Free Crochet Patterns

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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Crochet Pattern: Wrist Cuffs

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on January 5th, 2012 by Emilee Gettle – 3 Comments
These wrist cuffs coordinate with my Chic and Simple Neckwarmer pattern. They are really fast to crochet and it’s a great project for beginners. I love using boucle yarn because it is not only soft but it also disguises the stitches, making the end result look like faux fur. If you have matching vintage buttons around they can add a lot of punch to this project making it as elegant or downplayed as you like. If you need the wrist cuffs to be slightly larger, simply add to the beginning chain and lay it over your wrist and adjust accordingly. Have fun!

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Crochet Pattern: Cup Corset

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on January 3rd, 2012 by Candace – 6 Comments
Personalize your morning coffee with a stylish handmade cozy instead of using a generic paper sleeve.

Corsets are fun and fashionable, and putting one on your cup will make a statement.

Post stitches make up the “boning” while the ribbon can be swapped out and adjusted to fit your mood and your cup.

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Crochet Pattern: Star Beret

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on December 30th, 2011 by Candace – 3 Comments
This nice-sized, somewhat slouchy beret is great for everyday wear. It has a fun star pattern in the center of the back and vents that let it breathe while the denser stitches around the opening keep the whole thing looking structured and secure. If you’re a hat person, this beret is a nice addition to your collection.

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Crochet Pattern: Rosette

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on December 29th, 2011 by Emilee Gettle – 6 Comments
I admit I miss my beautiful flower garden, which my family tends from the first crocus to fall mums. So, to satisfy my longing I enjoy crocheting flowers, especially with fingering yarn. They look so lacy and feminine and can be used in a myriad of ways. This rosette can be used as a bow on packages, on a child’s headband, or a pin for a hat or coat. They can be crocheted in no time and can be quite addictive. I hope to make several of these rosettes in a rainbow of colors to join into a lacy scarf that can be worn into early spring.

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