Here’s this week’s roundup celebrating the best new crochet pattern releases, both free and for sale. You’ll also find updates in crochet health, news, fashion, art, books and more from this fabulous craft.
Aprile Mazey of The Steady Hand started crocheting when she was pregnant with her daughter and started blogging in 2011. She says on her site’s about page: “I love to support fellow crafters and handmade artisans. I work with small business owners and large companies (including everyone in-between). I can help you with your social media campaigns and offer social media consulting.” Find her patterns on Craftsy, Etsy and Ravelry.
Something Special: Hispanic Heritage Month
Every year Underground Crafter does a truly amazing job of celebrating the work of Hispanic knit and crochet designers during Hispanic Heritage Month, which is happening now.
Flowers for Memories knit and crochet project raising Alzheimer’s awareness at Yarndale this year, via Attic24
New Free Halloween eBook of knit and crochet patterns from Red Heart
Moogly reviewed the Seaming Crochet new Craftsy class by Lindsey Stephens
Planet June shared her amigurumi cat design process – so informative!
Filet crochet flower vest pattern for sale from Alessandra of Just Be Happy Crochet
Kimono crochet pattern for sale from Gleeful Things
Fortune’s Wrap free crochet pattern from Moogly
Moya Star Shawl pattern for sale from Made with Loops
Crochet boot cuffs free pattern from B.hooked Crochet
Apple Crisp crochet cowl pattern free from Little Monkeys Crochet
Button hat free crochet pattern from Rescued Paw
Teddy bear headband free crochet pattern from Hopeful Honey
Free crochet flower hat pattern from Not Your Average Crochet
Cabled beanie free crochet hat pattern from All About Ami
Crochet earflap hat for baby – free pattern from Melody’s Makings
Crochet owl purse free pattern from Amanda Chapman via Tangled Happy
Wave stitch scarf free crochet pattern from Meladora’s Creations
Easy cowl free crochet pattern from DLY’s Hooks and Yarns
Plum Skies Cowl free crochet pattern from Fiber Flux
Leg warmers free crochet pattern from Mama in a Stitch
Sea Glass crochet afghan free pattern from Petals to Picots
Sally Blanket crochet pattern for sale from Felted Button
Mitered square pet blanket free crochet pattern from Underground Crafter
Squaring the Circle crochet pattern free from Spincushions
Crochet baby sweater free vintage pattern from Lacy Crochet
Crochet flower fairy light pattern for sale from A Bag Full of Crochet
Infinity symbol crochet jewelry free pattern from Mollie Makes
Crochet coin purse free pattern from Just Be Happy
Crochet apple cozies free pattern from Love Crochet for apple cozies shaped like apples, a pig, a robot and a penguin.
Amigurumi/ origami crochet bird free patterns (parrot and penguin) from Squirrel Picnic
Crochet koala free pattern from Keep Calm and Crochet On U.K.
Crochet turtle pattern for sale from FreshStitches
Fall princess crochet doll free pattern from Annoo’s Crochet World
Free crochet witch pattern from BellaCrochet
Amigurumi’s earflap hat free crochet pattern from Itsy Bitsy Spider
Plarn crochet gift bag with flower free pattern from Plastic Bag Crafts
Cotton crochet basket free pattern from B.hooked Crochet
Crochet Merry christmas banner free chart from Repeat Crafter Me, the final step in her Christmas Graphs Blanket
Crochet cheeseburger pet toy free pattern from Lion Brand in a newsletter roundup of 9 new free knit and crochet pet patterns
Hot air balloon appliqué free crochet pattern from Crochet Spot
10 free crochet elephant patterns including this elephant hat by Repeat Crafter Me
How to sc decrease from Hopeful Honey
Clusters: How to dc 3, 4 and 5 together from Lacy Crochet
How to Crochet Solomon’s Knot – my tutorial at Craftsy
How to add leather handles to a crochet bag @fiberflux
Crochet lampshade tutorial from Cats Rockin
And another crochet lampshade tutorial from Ann Reillet
Illuminate Crochet recommends trying out Stitch Fiddle to create crochet color charts, filet graphs and freeform crochet projects.
“Trustees at the Rogers County Jail are giving back to the community by crocheting in their free time and donating the completed projects to a domestic violence shelter.”
“By working with Cancer Connection, the WEBS community has the opportunity to share our love of knit and crochet and offer some comfort to others who are dealing with the hardships of life with cancer.”
Mini Yarn Balls tutorial DIY from Creative Jewish Mom
Stitch Craft Create shared Patons new baby yarn … and explained some super interesting stuff about yarn quality accreditation!
Other Crafty Stuff
Mandalas made of candies and flowers by Cristina Burns via Fubiz
Tiny embroidered animals by Chloe Girodano via Fubiz
Amazing balloon art via weburbanist