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This site features free patterns, information and links for crochet, cross-stitch, knitting, needlepoint, tatting & charities.


Look for this graphic free patterns to find original patterns!
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beading
crafting for charity
crafts
crochet
cross-stitch
knitting
latch hooking
needlepoint
stitching (embroidery)
tatting


Beading


Beading information, links and my own free beading patterns.

free beading patterns
My Beading Page


Crafting for Charity


Whether you knit, crochet, sew or quilt,
there are many worthwhile charities that need your talents!

Links to Charity Pages


Crafts


Follow these links to some great project pages!
Many types of crafts, lots of holiday ideas!

CraftIdeas.com - Free Project Pages
Many types of projects - painting, soap making, beading & more!

Michael's Arts & Crafts - Project Page

Kids Domain - Crafts Pages (tons of ideas)
Ideas for groups - clubs - parties. Must visit!



Crochet


Casting On:
(How to get started)
Left-handed version
Right-handed version
How-To:
Make Pom-poms
Make sturdier pom-poms for your projects.

Basics:
Stitch Definitions
Steel Hook Conversion Chart

Links:
Free Vintage Crochet
Vintage patterns from copyright expired books. Includes patterns for EVERYTHING! Afghans, clothing of all types, doilies, dolls and toys, etc... Find just about anything you're looking for. No registration required.

Craft Yarn Council of America Project Page
Lots of free projects for both crochet & knitting. No registration required.

Crochet Pattern Central
Organized index of free patterns on the internet. Some of the links may require registration.

Best Free Crochet
Email address required to access site. Many free patterns of all types. Enter the Dishcloth Design Challenge to win cash or prizes!



free crochet patterns
snowflake pattern Thread Crochet Snowflake Pattern 1
free thread crochet pattern Thread Crochet Snowflake Pattern 2
snowflake crochet pattern Thread Crochet Snowflake Pattern 3
snowflake crochet pattern Thread Crochet Snowflake Pattern 4
snowflake crochet pattern Thread Crochet Snowflake Pattern 5

*Looking for more snowflake patterns?
Crochet Pattern Central has links to over 250 snowflake patterns!


Cross Stitch


free cross stitch patterns
My Free Pattern Pages
Original patterns including holiday patterns and many others.
Updated regularly.

How to Transfer Patterns
Methods for transferring patterns to a variety of fabrics.
Useful for transferring stamped cross stitch patterns.

free cross stitch patterns
*More free patterns are available in the stitchery section below.

Links:
free cross stitch pattern central
This site features a large index of FREE cross stitch patterns found online, with new patterns added twice weekly. Categorized and searchable!
What am I stitching?

visit my blog!


Knitting


Links:
Craft Yarn Council of America Project Page
Lots of projects for both knitting & crochet.


free knitting patterns
Textured Sweater- Sweater fits 11-1/2" doll. (Barbie)
free knitting baby patterns
Infant hat, mitts & booties set - This set is knit in seed stitch,
to fit preemie or full-term sized infants.


Latch Hooking


Links:
Latch Hook Resources
Lots of great information about latch hooking, including tutorials, patterns, and a message board!

Two Graces Latch Hook Tapestries
This is a new latch hook site, which features tons of beautiful patterns for sale.



Stitchery - Needlepoint, Crewel, Embroidery, etc..


free assisi style stitch patterns
Assisi style
Information about Assisi or voided style stitching.
A few free patterns included!

Blackwork
Information about blackwork embroidery.

Plush Stuff
My little gallery featuring art dolls, plush monsters and goodies I have stitched.

How to Transfer Patterns
Methods for transferring embroidery patterns to a variety of fabrics.
Links:
American Needlepoint Guild, Inc.
A terrific site which includes a wonderful "Stitch of the Month" section archived back to early 1998.

Stitch-opedia
Diagrams and directions for any stitch you can think of (and some you've probably never heard of).



Tatting


Links:
25 Motif Challenge
Wonderful eye candy! Accept the challenge and tat 25 motifs within the next year. Ongoing challenge.

Tatting Patterns by Jane Eborall
This page contains a large selection of original patterns (with photos) free for you to tat! This page takes awhile to load, but is worth the wait.

Birgit's Tatting Page
Several free patterns with photos!

This 'n Tat
Online instructions. Free pattern library: Don't miss the button flowers!

Be-Stitched
Several free tatting patterns!

Tatman's Chatline
Loads of info, patterns, etc...



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