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Looking for free crochet Valentines patterns?

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Valentinesday is not far away. But it´s still time to crochet some cute things to give away. I went hunting for some free patterns for you. Maybe you will find some inspiration here 🙂

What about a cute little doll? LILY® SUGAR’N CREAM®Valentines Lily Doll (to crochet)

or a Heart Dishcloth (crochet) by Lily / Sugar’n Cream

or this cute LILY® SUGAR’N CREAM® Heart Shaped Candy Bag (to crochet)

Candy Hearts Coaster by Doni Speigle

Heart Pocket Note Holder by Terry Day

Valentine Basket Wave Sachet by Thata

 Crochet Lips by Benzecilla

 Red Rocky Lip Case by Floor Coert

 Lips Fridgie by: Cylinda Mathews 

 Granny Heart Bunting by Sandra Paul:

 

Valentine Heart Fridgie by Cylinda Mathews:

Heart shaped bag by Cult of Crochet:

Whimsical Heart Doily by Sarah Cooper :

SPIRAL IN A HEART by Andee Graves

 

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Crocheted Rock Art

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I totally love crochet covered rocks. I think the contrast between the hard cold stone and the soft warm yarn is great.

The first covered rocks I saw where the ones from http://www.resurrectionfern.typepad.com/ . She creates such beautiful things with materials she finds in nature.

Inspired by her rocks I started hunting for pictures and ideas on the net. In the meantime a lot of people discovered the joy of creating Rock Art. No matter if they are made with white thread (which looks really elegant) or multicolored. I love them all.

You can use lace crochet patterns or doily patterns and adapt them to your rocks or you use freeform crochet. In the Crochet Today! Magazine Sept/Oct 2009 were three nice patterns by Margaret Oomen (You can take a look here: http://www.crochettoday.com/crochet-patterns/lacy-river-rocks). These where the ones I used for my first experiments. After that I was was compleetly infected. I went for very long walks to search for nice stones (they are not easy to find in my area) and started my collection.  I even went for a walk with some finished rocks to take pictures. Today I want to show you some of my creations:

The little fish is a free pattern by Margaret Oomen and you can find it here:

 http://www.resurrectionfern.typepad.com/resurrection_fern/2009/05/lets-make-fish-a-tutorial-for-making-a-merfish-necklace.html

For this rock I used one of the patterns from the Crochet Today! Magazine

For this one I adapted a pineapple motif pattern

For these rocks I used one of the patterns from the Crochet Today! Magazine

This one I copied from a doily picture I found on the internet. This is the biggest stone so far. It nearly weighs 3 kg and measures 20×18 cm. It´s quite big and I use ist as a doorstop sometimes.

This one is an adapted irish crochet doily. I added a big bead in the middle of the irish rose pattern to make it look more elegant.

I hope you like what you see and maybe you are inspired to try it yourselft. Purlbee has a nice tutorial posted if you want to (http://www.purlbee.com/little-urchin-crochet-covered/). There are endless possibilities to create and have fun.

Happy Hooking everyone 🙂