Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!

Free patterns

I'm a frugal  crafter and never pay for patterns.  Libraries are great places to look for books about knitting, crochet, sewing etc.  The Internet is also a rich source for free patterns.  The following is a list of links that I have used:

All Free Crochet
Charity Sewing
Crochet Geek
Crochet Pattern Central
Greenfields Africa
Halfknits (6 inch crochet squares)
Halfknits (6 inch knitted squares)
Heavenly Angels In Need
KasCare Free Crochet Patterns
KasCare Free Knitting Patterns
Knitting.about (baby blankets)
Knitting.about (knitting for babies)
Knitting For Charity
Knitting Pattern Central
Lion Brand Pattern Finder
Loving Hands
Mama's Stitchery Projects
Red Heart
Seamen's Church Institute
Tipnut (fleece scarf patterns)

....and here are some patterns that I enjoyed writing: 

The Precious Moments Gift Bag.

The Joanne Gift Bag

Purse Stitch Blanket Edging

The Warm-At-Home shawl



  1. Thanks for this. My mum will be in her element when I show her this!
    Congrats on featuring in todays netmums new to the network email with me.
    Drop by sometime @afieldsomewhere

  2. One of my go-to websites for free patterns is:


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