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Free Crochet Patterns

Guest Author - Charisse Van Horn

I am an avid crochet enthusiast and love to find free crochet patterns. There are many sites online that offer free crochet patterns, but this doesn't necessarily mean that the patterns have been tested. Through much trial and error, I've come to determine that the best sources for free crochet patterns are through companies that sell yarn and provide free patterns with the recommended yarn choices. This is not to say that you can't find great patterns online through a personal website, blog, or budding company- you can. But for every pattern that has been tested and crafted there are twenty others that simply have too many errors to be worth your trouble.

One of my favorite sources for crochet patterns is Annie's Attic. Annie's Attic sells yarn, a number of different patterns, craft and needlework project kits, and also runs a magazine. Everyday, Annie's Attic provides a free pattern of the day. Formerly, they focused solely on crochet patterns, but now they are adding other types of needlework crafts and projects to the free pattern list. They change the patterns at midnight, Eastern Time.

Another excellent place for great patterns is Lion Yarn. Lion brand yarn used to provide all of their patterns online without a membership, but now you must sign up for a free membership to access the patterns. They provide crochet as well as knitting patterns and have an extensive listing to choose from. They provided the pattern for the Martha Stewart crochet poncho that she wore when she was released from prison.

JoAnns Fabric also has a number of different patterns on their official website. There is a search engine that you can use to help retrieve free patterns easily. All of the patterns are then easy to print from your computer.

Some of the other leading yarn retailers that provide free patterns include Patons, Caron, Moda Dea, Leisure Arts, Coats and Clark, Bernat, DMC, and New York Yarns. If you browse your local craft department or yarn store, you'll find these free patterns regularly supplied by your choice of yarn. The same patterns are often stored online at the yarn supplier's website along with many other free crochet and knitting patterns. If you are new to crocheting, then you will enjoy using these patterns, as they will help develop your skills while allowing you to create beautiful crochet items and garments. Crocheting is not just a popular hobby, but it is also an excellent way to earn additional income. Many people are choosing to create their own home businesses by selling their own handicrafts and other homemade items.

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