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Enjoy some yummy free patterns – original and adaptations – nearly every Friday!

Lace Flower Hexagon: Half Motif

I’ve been playing with my Knit Picks Chroma Yarn* – Fingering weight – and this lacy flower hexagon chart that I found online. After showing some photos of this heavenly blanket on Instagram and Facebook, I received some questions regarding the half-hexagon. I made it up, but here is the written pattern! Lacy Flower Hexagon: Half Motif Row 1: Chain 3 and join to make a ring. All in Ring, (SC, Chain 1) counts as first DC here and throughout, (Chain 1, DC) 7 times. 8 DC total. Turn work Row 2: (SC, Chain 1) in first stitch, Skip chain space here and throughout. 2 DC in next stitch, (Chain 2, 2 DC in next 2 stitches) 2 times, Chain 2, 2 DC in next stitch, DC in final stitch (which will be the top of your beginning DC). 14 DC and 3 Chain-2 spaces total. Turn work Row 3: (SC, Chain 1) in first stitch, DC, 2 DC, (Chain 2, 2 DC, DC in next 2 stitches, 2 DC) 2 times, Chain 2, 2 DC, …

Playful Lace Scallop Edging

Your blankie is sure to be a hit with this super cute edging! Foundation: Your first round will be a chain loop round. So if your final blanket round is an SC round, then (SC, skip 1 stitch, chain 2) repeat around – in all 4 corners, work (SC, chain 2, SC). If your final round is chain loops, just make sure you can work (SC, chain 2) loops around, putting (SC, chain 2, SC) in the 4 corners. It will help if between corner chain loops, you have a number of chain that is a multiple of 6 + 5. Example: 35 chain loops between corners. Playful Scallop Edging Count 2 chain loops before any corner and join yarn. SC in same chain loop, treble crochet (TR) in corner chain loop, (chain 3, SC in top of TR) – Picot made – (TR, Picot) 6 more times, TR, skip 1 chain loop, SC in next chain loop. 7-Picot Scallop Corner made. In next chain loop: 3 DC, Picot, 3 DC, SC in next chain …

Heart Mandala: Octagon to Square

  This Heart Mandala is absolutely addictive and completely, divinely beautiful! I’m in love with it 🙂 Check out the related links at the end of this post. Try this fun pattern in a built tough, but super soft DK weight yarn like: Scheepjes Colour Crafter Knitpicks Brava Sport Stylecraft Special DK  Square Off Heart Mandala Special Stitches (American terms) DC Cluster:  In the same stitch, work 2 DC stitches up to the final step, leaving behind a loop each time. YO and draw yarn through all 3 loops on hook. TR Cluster: In the same stitch, work 3 TR stitches up to the final step, leaving behind a loop each time. YO and draw yarn through all 4 loops on hook. DTR stitch: Wrap yarn around hook 3 times. YO and pull through 2 loops on hook until all loops are used (4 times total). 2DCdec: Make a DC cluster, but instead of working both “legs” in the same stitch, work them in the two stitches indicated. 2SCdec: Decrease the 2 indicated stitches together by working (insert hook …

Free Alternatives to My Paid Patterns!

If you’ve been looking for some free patterns which are similar to my paid patterns, I’ve started a list of some great ones to try. It’s not much right now, but as I make time to research more, I’ll be linking them here. Have you stumbled upon additional free alternatives out there? Please comment with the link. I’d love to add more to my list, and there are so many fabulous free patterns out there by some truly lovely designers! – Rachele C. Xx PS: To purchase any of my patterns listed on this page, or browse my growing archive of free patterns, head over to my Complete Pattern List!   My Design: Painted Hexagons Or try these similar freebies! Pattern: Ruby Hexagon Blanket ||  Designer: Nova Seals Or, browse the 113+ FREE crochet patterns under the search term “Granny Hexagon Blanket” My Design: Polka Dot Or try these similar freebies! Pattern: Polka Dot Baby Blanket || Designer: Red Heart Design Team My Design: Gumball Or try these similar freebies! Pattern: Happy Colors Blanket Tutorial || Designer: Just Do Pattern: Bear’s Rainbow Blanket || Designer: Purl …

Mystery Square Free Pattern

Try this fun square in a built tough, but super soft DK weight yarn like: Scheepjes Colour Crafter Knitpicks Brava Sport Stylecraft Special DK UPDATE: Mystery Solved! The lovely Destany at IG username CayenneJalapeno made the square pictured below, which is based loosely on the Gothic Square (square #94) in the book 200 Crochet Blocks (Ravelry). Thank you Destany, for this beautiful inspiration!! Go follow Destany on IG and see pics of her lovely work and beautiful family 🙂 Destany’s original pattern is coming soon and we are even planning a CAL together for this wonderful square over at ScrappyBlanket.com – In the meantime, check out the IG tag #mysterysquare2014 to see all of the awesome squares everyone has made from this pretty design. ************************************************************ UPDATE #2!: Pattern Uploaded to Ravelry Destany has now uploaded her original free pattern for her square entitled “Victorian Lattice Square” on Ravelry.com. Since this is her design, I’ll be removing my instruction, but I’ll leave my pictures up. To make this square, please download the free pattern and contact Destany on IG if you have any …