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50+ Useful Things to Crochet

How about some practical crochet patterns? Crochet useful household items, for trips, and other everyday needs.

Updated July 16, 2020
50 Useful Things to Crochet

Are you in the mood for some practical crochet? Of course, everyone here at AllFreeCrochet loves unique and fun crochet projects that have no "real" purpose as much as the next crocheter.

That being said, no one can deny that sometimes you want to crochet something to simplify and help your life. That's why we created this collection of 50+ Useful Things to Crochet!

With this page, we're focusing on the crochet patterns that serve an objective. It's not just baskets and bags, either (although we're including it all).

This page will focus on the unexpected and unique items that you may not have realized existed or that you needed.

How about a kitchen towel that holds your phone while you're cooking? That's just an example of the projects to crochet that are also useful household items. We're tracking down homemade versions of store products, too.

Instead of buying a duster attachment, why not crochet one? That's where the Scrubby Duster comes in to help you lessen store visits, reduce waste, and save you some money to boot.

Crochet Swiffer Duster Patterns/Cleaning Supplies

Keep it clean by crocheting useful items for making your household spick and span. Below, find several crochet Swiffer duster patterns, reusable sponges, dryer balls, and even a keyboard cleaner.

Because yarn can be soft or scrubby, it's the perfect medium for replicating store-bought cleaning supplies. Go green and crochet before buying now that you have these free patterns.

Practical Crochet for the Kitchen

Besides the standard free crochet kitchen towel patterns and other standard kitchen crafts, which we have a lot of on our site (and are great), this section focuses on a few more unique and unexpected crochet projects to make for kitchens and dining rooms.

Crochet a pot handle cover, an uncommon placemat, bowl and cup cozies, or a stovetop cover with the free patterns below. Not only will these projects help keep your kitchen in order but they are all so pretty that you wouldn't want to use something from the store when it's an option to DIY!

Useful Things to Crochet for the Bathroom

This section focuses on practical crochet ideas for the bathroom. Body and face scrubbies, covers for toilet paper or soap, and more. There are organizers to keep your toiletries, face, or hair products organized and in one place. You can even add an element of elegance to your trash can with a crochet cover!

Useful Crochet Projects for Any Room

We didn't want to limit the following useful things to crochet to one room in your home. Wherever they work, add them! You'll find the prettiest baskets, tissue box covers, organizers, and even the cutest bulletin board you could ever imagine!

Practical Crochet Patterns for Travel

When you're on the go, it's helpful to have your stuff safe and secure. For crocheters, that means your hooks, needles, and yarn. We have you covered with the patterns below! Along with those crocheter-specific patterns, you'll find other practical crochet projects.

If you're planning a picnic, crochet your own basket or blanket in a bag. There's even sandwich wrappers that can be reused along with a wine bottle cozy that would also make a lovely hostess gift. Keep your money in order with the wallets and purses featured, too!

Crochet Accessories to Make Life Easier

If your neck is sore, be sure to work up the handy ice pack pillowcase below. There's also a few odds and ends that will also relieve pain or keep disorganized from being a pain in the neck. We think these unique yet useful crochet items are must-sees and definitely must-makes.

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