We've added to our small but still growing collection of crochet charts today with the addition of some neat bear images. There are three charts in all - one for a brown bear, one for a Koala and one for a teddy bear. All three of these are simple to make and use a minimum of colors, and best of all these bear crochet charts are excellent for any type of children's projects. The bear charts can be found here http://freecrochetpattern.weebly.com/bear-crochet-charts.html
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Happy Saturday everyone! For those that may be in search of some great weekend crochet projects take a look at out latest post on rag bag crochet patterns. These are wonderful ways to eliminate part of that pile of old or unworn clothing that we all have and these are fun ways to really get creative with colors and hook sizes. The free patterns for these can be viewed here http://freecrochetpattern.weebly.com/rag-bag-crochet-patterns.html
If you've never made a rag bag before don't fret - it's pretty much the same as crocheting with yarn except that the medium is cloth cut into thin strips. Same stitches, same patterns reads, same everything except for the substitution of cloth for yarn. If you try one and like it look back here in the not-too-distant future for rag rugs, rag baskets and more.
In our latest endeavor to add more and more useful crochet patterns and charts to the website we now have a couple (3) new kitchen themed crochet charts that are finally published. The three - one for a coffee pot, one for a coffee cup and one for a cool heart shaped apple can be had here http://freecrochetpattern.weebly.com/giraffe-crochet-patterns.html
The charts themselves are attractive and fun to make and should be easily completed regardless of skill level. One of the things that makes these so much fun is that these can be finished with very little effort because they each only have 2 or three colors of yarn - not too make yarn changes at all.
Apple amigurumi crochet patterns make for pretty and unique projects if for no other reason than each design seems to have it's own specific shape. While the differences may seem very minor at first glance, a few stitches added or subtracted here and there give each creation it's own look. The finished projects add a great deal to the feel of a home, and these are most commonly placed in the kitchen as a focal point of interest and neat little conversation starters for visitors. Here's a look at some of the better free patterns around the internet:
Amigurumi Apples - This is a neat apple amigurumi pattern and a nice crocheting site as well. The best feature of this pattern is that it really is the exact shape of a real apple. You can get this apple pattern at http://www.planetjune.com/blog/free-crochet-patterns/amigurumi-apples/
Big Apple Amigurumi - These apples are a bit more stout than some others but look fantastic, and the leaf and stem on top make the pattern extra attractive. This excellent project can be found at http://www.craftpassion.com/2014/09/big-apple-amigurumi.html/2
Beginner Amigurumi Apple - Don't let the word "Beginner" fool you - this pattern turns out looking very pretty. At http://missdolkapots.wordpress.com/2013/06/29/beginner-tutorial-make-a-crocheted-apple/ you can get an outstanding free pattern and a good tutorial for learning the basics of amigurumi.
Appy the Apple - This apple amigurumi pattern is simple yet quite cute, and even allow for the option to add a face with eyes and a mouth or it can be just left as an apple shape. This pattern can be located at http://craftyguild.com/2014/09/free-apple-amigurumi-pattern.html
Breezybot Apple Amigurumi - A nice free apple amigurumi crochet pattern that is basic in concept but looks like it was much harder to make than it was in the end. this can be had at http://breezybot.blogspot.ca/2013/03/breezybot-apple-amigurumi.html
As we move a little bit deeper into September it won't be much longer before the frost comes and then the snow for most of us living in the northern climates. As such, now is a great time to get a jump on building your cold weather wardrobe and combining your craft skills with a few free crochet patterns is an easy way to get exactly what you need at little cost. For a family especially, clothing dollars can be spread so that everyone in the home can get some basic cold weather gear without breaking the bank of having to run all over town to find the best sales (if there are any). One of the neat things is that many women's clothing crochet patterns are generic and unisex in some ways - many scarves, mittens, hats and other items can be worn by both males and females whether they be adults or children.
With those thoughts in mind here are a number of wonderful crochet patterns for women's clothing that are worth a closer look:
Cowls and Neck Warmers - http://freecrochetpattern.weebly.com/guide-to-finding-free-crochet-patterns-for-cowls-and-neck-warmers.html
Hairpin Lace Scarf Patterns - http://freecrochetpattern.weebly.com/hairpin-lace-scarf-patterns.html
Leg Warmers - http://freecrochetpattern.weebly.com/crochet-patterns-leg-warmers.html
Mittens and Gloves - http://freecrochetpattern.weebly.com/crochet-patterns-mittens-and-gloves.html
Scarves - http://freecrochetpattern.weebly.com/crochet-patterns-scarves.html
Shawls and Stoles - http://freecrochetpattern.weebly.com/crochet-shawls-and-stoles.html
Shrugs and Boleros - http://freecrochetpattern.weebly.com/crochet-patterns-shrugs-and-boleros.html
After a recent conversation with a friend something dawned on me that I knew but never really thought about in depth before - not all baby crochet patterns look well together as an outfit when the projects are completed. Much in the same manner that we as adults dress ourselves to coordinate colors, styles and textures so should we seek to ensure that the little ones are afforded the same consideration. Think about it for a moment - a pair of great vintage baby booties probably will look horrible when matched with a much more current and lighter pattern of a summer baby dress crochet pattern. Makes sense, eh?
So with that in mind here are a ton of great free baby themed crochet pattern that you can choose from without making your fingers bleed from running all over the internet.
Baby Bibs - http://freecrochetpattern.weebly.com/crochet-patterns-baby-bibs.html
Baby Bonnets - http://freecrochetpattern.weebly.com/crochet-patterns-baby-bonnets.html
Baby Booties - http://freecrochetpattern.weebly.com/crochet-patterns-baby-booties.html
Baby Bunting - http://freecrochetpattern.weebly.com/crochet-patterns-baby-booties.htmlfreecrochetpattern.weebly.com/crochet-patterns-baby-bunting.html
Baby Dresses - http://freecrochetpattern.weebly.com/crochet-patterns-baby-dresses.html
Baby Blankets - http://freecrochetpattern.weebly.com/crochet-patterns-baby-blankets.html
Baby Mittens - http://freecrochetpattern.weebly.com/crochet-patterns-baby-mittens.html
Baby Sets - http://freecrochetpattern.weebly.com/crochet-patterns-for-baby-sets.html
Baby Slippers - http://freecrochetpattern.weebly.com/crochet-patterns-baby-slippers.html
Preemie Patterns - http://freecrochetpattern.weebly.com/crochet-patterns-for-preemies.html
Toddler Clothing - http://freecrochetpattern.weebly.com/where-to-find-free-toddler-clothing-crochet-patterns.html
Vintage Baby Bootie - http://freecrochetpattern.weebly.com/crochet-patterns-vintage-baby-booties.html
Animal themes are popular crochet projects and everyone loves the creations made from them. The problem arises when you search for patterns that a bit more out of the norm - yes, it's simple to locate dogs, cats and teddy bear but try to find a one-eyed emu and you're pretty much done before you start.
So with that in mind don't forget to check out and share our animal crochet patterns here:
Bees - http://freecrochetpattern.weebly.com/free-crochet-patterns-for-bees.html
Cow - http://freecrochetpattern.weebly.com/crochet-cow-patterns.html
Deer - http://freecrochetpattern.weebly.com/deer-crochet-patterns.html
Fish - http://freecrochetpattern.weebly.com/crochet-patterns-fish.html
Frog - http://freecrochetpattern.weebly.com/frog-crochet-patterns.html
Giraffe - http://freecrochetpattern.weebly.com/giraffe-crochet-patterns.html
These are just a few, but there are at least a few hundred animal crochet patterns on this site if you take the time to look around. Find em', make em' and share em'!!!
It won't be too long now before every neighborhood will be overflowing with little ghosts and goblins in search of some free goodies, but luckily there is still plenty of time to get in the spirit of the day by making a few cute Halloween crochet charts. A new page of these fun projects has just gone up here http://freecrochetpattern.weebly.com/halloween-crochet-charts.html fot those that may be interested and the prospects for a great many charts to be posted here are looking good because they have been quite well received. The only issue is the always present time factor because it takes about 1 1/2 to 2 hours to locate the art work and make the patterns for each theme, so these will probably be going on at the rate of about 2 or 3 at week, but I believe they are well worth the effort as so many seem to enjoy them. Stay tuned!
It was just realized that even with all of the great links and well over a thousand different patterns on the site something was missing - crochet charts that you can use as are or adapt to meet your specific needs. So, with that in mind we started the long endeavor to make these type of charts available starting with Bird Crochet Charts that can be found here http://freecrochetpattern.weebly.com/bird-crochet-charts.html So be sure to check these out and rest assured that there will be many, many more to be added in the near future as time becomes available (they take some time to create...)
Just another fan of free crochet patterns of all types and styles looking to share the gifts of those that are creative and kind.