My Favorite Sites for Free Crochet Patterns

First for Women MagazineMy Favorite Websites for Free Crochet Patterns

First for Women Magazine asked me what were my five favorite sites for free crochet patterns for their December 7, 2009 issue.

Here are my favs:

Top 10 Free Crochet Pattern Websites

My Top Five (Ten) Free Crochet Pattern Websites

1.       Crochet Pattern Central
Crochet Pattern Central is an online directory of thousands of links to free crochet patterns of all levels.  In addition to the patterns, CPC has links to tutorials and stitch instructions.

2.       Berroco
Berroco is a yarn company that also offers free patterns featuring their yarns.  The patterns are stylish and contemporary, and they range in level from this cute Stanley doll, to this jazzy Aruna sweater,

3.       Ravelry
Ravelry is an online community for fiber lovers to keep track of patterns, yarn, tools, etc.  There are also messageboard forums, a newsletter, and groups.  Users can list their own designs to share or to sell.  There are several thousands of free patterns on Ravelry.  New ones are added everyday.  Visitors have to join to participate.  There is a small waiting period to join, but it is more than worth it.

4.       Lion Brand Yarn
Lion Brand Yarn has thousands of free crochet patterns for adults, babies, children, teens, pets and the home.  Visitors must register in order to view patterns.

5.       Crochetville

The Crochetville messageboard community features a Free Original Patterns forum.  Members of the community share their original designs.  This is a great place to try new patterns, and there is the added benefit of being able to ask the actual designers your questions.

Honorable mentions:

Naturally Caron,
Interweave Crochet,
Stargazer’s Crochet,
Yarn Lover’s Room,
Free Vintage Crochet,

Do you have any favorite sites for free crochet patterns?  If you do, please leave a comment and share them.

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18 thoughts on “My Favorite Sites for Free Crochet Patterns

    1. Yes, Jackie. I need to update this article because it was written years ago, and there are lots more sites that have great free patterns. Thanks.


  1. I have been crocheting this very same paerttn for 33 years. When I use three skeins I use a size S crochet hook; when using two skeins the size Q hook is best. I always use 4-ply yarn and have made small lap robes, crib,twin,full, Queen and King size afghans. Every recipient loves them. One lady told me her daughter loved the blanket I made when she was born so much that she took it to college. I also make a reversible blanket using the same single crochet stitche but working each row twice before turning. You work with one color then go back to beginning of row and work with the second color. Very easy and always looks pretty. Thanks for your tutorial. It’s an easy beginner project.

    1. I love hearing stories about people loving their crochet gifts so much that they keep them forever. I’m working on an afghan for a new baby boy and I hope he loves it for a long time.

  2. Iii get Redheart and a few other in mmy emails! Looking for one just for childerns stuffies and afghans for teens I love cute amis and Free is so great for mme as I’m disabled and money is tight!

  3. Another site with great free patterns is They have great patterns to choose from.

  4. Interested in all forms of crochet from childrens toys to fancy imtricate works of art.

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