Apache Tears Ideas Free Patterns

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Intelligently constructed, wonderfully dense and so interesting! Today we are talking about one strikingly hypnotizing stitch. It is not that complicated, so you can get on with it right away. Are you excited to discover Apache Tears?

Apache Tears Stitch Free Video Tutorial

Do you need some inspiration? Here we come with the most amazing Apache Tears Ideas. This pretty variation of the zigzag stitch can be used for different projects like blankets, afghans, decorative pillows, winter accessories and so many more. Don’t hesitate to use all the colors you like. Mix them freely or use a different color for each row. The effects will certainly be surprising! See our favorite realizations before you start. The free tutorial is at the end of this post.

Apache Tears Bedspread Ideas

Our favorite stitch of the day is, as we have already mentioned, very versatile. If we were to determine a category of projects it is especially great for though, we would certainly say blankets, afghans, and throws. All of these make for amazing bedspreads, right? The power of Apache Tears really comes to life on large pieces of cloth and the soft yarn only maximizes the wow effect. Take a look at these interpretations of a popular pattern written by genius Sarah London and you will understand what we mean!

Skills: Intermediate Designer: Sarah London

This adorable combination of washed-out green, powder pink, and light grey gets brighten up by the cocktail of warm shades here. The mix of colors makes this particular blanket perfect for nurseries and children’s bedrooms.

Apache Tears Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

The full article about this pattern is here:

 Apache Tears

This throw is truly spectacular, right? Are you wondering why it just made your jaw drop? Well, we think its the pretty decent size and the one of a kind mixture of colors. What do we have here? Blues, greens, reds, beiges…what an abundance!

Apache Tears Afghan Free Crochet Pattern

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Apache Tears Afghan

Apache Tears Rainbow Ideas

Have you ever found yourself in a situation in which you had the perfect pattern but no idea what colors to use? You should remember one thing. Rainbow is always a good idea! Nothing brightens up our designs and adds energy to our days like the bright shades perfectly mixed by mother nature.

Apache Tears Afghan Free Crochet Pattern

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Apache Tears Afghan

This blanket certainly won’t go unnoticed. And we mean never! If you want to create something truly impressive and eye-catching, this is the source of inspiration you need. Go crazy with the colors of the rainbow and add energy to your bedroom or nursery.

Apache Tears Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

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Apache Tears Blanket

Apache Tears Inspirations

Simple design and a burst of color is one amazing recipe for Apache Tears. Not the only one though!

See this amazing blanket made by Mijo Crochet with Phildar Express yarn:Apache Tears

The full article about this pattern is here:

 Apache Tears  photo source: Instagram

You can get much more creative with it if you feel like it, mixing it with other stitches and building complex patterns. Just look at this dreamy blanket with stunning edging!

Apache Tears Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

Are you wondering what other projects you can use Apache Tears for? How about a decorative cushion? Take a look at this one, adorably round and vibrating with bright shades of pink, yellow, green and blue.

Apache Tears Cushion Free Crochet Pattern

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  1. .mary Ann menke says:

    Wow what beautiful work with the crochet needles

  2. Beautiful! Can you tell me what color yarns are used in the above picture? Love the color selection you used.

    1. She says in video pink white and gray

  3. Pat Hamel says:

    I so love this pattern. I am trying to get enough courage to try it. I live in Apache Junction Az. you do fantastic work.

  4. Verna Stevens says:

    Please send me free copy of the African croched afghan.

  5. Sharon Langton says:

    Planning to use this pattern to make a temperature blanket. One row each day based on the high temperature of the day.

  6. Robert nsrtinez says:

    Like color combination and am very anxious to start making s few afghans using this patters.

  7. Robert Martinez says:

    Misspelled last name should be Martinez. Always looking for challenging projects. Enjoy crocheting for my children and grandchildren to include afghans, baby layettes, Barbie doll clothes and other projects they select for me.

  8. Alice Courtney says:

    Awesome work. Love the way it turns out. I will definitely be using this pattern!!! 🙂

  9. yvonne cooper says:

    How much yarn would I need to make a King size blanket? This pattern is beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial!

  10. yvonne cooper says:

    Beautiful! I wonder how many skeins I would need to make a King size blanket?!

  11. I enjoyed watching your video but you speak too fast, can be confusing when describing how you are counting and moving the zig zag to the different directions. Slow it down, and try and use less words because so much talking makes it more confusing and it doesn’t have to be. I hope you take this suggestion to make a more concise and clear tutorial. Very pretty.

  12. Brenda Pash says:

    Can you send me the Apache afagan pattern.
    I’m having a hard time with the video?
    Please, I really would appreciate it; really!
    Thank you so much,

  13. How do I get pattern for Afghans

    1. Hi, thank you for your comment. A link to the free pattern is under the NAME of the pattern at the end of the post or there is a name of a pattern + visit a PATTERN SITE”.

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