It doesn't take much to start crocheting. A little skill in handicraft, a crochet hook and a nice crochet thread. And you're ready to start. But wait - one thing is still missing. Exactly! A great crochet pattern, according to which you can create your first crochet piece. You've come to the right place. Because at Crazypatterns you will find a great variety of crochet patterns. However, since you often want to try out your new hobby first, especially as a beginner, you might want to start with a free crochet tutorial. You will be able to find a lot of these on our pages as well. Because we do not only offer you lovely crochet patterns to buy, but also have a large selection of free patterns. No matter what you want to start with, you will definitely find the guide for your next project here.
But also, the advanced crochet friends among you are taken care of. Of course, you can also look around to your heart's content and download one or two free crochet tutorials. Maybe you just want to try something new. Or there is this one project you are still afraid of and not ready to spend money on. No problem at all! Because among the free crochet tutorials you will surely find a suitable project that you can work on without hesitation in the near future. It doesn't matter what you decide on. Each crochet pattern is created with love and passion and contains all information you need to finish your crochet work. Be it the detailed explanations, the many pictures that help with the implementation or the tips on the required material at the beginning. Each of the offered tutorials contains all the important information you need to have a successful experience. Start right away!
Everybody can crochet! Choose a free pattern now!
Should it be a nice jacket that you finally want to crochet yourself? Or how about a cute pair of baby shoes? It doesn't matter what occasion you want to crochet for - among the free crochet patterns you will definitely find your next project. You can browse in peace and let yourself be inspired, or you can simply search for a specific pattern. How you reach your goal is entirely up to you. With the free crochet instructions of Crazypatterns you are able to learn your new hobby from scratch and improve yourself continuously. And all that for free! You will surely find a suitable tutorial for you to live out your creativity and get to know your new hobby better.
You will also find many different crocheting guides for your friends and family, which you can download for free. You will find a selection of free patterns from each of the different categories. It doesn't matter whether you are a complete beginner or have been crocheting for years. With the free crochet tutorials there is something for everyone. And if you want to try a different kind of handicraft, you can of course also browse through the knitting patterns or the sewing guides on our site. Here you'll find not only inspiration, but also detailed patterns that will get you safely to your goal. So, it's best to get started right away and choose your next project!
Free crochet patterns for beginners
If you are in search of a new hobby, you are exactly right on our pages. Because the free crochet instructions are the best choice, especially for trying out. You can let off steam with them and then you will notice pretty quickly whether you enjoy crocheting at all. And just because the tutorials are free doesn't mean that they are less useful than the fee-based ones. Not at all! Every crochet pattern that is offered on Crazypatterns is created in high quality and developed with heart and soul. The authors write everything in great detail and break it down into understandable steps that you can follow. In addition, there are also many pictures, which will make the written even more understandable to you. Thus, you see that every author of a crochet manual puts in a lot of effort, so that every user receives a great manual.
As a beginner in the crochet business, easier projects are a good start. How about a baby blanket you crocheted yourself? Especially at the beginning of learning crocheting this often quite simple crochet work is a great way to start this new hobby. Due to the square shape of most blankets you don't have to master complicated increases and decreases of stitches. In addition, you can choose a tutorial that does not use so many different crocheting techniques. This can often be seen on the pictures of the article overview or if necessary, you can ask the supplier of the pattern. And if it's a free crochet tutorial, you can also just try out a new pattern without being annoyed to have spent a single cent if you notice that the particular stitch, project or even crochet itself is not for you.
Many different crochet projects for babies are waiting for you
Another baby shower is coming up and you don't want to give away a simple gift certificate? How about something you crocheted yourself for the baby? The parents will be especially happy if you crochet a baby clothing set for the little darling yourself and bring it to the baby party. This way, you will have cute baby pants and a matching baby jacket. Or you simply let your imagination run wild and put together your own set for the new citizen of the earth from the different categories of the crocheting patterns. No matter what you do - the result is sure to be a hit. Because not everyone has such a unique piece of clothing. But even baby toys, such as a rattle or a stuffed animal, you can easily crochet by yourself with the free crochet patterns. With the extensive selection on Crazypatterns you will surely find what you are looking for.
Especially for the youngest ones, the crochet works are simply adorable. A cute little cap for the delicate head or a sweet dummy chain are just the beginning. You will find many free crochet patterns for the little darlings and can play around to your heart's content. There are no limits to your imagination, and you can start right away after downloading the tutorial. Just a few clicks and you can download the PDF to your PC or tablet. And then you can start right away. You don't even need to be online after the download to view the crochet tutorial. Just choose a nice yarn that is suitable for your baby's sensitive skin and then you can start. Please always make sure with your crochet projects for babies that you do not attach any swallowable parts and that the yarn is washable. After all, the cute little ones prefer to put everything in their mouth. And if the new hat itches, nobody is happy. So, take another look at the label and then you can finally start. We wish you lots of fun!
Crocheting for children with free crochet patterns
Even for older kids, there are still enough projects that you can crochet by yourself now. We have a lot of free crochet tutorials for children, from which you can choose your next pastime. From a certain age on you and your munchkin should choose a nice crochet guide together, because the little ones will soon have their own opinion about what looks good. Be it a cool cap for the fourth grader or a stylish sweater that the teenager has chosen. There is something for everyone at Crazypatterns. There are also so many ways to express yourself with the colours. Especially with children you can really let off steam, because the more colourful the crochet patterns are, the better. And just because a certain yarn or colour is suggested in a crochet pattern doesn't mean that you have to stick to it completely. After all, these are never strict rules, but only suggestions that can help you make a decision.
When crocheting for children, you don't have to be so careful about attaching smaller things. For example, buttons for a crochet jacket or eyes on a small stuffed animal for your princess. Amigurumis will also go down well with your children. These are the cute little dolls and animals from Japan that look like manga drawings. Most of them have a big head, big eyes, and a rather small body. But also, mythical creatures can be represented very well as Amigurumi and you will find enough choices at Crazypatterns to be inspired.
Crochet patterns for shawls free of charge
It doesn't matter if you are still a crochet novice or if you are already one of the crochet pros. With a self-crocheted shawl, you will definitely do no wrong. Thanks to the detailed descriptions in our crochet tutorials, you can easily throw yourself into a new adventure and indulge in your hobby. Each step of the crochet manuals is detailed and easy to understand, so you can follow the instructions with ease. And for those tricky parts, which can sometimes come up on a nice shawl, you can take a closer look at the included pictures. This way, you're always on the safe side and can create your own crochet shawl in no time.
Also, as a gift for Mother's Day or maybe for your best friend, such a shawl you crocheted yourself makes a wonderful gift. Be it a classic triangular scarf or a very unusual dragon's tail. No matter what you decide on in the end, you will make your own unique piece out of the project. And the recipient will not only be pleased with the shawl itself, but also with the fact that you have lovingly crocheted the present yourself. Such a gift is truly something very special.
Crochet bags – free crochet tutorials
You can crochet so many different things yourself, but how about a new self-made bag? Be it a shoulder bag, a cool shopper bag, or an adorable clutch. With Crazypatterns there is something for everyone. For trying out, we offer free crocheting patterns, so you can practice without spending any money. And as soon as you're a bit more confident, you can keep looking around and find the next project in the world of Crazypatterns in no time at all.
Every free crochet pattern on our pages is completely free of charge. There are no hidden costs and you can download the pattern directly and get started. Also, the quality of the crochet pattern is as high as always, so you can quickly find your way around and follow the instructions. Every bag you crochet will be a highlight in your collection and even as a gift, a nice accessory will look great. The lucky recipient will surely be happy to wear a new eye-catcher.
Free crochet patterns and the material needed
If you have downloaded one of the numerous free crochet guides and want to start right away, always remember that you should have all material and accessories ready. Fortunately, the amount of material is really manageable when crocheting. As soon as you have some nice crochet yarn and a matching crochet hook, you can start crocheting. However, it is always advisable to read through your crochet manual completely before you start, to see what additional material you might need. This could be buttons or other ornaments. And with the cute Amigurumi or with stuffed animals you will of course also need filling material. You can find all information about the material you need for the creation of your crochet work in the crochet tutorial.
However, a few things always remain the same. Of course, you need crochet yarn for your desired project. The colour is of course completely up to you, but as a beginner you should at least stick to the specification of the yarn thickness and the corresponding crochet hook. Of course, you can always customize it, but especially for clothing it is advisable to follow the instructions carefully. In addition, you should have a darning needle ready to sew the thread ends together and to sew any individual pieces together. Also, a round marker is sometimes quite helpful, especially when crocheting in spirals. If necessary, a short piece of thread in a different colour will do the trick. You can easily recognize the beginning of the round by this if you put it loosely into the stitch. Of course, buttons are often an important part of the crocheting patterns for jackets, but also for stuffed animals they are often used as a substitute for eyes. However, always consider who will use your crochet work later. Especially babies like to put everything in their mouth, so swallowable parts should be avoided. Now that you have prepared your material and all possible accessories are ready, you can finally start. We wish you a lot of crochet fun!
Free crochet patterns for left-handers
Left-handers also profit from the free crochet patterns which you can find here. You can crochet every pattern without problems even if you are left-handed. Often, the patterns you can find online are written for right-handed people, which makes it easy to get confused. But thanks to our free tutorial videos for lefties, this is no longer a problem for you. You can easily look up any crocheting technique and maybe even learn a trick or two. This makes every crochet pattern a piece of cake for lefties and you'll get better and better with every new project. You will certainly not miss out on the fun this way and you will improve quickly. Have a look and choose a great crochet pattern. Your next project is already waiting for you.
Free crochet help for everybody – technique and more
You really enjoy your new hobby, but every now and then you lack the overview and a few new crocheting techniques? Then our free crochet lexicon comes around the corner at just the right time. Here you will find every crochet stitch and every type of stitch clearly listed and explained. It doesn't matter whether you have been a crochet professional for years or whether you are just starting with this wonderful pastime. Everyone comes to the point where a little help is needed. That's when the crochet glossary comes into play. In words and simple descriptions as well as in pictures you will find the different types of stitches explained here in an easy to understand way.
If the written word is not enough for you, however, you will also find video tutorials for each crocheting technique. In this case nothing can go wrong because the video library is constantly being expanded and you will find everything your crochet heart desires. Now you only need to download one of the many free crochet tutorials and you can start crocheting. Nothing stands in the way of your crochet adventure and the crochet glossary will help you with tricky parts. And if all else fails, there is also our wonderful community that will help you with words and deeds.
How can you upload your own crochet patterns?
You can easily upload your self-created crochet patterns to Crazypatterns and offer them to other users. Uploading your own crochet patterns is completely free and really easy. With our helpful guide to selling crochet patterns you will quickly become a seller yourself. If you have already read a few of the crochet tutorials we already offer and crocheted them, you can start right away and write your own crochet tutorial. As you already know, you should describe every step of the project in detail and in an easily understandable way. In addition, you should add informative pictures to the pattern, so that the users of your crochet tutorial can follow your words even better. Especially in tricky places a picture often says more than a thousand words.
Your crochet tutorial should of course have been created by yourself. This includes the pictures that you best take yourself while you are crocheting your project again. Now that you have created a PDF of your tutorial, it can finally start and you can upload your work. Whether you want to offer the crochet pattern for free or for a small fee is entirely up to you. The upload is free in any case.
Crazypatterns community and support
You have a problem with a free crochet guide at Crazypatterns? Then of course there are different ways how you can get help. For example, if you have a question about a specific crochet pattern, it might be useful to contact the author directly. Either you write a comment on the corresponding pattern or you write a direct message to the user. This way, you can be helped directly.
If you have questions concerning crocheting itself, you can inform yourself at various places. On the one hand, we offer you the free crochet lexicon, in which you get all crochet techniques explained. On the other hand, there is the wonderful community at Crazypatterns, which you can find in the forum. Here, all friends of crocheting meet and talk about this great hobby. So, if you have a question about crocheting, you are in the right place. Either you join an already existing discussion or you start your own thread to clear up your confusions. And if you're a fan of moving pictures, check out our YouTube channel! Here you will always find new videos about crocheting and of course about the different crocheting techniques. A look into the channel is always worthwhile!
On the Crazypatterns Facebook-page, you'll find other community members with whom you can interact to your heart's content. Here, you can share your own creations and be inspired by the different contributions. Like, share and comment as much as you like and get into conversation with other crochet friends.
If you should ever encounter technical problems, we certainly won't leave you out in the rain. There are different ways you can reach us: For example, you can send us a message using the Facebook Messenger. Or simply use the contact form on our website. Last but not least, you can of course also send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No matter how you contact us, we will be happy to help you as soon as possible.