Crocheting may be frustrating if you take yarn and a hook and tie a slip knot without knowing where you’re heading. Crochet patterns make creating unique items you and your loved ones can treasure for years much more effortless!
Etsy has some of the most fantastic crochet patterns, and we scoured the website to find some of the best. Read on to be inspired to make blankets, hats, stuffed animals, and more!
Afghan Crochet Patterns
1. Diamond Isle Afghan
This crochet pattern for a Diamond Isle Afghan is beautiful, no matter how it lays. It’s designed to be double-sided, so there’s no need to lay it just so to enjoy the gorgeous diamond pattern.
It’s also a great crochet pattern if you want the look of a knitted blanket without learning to knit.
2. Brickwork Afghan
Bring gorgeous texture into your home with this Brickwork Afghan crochet pattern. It’s simple but will add much interest to your living space tactically and visually!
If you love The Wizard of Oz, you can make a yellow brick road blanket for a cute nod to one of your favorite movies.
3. Double Crochet Afghan
If you’re just starting crocheting, you’ll love the feeling of accomplishment from this Double Crochet Afghan pattern.
The pattern will walk you through switching colors to make lines, but you could also choose to make it out of a single type of yarn. Use a gradient yarn if you don’t want to mess with stripes but still want some visual interest.
4. Fire Afghan
Keep your toes nice and toasty with this Fire Afghan crochet pattern.
It’s written to be easy for beginners to understand, and includes seven pages chock full of pictures and detailed instructions. Depending on your desired blanket size, you’ll know exactly how many skeins of specific yarn to buy.
5. Pinwheel Afghan
If you want the look of a pinwheel quilt but don’t know how to sew, use this Pinwheel Afghan pattern to take a different spin on a classic!
Depending on your chosen colors, your afghan can be bright and cheerful or sophisticated and elegant.
6. Bobble Afghan
The texture on texture on texture makes up this breathtaking Bobble Afghan! This crochet pattern will leave you with a blanket full of bobble diamonds.
Before starting, gather plenty of the yarn you’ll be using because you’ll need a ton.
7. Heart Chain Afghan
The precious interlocking hearts on the Heart Chain Afghan make this the perfect baby or wedding shower gift!
There will be no guessing what to buy for this throw blanket, as the crochet pattern includes precisely how much of what kinds of yarn to buy.
8. La Vie En Rose Afghan
The La Vie En Rose Afghan pattern is perfect if you want to make precious blankets for the little ladies in your life.
The lacey background is beautiful, and the 3D roses that cover it take it to another level.
Hat Crochet Patterns
9. Simple Ribbed Beanie
For a simple, one-skein project, try this Simple Ribbed Beanie. This crochet pattern is written for beginners and works up quickly.
You’ll be passing these out as gifts before you know it!
10. Slouchy Witch Hat
Get ready for spooky season with this Slouchy Witch Hat.
This hat is worked in the round and can be personalized with stripes or gradient yarn to make it something all your own!
11. Bucket Hat
We all know the 90s are making a comeback in a big way, and you can be a part of the trend with this Bucket Hat crochet pattern.
This pattern comes with instructions to make a bucket hat in five sizes, newborn through adult!
13. Long Stocking Cap
This crochet pattern for a Long Stocking Cap makes the best novelty gifts!
Make it red and green for a Christmas elf costume or your favorite team’s colors to keep your head warm while cheering them to victory.
Amigurumi (Cute Creatures) Crochet Patterns
15. Cozy Chickens
If you’re dipping your toes into the amigurumi ocean, start with these Cozy Chickens.
There’s minimal sewing required to finish them, and since the yarn used is so thick and the chicken so small, each shouldn’t take more than an hour!
Alternating rows of black and white double crochets, with some extra pizazz, will leave you with the cutest Zebra around.
This crochet pattern comes with links to instructional videos and is best for intermediate crocheters.
If you’ve got dino-loving kids (or grown-ups!) in your life, you’ve got to get this pattern for a Sleeping Dinosaur.
This easy-to-follow crochet pattern will have you snuggling up with your own cuddly T-Rex in just a couple of days of relaxed crocheting. It’s easy enough for beginners to succeed but adorable enough for every level of crocheter to try!
18. Fast Food
Does it get any cuter than smiling soft pretzels and hamburgers? We think not!
You can make 25 Fast Food Stuffies with this single purchase. They range from condiments to chips and guac to individual pieces of popcorn!
If you know any kids who love to play with pretend food, you’ve got to make them some with these patterns!
People say that anyone can keep a cactus alive, no matter the color of their thumb, but that’s not always the case. Thankfully, these Cacti amigurumi can make that idea a fact!
Learn to make 12 unique potted cacti that can never be over or under-watered. And unlike a living cactus, you can cuddle with these.
These sweet little Gnome amigurumi make great seasonal decor.
Use soft colors for spring gnomes, bright colors for summer ones, deep colors for autumn, and red and green for Christmastime.
This crochet pattern will teach you how to make a male gnome with a bushy beard or a female with tiny braids coming from her hat.
21. Highland Cow
If you think you, and everyone you know, don’t need a crocheted Highland Cow sitting around the house… you’re wrong.
This pattern is for advanced crocheters and may take some finagling to get just right, but the result is worth every second of work. The “hair” looks like it’s blowing in the wind, and the bright pink tongue sticking out of the mouth is almost too cute to handle.
22. Largemouth Bass
If you don’t want to spend the time fishing to catch a Largemouth Bass worthy of mounting on your wall, just crochet one!
This crochet pattern is unique because it includes three different designs according to the difficulty level you’re ready for.
Scarf and Shawls Crochet Patterns
23. Two-Toned Infinity Scarf
This simple yet beautiful Two-Toned Infinity Scarf pattern is an excellent place for beginners to start. Straightforward terms are used, and only a little yarn is required to make it.
It will also give you experience changing colors since the pattern’s two-tone part makes it unique. These are quick to make, making them thoughtful, easy gifts for family and friends.
24. Cable Scarf
For the look of a cable knit scarf with the ease of crocheting, check out this pattern for a Cable Crocheted Scarf.
If you follow the instructions strictly, the scarf will end up being nearly 11 inches wide, making it very versatile. You could use it as a scarf, a shawl, or a wrap.
If you want something thinner, the pattern gives options for other types of yarn to choose from.
25. Hooded Scarf
For the ultimate coziness level, whip up one of these Hooded Scarves.
There’s no need to crochet a scarf and a hat if you can crochet one piece that will fulfill both functions! Depending on the yarn you choose, it can be as playful or neutral as you want.
26. Boho Fringe Infinity Scarf
This Boho Fringe Infinity Scarf adds flair to your next cool weather project.
This crochet pattern is unique in that it can be made with any weight yarn, meaning you’re in complete control over how light and airy or thick and cozy the finished product is.
28. Shawl with Pockets
This Shawl with Pockets is an excellent transitional piece. It’s great to toss on when the mornings are chilly, and you’d like somewhere warm to put your hands. Once it warms up, you can fold it and store it in a bag.
While the tassels add a little fun, they’re optional. Leave them off if they’re not your style.
Miscellaneous Crochet Patterns
29. Hanging Vines
These crocheted Hanging Vines are more “houseplants” that are impossible to kill!
This crochet pattern will teach you how to make dirt, leaves, flowers, and macrame hangers. There’s also a video tutorial to help with understanding.
Quick tip: When choosing yarn for this project, avoid bright greens. More muted, dusty greens will give a more realistic look to your evergreen plants.
Create a bouquet of Crochet Flowers to give someone you love!
This pattern will teach you how to make sunflowers, lilies, tulips, and more.
These flowers would also be adorable if used as a corsage or boutonniere to go with a DIY-lovers formalware.
31. Daisy Tote Bag
This precious Daisy Tote Bag is great for taking to farmer’s markets, bringing essentials along on a lake trip, or even as an everyday purse.
This crochet pattern connects 15 granny squares to make the bag. You could use the same granny squares for projects like a baby blanket or scarf.
Keep your entire family’s fingers warm this winter with these simple Mittens.
The pattern gives instructions for sizes that will fit babies, children, and adults, no matter how large their hands are. The instructions are simple, and there are detailed pictures to make it even easier to follow.
Crocheted Washcloths make excellent housewarming gifts and look beautiful in a gift basket, along with other household items.
Not only are they beautiful, but they’re incredibly functional. The additional texture of the yarn gives it extra scrubbing power, but it can’t make any scratches!
This specific crochet pattern includes four different dishcloths using cotton yarn.
If you make your own, make sure you wash them often. The added texture gives tiny bits of food space to hide and get gross.
Your tootsies will stay comfy and warm all winter with these crocheted Slippers. The twisted cable down the front elevates an otherwise simple slipper.
The pattern will fit women sizes 3-10. It’s easy to follow and ideal for intermediate crocheters.
Wrapping Up the Best Crochet Patterns
With all of these crochet patterns to choose from, you’re ready to go out there and get creative! Remember, this list isn’t exhaustive. There’s a pattern to teach you to crochet almost anything you can think of.
And if there’s not… maybe it’s time to try making your own!
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Stephanie Lamberth is a writer who loves crafting, playing board games with family and friends, and cozying up in a warm blanket to get lost in good fiction books.
Crafting has been a part of her life for as long as she can remember. She comes by it naturally, with her mom encouraging it from a young age with a craft bin always busting from the seams with goodies to experiment with and explore. Her favorite things to craft these days are gifts to give family and friends because it’s an opportunity to express creativity and love at the same time!
She currently lives with her husband and three kids in Tennessee. They all work and school from home and love spending time together!
Stephanie can be reached at email@example.com