Crochet Patterns

Crocheted Basket Pattern

Crocheting is the process of creating pieces of garments or fabrics from a yarn using crochet hooks. While industrial crochet produces fabrics in larger quantities for commercial sales, individuals from all over the world have also adopted this craft as hobby, creating different pieces of crochet patterns one at a time. Patterns can be anything imaginable from flowers and leaves, to butterflies, fish and animals that are used to design items like necklaces, pendants and earrings, to brooches, bookmarks, greeting cards and shoes, to name a few.

There are hundreds of crochet patterns for just about every craft, clothing items and accessories ranging from the quick and easy crochet patterns used for baby blankets, and scarves to more intricate patterns used for dolls and sweaters. All crochet patterns also range from stitches such as single crochets, double crochets, and the simple crochet fringe.

Other crochet designs can be for table cloths and mats for home decoration, shawls, tunics, and a variety of items. All the different patterns also require different hook sizes and yarn strengths and although they can be a little confusing for beginners who want to take up this craft, it’s always wise to begin with basic patterns and progress along the way. Below are some easy crochet patterns and the designs they can be used for.

Basic Leaf – This is a popular and easy crochet pattern that can be done in different colors for a pleasing effect. For instance white crochet leaves stringed on a neck chain creates an ethereal look around any neckline. Crochet leaves also makes beautiful dangling earrings.

Flower – The flower crochet pattern can be used in a variety of ways to add beauty to any art or craft work. Flowers like lilies, daffodils, roses and poinsettias can be vividly created in crochets to make ornaments. They can be attached to items like bags, hats, scrapbook pages, and clothes to create fleur, and they make fascinating hair accessories as well. Crochet red rose flowers with green crochet leaves can be stringed to make a fabulous neck scarf. The colored little flowers also make beautiful crochet patterns for baby booties and hats.

Sweet Potato Baby Blanket – These are crochet patterns for a baby blanket that is appropriate for both boys and girls, depending on the color of yarn used. This pattern requires an H/5mm hook using about 870 yards of worsted weight yarn which is soft for babies.

Granny Squares – This is a basic pattern that is easy and very versatile. They can be worked with any yarn choice of same fibers in a single or multiple colors. They can also be crocheted with all gauges. Granny squares pattern can be used to make items such as blankets, tote bags and even potholders.