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15 best places for crochet patterns

These are the best places to find crochet patterns online, so you will never run out of inspiration or projects to make.

Scouring the web to find that perfect pattern for your newest yarn purchase? Looking for inspiration for what you are going to create next for your home or yourself? Searching for the perfect gift to make for a loved one? Just checking what is new in town?

These are some of the best sites online to find crochet patterns free or paid

There are so many great websites out there, with thousands and thousands of crochet patterns for any little thing you can think of and for whatever level of difficulty you want. So, where do you start?

Here is a handy little list with -most of- the places to find what you are looking for.

1. Etsy

Probably one of the most well-known sites for paid crochet patterns. Here you will find lots of independent designers, selling their patterns for a small fee. I believe that the majority of the patterns here are for beginners or advanced beginners but that is not always the case. You can find awesome patterns that suit your preferences and many designers offer bundles, which means when you buy more of the same designer you save more.

2. Etsystudio

Etsy studio launched in spring of 2017, is a new market and a separate website just for craft supplies, created by Etsy. Crochet patterns, of course, are in the craft supply section, so there you have it. At the moment Etsy and Etsy studio share the same listings for crochet patterns. Meaning whatever crochet pattern you find in Etsy studio, will be also found on Etsy and vice versa. Just adding that information out there in case they decide, at some point, to keep all the craft supplies on Etsy studio only.

3. Ravelry

What can one say about Ravelry? Apart from being a pattern database for knit and crochet patterns, it is also a great organization tool to keep track of your projects. However, Ravelry has a great community and you will find awesome people over there, eager to help you with just about anything. It is a pretty huge site with lots of features that will take you a while to master, but it is well worth it.

4. Lovecrochet

Love crochet is a site that offers just about anything a crocheter will need. It has a fresh design and it is very user-friendly. Here you can find patterns (free and paid) from lots of independent designers, but also yarn and threads, hooks and books, buttons and accessories. You can also refine your search results by lots of factors such as project, difficulty, brand, free or paid and much more. Love crochet is a crocheters paradise.

5. Craftsy

Another great site with lots of information. Right now crochet patterns on Craftsy exceed 50000, followed by knitting patterns, quilting, and sewing. Crafty is well known for offering online classes and tutorials for lots of different crafts and craft supplies. You can create a profile, add to your library all the classes you have taken or patterns you have purchased and add your projects for easy access. Free patterns section is available here, too.

6. Patternfish

Patternfish is an online pattern store for crochet, knitting and weaving patterns. I read that it had a makeover recently to include larger images and better keyword research to help you find exactly what you are looking for.

7. Yarnspirations

Very well organized crochet and knitting pattern catalog. You can even find a section for pets and charity here, along side with some favorite brands of yarn.

8. Crochet pattern central

This is an actual pattern directory with nearly 20000 links of free crochet patterns of all kinds. It also contains a tutorial’s directory and a section with tips and tricks from other crocheters.

9. All free crochet

Well, I think the title says it all. Free crochet pattern directory.

10. Free patterns

Same here, no need for further explanations. Lots of patterns from other crafts, too, like knitting, beading, quilting, sewing etc.

11. All crafts

Another great pattern directory with lots of links to great crochet, knitting, sewing and quilting patterns.

Yarn brands

A lot of yarn brands have their own pattern catalogs and share, mostly, free crochet patterns and some of them offer kits, specially designed for the yarn they carry. They are always a good place to look when you have purchased a specific brand of yarn and you are searching for inspiration and projects made from this exact yarn. You can find some of them below:

12. Lion Brand

13. Drops

14. Red heart

15. Stylecraft

What is your favorite place to look for crochet patterns? Did I forget any? Comment away…

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Friday 17th of December 2021

1/2 of these are you can’t get into and patternfish thanked me for my payment to PayPal. However, I never made a payment for anything and never use PayPal. Very weird.

Margaret Lujan

Sunday 27th of September 2020

Thank you for all the crochet places.

Fayme Bazin

Monday 15th of April 2019

I love All Free Crochet website and it is my favorite one. I also use since these website also provide thousands of free crochet patterns. I love the crochet home decor patterns there. Thanks for the list.


Sunday 28th of April 2019

Thank you for your suggestions! ;-)

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