FREE Crochet Graduation Pattern

May 20, 2021

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There’s just something about a well manicured hand that gets my creative juices going. I seriously am always looking at what events you guys will want to make gifts for. Gifts for the modern day girl. And as usual, not your grandma’s scarf, gloves or sweater (not that there’s anything wrong with that!) But here is a fresh crochet project that is not only simple and quick but is a great beginner pattern. You can glue this onto a bag, put in a frame or use as decor.

Level: Beginner

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YOU WILL NEED

If you’re interested the jute tote bag is available here:

The stitches/ skills you will need to know and KEY:

  • Chain (ch)

  • Slip Stitch (sl st)

  • Single crochet (sc)

  • Magic circle

  • Weave ends and finish off.

You can access the full video tutorial here:

 

CROCHET PATTERN

Graduation Cap

With black and a 5mm hook, chain 2

Row 1: make 2 sc in the second chain from the hook, chain 1 and turn

Row 2: inc in each stitch (4 sts)

Row 3: sc across (4 sts)

Row 4: inc, sc in the next 2 sc, inc (6 sts)

Row 5: sc across (6 sts)

Row 6: inc, sc in the next 4 sc, inc (8 sts)

Row 7: sc across (8 sts)

Row 8: inc, sc in the next 6 sc, inc (10 sts)

Row 9: sc across (10 sts)

Row 10: inc, sc in the next 8 sc, inc (12 sts)

Row 11-12 : sc across (12 sts)

Row 13: dec, sc in the next 8 sc, dec (10 sts)

Row 14: sc across (10 sts)

Row 15: dec, sc in the next 6 sc, dec (8 sts)

Row 16: sc across (8 sts)

Row 17: dec, sc in the next 4 sc, dec (6 sts)

Row 18: sc across (6 sts)

Row 19: dec, sc in the next 2 sc, dec (4 sts)

Row 20: sc across (4 sts)

Row 21: dec, dec (2 sts)

Row 22: sl st the last two stitches together. Finish off and weave ends.

Bottom of Cap:

With black chain 11

Row 1: sc in the second chain from the hook, sc in the rest of the chains (10 sc)

Row 2-6: sc across (10 sc)

Finish off and weave ends.

Tassel

With gold make a magic circle, make 4 sc into magic circle, pull tight. Do not join or finish off.

Chain 15, sl st in the second chain from the hook, sl st across. Sl st into the first sc from the magic circle. Finish off and weave ends.

For the tassels take four pieces of yarn about 2 inches long. Pull the pieces through the end of long chain, take another piece of gold yarn and tie the piece together and then give them a hair cut so they’re even.

Assemble all the pieces of the hat by hot gluing the tassel to the top of the hat and the bottom of the hat.

Hand

With skin color chain 6

Row 1: sc in the second chain from the hook, sc across (5 sc)

Row 2-6: sc across (5 sc)

Row 7: inc, sc in the next 3 sc, inc (7 sc)

Row 8-10: sc across (7 sc) Finish off and weave ends. 

 

Pinky: turn your work and chain 4, sc in the second chain from the hook, sc in the next two chains, sl st into the same stitch which is the last stitch in row 10. Finish off and weave ends. (3 sc)

 

Ring finger: Turn your work so the pink is on the right side. Count two stitches over from the pinky, insert the hook with a sl st, chain up 6, sc in the second chain from the hook, sc in the rest of the chains, sl st into the space between the pinky and the ring finger. Finish off and weave ends. (5 sc)

 

Middle finger: Count two stitches over from the ring finger, insert the hook with a sl st, chain up 7, sc in the second chain from the hook, sc in the rest of the chains, sl st into the space between the ring finger and middle finger. Finish off and weave ends. (6 sc)

 

Pointer finger: Count two stitches over from the middle finger, insert the hook with a sl st, chain up 6, sc in the second chain from the hook, sc in the rest of the chains, sl st into the space between the middle finger and pointer finger. Finish off and weave ends. (5 sc)

 

Thumb: Count down four rows from the bottom of the pointer finger. sl st along the outside of the hand on that fourth row down, sl st in the next row up, chain 5, sc in the second chain from the hook, sc in the next, hdc in the next two chains. sl st into the top row of the hand where the pointer finger starts. Finish off and weave ends.

 

Take a long piece of whatever nail polish color you want and a tapestry needle and sew in the nails.

 

Sleeve:

With black chain 10

Row 1: sc in the second chain from the hook, sc across the chains. (9 sc)

Row 2-6: sc across (9 sc)

Finish off and weave ends.

Make sure separate chains of 10 with the gold yarn and glue those pieces to the sleeve then glue the sleeve to the bottom of the wrist.

 

Assembly: Glue all the pieces to felt so you can shape the hand perfectly. You can attach the appliqués to a tote bag, put in a picture frame, use as wall decor or put on a card or gift bag. 

If you have any questions please reach out to me via email crochetbycolleenus@gmail.com or DM me on instagram @crochetbycolleen

Thank you so much!!