Sunday, March 29, 2009

FM March 30, 2009

It's almost the end of March (hard to believe) and it's time for another freebie Monday...

This isn't a pattern, but If you use RedHeart's Super Saver yarn (guilty as charged), you will want to read this article about matching the dye lots. I didn't realize it was a problem but now I know.
http://www.coatsandclark.com/Crafts/Knitting/Features/Red+Heart+Super+Saver.htm

I do have free patterns for bunnies and ducks but my older son would probably prefer this
sock monkey pattern. I'm not sure why he is so fond of monkeys, but he is...
http://www.craftydeb.com/free

SPeaking of bunnies, here's a bunny in a basket (and a chance for you to use your furry yarn)
http://www.favecrafts.com/Crochet/Bunny-in-a-Basket-Free-Crochet-Pattern

I do like PlanetM's website, especially the guinea pigs, but we do have a major difference in philosophy - she believes her guinea pig is the cutest when I _know_ my guinea pig Angie was the cutest;) However, I do agree this is a cute duck pattern
http://planetmfiles.com/2009/02/27/free-crochet-duck-pattern/


When I was a child, a lady at church would make these (I guess she sold them - I don't know) and I found them so cute. I've never made one for myself, but I think I will this year....
http://suzies-yarnie-stuff.blogspot.com/2007/03/easter-bunny-pin-or-fridgie.html


Here's a pattern for Jiji, the cat from "Kiki's Delivery Service" (great movie if you haven't seen it)
http://web.me.com/michael2k/KISS/The_Home_Hub/Entries/2009/2/23_Jiji_Pattern.html

This is really cute - Curly Bear pattern from "Crochet World" 1993
http://crochet-world.com/patterns/pdfs/CurlBear.pdf

I had promised myself I would learn to do this when I was out on medical leave. However, I did not. But now I found a crochet on the double with cro-hook tutorial
http://www.crochetcabana.com/specialty/crochet-double.htm

This motif is called "sunny day" but it could be a flower motif if you changed
the colors..
http://www.orble.com/free-sunny-day-afghan-square-crochet-pattern/

Or if you want something more flower like, here's a motif for a blue flower
http://www.orble.com/free-blue-floral-motif-crochet-pattern/

How about a mini chocolate bunny pattern
http://craftcollage.worldblogosphere.com/30/arts-leisure/crafts/free-mini-chocolate-bunny-crochet-pattern/

This project combines 2 of my favorite things - crochet and buttons, a button bedecked headband
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/43142/how-to-crochet-a-button-bedecked-headband

Ready for a crochet egg pattern?
http://www.crochetspot.com/free-crochet-pattern-egg/

Again, buttons and crochet. I don't really care for a choker myself, but it could be adjusted for size.... the crochet button choker
http://www.yarncat.com/ButtonMedallionChoker.html

A very long time ago, whne I had much smaller feet, little girls socks would be trimmed with embroidery or ruffles. This is not crochet, but just to give you an idea on how to spruce up your socks. You could buy premade socks and crochet on them.
http://mail.google.com/mail/?hl=en&tab=wm#inbox/1204d0282a343dd0

The "crazy shell stitch" or I've also heard it called the "brick stitch"
http://crochet.about.com/library/blcrazyst.htm

And last but most certainly not least, a sunflower doily
http://www.crochetmemories.com/archive/vintage4.html


As usual, I receive no economic stimulus for mentioning this sites. It's a good thing, too, because I'd have to declare it on my income taxes.
_enjoy_

1 comment:

Gayle said...

Okay, can we agree that guinea pigs are pretty darn cute? Heehee. Our sweet guinea pig, Cheeks died in Oct., but I can't bring myself to take him out of our blog's tagline. He'll always be in our hearts!

This is a great bunch of links! Thank you for including my duck.