Free Crochet Patterns

Crochet Pattern: Oxford Binder Pouch

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on October 23rd, 2015 by Amy – 6 Comments
For lack of a better option, growing up I would put my pencils and other accessories in the front slip of my binder. Naturally the plastic slip would stretch and eventually become too lose to hold papers. Now that I am older I can very well see the flaws in that method of carrying supplies, but what else can you do with them? There are many kinds of lovely pencil bags and pouches to choose from at the store, even some with the option of latching into your binder. I liked this idea especially and designed my own. Here is the pattern for you to make also! The stitch is called Shallow Single Crochet and is easy to do while lending an academic look to the piece. Oxford Binder Pouch

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Crochet Pattern: Tripoint Bookmark

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on October 17th, 2015 by Candace – 1 Comment
Do you know that feeling when you finish reading a book in a series, and the only thing you want to do is crack open the next one? What about the feeling when there is no next one yet? Well, my wait for the next one has recently ended, and I’ve finally gotten around to actually going to the bookstore. What better way to celebrate a new book (other than reading it!) than with a new bookmark? crochet_tripoint_bookmark

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Crochet Pattern: Fiery Hot Air Balloon Appliqué

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on October 16th, 2015 by Amy – Be the first to comment
Here is the third in my hot air balloon applique repertoire! (See my other two: Hot Air Balloon Applique and Striped Hot Air Balloon Applique). This pattern blends three fiery colors in a ripple between each section. The ripple is made with two rows of simple increasing and decreasing. Use this one and the others for decorating a blanket or nursery pillows, or whatever comes to mind. And as usual, have fun! Fiery Hot Air Balloon Applique

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Crochet Pattern: Dazzling Genie Cap

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on October 8th, 2015 by Amy – 3 Comments
It’s time to start thinking about costumes! And what a list there is to choose from. Have you ever thought of being a genie? With this cap that looks like something straight out of the TV show I Dream of Jeannie, you won’t have too far to go. Easy to crochet, this cap has surface crochet embellishments, but don’t be surprised if you come up with more ways to decorate it! Add a touch of tulle or chiffon, some beads or sequins, and don’t forget the high pony-tail! Have fun and let me know what you think! Dazzling Genie Cap

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Crochet Pattern: Striped Hot Air Balloon Applique

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on October 1st, 2015 by Amy – 8 Comments
A picture I ran across the other day while looking for some color inspiration showed about 10 or more hot air balloons of all different colors and patterns speckling a European horizon. It was lovely against the pale blue sky and tan terrain. Some were striped in multi-colors, like the one I have designed for you, others had fewer colors and varied stripes or different patterns all together. For this applique I used five different colors and swapped them every two rows. Have fun making this simple and easy applique! Striped Hot Air Balloon

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Crochet Pattern: Hot Air Balloon Applique

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on September 22nd, 2015 by Amy – Be the first to comment
Have you ever taken a ride in a hot air balloon? I did once when I was young, but then the very next to ride after me had the ride of their lives as the balloon broke loose and took them miles away. Of course, the pilot was experienced and no one was ever in any danger. All was recovered, but needless to say, the fun was over for the day. Hot air balloons have always been a symbol of adventure. Why not use hot air balloons for the adventurous person in your life? Use them on a gift, to decorate for a party, or whatever else you can think of. This applique works up very quickly and is a lot of fun! Hot Air Balloon Applique

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Crochet Pattern: Barbie Doll Beanie

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on September 19th, 2015 by Candace – Be the first to comment
It’s almost time for fiber crafters’ favorite part of the year, bringing out–and making– cool weather accessories. If it’s still a little warm in your neck of the woods for hats, gloves, and scarves, try starting out small and making accessories for your favorite plastic friends. A cute beanie is a simple way to add to a doll’s fall wardrobe without having to make a trip to the toy store. crochet_barbie_beanie

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Crochet Pattern: Gradient Seashore Dishcloth

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on September 13th, 2015 by Amy – Be the first to comment
Dishcloths are excellent ways to show off some of your favorite crochet stitches and could be just as well called stitch samplers. Since my family really loves fresh produce, we tend to use such cloths for produce towels, and they work beautifully. Two strands of super fine weight yarn are held together constantly for this pattern and the colors are alternated, giving it a unique gradient. The stitch is a solid shell which is a popular stitch seen often in crochet projects and easy to do. Let me know what you think! Gradient Seashore Dishcloth

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Crochet Pattern: Talia Earrings

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on September 11th, 2015 by Candace – 3 Comments
Try something a little different with these dome-shaped thread earrings. You can choose how pronounced the shape is during blocking– choose a more subtle, shallow dome or a deep, dramatic dome to suit your style. Remember to use your stiffener of choice to hold whichever shape you choose. crochet_talia_earrings

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Crochet Pattern: Peppermint Coffeemaker Cozy

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on September 6th, 2015 by Amy – Be the first to comment
A Chemex is a manual coffeemaker with a simple and yet sophisticated design going as far back as the 40’s. I’ve been making coffee with a Chemex for many years now and I will readily admit it is the best coffee I’ve ever tasted. I designed the Rugged Chemex Cozy with a rustic feel in mind. But today I want to share with you my Pepperming Chemex Cozy pattern. It is made by first crocheting a rectangle and then cinching it up with ribbon to fit the Chemex. Let me know what you think! (Note: depending upon yarn thickness/fiber, temperature of coffee, quantity in pot, etc, cozy may not prevent you from burning yourself). Pepperming Chemex Cozy

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