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Mother of Purl Exclusive Free Patterns

We have put together a collection of some of our favorite exclusive free patterns from our in house designer Mother of Purl. All of these beautiful patterns come free with purchase of the yarn to make them. All you have to do is let us know that you want the pattern when you purchase the yarn. If you are ordering online, just include a message when placing your order to make sure that we include the pattern.

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Knitting Patterns  

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Purl in the Pines Poncho

 
Knitting from side to side makes the stripes from this lovely slow striping yarn have a vertical effect.  The poncho is simple to make, using just stockinette and seed stitch (“Purl in the Pines Poncho #2” is a longer length, uses 3 balls of Ito, and features additional textured sts. The pattern also includes instructions for a matching cowl).
 
Pattern Details
Yarn: Noro Ito
Quantity: 2
Needle Size: US 9
 
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Purl in the Pines Fade
 
This lightweight summer poncho uses sock weight yarn on a large needle, making a lovely airy effect.  The simple lace pattern is a 1 row repeat, and all wrong side rows are plain.  Knit from side to side, the stripes are vertical in the finished piece.
 
Pattern Details
Yarn: Fingering (sock) weight yarn
Quantity: 6 – 75 mini skeins plus 550 yds of a main color (OR 3 – 100 gm balls of coordinating colors)
Needle Size: US 9
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Making the Fade
 
This super easy top down sweater is knit holding 2 strands of sock yarn together.  By only changing out one strand at a time, you get a true graduating color fade.  Because it is knit from the top down, you can make the sleeves any length you like.
 
Pattern Details
Yarn: Smooshy with Cashmere, or other fingering weight yarn, in graduating colors
Quantity: 5 colors (1 skein each)
Needle Size: US 7 & 9
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With a V neck, deep armholes, and A-line shaping, this cotton top is perfect to wear over a T-shirt in the summer, or a turtleneck in cooler weather.
 
Pattern Details
Yarn: Satin
Quantity: 5 - 8
Needle Size: US 7 & 9
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Round-About Cowl
 
Using interesting textured stitches, this small shaped cowl is both fun and quick to knit.
 
Pattern Details
Yarn: Tosh DK or Malabrigo Rios
Quantity: 1
Needle Size: US 7 or 8
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This pattern includes instructions for 4 different weights of yarn, from dk to chunky.  Using Silk Garden, you knit at 4 sts to the inch on about a size 9 needle.  The cowl features seed stitch borders, and bands of all knit or all purl, which create the “welted” pleats.
 
Pattern Details
Yarn: Silk Garden
Quantity: 2
Needle Size: US 9
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Chevron Scarf

 
Cour di Merino is a soft, slow striping yarn with a chainette construction, which is perfectly highlighted in this reversible chevron pattern stitched scarf.
 
Pattern Details
Yarn: Cour di Merino
Quantity: 2
Needle Size: US 11
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Reversible Boyfriend Scarf
 
Knit in a combination of garter stitch and ribbing, this cabled scarf in completely reversible.  Front cables, back cables, and a braided cable are all used.
 
Pattern Details
Yarn: Homestead Tweed
Quantity: 2
Needle Size: US 8 or 9
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Flat Lace Mitts
 
No double points are needed for these mitts!  Knit flat, they feature an unusual  textured lace pattern which resembles Chinese Checkers.  The thumbs are picked up and worked with short row shaping.
 
Pattern Details
Yarn: Huasco DK
Quantity: 1
Needle Size: US 2 & 4
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Red Writing Hood

This loose-fitting hood will NOT wreck your hair!  Knit in stockinette with yummy alpaca and a super soft fur-like yarn for the trim, this hood is super easy to knit and scrumptious to wear.
 
Pattern Details
Yarn: Baby Alpaca Grande Tweed, Alpine
Quantity: 2, 1
Needle Size: US 7 & 10
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Slipper Socks

Slipper socks are a great learning tool if you have never made socks.  Instead of using sock yarn, size 2 needles, and 64 sts, you use chunky yarn (actually worsted, double stranded), size 10 needles, and 28 sts.  If you haven’t made socks, these are a quick way to learn.  If you HAVE made socks, everyone in your family will want a pair of these cozy socks!
 
Pattern Details
Yarn: Berroco Vintage or Malabrigo Rios
Quantity: 2
Needle Size: US 10 dpns

Crochet Patterns 

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Lakeside

Using mostly half double and treble crochet stitches, this summer poncho is easy to make. 

Pattern Details
Yarn: Zooey Dappled, 3 coordinating solids (Cotton DK OR Modern Cotton OR Zooey solid)
Quantity: 3, 1, 1, 1
Hook Size: I

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Easy Peasy Crocheted Cowl

Perfect for the beginner, this shaped cowl is crocheted in fingering weight yarn, and uses mostly double crochet, plus double crochet decreases.

Pattern Details
Yarn: Zauberball Crazy
Quantity: 1
Hook Size: F

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Kerchief Scarf

This easy and quick to crochet curved scarf features half double and treble crochet stitches.

Pattern Details
Yarn: Dk or light worsted (such as Mountain Meadow Cody, Queensland Rustic Tweed, or Berocco Remix Light)
Quantity: 235 yds
Hook Size: I

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Crocheted Mittens

Including instructions for baby, kids and adults, these mittens are worked from the top down in worsted weight yarn, using half double crochet and double crochet stitches.

Pattern Details
Yarn: Kureyon
Quantity: 2  (75 – 200 yds worsted, depending on size)
Hook Size: US G & H

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Susan’s Welcome Blanket

Using a slow striping yarn like Seasons, means you are able to work a granny square pattern without having tons of ends to weave in!  This pattern is a standard granny square, great for a newer crocheter, but lots of fun for the more experienced.  This pattern makes a 40 X 40” afghan, great for a lapghan, or for a baby blanket.  With additional yarn and more squares, it’s easy to enlarge (you can get about 4 squares per ball of each yarn).

Pattern Details
Yarn: Seasons, Encore Chunky
Quantity: 4 each
Hook Size: US K