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Shelby Mitts and Gloves -free crochet pattern-

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A pattern that includes instructions for mittens or fingerless gloves!  I really love the cuff on these mittens because of the lacy elegant look and the length.  They look cozy, and mittens of course are warm, but the fingerless variation is great for those times when you need free fingers, like pushing buttons on a cell phone, digging into your wallet, and buckling kids into car seats (to name a few). This pattern also includes child to adult sizing!

Designed By: Sincerely, Pam

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
Yarn: 1 skein WW #4 yarn such as Vanna’s ChoiceHook: I hook (5.5mm)Stitch marker (optional)2x 0.5” buttons (optional)
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Granny Stripes Hat -free crochet pattern-

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The Christmas holidays are such a busy time for me, with having an excited 4 year old, keeping my house in order, preparing and planning gifts, meals, trips, and above most, crocheting custom orders and supplying a local boutique with my wears.  It was so much, that I was cramming items in right up until Christmas eve!  And I was exhausted!  And I thought that I couldn't wait to get a break from crocheting for once!  And here I am, three days later, feeling the urge to crochet.... I don't have much yarn left, nothing but scraps and the last thing I feel like doing this week is shopping!  So, this pattern is one that I'm sure I can pull off with my bits of yarn colors and looks pretty fabulous at the same time!  

Designed By: Bernat Design Studio

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:

Bernat Super Value, Worsted weight; in 5 colors.Crochet Hook size G6/4.0mmCrochet Hook Size H8/5.0mm
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Masquerade Mask -free crochet Pattern-

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Let's start thinking about the New Year!  Masquerade parties are quite a popular theme for this holiday, and if that's the case for you this year, why not make your own mask?  You will be original and unique!

Designed By: Alexis/ Persia Lou

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials: 
Embroidery Thread2.75 mm Crochet HookPlain Mask to use as a form Fabric StiffenerPlastic WrapBlack Grosgrain RibbonHot Glue Gun
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Christmas Angels -free crochet pattern-

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Here's a last minute quickie pattern for the holidays!  These cute little angel ornaments work up quickly and can be used as tree decorations or, they make great little gift toppers!

Designed By: Atty*s

Skill Level: easy

Materials: 

Catona by Scheepjes (used in pattern)crochet hook 2.5mm (used in pattern) OR;any yarnhook to match yarn
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Waffle Baby Sleep Sack -free crochet pattern-

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Are you Christmas patterned out yet?  Well, here's a nice break from all of that green, red, white, and sparkle and shine.  This little baby cocoon is adorable!  Sure, you might be able to finish one as a gift before Christmas, but this makes a very nice gift at any time, especially for a new baby. This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Alicia Cromwell

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:
3 balls of Patons Tangerine DK 5mm hook 12 buttons – 2 1/2 cm darning needle
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Drops Santa Slippers -free crochet pattern-

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Did you know that Drops Design over at Garnstudio have a Christmas collection called Christmas Workshop?!!  This is where I found these cute holiday slippers! You still have plenty of time to make these for the holidays and they will also keep your feet warm!

Designed By: Drops Design

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:

Drops Eskimo from Garnstudio; colour no 08, red; colour no 01, off-white; colour no 13, tanA remnant of black for eyesSize 22 - 34: crochet hook size 7 mm Size 35 - 44: crochet hook size 8 mmSize: 22/24 - 25/27 - 28/31 - 32/34 (35/37 - 38/40 -42/44)
Foot length: 15 - 17 - 19 – 21 (23 - 25 - 28) cm


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Sands of Time Scarf -free crochet pattern-

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If you're looking for a scarf that is a bit different, check this out!  Color, simple stitching, twisting, and nice tassels create this simply beautiful scarf.  The pattern uses self striping yarn to get this striping effect, but I am pretty sure that it would look nice in one color as well.  As a bonus, the designer has uses elegant large beads at the tassels.

Designed By: Beatrice Ryan Designs

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: Worsted Weight ~ Self-Striping Yarn 425 yards (Red Heart Unforgettable in Cappuccino. 1 1/2 skeins)Hook ~ I2 Large Beads (optional) for top of TassleScissors
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Jolly Holiday Stocking -free crochet pattern-

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You still have time to make this fantastic Christmas stocking!  A hand made crochet stocking is one of things that make a great seasonal tradition and is a gift that comes from the heart.  This wonderful pattern features many eye catching elements such as the wavy pattern, the textured popcorn stitch cuff, and the use of color.

Designed By: Charmed by Ewe

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
Worsted weight yarn such as Red Heart Holiday5.0 mm (H-8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain the gauge Yarn needle for weaving in endsStitch markers
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Alberelli Christmas Decoration -free crochet pattern-

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Another quick and easy decoration for Christmas!  You can have these ready in no time.  Another great aspect is that you can use these cute trees for anything, a hanging wall decorations as shown, hang them on your tree, use them as gift tags, and more.  This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Ilaria Caliri

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
cotton yarn in emerald, acquamarine, blue and brown. 2,5 mm crochet hook4 mm black beadswhite paillettesblack and white embroidery threadbellsjuta cordwooden twigtapestry needle
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Quick and Easy Chevron Hat -free crochet pattern-

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A chevron hat makes a great Christmas gift!  This design has been around forever, but it has gained popularity over the passed few years ranging from apparel to home decor. It looks really nice in a hat and here's a great pattern to start!  I wish that the designer included adult sizing, but really, I don't think it would be too hard to adjust.

Designed By: Pins's Needles

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
Soft acrylic yarn in worsted weightSize “H” crochet hook (5.00mm)Size: Preemie to Child
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Snowflake Coasters -free crochet pattern-

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As we get closer to the holidays, I try to share the Christmas patterns that are easy or quick, because we have so much going on around us, that we do not have a lot of time to finish something big. This pattern is one of those!  These beautiful and colorful snowflakes make great coasters for your holiday entertaining.  They do not skimp out on detail and style, and you can easily complete a set in one day!  This pattern is currently on my "to make" list!

Designed By: Charmed By Ewe

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
Red Heart Creme de la Creme - 71 yards (40 gm) is needed to complete a set of 4 coasters5.0 mm (H-8) crochet hook Yarn needle for weaving in ends
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Pinecones -free crochet pattern-

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This pretty crochet pinecones make a wonderful accent to your Christmas decor!  I can see them used in a pretty centerpiece, or even used as a gift topper.

Designed By: In the Yarn Garden

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
Any yarn would do (but used in pattern):Järbo 8/4. Hook: 2,5 mm.Järbo Minibomull. Hook: 3 mm.Järbo Alpacka Solo. Hook: 3 mm
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Bobble Bearded Beanie -free crochet pattern-

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I've made many bearded hats in the past, and just finished making one, and I must say, this is by far the best free pattern for a bearded hat that I've come across so far!  This pattern is so great that it is actually done in two parts.  The first part is all about the hat, including sizes for all ages.  The second part is all about the beard, in 4 different sizes, so that you can mix and match to the proper size.  This is a very clever and well written tutorial!

Designed By: Ashlee Marie

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
Lion Brand medium weight yarn (worsted 4)crochet hook I- 5.50mmSizes: Newborn, Infant, Baby, Toddler, Child, Teen/Adult, Extra Large Adult


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Ribbon Christmas Tree Ornament -free crochet pattern-

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I guess I've been so busy that I am just now getting into the holiday spirit.  Here's a great pattern to start December off in true Christmas cheer!  It is a simple pattern, but also a very fun pattern!  I love projects that use up your small yarn leftovers and this one does just that.  Hang these on your tree, decorate your home, or give them away as gifts.

Designed By: Poppy & Bliss

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
3 mm hookSmall amounts 8 ply/DK cotton yarn. I’ve used various brands from my stash but a stiffer cotton works better than a soft cotton for theseAprox 13g for the treeAprox 3 g each in 6 different colours for the baublesYarn needle
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Octavo Fingerless Gloves -free crochet pattern-

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If you want something stylish, eye catching, and different for your hands this chilly season, look no further!  These fingerless gloves use a spiral effect during the construction which results in something amazing.  This is also a wonderful project for using up those small amounts of yarn you've been stashing away.

Designed By: Knitting and so on

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 
approx. 40 to 45 grams of fingering weight yarn3mm crochet hook4 removable stitch markersa tapestry needle to weave in ends
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Spiral Slouchy with Cables Hat -free crochet pattern-

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I thought that this was a Santa Hat at first glance, obviously because of the colors chosen, but if it was... what a cool Santa Hat!  Let's make it a Santa Hat!  Of course this cute hat would look great in any color, but this design adds style to an otherwise normal winter hat.  I love the texture and the pom pom too! This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Danette Lundberg

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:
Caron Simply Soft SolidsHook size 6.5 mm (K); 6.0 mm (J)
Size: Child

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Cara Cowl -free crochet pattern-

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Here's a quick and easy chunky cowl!  Made with chunky weight yarn and a large crochet hook, the cowl works up so fast that you'll be wearing it in the same day.  The end result is beautiful and warm!

Designed By: Krista Cagle

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 
crochet hook 9.00 mmyarn needle2 skeins of Lion Brand Yarn Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Oatmeal or 130 yards of any super bulky 6 yarn
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Nordic Inspired Bag -free crochet pattern-

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A few things about this crochet bag caught my attention!  The designs in the squares are pretty cool for one, I love Nordic patterns.  The squares themselves are easy to assemble with a little bit of sewing knowledge.  And the colors are very well used in the design, also the colors can be interchanged to whatever you want.  This looks like a great way to use up scrap yarns!  The bag itself has a cozy appeal with a lot of eye interest!  This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Carol Meldrum

Skill Level: Experienced

Materials: 

Rowan Wool Cotton in several Colors4.0mm (G) crochethookYarn Needle
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Warm Hug Hat -free crochet pattern-

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This hat looks very cozy!  By using chunky weight yarn and a large hook, the pattern works up quick.  The addition of large pom poms and ties complete this super comfy ear flap hat and you'll be wearing it out and about in no time.

Designed By: Jessie Rayot

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: Red Heart {mix·ol·o·gy} Solids: Coral (85 g/3 oz/42 yds/39 m) Color ARed Heart {mix·ol·o·gy} Prints: Sizzling Print (82 g/2.9 oz/42 yds/39 m) Color BRed Heart {mix·ol·o·gy} Swirl: Sizzling (50 g/1.8 oz/27 yds/25 m) Color CHook US 16/P/12.00 mm (or 11.50mm) hooklarge eye yarn needle or smaller (around size G) crochet hook for weaving in endsSomething hard, about 3″ wide, and relatively thin, to wrap tassels around
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Ombre Ridges Scarf -free crochet pattern-

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The color! The color of this ombre scarf definitely caught my eye right away, I'm a black/white/grey type of person.  This scarf is made with a self striping yarn that is also available in many other colors and looks amazing.  The pattern, is incredibly simple and the finished garment can be whipped up in no time!

Designed By: Beatrice Ryan Designs

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
312 Yards of Bulky (5) Yarn – ( Lion Brand Yarns” Scarfie” Yarn in Cream/Black)K HookScissorsSize: approximately 5 1/2″ x 72″

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Short Crocodile Boots -free crochet pattern-

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I've been on a slipper making frenzy lately, and decided that it was about time that I write this pattern out so that other people can understand it!  Boot slippers can be quite easy to make once you find a sole and foot pattern that you like to follow, because from there, it's all in the leg of the slipper.  This pattern begins loosely following the pattern for Rows of Cables Boot Slippers, but changes into the crocodile stitch for the cuff.  I love the crocodile stitch, and if you've never tried it, here's your chance!  Many people use different variations for this stitch, it depends on what you're making, but the basic concept is always the same.  I will try my best to describe it to you (with photos!).
Designed By: Farrah Hodgson

Skill Level: Advanced

Materials:
Bernat Super Value, Worsted (4), approx 389m (426 yds), TaupeSize 5.0mm (H) crochet hookYarn Needle to sew in endsSize: Women's medium foot, US shoe size 7-9

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Doodles Hat -free crochet pattern-

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A project to make for the kids!  These "Doodles" are incredibly cute hats, and include instructions for all kids sizing from newborn up to child.  The pattern allows color versatility, which makes it a great scrap yarn project.  The ear flaps keep the little ones extra warm and the pretty twisted straps add extra eye appeal and a fun vibe. This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Jenna Wingate

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Solids, Heathers & Twists; Red Heart Super Saver Solids; Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! SolidsCrochet hook 5.5mm (I)
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Maxicolar (Collar or necklace) -free crochet pattern-

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This beauty caught my eye right away!  I went straight to the pattern and found that there was no English version, however... I translated the page with Google Translate, and that helped quite a bit.  But the written pattern is still quite out of sorts, so it just took some looking at the picture and chart, and comparing it to the pattern.  No problem!  It is actually very easy, just some things to remember as you're working through the pattern: a popcorn stitch has to be worked into the last stitch made, 5 color= chain 5, lows =single crochet sts

Designed By: Circulo S.A.

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
Precious Wire (Circle): 1 ball in brown color (513) Crochet Hook 2,00mm
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Gloves with SensaThread Fingertips -free crochet pattern-

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The texting glove takes on a new approach with the creation of SensaThread. This thread can be woven right into your other yarn while crocheting the fingertips, or you can add it on after.  This is great news for all of those cell phone addicts.  Besides the fingertips, I just simply love the look of these gloves, made with a super fine weight yarn in fun colors, where I could skip the SensaThread and be quite happy with it!

Designed by: Susan Levin

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 
3.25 (4) oz [91 (112) g] #1 super fine weight yarn: Patons Kroy Socks (Color # 55612, Summer Moss Jacquard)Crochet hook, size D (3.25 mm)Stitch markersBoye SensaThread conductive filament set 34076611231 – set includes filament thread and tapestry needle
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Stepping Texture Hat -free crochet pattern-

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Chunky hats with pompoms are making a big come back this fall and winter!  I love the textured pattern of this design and the wide band of the hat.  It looks cozy and warm, and the best part is that it's easy to make.

Designed By: Bernat

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
Bernat Softee Chunky (3.5 oz/100 g; 108 yds/99 m) Clay (28041) 2 balls Size U.S. L/11 (8 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.Size: Women's average head


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City Girl Boot Cuffs -free crochet pattern-

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Have you made any boot cuffs yet?  You should! Because they are a great accessory to decorating up your old boring boots.  Make many, and have a look for every day or outfit!  This pretty design uses a fauxe fur to give this nice warm and cozy look.  Finish off with your favorite buttons and you have a new look for your boots.

Designed By: The Hooked Haberdasher

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials: 
Worsted weight yarn, category 4. Model made with Red Heart Soft and Red Heart Sparkle Soft *optional – Red Heart Boutique FurHook sizes – US I-9/5.5mm & US J-10/6.0mmStitch MarkerYarn/tapestry needle
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Apple Crisp Cowl -free crochet pattern-

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I find the cowl patterns that have been appearing this fall, are becoming even more beautiful.  By adding an edge along the rows of a basic button cowl, it gives this design a nice finished look!  Button cowls are a nice change from the traditional cowl.  While not using as much yarn, and quicker to make than a scarf, this scarf emits beauty with the clean structure of the rows and added buttons.

Designed By: Little Monkeys Crochet

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
I hook (5.50mm) and K hook (6.50mm)Yarn needleApproximately 350-360 yards of your favorite worsted weight yarn - such as Vanna's ChoiceTwo buttons, approximately 1"Measurements: Approximately 30" long by 11" tall

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Rows of Cables Boot Slippers -free crochet pattern-

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I can't take full credit for this pattern!  This is a "re-make" of my mother's pattern, Cabled Boot Slippers.  I love the look of cables, boots, and slippers; and love the original pattern, however, the yarn I was using did not match the pattern gauge so I had to change it up a bit.  
The original uses double strands of Red Heart Super Saver worsted, and I've been using Red Heart Comfort worsted.  Both are worsted, but there's quite a difference!  My yarn, double stranded, made the original pattern come out way too big!  I tried dropping my hook size, it seemed to help for size, but it was really hard on my hands as the tension was so tight.  I wasn't letting this pattern go, so I had to re-think the process!
So now using one strand of worsted yarn, I was able to re-write the pattern.  They are not as chunky as the original and have a couple extra cable rows for length.  But the basic concept is the same!  These slippers would fit a size medium/large foot, …

Kreisel Fingerless Gloves -free crochet pattern-

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These crochet fingerless gloves are neat!  I love it when I find something completely different than any other pattern of the same style, and this one is just that.  The construction actually begins with the thumb!  Then the circular pattern works around the thumb, and the cuff is worked at the very end.  I have to try this one!

Designed By: Knitting and so on

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
approx. 40 to 45 grams of fingering weight yarn3mm crochet hook4 removable stitch marker (e.g. safety pins)tapestry needle to weave in ends
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Gaucho Poncho -free crochet pattern-

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I love every pattern that comes from Drops Design.  Their gorgeous models and photography always help too!  This lovely poncho design uses the granny stitch, very similar to a granny square.  This garment even has a detachable collar! Fringed edges and a drawstring complete the look.  Simple things can look so amazing when yo use the right yarn and colors.  But remember, a project like this requires a lot of yarn!

Designed By: Drops Design

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 
DROPS Big Delight from Garnstudio 800-900-1000 g color no 04, marinaCrochet Hook Size 5.5 mm/I/9 Size: S/M - L/XL - XXL/ XXXL

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Monkey Hat -free crochet pattern-

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With sizing instructions from baby up to adult, this crochet monkey hat is adorable for all ages!  It is a simple concept which is suitable for even beginners.  Imagine the color combinations you could use for this hat as well! And let's not forget that it is perfect for chilly weather, keeping those ears warm.

Designed By:  Mamachee

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
Worsted Weight Cottonin two colors: MC and CCI hookYarn NeedleScissorsSize: 0-3 mos, 3-6 mos, 6-12 mos, toddler, child, teen/adult

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Blanket Yarn Fedora -free crochet pattern-

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I got a really great deal on this Bernat Blanket Yarn, so I stocked up on a few balls.  I made several beautiful pillows, and had one ball left.  I had so much fun with this yarn that I felt like trying to make something different.  That's where the pattern for my Fast Blanket Mittens came from.  
I still had quite a bit of yarn left and decided to make a hat.  The Blanket Yarn is very soft, but holds its shape very well, so the fedora came to mind!  I've attempted many fedoras in the past, and they only work with a stiff or thick yarn to keep the shape of the brim and the puckering at the top.  Not only was this hat fun, it was very quick to work up!  Enjoy :)
Designed By: Farrah Hodgson aka Firene

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
Size 6 Super Bulky Yarn; Bernat Blanket Yarn, 1 ball Vintage White; 10.5oz/300g; 220 yds/201m; (you will have some left over)Size 8.0mm crochet hookStitch Marker (optional)Size: Adult head
Gauge: 8sc and 8 rows = 4 inches
Stitches Used:Ch=Chain; Sc=Single Cro…

Dreamcatcher -free crochet pattern-

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There are many ways to crochet a dreamcatcher and so many variations that can be done!  I've made several of these in the past, using wire wreath ring, but if you have anything circular, it can be used!  This particular tutorial uses an embroidery ring and gives you excellent instructions on how to make your own!  This mini dreamcatcher is pretty, simple, and creates a cool accent for your home.  

Designed By: Shellie Wilson

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
Embroidery hoop 10 cm diameterWorsted weight yarn (I used white)4.00 mm & 4.5 mm (G/6 & 7 hook)Tapestry needleWhite threadDecorative items (beads, fabric scraps, ribbon, lace, cords, yarn)
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Rib Turban Headband -free crochet pattern-

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Crochet headbands are such a great stash buster!  But I also love the look of the yarn used in the design of this pattern, it has great color and stitch definition.  This lovely headband uses post stitches and one cable which crosses over the front.  The headband would be easy to adjust for anyone's head.  I can't wait to give this one a try!

Designed By: Crafty Queens

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: any yarn or hook, used in pattern follows:
1,5 ball Scheepjes Stonewashed XL – 5mm hook1 ball Scheepjes Merino – 5mm hook1 ball Scheepjes Stonewashed – 4mm hook1 ball Scheepjes Softfun Denim – 4mm hookSize: Adjustable

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Halloween Coasters -free crochet patterns-

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Here's a collection of quick and easy, stash-busting coasters for Halloween!  These are so simple, yet absolutely adorable.  They make a great addition to your annual Halloween decor, and kids will love them! 

Designed By: Krawka

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: See each pattern individually.


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