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Crochet Patterns, Painting Ideas, and More: 15 New DIY Crafts
Bavarian crochet is a great technique to learn if you're looking for a new crochet challenge. Great for purses, afghans, and more the Bavarian Rectangle will give texture and style to all your crochet patterns. Learn How to Crochet the Bavarian Rectangle in this easy to follow tutorial.
If you're looking for free crochet patterns for baby, check out our collection of fun projects. We've even included some of our favorite free crocheting patterns for toddlers. Use pretty yarn, fun embellishments and cool motifs for your baby sweater patterns - you'll want to save each one and give them away to friends and family members as hand-me-downs.
A purse is a true signifier of one's style. It can be big and bold or small and understated - no matter what, it serves as an extension of the wearer and must hold all of the essentials. Luckily, there are so many crochet bag patterns to choose from. Find out how to make a handbag and skip that trip to the mall. These crochet bag patterns are appropriate for any occasion, so you can make a bunch and use them when it makes sense.
Learn how to transform plastic bags into an adorable little purse. Great for thrifty crafters, this tutorial on How to Make a Purse from Plastic Bags will help you work your way through that stash of plastic bags taking up space in your closet. These little bags are very durable and would make wonderful favors for a birthday party or bridal shower. You can use it to tote money or makeup, and since they're made with plastic bags, they're somewhat waterproof as well.
Make your own toys this year! Pattern this Huggable Happy Colors Penguin from Red Heart Yarn after your favorite color scheme for a personalized gift that is perfect for holidays or any day! This also makes a silly stocking stuffer for kids and adults. This amigurumi pattern is a great way to use up some leftover yarn that you have lying around...and don't be afraid to mix and match different colors to create your own unique crocheted penguin! Kids are sure to love him regardless of what color he is!
Are you and your friends starting a book club? Crochet this Jane Austen Book Club Tote to carry your favorite books with you! This lovely crocheted tote is easy to make and a great project for crochet fans of all skill levels. You could also use this crocheted tote bag as a purse or satchel for school. Work up this bag in the featured lovely shade of purple or use your favorite yarn color to make your own Jane Austen-style book tote bag.
Great for men and women alike, this Japanese Fan Crocheted Scarf is a great winter or fall accessory. Decorated with little crocheted fans, this scarf is artistic and striking. As an added bonus, this scarf is also reversible...so it's like getting two scarves in one! You can easily make this scarf more suitable for spring by using brighter yarn colors, or you could make it for a child by decreasing the number of rows you complete. Great for boys and girls of all ages, this Japanese Fan Crocheted Scarf is a great way to keep your face and neck warm and toasty!
If you enjoy free mile a minute crochet patterns, then you've probably faced a challenge - joining crochet afghan panels. Luckily, this isn't as complicated as it may seem and they are multiple ways to join panels. Grab a hook and see what works for you.
Great for those cooler summer nights, this Juicy Fruits Afghan is a great way to bring bright colors ( and a little warmth) into your home. Made with brightly colored yarn, this crocheted afghan pattern also makes a great gift for teens and new apartment owners.
Brighten up your home and get it ready for spring with this Lavender Lace Throw. This easy crochet afghan pattern could easily be made in any color you'd like. Great for giving as a gift or making for yourself, this crochet afghan pattern will put all your other blankets to shame. The lovely lacy design of this blanket may look complicated, but it's easily done using a simple V-stitch pattern. Perfect for displaying on your couch or across your bed, this Lavender Lace Throw is sure to add a feminine touch to any room in your home.
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