Friday, July 8, 2011

8 Weeks of Summer Free Dishcloth Patterns Week 2

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8 Weeks of Summer Free Dishcloth Patterns

Sugar'n Cream - Stars and Stripes Dishcloth (knit)

The stripes of Lily Sugar'n Cream Stripes are perfect for this star-shaped dishcloth, combining to help you create a great addition to your 4th of July decorations!

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Approx 10” [25.5 cm] diameter.
Lily® Sugar’n Cream® (Stripes: 56.7 g/2 oz; 86 m/95 yds)
21705 (American Stripes) 1 ball
Set of 4 size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
19 sts and 38 rows = 4 in [10 cm] in garter st.
Inc 1 = Increase 1 stitch in next stitch by knitting into front and back of next st.
Cast on 5 sts. Divide sts evenly over 3 needles and join in rnd, placing marker on first st.
1st rnd: *Inc 1. Rep from * around. 10 sts.
2nd and alt rnds: Purl.
3rd rnd: *Inc 1. K1. Rep from * around. 15 sts.
5th rnd: *K1. yo. K1. yo. K1. Rep from * around. 25 sts.
7th rnd: *K2. yo. K1. yo. K2. Rep from * around. 35 sts.
9th rnd: *K2tog. Inc 1. yo. K1. yo. Inc 1. ssk. Rep from * around. 45 sts.
11th rnd: *K2tog. K1. Inc 1. yo. K1. yo. Inc 1. K1. ssk. Rep from * around. 55 sts.
13th rnd: *K2tog. K2. Inc 1. yo. K1. yo. Inc 1. K2. ssk. Rep from * around. 65 sts.
15th rnd: *K2tog. K3. Inc 1. yo. K1. yo. Inc 1. K3. ssk. Rep from * around. 75 sts.
17th rnd: *K2tog. K4. Inc 1. yo. K1. yo. Inc 1. K4. ssk. Rep from * around. 85 sts.
19th rnd: *K2tog. K5. Inc 1. yo. K1. yo. Inc 1. K5. ssk. Rep from * around. 95 sts.
21st rnd: *K2tog. K6. Inc 1. yo. K1. yo. Inc 1. K6. ssk. Rep from * around. 105 sts.
23rd rnd: *K2tog. K7. Inc 1. yo. K1. yo. Inc 1. K7. ssk. Rep from * around. 115 sts.
25th rnd: *K2tog. K8. Inc 1. yo. K1. yo. Inc 1. K8. ssk. Rep from * around. 125 sts.
27th rnd: *K2tog. K9. Inc 1. yo. K1. yo. Inc 1. K9. ssk. Rep from * around. 135 sts.
29th rnd: *K2tog. K10. Inc 1. yo. K1. yo. Inc 1. K10. ssk. Rep from * around. 145 sts.
Cast off purl-wise.

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Friday, July 1, 2011


OK who doesn't love free stuff.  Well what if I told you that you could get free crochet books?  Ok now I have your attention I'm sure.  I have found a BUNCH of free crochet books online but there is one catch they are ebooks that you have to download in pdf form then print out.  They range in everything from Prayer Shawls (one of my passions) to beginner books. If you don't want to print them you can always just save them to your computer for future use. This way if you only want to use one pattern out of the whole book you are not out loads of money just to get that one great pattern. They include the pattern as well as full color pictures and most have step by step instructions in the beginner books.

 Below is a list of links to just some of the ones I have found hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

16 Free Crochet Shawl Patterns eBook
25 Afghan Patterns from Red Heart Yarn
Guide to Free Crochet Patterns (Great for Beginners)
8 Last Minute Valentine Gifts
6 Easy Crochet Bag Patterns
4th of July Crochet- 9 patterns
Hop into 7 Free Easter Crochet-Patterns
Red Heart Holiday eBook
learn-to-crochet also comes with bonus vintage stitches book
Crochet Scarf Patterns
Free craft ebooks (not just crochet)