Free Crochet Patterns for the Top 10 Fall and Winter Trends!

One request that pops up every year is what the new trends are going to be – in fashion, in design, and in crochet! And while the magazines have to figure this stuff out months in advance, I’ve been able to sit back and look around and see what’s really catching people’s eyes. Here is my collection of the top 10 Fall and Winter Trends for 2014 – and free crochet patterns that fit in each category!

The Top 10 Fall and Winter Trends - and 30+ FREE #crochet patterns are right on point! From

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Craftsy Project Kits: Pattern and Yarn and Great Crafty Deals!

Do you ever buy a yarn without a project in mind? Or love a pattern, but feel at a loss as to what the right yarn for it would be? Project kits are the answer – and Craftsy has a whole lot of them to choose from! Oh…. and did I mention they’re a great deal? So today’s roundup is some of my favorite Craftsy Project Kits!

Craftsy Project Kits are fab: #crochet #knitting #sewing and #quilting! Great gift idea!

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Hookin On Hump Day #80 – Link Party for Crochet and Knitting!

I promised an announcement last round, and here it is – Hookin On Hump Days is moving! Well, half of it is moving.

Sara from My Merry Messy Life started Hookin On Hump Days way back in 2012! (Check out one of the first ones ever HERE!) Then when she when she had her 3rd child, she brought me on as co-hostess. And now she’s moving on! She’s been a wonderful person to work with and I wish her only the best. My Merry Messy Life will continue to be a great resource for green living and crafting, but this is the last round that Sara will be involved with.

So she is passing the torch to me… and starting next round I’ll be sharing it with Kara from Petals to Picots! We’ll be going over the rules and working on a new logo, and making the party our own. And it’s going to be more yarn focused as well! So while it’s sad to see Sara go, I think great new things are in store for Hookin on Hump Day on Moogly and Petals to Picots! In the meantime, let’s get started with this round!

HOHD 80 - Link Party for #Crochet and #Knitting!

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Check Out the New Crochet Abbreviations List on Moogly!

This is something I’ve been planning on putting together for some time – and I finally got a chance to sit down and do so! If you are just learning to read crochet patterns, or if you ever come across a new abbreviation in a pattern… there’s now a resource for you here on Moogly!

Learn what all those #crochet abbreviations mean with Moogly! Bookmark this to be able to read any American English crochet pattern!

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Little Hearts Matter: a Special Free Crochet Pattern Collection

As some of you may know, my middle child has a severe congenital heart defect. While it’s a big deal, he gets to lead a pretty normal life 99% of the time, and we’re very lucky that it’s not something we have to think about every day.

This is not the case for the parents of children born with single ventricle heart disease – children born with just half a heart. Little Hearts Matter is a charity organization dedicated to providing support and education to families with children born with single ventricle heart disease. And they’ve asked me to help spread the word about their work, because there’s something very special happening right now!

Little Hearts Matter: Free #Crochet Heart Patterns for a Cause!

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Crochet Bunting Mini Garland or Necklace

Can I just say how much I love crocheting? You can take a big giant hook and hold several strands of thick yarn together and make a super thick blanket. You can take tiny thread and hooks and make ultra delicate doilies. And you can take some gorgeous hooks, stainless steel wool, and sparkly yarn… and make a Mini Garland or Necklace!

#Crochet Bunting Necklace - free pattern on! Fun to wear, and super cute as garland on tiny table trees!Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links!

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The 2014 Moogly Afghan Crochet-a-Long: Block #20!

It’s October! There’s a chill in the air, ghosts and ghouls are popping up all over, and scariest of all, there are just a few more blocks left in this CAL! This is the month I hope to get together both the joining methods and start putting some ideas in place for next year. While throwing two birthday parties and working on a super secret project and everything else. Talk about scary! But if this is the first you’ve heard of the 2014 Moogly Afghan Crochet-a-Long, then start HERE to read how it works – if you crochet fast, there’s still time to join in!

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