Easy Crochet Patterns

Beginning and advanced crocheters alike appreciate easy crochet patterns. Here at Crochet Me, simplicity doesn’t mean lack of sophistication. We never sacrifice style or taste when bringing these easy crochet patterns to you.


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  • Stitch guides are a great place to look for inspiration in designing your own crochet patterns. Take a look at the similarities between stitch patterns used in the Fall 2010 issue of Interweave Crochet and the ones outlined in the Harmony Guides Basic Crochet Stitches.
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  • We're all about spinning this week at Interweave Crochet. I just recently began learning to spin. And as I embark on my spinning journey, I appreciate the amount of time and effort that goes into one skein of yarn. I have a lovely skein of yarn hand spun by my mother, who has been spinning for 20
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  • So I got it in my head a few weeks ago that it would be fun and relaxing to make a giant granny square out of some lofty super-bulky wool yarn I had around. I gathered it all up and found I had around 500 yards of the stuff: one skein each in grey and
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  • Looking for a few stash busters that make great, quick gifts or elegant gift or accessory for the holiday season? The possibilities are many and varied, calling for anywhere from 1 skein to 4 skeins. And each issue of Interweave Crochet continues to add
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  • It is that gift-giving time of year again, when I pause and remember all of those people who are dearest to me—parents, siblings, grandparents, and close friends. As each new issue of Interweave Crochet arrives and I leaf through the pages I tell
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  • Sometimes a hat is just a hat. Sometimes it can become coasters, too. And in a sweater, you might find a scarf lurking. What's all that about? Well, if you've leafed through the Fall issue of Interweave Crochet, you probably noticed the special
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  • In this week's enewsletter, I talk about learning how to do the most basic crochet stitch–chaining–all over again in order to make the Shawlette in Chains by Kristin Omdahl in Crocheted Gifts by Kim Werker. I'm using laceweight for the project
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  • A couple of weekends ago I spent a few days in Portland, Oregon. There to see the west-coast premiere of Handmade Nation , the documentary about the indie craft movement, I ended up enjoying the best crafty weekend in the history of my life. After touring
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  • Over at Interweave Crochet , we've put together a free e-book of gift patterns just for you, and just in time for holiday gift-making. Read more about it my Knitting Daily post . I hope you enjoy it!
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  • [ Swiped from Maryse . ] Instructions -- Copy the first sentence that you posted in each month of 2006. Post it in the following format: January Our book is out ! February I've been swatching for Forecast. March I can't believe it's already
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  • I finally found a bit of info on the new Family Circle Easy Crochet mag that's debuting next week; as far as I know there's no web site yet. Check out the preview on the Dream Weaver Yarns site. The first issue comes out this week, on the 23rd
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