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I Love You Kitten

"This little kitten amigurumi is meant to brighten up a loved one’s day."By:  Emma Varnam

Size: Approx 7cm tall

You will need: Oddments of DK yarn in
Black 1x 3mm crochet hook
2 safety eyes
A remnant or ribbon
Some embroidery thread
1 x Tapestry Needle
Fibrefill or stuffing of choice
3mm hook

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I Love You Pillow

Designed by Patsy L. Harbor

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate

Approx 13 x 12”/33 x 30.5cm

Caron International's Simply Soft
(100% Acrylic, 6 oz/170g, 315
yd/288 m):
#9730 Autumn Red (A), 6oz/170g
#0002 Harvest Rose (B), 3oz/85g
One size US H-8 (5mm), or size to
obtain gauge.
Yarn needle

(Click on the highlighted I love you pillow link on the right side of photo when you get to the page)

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Hearts Wall Hanging

Cute Wall Decoration!

By Donna Collinsworth
of Donna’s Crochet Designs

4 ply Red Heart yarn in: Light Pink, Raspberry and Lavender, Needle, Small length of dowel (optional)
H hook or hook needed to obtain gauge.
FINISHED SIZE: About (heart)13” X (heart & ribbons)35”
Gauge: 4 hdc = 1”, 2 rows hdc = 1”

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Heartfelt Halter

Perfect for any day you want to show a little “heart”, this easy-wearing halter is made in a simple circle that begins in the center and has simple to make ties.

Skill Level:  Easy
Supplies:  RED HEART® “With Love®”: 1 skein each of 1701 Hot Pink A, 1703 Candy Pink B, and 1001 White C.
Crochet Hook: 8mm [US L-11].
Yarn needle, stitch markers.

Directions are for size Small/Medium. Changes for sizes Large, X-Large are in parentheses.

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Crochet Heart Garland

Celebrate Valentines Day with those you love by crocheting a festive garland for your home!

Use size J crochet hook and worsted weight yarn.

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Conversation Hearts Scarf

Author:  Alison Grenier

Introduction:  This is a pattern for a "conversation hearts" scarf. It's really pretty basic. You're going to make a whole ton of heart motifs, then join them all together. This could also be adapted to turn this into a blanket.

Materials List:  Worsted Weight Yarn in candy heart colors. The scarf pictured uses 5 different colors–white, purple, pale yellow, pink, and green. One skein of each. The example uses a "light" worsted acrylic.

Size F/4.00mm crochet hook
Yarn or tapestry needle
Finished Size:  One heart motif measures 4" (10.2cm) across. Finished scarf is approximately 51" (128cm) long. Gauge:  One heart motif measures 4 inches (10.2cm) at the widest point.

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Heart Shaped Bag

I am absolutely in love with this heart shaped bag!  It is so simple, and so genius at the same time.  There are a lot of things you could do with bag.  Change colors, use a different colored flower, add an entirely different embellishment, line it, add a zipper, etc.  I can't wait to make this!

"I needed a bag quickly last week to match a dress I was wearing for a big night out. The result is the heart-shaped bag above – it was made in a rush so is not lined as I would have liked and it’s only big enough to hold the essentials but I still think it’s very cute. Here’s how I made it – there are no in progress photos so I hope my little diagrams will help to explain."

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Spring by the Pacific

This design was inspired by a single ball of cheerful blue yarn, which, though warm and thick was just too bright and happy to be consigned to a heavy winter hat. The openness of the design is perfect for the brighter days of early spring, while still providing considerable warmth.

Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
Size:  Approx. 24" Circumference: Shown with a positive ease of 1.5 inches.

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Afghan Square Belts

Orange, gold, green belt, in light-weight knitting worsted, is about 2″ wide for slipping through belt loops of jeans; length is adjustable.

SIZE: Adjustable.

MATERIALS: For hip belt: Light-weight knitting worsted, 4-ply sport yarn, or wool and Shetland wool, 1 oz. each of orange (A), gold (B) and green (C). Steel crochet hook size 0. (Or English aluminum size 10.)

For waist belt: Unpolished jute, such as Lily Mills Jute-Tone, (1) 4-oz. spool each of rose (A), pink (B) and red (C). Aluminum crochet hook size I (Or English size 5.)

GAUGE: Each small square = 1-3/4″; each large square = 3-1/2″.

Notes: Directions are the same for both belts. Hook size and yarn determine size of square. Squares are worked tightly to minimize stretching. When changing colors, work over all short ends of yarn to hide them. Work over short ends when crocheting edging.

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Large Heart Wallet

Make someone a special valentines gift!

By Donna Collinsworth

Size 10 crochet thread in Red and Black, size 7 crochet hook or hook to obtain gauge, needle to take crochet thread, short zipper (5” or 7”), small snap and sewing machine.

GAUGE: 8 hdc sts = 1”, 7 rows hdc = 1”
FINISHED SIZE: 4-1\2” X 4-1\2”
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Camouflage Crochet Backpack

Crochet your own bag to go with your favorite outfit using this free crochet pattern. Cute, stylish and practical this backpack is easy to make and is perfect for toting all of your essentials.

Skill Level:  easy

Approx 10 x 13" [25.5 x 33 cm].

Bernat® Handicrafter Cotton Camo (340 g/12 oz) or yarn of your choice.
2 balls of #33986 (Desert Sand).
Size 4 mm (U.S. G or 6) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. 10 grommets 7/16" [11 mm].

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Brimmed Hat

Will fit most women and teens. This hat covers your ears so should be great for keeping you warm in the cold weather.

Yarn: 100g (3.5 oz) 4 ply knitting worsted
Hook: 4.00mm (G-6)

Abbreviations used:
ch - chain
ss - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
tog - together

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Beatrice Shrug

X-Small/Small, Medium/Large

Bust – 30(34).
Length – 13 1/2” (Including bottom band).

Note: Even though the actual bust measurement given seems small, due to the dolman sleeves and the open front, the fit of this garment is very forgiving.

BERROCO TOUCHE (50 grs), 3(4) hanks each #7914 Lemon Meringue (A) and #7970 Nectar (B) and 2(3) hanks each #7930 Green Tea (C) and #7920 Persimmon (D).

Crochet hook, size 4.50 mm (G) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
1 St holder or safety pin.

1 Pat St repeat = 4”; 6 rows = 4” in crocheted pattern with A, B, C or D using size 4.50 mm (G) crochet hook.

This garment is made all in one piece with the lower band added during finishing. It is worked sideways from left cuff to right cuff.

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Hobo Bag

Designed By: Mary Jane Protus
Skill Level: Easy

RED HEART Artesano: 2 Balls 4375 Exotic.
Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9].
12" Two-Slider Zipper (Coats & Clark Art.F.53), yarn needle, sewing needle and matching thread.

Bag measures 16" wide x 21" tall, including strap.

GAUGE: 14 sc = 4"; 10 rows = 4" in sc. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

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Moebius Headband Earwarmer

Make this earwarmer headband in about an hour!!


J Hook
Less than 1 skein Worsted Weight (size 4) yarn

(Scroll down Pd Designs' page to see pattern)

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Dreaming of Spring Bracelets

Pattern by Shelby Allaho

In the blink of an eye, with a snip of thread and a twist of your hook, you can create this fun bracelet. It's perfect with jeans or for dressing up. And if your friends find out you made it yourself, they might just ask you to make some for them too (better get ready to teach them all how to crochet for themselves!).
Chain, slip stitch, single crochet, working in the round, working in the back loop only.
Size 8 DMC Pearl Cotton thread (Art. 116) (100% cotton):
For the black cuff: 4 balls in black [Color A] and 2 balls in cream [Color B]
For the pink cuff: 2 balls in pink [Color A] and 3 balls in variegated pink [Color B]
Substitution: About 31 yds/28 m of sportweight yarn or size 8 crochet thread
3.25mm (size D) hook
Stitch marker
Yarn needle
Straight pins
Beads and fabric glue (optional)
Finished Measurements
Band: 1 1/16 inches wide x 6 5/8 inches long
Flower: 2 1/4 inches in diameter
(Note: The length of the bracelet can be altered to fi…

Crochet Heart Afghan

"Heart Shaped Granny Square"

Are you looking for some crochet heart patterns and ideas? Here is one way to make up the hearts into the neatest afghan. This is also a perfect pattern for using up leftover yarn. Make the squares up in different colors and the last boarder row in all the same color to pull them together.

Afghan measures 40" wide x 48" long.

TLC® "Amor™": 2 Skeins each 3908 Raspberry CA, 3907 Red Velvet CB, 3782 Garnet CC, 3536 Grape CD, and 3534 Plum CE.

Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8]. Stitch marker (optional), yarn needle.

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Hat with Brim

Written by Teresa Richardson
Skill Level - Easy Beginner

LP - Loop
HDC - Half Double Crochet
SL ST - Slip Stitch
ST - Stitch
STS - Stitches
SK - Skip

Size I.5.5mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Yarn Amount Estimate: 244 yards/223 meters

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Button Cuff Slippers

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1US H & I crochet hooks (5 & 5.5 mm), or size necessary to achieve gauge

1100 yds (100 gm) heavy worsted weight yarn

yarn label 17/18 sts = 4”

1two 3/4” bu ons

gauge: 12½ s = 4”, hdc row

all yarn requirements are approximate

basic pattern makes size adult large, notes for other sizes follow the basic pattern

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Let's Try Lace Scarf

Design by Mary Ann Sipes

Skill Level  Easy

Finished Size  Approximately 35 1/4 x 67 inches

Materials  Caron Simply Soft medium (worsted) weight yarn (3 oz/165 yds/84g per skein):
2 skeins #2713 buttercup
Size H/8/5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Tapestry needle

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DROPS 115-43 Crochet Skirt

"At long last a skirt for the nostalgic type!"

DROPS Crochet Skirt in ”Karisma” with patterned squares along bottom edge.

Size: XS - S - M - L - XL - XXL 
Finished measurements:
Waist: 68-76-82-92-102-110 cm / 26¾”-30”-32¼”-36¼”-40”-43 3/8”
Hem: 96-104-114-124-134-142 cm / 37¾”-41”-45”-48¾”-52¾”-55¾”
Full length: 48-50-52-54-56-58 cm / 19’’-19¾’’-20½’’-21¼’’-22’’-22¾”

Materials: DROPS KARISMA SUPERWASH from Garnstudio
300-350-400-450-500-550 g color no 53, charcoal gray
50-50-50-50-100-100 g color no 05, black
50-50-50-50-100-100 g color no 21, light gray
50-50-50-50-50-100 g color no 19, white

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 4 mm / G/6 – or size needed to get 1 square = 9.5 x 9.5 cm / 3½” x 3½” and 18 sts x 12 rows in PATTERN = 10 x 10 cm / 4’’ x 4’’.

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Woodland. Two Crochet Scarves

Crocheted from such Unique Tredsetter Soleil yarn with wooden beads and cut fabric leaves, these scarves are not only a great addition to your wardrobe, but also will not not cost you a fortune (Ecru scarf takes 1 hank of yarn and Brown wrap-scarf made from one hank of Tredsetter Solei and less than 1 hank of Cascade Sierra).  But sure, these scarves can be made with any other yarn and colors you would prefer! A perfect gift idea too!
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Olivia's Butterfly Hat

I can't wait to make this hat!

I may have to make one bigger for myself!
This is a very simple hat and very quick to make.  Using a J hook and worsted weight yarn, I used red heart, and it fits a 20 1/2 inch head very nicely. Very easily adjustible by either adding increase rows or taking away.Get the Free Pattern!

Eco-Ruffle Purse

Feminine ruffles circle the bag in this bohemian-chic crochet purse pattern. This easy crochet purse in eco-friendly yarn would make a great gift for an environmentalist friend.
Yarn: RED HEART® “Eco-Cotton Blend”: 3 skeins 373 Vanilla.
Crochet Hook: 4.00mm (US G-6)
Yarn needle
1 pair bamboo round handles, 6” in diameter

Size: Bag measures 10½” wide x 9” long

Gauge: 4 dc = 1”; 1 sc row and 1 dc row = 1”.

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Urban Revival Hat

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Vickie Howell for Caron
Published May 2011
Yarns suggested Caron Vickie Howell Sheep(ish)
Yarn weight Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi)
Gauge 18 stitches = 4 inches in ribbing pattern
Hook size  5.5 mm (I)
Yardage  334 yards (305 m)
Sizes available  approximately 22 (23 1/2)"/56 (59.5) cm in circumference

A good, slouchy beanie is a wardrobe essential--it’s the perfect way to add a pop of color to an outfit or bring some “hip” to your bad hair day. The Urban Revival is a fun-to-crochet, 2-ball project that’s sure to turn heads!

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Headband Earwarmer

"These headbands are a really cute accessory that also keep you warm."
Chunky Headband / Earwarmer Crochet Pattern by Mel Paton (Mel P Designs).

Yarn: Lion Wool Ease Thick and Quick
Hook: 10mm

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The reason he is free is because the creator of Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson did not want to commercialize his work so keeping that in mind Please don't sell this pattern and don't sell the completed work.Pattern notes
You will need:

Hook size: 4.5mm
Worsted weight yarn in orange, black and white (less than a 100 g ball each).
Black felt for eyes, nose and 2 stripes
A small strand of embroidery
Darning needle

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