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100 Best Crochet Patterns of 2016
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As everyone works to compile their best of 2016 end of the year lists, AllFreeCrochet wanted to join in the fun and take a look back at some of our most popular crochet patterns as well. These free crochet patterns were the ones you loved the most; from page views and site searches to newsletter popularity, these projects were clicked on the most.
These crochet patterns range in style from crochet hats and crochet blanket patterns to shawl crochet patterns and crochet ponchos. 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.
These crochet patterns are all a range of skill levels so beginner crocheters, as well as more advanced ones, will be able to find something to work on here. If you're looking for your next crochet project, why not try one of our most-loved designs?
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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 in the image pictured at left, 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.
Don't get left out in the cold, work up a few of these 29 Easy Crochet Hat Patterns
Crochet Blanket Patterns
Crochet blanket patterns are useful additions for any room of the house, from the family room and living room to any bedroom, and these 16 crochet blanket and granny square patterns were your favorites of the year! Whether you're in the mood for a lightweight throw, like the Dragonfly Crochet Pattern (pictured), or you want to know how to make an adorable Lego Block granny square to fashion your own afghan design, you'll find your inspiration here!
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Crochet Scarf Patterns (+Shawls and Cowls)
Crochet scarves (and crochet shawls and wraps) 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 one pictured at left) 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!
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Crochet Slippers, Socks and Crochet Fingerless Gloves
Accessories like crochet fingerless gloves, crochet socks and slippers 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. Make a set of mitts for everyone you know with the aptly titled Beginner Mitts for All, or crochet your own Lightning Fast mitts (pictured at left) for a beautifully textured accessory.
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Crochet Poncho Patterns
The crochet poncho has made a comeback in 2016, and these poncho and sweater 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!
Crochet Sweater Patterns and Crochet Tops
Winter is sweater weather, and these 8 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 at left.
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 were some of the most popular projects on our huge year-end 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 Ball Mini Throw a shot if you need a baby shower gift quickly. For something a little more complicated, give the Pastel Heaven Baby Blanket (pictured at left) a try for a sweet rippled 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 were your favorite baby crochet patterns of 2016. 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 Newborn Crochet Hat (pictured at left) in any color you want!
Free Crochet Patterns for Accessories
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 (pictured) a try - you'll create a cute new design and practice working the crochet crocodile stitch at the same time!
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