Free Pattern Friday: Advanced Patterns in Quilting, Sewing & More!

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in Crocheting, Embroidery, Food & Cooking, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Paper Crafts, Quilting, Sewing |


Ready for a challenge? We’ve gathered a collection of fun projects that are sure to spark your creativity, all from our array of free patterns on Craftsy. From an advanced paper-piecing dragonfly quilt to a tricky children’s kimono set, these patterns will hone your crafting techniques while simultaneously producing a delightful project!

Go ahead and snag your favorite free pattern now, and let your cutting-edge skills be the envy of all your friends.

Dragonfly Quilt - Advanced Quilting Pattern

Free Dragonfly Advanced Quilting Pattern

Inspired by a pond filled with cattails, water lilies and dragonflies, this paper-pieced pattern from Craftsy member borsedigaya is full of life and color. Your imagination is your only limit for choosing fabric colors and patterns to piece together this quilt. Test your paper-piecing skills with this spring pond pattern today!

Get the FREE Spring in the Pond Quilt Pattern here.

Leaf Lace Cardigan - Craftsy.com Pattern

Free Leaf Lace Cardigan Pattern

We adore this lace leaf patterned knit cardigan from Craftsy member Universal Yarn. You’ll love the way this sweater’s stitches make it dimensional yet soft. Knit in a soft pastel color, this light and airy cardigan is the perfect way to dress up a plain T-shirt or throw over a simple sundress. How lovely.

Get the FREE Leaf Lace Cardigan Knitting Pattern here.

Baby Kimono Set Sewing Pattern

Free Baby Kimono Set Sewing Pattern

Craftsy member Laura TT brings you another adorable high-quality pattern for children’s clothes. This kids set includes a top, complete with ribbon ties, contrasting binding and raglan sleeves, and tiny, relaxed-fit pants. Sew this as the perfect “zen” outfit for any baby!

Get the FREE Little Kid Kimono Set Pattern here.

Shankh Necklace Crochet Pattern

Free Conch Shell Crocheted Necklace Pattern

“Shankh” which means conch shell in Hindi, was the inspiration for the crocheted necklace pattern from Craftsy member Sweet Nothings. This intermediate pattern uses lightly variegated yarn for added effect and is a great project for trying something different with your crochet hook!

Get the FREE “Shankh” Necklace Crocheting Pattern here.

Sway Bracelet - Free Jewelry Pattern

Free Bracelet Beading Jewelry Pattern

This jewelry pattern from Craftsy member Mei_Bijoux is a wonderful addition to your accessory collection! The wave pattern, Swarovski bicones and jewel-toned beads are absolutely stunning. When you adorn your wrist with this beaded beauty, expect to receive a barrage of compliments.

Get the FREE Sway Bracelet Beading Pattern here.

Barn Owl Counterchange - Pattern at www.craftsy.com

Free Owl Counterchange Embroidery Pattern

Never tried counterchange smocking embroidery? The barn owl embroidery pattern from Craftsy member A.A. is the perfect time to give it a go! Included in the pattern are instructions for making a “nappy hanger” for storing diapers as well as a cover for a baby wipe dispenser. Perfect for giving to a mom to be or just learning a new skill.

Get the FREE Barn Owl Embroidery Pattern here.

DIY Card Caddy - Pattern on Craftsy

Free Card Caddy Paper Crafts Pattern

Spending hours creating gorgeous handmade cards but don’t have a place to store them? This card caddy pattern from Craftsy member NorthernGirl is your solution! Easily store cards for any occasion and be prepared for all life’s important moments. A project that’s fun, challenging and practical? Who could ask for anything more!

Get the FREE Paper Crafts Card Caddy Pattern here.

Spaghetti With Clams - Recipe Available

Free Spaghetti alle Vongole Recipe

Perhaps it’s the simplicity and clarity of the flavors in traditional Italian pasta that make it so delicious. With this recipe for spaghetti with clams and white wine sauce, you’ll create a dish that will bring everyone to the table. If you’re worried about not having the cooking chops to conquer it, you can take Craftsy class Homemade Italian Pasta with award-winning chef Giuliano Hazan, and learn all you’ll ever need to know. Bon appetito!

Get the FREE Italian Spaghetti alle Vongole Pasta Recipe here.

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