Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns and Tutorials on Blogs

On my last post I shared some links to yarn companies that offer free patterns. This time I want to share some blogs that have free patterns and sometimes even tutorials.  I find that the pictures in the tutorials really help me learn new stitches and understand new patterns.  This is just a short list of blogs where I have recently found patterns.  I will continue to add more as I discover more.  I hope some of these help inspire you to try new patterns. 🙂

http://rainbowjunkiecorner.wordpress.com  Cross bookmark, pineapple bookmark

http://8thofthe8thofthe8th.blogspot.co.uk
Lots of color in these designs

http://www.homemadezenshop.com/2011/04/free-amigurumi-crochet-pattern.html
Great graduation owl and other animals

http://www.mooglyblog.com/category/free-moogly-patterns/

http://www.purlbee.com
Knit, crochet,sewing, embroidery,needlework, etc

http://doityourselfbyruta.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/the-grey-giraffe-with-a-bow-tie-pattern/
This link will take you to a cute giraffe toy.

http://allnightknitter.wordpress.com
This knitter has been working through some stitch patterns that her grandmother left in a notebook.  She works through the patterns and then shares them.

http://petitepurls.com/Fall11/fall2011_p_george.html
Here’s a pattern for a vest for a boy.

http://blog.knittersmercantile.com/category/free-pattern-friday/
A blog that has a new free pattern every Friday

http://thegreendragonfly.wordpress.com   The owl pattern that I posted about in an earlier post came from this website.  This is a website that I regularly follow.

 

Custom Potholders – Sammy & Mammy

Sammy & Mammy

Sammy & Mammy

My latest creative project is this custom order of potholders.  The customer sent me the pattern (Grandmother’s Sammy ‘N Mammy Pot Holders)  and told me that she plans to use them for decorative purposes rather than actual use as potholders.  She ordered three sets and I just finished this first set.  I am going to send her some pictures of these to see if she wants me to make any changes for the other two sets.   The potholders are made with worsted weight yarn, are double sided and are quite thick.    I enjoyed making them although the pattern was not very detailed so I had to guess on some of the parts.  The pattern also called for thread, but we used yarn instead.

Here’s a picture of the back of mammy.

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The pattern called for a different color on the back which I did – But my personal preference would be to have the back the same color as the front.  I think I would also do something different for the eyes if I was designing the pattern.  I guess I will see how the customer feels about it.