I’ve gathered a nice group of free patterns for you this week. I’ve been especially interested in making some of the pet beds stuffed with scraps too small for other projects and so I spent some time this week checking out patterns for them. There are a couple of tutorials included in this week’s list.

There are also a couple of cute scrap quilt projects that I am eager to make.

I really love the tiered dress in size 2 T which I’ve included in this week’s roundup. I don’t have anyone in my family that wears that size yet but think I might make some of the dresses to send to Pine Ridge this summer. The pattern is really cute and looks really easy.

Check out this week’s list. I hope you find something you’ll enjoy making for yourself or for someone else.

Free Patterns for Crochet Projects

Download this free ebook which contains 12 patterns for beautiful flowers. The ebook is free at Lovecrochet.com

Flower Ebook

Check out the beautiful colors in this Ocean Waves Throw. The pattern is free at Lovecrochet.com

Ocean Waves Throw in Red Heart Super Saver Economy Solids - CTFeb08-66

Make a sweet dog sweater to keep your puppy warm this spring or next winter…we all know it takes us a while to get to those projects we want to make. The pattern is free at Lovecrochet.com.

Hippie Dog Sweater in Lion Brand Unique - L32306

I love the colors in this (supposedly easy) afghan. The pattern is free from Lion Brand

Image of Triangle Granny Afghan
Crochet these trims to add to garments or other projects. Pattern is available free from Lion Brand.

Image of Crochet Trims

Make this cute hat for a child in your life or make one to donate. The pattern is free from Yarnspirations.

Chasing Rainbows Hat

Free Sewing Patterns

I’ve been looking for something to do with sewing room scraps–those bits of yarn, thread, batting and fabric too small to make into quilts, mug rugs, coasters, or other useful items. I’d heard someone mention stuffed dog beds made out of these types of scraps so decided to do an internet search. Here’s a tutorial from the Field Trips in Fiber Blog. I’m still not sure how these would launder. If you have any experience laundering them, please leave a comment in the comments section below.

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Here’s another tutorial for scrap stuffed dog beds. There are lots of good tips in this one from Love Bug Studios Blog.

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Check out this great tutorial for using up random quilting samples/test pieces to make shelter pads for a local pet shelter. You can find the tutorial at Field Trips In Fiber.

Make this cute sewing machine organizer to hold your seam ripper, scissors, measuring tape and more. The pattern is free from Butterick.

Machine Organizer

Sew this cute Sewer’s Organizer to keep scissors, needles, threads and more handy for sewing on the go. The pattern is free from Butterick. 


Though I don’t have anyone in my family who wears size 2 T yet, I’m definitely going to have to make some of these cute dresses to send to Pine Ridge. Each dress uses 4 fat quarters and 3 layer cake squares. The pattern is free from Moda Bake Shop.

Sew yourself some of these foldable tote bags with matching sleeves to store them in. Each one only takes 5/8 yard of fabric. The pattern is free from Sher’s Creative Space.

Make your own sewing labels. There’s a great tutorial that covers everything you need to know at So Sew Easy.

make your own custom sewing labels

Free Quilt Patterns

As you may know, I’m always looking for patterns for scrap quilts. This lovely Scrap-Chain quilt definitely meets my criteria for an easy to piece scrap quilt that is also quite pretty. The pattern is free from Freepatterns.com 

Scrap-Chain Quilt

Check out this soothing blue, green and brown quilt. Designed by Sue Harvey, the pattern for Summer’s Dream is available free from freepatterns.com.

Summer's Dream

This lovely bright colored baby quilt uses 6 fat quarters, 1 yard of the white (sashing), and 1/3 yard for the border. The pattern is available free from Fave Quilts.

Fat Quarter Rainbow Baby Quilt

Have some cute novelty prints? Make this easy child’s quilt. The pattern is free from Fave Quilts.

Bodhi's Falling Blocks Quilt

Have scraps? Make a Film at Five Scrap Quilt. The pattern is free from Fave Quilts.

Film at Five Scrap Quilt Pattern

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