21 Sites for Free Crochet Patterns

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You can find lots of Free Crochet Patterns for your next Project at these Great Websites.

Crochet has become a super-chic hobby lately, hasn’t it? Far beyond our granny squares, crochet hats and afghans, crafty people are now crocheting everything from jewelry to candle holders to high-end, luxurious shawls and sweaters. Even socks! Remember when socks were just for knitting?

Like everything else, it used to be a bit of a process for you to find just the right crochet pattern, wasn’t it? We had to go to the library or the book store to research crocheting patterns and then our options were very limited. Not to mention, most of those patterns were not free.

Now, in our age of the wonderful internet, we almost have too many choices. With so many websites devoted to everything crafty, creative or crochet imaginable, finding just the right pattern can be quite overwhelming… there are simply too many free crochet patterns available online!

But, the good news is it is no longer necessary to buy expensive crochet patterns books. These days, you can find top-of-the-line patterns for free.



21 Sites for Free Crochet Patterns


Also, there are so many more beautiful crochet yarns than ever before. The variety of colors, materials and weights to choose from! Honestly, selecting the perfect yarn has always been the hardest part for me. I seem to pick the yarn first and then try and figure out what to do with it.

I have found thousands (yes, literally thousands) of free crochet patterns for hats, gloves, fingerless gloves, crochet shawls and scarves, sweaters, headbands, amigurumi, ponchos, socks and crochet baby blankets…. you name it, there is a free pattern available.

And these days, there are entire websites devoted to nothing but free crochet patterns. Some patterns are accessed online while others are also available for downloading.

I’ve also compiled some of my favorite patterns already for Knitting and Crochet Fingerless Gloves, Patterns for Crochet Mittens, Crochet Patterns for Baby and Free Hat Patterns for Crochet. You can find all of my free pattern roundups here.



Sites for Free Crochet Patterns Online



So, here I’ve compiled a list of my absolute favorite websites that share free crochet patterns. If your favorite site is not included, please let me know in the comments so that I can add it to the list.

Oh don’t forget! FiberArtsy now has its own database for Free Crochet and Knitting Patterns. If you are an indie designer, by all means please add your own free patterns. It doesn’t cost a thing!
Enjoy!

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1. Bluprint (formerly Craftsy)

Blueprint is a wonderful site for all things crafty from sewing, knitting, crochet and even cooking and gardening. The crochet site features free and paid patterns, online crochet classes and Project Kits. You can also find a wide variety of lovely crochet yarn for your special crochet project.

All you have to do is sign up for an account, which is free and easy. While you’re there, check Bluprint’s Free Classes which include Painting Flowers, Machine Embroidery and Portrait Photography.



2. Ravelry

Ravelry is a super cool site for all fiber enthusiasts. For the newbie (or me) it can be a little confusing to navigate at first but you’ll catch on. Registration is free.



3. Crochet Pattern Central

Crochet Pattern Central is a directory which links to nearly 20,000 free crochet patterns from mostly indie designers. The downside to this site is that all of the links are text only – no photos until you get to the actual pattern.

Also, you have to click through several pages before you reach the actual pattern which is on another site completely.



4. Knit Picks

Knit Picks also has lots of free crochet patterns listed in an easy-to-read format. The site is very user friendly and shows thumbnail photos of the completed project before clicking on the pattern.

For great sales on yarn, keep an eye on the Yarn Clearance Sale page.

By the way, Knit Picks is certainly my go-to site for buying yarn. They have a huge selection of high quality yarn and they offer free shipping with a $50 purchase.



5. Red Heart Yarn

This is a great site which is very easy to navigate. They have tons of free crochet and knitting patterns ranging from baby clothes to home accessories.

Hover your mouse over ‘Patterns’ on the menu bar, click ‘Crochet’ and then on the left you’ll see the link for Free Patterns.



6. Love Crochet

A nice, user friendly site with tons of free, downloadable patterns. Here, you can also see the project thumbnail before clicking the pattern.  Definitely, one to check out.



7. Free Patterns.com

A great resource of not only free crochet patterns but they also have a section for knitting patterns, cross stitch, beading, quilting and more. Very easy to navigate, with thumbnails and sub-categories.



8. Moogly

One of my favorite indie designer/crochet blogging sites. Tamara Kelly shares not only her own, original patterns but also tips and tricks via videos and tutorials.



9. Fiber Flux

Fiber Flux, another favorite crochet blog of mine, where you can find free patterns as well as videos, tutorials and crochet-alongs.



10. Yarnspirations

I found nearly 1,500 free crocheting patterns on Yarnspirations. Cool site with nice, clear photos of the finished projects.



11. Interweave

Interweave is a site dedicated to crochet, knitting, spinning, beading, weaving, etc. They have a great magazine as well as how-to videos.



12. All Crafts

All Crafts has several thousand free patterns as well. This site is not as easily navigated, having a lot of text links. Once you click through to the pattern, you land at the pattern creator’s website.



13. Snappy Tots

Another favorite crochet blog of mine which shares lots of free patterns.



14. Fave Crafts

This is a new site for me but I like it. Fave Crafts has lots of crochet patterns as well as other craft tutorials available for free.



15. Lion Brand

Great website (of course!), clean and easy to read and navigate. It’s hard to tell how many of the patterns are free, as they are lumped in with the paid patterns. I sorted the list by price so that the free patterns show up first.



16. About.com

This page says they have 1000’s of free crochet patterns. It’s not that easy to navigate but they do have the patterns broken down by category, which makes it easier.



17. Amigurumi Today

Here’s a great website specializing in only amigurumi crochet patterns. The nice thing is, once you click the project thumbnail, you are taken directly to the pattern. No download required.



18. Look At What I Made

An indie designer’s blog, this site have quite a few, lovely crochet patterns and tutorials.



19. Webs

Not a huge selection here, but some nice projects and clear, easy-to-see thumbnail photos.



20. Petals to Pecots

An indie crochet designer’s blog featuring lots of free patterns including jewelry and holiday decor along with the usual sweaters and hats.



21. Best Free Crochet

A Red Heart Yarn site in addition to the one listed above. It’s hard to tell how many free patterns they have but there are several pages. Clear thumbnails link to the actual pattern, not a download page.



Bonus 22: FiberArtsy.com

We have lots of links to free crochet patterns right here at FiberArtsy from Indie Designer Patterns to our Roundups.





How Do I Start to Crochet?

For me, the best way to learn is always hands-on, in person classes. Check your local yarn shop or adult education classes to see if a beginner crochet class is being offered.

Also, there are many online classes for crocheting available which allow you to work at your own pace.



How Do You Crochet a Magic Ring?

Lots of crochet patterns seem to begin with the mysterious Magic Ring (or Magic Circle) stitch, don’t they? Well, it’s actually not that mysterious. The Magic Ring is a stitch for a circular pattern which does not leave a big hole in the middle. This quick video which shows you how easy it is to work this stitch.



websites for free crochet patterns


21 Great Websites for crochet patterns for sweaters, hats, scarves, gloves and more.


A listing of my favorite websites for free patterns. These sites share everything from crochet sweaters, baby hats and shawls to jewelry.


21 Sites for Free Crochet Patterns



Comments

  1. This is so great! Thank you for sharing the list! I only know lovecrochet site 😀

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