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 22 crochet patterns to see what catches your eye and skill level.
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Wacky Squares Blanket
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.
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Easy Crochet Plant Hanger
Use basic crochet stitches and less than one skein of yarn to create a plant holder of 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.
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Amigurumi Sundae Snail
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.
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Fringed Crochet Throw Pillow
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.Continue to 5 of 22 below.
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Sweetpea Slouch Crochet Hat
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.
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Midnight Walk 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.
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Easy Treble Crochet Fingerless Gloves
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.
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Crochet Circle Bag
This simple crochet bag is made up of two large 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.Continue to 9 of 22 below.
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Crochet Skinny Scarf
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 via Ravelry
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Caribbean Confetti Crochet Socks
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.
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Crochet Nostromo Blanket
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 an unusual design.
Nostromo from Gabriella Barriere via Ravelry
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Plaid Crochet Cowl
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.Continue to 13 of 22 below.
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Celtic Tiles Crochet Blanket
Overlay crochet using front post stitches to create cables is an advanced technique for beginners aspiring to learn. This blanket is made with twenty Celtic-Knot-inspired tone-on-tone squares. It's as warm and cozy as a sweater.
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Tasseled Granny Square Baby Blanket
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.
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Sankaku Crochet Wrist Warmers
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.
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Crochet Diamond Earrings
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.Continue to 17 of 22 below.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Crochet Patch for Holes in Your Jeans
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.Continue to 21 of 22 below.
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Crochet Maple Leaf
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.
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Crochet Swimsuit Cover-Up
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.