Sunday, March 21, 2010

free crochet patterns this week

Spring has arrived, my daffodils are blooming, the forsythia is starting to bloom and my sinuses are killing me;) Oh well, I always have to have something to whine about, don't I?

I'm in between projects now. I've made 31 preemie hats, but I got to give them to my sister-in-law before I count them as given to charity. I've been very lax on that this year.
My beloved redid my kitchen, did a great job. Now I'm thinking "hmm, do I want to make some sort of rug? or maybe some potholders or something sunflowery? " I got new white cabinets and blue tiles for a splashback. I always need potholders. but a rug would be nice, too.
Plus I think I should pursue a more detailed project I have been putting off. That's making the matching tier for the one lion tier I made. Or maybe make some of those crocheted Peeps for Easter? Or *shudder* plan how to organize my yarn....that's a scary thought...
On the other hand, I just want to veg out. Go outside, look at the flowers, be happy spring has sprung and do nothing. I'd like to say it was spring fever but I think it's laziditis. But in reality I should pick something relatively simple to work on this week. It's the big print week and I will be working late at least 1 day this week. Maybe I should investigate Ravelry a bit more as to their project queueing ability.
Anyway, enough about me - on with the show

This isn't a pattern but crocheting as a love story. I thought it was pretty good.
http://centurycrafts.blogspot.com/2010/01/afghan-love-story.html

Yes, it is past Valentine's Day, but love and hearts never go out of season. So here's a printable heart chart that you can mess about with - maybe a scarf or a table runner for Mother's Day?
http://crochet.about.com/od/motifs/ss/Crochet_Heart_Chart_5.htm

I think I posted this before, if I have, please forgive me. That's what Claritin does to you;) But I am fascinated by this pattern and I'm thinking of doing it in a rug pattern. I know, sounds squirrely, but there you are.
http://www.favecrafts.com/Crochet-Afghans/Afghan-Circles-in-Rectangles


Yes, I know it's gotten warmer in most places (except for you, Pat, with your spring snow) but this is still pretty cool - a flower afghan
http://www.favecrafts.com/Crochet-Afghans/Flower-Squares-Afghan-Crochet-Pattern-from-Red-Heart
This is supposed to be for "egg cozies" which is great if your eggs are col. But they say "egg cozies", I say "finger puppets"
http://www.favecrafts.com/Kitchen-Crochet/Egg-Cozy-Crochet-Pattern-from-Red-Heart-Yarn

For those of you who embellish your stationary or maybe work on scrapbooks, this pattern is for you - I think it's pretty neat, an embroidery thread flower embellishment
http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2009/05/embellish-it-senior-challenge.html

Yes, Saint Patrick's Day is over, the green beer finally finished and the corned beef made into corned beef hash. You may have even found a pot of baked beans at the end of the rainbow. But just in case you want to start early for next year - or maybe for some Irish friends - here's a shamrock afghan pattern:
http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2009/05/embellish-it-senior-challenge.html

As usual, I receive no payola for posting any of these items. I do have a special bank account set up if anyone wants to contribute any payola (it's at a place I call "my pockets";)) but so far, nobody has offered anything. But I'll show them, I'll keep buying yarn and crocheting. Hey, wait, that sounds kind of goofy....

_enjoy_

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