AllFreeCrochet’s Baby Hat Chairty Drive

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Big news, knitters and crocheters! AllFreeCrochet is hosting another charity drive! Beginning today, September 1, we are collecting RED homemade hats for babies! These hats can be either knit or crocheted, but you must use RED worsted weight yarn. We're working with the American Heart Association on their initiative, “Little Hats, Big Hearts" to donate red homemade hats to newborn babies. Little Hats, Big Hearts is a wonderful project to help raise awareness of heart disease, the number … [Continue reading...]

Why should you crochet?

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A lot of people out there might be thinking "Why should I crochet?" There's so many people that tell me they want to start, but don't really have the motivation. Recently we asked some of our readers why they crochet. We got a plethora of responses, which I'd like to share to inspire and encourage all of the beginners out there! Even if you're an experience crocheter, hearing these crochet benefits will be quite helpful. All of the positive responses are music to my ears. There's truly … [Continue reading...]

Lightweight Sweaters: 9 Designs for Transitional Weather

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Autumn may be right around the corner, but that doesn’t mean cold weather is. In reality, September is often dotted with hot and humid days as summer holds on for those few final weeks. Any one of these lightweight knit sweater patterns are ideal for the transitional weather between summer and fall.   Lightweight Sweaters: […]

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Simplest Crochet Dishcloths Ever

Simplest Crochet Dishcloths

Since recently moving into a new home I’ve paid more attention to detail. Not just in my home, but when I go to my friends’ houses and even family members I’m constantly studying the way they decorated and designed. One small detail I’ve kept my eye on is how they set up the kitchen. Do […]

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The Diary of an AllFreeKnitting Intern: Confessions of a Novice Knitter

How to Knit for Beginners: 6 Free Tutorials

Dear Yarnies, I have a confession to make. Just a few short months ago, I had no idea how to knit. My needles had remained buried in my closet for 11 years, as my Nana’s attempt to teach me had ended as a failed experiment. Then, this summer commenced with a new and exciting editing […]

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Holy Cowls! 23 Crochet Cowl Patterns

23 Crochet Cowl Patterns

From what I saw last year and what I guarantee I’ll see again this year, crochet cowls are the “it” item of the season. Fall and winter are the greatest times to sport cowls because they not only keep you warm, but they’re fashionable, too. Cowls are easy patterns to work up for yourself, but […]

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Coffee Lovers: Get Your Afghan Fix!

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Sometimes coffee is a real motivator to get up in the morning. I feel like a traitor for saying that, because I’ve been a tea drinker for a long time. But recently, I’ve become addicted to coffee. It started because I loved the jolt of energy from the caffeine, but I’m slowly becoming a coffee […]

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A Day at the Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Fair

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Special thanks to Mark Rougeux for this post.   Recently, I went to the Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake, IL, where I thoroughly enjoyed myself browsing the 39 vendors who were selling everything you can imagine that has to do with yarn. There is massive selection offered […]

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New Knit Hat Patterns: 25 Hats for Fall

New Knit Hat Patterns: 25 Hats for Fall

When the leaves start to fall and the air gets crisp, we need some knits to keep us warm. While everyone loves scarves, cowls, and gloves, hats keep us cozy better than any other knit. As our mothers always cautioned us, you lose the most heat through your head. These knit hat patterns will keep […]

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To Grandmother’s House We Go! Grandma’s Top 8 Crochet Patterns

Sure, Mother knows best, but who do you think she learned it from? Grandma’s been there, done that, so she usually has some worthwhile opinions and advice. If your Grandma is a crocheter, she probably knows at least a couple go-to crochet patterns that are quick and easy. Maybe she’s even come up with some […]

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