Crochet is far from a new process. Some of the earliest patterns date back to the 1800s. Both crochet and knitting have enjoyed a huge renaissance in the past few years bringing new ideas and a wonderful array of yarns to work with.

Gone are goofy, under-stuffed, toys. Amigurumi and other modern techniques led to the creation of new, clever and whimsical creatures. Granny squares and doilies never looked so good and crochet clothing has gone from old-fashioned cardigans to high fashion and even the runways of the finest fashion houses.

I’ve been crocheting since my grandmother taught her some 30 years ago and will contribute heavily to the free crochet patterns and projects listed here as crochet is her favorite craft.

Please take a look around and try some of the great vintage and modern free crochet patterns listed here. And as always we look forward to seeing what you do with these patterns and would love to be able to share your favorite patterns as well.

Vintage Crochet Baby Booties Pattern

This vintage crochet pattern for a pair of baby bootees looks fairly straightforward. It calls for "twofold saxony" but I suspect using a standard baby weight yarn might produce the right size.

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Irish Crochet Flower Pattern

This free crochet flower pattern uses two basic techniques common to Irish crochet and could easily be used as the basis for a doily or other larger pattern. The pattern works with crochet thread up to an all-purpose 4-ply acrylic.

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Crochet Flower Pattern – Forget Me Not

This free crochet flower pattern was inspired by a vintage crochet flower pattern that is part of the crochet flower basket pattern. I thought the flower cup portion of the pattern was too small, so I made mine differently and have included my changes here.

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Free Crochet Rose Pattern

Many crochet doily patterns feature roses. This free crochet rose pattern is inspired by several vintage doily patterns and makes up quick and easy in all of the yarns I tried.

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Crochet Flower with 9 Petals

This free crochet flower pattern makes up fairly quickly and creates a pretty flower that would make a great addition to a crochet hat, purse or sweater. The size of your crochet flower will be completely dependent upon the thickness of the yarn you use. My flower was made using a typical 4-ply worsted acrylic and is around 4 inches wide.

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Crochet Amigurumi Octopus Pattern

This little Amigurumi Octopus is easy to make and only uses the chain and single crochet stitches. There are two versions - stuffed and unstuffed. And while I used buttons for eyes you might want to crochet or embroider your eyes. This amigurumi project is also a great stashbuster as it takes only a small amount of yarn to make. So without further adeu, let's get started.

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English Crochet Stitch Guide

A guide to English crochet stitches for Americans and those patterns which feature American-defined stitches to ensure you are placing the correct number of loops on your hook for double and treble crochets.

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Vintage Children’s Crochet Jacket Pattern

This stylish looking vintage crochet jacket pattern for little girls is timeless in its appeal. Unfortunately, it doesn't really provide a size and the yarn suggested is no longer available. Seems like the best way to check for size would be by the collar size and using different yarn weights.

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Vintage Crochet Jacket Pattern

This pretty crochet jacket pattern is over 90 years old, yet would be a fashionable addition to any modern wardrobe. This free crochet apparel pattern is made with "fourfold Germantown" yarn, best we can tell that is roughly equivalent to the typical four-ply acrylic yarns.

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