Mountain Range Crochet Pattern

Mountain Range Crochet Pattern

Hello all!

It’s time for another pattern! There seems to be something in the water (or maybe I’m just at the right age) but it seems like every time I turn around there’s another baby announcement on Facebook or a baby shower invitation in the mail. That means more opportunities to make adorable baby stuff!

BABY STUFF!!

C’mon, admit it. Even if you don’t have a kiddo of your own, it’s still fun to cruise the baby aisles. Looking at teeny tiny shoes is my absolute weakness. My Happy Raptor has long feet, and in the beginning she was so chubby that socks wouldn’t fit, let alone those adorable tiny shoes. But I digress.

A big trend that I’ve seen is woodsy/outdoorsy/lumberjack style nursery decor, and I love it! Watercolor mountain prints, red flannel blankets, adorable wood block decor and even more. It just makes you wanna snuggle up under a comfy blanket and gaze at the mountains. I think the finishing touch is a decorative support pillow for the nursing chair. However mama (or daddy) decides to feed baby, you can be sure they’re gonna need some lower back support, and this awesome pattern checks both of those needs off the list. Let’s get crafty and spread some love (and lower back support)!

You can get an inexpensive and printer-friendly version of this pattern here.

Finished Dimensions:

Approximately 15 inches long by 10 inches tall by 3 inches wide.*

*Size may vary slightly with yarn size, hook size, and amount of stuffing used.

Supplies:

Caron Simply Soft Tweeds in Off White and Grey Heather

4.5mm hook or H/5mm hook

Scissors

Tapestry needle

Polyester stuffing/Polyfil

Stuffing stick/chopstick/pencil

Skill level:

Advanced Beginner/Intermediate

Abbreviations:

Ch: chain

Sl st: slip stitch

Sc: single crochet

2sc or Inc: Two Sc in the same Sc, Increase

Dec: decrease or sc2tog (it will make your project look cleaner if you do an “invisible” decrease)

Notes before starting:

*This project is worked in rows to produce two panels that will be crocheted together to create the unique 2D look of a crochet ragdoll pillow.

*Your total stitch count will be in parentheses at the end of every row. This will help you to keep count of your stitches and make sure the finished product looks right.

*Color changes will happen frequently in this project. It will look better in the finished product if you can crochet over your tails and carry the yarn underneath to make your work as clean as possible. There are several tutorials on YouTube to help beginners master and intermediate crocheters to brush up on these techniques.

*Remember to carefully align your Peaks before you crochet them all together. It’s very easy to put one Peak on backwards and not realize it until the very end.

Peaks

Peak #1

In Off-White

Row 1: Ch 3, Sc in 2nd ch from hook and the remaining ch. Ch 1, turn (2)

Row 2: 2 Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (4)

Row 3: 2 Sc, Sc, Sc, 2 Sc, ch 1 , turn (6)

Row 4: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (6)

Row 5: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 4, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (8)

Row 6: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (8)

Row 7: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 6 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (10)

Row 8: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 8 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 9: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 10: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 11: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 12: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 10 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (14)

Row 13: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (14)

Row 14: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 12 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (16)

Row 15: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (16)

Row 16: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 14 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (18)

Row 17: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (18)

Row 18: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 16 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (20)

Row 19: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (20)

Row 20: Sc in next 4, (change to Grey Heather, carry other color underneath) Sc in next 9 Sc, (change to Off White, carry other color underneath) Sc in next 5 Sc, (change to Grey Heather, carry other color underneath) Sc in next 2, ch 1, turn (20)

Continue carrying other color as you change colors to finish the snow on the peaks.

Row 21: In Grey Heather, Sc 3, change to Off White, Sc 3, change to Grey Heather, Sc in next 12, change to Off White, Sc in next 2, ch 1, turn (20)

Row 22: in Off White, Sc, change to Grey Heather, Sc in remaining 19 Sc, ch 1, turn. Cut Off White yarn, continue in Grey Heather only.

Row 23: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 18, 2sc in last Sc. Ch 1, turn (22)

Finish off and leave a tail. All peaks will be joined to make the mountain range.

Peak #2

In Off-White

Row 1: Ch 3, Sc in 2nd ch from hook and the remaining ch. Ch 1, turn (2)

Row 2: 2 Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (4)

Row 3: 2 Sc, Sc, Sc, 2 Sc, ch 1 , turn (6)

Row 4: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (6)

Row 5: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 4, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (8)

Row 6: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (8)

Row 7: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 6 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (10)

Row 8: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 8 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 9: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 10: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 11: Sc, change color to Grey Heather, Sc in next 3, change color to Off White, Sc in next 3, change color to Grey Heather, Sc in next 4, change to Off White, Sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 12: In Off White, 2sc in first Sc, change to Grey Heather, Sc in next 5 Sc, change to Off White, Sc, change to Grey Heather, Sc in next 4 Sc, 2sc in last Sc. Ch 1, turn (14)

Row 13: Still in Grey Heather, Sc in next 6 Sc, change color to Off White, Sc, change color to Grey Heather, Sc in next 7 Sc, ch 1, turn (14)

Cut Off White yarn here, you won’t be using it for the rest of this peak.

Row 14: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 12 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (16)

Joining Peak 1 and Peak 2

Still continuing with Peak 2, Sc in ea Sc along until you come to the end of Peak 2. Take Peak 1 and place it pointed side towards you with the tail of the Grey Heather pointing towards your left, away from Peak 2.

Sc into the first sc of Peak 1. Continue Single Crocheting across the bottom of both peaks until you come to the end of Peak 1 (38).

Now weave in first end, leaving on the second long end as a tail.

Peak #3

In Off-White

Row 1: Ch 3, Sc in 2nd ch from hook and the remaining ch. Ch 1, turn (2)

Row 2: 2 Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (4)

Row 3: 2 Sc, Sc, Sc, 2 Sc, ch 1 , turn (6)

Row 4: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (6)

Row 5: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 4, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (8)

Row 6: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (8)

Row 7: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 6 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (10)

Row 8: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 8 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 9: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 10: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 11: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 12: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 10 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (14)

Row 13: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (14)

Row 14: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 12 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (16)

Row 15: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (16)

Row 16: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 4 Sc, change to Grey Heather, Sc in next 5 Sc, change to Off White, Sc in next 5 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (18)

Row 17: In Off White, Sc in next 5 Sc, change to Grey Heather, sc in next 9, change to Off White, Sc in next 4, ch 1, turn (18)

Row 18: In Off White, 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 2 Sc, change to Grey Heather, Sc in next 12 Sc, change to Off White, Sc in next 2 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (20)

Row 19: In Off White, Sc in next 3 Sc, change to Grey Heather, Sc in next 13 Sc, change to Off White, Sc in next 2 Sc, change to Grey Heather, Sc in next 2 Sc, ch 1, turn (20)

Row 20: In Grey Heather, Sc in next 2, change to Off White, Sc in next Sc, change to Grey Heather, Sc in remaining 17 Sc. Ch 1, turn (20)

Cut the Off White yarn here, you won’t be using it anymore.

Row 21: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (20)

Joining Peak 3 with Peaks 1 and 2

Still continuing with Peak 3, Sc in ea Sc along until you come to the end. Take Peaks 1 and 2 and place them pointed side towards you with the tail of the Grey Heather pointing towards your left, away from Peak 3. Continue Sc-ing across the bottom of all three peaks until you come to the end of Peak 1. (58)

*DO NOT CUT YOUR WORKING YARN. PULL UP A LOOP AND CONTINUE WITH INSTRUCTIONS.

Now weave in other remaining end. Ch 1, turn.

Follow the photos above to join the peaks.

Base of Mountains

Continuing in Grey Heather

Row 23: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 56 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (60)

Row 24: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 58 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (62)

Row 25: 2sc in first Sc, Sc in next 60 Sc, 2sc in last Sc, ch 1, turn (64)

Row 26: Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (64)

Rows 27-41:Sc in each Sc, ch 1, turn (64) (14 rows)

For Panel 1, Finish Off and weave in the end. Weave in all mountain peak ends and set Panel 1 aside.

Repeat the instructions to make Panel 2, being sure to pull up a loop at the end of Panel 2 and follow the assembly instructions below.

Assembly

When Panels 1 and 2 are complete, place both panels together, matched up with Panel 2 on the top and pick up your big loop of Grey Heather left from the end of Panel 2. Sc all the way around the outside edges of the Mountain Range, being sure to change color as needed. (See tutorial below) When you come to corners or peaks ch 1 and Sc in the same Sc to give better definition to the points. Stop when you arrive back at the bottom edge and firmly stuff the peaks with polyester stuffing before you continue. Take care not to over stuff and distort the shape of the peaks. Continue Sc along the bottom, stop about 2 inches before your starting point and firmly stuff the rest of the Pillow. Using a stuffing stick, a chopstick, or a pencil can help you with those hard-to-reach places. Sc along to your starting point and Sl st to the first Sc. Finish off and weave in all ends.

 

 

When crocheting around the outside to join your panels together, you will need to change color to the snow on the peaks and back again. Here’s the way I did it.

Stop one stitch away from the intended color change. Go through the motions of a regular Single Crochet. Insert your hook, yarn over and pull through. Now you have two loops on your hook. Instead of continuing with the same color yarn, grab your other color and create a small loop about 1-2 inches long. Place this end over your hook and carefully pull the new color through the two loops on your hook.

Now, using the new color on your hook, arrange all of your tails onto the side of the panels and Single Crochet over them. This will help you to anchor your new colors and hide the tails of your work so you don’t have to weave them in later. It gives a cleaner look and is less work overall. After about 8-10 stitches, snip the old color and continue working with your new color.

Continue working in your new color until you have to change colors again.

Congratulations! You completed a fiddly project and probably learned a couple new things to boot. You can proudly gift this to someone expecting a bundle of joy, or keep it for yourself for guests to ooh and ahh over.

Have an awesome day!

Jessica from 3rd House

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