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Colours Chunky Scarf |Fringed | Free Crochet Pattern Video Tutorial

Yeeee Haw! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Do you guys know how long this has been sitting around in my “finished and ready to publish pile?” ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ It’s been a whirlwind of a few weeks for sure. As some of you know from my first podcast, I have chronic pain and unexplained issues. I think we finally have an answer! I had a full panel allergy test and found out I am allergic to Saccharomyces. If you don’t know what that is, it is a type of mold used in baking and brewing. Aka, Baker’s Yeast & Brewer’s Yeast. I’m allergic to yeast! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ Yikes. Anyway, this new diagnosis has sent my life into a whirlwind of emptying the kitchen and trying to figure out what I can and cannot eat. I’m so happy to finally have a piece of the puzzle solved, and now hopefully the chronic pain will disappear. What a relief! ๐Ÿ’— Have you guys heard of this?

Thanks for all the support and love,๐Ÿ’• and I’m so grateful you’re all here with me, crocheting, learning, and making together. Let’s talk about this scarf now :).

The Colours scarf is a chunky scarf that is a one-row repeat – it works up very fast for those of us who love a quick project! A bit of a stash buster if you have some yarn laying around you want to use up. Landscapes yarn is soft and comfy, but you can use any yarn youd like of course!

I named it Colours because, well, it has so many beautiful colors! There are endless opportunities for color combos using the Landscapes Yarns by Lion Brand.

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This scarf is the perfect pairing with denim and looks great against darker clothes too. The colours really pop. I thought about making the fringe pink or purple, but ended up using a white to give a break from all those colours, but I would love ๐Ÿ’• to see someone make this with a bright fringe.

A little bit about the yarn…

I used Lion Brand’s Landscapes in the colorways Desert Spring, Meadow, Coral Reef. This yarn is very fuzzy. If you have any type of respiratory issues, I recommend wearing a light mask with it. I have dust allergies, so I tend to wear one when working with a fuzzy yarn. After you finish, I recommend washing it, then taking scissors or a lighter and getting rid of the frays. Despite the fuzzies, I do love this yarn and the beautiful coloways.

A little note about how this pattern is written…

One stitch! This is a one stitch pattern! Aside from the foundation half double crochet row, you will find this one of the easiest patterns youve worked all year!

This pattern is written with one size in mind and is very straight forward. It involves a one-row repeat after the first few rows and finishes off with a half double crochet row.

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Break out the denim!

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Colours Chunky Scarf

+Skill Level

Beginner


+ Gauge:


10 fhdc = 4โ€ (10 cm)

Gauge directions:

Create a fhdc chain of 12, ch 2, turn, hdc 1 in each st across, repeat from * until you have a 4 x 4″ swatch.


+ Materials:


Suggested Yarn:

Lion Brand Landscapes  I used 2 skeins of Meadow, 1 skein of Coral Reef, and 1 Skein of Desert Spring โ€“ any white or off-white yarn for fringe โ€“ I used Yarn Beeโ€™s Soft Secret in Ivory.

Hook Size: 6.5 mm (USA K) or equivalent to achieve gauge.

Suggested Yarn Details:

100% Acrylic, 147 yds (134 m) 3.5 oz (100 g) per 1 skein.

Yardage Needed:

588 yds (537 m) approximately 4 skeins.

Scissors

Measuring Tape

Yarn Needle


+ Stitch guide:


hdc โ€“ half double crochet

yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through all three loops on hook.

Special Stitches

fhdc โ€“ foundation half double crochet

step 1:  create a slip knot, ch 3, yo, insert hook in first ch, yo, draw up a loop, ch 1, yo, draw through all three loops on hook.  Step 2:  yo, insert hook in bottom two loops of ch 1 created in step 1.  Yo, draw up a loop, ch 1, yo, draw through all three loops on hook (2 fhdc created) โ€“ repeat step 2 until you reach desired number of sts.

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+ Abbreviations:


hdc half double crochet
fhdc foundation half double crochet
sk st skip stitch
st(s) stitches
sp space
ch chain
*โ€ฆ* *repeat* instructions between *โ€ฆ*  

Adjusting the Size:

To customize the sizing for this pattern is very easy.

Add or subtract foundation half double crochet and keep your final stitch count in even numbers. To reduce the width, reduce the number of Row 2 repeats.

Taseels remain the same for all sizes.


+ Pattern Notes โ€“ Please Read


  • Pattern is worked in rows.
  • Loosely crochet the hdc into the skipped stitch, pulling up the stitch to loosen it more.
  • Pattern works in any even number of stitches.
  • Use 2 skeins of a main color, then contrast it with 2 of another color or use 2 different colors like I did!  Be Creative!

+ Pattern:


fhdc any even number or follow pattern below to match pattern in photos.

note:  1st st in made in same as t-ch.

Row 1: 

Working with one strand from each skein, 1 from Color A and one from Color B, and 6.5 mm hook, fhdc 172.

Row 2:

Ch 2, turn. sk 1st hdc, *hdc 1 in next st, hdc 1 in skipped st*, rep *โ€ฆ* to end โ€“ 172 hdc.

Row 3:

Ch 2, turn, sk 1st and 2nd hdc, hdc 1 in next hdc, hdc 1 in skipped st.  *sk 1 hdc, hdc 1 in next st, hdc 1 in skipped st*, rep *โ€ฆ* to end, sk last hdc, hdc 1 in ch 2, hdc 1 in skipped st โ€“ 172 hdc.

Rows 4-9:

Repeat Row 2.

Row 10:

Ch 1, turn, hdc 1 in each hdc across โ€“ 172 hdc.

Cut, tie off and weave in all tails.

+ TASSELS:

Measure a length of around 19โ€ (or your length choice), I used 11 strands.  Fold them youโ€™re your finger, insert a hook or your finger where you want to place the tassel, and pull all 11 strands through to form a loop.  Take the loose ends and bunch them together, then place them through the loop and pull it tight โ€“ please see video for help on this.

Colours Chunky Scarf Full Companion Video Tutorial


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Stitch Tutorials

Daisy Square Tutorial | Crochet Video Tutorial for Beginners | Stitch Explorers Series

Hi everyone! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ Welcome to Stitch Explorers! ๐Ÿค—. If youโ€™re new to Stardust Gold Crochet, I do a weekly (sometimes biweekly) crochet stitch written and video tutorial. ๐Ÿงถ. I was calling it Saturday Stitch Explorers, but then life kind of got in the way and I sometimes do it on Sundays or I might skip a week but I try to be consistent.

This daisy square is, once again, my new favorite. I wish I had a 1000 hours to make *all* the crochet patterns right? Feel me? ๐Ÿ˜‚ The Daisy Square consists of 4 rounds, and depending on what size hook and yarn you are using, it’s measurements will vary. My sample square measures 4.5″ (11.4 cm), using Scheepjes Stone-Washed DK.

The tutorial for this square is at the end of the post, and it’s a complete stitch through. ๐Ÿ˜

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Complete video tutorial for the Daisy Square is at the bottom of post – for all the visual learners out there.

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Are you ready to make it?ย  Letโ€™s get started!

I hope you enjoy this square! Happy Crocheting!

Daisy Square

Daisy Square Tutorial

+ Abbreviations


scsingle crochet
dc2-cldouble crochet 2 cluster
dc3-cldouble crochet 3 cluster
ch (s)chain (s)
skskip
sl stslip stitch
yoyarn over
st(s)stitch(es)
* … *repeat from * to * as many times indicated

+ Stitch Guide:


Special Stitches

dc2-cl

yo, insert hook in indicated st/ch/ch sp, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, insert hook in same st/ch/ch sp, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through all three loops on hook.

dc3-cl

yo, insert hook in indicated st/ch/ch sp, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, *yo, insert hook in same st/ch/ch sp, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops* two more times, yo, pull through all four loops on hook.


notes:

  • Pattern worked in rounds

+ Pattern:

For this tutorial I used I Scheepjes Stone Washed (DK) in color 821 (pink quartzite), 828 (larimar), 817 (citrine) and a 4.5 mm hook.


Worked with one color…

To begin, chain any multiple create a magic circle, or chain 5-join chain and work into center.

Round 1:ย  Sc 12 into center of ring, join with a sl st in 1st sc โ€“ 12 sc.

Round 2:ย  (ch 11, sl st in next sc) 12 times (make 1st sl st in base of join)

Round 3:ย  sl st in each of next 6 chโ€™s of 1st loop, ch 4, sc 1 in the 6th ch of next loop, ch 4 (dc3-cl, ch 4, dc3-cl in next loop, *ch 4, (sc 1 in 6th ch of next loop, ch 4) two times, (dc3-cl, ch 4, dc3-cl) in next loop* – rep *โ€ฆ* two more times, then ch 4, sc 1 in 6th sl st from beg of round.

Round 4:ย  sl st 1 in each of next 2 chโ€™s, ch 3, dc2-cl in same ch-4 space, ch 4, sc 1 in next ch-4 sp, ch 4, (dc3-cl, ch 4, dc3-cl) in ch 4 sp at corner, *ch 4, sc 1 in next ch-4 sp, ch 4, dc3-cl in next ch-4 sp, ch 4, sc 1 in next ch-4 sp, ch 4, (dc3-cl, ch 4, dc3-cl) in ch-4 sp at corner*rep *โ€ฆ* two more times, then ch 4, sc 1 in next ch-4 sp, ch 4, sl st in 3rd ch of ch-3 from beg or round.ย  Fasten off. Weave in all tails.

Worked with 3 colors…

To begin, chain any multiple create a magic circle, or chain 5-join chain and work into center.

Round 1:ย  Color A: Sc 12 into center of ring, join with color B using sl st in 1st sc โ€“ 12 sc.

Round 2:ย  Cont. Color B: (ch 11, sl st in next sc) 12 times (make 1st sl st in base of join)

Round 3:ย  Cont. Color B: sl st in each of next 6 chโ€™s of 1st loop, change to Color C in last sl st, then ch 4, sc 1 in the 6th ch of next loop, ch 4 (dc3-cl, ch 4, dc3-cl in next loop, *ch 4, (sc 1 in 6th ch of next loop, ch 4) two times, (dc3-cl, ch 4, dc3-cl) in next loop* – rep *โ€ฆ* two more times, then ch 4, sc 1 in 6th sl st from beg of round.

Round 4:ย  Cont. Color C: sl st 1 in each of next 2 chโ€™s, ch 3, dc2-cl in same ch-4 space, ch 4, sc 1 in next ch-4 sp, ch 4, (dc3-cl, ch 4, dc3-cl) in ch 4 sp at corner, *ch 4, sc 1 in next ch-4 sp, ch 4, dc3-cl in next ch-4 sp, ch 4, sc 1 in next ch-4 sp, ch 4, (dc3-cl, ch 4, dc3-cl) in ch-4 sp at corner*rep *โ€ฆ* two more times, then ch 4, sc 1 in next ch-4 sp, ch 4, sl st in 3rd ch of ch-3 from beg or round.ย  Fasten off. Weave in all tails.

Congratulations! You’re finished!

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What can I make with the Daisy Square?

I’m thinking this square would make a wonderful throw pillow! It would also look great as a blanket using a thicker yarn, or even a chunky yarn. Perhaps a boho scarf, or even a cute market bag.


I hope you enjoy this tutorial, and if you have any questions or comments, please leave them below, I would love to talk crochet!

Cardigans & Ponchos Crochet Fall Free Crochet Patterns Pattern Tutorials Spring summer Wearables

Corona Beach Coverall | Free Crochet Pattern | Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL

Woman wearing a crocheted coverall in a red bathing suit with a beach background

I’m so excited it’s finally finished! I started this a while ago, after I featured the Solomon’s Knot in the Stitch Explorers series. I loved the stitch so much I wanted to create a beach coverall, slash, cardigan, slash bohemian cardigan all in one! I know, I know, a little much lol.

The Corona Beach Coverall is a great mix of all three, with an open-mesh, it’s cool, airy, light, and provides great coverage. I’ve been wearing mine around the house, and definitely, plan on taking it to the beach with me to visit mom on Labor day. ๐Ÿ™‚ Excited!

We don’t have a beach nearby, so I scouted out the next best thing – a beach mural! I’ve been toying with the idea of posing in front of the local murals because Memphis has such beautiful wall art all over the city. I drove by this one last week and was so excited because they even had beach chairs outside! This mural is located at Eclectic Eye in Midtown. It is so perfect for a beach scene without the beach <3.

I’m a size 16 – this is XL size – Bust 40″, Waist 35″, Hips 45″

A little bit about the yarn…

I used Lion Brand’s 24/7 cotton in the colorway Ecru. This yarn really stands up to abuse, so it’s perfect for getting wet and dries fast too. I also used 24/7 cotton to make my Honeycomb Mesh Tee and have washed and dried it over and over again for a year and it still looks great.

A little note about how this pattern is written…

Although I’ve detailed stitch counts for sizes S, M, L, XL, & XXL – this pattern is so easy to customize. All the details are in the pattern below under the title “adjusting the pattern.”

For help learning the stitch, please refer to the video here, and at the bottom of the post is a video on how to create the border, the belt, and the tassels.

Despite looking somewhat complicated, this works up pretty fast, so you can have it finished in a week, depending on your crochet speed!

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Corona Beach Coverall

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Okay guys! I don’t live by the beach, but I’ll be darned if I let that spoil my fun! A girl can dream :).

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Corona Beach Coverall

Corona Beach Coverall

+Skill Level

Easy to Intermediate


+ Gauge:


16 fsc = 4โ€ (10 cm)

Gauge directions:

Create a fsc chain of 20, measure 16.


+ Materials:


Suggested Yarn:

Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in the colorway Ecru

Hook Size: 4.5 mm (USA G), 5 mm (USA I) or equivalent to achieve gauge.

Suggested Yarn Details:

100% Cotton, 3.5 oz (100 g), 186 yds (170m) – per 1 skein.

Yardage Needed:

S-3, M-4, L-4, XL-5, XXL-6 skeins

Scissors

Measuring Tape

Yarn Needle


+ Stitch guide:


sc โ€“ single crochet

insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, yo draw through both loops on hook.

dtr โ€“ double treble crochet

yo 3 times, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, *yo, draw through 2 loops* โ€“ repeat from * to * until you have one loop left on the hook.

Special Stitches

fsc โ€“ foundation single crochet

create a slip knot.  ch 2, insert hook in 1st chain.  yo, draw up a loop.  ch 1, yo, draw through both loops on hook.  (2nd st) insert hook in bottom two loops of ch 1.  yo, draw up a loop, ch 1, yo, draw through both loops (2 fsc created).

sol โ€“ Solomonโ€™s knot (special stitch)

pull up a long loop (about 1/2 in or 1.27 cm), yo, pull up loop, insert hook around left most leg of chain, yo, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops (that last yo, and pull through 2 is considered a single crochet) (one Solomonโ€™s knot created) โ€“ please refer to video tutorial if this seems confusing.

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+ Abbreviations:


sc single crochet
fsc foundation single crochet
sol Solomonโ€™s knot
dtr double treble crochet
sk st skip stitch
st(s) stitches
sp space
ch chain
ch sp chain space
rnd round
*โ€ฆ* *repeat* instructions between *โ€ฆ*  

Adjusting the Size:

To customize the sizing for this pattern is very easy.

Front & Back Panel Adjustments:  Create a foundation chain to match the width youโ€™d like, working in multiples of 4 fsc + 1 fsc. The same for the back panel โ€“ repeat rows 2 & 3 until you reach the height youโ€™d like.

Assembly and border remain the same for all sizes.


+ Pattern Notes โ€“ Please Read


  • Pattern is worked in multiples of 4 + 1 in fsc.
  • Pattern is worked in rows.
  • Loosely crochet the border, when it is finished, gently even out the stitches (see video for help with this).
  • Keep the length of your sol stitches consistent.  This will take some practice, and I recommend practicing the stitch first by making a swatch.

+ Pattern:


Sizes are written as follows (S, M, L, XL, XXL)

Using 4.5 mm hook, and 24/7 Cotton in Ecru, fsc any multiple of 4 + 1 fsc OR follow sizing below.

Front Panels (Make 2):  fsc (33, 37, 41, 45, 49)

Back Panel (Make 1):  fsc (101, 105, 109, 113, 117)

Row 1:

Ch 1, turnsc 1 in 1st fsc. *sol 2, sk 3 fsc, sc 1 in next fsc* โ€“ repeat from * to * to end of row – (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) sol’s, (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) sc.

Row 2:

Ch 5, turn. sol 1 (created at the top of the ch 5), sk (1 sc, 1 sol), sc 1 in next sc (located at peak), *sol 2, sk (1 sol, 1 sc, 1 sol), sc 1 in next sc,* rep *โ€ฆ* until you have 1 sol and 1 sc left, then sol 1, dtr 1 in last sc – (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) sol’s, (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) sc, (1) dtr.

Row 3:

Ch 1, turn, sc 1 in next sc. *sol 2, sk (1 sol, 1 sc, 1 sol), sc 1 in next sc, * rep *โ€ฆ* (work last sc into the 5th ch of ch 5) – (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) sol’s, (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) sc.

Rows 4 โ€“ X:

Repeat rows 2 & 3 until you reach 27.5โ€, 29โ€, 31โ€, 34โ€, 36โ€.

Cut, tie off, and weave in all tails.

+ Assembly:

Place front panels on top of back panel and use a running stitch to sew along dashed lines as is diagram below. The running stitch video is working left to right, but I tend to work right to left – either way is fine. I’m using a running stitch because using a whip stitch makes it too tight; you want it to stretch because itโ€™s mesh.

Border for Body (optional, but recommended):

Video tutorial at the bottom of this post will walk through the border and tassels with you :).

With garment lying like diagram above, RS out, use a 5 mm hook, attach yarn in front panel st denoted by the red dot in the diagram (working through the side of the fsc).

hdc loosely around entire border (see video for tips on how to avoid bunching).

In each corner around border:  hdc 1, ch 1, hdc 1.

In the Vโ€™s of the side slits:  Skip over the stitches closest to the V, so it draws it together to create more of a V, as opposed to rounded.

When you reach the beginning hdc of the border, hdc 1, ch 1, hdc 1 in the corner, then join with an invisible join.  (please refer to video at bottom of post for help on the border).

Of course, you can create any type of border youโ€™d like!  Cut, tie off, weave in all tails.

Border Sleeves:

Using 5 mm hook, attach yarn in bottom V of corner of sleeve on back panel, then work hdc border around, join with sl st into first hdc, cut, tie off, weave in all tails.

Belt:

fsc anywhere from 100-200 depending on your size or how long you would like the belt.  I worked approximately 100.

Tassels (make 2):

See video tutorial below for a walk through on how to make the tassels.

Belt Loops:

Create loops to hold the belt, by chaining 11-15, join chain, then tie to seam just below sleeves (around the waistline), weave in tails.

Congratulations!  Youโ€™re finished!

Corona Beach Coverall Companion Video Tutorial


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Corona Beach Coverall

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Stitch Tutorials

Pretty Picot Mesh | Crochet Video Tutorial for Beginners | Stitch Explorers Series

Pretty Picot Mesh 2

Hi everyone! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ Welcome to Stitch Explorers! ๐Ÿค—. If youโ€™re new to Stardust Gold Crochet, I do a weekly (sometimes biweekly) crochet stitch written and video tutorial. ๐Ÿงถ. I was calling it Saturday Stitch Explorers, but then life kind of got in the way and I sometimes do it on Sundays or I might skip a week but I try to be consistent.

I hope you enjoy this stitch. The pretty picot Mesh is a stitch I found in the Crochet Dictionary. Itโ€™s A beautiful two row repeat ๐Ÿ’•, which makes it great for beginners, and wonderful for the speed crocheter too!

This stitch works up so fast once you get going, and I have a feeling Iโ€™ll be making a pattern using it soon ๐Ÿ˜. That is, after I reduce my WIPS by like 10! ๐Ÿ˜‚

picot mesh crochet with scheepjes yarn
Pretty Picot Mesh

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Complete video tutorial for Pretty Picot Mesh is at the bottom of post – for all the visual learners out there.

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I hope you enjoy this stitch! Happy Crocheting!

Pretty Picot Mesh

Pretty Picot Mesh 2

+ Abbreviations


scsingle crochet
dcdouble crochet
picotpicot
ch (s)chain (s)
skskip
sl stslip stitch
yoyarn over
st(s)stitch(es)
* … *repeat from * to * as many times indicated

+ Stitch Guide:


Special Stitches

Picot

Sc 1, ch 3, sc 1 all in same stitch or chain.


notes:

  • Pattern worked in rows.

+ Pattern:

For this tutorial I used I Scheepjes Stone Washed (DK) in color 810 and a 4.5 mm hook.


To begin, chain any multiple of 6 + 5 add 1 for foundation chain.

Row 1:  (WS), sc 1 in 2nd ch from hook, ch 3, sk ch-4, picot 1 in next ch, *ch 3, sk 5 chโ€™s, picot 1 in next ch* – rep *โ€ฆ* until 5 chโ€™s left, ch 3, sk 4 chโ€™s, sc 1 in last ch, turn.

Row 2:   Ch 1, sc 1 in first st, *ch 3, sk ch-3, picot 2 in next ch-3 arch* – rep *โ€ฆ* to last sc, then ch 3, sk ch-3, sc 1 in last st, turn.

Row 3:  Ch 6 counts as 1 dc and ch 3), sk ch-3,*(sc 1 in next picot arch, ch 3) 2 times, sk ch-3* – rep *โ€ฆ* to last sc, then dc 1 in last st, turn.

Row 4 โ€“ X: ย Repeat Row 2 & 3 (except on repeats of Row 2, end with 1 sc in 3rd ch of ch 6).

Congratulations! You’re finished!

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What can I make with the Pretty Picot Mesh Stitch?

This stitch would look beautiful as an mesh scarf, a mesh tank, or even a pillow cover. Its so beautiful and versatile, you will love coming up with beautiful designs with this stitch.


I hope you enjoy this tutorial, and if you have any questions or comments, please leave them below, I would love to talk crochet!

pretty picot mesh crochet
Stitch Tutorials

French Square | Crochet Video Tutorial for Beginners | Stitch Explorers Series

Wow! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I think Iโ€™m in love ๐Ÿ˜ with this French Square ๐Ÿค—.  Welcome everyone to the Saturday Stitch Explorers series!  This weeks stitch is (you guessed it), the French Square.

This really is a beauty and only 3 rounds!  What?  You heard right.  The French Square is another motif pattern like the flower ๐ŸŒธ from a couple of weeks ago.  These squares can be linked together to create tops, purses, blankets, and ๐Ÿงฃ scarves.  Just about anything you can think of really. 

If you can chain, single crochet, double, bobble and treble, youโ€™re good to go!

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French Square


+ Abbreviations


scsingle crochet
dcdouble crochet
hdc3-clhdc 3 cluster
hdc4-clhdc 4 cluster
trtreble crochet
5-picota chain 5 picot
3-picota chain 3 picot
ch (s)chain (s)
skskip
sl stslip stitch
yoyarn over
st(s)stitch(es)
* … *repeat from * to * as many times indicated

+ Stitch Guide:


Special Stitches

5-Picot – chain 5 picot

ch 5, sl st in base st or ch of ch 5 – one 5-picot created.

3-Picot – chain 3 picot

ch 3, sl st in base of st or ch of ch 3 – one 3-picot created.

hdc3-cl – half double crochet 3 cluster

yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, (yo, insert hook in same st, yo, draw up a loop) 2 more times. yo, draw through 6 loops, yo draw through remaining 2 loops – one hdc3-cl created.

hdc4-cl – half double crochet 4 cluster

yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, (yo, insert hook in same st, yo, draw up a loop) 3 more times. yo, draw through 8 loops, yo draw through 2 loops – one hdc4-cl created.


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notes:

  • Pattern worked in rounds.

+ Pattern:

For this tutorial I used I Scheepjes Stone Washed (DK) in color 818 and a 4.5 mm hook. It seems like this is out of stock in a lot of places, but here is the like for Jimmy Bean too.

To start, create a magic circle or chain 6, and join ch with sl st, then work round 1 into the circle.


Round 1:  ch 4, (dc 1 into ring, ch 1) 11 times, sl st in 3rd ch of ch 4 from beginning of round.

Round 2:  sl st in next ch, ch 2, hdc3-cl in same ch, ch 2, hdc4-cl in next ch 1 sp, ch 3, *tr 1 in next dc, ch 3, (hdc4-cl in next ch 1 sp, ch 2) two times, hdc4-cl in next ch 1 sp, ch 3* repeat *โ€ฆ* two more times, then tr 1 in next dc, ch 3, hdc4-cl in next ch 1 sp, ch 2, sl st in top of hdc3-cl from beg.

Round 3:  ch 1, *sc 1 in top of hdc3-cl, 5-picot, ch 2, skip [ch 2, 1 cluster], dc 5 in next ch 3 sp, ch 1, tr 1 in next tr, 3-Picot, ch 1, dc 5 in next ch 3 sp, ch 2, skip [1 cluster and ch 2]*, rep *โ€ฆ* 3 more times, sl st in first sc of round, fasten off.

Congratulations! You’re finished!

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French Stitch Complete Video Tutorial:

I messed up a few times in this video (sorry you guys!) so I recommend referring to the written pattern above –

However, I can tell you that on Round 1, the hdc3 and 4 clusters – you should pull through all but two loops, then yo, and pull through the remaining loops. On Round 3, you should ch 1 before the treble stitches, and after the 3-picot. I was having quite the bad day today (fibro pain) :/. Booooo.

What can I make with the French Square?

This is a motif, so you can create a lot of fun project with them. Create them using different colors to create a scarf, a table cloth, purses, headbands, blankets, or just about anything for the home, including pillow covers <3.


I hope you enjoy this tutorial, and if you have any questions or comments, please leave them below, I would love to talk crochet!

french square
Podcasts

Podcast #3 | Expression Fiber Arts | Clean Beanie | Vega Tee | I need ideas!

Hey guys! This is podcast number 3! In this podcast I talk about the newly released patterns Ara Poncho & Clean Beanie as well a few other fun things happening soon!

It’s always a little nerve wracking to put yourself out there, but I’m trying and I really enjoy making the podcasts because I feel like it brings me closer to you guys. Text and words are great, but they don’t convey the closeness of the spoken word, am I right?

Hey! I also need ideas, so please tell me what you think about the yarn in the podcast and what would you like to see? A wrap? Shawl? Hat and Scarf set? Leave a comment below or join my pattern support group Stardust Gold Crochet and Friends so we can talk about it ๐Ÿ™‚



Podcast #3 | Expression Fiber Arts | Clean Beanie | Vega Tee | I need ideas!

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Links

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Expression Fiber Arts – Sunlit Hues



Ara Poncho



Clean Beanie



Astrid Headband


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Stitch Tutorials

Alternating Cross Stitch | Crochet Video Tutorial for Beginners | Stitch Explorers Series

Hello! Stitch Explorers! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ Do you ever get tired of single, double, and half doubles? I do! ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ This week I want to teach you a new crochet technique. This week’s stitch is called the alternating cross stitch, and yes, itโ€™s crochet! You donโ€™t need a fancy hook, you can use any crochet ๐Ÿงถ hook. ๐Ÿ˜

The alternating cross stitch is a Tunisian crochet stitch, but don’t be afraid! Tunisian crochet isn’t as scary as it looks. I absolutely love it, and hope you will enjoy learning a new technique. The video tutorial at the end of the post will help you create this stitch, step by step.

I’ll include a chart too, so you can see how it’s created and see a little about how Tunisian crochet charts are read.

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Alternating Cross Stitch


+ Abbreviations


TSSTunisian Simple Stitch
XX2 Crossed Stitches
~Return Pass
FPForward Pass
RPReturn Pass
ch (s)chain (s)
skskip
yoyarn over
st(s)stitch(es)
* … *repeat from * to * as many times indicated

+ Stitch Guide:


TSS – Tunisian simple stitch

insert hook in front bar |, yo, draw up a loop.

XX – 2 crossed stitches

skip 1 bar (|), insert hook in next bar, yo, draw up a loop. insert hook in skipped bar (|), yo, draw up a loop.

~ – return pass

ch 1, *yo, draw through 2 loops,* across entire row, until you have one loop left of your hook. return pass completed.

Edge – edge stitch

insert hook through two loops of ch 1, from previous row.


notes:

  • Pattern worked in rows, no turning.
  • All return passes are the same.
  • Chain any multiple of 4 + 2 to start.
  • Keep a medium to loose tension.

+ Pattern:

For this tutorial I used I Love This Cotton and a 5 mm hook.

Multiple 4 + 2 using a chain.


Row 1: FP 1:  TSS across entire chain. RP: as normal.

Row 2: FP: XX across entire row, complete edge stitch as normal. RP: as normal.

Row 3: FP: TSS in first bar, XX across row, TSS in last bar, complete edge stitch as normal. RP: as normal.

Repeat rows 2 & 3 until you reach your desired height.

Bind-Off Row:

After your last return pass is completed, insert hook through next vertical bar, and front horizontal bar (located between the two vertical bars), yo, slip stitch through all loops on hook. Repeat that until you reach the edge stitch, then complete edge stitch as normal.

Tunisian Alternating Cross Stitch Chart

Tunisian charts are read from bottom up, there are 2 lines per 1 row of stitches. As pictured above, the 1< with the |’s is the forward pass. The ~ line >1 is the return pass. Once you complete both forward and return pass, you’ve completed one row.

The dark black box is the section of the repeat pattern.

Congratulations! You’re finished!

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What can I make with the Alternating Cross stitch?

This is such a pretty stitch that would look great in a scarf, cardigan, cowl, or even a hat. This one would work great for washcloths, kitchen items, like dish drainer pads, or hand towels too. I has a great texture on both sides. Face scrubbies, or bath scrubbies too!


I hope you enjoy this tutorial, and if you have any questions or comments, please leave them below, I would love to talk crochet!

Beanies & Berets Crochet Fall Free Crochet Patterns Pattern Tutorials Wearables

Clean Beanie | Free Crochet Pattern | Faerie Cakes by Caron X Pantone

The Clean Beanie was inspired by a friend of mine who recently became sober. She saw my Fair Isle hat & SHINE beanie and loved them so much she asked me to make one that said CLEAN as in clean and sober, to honor her sobriety! What a wonderful opportunity and so I want to share this pattern with you too! You may have a loved one who is clean and sober who would love to sport this, or even yourself! I too live a sober lifestyle and love it! Eating clean, and trying my best to get back to the best health I can!

I really loved the cool colors of the Caron Pantone X yarns in the blues because they are fresh and reminded of clean water (I loooove water).

The CLEAN beanie is created using the waistcoast stitch (aka “knit” stitch), which resembles a knit pattern. It is such a great stitch to learn because once you do, you can create beautiful project created from graphs, with the same look as a knitted hat.

I’ve created tutorials for how to work the knit stitch along with how to read graphs, how to change colors while working the graphs and using the Fair Isle technique of crochet.

How – to:

Project Details:

Craft: Crochet
Category: Beanies
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Sizes available: One Size – Adult Regular – will fit size 20″ – 23″ head circumference
Finished Measurements as written:
Height = 9.25โ€ (23.5 cm), Width = 11.25โ€ (28.57 cm) Circumference of brim = 22.5โ€ (57.15 cm)

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Learn New Stitches! If you like to learn new stitches, check out my Saturday Stitch Explorers series! I try to upload one every week! There is always a full video tutorial to accompany the written patterns too. :).

If you like this stitch and want to create something a little more challenging, check out these patterns

I used this stitch in the Shine Beanie & Fair Isle Slouchy beanie patterns.

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Clean Beanie

+Skill Level

Intermediate to Advanced – you CAN learn this stitch by watching the videos. I believe in you!


+ Gauge:


12 ks x 17 rows = 4โ€ x 4″ (10 x 10 cm)

Gauge directions:

Working in the knit stitch, create a fsc of 30 – 40 stitches, join, then work 17 rows of the knit stitch.


+ Materials:


Suggested Yarn:

I used two Caron X Pantone in Fairies Cakes and 1 in solid white.

Hook Size: 6 mm USA J, or equivalent to achieve gauge.

Suggested Yarn Details:

100g/3.5 oz, 116 meters / 127 yards (20g/0.7 oz, 23.2 meters / 25.4 yards per small ball)

Care: Machine washable and dry.

Yardage Needed:

Adult:  280-300 yds (228 โ€“ 274 m) (approximately)

2 hanks of Caron x Pantone in colorway Faerie Cakes

1 hank of Caron x Pantone in solid white

Scissors

Yarn Needle


+ Stitch guide:


Special Stitches

ks โ€“ knit stitch

the knit stitch is a single crochet stitch that works into the center V of the st from the previous round, instead of the top two loops.

fsc โ€“ foundation single crochet

create a slip knot.  ch 2, insert hook in 1st chain.  yo, draw up a loop.  ch 1, yo, draw through both loops on hook.  (2nd st) insert hook in bottom two loops of ch 1.  yo, draw up a loop, ch 1, yo, draw through both loops (2 fsc created).

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+ Abbreviations:


ks knit stitch
fsc foundation single crochet
sl st slip stitch
st(s) stitch(es)
ch(s) chains(s)
rnd round

Finished Measurements:

3.5 ” x 19-20″ approximately

Height = 9.25โ€ (23.5 cm), Width = 11.25โ€ (28.57 cm)

Circumference of brim = 22.5โ€ (57.15 cm)

Adjusting the Size:

This is a one size fits most pattern, but if you want to reduce or increase the size, please add an extra ks at the beginning and end of the pattern grid from the graph below. This may throw off the graph a bit, but if you don’t mind a solid line down the back, then that would be okay ๐Ÿ™‚


+ Pattern Notes โ€“ Please Read


  • Joining:ย  Joins are made by sl st into the ch 1 at end of rnd, unless otherwise indicated.
  • Stitch count:  Foundation round count is stitch count throughout.
  • Remember to count your stitches ๐Ÿ˜‰.
  • Knit Stitch:  Work very loose โ€“ they tend to get very tight.
  • Each square represents 1 knit stitch.

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+ Pattern:


Color Guide:

Colors work bottom up:

FSC row is Color A.

Rows 2 โ€“ 10 are Color A, with color B as contrast color.

Rows 11 โ€“ 15 are Color C, with color B as contrast color.

Row 16 is Color A

Rows 17 โ€“ 26 are color C, with color A as contrast color.

Row 27 is Color A

Rows 28 โ€“ 38 are Color E with color D as contrast color

Row 39 โ€“ 42 are is color B.

Reminder: Joins are made by sl st into the ch 1 at end of rnd, unless otherwise indicated

Note:ย  Work graph from right to left and from the bottom to the top.

Using J hook and color A.ย  (follow graph below)

Rnd 1:  fsc 68.  Join in 1st fsc of rnd, making sure the chain is not twisted.

Rnd 2 – 42:ย  ch 1, then begin working graph using the knit stitch (ks) โ€“ the 1st st of the round is made into same st as join, change colors accordingly.

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Leave an 8-12-inch tail for sewing top together, weave in all other tails.

Assembly of Top of Hat:

Step 1:  Lay flat, with seam in the center.  WS out and top side up.

Step 2:  Sew together both pieces as pictured below, working through top loops of the stitches.

Step 3:  Draw in the other two corners โ€“ to create an X with four corners.

Step 4:ย  Sew together the two corner you just pulled in.ย  Then do the same with the four corners of the X, drawing them in and sewing to the center.ย  This creates 6 to 8 corners.

Keep pulling in and sewing corners to the center, until all the corners are sewed in.  Leave a long tail for attaching pom.  It kind of looks like a mish mash, but just keep sewing up all the little holes.

Turn RS out.  Pom Pom is optional as well!  I went ahead and bought some online at Amazon that have a little loop at the bottom, so I can safety pin it when I feel like a pom pom and just take it off when I donโ€™t want one ๐Ÿ˜‰.

Cut, tie off, and weave in all tails

Congratulations!ย  Youโ€™re finished!

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Stitch Tutorials

Triple Picot V Stitch | Crochet Video Tutorial for Beginners | Stitch Explorers Series

Welcome to Saturday Stitch Explorers! This week’s stitch is called the Triple Picot V Stitch! I know it’s not a fancy pretty name or anything, but the stitch itself is beautiful! It combines basic stitches to create an amazing open-work lace.

The stitches you will need to know to create this pattern are the single, double, and half double crochet (super easy for beginners!) I think I may create a vest with this stitch because it is so cool looking.

At first I was a little afraid to try it, because I seriously hate picot stitches, BUT, this is not your normal picot stitch (thankfully). It is a single crochet, then chain 3, and single crochet into the next stitch. I hope you enjoy these tutorials!

Triple Picot V Stitch

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I hope you enjoy this stitch! Happy Crocheting!

Triple Picot V-Stitch


+ Abbreviations


dcdouble crochet
scsingle crochet
hdchalf double crochet
fscfoundation single crochet
ch (s)chain (s)
skskip
yoyarn over
st(s)stitch(es)
* … *repeat from * to * as many times indicated

+ Stitch Guide:


sc – single crochet

insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook.

dc – double crochet

yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 (2 times).

hdc – half double crochet

yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, pull up a loop, yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

fsc โ€“ foundation single crochet

create a slip knot.  ch 2, insert hook in 1st chain.  yo, draw up a loop.  ch 1, yo, draw through both loops on hook.  (2nd st) insert hook in bottom two loops of ch 1.  yo, draw up a loop, ch 1, yo, draw through both loops (2 fsc created).


notes:

  • Pattern worked in back and forth rows.
  • Super easy!
  • Multiples of 11 + 7.
  • Using a chain to start? chain multiples of 11 + 7, then add 3 more chains.

+ Pattern:

For this tutorial I used Caron Cotton Cakes and a 5 mm hook.

Multiple 11 + 7 using fsc. Using a chain, multiples of 11 + 7, add 3 for the foundation chain, then work first st into 4th chain from hook.


Row 1:  fsc any multiple of 11 + 7 fsc.

Row 2:  (RS) Ch 3, dc 1 in first fsc, *ch 3, sk 3 fsc, sc 1 in next fsc**, picot [ch 3, sc 1 in next fsc] 3 times, ch 3, sk 3 fsc, [dc 1, ch 2, dc 1] in next fsc; rep from * and end last rep at **, then ch 3, sc 1 in next fsc, ch 1, hdc 1 in last st, turn.

Row 3:  Ch 4, turn, (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch), dc 1 in first hdc, *ch 3, sk (1 picot and ch 3)**, sc 1 in next ch 2 sp, [ch 3, sc 1] 3 times in same ch 2 sp, ch 3, sk (ch 3, 1 picot), [dc 1, ch 2, dc 1] in next Picot; rep from * and end last rep at **, [sc 1, ch 3, sc 1] in 4th of ch 4, ch 1, hdc 1 in 3rd of ch 4.

Rows 4 โ€“ X:   Repeat row 2.

Congratulations! You’re finished!

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What can I make with the Triple Picot V-Stitch?

I imagine this stitch in a cool bohemian vest, a pillow cover, market bag, or even a nice tee using a 3 or 2 weight yarn.


I hope you enjoy this tutorial, and if you have any questions or comments, please leave them below, I would love to talk crochet!

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