Free Crochet Patterns

Crochet Pattern: Christmas Holly Applique

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on December 6th, 2011 by Emilee Gettle – 5 Comments
While digging through my boxes of holiday decorations I found garland after garland of holly. So, this week’s pattern is, you guessed it, a holly applique. I think this would look so sweet around the hem of a child’s dress. It could also be used to spruce up your Christmas gift tags. You could also turn it into an ornament and send it in your holiday cards as a small gift. If you give baskets of baked goods to your neighbors, you could sew this applique on the towel lining the basket. Your creativity is the only limit to the uses for this pattern. Have fun!

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Crochet Pattern: Faux Drop-Stitch Scarf

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on December 2nd, 2011 by Candace – 7 Comments
While thinking about the problem of replicating the knitted drop-stitch effect in crochet, I hit upon an idea. Solomon’s Knot might work if it was stacked instead of worked as a net. Fortunately for those of us who like the look of strategically dropped knit stitches, it does work, and once you get past the foundation row, it’s easy for an experienced crocheter to work up. If you get stuck, remember to check out the links in the Special Instructions section to get an idea of how the stitches should be made.

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Crochet Pattern: Christmas Wreath Applique

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on November 30th, 2011 by Emilee Gettle – 6 Comments
It’s that time of year again! Time to pull out all the Christmas decorations from the attic and spruce up your home. Every year I love searching for the perfect wreath for my door. As a special treat, I like taking a walk through the woods and cutting my own greenery. I bring it home and wire wrap it onto a grapevine wreath for an inexpensive but beautiful and welcome sight on our front door. This week I made a Christmas wreath applique, which is a great project when you need a little holiday embellishment quick. You could use it on cards, clothes and linens.

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Crochet Pattern: Sandwich Cookies

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on November 26th, 2011 by Emilee Gettle – 11 Comments
When I was a child I remember one afternoon, while I was taking my nap, my mom crocheted some play food for me. When I awoke there by my pillow was some sweet handmade goodies! Now it’s my turn, and as soon as my little girl awakes from her nap she’ll have these little cookies waiting for her. They are so easy to make and a lot of fun. You can whip up a batch in no time! Make a baker’s dozen and give in a small tin to a little one in your life. Don’t forget to take some for children on your baked good delivery route this holiday season!

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Crochet Pattern: Cupped Bauble Bracelet

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on November 23rd, 2011 by Candace – 6 Comments
This wire bracelet has a cool and sophisticated look when made with pearls, and the wire crochet gives it an interesting texture. The simple shaping creates the “cups” that the beads rest in.

Remember to be careful when making this pattern because mistakes in wire are not as easy to take out as mistakes in yarn are.

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Crochet Pattern: Turkey Applique

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on November 18th, 2011 by Emilee Gettle – 2 Comments
It’s hard to believe the holidays are knocking on our door! I love Thanksgiving! It is one of the only days of the year when I get to see most all of my family. I love recalling childhood days and sharing those memories with those dear to my heart. This week my crochet project is a turkey applique in honor of Turkey Day! This little applique can be used in many ways for clothes, kitchen or dining room linens, cards or even as a pin to wear. I used a finer crochet thread for the feathers and a bit chunkier fingering yarn for the body to add definition.

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Crochet Pattern: Staggered Blocks Bracelet

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on November 16th, 2011 by Candace – 4 Comments
Do you like jewelry? Put on this bracelet and go. The simple lace pattern makes a nice everyday bracelet you can wear to the grocery store or the park. It’s also easy to dress up with different colors of thread or beads for a look that seems more complicated than it really is and head out on the town.

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Crochet Pattern: Scalloped Camera Pouch

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on November 11th, 2011 by Candace – 6 Comments
Here’s something to keep your camera (or anything you need quick access to) handy and try your hand at some basic lace work. The body of this camera pouch is simple with a delicate lacy scallop edge. It works up quick and requires no sewing or finishing, so it’s great for on-the-go crocheting.

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Crochet Pattern: Amish Nine Patch Potholder

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on November 9th, 2011 by Emilee Gettle – 9 Comments
When I was young I knew an Amish lady who became a dear friend of mine. I loved visiting her small mercantile that was filled with every kind of calico and solid colored fabric imaginable. Amish ladies in the community made crafts to sell in her store to earn a little extra spending money. I love the simple color combinations of Amish crafts and created this potholder along the lines of what Lizzie might be selling in her store today. Since it is super thick it will guard against hot pots and pans perfectly. This project would also make a cute little pillow!

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Crochet Pattern: Apple of My Eye Applique

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on November 5th, 2011 by Emilee Gettle – 5 Comments
I love visiting orchards this time of year and buying apples by the peck or the bushel. Growing up I have fond memories of making apple butter with my grandma in a giant copper kettle over and open fire. The woodsmoke and sweet apple scent filled the air. After cooking down for hours we canned the yummy treat to preserve for the chilly days of winter. This week, I created this applique which can be used hundreds of ways. It would look darling on kitchen towels! As a gift, I plan to sew this on a onesie and embroider, “Apple of My Eye” for a sweet little girl I know.

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