When Kali over at The Friendly Red Fox asked me to team up with other popular crochet bloggers to share our top free crochet patterns of the year.. I was psyched! Now I get to team up with these AMAZING designers to bring you a great collection of free crochet patterns that will keep your hooks busy into the new year.
Can you guess what my most popular pattern of the year was? If you haven't followed me for long it may be new to you, but those have who been with me for a while will surly recognize it! Make sure to check out all these amazing designers and follow them on social media so you can catch all of their newest designs in 2018!
Left in Knots
Well, did you guess correctly? My most popular crochet pattern of 2017 was my Crochet Water Balloons pattern! To be honest, I originally designed this pattern in 2016, but they were a HUGE hit last summer. If you haven't tried them yet, I definitely recommend checking them out. They would make a really fun last minute gift for any kiddos in your life! Plus, they are reusable, washable and latex free.
Now, since putting together this list collaboratively with other bloggers, my Mint-cicle Scarf from my recent Seven Days of Scarfie collection has also soared to the top of my "most popular" list. If you are looking for a more seasonally applicable pattern (and SUPER beginner friendly) you can find that here.
The Friendly Red Fox
Kali was the brains behind putting this roundup together (thanks, Kali!) and her patterns are no less genius! She has an awesome collection of adorable and free amigurumi patterns (along with other beautiful wearables). It is no surprise that this Friendly Mermaid was her most popular pattern of the year. To keep up with Kali's new designs you can join her Facebook community here.
Make and Do Crew
Jess from Make and Do Crew always has beautiful free crochet patterns that are SO on trend. She also does a LOT of great video tutorials! This chunky Dwell Sweater was her #1 project of they year, and it looks like the perfect thing to make for yourself after the rush of the holiday season passes :) Follow Make and Do Crew here on Instagram for all of her fabulous new patterns coming in 2018
Maria's Blue Crayon
Maria from Maria's Blue Crayon designs a huge variety of incredible patterns! This year she made several adorable themed blankets, and I am not surprised to find out that this Woodland Granny Square Afghan took first place on her blog this year. This would make a perfect baby blanket or an adorable throw for your living room! I know she is planning more afghans for 2018, so follow her on Facebook to keep up with her new patterns coming up.
Little Monkey's Crochet
I have always loved the patterns from Rebecca at Little Monkey's Crochet for their amazing texture! Her pattern, Henry's Baby Blanket, is a beautiful and timeless baby blanket pattern that combines fun color blocks with incredible texture. It would be easy to personalize for any color scheme! Follow her on Facebook for all of her free pattern updates - she has great wearable patterns too!
Ashleigh from Sewrella has been on a streak of designing beautiful and functional wearables this year! Her Everyday Cardigan is a piece you could mix and match with almost anything in your wardrobe. The simple stitching on this piece would make it a relatively beginner-friendly project as well! You can see what she has planned for next year by following her on Pinterest here.
One Dog Woof
Chiwei from One Dog Woof has an incredible collection of free and modern crochet patterns. Her most popular pattern of the year is one that I won't show my daughter because then she will ask me why I don't design cute things like this cuddly Classic Stuffed Bunny! I can totally see this bunny being an "heirloom stuffed animal" and passed on to future children. For more free patterns from One Dog Woof make sure to follow her on Instagram.
Alexis from Persia Lou does ALL the crafty things, and that includes designing some incredible crochet patterns! These simple slippers are an incredibly easy project, but no one will ever know because they look phenomenal. That faux fur pom pom gives them an trendy touch. You can find all of her wonderful crafty projects by following her on Pinterest.
Whistle and Ivy
If you told me to pick my favorite crochet pattern from Bethany over at Whistle and Ivy...I would have a really hard time doing it because I LOVE her work! This Crochet Snowfall Hat is her most popular pattern of the year, and it is a great way to practice the technique of fair isle crochet. The color combo possibilities are endless for this one too! Keep up with her work by joining her Facebook group.
All About Ami
Stephanie from All About Ami has an incredible and diverse selection of crochet and knit patterns available on her blog! These sweet Snuggle Bunny Pillows that she made for her daughters were her top crochet pattern of the year. This one will be a good one to hang on to in the coming months (think Easter!). Follow her on Instagram for all of her wonderful patterns.
Did your favorites make the list this year? I want to know what designers and patterns you have been loving this year! Come share pictures of your work in my Left in Knots Crochet Community :) If you are looking for more free patterns from me, you can find over 100 on Ravelry here!
Wishing you all the best in the new year! Happy crocheting :)