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Free Patterns

Free Christmas Patterns

 
Crochet Articles
Add Edging to a Plain Camisole
Afghan Borders to Crochet
How to Make Button Knots
Crochet Decorator Fabrics for Your Home
Crochet for your Wedding Day or Prom
Crochet Summer Footwear
Knit or Crochet a Curtain
Design A Crochet Motif
Fancy Crochet Stitches
More Fancy Crochet Stitches
How to Crochet Covered Buttons
How to Crochet Granny Squares
How to Crochet Slinky Coils for Accessories or Dolls
How to Line Knitted or Crocheted Garments
If you can Crochet, You can make Barbie Doll Clothes
Create Beautiful Clothes - Add A Yoke
(Article with Free Pattern)
How to Stiffen or Starch Crochet Articles
Crochet Slippers from Squares
Crochet Information
Crochet Abbreviations
Crochet Needles Chart
How to Crochet
 

Embroidery Articles
Hardanger Embroidery
- Article with Pictures of vintage embroidery
Swedish Embroidery (PDF)
Swedish Weaving, Huck Embroidery
Embroidery Information
Decorative Embroidery Stitches
 

Flower Looms Article
 
Kids Crafts:
3-D Faces Picture
A Child's Special Book
Bottle Top Pins or Buttons
Build and Break Toys to Learn
Clown Toy Holder
Cotton Ball Lamb
Craft Bag
Easter Baskets
Easy Finger Puppets
Finger Puppets & Theater
Flower Basket
Fruit & Candy People Party Favors
Leaf & Flower Headband
Oriental Fish Kite
Kids Crafts With Nuts
Party Favour Baking Cup Dolls
Petal & Leaf Pictures
Shadow Art (PDF)
Shadow Boxes
Silhouette Portraits and Shadow Skits
Valentine Heart Basket
Wishing Well Planter
 
Knitting Articles
How to Block Hand Knits
How to Finish Knitted Garments
How to Knit Duplicate Stitch
How to Knit Fair Isle Patterns
How to Graft Invisible Knitting Stitches
How to Line Knitted or Crocheted Garments
Knit an Initial Square
Knit or Crochet a Curtain
Knitting Stitches
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Fancy Ribbing
- Lace
- Stripes
Knit Slippers from Squares
Shadow Cable
Sizing Knitting Patterns
Understanding Gauge or Tension in Knitting & Crochet
Knitting Information
Knitting Abbreviations
Knitting Needles Chart
Learn to Knit
 

Macrame Basics
 
Rug Hooking Articles
How to Rug Hooking and Design Your Own Pattern
Types of Rugs to Craft

Sewing Articles
Sew an Easy Blanket Buddy
Curtain Tiebacks
Sew a Gift or Shopping Bag
Hemstitching (PDF)
How to Make Petals an Easy Way
Plus Size Sewing Patterns
How to Sew Lace
How to Make Sewing Pattern Adjustments - PDF
How to Make Sock Dolls
How to Make Your own Patterned Gloves (PDF)
How to Sew an Easy Animal Pillow
How to Sew an Easy Pet Bed for a Dog or Cat
How to Sew on Appliques
How to Sew Sequins, Beads, Pearls & Rhinestones
Pennsylvania Dutch Appliques (PDF)
Make Doll Clothes from Socks
Types of Hems Hand Sewing
Sewing Information
Basic Hand Stitches
Edge Finishes
Facings
Fabric Grain
Hems
Machine Decorative Hems
Pockets
Sleeve Shoulders

Tatting Articles Tatting Information
Earrings from Lace Trimmed Buttons (PDF) Tatting Abbreviations

Other Articles
50 Ways to Use Edgings
About Afghans
Aprons
Armenian Lace (PDF)
Bazaar, Novelties, Gifts - Outdated?
Chair Sets
Christmas Ideas (PDF)
The Creation of Cabbage Patch Kids
The Creation of Holly Hobbie
Ebooks, Epatterns, Explained
Environmentally Friendly Gift Wrapping
Fashion Socks - The New Trend
Halloween Costumes (PDF)
Knit or Crochet Boots
Make Your Own Fashion Hats
How to Sell at Bazaars
Ideas for Doilies - Different Types & Uses
Ideas for Potholders
Ideas for Recycling Jeans Pockets
Lacy Net Weaving
Layette, Baby Gift
Marshmallow Bunny
Movie Star Look Alikes
New Uses for Old Buttons (PDF)
Papercraft (PDF)
Personal Measurement Chart
Purses - Hand Knit and Crochet
Easy Faux Smocking on Ribbing
The Value of Clotheslines
Other How to Make Articles
Beanbag or Stuffed Toy
Biscuit or Puff Quilt
Braid or Plait Fabric and Uses
Cloth Doll
Cords Fringe Pompons Tassels
Corking
Dream Catcher
Easy Small Stepping Stones for Garden Edging
Easy Napkin Rings
Easy Knit or Crochet Headband, Wrist band, Choker Necklace, Belt
Earrings from Buttons
Easy False Pocket
Flower Doll
Frame Doilies
How to Make 3 Types of Fringe
Legwarmers
Make Your Own Appliques
Make and Use Tacks
Origami Paper or Ribbon Stars
Ribbon Rose
Rope Belts (PDF)
Roly Poly Baby Toy
Sectional Bedspread (PDF)
How to Tie 7 Bows
- Butterfly Bow
- Figure Eight Bow
- Layered Bow
- Poinsettia Bow
- PomPom Bow
- Puffy Bow
- Tailored Bow
Tin Can Lights
Topsy-Turvy Doll
Weaving (PDF)

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