Most Popular Free Crochet Patterns!
The photo above shows just a handful of the thousands of free crochet patterns that you can find right here on About.com. Below you'll find a clearly organized last showing the major themes and crochet techniques for free patterns. Many of these items would make fantastic gifts, and you'll also find plenty of options for charity crochet, as well as items that you can crochet for yourself!
Alphabetical Index of Free Crochet Patterns
This is where you will find free... crochet accessories patterns including crochet patterns for hats, scarves, gloves, jewelry and more. If it's something that you would use to accessorize an outfit, you'll find a free crochet pattern for it in this section.
Advanced Crochet Patterns
People who are experienced with crochet and want to locate advanced free crochet patterns that go beyond the basics will get a great set of patterns to start with right here.
Crochet afghans are among the most popular crochet projects and there are so many different types of them that you can make. We have organized our free crochet afghan patterns into additional subcategories to further help you find what you are seeking:
- Afghans with an Americana theme, which are a great choice if you're looking to make a blanket for a veteran, celebrate Fourth of July or just show off your patriotic style.
- Baby afghans and baby blankets, which are always great to make because they are quick crochet patterns and they are excellent for gifting.
- Easy afghan patterns, for those people who are seeking simple, meditative crochet blankets that even a beginner could crochet.
- Floral afghans and throws, which are terrific spring crochet projects!
- Granny afghan patterns, celebrating the classic crochet granny motif in all of its glory and showcasing everything that can be done with it.
- Ripple, zigzag and chevron afghans, because there's something so fun about these variations on a retro favorite.
Crochet blankets like the ones linked to above are great but you can also put together crochet afghan squares in to designs of your own. You can make single squares for use in other types of projects as well. Here are some of the different types of free crochet square patterns we offer:
- Afghan squares organized by size, so if you're looking for specific crochet squares like 6" crochet squares then you can easily find what you're seeking.
- Mix 'n' match afghan squares, which allow you to create your own blanket designs using existing free crochet patterns.
- Granny square patterns, which are always a favorite.
- Crocheted squares of all kinds!
Who doesn't love to make animal crochet patterns. You can crochet animal appliqués or stuffed crochet animals (including amigurumi crochet animals). Crochet animal patterns are fun for all ages.
Apple Crochet Patterns
A crochet apple a day will keep the doctor away. (That's true, actually, since crochet does have amazing health benefits.) Apple crochet patterns are terrific for making gifts for teachers as well.
We already mentioned animal appliqué crochet patterns but you can create appliqués in all sorts of designs and we offer free appliqué crochet patterns for just that purpose. Appliques can be strung into bunting, used as coasters and added to other projects.
Crochet fits for babies, crochet baby items for charity, or crochet baby items to sell. They are so cute and so fun to make! We offer the following free baby crochet patterns:
- Baby afghan patterns as described before
- Baby blanket edgings, including edgings that can be added to store-bought blankets for quick gifts
- Baby bibs, which are really fun and easy to make
- Baby booties, which are among the cutest crochet baby items that you can make
- Baby clothes including Baby sweaters
Back to School Crochet Patterns
People who have or work with school-aged children know that the end of the school year and back-to-school are basically holidays in the lives of these kids. They are milestones and they require lots of new gear and it's a great time to crochet items for the kiddos.
One of the most beautiful types of crochet accessories that you can make is also one of the most functional - crochet bags. Here are the different types of free crochet bag patterns you'll find on About.com.
Crochet baskets corral your extraneous items into organized decorative style - fun and functional! They can be made with alternative materials, such as t-shirt yarn, or with regular yarn. There are a lot of different free crochet basket patterns here on the site.
Yes, you can bring softness to your bathroom using the fabulous art of crochet.
Bead Crochet Patterns
You can make a lot of different things using beads and bead crochet is a great niche technique to learn if you want to challenge your skills and take your crochet to the next level. Make sure to bookmark our main directory of free bead crochet patterns. You might also want to look specifically at our free crochet patterns for beaded bags and beaded bracelets.
Bedroom Crochet Patterns
Add handcrafted ambience to the place where you need the most comfort with our free crochet bedroom patterns. Bedspread patterns are something you might specifically want to look at if you're crocheting for the bedroom.
People who are seeking for free crochet patterns that use just basic crochet stitches and techniques can find exactly what they are looking for in this section of the site.
You might want to crochet bells for weddings or for Christmas or just because. We've got the bell crochet patterns that you're looking for.
It is nice to crochet bookmarks because they provide instant gratification - a chance to work something up quickly while possibly practicing new techniques. They are great to make when you have small amounts of yarn to use up. Stick one in any book to make the book a more personalized gift!
A crochet blanket isn't complete without a border. And a great border can turn even the simplest crochet blanket into something special. This selection of free crochet blanket border patterns is your one-stop shop for finishing blankets.
The butterfly is one of the favorite symbols of all time - more than an animal, it represents beauty and transformation and joy. Infuse your life with those characteristics when you use our free butterfly crochet patterns.
Take your crochet work to the next level by making items that you can wear including crochet cardigans. You'd be surprised how many great crochet cardigan patterns are available for free.
Are you a feline fan? Do you know someone else who loves kittens? These free cat crochet patterns are purr-fect.
People who want to crochet without written instructions, using crochet charts instead, will be happy to know that there are a lot of free crochet chart patterns on our site.
Crochet coasters make any party more fun, add flair to your every day dining table and can be used as appliqués or bunting in addition to coaster patterns. We have free crochet coaster patterns for every home and every occasion.
Adding crochet covers to your coat hangers adds a sense of vintage style, a cute refreshing touch to your closet and even helps to protect your clothing from damage. If you've never made crochet coat hanger cozies, now is the time to start!
You can make anything prettier by adding a crochet cozy to it and we have a lot of free patterns for crochet cozies that you can take advantage of!
Your cell phone is one item that definitely needs a crochet cozy. It makes it more personal, it keeps it safer and it's even easier to find when it's covered in cozy crochet. Phone cozy crochet patterns are also good instant gratification crochet projects.
Christmas Crochet Patterns
More people crochet or Christmas than almost any other time of year, which is why we have a main directory of Christmas crochet patterns along with many other subcategories of free Christmas patterns including:
- Angel and cherub crochet patterns
- Candy cane crochet patterns
- Gift sets for making items to give during the holidays
- Snowflake crochet patterns
- Snowman free crochet patterns
- Teacher holiday gift patterns
- Crochet patterns for Christmas ornaments
The checkerboard is a great graphic that tends to be underused but is appreciated when it's put to use. That's why we offer some great free checkerboard crochet patterns that you can try.
People who like to work in the round will love our free circle crochet patterns. Circles are the basis for many terrific crochet projects including mandalas.
You can make all different types of clothing using crochet, including cardigans, which we mentioned previously in this index. We also have subcategories for crochet baby clothes and women's crochet clothing
There are many different types of crochet blankets including crochet quilts.
Crochet and knitting are individual crafts and then there are a lot of crafts that combine them or incorporate them with a different craft entirely. Cro-tatting is a really unique niche of crochet and we offer some free cro-tatting patterns for people interested in trying it out.
Add some whimsy to your rooms by putting crochet over the windows with these free curtain crochet patterns.
You can make hundreds of different types of crochet dishcloths and never get tired of them. Use them, gift them and hang them on display.
One of the first things that people in history ever crocheted was the doily and it's still a great item to make today.
You can crochet cozies for your coffee, your beer or your water. Keep your drinks warmer or colder and definitely cuter with our free drink cozy crochet patterns.
Crochet has benefits in part because it's relaxing and soothing and you'll find those traits to be true of these easy free crochet patterns that we have rounded up for you to enjoy.
Add crochet edging to handkerchiefs, towels, pillowcases and blankets to make everything you touch a little bit prettier.
Christmas may be the most popular holiday for crochet but Easter isn't far behind and one of the best crochet Easter patterns is the crochet egg cozy. Enjoy!
People who have a lot of experience in crochet will enjoy these advanced free crochet patterns for skilled crafters.
Many people aren't sure what to make with novelty yarn like eyelash yarn but they want to give it a try. These free eyelash yarn crochet patterns show you the best ways to use this unique product.
You can crochet with anything including fabric such as t-shirt yarn, rags or denim. Not sure what the best thing to make would be when you're using alternative materials for crochet? Check out our selection of fabric crochet patterns.
What is your favorite season of the year to crochet? If you said autumn or fall then you wouldn't be alone. As the weather gets crisper, we all want to get cozier, and crochet is a superb way to get cozy. These crochet patterns are perfect for that time of year and many can be adapted for crochet throughout the year as well.
Crochet miniature outfits and accessories for dolls using these free doll crochet patterns.
Filet Crochet Patterns
Do you know how to read a filet crochet chart? Do you want to make beautiful graphic designs using just chains and double crochet? Our filet crochet free patterns are for you.
Do you have a reason to crochet a fish? Well we have fish crochet patterns for you to use!
Keep your fingers free for texting but your arms warm regardless of the weather when you make crochet wrist warmers and fingerless gloves using our free patterns.
There are a few symbols that are favorites to crochet and flowers are at the top of the list. Everyone wants to crochet flowers whether to use them for decoration, appliqués, as part of bigger projects or just because they are inspiring to crochet. We have many different types of flowers to crochet.
Have a football fan in the house? Want to crochet something while your family watches the big game? These football crochet patterns will keep you busy all season long.
Celebrate every holiday with crochet including American Independence Day.
When you want to make a crochet project, you add fringe. Learn how to crochet fringe with these patterns and tutorials.
One crochet item makes a nice gift. A set of them makes something really special.
The granny square is the most popular simple crochet motif and it can be used to make many different items, which is why we have many different free crochet granny square patterns:
- Basic granny square -- free crochet pattern and tutorial for the classic crochet motif
- Granny square crochet patterns -- main directory including many different variations of the classic granny square
- Finished items made from granny squares such as granny square crochet blankets
Decorate your house with crochet for Halloween or turn your little one into a creature with crochet costumes. We have lots of free crochet Halloween patterns that you can enjoy.
It is always so satisfying to crochet a hat that you can wear as soon as it is done. Hats are also terrific items for charity crochet. Check out our main directory of free crochet hat patterns and then explore these subcategories if you're seeking specific types of hats to crochet:
If there is any symbol more popular than crochet flowers, it's probably crochet hearts. Crochet hearts are used most often at Valentine's Day but people also find reasons to crochet them all year long. Love is the biggest reason! Check out all of our free crochet heart patterns.
The classic granny square is fabulous but sometimes you just want to make a more unique shape. The hexagon is a great crochet shape for motifs that can be built into blankets and other items.
We have already covered a lot of the holidays throughout this index but we want to make sure that you know what you're making all year long so here is a breakdown of those patterns and more:
- Christmas patterns
- Earth Day projects
- Easter patterns
- Father's Day gifts
- Fourth of July patterns
- Halloween patterns
- Mother's Day patterns
- Thanksgiving patterns
- Valentine's Day crochet patterns
Every single part of your home can become more personalized with your own handmade crochet.
Jewelry Crochet Patterns:
It's really special to make your own crochet jewelry. We have a main directory of free crochet jewelry patterns as well as these specific jewelry subcategories:
- Crocheted necklaces
- Beaded bracelets
- Wire crochet jewelry patterns
- Bead and wire crochet necklace patterns
We have already mentioned dishcloth crochet patterns but we also have other popular free kitchen crochet patterns including potholder patterns, placemat crochet patterns and crochet patterns for trivets and hot pads as well as for scrubbies.
These aren't just limited to crochet squares or even the hexagons mentioned above. Scan through the whole page to find the crochet motifs you're looking for.
Give a summer-y spin to your life of crochet with nautical crochet patterns, which of course we offer for free.
If you are looking for crochet cowl patterns or patterns for infinity scarves then look no further than our selection of free crochet neck warmer patterns.
We always try to offer something fun and special so we came up with this cool category of free crochet patterns to interest you. If you love stars, you'll love these.
Once you've worn yourself out with the circle crochet patterns indexed above, switch it up slightly with our free oval crochet patterns.
You can crochet pillows or just pillow covers. You can crochet pillows for bedrooms or for couches. You can crochet pillows that match your crochet blankets or just add lots of unique crochet pillows to your decor. We have the free crochet pillow patterns for all of those things.
If you sew as well as crochet then you'll have a lot of pins and probably love pincushions. Put your crochet skills to work making your own!
The pineapple is a specific type of design in crochet that has a vintage, lacy appeal. If that sounds as romantic and wonderful to you as it does to us then you'll want to look at our free pineapple crochet patterns.
The poncho goes in and out of fashion on the runway but it's always in style when you love to crochet.
Pumpkin Crochet Patterns
If you loved the fall crochet patterns that we shared, you might also love our free pumpkin crochet patterns. They are great when you're doing autumn decorating, celebrating Halloween and Thanksgiving and just enjoying making food crochet.
Working with many different colors is a favorite for lots of crocheters and the rainbow crochet palette is definitely at the top of the colorful list. Here is where you will locate our free rainbow crochet patterns.
Most people make many scarves when they learn to crochet. Some people never tire of them at all. Check out the main directory of free crochet scarf patterns and our roundup of 100 free crochet scarf patterns and then check out these specific options:
Do you have leftover small bits of yarn and want to find patterns that will let you do some stash busting? These free crochet patterns are the ones you want.
It is so fun to make crochet shawls because there are so many different kinds to make. You can make circular crochet shawls, triangle shawls, rectangular shawls and more ... and that's just the shape, not even the style. Take a look through our free crochet shawl patterns to get a sense of all that's out there in this area of crochet.
Want to crochet a skirt for yourself? For a little girl that you know? For fun?! We have free crochet skirt patterns for you.
Keep all of the toes in the house warm and cozy with our slipper crochet patterns. You might also be interested in our sock crochet patterns.
Star Crochet Patterns
Be a star when you make a star in crochet.
Tapestry crochet is a fabulous and unique niche of crochet that's easy to learn if you're open to changing colors often and carrying yarn. You can make great designs with this technique and our free tapestry crochet patterns will get you will on your way.
Crochet tea pot cozies have recently come back in style and your kitchen probably needs one!
You don't have to use yarn to crochet; you can use thread. Vintage crochet patterns are almost always done in thread! Check out our free thread crochet patterns for items that are delicate to make.
What would you make if you crocheted triangles? Go here to find out!
Tunisian crochet creates fabric that looks more like knitting than it does classical crochet, and a lot of people enjoy incorporating it into their repertoire of items to make. We have free Tunisian crochet patterns.
Are you familiar with the unique niche of Turkish crochet? We have instructions for making Turkish crochet along with free patterns to use.
Valentine's Day is more than just crochet hearts, although they are certainly a staple of the holidays. Here are some additional free crochet patterns for the holiday of love.
Like dishcloths, you can just never have too many crochet washcloths.
It is really fun to learn how to make wiggly crochet! We offer free crochet instructions to learn this technique along with some great free wiggly crochet patterns.
Keep yourself as warm as possible with these free crochet patterns perfect for wearing in winter.
Wristband Crochet Patterns
Do you exercise often? Wristbands are one unique item that you can crochet for yourself if you do!
Not sure which of these categories is the one that you want to look at? You might want to start with our roundup of 100 fun crochet patterns!