Gemma Scarf ~ A Free Crochet Pattern

Hello Crochet and Knitting Friends!

IT. IS. COLD. Boy, has it been cold and snowy, and icy, and wintry lately! So I have a fun freebie for you to fight the chill with just two skeins of yarn–the Gemma Scarf.

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Gemma begins with only a few stitches, and you will increase evenly at only one side of the work until you have used half your allotted yarn.

From there, you decrease evenly at the same side until your yarn is gone. Voila! You have a very wide, short triangle that forms a wonderful scarf or shawlette and looks endlessly chic and fashionable, especially in stripes or different stitch patterns.

This crochet pattern was inspired by the concept of the knitted Baktus Scarf, an awesome pattern!

 

Baklooptus Mosaic

Sizing
Scarf measures 64” (163 cm) long and 9” (23 cm) wide at triangle’s point.
Yarn
332yds/304m; 3.52oz/100g Fingering weight, 4-ply yarn
The sample was made using:
Patons Kroy Socks FX; Camelot Colors; 2 skeins
Hook
US Size E (3.5 mm)
Gauge
22 sts and 12 rows = 4” (10 cm) over hdc-tbl (half-double crochet through back loops) Dare I say gauge is not critical to this pattern? See what fabric texture you like best.
Notions
• Yarn needle

 

Abbreviations
ch: chain
cm: centimeters
dec: decrease
ETL: extended turning loop; see instructions above
fhdc: foundation half-double crochet
g: grams
hdc: half-double crochet
hdc-tbl: half-double crochet through the back loop only
hk: hook
inc: increase
m: meters
mm: millimeters
oz: ounces
rep: repeat
RS: right side
st(s): stitch(es)
yd(s): yards
yo: yarn over
“: inches

Special Stitches
Extended turning loop (ETL) – Instead of the conventional 2-ch turning chain used with hdc, I like to make 1 long chain that reaches the height of the hdc you are about to work. Using this method, you will turn your work to begin a new row and then simply pull up a longer loop than normal – pull up the loop to reach as high as the stitch you are about to work. Do not yo & pull through, you aren’t making a complete chain. Just work your hdc into the last st of the previous row, there is no need to skip any stitches at the edge of your work when you use this method.
Decrease (dec): Half double crochet 2 together
Working in back loops (hdc-tbl): work hdc through back loop only

 

Pattern Notes
• The scarf is worked side to side from short end to short end in rows.
• The finished dimensions of the scarf as stated represent the finished size of Baklooptus with 2 skeins of the recommended yarn. Use of a different yarn and/or different gauge will most likely produce a scarf of different dimensions and require a different quantity of yarn.
• Severe blocking is not recommended to preserve the elasticity of Half-double crocheted ribbing. Of course you can always see what effect you like best!
• All pattern abbreviations are noted at the end of this pattern

 

Instructions
Begin at scarf end point:
Set-up Row: Ch 2, ETL, 1 hdc in each ch, turn…2 hdc.
Row 1 (RS): ETL, inc 1 as follows: (1hdc, 1hdc-tbl) in edge st, 1hdc-tbl in each st across, turn.
Row 2 (WS): ETL, 1 hdc-tbl in each st across, turn.



Rep Rows 1 & 2 until you have worked your last full Row 2.

Row 1 (RS): ETL, dec 1 as follows: (yo, insert hk under both (front & back) loops of edge st, pull up a loop, yo, insert hk through back loop only of next st, pull up a loop, yo, pull through all loops on hk), 1hdc-tbl in each st across, turn.
Row 2 (WS): ETL, 1 hdc-tbl in each st across, turn.

Rep Rows 1 & 2 until only 2 sts remain.
Work Row 2 once more.
Fasten off.
Break yarn, leaving a 6″ tail.



Finishing
Weave in all ends.
Gentle steam blocking will even out the stitches; not too hot if you want your ribbing to keep its stretchiness.



Schematic

Baklooptus Schematic

 

I hope you are staying warm and enjoy this free pattern!

Yours in Stitches,

Sara



Heart Vines Hat ~ A Free Knitting Pattern

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Swatching through Barbara Walker’s Second Treasury one day, I was struck by the subtle heart shape inherent in the un-blocked vine stripe pattern and instantly began to think about a special way to use it. To me, one of the most exciting moments in knitting is when your imagination goes wild with ideas and your hands can only follow one stitch at a time. Heart Vines reminds me that good knitting—like good living—needs imagination and heart.

Knit in the round from the bottom up, this lace beret is a simple instant-gratification knit! If you’ve ever struggled with lace, the easy-to-follow pattern will help you break through the barrier. There’s a bonus lace chart at the bottom made by a wonderful reader!

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Difficulty
Intermediate

 




 

Skills Used
Knitting in the round
Increasing & decreasing
Binding off
Using double-pointed needles

 

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Size
One-Size: to fit the average adult head up to 24″

 

 

Finished Measurements
Height: 8 inches
Brim circumference, unstretched: 15 inches (38 cm)
Will comfortably fit head up to 24 inches (61 cm)

 

 


Yarn
Red Heart Eco-Ways Bamboo Wool Fiber: 55% bamboo, 45% wool; 87 yd/80 m per 50 g ball Color: Twilight; #3845 2 balls

Use Worsted Weight yarn for substitutions.

 




 

Needles
1 16-inch US #8/5mm circular needle
1 16-inch US #9/5.5mm circular needle
1 set US #8/5mm double-pointed needles

 

 

Notions
stitch marker
yarn needle

Gauge Gauge Gauge Gauge
16 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch, Red Heart Eco-Ways Bamboo Wool
16 sts/22 rows = 4 inches (10cm) in stockinette stitch, Patons Angora Bamboo (discontinued)

 

 


Hat Brim
Using larger circular needle, CO 76 sts. Do not join. Slip cast-on sts to smaller circular needle. Pm and join for working in the round. Round 1: *Knit 2, purl 2; rep from * around, slipping marker as you come to it. Repeat Round 1, 8 times more.

Hat Body
Change to larger circular needle. Increase Round: *K2, m1, k3, m1; rep from * around to last 3 sts, k3…105 sts.

 

 

Begin lace pattern (see chart for assistance):
Round 1: Knit.
Round 2: * K3, (yo, k1) twice, ssk, k3, k2tog, k1, p2; rep from * around.
Round 3: Knit.
Round 4: * (K3, yo) twice, k1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1, p2; rep from * around.
Round 5: Knit.
Round 6: * K3, yo, k5, yo, k1, sl 1 – k2tog – psso, k1, p2; rep from * around.
Round 7: Knit.
Round 8: *K1, ssk, k3, k2tog, (k1, yo) twice, k3, p2; rep from * around.
Round 9: Knit.
Round 10: *K1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1 (yo, k3) twice, p2; rep from * around.
Round 11: Knit.
Round 12: *K1, k3tog, k1, yo, k5, yo, k3, p2; rep from * around.

Rep rounds 1-12 twice more.

Crown Decreases
Note: Switch to double-pointed needles when you have too few sts to fit around the circular needle.

 




 

Round 1: Knit.
Round 2: *K2tog; rep from * to last st, k1…53 sts.
Rep rounds 1-2 twice more…14sts.
Round 3: *K2tog; rep from * around…7 sts.
Round 4: Knit.

FINISHING
Break yarn, leaving a 6-inch (15 cm) tail. Thread yarn through remaining live sts and pull tight to close up center. Weave in yarn ends. Block lightly if desired. Gentle steam blocking over a dinner plate will enhance beret’s slouchiness!

 




 

Abbreviations
CO – cast on k – knit p – purl rep – repeat Sl – slip yo – yarn over
ssk – slip, slip, knit k2tog – knit 2 together K3tog – knit 3 together psso – pass slipped stitch over pm – place marker

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Heart Vines Chart

Thanks for visiting me today! I hope you enjoy this free pattern.

Yours In Stitches,

Sara 




Trixie Cowl ~ A Free Crochet Pattern

Good Morning Dear Crochet Lovers,

Trixie means “she who brings happiness” and there isn’t much that makes me happier than a super-chunky, super-quick, and super-pretty crochet cowl worked in a watercolor inspired yarn (also, my painting obsession continues) and an interesting stitch! It’s large enough to wrap 2 or 3 times around your neck for extra snuggles. You can buy the ad-free pattern download for just $2 in my Ravelry shop or use the pattern freely here on the site. Thanks for visiting me today. <3  

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I love the first cool-off and rains of Fall which arrived for us this weekend. I put up my fall wreath on our front door this weekend to celebrate,and admired the mums and pumpkins at the grocery store with my little girl. Did you enjoy any Fall beauties?



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Trixie will snuggle you up all Fall and winter as you sip hot drinks and go on your pumpkin patch adventures! Here is the pattern:

SIZE
Finished Cowl measures 80” [203 cm] circumference and 7” [18 cm] wide after wet-blocking



YARN
Yarn Bee Watercolor Hues (100% Acrylic; 63 yd [58 m]/ 3.5 oz [99 g]); Mod Behavior #02: 2 skeins
For Yarn Substitutions: 126 yd [116 m] of #6 Super Bulky weight yarn (also called Roving weight)

CROCHET HOOK
Size N [10.00 mm] hook



NOTIONS
Yarn Needle

NOTES
This cowl is worked flat from the bottom up and seamed at both short ends to create an infinity scarf.

 

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SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS
Quadruple treble crochet (quad tr): YO hook 5 times, insert hk into st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop (6 loops on hook), [yo, pull through 2 loops] x times.

GAUGE
Gauge is not critical to this design.
2 repeats = 4” [10 cm] in double crochet box mesh

INSTRUCTIONS (See Chart for Assistance)
Foundation Chain: Ch 12.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 2), dc in 7th ch from hk, (ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc in next ch) 3 times, turn.
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 2), dc in next dc, (ch 2, dc in next dc) 3 times, turn.
Row 3: (Ch 15, sc in next 2-ch sp) 4 times, ch 7, quad tr (5-wraps) in last dc, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, (ch 2, sc in next 15-ch sp) 4 times, turn.
Row 5: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 2), dc in next sc, (ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc in next sc) 3 times, turn.
Row 6: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 2), dc in next dc, (ch 2, dc in next dc) 3 times, turn.
Row 7: (Ch 15, sc in next 2-ch sp) 4 times, ch 7, quad tr (5-wraps) in last dc, turn.
Row 8: Ch 1, sc in same st, (ch 2, sc in next 15-ch sp) 4 times, turn.

 



Squiggle Cowl Chart



Repeat Rows 5-8 twenty times or until cowl measures desired length.
Fasten off. Break yarn leaving 12” [30 cm] tail for seaming.

Finishing
With RS together, sew a seam joining foundation row to final row. Weave in yarn ends. Turn RS out and wet-block, lay flat to dry stretching lace open as desired.



STANDARD ABBREVIATIONS
” inches
ch chain
cm centimeters
dc double crochet
g grams
hk hook
m meters
mm millimeters
oz ounces
quad tr quadruple treble crochet (See Special Abbreviations)
RS Right Side
sk skip
WS Wrong Side
yd yards



Yours in Stitches,

Sara

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Camille Cowl ~ A Free Crochet Pattern

pattern tileHi Crocheters,

I’ve been in an exploratory phase of painting and mixed media sewing, and my love of all that color has translated into yarn as well, so today I have a special cowl design to share with you!

 



 

The pattern is free right here on the blog, or you can buy the $2 PDF download with Ravelry check-out for an ad-free pattern experience!

 



 

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Camille is a beautiful two-skein wonder to crochet, twist into a moebius, and wear all fall and winter when you want to snuggle up in dazzle of color with gorgeous texture.

SIZE
Finished Cowl measures 52” [132 cm] circumference and 8” [20.5 cm] wide

 



 

YARN
Red Heart Unforgettable Waves
(100% Acrylic; 119 yd [109 m]/ 3.5 oz [100 g]); Parade #3931: 2 skeins
For Yarn Substitutions: 238 yd [218 m] of #4 Medium weight yarn (Worsted)

 



 

CROCHET HOOK
Size K/10.5 [6.5 mm] hook

NOTIONS
Yarn Needle

 



 

NOTES
This cowl is worked flat from the bottom up, twisted to create a mobius loop and seamed at the short ends to create an infinity cowl.

SPECIAL ABBREVATIONS
Slanted Shell (sl sh): (sc-ch 1-dc) worked in st or sp indicated.

 



 

GAUGE
Precise gauge is not critical to this design.
4 slanted shells and 9 rows = 4” [10 cm]

INSTRUCTIONS (See Chart for Assistance)
Foundation Chain: Ch 18.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1 (counts as sc), sl sh in 3rd ch from hk, *sk 1 ch, sl sh in next ch; rep from * to last 2 ch, sk 1 ch, sc in last ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1 (counts as sc), sk first sc, dc, ch, sl sh in next sc and each sc across, sc in last ch, turn.
Rep Row 2 for pattern and work until piece measures 52” [132 cm] from foundation edge (97 more rows).

 



 

FINISHING
Lay cowl out with WS facing, turn one end in a complete twist to create a mobius loop. Sew a seam joining foundation row to final row with twist in place. Weave in yarn ends. Turn RS out.

CHART KEY  and CHART

Camille Cowl Chart

 



 

STANDARD ABBREVIATIONS

” inches
* repeat the instructions following
the single asterisk as directed
ch chain
cm centimeters
dc double crochet
g grams
hk hook
m meters
mm millimeters
oz ounces
rep repeat
RS Right Side
sc single crochet
sk skip
sp space
st(s) stitch(es)
WS Wrong Side
yd yards

 



 

I hope you love Camille! As always, it is my joy to share free patterns with you here on the site. If you like my work and want to support more free patterns, please consider buying a copy of the pattern in my Ravelry shop or clicking a few ad links here on my site!

I wish you warm, snuggly, and beautiful makes this Fall!

Yours in Stitches,

Sara



Windowpane Blanket ~ A Free Crochet Pattern

Hello Inspired Crocheters,

I have a beautiful free pattern to share with you today–the Windowpane Blanket!

Buy pattern via Ravelry for $2. Read on for FREE pattern!

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This gorgeous blanket and wall hanging design came out of a beautiful sunset I saw on a trip to the ocean. I loved this combination of pinks, corals, blues, and violets that seemed to brush themselves across the sky like a watercolor painting.

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The crochet motif that makes up this blanket uses post stitch lines that remind me of the muntins of a windowpane, suggesting a view. The corner eyelets offer a beautiful graphic contrast for the eye to dance across the dapples of color. The  pattern is offered in three sizes to create a gorgeous wall hanging, a baby blanket, or a full-size throw blanket.



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Please enjoy the pattern for free here on the site, and if you’d like an ad-free PDF download, you can purchase it here via Ravelry checkout for just $2. You can also support more free patterns by clicking a few ad links here on my site!

Without further ado, here is the pattern!

WINDOWPANE BLANKET PATTERN

SIZE

Wall Hanging

20” [51 cm] wide and 30” [76 cm] long

Baby Blanket

30” [76 cm] wide and 35” [89 cm] long

Throw Blanket

50” [127 cm] wide and 65” [165 cm] long

 



 

YARN

Wisdom Poems (100% Wool; 109 yd [100 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]); #615 Cruise:

For Wall Hanging: 5 skeins

For Baby Blanket: 9 skeins

For Throw Blanket: 26 skeins

 

Wall Hanging Yarn Substitutions: 545 yd [499 m] /9 oz [250 g] of #4 Medium Weight Yarn (worsted weight)

Baby Blanket Yarn Substitutions: 1260 yd [1153 m] /16 oz [450 g] of #4 Medium Weight Yarn (worsted weight)

Throw Blanket Yarn Substitutions: 3640 yd [3329 m] /46 oz [1300 g] of #4 Medium Weight Yarn (worsted weight)

 

 

CROCHET HOOK

Size H/8 [5.0 mm]

 

 

TOOLS

Yarn needle

For Wall Hanging Only: ½” [1.27 cm] dowel rod cut 3-5” [8-13 cm] wider than your crochet piece

GAUGE

One 5-round block = 5” [13 cm] square motif after blocking

 

NOTES

  • This pattern uses US crochet terminology.
  • This design offers a crochet block motif using post stitches and “wide” double crochet (double crochet worked between stitches instead of into the tops of stitches.
  • Blocks are worked in the round with Right Side facing.
  • The pattern offers instructions for a wall hanging, and baby sized, and throw blankets, but this block can be used for table runners, garments, or any sized blanket if you sew your squares into a different shape.

 

 

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS

Front post double crochet (fpdc): Yarn over, insert hook front-to-back through your work, so that the post you want to crochet around is in front of your hook; yarn over and pull through…3 loops on hook; yarn over and pull through the first two loops on the hook; yarn over and pull through the remaining two loops on the hook.

Long chain (LC): Instead of using a standard 3-ch turning chain, I use a long chain (LC). When you are ready to begin working a new round, simply pull a long loop up to the approximate height of your next stitch. You do not need to yarn over or pull, it will appear to be a simple loop. Go ahead and work the first stitch of the round as indicated, you will see that the LC tucks in neatly next to the stitch becoming almost invisible.

 



 

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MOTIF INSTRUCTIONS

See CHART for assistance.

Make adjustable ring.

 



Rnd 1: Ch 6 (counts as dc + ch 3), [dc, ch 3] 3 times into ring, sl st to first dc made to join rnd…4 dc, 4 3-ch sps made.

Rnd 2: LC, *fpdc around next dc, (2 dc—ch 3—2 dc) in next 3-ch sp; rep from * 4 times, sl st to first fpdc to join rnd…16 dc, 4 fpdc, 4 3-ch sps made.

Rnd 3: LC, *fpdc around next dc, dc betw fpdc and next dc, dc between next 2 dc, (dc—ch 3—dc) in next 3-ch sp, dc betw next 2 dc, dc betw next dc and fpdc; rep from * 3 times…24 dc, 4 fpdc, 4 3-ch sps made.

Rnd 4: LC, *fpdc around next dc, dc betw fpdc and next dc, (dc between next 2 dc) twice, (dc—ch 3—dc) in next 3-ch sp, (dc betw next 2 dc) twice, dc betw next dc and fpdc; rep from * 3 times…32 dc, 4 fpdc, 4 3-ch sps made.

Rnd 5: LC, *fpdc around next dc, dc betw fpdc and next dc, (dc betw next 2 dc) 3 times, (dc—ch 3—dc) in next 3-ch sp, (dc betw next 2 dc) 3 times, dc betw next dc and fpdc; rep from * 3 times…40 dc, 4 fpdc, 4 3-ch sps made.

 

CHART

Windowpane Blanket Square

For Wall Hanging: Make 24 squares. Weave in yarn ends and wet block squares to 5” [13 cm] square.

For Baby Blanket: Make 42 squares. Weave in yarn ends and wet block squares to 5” [13 cm] square.

For Throw Blanket: Make 130 squares. Weave in yarn ends and wet block squares to 5” [13 cm] square.

 



 

LAY OUT

Lay out squares in rows and columns as explained below, RS facing up. Create an arrangement with a color gradient moving from light at the bottom to dark at the top. Always work to an arrangement that is pleasing to your eye. See below for the configuration of squares and rows for each project.

For Wall Hanging:

4 x 6 (4 vertical rows, 6 horizontal rows)

For Baby Blanket:

6 x 7 (6 vertical rows, 7 horizontal rows)

For Adult Throw/Afghan

10 x 13 (10 vertical rows, 13 horizontal rows)

 



 

MAKE UP

Sew or slip stitch squares together in rows. Sew or slip stitch rows to rows until all squares have been joined. Wet block if desired, drying completely.

 



 

ADD BORDER (optional)

If desired, add a border of double crochet.

Join yarn in any corner 3-ch sp and pull up a loop.

Border Round: LC, *5 dc in corner, dc in each st and ch-sp to next corner 3-ch sp; rep from * around joining rnd with a sl st in first dc made.

 

TO MOUNT AS A WALL HANGING

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Cut dowel to size 3-5” [8-13 cm] wider than crochet piece. Sew crochet onto dowel using an overcast stitch to lash the piece to the dowel rod.

Create Hanging Cord:

Cut a generous length of yarn to hang your dowel—I used about 50” [127 cm]. Attach it by tying a double knot at one end of the dowel leaving a 10” [25.5 cm] tail, run the yarn length along the top edge of the wall hanging and tie another square knot at the opposite end of the dowel leaving another tail, trim this tail to 10” [25.5 cm].  Wrap the remaining yarn tail 4-5 times around the knot and secure by using a yarn needle to weave the tail through the back of the wrapped yarn several times, trimming excess tail. Repeat at the opposite end of the dowel to secure the second tail.



 

STANDARD ABBREVIATIONS

 

”                       inches

*                       repeat the instructions following

the single asterisk as directed

betw               between

ch                    chain

cm                  centimeters

dc                   double crochet

fpdc                see Special Abbreviations

g                      grams

LC                   see Special Abbreviations

mm                 millimeters

m                     meters

oz                    ounces

rep                  repeat

rnd(s)              round(s)

RS                    Right Side

sl st                  slip stitch

sp(s)                space(s)

st(s)                 stitch(es)

WS                   Wrong Side

yd                    yards




 

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Yours in Stitches,

Sara