15 Fun, Fabulous FREE Fringed Crochet Patterns

Add fringe for funky detail on any crochet project.

Fringe!!! It seems to wax and wane in popularity in both craft and fashion. If you crochet, you might avoid fringe because you don't want to be seen as "too crafty" (whatever that means). Or you might just not add fringe because you don't know how to make fringe for crochet. Or perhaps you would like fringe but you have been looking for the right fringed crochet patterns to take your work to that next funky level. Well, here is that list, a collection of fifteen terrific free...MORE crochet patterns that highlight the use of fringe.

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    Crochet Cowl Free Pattern with Short Fringe
    Crochet Cowl Free Pattern with Short Fringe. Just Crafting Around

    This gorgeous ombre crochet cowl pattern by Just Crafting Around doesn't even need the fringe to capture your attention. The shifting shades from dark to light grab your eye and the great texture created by post stitches worked back and forth across one another will certainly keep your attention, whether you are looking at this piece or crocheting it yourself. So it doesn't need the fringe, but if you take a look at the way that the fringe sits on the neck when you wear the finished...MORE item, you'll likely agree that it gives it a regal look that makes it a perfect accessory. The free crochet cowl pattern comes with a photo tutorial for creating the short yarn fringe as a finishing touch.

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    Fringe Infinity Scarf Crochet Pattern. Mama in a Stitch

    Mama In A Stitch shows us how to make a crochet tassel and then how to apply a set of such tassels to one row of a simple infinity scarf to create a beautiful fringed bottom. The crochet scarf pattern works up quickly with an N hook that also gives it a very openwork design, making it great for springtime and other warmer weather days. The scarf pattern looks lovely without the tassel fringe but the fringe really makes it special. Here it is all worked in a single color but of course you could...MORE make the tassels in a second color for a unique pop!

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    Crochet Braid Scarf Fringe
    Crochet Braid Scarf Fringe. Dawn's Crochet Blog

    Dawn's Crochet provides the step-by-step instructions to create this crochet scarf that looks almost freeform but actually has a pattern to its design. This is a floral crochet scarf made up of many small motifs. The detail that ties it all together is the fringe; this is where we see that braids can be incorporated into crochet as fringe. This is a great detail for the design, and this fringe is really easy to make since almost all of us already know how to make a basic braid. This type of...MORE fringe could be used on the ends of all different types of scarves and other accessories.

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    How to Fringe Join Crochet Motifs
    How to Fringe Join Crochet Motifs. Amy Solovay

    Did you know that there is actually a type of motif joining that is known as the "fringe join"? It's also called the Rag Rug Join, and it may have additional names as well. You don't see this very often but once you play around with it a little bit you may discover yourself in a rabbit hole of fringe blankets! You can use the join to attach any motif to another in crochet but it is most commonly used to join granny squares.

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    Granny Square Poncho Free Crochet Pattern with Fringe
    Granny Square Poncho Free Crochet Pattern with Fringe. Beautiful Crochet Stuff

    Granny squares don't have to be joined with fringe to look great with fringe, as we can see from this beautiful colorful granny poncho trimmed on the bottom with tassel fringe. This same design would look great in a single color with the same color fringe, if you aren't sure that you're ready for the bold colors in this particular design. Or you could use multiple colors in a more muted palette. Of course, you could make this poncho without the fringe but doesn't the fringe...MORE really add the detail that makes this a special piece?! This pattern is from Beautiful Crochet Stuff, a site with many great free crochet patterns.

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    Ombre Poncho Free Crochet Pattern with Fringe
    Ombre Poncho Free Crochet Pattern with Fringe. Alexandra Tavel

    Fringe is a popular addition to ponchos of all designs. This one is a triangular poncho designed in an ombre reminiscent of a seascape or a river in a canyon. It's a beautiful design that could be worn as a beach cover up in summer and an extra layer in colder months. The fringe is long and full, making it a key detail in this free pattern offered through Ravelry from Alexandra Tavel.

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    Fringed Crochet Scarf Pattern. Posh Patterns

    Posh Patterns calls this the Seascape Scarf, and you can see why given the beautiful color of the yarn, but of course you could use any yarn you wanted to work up this beautiful scarf. The entire scarf is made using double crochet stitches, so this is a scarf that could easily be created by a beginner. The crochet pattern shares how to make and attach the fringe at the bottom of the scarf. This gives it that special detail that makes even the beginner feel that they have accomplished something...MORE amazing after making this wonderful accessory.

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    Crochet Fringe Scarf Free Crochet Pattern
    Crochet Fringe Scarf Free Crochet Pattern. Sol de Noche (deco crochet)

    This is actually another double crochet scarf enhanced with fringe. There are a few key differences in this scarf as compared to the above scarf by Posh Patterns. First is the size; this is a larger scarf with longer fringe. Second is the spacing; there are chain spaces between the double crochet stitches to create a more open mesh design. And finally, the fringe on this crochet scarf is in a different color, which shows you how you can make a big difference in the final product that you crochet...MORE just based on the yarn that you select for your fringe. This free pattern comes from the blog Sol de Noche (deco crochet).

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  • 09 of 15
    Broomstick Lace Fringe Crochet Scarf Free Pattern
    Broomstick Lace Fringe Crochet Scarf Free Pattern. E.M. Puff

    Broomstick lace is a terrific, unique niche of crochet where loops are pulled up on to a needle to create a really open design. This free crochet scarf pattern from E. M. Puff is even more unique than your average broomstick lace design; the pattern ends with some loops that aren't closed off in the typical fashion so that instead of creating a row, they creating a fringed, looped bottom. It's a really fun technique with great impact, and it's something that you could adapt to use on...MORE other crochet patterns, even ones that aren't made entirely in broomstick crochet, once you get the hang of the technique form this pattern offered through Ravelry.

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    Bruges Lace Scarf with Corkscrew Fringe
    Bruges Lace Scarf with Corkscrew Fringe. Elaine Phillips

    Here is another scarf that will let you practice a niche crochet technique. This time it is Bruges Lace. The lace creates the bulk of the scarf and is beautiful in its own right. But what really packs a punch is the terrific long corkscrew fringe. Even if you don't want to work with Bruges Lace, you could use this crochet pattern to learn how to make this unique and fun fringe and then add that to other crochet scarf patterns. This pattern is free from ABC Knitting.

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    Macrame Knot Fringe Shawl Free Crochet Pattern
    Macrame Knot Fringe Shawl Free Crochet Pattern. Undeniable Glitter

    Fringe is often added to cowls, scarves and shawls. It's a little bit like adding a necklace to the bottom of your neckwear, a jeweled detail that makes the piece a little more eye-catching. This is a triangle shawl designed by Undeniable Glitter. It is a classic design with an openwork style and fringe at the bottom. What is really great here is that the fringe isn't just rows of hanging yarn. Instead, the designer has used a simple macrame knotting technique to create a few rows of...MORE knots that make the yarn look more intriguing. It's a polished design where the crochet blends into macrame and ends with fringe. Fabulous.

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    Southwest Afghan Free Crochet Pattern with Fringe
    Southwest Afghan Free Crochet Pattern with Fringe. Sunshine's Creations

    Sometimes fringe can be a great way to avoid weaving in ends. When you have to change colors in every row of a blanket, you end up with lots of ends to weave in. Instead of weaving them, keep them long, knot them together in groups, and use the fringe as a detail in the design. It can look really beautiful, especially in a super colorful design like this gorgeous Southwest-inspired blanket pattern from Sunshine's Creations.

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    HDC Crochet Blanket Free Pattern
    HDC Crochet Blanket Free Pattern. Suzie's Stuff

    This is another example of how the ends on a blanket can be made into fringe. The blanket is crocheted using the beautiful and easy half double crochet stitch. Using just this simple stitch and without having to weave in ends, you end up with a very simple blanket that a beginner could easily complete. In fact, designer Suzie's Stuff calls it the "World's Easiest Crocheted Afghan".

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    Crochet Wall Hanging with Fringe
    Crochet Wall Hanging with Fringe. Handcrafted Vintage

    Fringe is something that we see in all different types of yarn crafts, not only in crochet. In fact, long fringe is especially common in weaving where it is used as a detail in wall hangings and other works of art (wearable and not). This detail is replicated in this crochet wall hanging, where a simple panel of crochet has been accessorized with two colors of long fringe. This free design is from Handcrafted Vintage. Working with it will also teach you how to create layers of fringe on your...MORE crochet, which is a detail you might wish to use on the bottoms of skirts, shawls and other items that you make in the future.

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    DIY Granny Square Wall Hanging
    DIY Granny Square Wall Hanging. Kathryn Vercillo

    Openwork crochet designs, including granny squares, can be altered to a totally unique design by using yarn to weave through the openings and add a different layer of texture and color to the piece. That is what we have here in this free crochet wall art pattern, where yarn is woven vertically through the holes of a granny square. The ends of the woven yarn become the fringe in this unique piece.