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100 Best Crochet Patterns

The best free crochet patterns on the internet, all on one page!

Updated February 20, 2020
100 Best Crochet Patterns

Not to brag, but after a decade of finding and sharing the best free crochet patterns, the editors behind AllFreeCrochet are pretty confident that we’ve figured out crocheters’ favorite ways to use their yarn. We know not everyone gets to spend their days scrolling through gorgeous crochet patterns (yes, our job is awesome), so we created this collection of the 100 Best Crochet Patterns ever.

Stop spending hours searching for your next project: the free crochet patterns on this page are the best of the best. So how do we know these are the patterns you’ve loved the most over the years? We crunched the numbers! From page views and site searches to Facebook posts and newsletter popularity, these projects were clicked on, commented on, and crocheted the most.

These crochet patterns range in style from blankets and home decor to shawls, hats, ponchos, and other wearables. There's even a huge group of crochet baby blanket patterns and other baby wearables for you to poke through if you're in need of a simple, repeating pattern. 

Crocheters of all experience levels deserve to make beautiful crochet items, so these patterns run the skill level gamut from beginner to advanced. Keep it simple with an easy pattern, or challenge yourself with a new technique you’ve been meaning to try. If you're looking for your next crochet project, why not try one of our most-loved designs?

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Top 5 Crochet Patterns

Being asked to choose our favorite crochet patterns on AllFreeCrochet is like being asked to pick your favorite child! There are so many wonderful crochet patterns on our website to stitch, but even if we refuse to pick favorites, the page views don’t lie.

Each one of these patterns is a tried and true reader favorite that crocheters keep coming back to, year after year. Plus, the cherry on top: all of these patterns are free and easy to print, straight from AllFreeCrochet.com. Without further ado, these are the Top 5 Crochet Patterns since AllFreeCrochet started more than ten years ago:

  • Grape Cordial Crochet Basket

    "I made this basket for some of my extra yarn and I love it. It was fun and easy for me... I have only been crocheting for a year and a half." - dannysboo91 658905 7

  • Victorian Romance Cardigan

    "I can't say how darling this sweater is. I made it up for my daughter so of course, it had to be done in a pretty teal. I personally can't wait to crochet one or two for myself. I think it's perfect for a dressy affair, or in the fall with a pair of leggings and boots." - FireFightersMoM

  • One Hour Crochet Slippers

    "I was looking to buy travel slippers since I will be traveling quite a bit this summer. And there is this pattern which will be perfect. I have the yarn and I can have my travel slippers in an hour. Perfect! The video is very helpful and the written instructions also help." - Tricia108

  • Dragonfly Crochet Blanket Pattern

    "I am making one now for a baby shower gift for the summer. I'm trying to think of a nice border for this one. The pattern is well written and so easy to follow making a sweet blanket. I'm so happy to have this pattern and looking forward to finishing my baby blanket." - Cheryl Y

  • World's Easiest Afghan

    "Made this as my very first afghan. I used three colors (Vanna's Choice yarn) and made stripes, then used another fourth color to make a border on it. It's so soft and warm, I'm almost tempted to keep it for myself instead of sending it to my friend for her birthday!! Guess I'll just have to make another one for myself." - abarnesshield

Crochet Hat Patterns

Crochet hat patterns are projects that are great no matter what time of the year it is. These small projects are winter staples (though there are some crochet hat patterns that are perfect for the summer), and they're very quick projects.

Work up some crochet beanies to keep warm this winter, like the Easy Slouchy Beanie pictured below, or stick with a stylish and retro cloche hat, like the super-cute 1920s Cloche Crochet Hat. Stay warm and stylish with these fantastic crochet hat patterns. 

Best Crochet Patterns for Blankets and Afghans

Crochet blanket patterns are useful additions for any room of the house, from the family room and living room to any bedroom, and these crochet blanket and granny square patterns have been reader favorites through the years!

Whether you're in the mood for a lightweight throw, like the Luscious Lace Crochet Blanket, or you want to know how to make an adorable Easy Classic Granny Square to fashion your own afghan design, you'll find your inspiration here!

Crochet Shawl Patterns (+ Scarves and Cowls)

Crochet shawls and wraps (and scarves and cowls!) are so versatile! Keep them snug around your neck for a winter accessory to help you stay warm under a coat, or choose a lacier crochet shawl pattern (like the Princess Diana Vintage Crochet Shawl Pattern pictured below) to drape around your shoulders for an insta-glam look that keeps you warm.

If you're looking for a chunky, warm infinity scarf, we have to recommend the Classic Infinity Scarf - it's one of our faves to make and it works up in no time!

Crochet Slippers, Socks, and Fingerless Gloves

Accessories like crochet slippers, socks, and and fingerless gloves are handy to have around the house for whenever it gets cold. Crochet slippers and socks will help keep your feet nice and cozy and crochet fingerless gloves will keep your hands warm while still letting you crochet at home or work in the office.

Work up the One Hour Slipper pattern for everyone you know in a flash, or crochet your own Perpetual Posts Fingerless Gloves for a beautifully textured accessory. 

Crochet Poncho Patterns

The crochet poncho has made a huge comeback in recent years, and these poncho patterns have been your favorites. The poncho is a style that can be worn anytime - from during the fall and the spring seasons as a light coverup, during the summer as a beach-y coverup (make sure to use lightweight yarn!), and even during the winter as an alternative to sweaters and cardigans.

Dress these up or down, you'll love the bohemian vibe they give off! Don't let the idea of crocheting a poncho intimidate you—the Ridiculously Easy Poncho Pattern is so simple that even crochet beginners can make it.

Crochet Sweater Patterns and Crochet Tops

Winter is sweater weather, and these seven crochet sweaters and tops are some of our top ones! Try your hand at a light and airy cardigan, like the 1941 Shell Stitch Cardigan, or go with a thicker design and crochet a sweater for the holidays, like the Flattering Seamless Tunic, pictured below.

You have some freedom with sweaters and cardigans: use lighter, lacy yarn to crochet a design that's perfect for the summer or for a light coverup, or stick with heavier worsted weight yarn and work up a design that will keep you warm in the heart of winter. 

Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

Crochet baby blankets are some of the most popular projects on our best-ever list, and it's easy to see why! Warm, cozy and small, crochet baby blankets are the perfect sized project that lets you settle in and work on a consuming project without committing to something too large.

Work up the Calming Crochet Baby Blanket if you need to relax, or give the One Skein Lilac Blanket a shot if you need a baby shower gift quickly. For something a little more complicated, give the Double Diamond Baby Blanket a try for a sweet and elegant design. 

Baby Crochet Patterns

Crochet baby patterns are in a class of their own: from crochet baby hats and booties to an adorable Super Fast Baby Cardigan, these have been your favorite baby crochet patterns over the years. Baby crochet patterns are so popular because they're a breeze to work up! Because of their small size, you can make these miniature patterns in a fraction of the time of a larger design.

Plus, babies always need little crochet booties and hats to keep warm. For a quick, last-minute gift idea, work up the 40 Minute Baby Beanie (pictured below) in any color you want!

Free Crochet Patterns for Accessories and the Home

And finally we come to the end of our list with the best of the rest - we've got some crochet totes and dishcloths, a crochet basket and some crochet flowers that are perfect to add as an embellishment to anything you make. The Super Speedy Textured Dishcloth is a great way to brighten up any kitchen, and the Mega Bulky Crochet Baskets make organizing your yarn stash a breeze!

For something a little different, give the Two-Hour Crocodile Stitch Flower a try—you'll create a cute new design and practice working the crochet crocodile stitch at the same time!

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How do I get a copy of this book "100 Best Crochet Patterns of 2016"

Hi doglady, I'm sorry, but this isn't available as a downloaded eBook - this is just a collection page of links to the most popular projects and patterns on AllFreeCrochet. Thank you! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet

This is a great collection! Perfect for my vow to only "stashdive" this year!

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