Friday, July 29, 2011

Thousands of Free Crochet Patterns to Enjoy

There are literally thousands if not millions of free crochet patterns available online but there is one place that has all sorts of categories from afghans, jewelry, baby patterns, men's patterns, knitting 

The links are laid out by theme, and they also provide many great techniques. Them items make great gifts plus you will find many items to make for charitable organizations.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

How to Make a Dorm Room Calendar

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Mod Dorm Calendar
With a little bit of craft knowledge this dorm room calendar can be made in about an hour and a half.
All you need is a magnetic calendar board, some cork boards, tape, hot glue, scissors, some trim and a little imagination.  The complete pattern can be viewed and printed by following the link below.

Nine Vintage Crochet Afghans Patterns - Crochet Patterns for Floral, Checker and More Afghans

Nine Vintage Crochet Afghans Patterns - Crochet Patterns for Floral, Checker and More Afghans
A collection of nine (9) vintage afghans to crochet. Unique patterns that are easy to make for experienced crocheters. The patterns include:

A Country Afghan
The Hope Chest Afghan
Cuddle Up Fireside Afghan
Lovely Garden Afghan
Fan Crochet Afghan
Chevron Afghan
Floral Granny Afghan
Large Checker Afghan
A Maltese Cross Afghan and Pillow

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Crochet a Floral Granny Square Afghan - Free Crochet Afghan

This lovely Granny Square afghan was originally featured in an Old Woman's Day Magazine from the 60's or 70's.  Afghan is approximately 600 squares joined together.

Pattern for Afghan
SIZE: As shown, approximately 60″ by 90″

MATERIALS: Knitting worsted, nine 4 oz. skeins M(ain) C(olor), nine 4 oz. skeins of varied colors of your choice, or comparable amount of leftover knitting worsted.
Crochet hook size F or G, or size required to crochet to gauge.
GAUGE: Each square is approximately 3″ by 3″.
NOTE: Afghan as shown is made of 600 squares. Vary colors on first and second round at random, according to your taste. The third round always remains the same (MC).

SQUARE: Ch 5 with first color, join with sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, * ch 2, 3 dc in ring, repeat from * twice more, end ch 2, sl st in 3rd ch of ch-3. Fasten off.Rnd 2: Join second color in corner. In ch sp in corner work (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), ch 1, * (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch sp, ch 1, repeat from *, end sl st in 3rd ch of ch-3. Fasten off.Rnd 3: Join MC in corner. In ch sp in corner, work (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), ch 1, * 3 dc in next ch, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch sp in corner, ch 1, repeat from * around, sl st in 3rd ch of ch-3. Fasten off.

FINISHING: Sew or crochet squares together in rows of 20 squares across.
Join 30 rows together to form afghan.
To crochet 2 squares together, work from the wrong side, inserting the crochet hook through the back loops of the stitches and slip stitch them together.

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