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Easy Basic Boho Hood -free crochet pattern-

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You can do so many things with a basic crochet hood!  You can give it braids, buttons, beads, add ears, horns, eyes, pom poms, and so much more. I've been making a few hoods lately, and this is the pattern for its basic structure. I added big wooden beads onto the braids of mine to give it bit of a Bohemian vibe. I really love my basic hood pattern because it is not flat at the back, however instead, it sort of butterflies out and around the shoulders, so that there is no bulkiness behind the neck. This pattern is super easy!  It consists of half double crochet, chains, and a bit of reverse single crochet for the border. 
Designed By: Farrah Hodgson 
Skill Level: Easy
Materials: 1 ball Red Heart Super Saver, (4) Medium Worsted Weight, Color: AranCrochet Hook size 5.5mm (I)Large wooden beads, however many you wish, I used 14. (optional)Yarn NeedleSize: Adult
Finished Measurements: Height at back is 10", front 16", Width folded 11"
Gauge: 14sc and 14 rows = approx. 4 inches

Tutti Frutti Slippers -free crochet pattern-

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Fresh into a new year, why not try a new crochet technique?!  If you haven't tried the Tunisian entrelac stitch before, here's a great project to get started. The designer has included a video to help you out, which I know helps me greatly when trying something different, that sometimes words alone can be difficult to understand. And the result? A pair of fun crochet slippers!

Designed By: Nadia Fuad

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:
Red Heart Yarns in Super Saver Colors: Aran, Dark Teal, Flamingo, Hot Coral, and Dark OrchidJ- 6.00 mm Crochet HookYarn NeedleScissors
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Windowpane Scarf -free crochet pattern-

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I love the color changes taking place in this beautiful crochet infinity scarf!  What's great about this design, is that it actually doesn't require several different color changes and yarn; but it's done by using one yarn with a gradient color change on it's own. While you don't need to use the exact yarn as shown in the pattern, it is fairly easy to find an equivalent type of this yarn at any yarn store.  Using simple crochet techniques, you can create your own scarf in no time. This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Adrienne Lash

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 

100 grams (1 ball) Knit Picks Chroma Fingering Size E (3.5 mm) Crochet Hook Tapestry needle for weaving in ends Blocking supplies
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The Viking Mittens -free crochet pattern-

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I am happy to find this new and refreshing crochet mitten pattern today!  Featuring the popcorn stitch, these mittens have a cozy and unique feel. I am sure that the yarn has a lot to do with it, but I'm going to play around with this anyway with yarn that I have in my stash. They look really fun! There are both a UK and US version of the pattern.

Designed By: maritparit

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 

two skeins of Feeling Good Yarn from Wool And The Gang; Ivory White EU hook 5 (5.5mm/I)
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Crocodile Stitch Fingerless Gloves -free crochet pattern-

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I love the crocodile stitch, so naturally I would have to love these crochet fingerless gloves!  The color of these beauties caught me right away. They are fun and elegant at the same time, I am pretty sure that they'd look amazing in any colorway. This pattern is part of a crochet-a-long by Furls Crochet.

Designed by: Bonita Patterns

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 
two skeins or 400 yards of sport (baby) weight yarn. Sample shown: Rainforest Shades.3.75mm/F crochet hookStitch markerEmbroidery needle
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Vibrant Bohemian Necklace -free crochet pattern-

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Baby it's cold outside this morning in this rural little community of New Brunswick, Canada!  While I've been obviously working away at winter apparel, the back of mind is yearning for spring. I know that it's probably not the best time to start talking about spring crochet, I just needed to find something different today, and alas; I found this wonderful bohemian necklace pattern!  Something about this caught my eye and made me fall in love with it right away. Maybe the colors, the style, the absolute simplicity, or maybe all of those!  

Designed By: Ivona/Why I DIY

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
Brass beadBrass chainEmbroidery floss (four different colors)3 mm hookTapestry needle
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All Wrapped Up Infinity Scarf -free crochet pattern-

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Now here's a clever idea!  Use two colors of yarn and knot them to create a beautiful infinity scarf. The scarf itself is a fairly easy pattern, and the designer includes a video tutorial on how to knot the scarf. Chunky yarn is used for this design, but it would be very easy to change it up with a different yarn weight as well. And the color... I have to mention the colors, I love these colors!  Mixing a bright with a dark really shows off the knot.

Designed By: Left in Knots

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
Two skeins of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Tonal; 'Night Sky' and 'Lime'L/8.0mm crochet hookYarn needleScissors
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Arrow Tails Shawl -free crochet pattern-

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I don't know how I missed this last year, but I am definitely loving it right now!  This amazing shawl uses the diagonal raised stitch to create this really cool chevron arrow effect. The fringes work perfectly for this design as well!

Designed By: Make My Day Creative

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:
Dk/Light Aran Weight Yarn: Red: Rowan Lima (La Paz) 115m for main body plus 110m for fringeCream: Rowan Lima (Bolivia) 203m (includes border)Grey: Mirasol Miski (Shade 118) 129mLight Green: Rowan Lima (Aztec) 129mPurple: Mirasol Miski (Shade 130) 127mSize 6mm crochet hookStitch marker
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Bear Hugs Baby Beanie -free crochet pattern-

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Wow, look at that texture! And look at this adorable baby bear hat!  This is a great little project for learning some new stitch techniques, and results in something so cute. I see post stitches, popcorn stitches, and basket weave....
Designed By: Kirsten's Knits
Skill Level: Intermediate
Materials: 
3.25mm (D) hook – Ears, 0-3 months4mm (G) hook - 0-3 months, 6-12 months5mm (H) hook - Toddler1 skein Lion Brand “Wool-ease” or other thinner worsted weight yarn (Caron Simply Soft, and Patton’s Wool may work well too).yarn needlescissorsstitch marker (for ears)Sizes: 0-3 mos, 6-12 mos, toddler

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Inner Beast -free crochet pattern-

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Well, this is a strange looking pattern... and you know?  I love strange things!  This odd looking creature caught my eye right away, As I was scrolling through patterns, I briefly passed this one, and I'm pretty sure my exact words were, "Wait, wait, wait, ... what was that!?"  So I scrolled back and started giggling. I mean, this thing is adorable!  As I started reading the pattern details, it got even better, because this creature is a total stash buster!  What a great way to start a new year, by ridding yourself of bits of yarn from the past.  I seriously can't wait to try this one!  This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Sharon Maher

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 

4 Seasons Marvel 8ply (DK) 100% Acrylic 60g/170m, 2.1oz/186yds MC Fuschia #1068 1 ball Crazy Yarn, assorted yarns knotted together 170m, 186yds Small quantity DK white yarn3 mm crochet hook (US C or D) 5 mm crochet hook (US 8) Wool needle Stitch marker Polyfill stuffing200g Buttons, 2 (for eyes)Si…