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. 🙂
I think most of us have a limited budget. A pattern has to be really special or I have to have a special reason for needing it before I pay money for it. So I am always looking for free patterns to try. Today I thought I would share some of the places I find free patterns.
A great place to start is with companies that make and sell yarn. Here are some that I have found.
Blogs are another place to find some great patterns. There are usually a few free patterns mixed in with others that you can buy. Sometimes you will even find a tutorial which I consider a bonus! 🙂 In my next post I will share some blogs that have free patterns. If you have a great place to find free patterns I’d love to hear about it!!
Here are two of my recent projects – Soap Cozies and dishcloths. Both of these projects are great for using some of your leftover yarn. The Green/Brown/white dishcloth was crocheted and the purple dishcloth was knitted. These are just two of the patterns I have been trying.
What are soap cozies you ask? They are my own personal creation. They are crocheted little bags with a tie on the top. You place either a bar of soap or leftover pieces of soap into the bag, and tie the bag shut. It’s like a washcloth and soap in one, and you no longer have to worry about a slippery soap bar slipping out of your hand. It also solves another problem that I have. I hate throwing away small pieces of soap because I feel like it is wasting them, but I also hate trying to hold on to them. This way I can use them up!! These cozies were crocheted with cotton yarn.