Free Crochet Patterns

Crochet Pattern: Turban Headband

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on January 22nd, 2015 by Amy Lynn Yarbrough – Be the first to comment
The turban style headband brings back memories of the old days when women adopted the style as a part of fashion. Though wearing the turban for fashion has existed for centuries, in the 20’s it was reintroduced by a fashion designer with an Eastern flair. Many of us will recall pictures of a later era with women wearing them while working in factories during World War II. This headband is simple and easy to make, perfect for that Lana Turner-inspired outfit. As an added benefit, it will keep a bit of winter chill from your ears. Turban Headband

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Crochet Pattern: Crimpy Earrings

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on January 15th, 2015 by Amy Lynn Yarbrough – 3 Comments
Using crochet thread for jewelry is an excellent way to create lacy and feminine pieces that look like something out of your favorite boutique. With this easy and quick project you can make yourself a pair of lovely earrings in no time. Make an extra pair for the friends that are sure to love them too! Crimpy Earrings

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Crochet Pattern: Classic Homespun Scarf

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on December 30th, 2014 by Amy Lynn Yarbrough – Be the first to comment
You can’t make just one! That’s what I say every time I make one. I started making these scarves years ago and now it has become a tradition with me to make sure each of my family members has one. I really enjoy taking the time to choose a Homespun yarn that perfectly suits the person I am making it for. And with the great variety of colors Homespun has to offer, this can become pleasantly difficult. Give it a try! Classic Homespun Scarf

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Crochet Pattern: Bit o’ Twist Headband

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on December 25th, 2014 by Candace – 1 Comment
My hair almost never feels tamed without a headband. It’s almost like my keys as far as being a necessity for leaving the house. A lot of crochet headbands are really wide–at least for my taste– and I wanted one that was less obtrusive with skinny ties to keep it on. And of course, I had to put a cable on it. crochet_bitotwist_headband

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Crochet Pattern: Frosted Drawstring Pouch

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on December 18th, 2014 by Amy Lynn Yarbrough – 3 Comments
There are many reasons to have a small pouch on hand during this season. Fill it with a gift to give, decorate with it, or use it to put a few of your favorite Christmas CD’s to bring with you on trips, to name just a few. There is always something you can use a pouch for. The stitch used is called the Spike Cluster and works into many of the previous rows to give it the perfect flourish. Though it may look daunting it is truly an easy and fun stitch. So give it a try. You can’t have too many bags! Frosted Pouch

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Crochet Pattern: Rustic Star Ornament

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on December 13th, 2014 by Amy Lynn Yarbrough – 5 Comments
There are many themes at Christmas, mostly with color. Berry red and Christmas tree green, often times mixed with white are a more average theme. Then there are candy-colored themes, neon palettes, and some royal colors like deep purple and chocolate brown. But my particular favorite is the old-fashioned theme of dark reds and greens, with some browns thereabouts. Gives you a feeling of cherished Christmases from the past. That’s the same feeling I wanted to capture while designing this pattern. Old and cherished. This star ornament was made with simple stitches and a rustic cotton yarn. Very easy and fun! Merry Christmas everyone! Rustic Star Ornament

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Crochet Pattern: Beaded Circle Pendant

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on December 11th, 2014 by Candace – Be the first to comment
From hoop earrings to bangles, even the simplest jewelry can help you stand out. This circle pendant makes a statement dangling from a delicate chain or string of beads, or you could make two and hang them from your ears. Use contrasting seed beads for a second pop of color. crochet_beaded_circle_pendant

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Crochet Pattern: Mini Wreath

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on December 4th, 2014 by Candace – 5 Comments
Get festive with mini wreaths to decorate around the house. These cute little bits of holiday fun can be used all over, even as a replacement for bows on gifts as an extra special touch. Decorate them however you want–with yarn, ribbon, beads, and other fun accents–the possibilities are endless! crochet_mini_wreath

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Crochet Pattern: Easy Chunky Cap

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on November 26th, 2014 by Amy Lynn Yarbrough – 4 Comments
With the arrival of autumn, I thought how fitting it would be to work up something chunky. So I made a list of all the items I could think of off the top of my head that would make fast and fun projects. Here is the first one, an easy cap pattern. With your choice of chunky yarn and a large hook, simply follow some of the basic steps of crocheting for a quick hat to keep out the impending cold. You can’t make just one, though! Don’t forget that these will make great gifts for friends and family. Easy Chunky Cap

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Sustainable Living: 3 Winter Creations

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns, Tutorials and Help on November 20th, 2014 by Tameko Barnette – 4 Comments

Sustainable living is all about what will sustain you; however, it is also about how you sustain yourself. With crochet, we are connecting with a hobby or a profession that is built on sustainable living. The key to sustainable living is recycling; what can be used over and over again or reworked to be used in another way.

In this article, I decided to share three Winter creations with you that can be used many times throughout the Autumn, Winter, and perhaps, even the Spring months as well. They’re just ideas, oldies, but goodies, if you will. During the Autumn and especially during those Winter months, we have to do our best to stay warm and cozy. Below, you’ll find three ideas (plus a quick and easy pattern) that I hope sparks your creativivity for the Winter season.
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