Craft Link: Stellar Patchwork Crochet Blanket
Description: Turn a plain denim jacket into something special with a crochet collar and cuffs.
Craft Link: Crochet Jacket Collar And Cuffs
Craft Link: Crochet Monkey Pattern
Craft Link: Crochet Baskets
Description: Not for beginners! This free Crochet Tunic pattern is advanced level.
Craft Link: Crochet Tunic
Craft Link: Easy Crochet Skirt
Here are over 35 Free Shrug Patterns for you to enjoy. It doesn’t matter if you enjoy sewing, knitting or crochet. Everyone will find at least a couple of projects to try.
- 50s Shrug Pattern
- Weekend Designer Shrug
- Denim Jacket To Shrug Redo
- Cap Sleeve Shrug Pattern
- No-Sew Shrug
- Fitzpatterns Free Shrug
- How To Make A Shrug (video)
- Homespun Threads Shrug
- Cascade-Cozy Shrug Pattern
- Burda Shrug Pattern
- Sweatshirt Shrug
- Instant Gratification Shrug
- Scarf-to-Shrug Tutorial
- Basic Cotton Motif Shrug
- Rowan Mykonos
- Shrug With Pretty Border
- Maui Shrug Pattern
- Smokey Sleeves Shrug
- Free Crochet Shrug Pattern
- Betty Crocheted Shrug
- Beatrice Shrug Pattern
- Elegant, Easy Shrug Pattern
- Crochet A Sassy Shrug
- Madison Shrug Pattern
- Free Summer Shrug Pattern
- Caroline Shrug
- Valkyrie Shrug
- Speckled Shrug Pattern
- Silver Moon Shrug
- It’s Still A Simple Shrug
- Atlas Shrug Pattern
- Elegant Cable Shrug
- AnnMarie Shrug Pattern
- Deidre Shrug Pattern
- CYC Knit Shrug Pattern
- Long-Sleeved Shrug
- Elegant Evening Shrug
- Lace Merino Shrug (pdf)
- Royal Shrug
- Lace Rib Knit Shrug
- Quick-to-Stitch Shrugs
- Crochet Shrugs (Leisure Arts #4357)
- Knit & Crochet Ponchos, Wraps, Capes & Shrugs!
Description: The original pattern for this giraffe no longer exists, but I found a very close copy on youtube.com.
Craft Link: Little Crochet Giraffe
Craft Link: Crochet Cuffs
Ready to shake things up a little? Take your next project to a whole new level by experimenting with fun alternatives to store bought yarn. Each of the fibers I list can be used for both knit and crochet projects, and as an accent or for the entire piece.
Here are some of my favorites
1. Plarn – Popular for the last few years, Plarn is an acronym for plastic yarn. Grocery bags and trash bags are recycled into placemats, tote bags and wash clothes.
2. Pet Hair Yarn – Spin yarn from cat hair, dog hair and even rabbit fur. The resulting fiber makes sweaters and hats with a novel story to tell.
3. Recycled Newspaper Yarn – At 20 yards of yarn from a single sheet, newspaper yarn enables you to do a lot, with little. Turn recycled newspapers into floor mats, wall hangings and other decorative objects.
4. T-Shirt Yarn – Since t-shirt yarn is both durable and bulky, it makes great trivets, rugs, washcloths. If “country” is not your style you may want to dye the t-shirts before using them.
5. Wire – Working with wire is not too different than working with yarn….just a bit harder on your hands. Combine the wire with beads for some seriously wonderful jewelry designs.
6. Raffia – These fibers will all be a lot more difficult to use than yarn, but the interesting texture will make the extra effort worthwhile.
7. Denim – Denim is extremely hardy, so it’s perfect for rug making, shopping bags, trivets and pot holders.
8. VCR VHF Tapes – When I first heard about crafters using VCR VHF tapes for knitting and crocheting, I thought the results would appear juvenile and unattractive. Not any more. You’ll be surprised at how nice tape projects turn out.
9. Polymer Clay - Create amazingly beautiful jewelry using an easy- to- master faux knitting technique…Not real knitting, but so wonderful, it was impossible to resist!
10. Repurposed Sweaters – With today’s emphasis on economy and reuse, it’s not surprising if we look back to our frugal ancestors for some “new” ways of recycling. Unravel your own out-of-style garments or thrift store garments when your yarn collection gets low.
How about string, thread, ribbon, discarded silk clothes, sheets, narrow rope, curtains and pantyhose. Virtually anything goes.
Just remember the saying…. If you can think it, you can do it!