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Leaf Tunic -free crochet pattern-

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Here's another beautiful creation from beautifulcrochetstuff.com!  It can be sized from XXS to XXL and looks amazing on it's own, paired with jeans or leggings, layered, or as a beach cover-up.  I especially love the leaf motif!  

Designed By: Beautiful Crochet Stuff

Skill Level:  Adcanced

Materials: 
Alize Bella Fingering Yarn / 4 ply 100% Cotton 196 yards / 50 grams – 7 skeinsCrochet Hook: 2 mmMeasurements: Length: 28 in or 72cm; Width: 20 in or 51 cm; Flower Motif: 2, 75 in or 7 cm


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Daisy Afghan -free crochet pattern-

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Here's a fresh breath of spring air in a pretty crochet afghan!  Using the grit stitch to make the squares, you attach them together along a raised border and attach flowers.  The end result; a very pretty blanket!

Designed By: Sarah Zimmerman

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 
Worsted Weight Yarn (Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn in Goldfish, Pink, Lamb, Sweet Pea, Mustard, WhiteSize H Crochet Hook Tapestry Needle
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Dress with Flare -free crochet pattern-

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Using crochet thread and a simple v-stitch you can work up this beautiful mesh style dress.  I would call this an "over-dress" as it looks awesome over a slip dress.  You could also use this as a beach cover up.  I love these crochet dresses, they give off a retro 1970's vibe.

Designed By: Linda K. Jefferies

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials: 
Aunt Lydia's Classic Crochet Thread, Size 10: 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) balls 495 Wood VioletSusan Bates® Crochet Hook: 4mm [US G-6]Stitch markersThread needleSize: S, M, L, XL, XXL

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Glori-Jam Hat -free crochet pattern-

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This elegant brimmed hat looks beautiful in neutral tones, and features a puff stitch flower. A great all year round hat, this also has a bit of a vintage vibe going on!

Designed By:  Gloria Clayton & James Lee Kelley

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:
J – Hook for crown of hatH – Hook for trim and bill of hat#4 Worsted Weight YarnScissorsYarn Needle
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Baby Sport Diaper Cover -free crochet pattern-

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I had been asked recently to make a baby blanket, and when I was done, I had a bit of yarn left over. 
So I was thinking about using up the rest of my baby yarn to make a cute hat and diaper cover set to match the baby's blanket theme.  I've never made a diaper cover before, and I didn't think it would be too hard to find a free pattern, and it wasn't... 
...except that every single pattern that I found used medium worsted weight yarn, and I wanted to use my baby light sport weight yarn!  So that's how this pattern came to be. 
This is an easy pattern starting with the top band, continuing all of the way around to the opposite end by using simple hdc stitches. Then the border is worked in sc stitches, and finished off by sewing on 2 buttons. Make it all one color, or add a sporty stripe.
Enjoy!
Designed By:  Firene
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 0-9 months (adjustable)
Finished Measurements: 8 inches wide at top; 5.5 inches high (Stretchy and button adjustable)
Materials:  Luv Baby…

Lover's Knot Barefoot Sandals -free crochet pattern-

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Want to learn something new?  Have you ever tried the Lover's Knot?  Here's a crochet barefoot sandals pattern that uses this stitch, complete with written instructions and a photo tutorial!  To be honest, I have tried this stitch before in different patterns, and just couldn't get it.  But maybe I will set aside some time today and try again, because this is going to get to me if I don't!  This is definitely not a beginner's or easy pattern, so be ready for a challenge!

Designed By: Nez Jewelry

Skill Level:  Advanced

Materials: 
Cotton lace thread : size 50 (approx: 10-15g)hook no : 1.25mm
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Sphinx Necklace -free crochet pattern-

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Here's a nice and easy flower necklace pattern to brighten up your day!  I love crochet jewelry pieces, because they are perfect for using up those little bits of yarn left in your stash; and sometimes, those random stash colors can give you a pleasant colorful surprise!

Designed By: Yarn Bombers Unite

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 

8 ply yarn3.5mm or 4mm hookbuttons (optional)
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Carry-All Bag -free crochet pattern-

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Who loves large crochet bags?  I do!  I hope you do too, because this over-sized bag pattern sports lovely texture, color, size, and weight; a great bag for every day use!

Designed By: Premier Yarns

Skill Level: Intermediate 
Finished Measurements: 10 x 20" (25.5 x 51cm) 
Materials: Premier Yarns Craft-Tee 3 balls 55-02 Black and 1 ball 55-08 Fuchsia Hook: US Size P (15mm) hook or size needed to obtain gauge Tapestry needleSewing needle and thread (optional)
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Tartan Plaid Wash Cloths -free crochet pattern-

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I never buy dish washing cloths because I have always crocheted them myself.  It's nice to have this skill, because you can make anything in any color to match the decor of your room.  This pattern for plaid wash cloths looks like the traditional kitchen dish cloth, but it make it your own style!  I can't wait to try this neat pattern (because I am due to make new dish cloths!)

Designed By: Happy Berry

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials: 
DK/Light worsted weight 100% cotton yarn in white (of course you don't have to use white but white here is the base colour)DK/Light worsted weight 100% cotton yarn in two alternate colours3.0mm crochet hook or similarYarn needleScissorsSize: Finished item using suggested materials makes a 11" x 10.5" wash cloth approx.


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Queen Anne's Lacy Shorts -free crochet pattern-

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There are a lot of nice crochet shorts patterns out there, however, not many are free.  This pattern uses Queen Anne's lace as the focal point of the crochet fabric!  I would love to see someone wearing these, as the pattern includes product photos only.  The pattern also includes written instructions, a chart for the lace, and helpful photos!  This is sized for medium only, but with some hook experience, I bet you can easily size it!

Designed By: GabriĆ«la Clementine

Skill Level:  Experienced

Materials: 

Crochet Hook size 3.00mm4 skeins of cotton; 480 m/524 ydsmeasuring tape scissorsstitch markersribbon to match shortsSize: Medium

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Black Pineapple Top -free crochet pattern-

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Be sure to catch some admirable attention this season by sporting your own crochet pineapple top!  This lacy beauty uses the pineapple pattern along with strategically placed lace.  The pattern is charted very well!  You may have to enlarge it a bit to see it better, but if you're new to reading charts,this still should not be too hard. (Note: Scroll down the designer's page a bit to find this pattern)

Designed by:  Emm House

Skill level:  Advanced

Materials: 200g of cotton suitable for hookH/5mm.Yarn NeedleStitch markerSize: Medium

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Tri-Shell Hair Kerchief -free crochet pattern-

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I designed this crochet hair kerchief around the same time that I wrote up the pattern for Pineapple Head Hair Kerchief.  This pattern loosely follows the same crochet method as the granny square, however the shells are worked into the previous shells instead of the spaces between, and it is, of course, a triangle!  This is a fun,easy, and gratifying pattern, as it works up quick!

Designed By:  Firene

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:

Crochet hook 3.5mmKnitca Cotton, 1463 Tangerine; 1 ball; 50g/1.7 oz, 125m/136ydsYarn NeedleScissorsHeadSize:  Adult/teen; adjustable
Abbreviations Used: Ch=Chain; Sl st=slip stitch; Sc=Single Crochet; Hdc=Half Double Crochet; Dc=Double Crochet
Special Term used: Shell=3dc in same space


The Pattern

Row 1: Ch4, (2dc-ch6-3dc) in 4th ch from hook.



Row 2: Turn, sl st over to 2nd dc of shell; ch3 (counts as 1dc), 2dc in same st, ch1; (shell-ch6-shell) in ch6 space, ch1; shell in 2nd dc of last shell.



Row 3: Turn, sl st over to 2nd dc of shell; ch3, 2dc in same st, ch1; shel…

Double Strapped Baby Mary Janes -free crochet pattern-

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Baby footwear is all the craze, and these cute little Mary Janes do not fail to impress!  This is a simple pattern that requires small amounts of yarn. Get creative with color (although I love the simplicity of neutral white) and the buttons.

Designed By: One Dog Woof

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:

G/4mm size crochet hooksmall amount of worsted weight yarn, in two colors two buttonsembroidery needlescissorscrochet thread for the buttons sewing needle to attach the buttonsSize: 6-12 months

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Atardecer Poncho -free crochet pattern-

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Here's another lovely creation from Drops Design!  This airy poncho has an open mesh look, paired up with a nice light color; the perfect summer time accessory! This pattern is pretty straightforward, working back and forth in rows, however it does require some simple chart reading.

Designed By: Drops Design

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials:
Drops Paris from Garnstudio 200-250-250-300 g color no 32, light blue purpleCrochet Hook size 5 mm / H/8Size: S/M – L/XL – XXL - XXXL
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Giant Giant Granny Square Blanket -free crochet pattern-

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You can never go wrong with a simple granny square.  With so many color options, size, and texture, the ideas are infinite.  I love the way that this designer used bold colors highlighted among a white base!  This blanket is absolutely eye catching!

Designed By: Purl Soho

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 

Size P (15mm) crochet hook58 skeins of Purl Soho’s Super Soft Merino in the following colors: 28 skeins of Heirloom White 1 skein Yellow Yellow and Extra Green 2 skeins Desert Blue and Peacock Blue 3 skeins Timeless Navy; Soft Black; Toasted Charcoal; Oyster Gray 4 skeins Red Zinnia; Clementine Orange; Super Pink 
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African Flower Bag -free crochet pattern-

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Check out this lovely African flower bag!  By sewing the flower motifs together, you too can make your own amazing creation.  The designer includes instructions in three languages, includes a photo tutorial, and written instructions.  

Designed By: Gunilla Karlsson

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 

Chunky cotton yarn in 3 or 4 colors4,5 mm crochet hook
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Not Granny's Gladiator Barefoot Sandals -free crochet pattern-

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If you follow this web site, than you know that I love barefoot sandals!  I recently found these beauties, a nice new version using multiple granny squares... and that's it; all granny squares!

Designed By: Simply Collectible

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
Aunt Lydia’s Size 10 Crochet Thread3/8″ Organza RibbonSteel Hook Size 7/ 1.5mmScissorsNeedle
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Toy Hammock -free crochet pattern-

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Are stuffed toys taking over your life?  I know that they are taking over mine!  This crochet toy hammock is a 'must have' for any small room.  This hammock can be made very quickly with any yarn; a great stash yarn project to stash your child's stuffies!

Designed By:  Crystal Benoit

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:
150 yards worsted weight yarn, or the yarn of your choice.6.5mm crochet hook
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Ring Necklace -free crochet pattern-

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Simplicity at its finest!  By single crocheting around cabone rings and attaching them together and onto a chain, you will create something easily awesome!  Photo tutorial included!

Designed By: Suzi of the Stars

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 
C/2.75mm crochet hook4 - 1/2" plastic cabone ringsEmbroidery floss in two colors4 jump ringsLobster clasp2 - 9" pieces of 1.6mm sterling silver cable chainEmbroidery needleJewelry pliers
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Beach Cover Up -free crochet pattern-

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When I first spied this beauty, I literally said, "Wow!"  There are so many cool things going on in this crochet cover up that I love, including the pineapple square motifs, the off shoulder sleeves, the length, and the perfect detail to lace!  This pattern is also written very nicely.  The center square motifs of the body are charted and the rest is written along with photo instructions.  This is certainly not an easy pattern, but with skill you can achieve this on your own!

Designed By:  Jane from Beautiful Crochet Stuff

Skill Level:  Advanced

Materials: 
Gazzal Baby Cotton 60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic, 246 yards / 50 grams, Sport / 5 ply – 8 skeinsCrochet Hook: 2 mmSize: M (for a larger size make more rounds or make more squares, for smaller size crochet less rows)


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