Welcome back to another edition of Friday’s Top 10! Today I’m sharing the top 10 websites with free crochet patterns. If you’re like me and love to crochet it’s time to grab some yarn and a hook and find a new pattern to get started on today.
When my mother taught me how to single crochet several years ago, she had no idea what she was starting. I guess I’m a natural at crocheting, because I started whipping out projects in no time. Since then I’ve crocheted countless projects including hats, scarves, blankets and afghans. Even though I don’t always have the time for it, crocheting is easily one of my favorite hobbies. I could list the top 10 reasons I love to crochet today, but I’m sure you’ll find a list of free patterns much more useful! In the years I’ve been crocheting, I’ve only paid for a pattern once. It was for an owl hat my sister had fallen in love with and only cost a few dollars, but normally when I want a crochet project I start scouring the web for a free pattern to try. Today I’m sharing with you the top 10 resources on the web for free crochet patterns so you can save money, too!
#1 Lion Brand Yarns
Lion Brand Yarns has oodles of free patterns to chose from, for anyone from Grandma to Fido. Create an account to save your favorite patterns for later, or print them out as you go. Use the Pattern Finder to to narrow your search by the weight of yarn, gift recipient, skill level and more to find the perfect pattern for you. This site has been my go-to resource for free patterns and I absolutely love it!
#2 Yarn Inspirations
Yarn Inspirations is another fabulous site full of free patterns for clothing, hats, scarves, blankets, you name it! Filter projects by skill level, yarn type, recipient and/or project type to find the right project for you. Don’t have any yarn? You can buy the items you need for a pattern easily by adding them to your cart!
#3 Red Heart
When you arrive at Red Heart’s website, you’ll immediately be intrigued by the colorful projects on display. There are so many fun projects to chose from! Whether you search the most popular or most recent patterns, you will find many choices with thousands of free patterns to chose from. Filter your search results easily to find the project you’re looking for quickly.
Most people know Craftsy offers a wide range of craft classes, but did you know they also offer free crochet patterns, too? Yes, there are over 3,000 fun patterns to chose from, so be sure to check them out!
#5 All Free Crochet
All Free Crochet is loaded with free patterns, but that’s not all you will find here! In addition to countless free patterns, you’ll find free eBooks, how-to videos, tutorials, product reviews, giveaways and more. This site is loaded with crochet patterns and information for every skill level, beginner to advanced. Be sure to check out the pattern of the day, too!
#6 Crochet Pattern Central
Crochet Pattern Central is an online directory of thousands of links to free crochet patterns of all levels. With over 90 categories to choose from, you’re sure to find a fun project to get started on. In addition to free patterns, there are links to tutorials, stitch instructions and tips for crocheters.
Ravelry is an online community packed with free patterns, and more are added every day. Once you join Ravelry, you’ll have access to crochet patterns galore! Search the many categories until you find what you need. In addition to free patterns, you can visit the Shop to browse and purchase patterns you can’t find elsewhere. Do you have a question about a technique or pattern? Visit the forum to find the answer you need. If you want to get social, check the groups to find other crocheters in your area.
Crochetville is an online social community with a Free Crochet Pattern Directory to search for free patterns added by members. There is an advanced pattern search to help you find what you’re looking for. Crochetville is a fun place to find inspiration and patterns, show off your projects, read tutorials and articles or even take online crochet classes, so there’s more than just free patterns. I could spend a lot of my day looking at the useful information on this site!
#9 Free Vintage Crochet
At Free Vintage Crochet you’ll find…you guessed it…vintage crochet patterns! Their extensive library of patterns from over 100 vintage crochet leaflets from the early to mid-1900’s has you covered with anything from pincushions to potholders. You’ll also find useful info like hook conversions, abbreviations and a vintage sizing chart.
#10 The Crochet Crowd
The Crochet Crowd has free patterns listed in over 25 categories. Find anything from home decor projects to clothing to handbags or even pet projects. You will also find video tutorials and useful tools like a yarn calculator and stitch library. You can even join a fun crochet challenge if you’d like and enter your project to win a prize.
There you have it…10 awesome websites to find not only free crochet patterns, but tutorials, challenges and community as well! So if you don’t know how to crochet just yet, there’s no fear because you can learn with the video tutorials and instructions. If you do know how to crochet, find someone who doesn’t and teach them today. Happy crocheting, friends!