National Craft Month- Free Pattern Download Fridays

National Craft Month
Free Pattern Download Fridays

March is National Craft Month and we are celebrating you: our favorite crafters! For the rest of March, we will be posting 5 free patterns every Friday. These patterns are only available for a limited time and will be removed from our blog the following Tuesday morning. Make sure to subscribe to our blog so you never miss a FREE PATTERN DOWNLOAD.

The theme for this week’s downloads is Flower Market! We are just a few weeks away from spring, or maybe you have a “Spring Break” that you’re looking forward to. Either way, warm weather means Road Trips and Flower Markets. We want you to start your warmer weather activities in style.

FIVE FREE PATTERN DOWNLOAD FRIDAYS!

For our first limited time only free pattern download, we are featuring our Garden Trellis Afghan designed by Gwen Hewitt. This pattern is knit on a 36”circular size 9 (5 mm) needle using size 4 Medium Worsted Weight Yarn. The flowers are crocheted using an F hook or 3.75 mm. We recommend using our Starlette Yarn or our Maximum Value Yarn. This afghan was originally crafted using Caron Simply Soft and Bernat Satin.

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Next, we are featuring our Basketweave Shoulder Bag. This was originally crocheted using Sugar-n-Cream Cotton but is no longer available, we recommend using and our Mary Maxim Crochet Cotton or any of our sport weight yarn.  This pattern also uses one of our favorite basketweave stitches. We’ve used the basketweave stitch on our dog cowl with a nice tutorial on working (Front Post Double Crochet) FPDC and BPDC (Back Post Double Crochet) in this pattern referred to as (double crochet/raised front) dc/rf and (double crochet/raised back) dc/rb. This project requires 5 balls of Sugar and Cream Cotton (125 yards).

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Our third limited time only free pattern download is for the Plastic Canvas craft enthusiasts. These Floral Coasters are a nice seasonal accent for anyone who is excited about the upcoming warmer weather.

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Up next is our Lacy Garter Cardigan. This cardigan is knit using a size 6 (4.00mm) 24” circular needle and sport weight yarn sized from Small to X-Large. We recommend using a Sport Weight yarn like our Mellowspun or Mary Maxim Fresh to knit this cardigan.

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Lastly, download the Child’s Crochet Cardigan. This pattern calls for 1 cone of Mary Maxim’s Crochet Cotton and suggests a (3.50 mm) E-4 hook. This pattern is written for sizes 4, 6/8, and size 10 child sizes.

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Stay Tuned

Next week, for our Five Free Pattern Download Fridays we will be offering Patterns that Pamper.  Pamper yourself with free pattern downloads designed to soothe and scrub.  What other themes would you like to see in March?  We’ve been working on some great new tutorials and new craft unboxings that we are excited to share with you.  Make sure to subscribe to our blog and never miss a post!

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Happy Crafting!

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Gwen Bautista

I was introduced to the fiber arts like many crafters by my great-grandmother. She was determined that if I ever needed to repair some socks or make myself a sweater then I would know how. Little did she know that it has led to a rather large yarn hoarding addiction and fascination with needles. As a life long crafter I am always learning new techniques and improving my skills.

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