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Learn to crochet and/or advance your crochet skills by watching video crochet demonstrations. These top picks show where some crochet videos are available online.
Toy and Doll Pattern Books
Learn about some of the best books with patterns for crocheted stuffed animals and dolls, as well as doll clothes and even miniature projects for dollhouses.
Books With 70 to 101 Patterns Each
Where to find books that each have from seventy to over one hundred patterns, for crocheting various items, such as toys, home decor, doilies and wearables.
Angel Bear Pillow Free Pattern
An original design by Sandi Marshall, charted for cross-stitch on a crocheted background. Instructions for making it as a pillow.
Crochet Pattern Books of Clothing For Women
Guide picks of the top books with patterns for sweaters and accessories. Click on the Compare link to see where these are available on the Internet.
Before You Buy Crochet Books
Top picks of crochet reference and pattern books, with information and reviews, as well as a Compare link, so you can see where these are available on the Internet and even have a chance to see where you can get the best buy online.
Favorite Afghan Pattern Books
If you enjoy crocheting afghans, you may want to learn more about these favorite books that could bring you hours of enjoyment. Afghans To Treasure has a patriotic American Flag pattern, for example. There are patterns for beginners ranging through unusual, challenging patterns for advanced crocheters.
Books For Beginners
Guide picks of the top books for beginners learning to crochet.
Book Review: Crocheting in Plain English
A great book for beginners just learning to crochet, as well as for experienced crocheters who are looking to perfect techniques and to learn new tips to make their crocheting experience even more enjoyable than ever.
Venetia Pattern Stitch
Free instructions to crochet this easy texture pattern. A great pattern for practicing crocheting in one loop only of a stitch (there's a link to photos showing how to crochet in the back loop only or front loop only).
Cross-stitch Historic American Flag Free Chart
A color chart version of the 1795 American flag to cross-stitch on a single crochet or afghan stitch crocheted background.
Historic American Flag Free Filet Chart
The American flag as it looked in the year 1795, an original chart by Sandi Marshall, for filet crochet. This is the flag design that Francis Scott Key was viewing when he wrote the song "The Star Spangled Banner".
Cherub Angel With Birds Free Chart
For filet crochet or cross-stitch on afghan stitch.
Little Flower Free Chart
This little flower chart can be combined with the two little bird designs (see below). For filet crochet or cross-stitch on afghan stitch.
Little Bird 2 Free Chart
The second of two little bird designs that can be combined within a project. For filet crochet or cross-stitch on afghan stitch.
Little Bird 1 Free Chart
The first of two little bird designs that can be combined within a project. For filet crochet or cross-stitch on afghan stitch.
Ice Crystals Free Chart
Maybe thinking about ice and snow crystals while you crochet this pretty design will help you feel just a bit cooler on a hot sunny day. For filet crochet or cross-stitch on afghan stitch.
Circle Motif Free Pattern
A popular use for circle motifs these days is sewing a single crocheted circle as a decorative trim on a t-shirt, tank top or other type of fabric top. You may also enjoy crocheting multiples of this motif to join into other types of items.
Two Narrow Edging Patterns
Sometimes you need a narrow edging to add to clothing or another project. Free patterns for an easy shell edging and a scalloped edging, that can be made with either yarn or thread.
How To Do The Crazy Stitch
Step-by-step photos to help you learn how to crochet this fun stitch, called a crazy stitch or crazy shell (also called brick stitch).
Open Shell Edging
This pretty edging would be great for trimming clothing, as well as for many other uses. Crocheted with a combination of shell and picot stitches.
A Single Red Rose
Free chart that you can use to cross-stitch this pretty rose on a single crochet or afghan stitch background. Photo example showing what a difference outlining the design in black outline stitches can make.
Shell Path Edging
A pretty edging, with a row of shell stitches along the top and lacey scallops gracing the bottom edge. Crocheted edgings are showing up on necklines, sleeves and hemlines in the fashion world. You can crochet your own!
Necyria Manco Butterfly
Charted for filet crochet. You can also use this free chart for doing a cross-stitch in solid color silhouette on a crocheted afghan stitch or sc background. There's a photo so you can see how that looks.
Headbands in Solid Shell Stitch
Crochet a wide winter headband or a cotton exercise sweatband/summer headband in solid shell stitch (a fun and fast stitch to do)! Free pattern.
Fast and Easy Edging Free Pattern
This would be a wonderful edging for clothing. Picture it accenting the bottom of a sweater or summer crop top. Maybe you'll think up lots of household items to edge too. An extra photo explains one part of the pattern.
Ceylon Rose Butterfly Filet
Charted for filet crochet. You can also use this same free chart for doing a cross-stitch in solid color silhouette on a crocheted afghan stitch or single crochet background. There's a photo so you can see how that looks.
January Cat Free Pattern
This chart is a cat that's playing out in the snow, at the moment impersonating a snowman. Pattern tells how to make it as a Mini Wall Ornament, an afghan square or a pillow.
Textured Winter Headband Free Pattern
Crochet this stylish way to keep your ears warm in the cold winter air. Made with worsted weight yarn; it works up fast!
Mexican Silverspot Butterfly Filet
Charted for filet crochet. You can also use this same free chart for doing a cross-stitch in solid color silhouette on a crocheted afghan stitch or sc background. There's a photo so you can see how that looks.