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Finding Free Crochet Patterns for Pincushions

Updated on May 30, 2014
CROCHETED CHICKEN by Dkapp12 | Source

Where to find free patterns

Many people sew for pleasure. Needlework is a popular hobby. People may do dressmaking, tapestry, cross-stitch, or many other different branches of sewing. When looking for gifts for someone who loves to sew, pincushions, needle, and thimble holders, are useful items. However, these are expensive to buy in shops, especially if you want something a little different. Pincushions also make a popular charitable fund raising item, selling well at bazaars and fetes. Crocheting pincushions is easy, fun and a good way to use yarn oddments. The Internet holds many interesting and unusual free crochet patterns for pincushions.

There are several large internet crochet pattern directories, which group links to free crochet patterns in one place, saving crocheters time searching. Crochet Pattern Central (CPC) is comprehensive, easily negotiable, and has links to many imaginative crochet pincushion patterns. The Fried Egg pincushion would make an amusing gift or fund raising item. The Mad Hatter’s Hat could form a charming bazaar display with the Clown Hat, Chef’s Hat, Hoss Hat, and Navy Hat pincushions. There are animal, food, teacups, flower and doll pincushions making either attractive and unusual gifts or attractive fund raising items. The handy wrist pincushion would make a useful gift for a busy home dressmaker.

Crochet blogs and web sites are also great places for finding free crochet patterns. Tip nut’s site has crochet pincushion links. The delightful Daisy Chatelaine is a thread/cotton pattern with a comprehensive photo tutorial. Karabouts Amigurumi Crochet has the Tomato and Strawberry pincushion (PDF). Free Vintage Crochet has five crochet pincushion patterns plus another for a sewing kit.

Yarn manufacturers offer free crochet patterns on their websites. Lion Brand Yarns offers three crochet pincushions. The Amigurumi Teacup pattern and the Amigurumi Berry Cake would make a lovely pincushion set for a personal gift or to sell for charitable causes. There is also the Mushroom pincushion and Lion Brand rates all three patterns as easy.

Online crochet communities are another wonderful crochet resource and many offer free patterns to their membership. Ravelry is large vibrant crochet community, which offers 75 unusual pincushion patterns. The Double Duty pincushion would grace any woman’s dressing table, providing a pretty and useful place to store pins or safety pins. The Pincushion Bonnet is another very decorative pincushion. The crochet cauldron makes an amusing Halloween favour. The Amigurumi No-sew Cacti pincushion makes a fun project for crocheters, who hate sewing. The Irish crochet Pincushion could make a small project for those wanting a small project to try Irish crochet. The Hedgehog, Pear, and Frog patterns would make attractive pincushions for a fete or bazaar stall. Ravelry also has some beautiful crochet lace pincushions and these would make lovely feminine gifts. You have to register an e mail address for Ravelry membership but it will give you access to a huge selection of free patterns for anything you might ever wish to crochet.

It would be impossible, not to say very boring, to list all the free crochet pincushion patterns available on the internet. Typing “free crochet pattern pincushion” into any search engine will lead you to many free pincushion patterns.

Pincushions make small, easy, and fun crochet projects even for novice crocheters. They are versatile making either excellent gifts or useful, colourful, and appealing items for charitable fundraising. Pincushions are inexpensive to make and a good way to use yarn oddments. They come in all sorts of shapes and patterns from delicately pretty pincushions to amusing fun pincushions. Whichever pincushion you want to make you are sure to find an amazing free pattern to make a pincushion that any needle crafter will love.


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  • Mercia Collins profile imageAUTHOR

    Mercia Collins 

    6 years ago from United Kingdom

    Thank-you Millionaire Tips, free is always best, especially in these difficult times.

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    Shasta Matova 

    6 years ago from USA

    The chicken is cute. Thanks for providing us with a start to getting some free patterns.

  • Mercia Collins profile imageAUTHOR

    Mercia Collins 

    6 years ago from United Kingdom

    Thank-you Daisyjae, I am pleased you like it.

  • daisyjae profile image


    6 years ago from Canada

    That is the cutest little pincusion I have ever seen!


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