June 01, 2012

Free Crochet Jewelry Pattern: Mesh Choker

Free Crochet Pattern for this week is a Mesh Choker.
The necklace is made with black size 10 crochet threads and DMC size 5 in gold.  You will also need crystal for the centers of the flowers.
I like to do jewelry patterns, especially necklaces.  They are a fast and often easy project to make.
Right now I'm busy designing my series of 8.  In this series I take a few elements and combine them into 8 stand alone necklaces!

May 31, 2012

Pajamas For Baby

The patterns can be found at my Etsy shop.

As you know I have been doing a series of what I like to call Sweat Pea Outfits.  They are really sleep bags for infants.
This one uses what is called the long wave
 pattern in crochet.
This one was done in a series of stripes.

This one has the same textured stitch as used in the stripe
 Sweet Pea but features a large and lovely flower for
both the outfit and the hat

My favorite one and probably fansist looking
 one features a knotted ribbon bow.

The last one in my series features cute lilac
 and blue flowers each with a French knot belly buttom.

What all of these Sweet Pea Outfits have in commom is the overlaping shoulder tecnique I use in order to make an expanding head opening so the outfits are easy to go over baby's head.
I have a tutorial on how to do that here.
A tutorial on how to make the large flower here.
A tutorial on how to make the knotted ribbon bow here.
You can find more of my tutorials at Donna's Crochet Designs.
And my free patterns at: Free Patterns Donna's Crochet Designs.


May 30, 2012

3 Motifs Make 8 Different Necklaces

Here is the latest in my series of 8.
It is  a pattern for 8 different necklaces all based on 3 separate motifs.  There is a lace motif, large flower and small flowers. 
Crochet is so versatile.  Here I just took 3 things and through combination and thread changes made 8 new looks!  With crochet all you need is a bit of imagination and you can make anything!
This is one of my patterns for sale.  It's only 3.99 and here is the link.http://donnascrochetdesigns.com/jewelry/3-motifs-8-necklaces-crochet-pattern.html

Thank you for all the support on my free pattern site!


May 29, 2012

Link is fixed!

The link is fixed!  Thank you so much for lettimg me know it was pointint to a wrong pattern.  It will now take you to the Instant Fashion Coat.  Sorry!

Instant Fashion Coat a Free Vintage Knit Pattern

Here is the latest Free Vintage Pattern:
Instant Fashion Coat
It is a knit pattern.
I love it, I actually took a knitting class recently so I could eventually make this.  Slow going, still haven't gotten the hang of knitting and pearling.  It would help if I could figure out how to hold my yarn while I'm knitting.  I need to hold it in my opposite hand from when I crochet and every new row I knit I need to figure out how to hold it all over again!