Easy Chunky Scarf: Free Crochet Pattern

Like chunky knits? Then this is the craft project for you! Try making my really simple crochet scarf. It’s made using just one easy stitch but, with super chunky yarn and colour blocking it looks completely awesome!

Make this warm and woolly scarf using the written pattern below And there’s a video tutorial to accompany it. Pop across to my YouTube channel HERE or click on the picture above to go straight to learning how to crochet.

Before I kick off with the pattern, I’m going to tell you that there is a small and perfectly formed Patreon crochet community for Zeens and Roger and also a Ko-Fi account. Patrons get exclusive content every month; ko-fi spenders are helping out by raising cash for a new, better camera so that photography improves and video quality on the tutorials and podcasts is clearer.

Go to Patreon HERE and Ko-Fi HERE. I will be forever grateful. Cheers. x

Spot the cat



  • The written pattern is in US terminology as it seems more people use that than UK. Substitute for 1htr instead if you only speak in UK terms.
  • For a neater finish work the first row into the back bumps of the chain.
  • I used a 9mm hook and super chunky yarn.
  • I decided on seven balls of yarn for this scarf.
  • If your tension is really loose try an 8 or 8.5mm hook instead. Tight? go up to a 10.

You’ll need four balls of King Cole Timeless (90% acrylic, 10% alpaca, 93yds/85m/100g): Turquoise, Grey, Rose Petal and Mustard and three balls of King Cole Explorer (80% acrylic, 20% wool, 87yds/80m/100g): Hawkins, Drake & Earhart. Both are available at LoveCrafts. By hitting this link it tells the company that I sent you and I get a few pennies from each sale. It’s an affiliate link. (Also, full disclosure, I received the yarn for free as I’m an ambassador for King Cole).

Chain 29

Row 1: 1hdc in second ch from hook, hdc to end, turn. [28 sts]

Row 2: 1ch, hdc in front 3rd loop to end, turn.

Rep Row 2, changing colour every 20 rows. Alternate solid colours with variegated colours. That’s it!!

Gonna make a scarf? Share on Instagram by tagging me and using the #ZeensAndRoger and #KingColeCreations hashtags.

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Thanks! x

Z&R Crochet Podcast 81. Inspired for Autumn

Hello and welcome to Episode 81 of the Zeens and Roger Crochet Vlogcast! How are you? I hope you enjoy the episode… Not much to link today but I will share some pics so you can get a quick idea of what I talk about.

To watch this crochet extravaganza, please do click on the picture above. This will take you directly to the episode on YouTube. Oorrrr, the whole channel is HERE.

Thank you xxx


I am enjoying working with John Arbon Textiles Yarnadelic at the moment. I’ll share the project when I’m done!

I have extra good stuff on Patreon if you fancy giving a monthly subscription a try. So far Patrons have received at least one free pattern per month and usually there’s an extra, more focused video too. Not to mention opportunities to name designs and get involved in other ways….

Or, if that’s a bit much, you can buy me a coffee HERE (it’d be tea actually but you know, it’s Ko-fi not Ko-tea)

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Ruffled Feathers appears in issue 128 of Inside Crochet magazine
My Ticking Mitts appear in issue 128 of Inside Crochet
Don’t ask, I just don’t know….

How to make Tassels

Making tassels is like stepping into a fairy ring. You can make hundreds and only mere minutes will have passed. It turns out that making a video tutorial for tassels is pretty much the same. It took no time at all to make! For the video tutorial, please click on the picture above, which will take you to where you want to go. Or Go HERE for all my YouTube videos.

Boldly and confidently, I shall also add links to my Patreon HERE, and KO-Fi HERE. Both help to support my crochet adventures and go towards improving the quality of the content I put out. Cheers! x

Are you a tassel fan? It’s a highly addictive yarn sport!

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Easy to make Tassels

Z&RCrochet Podcast 80. Gathering Dust

Hi! Welcome to episode 80 of the Zeens and Roger Crochet Podcast! To watch the episode, click on the pic above or go HERE to my YouTube channel. Thanks

Oh, and don’t forget, there is a FLASH SALE over on Ravelry and Etsy until midnight on Sunday 6th September.


HG Designs on YouTube. I’m giving away one copy of Heather’s latest jumper design, Revival on the episode, watch to find out how to win!

Free Granny Square pattern

Free C2C Needle case pattern

Throwing Shapes is available on Ravelry and Etsy, (any moment now) Lovecrafts

If you’re on Instagram, follow me HERE. Then check out #YarnFriendsRock for daily prompts throughout this September challenge hosted by @Hookonepurlone et al

Do you want to support me in extra ways? Patreon is HERE, Buy me a ko-fi HERE and don’t forget to shout out about the free patterns you’ve made! Thank you so much xx

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

C2C Needlecase. Free Pattern
Giant Red
Throwing Shapes
Free Granny Square pattern

C2C Needle Case. Free Crochet Pattern

I had a chat with my Patrons the other day and they agreed that it was worth me publishing this quickest of quick crochet patterns. If you fancy a break from some crazy big WIPs, or you need to dip your toe back into crojo waters, then this is the ideal speedy crochet project. This one has been sat in the archives for a couple of years. I designed it for a specific publication but it was never chosen (standard stuff in the design game!).

I won’t mess about I’m just going to pop it down below. If you make this speedy DIY needlecase, please do let me know, I really love seeing projects made from the designs I share. Other freebies are HERE or you can get more in depth patterns on Ravelry & Etsy

If this is a pattern you’ve enjoyed then please do think about jumping across to Patreon where (amongst other things) you get a say on the patterns I publish. Or perhaps you’d like to support me by giving a few quid on Ko-fi


Things you need:

*3 mm hook, *dk acrylic, I used Stylecraft: 15g MC (Turquoise), 5g each CC 1 (Fuschia) & 2 (Lapis), *A button, *Felt 11×16 cm approx, plus extra if making a pocket, *Needle for sewing button and felt.

* Written in UK terms (where it says tr, that’s a US dc, a UK DC is a US sc)

Finished case measures approx: 7.5cm x 11cm

Row 1: With CC1 6ch, 1tr in 4th ch from hook, 1tr in next 2 sts, turn. [1 block]

Row 2: 6ch, 1tr in 4th ch from hook, 1tr in next 2 sts, sl st into the 3ch-sp of previous row, 3ch, 3tr into same 3ch-sp, turn. [2 blocks]

Row 3: 6ch, 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr in next 2 sts, *sl st into next 3ch-sp of previous row, 3ch, 3tr in same 3ch-sp; rep from * to end, turn. [3 blocks etc]

Row 4 -8: Continue increasing as Row 3, change colour to MC at the end of row 4. 

Row 9: Repeat Row 3, ending with 1sl st  in the last 3ch-sp (ie. do not make the last block), turn. 

Row 10: Sl st along the next 3 sts and into the first 3ch-sp, [3ch, 3tr] in same ch-sp, continue making blocks in each 3ch-sp to the end, turn.

Row 11: Rep row 9  

Row 12: Rep row 10

Row 13 -19: Sl st along the next 3 sts and into the first 3ch-sp, [3ch, 3tr] in same ch-sp, continue making blocks, end with 1sl st into the last 3ch-sp, turn. Change to CC2 at the end of Row 15

To finish, sl st across the last 3 sts and into the corner, fasten off. 

With right side facing, go around the edge of the work with dcs: 2dc in horizontal st, 1dc in each vertical tr, 3dc in each corner.  At the centre of the right hand side, ch10 and join with a sl st and carry on with edging. Colour match as you go. Sew in ends. Sew on a button on the left hand side.

Hand stitch or glue felt to the inside. You could even add a little pocket!

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Viral. A Free Granny Square Pattern

A quick crochet pattern for you should you wish to have some granny square fun! I love these squares and I have had to stop myself from making them. They’re extremely addictive!

You can download the pdf pattern right here:

Let me know if you make some, I’d love to see. Cheers! x

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Z&R Crochet Podcast 79. Place Your Bets

Halllooooo! Episode 79 of my crochet podcast is here at last! I’m sure you were desperately waiting! Please see below for pics and links to projects discussed and other related things. To go directly to the episode, please hit the pic above to take you to the episode or go HERE to my YouTube channel. Ta very much. x


The recent granny market bag blog post is HERE. I talk about the alterations I made to the original pattern, which is linked in the post or you can find it in the Free Patterns page.

Days of Summer is out NOW and there is 20% off until the 31st of August on Ravelry and Etsy. It is also available from LoveCrafts. Read the story about it and its team mates HERE.

Join the Patreon gang! Please pop over and have a look HERE.

Failing that, feel free to buy me a coffee on KO-Fi (although it actually won’t be a coffee cos I don’t like it! – I’m saving up for a new camera so I can record a better quality podcast).

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Thank you xxx

Pattern coming soon. x


Days of Summer: A Crochet Shawl Pattern

Days of Summer is finally here! It is the last crochet shawl pattern in a collection of four. This one is about two years late but I got there in the end!

I’m really pleased with the final result. I had struggled for ages to come up with a design that I was happy with and this one fits the bill perfectly because it wraps up all the motifs from the previous three shawls and uses the best of all of them!

It is available to buy on Ravelry, Etsy and in a day or two it’ll be up on Lovecrafts. There is a 20% discount on Etsy and Ravelry only. The last day for that is August 31st 2020.

You might think it’s a bit daft releasing a shawl in a heatwave but at some point the late summer evenings will turn cool and you’ll be glad you had a shawl to wrap yourself in!

It was a real challenge to come up with a collection of designs. It made me think more about how designs come together and what links them. I wanted them to be complimentary companions but be different enough that you do actually want to make all four.

The first design, Emergence of Spring, was a release in Inside Crochet magazine in, I think, 2017. It’s a rectangle wrap that has a filet main body with pretty, contrasting ends. Something about that shawl made me want to make it some friends, so next up was Harvest Moon, a crescent shaped stripey shawl, that I’m still completely in love with. I used a similar edging that appeared in the Emergence of Spring but I tweaked it; made a few changes so that it wasn’t just an identikit copy. Then came Waking Winter. This is the one that I have worn the most (it does its job well by keeping me warm in winter). The filet theme remains in the use of eyelets throughout the pattern but is understated and simple.

That brings us up to date with Days of Summer. This final shawl brings all the elements together. The repeating motifs in the main body come from the edging used in the first two shawls and then there’s the delicate edging of Waking Winter. Different yet beautiful all the same. I like that concept.

Check out the others in the collection below…

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Emergence of Spring
Harvest Moon
Waking Winter

Granny Market Bag Pattern

I have many, many projects on my crochet list of “Have To Make” and this wasn’t on it. A couple of days ago it popped in my head that I must make a(nother) crochet market bag. I don’t know why it took priority over the commissions and other WIPs but I let it jump straight to the front of the crochet queue. Eh, it’s OK, it was super fast to work up and it’s now a finished object!

Please consider buying me a coffee with Ko-fi HERE (it won’t be coffee because I’m not keen, it’ll be added towards new equipment for the podcast and other crochet endeavours. Cheers)

I made it with a ball and a half of Stylecraft Naturals Bamboo & Cotton. I used an entire 100g ball of the green (label lost, dunno the colour name) and possibly half of the grey, which is called Night.


The pattern I used is one of my own. It’s the Granny Market Bag, which you can find HERE. There’s a link to download the pattern on that post. However, I made changes. Not only have I used different yarn, I went up to a 4mm hook and worked it loosely. If you are a tight crocheter, try a 4.5 or 5mm. To make it even more loose and holey like other market bags a chain was added between each of the granny clusters.

I made too many rows at first; it stretched to the floor when things were put in it. Painstakingly, the handles were unpicked and the top lopped off. I cut it because the threads used to sew on the handles were now fully integrated into the fabric. Hours of frogging were prevented by taking the scissors to it (I put all the bits on the compost bin). Therefore, please note that due to the looseness of this version of the pattern, you can stop the granny stripes at row 30 rather than row 40.

Then came a couple of rows on htr (that’s hdc for US readers) before finishing it off with crab stitch edging.

Too lazy to crochet the handles, I dug through stash and found bag handles purchased a couple of years ago from Amazon. I hate crocheting handles so this is the perfect answer. Anyone else find that it takes an absolute age to stitch not one, but two handles!? Ugh, booooooorrring.

Hope you like it. Hope you make one! Cheers. x

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Z&R Crochet Podcast 78. Very Fluffy

Hi. OK so I didn’t get to do Yoga so here is the latest episode! (I turned up as did a few others but the instructor neglected to tell us she couldn’t access the hall….). Anyway, no yoga tonight means I could edit and upload the this crochet podcast! Every cloud… Check out my YouTube Channel HERE or click on the pic above to watch 78.


Encanto wrap by Claudia

Keep your eyes peeled for Revival. Heather’s YouTube channel is HERE

Feel free to buy me a Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/zeensandroger

Or, if you fancy trying out the extra content, visit me on Patreon: