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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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Houndstooth Mittens -free crochet pattern-

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It's mitten season!  I think I will always love the houndstooth print.  Here is a nice pattern that uses just a hint of the print in these nice mittens, or make them fingerless, it's nice to have an option!

Designed By:  Maria/Pattern Paradise

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials:

Worsted weight yarn, ~150 yardsHook US K (6.5 mm)
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Cabled Coffee Cozies -free crochet pattern-

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I like the idea of a reusable coffee cozy, so I decided to design my own.  These are great, because first off, they're reusable, next... they are stylish, easy to customize, and really work!  This pattern is pretty quick and easy, but I added the cabled border to give it some fanciness.  

I have made these with worsted weight yarn, as well as 2 strands of fine weight yarn, double stranded.  This is a great scrap yarn project!


Designed By:  Farrah Hodgson/Firene Designs

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials:  

Small Ball of worsted weight (size 4 medium) yarn; OR double strands of fine weight (Size 2 or 3 light) yarn.Size 5.00mm hookyarn needle to sew in endscoffeeSize:  Universal/ should fit most disposable coffee cups
Measurements:  8.5 inches around bottom edge; 10 inches around top edge.  (Stretches); 3 inches high.


Ch9
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 7 chs.

WORK IN BACKLOOPS FROM THIS POINT ON

Rows 2-4:   Ch1, turn; sc in next 8 sts.
Row 5: Ch1, turn; sc in next 3 sts, hdc in n…

Cables & Bobbles Boot Cuffs -free crochet pattern-

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Boot cuffs can entirely add a new look to your boots!  This pattern in particular, caught my eye because of the details, and it's great way to learn some new stitches.  

Designed By:  Amy/The Stitchin' Mommy

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials:  
105 yds of  worsted weight yarnSize I, 5.5mm Crochet HookScissorsYarn Needle, for weaving ends
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Katniss Cowl -free crochet pattern-

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Here it is... the Katniss Cowl.  If you haven't seen it yet, it is all the rage over on Pinterest right now.  Why?  Because it's really cool, that's why!  It can be worn 3 ways, it's warm, and is universal for all seasons.

Designed By:  Kali Dahle

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials:
Size P Hook (11.5)Large sewing needle for sewing in ends600 yards of size 6 bulky yarn
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