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Charity* Knitting Together -- worldwide charity organization which collects scarves and sells them.  Then the members vote on what charity gets the money.
  Project Linus -- organization which donates handmade blankets to terminally ill and/or traumatized children age 20 and younger
Resources/Patterns Art of Tangle -- crochet studio for top-down, seamless crochet sweater patterns, crochet kits, free crochet patterns, crochet hints, tips and instruction
  Bella Online Crochet Resource -- crochet resource including instructions, patterns and chat at Bella Online (the Voice of Women)
  Bev's Country Cottage -- patterns, links and lots of other stuff
  A Celebration of 'scrumbling' -- creative freeform crochet featuring the work of Sylvia Cosh and James Walters
  Circulo -- Portuguese language crochet patterns
  Craftown Crafter's Resource Center -- free crochet patterns listing on a site with info on nearly all crafting hobbies
  CraftWorld Online Directory -- tons of craft sites, not many for crochet yet
  Create for Less -- "Create more, Spend less." craft supplies, scrapbooking and sewing
  Crochet & Craft Link Index -- giant index of crochet patterns that others have posted to the web, tons of different kinds of items
  Crochet Me -- online magazine for crochet; tips, tricks, patterns and suggestions - all-in-all a great resource
  Crochet Memories -- specializing in original thread patterns for every occasions, also has afghan and yarn patterns, most patterns must be purchased, but can be delivered via email to avoid shipping costs
  Crochet 'N' More -- more patterns and links, some inspirational stuff
  Crochet Pattern Central -- a huge directory of online patterns
  Crochet Treasures -- vintage patterns, dating from the early 1900s to about the '60s
  CrochetWithDee -- a WIP listing of all the types of crochet worldwide. cross-referenced, some types are linked to tutorials, as well.
  Delta Crochet at Hass Design -- instructions for Delta Crochet from Hass Design - European Style Crochet Patterns
  Designs by Kim Guzman -- lots of great patterns, some free, some for purchase.
  dmoz Crochet Directory -- the Open Directory Project's Directory of crochet listings and subcategories
  Each One Teach Two -- a program sponsored by the Craft Yarn Council of America, based on the idea that if everyone who crochets teaches 2 people, eventually the whole world could be crocheting
  Elegant Crochet -- patterns, links and how-to's (among other things) from Bonnie Pierce
  Eleven Eleven -- "Not the Knitting You Know" - great site for out of the ordinary needlework ideas
  Free -- downloadable free patterns, must sign up for free membership for unlimited use, definitely worth the time it takes to sign up
Guard Dawg and Sentry Snake -- cute patterns for door draft stoppers
  Groovy Crochet -- tons of 1960s and 70s vintage patterns, bathing suits, babies, Barbies, adult fashions
  Heirloom Crochet -- A selection of vintage and antique pattern design and instruction books on CD.
  Hook and Needle Designs -- Lisa Gentry's design site
  International Free Form Crochet Guild -- have a look at the most creative take on crochet I've ever seen. Leave your patterns behind.
  Karp Styles -- crochet hook and crochet patterns, knitting patterns and needles.  also dog sweater patterns.
  Knit Pixie -- hard to find yarns and patterns, knit kits, crochet patterns
  Lime & Violet -- very funny crochet related blog and podcasts
  Lisa Lately: Mathematical Crochet -- a blog discussion of various crochet techniques including moebius strips and Klein bottles
  Make a Mosaic -- not what this is meant for, but this can be used to design graph-ghan and filet lace grids
  Marlo's Crochet Corner -- more examples of and information about free form crochet -- an online community to help organize "Meetups" of people with similar interests, there are many crochet and knitting groups, search for one near you
  Nicki Hitz Edson -- fiber art in 2 and 3 dimensions that defies any description I can give in one line, all I can say is -PHENOMENAL!
  Norns Needlework Crochet Hook Chart -- conversion chart with most common mass produced hooks listed to show sizing differences
    -- One Stop Shop for all kinds of free stuff!
  Pam's Patterns -- crochet and plastic canvas patterns, dolls (military, fairies, just for fun)
  Puntos de Ganchillo -- English to Spanish translations of crochet abbreviations
  The Sheelin Irish Lace Museum -- a truly impressive collection of Irish Crochet/Lace collected by Rosemary Cathcart
  ShiRRet Learn Sampler -- very cool crochet-related craft, rugs and chairpads seem like they would make great starter projects
  Smart Crochet -- tons of info on filet crochet, does require a membership
  Square Patterns at -- tons of square patterns, some knitting, mostly crochet, some are very basic
  Woodstock's Hooker -- great crochet hats, many of them are several hats in one - depending on how you wear them.
  Yarn Lover's Room -- patterns, a "Found Room," exchange knitting-crochet and back
Shopping* Alchemy: Yarns of Transformation -- "specializes in unique, luxurious yarns, with emphasis given to interesting blends of fibers"
  Annie's Attic -- supplies for all sorts of crafting needs
  ART by -- online auction site strictly for artwork and originals
  Bear Paw Quilting -- great site for novelty fabrics. I know we're not all quilters here, but you can crochet some really great things with fabric strips
  Berroco Fashion Knitting Yarns -- shop for yarns or patterns, sign up for Knit Bits eNewletter
  ChubbyDollSpoolknittersOrderPage -- Hand-turned, hand-embellished knitting spools and cord makers by Noreen Crone-Findlay and Jim Findlay
  Coats and Clark -- patterns and products, color swatches and samples -- "Working closely with a cooperative of women in rural Uruguay we produce wonderful handspun yarns and hard to find vegetable dyed handspuns." They also have a large variety of kettle dyed yarns.
  Herrschners, Inc. -- shop for crochet and craft!!!
  Knit 2 Purl 2 -- yarns, knitting needles and patterns, other needlework accessories
  Lion Brand Yarn Company -- free patterns, find products at a store near you, learn to crochet
  Mango Moon Yarns -- very cool yarns spun by the Nepal Women's Empowerment Group
  Purple Kitty -- Needle craft shop online, books, patterns, etc.
  Shangri-La Crafts -- beautiful yarn made from the fibers of the banana tree
  The Shrug Lady -- shrug patterns available for sale, good prices. Shrugs made to order, email for details.
  Smiley's Yarns -- great online yarn store, with awesome sales! they even have special and novelty yarn sales
  Stitch Diva Studios -- very cool, up to date patterns available for sale
  The Yarn of the Month Club -- for a monthly fee, they send you four yarns, a knitting pattern and a newsletter, every month

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