Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Softie Block U, Free Crochet Pattern

Softie
Block “U”
EveryDayWomanCrochet

designs by Sheri K.


FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
Each side measures 6” square.

SKILL LEVEL:
Advanced.


MATERIALS:

Red Heart Classic Worsted Weight Yarn:
·         33 yards Color A (#246/Sea Coral)
·         44 yards Color B (#849/Olympic Blue)
·         49 yards Color C (#267/Orange)
·         20 yards Color D (#336/Warm Brown)
·         39 yards Color E (#596/Purple)

Crochet hook size G/6-4.00mm
Yarn Needle (for working in ends)
Polyester fiberfill.

GAUGE:
7 single crochet X 7 rows = 2” square.

STITCHES USED /ABBREVIATIONS:
Photo illustrations of stitches begin next page.
·         Color A = CA
·         Color B = CB
·         Color C = CC
·         Color D = CD
·         Color E = CE
·         Chain = ch
·         Slip stitch = sl st
·         Single Crochet = sc
·         Back loop only – blo
·         Front loop only = flo
·         Carry color across = (cca)
·         Carry color forward = (ccf)
·         Surface slip stitch = Ssl st.

PATTERN NOTES:

The Sides are worked in one piece, with the Corners added on at the end. The Top and Bottom are worked separately and then crocheted onto the Sides.

Weave in ends as work progresses.

The chain-1 at the beginning of the rows DOES NOT count as a stitch.

When changing colors, work with current color until 1 stitch remains, change to new color on the last yarn over when working the remaining stitch. Work with changed color until another color change is indicated.

The pattern is posted below, each section of the pattern is followed with a step-by-step photo slideshow demonstration. A downloadable/printable PDF of the pattern is posted at the bottom of the page.


SIDES:

SIDE 1:

With CA ch 21.

Row 1: Work 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in each of the next 19 chs across.

Rows 2 – 19: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across.

Row 20: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across changing to CB. Fasten off CA ONLY.




SIDE 2:

Row 21: (Right Side Row): Ch 1, turn. Working in blo for this row only, work 1 sc in blo of each of the next 20 sc.

Row 22 – 39: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 3 sc changing to CC (cca), 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc changing to CB (cca), 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc changing to CC (cca), 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc changing to CB (cca), 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc changing to CC (cca), 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc changing to CB (ccf), 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc.


Fasten off CC.



Row 40: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the next 20 sc changing to CD.


Fasten off CB.





SIDE 3:

Row 41: Ch 1, turn. Working in blo for this row only, work 1 sc in blo of each of the 20 sc across.

Rows 42 – 59: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across.

Row 60: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across changing to CE, fasten off CD only.









SIDE 4:

Row 61: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in the blo of each of the 20 sc across.

Row 62 – 76: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in the next sc, [1 sc in the blo of each of the next 3 sc, 1 sc in the flo of each of the next 3 sc] 3 times, 1 sc in the next sc.

Row 77: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the next 20 sc across.


Fasten off.




UMBRELLA DESIGN:

The Umbrella Design is worked on the surface of Side 1 using the Ssl st.


For each Ssl st indicated, first count the all stitches on the surface of the Side in the indicated direction then work the Ssl st. All stitches and directions are counted from the current location of the hook making sure the Side is positioned according to the initial positioning instructions. 

Work on Side 1 with the beginning chain towards the right and the last row worked on the left with the ends of the rows towards you.

SECTION 1:

Using CB, beginning on the right bottom corner of Side 1, count 9 stitches up, then count 2 stitches to the left. Join yarn.

Sslst 1 – 4: Count 1 stitch up, work a ssl st
Ssl st 5 and 6: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up, work a ssl st.

Note: after each Ssl st count instruction “…” means “work a ssl st.”

Ssl st 7: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 8: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 9: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 10: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 11 and 12: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 13 – 17: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 18 - 20: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 21: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 22: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 23: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…

Fasten off.

SECTION 2:

Locate ssl st 12 on Section 1, join CB in the same stitch.

Ssl st 1 – 8: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 9: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 10 – 12: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 13: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…

Fasten off.

SECTION 3:

Locate Section 2 joining, join CB in the same stitch.

Ssl st 1 – 5: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 6 – 8: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 9: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 10 – 12: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 13: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…

Fasten off.

SECTION 4:

Locate Section 3 joining, join CB in the same stitch.

Ssl st 1 and 2: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 3: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 4: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 5: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 6: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 7 and 8: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 9 – 12: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 13: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 14: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 15: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…

Fasten off.

HANDLE:

Locate ssl st 8 on Section 2, join CD in the same stitch.

Ssl st 1 – 6: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 7: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 8: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 9: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 10 and 11: Count 1 stitch up…

Fasten off.





CORNERS:

1st Corner: Fold the Sides so that the beginning ch on Side 1 is lined up with the sc of Row 77 on Side 4 and the wrong sides are together. Working through BOTH the beginning ch and Row 73 sc together, join CE in the 1st set of stitches. Ch 1, continuing to work through BOTH together, sc in the same stitches as joining, 1 sc in each of the next 19 stitches across. Fasten off.

2nd Corner: Working in the unused front loops on Row 20, join CE in the 1st unused front loop. Ch 1, work 1 sc in the same stitch as joining, 1 sc in each of the next 19 unused front loops. Fasten off.

3rd Corner: With CE and working in the unused front loops on Row 40, repeat 2nd Corner.

4th Corner: With CE and working in the unused front loops on Row 60, repeat 2nd Corner.





TOP:

With CB ch 21.

Row 1: Work 1 sc in the 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of the next 19 chs.

Rows 2 – 20: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across.

Fasten off.

CAPITAL “U”


Locate the right end of Row 3. Count 10 stitches to the left, join CC.

Ssl st 1: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 2: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 3: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 4: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 5: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 6: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up.…
Ssl st 7 – 16: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 17: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 18 – 27: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 28: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 29: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 30: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 31: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 32 and 33: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 34: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 35: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 36: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 37: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 38 – 47: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 48: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 49 – 58: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 59: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 60: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 61: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 62: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 63: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 64: Count 1 stitch right…

Fasten off.

TOP JOINING:

The Top will be joined to the Sides by working through BOTH the edges of the Top and Sides together, using CE.

With wrong sides facing each other, line up Row 20 of Top with the ends of the rows of any Side section. Join yarn in the 1st sc, *work 20 sc evenly across. Insert hook in the same stitch as last stitch worked in of Top ONLY, insert hook into the end sc of corresponding Corner, pull up a loop through both stitches together to work a sc.**

[Continuing to work around the Top and Sides together, with wrong sides facing each other and joining the next edge of the Top to the next Side, repeat from * to **] 3 times. Join with a sl st in the 1st sc.

Fasten off.






BOTTOM:

With CC ch 21.

Row 1: Work 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in each of the next 19 chs.

Rows 2 – 20: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across.

Fasten off.



LOWER CASE “u”:


With the beginning ch towards you locate the right end of Row 3, count 6 stitches to the left, join CE.

Ssl st 1: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 2 – 8: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 9: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 10 – 15: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 16: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 17 – 19: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 20 and 21: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 22 – 26: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 27: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 28 – 32: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 33 – 35: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 36 – 38: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 39: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 40: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 41: Count 1 stitch right…

Fasten off.


BOTTOM JOINING:

Stuff the Sides with fiberfill.

Join the Bottom to the Sides in the same way as the Top Joining.





Softie
Block “U”

By
EveryDayWomanCrochet
designs by Sheri K.
Original Publishing Date:
March 20, 2017

This pattern is intellectual property of EveryDayWomanCrochet designs by Sheri K.

The purchaser of this pattern may not reproduce, publish, or share this pattern in whole or in part. They may, however, sell any number of finished items crocheted from this pattern.



Saturday, October 28, 2017

Softie Block R, Free Crochet Pattern

Softie
Block “R”
EveryDayWomanCrochet

designs by Sheri K.


FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
Each side measures 6” square.

SKILL LEVEL:
Advanced.


MATERIALS:

Red Heart Classic Worsted Weight Yarn:
·         33 yards Color A (#818/Blue Jewel)
·         66 yards Color B (#513/Parakeet)
·         44 yards Color C (#1270/Golden Yellow)
·         38 yards Color D (#902/Jockey Red)
·         49 yards Color E (#1351/Bright Violet)

Crochet hook size G/6-4.00mm
Yarn Needle (for working in ends)
Polyester fiberfill.
Stitch Marker or Safety Pin

GAUGE:
7 single crochet X 7 rows = 2” square.

STITCHES USED /ABBREVIATIONS:
Photo illustrations of stitches begin next page.
·         Color A = CA
·         Color B = CB
·         Color C = CC
·         Color D = CD
·         Color E = CE
·         Chain = ch
·         Slip stitch = sl st
·         Single Crochet = sc
·         Back loop only – blo
·         Picot single crochet = Psc
·         Surface slip stitch = Ssl st.

PATTERN NOTES:

The Sides are worked in one piece, with the Corners added on at the end. The Top and Bottom are worked separately and then crocheted onto the Sides.

Weave in ends as work progresses.

The chain-1 at the beginning of the rows DOES NOT count as a stitch.

When changing colors, work with current color until 1 stitch remains, change to new color on the last yarn over when working the remaining stitch. Work with changed color until another color change is indicated.

The chain-4 at the beginning of a row counts as the 1st treble crochet, do not work in the 1st stitch of that row.

Each section of the pattern is written below, followed by a step-by-step photo slideshow. A printable/downloadable PDF can be found at the bottom of the post.


PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS:

SIDES:

SIDE 1:

With CA ch 21.

Row 1: Work 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in each of the next 19 chs across.

Rows 2 – 19: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across.


Row 20: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across changing to CB. Fasten off CA ONLY.





SIDE 2:

Row 21: (Right Side Row): Ch 1, turn. Working in blo for this row only, work 1 sc in blo of each of the 20 sc across. Remove the loop from the hook and place on a stitch holder or safety pin.

STRIPS:

Skip the 1st 3 sc on Row 21, join CC in the next sc.

*Ch 1, sc in the same st as joining and in the next sc, [ch 1, turn; work 1 sc in each of the last 2 sc made] 17 times. Fasten off.**
[Skip the next 2 sc on Row 21 (after the last Strip made). Repeat from * to **] 3 times. There will be a total of 4 Strips crocheted onto Row 21; each Strip having 18 rows of 2 sc each.

Remove the stitch holder from the loop at the end of Row 21, returning the hook to the loop.

Row 22: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, [ch 2, with the Strip behind the ch just made work 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc after the Strip; ch 2, with the next Strip in front of the ch just made work 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc after the Strip] twice, work 1 sc in the next sc.

Row 23: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, [ch 2, with the next Strip in front of the ch just made work 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc after the Strip; ch 2, with the next Strip behind the ch just made work 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc after the Strip] twice, work 1 sc in the next sc.

Rows 24 – 39: [Consecutively repeat Rows 22 and 23] 8 times.

Row 40: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, [1 sc in each of the next 2 sc on the next Strip, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc on Row 39] 4 times, 1 sc in the next sc changing to CD.


Fasten off CB.



SIDE 3:

Row 41: Ch 1, turn. Working in blo for this row only, work 1 sc in blo of each of the 20 sc across.

Rows 42 – 59: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across.

Row 60: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across changing to CE, fasten off CD only.





SIDE 4:

Row 61: Ch 1, turn. Working in the blo for this row only, work 1 sc in the blo of each of the next 20 sc across.

Row 62: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in the next sc, [Psc in the enxt sc, 1 sc in the next sc] 9 times.

Row 63: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the next 20 sts across.

Rows 64 – 79: [Consecutively repeat Rows 62 and 63] 8 times.

Row 80: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the next 20 sc across.

Fasten off.




RAINBOW DESIGN:

The Rainbow Design is worked on the surface of Side 1 using the Ssl st.


For each Ssl st indicated, first count the all stitches on the surface of the Side in the indicated direction then work the Ssl st. All stitches and directions are counted from the current location of the hook making sure the Side is positioned according to the initial positioning instructions. 


Work on Side 1 with the beginning chain towards the right and the last row worked on the left with the ends of the rows towards you.

ARC 1:

Using CD, beginning on the right bottom corner of Side 1, count 5 stitches up, then count 2 stitches to the left. Join yarn.

Sslst 1 – 5: Count 1 stitch up, work a ssl st
Ssl st 6 – 8: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up, work a ssl st.

Note: after each Ssl st count instruction “…” means “work a ssl st.”

Ssl st 9 and 10: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 11: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 12 – 15: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 16: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 17 and 18: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 19 – 21: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 22 – 26: Count 1 stitch down…

Fasten off.

ARC 2:

Locate Arc 1 joining. Count 1 stitch left, join CC.

Ssl st 1 – 5: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 6 and 7: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 8 and 9: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 10: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 11 – 14: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 15: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 16 and 17: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 18 and 19: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 20 – 24: Count 1 stitch down…

Fasten off.

ARC 3:

Locate Arc 2 joining. Count 1 stitch left, join CB.

Ssl st 1 – 5: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 6: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 7 and 8: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 9: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 10 – 13: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 14: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 15 and 16: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 17: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 18 – 22: Count 1 stitch down…

Fasten off.

ARC 4:

Locate Arc 3 joining. Count 1 stitch left, join CE.

Ssl st 1 – 5: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 6 and 7: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 8: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 9 – 12: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 13: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 14 – 15: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 16 – 20: Count 1 stitch down…

Fasten off.






CORNERS:

1st Corner: Fold the Sides so that the beginning ch on Side 1 is lined up with the sc of Row 80 on Side 4 and the wrong sides are together. Working through BOTH the beginning ch and Row 80 sc together, join CE in the 1st set of stitches. Ch 1, continuing to work through BOTH together, sc in the same stitches as joining, 1 sc in each of the next 19 stitches across. Fasten off.

2nd Corner: Working in the unused front loops on Row 20, join CE in the 1st unused front loop. Ch 1, work 1 sc in the same stitch as joining, 1 sc in each of the next 19 unused front loops. Fasten off.

3rd Corner: With CE and working in the unused front loops on Row 40, repeat 2nd Corner.

4th Corner: With CE and working in the unused front loops on Row 60, repeat 2nd Corner.








TOP:

With CB ch 21.

Row 1: Work 1 sc in the 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of the next 19 chs.

Rows 2 – 20: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across.

Fasten off.


CAPITAL “R”


OUTLINE:
Locate the right end of Row 3. Count 7 stitches to the left, join CA.

Ssl st 1 – 3: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 4 – 6: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 7: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 8: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 9 and 10: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 11 – 13: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 14 and 15: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 16 – 20: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 21 – 34: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 35: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 36 – 42: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 43 and 44: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 45: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 46 – 48: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 49 – 51: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 52: Count 1 stitch right…

Fasten off.

INSIDE:

Locate Ssl st 10 on the Outline, count 1 stitch left, join CA.

Ssl st 1 – 3: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 4: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 5 – 8: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 9 – 13: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 14 – 17: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 18: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…

Fasten off.



TOP JOINING:

The Top will be joined to the Sides by working through BOTH the edges of the Top and Sides together, using CE.

With wrong sides facing each other, line up Row 20 of Top with the ends of the rows of any Side section. Join yarn in the 1st sc, *work 20 sc evenly across. Insert hook in the same stitch as last stitch worked in of Top ONLY, insert hook into the end sc of corresponding Corner, pull up a loop through both stitches together to work a sc.**

[Continuing to work around the Top and Sides together, with wrong sides facing each other and joining the next edge of the Top to the next Side, repeat from * to **] 3 times. Join with a sl st in the 1st sc.

Fasten off.



BOTTOM:

With CC ch 21.

Row 1: Work 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in each of the next 19 chs.

Rows 2 – 20: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the 20 sc across.

Fasten off.


LOWER CASE “r”:




With the beginning ch towards you locate the left end of Row 3, count 6 stitches to the right, join CD.

Ssl st 1 – 11: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 12: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 13: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 14: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 15 – 18: Count 1 stitch right…
Ssl st 19 and 20: Count 1 stitch right and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 21: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 22: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 23: Count 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 24: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch up…
Ssl st 25 – 28: Count 1 stitch left…
Ssl st 29: Count 1 stitch left and 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 30 - 38: Count 1 stitch down…
Ssl st 39: Count 1 stitch left…

Fasten off.


BOTTOM JOINING:

Stuff the Sides with fiberfill.

Join the Bottom to the Sides in the same way as the Top Joining.






Softie
Block “R”

By
EveryDayWomanCrochet
designs by Sheri K.
Original Publishing Date:
March 4, 2017.

This pattern is intellectual property of EveryDayWomanCrochet designs by Sheri K.
The purchaser of this pattern may not reproduce, publish, or share this pattern in whole or in part. They may, however, sell any number of finished items crocheted from this pattern.