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Arachnid Barefoot Sandals -free crochet pattern-

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Although I am still buried in snow, I am dreaming of summer!

I love designing barefoot sandals! I have several ideas for patterns that I'd like to write this year, and here is my first!

I really didn't know what to name them at first, so I waited until they were finished, then it came to me.

It kind of resembles a spider in the center, but I couldn't call them "spider lace", because that's entirely something else in crochet.  But spiders have eight legs, and arachnids have eight legs, thus the name.

This is an easy pattern; starting with the toe loop, you will work upward toward the ankle.  The straps are worked in one piece across the top, creating the
final row.

I've included photos to help you along the way.
Designed By: Farrah Hodgson
Skill Level:   Easy
Materials:  Size 10 Cotton Crochet Thread (I used South Maid)Crochet Hook Size 1.5mmNeedle to sew in ends
Size: Adult foot, adjustable
Stitches Used: Ch=Chain, Sl st=Slip Stitch, Sc=Single Crochet, Dc=Dou…

The Bunny Ring -free crochet pattern-

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I'm not done finding cute little Easter crochet patterns yet!  Here's another quick to work up pattern, that is sure to bring smiles to the faces of who wear them!

Designed By: Shove Mink

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 

Crochet hook 3.75mm (F)Pink Worsted Weight Yarn9mm plastic safety eyespink and white feltBlack embroidery threadYarn NeedleSewing NeedleFabric GlueStuffingScissors

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Hanging Easter Egg Basket -free crochet pattern-

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With Easter approaching quickly, I am trying to find some "quick to work up" crochet patterns.  I found this one last evening, and I fell in love with it!  It has a very vintage and elegant appeal which was created by using natural crochet thread along with a pretty ribbon bow.  This pattern is written in Italian, but you can easily translate it by using Google Translate.  Just type in the web site's URL and a link for the translated version will appear!  The text may appear a little confusing in English, however, the designer has also included a very detailed photo tutorial which is a big help!

Designed By: Craft and Fun

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 
Cotton Arrow No. 16Crochet Hook 1.25Satin ribbon 5 mm high
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(English Translation)

Easter Bunny Coffee Kozie -free crochet pattern-

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Keeping an Easter theme going, yesterday I posted a cute little jar cozy.  Today, here's a cute little coffee cozy!  You can use these on coffee mugs, travel/disposable cups, and even kids mugs. Simple and quick, this is a cute idea for the upcoming Easter weekend.

Designed By:  Swirls and Sprinkles

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 
H hook G hook Worsted weight yarn (I used white, blue, and pink)ScissorsYarn needle
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Easter Bunny Mason Jar Cozy -free crochet pattern-

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This crochet Easter bunny cozy is super cute, and a great companion to your homemade treats!  Now when you go visit this pattern, don't be confused!  It starts off with a treat recipe, but if you keep scrolling down the page, you will find this cute crochet pattern.  It's a win-win duo!

Designed By: Yarnovations

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 
Vanna’s Choice Yarn (Worsted Weight – 4) BEIGE, BLACK, PINK; (Brown Bunny: Taupe Mist, Rose Mist, Radiant Lime, Black); (Purple Bunny: Purple, Dusty Rose, Raspberry); (Rainbow Bunny: Scarlet, Radiant Lime, Radiant Yellow, Radiant Orange, Colonial Blue, Aqua, Raspberry, Black)Crochet Hook: H / 8 / 5.00mmYarn Needle for Sewing1 Mason Jar
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Lamb Hat -free crochet pattern-

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This little lamb hat will look adorable on your little ones this Easter.  Or go ahead, and make one for yourself!  The designer includes a great written tutorial along with photos, and photos of color variations and embellishments!  

Designed By: Sarah/ Repeat Crafter Me

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
Bulky Weight Yarn (weight category 6 ) - Loops & Threads Country Loom Baby yarn in White. Vanna's Choice yarn in pink for the ears. Size J (6.00mm) crochet hookTapestry needleSize: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, Toddler/Preschool, Child, Teen/Adult


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Crochet Baskets -free crochet pattern-

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These cute baskets can be used for anything; Easter and all sorts of random stuff!  I's pretty, yet simplistic, and includes written instructions on making it big and firm with a handle by using two stands of yarn together; or smaller with one strand of yarn.

Designed By: My Hobby is Crochet
Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 
A: yarn Red Heart Lisa in 2 colors worked with 2 strands of yarn held together3.5 mm crochet hook and4 mm crochet hook for the handleB: yarn Red Heart With Love in 2 colors worked with 1 strand of yarn4.5 mm crochet hooktapestry needle to weave in the endsscissors
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XvX Visor -free crochet pattern-

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I've been using this brimmed edge pattern for several years on regular winter hats, but I wanted something a little more airy and fresh for spring.  How about just a visor?  I envisioned something light colored and lacy, and when I got down to writing, it came out exactly as planned!  Of course, you can make this in any color you want, or even multi-colored.  I also want to try this out in cotton yarn!

The pattern begins from the top of the headband and works it's way down in rows.  It is worked in one piece, back and forth; because in the end, you will attach two 30 mm buttons to close it up.  You don't need to make any buttons holes, because Rows 2 and 6 (X-Stitich Rows) have enough gap, that the buttons will fit through, therefore, allowing you to adjust the size of your headband.  

From the last row of the headband, you continue on with the ribbed visor.  You work back in forth in short rows along the headband edge, increasing stitches and rows towards the center, to giv…

Hut's Amore Baby Booties -free crochet pattern-

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These sweet baby booties are a great spring project!  I love the button embellishment and side tab.  The designer has included a full photo tutorial and written instructions laid out in a perfectly clean and easy to read format!

Designed By:  Hut's Crochet

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:

3.5 mm hookyarn needlestitch markersSuperPreis wool (grey)CottonFun Schulgarn wool (red)
Size: newborn - 3 months, 3 - 6 months and 6 - 9 months.


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Crochet Covered Easter Eggs -free crochet pattern-

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Do you want to do something a little different this Easter?  Check out these lovely crochet thread Easter eggs!  The natural tones emit elegance, but also think of them in bright colors!  This is a great idea, and the designer has done an awesome job creating this, by writing up full instructions and adding photos in a wonderful tutorial.
Designed By: Flax and Twine
Skill Level:  Intermediate
Materials:
Size 10 crochet threadSize 7 (1.5mm) needleHard boiled eggs
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Chain Links Pillow -free crochet pattern-

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This pretty crochet pillow kind of works up like my Pin Laced Hat Pattern!  Using soft Bernat Blanket yarn, you can quickly create this pillow and have it displaying all of its beauty on your favorite piece of furniture.

Designed By: Bernat

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
Bernat Blanket (10.5 oz/300 g; 258 yds/234 m) Vintage White (10006) 2 ballsSize U.S. L/11 (8 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. 16” [40.5 cm] square pillow form.Size: Approx 16” [40.5 cm] square

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Easter Pillow Doll -free crochet pattern-

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These little bunny pillows are sweet!  This is a fairly easy pattern, with plenty of time to make a few for Easter.

Designed By: Connie Hughes

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 

Red Heart yarns in Pretty in Pink and Bright Yellow and Purple. Crochet Hook size Gribbonbuttonspolyfill
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High Top - Legwarmer Barefoot Sandals -free crochet pattern-

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Feet are on my mind after recently designing two new sock patterns, but I'm tired of winter, and I feel like beaches, flip flops, and barefoot sandals!  I actually designed this legwarmer style barefoot sandal/sock pattern last summer, which was created with "yoga socks" in mind, for a friend. (who was actually using them for yoga!)  So, recently, I had a few balls of sock yarn lying around, and took that opportunity to actually write out my pattern to share.  Enjoy!

These barefoot socks work from the foot and up to the top of the leg.  If you can make a granny square, you can make these!  The double crochet stitches turn into longer stitches (htr, tr, hdtr, and dtr) as you work up the leg to give it more stretch.  You can also quit at any time as you're working up the leg, if you want them shorter, just stop after any round and skip to the very last finishing round.

These look great pulled all of the way up to your knee, or slouched down as well!


Designed by: Farrah Ho…

Bell Sleeve Pullover Top -free crochet pattern-

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Elegant crochet tops look hard to make, but usually they are not so bad once you get going.  It's always a good point to look over the entire pattern first, and you may realize how easy it is!  Paired with a matching camisole, this beauty reminds me of spring and summer.

Designed By: Doris Chan

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 

6 (7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) skeins 1.75 oz/50 g (108 yds/99m) Tahki Yarns COTTON CLASSIC 100% Mercerized cotton in #3532 Soft Yellow Size G-7 (4.5 mm) crochet hook Split ring markers or scraps of contrasting yarn for markers
Size: XS up to 3XL


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Irish Shamrock Decal -free crochet pattern-

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You can embellish anything with these beautiful crochet shamrocks!  They look lovely on their own, as well as joined together to create a larger piece.

Designed By: Mom's Crochet

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:

Small Amount of #5 pearl cotton yarn (Craftways from Herrschners) in two colors of green - one lighter than the other.D-3 / 3.25 mm crochet hook.Sewing needlepaper clip that you'll bend out of shape (or into the shape you need)scissors.
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Easter Egg Beanies -free crochet pattern-

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Don't want to paint Easter eggs?  Easy, just make them hats! These Easter Egg Beanie Hats are funny, and completely adorable!  

Designed By: Tanya Eberhardt

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 
100 percent cotton yarn in various colorsSize 3.5 mm (E) crochet hookPom pom maker (smallest size)Size: 5.5 cm in length (2 in) and 3 cm in height (1 in)

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Ultimate Miniature Doilies Collection -free crochet pattern-

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Upon seeking out St. Patrick's Day themed free patterns, I came across this beautiful lace shamrock doily pattern, which is included in a collection of several elegant doily patterns: Gerbera, Shasta Daisy, Summer Flowers, Shamrock, and Fice-in-One Shells. (download requires a free subscription)

Designed By: Jennifer Moir, Mara Goodwin, Carolyn Christmas, Dot Drake, and Sue Penrod (Various)

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:

Size 10 Cotton Crochet Thread in various colorsNo. 7 Steel Hook No. 8 Steel Hook
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How to Crochet Super Easy Fingerless Gloves -video

If you're a crochet beginner, there's nothing wrong with looking for the easiest projects.  Here is a great video tutorial for an easy project; fingerless gloves.  This is also a wonderful quickie project if you have no time for playing around with advanced patterns!

Crochet Fingerless Glovesby SuperCrochetMom

Spiked Ripple Purse -free crochet pattern-

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How cool is this crocheted Purse?!  I love the "spiked stitches" pattern that the designer has created, which in turn, bring this awesome bag to life!  The pattern includes everything you need to make your own, from written instructions, photos, to charted diagrams.

Designed By:  Darlisa Riggs

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials: 
US E/4 (3.50 mm) crochet hookOmega Sinfonia; (C1) Black, 218 yds(C2) White, 75 yds, (C3) Red, 100 ydsNeedleStraight PinsStitch MarkerScissorsButton or Toggle ClaspLining suppliesSize: 9.5″w x 10″ h x 3.25″ d

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Lucky Shamrock Baby Booties -free crochet pattern-

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Feeling Irish?  Whip up these adorable shamrock embellished baby booties just in time for St. Patrick's Day!  

Designed By: Bella Mia Crochet

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 

Worsted weight yarn in whiteSmall amount worsted weight yarn in greenCrochet hook size F
Size: 3 inches long, adjust hook size to make larger or smaller


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Circles of Green Necklace -free crochet pattern-

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You can turn almost anything into a "St. Patrick's Day" themed item by simply making it in green!  However, this beauty of a necklace is already done in green.  It is a simple concept, many shades of green crocheted circles attached to a chain in a particular fashion, and it gives great results!  

Designed By:  Jessica Fediw

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 
Embroidery thread (different shades of green)Small crochet hook Embroidery needleA chain necklace or the parts to make one (I found the white chain and links at JoAnn’s)Small jump ringsneedle nose pliers 
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I Love Rainbows Shawl -free crochet pattern-

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It's been a long, dreary and cold winter in my part of the world, so here's a crochet pattern to brighten up our days!  This beautiful shawl implements the granny stitch along with intense color, giving eye catching results!

Designed By: Clare Sullivan

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:
7 oz / 200 gram of Red Heart Super Saver; bright yellow5oz150 gram Red Heat Super Saver of each colour, Pumpkin, Hot red, Shocking pink , Medium purple,Turqua and Spring green5.5mm I hook Size: 40cm/54 inches wide x 75 cm/30 inches long.  Easy to adjust the size/length - add more rows for a longer shaw

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Celtic Knot Dishcloth -free crochet pattern-

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These pretty Celtic knot squares can be used as dishcloths or hot pads, but use your imagination, and they can become anything you wish!

Designed By:  Yarnspiratons

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 

Lily® Sugar n’ Cream (70.9 g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds) (01223) Mod Green 1 ball Size 5 mm(U.S. H or 8) crochet hook
Size:  Approx 10 ins [25.5 cm] square.


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