use a bigger hook or a heavier weight yarn.
- Ch – chain
- Ch sp – chain space
- St / sts – stitch / stitches
- Sk – skip
- dc – double crochet
- Rep – repeat
- FO – fasten off
The Elegant Headscarf Pattern:
Row 1: Ch19
(4dc, ch3, dc) in 6th ch from hook, *sk4 chs (4dc, ch3, dc) in next ch*.
Rep from * to * until you have 3 ch’s remaining. Sk 2ch, dc in last ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch3, work (4dc, ch3, dc) in each ch3 sp across, dc in the top of the turning ch from the previous row, turn
Rows 3 on: Repeat row 2 until your hair scarf measures approx 58” (or desired length)
FO, weave in ends.
Free pdf – 1 day only!!
On Wednesday 21st April 2021 ONLY you can get this pattern as a free pdf in the event hosted by High Desert Yarn using the coupon code.
This event is about things you can use or wear at home. This pattern is certainly something that you can wear at home – a great accessory that will surely get you compliments on those zoom meetings! Who says you shouldn’t look and feel good while you are working from home or enjoying the sunshine in your garden?
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Raised Diagonal Friendship Square Pattern Today’s Friendship Square is the Raised Diagonal Friendship Square and was designed by me (Sara). I wanted something that had a little flair but would still be pretty easy to work up. One trick I can tell you about this …
The Richard wrist warmers (named after my very supportive husband) are a more masculine version of our Susan Wrist warmers. These men’s wrist warmers are a great gift idea, and a good way to use your scraps or bust that stash!
Do you remember our Susan Wrist warmers?
Where the Susan Wrist warmers uses the sedge stitch the Richard wrist warmers use the crunch stitch. We released the pattern for those over a year ago now. You can find the free pattern for those here or by clicking the photo at the bottom of this page.
These men’s wrist warmers are constructed in exactly the same way but instead of using the sedge stitch I went for a more masculine looking crunch stitch.
The Richard Wrist Warmers
Don’t get me wrong, they the Susan and Richard wrist warmers are unisex really – I just wanted a reason to try them out with a different stitch LOL.
You may recall, if you have read about the Susan version, that I made the Susan version with the intention of gifting them to the ladies that worked for my husband last Christmas. They got theirs and loved them. The men then got jealous and asked to try on their gifts. They loved how they felt and that they could still use their phones etc whilst wearing them. Dan and Alex asked me to make them a pair but make them look a ‘bit more manly’ than the pink and gold versions. They ‘advised’ of their favourite colours to wear and sent me on my merry way to get my hooks out again. Luckily, the local yarn store was 2 minutes from the office and a 5 minute walk from home.
So yes, the Richard wrist warmers have been waiting their turn for release since December last year!
What I can unequivocally say is that both lads are still wearing their wrist warmers and they still look great after a year and despite Dan having 2 small children at home!
I believe that Sara also made a few pairs of these last year as gifts for her brothers and other family members which went down a treat.
PDF Pattern links:
As always, you can find a very reasonably priced pdf version of this pattern in all of our stores:
Our shop here
If you prefer video tutorials instead of written patterns Sara recorded a full video on how to make these men’s wrist warmers on our YouTube Channel. The left handed version will go up very soon!
- You can use any size yarn for this. Thinner yarn will use more. I used approx. 110 yards of Stylecraft Aran (#4 weight yarn) with no cuff. You can use any yarn with the appropriate size hook.
- Hook recommended for the yarn used
- Stitch markers (optional)
- Tapestry needle
Not important for this project as you create the length required with your chains and work to the desired width.
My finished gloves were 8.25’’ tall and 4’’ wide and fit a medium man’s hand. You will need a couple of measurements to get the perfect fit (although I have given a rough guide below). If you can get them you will need these three measurements:
- dc–double crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- sc–single crochet
- ss–slip stitch
- FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet
- BPDC – Back post double crochet
- * to * – repeat from * to *
- Written in US terms
- Ch1 does not count as a st
- You will need to know the measurements for length, width and distance from the top to the part of your hand where you thumb starts to get a great fit! (see photo above for more information)
- The figure photos are from our Susan wrist warmers but the same principles apply here!
Note: these wrist-warmers are made as a rectangle and then the sides sewn together with a gap for the thumb.
Row 1 Ch in multiples of 2 until you get the desired length of the wrist-warmer minus 1.5’’ (this is made up with the cuff later). Then ch an additional 1. Sc in second ch from hook and each st across.
Fsc in multiples of 2 until you get the desired length minus 1.5’’.
I fsc 32 to start (but I would do 34 or 36 for a large size and 28 or 30 for a small if you don’t have the measurements you need)
Row 2 Turn. Alt ch2 in first st (this is made up of a sc and a ch) Ss in next st, *hdc in next st, ss in next st* along.
Note: you will end with a ss.
Row 3-32 Repeat row 2 until work is wide enough to go around the knuckles. If your knuckle length is 4’’, your work needs to be 8’’ tall.
For example, to get a 4’’ width I made mine measure 8’’ tall as I worked it. You will then turn the finished rectangle on its side to create the finished item!
Do not fasten off.
Turn your rectangle 90 degrees.
Using a stitch marker mark the measurement from the top of the wrist-warmer to where the thumb starts.
Mark where the thumb finishes with another stitch marker (see pic below).
SS or sew from the top to the first marker.
SS or sew from the second stitch marker to the bottom. Do not FO
To work the Cuffs:
Round 1 Ch1, sc an even number of stitches evenly around the bottom of the glove. SS to join
Note: be careful not to sc too few as this will make the gap for getting you hand in smaller! I find one sc for each row works well.
Round 2 Ch3 (counts as a dc), DC in each stitch around. SS to join.
For Round 3 Ch1, *FPDC around the first stitch, BPDC around the next st* around SS to join
Round 4 Repeat round 3.
Round 5 Repeat round 3.
FO, weave in ends.