Are you an enthusiastic crocheter looking for your next big project? Look no further! This post is full of creative and inspiring patterns that are free and easy to access.
With 7 designs tailored for the beginner to the expert-level crocheter,
Getting Started: Basic Crochet Supplies
Choosing the your yarn can be daughting at times but with these patterns it takes the guess work out of which yarn to purchase, how much & what weight works best for that pattern
If yarn comes in a hank a yarn swift will be needed along with a ball winder.
Patterns for Beginners or Quick & Easy
The great thing about this scarf is the colors that will go with many outfits or jackets.
Just need iare a few scraps of leftover yarn…another great project for getting rid of those pesky leftover balls rolling around in the bottom of your stash basket or bag.
Materials Worsted weight yarn (I used about 10 different colors) Size G crochet hook
*No yarn needle needed this time
Measurements 4 inches wide 60 inches long (not including fringe)
Gauge not as important for this project
Pattern Ch 181
Row 1: Working in the back ridge, Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in each ch across. (180 sc) Finish off. Turn
Row 2-10: Attach new color with sl st to the last stitch worked from previous row. Ch 2 (counts as first st), hdc in the next st and in each st across. Finish off. Turn
Row 11: Attach new color with sl st to last st worked from previous row. Ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across. Finish off.
Cut two 12 inch strips of each color. Attach one strand of each color to the end of each row. (Match up the colors) You will have 3 ends for each color on each end. Braid each set. Refer to the photo.
Super Simple Messy Bun
Bulky weight yarn
US J-10/6.00mm and I-9/5.50mm crochet hooks
Stitch marker or small length of contrasting yarn to mark your place
Button of your choice
Salon quality elastic band/ponytail holder, approximately 2” in diameter
This is my work in progress. I chose to use a merino wool DK instead of Aran/Worsted weight. I wanted a shawl that could be worn on cool mornings and/or nights all year long.
3 Hanks of 100% Mernio Wool DK
Size H hook
About a decade ago I discovered wool yarn. I am in love with how easy wool yarns are to use, the crispness of each stitch, the beauty, and how a wool garment will last a lifetime if taken care of properly unlike acrylic yarns. I will never go back to acrylic after using wool yarns. There is simply no comparison to quality and durability.
Late Summer Nights Poncho
Another work in progress using 100% Merino Yarn in a DK. Love this color combo--Many combinations found here.
4 hanks in 3 colorways: 2 multicolored brown, 1 variegated, & 1 actec gold.
Size H hook
Patterns for Intermediate Crocheters
700 yds of worsted yarn
Row 1: dc in the third ch and in each ch across (99 dc stitches including the ch 2). Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: dc in the first stitch (don’t skip a stitch because your ch 1 does not count as a stitch) and in the next two stitches. *ch 1, skip a stitch, dc in the next three stitches* across (You will have 75 double crochets and 24 ch 1 spaces at the end of this row). Ch 1, turn.
Note: In row 2, you will work into the top of the ch 2 at the end of the row. In subsequent rows, you’ll just work into the last “real” dc at the end of each row.
Row 3: dc in the first stitch and in each stitch and ch 1 space across (99 ddc stitches). Ch 1, turn.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 for a total of 57 rows.
Colorful Crochet Socks
639 yds of fingering/sock yarn.
Croceht hook size E-4
Patterns for Advanced Crocheters
Baltic Crochet Cardigan
>3000 yds Bulky Yarn
U.S. I/9 (5.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Stitch crochet hook markers
Best Results For Your Project
Choose high quality yarn--why spend hours and hours crocheting to have a mediocre looking project? Quality counts. High quality yarns are expensive but if looking for a beautiful long lasting item--always choose quality.
Purchase enough yarn in the same dye lot to finish your project. Same color but different dye lots can vary quite a bit.
Hand wash finished project in cool water
Some projects need to be shaped/blocked--link here for tips on blocking
Allow to dry at room air (do NOT place in the sun to dry)
Crochet is a unique and creative art form that allows you to make something beautiful and fulfill your crafty ambitions.
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Superwash 75% Fine Merino/25% Nylon Fingering/Sock Yarn
GREAT FOR SOCKS OR ANY PROJECT REQUIRING A FINGERING WEIGHT YARN
Love these blues--make a great scarf, shawl, ponco, or a baby blanket!
Superwash means you can machine wash & dry low--however, for a long lasting item hand wash and lay flat to dry.
This delightful yarn is great for hats, scarves, blankets, jackets...
This organic 100% merino wool in an Aran/Worsted weight is so soft, gorgeous and easy to work with--would work up great for any project requiring a worsted weight.
Tip: I dont alwasy use the required weight or yarn in a project. You can adjust the length to your taste.
Looking for high quality hand dyed wool & cotton yarns Texas Panhandle Dye Works may have what you need. Check it out here