Category Archives: Free Pattern

Lovely Lace – Free 6″ Afghan Block – Mystery Lapghan CAL

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As you know, I have teamed up with 29 other crochet designers to share 36 free crochet square patterns for a one-of-a-kind Mystery Lapghan CAL with Crochet Memories and The Country Willow!

Each pattern is 6-inches square using a worsted or aran weight yarn – yarn symbol 4 and a size US-I/9 (5.5 mm) hook. 

Pattern release began August 17 and will run every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through November 6, 2015.  More information and support can be found on the Facebook online group at “Mystery Group CAL” or https://www.facebook.com/groups/488215101349495/  and on the Crochet Memories Blog.

* You can join in by crocheting each of the patterns as you have time.

* Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects! 

* By the end of the crochet-a-long, you’ll have a 36-square lapghan to gift or keep!

* And we have some goodies for you, too.   Crochet Memories and The Country Willow are  planning some great prizes to be awarded.  Stay tuned to learn what those prizes will be and how you can qualify to have your name entered into the drawing!  

My square is called Lovely Lace and I hope you enjoy making it.  

The next square is by Leah Feilds of Creative Threads by Leah and will be released Wednesday, 9/16/2015.

 

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Lovely Lace by Julie Yeager Designs

Materials:  Vanna’s Choice –   Color A:  Duckie;  Color B:  Radiant Lime;  Color C:  Fern

Hook size I – 9 (5.5 mm)

Abbreviations and Special Stitches

Ch – chain    dc – double crochet          sl- slip stitch             sc – single crochet       hdc – half double crochet       beg – beginning      st – stitch      sts – stitches        sp – space         sps – spaces

Join with sc –  Loop yarn on hook and insert into designated stitch. Yo and draw through, you have 2 loops on hook. Yo and draw through both loops. You have joined the yarn with a sc.

Ch-3 at beginning of round counts as a dc.  Magic circle, standing stitches, invisible join, and such matters of technique are “crocheter’s choice.”

Round 1:  With A, ch 4, join with sl st to form a ring.  Ch 3, (dc in ring) x 15, sl st to top of beg ch-3.  (16 dc)

Round 2:  Ch 1, sc in same st as join, (ch 2, sc in next st) x 15, ch 2, sl st to first sc.  Fasten off.  (16 sc, 16 ch-2 sp)

Round 3:  (All sts are made into ch-2 sps in this round.)  Join B with sc in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in same sp.  [Sc in next ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-2 sp] x 7, sc in next ch-2 sp.  Sl st to first sc. (24 sc, 8 ch-3 sp)

Round 4:  (All sts are made into ch-3 sps in this round.)  Sl st in ch-3 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same ch-3 sp.  [(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp] x 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp.  Sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off. (48 dc, 4 ch-1 sp, 4 ch-2 sp)

Round 5:  Join C with sl st in any ch-2 sp, (ch 3, 3 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in same sp. [Sk next 3 st, 2 dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, ch 1, sk ch-1 sp, sc in next st, hdc in next st, 2 dc in next st, sk next 3 st , (4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in next ch-2 sp for corner] x 4, omitting last corner.  Sl st to top of beg ch-3.  Fasten off.  (48 dc, 8 hdc, 8 sc, 4 ch-1 sp, 4 ch-2 sp)

Round 6:  Join A with sl st in any ch-2 corner, (ch 2, hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in same corner, [hdc in next 8 st, sk ch-1 sp, hdc in next 8 st, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch 2 sp] x 4, omitting last corner.  Sl st to top of beg ch-2.  Fasten off.  (80 hdc, 4 ch-2 sp)

Pull block from side to side, and diagonal to diagonal, smooth flat, and the piece will noticeably square-up.

Copyright 2015 Julie Yeager Designs

Please do not post this pattern on the internet, even if it was obtained as a “free pattern.”  Post the link to my website – http://julieyeagerdesigns.com, or my Ravelry store – where you can see all my patterns – http://www.ravelry.com/stores/Julie-yeager-designs.  Contact me via e-mail at

 julieyeagerdesigns@gmail.com.

 

 

Tangled Web…Spider Web Afghan Square

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I designed Tangled Web a few years ago and creative crafter Minky2001  was able to alter some instructions to make it more like a spider web.  LaurelCraft added a spider and the perfect Halloween afghan block was made.  I recently re-worked the instructions to include the “external” spider web and a spider.  It is a complex pattern and takes some concentration, but it’s a fun result.

Tangled Web Afghan Square 

With Spider Web Version, 12 inch Square

By Julie Yeager Designs, with thanks to minky2001 and LaurelCraft

Pattern uses American crochet terms.

Materials

Color A:  Vanna’s Choice Terracotta;  Color B:  White;  Color C:  Black

Suggested hook: Size I (5.5 mm);     Stitch Marker

Special Stitches:

Cluster (Cl): (double crochet to final step)x 2, yo and pull through 3 loops

HTR – Half Treble Crochet – yo twice, insert hook in designated stitch, yo , draw through 2 loops, yo, draw through 3 loops (1 loop on hook)

FPSC – front post single crochet – insert hook behind post of stitch (from front to back), yo, pull through, bring up even with last stitch completed, yo, pull through 2 loops, (1 loop on hook)

FPDC – front post double crochet – yo, insert hook from front to back around post of stitch; yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo and draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook); yo and draw through 2 loops (1 loop on hook)

FPTR – front post treble crochet – yo twice, insert hook from front to back around post of stitch; yo and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yo and draw through 2 loops (3 loops on hook); yo and draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook); yo and draw through 2 loops (1 loop on hook)

NOTES: Ch. 3 at the beginning of a round counts as a dc. Chains count as stitches in stitch counts.

 

Spider Web Version

Round 1: With A, ch 5, sl st to first ch to form ring. Ch 2, dc,(counts as first cl) (ch 1, cl) x 11, ch 1, sl st to top of beg ch-2. Will be a tight squeeze. Fasten off A. (12 cl, 12 ch)

Round 2: Join B with sc in any ch-1 sp, (fpsc around cl, 2 sc in ch-1 sp) x 11, fpsc around cl, sc in same ch-1 sp as beg sc, sl st to beg sc. Fasten off B. (36 st)

Round 3: Join A with sl st to 2nd sc of any 2 sc group, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, (ch 1, sk 2 st, 3 dc in next st) x 11 , ch 1, sl to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off A. (36 dc, 12 ch)

Round 4: Join B with sc in any ch-1 sp, (fptr around fpsc in Round 2, sc in same sp as previous sc, ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) x 11, fptr around fpsc in Round 2, sc in same sp as previous sc, ch 3, sl st to first sc. Fasten off B. (12 tr, 24 sc, 12 ch-3 sp)

Round 5: Working into Round 3 behind stitches of Round 4, join A with sl st in first dc of any 3-dc group.  Ch 3, (2 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 1, dc in next st) x 12, omitting last st, sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off A. (48 dc, 12 ch)

Round 6: Join B with sc in any ch-1 sp, (fptr around fptr below in Round 4, sc in same sp as previous sc, ch 4, sc in next ch-1 sp) x 11, fptr around fptr below in Round 4, sc in same sp as previous sc, ch 4, sl st to first sc. Fasten off B. (12 tr, 24 sc, 12 ch-4 sp)

Round 7: Working into Round 5 behind stitches of Round 6, join A with sl st in first dc of any 4-dc group.  Ch 3, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 1, dc in next st) x 12, omitting last st, sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off A. (60 dc, 12 ch)

Round 8: Join B with sc in any ch-1 sp, (fptr around fptr below in Round 6, sc in same sp as previous sc, ch 5, sc in next ch-1 sp) x 11, fptr around fptr below in Round 6, sc in same sp as previous sc, ch 5, sl st to first sc. Fasten off B. (12 tr, 24 sc, 12 ch-5 sp)

Round 9:  Working into Round 7 behind stitches of Round 8, join A with sl st in first dc of any 5-dc group.  Ch 3, hdc in next st, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st. *Dc in next fptr (of Round 8,) dc in next 2 st, (dc, ch 1, htr) in next st, tr in next 2 st.  (Tr, ch 1, tr) in next fptr (of Round 8), tr in next 2 st, (htr, ch 1, dc) in next st, dc in next 2 st,  dc in next fptr (of Round 8,)** dc in next st, hdc in next st (sc, ch 1, sc) in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st.* Repeat * to * 2 times, * to ** once. Sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off A.  (104 st incl ch)  There are 4 ch-1 sp on each side, 1 in the corner between trebles, then 3 more across.  Place Marker in the third ch-1 sp, the one between the dc and htr.

Round 10: Join B with sc in marked ch-1 sp, *fptr around fptr to the right in Round 8, fptr around fptr to the left in Round 8, sc in same sp as previous sc, ch 9, sk next 9 st (ch is a st), sc in next ch-1 sp, (fptr around fptr to the right in Round 8, fptr around fptr to the left in Round 8, sc in same sp as previous sc, ch 6, sk next 7 st**, sc in next ch-1 sp) twice.* Repeat * to * two times and * to ** once . Sl st to first sc. Fasten off. (24 sc, 4 ch-9 sp, 8 ch-6 sp, 24 fptr)

Round 11:  This round will be worked into the stitches of Round 9, working in front of the stitches of Round 10 unless specified.  Join A with sl st in any corner ch-1 sp (between the 2 tr.)  Ch 6 (counts as dc and ch-3), dc in same sp, working around and enclosing ch-9 sp from Round 10.  [Working in front of Round 10 loop, dc in next 4 st.  Fpdc around 2 fptr of Round 10 below at the point where they meet. Hdc in next st, sc in next 5 st, sk 1 st, fpsc around 2 fptr below at the point where they meet, sk 1 st, sc in next 5 st, hdc in next st, fpdc around 2 fptr below at the point where they meet, dc in next 4 st, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch-1 sp, working around and enclosing the ch-9 sp from Round 10,] x 4, omitting last corner.  Sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-6.  (112 st incl ch)

Piece measures about 8.5 inches now.

Round 12: Ch 3, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next sp, dc in next 25 st] x 4, omitting last st. Sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off. (116 dc, 8 ch)

Round 13: Join B with sc in any ch-2 sp, ch 2, sc in same sp, [(ch 1, sk 1, sc in next st) x 14, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next sp] x 4, omitting last corner,  sl st to beg sc. Fasten off. (64 sc, 60 ch-1 sp, 4 ch-2 sp, )

Round 14: Join C with sc in any corner ch-2 sp.  Ch 2, sc in same sp. [(Ch 1, sk next sc, hdc in next st of Round 12 that had been skipped in last round) x 15, ch 1, sk next sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp for corner] x 4, omitting last corner.  Sl st to first sc of round, fasten off.  (60 hdc, 8 sc, 4 ch-2 sp, 64 ch-1 sp)

Round 15:  Join A with sl st in any ch-2 corner sp.  [(Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp.  (2 dc in next ch-1 sp) x 16, (2 dc, ch 2, 2dc) in corner sp] x 4, omitting last corner. Sl st to top of beg ch-3, fasten off.  (144 dc, 4 ch-2 sp)

 

Spider Applique

Round 1:  With C, ch 4, join with sl st to form ring.  Ch 3, 13 dc in ring, sl st to top of beg ch-3.  (14 dc)

Round 2:  *(Ch 11, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 9 ch, sl st in next st of ring) x 4,* sl st in next 7 st of ring, turn, repeat * to *.  Fasten off.  Sew applique to web.

Copyright 2015 Julie Yeager Designs

Please do not post this pattern on the internet, even if it was obtained as a “free pattern.”  Post the link to my website – http://julieyeagerdesigns.com, or my Ravelry store – where you can see all my patterns – http://www.ravelry.com/stores/Julie-yeager-designs.  Contact me via e-mail at julieyeagerdesigns@gmail.com.  LIKE my Facebook page – Julie Yeager Crochet and Knit Designs.

 

Free Hat Patterns

 

I am not exactly known for my hat patterns, but I love to knit and crochet hats and usually whip up a bunch for Christmas gifts.  I have a few hat patterns on Ravelry, one crocheted and three knitted, and they are now all free patterns.  Check them out and let me see your finished objects!

Maureen Crocheted Hat – Tapestry crochet techniqueIMG_0823_medium2

Pinwheel Beret – Knit flat in intarsia and seamed.  Fun.

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Honeycomb Two-Toned Hat and Snowflake Topper (knit) – Both use corrugated Rib technique, simple knit cables

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Fantastic! Afghan Square – Complete Pattern

 

 

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Copyright Julie Yeager Designs 2015.  Do not post this pattern on the internet.  Share the link to this blog.  For a paid version of this pattern that you can store in your Ravelry library, go to my Ravelry Store and purchase the PDF version.

Fantastic!  Afghan Square
By Julie Yeager Designs
Pattern is in American crochet terms.
Materials:  Aran or Worsted Weight Yarn
A:  Sapphire;  B: Lime; C:  Fern;  D:  Aqua  or

A:  Dusty Green;  B:  Pink;  C:  Antique Rose;  D:  Silver Blue

Hook size:  J (6 mm) Gauge:  12” square, 4” diameter after 3 rounds    Stitch Marker:  1

BLO – back loop only    dc – double crochet    FPdc – front post double crochet     PM – place marker   sk – skip      sl – slip    ch- chain     st  – stitch     sp – space        beg – beginning

Ch-3 at the beg of a round counts as a dc.

FPdc – Front Post Double Crochet – Yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around post of corresponding stitch below, yarn over and pull up loop [yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times

FPsc – Front Post Single Crochet – Insert hook from front to back to front around post of stitch below, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over and draw through two loops

“Between the Stitches” – Not technically a space, since it is not formed by a chain – just place your hook between the two designated stitches, not “into” the loops of either stitch.

V-St –  V- Stitch – (dc, ch 2, dc) in same st

PM (Place Marker) – Mark this stitch one time.  (Paper clip or piece of yarn will do the trick.)

All work is done on the Right Side (RS) except for Round 12 which is done on the Wrong Side(WS.)

Round 1:  With A, ch 4, join with sl st to form ring.  Ch 3, 11 dc in ring, sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off.  (12 dc)

Round 2:  Join B with sl st in any dc, ch 3, FPdc around same dc below, (dc in next st, FPdc around same st) x 11, sl st to top of beg ch-3.  Fasten off.  (12 dc, 12 FPdc)

Round 3:  Join C with sl st in any FPdc, ch 3, FPdc around FPdc below, (dc in next 2 st, FPdc around FPdc below) x 11, dc in next st, sl st to top of  beg ch-3.  Fasten off.  (24 dc, 12 FPdc)

Round 4A:  Join D with sl “between” any 2 dc.  Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch-2), dc in same “sp.”   [Sk 3 st, V-St “between” next 2 dc] x 11.  Sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-5.  Fasten off.  (24 dc, 12 ch-2 sp)

Round 4B:  Join C with sl in BLO of first dc of any V-St. (FPdc around post of FPdc below in Round 3, ch 4, sk V-St)  x 12, sl st to first FPdc, fasten off.  (12 FPdc, 12 ch-4 sp)

Round 5A:  Working from front side and working around and enclosing stitches of Round 4B, join A with sl in any ch-2 sp in Round 4A.   (Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp.  (Entire round is “working around and enclosing” the stitches of Round 4B.)  [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp of Round 4A]] x 11.  Sl st to top of beg ch-3.  Fasten off.  (48 dc, 12 ch-2 sp)

Round 5B:  Join C with sl in BLO of first dc of any dc group.  (FPdc around post of FPdc below in Round 4B, ch 5, sk 5 st)  x 12, sl st to first FPdc, fasten off.  (12 FPdc, 12 ch-5 sp)

Round 6A: Working from front side and working around and enclosing stitches of Round 5B, join B with sl in any ch-2 sp in Round 5A.  (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp. (Entire round is “working around and enclosing” the stitches of Round 5B.) [(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp of Round 5A] x 11.  Sl st to top of beg ch-3.  Fasten off.  (72 dc, 12 ch-2 sp)

Round 6B:  Join C with sl in BLO of first dc of any dc group.  (FPdc around post of FPdc below in Round 5B, ch 7, sk 7 st)  x 12, sl st to first FPdc.  Do not fasten off.  (12 FPdc, 12 ch-7 sp)

Round 7: FPsl (slip st) around post of FPdc below, ch 3. Working around and enclosing stitches of Round 6B, [(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp of Round 6A, FPdc around FPdc in Round 6B] x 12, omitting last FPdc. Sl st to top of beg ch-3. Do not fasten off. (72 dc, 12 ch-2 sp, 12 FPdc)

Round 8: Ch 1, sc in  next 3 dc, (sc in ch-2 sp (PM once), sc in next 3 st, FPsc around FPdc, sc in next 3 st) x 12, omitting last 3 st, sl st to first sc of round. Fasten off. (96 st)

Round 9For better definition, work ALL stitches in back loop only (BLO) in just this round. With D, join with sc in BLO of marked st. Sc in next 8 st, (hdc in next st, dc in next st, tr in next st, 3 tr in next st, tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next 17 st) x 4, omitting last 9 st. (In other words, instead of sc in next 17 st that last time, you will sc in last 8 st.) Sl st to first sc of round. Do not fasten off. (104 st)

Round 10: Ch 1, sc in same and next 2 st, (hdc in next 2 st, dc in next 6 st, tr in next 2 st, 5 tr in next st, tr in next 2 st, dc in next 6 st, hdc in next 2 st, sc in next 5 st) x 4, omitting last 3 st.  (In other words, instead of “sc in next 5 st” that last time, you will sc in last 2 st.)  Sl st to first sc of round. Fasten off. (120 st)

Round 11: Join A with sc in 3rd tr of any corner, sc in same st. (Sc in next 29 st, 3 sc in next st) x 4, omitting last 2 st. Sl st to beg st.  Fasten off. (128 st)

Round 12 (WS): Turn work. Join B with sc in any corner st, (tr, sc) in same st, [(tr in next st, sc in next st) x 15, tr in next st, (sc, tr, sc) in next st] x 4, omitting last 3 st. Sl st to beg sc, fasten off. (136 st)

Round 13 (RS): Turn work. With A, sc in each st, with 3 sc in corners. Fasten off. (144 st, 36 st per side)

Copyright 2015 Julie Yeager Designs

Please do not post this pattern on the internet, even if it was obtained as a “free pattern.” Post the link to my website – http://julieyeagerdesigns.com, or my Ravelry store – where you can see all my patterns – http://www.ravelry.com/stores/Julie-yeager-designs. Contact me via e-mail at julieyeagerdesigns@gmail.com.