Although knitting and crochet are great skills to learn, since yarn is generally less expensive than clothing, it can be tricky finding truly free patterns to try. Recently, I’ve discovered four great resources.
I hadn’t thought to look to Amazon for knitting or crochet patterns, but they have quite a few low cost options. For instance, this link: knitting patterns is what came up when I searched for patterns for knitting and then sorted the results from low to high.
Shortly before the holidays, I found quite a few free patterns that I downloaded onto my Kindle app. In fact, I made the below blanket off of one of them.
While you have to be careful with these, there are a few nice apps out there that offer free knitting or crochet patterns. If you decide to go on the hunt for apps, make sure you read the reviews before downloading or installing them.
There are several apps invented by craft magazines with the sole intent to sell the magazine by showing potential subscriber pictures of crafts and advertising free patterns. That said, apps are still an unexpected, potentially effective resource for free patterns.
I’ve written on and off for HubPages for a while, but I’ve also done quite a bit of reading on them, too. You can find several free patterns. In fact, here’s what I got when I searched “free knitting patterns”.
If you like TMNT, I’d also posted a basic crochet pattern for turtle dolls here.
It’s recently come to my attention that people who write and sell their patterns will sometimes offer modified patterns for free to their past customers. Some will also offer beta patterns to past customers in the interest of refining them before offering them for sale.
You can find these sellers in places like Etsy, Ravelry or Patreon.
While it can be difficult finding reputable places for free patterns, I’ve had a lot of luck with these sources in the recent past.