Free Crochet Jewelry Patterns

Someone at work today said there were only 7 weeks until Christmas. “Eeek,” is what I said. It’s time to start making gifts! I think crochet jewelry is really cool and I found some free crochet jewelry patterns that are cute. I like the little bluebird. It would look adorable on a denim jacket. I also like the bangles. I think those could be made very quickly.

I bet there is something here that you’ll want to make for yourself or for someone else.

Here’s the key to the free crochet jewelry patterns below.

  1. Granny Chic Scalloped Bracelets
  2. Three Strand Necklace (Crocheted wire and beads)
  3. Crochet Necklace (Ravelry)
  4. Bluebird Brooch
  5. Crochet Snowflake Earrings (Ravelry)
  6. Crochet Button Earrings
  7. Understatement Necklace
  8. Crochet Beads (Ravelry)

free crochet jewelry patterns

 

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Eyelet Crochet Baby Blanket with Scalloped Edge

I found this great, free pattern for an eyelet crochet baby blanket. I really like the crisscross eyelets and the scalloped edge. The pattern is very easy to follow.

Eyelet Crochet Baby Blanket
I used a 5.5 mm crochet hook. The yarn is Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted Solids & Heathers: 3 skeins of off-white and 2 skeins of peach. The finished size is 39.5 x 39 inches wide. I did not complete the 9 rounds of single crochet stitches around the border. I only stitched 5 rounds before adding the scalloped edge. I felt the blanket was large enough.
Eyelet Crochet Baby Blanket with Scalloped Edge

I followed the advice of the pattern designer and blocked the blanket after I completed it. I think that is an important step and it really helps set the square shape of the blanket. I look forward to giving this blanket as a gift.

crochet baby blanket with eyelets and scallops

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Granny Square Baby Blanket Pattern

I really like the final outcome of this granny square baby blanket pattern, but I learned something about myself in the making of it. My true limit for making granny squares is about 20. Originally, this was going to be an afghan with over 400 squares (original pattern requires about that many squares). I had to force myself to crochet the 110 squares for this blanket. I’m so happy to have completed this project. This will make a very nice gift for a new baby!

granny square baby blanket pattern

The pattern for the blanket/afghan is from Cute & Easy Crochet by Nicki Trench. It’s a book with a lot of wonderful patterns. The squares are seamed on top with single crochet stitches (squares into rows and then rows are seamed together). After all the squares are together, the blanket is stitched all around with one row of single crochet stitches.

I used Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted Solids yarn. There are many colors of this yarn available so it’s a nice choice for making a highly colorful blanket. I crocheted the granny square baby blanket with a 4.0 mm (G) hook. The final size of the blanket is 33″ x 37″ (10 squares x 11 squares).

If you like making granny squares, this is a project for you!

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Free Crochet Collar Patterns

free crochet collar patterns

I think crochet collar patterns are great. They are easy beautiful accessories that you can make for yourself or to give away. What a great way to dress up a t-shirt!

I searched for free patterns that I would like to make up. I hope there is something here that makes you want to grab a crochet hook too.

Here’s a key to the pictures above:

  1. Peter Pan Collar Crochet Pattern (Ravelry)
  2. Collar in Cotton Viscose (Ravelry)
  3. Crochet Collar Pattern
  4. Flower Girl Collar
  5. Vintage Crochet Collar
  6. Georgette Collar (Ravelry)

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Free Thanksgiving Crochet Patterns

Free Thanksgiving crochet patterns can be found on the Internet. I selected these nine because I thought they were some of the best in the bunch. It’s not too late to crochet some coasters (see #2 and #5) or a bottle cozy (#9). If you crochet quickly, you may be able to complete one of the other projects. See the key with links under the images.

thanksgiving crochet patterns

  1. Crochet Fall Wreath
  2. Gobble Coaster (Ravelry)
  3. Crochet Turkey Hat
  4. Turkey Placemat
  5. Crochet Turkey Coasters
  6. Acorn Garland (no longer available 12/22/13)
  7. Thanksgiving Gobbler Hat (Ravelry)
  8. Going Nutty Purse
  9. Bottle Cozy (no longer available 12/22/13)

I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. I suggest you eat, drink, and be merry. Life is too short not to have seconds of pie!

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Crochet Mandala for Halloween

I wanted a table topper to go under my Halloween tree, and that’s when I came up with the idea of a crochet mandala. I crocheted 13 rings (since 13 is a “scary” number) in orange and black and finished with a scalloped edge.

crochet mandala for Halloween

Here’s the crochet mandala pattern you can follow to make a Halloween table topper:

Materials:

  • 4.00 mm (G) hook
  • Orange and black yarn – I used what I had on hand – an acrylic blend.
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in any loose ends

Notes:

There are different methods (carry-through method, jogless, etc.)  for starting news colors when crocheting. I ended each ring with a slip stitch and tied off the yarn. Then I wove the tail in when I added the new color. Choose the method that works best for you.

Instructions:

Begin with an adjustable ring.

  1. Work 12 dcs into the loop (12 dc)
  2. Work 2 dcs in each dc around (24 dc)
  3. [dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc] repeat around (36 dc)
  4. [dc in next 2 dcs, 2 dc in next dc] repeat around (48 dc)
  5. [dc in next 3 dcs, 2 dc in next dc] repeat around (60 dc)
  6. [dc in next 4 dcs, 2 dc in next dc] repeat around (72 dc)
  7. [dc in next 5 dcs, 2 dc in next dc] repeat around (84 dc)
  8. [dc in next 6 dcs, 2 dc in next dc] repeat around (96 dc)
  9. [dc in next 7 dcs, 2 dc in next dc] repeat around (108 dc)
  10. [dc in next 8 dcs, 2 dc in next dc] repeat around (120 dc)
  11. [dc in next 9 dcs, 2 dc in next dc] repeat around (132 dc)
  12. [dc in next 10 dcs, 2 dc in next dc] repeat around (144 dc)
  13. [dc in next 11 dcs, 2 dc in next dc] repeat around (156 dc)
  14. Finish off.

For border trim:

Add slip knot to hook. Join yarn to ring anywhere with a sc. Then ch1, skip 2 stitches, 6dc in dc, ch1, skip 2 stitches. Repeat around. Weave in any loose ends.

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Crochet Masks and Hats for Superheroes

Here are five crochet masks and one hat for those who want to be superheroes or want someone in their family to be a superhero for Halloween. Superheroes are found in literature, comic books/graphic novels, and in the movies. This gear represents heroes familiar to most everyone. You’ll find a key to the crochet patterns below the images.

crochet masks and hats for superheroes

  1. Thor Hat (Ravelry account required)
  2. Tolkien Dwarf or Viking (Ravelry account required)
  3. Batman Mask (two links) Pattern and Revisions/Updates
  4. Baby Ninja Turtle (Ravelry account required)
  5. Mad-Eye Moody Mask
  6. Captain America (Ravelry account required)

Crochet is so versatile. One can “sculpt” just about anything if they know a few crochet stitches and some shaping methods.

You still have time to crochet a mask as part of a Halloween costume. Get started today!

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Crochet Socks Patterns – Free Crochet Patterns for Socks

Crochet socks patterns are difficult to find; well, let me rephrase that; attractive patterns for crochet socks are difficult to find. I’ve scoured the Internet to find FREE patterns for crochet socks that I think are pretty and practical. I found seven patterns. I hope there is at least one here that you like!

Crochet Socks
Free Patterns for Crochet Socks

Here is your guide to the crochet patterns above.

Note: you may need a Ravelry or Lionbrand login to access a few of the free patterns.

A. Polka Dot Popcorn Socks – Decorative and festive!
B. Sonny’s Socks – Very practical and okay to hide behind pants and shoes.
C. 146-39 Lisbeth – Socks in Fabel – This is a pair you’d want people to see. They’d look cute with Mary Janes.
D. Heart and Sole Socks – I bet these could be crocheted in a jiffy. Practical gift.
E. 120-37 Socks with stripes and lace pattern in Alpaca – Showy and good for everyday.
F. 120-35 Socks in Alpaca – I think this pattern would be good for an everyday wear sock.
G. Cozy Crochet Socks – Another great pair for everyday and with just the right amount of flair.

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