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Red Bulky Skullcap with Big Black Button -free crochet pattern-

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This lovely hat is so simple.  With the turn of a brim and by adding a huge button, this pattern comes to life!
Designed By: Pinar Vardar

Skill Level:  Easy

Size: Fits all size heads

Materials: 10 mm (US N-15) hookCategory 5 Bulky weight yarn (approx 100 gr/110 m; 60% Wool yarn, 40% Acrylic yarn)1 button (4 cm diameter)scissorsyarn needle.
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Another Cat Ear Beanie -free crochet pattern-

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This cat beanie pattern is simple, but leaves you with a beautiful textured hat that appears that it took much more effort!  

Designed By: Acquanetta Ferguson

Skill Level:  Easy

Size:  Adjustable

Materials:  
1 skein Everyday Soft Worsted Prints Premiere Yarns or your own worsted weight yarnH hookTapestry Needle
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Ridgie Cowl -free crochet pattern-

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Sometimes the most uncomplicated designs turn out to be so beautiful!  This cowl is made using post crochet to give it this nice ridged look.

Designed By: Kim Guzman

Skill Level:  Easy
Finished size:  14 x 7" measured flat

Materials: 
300 yards Red Heart "Super Saver" shown in color TurquaSuggested hook: 12mm  Get the Free Pattern!

Simple Waves Headband and Boot Cuffs -free crochet pattern-

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This is a great matching set of boot cuffs and a headband!  Make these for a gift, or make them for yourself, we have an entire winter season coming, keep yourself stylin' and warm.

Designed By:  Jennifer Ozses

Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner

Materials:

4.50mm and 4.00mm Crochet HookWorsted Weight Yarn; Headband: 70 yards; Boot Cuffs: 145 yardsTapestry NeedleStitch markers (optional)
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Loopy Fringe Cowl -free crochet pattern-

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Another take on a simple cowl.  By adding this loopy style fringe, it gives this cowl a unique edge!

Designed By:  Patons

Skill Level:  Beginner

Materials:
Patons® Misty TM (3.5 oz/100 g; 143 yds/131 m), Fawn Fur (94005) 2 ballsSize U.S. M/13 (9 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.Measurements:  Approx 14” [35.5] deep x 26” x [66 cm] around before folding.

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Indigo Ice Snowflake -free crochet pattern-

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Crochet snowflakes and pieces made with crochet thread can look overwhelming sometimes, but really, once you get started, you realize that it's not that hard, especially if the pattern is written well! And this pattern, and all of the patterns by this designer are written very well.  So enjoy this beautiful snowflake today, make one, and add it to your tree!

Designed By:  Snowcatcher

Skill Level:  Advanced

Materials: Size 10 crochet threadsize 8 crochet hooksurface to block and stiffen project ondesired stiffenersmall container for glue/water mixturepaintbrushstick pinsclear thread or fishing lineFinished Size: 8 inches from point to point

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Penguin Hat -free crochet pattern-

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This is too cute!  Become a family of penguins, because this pattern is sized from baby all of the way up to adult!  

Designed By:  Sarah/Repeat Crafter Me

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:
Black worsted weight yarn White worsted weight yarn Orange worsted weight yarnTwo black buttons for eyesCrochet hook size H-8 (5.0 mm)Tapestry needle
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Knot Knit Coffee and Drink Mitt -free crochet pattern-

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A few days ago, a family member posted a photo of knit mittens, with a pouch that holds a beverage, to my Facebook timeline. There was no link for a pattern, they were indeed knitted, and I thought, .. "hey these are awesome, I will have to play around with the idea of crocheting these,.. as soon as I get all of these other projects out of my way."  But look what I found on Ravelry today!!!  I was so excited to find this pattern, thank you so much designer!  Are these clever or what?!

Designed By:  Jennifer Pionk

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 

Yarn: Chunky / 5 / 104 yardsCrochet Hook: H/8/5.00mm; I/9/5.50mmYarn Needle
Size:  One Size fits Most

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Candy Cane Mittens -free crochet pattern-

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Get your hands on this pattern, and your hands in these gloves!  They are beautiful and the pattern appears to very easy to understand! This is a great pattern for learning your front and back post stitches.  Make then in the color shown to get that festive candy cane look, or make them your own color.

Designed By:  Susanne W.

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:

Yarn: Punto (Schachermayr nomotta), color 33Hook: 3,5 mm
Size: women L to XL


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Christmas Baby Pixie Hat -free crochet pattern-

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This adorable baby pixie hat could also be used all winter long!  Using a puff stitch really gives this simple hat a piece of sophistication. I want to make an adult sized one for myself!

Designed By: Maz Kwok's Designs

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:

5.5mm crochet hookLight weight yarnScissorsYarn Needle
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Christmas Poinsettia Wreath -free crochet pattern-

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I love hand made wreaths, especially the crochet ones, because I know how long and how much effort went into them.  The end result is always beautiful!  Check out this amazing crochet flower wreath!

Designed By: Yarntwist

Skill Level:  Beginner

Materials:
Lion Brand Vanda’s choice in 3 colors: Scarlet, Olive, FernCrochet hook H 5 mmYarn needle15” Styrofoam wreath formRibbon, wide, wired (gold color)
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Chili/Elf Baby Shoes -free crochet pattern-

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I've recently posed a pattern for adult sized elf slippers, but these cute little elf boots (that also look like chili peppers) are just a bit higher up on the cute factor scale!  Do you have a little elf?

Designed By: Jee/Learning to Write

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:
Red yarn (I love this yarn sport weight red)Green yarn (red heart soft guacamole)5.00 mm G hookTapestry needle & 2 markers & scissors
Size:  0-2 months


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Mrs. Fitz Wristwarmers -free crochet pattern-

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These lovely wrist warmers are made with worsted weight yarn and quick to work up!  I love the long cuff and the alternate color used to embellish the flared ends.  Wrist warmers are great for those days that are cool, but you need your fingers free.

Designed By:  Jen/Pollyfoofoo

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:

Malabrigo “Worsted” -used 130 yards/60 grams. Colors shown are Pearl and Frank OchreHook: 7 / 4.5mm
Measurements: 7 1/2 in tall and 3 1/4 in wide.

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Snowflake Table Runner -free crochet pattern-

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So pretty!  This table runner is entirely made of crochet snowflakes.  This pattern calls for Red Heart's Holiday yarn, but go ahead, and try it in some different colors!  

Designed By: Mary Jane Protus

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials:

RED HEART® Holiday: 2 skeins 1360 Aran with GoldCrochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9]Yarn needle

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Braided and Broken Wrap -free crochet pattern-

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Here's a beauty that will keep you warm and stylish!  The use of simple stitches and chains create this beautiful crochet wrap that can be worn in several ways.

Designed By:  Cre8tion Crochet

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:
Lion Brand Heartland yarn in Yellowstone; 750 yards or 3 skeins9.0mm US hookSize:  21” wide by 52” long

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Chain Tree -free crochet pattern-

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I seriously want to make many of these!  This is such an easy project, especially for the beginner crocheter.  They are simple, but the end result looks amazing!  It is basically just a long chain of crochet wrapped around a cone.  A great photo tutorial is included.

Designed By: Seams of Life

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 

Your choice of yarnThe appropriate sized crochet hook for your yarnposter board or a light weight cardboard for the tree form tape and scissorshot glue gun
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Mountain Mist Infinity Scarf -free crochet pattern-

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I love the color combination in this beautiful infinity scarf.  The designer also has a pattern for a matching beanie hat to complete the look!

Designed By:  Elk Studio

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:
Paton Decor or any worsted weight yarn. Specifications for the Patons: 3.5 oz/100 grams 208 yds. Approximately 300-350 yards.Colors: Sage Green, Rich Sage Green and WhiteCrochet Hook Size – I/ 5.50Tapestry needle for weaving in the ends.Get the Free Pattern!

Abominable Snowman Hat -free crochet pattern

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Winter, snow, ice, cold, and the Abominable Snowman!  Celebrate this season with a super cute theme hat that is sure to keep you warm and smiling.

Designed By:  Rachel Solberg

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 

K, H and I Hook2- Balls of Lion Brand Fun Fur - White1 -7oz ball of Red Heart - White or 3 ½ oz ball of Vanna’s Choice - WhiteSmall amount of black and blue worsted weight yarn2 - ½ “ black buttons
Sizes: 6-12 Months, Toddler, Child, Teen/Adult


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Mittens for All -free crochet pattern-

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If you need a basic mitten pattern for the whole family, here it is!  I like that this pattern shows a long cuff, and you can really make them fun just by using different colors and/or striping.

Designed By: Nancy Anderson

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:

RED HEART Super Saver: 1 skein of each required colorCrochet Hook: 5.5mmStitch markersYarn needle
Sizes: Child, Women's, Men's

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Woolly Granny Ornaments -free crochet pattern-

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These ornaments are just so simple, and beautiful!  Using the Granny Square stitch, you can whip up these little pretties in no time.  Make them your own colors, use them on your Christmas tree, hang them around your home, or attach earring hooks and wear them!  

Designed By:  Maize Hutton

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:

any size yarnhook to match yarn.


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Cabled Slouchy Beanie - free crochet pattern-

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A nice pattern for a cabled beanie hat, it includes a full photo tutorial and easy to read instructions!  And, the designer of this hat has some really cute photos of herself and her daughter wearing one each!

Designed By: Stephanie/ All ABout Ami Blog

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:

  Lion Brand’s “Heartland" yarn in "Grand Canyon” medium worsted weight (level 4) yarn. 5 mm crochet hook Size:  Custom

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Elf Slippers -free crochet pattern-

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Are you an elf in need of new boots?  I love the pattern used in these cute crocheted Christmas themed elf slippers!  Super cute!

Designed By: KJ Hay

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:
Caron International's Simply Soft Chunky (100% Acrylic, 5oz/142g, 160yds/146m): 4 (4, 5, 6) oz (A), 2 (3, 3, 3) oz (B), 2 (2, 3, 3) oz (C).  Shown in: #0001 Sand (A); #0007 Wine Country (B); #0003 Forest Floor (C)One US I-9 (5.5mm) crochet hook or sized needed to obtain gauge2 small jingle bells or pompoms (optional)Yarn needle
Size:  XS (S, M/L, XL)

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Buttoned Cowl -free crochet pattern

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Here's a lovely cowl pattern for you today.  It's very easy, and you will get a good look at how the button cowl works.  You could make this with several types and weights of yarn.  The designer gives a great tutorial on the making of the cowl, right down to size specs, where to place the buttons, and how to wear it!
Designed By:  Chabe GS Crochet Patterns
Skill Level:  Easy Materials: Cotton yarn (Karen by Omega, two 100 gr. skeins)7 mm hook two 3.3 cm wide buttons. Finished Size: 7.9″/ 20 cm x 32.3″/ 82 cm

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Christmas Tree -free crochet pattern-

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You need some cute little trees this Christmas, and these ones are perfect! You can decorate them with jewels or leave them as is, they look great either way!  

Designed By: The Lazy Hobbyhopper

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:
DK/light worsted weight yarnSize G/4.00 mm crochet hookStitch markerBead and sequins for decoration (optional)
Size: Approximately 3.5 inches high



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Mommy's Simply Easy Mittens -free crochet pattern-

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Everyone needs a nice pair of mittens.  Check out this simple design and pattern from Oombawka Designs.  They are worked in half double crochets with a chunky weight yarn, so it should be very quick to complete a pair!

Designed By:  Oombawka Design

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 1 ball of Bernat Softee Chunky Bulky Weight Yarn 5.50 mm crochet hookSize: Womens; 10.5” from wrist to middle finger-tip (cuff is 3”), 5.25” across palm (at widest point), 4.00” upper hand width


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Christmas Stocking (Hexagon and Diamond) -free crochet pattern-

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What a great idea for a crochet Christmas Stocking!  This pretty design uses a hexagon motif.  The best part of the motif is the snowflake inside, which has raised edges, giving it a 3D effect!   It looks like the snowflakes are laying on top of the stocking.  Imagine all of the color variations you could use.  Maybe it's time to start looking at your scrap yarns!

Designed By:  Thomasina Cummings Design

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials:

Approximately 200 meters of dk weight yarnHook size to match yarn used.Size:  4” (10cm) across the widest part and 16” (41cm) vertical drop length.

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Puff Stitch Flower Necklace -free crochet pattern-

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This necklace amazes me, because it's so beautiful, but also because it's so easy!  A simple puff stitch is used for the petals of the flower, the center is decorated with seed beads, and it is all attached to one necklace chain!  This is brilliant.

Designed By: Rachel Moore

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 

cotton yarn- size F crochet hookneedle and thread (should match your yarn)seed beedsnecklace chainscissors
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Article: Selling Crochet

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So why not make money with your hobby?
If everything is fine, you love your day job, crochet is just a hobby and it always will be, than read no further.  But if you want to make some extra cash, open a small business, work part time, or even turn your hobby into your full time job, keep going...
To be honest, starting your own business is hard.  There is no magic money fairy waving her magic money wand and making you rich.  It’s A LOT of work.  But if you’re dedicated, innovative, and have some sense of design (which I’m sure you do if you’re a crochet master!), you can be successful.
Sell your finished work. 
1.Sell live!  Seek out every single craft fair, art show, bazaar, and market in your area.  How far are you willing to travel?  Research these events, because you need to know how long that they have been in operation?, how much traffic do they get?, is anyone already doing what you do and making the same things that you do? (stepping on toes is bad!), who is your target audienc…

Cable Ear Warmer -free crochet pattern-

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If you've been looking for the perfect cabled crocheted headband or ear warmer, look no further, here it is!  This free pattern includes excellent written instructions, as well as a wonderful photo tutorial.

Designed By:  Jenni Designs

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials:  
Size H hookTapestry NeedleWorsted weight yarnLight grey Ear Warmer is made with Red Heart Comfort YarnDark grey is made with Red Heart Super SaverPeriwinkle is made with Red Heart With Love YarnOptional: 2 1-1½” buttons
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Mega Christmas Ornament -free crochet pattern-

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Go big or go home!  Check out this giant sized ornament made from African Flower motifs,  This is definitely a statement piece and it's great!  I guess it's officially that time of year again, I can't go shopping without the sight of glitter, sparkles, and holiday galore, so I call it official.  I feel that it's always too early in November, but it doesn't stop me from crocheting Christmas ornaments and gifts;  because they can take some time to make, and I want to enjoy them in December!  

Designed By:  JO's Crocheteria

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials:

Crochet needle 3 mm (C/D)Yarn needleFiberfillingYarn:  Scrap yarn with xmas colors!
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Skylark Scarf -free crochet pattern-

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Ooh so pretty!  I like how the designer shows several ways to where this beautiful scarf.  The colors are perfect, and the shape makes it extremely versatile!

Designed By: Jessie Rayot

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:
Yarn: RED HEART® Unforgettable: 1 1/2 skeins main color (A) 1 skein contrasting color (B).Hook: US 8/H/5.00 mm
Size:  80” x 11”


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Souk Kimono -free crochet pattern-

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I've been wanting to give this crochet top a try for a long time now, I need more hours in the day, because I love this and need one for myself!  Maybe after the holidays, I will get the chance!  I love everything about this, the colors, the texture, the pattern, and the wave!
Designed By:  Cascade Yarns
Skill Level:  Intermediate
Materials:   Cascade Yarns Souk (55% silk, 45% wool). 100 g/220 yard skeins. Color: 14-Modern, 8 skeins for size Small/Medium (10 skeins for sizes Large and up)Hook: Size D-3.25 mm. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gaugeSizes:  XS, S, M, L, XL, 0X, 1X, 2X, 3X

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