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Crafts - Where to Find Free Crochet Patterns

Updated on March 1, 2024
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This is a fun project for kids and adults. You can make different patterned paper and you can also make beautiful origami

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, Facebook, Gumtree or sell on consignment through the local gift shops.

Different items will sell to different customers depending on the item. If you have made enough you could even have a stall at your local markets. Don't be dscouraged if they do not sell straight away.

There are so many different patterns out there for you to try making for your children or even to sell

Crochet Toys: 10 Easy Crochet Toy Patterns
Crochet Toys: 10 Easy Crochet Toy Patterns
Who wouldnt love this Beautiful bear as a gift

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,, 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.

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.

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

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.

Most patterns are good, although you need to use your own 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 colours, create something different to what the pattern suggests. Above all, enjoy what you are doing.

This book should cover all the articles that you are looking for

A to Z of Crochet: The Ultimate Guide for the Beginner to Advanced Crocheter
A to Z of Crochet: The Ultimate Guide for the Beginner to Advanced Crocheter
Thi little book should help you find ecerthiug you are looking as it covers the shole alphabet

Hats and scarves

Hats and Scarves-14 Fashionable Looks for Every Style!
Hats and Scarves-14 Fashionable Looks for Every Style!
With winter coming this little beauty would help keep you warm.

(top)How to Make a Chain (bottom)How to make a circle

Being Creative Means Try various types of crocheting

That's right, you may have a new baby in the family so try crocheting baby booties or something similar. Then as you gain more confidence try making a whole outfit. The options are enormous.

I crocheted some candles for Christmas one year and I reckon they looked great. But them that was just my opinion. So don't stick to the same old things be daring and experiment with all different ideas. You will be amazed what you can do.

Regarding find patterns: don't forget there are hundreds of ideas on You Tube and you can actually see how to do the variety of stitches too.

Tcomplete book on crochet stitch designs

© 2007 Eileen hughes


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