Winter Warmth – Knitting Pattern for 18″ Doll

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Winter Warmth Set includes Dress, Hat, Scarf & Legwarmers.

Dress is made with Red Heart Shimmer yarn.
Hat, Scarf and Leg Warmers are made with Lion Brand Amazing yarn.

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Winter Frost Sweater – Crochet Pattern

Classic shaping and exquisite detail on the front and back panels of this sweater are sure to make it one of your go-to favorites. Created using post stitches, the main fabric is comfortably-light but substantial enough to guard against a winter chill. The stunning cabled center panels are created using both post and shell stitches for a unique look. The timeless crew neck and flattering silhouette will make this one of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe.

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Glamorous Ruffled Cardigan – Free Knitting Pattern

Yarn with a bit of subtle sparkle is combined with leopard print ruffles for a sweater that can go from casual to dressy. It’s knit on circular needles with easy-to-fit raglan sleeve styling.

Click here for the free pattern.

Glamarous Ruffled Cardigan Ruffled Cardi

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Bedtime for Dolls – Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet your 18” (45.7 cm) doll the perfect nightgown, bed socks and floral headband. It’s the ideal sleeping outfit to add to her wardrobe.

Bedtime for Dolls
Click here for the free pattern.

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Beanie in Bloom – Free Knitting Pattern

Choose brilliant colors and combine them in a snuggly cap sure to keep your head warm in chilly weather. Add the sassy flower for an upbeat touch!

Click here for the free pattern.

Beanie in Bloom

 

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Colorful Crochet Lace by Mary Jane Hall

Colorful Crochet Lace: 22 Chic Garments & Accessories

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Looking for a colorful take on crochet lace? Look no further! Crochet designer and best-selling author Mary Jane Hall’s new book Colorful Crochet Lace: 22 Chic Garments & Accessories (Interweave/F+W; July 2015; $24.99) is a stunning collection of 22 chic and wearable lace garments and accessories. Inside, crafters will find a wardrobe’s worth of colorful lace designs, from chic shrugs and scarves, to cozy cardigans and tunics, to stylish dresses, T-shirts, and totes. The designs include simple allover openwork patterns, as well as more intricate crochet lace patterns and motifs, which are worked in a variety of yarn weights and in a glorious range of colors, from elegant jewel tones to earthy neutrals.   

Clear instructions, detailed stitch diagrams, and gorgeous photography make Colorful Crochet Lace an easy and fun guide to create exquisite crochet fashions. Several of the projects are constructed using the Graduated Stitch Method, a technique Mary Jane developed that allows for shaping and customized fit without increases or decreases, and many of the patterns include instructions for modifying designs and creating variations.

“I don’t know about you,” says Mary Jane, “but lace appeals to my feminine side as well as reminding me of old-fashioned things like antique furniture, our great-grandparents, romance, and eras gone by of a slower life. Crocheted lace makes me feel connected in a wonderful way with my ancestors, and I love the nostalgic feeling that goes along with it.”

More popular than ever, Mary Jane brings crochet lace to life in living color.

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Colorful Crochet Lace
Book Blog Tour schedule:

  1. Knit Crochet Craft – Vickie Howell (Mary Jane will be Vickie’s guest blogger that day, kicking off the tour 8/4)
  2. Outstanding Crochet – Natalia Kononova (review and promotional giveaway 8/5) +photos of her project
  3. Bonnie Bay – Bonnie Barker (review, interview, and promotional giveaway 8/6) She’s making a project
  4. Crochetville – Amy Shelton (she’ll show the Au Naturel Top she made, review, promotional giveaway 8/7) Amy made the Au Natural Cropped Top and will share her picturesj
  5. My Little City Girl – Alla Koval (she’ll show the Juliette Scarf she made , interview, and review 8/10). Alla made a project which she will share.
  6. Yarn Thing Podcast – Marly Bird (author interview podcast 8/13)
  7. Hook & Needle Designs – Lisa Gentry (8/14)
  8. GoCrochet – Ellen Gormley (review and author interview) (8/17)
  9. Turquoiz Blue – This is Crochet – Turquoiz Blue (8/18)
  10. Cute Crochet Chat – Jocelyn Sass (review and promotional giveaway 8/19)
  11. Hot Lava Crochet – Tammy Hildebrand (interview, review, and promotional giveaway 8/20)
  12. The Crochet Architect – Susan Lowman 8/21
  13. Crochet Renee – Renee Rogers 8/24
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Yoga Wrap Sweater & Leggings – Free Knitting Pattern

Practice yoga and good environmentalism by creating this easy-to-make yoga wrap sweater and leggings set.

Yoga Sweater and Leggings

Please click here to download the free pattern.

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Teen Poncho or Skirt – Free Crochet Pattern

Use spectacular colors to enhance this amazing design that will wow every time you wear it. Perfectly shaped to wear as a poncho or skirt.

Teen Poncho or Skirt colors

Please click here to download the free pattern.

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Lace Triangle Shawl – Free Crochet Pattern

This lovely shawl is shown here in a bright colorway for fun accessorizing, but will be equally lovely in a more muted palette. Spangle yarn has it all!

Skill Level: Easy

Finished Measurements 23″ long by 63″ wide, after blocking.

Note: Shawl will stretch slightly in each direction as it is worn.

Lace Shoulder Shawl

Download the free crochet pattern here.

Yarn: Premier Yarns Spangle (75% acrylic/25% metallic; 165 yards; 1¾ ounces) 11-204 Mardi Gras – 6 balls

Crochet Hook: US J-10 (6mm) or size to obtain gauge

Extras: Yarn needle, rust-proof T-pins

Gauge: 1 pattern repeat (V-St, ch 2, Shell, ch 2) = 2¼”, 10 rows = 4″ in patt. Use any size hook necessary to obtain the specified gauge.

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Lemon Lime Fizz – Crochet Pattern

A swingy shape and sassy color make this top a must-have this summer season. Exquisite silk yarn gracefully drapes along your figure, while the A-line shaping skims your curves for a flattering fit. Pair with jeans or a fancy skirt for a top that will easily take you from work to play.

The pattern is available in my Ravelry or Craftsy store.

Crochet from Top to Bottom

Crocheted from Top to Bottom

 

 

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Classic Cables Scarf – Knitting Pattern

You c8-09k Classic Cables Scarf_00043an’t properly get ready for fall without a few new knit scarf patterns. This cozy Men’s Combo Cable Scarf is only one of the three modern designs included in this selection of knits. When paired with a durable coat and gloves, this scarf makes a great companion for the winter. If you’re still hunting for great gift ideas, perhaps you should consider knitting a scarf for a few of your friends this year. Nothing says how much you appreciate all the years of loyalty and kindness more than creating the gift of a knitted scarf.

The pattern is free to download here today only (July 11, 2015)!

If you missed the free download you can purchase the pattern in my Ravelry store.

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Hooked on Cozy Throws – 11 Crochet Patterns

Hooked on Cozy Throws

Just finished up my newest eBook, and since I’m still celebrating 10 years fastest crocheter it will be available for $0.99 today only in my Ravelry Store here.
Happy, happy, happy crocheting!

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Vibrant Waves – Crochet Pattern

Today’s free crochet pattern is Vibrant Waves

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Please click here to download today’s free pattern.

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Celebration – Mystery Project!!

If you don’t have to time to make plarn (plastic yarn) for this project, please go ahead and use and kind of bulky yarn.

Materials:

You need approx. 1.5 – 2 oz plarn.  Click HERE for a video on how to make plarn.
Crochet Hook J-10 (6 mm)

Instructions:
Chain 4, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 11 dc in ring, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3. 12 dc.
Rnd 2: (Ch 3, 1 dc) in first dc, 2 dc in each dc around, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3. 24 dc.
Rnd 3: (Ch 3, 1 dc) in first dc, dc in next dc, * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc; rep from * around. 36 dc.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, * sc in next 2 dc, 2 sc in next dc; rep from * around, join with sl st to beg sc. 48 sc.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, * 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * around, join with sl st to beg sc. 60 sc.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, * sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around, join with sl st to beg sc.
72 sc.
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in the back loop only of each sc across, join with sl st to beg sc.
Rnd 8: Ch 2, hdc in each sc, join with sl st to top of beg ch-2.
Rnds 9-12: Ch 1, sc in each sc, join with sl st to beg sc.
Rnd 13: Ch 1, * sc2tog, sc in next 16 sc; repeat from * 3 times, join with sl st to first sc. 68 sc.
Rnd 14: Ch 1, * sc in next 15 sc, sc2tog; rep from * 3 times, join with sl st to first sc. 64 sc.
Rnd 15: Ch 1, * sc2tog, sc in next 14 sc; rep from * 3 times, join with sl st to first sc. 60 sc.
Rnd 16: Ch 1, * sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog; rep from * 9 times, join with sl st to first sc. 50 sc.
Rnds 17-18: Ch 1, sc in each sc, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Please post a picture to the comment box and add a number between 0-50. Drawing will be on Sunday!

Happy Crocheting!

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Celebration! 10 years World’s Fastest Crocheter

Never thought that I would hold the title for 10 years!
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Come and join our mystery project and enter the drawing to win 1 pound of mixed yarns.
If you’re a member of my Ravelry and Facebook groups you can also enter here with the same finished project for another chance to win!!

 

 

 

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Sassy Scissor Organizer – Crochet Pattern

What a great way to store your scissors in this handy three pocket organizer!
No more hunting down a pair of scissors!
It would be easy to hang in your sewing/craft corner.

Great design…perfect gift for someone who sews or quilts.

Finished Measurements: 14″ high x 5.25″ wide.

Scissor Organizer
For more information and to purchase the pattern, click here.

 

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Love of Crochet Summer 2015

3 of my wonderful designs are published in the summer issue of Love of Crochet:

1. Beaded Box Stitch Shawl – The square stitch pattern on this stunning wrap is light and airy — perfect for summer. Finish it off with a beaded edging for an elegant look that you’ll want to wear every day.

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2. Meadowlark Dress – Enjoy the sunshine as you walk through budding gardens in this stunning dress. The pineapple motifs on the skirt create incredible drape for a
swingy shape that flatters every figure.

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3. Grecian Puff Shawl – Phenomenal texture and a versatile, triangular shape make this shawl a must-have. The airy fabric is a fabulous counterpoint to the thickness of the puff stitches, producing a lovely accessory for those cool summer evenings. Drape it loosely over your shoulders when the sun is shining, then wrap it around your neck when dusk brings a brisk chill.

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Teddy Love Hat – Free Knitting Pattern

Only 1 skein of Red Heart Boutique Infinity yarn needed in the self striping almond color for this cute Teddy Love Hat.

Softly shaded ombré-effect yarn with a bit of wool and subtle metallic is the ideal choice for this fun-loving hat. Small teddy bear ears and elongated ear flaps give this free pattern appeal the essence of style.

Teddy Love Hat
Please click here for the free pattern.

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Wrapped in Flowers – Crochet Pattern

Wrap it around your shoulders to stay warm on a chilly day, and it will soon become one of your favorite crochet accessories. Created with interesting flower stitches, the lovely stitch pattern makes for a beautiful shawl that will turn heads.

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The Wrapped in Flowers – Crochet Pattern will be posted for free for the next 3 days!

Please click here to download the free pattern.
Link will expire Saturday, May 23, 2015.
If you missed this free pattern you can purchase it from my Ravelry store.

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Arabesque Shawl – Crochet Pattern

You will love to create this stunning shawl, made with only 3 stitches — chains, double crochet and puff stitches.

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The pattern was first published in the Love of Crochet Magazine Fall 2013 issue.

The instructions include a crochet diagram. I also added few how-to pictures.

The pattern is available in my Ravelry and Craftsy stores.

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