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clever

crafts / crochet

crocheted
Accessories

“wow” factor

Editor Brett Bara and her A-list lineup of crochet designers
will help you incorporate eye-catching handmade accessories into your
everyday wardrobe! In Clever Crocheted Accessories, you’ll find 25 projects
that will not only be fun and easy to make, but will also add that extra burst of
color and visual interest to any outfit.

Let Clever Crocheted Accessories be your go-to guide for adding the “wow”
factor to any ensemble. You’ll be surprised at the gorgeous pieces you can
make in just one weekend!

Photography by Joe Hancock
12CR03 K $22.95

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From colorful socks, warm mitts, and airy shawls to beautiful brooches,
charming handbags, and even a stunning cocktail ring—these and a variety
of other projects are travel-friendly enough to make anywhere. Whether you
are just getting “hooked” on crochet or you are looking for ways to challenge
yourself, this book contains projects that will capture your imagination.

Brett Bara was the editor of
Crochet Today and continues
to host the popular show Knit
and Crochet Now! on public
television. Previously she was
crafts editor at Woman’s Day
Special Interest Publications and
a writer for numerous national
magazines including Marie Claire,
Cosmopolitan, Details, Men’s
Health, and Prevention. She is the
author of Sewing in a Straight Line:
Quick and Crafty Projects You Can
Make by Simply Sewing Straight
and she blogs about crafts, DIY,
and food at www.brettbara.com.

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25 quick

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Contents
introduction 6
K
Saturday Beret 8
Fine Feathered Cloche 12
Interlocking Rings Necklace 16
The Perfect Winter Cap 20
Diamond Lace Socks 24
Entwined Ear Warmer 28
Cabled Mitts 32
Knotty Herringbone Scarf 36
Dazzling Ring 40
Retro/Modern Tablet Cozy 44
Silky-Soft Scarf 48
Embellished Belt 52
Stripey Mitts 56
Kings County Pork Pie Hat 62
Cozy Cowl 68
Flowering Change Purse 72
Mixed-Motif Clutch 76
Chunky Flower Brooch 82
Amazing Motif Bag 86
Drop Leaf Earrings 90
Hiking Socks 94
Light-as-Air Neckerchief 100
Geometry Shawl 106
Sedimentary Hat 110
Chunky Capelet 114
K

abbreviations 120
techniques 121
sources for yarns 126
index 127

Introduction
Accessories are among my very favorite things to crochet.
They’re quick to make (hello, instant gratification!), require little yarn
(which means they're easy on the wallet), and they’re the perfect way to
incorporate handmade pieces into any wardrobe.
When I began working on this book, I set out to compile a group of projects
that would be my dream collection of accessories, created by my dream
team of designers. I wanted to feature a wide variety of projects, ranging from simple basics that will never go out of style to snazzier pieces
with a modern edge. To accomplish that, I reached out to some of the best
designers in the crochet community and asked them to contribute—and
not surprisingly, they all amazed me with their skills, creating some truly
beautiful patterns.
I hope you’ll enjoy the result! No matter what type of crochet accessory
you’re looking for, chances are there’s something here for you. From hats
and scarves to bags and jewelry, many of these projects can be completed
in the time it takes to take the train from Chicago to St. Louis—and are
travel-friendly enough to take anywhere. But there are a few more involved
designs to sink your hooks into, too. If you’re a crocheter who’s ready to
move beyond basics, lots of these projects are designed to help you build
your skills—so you’re guaranteed to learn a lot along the way. (And the
experienced among you are sure to find some challenges here, too.)
I hope you’ll enjoy this collection as much as I do. I was so inspired while
working on this book that I’ve already made one project from it (Ellen
Gormley’s Saturday Beret on page 8; it turned out great!) . . . and I’ve got
my eye on many others, too!
Happy stitching!

Brett Bara

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Finished
Measurements

20½" (52 cm)
circumference, unstretched.
Note: Hat will stretch to
fit 20–23" (51–58.5 cm)
circumference.

Yarn

Worsted weight
(#4 Medium).
Shown here: Berroco Ultra
Alpaca (50% alpaca, 50%
wool; 215 yd [198 m]/3.5 oz
[100 g]): #6206 Light Gray
(MC) and #6289 Charcoal
Mix (CC), 1 hank each.

Hook

Size H/8 (5 mm) or size
needed to obtain gauge.

Notions

Tapestry needle; stitch
marker (optional).

Sedimentary Hat
Stitches of varying heights create a wave-like effect in this
cap, for an effect that’s reminiscent of the earth’s layers.
The result is a look that’s understated enough to appeal
to most men’s taste, yet still interesting to stitch. It’s the
perfect understated gift for yourself or a special man in
your life.
H

designed by kj hay H

Gauge

14 sts and 14 rnds = 4"
(10 cm) in wave pattern
using H/8 (5 mm) hook.
Take time to check gauge.

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Instructions
First Side

Rnd 1: Ch 32, dc in bottom loop of 13th ch from
hook, dc in next 19 ch, ch 3, join with sl st to 1st ch.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 12 sc, 8 hdc, 4 dc (work each into one individual chain stitch), 2 dc in each of next 4 ch, 4 dc,
8 hdc, 12 sc (work each into one individual chain
stitch), 3 sc in ch-3 sp, join with sl st in 1st sc—59 sts.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each 12 sc, hdc in each 8 hdc, dc in
each 4 dc, [2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st] twice, [1 dc
in next st, 2 dc in next st] twice, dc in each 4 dc, hdc
in each 8 hdc, sc in each 12 sc, 2 sc in each of next 3
sc, join with sl st to 1st sc—66 sts.

Second Side

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in each 8 sc, hdc in next 8 sts, dc in
next 8 dc, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in
next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in each of next 2 sts, dc in
next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next
st, dc in next 8 sts, hdc in next 8 sts, sc in next 8 sc,
[2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc] 3 times, join with sl st
to 1st sc—75 sts.

Rnds 2–5: Work same as first side.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in each 4 sc, hdc in next 8 sts, dc in
next 12 sts, [2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts] twice,
2 dc in each of next 2 sts, [dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in
next st] twice, dc in next 12 sts, hdc in next 8 sts, sc
in each 4 sc, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc] 3 times,
join with sl st to 1st sc—84 sts. Fasten off.

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Rnd 1: Ch 32, insert end of chain through the loop
of the first side, and being careful not to twist chain,
work dc in bottom loop of 13th ch from hook, dc in
next 19 ch, ch 3, join with sl st to 1st ch—both sides
are now joined.

Finishing
Weave in all ends.
Sew a button onto one side at the small end. The
button can be buttoned through the buttonhole created by the ch-3 loop at the end of Round 1 or any of
the spaces between double crochet sts of that round,
for adjustability.

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11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1

Chart Key
chain (ch)
slip st (sl st)
single crochet (sc)
front loop
2 sc in sc (inc)
sc2tog (dec)

Dazzling Ring K 43

stitch guide
Tss (Tunisian simple stitch)
(Worked in 2 passes to complete a row)
Forward Pass: Beg with a single loop on
the hook from the prior row, sk 1st vertical bar, *insert hook in next vertical bar,
yarn over, draw up loop; rep from * across
leaving all loops on hook. Do not turn.
Return Pass: To complete row, yarn over,
draw through 1 loop on hook, *yarn over,
draw through 2 loops on hook; rep from *
across until 1 loop remains on hook.
Inc 1: Insert hook under 2 horizontal
strands bet 2 vertical bars, yo and draw
up loop.
Dec 1: Insert hook from right to left into 2
vertical bars, yarn over and draw up loop
through both vertical bars.
Backstitch: Bring the needle and thread
from the back to the front of the fabric.
Put the needle down through the fabric
about 1/8" (3 mm) away from where you
started.
Bring the needle up about 1/8" (3 mm)
away from where you went down. Pull
the thread through. Put the needle back
down in the same spot you did before,
taking a backstitch.

Instructions
Belt
With MC, ch 8.
Row 1 (Forward Pass): Draw up loop in back
side loop beg in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch
across—8 loops on hook, do not turn.
Row 1 and all rows on Return Pass: Yo, draw
through 1 loop on hook, *yo, draw through 2 loops
on hook; rep from * across—1 loop remains on hook
(counts as 1st st on next row), do not turn.
Row 2 (Forward Pass): Inc 1 bet 1st and 2nd sts, Tss
in each st to last st, Inc 1 bet last 2 sts, Tss in the 2
edge loops of last st—10 Tss, do not turn.
Rows 3–6: Repeat Inc Row 2—18 Tss.
Row 7 (Forward Pass): Tss in next and in each st
across to last st, Tss in the 2 edge loops of last st, do
not turn.
Rep Row 7 until piece measures 22 (24½, 28, 30) "
[56 (62, 71, 76) cm] from beg.
Next Row (Forward Pass): Sk 1st st, Dec 1 over next
2 sts, Tss to last 3 sts, Dec 1 over next 2 sts, Tss in
the two edge loops of last st—16 Tss, do not turn.
Rep last Dec Row 4 more times—8 Tss.

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Cozy Cowl K 71

rinse until clutch is desired size. Place clutch over
small box wrapped in plastic to dry.

Motif B (make 2)

Motif A (make 2)

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 18 sc in ring, sl st to first sc. Do not turn.

Ch 10 with A, sl st to first ch to form ring. Do not
turn.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 24 sc in ring, sl st to first sc. Do not
turn.
Rnd 2: Ch 6, [skip 1 sc, P-st in next st] 11 times, skip
1 sc, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch, ch 2, hdc in top of t-ch—
12 p-sts. Do not turn.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, 3 sc around post of hdc, [picot, 5 sc in
next ch-4 sp] 11 times, picot, 2 sc in first ch-2 sp.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Ch 9 with B, sl st to first ch to form ring. Do not turn.

Rnd 2: Ch 4, [skip 1 sc, y-st in next st] 8 times, hdc
in 2nd ch of t-ch, ch 4, sl st in top of t-ch—9 y-sts. Do
not turn.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc bet t-ch and next y-st, [ch 6, sc bet
y-sts] 8 times, ch 6, sl st to first sc. Fasten off and
weave in ends.

Finishing
Using photo as guide, needlefelt motifs A and B to
both sides of clutch.
Sew zipper to inside of bag, near the top edge.

Mixed-Motif Clutch K 81

Color Key
Black (1)
Cypress (2)
Marine (3)
Enamel (4)
Avocado (5)
Damson (6)
Dahlia (7)
Anthracite (8)

Joining Motifs

Joining Rows

through sides of 1st petal, 1 sc through sides of 2nd
petal, 1 sc through sides of 2nd petal; rep from * for
each side to end of stripe. Rep for rem stripes and
side seams.

Finishing

Joining side seAms

Position each end of handle between the 2nd and
3rd motifs from each side of the bag seam and 2nd
row down from the top edge of bag. With sewing
needle and thread, sew ends to bag.

Rep as for joining rows for each side.

Weave in all ends.

Assemble HAndles

Amazing Motif Bag K 89

clever

crafts / crochet

crocheted
Accessories

“wow” factor

Editor Brett Bara and her A-list lineup of crochet designers
will help you incorporate eye-catching handmade accessories into your
everyday wardrobe! In Clever Crocheted Accessories, you’ll find 25 projects
that will not only be fun and easy to make, but will also add that extra burst of
color and visual interest to any outfit.

Let Clever Crocheted Accessories be your go-to guide for adding the “wow”
factor to any ensemble. You’ll be surprised at the gorgeous pieces you can
make in just one weekend!

Photography by Joe Hancock
12CR03 K $22.95

K bArA

From colorful socks, warm mitts, and airy shawls to beautiful brooches,
charming handbags, and even a stunning cocktail ring—these and a variety
of other projects are travel-friendly enough to make anywhere. Whether you
are just getting “hooked” on crochet or you are looking for ways to challenge
yourself, this book contains projects that will capture your imagination.

Brett Bara was the editor of
Crochet Today and continues
to host the popular show Knit
and Crochet Now! on public
television. Previously she was
crafts editor at Woman’s Day
Special Interest Publications and
a writer for numerous national
magazines including Marie Claire,
Cosmopolitan, Details, Men’s
Health, and Prevention. She is the
author of Sewing in a Straight Line:
Quick and Crafty Projects You Can
Make by Simply Sewing Straight
and she blogs about crafts, DIY,
and food at www.brettbara.com.

clever crocheted Accessories

Hook tHe

25 quick

weekend
projects

edited by

Brett Bara