Free Crochet Motif Patterns and Instructions

Free Patterns for Typical Crocheting Motifs

Find free patterns for crocheting a wide variety of motifs including hexagons, circles, squares, triangles, hearts, snowflakes, pentagons, ovals and other shapes. These motifs are useful for creating afghans, pillows, linens and many other types of crochet projects.

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    Colorful Granny Hexagon Free Crochet Pattern
    Colorful Granny Hexagon Free Crochet Pattern. Lucy, Attic 24

    Hexagons are fascinating crochet projects. You can use hexagons to create a wide variety of different crochet projects; including afghans, shawls, throws, ponchos, pillows, and more. For example, the simple granny square hexagon or the granny square style hexagon with a flower in the center are lovely bases for many projects. These hexagons make outstanding afghan motifs; just crochet multiple hexagons and join the motifs together to create your afghan. There are plenty more hexagon patterns on...MORE our list to choose from.

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    Heart Crochet Motifs
    Heart Crochet Motifs. Heart Crochet Motifs -- Pictures © Amy Solovay

    Who doesn't love crocheting heart motifs? You can find them in many variations of squares and other shapes. Browse through free heart patterns you can use, including squares, heart shapes, appliques, and border or trims. Put them together into a heartfelt project for the ones you love.

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    Free Crochet Flower Pattern
    Free Crochet Flower Pattern. Flower Girl Cottage

    Flower motifs are cherished by crafters and artisans worldwide. See patterns for a broad range of flower motifs including some that are realistic and some that are abstract. You'll find flower motifs in many different sizes and styles, including hexagons, squares, appliques, and three-dimensional works.

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    Crocheted Winter Snowflake Appliques
    Crocheted Winter Snowflake Appliques. Photo © Amy Solovay

    If you enjoy crocheting intricate snowflake motifs, be sure to check out these patterns. They range from easy to challenging. We've posted lovely snowflake patterns ranging from easy to challenging and some with beads, some without. You can use them as standalone items such as Christmas tree decorations, coasters, or potholders with a snowflake motif. Or, you can combine them into a larger project.

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    Two Finished Crochet Circles for Covering Bottle Caps
    Two Finished Crochet Circles for Covering Bottle Caps. Photo © Michael Solovay

    Circles are a common crochet motif. Learn how to crochet them with these instructions for crocheting in the round. Then enjoy more ways to crochet and use circles.

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    Six crochet granny squares
    Ruth Jenkinson / Getty Images

    Crocheted squares come in handy for making afghans, pillows, throws, and many other types of projects. They are perhaps the easiest and most versatile way to build a crochet project. But they don't have to be plain. You can include other motifs within them, such as hearts and flowers, and mix or match to make your larger project.

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    Crocheted Triangle Shape From the Triangle Treasury Book by Darla Sims, Published by Leisure Arts
    Crocheted Triangle Shape From the Triangle Treasury Book by Darla Sims, Published by Leisure Arts. Triangle Crocheted and Photographed by © Amy Solovay; Design is by Darla Sims

    You can crochet several interesting triangle motifs using our free triangle patterns. Then see how they can be used in various projects.

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    Beaded Apple Motif

    On the Left: Beaded Apple Motif. On the Right: Tunisian Crochet With Cross Stitch Framed by the Bead
    On the Left: Beaded Apple Motif. On the Right: Tunisian Crochet With Cross Stitch Framed by the Beaded Crochet Apple Motif. Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

    This motif is shaped like an apple; beads add a bit of extra visual interest to the design. It's perfect for a gift for a teacher, as in this ​Tunisian crochet purse with beaded apple motif.

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    More Motif Patterns

    Crocheted Pumpkin Applique by Sandi Marshall
    Crocheted Pumpkin Applique by Sandi Marshall. Crocheted Pumpkin Applique -- Photo © Sandi Marshall
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    Crochet Lace Flower Motif
    Crochet Lace Flower Motif. This Pattern is by Kristin Omdahl, © Interweave Press. Crocheted and Photographed by © Amy Solovay

    Sometimes, you'll want to join your crochet motifs together to create a larger project. When this need arises, you're invited to use our free instructions for how to whip stitch and do various other joining methods.

    The book  by Kristin Omdahl demonstrates join-as-you-go crochet motifs. Join-as-you-go is an innovative approach to joining crochet motifs without having to sew them together.