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Archive for patterns – free

Wrist warmers

Also known as fingerless gloves, I’m just obsessed with these at the moment. I went on a search to find one or two good patterns on the net, but came up with faaaaar too many to choose from! Here’s a selection of 27:

Find these patterns (some free, some for low cost) at:

1. timaryart

2. crazysocks830

3. PinkieJane

4. FrougesArt

5. CandacesCloset

6. tallib

7. tallib

8. tallib

9. tallib

10. PinkieJane

11. Crochet Spot

12. chrisssmith22

13. FrougesArt

14. FrougesArt

15. Green Yarn Crochet blog

16. sbpf

17. patternsalacarte

18. monpetitviolon

19. CrocheTrend

20. tallib

21. MissMotleys

22. kenshoyarns

23. FrougesArt

24. tallib

25. CrocheTrend

26. Craftster

27. whiletheyplay


Queen Anne’s Lace Scarf WIP

The scarf pattern isn’t all that tricky, so if you’re considering giving it a go I’d say start now. I’m working with cheap white acrylic yarn from Lincraft, but I think I’ll try it in some of my bamboo yarn later today. Bamboo is just so soft and heavy, I think it would be perfect for this. What I like about this pattern is that it can be thin or chunky, either way works.

Here’s my progress so far:

Queen Anne’s Lace Scarf

My next project will have to be this scarf that I stumbled upon. It’s the Queen Anne’s lace scarf pattern and looks divine. The pattern uses basic stitches, so it’s definitely worth giving it a go. I’m completely in love with it. In fact, I might just go start one now…

You can find the free pattern here.

Image from Torirot's Stitches blog

Image from

From etsy listing by mkcarroll

From etsy listing by mkcarroll

From etsy listing by mkcarroll

Image from

Image by Yarn_Theory on flickr

I could spend all day showing you so many more photos of this gorgeous pattern, but I won’t. If you’d like to see more, just google it.

sandra juto blanket

Alpaca granny square blanket by Sandra Juto of Sweden

I’ve just fallen in love with this crochet blanket by Sandra Juto of Sweden. This is the fifth and final of these blankets that she’s made, and you can find it for sale in her shop.

Curious to discover how the squares were made, I found Melbourne-based Tamara’s blog and her idea of what the pattern might be. So I’m using this pattern to create the cream & green baby blanket. I love it so much more than a standard granny square, and it’s a lot more interesting to crochet.

granny square tutorials

In case you haven’t already noticed, I’ve uploaded a couple of tutorial videos to the tutorials page: how to make a granny square.

Keep an eye on this page, as I’ll be uploading more tutorials on basic crochet stitches, how to change colours, etc very soon!