Free Crochet Pattern Websites. Here is a list of the top 40 free crochet pattern websites, blogs and YouTube sites. One reference spot with all the free pattern sites that everyone is using RIGHT NOW. You’re welcome! Most sites offer free knitting patterns too for all of you who knit and crochet. I see you out there.
We are all a part of the crochet crowd and love crochet. Just looking for easy crochet patterns that we can pull off the web for free. I’ve done the work for you and compiled a list of sites and channels to check out.
You never have to pay for a crochet pattern again! This free crochet patterns list is a must for your next project. No matter what skill level you are or what project type you want to crochet, you are sure to find new patterns from top crochet designers across the web on this list.
Free Crochet Pattern Websites – Where to Look
Back In The Day, It Was Hard To Find Good Free Patterns
Finding free crochet patterns has really come a long way from 10 or 15 years ago. Most sites back then had ugly and outdated patterns that did not inspire but they were free. The free patterns did not include pictures or video tutorial, just lots of small print and hard to understand.
Even the websites looked prehistoric, front page was very busy and it was hard to search for the pattern types. I always went down different rabbit holes ending up with nothing but taking hours to search for. It was no fun at all trying to search for free stuff so that’s why I started making up my own patterns. Boy have we come a long way!
Hello Crochet Bloggers, We Love You
There are so many options and great resources for today’s latest patterns at the touch of your fingertips and totally free. There are so many wonderful people with crochet blogs, it’s such a great time to be alive! And bloggers are usually the ones making patterns and sharing with tutorials or written instructions with pictures too.
Most bloggers that offer free patterns are making money by advertising on their website to earn a living along with other revenue streams. The more traffic they drive to their blog, the more income they can make so don’t worry about not paying for the pattern if it’s free. They are happy to see their patterns being used!
Don’t forget to tag the crochet pattern designers when sharing pics of your completed project. Tag them if you post something you made with their pattern, especially on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. They would appreciate it and drive more traffic to their blogs.
Craft Store Crochet Pattern Websites
Craft stores have free patterns but they were not very great either, but some are improving and Hobbii.com is a breath of fresh air with their free library of patterns. Then the most obvious place to look is with the folks who make the yarn like Lion Brand Yarn, Red Heart and Yarnspirations.com just to name a few.
All of these sites have free patterns but most are trying to sell products from their local yarn shops to earn your business. Yarnspirations has lots of patterns but it’s best if you go to your local craft store to buy their yarn products because their shipping, while most of the time it’s free shipping, takes forever to arrive.
Yarn Company Crochet Pattern Websites
But yarn companies give the patterns away for free and get your money when you buy the materials to make it. That’s why the first place you should go to look up free patterns are website and YouTube channels for yarn companies and craft stores. The yarn company that always provides digital illustration in their patterns is Yarnspirations.
Blogger Crochet Patterns
Independent bloggers are all about free eBooks or offer free membership to get you on their mailing list. You can always sign up for the email list to get the free item and then unsubscribe if it’s clogging up your inbox. Today’s small business offers free patterns to potential customers as part of doing business. There are some really amazing crochet pattern designers right now in the United States and United Kingdom.
Basic Pattern Information
Patterns for any crochet project should always come with a list of materials, yarn brand, yarn weight, yarn type, crochet stitches, difficulty level and main content of the pattern instructions. Paid patterns will always come with pdf patterns, not all free patterns have a pdf. You may need to print the blog post for the pattern which is fine by me.
Some sites have the free pattern in the blog but for a small fee you can jump over to their Esty shop and buy the printable version for a few bucks. It you browse the designers Esty shop, you can see different color combinations for their patterns from photos sent in by customers that paid for the pattern. If you review the pattern and the basic stitches for the project are above your skill level, pick a new pattern.
YouTube Tutorials and Social Media
I like to watch YouTube video tutorials on certain crochet stitches and then create my own design and share with you on this blog. Since everyone has their own website these days, you could do the same.
Social media is another great place to search for free patterns. Pinterest is where I do most of my pattern searching and inspiration. You fall in love with the Pinterest picture and then click to read the blog instructions or learn how to purchase. No matter what you want to create, you will be able to find free fun projects off this list below.
Pick A Pattern You Will Enjoy Crocheting
At the end of the day, the perfect pattern is the one that you want to sit down and crochet. If you can find a free pattern, great. If your favorite pattern is not free, then just pay for it. Paying for patterns is a great way to support local business and its worth exploring. Maybe my next blog will be about my top paid crochet pattern sites!
Patterns You Can Find on Free Crochet Pattern Websites
Crochet patterns on the website on my list include the following and they are all FREE: Crochet hats, free vintage crochet, crocheted blanket patterns, baby blanket, right crochet pattern (right-handed), left crochet pattern (left-handed), Tunisian crochet, granny squares, baby items, filet crochet, amigurumi, knitting patterns, afghans, sweaters, shirts, bags, accessories, pet items, pillow and home décor.
My favorite site or YouTube channels with corresponding crochet blog right now are Daisy Farm Crafts, Hooked by Robin and maybe Bella Coco. You can find video instructions, stitch tutorials, free written patterns and some with free pdf patterns. Before you leave and start searching, check out these crochet tips below.
Free Crochet Pattern Websites – Tips
Craft Store Patterns
Craft stores free patterns are not always the best but if you have that craft store nearby, you can go to the store and grab the supplies to start your project immediately. If you find a free pattern online and there is not a retail store nearby you will wait a few weeks for your supplies to arrive. If you can substitute the yarn from your stash or with a yarn you can grab nearby then do it. Yarnspirations takes several weeks for your online order to arrive and all of their brands can be found in a variety of local craft stores.
Buy Yarn For Entire Project
Buy enough yarn to complete your project, especially if you are using high end yarns. There are lot numbers on the packaging. Make sure the lot numbers match so that your yarn color remains the same. If you are unsure how much yarn, refer to the pattern and buy an extra skein for each color you are using just to be on the safe side.
Do Sample Gauge On Clothing Patterns
Always do a sample gauge when following a clothing pattern. You want to ensure that the size of the sweater, shirt, bathing suit, tank top or cardigan will be the size the pattern intended it to be. You can help ensure your finished item will be the correct size if your gauge swatch measures the same as the pattern states. Everyone crochets a little differently, some have a tighter stitch and others a more lose or big stitch.
Not All Yarns Are Created Equal
If you use a yarn that is different than what the pattern used, you may also want to do a gauge but not all pattern with have this info. Typically only clothing patterns will have this. Just be aware that if you use a heavy weight yarn, pattern says 4 ply and you use a bulky 5 or 6 ply, then following the pattern will end up with a much larger finished product.
Save Yarn Packaging Until Done With Project
Always save your yarn packaging until after you are done with your project. The yarn packaging has useful information about care instructions and washing instructions. If you forget and throw the packaging away, you can always google the brand online and view. Read below for the list of free crochet pattern websites.
The Top 40 Free Crochet Pattern Websites and Blogs
The top 40 free crochet pattern websites, blogs and YouTube sites. Reference guide in alphabetical order with links to make your search easier and help you find your next crochet project. I’ll leave it up to you to check out each site and take a look around. This list is in alphabetical order, not by ranking. Happy hunting.
bellacococrochet.com (This gal is crushing it on YouTube, then on her blogsite and now she has her own brand of yarns and retail store. Excellent video stitch tutorials, her British accent a bonus. Also does dedicated vlogs for lefty’s and right handed humans.)
crochetcrowd.com (great YouTube site)
daisyfarmcrafts.com (great YouTube site)
forthefrills.com (also has design your own crochet pattern pdf for those that want to create and sell your own crochet patterns)
happyberrycrochet.co.uk (great YouTube stitch tutorials)
hobbii.com (very popular site right now for free patterns and supplies. Has a United States and a United Kingdom site, chose the country you are living in so products can be bought on the correct site)
makeanddocrew.com (great website and video tutorials)
mamainastitch.com (great website and video tutorials)
naztazia.com (If you have not seen Donna Wolf of Naztazia on YouTube, bless your little heart. Check her out along with her free patterns on corresponding website.)
woolease.com (this site now redirects to the lion brand yarn site)
yarnspirations.com (brands include Bernat, Red Heart, Caron, Patons and Sugar ‘N Cream)
Sew Nikki Free Crochet Patterns & Tutorials
ABOUT SEW NIKKI
If this is your first time stopping by, welcome! My name is Nikki. I’m a crochet pattern designer and weekend quilter with a super small sewing space. I taught myself how to sew and quilt by watching YouTube videos! My blog has How-To’s, Free Patterns and Pattern Reviews. Read more about me here.
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