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Women's Zigzag Band Hat -free crochet pattern-

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This pretty hat uses the chevron design to create the headband which features the ever so popular side button fastening.  The hat continues on with stripes using the same colors throughout. The pattern calls for a lightweight bamboo which not only makes this hat very soft and breathable, it is nice and lightweight for spring weather.

Designed By: Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:
Universal Yarn Bamboo Pop light (DK) weight bamboo/cotton yarn (3 1/2oz/292 yds/100g per ball); (3): 1 ball each #102 cream, #110 sand and #115 silkenSize H/8/5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gaugeTapestry needle1-inch wood buttons: 2Locking stitch markers
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Knee High Socks -free crochet pattern-

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There's a photo circulating on Pinterest like a wild fire of busy knit knee high socks with flower embellishments.  I had been sent that photo numerous times with people wanting me to make them. However, the pattern is knit, and I really didn't have the time to attack and design a crochet version.  But, it seems I wasn't the only one!  This designer has done it!  And I think she did a pretty amazing job as well, look at that detail and texture. So if you've been seeing that sock photo circulating your social media feeds, here's the crochet replacement!

Designed By: Nadia Fuad

Skill Level: Advanced

Materials:
Less than 90.5 Yards/82 Meters Of EACH color. Bernat Softee Baby in Mint, Lemon, Pink, White and Blue & Caron Simply Soft in Grey HeatherSize G6-4.25mm Crochet HookYarn NeedleScissors
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Easter Bunny Finger Puppets -free crochet pattern-

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Easter is almost here, and although there's not much time left to crochet a holiday masterpiece, you can easily complete one or more of these cute little crochet bunny finger puppets! You'll love these, because they use up scrap yarn and work up quickly.  kids will love them because they're adorable and fun! This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Jarta Jasmine Designs

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:

Worsted Weight Yarn - approximately 3.5 grams for one Hook: Size F (3.75 mm) crochet hook Tapestry Needle for weaving ends. Brown thread or felt for eyes and nose (optionally, you may choose to use fabric paint)
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Carousel Slippers -free crochet pattern-

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I love the look of these crochet slippers!  They look stylish, cozy, and fun, and the pattern is written for all women's sizes, you can't go wrong!  I think this would be also another great project to use up yarn leftovers in the color work.  That's exciting, because I have a bad habit of keeping tiny scraps of yarn.  The slouchy effect of these slippers are cute, I am pretty sure this is being added to my "to make" list.

Designed By: Blackstone Designs

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:
Worsted Weight Yarn - Color A – Mauve (5oz); Color B – Light Blue (2oz); Color C – Purple (2oz);Color D – Yellow (2oz)H/5.00mm HookYarn NeedleSizes: Adult Women’s; Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large

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Pineapple Racer Back Scarf Vest -free crochet pattern-

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Turn your scarf into a vest!  This is a fun project, using the crochet pineapple design to add a racer back and straps to a scarf.  I came across this idea as I was going through my closet trying to decrease my wardrobe.  I have quite a few scarves that I never wear, and was about to put them into my "donate" pile, when the idea hit me.  So I played around with the design for a day, and this is how it turned out!  I am quite happy with it and can't wait to make more.
The best scarves to use are ones that drape and are flimsy.  I crocheted directly through the material of this scarf, I am not sure what it is made of, but it was very easy to poke my crochet hook through it.  And I really hate sewing, so that was a bonus!  However, if you find that you cannot crochet through your type of scarf, you can simply sew the racer back on afterward, no big deal.  Another nice thing about this vest is that it's easy to customize to your size.  It just depends on where you attach …

Easter Basket -free crochet pattern-

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What brings this simple little Easter basket together, is the addition of the pretty flower embellishment!  I like this basket, because of it's simplistic look, the color, and the fact that it can be re-used in any way!  Fill it with towels, gadgets, accessories, or save it for next year.

Designed by: Vicky Sedgwick for Rowan

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
All Seasons Chunky: A Pebble 601 1 x 100gm Baby Merino Silk DK B Candy 695 1 x 50gm; C Grasshopper 697 1 x 50gm; D Limone 675 1 x 50gm Crochet Hook 6.00mm (no 4) (US J10) crochet hook 4.00mm (no 8) (US G6)
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Little Easter Bunnies -free crochet pattern-

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Ha, look at these guys!  So adorable!  I actually thought I had a lot of time before Easter, and just realized today that it is just next weekend! Well if you're like me, here's a very cute project to make this week and have done before the holiday.  My daughter would love these crochet bunnies! This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Joanne Jordan

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:

4 ply cotton Black cotton for eyebrows and nose 6mm safety eyes 2m and 2.5mm hooks
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Kid's Backpack -free crochet pattern-

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This crochet backpack is super cute, and I'm sure any kid would love it! But you know what, I love it too and I would use it for myself!  First though, it's a bit of a process to get this free pattern.  It is listed in a pattern store, so you have to complete the "purchase" which is free of course, but you will need to enter all of your info, like name and address and create a password.  I ran into a problem, just for a moment though... when it asks for your country, all of the countries listed are European, I'm Canadian, and there's no Canada listed... so I tried US, nope... no US either... so i just used UK, and it worked :)  You will then be taken to a downloadable link and voila! You now have the pattern!

Designed By: Yarn Plaza

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:

Katia Capri colour 140 7 balls (double thread). Crochet hook 4. 
Size: height 26cm, width 24cm

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Angel Wings Pinafore -free crochet pattern-

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I stole the photo from a Ravelry user, because the main photo in the pattern is not very good... that being said, this pattern is super cute and easy to work up!  You can also check it out on Ravelry and see other peole's projects for inspiration, they've used several different colors and themes in creating this beauty!  I recently made one myself for a soon to be baby girl, and in my excitement, forgot to take photos of it.  But trust me, you will enjoy making this, it only took me a a couple hours from start to finish.  This cutie makes a great spring gift.

Designed By: Maxine Gonser

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
Size 5.0mm H hook approximately 3 oz bernat sport yarn (275 yds)3 buttons (optional)yarn needleSize: 0-3 months

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Turtle Coaster -free crochet pattern-

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I spotted this cute little turtle coaster this morning.  How cute!  Of course I had to check out the pattern right away, and it is simple and quick.  This could be another scrap yarn project, which I love! And if you can't crochet and only knit?... no problem.  The designer has included two versions of this pattern, one for crochet, and one for knit.

Designed By: Melody's Makings

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 

Approximately 25 yards (15 Color 1, 10 Color 2) of DK (3) yarn Crochet Hook: Size 5.5 mm (I/9) OR whatever size is needed to obtain gauge Yarn or Tapestry Needle
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Barre Basics Legwarmers -free crochet pattern-

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I really like legwarmers, and they are one of those things that are pretty simple to make.  These particular crochet legwarmers add style by using post stitches to create texture, and vertical ribbing to finish them off.  Bulky weight yarn and a latge hook is also used, so that they work up faster. I can't wait to try these!

Designed By: Epiphany Pilates

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 
Bulky or Heavy Worsted Weight Yarn, 300 yardsCrochet Hook, 6mm (Size J)Yarn needleScissors
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Shamrock Bottle Cozy -free crochet pattern-

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If you partake in green beer on St. Patrick's day, here is a great pattern for you!  This cute crochet bottle cozy comes just in time to have ready for your indulgence.  Using small amounts of worsted weight yarn, you could make several in the run of a day!

Designed By: Rescued Paw Designs

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn in Dusty Green & Kelly Green or any worsted weight 4 yarn.crochet hook size J 6.00 mm & H 5.00 mmscissorsyarn needle
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Pot 'O Gold Hat -free crochet pattern-

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This super cute hat works up quick and you can easily have it done in time for St. Patrick's Day!  The designer has included 3 different variations which I love.  You can stop at the end of the beanie, or you can keep going, by adding embellishments to give your hat some more flair; a shamrock and a pot of gold and a rainbow.  The hat pattern is sized from baby all of the way up to adult.

Designed By: Pattern Paradise

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
Acrylic worsted weight yarn; -Main Color (MC) ~100 – 300 yards; -Contrast Color 1 (CC1) ~30–90 yds; -Contrast Color 2 (CC2) ~10- 40 yards\You will need 2 yards each of: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet; 10 yards of Black; 5 yards of White.Hook US H (5.00 mm)Hook US I (5.5 mm)Hook US G (4.00 mm)Size: Newborn to Adult

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