July 20, 2011

New Free E-Book: Crochet Flower Rugs

New Free E-Book from Donna's Crochet Designs!

Crochet Flower Rugs!

Just posted a new free E-book!

6 crochet rug patterns (two are pictured here), each rug features a flower in its design.

Bonus tutorial on how to do the chain loop stitch needed to make Loop Flower rug.

Also a bonus pattern: Flower Bath Pillow-Pad!

You can see the patterns on the web before downloading the book which is in PDF format!

I hope you enjoy the patterns!


July 19, 2011

Free Pansy Doily Patterns

I recently asked if any one had any suggestions on what I should design next.
Truvely L. asked for a Pansy Doily.
Doilies aren't my thing, but I did a quick search and found theses.

This one is from Maggie Weldon
I guess it's apropreiate for me to find her free pattern first considering I do some design work for her.

This one is very much like Maggie's but the flowers are fuller.

Still on the traditional side, but with a center I like better than the other two is this doily.

Here is a pansy doily that is very different from the above.

Now this doily I really like. It's very different from any I've found and I really like the addition of lace around the outer edges of the pansies.

Vintage patterns have been a passion of mine of late so I just had to include an antique one from a site that has older pattern.

Like I said, I'm not very into doilies, but if you are this is a site for you. They boost 300 doily patterns! But if you are looking for a pansy doily here you'll be disappointed. The only one I found here was the second on my list. But they have enough doily patterns to keep anyone entertained for a very long time.

I hope this helps a few of you out there in need of doily patterns.

Keep Crocheting!


July 18, 2011

Blue Button Necklace Free Crochet Pattern

Here is one of my latest:
Blue Button Necklace.

I was playing around with some left over gold DMC and regular size 10 crochet thread. I wanted to do something that looked like a bead, but had more to it. I added the blue background and then layered all the finished "buttons" for this necklace.

What I really like about this necklace is that you don't have to purchase anything. Any size 10 thread you have on had will work, plus a crochet loop acts as the fastener so you don't need to take a trip to the craft store to get the fastener.

I love projects like this one. You can sit down with some odds and ends and create this beautiful necklace in one sitting!

I hope you enjoy it.
The pattern can be found here.