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Shamrock Headband -free crochet pattern-

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Got Irish in your blood?  Here's a simple headband pattern that you can make for St. Patrick's Day!

Designed By: Sharon Mann
Skill Level:  Easy
Materials:  Red Heart Super Saver, 1 skein of 368 Paddy Green and 0316 Soft WhiteCrochet Hook: 4.25 mm [US G-6]Yarn needleOne 13 mm wide headband  Get the Free Pattern!

Mermaid Lapghan -free crochet pattern-

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Have you ever dreamed of being a mermaid?  If you crochet, you can now become a mythological creature of the sea!  This pattern is actually pretty simple, using a shell stitch sequence.  All you need is patience, and you too can be a cozy comfy mermaid!

Designed By: Mad Hooker Crochet

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 

1500 yds of worsted weight yarn; Bernat super value (500 yds per skein) in lilac and light damson. Variegated yarn- 2 skeins in fresh lilac.Crochet hook size HMeasurements: Tail to top 42 inches; tail to tip of fin 12 inches; op width 38 inches


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Celtic Knot Squares -free crochet pattern-

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There are several variations of the Celtic knot throughout history, but here's a simple one that you can crochet!  These make a great accent to any garment or accessory, you could use them on there own as dish cloths, turn them into a bag, a blanket, etc. The tutorial includes photos to help you out at every step through the process in creating these pretty squares.  This pattern is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Carola Wijma

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:

Any yarn, at least 4 colorsCrochet hook, to match yarn being used
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Pin Laced Slouch Hat -free crochet pattern-

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This slouchy hat is made from luxurious 100% Bamboo.   Bamboo is very soft and silky, and gives this hat a nice drape.  
The hat itself, is worked up very differently; it begins with the ribbed band around the bottom, then worked back and forth in rows, leaving chained loops on each end.  
Once height is achieved, the loops are worked up similarly to hairpin lace.  
The hat is then closed off, using decreasing stitches in rounds.  
The ribbed band has extra length, creating an overlapping cuff, where you can sew on buttons, a attach a pin, or just sew it together.

Designed By:  Farrah Hodgson 
Skill Level:  Easy
Materials:  Knitca Lovely Bamboo, Light (3), 50g/1.7oz, 95m/104yds, color 7527 Warm Grey; 3 ballsCrochet Hook Sizes: 4.5mm (G) and 5.0mm(H)Tapestry needle to sew in endsbuttons/pins (optional)Size: Adult head









THE PATTERN
Starting with the ribbed band, using hook size 4.5mm (G)
Row 1: Ch 13; sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 11chs. Rows 2-86: Ch 1, turn; working in back loops, sc in next …

Shamrock Shawlette -free crochet pattern-

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If you can make a granny square, then you can make this shawl!  The edging is made up of clovers, with one 4 leafed clover in the very center.  This makes a great accessory for St. Patrick's Day, or all year long!  Celebrate you Irish roots.

Designed By: Claire Ortega-Reyes

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
Approximately 280 yards Medium Weight YarnCrochet Hook L (8.00 mm)Size: 38.5″ wide x 20.5″ tall


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Collar Necklace -free crochet pattern-

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Crochet collars always make an eye catching statement!  These look great with blouses, but also add elegance to any top!  Make these in different colors for several looks!  St. Patrick's Day is coming up, how about a green collar!

Designed By: Chabe GS Crochet Patterns

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 
3 mm crochet hookless than 50 gr. of 100% cotton thread
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Cat Igloo -free crochet pattern-

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If you've owned a cat, then you know that they love to hide!  This cute cat fort is the perfect kitty hiding place, and cozy too!

Designed By: Lena Skvagerson

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:

Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Serenity Chunky Tweeds, 4 skeins8.0 mm (L) and 10.0 mm (N/P) crochet hooksStitch markerTapestry Needle
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Chunky Color Block Cowl -free crochet pattern-

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There are still many cold days of winter ahead, so why not whip up this nice bulky cowl to keep you warm!  Sometimes, it's the simplest ideas that look and feel the best!  This pattern uses a special stitch that is easy to learn.  I personally love the color choices from the designer, but you can make this any color you wish!

Designed By: Tangled Happy

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 

Bulky Weight Yarn; Lion’s Pride Woolspun; Charcoal (Color A), Oxford Gray (Color B), Linen (Color C)Size US P (11.5mm) HookStitch MarkerScissors and Tapestry Needle 
Size:  Teen/Adult


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Granny Does Your Dog Bite Cardigan -free crochet pattern-

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I am in love with this funky granny square cardigan!  Think of all of the colors you could use or the kinds of buttons you could use to finish it off!  You could even add a zipper.


Designed By:  Knitting Crochetty

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 

 4.5 mm hookPatons Decor or similar yarnSize: Small and Medium

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"The Greys" Alien Slouchy Earflap Hat -free crochet pattern-

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"I've been on a case since you disappeared. Where have you been the last five days?"(Lieutenant Frank Watters, Fire in the Sky, 1993)

"The Greys", specializing in human abduction, are the most commonly depicted alien species and I'm a huge fan!  Not only is this crochet alien hat perfect for sharing your alien fascination, but it is warm too.

This hat is constructed from the earflaps up.  The head is roomy to allow for the slouch effect of the hat, and the eyes and braids are added at the end.


Designed By: Farrah Hodgson Skill Level:  Easy
Materials: Worsted Weight (4) medium, Red Heart Comfort, approximately 300 yards; col. 3179Small Amount of Black Worsted Weight Yarn (Red Heart Super Saver)Crochet Hook Size 6.5mm for hatCrochet Hook Size 5.0mm for eyes
Size: Adult (22-24” Circumference); Toddler/Child (18-21” Circumference);  Baby 3-12mos (15-17” Circumference)
Gauge: 12sc and 12 rows = 4 inches
Stitches Used:Ch=Chain, Sl st=Slip Stitch, Sc=Single Crochet
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Love! Card -free crochet pattern-

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Love is in the air, and on the card!  You still have a couple of days to whip up these pretty love letters.

Designed By:  Make My Day Creative

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:

Small amounts of yarn in color of your choiceCrochet hook to match yarn being used
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Grandma Hearts -free crochet pattern-

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Check out this awesome granny hearts crochet tutorial and make your own pretty Valentine's decor!  You can make the in whichever style yarn or colors that you want.  These make a nice annual holiday decoration.


Designed By: The Royal Sisters

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 
8 ply yarn3.5 crochet hook

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Valentine's Day Mini Treat Bags -free crochet pattern-

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Make Valentine's Day unique and easy with this cute little crocheted candy bag!  Nothing says I care about you more than a hand made gift.

Designed By: Blackstone Designs

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:
Worsted Weight Yarn; 1/2 oz Color A; 1/2 oz Color BH/8/5.0mm hookG/6/4.0mm hook Yarn Needle
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Learning Cables Cuff (Tutorial) -free crochet pattern-

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Cables give an elegant twist and texture to garments.  They look nice, and I've seen them used in crochet garments and accessories several times.  But, I used to be afraid of them, very afraid!  I avoided cabled patterns because it looked difficult.  "Difficult" usually never stopped me before, but this just looked like a lot of work, directions, post stitches, skipping stitches, adding/subtracting, etc. Days, months, years went by...

...then I sat down one day and decided to attack this "cable phobia" and put it finally to rest.  And I was surprised!  It's actually not so hard.  Like learning anything, it may be a bit tricky at first, but with patience and practice, you will be a cable pro in no time.
There's really no "set" rules with crocheting cables.  It depends on your yarn, your hook, and the size of and what exactly you are making.  I decided to write this tutorial to give you an easy start on understanding the crochet cable stitch.  I&#…

Lighthearted Tunic -free crochet pattern-

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Where your heart on your tunic!  Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and you still have time to construct this pretty tunic top.  Where it over anything or layer it up!

Designed By: Double Stitch Twins

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
Red Heart Soft Yarn: 1 skein each 6768 Pink A and 4600 White BCrochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8]Yarn needleStitch markers

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Floor Pouf -free crochet pattern-

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How can something so simple be so awesome!  I am exited about this floor pouf.  It's a big poly filled stuffed ball!  You could make this in any color, or even use up your stash yarn and come out with something unique.  This is also a great piece for a kids room!

Designed By:  Twin Dragonfly Designs

Skill Level:  Easy


Materials:
Bulky, heavy weight yarn. (Approx. 5 skeins, 120 yds/each)Size 9mm crochet hook32 oz of poly fill stuffing

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