This is Marie from Underground Crafter. I shared a teaser about the Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long last week. To recap, this is a 3-part project where you can make a beautiful rectangular shawl in 3 colors of Lion Brand Jeans (or Jeans Colors). I designed the Phoenix Wrap to meet the donation requirements to Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc., a local NYC charity that distributes handmade garments and wardrobe staples to domestic violence survivors. Your version of the Phoenix Wrap can be made to keep, to donate to Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc. or locally, to gift, or to sell.
You can get the first part of the Phoenix Wrap pattern here. You’ll start off by crocheting the center panel, which uses all three of your colors. I used Lion Brand Jeans in 150 Vintage, 108 Brand New, and 153 Stovepipe. You don’t need to fasten off when you make color changes and you can leave the yarn strands hanging on the side (at the right in the photo below)…
…because you will finish by working a border around the center panel that will cover over any yarn tails. In the next part of the Phoenix Wrap (on August 15), you’ll add the next panel onto this piece.
Next week, I’ll be sharing an interview with Sue Rock on Lion Brand’s blog so you can find out more about why her organization focuses on garments, bags, ponchos, and shawls, rather than winter accessories like hats and mittens. Until then, I wanted to share with you 13 more free crochet patterns in Lion Brand Jeans and Jeans Colors that would be perfect for donating to Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc.
Jeans and Jeans Colors are great yarns for wardrobe staples because they are super soft, so you can wear them next to your skin; easy to care for, so you can wash them frequently, if necessary; and both yarns are available in some great colors!
These patterns include garments, bags, and wraps. Photos are copyright the respective publisher and are used with permission.
These six free crochet patterns include a skirt and a dress and cardigans in different styles. Any one of these would make an ideal central piece for your wardrobe.
Penelope Dress by Sewrella: This A-line dress in 2 colors looks great on a variety of body types and is available in 7 sizes from XS through 3XL.
Harold Cardigan by Two of Wands: This chunky and cozy cardigan is made with 2 strands of Jeans held together. The pattern is available in 3 sizes from XS/S through XL/XXL.
Kristie Blanket Cardigan by Stitching Together: This oversized, cozy cardigan is made with 2 colors and includes instructions for adjusting the size.
Ruffle Sleeve Cardigan by Sewrella: This beginner-friendly garment makes a great layering piece. It includes a video tutorial and is available in 7 sizes from XS through XXXL.
Comfy Kimono Blanket Cardigan by Nana’s Crafty Home: This oversized cardigan pattern in 2 colors includes a video tutorial for the front and back post ribbing stitches.
Granny Square Skirt by Teresa Chorzepa for Lion Brand: This 4-color motif skirt is available in 2 sizes from S/M through L/1X.
These four free crochet patterns for shawls, wraps, and ponchos are great accessories that can transform an outfit so that you can get more use out of each garment in your closet.
The Weekender Shawl by Petals to Picots: This reversible, 3-color shawl has a versatile, triangular shape that can be styled in several different ways.
Tangram Wrap by One Dog Woof: This long and luxurious rectangular wrap can also be worn as a super scarf. It uses 6 colors.
Azul V-Mesh Easy Poncho by Mama in a Stitch: This 3-color poncho is perfect for an on-the-go woman because it is short enough to avoid sitting on the fringe.
Shades of Indigo Poncho by Two of Wands: This beginner-friendly, 7-color poncho includes a tasseled belt so you can also wear it closed.
These three free crochet patterns for bags are designed to carry your necessities while adding a touch of style.
Modular Pocket Bag by Nicki’s Homemade Crafts: This 5-color tote has plenty of room inside. The pattern includes photo and video tutorials for assembly and finishing.
Weekend Bucket Bag by Moogly: This 2-color bag includes a front pocket for your phone and a sturdy, plastic canvas base.
Dallas Tote by Teresa Chorzepa for Lion Brand: This 3-color pleated bag pattern includes several assembly diagrams.
I hope you enjoyed this collection of free crochet patterns. Don’t forget to join in the Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long!
I’ll be back on August 15 to share the next part of the pattern and my interview with Sue Rock!