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20 Crochet Shawl Patterns

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This list of 20 free crochet shawl patterns has plenty of choice for everyone, beginners and skilled crocheters alike.

20 Crochet Shawl Patterns

One of my favorite crochet projects to make is a crochet shawl. These are generally easy crochet patterns that use basic crochet stitches like double crochet, shell stitches and even the crochet granny square stitch. Or if you’re an intermediate or advanced crocheter, there are lots of options for shawl stitch patterns that use unique crochet stitches.

Learning how to crochet a shawl doesn’t have to be a scary endeavor. There is a wonderful variety of shawl crochet patterns for beginners like the crochet prayer shawl, the crochet triangle shawl, and the crochet virus shawl.

Crochet wraps and shawls are incredibly versatile and can be made in any shape or size. A shawl wrap can dress up and outfit and keep you warm and cozy on a winter night. Whether casual or dressy, there’s a free crochet pattern option below for any possible fashion need.

This list of 20 free crochet shawl patterns has plenty of choice for everyone, beginners and skilled crocheters alike. Grab your crochet hook and pick your next crochet pattern.

 

Double Crochet All the Way Shawl Pattern

As the name already indicates, this beginner-friendly shawl pattern is made with double crochet stitches. It’s an easy crochet project without too much thinking and counting and is perfect to work on while traveling or watching Netflix. This quick and easy crochet shawl pattern looks great as is, or add some fringe or tassels to take it to the next level.

Via Wilmade

 

First Triangle Shawl Crochet Pattern

My First Triangle Shawl is designed to really let the beauty of the yarn shine. This free crochet pattern for beginners will walk you through the basics of making and shaping a crochet triangle shawl. When you are done you will understand how to crochet a stitch increase and how often. You will be all prepped and ready to tackle a more complex mixed stitch crochet shawl once you’re done. 

Via Winding Road Crochet 


Halo Crochet Shawl Pattern

This free crochet shawl pattern is a versatile fun and easy crochet pattern, written for DK weight yarn. Less than 500m of yarn will make this cozy warm shawl to wrap around your neck. It’s a beginner-friendly design, using basic crochet stitches to create an open lace pattern. A quick and easy crochet shawl to make, perfect for gifting!

Via Annies Design

 

Heartland Boho Crochet Wrap Pattern

The Boho Crochet Wrap is a lightweight and summery crochet shawl pattern. It is the perfect wrap for those cooler nights or when you want to look stylish without heating up too much with its cotton bamboo blend. This granny square style crochet pattern for learning how to crochet a triangle.

Via All About Ami

 

Shells Easy Crochet Shawl

Certain shawls are just for lounging, other shawls at definitely for special occasions. This Crochet Easy Shells Shawl is good enough to be worn during special events like weddings. Made using an elegant shell stitch. It’s started at the tip of the crochet triangle and fans outward the desired height is reached.

Via The Crochet Crowd

 

At First Blush Crochet Shawl Pattern

This simple crochet pattern is much easier than it looks and makes a beautiful four-season shawl, wrap or crochet triangle scarf. This pattern follows a simple repeat of puff stitches and double crochet “V’s”. Once you understand the basic concept of the stitch pattern, you’ll have this pattern memorized enough to binge-watch your favorite show.

Via Make and Do Crew

 

Beginner Triangle Shawl Free Crochet Pattern

Handmade shawls can be trendy and stylish and there are so many crochet patterns out there that you might not know where to begin. Well, if you are a new crocheter you can start with this beginner-friendly crochet pattern

Via Malloo Knits

 

Wishing Well Crochet Wrap Pattern

This crochet wrap has everything! It’s got color, it’s got neutrals, it’s got easy crochet stitches, it’s a free pattern. This versatile wrap accessory is one of those crochet projects that takes a little getting used to at first. Then after about the 5th row you’re zooming along – isn’t that the BEST kind of crochet pattern?

Via Sewrella

 

Crochet Shawl Scarf Free Pattern

This shawl scarf is perfect for that favorite weather. It’s the right size for throwing over your shoulders as a pseudo jacket or for squishing into a chunky crochet scarf. Its slight mesh texture is due to a really fun triangle crochet stitch. It will seem like a complicated stitch at first, but once you master it, it’s a total breeze. I also like it because it feels less monotonous than basic crochet stitches. 

Via Delia Creates

 

Griffin Scarf Shawl Crochet Pattern

This crochet shawl scarf is made with Lion Brand Yarns Mandala in Griffin (hence its name), which is a DK weight, self-striping yarn. All of the colorwork is done which makes this a perfect crochet project for binge-watching your favorite TV shows. The best part about this yarn is that you won’t be left with a bunch of yarn ends to weave in! 

Via A Crocheted Simplicity

 

Wrapped Waves Blanket Shawl Crochet Pattern

This beautiful square blanket shawl uses Kroy Sock yarn for a lightweight and extremely long-lasting crochet project. Kroy Socks yarn is a light size one yarn which uses the delicate touch of a smaller crochet hook. This crochet shawl that moves with you instead of restricting you.

Via The Crochet Crowd

 

Adirondack Wrap Crochet Pattern

The Adirondack wrap pattern uses shapes and colors to create a long, light and flowing crochet wrap that can also be worn as a scarf. It’s deceptively simple crochet design makes it perfect for on-the-go crocheting and sip-and-stitch crocheting! 

Via 1 Dog Woof

 

Aprilis Shawl Crochet Pattern

This shawl is excellent for the warmer weather and it will add style to any outfit. Aprilis Shawl is an asymmetrical modern shawl perfect for sport and fingering weight yarn. This easy crochet pattern is crocheted diagonally starting at a single point and growing until you achieve the desired length.

Via My Crochetory

 

Juno Boucle Beginner Crochet Wrap Pattern

This beginner crochet wrap uses chunky, color-changing yarn so it works up very quickly. It uses the most basic crochet stitches and takes zero brainpower to crochet. This easy crochet pattern works well as a prayer shawl or to give to charity.

Via Mama in a Stitch

 

Beginner’s Triangle Shawl Pattern

This crochet triangle shawl is an easy project for granny square lovers. A thin yarn in bright colors transforms this pattern into a lightweight shawl that’s perfect for spring or summer. Worked in rows and using simple crochet stitches, this pattern features a scalloped edging for a fun and flirty finish. Use the same stitch pattern with a thicker yarn for a cozy fall or winter shawl.

Via I Like Crochet

 

Cozy Crochet Shawl Pattern

This is a great pattern for advanced beginners who want to try to expand their stitch pattern arsenal. It uses a quadruple treble crochet stitch. It is a very cool twist on the treble crochet that adds length to the stitch. This is a great crochet wrap or shawl for cooler days.

Via Make and Do Crew

 

Easy Rectangle Crochet Wrap Pattern

This rectangular wrap is a great crochet accessory to keep you warm on cooler evenings. It’s solid structure and design makes the wrap a denser crochet fabric that helps to keep a chill off bare arms and shoulders.

Via Yarn Hook Needles

 

Rectangle Lace Shawl Pattern

This lace shawl crochet pattern is a rectangular wrap crocheted in an all-over fan stitch. Easy crochet stitches and gorgeous yarn work up beautifully and pretty on-trend fringe gives it a bohemian festival look. It’s the perfect piece to compliment any outfit, both casual and formal alike!   

Via Furls Crochet 

 

Crochet Virus Shawl Pattern

This Crochet Virus Shawl is one of the most popular shawls of today’s era. A virus shawl is a stitch pattern that repeats and grows through the duration of the crochet project. Most virus shawls use a shell stitch but there are of course variations that use unique crochet stitches as well.

Via The Crochet Crowd

 

Marina Wrap Crochet Pattern

This wrap is a light and airy free crochet shawl pattern that uses only one ball of Red Heart, It’s A Wrap Rainbow Yarn. The lace crochet stitches and gentle crescent shape of this shawl show off the yarn beautifully! The fine weight yarn and lace stitches make this crochet wrap perfect for a spring or summer accessory. Or wrap it close as a scarf for a bright spot of color on a dreary winter day. It will definitely brighten things up!

Via Noowul

We hope you found a perfect crochet shawl pattern for your next crochet project. Pick up your hook, grab some yarn and get started.

 

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20 Easy Fingerless Gloves Crochet Patterns

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One of the worst things about winter is going out in the cold without the right pair of gloves on. Nothing’s more painful than stiff, frozen fingers, and if you have the wrong set of gloves on, forget even trying to use your phone. Thankfully fingerless gloves offer the perfect solution to these problems.

Crochet fingerless gloves provide warmth, simplicity and the convenience of being able to use your fingers when you need to like searching through your pockets or purse. They also add a little bit of style to your wardrobe as well. Let’s not forget that crochet fingerless gloves also make great gifts – not only are they useful, they’re an easy crochet project when you’re looking to come up with a gift quickly.

If you’re a beginner crocheter looking for an easy crochet pattern to start on, fingerless gloves are perfect for practicing new stitches and techniques without a huge investment in your time.

That’s why I’ve put together this list of 20 easy fingerless gloves crochet patterns. Regardless of what kind of gloves you’re looking to make, you’ll find what you’re looking for in the free crochet patterns below. There’s literally a pattern suitable for everyone, including males, females, adults, and children. 

Happy Crocheting!

 

Easy Elizabeth Stitch Fingerless Gloves

Keep your hands cozy on a chilly day with these gloves. These crochet gloves are quick to make, taking only 2 -3 hours to complete this crochet project. They are the perfect accessory to complete any outfit. With the holidays on the way, they also make a thoughtful handmade crochet gift to give to your friends and family.

Via Dabbles & Babbles

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The Malia Wrist Warmers

Wrist warmers or fingerless gloves are a great way to keep your hands warm without taking away your ability to function! This easy crochet pattern is two-toned, but of course, you can crochet yours up in one solid color. Add a couple of decorative buttons to complete the look.

Via Little Monkeys Crochet

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Chunky Fingerless Gloves

These fingerless gloves would make an awesome Christmas gift for someone this holiday season. They’re adorable! This crochet pattern is slightly different in that you begin from the palm portion of this project and work your way down towards the wrists.

Via Domestic Bliss Squared

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Lily Lemon Peel Mittens

If you’re a beginner who’s just learning how to crochet, a great place to start is making gloves or mittens as the textured stitch is very forgiving of mistakes or lumps and bumps. Give it a try! 

Via Burgundy & Blush

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50-minute Fingerless Crochet Gloves

These crochet fingerless gloves are so simple you can easily make a pair in less than an hour! Perfect for the fall, winter and chilly spring days. They make a great gift as well!

Via Repeat Crafter Me

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Puff Stitch Fingerless Gloves

The crochet puff stitch helps to create a fun and textured look that also provides a little extra warmth as well. These fingerless gloves will keep your hands warm for the coming Winter months.

Via Slip Stitch Hollow

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Shell N chains Fingerless Gloves

Shell N chains fingerless gloves have a girly look that young girls always love. This crochet glove pattern is so quick, easy and fun.

Via Crochet For You

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Textured Fingerless Gloves

With the cool of winter in the air, these gloves are perfect. Especially if you have a touch screen phone or iPod. Keeps your hands warm and your fingers free. They’re also just great around the house to keep the chill away from your hands. 

Via Calleigh Clips

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Ombre Fingerless Gloves

The Ombre Fingerless Gloves are great for beginners and make a nice solid accessory, no holes, just warmth. The simple crochet stitch and stitch placement make for an interesting and classic look. The lovely, smooth transition of colors in this yarn is beautiful, made with Red Heart Super Saver Ombre yarn. 

Via The Purple Poncho

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Lemon Peel Fingerless Gloves

This crochet pattern is the combination of alternating single crochet and double crochet stitches. You’ll love the look of texture that is created by the alternating heights of stitches.

Via Creations By Courtney

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Polly Fingerless Gloves

Perfect for the chilly days of spring or for an office that never seems to get warm. These gloves don’t get in the way when texting, typing or taking photos. The off-set grit-stitch creates a lovely lace effect that makes these gloves a showstopper.

Via Made With A Twist

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Adeline Fingerless Mitts

This is a must-have fingerless gloves crochet pattern that works up lightning fast. The design features a faux cable made with chain stitches that makes it perfect for beginners.

Via Crochet Dreamz

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Chrissy’s Cabled Fingerless Gloves

These crochet gloves are a breeze to construct and for gloves, they work up surprisingly quickly! These were worked using Red Heart With Love in Tan, it is so soft and thick and very nice looking. It gives your projects a more polished look.

Via Haute Kippy

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Primrose and Proper Fingerless Gloves

These fingerless gloves are worked sideways to begin, then you will fold the rectangle in half, put the edging on both ends, and then sew up the sides leaving room for the thumb hole. It’s pretty easy, and once you make the first glove the second should go very quickly.

Via Kristen Holloway Designs

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The Mustard Mitts

Get set for a chilly winter with these versatile and on-trend mitts! Made from soft 4ply yarn, the soft ribbing and texture stitch body are just the thing. They are practical too – a toggle holds back the finger cover when you need your fingers free and then it pops over when you want to be warm all over. A great project to keep, give and make again!

Via Hanjan Crochet

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Charmed Fingerless Gloves

This is an easy stitch repeat that creates such a soft and eye-pleasing texture. The gloves are designed in two sizes, but you can easily size them for your preference!

Via Pattern Paradise

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Crochet Wrist Warmers

During the colder and darker seasons, it’s nice to wear a pair of crocheted wrist warmers. For this pair of wrist warmers you need 29g yarn and to the edge 8g yarn with 3.5mm crochet hook.

Via Crochet Millan

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Chunky Mitts for Everyone

Need a quick gift for just about anyone on your list? Chunky Mitts are not only easy as pie to stitch up, but they also take very little time thanks to super bulky yarn and a large hook.  Included are sizes for men, women, and kids! 

Via Fiber Flux Blog

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Up North Crochet Fingerless Mitten

The Up North Fingerless mittens are a nice cozy mitten to wear year-round. These fingerless mittens feature the front post double crochet stitch that gives it a great texture and makes them look thick and cozy.

Via Traverse Bay

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Lacy Silk Fingerless Gloves

This free crochet pattern is called the Lacy Silk Fingerless Gloves. They are truly silky and feel very light and airy. They will make you look pretty and gorgeous, and they really do make you feel like a million bucks, too.

Via Nicki’s Homemade Crafts

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Whether you’re wanting a nice chunky glove that provides you extra warmth, or you’re looking for fingerless gloves that you can wear year-round, this list has got you covered. Don’t ever go out in the cold again without a pair of crochet gloves to match the weather (and whatever you’re wearing). 

Whichever crochet project you choose, one or all, I hope you have fun crocheting these fingerless gloves, and that you share the love with all of your friends and family!

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20 Easy and Adorable Crochet Toys That’ll Melt Your Heart

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These free amigurumi patterns and crochet toys are so fun, it will make you want to be a kid again. These cute patterns are imaginative and sweet. #AmigurumiPatterns #CrochetPatterns #FreeCrochetPatterns

Know a little one with a birthday coming up? Or maybe you’re involved in the local schools and children’s charities? Check out these free amigurumi patterns and crochet toys.

There’s an army of adorable crochet friends here that are waiting to be stitched up by you. Make crochet yarn dolls or animals like a crochet elephant. Learn how to crochet a cute toy with these easy patterns and gift them to someone special.

These cute crochet patterns are imaginative and sweet, and the perfect way to brighten up the life of someone small. 

 

Pocket Fox

Introducing the Pocket Crochet Fox! These cute little foxes are a close cousin of the fox we know and love; but much smaller! These little Pocket Foxes are worked flat and then joined together in the same style as Ragdoll crochet patterns. The pattern is made up of just 2 separate pieces. 

Via Spin A Yarn

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Baby Bunny Amigurumi 

Super easy and quick this Baby Bunny Amigurumi crochet pattern will bring a taste of spring to any season. One of these cuties is the size of a tennis ball and works up in about 45 minutes. There’s nothing stopping you from working up this adorable crochet bunny when it’s so easy. 

Via Simply Collectible Crochet

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Mrs Fox Toy

The Mrs Fox Crochet Toy is adorable and fun, and so imaginative. This little project will work up quickly as it’s done using single crochet. You’ll need 5 different colors of yarn to complete this pattern, and 5 skeins total. 

Via Mermaids & Monkeys

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Cube Piggy Pig Amigurumi

Piggy Pig just joined the cube animals family! It shares the same basic body and is made in a spiral of crochet in the round. This crochet toy is the perfect friend for a tea party! 

Via Crafty Bunny Bun

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Ragdoll Lamb

This crochet doll pattern is quick to make, and you can probably stitch it up in one evening. It is soft and squishy and made with simple crochet stitches, like single crochet and the bobbles stitch.

Via Yarnhild

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Small Long-Legged Cat

This is a great crochet cat pattern to try if you are new to toy making – it’s not difficult to crochet and doesn’t take too long, but does include a few different techniques, so you can learn all the crochet basics of amigurumi making. 

Via Kristi Tullis

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Itty Bitty Crochet Kitty 

The itty bitty crochet kitty is the cutest little crochet cat pattern. It works up very quickly (great for beginner crochet!) and would make the sweetest gift for any cat lover.

Via Thoresby Cottage

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Snowman Friends 

The pom-pom hats of these crochet toy snowmen are cuddly and sparkly which makes for an oh-so-cute snowman! Although these little guys are perfect as toys, you can easily attach a gold cord through the top of their heads to turn them into Crochet Christmas Ornaments for the tree!

Via Lovecrochet

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Little Crochet Bunny

This is the cutest little Easter bunny holding a sweet bouquet of flowers! The crochet toy is approximately 7 inches tall. This crochet bunny is the perfect project to warm your heart and put a smile on your face. 

Via Knitted Story Bears

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Pink Crochet Elephant

This Crochet elephant is a beloved children’s toy. Use this all free crochet pattern to create a sweet toy for your baby! 

Via AmigurumiToday

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Crochet Shark Amigurumi

 This crochet shark amigurumi is just a ball with fins, so we’ve named him Bernard the Ball Shark, and he works up pretty easily, but as always, the devil is in the details – the gills, teeth, and fins.

Via One Dog Woof

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Bertie & Beatrix Bear 

This is Bertie and Beatrix. It is a wonderfully simple and speedy amigurumi pattern. The crochet bear pattern is worked in spiral rounds. This means there is no closing slip stitch at the end of a round, the first stitch of the next round will be worked in the first stitch of the previous round – a stitch marker to keep your place is a must!

Via Lovely Little Life

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Amigurumi Octopus Baby Toy

You can make this amigurumi octopus for your little ones. All those tentacles would be fun for little fingers and you can rattle to make it fun to wave around. And with the eyes and smile, it will be so adorable for your child to play with! Add them to your collection of crochet toys. I guarantee you’ll keep this one around. 

Via The Friendly Red Fox

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A Yummy Carrot

This free crochet baby toy pattern makes a quick DIY gift for all the tiny “bunnies” in your life. It can be made in one sitting while you catch up on “House of Cards.” This crochet toy is going to get a lot of chewing action and you can really use any worsted weight yarn you’d like.

Via Make & Do Crew

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Mouse Toy

Mitty is easier to make than she looks so take each step as it comes and you’ll discover that she’s a dream to make. Little boys need not miss out either! If you omit the skirt, make the braces in yellow and sew each one to the topmost yellow round of the trousers, you’ll soon have a male version. Why not make a set of these yarn dolls?

Via Top Crochet Patterns

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Crochet Toy Avocado

Avocados make for cute patterns! This amigurumi crochet pattern works up really quickly and doesn’t take much yarn to make. The finished avocado stands about 7 inches tall. Make a couple for all of the avocado-lovers in your life. 

Via RedTedArt

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Square Bear

Crochet these cute little Crochet Bears. A flat like crochet doll that is lightly stuffed to be a child’s best friend. Using Bernat Blanket Tiny Yarn, this doll feels as plush as it looks. Really soft.

Via The Crochet Crowd

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Sam the Dog

This crochet dog project is so easy to make. It’s perfect for beginner crochet. Have fun whipping up this little stuffed friend.

Via Craft Yarn Council

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Little Crochet Lamb

This baby or kids toy is just the right size for carrying everywhere, playing with on the go, or snuggling during quiet time. It works up pretty quickly and is so much fun to give to any little one. Make several crochet baby toys for the local daycare or just make one amigurumi lamb for your little one. 

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Crochet Ragdoll Jellyfish

If you are looking for an easy and quick crochet pattern then look no further! You can whip up one of these in one evening and you can go crazy with the color combinations. The crochet ragdoll sea pattern is very beginner friendly and you just have to know the crochet basics to make one. 

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These free amigurumi patterns and crochet toys are so fun, it will make you want to be a kid again.

Instead of spending money on commercial toys like Barbies and Hot Wheels, make something from the heart with these fun little crochet ideas.

The little ones in your life will always get to hold on to the keepsake you made with your bare hands. 

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Crochet hook sizes and types

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If you’re just learning how to crochet, choosing a crochet hook can be overwhelming. There are various crochet hook sizes and types and styles. It’s really about finding the set that works best for you. But until you’ve worked with crochet hooks for awhile, you won’t know which you prefer. That’s why it’s a great idea to get a set for beginners when first starting out.

Most sets for beginners have a range in sizes that will work for most basic patterns. The crochet needles will go from small to larger sizes, and each work with different weights of yarn. Just like when you’re choosing a knitting needle size, the size crochet hook you use will determine your gauge.

When you learn to crochet, having a hook size chart and a yarn weight chart is recommended. These tools will help you determine what you’ll need for your projects. This guide will provide these tools and offer an extensive knowledge on everything you need to know about the different types of crochet hooks.

Types of Crochet Hooks

There are several different types of crochet hooks, all made from different materials. This subtle difference can really change the outcome of your work and your comfort level.

There are even two types of hook throats. Inline and tapered. Inline crochet hooks has a deeper hook and the thumb grip is higher up. Tapered is more of a smooth straight hook with a thumb grip lower down. You can find both options in most materials. No one type of hook or throat is better than the other. It’s all about personal preference.

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Here’s a list to get you familiar with the different types of hooks and to help you discover which is right for you.

Aluminum – Aluminum crochet hooks are one of the most popular choices for beginners. Their smooth surface makes it easy to slide stitches on and off the hook. You can find these in craft stores and online for a very reasonable price.

Bamboo & Wood – Wooden crochet hooks are soft and warm in feel. They’re comfortable to hold and can oftentimes mould to your hand. The only downside to these hooks is that they do not come in all sizes. While you can find most of the standard sizes in wood or bamboo, you won’t be able to find the jumbo or tiny hook sizes.  

Ergonomic –  Ergonomic crochet hooks are the easiest to hold and are recommended for people with Arthritis and other hand conditions. It reduces the stress on your hand from the repetitive movements of crochet. You don’t have to have a hand condition to use these. These hooks are a good preventative measure to take and to care for your hands.

Knook – This is a special tool. It has a hook on one end and a hole drilling through the other. By inserting your yarn through the hole, you can form knit like stitches. If you’re trying to mimic knit fabric without the time and effort knitting takes, this is a great option. There are a lot of good tutorials online if you can’t figure out how to use the knook.  

Light Up – These crochet hooks are great if you have a hard time seeing or work late at night. Lighted crochet hooks are also a great option for travelling. They have little lights installed in the hook when makes the hook glow. It’s easier to see and work with this added light and a lot of people grow to love these.

Plastic – Plastic hooks, like aluminum are very affordable. You can find these most places and they come in all sizes. Whatever project you’re working on, you can find a plastic hook to match. They often come in fun colors and have a decent grip. They’re pretty durable for plastic too.

Steel – Steel hooks are used for detail work and lacework. Steel crochet hook sizes typically run small for this reason. They’re easy to hold onto and delicate enough for small work. If you have the patience to do lace crochet and make doilies, these are the hooks you should look for.

Tunisian – Tunisian crochet is a crossover between knitting and crochet. Like the knook, Tunisian crochet can create knit like fabric if you work certain stitches. A Tunisian crochet hook looks like a mix between a knitting needle and a crochet hook. It’s long like a needle and has a hook at the top. You work multiple stitches onto the long part of the hook like you would in knitting. This is a really fun technique, and if you’re interested in trying it, pick up a Tunisian hook first.

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Sizes

Now that we’ve gone over the various materials and types of crochet hooks, let’s talk about sizing.

Crochet hook sizes can be complicated because there are different types of measurements. Sizes can be measured in letters (U.S) or millimeters (metric) and even numbers (U.K.).

The most standard size hook for crochet for beginners is an H-8 5.00mm. This size comes in almost every beginner set out there.

Crochet hook sizes aren’t standardized. That means that if your pattern calls for a size J, and you use a size J from a different crochet brand, your pattern could turn out wrong. Frustrating, right? That’s why the one method you should rely on is metric measurements. This is based on an actual form of measurement so you can guarantee your patterns will turn out properly.

Most US hooks include the letter, number and metric measurement all in one such as I mentioned before. H (letter) 8 (number) 5.00mm (metric).

To help with conversions between measurement styles, here’s a chart explaining the US, UK and Metric measurements and how the sizes correlate.

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While this chart will help you figure out which size to use for your pattern, it’s always a good idea to do a gauge square. If your square is smaller than what the pattern calls for, size up a hook or vice versa, down a size if your square is too large.

Gauge is also dependant on your yarn weight. Each hook size has a yarn weight that pairs perfectly. Once you’re more experienced, you can play around with mixing yarn weight and hook size. You can get some fun results for doing this. But to start out, it’s best to stick with the yarn weight the pattern and hook size called for.

To help you figure this out here’s a really detailed chart pairing up hooks with their appropriate yarns.

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