Nova Shrug Free Crochet Pattern

Today I want to share with your my review of KT and the Squid’s hand dyed yarn AND a new free pattern I created with it, the Nova Shrug!

Nova Shrug

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!

You can purchase the ad-free, printable pdf version of the pattern on Ravelry or Etsy!

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. 

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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.

 

Lacy Scarf Crochet Pattern

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Lacy Scarf Crochet Pattern

Much of the world is still experiencing some very cold weather, but I know much of the world is also very ready for spring! Today I’m releasing my first Spring 2018 crochet pattern, the Lacy Scarf!

The Lacy Scarf is super versatile! It can be made in sport or DK weight yarn, and the width and length can be adjusted. It has a light, lacy look to it but uses very simple stitch combos to create that elegant look!

This scarf crochet pattern is labeled easy for pattern difficulty and the scarf is one size fits all. The pattern uses a mix of chains and double crochet stitches to create the lacy shell look that it has. As long as you know how to do all of the basic crochet stitches, you should be able to make this scarf. 

I used Knit Picks Brava Sport yarn in the colorway Seashell to create the Lacy Scarf sample pictured above. I absolutely love Brava Sport because it is so durable, yet soft! It is 100% acrylic and is machine washable! I use this yarn for quite a few of my designs and I highly recommend it!

You can purchase this crochet pattern on Ravelry and Etsy

If you’re looking for more spring scarves check out the Kellie Cowl