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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
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.
 

No Place Like Home Throw

This rich red crochet afghan from Red Heart (fittingly) looks so luxurious and has the perfect weight because of the worsted yarn used.

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Surprisingly Simple Christmas Afghan Border

Make a Christmas-themed afghan without having to crochet the whole thing. This crochet border adds so much without extra work.

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Super Striped Crochet Afghan

This is a great scrap buster for all the worsted weight yarn you've acquired over the years. Bright and fun, you gotta make it.

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Zig Zag Classic Ripple Afghan

Always a big hit with our readers, this stunning chevron blanket uses three shades of worsted weight and works up beautifully.

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Effortless Baby Afghan

One of the cutest crochet baby blanket patterns using worsted weight yarn. Perfect for your little one or other expecting family and friends.

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Woodland Stripes Crochet Blanket

This is such a fun blanket and the colors are inspired by nature. Don't you want to cuddle up with this while watching a documentary?

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Crossword Puzzle Throw

Everyone loves this fun blanket design. Work up these little squares that resemble a crossword puzzle. Makes a great gift!

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Vibrant Catherine Wheel Afghan

Is there any color combination that's more vibrant yet comforting than this one? We absolutely love this wheel afghan design.

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Turkish Delight Afghan

This vintage classic is bound to please anyone who loves everything traditional. It's a beautiful piece that you'll adore making and giving.

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The Best Chevron Blanket

This chevron crochet blanket pattern has a softer zig zag pattern than others, so it's subdued and easy to look at.

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Chic Sheep Day Dream Blanket

This crochet afghan is another brilliant scrapbuster for your worsted weight yarn. Make it as bright or subtle as you want.

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Dragonfly Crochet Blanket Pattern

BONUS! This is one of the most popular blanket patterns we have on our site and it uses worsted weight yarn in pretty soft colors.

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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.
 

Wintry Rose Hat

We are obsessed with this beautiful floral themed worsted weight crochet hat pattern by Bernat. Make it for any gal in your life.

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Soft and Swanky Cowl

Wow, this is a gorgeous accent cowl that can be worn anytime, anywhere...and with anything. You need to make this, stat!

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Zig Zag Stripe Beanie

Can you imagine all the differently-colored zig zags you can make for this beanie? I already have 15 ideas in my head.

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Striped Crochet Beanie

Make these striped crochet hats for the whole family. This pattern is easy to follow and fun to work up. So comfy, too!

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Wonderfully Warm Crochet Scarf

The thick stitches combined with the soft and sturdy worsted weight makes this scarf a must-make for any cold season.

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Vintage Ruffle Scarf

We are stunned by this pretty vintage scarf design. The colors, the ruffles, the fringe - it's crochet perfection.

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Stained Glass Scarf

Amazing idea! This free scarf pattern is going to garner lots of attention. You can even add beads on the end for extra fun.

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Sock Monkey Baby Hat

Who doesn't love sock monkeys? Now you can make them in crochet hat form with this beyond adorable hat pattern.

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The Most Elegant Crochet Beret

BONUS! Another impressive and elegant design. this beret has all the class and style you're looking for. Make a matching cowl, too!

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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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