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Where to find free crochet patterns

Updated on September 10, 2013

Chuckles the Clown

Its so easy to find Free Crochet Patterns

Crocheting is a great way to relax, while sitting in front of the TV in winter with a log fire warming you up or any time for that matter. What better place than your home to display all your brilliant creations, there, for everyone to admire. It could also be a means of earning those extra dollars in your free time. You can crochet baby clothes, doilies, or anything that others would be prepared to pay for. Sell in garage sales, through word of mouth, or sold on consignment through the local gift shops.

Finding Free Crochet Patterns

It is so easy to find free patterns if you are on the Internet, by using your web browser. If you cannot find the pattern you require, then try other browsers there are hundreds waiting for your keystrokes to find. To name a few try Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ask.com, and Dog pile. Simply type into their search: free crochet patterns, you will be amazed at how much information is there for you.

Craftown is a very good site as a crafters resource center. It has loads of free patterns to copy. There are step-by-step directions to learn the basic crochet stitches, with picture diagrams. This site has an abbreviations page, which explains what they stand for in three different languages. It includes needle conversion charts to help you decide what sized crochet hooks to use. To top it off there is a forum to join, where you can receive and share helpful and troublesome ideas with other people.

http://www.craftown.com/crolesson.htm

Free Vintage Crochet is another good site with loads on free patterns. This site has a variety of Christmas decorations and baby creations. Then there are doily, mittens, shawl, and afghan patterns, which are all available with their permission to copy.

http://www.freevintagecrochet.com/

All free crafts has more free crochet patterns and crochet projects including toys, bags and scrunches, filet crochet, vintage crochet patterns, afghans and the old granny squares. Check it out at

http://www.allfreecrafts.com/crochet/index.shtml

If you do not have an Internet connection, do not despair. Go to your local libraries, they have heaps of information on any topic at all. The second hand bookshops have craft books on their shelves waiting for you. Women's magazines, or ask your friends for help. Check to see if there is a crochet club in your area. Face it, where did we go before the Internet, we tend to forget that life still goes on with out it for some of us.

Patterns are good, although you need to use your initiative. Could you imagine a clown's outfit without the frills in the neck, improvise. Let your inner creativity free; be daring, impulsive, experiment with colors, create something different to what the pattern suggests. Above all, enjoy what you are doing.

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      Shimona 6 years ago

      Get loads of free crochet books here :

      http://get-free-crochet-patterns.blogspot.com/2008...

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      Moira Durano-Abesmo 6 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      Hi Eileen! I'm surprised you did not include CrochetPatternCentral.com. They always come first when I search for patterns. Ravelry.com is also flooding with free patterns. Although I have not come across the ones you have here. I'm checking them out now. ^^,

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      Barbie Patterns 7 years ago

      Here’s best selection of Barbie Patterns for your Barbie Doll. Creating patterns for your Barbie doll is quite difficult but in some aspects if you are willing to learn on how to have a good result for your Barbie dolls here’s my online site for you.

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      Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      konrel, thanks for that and for taking the time to read this. another dog lover I see.

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      konrel 7 years ago

      Very cute clown. Great gift for those that collect clowns.

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      Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Barbara Kay, Thanks for that, I have just checked it out and looks like a very good web page thanks again.

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      Barbara Badder 7 years ago from USA

      I see that you haven't included the link to my site. http://www.barbscrochet.com I have several free patterns of my own, plus I've collected the links to several thousand free patterns. Be sure to check them out.

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      Eileen Hughes 9 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Julie, Thanks for stopping by. If you need help you can ask, no guarantee I will know what you need, but here is a link to go to and get your own patterns for beginners. It is helpful too.

      http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-find-Free-Crochet-P...

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      Julie 9 years ago

      Hi

      I am new to the whole crochet thing, but those tips helped me out heaps! I am looking forward to telling all my friends about this!! I would love it if you could tell me a few more things thanks!

      Julie

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      marulu 9 years ago

      You can get a lot of free patterns on the Net for free. In fact you can download entire books for free. Check out my blog :

      http://get-free-crochet-patterns.blogspot.com/2008...

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      Eileen Hughes 9 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Thanks Jason Great I hope she enjoys doing it. Here is another hub that may help her

      http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-find-Free-Crochet-P...

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      Jason Stanley 9 years ago

      My wife just began a class on crochet - I have passed this hub on to her.

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      Eileen Hughes 9 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Thanks for stopping bar, Sweetie pie, If you are learning I have written a hub on

      finding patterns for beginners which you may wish to look at

      http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-find-Free-Crochet-P...

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      SweetiePie 9 years ago from Southern California, USA

      I am learning how to crochet and knit socks right now, so these tips are really nice.

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      Eileen Hughes 9 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Thats good thanks for that hope you enjoy perth

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      Elisabeth Sowerbutts 9 years ago from New Zealand

      Sorry Eileen just saw your comments - I'm definitly thinking about doing some crochet saw a gorgeous book of patterns in a shop yesterday but thought - no I can find them on HP! No the storage container is back home in NZ. We moved to Perth for the weather really - we were drving around Australia and got as far as here - we didn't want a small town and my partner wanted to stay in IT so Perth seemed a good spot -its working out so far!

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      Eileen Hughes 9 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      What did you cart them over in the tent too... So what made u move over to Perth

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      Elisabeth Sowerbutts 9 years ago from New Zealand

      Crocheting seems to be making a come back - I might have to try to find my hooks from somewhere in the storage container!