Free Patterns

Wagon Wheel Potholder

This potholder is a companion piece to the Basket Case Potholder.  Like basketweave stitch, waffle stitch is a classic, easy, highly textured stitch that is almost always worked in rows or without increases or decreases.  This potholder is worked in the round, from the center out, in pattern. There are eight increase points, and you increase 24 stitches every other round in order for this piece to lie flat.  The finished potholder is about seven inches across–big enough to be practical, but not so big that it gets in the way or in your food when you use it.

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Basket Case Potholder

Basketweave is an easy, classic stitch that delivers a lot of texture for minimal effort.  It’s perfect for making dense, heavy fabrics, such as potholders, rugs, and coasters.  However, patterns that use basketweave are almost always worked in rows. When worked in the round, basketweave is usually worked as a tube, without any increasing or decreasing. This potholder pattern starts in the center and increases outward. It increases 16 stitches per increase round, with 4 stitches added at each increase point. 

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Kitchen Kloth Kollection:

Six Practical Dish Cloth/Pot Holder Patterns

These six, quick and easy patterns from Mary Rhodes make fun, practical, versatile kitchen cloths!  Each pattern calls for worsted weight cotton and a size I (5.5 mm) hook, but can easily be adapted for other yarns and gauges.  The final page of this booklet makes some suggestions for finishing them.  

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Stars & Stripes Cup Cozy

This is a simple fair isle pattern worked on dpns, and while it's pictured in red, white, and blue, any combination of colors can be used.  As a small project, it's perfect for using up little bits and pieces of DK weight yarn. Since the floats across the back get a little long, I recommend using the Philosopher's Wool method for enclosing floats as you work.

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Kids' Mittens and Fingerless Mitts

This is a fast and easy project for an afternoon, a last-minute gift, or a first project on double pointed needles. The mitts/mittens are worked in k2, p2 ribbing throughout so that hand measurements are less important.  There is no distinction between the cuff and the palm of the glove, which is convenient for growing children.  They fits 3-6 year old children nicely.

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Rainbow's End Scarflet

This little scarflet uses a classic, vintage edging pattern.  It's fast and easy and can be made using any yarn and any gauge.

Crocheted Device Cover

This basic, crocheted device cover pattern works with any yarn, any hook, and can be made to fit any electronic device.  This is an easy pattern for a beginning crocheter, and will help you learn to see your stitches.