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Free Crochet Patterns

Updated on January 6, 2014
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The Original Hub Has Moved

If you are looking for my hub on designing your own crochet patterns visit the following link: Designing Your Own Crochet Patterns. The reason for moving the hub is because of the url, I thought with a more appropriate url it might do better. Plus, that allows me to use this hub url for my free crochet pattern index page.

Free Crochet Patterns

Crochet is rapidly becoming more popular even among the younger generations. The internet is full of young and artistic crochet pattern designers. Many of these designers have chosen to generously offer their patterns up for free. On top of that, most designers also allow you to sell anything you make from their patterns as long as you don't reproduce the pattern itself. However, please do check with each designer before you start making their items for sale.

This is a rather small directory of free patterns, but I'm hoping to add lots more as time allows.

If you are a designer and have a pattern that you'd like me to link to, please contact me and I'll get you linked up as soon as possible.

Why Crochet?

Because crocheting can benefit you and others around you in many ways! Believe it or not, but crocheting can not only help to save you money, but it is also very therapeutic. I wrote a hub on the Health Benefits of Crocheting, which you might enjoy.

With all the free crochet patterns available online, your only expense is your yarn and time. And the great thing is that you can crochet while watching TV, resting or during times when you have nothing else to do anyway. Ha! like that ever happens, but you never know - Crochet is an excellent hobby to keep yourself from getting bored.

Plus, crocheted items make for excellent gifts for all ages and all occasions.

Places to Sell Finished Items

Believe it or not, but you have many options when it comes to selling your finished crochet items. Flea markets, craft shows and other outlets are perfect. However, with the internet you have many more options and opportunities to make sales.

You can set up your own blog or website, or you can take advantage of high-traffic sites like Etsy and Ebay. These sites will charge you a listing fee, as well as a fee after a sale is made, but the price is worth it as it allows you to make money in the end.

The great thing about selling online is that you don't need to have a huge inventory. You simply list what you have and make new items as time allows. At a physical stand, on the other hand, you need to make sure that you have lots of items to keep you stocked up until the day is done.

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    • Rhelena profile imageAUTHOR

      Rhelena 

      6 years ago

      Myawn, I find the hardest part is writing it down so that it makes sense to others. Thanks for stopping by!

    • myawn profile image

      myawn 

      6 years ago from Florida

      very useful information I would love to design my own pattern but it always seemed hard to do. Nice hub thanks!

    • Rhelena profile imageAUTHOR

      Rhelena 

      6 years ago

      Silwen, I would love to see your crochet creations. Believe it or not, but if you can alter a pattern, then you have what it takes to design your own. You just might need a little more practice, but you can do it. And if you decide to offer them up for free, send the links my way and I'll be happy to link back. Thank you.

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      Silwen 

      6 years ago from Europe

      Great tips. I will surely use them. I have a small blog on crochet flower patterns so these tips are very valuable to me. Thank you for sharing. I have never tried creating pattern myself. I only modify other patterns a little bit to fit my needs and expectations. I hope, that it is time to start creating my own patterns.

    • Rhelena profile imageAUTHOR

      Rhelena 

      7 years ago

      Congratulations on your designing crochet patterns. Etsy is definitely worth checking out.

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      Patrice 

      7 years ago

      Great hub on how to design crochet patterns, especially the backlinking tip toward the end. I just recently started creating crochet patterns after almost 40 years of crocheting. I have 2 on Lulu but never considered Etsy as a place to sell them. Will give it a look-see. Rated up!

    • Rhelena profile imageAUTHOR

      Rhelena 

      7 years ago

      melissa A, I am not sure if there is one for crochet. I know they are available for crosstitching, but I have not seen or heard of anything in the crochet world.

      You could always do a google search and see what comes up.

      craftybegonia, It sounds like you are way ahead of me! You are right, it is not hard...in some cases it just takes some trial and error until you get it the way you want it. Thanks for stopping by!

    • craftybegonia profile image

      craftybegonia 

      7 years ago from Southwestern, United States

      Nice hub! I started trying to make my own patterns when I was barely a kid. I wanted a dress once, and I just grabbed one of my dresses and crocheted the shape of it, joined it, and in a very simple way, had a new dress with a stitch I wanted. It taught me something, and I haven't stopped since! If you're creative, go for it!

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      melissa A 

      7 years ago

      is there any program you can submit a picture and have it turned into a pattern?

    • Rhelena profile imageAUTHOR

      Rhelena 

      8 years ago

      If you have designed them, and written them up without looking at other patterns then they are yours. There is so much detail that goes into the designs that it is not very likely that someone out there designed it exactly the same as you.

      Congratulations on your designs!

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      Robert 

      8 years ago

      I have made up so many patterns now i want to copyright them how do i know one of my own patterns is not the same as someone else.

    • Rhelena profile imageAUTHOR

      Rhelena 

      8 years ago

      seashore456, thanks for stopping by, I'm glad this hub helped.

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      seashore456 

      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      Excellent Hub, I'm crochet mad and have designed Baby/toddler crochet patterns, not known how to publish them..creating an Ebook is a good idea!

    • Rhelena profile imageAUTHOR

      Rhelena 

      8 years ago

      Thanks! I'm glad you found this info helpful.

    • danielaridley profile image

      danielaridley 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Great job!! I have always wanted to make my own patterns and could never figure out how! Using a sewing template would have never occurred to me! Very helpful!!

    • Rhelena profile imageAUTHOR

      Rhelena 

      8 years ago

      Thanks!

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      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Wonderful hub, wonderful tips and information. You will do great on hubpages.

    • Rhelena profile imageAUTHOR

      Rhelena 

      10 years ago

      Hey thanks for the help, very much appreciated! I was wondering how to put the capsules to the right. I put up some videos, but I really don't have any pictures to put up...perhaps in the future. Cheers!

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      guidebaba 

      10 years ago from India

      Excellent First Hub. Some suggestions:1. Use 4-5 pictures with caption.

      2. Use 2-3 relevant videos if you can find on youtube or matacafe.

      3. Place all the amazon and e-bay capsules to the right of the text. This can be done by clicking on to the left-right arrows on the capsule. This will make the article look good and make it look little shorter. At present the amazon capsules are making it look little longer.

      Happy Hubbing !

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