It has been a very busy weekend but also a productive one. The February Yellow Highlighter Class that I taught ended on Friday…but the March one starts on Tuesday so I had a lot of work to do to build a new site to host the new class. I also spent a lot of time with my niece Brittany, my great nieces Amiracle and Aalyvia, and my great nephews Zac and Alex. Zac was quite excited to help me pull the needle through the top of his hat and was eager to see how the pom pom got attached. I’ll have pictures of Orville and Zac wearing their hats next week. Orville’s wasn’t quite finished by the time Zac had to leave.

I believe I’ll have a new crochet buddy in a few years, at least if Aalyvia’s expression when she discovered my bin full of yarn was anything to go by.

I did finish up a few projects…these will be going to Bridge & Beyond. They distribute hats and scarves and other handmade items to the homeless in Ohio. I’ll feature them in a separate post.

One of the things that kept me busy this weekend was learning a new software that makes it easier to share images for the Sunday Freebies post. There aren’t a lot of items listed this week as I didn’t have a lot of time to browse the web this week…and it took me a while to figure out how to create a post with the new software, but there are pictures of the freebies that I am sharing this week. This should make the freebies post much more useful as you’ll be able to see items without clicking on links. Way better!

So…here are this week’s freebies.

Free Crochet Patterns

I love the colors in this Arrowhead Afghan! The pattern is free from Yarnspirations.

Arrowhead Striped Afghan - Free Pattern

http://com.yarnspirations.pattern-pdfs.s3.amazonaws.com/WEB-C-UNTD-C-ArrowheadStripesAfghan.pdf

I love the bright colors in this Bright Waves afghan by Melissa Leapman. The pattern is free from Free Patterns.com.

Bright Waves

Check out this Waffle Crochet Dishcloth from Chip Flory at Ravelry. The pattern is free!

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What a cute idea! And it looks like it would be easy enough–even form me–and I am a newbie when it comes to crochet! The pattern is free from Crochet Kim.

CrochetKim Free Crochet Pattern | Stretchy Bracelets @crochetkim

Free Quilt Patterns

I love the combination of aqua and darker blue in this lovely quilt. The pattern is free from Moda bakeshop.

I have collected hundreds–maybe thousands of 5″ charm squares…and 5″ squares is one of the sizes that I cut leftover fabrics into…so I have a lot of them and am always looking for patterns where I can use them. This Road to Tennessee Block from Andie Johnson Sews really fits the bill. One could do it scrappy or could do it modified scrappy using just certain colors. You can find the free tutorial here.

As many of you know, I enjoy making quilts for kids which I donate through Quilts Beyond Borders and Sunshine Quilt Guild. This pattern looks like such a great kid’s quilt that I wanted to add it here so I can find it again myself. It’s definitely a quilt I’ll want to make at some point. The pattern is free from Moda Bakeshop.

Free Sewing Patterns

There’s a free tutorial and full instructions for these cute burp cloths at Andie Johnson Sews.

I’m always on the lookout for small items that I can make and donate in various places. These reversible headbands are something I can see making for my great nieces who both like headbands as well as for FOPRR (Friends of Pine Ridge Reservation. There is a great tutorial with lots of pictures and great directions at Andie Johnson Sews.

Enjoy this week’s freebies. I’ll try to have a bigger list next week.


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