Free Crochet Patterns

Crochet Pattern: Spiral Barrette

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on February 27th, 2013 by Candace – 6 Comments
Clip in this cute barrette to add a bit of interest to your hairstyle. Back post stitches in the base leave the loops exposed, making it easy to work the spiral. Choose your favorite 2 contrasting colors or make a bunch of barrettes using various colors to match your wardrobe. crochet_spiral_barrette

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Crochet Pattern: Leaf Bookmark

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on February 22nd, 2013 by Candace – 2 Comments
There’s nothing like cracking open a book and spending an afternoon immersed in another world or even in an unfamiliar part of this one. Of course, you need a bookmark in case you get interrupted, and this leaf bookmark adds a unique touch as it sticks out of any book in your collection crochet_leaf_bookmark

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Crochet Pattern: Leprechaun Top Hat Applique

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on February 20th, 2013 by Emilee Gettle – 2 Comments
I have always loved St. Patrick’s Day. My mom would make corned beef, sauerkraut, and all the traditional foods for our American way of celebrating our Irish heritage. While the food was delicious it was also a milestone in the year, which meant spring was right around the corner! After a long winter I was always more than ready to see my tulips again. This week I created this Leprechaun Top Hat Appliqué so you can start embellishing your linens or making pins for your friends. This is also a great project for adding a “touch of Irish” to kid’s clothes or hair accessories.

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Crochet Pattern: Take a Picot Mitts

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on February 14th, 2013 by Candace – 4 Comments
Be prepared for transitional weather with a pair of fingerless mitts for those days that are too warm for gloves, but too cold to go without. These mitts are ribbed at the wrist and the finger openings have a neat picot trim around the opening edge. crochet_take_a_picot_mitts

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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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