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Finding Free Crochet Patterns for Toys on the Internet
Free Crochet Patterns for Toys
Everyone is looking to save money in these hard times, but crocheters still want to follow their pastime. One way to do so, inexpensively, is to use all those odd balls, skeins, and scraps of yarn, find a free crochet pattern and make some toys. Crochet toys make excellent children’s, or indeed certain adults', gifts, or charities can either sell them directly or use them as raffle, or tombola, prizes to raise money. Many local charities accept crochet toys or there are many such charities on the internet. Many disaster relief charities ask that workplaces, clubs etc. fill shoeboxes for victims of natural disaster or war, a small crochet toy in a shoebox could bring so much comfort and joy to a child far away, who has lost his or her toys and let him or her know that someone cares.
Finding free crochet patterns for any item on the internet is easy and there are many exciting free crochet patterns for toys. The large free crochet pattern directories such as Crochet Pattern Central have links to a large selection of free patterns for toys. There are links to the charming Caron monkey toy, a racetrack rug, a crochet Rubik’s cube, a soldier doll, a sonic doll, and a travelling Tic Tac Toe game. Allcrafts has over 300 toy patterns including a penguin bowling set, a delightful loop stitch dog, and a panda timer. All free crochet has links to a selection of toys, including several crochet dolls, a crochet airplane, a Hello Kitty, and finger puppets. Chained links has links to a gingerbread boy, finger puppets, dolls clothes and teddy bears.
Free Crochet Toy Patterns
There are various other sites around the internet including blog sites. A Crochet Toy Chest has many safari animals and several other toy patterns. Bev’s Country Cottage has many fashion doll clothes. The Daily Crocheter has a pleasant selection of free toy patterns including a witch doll. The Vintage Toy Chest has several wonderful toy patterns including Humpty Dumpty, a monkey, zebra and donkey as well as the three bears.
The large yarn company web sites also have free toy patterns. The Lion Brand site has alphabet blocks, a giraffe, a hobbyhorse, and dolls clothes. The Bernat site has some delightful crochet baby rattles.
Ravelry.com is a knitting and crochet site with a difference. You do have to register an e mail address with them, but doing so gives you access to a huge directory of free crochet patterns, for all types of articles, some exclusive to the site, others that are impossible to find any other way, and to the crochet community. Even if you are looking to crochet a weird or extra-ordinary article, Ravelry will point you in the right direction. Here you will find a crochet dolls cradle, a crochet smiley, Welsh dragon, and a Halloween Kitty amongst 932 toys.
Making toys, whether they are for a gift for a small friend, or relative, or for a charity is always a pleasure and a special joy. You may be making that special childhood friend for a child.