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Crochet Pattern Central
Online directory featuring thousands of links to free crochet patterns. Choose from 90+ categories, including clothing, afghans, doilies, baby items, bags and totes, potholders, toys, stuffed animals (including amigurumi), and so much more.
Enchanted Learning's Crafts for Kids
Instruction on crafts made from items you have around the house. Arranged by subject matter. This version is free, but there is also a subscriber version that is ad free and has printer friendly pages.
Free Projects
Hundreds of free projects for knitting, hand embroidery, machine embroidery, fun crafts, tv projects, crochet, quilting, sewing, print advertisements and magazines. For all skill levels. Search by brand, craft type or project type. From Coats and Clark.
Home Sewing Association
Check out the enthusiast section for very helpful and informative sewing guidelines as well as patterns and instructions for sewing projects.
KinderArt
"Over 800 free art and craft lessons, activities and plans for K-12."
Knitting Pattern Central
Online directory featuring thousands of links to free knitting patterns. Choose from 50+ categories, including clothing, hats, afghans, stuffed animals, toys, dishcloths, and much more. Also include some short videos of stitches.
Origami Club
Site contains many diagrams and animations of the folding process that you can control.
Sewing
Free sewing patterns for stuffed animals, purses, clothing, babies and felt food projects. From AllCrafts.net.
Sharon B's Dictionary of Stitches for Hand Embroidery and Needlework
Online dictionary with pictures and diagrams for each stitch, as well as a rating for how difficult the stitch is.
Stitchfinder
Detailed instructions and images of popular knitting and crochet stitches.
Women Folk: The Art of Quilting
Quilt history, patterns and their stories through history.



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