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Easy Crochet Patterns Just for You

Easy Crochet Patterns Just for You

The first week of the Sweet and Simple event went well! This week there are 13 awesome  easy crochet patterns for you which are free with the coupon code between 15th and 21st February 2022.   How do I get my free PDF patterns? The 

Use those scraps and make the Scrappy Scarf!

Use those scraps and make the Scrappy Scarf!

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 

Stag Throw Pillow – Free pattern

Stag Throw Pillow – Free pattern

Here is the first of several patterns in the Stag Collection – the stag throw pillow.

 

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Inspiration

For the last few years I have had issues finding patterns outside of scarves and hats that are suitable ‘for him’. There are oodles of patterns out there ‘for her’ and for children. I wanted to create a collection of patterns that were suitable as gifts for the men in our lives.

The stag seemed to fit in perfectly with what I was looking for and thinking about. Stags are, of course, male, strong, and protective but have a sweet, caring, gentle side.

 

 

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Stag Throw Pillow

The stag throw pillow is the first pattern in this collection to be released. I designed it specifically for the Furls Blog Hop 2021. There will also be an afghan in two sizes, a placemat and a buffalo check coffee cozy coming your way soon. I may add to the collection in 2022!

I have designed this one to fit a 20″ pillow form using corner to corner with the half double crochet stitch.

 

Yarn

Furls were so good to send me an Odyssey hook and the yarn I needed for this project. I love the Odyssey hooks! They did take me a project or two to get the hang of using them because I had to move my hand further back on the handle. But they are now probably my favourite hook to use … and they come in so many pretty colours! I have plans to make another one in cream and beige for my sister and her husband.

I used 4.5 skeins (approx 540 yards) of their Wonder Yarn in obsidian (black) and 2 skeins (240 yards) of red. There have been mixed reviews about this yarn but I have to say I enjoyed working with it! I find using black in my corner to corner projects is fairly easy because of the ridges it creates on each row.

If you want to check out the Wonder Yarn you can do so here.

Odyssey hooks can be found here.

 

 

New to Corner to Corner?

That’s ok – we have a mini course that take you through EVERYTHING you need to know and we have a free pattern which I work through with you in the video tutorials too!

You can find more information about it here.

 

PDF Pattern links

You can find the ad free pdf version of this pattern with charts, color block and written instructions along with a photo tutorial for assembly, in all of our shops – just click your preferred button below.

NOTE: Until 11:59pm London time on Sunday 21st November 2021 you can get 30% off the ad free PDF version using code FURLS21

 

Pattern notes and information:

Before you start there are a few things I need to tell you about.

 

 

 

Materials:

  • #4 weight yarn of your choosing – I used 4.5 skeins of Wander yarn in black, and 2 skeins in red
  • 5mm hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

 

Gauge:

Using hdc C2C 4 blocks were 2”

 

 

  • This is a Corner to Corner pattern worked from the bottom right to the top left.
  • It is a reversible pattern so remember to crochet over any yarn you carry.
  • To work out how much yarn you will need you will need to do a sample swatch and then measure how much yarn you used per stitch multiplying that by the number of stitches of that color and adding some for the tails to be worked in at the end.
  • The stitch totals for the front of the pillow are:  Stag – 381 blocks. Background – 915 block
  • For the back of the pillow you can either make another stag or work a solid color. I have given the instructions for a solid color back below.

 

The Pattern:

Row 1 : (stag) x 1 (1 square)

Row 2 : (stag) x 2 (2 squares)

Row 3 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 1, (stag) x 1 (3 squares)

Row 4 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1 (4 squares)

Row 5 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1 (5 squares)

Row 6 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 4, (stag) x 1 (6 squares)

Row 7 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 1 (7 squares)

Row 8 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 6, (stag) x 1 (8 squares)

Row 9 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 7, (stag) x 1 (9 squares)

Row 10 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 8, (stag) x 1 (10 squares)

Row 11 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 9, (stag) x 1 (11 squares)

Row 12 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 10, (stag) x 1 (12 squares)

Row 13 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 11, (stag) x 1 (13 squares)

Row 14 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 12, (stag) x 1 (14 squares)

Row 15 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 13, (stag) x 1 (15 squares)

Row 16 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 14, (stag) x 1 (16 squares)

Row 17 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 15, (stag) x 1 (17 squares)

Row 18 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 16, (stag) x 1 (18 squares)

Row 19: (stag) x 1, (background) x 17, (stag) x 1 (19 squares)

Row 20 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 18, (stag) x 1 (20 squares)

Row 21 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 19, (stag) x 1 (21 squares)

Row 22 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 2, (background) x 15, (stag) x 1 (22 squares)

Row 23 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 15, (stag) x 3, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1 (23 squares)

Row 24 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 4, (stag) x 4, (background) x 14, (stag) x 1 (24 squares)

Row 25 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 8, (stag) x 3, (background) x 2, (stag) x 6, (background) x 4, (stag) x 1 (25 squares)

Row 26 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 10, (background) x 9, (stag) x 1 (26 squares)

Row 27 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 11, (stag) x 8, (background) x 6, (stag) x 1 (27 squares)

Row 28 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 7, (stag) x 7, (background) x 2, (stag) x 4, (background) x 6, (stag) x 1 (28 squares)

Row 29 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 7, (background) x 1, (stag) x 7, (background) x 7, (stag) x 1 (29 squares)

Row 30 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 8, (stag) x 11, (background) x 1, (stag) x 4, (background) x 4, (stag) x 1 (30 squares)

Row 31 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 4, (stag) x 3, (background) x 2, (stag) x 11, (background) x 9, (stag) x 1 (31 squares)

Row 32 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 9, (stag) x 8, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1, (background) x 1, (stag) x 1, (background) x 4, (stag) x 1 (32 squares)

Row 33 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 4, (stag) x 1, (background) x 1, (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 2, (background) x 1, (stag) x 2, (background) x 1, (stag) x 5, (background) x 10, (stag) x 1 (33 squares)

 

 

Row 34 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 11, (stag) x 4, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 2, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1, (background) x 6, (stag) x 1 (34 squares)

Row 35 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 6, (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 2, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 4, (background) x 11, (stag) x 1 (35 squares)

Row 36 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 11, (stag) x 4, (background) x 4, (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 2, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1, (background) x 6, (stag) x 1 (36 squares)

 

Corner from both ends

 

Row 37 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 2, (background) x 4, (stag) x 1, (background) x 4, (stag) x 3, (background) x 11, (stag) x 1 (35 squares)

Row 38 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 10, (stag) x 5, (background) x 7, (stag) x 3, (background) x 1, (stag) x 2, (background) x 4, (stag) x 1 (34 squares)

Row 39 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 2, (background) x 1, (stag) x 1, (background) x 1, (stag) x 1, (background) x 7, (stag) x 3, (background) x 1, (stag) x 1, (background) x 10, (stag) x 1 (33 squares)

Row 40 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 9, (stag) x 1, (background) x 1, (stag) x 5, (background) x 5, (stag) x 2, (background) x 3, (stag) x 2, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1 (32 squares)

Row 41 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 2, (background) x 6, (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1, (background) x 1, (stag) x 1, (background) x 9, (stag) x 1 (31 squares)

Row 42 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 8, (stag) x 1, (background) x 1, (stag) x 2, (background) x 8, (stag) x 3, (background) x 1, (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1 (30 squares)

Row 43 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1, (background) x 13, (stag) x 2, (background) x 9, (stag) x 1 (29 squares)

Row 44 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 9, (stag) x 2, (background) x 12, (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1 (28 squares)

Row 45 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 14, (stag) x 3, (background) x 8, (stag) x 1 (27 squares)

Row 46 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 8, (stag) x 1, (background) x 1, (stag) x 1, (background) x 13, (stag) x 1 (26 squares)

Row 47: (stag) x 1, (background) x 12, (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1, (background) x 7, (stag) x 1 (25 squares)

Row 48 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 7, (stag) x 1, (background) x 1, (stag) x 2, (background) x 11, (stag) x 1 (24 squares)

Row 49 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 7, (stag) x 5, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1, (background) x 6, (stag) x 1 (23 squares)

Row 50 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 6, (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 4, (background) x 7, (stag) x 1 (22 squares)

Row 51 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 6, (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 2, (background) x 5, (stag) x 1 (21 squares)

Row 52 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 2, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1, (background) x 8, (stag) x 1 (20 squares)

Row 53 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 6, (stag) x 2, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 1 (19 squares)

 

 

Row 54 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 4, (stag) x 2, (background) x 3, (stag) x 2, (background) x 5, (stag) x 1 (18 squares)

Row 55 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 9, (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 1 (17 squares)

Row 56 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 1, (background) x 8, (stag) x 1 (16 squares)

Row 57 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 4, (stag) x 5, (background) x 4, (stag) x 1 (15 squares)

Row 58 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 4, (stag) x 5, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1 (14 squares)

Row 59 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 1, (background) x 1, (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1 (13 squares)

Row 60: (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 1, (background) x 4, (stag) x 1 (12 squares)

Row 61 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 1 (11 squares)

Row 62 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 8, (stag) x 1 (10 squares)

Row 63 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 7, (stag) x 1 (9 squares)

Row 64 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 6, (stag) x 1 (8 squares)

Row 65 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 1 (7 squares)

Row 66 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 4, (stag) x 1 (6 squares)

Row 67 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1 (5 squares)

Row 68 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1 (4 squares)

Row 69 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 1, (stag) x 1 (3 squares)

Row 70 : (stag) x 2 (2 squares)

Row 71 : (stag) x 1 (1 square)

 

For the plain back:

↙ Row 1: (edging) x 1 (1 square)
↗ Row 2: (edging) x 2 (2 squares)
↙ Row 3: (edging) x 1, (main) x 1, (edging) x 1 (3 squares)
↗ Row 4: (edging) x 1, (main) x 2, (edging) x 1 (4 squares)
↙ Row 5: (edging) x 1, (main) x 3, (edging) x 1 (5 squares)
↗ Row 6: (edging) x 1, (main) x 4, (edging) x 1 (6 squares)
↙ Row 7: (edging) x 1, (main) x 5, (edging) x 1 (7 squares)
↗ Row 8: (edging) x 1, (main) x 6, (edging) x 1 (8 squares)
↙ Row 9: (edging) x 1, (main) x 7, (edging) x 1 (9 squares)
↗ Row 10: (edging) x 1, (main) x 8, (edging) x 1 (10 squares)
↙ Row 11: (edging) x 1, (main) x 9, (edging) x 1 (11 squares)
↗ Row 12: (edging) x 1, (main) x 10, (edging) x 1 (12 squares)
↙ Row 13: (edging) x 1, (main) x 11, (edging) x 1 (13 squares)
↗ Row 14: (edging) x 1, (main) x 12, (edging) x 1 (14 squares)
↙ Row 15: (edging) x 1, (main) x 13, (edging) x 1 (15 squares)
↗ Row 16: (edging) x 1, (main) x 14, (edging) x 1 (16 squares)
↙ Row 17: (edging) x 1, (main) x 15, (edging) x 1 (17 squares)
↗ Row 18: (edging) x 1, (main) x 16, (edging) x 1 (18 squares)
↙ Row 19: (edging) x 1, (main) x 17, (edging) x 1 (19 squares)
↗ Row 20: (edging) x 1, (main) x 18, (edging) x 1 (20 squares)
↙ Row 21: (edging) x 1, (main) x 19, (edging) x 1 (21 squares)
↗ Row 22: (edging) x 1, (main) x 20, (edging) x 1 (22 squares)
↙ Row 23: (edging) x 1, (main) x 21, (edging) x 1 (23 squares)

↗ Row 24: (edging) x 1, (main) x 22, (edging) x 1 (24 squares)
↙ Row 25: (edging) x 1, (main) x 23, (edging) x 1 (25 squares)
↗ Row 26: (edging) x 1, (main) x 24, (edging) x 1 (26 squares)
↙ Row 27: (edging) x 1, (main) x 25, (edging) x 1 (27 squares)
↗ Row 28: (edging) x 1, (main) x 26, (edging) x 1 (28 squares)
↙ Row 29: (edging) x 1, (main) x 27, (edging) x 1 (29 squares)
↗ Row 30: (edging) x 1, (main) x 28, (edging) x 1 (30 squares)
↙ Row 31: (edging) x 1, (main) x 29, (edging) x 1 (31 squares)
↗ Row 32: (edging) x 1, (main) x 30, (edging) x 1 (32 squares)
↙ Row 33: (edging) x 1, (main) x 31, (edging) x 1 (33 squares)
↗ Row 34: (edging) x 1, (main) x 32, (edging) x 1 (34 squares)
↙ Row 35: (edging) x 1, (main) x 33, (edging) x 1 (35 squares)
↗ Row 36: (edging) x 1, (main) x 34, (edging) x 1 (36 squares)

Corner  from both sides

↙ Row 37: (edging) x 1, (main) x 33, (edging) x 1 (35 squares)
↗ Row 38: (edging) x 1, (main) x 32, (edging) x 1 (34 squares)
↙ Row 39: (edging) x 1, (main) x 31, (edging) x 1 (33 squares)
↗ Row 40: (edging) x 1, (main) x 30, (edging) x 1 (32 squares)
↙ Row 41: (edging) x 1, (main) x 29, (edging) x 1 (31 squares)
↗ Row 42: (edging) x 1, (main) x 28, (edging) x 1 (30 squares)
↙ Row 43: (edging) x 1, (main) x 27, (edging) x 1 (29 squares)
↗ Row 44: (edging) x 1, (main) x 26, (edging) x 1 (28 squares)
↙ Row 45: (edging) x 1, (main) x 25, (edging) x 1 (27 squares)
↗ Row 46: (edging) x 1, (main) x 24, (edging) x 1 (26 squares)
↙ Row 47: (edging) x 1, (main) x 23, (edging) x 1 (25 squares)

 

↗ Row 48: (edging) x 1, (main) x 22, (edging) x 1 (24 squares)
↙ Row 49: (edging) x 1, (main) x 21, (edging) x 1 (23 squares)
↗ Row 50: (edging) x 1, (main) x 20, (edging) x 1 (22 squares)
↙ Row 51: (edging) x 1, (main) x 19, (edging) x 1 (21 squares)
↗ Row 52: (edging) x 1, (main) x 18, (edging) x 1 (20 squares)
↙ Row 53: (edging) x 1, (main) x 17, (edging) x 1 (19 squares)
↗ Row 54: (edging) x 1, (main) x 16, (edging) x 1 (18 squares)
↙ Row 55: (edging) x 1, (main) x 15, (edging) x 1 (17 squares)
↗ Row 56: (edging) x 1, (main) x 14, (edging) x 1 (16 squares)
↙ Row 57: (edging) x 1, (main) x 13, (edging) x 1 (15 squares)
↗ Row 58: (edging) x 1, (main) x 12, (edging) x 1 (14 squares)
↙ Row 59: (edging) x 1, (main) x 11, (edging) x 1 (13 squares)
↗ Row 60: (edging) x 1, (main) x 10, (edging) x 1 (12 squares)
↙ Row 61: (edging) x 1, (main) x 9, (edging) x 1 (11 squares)
↗ Row 62: (edging) x 1, (main) x 8, (edging) x 1 (10 squares)
↙ Row 63: (edging) x 1, (main) x 7, (edging) x 1 (9 squares)
↗ Row 64: (edging) x 1, (main) x 6, (edging) x 1 (8 squares)
↙ Row 65: (edging) x 1, (main) x 5, (edging) x 1 (7 squares)
↗ Row 66: (edging) x 1, (main) x 4, (edging) x 1 (6 squares)
↙ Row 67: (edging) x 1, (main) x 3, (edging) x 1 (5 squares)
↗ Row 68: (edging) x 1, (main) x 2, (edging) x 1 (4 squares)
↙ Row 69: (edging) x 1, (main) x 1, (edging) x 1 (3 squares)
↗ Row 70: (edging) x 2 (2 squares)
↙ Row 71: (edging) x 1 (1 square)

Assembly

Once you have sewn in your ends, you may find it easier to SC evenly around each square, making sure to work 3SC in each corner.

Step 1:          Take your front and back panels and place wrong sides together (this means that the right sides will be facing outwards).

Step 2:          SC around three sides of your cushion ensuring that you sc through both the front and the back panels.  At each corner (sc, ch1, sc). Do NOT work the last side yet.

Step 3:          Insert pillow form into cushion and then continue to sc along the last side. This might be a little trickier as you have the pillow form to work around too.  Slip stitch to the first stitch you made. Do not fasten off yet!

Step 4:          Crab stitch in each sc and ch1 space around. SS to join. Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

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Last Minute Gifts – Week 2

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The Elegant Cocoon Cardigan – Free pattern

The Elegant Cocoon Cardigan – Free pattern

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 you can chain and double crochet then you can make this gorgeous spring / summer / early autumn cardigan!

A perfect match

The Elegant Cocoon cardigan uses the same stitch and the Elegant Hair Scarf (which is also a free pattern on the blog! WINK WINK)

So if you like matching accessories then we have you covered!

 

For all ages and optional extras!

This pattern is not age specific. It would look great on a teen, on her mum or on her grandma! The pdf version has options for sleeves and cuffs and also a ribbed border around the cardigan to which you may add a loop and button very easily.

The edging and sleeves are great additions if you want to use this during the autumn months. Or on those freezing winter days cozy up into it on the sofa with a hot chocolate whilst watching your favourite movie or reading a good book.

 

PDF Pattern links

You can find the pdf pattern which contains the optional extras for this cardigan in all of our usual shops:

 

Are you ready to get started on your Elegant Cocoon Cardigan??

Materials

  • #3 weight yarn or cotton of choice. I used approx. 1200 yards for the S/M without the sleeves (I estimate 1500 yards with sleeves) and 1650 yards for the L/XL with sleeves.
  • 4mm hook or hook to meet gauge
  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • Scissors

 

Gauge

2 blocks of stitches and 4 rows = 2” x 2”

 

Sizing

This pattern is size inclusive.

This pattern has 4 sizes – the measurements below are for the panels before assembly, sleeves and optional ribbing:

Size Bust Width of each panel Height of panel before assembly
S/M UP TO 38” 39” 31”
L/XL 38-46” 45” 33”
2XL / 3XL 46-54”” 50” 35”
4XL/5XL 54-62” 55” 37”

 

Abbreviations

  • CH – chain
  • CH SP – chain space
  • ST / STS – stitch / stitches
  • SK – skip
  • DC – double crochet
  • FPDC – Front post double crochet
  • BPDC – Back Post Double Crochet
  • Rep – repeat
  • FO – fasten off

Pattern notes:

  • 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.

 

Row 1:            CH169 (199/224/249)

(4DC, CH3, DC) in 6th CH from hook, *SK4 CH’s (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 panel measures 31” (33”/35”/37”) high (or desired height)

 

FO, weave in ends.

 

Assembly:

 

Step 1:            To assemble your cardigan, fold it in half so that the chain row and the last row you worked are together at the bottom with right sides facing.

 

 

Step 2:            From the top mark your armholes. You will need to measure down 6’’ (7’’/8’’/8.5’’) as per the figure photo below.

Do this on both sides.

 

 

Step 3:            Whip stitch from the bottom edge (remember, this is where your foundation row and last row worked meet) up to your stitch marker.

FO and weave in ends.

Repeat this step for the other side.

 

And there you have the basic Elegant Cocoon Cardigan!

Remember if you would like to add sleeves, cuff or ribbed edge you can find these instructions in the pdf pattern.

 

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Picot Fan Wrap Crochet Pattern

Picot Fan Wrap Crochet Pattern

Our latest shawl crochet pattern is here: the Picot Fan Wrap!  As the name implies, we used picot stitches and “fans” (shells with spacing) to get the look.  I love this wrap because it is so very pretty and lacy yet it was actually pretty 

Raised Diagonal Friendship Square Pattern

Raised Diagonal Friendship Square Pattern

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 pattern, is to pay attention to where the post stitches are going–you will be working up in a diagonal line, using 3 post stitches (except for edges) to go upwards.  So you are offset by one post stitch each new row of front posts.  It will make a lot more sense below!

Although you do not have to make this one as part of the CAL. It would also make a great washcloth or you could increase the stitch count and make a pillow with it, or a gorgeous runner!

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Pattern Links:

You can get this pattern in the following places:

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Ravelry here

Etsy here

Lovecrafts here

 

Multiple

The multiple for this stitch is 10.  So if your square doesn’t come out to the 9″ x 9″ that it should using the hook you’re using, you know how to modify the starting chain or chainless foundation row to get you started!  This pattern works up the same way no matter how many stitches you have, so long as it is a multiple of 10 (plus 1 for the turning chain!).

 

Materials

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#4 Worsted Weight yarn of your choosing

5mm hook

Scissors

Yarn Needle

Stitch Markers (optional)

Blocking Board Set

Abbreviations

Ch(s)–chain(s)

St(s)–stitch(es)

fpdc–front post double crochet

sc–single crochet

rep–repeat

*–indicates where to start repeat

sk–skip

fo–fasten off

yo–yarn over

 

Gauge

17sc and 16 rows= 4×4” square

 

 

Pattern Notes

Written in US terms

  • Ch1 does not count as a stitch
  • Skip stitches behind post stitches
  • All post stitches are worked around post of stitch one row below (previous row made) unless stated otherwise in pattern.
  • Even numbered rows are all considered wrong side of the pattern and thus have the same instructions each time, which is written for you in row 2.

FPDC

Yarn over (yo) and insert your hook from front to back between the posts of the first and second double crochet of the row below, and then from back to front again between the posts of the second and third stitches.

The hook should now be positioned horizontally behind the double crochet that you’re working around.

Yarn over and draw the yarn around the post of the stitch.

You now have 3 loops on the hook.

Yarn over and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook, twice.

One front post double crochet (FP dc) is complete.

Video: https://youtu.be/nmWe76Y4v08

FSC:

STEP 1: Ch2, insert hook into 2nd ch from hook and pull up a loop, ch1 with using only 1 loop on the hook, yo and pull thru two loops.  This creates both the foundation chain and the first row of SC at the same time.

STEP 2: insert hook into the chain you just made in the first step (it will look like 2 loops or a normal “v” of the bottom of the stitch), pull up a loop; ch1 using first loop on the hook only; yo and pull thru last 2 loops.

STEP 3: continue step 2 until you have desired number of foundation single crochet stitches.

Video: https://youtu.be/wPHOG4VIi_Q

 

Pattern

Row 1–         Ch31 and sc in 2nd ch from hook and across

OR

FSC 30

 

Row 2–         (and all wrong side rows) Ch1, turn, sc in each stitch across

 

Row 3–         Ch1, sc in first sc, *sc in each of the next 4 sc, FPDC around next sc, ch1, sk next sc from previous row, FPDC around next sc, ch1, sk next sc from previous row, FPDC around next sc, sc in next sc; Rep from * to last 9 sts, Ending: sc in each of the next 4 sc, FPDC around next sc, ch1, sk next sc, FPDC around next sc, sc in each of last 2 sc, turn.

 

 

For The Next Set of Rows, This is the Repeat for the Pattern:

For Row 4–         Repeat row 2.

 

Row 5–         Ch1, sc in first sc, *sc in next 2 sc, FPDC around next sc, ch1 sk next sc from previous row, FPDC around next FPDC, ch1, sk ch from previous row, FPDC around next FPDC, sc in each next 3 sc; Rep from * to last 9 sts; Ending: sc in next 2 sc, FPDC around next sc, ch1, sk next sc from previous row, FPDC around next FPDC, ch1, sk ch from previous row, FPDC around next FPDC, sc in each of the last 2 sc.

 

Row 6–         Repeat row 2.

 

For Row 7–         Ch1, sc in first sc, *FPDC around next sc, ch1 sk next sc, FPDC around nex FPDC, ch1, sk ch, FPDC around next FPDC, sc in each of the next 5 sc; Rep from * to last 9 sts; Ending: FPDC around next sc, ch1, sk next sc, FPDC around next FPDC, ch1, sk next sc, FPDC around next FPDC, sc in each of the last 4 sc, turn.

 

Row 8–         Repeat row 2.

 

Row 9–         Ch1, sc in first sc, *FPDC around next FPDC, ch1, sk ch, FPDC around next FPDC, sc in each of the next 5 sc, FPDC around next sc, ch1, sk next sc; rep from * to last 9 sts; Ending: FPDC around next FPDC, ch1, sk ch, FPDC around next FPDC, sc in each of last 6 sc, turn.

 

For Row 10–       Repeat row 2.

 

Row 11–       Ch1, sc in first sc, *FPDC around next FPDC, sc in each of the next 5 sc, FPDC around next sc, ch1, sk next sc, FPDC around next FPDC, ch1, sk ch; rep from * to last 9 sts; Ending: FPDC around next FPDC, sc in each of the next 5 sc, FPDC around next sc, ch1, sk next sc, sc in last sc, turn.

 

Row 12–       Repeat row 2.

 

 

For Row 13–       Ch1, sc in first sc, *sc in each of next 4 sc, FPDC around next sc, ch1, sk next sc, FPDC around next FPDC, ch1, sk next ch, FPDC around next FPDC, sc in next sc; rep from * to last 9 sts; Ending: sc in each of next 4 sc, FPDC around next sc, ch1, sk next ch, FPDC around next FPDC, ch1, sk next ch, sc in last sc, turn.

 

Finishing Your Square:

Continue repeating rows 4-13 until your square measures 9″ tall.

Do not fasten off.

 

Border:         Where you are at the end of the final row of the pattern, ch1 and turn.  SC across, placing [sc, ch1, sc] in the corner; sc evenly around the sides of the rows, also placing [sc, ch1, sc] in each corner—finishing up with a [sc, ch1] in the final corner and slip stitching to the first SC made.  Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

 

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Men’s Wrist Warmers – Free Pattern

Men’s Wrist Warmers – Free Pattern

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