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Hexagons are fascinating crochet projects. You can use hexagons to create a wide variety of different crochet projects; including afghans, shawls, throws, ponchos, pillows, and more. For example, the simple granny square hexagon or the granny square style hexagon with a flower in the center are lovely bases for many projects. These hexagons make outstanding afghan motifs; just crochet multiple hexagons and join the motifs together to create your afghan. There are plenty more hexagon patterns on... our list to choose from.
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Who doesn't love crocheting heart motifs? You can find them in many variations of squares and other shapes. Browse through free heart patterns you can use, including squares, heart shapes, appliques, and border or trims. Put them together into a heartfelt project for the ones you love.
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Flower motifs are cherished by crafters and artisans worldwide. See patterns for a broad range of flower motifs including some that are realistic and some that are abstract. You'll find flower motifs in many different sizes and styles, including hexagons, squares, appliques, and three-dimensional works.
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If you enjoy crocheting intricate snowflake motifs, be sure to check out these patterns. They range from easy to challenging. We've posted lovely snowflake patterns ranging from easy to challenging and some with beads, some without. You can use them as standalone items such as Christmas tree decorations, coasters, or potholders with a snowflake motif. Or, you can combine them into a larger project.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Circles are a common crochet motif. Learn how to crochet them with these instructions for crocheting in the round. Then enjoy more ways to crochet and use circles.
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Crocheted squares come in handy for making afghans, pillows, throws, and many other types of projects. They are perhaps the easiest and most versatile way to build a crochet project. But they don't have to be plain. You can include other motifs within them, such as hearts and flowers, and mix or match to make your larger project.
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You can crochet several interesting triangle motifs using our free triangle patterns. Then see how they can be used in various projects.
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Beaded Apple Motif
This motif is shaped like an apple; beads add a bit of extra visual interest to the design. It's perfect for a gift for a teacher, as in this Tunisian crochet purse with beaded apple motif.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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More Motif Patterns
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Sometimes, you'll want to join your crochet motifs together to create a larger project. When this need arises, you're invited to use our free instructions for how to whip stitch and do various other joining methods.
The book by Kristin Omdahl demonstrates join-as-you-go crochet motifs. Join-as-you-go is an innovative approach to joining crochet motifs without having to sew them together.