Free Crochet Patterns

Crochet Pattern: Boot Toppers

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on February 12th, 2013 by Emilee Gettle – 5 Comments
It won’t be long and instead of snow we’ll be enjoying spring showers. I have a trusty pair of rubber boots that I love to tromp through the spring puddles in. I often where them to town or in the garden. When I wear them all day long the hard rubber can rub on my shins. So, I crocheted these boot toppers to cushion my shins and for a chic update to my rubber boots. This project can be made in about an hour or less and it’s a great way to use up extra yarn. It’s also a great project for beginners. Make several in a rainbow of colors to suit your moods.

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Crochet Pattern: Heart Pendant

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on February 7th, 2013 by Candace – 14 Comments
You could wear your heart on your sleeve–or you could dangle it from you neck, which is slightly more anatomically correct. If you’d rather not loop a chain through the bail, you can make the final chain long enough to fit around your neck instead. The pendant can also be stiffened with starch. crochet_heart_pendant

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Crochet Pattern: Valentine XO Applique

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on February 5th, 2013 by Emilee Gettle – 3 Comments
It seems like I’m on a roll with a Valentine theme. I love quick projects that can be made in a jiffy and that can be used multiple ways. This week’s Valentine XO (or hugs and kisses) appliqué can be used for so many projects. You could use it for scrapbooking or making handmade cards. You could also make several, join them together, and create a cute trim. You could also join them into a headband. It’s also great in pastel colors for sprucing up baby gifts. The sky is the limit with this ultra-easy project. If you are new to fingering yarn this pattern is perfect.

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Crochet Pattern: Wrap Flower

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on January 31st, 2013 by Candace – 3 Comments
This pattern uses an alternative technique for creating twirls (increasing vertically instead of horizontally) to make a flower. It is simple to make, and the turning chains actually create humps to differentiate the petals. You can work the flower without the stem to make a simple floral brooch or 3-D applique. crochet_wrap_flower

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Crochet Pattern: Lace and Ribbon Headband

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on January 29th, 2013 by Emilee Gettle – 5 Comments
There are so many cute hair accessories in the stores now. The prices range from super cheap to out of this world expensive. I enjoy traveling to craft shows where home businesses sell their handmade goods. I’ve seen many takes on the crocheted headband. This pattern is my own twist by making lace and weaving a satin ribbon through it. The ends of the ribbon work perfect for tying on the headband. These crochet up ultra fast and are great for adults and kids alike. Make several while watching TV to sell at craft shows and bazaars in the spring!

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Crochet Pattern: Busy Bee Applique

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on January 26th, 2013 by Candace – 2 Comments
An embellishment inspired by a wish for spring to hurry up and return, this busy little bee can be used alone, or it can pollinate all those crochet flowers you’ve been working on. As a tip, you can carry the yarn as you work to minimize the number of ends to weave in at the end. crochet_busy_bee

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Crochet Pattern: Kite Applique

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on January 23rd, 2013 by Emilee Gettle – 1 Comment
There is something nostalgic about making your own valentines. I love going through antique stores and admiring all the many different kinds of vintage cards, some of which include gorgeous trims. It’s not too early to start making your own valentine cards for the upcoming holiday. This quick and easy kite pattern paired with plain jane card-stock would make a great card. You could also use this pattern as an appliqué for children’s clothing and accessories. Use pastel yarn for a perfect kick-start to spring project or just add it to your handmade embellishment stash.

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Crochet Pattern: Mason, The Jar

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on January 19th, 2013 by Corinne Munger – 3 Comments
Mason jars are everywhere on craft websites – how to decorate them , what to fill them with, use as pre-made emergency candles. They’re cute, functional and nostalgic. We can all remember them as children. Filled with great jams and jellies, used to serve lemonade or a quick storage for leftovers – we love them. This free pattern is a tribute to the most versatile kitchen item ever! Use it as an applique, add a loop for a potholder or use as a small trivet. I’m sure you’ll come up with all kinds of ideas for this. Make it in different colors for a fun, whimsical look. Instructions are written so you can make a basic jar, with ideas on how to decorate it. mason jar comp

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Crochet Pattern: Crayon Case

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on January 16th, 2013 by Candace – 5 Comments
What a cute way to keep track of crayons! This case can hold 20 standard-sized crayons with room for a few more if you need it. The top part is made to be the same size as the bottom for a snug fit. If you would like to make it more portable, you can chain a strap and attach it to the base. crochet_crayon_case

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Crochet Pattern: Braided Bangle/Cuff Bracelet

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on January 12th, 2013 by Corinne Munger – 9 Comments
This bracelet is simply made using a half double crochet stitch. You can easily make it shorter or longer to your preference. This can have different looks using different colors or fibers. I even found that stitched to the wrist of a pair of pre-made gloves gives you a great decorative cuff! Give it a try – it only takes a few minutes! cuff bracelet 013

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