Crochet Patterns

Written by Stacy Chbosky
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Crochet patterns are remarkable in their versatility. When you learn to crochet, you can make just about anything, it seems. There are crochet patterns for making stuffed animals, book marks, pants, ponchos and Christmas tree angels. You can easily find free patterns for everything from vests for you to vests for your daughter's doll.

When you learn to crochet, you can make fantastic items for around the house. You can crochet table runners, pot holders, towels, place mats, and dish cloths. You can crochet different items for your kitchen that will beautifully tie the room together. Imagine picking an unusual color or design, then creating various items for the kitchen, such as tea cozies and hand towels. You'll have created a unique, smart look that pulls your whole kitchen together.

Retro Crochet Patterns

I'm sure you've noticed how popular "retro" has become. If it looks like it was made in the '60s or '70s, it's back in fashion! If you have a teenager in your life, you can make her a gift of a poncho or shawl from the 1970s. You can easily find these retro crochet patterns for free over the Internet.

The Internet is also a perfect place to find all your crochet supplies. Visit an online craft store, to learn what they have to offer in terms of knitting supplies, crochet supplies, cross stitch supplies, and so on. You might just find the website so inspiring that you will decide to learn a whole new craft. If you love to crochet, chances are that you'll also love hand embroidery, rug hooking, or some other handicraft.

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