Free Pincushion Crochet Patterns

Do all your loose pins need a home? If so, don't settle for a boring pincushion. No, no, no. There are way too many cute crochet pincushion patterns available for you to let that happen. This selection of free crochet patterns includes a range of colors, styles, and techniques; there has to be something in here for you to add to your own sewing kit. These are also a great gift idea for anyone you know who sews.

  • 01 of 10

    Tomato Crochet Pincushion With Bonus Strawberry

    Tomato and Strawberry Pincushion Free Pattern

    The tomato pincushion is one of the most classic designs, something that almost everyone has seen. This crochet variation is unique in that it adds a secondary color (not green) for the leaves. More than that, there's a crochet strawberry hanging off the edge of it. The designer notes that you can fill the crochet with your own stuffing or simply wrap it around an existing tomato pincushion you already own.

  • 02 of 10

    Crochet Donut Pincushion

    Crochet Donut Pincushion
    MountainMonkey, Ravelry

    If fruit is too healthy for your home and you want more of a treat in your sewing kit then try your hand at making this donut crochet pincushion. Make the donut in your favorite "flavor" by changing your color selection for the cake as well as the icing. The "sprinkles" are made by the tops of the pins themselves.

  • 03 of 10

    Crochet Pineapple Pincushion

    Crochet Pineapple Pincushion
    Crafty Cats

    Basically, any amigurumi crochet pattern is fair game to convert into a pincushion. Crochet food seems to be a particularly popular choice for both amigurumi and pincushions, so look to those patterns for ideas. 

    A few options in addition to this pineapple pincushion include pincushions inspired by watermelon, fried egg, and sweet potato.

  • 04 of 10

    African Flower Pincushion

    African Flower Crochet Pincushion
    Pretty Potato

    Make two matching sizes of any crochet motif, stitch them together with stuffing in the center, and you have yourself a pincushion. This one is made using the African Flower motif. The designer suggests putting it in a small jar and decorating the jar and then giving the whole thing as a gift to someone who loves to sew.

    Continue to 5 of 10 below.
  • 05 of 10

    Granny Crochet Pincushion

    Granny Crochet Pincushion
    Crafting Fingers

    This free crochet pattern shows you how to crochet a granny circle (a round version of the popular granny square motif). This circle, used as the top of the pincushion, is combined with a solid crochet circle to create the pincushion.

  • 06 of 10

    Daisy Granny Crochet Pincushion

    Crochet Flower Pincushion
    Little Things Blogged

    Two crochet motifs are sewn back to back to make a great pincushion. You can make a bigger pincushion, though, if you crochet several motifs together first and then make a back sized to match. Here there are four daisy-center granny squares stitched together to make a pretty springtime pincushion. The button center is a nice touch.

  • 07 of 10

    Sunshine Crochet Pincushion

    Crochet Sun Pincushion
    Dora Does

    Brighten even the rainiest days with an easy crochet sun. A simple circle with an easy edging makes the sun; filled with stuffing it becomes a happy pincushion.

  • 08 of 10

    Crochet Cactus Pincushion

    Crochet Cactus Pincushion
    Atelier Mati

    Crochet cacti are a popular pseudo-plant, and you can make them in all different sizes. Any stuffed cactus works as a pincushion. This one is worked in three parts: the body and base of the cactus and the flower on top. It makes a perfect addition to your desktop or mantle when you aren't using it as part of a sewing project.

    Continue to 9 of 10 below.
  • 09 of 10

    Quarter Sunflower Crochet Pincushion

    Crochet Sunflower Pincushion
    Suvi's Crochet

    This crochet pattern comes in three parts. First, there is a pattern for a square to make the quarter sunflower that is shown on the front of the pincushion. Instead of a plain backing, there is a second square pattern that has the design of the back of a quarter sunflower. Then there are the instructions for combining these squares into a pillow, which can be used as a pincushion.

    This is also a good reminder that any small pillow can double as a pincushion crochet pattern. You can even purchase small pillows and then cover them ​in your own crochet designs, including freeform crochet and motif-based crochet, to create one of a kind pincushions.

  • 10 of 10

    Voodoo Doll Crochet Pincushion

    Crochet voodoo doll pincushion

    Have you ever wanted to stick pins in a voodoo doll? Well, now you can, with your own crochet voodoo doll pincushion. Even if you don't have any negative feelings to express, this can be a fun addition to your sewing kit or a cute gift for a cheeky friend.