Top Free Crochet Patterns of 2013
First, I'd like to wish you all a Happy and a Prosperous New Year. I'm almost sad that 2013 is gone already, but I have a feeling that 2014 will be just as good, if not better.
Being the owner of a free crochet pattern directory, I had the privilege to browse through thousands of beautiful crochet designs this past year. And that is what inspired me at the last minute to put together a list of the top FREE crochet patterns of 2013. These are by no means the top patterns on the web, but rather the top performing patterns of the designers who submitted them.
Thank you so much to everyone who submitted their top patterns! This list would not have been possible if you hadn't taken the time to design and submit such great patterns. So thank you for all your hard work in designing and granting permission for me to use your images.
Also, there are many designers out there whom I didn't have time to contact in time for publishing. So if I missed you and if you would like your patterns listed, please contact me with the links and images and I'll get them listed asap. Thanks so much!
Patterns are not listed in any order except alphabetical. Hope you enjoy!
All images belong to the designers and have been used here with permission.
Absolutely Feminine Warming Collar from Craftybegonia
Here is a quick, yet pretty way to keep your neck and shoulders warm. I love the pink color, but it would also look stunning in some nice fall or spring colors.
This is perfect for when you need more warmth, but without the bulk of a scarf or cowl.
All Grown Up Striped Slouch Hat from Moogly
This hat pattern is available in two adult sizes including small and large. The hat is started in the center and worked from top down.
The hat looks quick and easy to crochet, but the colorful texture makes this a nice and stylish hat for everyone.
Amigurumi Yorkie from Crochet Parfait
This is an adorable little amigurumi Yorkie! It's amazing how the right pattern can make the animal come to life...and this little dog looks like he's alive and ready to play with you.
Amigurumi is actually a lot easier to crochet than what it looks. And this pattern is no exception - it comes with a step-by-step tutorial making it super easy for anyone to follow from start to finish.
Baby Boat Booties from Whistle and Ivy
These are so adorable and perfect for any little baby boy or girl. They look like they are quick and easy to crochet up making them perfect for those last-minute baby shower gifts.
Crochet them up in boy or girl colors to suit any baby.
This pattern is accompanied with a short video to show how to crochet the straps.
Barbie Bikini from Dezalyx
This is so adorable! Any girl would love to have this for her Barbie, especially come summer time. And if Barbie had a say, I'm sure she'd love it just as much. :)
The pattern is easy to adapt to fit any Barbie doll.
And best of all, you only need a small amount of crochet thread, making it perfect for a stashbuster project.
Barbie High Low Cocktail Dress from Dezalyx
This is another beautiful pattern for Barbie. It's crocheted in a size 10 crochet thread, which allows for more details to be added.
The pattern looks easy, but it has a beautiful design at the top. Also, I love how it is shaped. You can't really see from this image, but the bottom has a lovely shape to it.
Boa Slippers from Donna's Crochet Designs
I can almost feel the softness and warmth of these fancy slippers on my feet. The bottoms are worked in a regular worsted weight yarn, but the sides and top are worked in the boa yarn.
Instructions are given for adults small, medium and large.
Candy Stripe Baby Blanket from Patterns For Crochet
I just love the colors and the texture in this cozy baby blanket. And I always love it when the edging matches the stitch pattern in the design.
The finished size measures 30" by 30".
The pattern is available in US and Uk crochet terms.
Chevron Love Afghan from String With Style
I love the beautiful texture of this chevron afghan. Make this in your favorite colors to suit any room décor. This also looks like a super cozy afghan perfect for the cold winter days and nights.
And if you love this afghan, you'll see a link on the page for a matching car seat blanket.
Christening Gown with Bonnet from Donna's Crochet Designs
The stitch pattern in this baby christening gown is very pretty. The gown is crocheted with Bernat Softee Brand Baby and fits a 3-6 month old baby.
This page has the hat and gown, but you'll also see a link to a matching afghan pattern. That makes this the perfect baby shower gift for any baby.
Crochet Earflap Hat Gum Drops from My Hobby is Crochet
This is an adorable hat. I love everything about this design from top to bottom; the curliques, the colors, the texture and the braided ties.
This pattern is available as a written pattern, a chart, a photo tutorial as well as in a video. That makes this pattern ideal for anyone who is comfortable with the hook in hand.
Crochet Men's Knight Helmet Hat from Crochet Jewel
This is for the man in your life. Dress him up for fun or make it to keep him warm.
This truly is a genius design! I love how the front is attached with buttons and can be worn on top of the head or at the front - just like a real helmet.
At the top of the page you'll also see a link to a smaller version for boys.
Crochet Snowflake from The Purple Poncho
This is a beautiful snowflake to decorate your home with during the Christmas holidays. It looks like it is easy to crochet, but yet it is very pretty.
You'll need a size 3 thread, a stiffening solution and some glitter to make it as pretty as this one.
Crochet Twist Headband from Crochet Jewel
This is such a simple yet pretty headband. The headband can be crocheted to fit any size and can be worn as a headband or earwarmer.
Crocheted Rose Without Sewing from Spatz und Maus
This crocheted rose pattern requires no sewing once crocheted.
This free pattern is in German. However, if you're using Google Chrome you'll see a toolbar pop up that will ask you if you want to translate it. If you're not using chrome, you could always copy and paste it into the Google translator.
Also, there are lots of images to help with the instructions.
Cross-Over Long DC Hat and Cowl
Cuffed Baby Booties from My Recycled Bags
Aren't these the most adorable baby booties ever? I just love how the texture changes at the heel and around the ankle.
Crochet them up in any color - either for a boy or girl. They look like they'll work up quick and easy too.
Darla's Easy-On Mittens from Oombawka Design
These adorable mittens are for a small child. They measure about 7 inches long and 4 inches wide. What I love most about these mittens is how they close up around the wrists. So elegant that any little girl would be proud to wear.
And on top of that they look so warm and cozy!
Double Up Hat from Pukado By Patricia Stuart
This Double Up Hat is worked in stripes with three colors. The stitches look very simple making this a pattern suitable for a beginner. At the same time the texture of the stitches looks elegant.
This hat pattern is accompanied by a photo tutorial to make it easy for anyone to follow.
Easy DC Scarf from The Purple Poncho
I love the design of this scarf and how it is buttoned. It looks simple, but very stylish. It also looks like it'll work up really quick - so you can make it at the last minute when you need something to keep you warm.
Crochet this in one or two colors for some contrast.
Eloise Baby Sweater from Moogly
This is the cutest little baby sweater ever! I'm not exactly sure how she did the stripes at the bottom, but they can't be that hard if you just follow the pattern.
This pattern is available in several baby sizes as well as in a girl's size - see the page for the link to the girls size.
Forest Girl Hood from Be A Crafter xD
This is a very easy, yet stylish hood pattern for adults. The stitches are simple, which makes this pattern suitable for crochet beginners.
The pixie hood shown is done in fall colors, but use any colors to match your outfit.
Harley Davidson Afghan Chart from Crochet Parfait
This is for all the Harley Davidson fans. If you want to make this as a Christmas gift for anyone, now is the time to get started on it.
This pattern is done in Tapestry crochet. Don't let the intricate design scare you off though. The most difficult part about doing tapestry crochet is keeping all your yarn ends organized. If you scroll down on the page you'll see some tips on how to keep everything organized.
The chart is not posted because it's too large, but if you send her an email she'll send it to you in any format that you want.
Infinity Hooded Scarf from String With Style
If you love hoods and infinity scarves then you will love this as it has the two combined into one beautiful pattern. It looks complicated, but it actually is very easy. She has provided some photos to help with the infinity scarf part.
And if you're not a fan of hoods, you can simply just crochet the scarf.
Is It Knit? Basic Crochet Cowl Pattern from Oombawka Design
This cowl is so simple, but so elegant! The stitch used is the Waistcoat stitch, which somewhat resembles the knit look. But it's all single crochet and all about on where you insert the hook. The page includes a link to the stitch tutorial.
In addition to the written pattern, you'll find a handy chart to get you started.
Josette from Craftybegonia
This is a beautiful keyhole scarflette. I just love how it is nice and solid around the neck to keep you warm, but then goes into a nice lace at the front.
Find lots more of these neat scarflettes on her blog.
Lenore the Cute Little Dead Girl from Tina Le Page - Mad Crochet Lab
This pattern is available as a Craftsy download. I think this would be a great decoration for halloween. And the big bulging eyes add a nice touch to this adorable little doll.
Little Girl's Cardigan with Short Sleeves from My Hobby is Crochet
Here is an adorable cardigan with short sleeves. The pattern is in a toddler size. It is available as a written and charted pattern.
I love the stitch pattern in this - it's not too lacy and not too plain either. And it's beautiful when worn.
Robin Hat from Pukado By Patricia Stuart
I love the brilliancy behind the brim on this hat. The hat is crocheted in a spiral using three colors. That makes it a bit more difficult to even out the ends once completed, but I love what she did with this hat. Just love how it is pinned up at the side.
This pattern also comes with a step-by-step photo tutorial from start to finish to help you along.
Vintage-Inspired Armwarmers from Whistle and Ivy
I love these! Armwarmers are not only worn to keep you warm, but they can also by very stylish. And these are no exception with the white lacy edging and the buttons.
When I first saw them I thought they were knit. But they are actually crocheted with the single crochet and half double crochets to create that beautiful texture.
They look like they'll work up quick and easy. They are given in one size only, but I'm sure if you need to you could easily adjust the size.
Washcloth from Patterns For Crochet
I absolutely love the stitch pattern used in these cloths. The texture is not only beautiful, but it'll also help the cloths to transform into a natural scrubber.
They are on the larger side measuring about 8.5 to 9 inches. These cloths would also look great in the kitchen.
Wavy Ripple Dishcloth from My Recycled Bags
Love the waves and the colors in this dishcloth. She also did one in a pink and white and it looks awesome too!
It's a fairly large cloth making it perfect for those who don't like the smaller ones.
The great thing about dishcloths is that they can also be used as washcloths. They are the perfect addition to any kitchen gift or any bath gift basket.