pink and green 6The best laid plans…or something like that. I’d intended to finish up my Christmas gifts and to have a lot of neat projects to show this time. Unfortunately that didn’t happen. I came down with a chest cold and have been stuck in slow motion this week.

Next week I will have gifted all of the Christmas gifts and will be able to show pictures of them without giving anything away. So there will definitely be a lot more pictures next week.

I have been busy learning new things this week. As I may have mentioned before, I am very new to crochet and have only been crocheting for about 9 months or so. I know single stitch and have made a few simple projects using single crochet and my own imagination when it comes to color changes and so on.  So far I’ve made baby blankets, winter scarves, an afghan, lots of 8″ squares that will be donated to Blankets for Canada, and some dish cloths that will be Christmas gifts for family members when we meet to celebrate Christmas next week.

I recently joined an online group, Friends of Pine Ridge Reservation, and have pledged to send 200 items during the next year. Though I can make winter scarves I feel uneasy gifting scarves to children because there is a risk of a scarf getting caught in a car door or in machinery so I decided I needed to learn to make hats…and I have turned my attention to that this week.

I turned to YouTube for tutorials on how to make a hat. I found this great tutorial which basically begins with crocheting a rectangle using whatever stitch you wish. That free-form–no pattern approach works for me.

I finished the first hat, except for the pompom on top, earlier this evening and am pleased with it. I have several others that only lack the back seam, the gathering at the top, and the pompom. I’m finding making the hats fun.

Here’s the tutorial for the hat pattern I’m using. It might be perfect for someone else who wants to make some hats.


My list of free patterns for the week is a bit smaller than it has been…but there are still some beautiful things. I particularly like the Herky Jerky Kite embroidery pattern. I think it would make a great quilt block. There is also a pattern for collapsible storage bins which is quite nifty (in the sewing projects section.)

Here is this week’s list.

Free Sewing Patterns & Sewing Projects

Flour Sack Towel Makeover – Tutorial
Sewing Caddy
A Fun and Easy Purse – Tutorial
Quilting Happiness Pocket Caddy Wallhanging
Narrow Ruffled Headband
Fabric Basket
Back Of The Car Seat Organizer – If You Have Kids & Take Them In The Car You Can Use This
Collapsible Storage Bins
Reusable Swiffer Duster Cloths
Tissue Holder
Front Passenger – Front Of The Seat Organizer
Little Girl’s Summer Dress – Sizes 18 Mos to 7 Very Easy
Cute Penguin Diaper Bag
Kitchen Coordinates – Includes Apron, Potholder, Tea Towels


Free Quilt Patterns

X’s & O’s Bedrunner Pattern
Patchwork Bag
Venetian Chain Border Block – Paper Pieced
Beautiful Blue, Yellow, Gray Quilt – Cactus Flower Designed By Alex Anderson
Miniature Garden Maze Quilt
Woodland Stars Quilt Pattern – Perfect for using with panel blocks
Simple 6″ paper pieced house
Simple house – mini quilt
Salt Shaker House 6″ paper pieced block
Dog Days & Feline Frenzy Quilt Pattern
Flying Geese Quilt
Darling Farm Themed Quilt – Paper Pieced
Posy Pots In A Row – Paper Pieced Pattern
Baby Food Jars Paper Pieced Pattern


Free Machine Embroidery Designs

Herky Jerky Kite Design
Applique Christmas Ball – These would be great with a photo printed on fabric as the applique fabric
Beautiful Sunflower Design
Cute Bow frame
Applique Heart – This heart is a bit narrower than most I’ve shared
Single Color – Bold – Butterfly
In The Hoop Snowflake Ornament
Falling Leaves Embroidery Design
Cute Words and Holly – Merry Christmas
Single Color Snowflake
Applique Football – just in time for the super bowl – or great for a little boy’s quilt
Applique Anchor – What cute cornerstones this would make on a sailboat or other nautical themed quilt
Happy Valentines Day in Cross Stitch
Embroidered Basket
Snowflake Applique
Snowflake To Stitch Out On Organza
Very Cool – Embroidered Butterfly Design
Lovely Cutwork-like Butterfly Design
Pig Face Applique – Would Make A Cute Kid’s Quilt  Block
Christmas Gingerbread Man Design
Applique Present With A Big Bow
Daddy’s #1 Allstar – would be cute on little boy’s clothing
Little Elephant Applique – would make a cute row in a circus themed row quilt
Bows in 6 sizes
Free Standing Lace Necklace
Two Color Lace Flower Medallion
Scribble Heart Applique
Star Patch – Applique  – would be a cute block in a quilt…or maybe cute cornerstones or a quilt row in a row quilt
Embroidered Valentine Hearts
Cornflower Flower – Pretty
Applique Flower – would make a cute block in a floral/spring themed row quilt
Whole set – Easter Egg Applique
Whole set of embroidered hearts of different types and shapes
Lovely Chinese Peony Embroidery Design
Embroidered, Cars, Planes, Trains & More – Whole Set
Embroidered Fish and Sea Life – Whole Set
Applique Fish – A Whole Set
Country Themed Set – Includes Chickens – Roosters – The Word Farm – Eggs & More
Poinsettia With Ribbon
Whole Set – Cartoon Zoo Animals
Whole Set – Cute Pandas
Whole Set – Cute Cartoon Cats
Floral Alphabet – Complete
Whimsical Applique Bird Design
Sweet Pea Flower

Free Crochet & Knitting Patterns

Cozy Fringed Cowl
Elegant Bolero
Fabric Nesting Baskets
American Flag Crochet Pattern
Crochet Flower Paperclips
Knitted – Staggered Rib Socks
Easy Oval Placemats
Crochet Bracelet
Blanket Edging
Popcorn and Diamond Afghan
Fun Tunisian Ribbed Hat
Cute! Apple A Day Dishcloth
Baby Waves Blanket
Ripple Weave Scarf
Back and Forth Scarf
To Knit – Blissful Shrug – Perfect for those times when your neck and back get cold
Catnap Nest – Cat Bed
Citrus Slice Coasters — Will make you think summer!
Myas Hair Scrunchies
Beginner Color Block Top In Sizes Extra Small To 5x
Lovely Scalloped Lacey-Look Scarf – Glenda Scarf
Fish Scale Dishcloth

Enjoy this week’s free patterns and stop back next Sunday night for next week’s collection.

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