25 Free Crochet Patterns for Every Skill Level

Patterns for Beginners, Experts and Everyone in Between

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    Most Popular Free Crochet Patterns!

    A woman crocheting a blanket with a cat
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    There are so many different fun things to crochet! Even a beginner crocheter has plenty of options when it comes to free crochet patterns. Experts looking to test their advanced skills will also discover an array of options. These variety in these 25 crochet patterns meets the needs of all skill levels.

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    Wacky Weave Squares

    Let's dive in first with an advanced crochet blanket pattern. People who already know how to crochet can get excited about trying something that's at their skill level. Beginners will see something worth aspiring to achieve. This crochet blanket uses the unique technique of Interlocking Crochet to create woven-look squares.


    Wacky Squares Blanket by Ilona's Slow Life Creations

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    Chunky Granny Square Crochet Bib

    Now let's double back to a simpler crochet pattern. One of the first crochet motifs that people learn is the classic crochet granny square. This square can be worked in bulky yarn to create the base of a quick and easy baby bib. 


    Chunky Granny Bib by Kathryn Vercillo

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    Easy Crochet Plant Hanger

    Use basic crochet stitches to create plant holders in any size for the pots in your garden. This free crochet pattern incorporates single crochet, half double crochet and post stitches for a sturdy, durable design. There are tutorial links to each of the stitches so even a beginner should be able to craft this simple, flexible pattern.


    Easy Crochet Plant Hanger by Joy of Motion Crochet

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    Amigurumi Sundae Snail

    Regardless of your skill level, amigurumi items can be so much fun to make with their colorful whimsy and playfulness. This is a perfect example - a crochet snail that is topped with ice cream to look like a banana split.


    Laci the Banana Split Snail by Knot Bad via Furls Crochet

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    Chunky Crochet Wall Hanging

    Add a pop of color to your home with this free crochet wall hanging pattern. 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 by Wildflower Crochet

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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 the usual "around the edges" style, which makes it a fun contemporary decor item.


    Free Crochet Throw Pillow Pattern by Mary, Crafty Tuts

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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 came stitch divides the repeat of the star stitch, which helps with counting out the repeat and adds interest to the design. 


    Sweetpea Slouch by EmmeClaire Crochet

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    Midnight Walk Crochet Blanket

    This crochet baby blanket is a beautiful one-skein ombre blue blanket inspired by the colors in a midnight sky. The blanket uses a unique stitch pattern combined of 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 by Pysselofix 

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    Simple Crochet Placemat with Scalloped Edge

    A simple placemat is a great free crochet pattern idea for beginners. This one is a very easy half double crochet design. Newbies can leave off the edging for a plain design. Advanced crocheters can add the scalloped edge or any number of other crochet edgings to make the placemat a little bit fancier.


    HDC Placemat by Kathryn Vercillo

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    Crochet Circle Bag

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


    Sonoma Circle Bag by 1 Dog Woof

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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 give verticality to the piece. The row-by-row instructions are written out in detail and include photos for each step, making this a great beginner crochet pattern.


    Arrow Stripe Skinny Scarf by Black Rose Stitches, Ravelry

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    Caribbean Crochet Socks

    Sock yarn is 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 is designed with socks in mind. This is an adult crochet socks pattern in five sizes made using single crochet and half double crochet stitches. There are several variations on a hdc decrease or hdc cluster that give these socks a more advanced design.


    Caribbean Socks by Ashley Leither Designs

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    Tunisian Crochet Phone Cozy

    Tunisian crochet is considered a form of advanced crochet but it can be very easy for many people to learn. This crochet phone cozy pattern uses the very easy Tunisian simple stitch. The fabric made by this niche of crochet is perfect for adding on designs using embroidery stitches.


    Tunisian Crochet Phone Cozy by Olann and

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    Crochet Blanket Free Pattern

    One of the fun things about crochet is that you can really get creative and literally go "outside of the box" by making crochet blankets that aren't the usual square or rectangular shape. This free download on Ravelry was inspired by a basic friendship bracelet. The photo-rich tutorial shows you how to make the blanket strips to create the original design.


    Nostromo by Gabreilla Barriere, Ravelry

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    Plaid Crochet Cowl

    Did you know that it is possible to create the look of flannel plaid using crochet? It's true! It is all about changing colors at the right time in a project. Learn how while crocheting this cowl or triangle scarf pattern.


    Plaid Triangle Cowl by Whistle and Ivy

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    Celtic Tiles Crochet Blanket

    Overlay crochet using front post stitches to create cables is definitely an advanced technique for the beginner to aspire to learn. This technique is executed beautifully in this free crochet blanket pattern consisting of twenty Celtic-Knot-inspired squares.


    ​Celtic Tiles Blanket by Lilla Bjorn

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    Tasseled Granny Square Baby Blanket

    Even a very simple crochet pattern can become special with just one added touch. This baby blanket is a classic crochet granny square worked in a neutral color. At the end, three rounds of surface slip stitch are added to create pops of color. These pops of color carry through in the tassels hung on the blanket corners.


    Classic Granny Square Baby Blanket by Croby Patterns

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    Sankaku Crochet Wrist Warmers

    The construction on these crochet fingerless gloves is so interesting that it might take you a try or two to figure it out, but the end result is worth the effort. The mitts begin in the corner, increase to a point, and then are worked in the round but then there are more changes to come when you get to the thumb hole. This is a fun project!


    Sankuku Wrist Warmers by Knitting and So On

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    Crochet Diamond Earrings

    Learn how to use basic stitches to crochet diamond shapes in embroidery thread. Add simple hooks and you have a pair of earrings.


    Diamond Earrings by Wildbomman

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    Crochet Mandala Free Pattern

    This crochet mandala was designed with love in 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 by The Loopy Stitch

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    Crochet Clutch

    Simple crochet stitches can make very bold statements when color changes are implemented to create graphic designs. That's precisely what's most beautiful about this crochet clutch pattern, which can be used as an everyday bag or as a case for sunglasses, crochet hooks and other small items.


    Sergel Clutch by Hooked by Anna 

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    Crochet Sandals

    If you want to go above and beyond a basic crochet pattern and implement some additional DIY skills then start with these crochet shoes. They build upon the base of old flip flops to create a sturdy sandal that is decorated using crochet.


    Dream Catcher Crochet Sandals by Make and Do Crew

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    Crochet Patch for Holes in Your Jeans

    Believe it or not, the same crochet dreamcatcher pattern used in the shoes above can be adapted to work as a patch to fix up holes in your jeans!


    How to Patch Jeans with Crochet Lace by Make and Do Crew

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    Crochet Maple Leaf

    Sometimes the project that you're seeking is a simple crochet motif. Go for something beyond the basics with this Canadian maple leaf pattern.


    Crochet Maple Leaf by Ms Premise Conclusion

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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. It's a challenge to craft because it's worked all in thread but the result is a lightweight coverup perfect for any summer afternoon.


    Crochet Shells & Squares Coverup by See Love Share