Lots of Patterns at these sites:
GroovyCrochet on The Internet Archive
The GroovyCrochet site was taken down after being hacked, but the site and all the patterns
have been archived.
A lot of people have been looking for
patterns that you can find there - ponchos, sweaters, coats, skirts, dresses, vests, bathing suits, tank tops.
There's patterns for women, men, children, babies, Barbie and
there's even patterns for dogs.
- Patterns for crafts, crochet, cross stitch, knitting, plastic canvas, quilting, sewing and tatting.
365Crochet - Lots of free patterns!
Crochet Pattern Central
Crochet In The Car
- This is a great of descriptions and lists of links for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Crochet.
Also includes some "PDF"
pattern downloads. (Thanks to Mrs. Gold's students for finding this link!)
- indexed site offering free patterns. Could help those who are looking to find patterns with themes,
About.com's Where to Find Free Crochet Patterns on the Internet
(thanks to Ellen for finding this link)
Bernat has some really nice patterns. You have to sign up to be member to get the
free patterns, but it's free to join.
Click here for eBay!
- You can find a lot of older patterns on ebay, not free, but you can get them
Also, type the pattern you are looking for into any Search
I've had good luck finding patterns by using:
Also see the PATTERN LIST below
of patterns that I and some web site visitors have found online for others - the one
you are looking for may happen to be there.
My Favourite Crochet and Knitting page has a list of pattern links with thumbnail photos
in a categorized list. There are some very beautiful patterns there.
TIPS FROM MY WEBSITE VISITORS:
SEARCH TIPS From Linda (Thank you, Linda!)
I have found a lot of VERY OLD crochet patterns at our local library. Please suggest to these folks to go to
their library and go through the crochet books, you'd be amazed at the old patterns there. Also, tell them
to go to the counter and ask for the crochet magazines they have in archives, our library has the past
several years of the "Magic Crochet" magazines, I've gotten several old patterns from them. I've also noticed
that many of these patterns have been repeated over the years. For example, a current magazine will print
an old crochet pattern in it that I've seen from an old library book back from the 60's or from an old
"Workbasket booklet". I've seen this done several times. I have also found old crochet magazines and
books at Garage Sales, the Goodwill, Auctions & the Salvation Army. You just have to get out there and look..... :)
How to Find Magazines with old patterns you want.
Go to your local library. You "must" know:
1. Name of Magazine
2. Month and year of the issue you want.
The library will have you fill out a form and they will Inter-Library order it for you. What they do is run in thru
the computers to all the libraries in the US, then whichever library happens to have that particular issue, they
will send it to your library. Your library will then notify you that they have it so you can come and pick it up.
They charge you for shipping, which is $1.67 at our library in NE. They usually call with my request within
1-2 weeks, so it is definately worth the trip to the library, plus they loan
it to me for 3 weeks. Hope this helps!!! Linda
Another Tip From Linda:
This site isn't free, however, it has all the old patterns that some folks have been looking
for. For example the request for the oval pineapple tablecloth is on there by Elizabeth Hiddleson Vol. 39
The website is: www.yesterdazes.com/
has offered to help with the following: (Thank you, Tonya!)
I belong to an online club dedicated to basic afghan stitch crocheting
and variations on afghan stitches, also
hard to find black and white graphs for embroidering the afghans.
I wanted to thank you for providing me with the opportunity to
help others. I have located some of my pattern books that I had thought
lost that many are looking for.
I do crocheting and knitting and embroidery (counted cross-stitch) For those
of you hunting graphs of a specific character such as tweety here is a
multi-purpose suggestion, Go to your local craft store and look in the
counted cross-stitch portion there are literally tons of choices, unlike
when I started counted cross-stitch. If you can imagine it you can find it
at a craft store. Most of my books tend to be leisure arts they do have an
online sight with a good selection but if you want a great selection go to
your local craft store.
Thank you all for the opportunity to help where I can.
For those of you that want hard copies of the patterns I have I ask that
you send me a sase (self addressed stamped envelope manilla size big enough
to hold typing paper) and a $1 per page to help defray the cost of my ink.
If I know of an online sight for what you are looking for I will always be
glad to share it.
Click Here to Email Tonya
(Also, if you need Special Graphs for Crocheted Afghans or Cross Stitch, Tonya will be able to
help you for a small fee.)
has offered to help with the following: (Thank you, Vickie!)
I HAVE A LOT OF OLDER PATTERNS, IF I HAVE ANY THAT SOME ONE MIGHT BE LOOKING FOR I WILL BE GLAD
TO SHARE IF I HAVE IT.
Click here to Email Vickie
Beverly has offered to help find patterns. (Thank you, Beverly!)
She has printed out and saved many patterns that she has found online. She also puts the URLs on the
patterns so they can be easily found again. She is online a lot and has visited many pattern sites and if someone
could show her a picture or give her a description, if she's seen it online chances are she can probably find it again.
Click here to email Beverly
Melanie, who is in a group at a library for middle school aged children found this resource while helping the
instructor, Sadie, look for new ideas for their craft week in November.
Hooked! The Ultimate Crochet Resource. This site has a list of great resources
to learn to crochet, find patterns, etc. Thanks for sharing Melanie! And enjoy Craft Week at your library.
This resource was sent in by Julie. Her daughter Aubrey found it while helping her and they have found it
very useful. It's information for helping those who are beginners to crochet. Thank you Julie and Audrey!
This resource is thanks to Jackie & Ava.
Jackie writes: My daughter Ava is in girl scouts and is working to earn her "Textile Artist" badge.
The girls have been learning the basics of sewing, knitting, and crocheting and have to make
2 items - something for everyday use and a gift for someone in order to earn their badge.
Ava's been taking it really seriously and has been doing some research of her own online and
found your page http://www.crochetandknitting.com/psearch.htm . It's been so helpful to her
we wanted to reach out and say thank you!
Ava's decided to crochet coasters for everyday use, and to sew her sister a pillowcase as her gift.
She's just started on the coasters and they're coming along great! I think this will be a great
hobby for her for years to come. Ava also wanted me to suggest to you another page she found helpful,
Home Hobbies: Sewing Resources at Home.
She thought it could be a good addition to your resources. I know it really helped her out
so hopefully you find some use for it too.
Good luck, Ava! ~ Sue
This resource is thanks to Sarah & Alexa.
Sarah's daughter, Alexa, loves animals so she is volunteering this summer at an animal hospital.
Sarah write, "The shelter is always in need of blankets for the animal's cages and beds, so Alexa and her friends
decided they were going to make some. I wanted to help, but it's been a while since I picked up
my knitting needles; your page led us to some great websites to check out for some refreshers!
As a thank you, I wanted to pass along this page that my daughter found:
Bed Decorations: Quilting 101
Can you include it on your page for us? There's a slew of information for all
skill levels and ages. (I loved how it covered the history of quilting, too!)"
Sure Sarah & Alexa! I looked this site over and there is wealth of information for quilters.
I love the photo at the top of the page of a quilting bee. It brings back memories of my
sisters and I helping our sister-in-law quilt a blanket. I remember that the frame held the
quilt so tightly and several times I pricked my finger with the needle. lol
The page has many links for quilters and lots of amazing photos. Thank you
Jackie and Alexa!
Enjoy your summer working with the animals, Alexa! ~ Sue
This resource is thanks to Kira and Jennifer.
Jennifer is looking after the costumes for a play at school, and her student Kira
is helping her with the job.
She didn't make it into the school play, but since I'm handling the costumes,
I offered her a position helping me. She said she had a little experience sewing, but I wasn't expecting
her to start trying to learn more!
While she (Kira) was doing some research, she found your page: ( http://crochetandknitting.com/psearch.htm ) and
I'm impressed with how helpful she's been! I just had to thank you for all the resources you took the time to collect.
It can be so hard to sift through everything online, especially for someone trying to learn something new.
Kira also found this nice little article about sewing costumes that she thought you might be interested
in checking out:
Making the Perfect Theater Costume. A Beginner's Guide to Sewing.
She figured it would be a great resource for your readers to check out!"
Thank you Jennifer and Kira! I wish you much luck with the costumes! ~ Sue