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20 Free Crochet Patterns You Can Start Stitching Today

Free Crochet Patterns

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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


Universal Yarn Citron Scarf


Striped Crochet Tote Bag


Mandala Crocheted Blanket Bag


Delicate Crocheted Doilies 


Tunisian Feathers


Crochet Diddy Hedgehog

Modern Boho Crochet Granny Blanket



Little Bear Crochet Basket

Free Crochet Patterns

Illumine Creative via love crochet


Up Early Zig-Zag Hat


Summer Crocheted Kimono Cardigan


Quick and Easy Necklace


Flower Crochet Fingerless Gloves


Tulip Blanket


Marled Crochet Basket


Watermelon Chunky Slippers


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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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Staff Editor and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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