By Amy Solovay
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?
It's inevitable -- the days will get colder. Your ears risk getting cold. Here's your chance to grab some free crochet ear warmer patterns.
This is one of those patterns that anyone could achieve success with. It's easy. It's quick. The supplies to make it are affordable. Best of all, it's useful and cute too.
Neck warmers and cowls are ideal crochet projects for fall; they'll keep you warm as the weather gets progressively chillier.
Pictured here: an easy crochet neck warmer that's appropriate for total beginners to crochet. It's a quick project with lots of style.
I made my neck warmer with the idea of wearing it on dressy occasions, particularly on Thanksgiving and the rest of the holiday season. It's much warmer than, say, a necklace would be; it's prettier than your typical long scarf.
My husband and I sometimes attend outdoor parties in the fall and winter, and when we do I am tired of freezing. At the same time, I don't want to look frumpy when I bundle up to keep warm. I think this design would be a nice choice for any sort of holiday gathering, and even to be worn out on New Year's Eve. I'm getting a lot of use out of mine, and if you make one I hope you will too!
As fall melts into winter, scarves become essential go-to fashion accessories. We crocheters have many outstanding choices for scarf designs that'll look great this season.
These fab fingerless gloves are stylin', and they'll keep you nice and warm too. Designed by Erica Jackofsky.
Pumpkins are vibrant, eye-catching symbols of the plentiful harvest season. I'm enchanted by their beauty more so than their taste; I don't know about you, but I'd rather crochet a pumpkin than eat one -- unless perhaps we're talking about pumpkin pie.
Pictured at left: Sandi Marshall designed this cute pumpkin applique for fall.
If you're looking for scary, spooky designs for Halloween, check out our list of free Halloween crochet patterns.
I suppose I should admit that not all of our Halloween patterns are creepy or scary. We've got some cute stuff to show you as well. One example: the ghost-shaped soap saver pictured at left. We've also got some cute kids' Halloween costumes and more.
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to celebrate life's blessings. It's also a great time to crochet! This selection of patterns includes crocheted turkeys and more.
Sandi Marshall has compiled a list of free leaf patterns for you to enjoy.