Tuesday, October 25, 2011

#Christmas Crafting! 20 Free, Masculine #Crochet Pattern Links

We all know that gender expression is a pretty relative thing, and nothing really could be defined as "for a man or a woman".  Well, that's what I think, anyway.  Even so, I personally have at least two men on my perpetual Christmas list that have a traditionally masculine style. 

Each hand-crocheted gift is an individual creation, from the moment you pick the pattern and yarn, until the finished item is gifted.  So, use the list below to choose projects for those people who can rock a masculine style.

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Ooo, cool!  The Brain Waves Beanie pattern comes 
in child & adult sizes at Playin' Hooky.
Link over to "Playin' Hooky Designs" for the free pattern.

 This earflap hat can be made in any color.
The design team at Lion Brand never fails.
Earflap Hat by Lion Brand. Click through to find pattern.
This guy's sly smile tells us one thing.
He loves this hat!
Streetwise Brim Hat by Red Heart.  Click for free pattern owned by Red Heart. 
A guy would totally wear this and it's totally in style right now.
Ooo. Now this is an interesting one.  I could see the boys in my class loving this one.
Link to "The Convertible" free pattern by Deborah E. Burger for Crochet Uncut

The basketweave scarf is a classic. It's easy and adds texture.
I am all about this scarf in a bulky, non-fuzzy yarn.
Alternating Windowpanes Scarf Click for free pattern on Crochet Me.
For the interesting, pensive types, try Dave 2.0 by Vickie Howell.
Click for free pattern on Crochet Me.
I've made a Flexi Cowl and they RULE!  
It's an easy pattern with many possibilities.
Flexi Cowl by Alicia Ramirez of hookandneedles.com
Babies would love these!
Beep Beep Bib Free Pattern owned by Red Heart
Seriously- How adorable is this?Yeah. Sock monkeys know no gender. No age, either.
Free pattern by Linda Cyr for Red Heart.  Pattern owned by Red Heart.
 For the wee ones on your list- a cute turtle from Red Heart!
This would be a fun way to practice your colorwork while making a sweet gift.
Two-Color Pillow by Candi Jensen for Red Heart. Link to free pattern owned by Red Heart.

A music lover would love this, too!
Who doesn't want this cute rug in their home?
Whimsy Stripes Rug by Lion Brand. Click for Free Pattern.
Dishcloths or washcloths are quick, useful, and always appreciated.
Here's a cute one from Lion Brand.
Click here for the free pattern on LionBrand.com

Free burger pattern from Lion Brand. Yums!