What excites me about crafts lately, is that younger women (and men) are starting to get involved in making stuff.
Students exchange homemade gifts and millennials support arts and craft fairs with their well-deserved earnings!
And because you like to crochet, we have sourced the most interesting sites with free and adorable patterns for you to make.
Ravelry is a pattern vault for knitters and crocheters with paid and free options.
Register as a new user and after you have verified your account, click on the 'Patterns' tab. Type 'free crochet patterns' into the search bar and see how 209 Pages of free crochet patterns pop up.
Craftsy boasts Patterns / Projects / Online Classes / Kits and Supplies to the crafter. Free patterns in all the categories can be accessed. Like Ravelry, you will be able to sell your own patterns too.
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All Free Crochet is everything crochet in one place! Sign up for their newsletter, check their "Pattern of the Day" calendar, learn to crochet in the Tutorials section or head to their online store. Learn all new stitches with video tutorials! Crochet Paradise.
Did you know you can crochet cables? Click on the image to go directly to the pattern.
Sign up as a member and enjoy free patterns from another chock-a-block full resource.
Register to download lots of very modern-like patterns.
This is just one of those sites where you love everything.
The layout is eye-catching, the finished items are bright and beautiful, I can not get enough of what they offer!
The Stitchin Mommy's name is Amy, and she offers lots of free patterns from baby blankets and toys to beach bag patterns.
Her Bunny Lovey has been shared 118k times on Pinterest!
You will be more than pleased with yourself if you can make a pouffe like this for your home. Most of the patterns on the site are for sale, but if you click through to her Ravelry account, you will see all her patterns easier and spot free options.
A mix of crochet and knit patterns in different categories are offered free of charge on this website.
The patterns change according to the season and you will now find a few fall related ideas.
Lots of free crochet (and knitting) patterns offered on this site.
Dress a favourite doll in a witches cloak to match a Halloween costume!
The patterns for the dress and hat are also available.
The Dutch blogger at Happy in Red offers colour picture tutorials with all her free patterns.
You will enjoy her site and as an added bonus, check out her sewing patterns while you are there.
Her patterns are free for personal use only.
Granny squares are easy but very versatile! You can make anything with it.
The patterns are not listed by categories but are all available on Ravelry too.
Heidi at Snappy Tots offers picture tutorials of her crochet projects.
If you are already signed up for Ravelry, her patterns can be stored directly to your account.
The pictures on this site remind me of my mum's many pattern books, with black and white photo's of very formal ladies.
You will find lots of family favourites here and the real trick will be to 'modernise' the patterns a bit!
I will have to add the pattern for this doll to my to-make list!
You will not have a problem finding whatever you are looking for on this site.
Tell us if you have found anything in our list that you would like to make.
If there is any pattern in specific you are seriously looking for, leave a comment, and we will try and find it for you.
Until next time, happy crafting.