New Pattern: "Ygritte"

When I was designing this pattern, I sought to incorporate as many decrease stitches (the "-tog" stitches) as I could to create lots of texture. Because of this, it is a great pattern for color-changing thread or even planned color changes. There is not a recurring motif that might be hidden by color changes. 

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The name of this pattern comes from one of the characters on Game of Thrones. If you've seen the show, you know who I'm talking about. 

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This pattern is 33 rounds and comes to about 16+ inches in diameter. Recommended thread yardage is between 400-450 yards. I used 62 grams of Ritorto Toscano thread given to me by my friend, Ula, from Poland. This thread is amazing! It's probably the strongest thread I've used and the sheen is gorgeous. She told me it's the only thread she uses, and I can see why.

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The pattern is 50% off for the first 24-hours only.

You can purchase the pattern via Ravelry below (highly recommended so that you save your files to your Ravelry account; make sure you're signed-in first):

 

Or you can purchase directly from me:

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Free Pattern: "Josephine" Blanket

Last year I started designing a blanket pattern but then like most blankets, it got put aside and remained unfinished. The design itself was complete, I just didn't have the time to fit in working the rest of the blanket. And so when I came across it again this week, I frogged it completely so that I could reuse the yarn for something else. 

Nonetheless, since the pattern itself is written, I am going to share it here for free. Please keep in mind that since I did not get to the border, there is no picture of it completed with that part. You can use the border that I wrote for the pattern or implement your own.

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Josephine

Important Note

This pattern was designed and written by me, Grace Fearon. Do not copy or distribute any part of this page (pattern or pictures) without express permission from me. Please only link directly to this page. You may print the pattern for convenience, but please do not distribute.

Materials

  • Worsted weight yarn (3,600+ yards)
  • J (6.00mm) and K (6.50mm) hooks
     

Stitches & Terms

  • SLST = slip stitch
  • SK = skip
  • CH = chain
  • SC = single crochet
  • HDC = half double crochet
  • DC = double crochet
  • CSDC = chainless starting double crochet; You may substitute a CH 3 for a CSDC if you prefer. CSDC will always count as the first DC of the round. 
  • BP = back post
  • Cluster = holding back the last loop of all stitches in cluster set, complete the number of
  • stitches into the stitch or space indicated, then y.o. and pull through all loops on hook
  • RS = right side
  • RSC = reverse single crochet (also called ‘crab stitch’)
  • Rear horizontal bar
Type Size Foundation Row No. of Repeats
Baby 36" by 37" 137 21
Toddler 42" by 48" 161 28
Throw 50" by 59" 193 35
Adult 60" by 70" 233 42

Pattern

Row Pattern
1 Using “K” hook (6.50mm), foundation chain 1 + multiples of 8 (see chart above). Turn.
2 Using “J” hook (6.00mm), CH 1, SC in second ch from hook (for subsequent repeats: in first stitch), CH 3, sk 1 stitch, *SC in next stitch, CH 5, sk 3 stitches* across until left with 3 stitches, SC in next stitch, CH 3, sk 1 stitch, SC in last stitch. Turn. Mark the 3rd space of this round for round 4.
3 CH 1, SC in first stitch, sk ch3 space, *(3 DC, CH 1, 3 DC) in next space, SC in next space* across until left with 2 spaces, (3 DC, CH 1, 3 DC) in next space, sk ch3 space, SC in last stitch. Turn.
4 CH 1, SC in first stitch, 3 DC in skipped ch3 space of round 2, SC in next ch1 space of round 3, 3 DC in marked space of round 2 before the SC in same space, CH 1, 3 DC after the SC in same space, *SC in next ch1 space of round 3, sk next space of round 2, 3 DC in next space before the SC in same space, CH 1, 3 DC after the SC in same space* across, SC in next space ch1 space of round 3, 3 DC in next ch3 space, SC in last stitch of round 3. Turn.
5 CSDC, *DC in each of the next 3 DC of round 3, CH 1, DC in each of the next 3 DC, SC in next ch1 space of round 4,* across, DC in each of the next 3 DC of round 3, CH 1, DC in each of the next 3 DC, DC in the last stitch of round 4. Turn.
6 BP-SLST around first stitch, CSDC—first BPDC made, *BPDC around each of the next 3 DC of round 5, SC in next space, BPDC around each of the next 3 DC, 3DC-cluster in next space of round 4 overlapping the SC in same space* across, BPDC around each of the next 3 DC of round 5, SC in last space, BPDC around each of the last 4 DC. Turn.
7 CH 1, SC in first stitch, *SC in next stitch* across. Turn. A common mistake in this row is to not complete a SC in the very last stitch. If you make this mistake, your count will be incorrect to complete the next row.
Repeat rounds 2-7 until you reach the desired length.
BORDER
Be sure to crochet extra stitches in the corners so it doesn't fold inward.
1 With RS facing, CH 2, *HDC in next stitch* around. Join.
2 CSDC, *DC into the rear horizontal bar of next HDC* around. Join.
3 SLST into the space between the first two stitches, CH 2, *HDC in space between the next 2 stitches* around. Join.
Repeat rounds 2-3 as many times as desired.
End CH 1, *RSC into the rear horizontal bar of the next HDC* around. Join.
Cut yarn, fasten off, and weave in all ends.
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List of Stitches & Terms

Whenever I publish a new pattern, I include a list of stitches and terms used in that specific pattern. This is a compilation of those and any links I have found with helpful videos or tutorials.

Pattern-specific stitch videos that I have made will not be linked here because they pertain to specific patterns.

Stitch / Term Definition
SK skip
CH chain
SLST slip stitch
SC single crochet
RSC reverse single crochet; crab stitch
HDC half double crochet
DC double crochet
TC triple crochet (yarn over 2x)
DTR double treble crochet (yarn over 3x)
TRTR triple treble crochet (yarn over 4x)
QuadTR quadruple treble crochet (yarn over 5x)
CSDC chainless starting double crochet
CSTC chainless starting triple crochet
BP back post
FP front post
BLO back loop only
Cluster holding back the last loop of all stitches in cluster set, crochet the number of stitches into the stitch or space indicated, then y.o. and pull through all loops on hook; all the stitches in the cluster set are worked into the same location
Popcorn complete the number of stitches into the stitch or space indicated, then drop the loop from the hook; place the hook in the first stitch of the popcorn set, grab the dropped loop, and pull it through; all the stitches in the popcorn set are often worked into the same location
Together as one stitch this is one stitch that is crocheted by holding 2 or more stitches together; insert hook before the first one and come out after the last stitch to perform the entirety of this stitch
Unworked describes a stitch that has not been worked into or worked around
Decrease holding back the last loop of all stitches in decrease set, crochet the number of stitches into the stitches or spaces indicated, then y.o. and pull through all loops on hook; this is also called a "together" stitch
Large picot CH 5, SLST in 3rd ch from hook, CH 2
Small picot CH 3, SLST in 3rd ch from hook, CH 1

Below, you will find how I structure a stitch name within the pattern itself. 

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Mystery Crochet-Along #2 -- "Persephone"

We are about to begin our 2nd Mystery Crochet-Along! My newest pattern, while in design, I decided would be a great pattern as our next CAL and because I love the design so much, a mystery it should be. However, keep in mind that this pattern is one of my most challenging, so it's not for beginners. Nonetheless, because we will all be working it together, it's not as if we aren't all together to help each other out. 

Before purchase, please read through the ENTIRE pattern page on Ravelry (link down below). This will help field questions you might ahead of time. Any other questions should be made in our Facebook group since there are CAL veterans there who can help you. 

"Persephone"

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This pattern is 39 rounds. With all my patterns, I suggest you use the hook and thread size you prefer (mine: 2.00mm with size 10)--the best hook size is the one that complements your tension. 

The pattern will only be released during the MCAL on Ravelry.com. This is because I can update the files and send the updates automatically to each buyer during this pattern quickly and easily through Ravelry. Once we are finished with the MCAL, it will be available on my website. However, as always, I suggest you purchase through Ravelry because it will save to your Ravelry account (assuming you are signed-in). 

The pattern will be 50% of from now until the first day (next week). 

 

 

 

Volume 6 Giveaway!

Volume 6 is now available (though it won't be listed on Amazon for a day or so until it gets into their system). And to celebrate the occasion, you can enter below to win a signed copy from me.

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  • International entrants agree to pay shipping/handling
  • One entry per person
  • No previous book winners are allowed to enter/win
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If you can't wait, you can purchase your copy now. Signed copies will not ship for 1-2 weeks because they have not arrived yet. E-books are available immediately.

>> ALL BOOKS AND E-BOOKS ARE IN ENGLISH ONLY. <<

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