Free Pattern Book: Crochet
Crochet Sweater and Vest Patterns
|Chain Stitch Hexagon Sweater|
This pattern is based on the same concept as the chain stitch square, except that it is constructed as a six-sided hexagon instead of a four-sided square. You may want to practise by making a chain stitch square, if you haven’t done so already.
|Crochet KAS Go-Over|
The most important thing about the GO-OVER is that it has large enough armhole and neck openings to
accommodate hoodies or whatever else underneath.
|No Sew Crochet Slip-Over|
This slipover is worked from the top down, beginning with a rectangular yoke. This means that there is no hand-sewing required to finish. Please use a soft yarn as the children wear these slip-overs against the skin.
This simple slip over is made out of simple crocheted rectangles. It’s so simple, even beginner crafters can make it! Please use a soft yarn as the children may wear these slip-overs against the skin.
|Stripes and Triangles Go-Over|
This pattern is worked in one piece from the neck down. Change colours as you wish to create stripes.
Crochet Square Patterns
|Chain Stitch Square|
An advantage of this pattern is that, since there is no end to the rounds, you can tie on a new yarn when your previous yarn ends. You can also alternate yarns “round by round” to make it look stripy.
|Diamond in a Square|
This pattern produces an interesting square all on its own, but it can also be used as a technique to adapt smaller square patterns to the sizes required in KAS blankets.
Granny squares are popular with both novice and experienced crocheters.
This square has a step pattern crossing diagonally. By choosing complementary colours, this can create a wonderful effect.
This square is guaranteed to come out the right size, because it starts from the corner and grows outward.
|'Plain Jane' Square|
Plain Jane and striped squares are the most fundamental part of what Knit-A-Square does. It takes 35 of these squares to make a blanket for a child in need and each square is treasured.
|Puffed Heart Square|
Show a child just how much they are loved, by rendering a heart right into their blanket square.
This square is simple to make, and has no holes or gaps which might let cold air in.
|A Warm-Hearted Square|
The heart is a lovely way to show the children you care, by sending them a little love.
|Wheel Spoke Square|
A wheel-style centre adds an interesting focal point to this solid crochet square.
|Love and Hope Square|
Crochet these words of encouragement. The children will love having a special word sewn into their blankets.
Other Crochet Patterns
Front Post Hat|
This hat is extremely adaptable in terms of types of yarn and hook size. A blanket can keep almost all of a child warm, but they still need something to protect their heads from the cold!
The KASCuddle is designed to be an outer garment, like a “little sleeping bag”, to be used over whatever clothing the baby might be wearing. For our South African babies, it can be used both during the day when the baby is being carried and as a sleep sack at night, when many of these babies sleep on the ground snuggled beside their caregivers. For these little ones, the KASCuddle has the advantage of staying in place at night, unlike a blanket which can be kicked off.
|Teddy Bear Hand Puppet|
The children in South Africa have very few if any playthings. A puppet will give a child many hours of fun and laughter.