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Octavo Fingerless Gloves -free crochet pattern-

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If you want something stylish, eye catching, and different for your hands this chilly season, look no further!  These fingerless gloves use a spiral effect during the construction which results in something amazing.  This is also a wonderful project for using up those small amounts of yarn you've been stashing away.

Designed By: Knitting and so on

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 
approx. 40 to 45 grams of fingering weight yarn3mm crochet hook4 removable stitch markersa tapestry needle to weave in ends
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Spiral Slouchy with Cables Hat -free crochet pattern-

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I thought that this was a Santa Hat at first glance, obviously because of the colors chosen, but if it was... what a cool Santa Hat!  Let's make it a Santa Hat!  Of course this cute hat would look great in any color, but this design adds style to an otherwise normal winter hat.  I love the texture and the pom pom too! This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Danette Lundberg

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:
Caron Simply Soft SolidsHook size 6.5 mm (K); 6.0 mm (J)
Size: Child

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Cara Cowl -free crochet pattern-

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Here's a quick and easy chunky cowl!  Made with chunky weight yarn and a large crochet hook, the cowl works up so fast that you'll be wearing it in the same day.  The end result is beautiful and warm!

Designed By: Krista Cagle

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 
crochet hook 9.00 mmyarn needle2 skeins of Lion Brand Yarn Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Oatmeal or 130 yards of any super bulky 6 yarn
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Nordic Inspired Bag -free crochet pattern-

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A few things about this crochet bag caught my attention!  The designs in the squares are pretty cool for one, I love Nordic patterns.  The squares themselves are easy to assemble with a little bit of sewing knowledge.  And the colors are very well used in the design, also the colors can be interchanged to whatever you want.  This looks like a great way to use up scrap yarns!  The bag itself has a cozy appeal with a lot of eye interest!  This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Carol Meldrum

Skill Level: Experienced

Materials: 

Rowan Wool Cotton in several Colors4.0mm (G) crochethookYarn Needle
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Warm Hug Hat -free crochet pattern-

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This hat looks very cozy!  By using chunky weight yarn and a large hook, the pattern works up quick.  The addition of large pom poms and ties complete this super comfy ear flap hat and you'll be wearing it out and about in no time.

Designed By: Jessie Rayot

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: Red Heart {mix·ol·o·gy} Solids: Coral (85 g/3 oz/42 yds/39 m) Color ARed Heart {mix·ol·o·gy} Prints: Sizzling Print (82 g/2.9 oz/42 yds/39 m) Color BRed Heart {mix·ol·o·gy} Swirl: Sizzling (50 g/1.8 oz/27 yds/25 m) Color CHook US 16/P/12.00 mm (or 11.50mm) hooklarge eye yarn needle or smaller (around size G) crochet hook for weaving in endsSomething hard, about 3″ wide, and relatively thin, to wrap tassels around
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Ombre Ridges Scarf -free crochet pattern-

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The color! The color of this ombre scarf definitely caught my eye right away, I'm a black/white/grey type of person.  This scarf is made with a self striping yarn that is also available in many other colors and looks amazing.  The pattern, is incredibly simple and the finished garment can be whipped up in no time!

Designed By: Beatrice Ryan Designs

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
312 Yards of Bulky (5) Yarn – ( Lion Brand Yarns” Scarfie” Yarn in Cream/Black)K HookScissorsSize: approximately 5 1/2″ x 72″

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Short Crocodile Boots -free crochet pattern-

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I've been on a slipper making frenzy lately, and decided that it was about time that I write this pattern out so that other people can understand it!  Boot slippers can be quite easy to make once you find a sole and foot pattern that you like to follow, because from there, it's all in the leg of the slipper.  This pattern begins loosely following the pattern for Rows of Cables Boot Slippers, but changes into the crocodile stitch for the cuff.  I love the crocodile stitch, and if you've never tried it, here's your chance!  Many people use different variations for this stitch, it depends on what you're making, but the basic concept is always the same.  I will try my best to describe it to you (with photos!).
Designed By: Farrah Hodgson

Skill Level: Advanced

Materials:
Bernat Super Value, Worsted (4), approx 389m (426 yds), TaupeSize 5.0mm (H) crochet hookYarn Needle to sew in endsSize: Women's medium foot, US shoe size 7-9

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Doodles Hat -free crochet pattern-

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A project to make for the kids!  These "Doodles" are incredibly cute hats, and include instructions for all kids sizing from newborn up to child.  The pattern allows color versatility, which makes it a great scrap yarn project.  The ear flaps keep the little ones extra warm and the pretty twisted straps add extra eye appeal and a fun vibe. This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Jenna Wingate

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Solids, Heathers & Twists; Red Heart Super Saver Solids; Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! SolidsCrochet hook 5.5mm (I)
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Maxicolar (Collar or necklace) -free crochet pattern-

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This beauty caught my eye right away!  I went straight to the pattern and found that there was no English version, however... I translated the page with Google Translate, and that helped quite a bit.  But the written pattern is still quite out of sorts, so it just took some looking at the picture and chart, and comparing it to the pattern.  No problem!  It is actually very easy, just some things to remember as you're working through the pattern: a popcorn stitch has to be worked into the last stitch made, 5 color= chain 5, lows =single crochet sts

Designed By: Circulo S.A.

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
Precious Wire (Circle): 1 ball in brown color (513) Crochet Hook 2,00mm
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Gloves with SensaThread Fingertips -free crochet pattern-

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The texting glove takes on a new approach with the creation of SensaThread. This thread can be woven right into your other yarn while crocheting the fingertips, or you can add it on after.  This is great news for all of those cell phone addicts.  Besides the fingertips, I just simply love the look of these gloves, made with a super fine weight yarn in fun colors, where I could skip the SensaThread and be quite happy with it!

Designed by: Susan Levin

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 
3.25 (4) oz [91 (112) g] #1 super fine weight yarn: Patons Kroy Socks (Color # 55612, Summer Moss Jacquard)Crochet hook, size D (3.25 mm)Stitch markersBoye SensaThread conductive filament set 34076611231 – set includes filament thread and tapestry needle
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Stepping Texture Hat -free crochet pattern-

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Chunky hats with pompoms are making a big come back this fall and winter!  I love the textured pattern of this design and the wide band of the hat.  It looks cozy and warm, and the best part is that it's easy to make.

Designed By: Bernat

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
Bernat Softee Chunky (3.5 oz/100 g; 108 yds/99 m) Clay (28041) 2 balls Size U.S. L/11 (8 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.Size: Women's average head


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City Girl Boot Cuffs -free crochet pattern-

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Have you made any boot cuffs yet?  You should! Because they are a great accessory to decorating up your old boring boots.  Make many, and have a look for every day or outfit!  This pretty design uses a fauxe fur to give this nice warm and cozy look.  Finish off with your favorite buttons and you have a new look for your boots.

Designed By: The Hooked Haberdasher

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials: 
Worsted weight yarn, category 4. Model made with Red Heart Soft and Red Heart Sparkle Soft *optional – Red Heart Boutique FurHook sizes – US I-9/5.5mm & US J-10/6.0mmStitch MarkerYarn/tapestry needle
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Apple Crisp Cowl -free crochet pattern-

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I find the cowl patterns that have been appearing this fall, are becoming even more beautiful.  By adding an edge along the rows of a basic button cowl, it gives this design a nice finished look!  Button cowls are a nice change from the traditional cowl.  While not using as much yarn, and quicker to make than a scarf, this scarf emits beauty with the clean structure of the rows and added buttons.

Designed By: Little Monkeys Crochet

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
I hook (5.50mm) and K hook (6.50mm)Yarn needleApproximately 350-360 yards of your favorite worsted weight yarn - such as Vanna's ChoiceTwo buttons, approximately 1"Measurements: Approximately 30" long by 11" tall

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Rows of Cables Boot Slippers -free crochet pattern-

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I can't take full credit for this pattern!  This is a "re-make" of my mother's pattern, Cabled Boot Slippers.  I love the look of cables, boots, and slippers; and love the original pattern, however, the yarn I was using did not match the pattern gauge so I had to change it up a bit.  
The original uses double strands of Red Heart Super Saver worsted, and I've been using Red Heart Comfort worsted.  Both are worsted, but there's quite a difference!  My yarn, double stranded, made the original pattern come out way too big!  I tried dropping my hook size, it seemed to help for size, but it was really hard on my hands as the tension was so tight.  I wasn't letting this pattern go, so I had to re-think the process!
So now using one strand of worsted yarn, I was able to re-write the pattern.  They are not as chunky as the original and have a couple extra cable rows for length.  But the basic concept is the same!  These slippers would fit a size medium/large foot, …

Kreisel Fingerless Gloves -free crochet pattern-

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These crochet fingerless gloves are neat!  I love it when I find something completely different than any other pattern of the same style, and this one is just that.  The construction actually begins with the thumb!  Then the circular pattern works around the thumb, and the cuff is worked at the very end.  I have to try this one!

Designed By: Knitting and so on

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
approx. 40 to 45 grams of fingering weight yarn3mm crochet hook4 removable stitch marker (e.g. safety pins)tapestry needle to weave in ends
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