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Fast Blanket Mittens -free crochet pattern-

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Do you need mittens, and need them NOW?!  Well, if you have about an hour of time, a ball of super bulky yarn and a big hook, you can have new mittens today!  These mittens work up super quickly, and they are very cozy and warm!  I've been using a lot of this type of blanket yarn lately, for accent pillows for my home and I love working with it.  There's a certain gratification that comes with finishing a project quickly and admiring your work.  I fell in love with this yarn so much for its softness and ease, that I wanted mittens of the same texture.  This is an incredibly easy pattern, only requires one ball of yarn (which will actually make more than one pair of mittens), there are only 21 rounds, and requires basic crochet knowledge.
These mittens also make great gifts! (Christmas is around the corner), and these are a wonderful item to make for charity, as they work up so fast, that you could make several pairs in a day.  To sum it up, they are kind of a "super mitten…

Beautiful Fingerless Gloves -free crochet pattern-

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These fingerless gloves really are beautiful, and keep you hands warm too.  By simply working in the round using this lacy stitch pattern, you can make your very own beautiful fingerless gloves!  These are great for those cool days where you need your fingers to be free. This pattern has instructions in English and in Dutch.

Designed By: Crejjtion

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 
1 ball Scheepjeswol Invicta Extra #1346 (Fingering weight)Size 3mm crochet hook
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Three Little Pumpkins -free crochet pattern-

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Here's some cute little crochet pumpkins for you to make this fall!  You can make them without the faces, and use them as your fall decor; or give them faces, and give them Halloween spirit!  Whichever you choose, they make a fun accent for your home and kids will love them.

Designed By: Sharon Mann

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
Red Heart With Love: 1 skein each 1252 Mango A, 1401 Pewter B, 1101 Eggshell C, and 1012 Black D Crochet Hook: 4.25mm [US G-6]
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Effortless Cowl -free crochet pattern-

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If you need a quick crochet cowl to make for the cold months ahead, look no further!  This pretty cowl is make with bulky yarn and a large hook which makes it work up very quickly.  Get creative with the colors and make it yours!

Designed By: Marly Bird

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:
Super Bulky (CYC size 6) Yarn Bee, “Effortless Super Bulky” (80% acrylic 20% alpaca, 111 yds/170g) Color A (CA): Blossom, Color B (CB): GraphiteHook 9mm M/NTapestry Needle
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Women's Peaked Hat -free crochet pattern-

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This warm hat uses front post stitches to create the beautiful texture of the hat, almost resembling the popcorn stitch.  Basic single crochet stitches form the peak and are topped off with sewing on buttons to complete the look!  This hat is super cute and very chic.

Designed By: Patons

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 

Patons Canadiana (3.5 oz/100 g; 205 yds/187 m) Dark Grey Mix (10042) 1 ballSize U.S. H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook2 buttons

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Pumpkin Harvest Hat -free crochet pattern-

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Every little child needs a fall pumpkin hat!  There are a lot of cute patterns for these, and I chose this one because of it's nice textured design.  This is sized for a baby, and the designer does give some notes on gauge and sizing.  Picture your little one wearing this hat while out picking pumpkins!  These also make great fall baby photo props. This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Cathy Kurtz

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:

Red Heart Super Saver, Worsted Weight Yarn, two colors, orange, and green.Size G crochet hook
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Women's Hooded Vest -free crochet pattern-

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I love this!  This crochet vest, uses beautiful stitch work, simplistic assembly, and topped off with large pockets and a hood!  I can picture wearing this in several different styles.  The free pattern is for size Large only, but you can purchase the full sized pattern from the designer, or if you're quite skillful, you could figure the size adjustments out yourself!

Designed By: Maz Kwok

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials: 

3.25 mm crochet hooklight weight wool yarn, 300 gramsYarn needlescissorstoggle buttonsSize: Large Only

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Margaret Button Cowl -free crochet pattern-

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Looking for the perfect chunky button cowl?  Here it is!  I had numerous requests for button cowls while at craft shows last winter, and I can see this trend moving into this season as well. It's such a simple concept, works up quickly (especially with chunky yarn), and looks amazing!

Designed By: Jennifer Dickerson

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
1.5 skeins Bernat Softee Chunky yarnL (8.0 mm) crochet hook1 Large ButtonTapestry needleScissors
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Candy Coated Armwarmers -free crochet pattern-

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Here's another great color variation! These retro-ish armwarmers use post stitches and color to create this textured design.  Armwarmers are great for days when it's cooler outside, or inside, but you don't want to wear a long sleeve shirt!

Designed By: Marilyn Losee

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 

Caron Simply Soft Light (85 g/3. oz;301 m/330 yds) Contrast A Black (0014) 1 Contrast B Hawaiian Sky (0009) 1 Contrast C Magenta (0011) Size US F-5 (3.75mm) (for ribbing on hand end of warmer). One size US G-6 (4mm), or size to obtain gauge. One size US H-8 (5mm), or size to obtain gauge. Yarn needle
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Bonny Lass Capelet -free crochet pattern-

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Check out this gorgeous crochet capelet!  Capelets first became fashionable in the Victorian era and have continued to resurface throughout the years.  They hold a bit of elegance and romance and simply look luxurious.  This particular design uses double strands of wool yarn to make a chunky weight, By using post stitches and working back in forth in rows, you can create your own! This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: HRH Handmade Style

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials:
3 skeins of Lion Brand Wool-Ease worsted in Rose Heather. You will hold two strands together to form a chunky weight. Suggested Hook:K
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Sugar Granny Skull Top -free crochet pattern-

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I made this Sugar Skull Granny Square top back in July and then life got very busy for me with packing and moving into my new house, and now landscaping... so this project got put on hold until just now.  I was going to size it, chart it, and sell it, but... I've decided to make it a freebie!

I've done my best to try to explain how this top was made and I hope you can figure it out!

This pattern is completely made up of granny squares in different sizes and colors to complete the top.  There is A LOT of sewing required, and a lot of black yarn!  But if you love Sugar Skulls, then it's worth it!
The Patterns for each type of Granny Square are listed first.  You will make many of them! A drawn Chart and Assembly Instructions are following the square patterns.
------------------------------------------------------------ Designed By: Farrah Hodgson aka Firene
Skill Level:  Intermediate/Advanced
Materials: Light Worsted or Sport Weight yarnRed Heart Soft Touch (Worsted) Black, 3 balls…

Pineapple Wall Clock -free crochet pattern-

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I love crochet home decor and crochet pineapple designs, so when I found this pattern, I became very excited!  This unique crochet clock uses a 12 point pineapple which is perfect for as the background.  The doily is then attached and varnished to the same shape of wooden background and finished off my adding the cock mechanism to the center.  You can find most of these materials at any craft store, however, I think that this would also make a great "re-finish" product.  Do you have an old boring clock laying around?  Why not paint it, and attach this pretty doily?

Designed By: EmmHouse/ Priscilla Hewitt

Skill Level:  Advanced

Materials: 
Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet (size 10) cottonCrochet hook 1.25mmTapestry needleWall clock kit 12" (30cm) White acrylic paint (optional)Glue suitable for paper or fabric (I used decoupage glue)Clear vanish
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Mermaid Fish Tail Treat Bags -free crochet pattern-

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I had been approached by a regular customer of mine, a mother of two small children, to create some treat/gift bags for the upcoming birthday of her little girl.  With the Bubble Guppies (kids tv show) as the theme, our first thought was to create character bags for each child.  However, instead we agreed on mermaid tail or fish tail bags, keeping in theme of the tv show, but making the bags similar to one another. (and avoiding any child conflict on wanting another child's bag instead:) ) I am quite pleased with the result, and have decided to share this free pattern with you today!
Starting from the bottom up, you will work the tail fin back and forth in short rows, where the first and last row are joined, and continue to work up in rounds.  The top decorative edge is made by using the crocodile stitch, and finally finished off with the simple drawstring.
Photos and hdc crocodile stitch tutorial included!

Designed By: Farrah Hodgson aka Firene Designs
Skill Level:  Intermediate
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