Free Pattern – Patriotic Pinwheel Afghan Pattern

Several years ago I sold crochet and plastic canvas designs on a regular basis to The Needlecraft Shop, Annie’s Attic and Crochet World.

They are all now under the ‘same umbrella’ company as Annie’s Crochet and Crafts, which operate Freepatterns.com

My Patriotic Pinwheel Afghan is now being featured at Free Patterns for download!

I designed this afghan to resemble a pinwheel quilt pattern. After it was published and returned to me, it was given to my son whom I had promised it to! He still has it to this day.

Today is the perfect day to showcase it!

Happy Fourth of July everyone!!

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Garland Snowman

GARLAND SNOWMAN
You may PRINT the Garland Snowman for your personal use ONLY. Thank you and enjoy!
© 2013 Jocelyn Sass/Cute Crochet 
Visit Cute Crochet Shop for many more cute patterns!
 

Materials: Red Heart Baby Teri, (# 4 medium worsted weight) 3 oz. #9101 White, 
Red Reart Supersaver #4 worsted weight,  1/2 oz. #399 Fiesta Jewel, 1/4 oz. #354 Vibrant Orange for Nose, 1 yard #312 Black for Eyes; 
Patons Cha Cha (#5 eyelash yarn) 1/4 oz. #2016 Reggae;
G (4mm) hook; 
20 mm Gold Jingle Bells, 7;   20 gauge Annealed Craft Wire, 25″; wire cutters;
2 tree twigs from your garden;
Artist’s Size (largest size) Ultra Stiff Plastic Canvas by Darice, 1 sheet; pencil;
sewing and tapestry needles; sewing thread;  Aleene’s Designer Tacky Craft Glue 
Size: Snowman measures 18″ Long excluding hanger 
Gauge: G hook    4 sc = 1 inch; 4 rows = 1 inch
BODY SIDES (Make 2)
Row 1:  With Baby Teri White, ch 2; sc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea ch across,
ch 1, turn. (14).
Rows 2-6:  2 sc in first sc, sc in ea sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc,
ch 1, turn. (16, 18, 20, 22, 24).
Rows 7-70:  Sc in ea sc across, ch 1, turn. (24).
 
Rows 71-74:  Dec over first 2 sc, sc in ea sc across to last 2 sc, dec over last 2 sc,
ch 1, turn. (22, 20, 18, 16).
Row 75:  Sc in ea sc across, ch 1, turn. (16).
Row 76:  Repeat Row 71. (14).
Row 77:  Repeat Row 75. (14).
Row 78:  Repeat Row 71. (12).
Row 79:  Repeat Row 75. (12).
Row 80:  Repeat Row 71. (10). 
Rnd 81:  Working in ends of rows and in ea sc, sc around outer edge of body side; join with a sl st to first sc.
Using First Side as a pattern, cut plastic canvas slightly smaller. 
Joining
Holding both Sides with wrong sides together and plastic canvas sandwiched in
between, with White Baby Teri, sew Sides together, working through Back Loops only around. 
Carrot  Nose
Row 1:  With Vibrant Orange, ch 2; sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn. (1).
Row 2:  2 sc in first sc, ch 1, turn. (2).
Rows 3-12:  Sc in ea sc across, ch 1, turn. (2).
Fasten off, leaving length for sewing.
Sew nose with Row 12 centered over Rows 59-61, pointing downward, as shown in photo. 
Eyes
Using Black and Satin Stitch, embroider eyes over Rows 63 and 64, 1-1/2″ apart.
Large Heart
Row 1:  With Fiesta Jewel, ch 2; 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn. (3).
Rows 2 & 3: 2 sc in first sc, sc in ea sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc,
ch 1, turn. (5,7).
Row 4: Sc in ea sc across, ch 1, turn. (7).
Rows 5-10: Repeat   Rows 2 & 4 consecutively, ending with 13 sts on Row 10,
ch 1, turn. (9,11,13).
Rnd 11: Sc in first sc, hdc in next sc, 2 hdc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc (twice),
(hdc, sc) in next sc, sl st in next sc, (sc, hdc) in next sc, 2 dc in next sc (twice),
2 hdc in next sc, hdc in next sc, sc in last sc; DO NOT TURN;
working down side of heart, ch 1, sc in ends of each row around to opposite side of Rnd 11, working 3 sc in point of heart;  sl st in first stitch of Rnd 11.
Fasten off, leaving length for sewing.  Sew heart centered to bottom of Body Side.

Small Heart
Row 1:  With Fiesta Jewel, ch 2; 3 sc in 2ndch from hook, ch 1, turn. (3).
Rows 2 & 3: 2 sc in first sc, sc in ea sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc,
ch 1, turn. (5,7).
Row 4: Sc in ea sc across, ch 1, turn. (7).
Row 5: Repeat Row 2. (9).
Rows 6 & 7:  Repeat Row 4. (9).
Row 8:  Sc in first sc, hdc in next sc, (hdc, dc) in next sc, (2 dc) in next sc, sl st in next sc, (2 dc) in next sc, (dc, hdc) in next sc, hdc in next sc, sc in last sc; DO NOT turn;
working down side of heart, ch 1, sc in ends of each row around to opposite side of
Rnd 8, working 3 sc in point of heart; sl st in first stitch of Rnd 8.
Fasten off, leaving length forst sewing. Sew heart centered above large heart.
Garland
Leaving a long tail for tying, with Reggae Cha Cha, ** ch 2, hdc in 2nd ch from hook;
Repeat from ** until garland measures approximately 14″ long.
Fasten off, leaving another long tail for tying.  
Finishing
Push one twig at a time, in between layers of Body Sides at sides of Snowman, as shown in photo, and glue and sew in place. Let dry.
Sew 7 jingle bells evenly spaced to garland.
Tie each end of tail of garland to each twig and secure.
Using Wire Cutters, cut 25 inch piece of wire.  Using pencil, randomly make spirals in wire by wrapping small area of wire around pencil as shown in photo. Thread one end of wire from back to front at one top corner, extending ends 3″.  Twist to secure.  Using pencil, spiral 3″ piece in front.  Thread remaining end of wire through opposite top corner and secure as before.

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Garland Snowman

GARLAND SNOWMAN
You may PRINT the Garland Snowman for your personal use ONLY. Thank you and enjoy!
© 2013 Jocelyn Sass/Cute Crochet 
Visit Cute Crochet Shop for many more cute patterns!
 

Materials: Red Heart Baby Teri, (# 4 medium worsted weight) 3 oz. #9101 White, 
Red Reart Supersaver #4 worsted weight,  1/2 oz. #399 Fiesta Jewel, 1/4 oz. #354 Vibrant Orange for Nose, 1 yard #312 Black for Eyes; 
Patons Cha Cha (#5 eyelash yarn) 1/4 oz. #2016 Reggae;
G (4mm) hook; 
20 mm Gold Jingle Bells, 7;   20 gauge Annealed Craft Wire, 25″; wire cutters;
2 tree twigs from your garden;
Artist’s Size (largest size) Ultra Stiff Plastic Canvas by Darice, 1 sheet; pencil;
sewing and tapestry needles; sewing thread;  Aleene’s Designer Tacky Craft Glue 
Size: Snowman measures 18″ Long excluding hanger 
Gauge: G hook    4 sc = 1 inch; 4 rows = 1 inch
BODY SIDES (Make 2)
Row 1:  With Baby Teri White, ch 2; sc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea ch across,
ch 1, turn. (14).
Rows 2-6:  2 sc in first sc, sc in ea sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc,
ch 1, turn. (16, 18, 20, 22, 24).
Rows 7-70:  Sc in ea sc across, ch 1, turn. (24).
 
Rows 71-74:  Dec over first 2 sc, sc in ea sc across to last 2 sc, dec over last 2 sc,
ch 1, turn. (22, 20, 18, 16).
Row 75:  Sc in ea sc across, ch 1, turn. (16).
Row 76:  Repeat Row 71. (14).
Row 77:  Repeat Row 75. (14).
Row 78:  Repeat Row 71. (12).
Row 79:  Repeat Row 75. (12).
Row 80:  Repeat Row 71. (10). 
Rnd 81:  Working in ends of rows and in ea sc, sc around outer edge of body side; join with a sl st to first sc.
Using First Side as a pattern, cut plastic canvas slightly smaller. 
Joining
Holding both Sides with wrong sides together and plastic canvas sandwiched in
between, with White Baby Teri, sew Sides together, working through Back Loops only around. 
Carrot  Nose
Row 1:  With Vibrant Orange, ch 2; sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn. (1).
Row 2:  2 sc in first sc, ch 1, turn. (2).
Rows 3-12:  Sc in ea sc across, ch 1, turn. (2).
Fasten off, leaving length for sewing.
Sew nose with Row 12 centered over Rows 59-61, pointing downward, as shown in photo. 
Eyes
Using Black and Satin Stitch, embroider eyes over Rows 63 and 64, 1-1/2″ apart.
Large Heart
Row 1:  With Fiesta Jewel, ch 2; 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn. (3).
Rows 2 & 3: 2 sc in first sc, sc in ea sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc,
ch 1, turn. (5,7).
Row 4: Sc in ea sc across, ch 1, turn. (7).
Rows 5-10: Repeat   Rows 2 & 4 consecutively, ending with 13 sts on Row 10,
ch 1, turn. (9,11,13).
Rnd 11: Sc in first sc, hdc in next sc, 2 hdc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc (twice),
(hdc, sc) in next sc, sl st in next sc, (sc, hdc) in next sc, 2 dc in next sc (twice),
2 hdc in next sc, hdc in next sc, sc in last sc; DO NOT TURN;
working down side of heart, ch 1, sc in ends of each row around to opposite side of Rnd 11, working 3 sc in point of heart;  sl st in first stitch of Rnd 11.
Fasten off, leaving length for sewing.  Sew heart centered to bottom of Body Side.

Small Heart
Row 1:  With Fiesta Jewel, ch 2; 3 sc in 2ndch from hook, ch 1, turn. (3).
Rows 2 & 3: 2 sc in first sc, sc in ea sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc,
ch 1, turn. (5,7).
Row 4: Sc in ea sc across, ch 1, turn. (7).
Row 5: Repeat Row 2. (9).
Rows 6 & 7:  Repeat Row 4. (9).
Row 8:  Sc in first sc, hdc in next sc, (hdc, dc) in next sc, (2 dc) in next sc, sl st in next sc, (2 dc) in next sc, (dc, hdc) in next sc, hdc in next sc, sc in last sc; DO NOT turn;
working down side of heart, ch 1, sc in ends of each row around to opposite side of
Rnd 8, working 3 sc in point of heart; sl st in first stitch of Rnd 8.
Fasten off, leaving length forst sewing. Sew heart centered above large heart.
Garland
Leaving a long tail for tying, with Reggae Cha Cha, ** ch 2, hdc in 2nd ch from hook;
Repeat from ** until garland measures approximately 14″ long.
Fasten off, leaving another long tail for tying.  
Finishing
Push one twig at a time, in between layers of Body Sides at sides of Snowman, as shown in photo, and glue and sew in place. Let dry.
Sew 7 jingle bells evenly spaced to garland.
Tie each end of tail of garland to each twig and secure.
Using Wire Cutters, cut 25 inch piece of wire.  Using pencil, randomly make spirals in wire by wrapping small area of wire around pencil as shown in photo. Thread one end of wire from back to front at one top corner, extending ends 3″.  Twist to secure.  Using pencil, spiral 3″ piece in front.  Thread remaining end of wire through opposite top corner and secure as before.

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Wrist Warmers or Fingerless Gloves

Crochet Wrist Warmers
Copyright Wendy Cozby 2012 All Rights Reserved


Materials:  Caron Simply Soft worsted weight yarn (color of choice), H (5 mm) hook, sewing and tapestry needle, sewing thread for optional buttons, buttons (optional)
Gauge: H (5 mm) hook,  (sc, dc,  sc, dc) = 1 inch; 6 rows = 2 inches;
Instructions are written for Ladies Small. Medium and Large are in ( ). Wrist warmers pictured are Size Small
Row 1:  For Size SMALL, ch 25;
For Size MEDIUM, ch 29;
For Size LARGE, ch 33;
sc in 2nd ch from and hook and each ch across, ch 1, turn. (S – 24 sc, M- 28 sc, L – 32 sc).
Row 2:  Sc in first sc, dc in next sc, (sc in next sc, dc in next sc) across, ch 1, turn.
Row 3:  Sc in first dc, dc in next sc, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) across (your last stitch should always be a dc) ch 1, turn
Row 4:  Repeat Row 3 until piece measures S – 3 ½  (M – 5 ½, L – 7 ½ ) inches long.
When piece reaches desired length, do NOT fasten off.
Rnd 1: Working in ends of rows, sc, dc, sc in first end of stitch, *sk next 2 ends of stitches,      (sc, dc, sc) in next end of stitch, repeat from * across; working around wrist warmer, sc in each sc (S – 24, M – 28, 
L –  32), sc in ends of rows, sc in ea sc across (24, 28, 32). Fasten off.
 Matching stitches, fold piece in half lengthwise; with tapestry needle and matching yarn, sew first S-7 (M-9, L-11) stitches together, fasten off.
Skipping next S – 4 (M – 5, L – 6) stitches for thumb opening, sew next S-13 (M-14, L-15) stitches together. Fasten off.
Sew on buttons (optional). 
Copyright 2012 Wendy Cozby  All rights reserved.

Wrist Warmers or Fingerless Gloves

Crochet Wrist Warmers
Copyright Wendy Cozby 2012 All Rights Reserved


Materials:  Caron Simply Soft worsted weight yarn (color of choice), H (5 mm) hook, sewing and tapestry needle, sewing thread for optional buttons, buttons (optional)
Gauge: H (5 mm) hook,  (sc, dc,  sc, dc) = 1 inch; 6 rows = 2 inches;
Instructions are written for Ladies Small. Medium and Large are in ( ). Wrist warmers pictured are Size Small
Row 1:  For Size SMALL, ch 25;
For Size MEDIUM, ch 29;
For Size LARGE, ch 33;
sc in 2nd ch from and hook and each ch across, ch 1, turn. (S – 24 sc, M- 28 sc, L – 32 sc).
Row 2:  Sc in first sc, dc in next sc, (sc in next sc, dc in next sc) across, ch 1, turn.
Row 3:  Sc in first dc, dc in next sc, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) across (your last stitch should always be a dc) ch 1, turn
Row 4:  Repeat Row 3 until piece measures S – 3 ½  (M – 5 ½, L – 7 ½ ) inches long.
When piece reaches desired length, do NOT fasten off.
Rnd 1: Working in ends of rows, sc, dc, sc in first end of stitch, *sk next 2 ends of stitches,      (sc, dc, sc) in next end of stitch, repeat from * across; working around wrist warmer, sc in each sc (S – 24, M – 28, 
L –  32), sc in ends of rows, sc in ea sc across (24, 28, 32). Fasten off.
 Matching stitches, fold piece in half lengthwise; with tapestry needle and matching yarn, sew first S-7 (M-9, L-11) stitches together, fasten off.
Skipping next S – 4 (M – 5, L – 6) stitches for thumb opening, sew next S-13 (M-14, L-15) stitches together. Fasten off.
Sew on buttons (optional). 
Copyright 2012 Wendy Cozby  All rights reserved.

The Magic Ring in Crochet

 Do you crochet in the round? If so, if you haven’t already done so, I would suggest that you try the ‘Magic Ring’!

What is the ‘Magic Ring’? It is a great way to start the first round of your crochet circle so that you don’t have any holes left when you finish crocheting it. Other names for the magic ring are the magic loop, magic circle, sliding loop and adjustable ring in crochet.

For years, in my crochet designs that began in the round,  I recommended, for example “ch 2; 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook”. If you did not do this carefully, sometimes a hole would remain in the center of the circle, larger than you would desire.

When I discovered the Magic Ring, I loved it! 

It is a great way to start your crochet circle so that no hole will be left in the center of your work. The Magic Circle is not limited to just single crochet either! You can use it for all the common crochet stitches, sc, hdc, dc, tr, etc.

The Craftsy Blog has a great tutorial posted today on how to do the ‘Magic Ring’.

I have also created my own PDF tutorial for creating the Magic Ring that you may DOWNLOAD HERE. Save it to your own computer so you may have it for further reference!

I would love to know if this has been helpful for you. If so, I hope to create more CROCHET TUTORIALS in the future.

Chicken WELCOME Door or Wall Hanging

You may PRINT the Chicken Welcome for your personal use ONLY. Thank you and enjoy!
© 2012 Jocelyn Sass/Cute Crochet Visit   Cute Crochet  for many more cute crochet patterns!

Chicken Welcome Copyright 2012 Cute Crochet

Chicken Welcome

Materials: Red Heart Super Saver 4-ply worsted weight yarn,
2-1/2 oz. #316 Soft White,
small amount each #0303 Painted Desert,
#376 Burgundy,
#645 Honey Gold;
scrap of Black
G (4.5mm) hook;
3/4″ wooden letters to spell WELCOME;
stiff plastic canvas;
Burgundy acrylic paint;
1″ plastic ring for hanger;
Aleene’s Designer Tacky Glue;
paintbrush;
tapestry needle;

Size: Chicken Welcome measures 8-3/4″ wide X 11″ tall.

Gauge: 4 sc = 1 inch; 4 rows = 1 inch.

Chicken Side (Make 2)

Row 1: With Soft White, ch 26; sc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea ch across, ch 1, turn. (25).

Rows 2-5: 2 sc in first sc, sc in ea sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (27,29,31,33).

Rows 6-18: Sc in ea sc across, ch 1, turn. (33).

Row 19: Dec over first 2 sc, sc in ea sc across to last 2 sc, dec over last 2 sc, ch 1, turn. (31).

Row 20: Sc in ea sc across, ch 1, turn. (31).

Rows 21-26: Repeat Rows 19 and 20 consecutively, ending with 25 sts on Row 26. (29,27,25).

Rows 27-33: Repeat Row 19. (23,21,19,17,15,13).

Rows 34-41: Sc in ea sc across, ch 1, turn. (13).

Rows 42-45: Repeat Row 19. (11,9,7,5,).

At end of Row 45, ch 1, turn.

Rnd 46: Working in ends of rows and in ea sc, sc around outer edges of chicken side; join with a sl st to first sc.

AFTER FIRST SIDE, fasten off.

Using first side as a pattern, cut plastic canvas slightly smaller than chicken side.

AFTER SECOND SIDE, do NOT fasten off.

Joining: Holding both sides with wrong sides together and matching stitches, working in both Back Loops only around, with plastic canvas sandwiched in between, sl st in each stitch around, joining sides together. Join with a sl st to first sl st and fasten off.

Comb

Rnd 1: With Burgundy, ch 2; 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with a sl st to first sc, ch 1, turn. (6).

Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea sc around, join, ch 2, turn. (12).

Rnd 3: (wrong side) (Hdc, sc, 2 hdc) in same place as joining; sl st in next sc,

*(2 hdc, sc, 2 hdc) in next sc, sl st in next sc; repeat from * around; join with a sl st to top of starting ch-2.

Fasten off, leaving length for sewing. Sew Comb to top of head as shown.

Beak

Rnd 1: With Gold, ch 2; 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with a sl st to first sc, ch 1, turn. (6).

Rnd 2: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around; join, ch 1, turn. (9).

Rnd 3: Sc in ea sc around; join, ch 1, turn. (9).

Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around; join, ch 1, turn. (12).

Rnd 5: Sc in ea sc around; join, ch 1, turn. (12).

Fasten off, leaving length for sewing. Flatten beack and sew to front of chicken side over Rows 37 and 38.

Eyes

Using Black and Satin Stitch, embroider eyes over Rows 42 and 43, 1-1/4″ apart.

Heart

Row 1: With Painted Desert, ch 2; 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn. (3).

Rows 2 & 3: 2 sc in first sc, sc in ea sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (5,7).

Row 4: Sc in ea sc across, ch 1, turn. (7).

Row 5: Repeat Row 2. (9).

Row 6: Repeat Row 4. (9).

Row 7: Repeat Row 2. (11).

Row 8: Repeat Row 4. (11).

Rnd 9: Sc in first sc, hdc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc (twice), (hdc, sc) in next sc, sl st in next sc,
(sc, hdc) in next sc, 2 dc in next sc (twice); hdc in next sc, sc in last sc, do not turn;
ch 1, sc in ends of each row around to opposite end of Rnd 9,
working 3 sc in point;
sl st in first st of Rnd 9.

Fasten off, leaving length for sewing.

Sew heart to center of chicken front, over Rows 14-24, stuffing with scraps of painted desert yarn, before closing.

Hanger: Using tapestry needle and Soft White, sew 1″ plastic ring to top back for hanging.