Seven Free Patterns for Crochet Gifts

Crochet Me! Free Crochet Ideas: 7 PatternCrochet Me! has put together a free e-book collection of seven crochet patterns that are perfect for handmade gifts.  The collection includes a hat, juggling balls, hat & scarf set, market bag, baby cardigan, lace bracelet, and nesting dolls.

Visit Crochet Me! to download your free book.  Interweave does require free registration to the Crochet Me! membership community which allows you to access the blogs, forums, videos, and galleries. Plus, you can share your work with the other crochet community members.

Crocheted Afghans Book Giveaway Recipient!

Announcing Crocheted Afghans Book Giveaway Recipient

Craft Tree: Crocheted AfghansI got back from a mini-vacation just in time to catch this cold weather and a big storm.  The power went out for a while, but thankfully I had firewood and candles.  In spite of all that, I’m feeling refreshed and ready to celebrate NatCroMo.

First, I want to thank everyone who left comments about your favorite yarns to use for crocheting (and knitting) afghans.  I’m excited to have lots of new yarns to test.  And finally I want to announce who is going to receive a copy of Craft Tree: Crocheted Afghans:  A collection of 10 of popular crocheted afghans patterns.

randomThe random number generator selected 14.  Congratulations to GAM:

gam“GAM,” I will be contacting you to get your information to mail you the book.  If you read this before then, please send me your info.  Again, CONGRATS! and ENJOY!

Thanks to FW Media for supplying the copy of Crocheted Afghans.

Crochet Bags and Purses: 7 Free Crochet Bag Patterns

Crochet Bags and Purses: 7 Free Crochet Bag Patterns is another free e-book from Interweave that is available as a free download. You can crochet your own market bag, messenger bag, cell phone case, and more. Some of the techniques included are felting, crocheting motifs, embroidery on crochet, making tassels, and crocheting chevrons.

Interweave Crochet Bags and Purses: 7 Free Crochet Bag Patterns free download

What Is Your Favorite Yarn, Plus Book Giveaway!

Craft Tree: Crocheted Afghans:  A collection of 10 of popular crocheted afghans patterns – GIVEAWAY!

Craft Tree: Crochet Afghans

When I crochet blankets, afghans, and throws, I always seem to run back to my old faithful acrylic yarns.  I like them because they are inexpensive and can go in the washer and dryer.

I want to try some new yarns for some upcoming projects, and I want to know what you all are using for your projects.  So tell me what yarns do you all like to use when you make your crochet blankets, afghans, and throws?  I need some new ideas!

I have two designs featured in Interweave’s Craft Tree: Crocheted Afghans – Seaside Throw and Mulled Spices Afghan, and I am giving away a copy of this paperback book.  Please leave me a comment and tell me what is your favorite yarn to use to crochet your blankets, afghans, and throws by February 28, 2013.  On March 1, I will use a random number generator to select which commenter will receive the book.

I am excited to see what yarns you all are using so I can get some new choices.

R E M I N D E R:  Leave your comments by February 28, 2013.

 

 

Wire & Bead Crochet Jewelry Patterns – Free Ebook

Wire & Bead Crochet Jewelry Patterns:

4 Free Crochet Necklace, Bracelet, and Earrings Designs

Crochet Jewelry PatternsThis is a free ebook from Interweave that has four free jewelry patterns.  Learn how to use wire, bead, and thread crochet to make jewelry.  We can always use some more bling in our lives, right?

Craft Tree: Crocheted Afghans

 

Introducing Craft Tree: Crocheted Afghans

A collection of 10 of popular crocheted afghans patterns

Interweave has put together a collection of 10 popular afghans, blankets, and throws called Craft Tree: Crocheted Afghans that features the following designs from top crochet designers:

  • Sweet Lorraine Lace Throw
  • Painted Turtle Afghan
  • Dots Blanket
  • Hap Blanket
  • Solas Caomh
  • Marmalade Skies Afghan
  • Magic Carpet Blanket
  • Moorish Mosaic Afghan
  • Seaside Throw
  • Mulled Spices Afghan

Explore a variety of techniques and styles.  Perfect for projects for gifts to give throughout the year.

New Free Tunisian Crochet Patterns

four free Tunisian crochet patterns from Interweave Crochet

You all know that I love creating Tunisian Crochet designs — everything from accessories to home décor.

Interweave Crochet has put together 4 Free Tunisian Crochet Patterns plus Tips on Basic Tunisian Crochet Stitches and How to Tunisian Crochet.  This is a great primer to learn or brush up on your Tunisian crochet skills, and you get four free patterns to try.

Want to Learn Tunisian Crochet?

 

 

 

Interweave Press and Kim Guzman have put together A Step-By-Step Guide to Tunisian Crochet to help you get started with the basic.   Once you’ve gotten down the basics, there are five patterns for you to try, including the Mulled Spices Afghan.

For those of you who already love Tunisian Crochet, this is a great opportunity to pick up a technique resource, along with five great patterns, for the unbelievable amount of $6.99.

Crimson Cape Crochet Pattern – $7.50

Crimson Cape Crochet Pattern – $7.50

Crochet Cape PDF Pattern #TICfc001/10/r

$7.50

The humble single crochet stitch is shaped into a chic hip-length cape from the top down, with arm slits and a double-breasted button-front closure. Designed to be worn over other garments for both warmth and style, it is surprisingly lightweight.

TECHNIQUE

Crochet

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

FINISHED SIZES

Finished Bust: 33.5 (38, 43, 47.5, 52)
Finished Length: 22 (22, 22, 27, 27)

MATERIALS

Lion Brand LB Collection Superwash Merino (100% superwash merino; 306 yd/100 g) 6 (6, 7, 8, 8) balls. Color used in sample #486–114 Cayenne.

Size I/9 – 5.5 mm and K/10.5 – 6.5 mm crochet hooks or size needed to obtain gauge

Yarn Needle

Stitch markers

12 – 1 3/8″ buttons

1/2″ piece grosgrain ribbon

1 – sz 4 sew-on snap

sewing needle

matching thread

GAUGE

19 sts and 18 rows = 4″ in st patt with larger hook after blocking

*This pattern is available through the Interweave Store.

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Interweave Crochet Winter 2010 – I’m on the Cover!

Interweave Crochet Winter 2010 is available for preordering, and I just found out that my design is on the cover. Thank you, April.

It is the Crimson Cape shown on the cover shot below. I am so excited!

Crimson Cape by Rhonda "TurquoizBlue" Davis for Interweave Crochet Winter 2010© Interweave Press