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Free Crochet Patterns Directory

Here's our directory of free crochet patterns and projects. You'll find patterns for a large selection of crocheted items, including clothing, accessories, home decor items, toys, edgings, and more. The patterns are organized by project type so that you can easily find what you are looking for.
  1. Baby Patterns (64)
  2. Bookmarks (1)
  3. Charts (9)
  4. Circle Designs (2)
  5. Clothing and Accessories (211)
  6. Cozies (14)
  7. Design Themes (24)
  8. Edgings (19)
  9. Frugal Crochet Patterns (3)
  10. Granny Squares (12)
  11. Holiday Patterns (52)
  12. Home Decor Patterns (122)
  13. Motifs (69)
  14. Patterns by Skill Level (74)
  15. Scrubbers (3)
  16. Toys and Dolls (3)

Crochet Patterns by Amy Solovay
Amy Solovay is your Guide to crochet here at About.com. Find a list of Amy's free patterns and charts for crocheting.

Free Crochet Patterns
If you would like to browse through thousands of free crochet patterns, this alphabetized directory will help. It's the key to navigating your way through all the different design themes and various types of patterns our website is home to.

Gift Ideas
Want to crochet a gift for just about anybody? This list features tons of ideas, plus free patterns you can use for crocheting gifts for everything from Baby showers to Christmas.

Free Crochet Patterns and Charts
This page is our main directory of free crochet patterns, free charts for filet crochet, and free crochet projects. You'll find free patterns for a large selection of crocheted items, including crocheted gifts, accessories, home decor items, toys, motifs, edgings and more.

Hat Patterns
Get free patterns for crocheting hats in a variety of different styles and shapes -- beanies, cloches, slouchy hats and more.

Baby Patterns
If a friend or loved one is expecting a new baby, it's the perfect excuse to begin a new crochet project. And if not, don't let that stop you -- baby items are a favorite with charity crocheters too. Either way, why not grab some of our delightful free crochet baby patterns? That way you'll be prepared next time you learn of a new arrival on the...

Easy Free Crochet Patterns
We've put together a list of easy crochet patterns for a variety of different types of projects -- clothing, accessories, home decor items and more. If you're new to crocheting -- or just looking for an easy project to work on -- and you're not sure exactly what you might like to make, be sure to browse through this page for free patterns and...

Free Crochet Afghan Patterns
Afghans are among our most popular crochet projects. We offer a wide variety of free crochet afghan patterns for you to choose from. Whether you want to crochet a quick chunky throw or a fabulous thread crochet bedspread, we've posted free afghan patterns you'll enjoy working on.

Kitchen Patterns

Crochet is well-suited for making kitchen accents. Whether you need potholders for baking or scrubbies and dishcloths to help you clean up afterwards, we've posted free crochet patterns that will help you get the job done. You'll also find free crochet patterns for hot pads, coasters, placemats and more.

Granny Square Projects
Got granny squares? Wondering what to do with them? If so, this list of project ideas -- along with free patterns -- will help.

Free Filet Crochet Patterns - Filet Crochet Charts
If you enjoy filet crochet, or would like to learn this fascinating technique, we invite you to come explore our free filet crochet patterns and charts. Our website offers an incredible variety of different charted designs, many of which are vintage and some of which are new original patterns.

Free Tunisian Crochet Patterns
This collection of crochet patterns features a common element: the designs are all made using the Tunisian crochet technique. Many of them incorporate the afghan stitch, otherwise known as Tunisian simple stitch. The majority of these patterns are geared towards crocheters who are just learning the technique and would like to start off with...

Free Crochet Patterns for Earth Day
We offer free crochet patterns that will help you with "greening" your lifestyle; although that's a central theme of the Earth Day holiday, it is a practical approach all year around. If you're interested in eco-friendly projects and / or crocheting with recycled materials, upcycled materials, or organic yarns, this page is a great starting...

Afghan Squares -- Free Patterns Organized by Size
There are many approaches to crocheting afghans. One of our favorites: Crochet a square, then another one, and another one, and another one after that, until you have as many as you need. Then stitch them together and you have an afghan. With that in mind, we've designed many different patterns for afghan squares. You are welcome to either...

Free Patterns for Crocheted Motifs
Motifs offer you a quick, low-commitment way to have some fun with crochet. Want to crochet a lovely little flower to use as a pin or embellishment? How about a snowflake to dress up a Christmas tree or gift package? There are so many more options -- hearts, butterflies, simple geometrics, and a wide variety of others.

Photos of Crochet Projects Made Using Variegated Yarns
Colorful variegated yarns look sooooo tempting on the store shelves, but when you actually crochet with them, the colors don't always turn out looking like you'd expect. This picture gallery will help you get a better idea of what to expect from various variegated yarns. In one place, you'll see a picture of the yarn on the skein or cone, plus...

Free Scrap Yarn Patterns for Crochet
If you spend much time crocheting, sooner or later you end up with a mishmash of yarns left over from other projects -- a few grams here, an odd ball there. There are many interesting ways to use up this scrap yarn. We've posted ideas, and plenty of free patterns, that will help you do just that.

Crocheted Teacher Gifts
Here is a selection of free crochet patterns for making homemade teacher gifts. Gift ideas for teacher include crocheted bookmarks and various crochet patterns with apple motifs. If you'd like to crochet a birthday gift, Christmas gift or holiday gift for your child's teacher, or for any teacher, check out these free crochet patterns for some...

Free Patterns for Crocheting With Beads
Find ideas and free patterns for a wide variety of different ways to incorporate beads into your crochet work.

Crochet Patterns for Relaxation
We often reach for our crocheting when we want to relax and unwind. This is a list of crochet patterns you can turn to when you want to kick back and put your brain on autopilot.

Crocheting With Eyelash Yarn
Learn how to crochet with eyelash yarn; here's a roundup of free patterns, tips, articles, and reviews, all on the topic of crocheting with eyelash yarn.

Fall Crochet Patterns

Crochet is an appealing activity during the fall season, when the weather starts to get chillier; it's lovely to just sit and relax with your latest crochet project. If you're in the autumn mood, and you'd like to crochet a project with a fall theme, why not try one of these free patterns for fall? 

Winter Patterns

Find seasonal winter patterns for crochet -- free crochet snowflake patterns and more.

Easter Patterns
If you celebrate Easter, I hope you'll enjoy this roundup of free patterns and charts with an Easter theme. Even if you don't, a few of these patterns are general spring themes, so hopefully there's a little something for everyone here.

Dishcloth Patterns
Have you ever crocheted a dishcloth? Please don't yawn; washing the dishes might be a boring task, but dishcloths are anything but boring to crochet. They work up super fast, and they allow you to try out fantastic new stitch patterns and color combinations you'd never use otherwise. Why not check out our free crochet dishcloth patterns and whip up a couple for your kitchen, or make some as gifts?

Back to School Patterns
When the kids (or grandkids) are ready to go back to school, you might want to crochet a little something special for them. Here you’ll find a variety of fun free patterns with a back to school theme – apples for the teacher, bookmarks, and more.

Crocheted Neck Warmers
Neck warmers are an updated take on the crocheted scarf. They serve the same purpose as scarves do, but they use less yarn, they don't take as long to crochet, and they're much trendier. Be sure to check out our free neck warmer patterns!

Thanksgiving Patterns

Crochet could be a fabulous addition to your Thanksgiving celebration; whether you'd like to crochet stunning table linens or funny turkey motifs, you'll find free patterns here.

Crochet Applique Patterns

Embellish your latest craft project with crochet appliques. These free crochet applique patterns will give you many ideas!

Animal Patterns

These free crochet patterns all have an animal design; find free crochet patterns featuring cats, bats, dogs, bears, deer and other animals.

Free Crochet Doily Patterns

If you enjoy crocheting doilies, check out these free crochet doily patterns. There are free patterns for vintage doilies as well as contemporary doilies.

Bathroom Patterns

Crochet enthusiasts are invited to enjoy creating bathroom accessories using our free crochet bathroom patterns. We've posted free washcloth patterns and other designs.

Coaster Patterns

Use these free crochet coaster patterns to make useful and decorative coasters for your home. Beverage coasters also make great gifts for friends, family and colleagues; whether you need a quick housewarming gift or a Christmas stocking stuffer, you'll find fun ideas you can use to crochet a variety of different coaster designs.

Scrunchie Patterns

Scrunchies are popular hair accessories; they are fun to crochet, and fun to wear too. We hope you'll enjoy these free crochet scrunchie patterns. 

Wristband Patterns
Wristbands are a fantastic way to accessorize. Whether you're looking to update your workout wardrobe, or add that perfect finishing touch to a Halloween costume, we have posted wristband patterns to suit.

Free Crochet Patterns for Fingerless Gloves and Wrist Warmers
Sometimes it's just plain cold, even indoors. Whether you're doing housework, office work, or any other activity, fingerless gloves are the perfect solution for keeping your wrists and hands warm when ordinary gloves would be an encumbrance.

Crochet Headbands

Find headbands for any time of year; there are summer styles that are great for keeping the hair off your face, and winter styles that are nice for keeping you warm -- plus a few holiday headbands as well.

Crocheted Gift Sets
This image gallery includes photos of coordinated gift sets that you can crochet for any of the following occasions: Housewarming Parties, Weddings, Bridal Showers, Mother's Day / Father's Day, birthdays, Christmas, and other gift-giving occasions.

Free Cotton Scarf Patterns
Here's a fantastic variety of cotton scarves to crochet. Options include easy cotton scarves, intricate-looking lace scarves, and more.

Checkerboard Patterns

Looking for free checkerboard patterns? We're offering free checkerboard patterns for crochet, as well as printable checkerboard charts which can be used for crochet and other needlecrafts.

Diagonal Stripes
Bored with crocheting straight stripes? Why not try crocheting them on a diagonal? Diagonal stripes are interesting to crochet, and the resulting projects are visually interesting too. We've provided a free chart for you to use for crocheting whatever projects you'd like; use it to make afghan blocks, potholders, pillows, or any other type of...

Crochet Pineapple Patterns

Pineapples are popular crochet designs; you'll find pineapples adorning all kinds of crochet projects, including shawls, doilies and more. Linked below, you'll find a fantastic variety of free crochet pineapple patterns.

Free Rainbow Patterns to Crochet

Brighten up your kitchen, your home and your life with our free rainbow patterns for crocheting.

Free Tapestry Crochet Patterns
These free crochet patterns are all worked using the tapestry crochet technique.

Eyelash Yarn Patterns

Create beautiful textured crochet projects using our free eyelash yarn patterns.

Women's Clothing Patterns -- Free Crochet Patterns for Women's Clothing

Ladies, dress yourself up in gorgeous crocheted clothing -- sweaters, shaws, wraps, scarves, and other delightful crocheted luxuries.

Free Crocheted Pillow Patterns
Here's an eclectic assortment of interesting free patterns for crocheting all kinds of different pillows.

Flower Theme Afghans -- Free Crochet Patterns for Afghans With Floral Designs

These free afghan patterns all feature floral designs. Choices include afghans and throws featuring roses, daisies, black-eyed susans, sunflowers, abstract flowers, and other floral themes.

Free Snowman Patterns
These free crochet patterns all feature a snowman theme.

Free Cro Tatting Patterns
These free patterns were all created using the cro-tatting technique, which is an interesting hybrid between crocheting and tatting.

Free Crochet Patterns for Placemats

Learn how to crochet placemats using our free crochet placemat patterns. 

Free Market Bag Pattern
Carry all your gear in style with this fab crocheted market bag.

Free Crochet Oval Patterns
Crochet an oval shape using any of our free crochet oval patterns.

Free Patterns for Experienced Crocheters
If you want to work a challenging crochet pattern for experienced crocheters, try one of these.

Free Crochet Patterns for Market Bags
Transport all your purchases in style with these handmade market bags.

Free Patterns for Advanced Crocheters
Looking for a challenging crochet pattern? The following resources are available on the topic of advanced crochet.

Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern
Here's a free crochet pattern for a simple unisex baby afghan with lots of flair.

Free Tote Bag Patterns
This list focuses mainly on free crochet patterns for tote bags, but also includes several tote bag patterns in other techniques like sewing.

Coat Hanger Covers
Find free crochet patterns for coat hanger covers.

Free Patterns for Crocheting Hexagons
Want to learn how to crochet a hexagon? Here you'll find free patterns for crocheting hexagons, plus free tutorials that teach you how to make these fascinating six-sided motifs.

Erica Jackofsky's Crochet Patterns
As a contributing writer for crochet at About.com, Erica Jackofsky regularly contributes free crochet patterns and tutorials to this website. If you're a fan of Erica's work, or want to see a list of all her free patterns, you'll appreciate having this handy page full of links to her crochet designs.

Free Crochet Basket Patterns
Get creative with crocheting handmade gift baskets, Easter baskets, and baskets for home decorating. These free crochet basket patterns will help.

Free Crochet Pattern for Simple Baby Slippers
Enjoy this free crochet pattern for simple baby slippers. If you'd like to make a coordinating set, check out the free patterns for the matching blanket, sweater and baby hat too.

Free Patterns for Baby Shower Gifts
Need ideas for making creative baby shower gifts? Try these free ideas and free patterns for crocheting, knitting, sewing and stitching various shower-friendly baby items.

Free Granny Square Patterns
There are about a zillion different ways you could crochet a granny square. We've had so much fun playing with different granny square ideas! Want to see what we've come up with? If so, you're invited to check out our free granny square patterns.

Free Crochet Pattern for a Floral Granny Square
Granny squares are ever popular; there are millions of different things you can do with them. This free pattern is actually two patterns in one; you get the pattern for the granny square, plus the pattern for a flower applique which embellishes the center of the square.

Crochet Edging Patterns
Welcome to our main directory of free crochet edging patterns, which also includes patterns for trims, borders, and other edges. Whether you need edgings for clothing, linens, baby blankets, afghans, scarves, or other projects, you'll find plenty of options to choose from. Learn how to crochet a variety of different types of edgings - Choices...

Free Crochet Patterns for Slippers
Comfy slippers can help keep your toes from getting too chilly. When you are lounging around at home, they are attractive alternatives to socks. Check out our free crochet patterns for slippers if you'd like to whip up a pair of slippers, or several, for the babies or adults in your life.

Free Crochet Necklace Patterns
Learn how to crochet a unique necklace; we've provided plenty of ideas and inspiration, plus free patterns and tutorials that will teach you everything you need to know.

Baby Blanket Edging Patterns
This list of edgings was compiled specifically with baby blankets in mind -- although you could use these edgings on other projects too of course.

Beverage Cozies
Want to crochet a few cozies for your favorite beverage holders? Here are some free patterns to consider - Wine bottle cozies, French press cozies, mug cozies and more.

Free Thread Crochet Patterns
This is the ultimate collection of free thread crochet patterns. Find free patterns for thread crochet doilies, bedspreads, scarves, bookmarks, edgings and more.

Crochet Cozies
Enjoy these free crochet patterns for a variety of different crocheted cozies.

Summer Crochet
Free crochet patterns for summer! These patterns are all ideal for use in summertime, when the weather is warm and you don't want to work on anything heavy.

Bottle Cap Crochet Patterns and Craft Projects
You could toss your bottle caps in the trash, but that wouldn't be the most environmentally responsible option. There are plenty of crafts you can make with bottle caps -- including these fab projects.

Square Crochet Wine Bottle Cover Pattern
Wine and liquor bottles come in all shapes and sizes, but for some reason, until now I've only been able to find patterns for crocheting cylindrical / round bottle covers. So I designed this pattern especially to fit square wine bottles.

Free Crochet Shawl Patterns
This page includes links to a vast collection of patterns for stoles, wraps, shawls, ponchos, ruanas, capes and capelets. There are styles suitable for women, teens and children. Whether you're looking to whip up a cute and trendy little number, a warm winter shawl, a classic wrap, or a dressy lace stole, you'll find many free patterns to choose...

Free Crochet Pot Scrubber Pattern and Instructions
If you're looking for a useful, fast, frugal crochet project, consider making this quick pot scrubber. It's an eco-friendly idea you can use for recycling produce bags that would otherwise get trashed, and also for using up small bits of mystery crochet thread that you might not otherwise have much use for.

Granny Square Crochet Pillow Pattern
Use your creativity, and this free pattern, to make an attractive crocheted pillow out of granny squares.

Plarn Crochet Pouch Pattern and Instructions
Free pattern for a plarn pouch you can crochet using plastic grocery bags.

Free Crochet Pouch Patterns
Pouches are quick, inexpensive crochet projects with many options for personalization. They make great gifts! You'll find free crochet pouch patterns here.

Free Plarn Crochet Patterns and Craft Ideas
This page features ideas and free crochet patterns for things to make with plarn.

Crochet Diamond Patterns
These crochet diamond patterns all feature interesting colorwork.

Crochet Bedspreads
Enjoy a wide variety of different patterns for crocheting bedspreads and coverlets.

Free Crochet Apple Patterns
It's hard to say which is more fun -- eating a delicious apple, or crocheting one. The good news: you can do both! Help yourself to our free crochet apple patterns.

Free Spring Crochet Patterns
Crochet isn't just for fall and winter! There are plenty of lovely projects you can make in the spring and summer months. Get free spring patterns here!

Single Crochet Patterns
So you've learned the single crochet stitch. What can you do with it? The answer: LOTS of things! Come on in and grab some free single crochet patterns!

Turkish Crochet
This is the place to educate yourself about Turkish crochet, and find free Turkish crochet patterns.

Scrap Fabric Pincushion Pattern
This pincushion is made using fabric scraps, and the finishing touch is a beaded crochet edging.

You'll have bunches of choices for scarves you can crochet, thanks to this extensive list of free scarf pattern.

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