Free Patterns

Free Pattern! Big Gauge Stole (Knitted) 

Big Gauge Stole

This easy pattern knits up quickly on size 17 or 19 needles, using chunky mohair and a DK or worsted weight yarn stranded together. Choose the second yarn in a coordinating color and with some shine to it to complement the quality of the mohair color. You just need to know how to knit, purl, increase and decrease.

Easy Diagonal Scarf

Ages ago, Practical Crocheter posted a pattern here for an easy scarf pattern, worked corner-to-corner, using one 100-gram ball of worsted weight yarn and a size L (8mm) hook. Yes, the size L hook does work with worsted in this pattern, and the diagonal orientation of the stitch creates an almost woven looking fabric. Working on the diagonal is also a fun way of managing pooling with variegated yarns.

Textured Scarf

Made in heavy worsted, with a J hook, this scarf works up quickly. I like that it looks good on both sides and is relatively unisex. The pattern stitch requires an odd multiple of 2 stitches. My preference is for a scarf to be about 6 or 7 inches across, but if you want a wider scarf, allow for more yardage and increase the number of stitches in increments of 4.  The yardage requirement given in the pattern is for a 5.5 foot scarf with fringe.

Basic Top-Down Hat

A lot of crocheted hats are made in a coil from the top down. This variation of that concept is worked in half double crochet, which is thicker and denser than double crochet, but softer and more flexible than single crochet.  You can wear this hat with either the "right" or "wrong" side of the half double crochets facing out.  I happen to prefer the look of the "wrong" side, which is what you see in the picture below.  Instructions are included for worsted or DK weight yarn, and for infant, child, and adult sizes.

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Basic S2S Hat

This S2S hat is mostly made in half double crochet, but uses single crochet rib for the shaping at the top.  Included in the pattern are instructions for foundation single crochet and foundation half double crochet, which prevents the starting edge from being tight. There are numbers for three sizes (infant, child, and adult) and two gauges (DK and worsted yarn).  What is not included is specific yardage or hook size information.  Those are dependent on your gauge, what yarn you use, and how big you choose to make the hat.

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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.