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Free Crochet Patterns
Here's our directory of free crochet patterns and projects. You'll find patterns for a large selection of crocheted items, including clothing, accessories, home decor items, toys, edgings, and more. The patterns are organized by project type so that you can easily find what you are looking for.

Free Crochet Patterns for the Frugal Crafter
Are you on a strict budget? Even if you are, your crafting doesn't need to suffer for it! There are plenty of ideas for things you can crochet, and make, with supplies that are either free or inexpensive. Here are some of the ideas we've come up with for affordable, fun projects that are worth making.

Scrubbers
Learn how to crochet scrubbers with these free crochet patterns and instructions.

Easy, Free Scrunchie Pattern for Teaching Kids to Crochet
When you are teaching kids to crochet, it helps to have a simple pattern for them. This scrunchie pattern is made of crochet chains.

Crochet Wedding Bells Lace Edging Free Pattern
This is a free crochet pattern for a lace edging of wedding bells that can be added to towels, pillowcases and linens.

Books
If you're looking for information about crochet pattern books or stitch dictionaries, this is the place to find it. We've reviewed many of the latest crochet books for your consideration.

Best Crochet Books for All Levels
Here are dozens upon dozens of titles for the best crochet books whether you are looking to learn how to crochet or find new patterns.

Afghan Stitch Tutorial: Numbering Rows in Tunisian Crochet
Tunisian Crochet Topics | Confused about numbering rows in Tunisian crochet? Want to learn what the return pass is, and how to crochet it? If so, click here!

Crochet Afghan Stitch Instructions
Learn how to do the afghan stitch in crochet; this free tutorial features pictures and complete instructions, which will teach you this classic crochet stitch.

Crochet Afghan Stitch Tutorial and Instructions in Progress
Find free instructions for crocheting the afghan stitch, which some people also refer to as Tunisian simple stitch.

Crochet Afghan Stitch
See a picture of completed afghan stitch in crochet; find references for learning more about afghan stitch and how to crochet it.

How to Crochet the Afghan Stitch with Illustrations
The afghan stitch is one of the most basic stitches in crochet. It begins with a slip knot, followed by a starting chain.

Afghan Stitch Crochet Tutorial | Working Into the Front or the Back of the Starting Chain
When you're crocheting afghan stitch, does it matter whether you work into the front or back of the starting chain? I think it does. Click here to find out why.

Afghan Stitch Crochet Tutorial | Begin Crocheting the Forward Pass
This page is part of a tutorial for crocheting the afghan stitch, otherwise known as Tunisian simple stitch. Here you will learn how to crochet the forward pass.

Afghan Stitch Tutorial | Crochet the Forward Pass
This page is part of a free crochet tutorial teaching you how to work the afghan stitch. Here you will learn how to work the forward pass.

Afghan Stitch in Progress
Click here to see instructions for crocheting the afghan stitch. This page is part of a step-by-step photo tutorial.

Afghan Stitch in Progress
This page is part of a free crochet tutorial for learning how to work afghan stitch.Afghan Stitch in Progress

Work-In-Progress Pictures of Me Crocheting the Afghan Stitch
Want to see a demonstration of the afghan stitch in crochet? If so, be sure to check out my free tutorial, which includes this page and others.

Tunisian Knit Stitch Return -- Reverse -- Return Pass
Learn how to work the return in Tunisian Knit Stitch Return -- also known as the reverse or the return pass.

Tunisian Knit Stitch Picture Tutorial
Despite the name, the Tunisian knit stitch isn't knitted; it's a crochet stitch. It's called a knit stitch because it resembles stockinette stitch.

Tunisian Knit Stitch -- Start With the Tunisian Crochet Base Row
This page is part of a step by step tutorial for Tunisian knit stitch. Learn how to work the base row for Tunisian crochet.

Working the Knit Stitches in Tunisian Crochet
Tunisian crochet is a technique that resembles knitting but is worked with a crochet hook. Learn how to work Tunisian crochet; this photo tutorial demonstrates the Tunisian knit stitch.

Working More Rows of Tunisian Knit Stitch -- Photo and Instructions for Working More Rows of Tunisian Knit Stitch
Tutorial for working Tunisian knit stitch, a popular stitch in the Tunisian crochet technique.

Tunisian Crochet Sources -- Find Sources for Learning More About Tunisian Crochet
Find a listing of books, web sites and resources which are helpful for learning about Tunisian crochet.

Tunisian Crochet Stitches: Free Tutorials/ Instructions
What makes a crotchet stitch a Tunisian stitch? You'll also find free video tutorials and instructions for working various Tunisian crochet stitches.

Collection of Free Tapestry Crochet Patterns
An introduction to interesting tapestry crochet techniques, including patterns and designs that allow you to work multiple colors per row.

Free Instructional Crochet Videos
Crochet videos are a fantastic resource when you want to learn how to crochet. These will help you learn basic crochet stitches and techniques.

Free Instructional Crochet Videos
Crochet videos are a fantastic resource when you want to learn how to crochet. These will help you learn basic crochet stitches and techniques.

Free Instructional Crochet Videos
Crochet videos are a fantastic resource when you want to learn how to crochet. These will help you learn basic crochet stitches and techniques.

Free Crochet Tutorials With Different Stitches and Projects
Find free crochet tutorials for a variety of different stitches, patterns and projects, many just right for beginners, others more advanced.

September Crochet Holidays
Not sure what to crochet right now? Unusual holidays and celebrations can provide great inspiration for crochet projects. Here's the list for September.

Free Patterns for Beautiful Beaded Crochet Projects
Free patterns, ideas and instructions for crocheting with beads -- some super easy, others needing little or no experience and a few a bit tough!

Free Patterns for Beautiful Beaded Crochet Projects
Free patterns, ideas and instructions for crocheting with beads -- some super easy, others needing little or no experience and a few a bit tough!

Crochet Headbands -- Free Patterns
Learn how to crochet headbands with a wide variety of free headband patterns -- all quick and easy projects that are a good use for leftover yarns.

Free Crochet Butterfly Pattern Designs
Discover a delightful selection of free crochet patterns with a butterfly design; you'll find a variety of different butterfly patterns to choose from.

Free Crochet Patterns for Edgings
Here's a selection of free edging patterns to crochet.

How to Avoid Weaving in Ends in Crochet
Here's a quick guide to understanding which techniques to use for weaving in your ends. Also, useful techniques for avoiding the task altogether.

How to Make Fringe - Crocheted, Beaded Fringe and More
Learn how to make fringe for scarves, ponchos, blankets and afghans. You'll find ideas for crocheting fringe, making beaded fringe, and more.

Crochet Stitches
This is a library of crochet stitches. Color photographs and step-by-step instructions are included for each stitch. These stitches can be used in a variety of crochet patterns, and they can also be used to design your own crochet projects. They are free for personal use.

How to Do a Treble or Triple Stitch
Use these simple steps to learn to do a crochet treble or triple stitch. This stitch is used when you want a long stitch within a crochet design.

Tunisian Crochet
Here's an overview of Tunisian crochet, a needlework technique that borrows elements from both knitting and crochet.

Free Filet Crochet Patterns and Charts
Visit this page for free filet crochet patterns and charts -- both vintage designs and brand new contemporary patterns in a wide variety of themes.

Free Filet Crochet Patterns and Charts
Visit this page for free filet crochet patterns and charts -- both vintage designs and brand new contemporary patterns in a wide variety of themes.

Advanced Crochet -- Patterns, Stitches and Techniques
Looking for a challenging crochet pattern, stitch or technique? This guide provides info on many advanced crochet techniques you'll love.

59 Free Crochet Edging Patterns
Get free patterns for crochet lace edgings, trims, borders, and fringe -- suitable for blankets, afghans, clothing, linens, scarves or other projects.

59 Free Crochet Edging Patterns
Get free patterns for crochet lace edgings, trims, borders, and fringe -- suitable for blankets, afghans, clothing, linens, scarves or other projects.

59 Free Crochet Edging Patterns
Get free patterns for crochet lace edgings, trims, borders, and fringe -- suitable for blankets, afghans, clothing, linens, scarves or other projects.

59 Free Crochet Edging Patterns
Get free patterns for crochet lace edgings, trims, borders, and fringe -- suitable for blankets, afghans, clothing, linens, scarves or other projects.

15 Ways to Crochet the V Stitch
Find instructions and a video for crocheting the v stitch, plus many free patterns and projects utilizing this interesting crochet stitch combination.

15 Ways to Crochet the V Stitch
Find instructions and a video for crocheting the v stitch, plus many free patterns and projects utilizing this interesting crochet stitch combination.

Free Crochet Purse, Bag and Handbag Patterns
Discover an extensive selection of free crochet purse patterns and bag patterns, some historical, chic or both, others witty and amusing.

Free Crochet Purse, Bag and Handbag Patterns
Discover an extensive selection of free crochet purse patterns and bag patterns, some historical, chic or both, others witty and amusing.

Free Crochet Purse, Bag and Handbag Patterns
Discover an extensive selection of free crochet purse patterns and bag patterns, some historical, chic or both, others witty and amusing.

Afghans -- Free Crochet Patterns for Afghans
Find free crochet patterns for afghans.

Easy Patterns -- Find Easy Patterns for Crocheting
The following crochet patterns all feature a skill level rating of easy.

Free and Easy Afghan Crochet Pattern
Here are several free patterns for crocheting stylish afghans with a skill level rating of easy or beginner; links to tutorials are included.

Free Patchwork and Block Design Crochet Quilt Patterns
Looking for crochet quilt patterns? Here you'll find patchwork-style crocheted blankets and crochet designs resembling traditional quilt blocks.

Choosing Yarn for Baby Hats
Choose the best yarn for making baby hats. This article explains what to look for. The article is relevant for both knitters and crocheters.

Learn How to Crochet
Here’s a stress-free introduction to crocheting. If you've never crocheted before, this information will help you get started. Our step-by-step photo tutorials will introduce you to the fundamentals of this enjoyable craft. This section is also recommended for people who haven't crocheted in awhile, and need to brush up on the basics.

Scarves
Find free patterns for crocheted scarves.

Beginner Patterns
Find crochet patterns with a skill level rating of beginner.

Basic Crochet Scarf Pattern for Beginners
Here's a free crochet pattern for a simple scarf that is easy enough for total beginners. It is a single crochet scarf pattern.

Crochet – Free Crochet Patterns & Techniques
Everything you need to learn how to crochet. Get free crochet patterns and helpful advice on crochet stitches, types of yarn and more.

Crochet Terms – Crochet Terminology and Glossary Definitions
Crochet jargon can get a little confusing. To help with that, I've created a glossary that includes crochet terms and their definitions.

Ultimate Crochet 101 Guide to Single Crochet
Here's your ultimate guide to everything you might want to know about how to crochet with single crochet. Good crochet tips for beginners.

Working Single Crochet in Rows - Tip for Beginners
Learn how to work the single crochet stitch. This tip will help beginners learn the easiest way to get the hang of working single crochet stitch in rows.

How to Single Crochet
Single crochet is one of the basic crochet stitches that you have to learn when beginning to crochet. Learn sc stitch here!

Learn the Single Crochet Stitch - Insert Hook, Yarn Over
Learn how to single crochet using this illustrated step-by-step tutorial. This page demonstrates how to crochet a single crochet stitch. Page 2.

Single Crochet, Steps 1 and 2 -- Insert Hook, Yarn Over.
This page is part of a free single crochet stitch tutorial.

Single Crochet Stitch Illustrated Tutorial
Learn how to single crochet using this illustrated step-by-step tutorial. This page demonstrates how to draw up the loop as part of crocheting a single crochet stitch. Page 3.

Learn the Single Crochet Stitch - Yarn Over Again
Learn how to single crochet using this illustrated step-by-step tutorial. This page demonstrates how to yarn over as part of crocheting a single crochet stitch.

Draw Yarn Through Loops to Finish Single Crochet Stitch
Learn how to single crochet using this illustrated step-by-step tutorial. This page demonstrates how to draw the yarn through both loops to finish the single crochet stitch. Page 5.

Single Crochet Stitch Tutorial
Learn how to single crochet using this illustrated step-by-step tutorial. Single crochet is an easy stitch to learn. It is one of the most important foundation stitches to know; you will need to know how to work single crochet in order to make most crochet projects and patterns. Even a total beginner can easily master the single crochet stitch.

How to Crochet Shell Stitch
Shell stitch is one of the most popular crochet stitch patterns. There are many ways to work crochet shell stitch. Learn about them here.

Fast, Easy, Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern
This fast, easy baby blanket features a simple design crocheted in alternating single crochet and chain stitches. Get the free crochet pattern here!

What is the Best Yarn for Crochet?
These yarn recommendations are intended to help beginning crocheters select their first yarn to use as they learn how to crochet

Making a Slip Knot - How to Hold the Crochet Hook
Learn how to hold your crochet hook when making a slip knot.

How to Make a Slip Knot - Twist the Yarn to Make a Loop
This Photo Tutorial Shows How Make a Slip Knot. Twist the Yarn to Make a Loop.

How to Make a Crochet Slip Knot (Slip Loop)
This photo tutorial shows the process of making a slip knot for crochet. In this step, wrap your yarn around your crochet hook and draw it through.

How to Make a Crochet Slip Knot
The first step of any crochet project is to make a slip knot on your hook. This guide shows you exactly how to do it.

Prepping the Hook - Crochet a Slip Knot Steps
This photo tutorial shows how to make a slip knot for crochet. This step in the process involves correctly holding the crochet hook and preparing to hook the yarn.

Loose Crochet Slip Knot Formed
This photo tutorial shows how to make a slip knot for crochet. This step in the process shows the slip knot before it has been tightened.

Vintage Crochet History
Let’s explore the history of crochet, and its evolution from past to present. Learn about vintage crochet designs, patterns and supplies. You’ll also find information about influential crochet designers from the past.

Vintage Crochet 1930s
Let's discover the crochet trends and patterns that were popular in the 1930s.

Vintage Crochet, Retro Crochet, 1970s
Let's discover the crochet trends and patterns that were popular in the 1970s.

Vintage crochet 1950s
Let's discover the crochet trends and patterns that were popular in the 1950s. Midcentury crochet.

Vintage crochet - 1940s crochet
Let's discover the crochet trends and patterns that were popular in the 1940s.

Vintage crochet 1960s
Let's discover the crochet trends and patterns that were popular in the 1960s.

Vintage Crochet, Retro Crochet, 1980s
Let's discover the crochet trends and patterns that were popular in the 1980s.

Crochet and Knitting
Crochet and knitting are sister crafts; you can have either one without the other, but many people know how to do both, and some even enjoy using the two techniques together. If you'd like to explore the relationship between crocheting and knitting, this page is a great place to start.

Inspiring collections of crochet patterns
Each of the posts in this category rounds up the best of the best in a themed collection of crochet patterns. This is a great way to find crochet patterns for different seasons, projects and people. It's also great for general crochet inspiration.

9 Cute Crochet Buddha Patterns
These 9 amigurumi crochet Buddha patterns show you a range of different styles for making Buddha statues in different sizes.

10 Free Crochet Coaster Patterns
Use these ten free crochet coaster patterns to make useful and decorative coasters for your home.

Adorable Animal Crochet Patterns
These free crochet patterns all have an animal design; find free crochet patterns featuring cats, bats, dogs, bears, deer and other animals.

How to Single Crochet Afghan Edging
If you're looking for an easy, basic afghan edging that will look great with most afghan styles, this free pattern is a good one to consider.

20 Inspiring FREE Filet Crochet Patterns
Once you learn how to filet crochet, you need to practice the craft. These 20 free crochet patterns are great for that practice!

20 Inspiring FREE Filet Crochet Patterns
Once you learn how to filet crochet, you need to practice the craft. These 20 free crochet patterns are great for that practice!

Crocheted Hats
Find a variety of patterns for hats to crochet.

Menswear
Discover free crochet patterns for menswear, particularly men's accessories such as hats, scarves and socks.

Crochet Men's Hat Free Patterns
Find free crochet patterns for making a variety of men's hats. These hats were all designed especially with guys in mind.

Free Crochet Bath Mat Patterns
Decorate your bathroom with these free crochet bath mat patterns and patterns for other bath accessories.

Crochet American Flag Free Patterns
Free crochet American flag patterns and patterns featuring stars and stripes or red, white and blue themes. Mostly blanket patterns.

Fourth of July
Find free patriotic crochet patterns for the Fourth of July.

August Crochet Holidays
It's always fun to crochet for the holidays, both big and small and even off-the-wall. Here are some of the things that people celebrate in the month of August that you might want to craft for.

Afghan Squares and Blocks
If you'd like to crochet an afghan, blanket, bedspread or throw, these free patterns for afghan squares will come in handy.

10 Free Ripple Crochet Afghan Patterns
This roundup of 10 free crochet ripple blanket patterns gives you a great start on learning how to crochet a chevron in different ways.

Granny Squares -- Granny Patterns
Find free granny patterns here. Crochet.

Easy Free Granny Square Crochet Patterns
There are many different ways to crochet granny squares. These free granny square crochet patterns show you all the basics.

Dishcloths
I can't promise that these dishcloths will make washing the dishes any more fun, but they could certainly help to dress up your kitchen.

Easy Crochet Dishcloth Free Pattern
Want to crochet an ultra-soft cotton dishcloth or washcloth? Try this free crochet cloth pattern -- it's fabulous, and very easy too!

How to Crochet a 3 Treble Cluster
Step-by-step instructions for how to cluster crochet a cluster of three treble crochet stitches.

Crochet Shamrock Free Pattern
This free crochet shamrock pattern is a great choice for an appliqu for St. Patrick's Day good luck.

Crochet Doll Blanket Free Pattern
This free crochet doll blanket is designed to cover an 18

20 Terrific FREE Crochet Patterns for Practicing Tall Stitches
Have fun learning to work with tall basic stitches (including double treble, triple treble and even taller) using these 20 free crochet patterns.

20 Terrific FREE Crochet Patterns for Practicing Tall Stitches
Have fun learning to work with tall basic stitches (including double treble, triple treble and even taller) using these 20 free crochet patterns.

How to Crochet a Triple Treble Stitch (TrTr)
The triple treble crochet stitch takes the steps of the basic crochet stitches and brings them up to new heights. Step-by-step photo tutorial.

Rag Crochet
Have you ever tried crocheting with strips of fabric? Want to learn how to do it? This is the place to educate yourself about rag crochet.

Using Your Crochet Projects
Get ideas and helpful hints for the best ways to use your finished crochet projects.

Crochet Techniques
Here you will find helpful information about a variety of crochet skills and techniques. Crochet stitches can be combined in so many amazing ways; go beyond the basics and discover the possibilities for using crochet as an artistic medium.

Learn the Basics of Filet Crochet
Learn how to read filet crochet charts and create open and solid mesh blocks in both 3dc and 4dc blocks.

How to Crochet Lovers Knot Stitch
Learn how to crochet the Lovers Knot, also known as Solomon's Knot, which is a unique lacy crochet technique that takes your craft up a notch.

How to Crochet Lovers Knot Stitch
Learn how to crochet the Lovers Knot, also known as Solomon's Knot, which is a unique lacy crochet technique that takes your craft up a notch.

20 Inspiring Crochet Patterns to Practice Butterfly Stitch
These 20 crochet patterns will inspire you with their variety of uses of the butterfly crochet stitch pattern.

20 Inspiring Crochet Patterns to Practice Butterfly Stitch
These 20 crochet patterns will inspire you with their variety of uses of the butterfly crochet stitch pattern.

Language of Crochet
This glossary features crochet terminology and abbreviations.

Crochet Tips and Help
Do you need help with a crochet project you’re working on? You’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find tips and hints for troubleshooting just about any kind of problem you might encounter while crocheting.

Crochet Community
Explore the crochet community, and connect with other crocheters. Let us help you find a variety of helpful resources, including crochet blogs, classes, groups, forums, organizations, web sites and more.

Your Crochet Questions Answered -- Find Answers to Frequently Asked Crochet Questions
Got questions? We've got answers. Find answers to your frequently asked questions about crochet.

Crochet Supplies
Shopping for supplies is fun, but it can also be overwhelming. If you'd like a little help, check out the product news, product reviews, and information offered here. Find crochet hooks plus yarn, thread, wire, fiber and fabric that can be used for crocheting. Learn about embellishments to enhance your crochet projects, including purse handles and more.

Wire
This is the place to learn about the type of wire that's used for crocheting.

How to do the Crazy Stitch in Crochet
Whether you call it the crazy stitch, the crazy shell, or the brick stitch, this crochet stitch is one that is fun to work and attractive to the eye.

Easy Free Crochet Granny Square Pattern
This free crochet square pattern begins like a classic granny square and then finishes off with two rounds of single crochet for a nice clean edge.

Crochet Basics: Draw Up a Loop
Learning how to draw up a loop in crochet is one of the very first skills you must master in terms of crochet basics.

How to Decrease Treble Crochet
To decrease in treble crochet you need to tr2tog. Here are the step-by-step photo instructions for this stitch.

How to Crochet Cluster Stitch
Crochet cluster stitch can be made several different ways. Learn how to make a 4 dc cluster along with enough info to make all of the variations.

How to Treble Crochet
Here are your instructions for how to treble crochet (also known as triple crochet), which is one of the major basic crochet stitches.

How to Crochet V-Stitch Shell
This is a fun variation on a classic double crochet shell stitch, where it is worked in clusters of double crochet to create a v-stitch shell.

How to Reverse Single Crochet
Learn how to reverse single crochet (aka crab stitch), a simple variation on a basic crochet stitch, one that is popular for edging.

Bookmarks
If you're looking for a small, affordable crochet project that's both useful and attractive, consider crocheting a bookmark. You're invited to take a look at our bookmark patterns, which are free for your personal use. Bookmarks make great gifts for teachers, students, and avid readers.

Patterns by Skill Level -- Find Free Crochet Patterns Listed by Skill Level
There are many ways to organize crochet patterns. If you don't have a particular project in mind but you know you want to work, say, an easy crochet pattern, check out this page for ideas.

Oval Rag Rug Free Crochet Pattern
Learn how to crochet an oval in any size. When worked with fabric yarn, this crochet pattern will create a rag rug.

15 Fabulous FREE Star Stitch Crochet Patterns
Practice the beautiful crochet star stitch using these amazing patterns that each showcase different uses for the stitch.

15 Fabulous FREE Star Stitch Crochet Patterns
Practice the beautiful crochet star stitch using these amazing patterns that each showcase different uses for the stitch.

20 Free Crochet Pineapple Patterns
Visit this page to find a fantastic variety of free crochet pineapple patterns. You will find 20 pineapple crochet designs for free.

20 Free Crochet Pineapple Patterns
Visit this page to find a fantastic variety of free crochet pineapple patterns. You will find 20 pineapple crochet designs for free.

10 FREE Music Crochet Patterns
Whether you are a music lover yourself or seeking to make a gift for someone else who loves song, these ten free music crochet patterns are sure to fit your needs.

Free Crochet Patterns
Find free crochet patterns by Amy Solovay including patterns for blankets, scarves, crocheted flowers, granny squares and more.

10 Watermelon Crochet Patterns
August 3rd is National Watermelon Day. Watermelon is such a great fruit for the summer, rich in water and so refreshing! It's also a cute source of inspiration for some really adorable crochet patterns including the ten watermelon crochet patterns featured here.

How to Crochet Star Stitch
Step-by-step photo how-to for working the star stitch. You'll sometimes find this stitch called a marguerite or a spiked cluster.

How to Crochet Star Stitch
Step-by-step photo how-to for working the star stitch. You'll sometimes find this stitch called a marguerite or a spiked cluster.

How to Crochet Star Stitch
Step-by-step photo how-to for working the star stitch. You'll sometimes find this stitch called a marguerite or a spiked cluster.

Guide to Corner-to-Corner Crochet
How to learn corner to corner crochet and showcases some of the best free C2C crochet patterns for practicing the technique

How to Crochet Diagonal Square
Corner-to-corner crochet, also known as diagonal crochet, uses double crochet stitches worked row by row on the diagonal to create terrific blankets.

How to Crochet Diagonal Square
Corner-to-corner crochet, also known as diagonal crochet, uses double crochet stitches worked row by row on the diagonal to create terrific blankets.

How to Crochet Pineapple Stitch
Crochet pineapple stitch is the popular term for a motif used in vintage crochet lace. Here is a photo tutorial for pineapple crochet.

Tunisian Crochet – Afghan Stitch
This is the place to find resources for doing Tunisian crochet. The simplest Tunisian crochet stitch is known as

Readers' Questions Answered
This is the place to find answers to various questions about crochet.

Crochet Storage Ideas
What is the best way to store your yarn? Where do you keep your WIPs? How do you organize your crochet hooks or put together a crochet project bag? All of these things will be covered in this crochet category.

Crochet Hooks
Get the lowdown on crochet hooks. Here's a collection of resources and links that will inform you about them and help you determine which ones you'll need for your latest projects.

Understanding Crochet Thread Sizes
Working with crochet thread is a little different than crocheting with yarn. Thread size and hook size must be understood. This guide helps.

How to Increase Double Crochet In Circles
The key to getting a flat circle is to increase the right number of stitches in each round. Learn how to make an easy double crochet circle.

How to dc2tog
Tutorial for how to dc2tog, linking two double crochet stitches together into one. It is used to decrease in crochet and to create dc clusters.

How to Crochet a Circle
Easy single crochet circle pattern for beginners who want to understand how to increase in the round to crochet a flat circle with a solid center.

10 Men's Free Crochet Patterns for Father's Day
Who are you going to honor on Father's Day this year? Your own father? A father figure who helped raise or mentor you? The father of your children? Whoever that man is, he's a special guy that plays an important role in your life. Make him something special using one of these ten men's crochet patterns.

June Holiday Crochet Ideas
Each month I round up all of the different ideas to crochet for different holidays and special events. May's holidays included National Bike Month and several music-related holidays. It's time to look at what we might be inspired to crochet in the month of June!

10 Food Crochet Patterns for June
You know how every month has a theme? Well June seems to be food. June is, among other things, National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month, Turkey Lovers Month, Dairy Month and Candy Month. In addition to making crochet farmer's market tote bags to carry those fresh fruit and veggies home, you might feel inspired to crochet some food. Here are ten crochet food patterns to try this month.

15 Fun, Fabulous FREE Fringed Crochet Patterns
Enjoy this collection of fifteen terrific free crochet patterns that highlight the use of fringe, a great detail to add funky fun to crochet projects.

15 Fun, Fabulous FREE Fringed Crochet Patterns
Enjoy this collection of fifteen terrific free crochet patterns that highlight the use of fringe, a great detail to add funky fun to crochet projects.

What Is Acrylic Yarn?
What exactly is acrylic yarn? What makes up this popular manmade synthetic fiber? How is acrylic used? When is it better to use a natural yarn instead?

20 FREE Crochet Leaf Patterns for Every Season
20 free crochet leaf patterns for spring, autumn and all year long. Traditional crochet leaves as well as funkier designs included!

20 FREE Crochet Leaf Patterns for Every Season
20 free crochet leaf patterns for spring, autumn and all year long. Traditional crochet leaves as well as funkier designs included!

10 Free Eyelash Yarn Crochet Patterns
Eyelash yarn, also known as furry yarn or fun fur, adds interesting texture to even the simplest design as we see in these ten free crochet patterns.

10 Free Crochet Bookmark Patterns
These ten free crochet bookmark patterns are great for instant gratification projects, useful gifts and adding a personal tough to all of your reading.

Baby Patterns -- Free Crochet Designs for Babies
Welcome to our index of free baby patterns.

10 Fun Free Crochet Barbie Doll Patterns
Personalize any Barbie or other doll with its own unique crochet clothing. Here are ten free crochet doll clothes patterns to get you started.

10 Free Crochet Doily Patterns
Here are ten free crochet doily patterns, some of them vintage and some of them fresh, to inspire you to get started with doily making and design.

15 Free Baby Sweater Crochet Patterns
Crochet baby sweaters look like complex projects and make great gifts but these fifteen free crochet patterns reveal that they can be easy to make.

15 Free Baby Sweater Crochet Patterns
Crochet baby sweaters look like complex projects and make great gifts but these fifteen free crochet patterns reveal that they can be easy to make.

Guide to Tunisian Crochet Hooks
Tunisian crochet hooks are different from regular hooks. Learn more about them, why you need them and where to purchase Afghan crochet hooks.

10 Free Crochet Head Wrap Patterns
Crochet head wraps, headbands and ear warmers are great to use a little bit of yarn to make a fun and functional accessory. Here are ten patterns.

What is Frogging in Crochet?
What does it mean to frog crochet? Why are people frogging their stitches? And what types of crochet frogs are there? All questions answered here!

How to Crochet Butterfly Stitch
The butterfly crochet stitch is a stitch pattern that is worked across multiple stitches and multiple rows for a beautiful decorative, lacy effect.

Guide to Decrease in Crochet: sc2tog
Step-by-step instructions for decreasing in single crochet using the sc2tog method. This is a foundation of basic crochet stitches.

15 Fun, Flirty, Fabulous Free Crochet Skirt Patterns
Here are fifteen beautiful free crochet skirt patterns to try - one dozen for women and another three for younger girls. Have fun with them!

15 Fabulous Ways to Incorporate Braids into Your Crochet
Braiding is exactly that, a technique in crafting, and it can be used in cute, curious and creative ways to enhance your crochet work.

15 Fabulous Ways to Incorporate Braids into Your Crochet
Braiding is exactly that, a technique in crafting, and it can be used in cute, curious and creative ways to enhance your crochet work.

Understanding Crochet: What Does PM Stand For In Crochet Patterns?
What does it mean when your crochet pattern says

Woven Granny Square Crochet DIY
You can use a super simple weaving technique to add flair and style to your crochet. This DIY shows you how with a granny square wall hanging.

Woven Granny Square Crochet DIY
You can use a super simple weaving technique to add flair and style to your crochet. This DIY shows you how with a granny square wall hanging.

How to Use Crafter's Market to Sell Crochet
Crafter's Market is an annually released guide that will help you learn how and where to sell your crochet so that you can make money from crafting.

Picot Stitch Edging on the Thread Crochet Lace Scarf
Picot Stitch Edging on the Thread Crochet Lace Scarf - See a close-up photo, and get the free crochet pattern. Page 3.

Large Afghan Square Patterns With Nested Checkerboard Designs
Here you'll find a whole bunch of free afghan patterns based on several different afghan square designs. Each of these squares features a slightly different take on a nested checkerboard pattern. My sample squares are crocheted in baby yarn and would make a fantastic baby blanket, but you can make these patterns in any yarn you choose.

Nested Checkerboard Chart for Crocheting Baby Afghan Squares
Enjoy this free chart in a nested checkerboard pattern for crocheting afghan squares, baby afghan blocks, or other crochet projects. Page 2.

Large Afghan Square Patterns With Nested Checkerboard Designs
Here you'll find a whole bunch of free afghan patterns based on several different afghan square designs. Each of these squares features a slightly different take on a nested checkerboard pattern. My sample squares are crocheted in baby yarn and would make a fantastic baby blanket, but you can make these patterns in any yarn you choose. Page 3.

Large Afghan Square Patterns With Nested Checkerboard Designs
Here you'll find a whole bunch of free afghan patterns based on several different afghan square designs. Each of these squares features a slightly different take on a nested checkerboard pattern. My sample squares are crocheted in baby yarn and would make a fantastic baby blanket, but you can make these patterns in any yarn you choose.

Chart for Nested Checkerboard Afghan Square
Find a free chart for crocheting a baby afghan square with a nested checkerboard design. Page 8.

Blue Nested Checkerboard Afghan Placement Diagram
If you'd like to make a baby boy's afghan from our free nested checkerboard afghan square patterns, this placement diagram will come in handy. Page 9.

Chart for Nested Checkerboard Afghan Square
Find a free chart for crocheting a baby afghan square with a nested checkerboard design. Page 7.

Checkerboard Afghan Placement Diagram
If you'd like to make a baby boy's afghan from our free afghan square patterns, this placement diagram will come in handy. Page 6.

Nested Checkerboard Chart for Crocheting Baby Afghan Squares
Enjoy this free chart in a nested checkerboard pattern for crocheting afghan squares, baby afghan blocks, or other crochet projects. Page 4.

Two Matching Blue and White Baby Afghan Squares
See a photo of two different coordinating baby afghan squares, and find links to the free crochet patterns for making these designs. Page 5.

White and Blue Nested Checkerboard Afghan Placement Diagram
If you'd like to make a blue and white baby afghan from our free nested checkerboard afghan square patterns, this placement diagram will come in handy. Page 10.

Free Chart for Crocheted Afghan Squares
This image gallery includes free charts and free crochet patterns for making afghan squares with a mini checkerboard design. These afghan squares coordinate with several others in a series, so you can use them to create an interesting patterned afghan. Page 3.

Thread Crochet Lace Scarf Picture
Thread crochet lace scarf - large, zoomed out photo showing the entire scarf, plus a link to the free crochet pattern.

Close-Up Photo of Crochet Stitches from the Thread Crochet Lace Scarf
Close-Up Photo of Crochet Stitches from the Thread Crochet Lace Scarf - V Stitches and Picots. Page 2.

Thread Crochet Lace Scarf Pictures
Here's a chic, elegant lace scarf for you to crochet. Get the free crochet pattern here, plus see close-up pictures of the lace scarf in this picture gallery.

Baby Boy's Aqua Blue Colorway of the Patchwork Baby Afghan
This aqua-colored patchwork afghan is perfect for baby boys. The afghan is crocheted using two different square patterns, a heart square and a checkerboard square; then the squares are joined together, patchwork style, to resemble a baby quilt. Page 3.

Baby Girl's Coral Colorway of the Patchwork Baby Afghan
This coral-colored patchwork afghans is perfect for baby girls. The afghan is crocheted using two different square patterns, a heart square and a checkerboard square; then the squares are joined together, patchwork style, to resemble a baby quilt. Page 2.

Patchwork Baby Afghan Photo and Placement Information
I've had many requests for patchwork-quilt-inspired afghans. This baby afghan is comprised entirely of crocheted afghan squares. in some ways it resembles a patchwork quilt, but it isn't quilted; it's crocheted.

Patchwork Baby Afghan Photos
I've had many requests for patchwork-quilt-inspired afghans. This baby afghan is comprised entirely of crocheted afghan squares. in some ways it resembles a patchwork quilt, but it isn't quilted; it's crocheted.

Heart Sampler Baby Afghan Edging
Simple crocheted edging for the heart sampler baby afghan - see a photo and get the free crochet pattern. Page 4.

Free Pattern and Chart for Crocheting an Afghan Block With Blue and Tan Nested Squares
Free chart for crocheting an afghan block with blue and tan nested squares. This design is part of a series of mix and match afghan squares. Page 2.

Photo of the Green and Tan Nested Squares Afghan Block
Crochet a cozy, unique afghan using our coordinating afghan squares. This simple green and tan afghan square is part of the series. Page 3.

Free Pattern and Chart for Crocheting an Afghan Block With Green and Tan Nested Squares
Free chart for crocheting an afghan block with green and tan nested squares. This design is part of a series of mix and match afghan squares.

Photo of the Nested Squares Afghan Block With Cross Stitched Heart Design
Did you know that you can cross stitch on top of crochet? This technique makes lovely, appealing designs with lots of visual interest. We've posted free crochet patterns featuring this technique; find a free pattern for a nested squares afghan block with heart design. Page 5.

Chart for Nested Squares With Heart
Free afghan square crochet pattern featuring a heart design cross stitched onto a background of nested squares. Page 4.

Nested Squares -- Crochet Designs Featuring Nested Squares
Nested squares for crocheting: Find free crochet charts, free crochet patterns and photos of crochet designs featuring nested squares.

Nested Crochet Square With Cross Stitched Diamond
Nested squares for crocheting: Find free crochet charts, free crochet patterns and photos of crochet designs featuring nested squares. This page features a free chart and crochet pattern for a nested square with cross stitched diamond. Page 6.

Mini Checkerboard Crochet Chart in the Bone and Blue Mint Colorway
Free mini checkerboard chart for crochet - Use this chart for crocheting many different types of projects, including afghan squares, wall hangings, placemats, potholders, dishcloths, or pillows. Page 2.

Photos of Mini Checkerboard Crochet Afghan Squares
This image gallery includes free charts and free crochet patterns for making afghan squares with a mini checkerboard design. These afghan squares coordinate with several others in a series, so you can use them to create an interesting patterned afghan.

Diamond Afghan Square
Nested squares for crocheting: Find free crochet charts, free crochet patterns and photos of crochet designs featuring nested squares. Page 7.

Oval Shapes -- Free Crochet Patterns for Oval Shapes
The following page features free patterns for crocheting oval shapes.

Checkerboard Afghan Squares
If you're interested in crocheting afghan squares with mid-row color changes, perhaps you would enjoy these free checkerboard patterns. Checkerboards are classic favorite design elements; there are many different types of afghans you can make with them, ranging from small baby blankets to full sized designs.

Experienced
The following crochet patterns all feature a skill level rating of experienced.

Tote Bags -- Crocheting Tote Bags
If you are interested in crocheting tote bags, check out the following pages featuring free crochet tote bag patterns.

Passover
Find free patterns for crocheting items with a Passover theme.

Baby Bibs
Bibs are must-have accessories for babies. If you'd like to try crocheting a baby bib, these free patterns are fantastic choices.

Crocheted Jewelry
Find patterns for crocheted jewelry, including necklaces, chokers, and more.

Placemats -- Crocheting Placemats
Find free patterns for crocheting placemats.

Flower Motifs - Free Crochet Patterns for Flower Motifs

Flower motifs can beautify many different craft projects. Use them to embellish whatever creative project you're working on - hats, accessories, kids' clothes, baby items, home decor, pillows, scrapbook albums, wall hangings, collage, etc.

Enjoy this selection of free crochet patterns for flower motifs.



Potholders and Hot Pads -- Free Patterns for Potholders and Hot Pads
Potholders and hot pads are useful items to have in the kitchen. They make reasonably quick crochet projects, and they're a great way to test out new crochet stitches and color combinations.

Washcloths
Washcloths are quick projects that are guaranteed to be useful. They're fantastic projects to make when you are learning how to crochet; they're also a great way to practice new stitches no matter how advanced your crochet skills are. You can never have too many washcloths, but if you ever do find yourself with too many, they make great gifts.

Heart Motifs and Heart Shapes
Enjoy this selection of free charts and patterns for crocheting heart motifs and heart shapes. You'll find a delightful assortment of heart designs, plus many ideas for using them.

Valentine's Day Charts and Patterns
Find free charts and crochet patterns for Valentine's Day.

Crocheted Shawl Patterns -- Free Patterns for Crocheted Shawls
Find links to a variety of free crocheted shawl patterns.

Socks
Learn about crocheting socks, and find free sock patterns.

Snowmen
Find free crochet patterns featuring a snowman theme.

Patterns
Most crocheters work from patterns. This page will help you find a variety of different patterns that are available for you to use. If you would like to try crocheting without a pattern, be sure to visit our pages about freeform crochet.

Free Tapestry Crochet Resources
Learn all about tapestry crochet; find links to free resources for this fascinating and colorful crochet technique.

Bags, Purses and Handbags
Find free patterns for crocheted bags, purses and handbags.

Snowflakes
Learn how to crochet snowflakes; find free crochet patterns for snowflake motifs and snowflake appliques.

Wrist Warmers
Find free crochet patterns for wrist warmers.

Rainbows
Find free crochet patterns with a rainbow theme.

Baby Booties
Find free patterns for crocheting baby booties.

Free Crochet Patterns for Baby Clothing
Find free crochet patterns for baby clothing.

Women's Wear -- Free Crochet Patterns for Women's Wear
Find free crochet patterns for women's wear -- sweaters, scarves, shawls, and accessories.

Slippers
Find free patterns for crocheting slippers.

Triangles
Find free patterns for crocheting triangle motifs and other triangle designs.

Cozies
Let's have fun crocheting cozies for everything in sight! You could crochet beverage cozies, wine bottle cozies, tea cozies, cell phone cozies, and even cozies for your tissue boxes and toilet paper. If you want free crochet patterns for cozies, this is the place to look.

Hanukkah
Find free patterns for crocheting items with a Hanukkah theme.

Needlework Techniques
Crochet is considered a needlework technique; you can use it in combination with many other needlecrafts. For example, you might want to embroider or cross stitch on the surface of your crochet projects; you might want to combine crochet with knitting to make a unique project; or you might want to learn some sewing skills for seaming or embellishing your projects. This is the place to learn more about needlework techniques to combine with crochet.

Neckwarmers
Neckwarmers are popular crochet projects because they are quick to make, affordable, and practical. They make fantastic gifts!

Hearts
Heart designs are popular with crafters. The crochet patterns linked from this page all feature a heart as a central part of the design theme.

Hair Accessories
Get started with crocheting your own hair accessories; we've posted free patterns you can use for crocheting headbands and other fabulous hair accessories.

Free Crochet Patterns for Clothing and Accessories
Here's a selection of free crochet patterns for clothing and accessories.

Sewing Techniques for Crochet
When you crochet, you occasionally need to use sewing techniques -- for example, when you stitch a crocheted applique onto another project, or when you sew granny squares together to make an afghan.

Filet Crochet Instructions – Free Filet Crochet Instructions
If you would like to learn how to work filet crochet, these free filet crochet instructions will help.

Crochet Acronyms -- Acronyms You Might Encounter in Communications About Crochet or Other Crafts
If you're having a hard time understanding the jargon tossed around on crochet forums and web sites, this list of crochet and craft acronyms will help.

Circle Designs
Crochet circle designs with these free patterns.

Design Themes -- Find Free Crochet Patterns With a Specific Design Theme
If you have a design theme in mind, and you'd like to see all of our free crochet patterns which incorporate that theme, this page is the place to look.

Crochet Finishing Techniques
Learn how to finish your crochet projects.

Cro-Tat Technique -- Learn How to Do the Cro-Tat Technique
The cro-tat technique combines the look of tatting with the ease of crocheting. This technique blurs the line between crochet and tatting; you use a crochet hook to do it, but your finished project resembles tatting.

Crochet Designers
Would you like to learn more about the crochet designers who've published work on our web site? Here's your chance; check out the following links for more information.

Charts
Many crochet techniques utilize charts for communicating the design instructions. The following links take you to our free charts for filet crochet, tapestry crochet, cross stitch on crochet, and intarsia crochet. You'll also find blank charts and graph papers if you'd like to design your own crochet charts.

Graph Paper
Would you like to design your own crochet charts? If so, help yourself to our free graph paper, which is linked below.We've also provided free knitter's graph papers that will assist you in the process of converting any of our free crochet charts into knitting charts. Feel free to use them for designing your own knitting charts as well.

Crochet Abbreviations
Do crochet abbreviations have you confused? Let us help you make sense of them. Here are some resources for understanding the various abbreviations you may encounter when reading crochet patterns.

Crochet Between 1900-1919
Here is information about the history of crochet during the years between 1900 and 1919.

Free Crochet Patterns for Toys and Dolls
Here's a selection of free crochet patterns for toys, dolls and doll clothes.

Yarn
Much information about yarn is available on the Internet, but quite a bit of it was written from a knitter's perspective. Crochet enthusiasts have a different set of needs than knitters do. So, I am hoping that you will appreciate this information, all which was created from a crocheter's point of view.

Crocheting for Charity
Learn more about how you can get involved with crocheting for charity. Read about others' experiences, and find out about organizations that accept donations of hand-crocheted items.

Blogs About Crochet
Find interesting, informative, and up-to-date blogs about crochet.

Crochet Publications -- Learn About Crochet Publications
Learn about some of the crochet publications available for sale.

Crochet Supplies Storage and Organization -- Storage and Organization of Crochet Supplies
You've got crochet supplies; now you need to figure out how to organize them. This information will help.

Motifs
Find a variety of patterns for crocheted motifs including apples, flowers and snowflakes. These motifs can be used in many different craft projects.

Colorwork Techniques - Learn a Variety of Crochet Colorwork Techniques
Learn a variety of crochet colorwork techniques.

Crocheting With Beads - Free Tutorials for Crocheting With Beads
Learn techniques for crocheting with beads.

Crochet Safety Information
You might not be aware that crochet has safety issues. After all, how could you possibly hurt yourself with yarn and thread? Unfortunately, crochet has some pitfalls to be aware of. Learn about them here.

Freeform Crochet -- Information About Freeform Crochet
Learn about freeform crochet, and the innovative creations people are crocheting using this artistic technique.

Free Crochet Patterns for Home Decor
Here's a selection of free home decor crochet patterns.

Irish Crochet
Here are some resources that will teach you how to make Irish crochet.

Holiday Patterns
Find free crochet patterns for holidays and holiday gift-giving.

Crochet Fashion Styles and Inspiration
Let's explore all of the different ways that you can style your crochet items to make a fashion statement.

Crochet Photos
You're invited to browse through our crochet photo galleries to find inspiration, project ideas, and more.

Thread Crochet
If you would like to learn more about crocheting with thread, make this page your first stop. You'll find fantastic thread crochet resources, including instructions and lots of free patterns.

Crochet Home Decor and Design
Let's explore all of the different ways that you can style your crochet items to make a fashion statement.

Crochet Style - Fashion and Home Design
This category is designed to inspire you. It is filled with collections of crochet style ideas for both fashion and home decor. You'll also find tips for working with your own crochet style.

Crochet Health and Benefits of Crochet
Crochet heals us in so many ways. It can improve the symptoms of mental health issues as well as physical health issues. It can also just improve our quality of life by adding creativity, reduces stress and offering relaxation. Let's explore this!

5 Fall Fashion Trends to Crochet
Autumn is a fabulous time to make chunky crochet items for your closet. Get cozy with fall fashion trends in crochet.

Aran Design Patterns Texture Stitches
Free patterns for crocheted items in an aran design. Texture stitches, and sometimes cables, are used in these patterns.

Roses Free Crochet Patterns
Free patterns for crocheted items that have a rose in the design. Links are arranged by type of item,such as flowers, afghan squares, charts.

Basic Single Crochet Triangle Scarf Pattern
This is a basic triangle head scarf made in single crochet. You will sometimes see this type of head piece called a kerchief, babushka headscarf or do-rag.

Free Crochet Dog or Cat Blanket Pattern
This crocheted comfort blankie is sized for a cat, small dog or other small animal. Free crochet pattern instructions.

Boxed Shell Cape Free Crochet Pattern
A cape in a boxed shell design. Sizes extra small through extra large.

Offset Shell Crocheted Prayer Shawl Pattern
This shawl is in a long rectangular shape, commonly called a prayer shawl style. Lines of offset shells run along the crocheted shawl.

Ruffled Edge Box Shell Skirt or Cape or Beach Coverup
A skirt made from this pattern would be worn as an overskirt over a fabric skirt. Or, using cotton yarn, it could be a beach wrap skirt coverup to put on over a swimsuit. It can also be made as a cape.

Page 2 of Directions for Ruffled Edge Skirt - Cape - Beach Coverup
Second page of pattern directions for this skirt, which can also be made as a beach coverup or a cape. Page 2.

Easy Shell Stitch Edging
Free pattern for an easy edging, useful for edging afghans, pillows, potholders and so forth.

Solid Shell Towel Topper Crochet Pattern
A crocheted top for a fabric kitchen towel, with a solid shell stitch design. Includes a link to a how-to for the embroidery chain method for attaching crochet to fabric.

Learn How To Crochet Beginner Basics
Someone who has never crocheted before can follow the links on this page to learn the basics. Tutorials can also be handy for crocheters to brush up on their skills. Links to free easy patterns for beginners are also listed.

Thread Crochet Cotton Scarf Pattern
Enjoy this free crochet pattern for an elegant, stylish, easy thread crochet scarf worked in size 3 cotton crochet thread.

Worsted Weight Yarn
What is worsted weight yarn? Click here to find the definition of worsted weight yarn, and to learn everything you need to know about this popular yarn weight.

Multicolored Six Petal Crochet Flower - Free Pattern
Enjoy this free crochet pattern for a multicolored crochet flower with six petals. This is a fantastic craft project for using up scrap yarn.

Easy Lacy Beanie Hat -- Free Crochet Pattern
Here's an easy free crochet pattern for a lacy beanie. This hat is crocheted in the round using worsted weight yarn; it's embellished with a flower.

Lacy V-Stitch Crochet Hat (Free Pattern)
Here's a V-stitch hat crochet pattern. This hat is crocheted in the round using worsted weight Lion Brand Wool-Ease yarn; it is embellished with a flower. The hat is for teens, juniors, ladies, or adult women. The pattern is free for personal use.

Free Pattern for a Striped Crochet Bag
This striped crochet bag almost appears woven, but it is definitely crocheted. The bag is made using afghan stitch, otherwise known as Tunisian simple stitch. This bag has crocheted handles, which means that you do not have to purchase separate purse handles to complete it; all you need is some yarn and an afghan crochet hook.

Abbreviations Commonly Used in Crochet Patterns
Have you come across an unfamiliar crochet abbreviation? If so, this list of abbreviations can help you figure out what it means.

Crochet Abbreviations: sk
skip. Crochet.

Quick and Easy Crocheting - Free Patterns and Ideas
Are you looking for some quick and easy crochet ideas? You’ve come to the right place. Here are some time-saving crochet techniques, projects, and patterns.

Fancy Fur Scarf -- Free Crochet Pattern
Here is a free pattern for a trendy women's scarf crocheted in Lion Brand Fancy Fur eyelash yarn. The stitch used is a variation of the V-stitch.

Crochet Advice for Beginners From an Expert
This article discusses some important lessons I learned from my favorite crochet hook. Learn how you can avoid some of my worst crochet mistakes ever.

What Is a Chemo Cap?
What is a chemo cap? Find the glossary definition of a chemo cap.

Product Review of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn
Red Heart Super Saver is a worsted weight yarn by Coats and Clark. Use Red Heart Super Saver yarn for crocheting, knitting and many other crafts.

Fun Fur Eyelash Yarn Scarf – Free Crochet Pattern
Crochet this trendy scarf using Lion Brand's Fun Fur eyelash yarn. The scarf is worked in single crochet, and it works up quickly.

Pretty Crochet Potholder - Free Pattern
Here is a free pattern for pretty crochet potholders. These are double-thick textured potholders crocheted in worsted weight cotton yarn. The finishing touch is a chic V-stitch edging.

How to Decrease in Crochet
Decreasing is a key technique for creating shape and drape in crochet. This guide teaches you how to decrease in crochet and when to use the method.

Understanding Crochet Terms: Work Even
Crochet has its own language to learn. Here is a definition for what it means to

How to Make a Double Crochet Stitch
This post shows you first how to make a double crochet stitch, then it shows you variations on double crochet and what you can do with the dc stitch.

10,000+ Crochet Patterns and Pieces to Inspire You
100 lists featuring at least 100 crochet things each, for a total of more than 10,000 crochet things that will inspire you to get crafting.

10,000+ Crochet Patterns and Pieces to Inspire You
100 lists featuring at least 100 crochet things each, for a total of more than 10,000 crochet things that will inspire you to get crafting.

10,000+ Crochet Patterns and Pieces to Inspire You
100 lists featuring at least 100 crochet things each, for a total of more than 10,000 crochet things that will inspire you to get crafting.

10,000+ Crochet Patterns and Pieces to Inspire You
100 lists featuring at least 100 crochet things each, for a total of more than 10,000 crochet things that will inspire you to get crafting.

10,000+ Crochet Patterns and Pieces to Inspire You
100 lists featuring at least 100 crochet things each, for a total of more than 10,000 crochet things that will inspire you to get crafting.

10,000+ Crochet Patterns and Pieces to Inspire You
100 lists featuring at least 100 crochet things each, for a total of more than 10,000 crochet things that will inspire you to get crafting.

10,000+ Crochet Patterns and Pieces to Inspire You
100 lists featuring at least 100 crochet things each, for a total of more than 10,000 crochet things that will inspire you to get crafting.

10,000+ Crochet Patterns and Pieces to Inspire You
100 lists featuring at least 100 crochet things each, for a total of more than 10,000 crochet things that will inspire you to get crafting.

10,000+ Crochet Patterns and Pieces to Inspire You
100 lists featuring at least 100 crochet things each, for a total of more than 10,000 crochet things that will inspire you to get crafting.

10,000+ Crochet Patterns and Pieces to Inspire You
100 lists featuring at least 100 crochet things each, for a total of more than 10,000 crochet things that will inspire you to get crafting.

10 Free Shamrock Crochet Patterns
Here are ten different free crochet patterns for green clovers to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with luck and style.

Free Puff Stitch Lace Dish or Washcloth Pattern
Crochet puff stitches create a subtle texture that's ideal for scrubbing -- think dishcloths and washcloths. Check out this free pattern for washing up in style!

Crochet Terms: UK vs US
Here is a chart and information for translating crochet patterns written in British English crochet terms into American English crochet terms. This is great information to know because crochet patterns are coming out from designers all around the world.

Free Crochet Christmas Ornament Cover Pattern
Crochet a pretty beaded cover for a Christmas tree ornament using this free crochet pattern.

Crochet Abbreviations: dec
Learn what the abbreviation

Moss Stitch Crocheted Hat and Scarf Set
Crochet this hat and scarf set using our free crochet patterns plus the yarn of your choice. Our project samples are worked in variegated yarn.

Camel and Blue Variegated Crochet Dishcloth - Photos of a Variegated Crochet Dishcloth Made Using Camel and Blue Yarns
Learn how to crochet a camel and blue variegated crochet dishcloth using these free instructions. This dishcloth is included in an image gallery featuring photos of variegated crochet projects. You'll find a supply list plus photos of the variegated and solid yarns used, as well as a link to the free dishcloth pattern. Page 4.

Earthtone Ombre Crochet Potholders - Free Crochet Pattern for Earthtone Ombre Potholders
Learn how to make a pair of earthtone ombre crochet potholders with this free crochet pattern. The potholders are part of an image gallery featuring photos of variegated crochet projects. Page 2.

Variegated Denim Dishcloth - Project Photos of the Variegated Denim Dishcloth
Crochet this variegated denim dishcloth using my free dishcloth pattern. This page has additional project photos for the dishcloth. The page is part of an image gallery featuring photos of crochet projects made using variegated and ombre yarns. You will find links to the patterns used for crocheting these projects, as well as additional information about the yarns needed. Page 7.

Variegated Denim Potholders - Free Instructions for Variegated Denim Crochet Potholders
Learn how to crochet a pair of potholders in a variegated blue yarn known as shaded denim. View project photos including a picture of the potholders, plus a close-up of the afghan stitch, and a photo of the variegated yarn. The potholder pattern is free. Page 6.

Variegated Earthtone Dishcloth - Project Photos of the Variegated Earthtone Dishcloth
See project photos of the variegated earthtone dishcloth. This photo is part of an image gallery featuring photos of variegated crochet projects. These crochet projects are all made using variegated and ombre yarns. You will find links to the patterns used for crocheting these projects, as well as additional information about the yarns needed. Page 3.

Classic Menswear Crochet Stitch Photo - Close-Up Photo of the Classic Menswear Stitch Used to Crochet the Men's Winter Hat and Scarf Set
Find crochet stitch instructions and see a close-up photo of the stitches used to crochet the man's winter hat and scarf set. Page 5.

Men's Winter Hat Back View Photo - Photo of the Back of the Men's Winter Hat
If you'd like to crochet the men's winter hat using my free crochet pattern, you'll want to view this photo of the back of the hat. Page 3.

Men's Winter Hat and Scarf Set
This image gallery features close-up photos of a man's winter crocheted hat and scarf set. The free crochet patterns for these items are available from crochet.about.com.

Side View Photo of the Man's Hat and Scarf Set
Get free crochet patterns for a man's scarf and hat that resemble traditional fisherman's knits. Page 2.

Men's Winter Hat Photo
View a close-up photo of the men's winter hat, which is available as a free crochet pattern on our website. Page 4.

Crochet Men's Winter Hat and Scarf Set Photos
This image gallery features close-up photos of a man's winter crocheted hat and scarf set. The free crochet patterns for these items are available from crochet.about.com.

Potholder With Diagonal Stripes -- Photo of a Crocheted Potholder With Diagonal Stripes
Photo of a crocheted potholder with diagonal stripes -- get the free crochet pattern and crochet your own set of striped potholders. Page 2.

Free Crochet Patterns With Diagonal Stripes
Bored with crocheting straight stripes? Why not try crocheting them on a diagonal? Diagonal stripes are interesting to crochet, and the resulting projects are visually interesting too. We've provided a free chart for you to use for crocheting whatever projects you'd like; use it to make afghan blocks, potholders, pillows, or any other type of design that can be built out of crocheted squares. Enjoy!

Candy Cane Stripes Potholder -- Photo of a Crocheted Potholder With Candy Cane Stripes
Candy Cane Stripes Potholder -- get the free crochet pattern and crochet your own set of striped potholders. Page 4.

Red and White Diagonal Stripes Chart -- Free Crochet Pattern
When crocheted in red and white, this diagonal stripe design resembles a candy cane. Get the free chart and the free crochet pattern. Page 3.