23 Free Crochet Patterns for Every Skill Level

Patterns for beginners, experts, and everyone in-between

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If you're a beginner crocheter, you have plenty of options when it comes to your first few projects. There's no need to stick to granny squares or simple scarves. If you're an expert crocheter looking to test your advanced skills, there's an equally impressive array of free pattern options. Scroll through the variety in these 23 crochet patterns to see what catches your eye and skill level. 

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    Wacky Squares Blanket

    Wacky Weave Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
    Ilona's Slow Life Creations

    If you already know how to crochet, dive right into this advanced and unique crochet project This crochet blanket with its contemporary design uses the unique technique of interlocking crochet to create woven and knit-like squares.

    Wacky Squares Blanket from Ilona's Slow Life Creations

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    Easy Crochet Plant Hanger

    Easy Crochet Plant Hanger Free Pattern
    Joy of Motion Crochet

    Use basic crochet stitches and less than one skein of yarn to create a plant holder in any size for a pot in your garden. This free crochet pattern incorporates single crochet, half double crochet, and post stitches for a sturdy, durable design. A beginner should be able to craft this simple, flexible pattern.

    Easy Crochet Plant Hanger from Joy of Motion Crochet

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    Amigurumi Sundae Snail

    Amigurumi Ice Cream Snail Free Crochet Pattern
    Knot Bad, Furls Crochet

    Regardless of your skill level, amigurumi items can be fun to make with their colorful whimsy and playfulness. Amigurumi is the art of knitting or crocheting adorable, kid-friendly stuffed yarn creatures. This sweet crochet snail is topped with ice cream so it looks like a banana split. 

    Laci the Banana Split Snail from Knot Bad via Furls Crochet

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    Chunky Crochet Wall Hanging

    Crochet Wall Hanging Free Pattern
    Wildflower Crochet

    Add a pop of color to your home with this free crochet wall hanging pattern. Choose a chunky tree branch, piece of driftwood, or a dowel to hang your creation. The crochet bobble stitch is an intermediate stitch that brings texture to the same-color design. The tassels at the bottom provide artistic fringe.  

    Beach Babe Crochet Wall Hanging from Wildflower Crochet

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    Fringed Crochet Throw Pillow

    Fringed Crochet Throw Pillow Free Pattern
    Mary, Crafty Tuts

    A little bit of fringe goes a long way towards making a crochet pattern pop with style. This pillow adds the fringe into the center of the design, instead of typically adding it onto the corners or around the edge, which makes it a fun contemporary decor item.

    Free Crochet Throw Pillow Pattern  from Crafty Tuts

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    Sweetpea Slouch Crochet Hat

    Crochet Slouch Hat Free Pattern
    EmmeClaire Crochet

    This crochet slouch hat incorporates two unique advanced crochet stitches: the star stitch and the camel stitch. The camel stitch divides the repeat of the star stitch, which helps with counting out the repeat and adds interest to the design. 

    Sweetpea Slouch from EmmeClaire Crochet

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    Midnight Walk Crochet Blanket

    One Skein Crochet Blanket

    This crochet baby project is a beautiful one-skein ombre blue blanket inspired by the colors in a midnight sky. The blanket uses a unique stitch pattern combined with simple crochet stitches, post stitches, and strategic "skip" spaces. The same design is used in the designer's Midnight Crochet Shawl, another smart pattern.

    Midnight Walk Blanket from Pysselofix

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    Easy Treble Crochet Fingerless Gloves

    Easy Treble Crochet Fingerless Gloves
    The Spruce / Mollie Johanson

    Beginners can practice the chain stitch and treble crochet stitch with this easy pattern. Crochet fingerless gloves are a useful and stylish gift to make in fall and winter for that one friend of yours that can't seem to put their phone down.

    Fingerless Gloves from The Spruce

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    Crochet Circle Bag

    Crochet Circle Bag Free Pattern
    1 Dog Woof

    This simple crochet bag is made up of two larges circles that are joined together at the bottom with a strip of extra crochet. This modern crochet circle bag has depth, density, and the ability to tote around all sorts of stuff season after season.

    Sonoma Circle Bag from 1 Dog Woof

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    Crochet Skinny Scarf

    Crochet Skinny Scarf Free Pattern
    Black Rose Stitches, Ravelry

    This is a one-skein self-striping crochet scarf worked almost entirely in double crochet. Strategic spacing creates the design element of arrows that gives the piece added texture. This beginner crochet pattern costs a nominal amount to download.

    Arrow Stripe Skinny Scarf from Black Rose Stitches, Ravelry

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    Caribbean Confetti Crochet Socks

    Crochet Socks Free Pattern
    Ashley Leither Designs

    Sock yarn is a lightweight yarn that often has a little bit of stretch. It's an enjoyable yarn to work with and you can make many items with it, but of course, it's designed with socks in mind. This is an adult crochet socks pattern in five sizes, made using single crochet and half double crochet stitches. 

    Caribbean ​Confetti Socks from Ashley Leither Designs

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    Crochet Nostromo Blanket

    Crochet Blanket Free Pattern
    Gabrielle Barriere, Ravelry

    Crochet lets you get creative with making crochet blankets that aren't the usual square or rectangular shape. This pattern makes a blanket or bedspread and it's made with blanket strips to create the unusual design.

    Nostromo from Gabreilla Barriere, Ravelry

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    Plaid Crochet Cowl

    Plaid Crochet Triangle
    Whistle & Ivy

    Use crochet to create the look of flannel plaid with this cowl or triangle scarf pattern. It's all about changing colors at the right time in a project. It's cozy because it's made with soft, bulky yarn.

    Plaid Triangle Cowl from Whistle and Ivy

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    Celtic Tiles Crochet Blanket

    Celtic Tiles Overlay Crochet Blanket Free Pattern
    Lilla Bjorn Crochet

    Overlay crochet using front post stitches to create cables is an advanced technique for beginners to aspire to learn. This blanket is made with twenty Celtic-Knot-inspired tone-on-tone squares. It's as warm and cozy as a sweater.

    ​Celtic Tiles Blanket from Lilla Bjorn

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    Tasseled Granny Square Baby Blanket

    Tassel Crochet Blanket Free Pattern
    Croby Patterns

    Even a simple crochet pattern becomes special with the added touch of multicolored tassels hung on the corners. This baby blanket is a classic crochet granny square worked in a neutral color. At the edges, three rounds of surface slip stitch are added to create pops of color. 

    Classic Granny Square Baby Blanket from Croby Patterns

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    Sankaku Crochet Wrist Warmers

    Crochet Wrist Warmers Free Pattern
    Knitting And So On

    If you're up for a challenge, the construction on these crochet fingerless gloves might take you a try or two to figure out. The mitts begin in the corner, increase to a point, and then are worked in the round. 

    Sankuku Wrist Warmers from Knitting and So On

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    Crochet Diamond Earrings

    Crochet Diamond Earrings Free Pattern

    From afar, these delicate crochet earrings look like diamond-shaped pieces of turquoise. Learn how to use basic stitches to crochet these diamond shapes in embroidery thread. Add simple hooks for the earrings. Make a pair in every color to match all your outfits.

    Diamond Earrings from Wildbomman

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    Crochet Mandala

    Crochet Mandala Free Pattern
    The Loopy Stitch

    This intricate crochet mandala was designed with love and care, in honor of a woman's battle with cancer. The colors and stitches are filled with hope, making it a pleasure to craft this for yourself or to bring joy to someone else's day.

    Connie's Ray of Hope from The Loopy Stitch

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    Crochet Clutch

    Crochet Clutch Free Pattern
    Hooked by Anna

    Simple crochet stitches can make very bold statements when color changes are implemented to create graphic designs. This crochet clutch pattern can be used as an everyday bag or as a case for sunglasses, crochet hooks, and other small items.

    Sergel Clutch from Hooked by Anna

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    Crochet Sandals

    Crochet Shoe Shoes Free Pattern
    Make and Do Crew

    Go above and beyond a basic crochet pattern and create footwear. They are sturdy because they're crafted upon the base of old flip flops. Beading and ankle laces make it seem like you found these beauties on your last beach vacation.

    Dream Catcher Crochet Sandals from Make and Do Crew

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    Crochet Patch for Holes in Your Jeans

    Crochet Jeans Doily Patch Free Pattern
    Make and Do Crew

    These aren't your everyday patches. The same crochet pattern used in the crocheted sandals can be adapted to work as a patch to upgrade and fix holes in your worn jeans. It's an elegant way to get more mileage from your jeans.

    How to Patch Jeans With Crochet Lace from Make and Do Crew

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    Crochet Maple Leaf

    Crochet Maple Leaf Free Pattern
    Ms Premise Conclusion

    A Canadian maple leaf pattern is perfect to make as a tree ornament gift, or for use in an autumn craft project. Though it's a simple project, it manages to incorporate all the basic stitches, including chain, slip, single, and half double. You'll also learn to decrease to create the shape.

    Crochet Maple Leaf from Ms Premise Conclusion

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    Crochet Swimsuit Cover-Up

    Crochet Swim Coverup Free Pattern
    See Love Share

    This pattern combines large and small crochet shells with filet-style crochet squares for an eye-catching design. This challenging pattern for advanced crocheters is crafted with crochet thread. The result is a lightweight cover-up perfect for any summer afternoon.

    Crochet Shells & Squares Coverup from See Love Share

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