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15 (Mostly Free) Crochet Patterns for Chevron and Ripple Accessories for Women

Thursday, August 16, 2018

I'm Marie from Underground Crafter and I'm here to share a roundup of seasonal crochet patterns designed by Crochet Guild of America members. This month's theme is chevrons and ripples. I’m sharing 15 (mostly free) crochet patterns for women’s accessories that would be perfect for the fall. Each includes chevrons or ripples prominently in the design.

This roundup includes shawls and wraps, scarves and cowls, tops, ponchos, bags, and mittens. All images are © the respective designer or publisher and are used with permission.

15 (Mostly Free) Crochet Patterns for Chevrons and Ripple Accessories

Roundup by Underground Crafter

Left column, from top to bottom:
  • Warm Waves Mittens, premium crochet pattern by Trifles n Treasures: This pattern is available in 4 sizes from toddler through adult large.
  • Granny Chevron Wrap, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter: This rectangular wrap combines ripples and color blocking for a dramatic effect.
  • Excursion Wrap, premium crochet pattern by Linda Dean Crochet: This striped, lacy wrap uses a simple row repeat pattern.
  • Granny Ripple Wrap, free crochet pattern by Jessie At Home: This tassled wrap is made with an ombre yarn that does the colorwork for you.
  • Pearl Cowl, premium crochet pattern by Gwen Buttke McGannon: This buttoned cowl is worked in one piece.

Center column, from top to bottom:
  • Perfect Simple Cowl Poncho, free crochet pattern by Marly Bird: This pattern includes abbreviations, international stitch symbols, and video tutorials.
  • Chevron Chic Tote Bag, premium crochet pattern by A Crocheted Simplicity: This stylish tote can be made with crocheted straps or purchased handles.
  • Merry Pompom Scarf, premium crochet pattern by Karen McKenna: This striped scarf features pompoms for embellishment.
  • Autumn Sky Wrap, premium crochet pattern by Blackstone Designs: This one-piece, fringed wrap makes a bold statement.
  • Chevron Tank Top, free crochet pattern by Busting Stitches: This pattern is available in seven sizes from XS through 3X.

Right column, from top to bottom:
  • Sands by the Sea Shore, free crochet pattern by ELK Studio: This chevron wrap features asymmetrical stripes.
  • Chevron Lace Infinity Scarf, free crochet pattern by Moogly: This pattern is part of the Chevron Lace series and includes both pattern abbreviations and an international stitch symbol chart.
  • Mini-Chevron Infinity Scarf, free crochet pattern by Celtic Knot Crochet: This single crochet chevron uses a one-row repeat. The pattern includes both written abbreviations and international stitch symbols.
  • Peppermint Wrap, free crochet pattern by American Crochet: This striped rectangular wrap is worked lengthwise.
  • Wriggle Wrap, premium crochet pattern by Edie Eckman: This buttoned, striped wrap is one of 30+ projects featured in this issue of Crochetscene magazine.

I hope you enjoyed this roundup! You can find more project inspiration on my Crochet Accessories for Women Pinterest Board.

Book Review & Author Interview - Crochet for the Absolute Beginner by Pauline Turner

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Title: Crochet For the Absolute Beginner
Author: Pauline Turner
MSRP: $19.95 USD

Book review by Pia Thadani - Stitches n Scraps

A free review copy of Crochet For the Absolute Beginner was provided to me by Search Press. Although I accept free products for review, I do not guarantee a positive review.  My reviews are based entirely on my honest opinions. All images of copyrighted material are used with permission. 



One of my favorite parts of the CGOA Chain Link Conference this year was getting to meet Pauline Turner. I took one of her classes and besides learning a lot, it was very entertaining. She's an absolute riot, and a genuinely nice person too.

Pauline Turner teaching a class on cutting crochet


Pauline was inducted into the CGOA Hall of Fame this year, and I had the pleasure of interviewing her on Facebook live. We talked about her book, Crochet for the Absolute Beginner, along with some of her other books, and other exciting directions her work has taken her.



Crochet for the Absolute Beginner was first published in 2005 as the Beginner's Guide to Crochet. It was such a popular book that it's been republished (a few times, I believe) since then.

This latest edition has all the same text and images in an updated, easy to read layout. It also features a spiral binding, so that it can be opened completely flat. This is important when your hands are too busy crocheting to hold a book open!

Inside Cover - Crochet for the Absolute Beginner


This book is exactly what it says - a comprehensive guide for brand new crocheters. It takes you from choosing yarns and hooks, through all the basic stitches and more. As she teaches each stitch, Pauline also shows the abbreviations and chart symbols. This way students can learn the language of patterns and charts seamlessly, as they learn each stitch.

Contents - Crochet for the Absolute Beginner


One little feature I absolutely love is this fold-out abbreviations list. When opened, it sits to the right of the book pages, so no matter what page you are on you can always see the list of abbreviations! What a great tool for learning to read patterns.

Fold Out Abbreviations List - Crochet for the Absolute Beginner


If you need help with pattern reading, chart reading, or just brushing up on your basic skills, this book is for you. Even if you don't, there are plenty of patterns to enjoy as well! It's also a great gift to help spread the love of crochet to someone who might want to learn.

Cover - Crochet for the Absolute Beginner


You can enter to win your own copy of Crochet For the Absolute Beginner. This prize is generously provided by the publisher, Search Press. To be eligible, you must be 18 years of age or older, with a valid shipping address in the US. The winner will be contacted by email, and must reply to that email and provide the shipping address within 1 week in order to receive the prize. If the winner does not reply within 1 week, a new winner will be selected. See entry form for full terms.

The giveaway ends at 11:59pm US central time on August 31st 2018. Hurry and enter below! 

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