Category Archives: free patterns

Dead Link Repair

There are several dead links on the site, particularly to patterns found on the  Pisgah Yarn and Dyeing Site . The company has a new website and has changed the location of its free patterns.  I will  be gradually updating these links in the next several days.  In the meantime here is a link that will help you find the Free Patterns: Free Patterns .

I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused or is causing.

Good Morning

The past couple of days have been super busy. One of the reasons for that is because I took lots of time to update and add lot of links to this site. There was also time to reply to several comments.

I also added a page by splitting the Towels page into  Towels-Crochet and  Towels-Knit. My motivation was to make this site easier to use. If it doesn’t help, please let me know.

There are probably more dead links, for which I apologize. I will be looking for these as much as possible. If you see some that have been missed, please let me know so they can be corrected or removed.

My files are bursting with new links  to add here. There are not enough hours in my days to do as much as I want on this site. For some reason, my employer expects me to work when schedule; my family needs my attention, I need a bit of sleep; and a bit of time to knit or crochet is also needed.  I learned a long time ago it is better for me  to be busy than bored. 🙂

Have a great week!!

Site Update

I will be updating this blog daily for the next six days starting today. By the end of that time, the links on each page will have been reviewed ; the dead ones will be  researched and removed if found not to be valid elsewhere on the internet.I will also be going through my files and adding  links to more  patterns.

Another goal is to update and answer all comments that are waiting attention. This may or may not be done publicly depending on what I decide. Please accept my apologies for having gotten so far behind. Life has been busy and this blog has unfortunately gotten lost in the shuffle.

If you are a designer and wish to have a link to your pattern added to this site, please send me a message by of the comments. My computer will be checked for messages several times daily for the next several days and at least once daily after that time.

Another New Page Added

I have added another new page today. It is titled: Groups With Free Patterns.  There are only a few groups listed at this time because of time restraints. More will be added as time allows. If you know of a group you would like to see added here, please let me know.

New Page Added

I am excited to notify you of a new page added to this blog. It is called Transportation/Vehicles. Please take a look at it and offer comments or suggestions.

At this time the the only patterns on it are knitted because they are the only ones in my files at this time.  Patterns made by other methods will be included as they are found.

If you know of free patterns that fit this category, please let me know. They will be added as soon as possible.

Blog Anniversary

One year ago, August 6, 2006, this blog was started at another blogging site. My motivation was my increasing fascination with dish and wash cloths. At that time I was not working outside the home and was beginning to search for free patterns available on the internet for these items. My original batch of dishcloths was wearing out after several years hard labor. It was time to replace them. There was plenty of cotton yarn in my stash. I wanted new patterns to keep me interested in replacing them. Thus began a blog that has truly changed my life.

Within a couple of months and after experiencing much frustration with the limitations of the previous site, I moved this blog here to WordPress. It was a good move. The people here have been and are very helpful with their support and encouragement. This includes the paid support staff who have answered my questions about Terms of Service and technical questions. It also includes the volunteers and readers of the Forums who have graciously given support and input when I have asked for it. Please accept my thanks.

This site has grown from having a few links in the sidebar to having 38 pages of patterns. There are also two pages waiting to be posted until a little bit more work has been done on them. The patterns listed here are mainly knitted or crocheted. One of my goals is to add a page with loomed dish or wash cloth patterns in the upcoming weeks.

This has proven to be an unusually busy summer which has permitted little time on the computer. That will be changing in the next couple of weeks.

I have no exact idea of the number of patterns listed here. There are more in my files to be listed as time allows.

The most amazing aspect of this blog is the number of hits it has received in the past year. It also amazes me to see how many times it is used on a daily basis. These numbers please and humble me at the same time. I never imagined in my wildest dreams that this blog would be referred to as frequently as it is. Thank you to each of you who finds this site useful.

The other aspect of this blog that surprises and delights me is to see it listed on the sidebar of other people’s Blogs. It is one thing for me to place a link on my blog, yet it is another matter to find my own blog on that of others. Thank you for finding it pleasing and useful enough to do so.

I also extend a sincere Thank You to the many designers who have granted permission to allow links to their work to be added to this blog. We as a members of the Fiber Arts community benefit from your generosity.

It is my most sincere hope and goal to maintain this blog in such a manner that it will continue to be a resource for makers and lovers of dish and wash cloths and related items for a long time.

Norma

Some Changes

When I first started this blog I was afraid to post links to patterns written by merchants for fear of violating the Terms of Service. This included the sites that require registration before you can access or use their free patterns since most of those are merchants. I have learned that this is not the case.

From this point forward there will be links to free patterns contained on commercial/merchants sites.

Be aware of the following which are listed in no particular order:

  • The links to patterns listed here are not written or owned in any way by me unless specifically labeled as mine.
  • I do not have any relation to any merchants whose names appear anywhere on this blog.
  • I do not gain anything in the form of money, favors or other types of payment by listing links to patterns on this blog. The exception to this is the fun factor and the convenience of having lots of links easily available.