Free Pattern: See My Stitches Color Party Throw

Color Party ThrowAs soon as I finished making the Supersized See My Stitches Scarf, I knew I wanted a blanket just like it. So bright, soft, and squishy, I just wanted to wrap myself inside. Last week with Charisma on sale yet again for $2.50/skein, I seized the opportunity and bought up all the Sunny Day I could get my hands on. Saturday morning my son woke up around 6AM, which means I was up too. I started the blanket after my morning coffee and by mid afternoon, my blanket was done! Based on the very simple pattern of the Supersized See My Stitches Scarf, but as a blanket, here’s how to make the See My Stitches Color Party Throw.

Materials:

10mm Crochet Hook

19mm Crochet Hook (Why 19mm over the Scarf’s 16mm? I bought the 19mm hook last week and wanted to try it out. If you only have a 16mm, you’ll be fine, but the blanket will be a little smaller unless you start with a few more stitches, use another skein or 2, and go more rows.)

10.2 Skeins Loops and Threads’ Charisma in Sunny Day – 1111 yards of bulky weight bright multi color yarn, this used the 10 Skeins for the blanket,  and just a little for the top and bott0m borders

Yarn Needle

Optional: A little glue

Abbreviations (US terms used):

Ch = Chain

SS = Slip Stitch

SC = Single Crochet

HDC = Half Double Crochet

FHDC = Foundation Half Double Crochet

DC = Double Crochet

BLO = Back Loops Only

See My Stitches Color Party Throw Pattern:

Final size is 44″ x 64″.

You will be working this blanket from side to side.

Hold 2 strands of yarn together throughout the pattern, except for the border.

Start using the 19mm hook.

Row 1: Ch3, 60 FHDC
(super easy alternative for Row 1: if you are afraid of the Foundation Half Double Crochet, you can Ch 62, then starting in 3rd chain from hook, 60 HDC)

Row 2: Turn, Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 60 HDC in BLO

Row 3 – 36: Repeat Row 2

Border: Work the border on the top and bottom of the blanket. It will be in the side of the stitches. You will be working with only 1 strand of yarn for the border and will use a 10mm hook. You will be working through both loops for the border rows.

Border Row 1: Attach yarn with a SS, Ch 1, SC across (around 74 stitches)

Border Row 2: Turn, Ch 3 (counts as first DC), (SS, DC) repeat across ending with a SS. (same # of stitches as Border Row 1)

**After trying several different border designs that didn’t work, I found this simple one through the Crochet Pattern Central website. It’s from The Sunroom and properly named Easiest Ever Crochet Edging. It works perfectly to finish off this blanket.

Finish Off and weave in ends. Use a little glue in a hidden location if needed. This will help keep the ends woven in since the yarn is so big and the stitches are huge, sometimes the yarn likes to come out. The glue will keep it from doing that. Mary Jane Hall talks about this tip on the Positively Crochet! blog.

Blanket Action Shot

Blanket Action Shot

Couch Wearing Blanket

Couch Wearing Blanket

Free Pattern: Supersized See My Stitches Scarf

Supersized See My Stitches Scarf

Supersized See My Stitches Scarf

Supersized Side View

Supersized Side View



One of the first patterns I favorited on Ravelry was Lorraine Hern’s Bionic Wrap Scarf (pattern available on Ravelry and My PDF Patterns). Well… when I was about to pay for the pattern, I realized you needed two needles and not a hook to make this scarf. It was a knit pattern, so much for that idea. Over the months, I’ve continued to love the oversized stitch look and have been drawn back to this scarf time and time again.

The Bionic Wrap Scarf was the inspiration behind my crocheted Supersized See My Stitches Scarf which I had a blast making and LOVE wearing. I have decided this is my favorite scarf and I want to make a zillion more. It’s very simple and a lot of fun.

Supersized See My Stitches Scarf Closeup

Supersized See My Stitches Scarf Closeup

Materials:

2 skeins Charisma by Loops & Threads (218 yards Bulky weight yarn, a fun bright multi color yarn is highly recommended, uses exactly all the yarn)

16mm crochet hook

Abbreviations (US terms used):

Ch = Chain

SC = Single Crochet

HDC = Half Double Crochet

FHDC = Foundation Half Double Crochet

BLO = Back Loops Only

Supersized See My Stitches Scarf Pattern:

Hold 2 strands of yarn together throughout the entire pattern.

Leave a 6.5″-7″ tail when starting, this will become part of the fringe.

Row 1: Ch 2, 95 FHDC  (super easy alternative: you can Ch 97, then 95 HDC if you are afraid of FHDC, but I really recommend FHDC)

Row 2: Ch 2, HDC in BLO

Row 3-4: repeat Row 2

Finish off leaving a 6.5″-7″ tail.

Then add the fringe.

Fringe:

Cut 18 13” strands.
Incorporate starting and ending ends of the scarf into the fringe so you don’t have to weave them in.
Thread 4 sets of 2 strands on the side with the ends and 5 sets of 2 strands on the other end of the scarf, push the loop in, then bring all the loops together and pull all the ends through at one time so it makes one big knot and one big fringe on each end.

Fringe Step 1:  Pull Up Loops

Fringe Step 1: Pull Up Loops

Fringe Step 1: Another view

Fringe Step 1: Another view

Fringe Step 2: Get all loops together

Fringe Step 2: Get all loops together

Fringe Step 3: Pull all loops through at the same time

Fringe Step 3: Pull all loops through at the same time

Fringe Step 4: Pull tight

Fringe Step 4: Pull tight

Final Fringe

Final Fringe

Uses EXACTLY all the yarn.

It’s a party of color.
Final Supersized Scarf

Free Pattern: Hooked Holla Infinity Scarf

Hooked Holla CloseupTo celebrate both the end of NATCROMO (National Crochet Month) and Knit and Crochet Blog Week, I am posting my long worked on and much more difficult than I thought it would be Hooked Holla Infinity Scarf. Inspired by the knit Challah Infinity Scarf, this pattern was a lot of fun and very challenging to create. I think the results are stunning, so expect a few more variations in the future.

Hooked Holla Infinity Scarf Pattern:

Hooked Holla Infinity ScarfYou will be making two ribbed strands and one textured strand, then braiding them together, sewing together the ends and sewing together the strands in two additional places to keep the braid even.

Materials:

500 yards worsted weight yarn (I used 3 skeins of Stitch Nation’s Bamboo Ewe, 2 in Mermaid and 1 in Beach Glass). You can use one, two, or three colors, your choice.

J (6.0mm) Crochet Hook

Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations (US terms):

Hooked Holla Braid Closeup

SS (Slip Stitch)

SC (Single Crochet)

HDC (Half Double Crochet)

DC (Double Crochet)

FSC (Foundation Single Crochet)

FHDC (Foundation Half Double Crochet)

FO (Finish Off)

FPdc (Front Post Double Crochet)

FPhdtc (Front Post Half Double Triple Crochet): YO 3x, insert hook through front post of stitch, (YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops) 2x, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through all loops on hook.

FFLO (Front Front Loops Only): when you look at the top of the HDC, instead of the usual 2 loops, you see 3. You will only be working in the the loop closest to you, the front front loop.

Ribbed Strands (make 2):

You have two options for the ribbed strands, either with or without the reversible post stitches to create segments in the scarf. While it was a fun and challenging stitch for me to come up with, I could take it or leave it in the final scarf, so I give you the choice. If you are a beginner, go with Option 2, it’s a lot easier.

Option 1 (with reversible post):

The reversible post is created using front post stitches on each row, hooking into the post stitch and continuing from the row below, then ending with a back-front post stitch, and a finishing row of slip stitches.

Special Stitch, Back-Front Post stitch (B-FPhdtc): Yo, insert hook through post of back post stitch, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO 3x, insert hook through post of front post stitch, (YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops) 2x, YO, pull through all loops on hook.

Row 1: Ch 2, 225 FHDC

Front Front Loops Only

Front Front Loops Only

FFLO view 2FFLO view 3

Row 2: Ch 2, (40 HDC in FFLO, 2 FPdc, SC, 2 FPdc) 5x

Row 3: Turn, Ch 2, (2 FPhdtc, SC, 2 FPhdtc, 40 HDC in FFLO) 5x

Row 4: Turn, Ch 2, (40 HDC in FFLO, 2 FPhdtc, SC, 2 FPhdtc) 5x

Row 5: Repeat Row 3

Row 6: Repeat Row 4

Fow 7: Turn, Ch 2, (2 B-FPhdtc, SC, 2 B-FPhdtc, 40 HDC in FFLO) 5x

Row 8: Turn, Working in FFLO, SS across

FO leaving a long tail to later sew the ends of the scarf together.

Option 2 (no reversible post):

Row 1: Ch 2, 225 FHDC

Row 2: Turn, Ch 2, Working in FFLO, HDC across

Row 3 – 7: repeat Row 2

Row 8: Working in FFLO, Slip Stitch across

FO leaving a long tail to later sew the ends of the scarf together.

Textured Strand (make 1):

This uses kind of a Griddle stitch and Bead stitch variation. Since this strand is not as dense as the Ribbed Strands, I found using less stitches produced the correct length.

Row 1: Ch 2, 166 FSC

Row 2: Turn, Ch 1, (SC, DC, SC, TC) repeat across, its 52x

Row 3: repeat Row 2

Row 4: Turn, Ch 1, (SC, TC, SC, DC) repeat across.

Row 5: repeat Row 4

Row 6: repeat Row 2

Row 7: Turn, Ch 1, SC across (166 SC)

FO leaving a long tail to later sew the ends of the scarf together.

Assembly:

Braid the Scarf

Braid the three strands

Lay all three strands flat.

Braid them together.

Sew the ends together to turn this into an infinity scarf.

At thirds, sew the scarf at two additional points to keep your braid even.

Done!

Hooked Holla Infinity

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