November 07, 2016

Fleetwood Afghan Free Vintage Crochet Pattern

New vintage pattern: Fleetwood Afghan. You can find it here.
Remember before you buy a vintage pattern google it. I bet you can find it for free!
Enjoy the new pattern!
Donna

October 27, 2016

Six Free Homespun Yarn Purse Crochet Patterns

This week is a big week for free patterns from Donna's Crochet Designs.
It is a series of purses I did awhile back using thick and chunky Lion Brand Homespun yarns.

Checks is the name of this Homespun purse and you can find the pattern here. The entire purse is crochet using half double crochet and dropping/picking up colors to form the pattern. A cute rose is added to the front. You will also need purse handles, size J crochet hook and needle to take yarn. Purse is 10" X 11"


Simply Green Homespun purse features a unique yellow flower and you can find the pattern here. It is more of a shaped body purse and is 9-1/2" X 11". You will also need size J hook, purse handles and needle to take yarn.


Country Squares is basically an odds and ends kind of purse. You can find the pattern here. Where all the left over yarns are crochet into squares then edged in black to tie them all together. Some of the rows are all one color squares and some have several colors. It just depended on how many of each color I ended it up with after all my scraps have been used. It is a very forgiving design. Finished size is 10" X 11". You will also need size J hook, purse handles and needle to take yarn.


Rose Homespun purse has flowers sewn across the upper edge. The pattern can be found here.  The shaped body of the purse gives its unique look. Finished size: 9-1/2" X 11". You will also need size J hook, purse handles and needle to take yarn.


Sunflower Homespun Purse features stripes in two colors of blue. You can find the pattern here. The bottom of the purse is yellow just like the petals that make up the sunflower. You will also need J hook, purse handles and needle to take yarn.


The last purse in my series is an all black purse made more dramatic with a large, multi layer flowers in its center. You can find the pattern here. It is 9-1/2" X 11". You will also need size J hook, purse handles and needle to take yarn.

Each purse is a fairly fast to make project and at an easy skill level.
Great way to extend your wardrobe.
Enjoy!
Donna

October 19, 2016

Barbie Christmas Angel Free Crochet Pattern


Barbie is ready for Christmas in her latest angel inspired outfit. It consists of a dress with under skirt, large bow, wings and skirt form. You can find the pattern here.


The dress was made suing size 10 crochet thread in white. Red ribbon roses are embroidered on the skirt and under skirt of the dress.


The bow is green with red edging and travels the entire length of the gown.


A skirt form is used to help the dress keeps its form. As an added bounus the skirt form will allow the doll to stand on her own. The for was made using worsted weight yarn. You can find the pattern for it here.


The wings for the angel are made with size 10 crochet thread. They are design to fasten onto the dress with the aid of snaps. In this way you can easily remove the wings when they need to be washed and re-stiffened.  You can find the pattern for them here.

Enjoy!
Donna

October 17, 2016

Maryland Modern Bedspread Free Vintage Crochet Pattern

Here is my latest free pattern from my collection. It is a crochet pattern for this lovely bedspread. It is called: Maryland Modern Bedspread.  You can find the pattern here. It is unique in that is form fitted to the bed.
Enjoy!
Donna

October 13, 2016

Holiday Jacket Free Vintage Pattern

Here my my latest offering from my personal vintage pattern collection. It is called Holiday Jacket and you can find the pattern here.  This is a pattern that is in the public domain and should be free to everyone.
Enjoy!
Donna

October 11, 2016

Harvest Angel Barbie Free Crochet Pattern





The second pattern is for Barbie Harvest Angel. You can find the pattern here. Here outfit is crochet entirely using size 10 crochet threads and size 7 crochet hook.


The outfit consists of a full length dress with apron gathered and sewn to the dress.


Here you can see how the body of the apron was gathered and secured with single crochet edging.


Next is a harvest green vest.


The vest features an elaborate bow in back with an accent of ribbon roses along its edges. You can also see the snap on the back of the vest that allows the wings to be removable so they can be re-stiffened whenever needed without taking the dress apart.

The wings are crochet using size 10 crochet thread and can be found here.

A skirt form is crochet from yarn and lightly stuffed to help the dress keep its shape. It can also help to allow the doll to stand on her own. The pattern is here.

Enjoy!
Donna

Miss Bear Harvest Angel Free Crochet Pattern

 This week is a double free pattern week. First up is Miss Bear as Harvest Angel. She is wearing a two piece outfit: skirt and top with over skirt. You can find the pattern here.
 Here outfit and wings are made using size 10 crochet thread in a lovely yellow color called Maize..
 Tiny ribbon roses are embroidered on Miss Bear's skirt in fall colors.
Here is the pattern for the Miss Bear doll. Here body is crochet in size 10 thread to make it easier to have form fitting outfits. The head and "paws" are made with yarn. The "paws" are also removable to make it easier to dress the doll.

Enjoy!
Donna

October 04, 2016

Pumpkin Witch Free Crochet Pattern

 Miss Bear as the Pumpkin Witch. You can find the pattern here.
 The outfit is made with size 10 crochet thread and it consist of skirt, top, cape and hat.
 Tiny pumpkins decorate the skirt.
 Black fabric paint is used to make the faces on the pumpkins.
Don't forget, the pattern for Miss Bear doll is here.

Hope you like her.
Enjoy!
Donna

Virginia Table Cloth Free Vintage Crochet Pattern

This week's free vintage pattern is for a table cloth. You can find the pattern here. It is one of my first patterns in this new category on my free vintage pattern site.
Come for a visit and see them all!
I hope you like it!
Donna

October 03, 2016

Pumpkin Tote Free Crochet Pattern with Masks

 This free crochet pattern is for a cute pumpkin tote. You can find the pattern here. The tote has felt eyes and mouth glued on and can be lined. To change it up a bit I designed several masks for the tote to give it even more Halloween spirit.
There is Frank
 The Mummy
 And Mrs. Frankenstein
Black chenille stems are curled and sewn to the pumpkin tote's handle.
Enjoy!
Donna

September 30, 2016

Miss Bear as Pumpkin Fairy Free Crochet Pattern

 This week my Miss Bear doll is the free crochet pattern I'm posting. She has a series of outfits that will be posted in the following weeks. You can find the pattern for her, here.
 Miss Bear's body is crochet using size 10 crochet thread to make it easier to dress the doll. Her 'paws" are made of yarn and removable to also make it easier to dress the doll. Her head is made of yarn. She will stand on her own if the base is made correctly.
 Her first outfit is for the Pumpkin Fairy. You can find the pattern here. The dress is made using size 10 crochet threads and is form fitting.
 You will also need black fabric paint in order to decorate her skirt to look like a jack-o-lantern.
 Her bodice features a touch of green much like the leaves on a real pumpkin.
The Pumpkin Fairy's wings are small jack-o-lanterns that feature black fabric painted face.
I hope you like her!
Enjoy!
Donna

September 27, 2016

Carnival Afghan Free Vintage Crochet Pattern


This week's free vintage pattern is called: Carnival Afghan. You can find the pattern here. It is a lovely multi color afghan with black accents.

This is a pattern from my own vast collection.

Remember vintage patterns are public domain patterns and should be available free. Before you pay for a vintage pattern google it first, you probably can find it for free!

Enjoy!
Donna

September 26, 2016

Halloween Inspired Cuff Bracelets Free Crochet Patterns

Today I wanted to show case a few of my Halloween themed cuff bracelets. They are from my free e-book: Crochet Bracelets (found here). There are over 34 cuff bracelets in the book taking you from the super easy all one color bracelet to more advanced.


 The bracelet is 7-1/2" long and crochet in half double crochet. Snaps are sewn to the ends to fasten.


Three small bats decorate the cuff and are made with black size 10 crochet thread. The pattern is here



This next bracelet also features a bat, but one extra large bat covering the entire span of the cuff.


The Large bat cuff pattern can be found here


This next cuff features a series of spider webs.Each web is made and then sewn together to form the bracelet. Made with size 10 crochet threads in white and black.


You can find the all Spider Web cuff pattern here


 Here a single spider web is attached the a totally black band to form the cuff.


 You can find the single Spider Web Cuff pattern here


The last bracelet is a skull cuff. Made with size 10 crochet threads in white and black, the skull is made and then sewn to the center of an all black bracelet.


You can find the Skull Cuff pattern here

Enjoy!
Donna