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Gaucho Poncho -free crochet pattern-

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I love every pattern that comes from Drops Design.  Their gorgeous models and photography always help too!  This lovely poncho design uses the granny stitch, very similar to a granny square.  This garment even has a detachable collar! Fringed edges and a drawstring complete the look.  Simple things can look so amazing when yo use the right yarn and colors.  But remember, a project like this requires a lot of yarn!

Designed By: Drops Design

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 
DROPS Big Delight from Garnstudio 800-900-1000 g color no 04, marinaCrochet Hook Size 5.5 mm/I/9 Size: S/M - L/XL - XXL/ XXXL

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Monkey Hat -free crochet pattern-

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With sizing instructions from baby up to adult, this crochet monkey hat is adorable for all ages!  It is a simple concept which is suitable for even beginners.  Imagine the color combinations you could use for this hat as well! And let's not forget that it is perfect for chilly weather, keeping those ears warm.

Designed By:  Mamachee

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
Worsted Weight Cottonin two colors: MC and CCI hookYarn NeedleScissorsSize: 0-3 mos, 3-6 mos, 6-12 mos, toddler, child, teen/adult

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Blanket Yarn Fedora -free crochet pattern-

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I got a really great deal on this Bernat Blanket Yarn, so I stocked up on a few balls.  I made several beautiful pillows, and had one ball left.  I had so much fun with this yarn that I felt like trying to make something different.  That's where the pattern for my Fast Blanket Mittens came from.  
I still had quite a bit of yarn left and decided to make a hat.  The Blanket Yarn is very soft, but holds its shape very well, so the fedora came to mind!  I've attempted many fedoras in the past, and they only work with a stiff or thick yarn to keep the shape of the brim and the puckering at the top.  Not only was this hat fun, it was very quick to work up!  Enjoy :)
Designed By: Farrah Hodgson aka Firene

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
Size 6 Super Bulky Yarn; Bernat Blanket Yarn, 1 ball Vintage White; 10.5oz/300g; 220 yds/201m; (you will have some left over)Size 8.0mm crochet hookStitch Marker (optional)Size: Adult head
Gauge: 8sc and 8 rows = 4 inches
Stitches Used:Ch=Chain; Sc=Single Cro…

Dreamcatcher -free crochet pattern-

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There are many ways to crochet a dreamcatcher and so many variations that can be done!  I've made several of these in the past, using wire wreath ring, but if you have anything circular, it can be used!  This particular tutorial uses an embroidery ring and gives you excellent instructions on how to make your own!  This mini dreamcatcher is pretty, simple, and creates a cool accent for your home.  

Designed By: Shellie Wilson

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
Embroidery hoop 10 cm diameterWorsted weight yarn (I used white)4.00 mm & 4.5 mm (G/6 & 7 hook)Tapestry needleWhite threadDecorative items (beads, fabric scraps, ribbon, lace, cords, yarn)
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Rib Turban Headband -free crochet pattern-

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Crochet headbands are such a great stash buster!  But I also love the look of the yarn used in the design of this pattern, it has great color and stitch definition.  This lovely headband uses post stitches and one cable which crosses over the front.  The headband would be easy to adjust for anyone's head.  I can't wait to give this one a try!

Designed By: Crafty Queens

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: any yarn or hook, used in pattern follows:
1,5 ball Scheepjes Stonewashed XL – 5mm hook1 ball Scheepjes Merino – 5mm hook1 ball Scheepjes Stonewashed – 4mm hook1 ball Scheepjes Softfun Denim – 4mm hookSize: Adjustable

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Halloween Coasters -free crochet patterns-

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Here's a collection of quick and easy, stash-busting coasters for Halloween!  These are so simple, yet absolutely adorable.  They make a great addition to your annual Halloween decor, and kids will love them! 

Designed By: Krawka

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: See each pattern individually.


Get the Free Pattern - Vampire Get the Free Pattern- Ghost Get the Free Pattern - Spirit Get the Free Pattern - Black Cat Get the Free Pattern - Frankenstein's Monster Get the Free Pattern - Pumpkin Cat

Wave Stitch Fingerless Gloves -free crochet pattern-

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Want to learn something new today?  The "wave" stitch is used in the construction of these beautiful textured finger-less gloves!  I love how the designer used alternate colors and stitching to give these gloves a luxurious and interesting look.  The pattern includes videos for the left handed version, right handed version, and written instructions as well!

Designed By: Meladoras Creations

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 
4 mm or in the US you could use a size G hook1 skein of worsted weight yarn, 4 ply US, 10 ply AU 100 grams / 3.5. oz 240 meters / 262 yards
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Wednesday Addams Coplay Hat -free crochet pattern-

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Halloween is getting close, and if you don't have a costume yet, here's another idea!  If you're a fan of the Addams Family, you will already know who Wednesday Addams is, but if not... The Addams Family was a cartoon about an eccentric, spooky, wealthy family; invented in New York 1938, which later became a tv show, feature film with spin offs, and a musical to boot!  

Designed By: Koneko Kawaii

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
4 ply Worsted Weight Yarns, 1 Skein4.25 MM HookStitch MarkersSize: Adult Head

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Twisty Cabled Beanie -free crochet pattern-

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Designer Kim Guzman does it again!  How awesome is this beautiful cabled crochet hat?! There's just something mesmerizing about cables, they look great in everything from sweaters, legwarmers, hats, headbands, you name it, it looks good.  While crochet cables can tend to be a bit tricky to learn, once you get the know how, you will be literally hooked. This nice flower detail brings the hat together.

Designed By: Kim Guzman

Skill Level: Advanced

Materials: 
Red Heart Super Saver (aran weight, 100% acrylic) approx. 208 yards (shown in color Linen)Suggested hook sizes: M-13 [9mm] (larger hook) and H-8 [5mm] (smaller hook)Stitch marker (or small piece of scrap yarn)Needle (for weaving ends)Size: Hat body 26″, brim 19″ (stretchy), height 9″

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Wiggin' Out -Article-

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Wigs!  They have quite a history, going back to ancient times when they were used as protection against the sun and for cultural practices.  But even back then, they were still highly regarded as a fashion accessory.  The Egyptians used them for practical use but also to show stature in their community.  Fast forward many years, and the wig explodes into the fashion scene thanks to the royal patronage.  They were wild, heavy, uncomfortable, but for the sake of fashion, they were a must have!  Anyone who was "anybody important" owned a wig.

The stress of wearing a wig eventually became too much, and wig designs became smaller and more defined.  This was a time when the barristers wig or periwig became popular (those silly white wigs with the defined curls that men wore) , and women began opting for hair extensions over a full wig.

Then the wig took a downfall in fashion, and wasn't quite so popular for some time.  They were used only by people who had thinning, or had l…

Wonderland Mittens -free crochet pattern-

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It's the time of year to whip up those awesome mitten patterns that you have saved all year long, and here's another wonderful pattern to add to that list!  These mittens feature a pretty wave design along with the use of subtle and soft color change, thanks to Red Heart's Boutique Treasure yarn. This pattern is part of a 12 week crochet a long (CAL).

Designed By: Charmed by Ewe

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
2 Skeins of Red Heart Boutique Treasure in any color (200 – 225 yards needed for Teen/Adult size) 5.0 mm (H-8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain the gaugeYarn needle for weaving in endsSize: Child, Teen/Adult

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Half Spiderweb -free crochet pattern-

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Crochet decor is especially fun when it comes to a holiday!  This cool spiderweb design is a great way to make your home spooky for Halloween.  Add them to your doors, windows, corners, and go further by adding some fake spiders.  This is a free Craftsy download.

Designed By: Crochet It Baby!

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
Light Weight YarnG/4.00mm HookYarn Needle
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Dragon Wing Scarf -free crochet pattern-

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If you're looking for a nice flowing scarf, look no further!  The Dragon Wing scarf does just that, with it's texture, sections, and drape. A nice warm scarf is the perfect winter accessory.  If you love this scarf, also check out the Dragon Wing cowl from the same designer!

Designed By: Jessie Rayot

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 
Crystal Palace Panda Pearl: 53% Bamboo/42% Merino/5% Silk in 9210 Lake Blues 164 grams/360 ydsHook: US 7/4.5mm
Size: 36″ long and 23″ at widest point

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Halloween Cat Hat -free crochet pattern-

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Make a cute Halloween cat themed hat!  This pattern includes instructions for all sizes from 0-3 months up to adult!  Themed hats always look sweet on kids, but bring out your youth and make one for yourself!  

Designed By: Katy/ Wild and Wonderful

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
Black worsted weight yarnOrange worsted weight yarnCrochet hook size H-8 (5.0 mm)Tapestry needleFabric glue (if desired)
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The Hadley Slouch -free crochet pattern-

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It's slouch hat season and here's another beauty from the Examiner!  A simplistic design and the use of a single color give this pattern a nice elegant look.  It is easy, uses only two stitches and can made in only a couple of hours.  

Designed By: Acquanetta Ferguson

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
Red Heart Worsted Weight in Aran or any comparable worsted weight I used less than half a skeinH hookTapestry NeedleSize: Teen to Women (20” to 22”)

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Day of the Dead Cozies -free crochet pattern-

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These Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Cozies come in time to have ready for you to celebrate the festive season.  I think they are super fun, and would probably use them all year round!  You can use these for pretty much anything; to hold candy, drinks, treats, craft supplies, etc.

Designed By: Michele Wilcox

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 

Red Heart Super Saver: 1 skein 672 Spring Green, 886 Blue, 324 Bright Yellow, 254 Pumpkin, 311 White, 312 Black, 390 Hot Red, and 722 Pretty in PinkCrochet Hook: 4.25mm [US G-6]. Yarn needle 3 1-quart Mason jarsblack embroidery floss
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The "Andy" Button Scarf -free crochet pattern-

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How pretty is this?!  At first glance, i thought it was a button cowl, which I love.  But this design gets even better, because it's really a long scarf, that you can make look like a button cowl!  This clever pattern uses ribbing along the entire length to give that nice fitted look, along with end buttons so that you can simply turn it into a cowl, keeping the scarf in place around your neck.  I think I'll be making one of these for myself in the very near future!

Designed By: Krista Cagle

Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner

Materials:
Size J crochet hook 6.00 mmYarn needle340 yards of Lion brand Vanna’s choice yarn in Linen (or any worsted weight (4) yarn.Two 1″ buttons Size: approx. 64″ circumference & 6″ width

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