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.

 

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Free Knitting and Crochet 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.

YARN COMPANIES

A great place to start is with companies that make and sell yarn.  Here are some that I have found.

https://www.lionbrand.com/

http://redheart.com/

Crystal Palace yarns http://www.straw.com/cpy/free_patterns.html

http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?NEW_PATTERNS=1

http://cascadeyarns.com/patterns.asp

http://www.berroco.com/patterns

http://www.sugarncream.com/pattern.php

http://www.plymouthyarn.com/patterns/free

http://www.caron.com/free

Yarn market lists a lot of yarn companies that I didn’t know about and gives you links to their free patterns.  http://www.yarnmarket.com/knitting/Free-Patterns-527.html?CFID=15256215&CFTOKEN=57588291

OTHER

www.ravelry.com

http://priscillascrochet.net/freepatterns.html

http://www.bestfreecrochet.com

http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/

BLOGS

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!!

Soap Cozies & Dishcloths

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Dishclothes

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.