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Beginning Needlepoint
The Craft Yarn Council
Includes free patterns, getting started in crochet and knitting, finding classes and the standards and guidelines for crochet and knitting. Also includes instructions on how to read a pattern, glossaries of symbols, abbreviations, standard body measurements/sizing and more.
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.
Embroidery 101!
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.
Get Started and Learn to Knit
"This 3 part introduction to knitting walks the new knitter step-by-step through the knitting basics: Long Tail cast-on and the knit and purl stitches and basic knit bind-off and finishing your knitting. " From
Home Sewing Association
Check out the enthusiast section for very helpful and informative sewing guidelines as well as patterns and instructions for sewing projects.
"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.
Learn to Crochet
Videos and lessons for left and/or right handed people. From Crochet Guild of America.
Origami Club
Site contains many diagrams and animations of the folding process that you can control.
Origami Bases and Folds
Origami Glossary
Free sewing patterns for stuffed animals, purses, clothing, babies and felt food projects. From
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.
Detailed instructions and images of popular knitting and crochet stitches.
Teach Yourself to Sew
Articles on the fundamentals of sewing. From Threads Magazine.
Women Folk: The Art of Quilting
Quilt history, patterns and their stories through history.

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