Friday, July 6, 2012

Where to Find Free Crochet Patterns

Where to Find Free Crochet Patterns

When starting a new project, I usually like to sit down and design my own crochet pattern.  However, there have been many times where I am in a time crunch and it becomes necessary to use an existing crochet pattern for my project.  Luckily, there are many great sites on the web full of free crochet patterns to sift through.  Here are a few of my favorites.

1.  Craftsy

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Craftsy not only has many free crochet patterns but they also have sewing patterns, knitting patterns, craft ideas, cake decorating tips...etc.  All of their free patterns are available as PDF downloads. They also have crochet patterns available for purchase.

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2.  Ravelry

Ravelry has tons of free crochet patterns available.  Some free patterns are linked to blog posts and some are available as PDF downloads.  They have crochet patterns available for purchase as well.  Ravelry also has knitting and sewing patterns.  I like Ravelry because it gives you so many options when you search for patterns.  You can search for free patterns only or you can search by size, style, yarn weight...etc.  It makes finding the perfect pattern very simple.

3.  All Free Crochet

All Free Crochet has hundreds of free crochet patterns.  They are broken down into several categories, each containing links to the free patterns.  The only downside to All Free Crochet is that you have to click on each link to see a photo of the pattern unlike Ravelry and Craftsy where the photos are displayed in your search results. 

4.  Crochet Pattern Central

Crochet pattern central is very similar to All Free Crochet.  Free crochet patterns are broken down into several categories, each featuring links to several free crochet patterns.  Just like All Free Crochet, you also have to click on the links to see a photo of the project.  However, Crochet Pattern Central also features links to tutorials as well as tips and tricks.


After completing the free registration you will have access to 1,100 great FREE crochet patterns.  A great site for finding your next crochet project.  To visit, click the link below.

1,200+ FREE crochet patterns! Click here to get started!

6.  Go Directly to the Yarn Companies Websites.

My last tip is to visit some of the sites for yarn and craft companies.  Lion Brand Yarn has several free crochet patterns available on their website, as does Jo-Ann Fabrics and Michaels.


  1. Love your blog! i am a new follower clicked on your ad at A Beautiful Crazy Life! I am learning to crochet, looking forward to your posts!

  2. Thank you for all these free locations. I would like to add one more that I've found to be very helpful as well. There are two pattern central sites, one for crochet and one for knitting and they are at and, and they both have a TON of free patterns.
    Best wishes,

  3. Another site for free crochet patterns is crochetncrafts. She has over 200 patterns that she's created. I love craftsy and ravelry for browsing patterns. Oh, another place is CrochetMe.

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