The Nova Shrug- Free Crochet Pattern + Yarn Review

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Nova Shrug

You will find  the ad free PDF crochet pattern available for purchase HERE.

Hand dyed yarn is my new obsession! I have never actually dyed yarn myself but I am so in awe of those who do it! To create different colorways and styles is just so amazing to me!

I recently purchased some hand dyed yarn from KT and the Squid. Katy is a fellow crochet and knit pattern designer and blogger who also hand dyes yarn! She has some of the most beautiful crochet designs I have ever seen! Her hand dyed yarn is just as beautiful!

Katy has a variety of yarns to choose from. You can choose from fingering weight to worsted weight yarn. All of her yarn bases are sourced from farms that are cruelty free and she hand dyes each and every skein herself!

I purchased 2 skeins of the colorway Pajama Pants because I instantly fell in love with the rich tones of blue, gray, and dark pink right away! I knew I wanted to design something with it as soon as I received it in the mail!

Nova Shrug

This yarn is amazing! I wasn’t sure if it would be scratchy or feel heavy from the dye, but I can honestly say it is very soft, very smooth, and not heavy at all. It’s easy to work with, and crochets up like a dream.  I think it’s also worth saying, because I change my mind so often, it frogs (rip it, rip it) really well too. I started the design one way, got about halfway through it, and then changed my mind and pulled it all apart. It was still so smooth and came apart very easily. There’s nothing more frustrating than a pilling yarn that won’t come undone without getting tangled or stuck together. I can gladly say this is not the case with KT and the Squid yarn.

I’m excited to be able to offer you a discount code for Katy’s beautiful hand dyed yarns! If you use coupon code NOVA at checkout you’ll receive 10% off of your yarn purchase! The yarns HERE will be perfect for the Nova Shrug!

Now to the pattern! I knew right away I wanted to make a little shrug with this yarn! It would make the perfect accent accessory for many of my favorite outfits! The Nova Shrug is super easy to make and assemble and can easily be adjusted to fit any size. Enjoy!

Nova Shrug

Materials

  • 325-430 yards DK (#3) weight yarn
  • H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape
  • Yarn needle

Difficulty

  • Easy

Sizing

  • S 32-34″ bust, 325 yards
  • M 36-38″ bust, 347 yards
  • L 40-42” bust, 430 yards

Pattern Notes

Starting chain does not count as first stitch unless stated otherwise within the pattern.

To make larger or smaller, use multiples of 12 + 3 for you starting chain. Height of rectangle should be 2” taller than width.

Pattern is written in size Small with additional sizes in parentheses. Stitch count for all sizes in parentheses at the end of each row.

Stitches Needed & Abbreviations

ch(s)- chain(s)

st(s)- stitch(es)

sc- single crochet

dc- double crochet

RS- right side

**- repeat from

Gauge

Ch 27

Row 1 (RS): 2dc in 3rd ch from hook, * skip 2 chs, 1 sc in next ch, ch 5, skip 5 chs, 1 sc in next, skip 2, 5 dc in next ch*, repeat from * across to end, 3 dc in last, turn. (1 shell, 2 half shells)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *ch 5, sc in next ch-5 spaces, ch 5, 1 sc in 3rd dc of shell, repeat from * to end, 1 sc in top of starting ch, turn. (4 ch-5 spaces)

Row 3: *Ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-5 space, 5 dc in next sc, 1 sc in next ch-5 space*, repeat from * to last ch-5 space, ch 2, dc in last, turn. (2 shells)

Row 4: Ch 1, 1 sc in 1st dc, * ch 5, 1 sc in 3rd dc of shell, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-5 space*, repeat across, turn. (4 ch-5 spaces)

Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 2 dc in 1st st, *1 sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-5 space, 5 dc in next sc*, repeat to end, work 3 dc in last sc. (1 shell, 2 half shells)

Swatch should measure 5” x 2.5”.

Rectangle

Ch 99 (111, 123)

Row 1 (RS): 2dc in 3rd ch from hook, * skip 2 chs, 1 sc in next ch, ch 5, skip 5 chs, 1 sc in next, skip 2, 5 dc in next ch*, repeat from * across to end, 3 dc in last, turn. (7, 8, 9 full shells)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *ch 5, sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5, 1 sc in 3rd dc of shell, repeat from * to end, 1 sc in top of starting ch, turn. (16, 18, 20 ch-5 spaces)

Row 3: *Ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-5 space, 5 dc in next sc, 1 sc in next ch-5 space*, repeat from * to last ch-5 space, ch 2, dc in last, turn. (8, 9, 10 shells)

Row 4: Ch 1, 1 sc in 1st dc, * ch 5, 1 sc in 3rd dc of shell, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-5 space*, repeat across, turn. (16, 18, 20 ch-5 spaces)

Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 2 dc in 1st st, *1 sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-5 space, 5 dc in next sc*, repeat to end, work 3 dc in last sc, turn. (7, 8, 9 full shells)

Repeat rows 2-5 until rectangle is approximately 21 (22, 24”) long.

Trim

Round 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around working one sc in each stitch, and 3 sc in each ch space, join to 1st st.

Round 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, join to 1st st. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

If you need to block, do so at this point.

Assembling the Shrug

Lay your rectangle down vertically, with the wrong side facing you. Fold the top over the bottom.  Using a long piece of yarn and your tapestry needle, sew each side together 12-15 stitches, from the bottom up. Do the same on the other side. This creates your armholes. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Nova Shrug

Pattern is a copyright of Two Brothers Blankets. Please do not share, sell, or alter in any way. 

Easy Peasy Chunky Slouch- Free Crochet Pattern

Need a quick and easy hat pattern? I’ve got you covered! The Easy Peasy Chunky Slouch Hat uses #5 bulky weight yarn and is SO easy to make! This pattern comes in toddler, child, and adult size but be sure to check gauge because this hat will also have a ton of stretch to it!

To purchase the printable PDF version of this pattern go HERE.

Easy Peasy Chunky Slouch

Materials

  • 50-100 yards bulky (#5) weight yarn
  • N/10 mm crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Tapestry needle

Difficulty

  • Beginner

Gauge

  • 4 dc x 2 rows = 2”

Sizing

  • Toddler (18-20”)
  • Child (20-21”)
  • Adult (21-22”)

Pattern Notes

Starting chain does not count as first stitch.

To add more slouch, add more rows to the body of hat before moving on to the trim.

Stitches Needed & Abbreviations

MC- magic circle

sc- single crochet

dc- double crochet

st- stitch

**- repeat

Toddler (18-20”)

Create a MC, chain 2.

Round 1: Work 10 dc in MC, join to 1st st. Pull tight to close.  (10)

Round 2: Chain 2, 2 dc in same stich as ch 2 and in each st around, join to 1st st. (20)

Round 3: Chain 2, 2 dc in same stitch as ch 2, 1 dc in next, *2 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next*, repeat from * until last stitch in the round, join to 1st st. (30)

Round 4-8: Chain 2, 1 dc in same stitch and each st around, join to 1st st.  (30)

Round 9-11: (Trim) Ch 1, sc in same stitch and each st around, join to 1st st. (30)

Finish off and weave in ends.

Child (20-21”)

Create a MC, ch 2.

Row 1: Work 10 dc in MC, join to 1st st. Pull tight to close. (10)

Row 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in same stitch as ch 2 and in each st around, join to 1st st. (20)

Row 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in same stitch as ch 2, 1 dc in next stitch, *2 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next*. Repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (30)

Row 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as ch 2, 1 dc in next 9 st, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 9 st, repeat from ** around, join to 1st st. (33)

Row 5-10: Ch 2, dc in same stitch as ch 2 and in each stitch around, join to 1st st. (33)

Row 11-13: (Trim) Ch 1, sc in same stitch as ch 1 and in each stitch around, join to 1st st. (33)

Finish off and weave in ends.

Teen/Adult (21-22”)

Create a MC, ch 2.

Row 1: Work 10 dc in MC, join to 1st st. Pull tight to close. (10)

Row 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in same stitch as ch 2, 2 dc in each stitch around, join to 1st st. (20)

Row 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in same stitch as ch 2, 1 dc in next st, *2 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next*. Repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (30)

Row 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in same stitch as ch 2, 1 dc in next 4 st, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 4 st.* Repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (36)

Row 5-10: Ch 2, dc in same st as ch 2 and in each st around, join to 1st st. (36)

Row 11-13: (Trim) Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch 1 and in each st around, join to 1st st. (36) Finish off and weave in ends.

Easy Peasy Chunky Slouch

Dude Washcloth- Free Crochet Pattern

I have a ton of cotton yarn! Mostly Knit Picks Dishie, that has been sitting in my stash for a while. I love to make washcloths with cotton yarn! I find they are so sturdy but soft and flexible at the same time! My favorite way to use them is in the kitchen! They are thick and great for cleaning up messes! So I used my one of my favorite stitch combos to create this the Dude Washcloth! This washcloth is thick, yet sturdy! You’ll want to make a whole bunch of these, because they are so quick and easy to work up!

The Dude Washcloth crochet pattern also has instructions on how to change the number of stitches so you can make it any size you want! Enjoy!

Dude Washcloth

 

Materials

  • 70 yards (each) worsted weight cotton yarn for set of 4
  • I (5.5mm) crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Tapestry needle

Difficulty

  • Easy

Gauge

  • Row 1 = 9”

Sizing

  • 9” x 9”

Pattern Notes

Starting chain does not count as first stitch, unless stated otherwise within the pattern.

To change size, just work in a multiple of 2 + 1 and make an even square.

Stitches Needed & Abbreviations

ch(s)- chain(s)

st(s)- stitch(es)

hdc- half double crochet

blo- back loop only

*- repeat from

Pattern

Ch 35

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and across. (34)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 1 hdc in blo of 1st st, 1 hdc in both loops of next st, *1 hdc in blo of next st, 1 hdc in both loops of next st*, repeat from * across. (34)

Rows 3-21: Repeat row 2.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

 

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Dude Washcloth

Stash Buster Sweater- Free Crochet Pattern

The Stash Buster Sweater is super easy and fun to make and can be used with any of your scrap yarn in any color combo you like! I used Knit Picks Brava Worsted for the Stash Buster Sweater.  You don’t  need to use the same brand of yarn for this though! Just any worsted weight yarn you have lying around the house will do! This pattern is easily customizable and versatile to get the fit and look you personally want! Even if you have never crocheted clothing before, you can make this sweater!

stash buster sweater

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stash buster sweater

 

Materials

  • 700-1240 yards light worsted weight yarn (Knit Picks Brava Worsted was used in sample.)
  • I (5.5mm) crochet hook or hook to obtain gauge
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Tapestry needle

Difficulty

  • Easy

Gauge

  • 14 dc + 8 rows = 4”

Sizing

  • XS – 30” bust, 32” finished circumference (700 yards)
  • S- 34” bust, 36” finished circumference (748 yards)
  • M- 38” bust, 40” finished circumference (905 yards)
  • L- 42” bust, 44” finished circumference (950 yards)
  • XL- 46” bust, 48” finished circumference (1100 yards)
  • 2X- 50” bust, 52” finished circumference (1240 yards)

Pattern Notes

Starting lch does not count as first stitch.

You can do your sweater in any color combo you like or in one solid color. I chose to do a color block combo. I did the first two colors for 12 rows each and the last color for 24 rows.

Rectangles are worked from the top down, so place colors accordingly if working with multiple colors.

Pattern is written in size XS with additional sizes in parentheses, with stitch count for all sizes in parentheses at the end of each row.

Stitches Needed & Abbreviations

st(s)- stitch(es)

ch-chain(s)

lch- long chain (pull up loop the length of a dc and then ch 1)

sc- single crochet

dc- double crochet

Rectangle (Make 2)

Ch 58 (65, 72, 79, 86, 93)

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and across. (56, 63, 70, 77, 84, 91)

Row 2: Lch, turn, 1 dc in each st across. (56, 63, 70, 77, 84, 91)

Repeat row 2 until rectangle is 24” or desired length. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Sewing Rectangles Together

stash buster sweater

Take your two rectangles and lay them on top of each other.

Pin where you plan to sew to make it easier to sew together. Pin and sew the top, leaving a 20” around hole in the middle for your head to go through (10” laid flat). For the sides, leave at least 12 rows on the top unsewn for your armholes and sew the rest of the way down until you get to the last 4 rows. Leave those unsewn.

stash buster sweater

Armhole Trim

Join yarn to underarm of armhole, facing the right side of your sweater. Ch 1 and sc evenly around the armhole, keeping track of the number of stitches you do. Join to 1st st. Ch 1 and sc in each st around, join to 1st st. Fasten off. Do the same on the other side, using the same number of stitches you did on the first armhole.

Neckline Trim

Join yarn to corner of the neckline. Ch 1 and sc evenly around the neckline. Join to 1st st.

Finishing

Fasten off. Weave in all ends. Block in needed.

Pattern is a copyright of Two Brothers Blankets. Please do not sell the pattern or alter in any way. (You may sell finished products from this pattern.) For pattern support please email twobrothersblankets@gmail.com. 

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Free Crochet Pattern- The Magnolia Scarf

The Magnolia Scarf uses the same fun stitch design as the Magnolia Shardi! It gives this infinity scarf a light and lacy look! Use a light sport weight or dk weight, make it in one color or multiple. The possibilities are endless! Please feel free to share this fun free pattern with your friends. And to be sure you don’t miss any of my new pattern releases, subscribe to my blog via email!

Purchase the printable pdf pattern HERE.

Materials

  • 389 yards sport (#2 weight) or DK (#3 weight) yarn
  • H (5.0mm) crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Tapestry needle

Difficulty

  • Beginner

Gauge

  • 16 dc = 4”

Sizing

  • 60” x 8”

Pattern Notes

Width of scarf can be adjusted by working multiples of 3 + 2 for your starting chain. Length can be adjusted by adjusting the number of rows you do.

Stitches Needed & Abbreviations

ch(s)- chain(s)

lch- long chain (pull up loop the length of a dc, ch 1)

st(s)- stitch(es)

sc- single crochet

dc- double crochet

**- repeat from

Scarf

Ch 32

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and across. (30 dc)

Row 2: Lch, turn, 1 dc in each st across. (30 dc)

Repeat row 2 until scarf measures about 40” long.

Row 3: Ch 5, turn, skip 2 sts, sc in next st, * ch 5, skip 2 sts, sc in next st*, repeat from * across.  (10 ch-5 spaces)

Row 4: Ch 5, turn, sc in next ch-5 space, *ch 5, sc in next ch- 5 space*, repeat from * across. (10 ch-5 spaces)

Repeat row 4 until entire scarf measures 60” long.

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, work 3 dc in each ch-5 space across. (30 dc)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew together both ends of the scarf to make it an infinity scarf. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Block if necessary.