Sunday, November 18, 2007

Five Sites for Free Crochet Patterns

Five Sites for Free Crochet Patterns


No matter how experienced you are at the art of crochet, every crochet enthusiast looks for free crochet patterns. Once you become proficient with your craft, you may find that it is challenging and fun to create your own crochet patterns and designs, however for the most part, using free crochet patterns that you can find on the Internet is an excellent way to ensure that you have plenty of crochet patterns for practice and developing new skills. However, it is important to realize that though a crochet pattern may be distributed for free on the Internet, it is always a wise choice to read any rules, regulations, or stipulations that the creator of the crochet pattern may have enacted. For example, some crochet designers will allow you to create as many projects using their pattern as you like, but will prohibit you from selling the item. Some other designers practically give away the pattern and have no stipulations whatsoever. You may also find that many companies will not only give you the pattern for free, but will also let your reproduce the pattern and place it online. Other companies may have very strict rules regarding reproducing free crochet patterns. It is always best to find out what the rules are before you share, copy, or distribute free crochet patterns. Yet, the good news is that no matter where you find the crochet pattern, you have the right to use it and create fantastic crochet items. So, here is the list of the top five sites for free crochet patterns.

Top Five Sites for Free Crochet Patterns

  1. Fun Crochet- a fairly new site that offers links to numerous crochet patterns online. In addition you'll find crochet patterns for men, women, and children as well as a collection of Groovy Crochet patterns.
  2. Crochet Pattern Central Crochet Pattern Central features a huge listing of free crochet patterns on the Internet. One of the things that I like best about Crochet Pattern Central, is the fact that you can select from pdf files or general web sites easily.
  3. About.Com-Crochet Guide Sandi Marshall About.com's Crochet Guide is Sandi Marshall. In addition to her finding some of the best crochet patterns and sharing them online, she also is a very accomplished crochet designer. She has many of her own patterns available on the site.
  4. Lion Brand Yarns- Lion Brand offers a Catalog of Free Crochet Patterns. You will need to join the site to have access to the free crochet patterns, but it is free to join. You may also want to join their newsletter and receive regular updates regarding Lion Brand patterns and yarns.
  5. Bernat Yarns- Bernat is a leading supplier of yarn for crochet and knit patterns. They provide a large resource of free crochet patterns.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Crochet Hat Patterns

Cloche and Bowler Hats Not exactly a pattern, but my directions to make a cloche style hat. And a variation to make a bowler.
Custom Beret Crochet a beret.
Shoshie's Scarf Liner
Floppy Hat
Headhuggers.org
Crocheted Adult Hat Links
Tam with Rose Hat
Hats, Kerchiefs, Scarves & Snoods
Floppy Brim Hat
Ribbed Scarf & Brimmed Hat Set
Rolled Crochet Hat
Hat and Scarf
Rasta Hat
Turban Style Cancer Cap
Three Triangle Babushkas
Floppy Hat Yarncat's Hats
Almost a Newsboy Cap
Crocheted Newsboy Cap or Beret
A Little Bit of Funk
4 Star Cloche
Two Brimmed Hats
Crocheted Cap/Beret
Reversible Roll Brim Hat
Crocheted Hat and Bag Yellow Picture Hat and Bag
Vintage Patterns for Hats
Brimmed Hat
Crocheted Bucket Hat
Half Looped Patterns by Dot
Braided Knot
Tweed Cloche
Nubby Brim Cloche
Ribbed Newsboy Hat
Homespun Cloche
Lion Suede Cap

Free Vintage Knit and Crochet Patterns

Ana Paula's Amigurumi Patterns & Random Cuteness

Free Vintage Crochet Patterns

Crochet Patterns: Poinsettia Flower Pin

Donna's Crochet Designs

The Crochet Dude (free crochet patterns)

Free Patterns
Tiramisu Recipe
Tiramisu Recipe
Bowl/Jug Cover Bourbon Rose
Bowl Cover
How to Block
Blocking Howto
Step by Step Bourbon Rose
Rose Howto
Bowl/Jug Cover Square
Bowl Cover
Irish Lace Collar
Collar
Filet Mat
Filet Mat
Filet Mat
Filet Mat
Counterpane
Counterpane
Slippers
Slippers
Slippers
Flat Slippers
Hat
Prime Rib Hat
Hat
Bicolour Hat
Bicolour Tea Cosy
Bicolour Cosy
Tea Cosy
Tea Cosy
Baby Jacket
Baby Jacket
Seamless Bootee Pattern
Seamless Bootee
Mitres Tutorial
Mitres Tutorial
Swan Symphony Doilies
Swan Doilies
Crochet Roses Tea Cosy
Rosy Cosy
A Blanket of Roses Afghan
Roses Afghan
Crochet Strip Method Rose
Crochet Rose
Step by Step Double (Single) Crochet Instruction
dc HowTo
Odd Tutorials and Instructions
Tutorials
Crochet:
Tidy Ends
Change Colours
Back Ridge
Starting Chain
Mystery Stitch

Knitting:
Buttonholes
Twice Knit
Increase/Decrease
Wagon Wheel Motif
Crochet Square
Crochet Bootee
Crochet Bootee
Crochet Bootee
Crochet Bootee
Nappy / Diaper / Baby Cake
Nappy Cake
These patterns are from Megan Mills' website. She is a fabulous crochet artisan and I know that you will be blessed by her work

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Dances with Wools: Awesome Blog with Lots of Free Crochet Patterns

Free Crochet Patterns at CrochetNow.com


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  • Harlequin

    Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY “AUNT LYDIA’S” HEAVY RUG YARN, Article 235 10 skeins Cerise or Forest Green 4 skeins Lilac or Turquoise and “AUNT LYDIA’S” STAR SPUN, Article 235 8 skeins Gold. Aluminum crochet hook size H Large tapestry needle for sewing Each diamond measures 614 inches in length x 3-1/2 inches at widest [...]

  • Soft Ball

    Alternate green and red yarn to give this a festive look. Materials Required-AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY “GEM” COTTON YARN 2 80-yd. Skeins Red and 2 80-yd. Skeins Green. Bone Crochet Hook No. 6 or 7. With Red ch 45, sl st in 2nd st from hook, 1 sl st in each of the next 5 [...]

  • Humpty Dumpty Pattern

    Materials Required-AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY “STAR” PEARL COTTON SIZE 5 2 60-yd. Balls White. 2 60-yd. Balls Pink. 1 Yd. each of “Star” 6 strand Mercerized Embroidery Cotton Red and Black. Steel Crochet Hook No. 6. With Pink, ch 3, 6 sc in 1st st of ch, join. 2nd Row-2 sc in each sc, do not join this [...]

  • Beach Bag Crochet Pattern

    COATS and CLARK’S O.N.T. “Speed-Cro-Sheen” MERCERIZED COTTON, Art. C.44: 3 balls of No. 126 Spanish Red and 1 ball of No. 10-A Canary Yellow. Milward’s Steel Crochet Hook No. 2/0. Red plastic plate 9? inches in diameter . . . Corks. BOTTOM . . . Starting at center with Spanish Red, ch 2. 1st rnd: 7 sc [...]

  • Calla Lily Buffet Set Doily

    MATERIALS REQUIRED: Lily SKYTONE MERCERIZED CROCHET COTTON, Art. 123: 1 1/3-balls Emerald Green and 1/2 ball White; and DAISY MERCERIZED CROCHET COTTON, Art. 65, size 20: 1 1/3-skeins Emerald Green, 1-skein White, 1/3-skein Yellow. Steel crochet hooks Nos. 7 and 12. LARGE DOILY–(Size - 18 inches)–Calla Lily–Starting at center with White SKYTONE and No. 7 hook, ch 2, [...]

  • Stuffed Donkey Crochet Pattern

    Materials: KNITTING WORSTED, 2 balls (1 oz. balls) of Grey; Scraps of Red and Black Pearl Cotton . . . Bone Crochet Hook No. 6. GAUGE: 4 sc make 1 inch; 4 rows make 1 inch. BODY . . . Starting at back, ch 21 (to measure 5 inches). 1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook [...]

  • Egg Warmers Crochet Pattern

    MATERIALS: Chadwick’s Red Heart Sock and Sweater Yarn, 1 ball (1 oz. ball) of Yellow . . . Scraps of Black, Red, Blue, Green, White and Lavender Pearl Cotton . . . Clark’s O.N.T. Plastic Crochet Hook No. 5 . . . Scraps of green, pink and gold ribbon . . . Sequins and small [...]

  • Crochet Purse over Rings

    Materials: 67 rings; 2 skeins each of cerise and black, and 1 of maize coarse purse silk. Work in double crochet with maize over one ring 38 stitches; this is the centre ring for the bottom of the purse. Then work with cerise colour over a ring 19 stitches, take another ring and work 19 stitches, repeat [...]

  • Crochet Silk Bag over Rings

    Materials: 2 skeins each of black, blue, rose, and drab coarse purse twist; 8 skeins of the spangled silk for the top part of the bag and strings; the tassel for the bottom is made of the silks that are left; rings. Work over a ring in double crochet, with black, 48 stitches and fasten off; [...]

  • Small Crochet Basket

    Materials: 2 balls of closely-covered white and silver, and 1 ball of pink and silver twine; a crochet needle. For the bottom:Make a chain of 4 stitches and unite it, work 3 long, 3 chain, and repeat three times more. 2nd round:Work 3 long into the 1st 3 chain, make 3 chain, work 3 long [200] into [...]

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