Free Crochet Patterns

Crochet Pattern: Open Drop Earrings

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on January 3rd, 2013 by Candace – 2 Comments
These dangling earrings are great for everyday wear or, made with the right thread, good for a night out. The tricky increases along with the thread and small hook make these a better choice for more experienced crocheters or beginners who like a challenge. crochet_open_drop_earrings

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Crochet Pattern: Mini Sweater Ornament / Applique

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on December 29th, 2012 by Corinne Munger – 5 Comments
After I made the first one of these, the ideas started flowing… make them in all different colors, attach to string as if on a clothesline, how about in your child’s school colors, or make a set for coasters? These can also be used as an applique on whatever you’d like. They’re small at only 3 1/2″ high and quick to make. You can embroider letters on the front, or use more than one color and make patterns. Lot’s of fun for a cute little shape. Hint: Don’t make the sleeves as long as the pattern suggests, and you have a T-Shirt shape instead! Have fun with this! sweater mini 003

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Crochet Pattern: Teeny Bird

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on December 27th, 2012 by Candace – Be the first to comment
As requested, here is a pattern for a tiny thread bird to go with the Branch Pendant, though it can be used on any other project you want to embellish. It can be made with one wing or two. For easier finishing, weave the ends through the pendant (or project of your choice). crochet_teeny_bird

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Crochet Pattern: Christmas Pickle

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on December 19th, 2012 by Candace – 3 Comments
The Christmas pickle is part of a German-American tradition in which the children of the family search for the pickle on the Christmas tree. The first one to find it gets a reward such as the privilege of opening the first gift or good luck. You can adjust the difficulty of this game in your own home by adjusting the size of your hook and yarn or the color of your yarn to make the search easier or harder. crochet_christmas_pickle

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Crochet Pattern: Loopy Pinecone

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on December 15th, 2012 by Corinne Munger – 8 Comments
This adorable little pinecone is built with loops upon a simple crocheted base. The only stitches needed are slip stitch, chain and single crochet. Great for a package adornment, make several for a warm winter centerpiece or how about on the ends of a scarf? However you choose, once you make one, you’ll be addicted to making more and more! Make them in different colors for a festive, whimsical look, or in natural colors to mimic nature.

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Crochet Pattern: Cuffed Glasses Case

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on December 13th, 2012 by Candace – 1 Comment
This pattern uses thick yarn and a relatively small hook to create a dense fabric that keeps your glasses (and whatever else you want to store in it) contained. It’s an easy project for new crocheters to complete.

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Combining Thick Yarn and Thin Thread in Crochet

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns, Tutorials and Help on December 8th, 2012 by Corinne Munger – 7 Comments
It all started with a snowflake. I decided to make some the other day and I found a couple of patterns in one of my favorite books, “Super Stitches Crochet” by Jennifer Campbell and Ann-Marie Bakewell. I then found some white metallic cotton thread in my never-ending stash to use for this project. After completing some snowflakes, I needed an item to use them on. I was thinking of sewing several together and making a string-type scarf, but since the cotton thread I used is metallic, I knew I could never tolerate it on my neck (too itchy). What to do, what to do?

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Crochet Pattern: Branch Pendant

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on December 5th, 2012 by Candace – 2 Comments
Here is a project for crocheters who want to branch out a little. Hang it from your neck at your preferred angle for showing off or make two for your ears. If you need your final project to be stiffer, block it with starch. You can also use this branch pendant as a applique if you prefer. Have fun and get creative with it!

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Crochet Pattern: Stuffed Christmas Tree Ornament

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on November 29th, 2012 by Candace – 2 Comments
This is a chubby Christmas tree ornament that comes with a lot of options. You can make it with more or fewer tiers or with no tiers at all. You can alternate shades of green for each tier, add strings of beads, sew on tiny buttons to decorate it, and make it as unique as the tree it will go on.

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Crochet Pattern: Buttons for Embellishing

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on November 27th, 2012 by Corinne Munger – 3 Comments
Though not a necessity, embellishments really add another dimension to your work. In today’s styles you’ll see many flowers adorning headbands, bags, cowls, etc., but they’re not always for everyone. How about a change? How about buttons? It understates your piece yet adds a little flair. The following pattern will show you just how ridiculously easy it is to create your own buttons and some suggestions on where to use them.

You will need to learn the Adjustable Double Ring technique for this (don’t worry, it’s easy!). Try them in different colors and sizes and you’ll have a full inventory of a really cute embellishment! Note: These buttons are made to use as an embellishment as they do not hold the “stiff” properties needed to use as a functional button.
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