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Free-for-Now crochet patterns

All of our original crochet patterns are free for a week to ten days when they are first published. We call this Free-for-Now.

Then after a week or ten days they become available for a nominal fee, around $2, as a PDF download so you can read them on your phone or iPad.

You can find our paid patterns here.

So, if you come back often you can catch all our patterns as they come out and when they are still free-for-now.

Patterns that are free for now are:

Carleton iPad Cover


Free PDF Patterns

This pattern, in the form of a PDF, are used as example of what our patterns look like and the care and detail that goes into them.

You can download the following PDF patterns:

Essex earwarmer 2016 COVER-page-001 (1)Essex Ear Warmer

Designed by Alison Stapleton

Pattern highlights: Crochet, 5mm hook, chain-less cast-on, post stitches, in the round.

This quick pattern is for a woman’s ear warmer. Made on a chain-less cast on and with a “moss” stitch from front and back post stitches which gives the item “give” and a good fit. It is made in the round with one ball of yarn. I used Vanna’s Choice and a 5mm hook.

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Essex Ear Warmer Pattern

Make this trendy autumn ear warmer as a quick intermediate project.

What you will need:

  • Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice 2 balls in grey marble (featured)   or other similar weight yarn.
  • Crochet hook H (5mm)
  • Your label (optional)


Adult approx. 22” (56cm) diameter


Pattern Notes

This pattern uses the chainless cast on method, see Row 1 for instructions.

Main band

Row 1: 3 ch, yarn over, insert hook in first ch (but both loops), pull through (3 loops on hook), yarn over, insert hook into bottom stitch two “V” and pull through (3 loops on hook), make 1 dc as normal inserting hook into both loops of previous loop pulled through. Each new double crochet is started in the one loop pulled through from the two on the base. Make 65 dc, slip stitch to top of first stitch and join. Make sure the work is not twisted.

Row 2: 2 ch, * 1 FPdc in next stitch, 1 BPdc in next stitch *, repeat from * to * to last stitch slip stitch to close.

Row 3: 2 ch, * 1 BPdc in next stitch, 1 FPdc in next stitch *, repeat from * to * to last stitch, slip stitch to close.

Row 4 to 7: Repeat rows: 2 and 3 twice. Fasten off.

Center band

Row 1: 9 ch

Row 2: 2 ch, 1 sc in next 8 stitches, turn.

Row 3 to 17: Repeat row 2.

Row 18: Wrap the center band around the main band and join center band together with single crochets. Fasten off.

Note: the center band remains loose over the main band. Slide it to cover the main band row changes.Ffinishing

Weave ends up and down along the edge and not into the body of the work.

Neatly sew in your label.


ch = chain(s), ss = slip stitch; sc = single crochet; dc = double crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

FPdc = front post double crochet; BPdc = back post double crochet.

More Free-for-Now Patterns coming soon

We have many more free patterns coming for you. We have them ready but just need to get the webpage sorted. We do this website by ourselves.

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About Old English Creations original crochet patterns

Original designs

All our patterns are Old English Creations original designs created by our talented designers Alison and Lynn.

Each one is technically correct and uses US crochet terminology and not UK crochet terminology.

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