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#7 Pinky Stripes Crochet Dishcloth

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The response to the Facebook posting was very good.  I had not discussed my idea with Wendi our pattern editor at all.  The next morning we chatted by phone.  Wendi said:

Cathedral Window Potholder – Free Crochet Pattern

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While most needlework originated out of necessity, it flourishes out of a need to create something beautiful and a need to share that beauty with loved ones. Judging by the great

#6 Garnet in Lace Crochet Dishcloth

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By 10pm on my long day of being snowed in, I was formulating a plan.  I posted the following on Facebook: “I am thinking about doing a Dishcloth-a-Day for the whole

Wrought Iron Rooster Potholder Set- Free Crochet Pattern

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This unique design comes from a book called Wrought Iron Crochet, published in 1954 by Lily.  In black these designs do look just like wrought iron.  Imagine this design worked in

#5 Center of My Heart Crochet Dishcloth

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The theme for my dishcloths today is definitely Valentine’s Day.  They look so pretty when grouped together in a color scheme of pinks, red & white.  On Etsy.com I have seen

Shell Suncatcher – Free Crochet Pattern

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I can’t think of a better time to decorate your windows with suncatchers than during the winter months.  This suncatcher is created with crochet cotton thread and a steel crochet hook. 

#4 Pebbly Pink & White Striped Crochet Dishcloth

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This design may look harder than it really is.  The little pebbles are created by crocheting a treble crochet stitch and then a single crochet stitch in the next stitch.  The

Loop Stitch Granny Afghan – Free Crochet Pattern

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The Loop Stitch Granny Afghan offers a whole new twist on the granny square!  A loop stitch flower is worked in the middle rounds.  The flower is then surrounded by rounds

#3 Pink Clusters Dishcloth – Maggie Weldon Maggies Crochet

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It is very easy to design a dishcloth – yes even you can do it.  For this dishcloth I got out one of my crochet stitch pattern books.  I picked a

Irish Rose Motif – Free Crochet Pattern

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I created this beautiful Victorian Irish Rose Motif years ago.  “Irish crochet” is a type of lace that originated during Ireland’s famine years of the 19th century.  Charity groups helped to

#2 Valentine Ripple Dishcloth – Maggie Weldon Maggies Crochet

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Annabelle and I have been snowed in all day. Annabelle is buried under the ripple afghan my dearly departed Fran crocheted for me. (see picture) She hates to be cold.  Luckily

#1 Valentine Heart Crochet Dishcloth

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While cleaning in the design room today, I was trying to think of something fun we could all do together on Facebook and with the entire MaggiesCrochet.com audience.   I came across

Checkers Rug – Free Crochet Pattern

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The cheerful look of this Checkers Rug made it the perfect pick for the first day of the New Year. While most needlework originated out of necessity, it flourishes out of

Basket Weave Rug – Free Crochet Pattern

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It’s always nice to have plenty or throw rugs for every floor in your house.  At the foot of your bed a throw rug helps to keep your feet warm as

Vintage Bloomers Potholder – Free Crochet Pattern

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When I visit antique shows in search of vintage crochet, I am always amazed and excited with the variety I find.  I see vintage patterns and never see the actual piece. 

Ripple with Overleaf Afghan – Free Crochet Pattern

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If “home is where the heart is”, then decorating it with handmade crochet makes it more extraordinary and inviting.  Whether you crochet an afghan for yourself, or family and friends, it

Marigold Afghan – Free Crochet Pattern

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Drape your living room sofa in beauty and elegance with this gorgeous afghan!  Squares are created individually in solid squares and floral squares that are stitched together.  Afghan is quick and

Gray Striped Rug – Free Crochet Pattern

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Years ago they used to sell a yarn called “rug yarn”.  I am not aware of any “rug yarn” for sale now.  We are asked about rug yarn all the time. 

Christmas Tree Potholder – Free Crochet Pattern

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Wouldn’t it be fun to make ALL the vintage potholders?  They would look so beautiful together.  There are a lot of potholders that are similar to one another.  This Christmas Tree

Raffia Angel Ornament – Free Crochet Pattern

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Raffia is a fiber from the giant leaves of a palm tree found in Madagascar. The raffia used in these ornaments is Rayon.  It is available through Nashville Wraps. Raffia Ribbon,

Raffia Christmas Tree Ornament – Free Crochet Pattern

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Raffia is a fiber from the giant leaves of a palm tree found in Madagascar. The raffia used in these ornaments is Rayon.  It is available through Nashville Wraps. Raffia Ribbon,

Raffia Angel Head Ornament – Free Crochet Pattern

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Raffia is a fiber from the giant leaves of a palm tree found in Madagascar. The raffia used in these ornaments is Rayon.  It is available through Nashville Wraps. Raffia Ribbon,

Christmas Cornucopia – Free Crochet Pattern

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The Cornucopia dates back to the 5th century BC.  It is a symbol of food and abundance.  In modern depictions, cornucopias are typically stuffed with fruits and vegetables symbolic of the