Free Crochet Patterns

Crochet Pattern: Bobble Bowl

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on February 17th, 2012 by Candace – 5 Comments
This bowl makes an interesting piece for the coffee table when you put your favorite things in it. Use it to hold candies or to show off your latest works in progress.

For extra fun, you can try crocheting it in wool and felting it for an even tighter fabric and smaller bowl.

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Crochet Pattern: Doll Sleep Sack

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on February 15th, 2012 by Emilee Gettle – 5 Comments
I love vintage pattern magazines from the 1940s and 1950s. Each one has several cute and relevant patterns that I can adjust for my lifestyle. Then, there are sometimes some that make me scratch my head and wonder what the designer was thinking! I remember as a child my mom telling me about the bleach bottle crocheted baby beds that were a popular project when she was young. I didn’t have a bleach bottle but I made this little sleep sack for my daughter’s dolly. It cradles her 5 1/2″ (14 cm) doll perfectly!

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Crochet Pattern: Ribbon Flower

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on February 10th, 2012 by Emilee Gettle – 6 Comments
I am already missing spring. I can’t wait to see all my fall bulbs start to come alive with spring flowers and bring back a rainbow of color to our rather gray yard. This week I decided to try something different and use ribbon instead of yarn. I had so much fun with this project. I think this flower would look sweet on a headband, dress, coat, or as a stylish bow on a handmade gift. One thing I learned while making this project was to be sure the ribbon you use is similar on both the right and wrong sides.

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Crochet Pattern: Cabled Mini Bag

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on February 8th, 2012 by Candace – 4 Comments
While I’m a huge fan of the big tote bag that holds my yarn, patterns, notebooks, wallet, and everything else I can cram in there, sometimes the occasion calls for something smaller. This little evening bag has cables that snake their way up the front and a small flap that just covers the top without covering the cables.

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Crochet Pattern: Business Card Holder

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on February 1st, 2012 by Emilee Gettle – 3 Comments
I find myself traveling to business fairs and expos quite frequently throughout the year. I’ve been looking for a business card holder to hold my cards and one to hold the cards I pick up from fellow business people. My problem in the past has been when I get a card from someone I slide it in my purse and it gets mixed in with my own business cards. When someone asks for my card I’m embarrassed as I fumble through twenty from other people. So, I decided to make my own holder, one for me and one in a contrasting color for those cards I acquire.

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Crochet Pattern: Button Cuff Bracelet

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on January 28th, 2012 by A Guest Writer – 18 Comments
A Guest Post by Karen Vaughn.

I get easily distracted, especially when it comes to crocheting. This pattern came to me in 30 minutes which just happens to be the length of time for my evening news broadcast. I used brown yarn because it was closest at hand and I had this wonderful wooden button just hanging out in the pocket of my hoodie. Buttons tend to hang out in my pockets a lot! Enjoy!

Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

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Crochet Pattern: Amigurumi Octopus Holder

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on January 25th, 2012 by Candace – 7 Comments
No, it doesn’t hold your amigurumi octopus. It’s a spiral-constructed amigurumi octopus that holds your stuff.

I love doing my nails, and having something small to stuff a few manicures’ worth of cotton balls in is a lot more convenient and cute than letting them hang loose in my bag of supplies. You can stuff yours with tissues, larger beads, or anything else that will fit or you can stuff it with fiberfill and draw the hole closed for a plain old amigurumi.

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Crochet Pattern: Valentine Envelope

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on January 19th, 2012 by Emilee Gettle – 11 Comments
Valentine’s Day is soon approaching so, it’s high time to start creating a few projects with this holiday in mind! This week’s project is perfect for winter evenings by the fire, as you think of doing something special for those you love. It is very quick and simple to crochet! It’s also a great project for those who are new to using fingering yarn. Finish it off by making a tiny card to tuck inside for someone special in your life. If you mail Valentine’s to loved ones, this project would be the perfect addition and a sweet handmade surprise for the recipient.

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Crochet Pattern: Bordered Bib

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on January 14th, 2012 by Candace – 1 Comment
Babies sure are cute, but they’re also messy and unpredictable, so it’s good to have a sizable collection of bibs on hand. This bordered bib will catch your baby’s food and protects clothes– maybe even that sweater you crocheted.

The raised post stitches and simple decreases make this a good pattern for beginners who want to branch out.

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Crochet Pattern: Prospector’s Change Purse

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on January 13th, 2012 by Emilee Gettle – 12 Comments
My daughter and I both love purses. It seems from dawn to dark my little lady has some kind of handmade purse on with all her goodies inside. So, she keeps me busy repairing and making her a new purse just about once a month. We have lots of fun designing them together and she is quite honest about how she thinks they should look. So, this week’s pattern is inspired by the leather pouches prospectors stored their gold in. So our little pennies might not be gold, but it’s fun for little ones to pretend. This purse can also be modified to look like a teddy bear.

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