Free Pattern Squares Printer-friendly version Send by email PDF version More free afghan patterns:Crochet Afghan Patterns, Knit Afghan Patterns, Baby Blanket Patterns, Afghan Patterns Browse through this list of free pattern squares. Lacy Crocheted Earrings Author Gene in SoCal Introduction Liven up an old pair of hoops with this simple pattern. With a small amount of #10 crochet thread and a #7 crochet hook, and in a few minutes, you'll have a new look. Materials List DROPS Pattern Library: Crochet patterns DROPS pattern library contains patterns, and it keeps growing every day! The DROPS designers want you to see how these different techniques will look when applied to a knitting or crochet project. This is a very useful tool when you are looking for inspiration for own designs.
Anthro-Inspired Mirror You all know we love a good Anthropologie knockoff around here – so a couple of days ago when I was browsing online I came across this mirror. Oh I definitely need that. Hold the presses – did that say $498??? Huh. Bean Bags Before I started writing patterns down I made this fun pinto "bean bag" one day while I was canning beans. Today I decided to recreate him. The new version looks a little "older" so I gave him a mustache. Bean Bag (use an f/3.75 hook throughout) Rnd1: sc6 in a circle Rnd2: 2sc in each sc around (12) Rnd3: *sc1, 2sc in next st* repeat around (18) Rnd4: *sc2, 2sc in next st* repeat around (24) Rnd5-7: sc around (24) Rnd8: decrease 4 times, sc16 (20) Rnd9: decrease 4 times, sc10 decrease 1 time (15) Rnd10: decrease 3 times, sc9 (12) Rnd11: sc around (12) Put in eyes and face. If you want to make a mustache use the pattern from my mustache bunny. Rnd12: 2sc in next 4 stitches, sc8 (16) Rnd13: sc5, 2sc in next 4 stitches, sc7 (20) Rnd14: sc6, 2sc in next 4 stitches, sc10 (24) Rnd15-17: sc around (24) Cut the end off of some nylons and fill with beans then tie a knot.
how-to: woven circles trivet I found the gold and pink crocheted trivet pictured below at the thrift store this weekend, and it was a total "I can make that" moment. The structure of the circles is made from plastic rings cut from one of those pieces that holds together a six-pack of soda. The hardest part will be in finding plastic rings that are actually circle. The sodas that were in my fridge (a Pepsi product) had "rings" that were more of an oval, almost D-like shape. Luckily I had a rounded version laying around, though I have no idea what kind of soda it came from. I am going to have to go to the 7-Eleven for research. Joining Amigurumi When making amigurumi, you will often need to join an open-ended crocheted piece (e.g. the top of a leg or tail or a muzzle) to a closed crocheted piece (e.g. the body or head). Sewing these together neatly can be tricky and can make the difference between a cohesive finish and an untidy messy join. In this tutorial I will demonstrate the method I developed for sewing pieces together neatly, with an almost invisible join. Both pieces are usually the same colour, but, for the purpose of this tutorial, I will be joining an open-ended brown piece (right) to a closed grey piece (left):
Bright and Bold and Happy and Finished. I call this my happy ghan. This was made out of 7 scarf size (54"x5") strips. I added a row of single crochets around each strip, then joined together and edged. DIY Sharpie Tie Die I love this Sharpie tie die DIY from The Art Girl Jackie blog! She did it with her adorable daughter and I think it’s a fun inspiration for this Spring and upcoming music festival season. Use this technique to spruce up your ratty t-shirts or maybe a pair of of cut off shorts.
Charmander Plushie Ok, well. After many requests I finally managed to get around to making a Charmander. I know the pictures are terrible, but hey I'm not a photographer and neither my camera OR the weather are cooperating at the moment.