Project Linus Pattern – Remake (FREE PATTERN!)

This is a design I did for Crochet 1-2-3 for their For the Cause feature in issue 5 about Project Linus:

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Wanting to make a gift for someone who has a baby (it’s a boy!) on the way, and wanting to use one of my own designs, I chose this pattern because I’ve received a lot of positive feedback on this design in the relatively short time it’s been out and it’s a pretty quick design to stitch up. I started it on Saturday night and finished it on Sunday night –actually very early Monday morning.

I like to use colors that are a little less traditional when I make baby blankets.  I used 1 skein each Red Heart Soft in #2515 Turquoise, #4601 Off White, #9623 Spearmint, and Red Heart Soft Baby Steps #9505 Aqua.  I just worked 4 rows of the pattern in each color.

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I really like how the colors worked together for the remake. I hope the recipient likes it as much as I do!

You can get the free pattern for this baby blanket from the Crochet 1-2-3 website HERE.

Free Pattern – Champlain One Skein Neck Scarf

I made this scarf with one ball of Naturally Caron.com Country, but it could be made with any worsted weight yarn.  The softer the yarn, the happier you will be with the result.  A couple of great and inexpensive options would be Premier Everyday Soft or Red Heart Soft.

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designed by Carrie Carpenter

SKILL LEVEL: Easy

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Neck wrap measures approximately 5″/12.5cm wide x 42″/106.5cm

YARN:  Naturally Caron.com Country (75% Microdenier Acrylic/25% Merino Wool; 3 oz/85g, 185yds/169m skein): 3 oz

Shown in: #0014 Deep Purple

CROCHET HOOK:  One size US I-9 (5.5 mm), or size to obtain gauge.

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS:  1 shank button—1-1 1/2″/25-38mm long, Yarn needle

GAUGE:  In pattern, 2 pattern repeats and 6 rows = 4″/10cm.

Note: 1 pattern repeat consists of 1 shell and 1 X-st.

STITCHES USED:  Chain (ch), double crochet (dc), single crochet (sc)

SPECIAL STITCHES:

shell: (Dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated stitch or space.

X-st: Cross stitch—Dc in indicated stitch or space, ch 3, working around dc just made, dc in skipped stitch or space indicated.

DIRECTIONS:     

Ch 27.

Row 1: (Dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in 6th ch from hook (shell made), *sk next 4 ch, dc in next ch, ch 3, working around dc just made, dc in last skipped ch (X-st made), sk next 3 ch, shell in next ch; repeat from * across to last 3 ch, sk next 2 ch, dc in last ch, turn—2 1/2 pattern repeats.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, working around dc just made, dc in last skipped ch-1 sp (X-st made), *shell in next ch-3 sp, X-st over next 2 ch-1 sps; repeat from * across, dc in top of turning ch, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, shell in first ch-3 sp, *X-st over next 2 ch-1 sps, shell in next ch-3 sp; repeat from * across, dc in top of turning ch, turn.

Rows 4–59: Repeat last 2 rows 28 times.

Edging Row: Ch 3, 3 dc in first st, sc in next 2 sts, 4 dc in next st, [sc in next 3 sts, 4 dc in next st] 5 times, sc in next 2 sts, 4 dc in top of turning ch—eight 4-dc groups. Fasten off.

Foundation Edging Row: Working across bottom side of foundation ch, join yarn in first ch, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch, sc in next ch, [sc in next 2 ch, 4 dc in next ch] 6 times, sc in next 3 ch, 4 dc in next ch—eight 4-dc groups. Fasten off.

 

FINISHING:  Using yarn needle, weave in all ends. Measure 10″/25.5cm up from one end, sew button centered on wrap. Block lightly, if desired.

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Free Pattern – Dewdrops Baby Blanket

Here is another one of my patterns that has been offered as a free pattern on Naturally Caron’s website. I’ll work at listing my other Naturally Caron patterns here over the next few weeks since Caron has pulled all of their Naturally Caron free patterns.

The Dewdrops Baby Blanket was made in Naturally Caron Joy! yarn, but can make it in any worsted weight yarn.

 

Dewdrops Baby Blanket

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SKILL LEVEL: Easy

TECHNIQUE USED: Crochet

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Blanket measures approximately 34″/86.5cm wide x 34″/86.5cm long, including border

YARN: Naturally Caron.com JOY! (70% Acrylic/30% Bamboo; 2.5oz/70.8g, 138yds/127m):

#0001 Snow (A): 4 balls;  #0004 Kiwi (B): 2 balls; and #0002 Cerise (C): 2 balls

CROCHET HOOK: One size US J-10 (6mm), or size to obtain gauge;  One size US I-9 (5.5mm) (for border only)

GAUGE:  In pattern, 5 pattern repeats = 8″/20.5cm, and 8 rows = 4″/10cm.  Gauge is not critical for this project.

STITCHES USED: Chain (ch), double crochet (dc), slip stitch (sl st)

 

NOTE: To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Proceed with new color. Fasten off old color.

 

BLANKET

With larger hook and A, ch 122.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sk next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, sk next 2 ch, sc in next ch, *sk next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, sk next 2 ch, sc in next ch; repeat from * across; change to B in last st, turn—Twenty 5-dc shells.

Row 2: With B, ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 2 dc in first sc, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc (center dc of 5-dc shell), sk next 2 dc, *5 dc in next sc, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, sk next 2 dc; repeat from * across to last sc, 3 dc in last sc; change to A in last st, turn—Nineteen 5-dc shells and one 3-dc half-­shell at each end.

Row 3: With A, ch 1, sc in first dc, sk next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, sk next 2 dc, *sc in next dc (center dc of 5-dc shell), sk next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, sk next 2 dc; repeat from * across to turning ch, sc in top of turning ch; change to C in last st, turn.

Row 4: With C, repeat Row 2; change to A in last st.

Row 5: With A, repeat Row 3; change to B in last st.

Row 6: With B, repeat Row 2; change to A in last st.

Row 7: With A, repeat Row 3; change to C in last st.

Rows 8–63: Repeat Rows 4–7 fourteen times; do not change color at the end of Row 63. Do not fasten off A.

 

FINISHING

Border: Change to smaller hook.

Round 1: With A, work sc evenly spaced around all edges of blanket, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, *ch 2, sk next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * around, ch 2; join with sl st in first sc.

Using yarn needle, weave in all ends. Block lightly, if desired.

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Bellflower Infinity Scarf – Free Pattern!!!!

My Bellflower Infinity Scarf Pattern is probably my most popular design. It has been offered as a free pattern on Naturally Caron’s website and sadly Caron yarns has discontinued their line of Naturally Caron yarns and pulled their website and along with it, all their free patterns.  So I am posting the pattern here for free on my blog.

The Bellflower Infinity Scarf was made originally in Naturally Caron Joy! yarn, but you can make it in any worsted weight yarn.  The softer the yarn, the better– I recommend a yarn with a bamboo blend for a nice drape.  You can have fun experimenting with lighter and heavier yarns and just see what you like. Just remember that a lighter yarn is going to result in a narrower and shorter scarf and a bulkier yarn is going to result in a wider and longer scarf, so plan accordingly.

Bellflower Infinity Scarf

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Bellflower Infinity Scarf

Designed by Carrie Carpenter

SKILL LEVEL: Easy

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:  Scarf measures approximately 8″/20.5cm wide x 58″/147.5cm around

YARN: Naturally Caron.com JOY! (70% Acrylic/30% Bamboo; 3oz/85g, 165yds/288m):

#0007 Aquatica: 3 balls

CROCHET HOOK: One size US H-8 (5mm)

GAUGE: Gauge is not critical for this project.

STITCHES USED: Chain (ch), double crochet (dc), slip stitch (sl st)

DIRECTIONS 

Ch 32.

Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch counts as dc), *sk next 2 ch, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch, sk next 2 ch, dc in next 2 ch; repeat from * across, turn—4 pattern repeats.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), sk first dc, dc in next dc, *sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in next dc, sk next 2 dc, dc in next 2 dc; repeat from * across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, sk first dc, dc in next dc, *sk next ch-1 sp, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, sk next ch-1 sp, sk next dc, dc in next 2 dc; repeat from * across, turn.

 

Row 4: Ch 3, sk first dc, dc in next dc, *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, sk next 2 dc, dc in next 2 dc; repeat from * across, turn.

Repeat Rows 2–4 until piece measures about 58″/147.5cm. Do not fasten off.

 

Joining Row: Fold piece, bringing first row up to meet last row, working in chains across opposite side of foundation ch and sts of last row (through both thicknesses), sl st in each st across to join piece into a ring.

Fasten off.

FINISHING: Using yarn needle, weave in all ends. Block lightly, if desired.

Bellflower Infinity Scarf Stitch Chart

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Free Download of My First Impressions Rug Pattern

Until June 7th, Crochet! Magazine is offering a Free Download of my First Impressions Rug pattern.  Just like their facebook page HERE to get the free download!  The First Impressions Rug is made with Lion Brand Baby’s First yarn, a bulky weight, cotton-blend yarn that I just loved working with!

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Project Linus Baby Blanket – Free Pattern!

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Project Linus Baby Blanket

The latest issue of Crochet 1-2-3 officially goes on sale May 7th,  and in this issue the “For the Cause” article is about  Project Linus, a great program that provides warmth to children in need.

You can learn more about Project Linus and get the free pattern to my Linus Project Baby Blanket design at http://crochet1-2-3.com.

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Free Pattern! Eco Cup Cozy

I was experimenting with some crochet stitches the other day and the result was my new Eco Cup Cozy design. I’m offering this as a free pattern for all to enjoy.  These work up so fast that they make a great last-minute home-made gift.  Add your own embellishment like a (heart or a sweet little note to your Valentine and you have February 14th covered!

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ECO CUP COZY

Designed by Carrie Carpenter

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS – Cozy is approx. 3 ¾” high x 9” long before seaming

YARN – Worsted Weight Yarn (approximately 35 yards)

HOOK – J-10 (6mm) crochet hook

PATTERN STITCHES – Chain (ch), Slip Stitch (sl st), Single Crochet (sc), Double Crochet (dc)

PATTERN NOTES –  Cozy will stretch to fit a variety of cups.  If a larger cozy is needed, simply do an additional pattern repeat as indicated.

GAUGE –  Gauge is not critical

DIRECTIONS

Chain 14

Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each chain across, turn.   (13 sc)

Row 2:  Chain 1, sc in first sc and in each sc across, turn.

Row 3:  Chain 1, sc in first sc and in each sc across, turn.

Row 4:  Chain 1, skip first sc, *dc in next sc, slip stitch in next sc; repeat from * across, ending with sl st in last sc, turn.

Row 5:  Chain 1, sc each each sl st and each dc across, turn.

Row 6-7:  Chain 1, sc in first sc and in each sc across, turn.

Row 8:  Chain 1, skip first sc, *dc in next sc, sl st in next sc; repeat from * across, ending with sl st in last sc, turn.

Repeat rows 5-8 six more times. Fasten off. For larger cups, do an additional repeat.

FINISHING:   Fold piece in half, right side facing, bringing first row to meet last row. Sew ends together.  Fasten off. Turn right side out.  Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.

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