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For any fiber art—whether you’re knitting, embroidering, or crocheting—patterns are important. They provide critical directions and precise structure for your projects. If you’ve taken up crochet, learning about crochet patterns will be one of the first things you do. Once you learn about the abbreviations that make up “crochet language,” you’ll be able to start reading patterns and begin sourcing new projects.

There are many excellent crochet patterns available for purchase online via Etsy or specialty shops like Darn Good Yarn, but there are also just as many creative free crochet patterns that you can download immediately. These free patterns are also a nice way to test out different crochet techniques without investing too heavily. From Tunisian crochet blankets to cute Arugami animals, there’s something for everyone.

So where to find good free crochet patterns online?  Ravelry, a social media network for knitters and crocheters is full of resources. While many designers sell patterns in the marketplace, plenty also offer up free patterns on their profile, making it a must for avid crocheters. Yarnspirations is another incredible resource for crochet patterns. Broken up by difficulty level and type of project, these one-click downloads also come with the possibility to quickly order the correct yarn indicated in the pattern.

Other crochet-specific resources for free patterns include love crochet, Yarn Plaza, and Red Heart. Just be sure to check your patterns to see if they’re written with US or UK abbreviations, as they slightly differ, and you’re on your way to start stitching.

Need a crash course in reading crochet patterns? This quick video tutorial will get you up to speed.

 

Check out 20 free crochet patterns that will give a modern flair to your next project.

Crocheted Beanie

Crochet Hat Pattern

Miranda Nippert via Red Heart

Fringe Benefits Bag

Free Crochet Patterns

Yarnspirations

 

Universal Yarn Citron Scarf

Free Crochet Patterns

WEBS

 

Striped Crochet Tote Bag

Free Crochet Patterns

Yarnspirations

 

Mandala Crocheted Blanket Bag

Free Crochet Patterns

Mama in a Stitch

 

Delicate Crocheted Doilies 

Free Crochet Patterns

Viktoriia Gul

 

Tunisian Feathers

Free Crochet Patterns

Poppy & Bliss

 

Crochet Diddy Hedgehog

Free Crochet Patterns

Crochet Stitch Witch

Modern Boho Crochet Granny Blanket

 

Free Crochet Patterns

Daisy Farm Crafts

 

Little Bear Crochet Basket

Free Crochet Patterns

Illumine Creative via love crochet

 

Up Early Zig-Zag Hat

Free Crochet Patterns

Martin Up North

 

Summer Crocheted Kimono Cardigan

Free Crochet Patterns

Mama in a Stitch

 

Quick and Easy Necklace

Free Crochet Patterns

Yarn Plaza

 

Flower Crochet Fingerless Gloves

Free Crochet Patterns

Fibre & Folk

 

Tulip Blanket

Free Crochet Patterns

Yarn Plaza

 

Marled Crochet Basket

Free Crochet Patterns

Yarnspirations

 

Watermelon Chunky Slippers

Free Crochet Patterns

Blackstone Designs

 

Llama-No-Drama Toy

Free Crochet Patterns

Nancy Anderson via Red Heart

 

Larksfoot Blanket

Free Crochet Patterns

Hannah Cross via love knitting

 

Crochet Mermaid Tail

Free Crochet Patterns

Bernat via love crochet

 

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