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:
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.
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, http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/stanley/stanley.html to this jazzy Aruna sweater, http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/aruna/aruna.html.
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.
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.
Naturally Caron, http://www.naturallycaron.com
Interweave Crochet, http://www.interweavecrochet.com/projects.asp
Stargazer’s Crochet, http://home.inreach.com/marthac/links.html
Yarn Lover’s Room, http://www.knitting-crochet.com/crochet/antiquecrochet.html
Free Vintage Crochet, http://www.freevintagecrochet.com
Do you have any favorite sites for free crochet patterns? If you do, please leave a comment and share them.