Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Sky Scarf - Free Pattern - With Sun and Rainbow Motifs

Sky Scarf was published in 2015 - one of my first patterns! A third-party company picked it up and it has been unavailable since then. I've now fixed up a few of my 'rookie' mistakes and brought it here to the blog. 

The main part of the scarf is long and thin, designed to be looped three times around. This pattern is great for stash busting; but please, keep the same yarn thickness and fibre if you are substituting. Motifs can be permanently attached by sewing in place, or if you’d like to alternate them, add snap fasteners to the rainbow and/or a brooch back to the sun. Main Scarf and Rainbow motifs are worked in rows, and the Sun motif is worked in the round.  

A fun idea could be to match the scarf to the sky outside, as you make it, if you plan to work over a few days! 


Yarn: Approx 25 grams of 8ply each of sky blue, grey, and white for the main scarf.

 AND/OR Approx 5 grams of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet 

AND/OR 5 grams of golden yellow. 

Hook: A 4mm crochet hook (G/5) 

Notions: stitch markers, yarn needle – 

OPTIONAL – snap fasteners or pin/brooch back 

Skill level: Beginner

Written in US terms.

Special Stitches:

Ps: Popcorn = 5dc; then , taking your hook out, reinsert back into the top of the first dc, and into the last dc, yarn over and pull through. 

p: picot = Ch 3, sl st back into 1st ch.

Full list of abbreviations at the end of the pattern. 

Main Scarf: 

With Grey, make a chain of 333. 

Row 1: Sk the first 3 chains (counts as turning chain) and dc across to the last chain, turn. (331 dc) 

Row 2 -3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc) 330 dc across, turn (331 dc) 

Row 4: With White, rep Row 2 Rows 5-7: 

With Sky Blue rep Row 2. 

Fasten off and weave in ends, and join the two short sides together to create an infinity scarf. 

Rainbow Motif is attached.


With Red, make a chain of 34 

Row 1: Sk 1st ch, sc across to last ch, turn (33 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1 (not counted as st) 33 sc 

rep Row 2 once more with red, and continue to repeat Row 2 three times in the colour sequence; orange, yellow, green, indigo/purple, violet/pink 

Fasten off and weave in ends. 

Sun Motif Attached.

Sun Motif: 

Using Yellow, make a magic loop. 

Round 1: ch 1, 6 sc into loop, and pull to secure. Do not join, continue as a spiral. (6 sc) 

Round 2: 2 sc into each st. (12 sc) 

Round 3: *2 sc into next st, 1 sc into next, rep from * around. (18 sc). 

Round 4: *2 sc into next st, 1 sc into next sts, rep from * around. (24 sc) 

Round 5: *Ch 3, Ps into next dc, ch 3, sc into next stitch, rep from * 10 times, Ch 3, Ps into next sc, ch 3, sl st to first st. (12 Ps) 

Round 6: *Ch 6, sk Ps, sl st into next sc, rep from * 11 times, sl st into 1st ch-6 sp of round (12 sl st)

Round 7: Ch 3 (counts as dc) 3 dc in same ch-6 sp, p, 4dc in same ch-6 sp, * 4 dc in next ch-6 sp, p, 4 dc in same ch6 sp, rep from * 10 times, sl st to 3rd ch. (56 dc, 12 p)

Fasten off and weave in ends

Attach the motifs as desired, the rainbow can fit around the looped scarf to keep it in place. 


US terminology: 

ch – chain 

sc - single crochet

dc– double crochet 

p – picot (see above)

Ps – popcorn stitch (see above) 

sk – skip 

sl st – slip 

stitch st/s – stitch/es 

rep - repeat 

I hope you enjoy this beginner-friendly infinity scarf! 

Happy Crocheting,


Copyright © 2015, 2019, 2023 Emma Wilkinson Designs All Rights Reserved No restrictions are placed on finished items made with this pattern, however, the pattern may not be resold or copied in any form. Pictures remain the property of Emma Wilkinson Designs 

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Remembrance Poppy - Free pattern

The poppy is the enduring symbol of remembrance of the First World War. It is strongly linked with Armistice Day (11 November), but the poppy’s origin as a popular symbol of remembrance lies in the landscapes of the First World War.

The red poppy has become a symbol of war remembrance the world over. People in many countries wear the poppy to remember those who died in war or are serving in the armed forces. In Australia, we also wear poppies in April on ANZAC day to remember the fallen.

I wanted to come up with a poppy with detail and texture while remaining simple enough to make more than one.


Yarn and Colors Must-Have, 031 Cardinal, 083 Peridot, 100 Black.
or Scheepjes Catona, 115 Hot Red, 205 Kiwi, 110 Jet Black 

For colour alternatives, consider:

White poppies are to remember civilians,
Purple poppies are for animals.

Hook: 2.5mm hook 

Other: Tapestry Needle, Scissors 

Pattern Notes:

R1-5 are worked in the round, R6-8 are worked back and forth in rows
Ch3 at the start of a row is counted as the first dc

Abbreviations (US)

MR - magic ring
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
dc - double crochet
st - stitch
BL - Back Loop
FL - Front Loop
[ ] - indicated stitches to be repeated
( ) - indicate stitches worked in the same stitch/space



Starting with Kiwi/Peridot, make a MR
R1: 6sc in MR. continue working in the round
R2: [(2sc)]x6. (12sts)
R3-4: 12sc. Fasten off.

Join Black to the FL of any stitch
R5: [(FLsc, ch3, FLsc)]x12. (24 FLsc, 36 ch)
Fasten off. 

Happy Crocheting,


Petal 1 - join Cardinal/Hot Red to any unworked BL from R4
R6: (ch3, BLdc), [(2BLdc)]x5, turn work. (12 BLdc)
R7: (ch3, 2dc), [(3dc)]x10, one st left unworked, turn. (33 dc)
R8: (ch1, sc), 2sc, [(2hdc)]x4, [(2dc)]x3, 2dc, 5hdc, 6sc, fasten off. (9 sc, 13 hdc, 8 dc)
Petal 2 - join red to the next unworked BL from R4, repeat R6-8.

With your needle, and a length of black, sew a criss-cross over the domed green section.

Fasten off and sew in all ends

Copyright © 2019, 2022 Emma Wilkinson Designs All Rights Reserved No restrictions are placed on finished items made with this pattern, however, the pattern may not be resold or copied in any form. Pictures remain the property of Emma Wilkinson Designs 

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Strawberry Square - Community Garden CAL

 Welcome to my blog and the latest square in the Community Garden Crochet A Long! 

If you've found your way here without knowing what the CGCAL is, please head over to the Sunflower Crochet Cottage Blog and read about it here, then don't forget to come back! 

Keep reading, the free graph is at the end of this blog post!

There are 2 ways to join this event.

  1. Collect the pdf patterns as they become available. A new square will be released every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until October 12th. Then we will join and border our blankets. The PDFs will be available either for the duration of the CAL or a couple of days, but the patterns will be available for free from the designers’ blog posts for at least the duration of the CAL. The round-up below will let you know as the squares become available and what the coupon codes etc you need are. All you need to do is scroll down to that square’s photo, grab the code and click the photo to be taken to the link you need.
  2. Don’t want to wait for the squares to become available? Want to start your favourites right now? Concerned you may miss something by collecting them one by one? That’s OK! There is an e-book available for you to purchase for an amazing $12.99.


The 132-page e-book has been lovingly collated and contains:

  • A contents page so you can easily find the square you would like to work on and print out specific pages if you do not want to print out the whole thing in one go
  • All 20 featured squares – chart, written and colour block instructions for each square.
  • PLUS 4 bonus squares that are currently not available anywhere else!
  • A step-by-step photo tutorial for how to do the joining method I used
  • Written instructions for the stunning border 
  • Designer credits – a list of the places to find each participating designer and how to get in touch with them. So if you would like to follow them on social media that would be welcomed!

About the Strawberry Square
Depending on your background colour, you only need three colours to make the strawberry square, red, green and white. If you want to use another background colour - then make sure you have white, off-white or even yellow for the seeds. 

I used 8ply/DK weight yarn and a 4mm hook and my square measures  35cm/ 15 inches
Helen (from Sunflower Crochet Cottage) has used Aran weight yarn (Paintbox Simply Aran) and a 5mm hook. Her squares measure approx. 46cm/18 inches. You'll also need scissors and a tapestry needle. It's a good idea to wind off sections of yarn to create bobbins, which eliminates long floats of yarn at the back of the work. 

I've been so delighted by the finished blanket, but you can make fewer or more squares - double up on your favourites, to fully customize your blanket. 

The blanket is designed using the traditional corner-to-corner method (6 chains and 3 dc/ tr (UK), but you could use the mini C2C technique (5 chains and 3hdc/htr (UK) 


Look at Sunflower Crochet Cottage's learn to corner to corner course.

OK, now you are ready for the graph, right?

This graph will stay here, free, on my blog, and a PDF copy will be available on Ravelry if you'd like to own your own copy - please note, the Ravelry download is a chart only. Make sure you get the code before you download (Code is live on 30th September - if you are too early, check back later!)

Then once you have the code, you can download a chart from Ravelry by this link. If you'd like to share a project on Ravelry, you can also link it to the pattern page. 

Happy Crocheting, Emma. 

Copyright © 2022 Emma Wilkinson Designs All Rights Reserved No restrictions are placed on finished items made with this pattern, however, the pattern may not be resold or copied in any form. Pictures remain the property of Emma Wilkinson Designs 

Friday, April 8, 2022

Buttercup Square - Bouquet of Flowers CAL

 Hi there! Today I am bringing you my contribution to the Bouquet of Flowers CAL - the Buttercup Square!



The CAL has been running since the 28th of February, but it's never too late to start a CAL!

As you might have guessed, the Bouquet of Flowers CAL follows a floral theme, with each designer contributing a square that captures the theme for them. 

You can read all about the CAL here, at our host's blog: Sunflower Cottage Crochet - which also includes links to all the other squares, the codes for free downloads, and at the end of the cal, the beautiful border. 


If you don't want to wait for the CAL squares that have not been released, there is the option to purchase the bundle now - and own all the patterns. you can do this by clicking on the 'Buy the Bundle' button below. 


My square is called the Buttercup Square. I chose to make it in a single colour - buttercup yellow! but it's totally up to you if you want to try each round in a different colour, or experiment with whatever takes your fancy. The Buttercup Square has a 3d element, which is achieved by back post stitches - but I would say this square is suitable for anyone who has mastered the basics. I have included some 'unusual joins' to minimize cutting yarn if you choose to keep it one single colour. This pattern is written in us terms. 

For my square, I used Stylecraft Special DK, some other alternatives are Paintbox DK, Fiddlesticks 8ply or any great quality 8ply/DK weight yarn. I used approximately 30g, so this can be a great stash diving square!

I've also used a 4mm crochet hook. you'll also need a needle for the ends and scissors. 

The pattern will remain free here on my blog (keep scrolling for the pattern) But if you'd like to own a PDF copy, you can purchase one from Ravelry by clicking this link below.


Abbreviations (US terms): 

ch – chain  
sc – single crochet 
dc – double crochet 
hdc – half double crochet 
BPsc – Back Post single crochet 
BL – back loop 
2dc-cl – 2 double crochet cluster (see below) 
sl st – slip stitch 
st/s - stitch/es 
sk - skip 
sp- space 
YO – yarn over 

Special stitches: 

2dc-cl – 2 dc worked together to form 1 st  

Method: *YO, hook into next st, pull up loop, YO, pull hook through 2 loops on hook, rep from *, YO, pull hook through 3 loops on hook 

Hdc join – half double crochet worked into the first stich of the row, to join round.  This counts as chains, and starts the next row in the centre of the chain space just made. Also used sc/dc join.  

BPsc back post single crochet 

Method: Hook around next post (from back to front) YO, pull up loop, YO, pull hook through both loops on hook.  

For more information on this join – please refer to this blog post


Make a magic ring 

R1: ch 3 (counts as dc) 11dc, sl st to close (12dc) 

R2: ch 4 (counts as 1dc, 1ch) *1dc, 1ch, into next st, rep from * around, sl st to 3rd ch to join (12dc, 12ch) 

R3: ch 3, dc in same st (counts as 2dc-cl), 2dc-cl in same st, ch1, *(2x2dc-cl, ch1) in next st, rep from * around, sl st to 1st st to join (24 2dc-cl, 12 ch) 

R4: sl st in next 2dc-cl, *(sc in next chsp, ch3) rep from * around, sl st to 1st sc to join. (12sc, 36ch) 

R5: sl st into next chsp, 3ch (counts as dc) 3dc in same chsp, ch1, *(4dc in next chsp, ch1) rep from * around, sc join to 1st st. (48dc, 12ch) 

R6: ch 1, sc in chsp just made, sk 2 dc, 5dc in next st (3rd dc in cluster) *sc in next chsp, sk 2 dc, 5dc in next st, rep from *, sl st join (60 dc, 12 sc 

R7: ch 1, BPsc around sc, *6ch, *BPsc around next sc,  rep from *10 times, ch3, dc join in 1st st. (12BPsc, 72 ch 

R8: ch3, 2dc into same chsp, (5ch, sc in next chsp,) (7ch, sc in next chsp) 5ch, *(3dc, 2ch, 3dc) into next chsp, (5ch, sc in next chsp,) (7ch, sc in next chsp) 5ch, rep from * twice, 3dc in next ch sp, hdc to 1st st  to join. (8sc, 76ch) 

R9: ch3, (counts as dc) 2dc into hdc sp, ch1, (4dc, ch1) into ch-5sp, (3dc, ch1, 3dc, ch1) into ch-7 sp,  (4dc, ch1) into ch-5 sp, *(3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch1) into next ch-2sp, (4dc, ch1) into ch-5sp, (3dc, ch1, 3dc, ch1) into ch-7 sp, (4dc, ch1) into ch-5 sp, rep from * twice, 3dc in hdc sp, hdc join. (80dc, 28ch) 

R10: ch3, (counts as dc) 2dc into hdc sp, 25dc, *(3dc, ch2, 3dc) into next ch-2 sp, 25dc, rep from * twice, 3dc (in hdc sp), hdc join. (124 dc)  

R11: ch 3, (counts as dc) dc into hdc sp, *[ch1, sk1, dc in next st] 14 times, ch1 (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch-2sp, rep from * twice, [ch1, sk1, dc in next st] 15 times, 2dc (in hdc sp), hdc join. (76dc, 72ch) 

R12: ch2, (counts as hdc) hdc in hdc sp, 35hdc, *(2hdc, ch2, 2hdc) in ch-2sp, 35hdc, rep from * twice, 2dc (in hdc sp), hdc join. (156 hdc, 8ch) 

R13: ch2, (counts as hdc) hdc in hdc sp, 39BLhdc, *(2hdc, ch2, 2hdc) in ch-2sp, 35BLhdc, rep from * twice, 2dc (in hdc sp), hdc join. (172 hdc, 8ch)  


Fasten off and weave in ends  

For best results block to 10 sq inches 

As always, Happy Crocheting,