March 26, 2008

Free Crochet Patterns for Mile-a-Minute

Today I am bringing you FREE crochet patterns for mile-a-minute accessories, afghans, and more! I love all of these free crochet patterns for mile-a-minute projects, and my very favorite piece is the Mile-a-minute sequins and beaded purse. I've added it to my ravelry queue, I like it so much!
Take a look at these free crochet patterns for mile-a-minute projects, you'll surely find something that you want to make! Out of all of these patterns, this is what I would like to make most:

This is the Mile-a-Minute Sequins and Beaded Purse Pattern. Sequins are all the rage right now!

Beaded Mile-a-Minute Bracelet

Mile-a-Minute Afghan

Mile-a-Minute Scarf

Mile-a-Minute Afghan Pattern

Mile-a-Minute Sequins and Beaded Purse --GORGEOUS!!

Mile-a-Minute Afghan

Mile-a-Minute Granny Afghan

You can also find great Free Crochet Patterns for Mile-a-Minute patterns at your local library! Mom and I were doing a joint mile-a-minute afghan many years ago, which, unfortunately, was never finished. I also have a pretty baby mile-a-minute baby afghan that I was making, and got exactly 1/2 way through it, and lost interest. I'll be posting a picture of it in the next few days. I think I'm going to be taking it to my grandma's house tomorrow, to see if I can find the pattern again. I'll also see if she might finish it for me, and possibly sell it at a craft show =)

Happy Mile-a-Minute Crocheting!

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9 Comments, Leave a Comment:

I am so glad to see I am not the only one with unfinished products. :) Thank you for posting these patterns.

LOL - we all have unfinished projects. I've not ever found a pattern for the "mile-a-minute" my grandmother taught me and my mother many moons ago - It is very simple, if you would like to add it to your pattern database.

materials needed: (this can be done in several colors or a single color)

4 ply worsted yarn (I'm using red, white and blue at this time)
Size G hook
plastic needlepoint needle

This is done in strips - not rows

abbreviations used: ch = chain; DC = double crochet; sl st = slip stitch

Ch 4, connect with a sl st.
Ch 3, 3 DC in center of circle, ch 3, 3 DC in center of circle, ch 3, 3 DC in center of circle, ch 3. Turn.

3 DC in ch space, ch 3, 3 DC in ch space, ch 3. Turn.

Repeat until strip is desired length. Sl st off.

When desired number of strips are made, take scraps of matching yarn and sew pieces together by weaving through stitching up to the chain space on the side; whip matching chain spaces together; weave yarn through stitches on one strip to next chain space; repeat until the end. Strips will join at chain space on one side at end and at the last DC on the other side, giving it a scalloped looking edge on the end edges.

To count how many "circles" you have starting at bottom, you would make sure the first "half" circle is to the right and count up so that the first half circle looks to be on the bottom of the split circle. Looks like a scalloped edge with half circles going up the strip.

For the afghan I'm making right now (2011) my count is 30 (60 half circles up the strip) and that is about 36 inches long. I may have to take a picture to post on my blog - to see the half circles and counting up length - E :)

This is really a quick working pattern - and no thinking really - just have to remember to count how many times you've DC in the chain space as I've sometimes caught myself doing 4 or 6 at a time without chaining or turning - E :)

Elysabeth Eldering
Author of the Junior Geography Detective Squad, 50-state, mystery, trivia series

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Does someone have an easy mile a minute pattern for beginners? I would really love to make one but I just can't seem to keep up? Please

Anonymous, Did you read my response above? I gave a real easy Mile-a-minute pattern - chains and double crochets only - starts like a granny square and then you turn to make half circles - this is done in strips - you can also check out my blog posting with pictures - just drop over to and search for mile-a-minute afghan pattern or something with those tags - The pattern and pictures are there - E :)

Elysabeth Eldering
Author of Finally Home, a YA paranormal mystery
"The Proposal" (an April Fools Day story), a humorous romance ebook
"the Tulip Kiss", a paranormal romance ebook
"Bride-and-Seek", a paranormal romance ebook
"Butterfly Halves", a YA fantasy ebook

elysabeth Thanks for putting in this mile a minute afghan pattern. Sounds easy and fun

Rena, easy, yes; fun, maybe. The difficult part is sewing the strips together, but I guess anything we enjoy doing is fun, right? E :-)

thank you for these instructions. I am a beginner in crochet and so far only learned how to make a chain and single crochet st.I was a machine knitter and have many patterns and designs I would like to convert if I can teach myself to crochet. If I'm successful I will post them for others to use. Gram

elysabeth, your pattern is the same one that my mother taught me. I had lost my pattern, so thank you for posting it.

KatKell - glad you found it and can now get back to making mile-a-minute projects - lol - have fun - E :)

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