CROCHET SCARF – Free Pattern

I designed this pattern last year, when I was asked by Tusen Ideer to participate in an annual charity case here in Norway, hosted by Kirkens Bymisjon. Each year thousands of people across our country knit or crochet homemade orange scarves, which are being handed out to homeless people on November 1st.

Use my pattern to make a crochet scarf for someone who really needs it, for someone you care about, for someone you don´t care about or just for yourself. Either way I hope you enjoy it 🙂


DESIGN AND PATTERN:  Hege Espeland Lygre
Please read the Terms of use for my crochet patterns.


What you´ll need

  • Wool yarn – compatible with crochet hook 5 mm (H/8).
  • Crochet Hook – 7 mm (two sizes up to make the scarf softer and looser)

Stitches/Abbreviations (US terms):

  • ch (chain/slip knot) – Watch video
  • sl st (slip stitch) – Watch video
  • sc (single crochet) – Watch video
  • dc (double crochet) – Watch video
  • puff stitch (ps) – step by step photo below
  • YO (yarn over)
  • st (stitch)
  • ch sp (chain space)
  • R (row/round)

Special stitch:

  • Puff stitch: YO (photo 1), insert hook in ch sp and pull up loop (photo 2) = 3 st, YO, insert hook in same ch sp, pull up loop (photo 3) = 5 st. YO, insert hook in same ch sp, pull up loop (3) = 7 st. YO, pull through 6 st on hook (photo 4) = 2 st remaining, YO, pull through last 2 st (photo 5) = 1 puff stitch (photo 6).

Note!

  • Turn your work at the end of each row and start every new row with 3 ch (counts as the first dc).
    Watch video – how to start a new row.

PATTERN

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R1: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in each of next 3 ch, * 1 ch, skip 2 ch, (1 ps, 2 ch, 1 ps) in next ch, 1 ch, skip 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 5 ch * Repeat from * 2 more times.

R2: 3 ch (counts as first dc), 1 dc in each of next 4 dc, * 1 ch, (1 ps, 2 ch, 1 ps) in ch sp between ps, 1 ch, 1 dc in each of next 5 dc * Repeat from * 2 more times.

R3-99 (or as many rows as you need to get the desired length)Repeat R2.
Fasten off.

 

Edge

R1: Sc all the way around, with 2 sc in each corner. (On the long sides you make 2 sc in each row of dc and on the short sides you make 1 sc in each dc + 5 sc over each puff stitch group (2 sc in first ch sp, 1 sc in middle ch sp, 2 sc in last ch sp).
R2: Sc in back loop all the way around, with 2 sc in each of the two corner sc from last row.
Fasten off.

Tip1: If you want a longer scarf you just add as many rows as you need to get the desired length.

Tip2: Sew some buttons on one of the short sides to turn the scarf into an infinity scarf.

 


Good luck! 🙂 

If you use my patterns please link back to www.HELdesign.com.
And if you need any help just leave me a comment in the comment box below or e-mail me at: hege@heldesign.com.


Would you like to learn how to crochet? Visit my YouTube channel, there you´ll find videos of the basic stitches and with time there will also be special stitches, various projects and requests.

Contact me if you have any questions 🙂

CROCHET HEART for Valentine´s Day card – Free pattern

With a crochet hook and some scrap yarn you´ll make these cute, tiny crochet hearts in a few minutes. And with Valentine´s Day right around the corner, they´re perfect as decorations on a homemade card. 


DESIGN AND PATTERN:  Hege Espeland Lygre
Please read the Terms of use for my crochet patterns.


What you´ll need

  • Scrap yarn
  • Crochet hook that goes with your yarn (check the label)

Stitches/Abbreviations:

Special stitch


PATTERN

Make MR. Tighten it until the ring is about 1 cm (about half an inch).
Then you crochet the following stitches in the MR:

(3 ch, 3 tr, 3 dc, 1 ch, 1 tr, 1 ch, 3 dc, 3 tr, 3 ch, 1 sl st)

Tighten the magic ring until the opening is closed. Cut off and sew in the ends.

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With some thick paper (I used watercolor paper), a pen and some glue you can easily make your own card for your mom on Mother´s Day or for your love on Valentine´s Day.
I recommend using a pencil to sketch out the words before you go over it with a pen/marker. Glue on as many hearts as you want, and voila – you have your own homemade card.

 

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The hearts can also be used to decorate presents. On the photos they´re used on Christmas presents, but they´re just as perfect on birthday gifts and other type of presents.

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Good luck! 🙂 

If you use my patterns please link back to www.HELdesign.com.
And if you need any help just leave me a comment in the comment box below or e-mail me at: hege@heldesign.com.


Would you like to learn how to crochet? Visit my YouTube channel, there you´ll find videos of the basic stitches and with time there will also be special stitches, various projects and requests.

Contact me if you have any questions 🙂

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CROCHET HAT – Free pattern

The spring is on its way but a hat always comes in handy no matter what time of year it is, wether you´re sitting outside on a chilly spring night, or you´re out on a boat on a cold and windy day, if you´re having a bad hair day or simply just want to wear a hat! I wrote the pattern for this easy crochet hat for my cousin last year and I thought I´d share it with you as well!


DESIGN AND PATTERN:  Hege Espeland Lygre
Please read the Terms of use for my crochet patterns.


The hat is made of only single crochet and half double crochet so hopefully it´s easy enough even for a beginner.


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What you´ll need

  • Yarn – Baby wool
    – Hat #1: cream and scraps of gray
    – Hat #2: light blue and gray
    – Hat #3: light blue, medium blue and dark blue
  • Crochet hook – G

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Stitches/Abbreviations:

  • ch(s) (chain(s)
  • sl st (slip stitch)
  • sc (single crochet)
  • hdc (half double crochet)
  • st(s) (stitch(es)
  • rnd (round)
  • tog (together)
  • Here you can watch my videos on how to crochet the different stitches

Special stitches

  • Magic ring
    Here
    you can watch my video on how to crochet a magic ring.

Misc

  • Every rnd of hdc starts with 2 chs, they count as the first hdc.
  • Every rnd of hdc joins with a sl st in the topof the 2 chs in the beginning.
  • Every rnd of sc starts with 1 ch, and then sc in the same st.
  • Every rnd of sc joins with a sl st in the first sc.
  • Increase: 2 sc in same stitch.
  • Decrease: 2 sc together: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over hook, pull yarn through one loop, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over hook, pull yarn through one loop, yarn over hook, pull yarn through all three loops on hook.
  • If you want the hat to be tighter or looser you can use a smaller or larger crochet hook, or you can finish off or continue increasing until you have as many stitches as you want. If you want the hat to be longer you can crochet some extra rounds before the edge (on hat # 3 you make the extra rounds before you start decreasing).

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HAT # 1 AND 2

Rnd 1: Make 8 sc in a magic ring. Tip: don´t tighten the ring until you´re done with the second rnd.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st all the way around = 16 sc

Rnd 3: Increase: 2 hdc in every 2. st = 24 hdc

Rnd 4: 2 hdc in every 3. st = 32 hdc

Rnd 5: 2 hdc in every 4. st = 40 hdc

Rnd 6: 2 hdc in every 5. st = 48 hdc

Rnd 7: 2 hdc in every 6. st = 56 hdc

Rnd 8: 2 sc in every 7. st = 64 sc

Rnd 9: 1 sc in each st all the way around = 64 sc

Rnd 10: 2 hdc in every 8. st = 72 hdc

Rnd 11: 2 hdc in every 9. st = 80 hdc

Rnd 12: 2 hdc in every 10. st = 88 hdc

Rnd 13: 1 hdc in each st all the way around = 88 hdc

Rnd 14: Same as rnd 13 = 88 hdc

Rnd 15: 1 sc in each st all the way around = 88 sc

Rnd 16: Same as rnd 15 = 88 sc

Rnd 17 – 21: Same as rnd 13 = 88 hdc

Rnd 22 – 23: Same as rnd 15 = 88 sc

Rnd 24 – 28: Same as rnd 13 = 88 hdc

Rnd 29 – 30: Same as rnd 15 = 88 sc

Rnd 31 – 35: Same as rnd 13 = 88 hdc

Rnd 36 – 37: Same as rnd 15 = 88 sc

Rnd 38: Same as rnd 13 = 88 hdc. If you want the hat to be longer you can make some extra rnds here.

Rnd 39 – 42: Same as rnd 15 = 88 sc. Cut off and sew in all the ends.

 

HAT # 3

(this is slightly more baggy than the first two hats)

Rnd 1 – 12: Same as Hat # 1 and 2 = 88 hdc

Rnd 13: Increase: 2 hdc in every 11. st = 96 hdc

Rnd 14: 2 hdc in every 12. st = 104 hdc

Rnd 15: 1 sc in each st all the way around = 104 sc

Rnd 16: Same as rnd 15 = 104 sc

Rnd 17: 1 hdc in each st all the way around = 104 hdc

Rnd 18 – 21: Same as rnd 17 = 104 hdc

Rnd 22 – 23: Same as rnd 15 = 104 sc

Rnd 24 – 28: Same as rnd 17 = 104 hdc

Rnd 29 – 30: Same as rnd 15 = 104 sc

Rnd 31 – 35: Same as rnd 17 = 104 hdc. If you want the hat to be longer you can make some extra rnds here.

Rnd 36: Decrease: 12. and 13. hdc tog = 96 hdc

Rnd 37: 11. and 12. sc tog = 88 sc

Rnd 38 – 41: Same as rnd 15 = 88 sc. Cut off and sew in all the ends.

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Good luck! 🙂 

If you use my patterns please link back to www.HELdesign.com.
And if you need any help just leave me a comment in the comment box below or e-mail me at: hege@heldesign.com.


Would you like to learn how to crochet? Visit my YouTube channel, there you´ll find videos of the basic stitches and with time there will also be special stitches, various projects and requests.

Contact me if you have any questions 🙂


 

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CROCHET EASTER EGG – Free pattern

Easter is coming up but there is still time to make more Easter decorations. Here´s a pattern for some cute and simple crochet eggs that you can make in one evening!


DESIGN AND PATTERN: HEGE ESPELAND LYGRE
Please read the Terms of use for my crochet patterns.


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What you´ll need:

  • Yarn – thin cotton (the type you use on doilys)
  • Steel crochet hook – I used a hook with metric size 1,25 mm. I couldn´t find the exact US measure but a 1,15 mm is a steel hook 10 and a 1,3 mm is a steel hook 9
  • Easter egg – 3.5 inches/9 cm (height) x 2.4 inches/6 cm (thickness)

Stitches/Abbreviations:

  • ch(s) (chain(s)
  • sl st (slip stitch)
  • sc (single crochet)
  • dc (double crochet)
  • ch sp (chain space)
  • st(s) (stitch(es)
  • rnd (round)
  • 2 dc tog (2 double crochet together/decrease)
  • Here you can watch my videos on how to crochet the different stitches

Misc

  • Every rnd starts with 3 chs, they count as the first dc.
  • I haven´t tested the gauge for this pattern, if the «cover» is too big or too small for the egg you can try changing to a smaller og bigger steel crochet hook, or you can make one or two more or less rounds before you begin decreasing on rnd 10.

PATTERN

Chain 6, make a ring by joining with a sl st in the first ch. Start with 3 chs on each round (count as the first dc).

Rnd 1: The entire rnd is crocheted inside the ring: (3 dc, ch 2) x 4 = 3 dc + ch sp x 4

Rnd 2: (1 dc, 2 dc in next, 1 dc, ch 2) x 4 = 4 dc + ch sp x 4

Rnd 3: (2 dc (means that you make 1 dc in each of the next two st), 1 dc between second and third st, 2 dc, ch 3) x 4 = 5 dc + ch sp x 4

Rnd 4: (2 dc, 2 dc in next, 2 dc, ch 4) x 4 = 6 dc + ch sp x 4

Rnd 5: (3 dc, 1 dc between third and forth st, 3 dc, ch 5,) x 4 = 7 dc + ch sp x 4

6. omg: (3 dc, 2 dc in next, 3 dc, ch 5) x 4 = 8 dc + ch sp x4

7. – 9. omg: (8 dc, ch 5) x 4 = 8 dc + ch sp x 4

10. omg: (3 dc, 2 dc tog, 3 dc, ch 4) x 4 = 7 dc + ch sp x 4

11. omg: (3 dc, 2 dc tog, 2 dc, ch 3) x 4 = 6 dc + ch sp x 4. After this rnd you must continue working on the egg.

12. omg: (2 dc, 2 dc tog, 2 dc, ch 3) x 4 = 5 dc + ch sp x 4

13. omg: (2 dc, 2 dc tog, 1 dc, ch 2) x 4 = 4 dc + ch sp x 4

14. omg: (1 dc, 2 dc tog, 1 dc) x 4 = 12 dc

Make a string if you want to hang up the egg.

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Good luck! 🙂 

If you use my patterns please link back to www.HELdesign.com.
And if you need any help just leave me a comment in the comment box below or e-mail me at: hege@heldesign.com.


Would you like to learn how to crochet? Visit my YouTube channel, there you´ll find videos of the basic stitches and with time there will also be special stitches, various projects and requests.

Contact me if you have any questions 🙂


CROCHET HEART POCKET for Valentines day – Free pattern

A cute crochet heart pocket for the wine bottle, with room for a heart shaped card. Just as perfect for your boyfriend on Valentines day as it is for a friend´s birthday!


DESIGN AND PATTERN: HEGE ESPELAND LYGRE

Please read the Terms of use for my crochet patterns.


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What you´ll need:

  • Yarn (I used cotton)
  • Crochet Hook – Size D

Stitches/Abbreviations:

  • ch(s) (chain(s)
  • sl st (slip stitch)
  • sc (single crochet)
  • hdc (half double crochet)
  • dc (double crochet)
  • ch sp (chain space)
  • st(s) (stitch(es)
  • rnd (round)
  • tog (together)
  • Here you can watch my videos on how to crochet the different stitches.

Special stitches

  • Magic ring
  • Here you can watch my video on how you crochet a magic ring.

PATTERN

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Rnd 1: 
Make 10 sc in a magic ring, join with sl st in the first st. Tip: don´t tighten the ring until you´re done with the second rnd.

Rnd 2: 1 sc, 1 sc in the same st that you made the sl st, (hdc, dc) in the next, 2 dc in the next 2 sts, hdc in the next, (hdc, dc, hdc) in the next, hdc in the next, 2 dc in the next 2 sts, (dc, hdc) in the next, join with sl st in the first st.

Rnd 3: On this round you´re not doing anything in the first st so you´ll start with (sc, hdc) in the second st, 2 dc in the next 5 sts, hdc in the next 2 sts, (hdc, sc) in the next, join with sl st in the first st.

4. omg: Start like you did on rnd 3 with sc in the second st, (sc, hdc) in the next, 2 dc in the next 6 sts, hdc in the next 7 sts, 3 sc in the next, hdc in the next 7 sts, 2 dc in the next 6 sts, (hdc, sc) in the next, sc in the next, join with sl st in the first st.

5. omg: Don´t make this round until you´ve finished part 2!
*Ch 3, skip 1 st, sl st in the next* – repeat from * til * all the way around. When you come down to part 2 (after approx. 6 ch sp) you crochet through both parts/layers at the same time. Join with sl st in the first st, ch 30 (loop), sl st in the same st. Cut the yarn and weave in the ends.

PART 2 

Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in the first st, turn = 3 dc

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in the first st, sc in the next, 2 sc in the last st, turn = 5 sc

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in the first st, (ch 3, skip 1 st, sc in the next) x 2, turn.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in the first st, (ch 3, sc in the next ch sp) x 2, ch 3, sc in the last st, turn.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in the first st, (ch 3, sc in the next ch sp) x 3, ch 3, sc in the last st, turn.

Rnd. 6: Ch 1, sc in the first st, (ch 1, dc) in the next ch sp x 5, skip the next ch sp, sl st in sc between the 2nd and 3rd ch sp on rnd 5, skip the next ch sp, (dc, ch 1) in the next ch sp x 5, sc in the last st, don´t turn!

Rnd 7: Edge around part 2
Ch 1, 6 sc down the side, 3 sc in the bottom/point, 6 sc up the side, sc i the first sc on rnd 6, (ch 2, skip the next st, sc in the next) x 5, sl st in the next, sc in the next, (ch 2, skip the next st, sc in the next) x 4, ch 2, skip the next st, join with sl st in the first sc on rnd 6.

Rnd 8: Put the wrong side of part 2 facing the right side of part 1 with the bottom part of the heart (the points) joining each other. Crochet the two parts together as explained on part 1, rnd 5.

Cut out a heart in paper or card board that fits the heart pocket. Write something nice on the card, put it in the pocket and hang it on the wine bottle, bear bottle or whatever you want, then give it to a loved one!

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A few variations!

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Stuffed heart
Make two pieces of part 1, but only rnd 1-4 (don´t make rnd 5). Put one on top of the other with wrong sides facing each other. Now you make rnd 5, but you crochet through both parts at the same time. When you have about 10 sts left you fill it with some sort of stuffing before you finish the last 10 sts. After joining with sl st in the first st, ch 30 (loop) and join again with sl st in the same st.

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Card with crochet heart
Cut out a rectangle in paper or card board, fold it in half and glue a heart (part 1) on the front.


Good luck! 🙂 

If you use my patterns please link back to www.HELdesign.com.
And if you need any help just leave me a comment in the comment box below or e-mail me at: hege@heldesign.com.


Would you like to learn how to crochet? Visit my YouTube channel, there you´ll find videos of the basic stitches and with time there will also be special stitches, various projects and requests.

Contact me if you have any questions 🙂


TERMS OF USE – For my crochet patterns!

Respect my copyright!

You´re welcome to use my patterns for your personal use, but you can not copy or resell my patterns, nor use photos without my permission. You can not copy or post my patterns any other places, but feel free to link back to me.

Don´t steal!

I spend a lot of time making and transcribing my patterns, so don´t copy them and change a few things and then claim them as your own.

Selling items made from my patterns:

My patterns are for private use only! You are not allowed to sell my patterns nor make items from them to be sold on the commercial market.

If you use my patterns please link back to www.HELdesign.com.


CROCHET BASKET – Free pattern

Make a cute little basket! Perfect for your keys, pocket change or other small items. You can also make it larger and use it as a bowl, a cover for your plants etc. The ways to use it are endless!


DESIGN AND PATTERN: HEGE ESPELAND LYGRE
Please read the Terms of use for my crochet patterns.


What you´ll need:

  • Scrap yarn
  • Crochet hook – Size D or whatever hook you´ll need to get a stiff basket, that means a smaller hook than you´d normally use.

Stitches/Abbreviations

Special stitches

Misc

  • The basket is crocheted in rounds, that means that you do not join after each round, you continue to crochet in the next stitch on the next round. It might be a good idea to use some yarn or a stitch marker to show where each round ends.
  • Increase: 2 sc in same stitch.
  • Decrease: 2 sc together: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over hook, pull yarn through one loop, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over hook, pull yarn through one loop, yarn over hook, pull yarn through all three loops on hook.

PATTERN

IMG_20140817_232807Rnd 1: Make 10 sc in a magic ring, don´t fasten with sl st in the first st. Tip: don´t tighten the ring until you´re done with the second rnd.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st all the way around = 20 sc

Rnd 3: *1 sc, 2 sc in next st*. Repeat from * to * all the way around = 30 sc  

Rnd 4: 1 sc in each st all the way around = 30 sc

Rnd 5: *2 sc, 2 sc in next st*. Repeat from * to * all the way around = 40 sc  

Rnd 6: 1 sc in each st all the way around = 40 sc

Rnd 7: *3 sc, 2 sc in next st*. Repeat from * to * all the way around = 50 sc  

Rnd 8: 1 sc in each st all the way around = 50 sc

Rnd 9: *4 sc, 2 sc in next st*. Repeat from * to * all the way around = 60 sc

Rnd 10: *5 sc, 2 sc in next st*. Repeat from * to * all the way around = 70 sc

Rnd 11: Decrease: *5 sc, next 2 sts tog*. Repeat from * to * all the way around = 60 sc  

Rnd 12 – 18: 1 sc in each st all the way around = 60 sc

Rnd 19: sl st in next st, ch 1, 1 sc in the same st as sl st. 1 sc in each of the remaining sts all the way around, join with sl st in the first st.

Cut the yarn and weave in the ends!

Tip! If you want a bigger basket you just continue to increase after rnd 10 until you get the size that you want. The same goes for the height, if you want the basket to be lower you crochet less than 19 rounds and if you want it to be taller you crochet more than 19 rounds.

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If you use my patterns please link back to www.HELdesign.com.


Good luck! 
If you need any help just leave me a comment in the comment box below or e-mail me at: hege@heldesign.com.


Would you like to learn how to crochet? Visit my YouTube channel, there you´ll find videos of the basic stitches and with time there will also be special stitches, various projects and requests.

Contact me if you have any questions 🙂