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20+ Worsted Weight Yarn Crochet Patterns

Find a worsted weight crochet hat pattern, blanket pattern, scarf pattern, and more in this collection.

By: Jesse Carpender, Editor, AllFreeCrochet.com
Updated November 15, 2018
20 Worsted Weight Yarn Crochet Patterns

By far, worsted weight yarn is the most popular weight for any crochet project. Here at AllFreeCrochet, we have thousands of free crochet patterns for worsted weight yarn that we've organized just for you.

In this collection, 20+ Worsted Weight Yarn Crochet Patterns, we've compiled some of the most gorgeous and useful free crochet patterns that you can make with worsted weight yarn. Check out our list of the most popular worsted weight yarn projects and start busting your yarn stash right away!

We've narrowed this list down to two main sections, based on popularity and commonality: afghans and wearables - mainly hats and scarves. So, you'll find both sections full of free crochet patterns you'll love to use your worsted weight yarn to make.

Plus, be sure to check back as we will continue adding more sections and free crochet patterns to this page. So many worsted weight yarn crochet patterns, so little time. Enjoy!
 

First: What is Worsted Weight Yarn?

If you're a beginner, or you're just not sure what exactly worsted weight yarn is, here's an easy explanation. Worsted weight or 'afghan' yarn is categorized as medium weight by the Craft Yarn Council.

The typical gauge for this type of yarn is 11-14 stitches and the recommended hook size is I–9 to K–10-1/2 (5.5—6.5 mm). Worsted weight yarn is the most popular yarn for knitting or crocheting and is used for throws, afghans, and wearable crochet items.

Other examples of projects you can make with worsted weight yarn can be seen here in our collection. You'll be surprised at the versatility of worsted weight yarn.

Crochet scarf patterns and crochet hat patterns frequently call for this type of yarn, and designers enjoy working with it.

HELPFUL HINT: If you want to see all of our worsted weight yarn free crochet patterns, use the advanced search at the top left of the site. Select (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches) under the 'Yarn Weight' drop-down menu, and click "Find Patterns."

See only some of the beautiful free crochet patterns made with worsted weight yarn in our sections below!

Worsted Weight Crochet Afghan Patterns

Crochet afghan patterns popularized worsted weight yarn because it's thick enough to make warm, sturdy crochet afghans. Also, because it's such a popular and common weight, you have a huge variety of fibers to choose from for your worsted weight blanket.
 

Worsted Weight Crochet Wearable Patterns

There's really no limit to what you can make with worsted weight yarn. Crochet hat patterns and crochet scarf patterns call for this yarn most of the time. You'll love all the awesome free patterns.
 

How often do you use worsted weight when crocheting?

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I think its a great idea to have some patterns categorized in this way. So often Ive had a stash of a particular yarn and wanted to make something with it, but all the patterns I found seemed to be for much different weights. Yes, I realize I should be able to figure out how to use a different yarn by working up a swatch and comparing the tension etc, but how much easier it would be to have a group of patterns written specifically for the weight of yarn I have on hand?

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