The Crochet Works of Sally V. George


By Sally V. George

This page is a tribute to Sally and her creativity that she shared with all of us. Enjoy all the patterns. Feel free to sell items made from the patterns but not the patterns themselves. Files are all in PDF format. Posted with permission from Sarah Kohler.

If you make one of these patterns please send me a picture and I will put them up!


L'Eggs Animals

Fun toys to fill with candy or small gifts. Adorable mothers fit over L'eggs containers; babies fit over small plastic eggs. Or - they can be stuffed and sewn together for a soft toy. Either way - terrific for gifts or bazaars. All in 4-ply yarn.


Pocket Animals and Forest Friends

These 3 1/2" high cuddlies are eager to nestle in little hands, easter baskets and christmas socks. Pocket Animals set includes rabbit, mouse, raccoon and robin. Forest Freinds include skunk, chipmunk, owl & porcupine.

Very popular for quick sales! In 4-ply yarn.



Door Mouse & Draft Bunny

These versatile 10" tall critters have 3-way personalities. Stuffed with polyfill, they are huggable pets. Stuffed with a rock, they are great door stops. Add the extra long tail to the mouse or the 3 foot carrot to the bunny and they keep cold breezes from beneath your door. Both
animals on one pattern. 4-ply yarn.

Guard Dawg and Sentry Snake

In England, they're called "draft-sausages" & have been
guarding doors and windows for years. No matter where you live, you'll call them terrific! They also make fun toys.

Both 4-ply designs included in one pattern.

Love Gingham? Using 2 shades of color plus white, you can create this wardrobe - blanket, sweater, bonnet & booties - in pattern that duplicated woven gingham. Easy method avoids cutting yarn!

Sizes - newborn to 6mos.

Beloved gift & unusual bazaar item; made of sport yarn.


Crib Toys

Assorted shapes, small enough for tiny fingers to grasp and little mouths to gum.

All done in 4-ply yarn - use up your brightest bits of color.


V-Necked Pullover

Something for the boys! Handsome sleeveless vest adds style and warmth. Precious on tiny guys worn over their little polo shirts!. Dresses up toddlers sizes 3 mos to 4 years. Made of sport yarn.


Reversible Afghan Potholder

Clever crochet method, when done with large wooden hook, creates afghans with a different color on each side! Using smaller hook, it makes a super-double-thick, no-holes, no-burn potholder.

Instructions for 2 afghans, variations for

Rainbow Mobile

Rainbows! Everybody loves them. Add a smiley-faced sun, a twinkling
star, a puff of a cloud and a snoozy ole' moon and you've created a
great gift for family, babies, teens, or shut-ins. No need to wait for a
rainy day, have these heavenly bodies hanging around everyday!

In 4-ply yarn



She's a be-witch-ing Halloween decoration. All dressed up in her best basic black, she stands 16" tall as she watches over her cauldron bubbling full of treats. Tiny pumpkins pop open to hold more candy as favors for family and friends.
All crocheted in 4-ply yarn



Treat your family to this haunting Halloween hang-up. These
fellows try hard to spook everyone but who can be frightened by those smiles?
All in 4-ply yarn and easy single crochet.Each approx. 8" tall.


What a pretty way to brighten your table! Pointsetta and Holly flower candleholders.
All candles fit over empty cardboard tubes. All in 4-ply yarn


Sally's Angels

Charlie has only 3 angles...I'll give you four!
Complete instructions for each 5 1/2" to 6" adorable doll plus
variations - all in 4-ply yarn. Use for ornaments, toys, bazaars, tray favors, gifts or friends. Perched over your sink, they listen well!


Toppers for Christmas

Four original designs - tree, Santa face, Santa's hat and candle - to
cover spare toilet paper rolls. Not just for the bathroom either! Make great centerpieces, gifts; tree is perfect for shut-in's room! Terrific for bazaars.Tree in craft yarn - others in 4-ply.


Man and Lady

plus friendly mouse, tiny tree, popcorn chain
and 3 star chains (not shown) all of 4-ply yarn. Also - 3 dainty baskets to make in cotton or yarn. Imagine them on your tree; as toys; at bazaars; as nursing home tray favors!Use baskets at Easter, birthdays, showers!



Create a small blizzard with these 10 different designs (6 shown -4 more in pattern). Hang on tree, in windows, on a mobile; scatter across tablecloth; applique to party skirts, T-shirts, afghans and even on my
#24 Tree Skirt!

Made in cotton thread.



Shown are just a few of the 17 different tree trimmin's
included in this pattern. All are quick and easy to work up in scraps of bright 4-ply yarn. Make loads for yourself and friends and don't forget the bazaar ... these sell like hot-cakes!



A nice assortment of sizes, & styles to work up for ornaments,
door & wall hangings, lapel pins & package trims. Use
for Christmas, New Years, weddings, showers, any festive occasion all year 'round!
Different weights of yarn used for different sizes of bells.


Stained Glass Christmas Tree Skirt

12 panels of bright color, outlined in black, create a tree skirt that everyone will OOOHH & AAHH over! And-bonus for you-by re-arranging the 4-ply yarn panels & using a variety of colors you can create many different skirts to please relatives & friends

Seven-Way Christmas Tree Skirt

Make one basic skirt, then choose one of the seven different borders...solid band of furry yarn ...lacy scallops ...Christmas bells...tassel dolls ..."eyelet" ruffle ...luxurious fringes & tassles.

In 4-ply yarn

#23 Rose, #24 Wild
Daffodil, Iris, Tulips, Narcissus 

Candles, Candles,Candles

What a pretty way to brighten your table!
Here's a whole bouquet of flower candleholders.

All candles fit over empty cardboard tubes.

All in 4-ply yarn.



(Gift container, Bank) Ingeneous, attractive way to have a light hand at all times. This large candle, worked in 4-ply yarn, covers an empty pringles potato chip can which is just the right size to hold a flashlight or to stash some cash or fill with a small gift! Really neat for stacks of cookies - make mine chocolate chip!

Brass Candles

Handsome "brass" candlesticks come in 3 heights for nice arrangement. Short Brass, Med Brass, Tall Brass
All in 4-ply yarn


Little egg-hunters will love these. So will
you because they're washable, non-breakable, reusable & such fun to make of 4-ply yarn.
Two styles - each approx. 8" x 3 1/2".
P.S. You may want to steal'em for your own use.



Basket and Christmas Basket

Two more lovely baskets for you to
make in 4-ply yarn! One is trimmed with oak leaves and acorns; the other with holly. Fill their ample 8" x 3 1/2" interiors with cookies, nuts, polished
apples, greeting cards. Give them as gifts or use as gift containers!



Crochet this frilly edged basket & fill it full of plump little
hearts (embroidered & scented if you choose). Lovely
centerpiece lets your family know you cared the very most! Basket approx. 8" across x 3 1/2" deep.

All in 4-plyyarn.



A large sturdy tote-bag of rug yarn. Three colors worked together make unique design.This bag can become your best friend for shopping, traveling, marketing, picnics, bazaars etc. etc


Hook Case

At last! One perfect place for all your tools! Hooks, scissors, pins, needles, gauges, rulers... everything needed while crocheting can be stashed here. Folds up like a small purse...drapes
handily over arm of chair!

Uses 4-ply yarn.


Posies and Posies Towel Ring

What fun! A flower pot, complete
with saucer,overflowing with a bright bouquet of 6 different blossoms -all in 4-ply yarn. Slip it over your spare roll of toilet paper - handy in
the bath - cheerful in any room in the house. For a "custom" look make a matching towel ring.


  1. December 7, 2012 @ 6:08 pm


    You know what would be lovely to see? Current photos from people who make the projects and send them to you to post. Perhaps that will happen. 🙂

  2. January 29, 2013 @ 12:02 pm

    Pam Black

    Thank you for posting these patterns. I had printed out copies several years ago, but all this computer stuff was new to me and my copies weren't very good. Thank you for keeping her patterns available. And thanks for the PDF files. I was able to read enough of my old copies and I did make a bell this Christmas. There's a pic on my page;

  3. December 5, 2013 @ 10:37 am

    Judy P

    Thank you for posting these. I had a tattered copy of the snowflake patterns and needed to make more snowflakes for granddaughters. I love these and appreciate the patterns...especially free which is rare today !

  4. February 26, 2014 @ 10:33 pm

    Becky Leshley

    Thanks for posting these patterns, I worked for Sally in the mid to late 70's and had all her patterns and love them, now my granddaughter wants to do them and I have miss placed some, Sally was a wonderful person and very creative.

  5. May 19, 2014 @ 6:27 pm

    Jennie G.

    so wonderful to see all these patterns online again. I bought them all back when they first became available, and they were always the most popular items at craft shows. They have such a "finished" look to them, and they made my crocheting look good! The Santa face tp topper was always a big seller.

    I'll be sure to spread the word that the patterns are back!

  6. August 24, 2014 @ 11:10 am

    theresa u

    Thank goodness you have these! I just went to pull out my printed copy of the candle tissue cover and couldn't find it!!!! I've been making these for the last few years and the coming season wouldn't be the same without them!

  7. September 11, 2014 @ 8:11 pm


    Someone wrote that it would be nice to see what people have made with these patterns. as of this post, there are 425 projects posted on ravelry of the hook case. Think of how many more haven't taken pictures and posted them.

  8. October 27, 2014 @ 8:35 am


    I love the Guard Dawg door draft stoppers. I remember seeing these at a friends house when I was a kid! I have made two of them. I think I will made 6 more for my kids to put in their homes. I've been looking for a crochet hook case patternfor ages now... lots are out there but I have found they don't compare to this one!! Thanks so much for these free patterns. So much fun to make and so darn useful, I love them!! 🙂

  9. December 22, 2014 @ 8:43 pm

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  10. February 3, 2015 @ 10:13 am

    Martha Mann

    Thanks for the snowflakes patterns. I am planning on an all crochet Christmas tree in 2015 so I'm getting an early start.
    Thanks again.

  11. April 15, 2015 @ 1:33 pm


    Thank you for sharing!

  12. August 22, 2015 @ 2:58 pm

    Jennie G

    That potholder is my all-time favorite potholder and the only one that I keep in my kitchen. In fact, I was looking at the ones there now and thinking it's time to make some more. These are getting awful raggedy! BTW, the potholder is in the Reversible Afghan Potholder pattern. It's a little tricky to understand how it is made, but there are now videos on YouTube now.

  13. June 28, 2018 @ 7:22 am

    Michelle McKean

    What a shame. I was going to try the crochet hook case but it says its out of print and the downloads dont work for this pattern.

  14. June 28, 2018 @ 8:49 am


    Everything seems to be working. Just checked!


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