Stargazing CAL

Stargazing Crochet Along

Welcome to the Stargazing CAL! Each pattern will be released 10:00AM AEST each Thursday from July 23 2020 to 20th August 2020.

The inspiration form this CAL came from camping at our little bush block, sitting by the camp fire watching the stars and drinking coffee. This CAL features star stitch and bean stitch.

This CAL gives you all the accessories you need to keep warm during your stargazing adventures.

Headband/Ear warmers

This deliciously warm headband hugs your ears to keep them warm and hold your hair out of your face. This will keep you warm without your hair-do getting in the way.

Beanie

This Beanie features a star on the crown of your head. The layers of stars and beans add thickness to the beanie to keep your head warm on cold nights. The design can be unisex with some colour choices.

Gloves

This pattern is written in for both 3/4 finger gloves and fingerless gloves. The gloves are great for keeping your hands warm while being able to maintain your dexterity while star watching. Great for eating snacks in.

Cowl

I love keeping my neck warm while out and about, but I find scarves are a little difficult to wear on the commute or when you are doing a lot of walking. This cowl keeps you warm without the long ends of the scarf.

Scarf

To round off the set I adapted the cowl pattern to a scarf. While Scarves are not my personal preference they are loved by others.

Complete Set

The complete set is available together as an e-Book on Ravelry at the start of the CAL and through out. If you enjoy the CAL please consider purchasing the pattern books to support new patterns.

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ItemRelease DateYarn Required (Worsted)
Head Warmer23rd July130m Approx
Beanie30th July220-260m Approx
Gloves 6th August260m Approx
Cowl13th August270m Approx
Scarf20th August640m Approx

At the start of the CAL all patterns will be released in an AD-Free PDF in my Ravelry store.
Each pattern will be released to the blog on the corresponding dates from the table. The yarnage required is given. These amounts are either one colour or two colours split 50/50.

I ask that if you enjoy these patterns that you considering purchasing the PDF files. This will help me come up with more patterns to share on my blog.

Stitches Needed

These patterns are written in US terminology. The following stitches are all used in the patterns. I particularly love the combination of bean stitch and star stitch. I like t think of the beans as coffee beans, perfect for fuelling late night stargazing.

  • CH: Chain
  • SL: Slip Stitch
  • SC: Single Crochet
  • HDC: Half double crochet
  • FPHDC: Front Post Half Double Crochet
  • FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
  • Bean stitch: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull loop through. Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, yarn over and pull loop through.  Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, yarn over and pull loop through. Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook. CH1.
  • First Star: To start a row, chain 3. Insert hook into 2nd chain from hook , yarn over and pull through, insert hook into third from hook yarn over and pull through, insert into the base stitch of the chain, yarn over and pull through. In the next stitch insert hook, yarn over and pull through, you will not have 5 loops on the hook. Insert into the next stitch, yarn over and pull through. Yarn over and pull through all loops on the hook. CH1.
  • Remainder of Star Row: insert hook into the chain space, yarn over and pull through, insert hook into the last loop of previous star, yarn over and pull through, insert into base of previous star, yarn over and pull through, In the first stitch along insert hook, yarn over and pull through, you will not have 5 loops on the hook. Insert into next stitch, yarn over and pull through. Yarn over and pull through all loops on the hook. CH1.If you are not familiar with star stitch follow tutorial steps 12 and 13.

Bean Stitch Tutorial

Star Stitch Tutorial

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Patterns:

When each pattern is released the post will become available here. All patterns are available in an Ad-free PDF file on my Ravelry account from the start of the CAL.

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Terms of Use:

These original patterns are designed by the Crafty Commuter  and are for personal use only. This pattern or part of the pattern may not be reproduced, distributed or resold, translated, published, altered, posted for free or sell on the internet or offline. You can sell your finished product made from this pattern, in small quantities, provided that they are handmade by you and you must give credit to  Crafty Commuter Designs in your listing and advertising of your product.