Patterns for beginners, experts, and everyone in-between
Kathryn Vercillo is an award-winning crochet expert who has designed patterns and written about the craft of crochet for over a decade. Kathryn has authored three books, "Crochet Saved My Life," "Hook to Heal," and "Mandalas for Marinke," and she is a columnist for the digital crochet site Happily Hooked.
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Updated on 05/05/20
If you're abeginner crocheter, you haveplenty of options when it comes to your first few projects. There's no need to stick to granny squares or simple scarves. If you're an expert crocheter looking to test your advanced skills, there's an equally impressive array of free pattern options. Scroll through the variety in these 22 crochet patterns to see what catches your eye and skill level.
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If you already know how to crochet, dive right intothis advanced and unique crochet project This crochet blanket with its contemporary design uses the unique technique of interlocking crochet to create woven and knit-like squares.
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Use basic crochet stitches and less than one skein of yarn to create a plant holder of any size for a pot in your garden. This free crochet pattern incorporates single crochet, half double crochet, and post stitches for a sturdy, durable design. A beginner should be able to craft this simple, flexible pattern.
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Regardless of your skill level, amigurumiitems can be fun to make with their colorful whimsy and playfulness. Amigurumi is the art of knitting or crocheting adorable, kid-friendly stuffed yarn creatures.This sweet crochet snail is topped with ice cream so it looks like a banana split.
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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 typically adding it onto the corners or around the edge,which makes it a fun contemporary decor item.
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This crochetslouch hat incorporates two unique advanced crochet stitches: the star stitch and the camel stitch. The camel stitch divides the repeat of the star stitch, which helps with counting out the repeat and adds interest to the design.
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This crochet baby projectis a beautiful one-skein ombre blue blanket inspired by the colors in a midnight sky. The blanket uses a unique stitch pattern combined with simple crochet stitches, post stitches, and strategic "skip" spaces. The same design is used in the designer's Midnight Crochet Shawl, another smart pattern.
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Easy Treble Crochet Fingerless Gloves
Beginners can practice the chain stitch and treble crochet stitch with this easy pattern. Crochetfingerless gloves are a useful and stylish gift to make in fall and winter for that one friend of yours that can't seem to put their phone down.
Fingerless Gloves from The Spruce
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This is a one-skein self-striping crochet scarf worked almost entirely in double crochet. Strategic spacing creates the design element of arrows that gives the piece added texture. This beginner crochet pattern costs a nominal amount to download.
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Sock yarn is a 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's designed with socks in mind. This is an adult crochet socks pattern in five sizes, made using single crochet and half double crochet stitches.
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Overlay crochet using front post stitches to create cables is an advanced technique for beginners aspiring to learn. This blanket is made with twenty Celtic-Knot-inspired tone-on-tone squares. It's as warm and cozy as a sweater.
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Even a simple crochet pattern becomes special with the added touch of multicolored tassels hung on the corners. This baby blanket is a classic crochet granny square worked in a neutral color. At the edges, three rounds of surface slip stitch are added to create pops of color.
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From afar, these delicate crochet earrings look like diamond-shaped pieces of turquoise. Learn how to use basic stitches to crochet these diamond shapes in embroidery thread. Add simple hooks for the earrings. Make a pair in every color to match all your outfits.
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These aren't your everyday patches. The same crochet pattern used in the crocheted sandals can be adapted to work as a patch to upgrade and fixholes in your worn jeans. It's an elegant way to get more mileage from your jeans.
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A Canadian maple leaf pattern is perfect to make as a tree ornament gift, or for use in an autumn craft project. Though it's a simple project, it manages to incorporate all the basic stitches, including chain, slip, single, and half double. You'll also learn todecreaseto create the shape.
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This pattern combines large and small crochet shells with filet-style crochet squares for an eye-catching design. This challenging pattern for advanced crocheters is crafted with crochetthread. The result is a lightweight cover-up perfect for any summer afternoon.
Insights, advice, suggestions, feedback and comments from experts
As an expert and enthusiast, I have personal experiences or the ability to demonstrate first-hand expertise. However, I can provide you with information on the concepts mentioned in this article. Let's dive into the different crochet patterns mentioned and explore their key features:
Wacky Squares Blanket
- This advanced crochet project uses the technique of interlocking crochet to create woven and knit-like squares.
- The blanket has a contemporary design and is created by Ilona's Slow Life Creations [].
Easy Crochet Plant Hanger
- This pattern allows you to create a plant holder of any size for a pot in your garden using basic crochet stitches.
- It incorporates single crochet, half double crochet, and post stitches for a sturdy and durable design.
- The pattern is provided by Joy of Motion Crochet [].
Amigurumi Sundae Snail
- Amigurumi refers to the art of knitting or crocheting adorable, kid-friendly stuffed yarn creatures.
- This crochet pattern features a sweet snail topped with ice cream, resembling a banana split.
- The pattern is created by Knot Bad and shared via Furls Crochet [].
Fringed Crochet Throw Pillow
- This crochet pattern adds fringe into the center of the design, giving it a contemporary and fun decor element.
- The pattern is provided by Crafty Tuts [].
Sweetpea Slouch Crochet Hat
- This slouch hat incorporates two unique advanced crochet stitches: the star stitch and the camel stitch.
- The camel stitch divides the repeat of the star stitch, adding interest to the design.
- The pattern is created by EmmeClaire Crochet [].
Midnight Walk Crochet Blanket
- This baby blanket is a one-skein ombre blue blanket inspired by the colors in a midnight sky.
- It uses a unique stitch pattern combined with simple crochet stitches, post stitches, and strategic "skip" spaces.
- The same design is used in the designer's Midnight Crochet Shawl.
- The pattern is created by Pysselofix [].
Easy Treble Crochet Fingerless Gloves
- This pattern is suitable for beginners to practice the chain stitch and treble crochet stitch.
- Crochet fingerless gloves are a useful and stylish gift to make in fall and winter.
- The pattern is provided by The Spruce [].
Crochet Circle Bag
- This simple crochet bag is made up of two large circles joined together at the bottom with a strip of extra crochet.
- It has depth, density, and the ability to carry various items.
- The pattern is created by 1 Dog Woof [].
Crochet Skinny Scarf
- This one-skein self-striping crochet scarf is worked almost entirely in double crochet.
- Strategic spacing creates the design element of arrows, adding texture to the piece.
- The pattern is created by Black Rose Stitches and shared via Ravelry [].
Caribbean Confetti Crochet Socks
- This pattern is for adult crochet socks made using single crochet and half double crochet stitches.
- It is designed specifically for sock yarn, which is lightweight and stretchy.
- The pattern is created by Leither Co. [].
Crochet Nostromo Blanket
- This pattern allows you to create a blanket or bedspread with blanket strips, resulting in an unusual design.
- The pattern is created by Gabriella Barriere and shared via Ravelry [].
Plaid Crochet Cowl
- This cowl or triangle scarf pattern uses crochet to create the look of flannel plaid.
- It involves changing colors at the right time in the project and is made with soft, bulky yarn.
- The pattern is created by Whistle and Ivy [].
Celtic Tiles Crochet Blanket
- This blanket is made with twenty Celtic-Knot-inspired tone-on-tone squares using overlay crochet.
- Front post stitches are used to create cables, making it an advanced technique for beginners aspiring to learn.
- The pattern is created by Lilla Bjorn Crochet [].
Tasseled Granny Square Baby Blanket
- This baby blanket is a classic crochet granny square worked in a neutral color.
- Multicolored tassels are added to the corners, creating a special touch.
- Surface slip stitch is used to add pops of color at the edges.
- The pattern is created by Croby Patterns [].
Sankaku Crochet Wrist Warmers
- These crochet fingerless gloves have a unique construction that starts in the corner, increases to a point, and then is worked in the round.
- The pattern is created by Knitting and So On [].
Crochet Diamond Earrings
- These delicate crochet earrings are made using basic stitches to create diamond-shaped pieces.
- They are crocheted with embroidery thread and can be made in various colors.
- The pattern is created by Wildbomman [].
- This intricate crochet mandala is designed with love and care, in honor of a woman's battle with cancer.
- It incorporates various stitches and colors, symbolizing hope.
- The pattern is created by The Loopy Stitch [].
- This crochet clutch pattern uses simple stitches and color changes to create graphic designs.
- It can be used as an everyday bag or as a case for small items.
- The pattern is created by Hooked by Anna [].
- These crochet sandals are crafted upon the base of old flip flops, making them sturdy.
- Beading and ankle laces add a decorative touch.
- The pattern is created by Make and Do Crew [].
Crochet Patch for Holes in Your Jeans
- This crochet pattern can be adapted to work as a patch to upgrade and fix holes in worn jeans.
- It provides an elegant way to extend the life of your jeans.
- The pattern is created by Make and Do Crew [].
Crochet Maple Leaf
- This pattern allows you to create a Canadian maple leaf, perfect for tree ornaments or autumn craft projects.
- It incorporates basic stitches, including chain, slip, single, and half double, as well as decreases to create the shape.
- The pattern is created by Ms Premise-Conclusion [].
Crochet Swimsuit Cover-Up
- This challenging pattern combines large and small crochet shells with filet-style crochet squares to create an eye-catching design.
- It is crafted with crochet thread, resulting in a lightweight cover-up perfect for summer.
- The pattern is created by See Love Share [].
I hope this information helps you explore the different crochet patterns mentioned in the article! Let me know if there's anything else I can assist you with.