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Shells and Lace Headscarf -free crochet pattern-

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This pretty headscarf uses simple chains and shells arranged in a specific manner to achieve this lacy cross-over look; and is finished with slip stitched chains used to tie off.

I chose a light weight bamboo yarn because of it`s elegant silky touch and drape, along with the fact that bamboo is an anti-microbial and moisture wicking fiber; (not to mention highly sustainable) an obvious choice for a summer garment!  


Designed By:  Farrah Hodgson aka Firene

Skill Level:  Easy

Size: Adult Head, Adjustable

Materials: 
Knitca Lovely Bamboo, 0001 White, Light Weight (3); 1-ball; 50g/1.7oz, 95m/104ydsCrochet hook 3.5mm (E-4)Stitches Used:Ch(s)=Chain(s); Sc=Single Crochet; Dc=Double Crochet; Sl St=Slip Stitch; St(s)=Stitch(es)
Special Terms Used: Shell= (2dc-ch2-2dc) in same space.Shell in next shell= Shell in ch2 space of next shell.
THE PATTERN

Ch 102

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, (ch2-2dc) in same st, *ch 9, skip next 13 chs, shell in next ch** 7 times across.



Row 2: Turn, sl st over to ch2 space; c…

Ballet Slippers -free crochet pattern-

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A nice, light weight crochet pattern, these slippers are great for those cool spring mornings.  These are not only cute, but quick to make!

Designed By: Tamara Kelly

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:
H/5 mm hook2 skeins Purl Soho Worsted Twist (100% merino wool; 164 yd./100 g), 1 in Desert Blue (MC), 1 in Clementine Orange (CC
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Sunflower Dress -free crochet pattern-

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The sunflower is such a bold and amazing flower. I love this shade of yellow and everything else about this dress!  It is a lot of work, but the end result is worth it.

Designed By: Universal Yarn

Skill Level:  Experienced

Materials:
Nazli Gelin Garden 10 (100% mercerized cotton; 50g/308 yd) • 700-26 Yellow – 9 (12, 14) balls Hook: US B-1 (2.25 mm) or size to obtain gauge Notions: Split-ring stitch markers, tapestry needle
Size: Small, Medium, and Large

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Spring Flower Bracelet -free crochet pattern-

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This beauty of a bracelet immediately caught my eye!  The large flower and the color scheme gives this piece a nice natural essence, but with a unique twist!  The designer also gives a full tutorial which includes photos. I can't wait to try this.

Designed By:  Lilla Bjorn

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:

Yarn in three colors. (Yarn weight: Sport; Texture: 5 ply (12 wpi). Crochet hook 2.75 mm (C)One button of the appropriate size.
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It's V Stitch Barefoot Sandals -free crochet pattern-

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I've been playing around with different stitches and came up with a new barefoot sandal pattern!  The "V" Stitch is a very easy stitch, which gives a great defined look to crochet pieces.  This pattern works from the toe up.  

Designed By:  Farrah Hodgson aka Firene

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:
Knitca Socks (75% Superwash Merino Wool 25% Nylon) Sport Weight (I've also made these with Size 10 crochet cotton, they work out the same!)Size 1.5mm crochet hook
needle to sew in endsfeetSize: Adult feet, easy to customize

Sts Used:Ch=chain, Sl st-Slip Stitch, Dc=Double Crochet, V-st=V Stitch

Special Terms Used:
V-Stitch= (dc-ch1-dc) in same space.V-Stitch in next V-stitch= V-stitch in ch1 space of next v-stitch

The Pattern

Ch20, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop

Row 1: Ch4 (counts as 1dc and ch1), [(dc-ch1) twice, dc] in same st.

Row 2: Turn, sl st in 1st ch1 space; ch4, dc in same space, [ch1, v-st in next ch1 space] twice.

Row 3: Turn, sl st in 1st ch1 space; ch4, dc in same space, [c…

Kittens and Puppies for Sale Pillows -free crochet pattern-

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Ah, these are adorable!  Are you a dog admirer, or you just cat crazy?  Either way, here's a fantastic crochet pillow pattern just for you!

Designed By: Michele Wilcox

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
Red Heart With Love: 2 skeins Pewter, 1 skein each Aran, Bluebell, Hot Pink, Blue Hawaii, Holly Berry, Iris, Mango, Daffodil, and Iced AquaCrochet Hook: 4mm [US G-6]Yarn needleTwo 16” (40.5 cm) square pillow forms2 black and 1 pink 6-strand embroidery floss
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Crochet & Fabric

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Fiber arts such as Crochet and Knitting are most often thought of as winter time activities, but there are tons of amazing summer style patterns out there.  Most warm weather patterns use a light weight yarn, which requires a smaller hook; resulting in a lot more time to make the finished item.  But don't worry because you CAN create some awesome crochet things AND save time!

There's no limit to what you create with crochet.  This includes beautiful garments and accessories which combine crocheting and sewing with fabric.  (Note: This article contains free patterns)

Crochet can look really exquisite as the highlight of a garment.  Think of a dress that uses crochet as the bodice and flows into a beautiful fabric drape!


Do you have boring old T-shirts laying around? ... Or a large piece of fabric (maybe even from another garment) that you like, but have no idea what to do with it?  Crochet a collar, add sleeves, add a cool crochet edging!


Crocheting and fabric is not only for …

Ember Ruby Wine Glass Lanyard -free crochet pattern-

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This pretty wine glass lanyard has a heart touching story behind it.  The designer offers this pattern for free, but you can make a donation to their cause if you'd like.  This makes a great gift for the wine drinkers in your life, or yourself!

Designed By: Serenpur Crafts

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 
3mm crochet hookCotton Yarn - sport weight
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Prada by Nada (Vest) -free crochet pattern-

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I smiled when I found this pattern, because I knew exactly where the inspiration came from without reading the title.  I've been waiting for this!  If you follow runway fashion, or have read my article, Crochet Inspiration on the Runway, Spring 2015; you will recognize this vest!  Miu Miu (by Prada) featured this granny square vest in their Resort Collection, in several color combos.  If you love it, you are in luck!  This is an easy item to make.

Designed By: Kate Wood

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:  

G (4.0 mm), H (5.0 mm), I (5.5 mm) hooks Stitch marker Tapestry needle Approximately 450 yards worsted/aran weight yarn; Color A: 290 yards Color B: 135 yards Color C: 25 yards
Size:  Written for Women's 6/7, easy to customize


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Frog Baby Booties -free crochet pattern-

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Frogs for your baby's feet!  How adorable!  Here's another cute crochet baby booties from Hopeful Honey.  These super cute booties are suitable for baby boys and girls and sure to bring smiles.

Designed By:  Olivia/Hopeful Honey

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 
3.50mm Crochet Hook8ply Yarn (DK) - Patons Cotton Blend; Apple Green, Black, Brown, Flamingo Pink, WhiteTapestry/Yarn NeedleScissorsSize: 0 - 6 months old. Changes for size 6- 12 months are in ( ).



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Elly May Shorts -free crochet pattern-

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Crochet shorts are always a beautiful summer must have, but free shorts patterns are hard to come by.  Thank you Drops Design for this pretty summer pattern.  


Designed By: Drops Design

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials:
DROPS Safran from Garnstudio300-350-350 g color no 17, whiteCrochet Hook Size 2.5 mm/C Size: Small to XXLarge

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Granny Square Skirt -free crochet pattern-

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Ok, I need to make one of these right away!  How cute is this?  This pattern is so easy; make some granny squares, join them, and add some frills.  The pattern is for a 1-2 year old, but I think this would be easy to modify for any size.  I can see this on a little girl as well as an adult!  This pattern could also be a stash buster project.

Designed By: Zeba Tasnim

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 

cotton thread; pink, blue and cream colourhook size 3mmSize: 1-2 years

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Pineapple Head Hair Kerchief -free crochet pattern-

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I find a lot of the time when I'm designing something with a special feature (such as the pineapple), that it inspires me to create another pattern using the same feature.  My recent Pineapple Up Barefoot Sandals pattern along with another hair kerchief pattern (that I have yet to write up) are the inspiration for this pattern.  This is a great accessory for the summer, and it is a fun item to make!

If you're new to the pineapple crochet, I've added a photo tutorial to help you out!


Designed By:  Farrah Hodgson aka Firene

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Size: Adult Head

Finished Measurements: Height= 9 inches, Width (without band)= 14 inches, Length of Band= 40 inches

Materials: 

Knitca Cotton Yarn, 4755 Tan; One- 50 g (1.7 oz) ball 125 m (136 yds); Yarn Weight Light (3); (you will have a bit left over)Crochet hook size 3.5mm (E)Yarn Needle
Abbreviations Used:Ch=Chain, Sc=Single Crochet, Sl st= Slip Stitch, Dc= Double Crochet

Special Terms Used: 

Shell=(2dc-ch2-2dc) in same spaceShell in…