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My Idea: Free Crochet Patterns Instantly

Good morning!  I woke up, looked out my window, and saw a white fluffly layer of snow.  I knew it.  I’m not going anywhere today.  That’s when I got an idea.  You might say I’m an old spinster, or even anti-social, but stay with me.

Here’s the deal: I’m sitting here with my crochet hooks, camera, and a pile of yarn.  I’m in the pattern-writing mood.  This means I’m here to help.  If you’ve been scouring the web for a crochet pattern that you can’t seem to find, look no more.

You + Idea + My Brain = Free Crochet Pattern

Today and today only (February 25th) I am your personal-pattern generator.  If you need a crochet pattern for something, I will crochet the item for you and post the free pattern. Does this sound cool or is it just me, still in my post wake-up haze?

Here’re the deals:

  • Leave what you want me to crochet in the comments
  • Pictures are helpful
  • Thorough descriptions are even better
  • In favor of creating a couple free patterns for people, please no large items (nothing bigger than a hat/ scarf – ie. no afghans or sweaters).
  • I’ll crochet the item, write a pattern, then post the free pattern here on my crochet blog
Oh, and I also forgot, but I’d like to give the finished item to the person who requested the pattern.  I’ll mail it out to you later this week.  You get a totally free item, the world gets a free crochet pattern.  It’s a beautiful ideal!

So yep, that’s the deal.

What do you want me to crochet?


  • Elaine

    February 25, 2012

    A small, simple rag doll would be lovely please…any chance? It could use up oddments xxx

  • Jeanette Burnett

    February 25, 2012

    I would love a rockers hat, something with a guitar on or the rock hands logo

  • Maria

    February 25, 2012

    Im so excited about this idea. I’m 8 and a half months pregnant , I’ve been looking for a simple and easy newborn dress pattern but if that’s too big maybe a nice headband with flower or flowers for spring? Thanks

  • Rosie B

    February 25, 2012

    I would love to see a pattern for the gorgeous garland in this picture!

  • Katie

    February 25, 2012

    I’ve been looking for a pattern for a baby hat with an attachable beard. And seriously, you are the sweetest person ever!

  • Karen D

    February 25, 2012

    My son keeps asking me to make him a cozy sweater. I have found soooo many knitting patterns but an easy crochet sweater pattern is very hard to come by. Plain and simple would be best. I just would love to be able to surprise him.
    Thanks for blogging. I love your patterns. I made so many chunky cowls. They were a big hit with my nieces!
    Have an awesome crochet day!

  • JJCrochet

    February 25, 2012

    Thanks for all the great suggestions – Keep them coming! First completed pattern via Maria’s suggestion, a crochet headband pattern for her soon-to-be born daughter here

  • Victoria Chavez

    February 25, 2012

    I would love to see a pattern for an aviator’s hat for girls. (age 4) Maybe a cream color, with light pink trimming. And what could be a real kicker, a pair of flight goggles (crocheted of course) to go with it =). (Feel the Amelia Earhart come out of you!)

  • Mary E

    February 25, 2012

    I’d love a diaper cover pattern with ruffles on the bottom for babies up to about 9 months! You are so awesome!!! THANK YOU!!!

  • Mary E

    February 25, 2012

    How Can I pay you for the yarn and shipping?

  • JJCrochet

    February 25, 2012

    Newest posted pattern from this experiment – A crocheted snake!

    Thanks to Juliana from JJCrochet’s Facebook for her suggestion!

    “That is really nice of you! Ok, I know there are lots of patterns for snakes, but I have some leftover wool-ease thick and quick in greys that would make a cool snake. Do you think you could give me direction (or pattern) for a snake using thick and quick (since all the patterns I’ve found use thin yarn). Or maybe using thick and quick for a snake wouldn’t work? It was just a thought!”

    Enjoy your free pattern!

  • Kathleen Patterson

    February 25, 2012

    I’d love to see these cute little birds!!

  • Kathleen Patterson

    February 25, 2012

    And these adorable baby slippers!

  • Rachel

    February 25, 2012

    Cant wait to see what you come up with 🙂

  • Kaleigh Colville

    February 25, 2012

    I would love to see a pattern for this hat! If you’re serious about sending the finished item to the requester then I would love it in teal!
    Thanks so much fro doing this!

  • JJCrochet

    February 25, 2012

    Thanks for the inspiration, Kathleen! I crocheted the birds right up. They’re featured as the third free crochet project of the day. Thank you! You can check out the pattern here:

  • cindy

    February 25, 2012

    Hi! You’re my hero. I love your blog! my twin sister is due with her first child (a girl!!!!) in august, and she’s doing an owl theme. I really want to crochet her a colorful/girly owl pillow! Like maybe 10 inches or so in height? I can’t find any patterns. I would like either a round one with big eyes (ive seen knit patterns for those) or a rectangular-bottom one. I’m on my phone or I’d post a pic. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  • JJCrochet

    February 26, 2012

    Dear blog friends,

    Thank you for all the comments, participation, and general excitement. I’m sorry I couldn’t make every item people requested, but I hope everyone enjoyed this crochet experiment as much as I did. Thanks for being wonderful. If you use any of the patterns, post a pic of your project in the customer gallery:

    Thanks again,


  • bess

    February 27, 2012

    Missed the 25th…but I do have a ?! I’ve been crocheting for a while now(13yrs). I see some patterns here and there but I am not sure how to create my own…any advice? Thanks!! <

  • JJCrochet

    February 28, 2012

    Hi Bess – Sorry you missed the experiment, but that’s awesome you’ve been crocheting for all those years. I was like you – had been crocheting for a while, could read patterns, when one day I couldn’t find a hat pattern I like. So I just started working my own. I think your comment just gave me my next blog topic: how to write crochet patterns. Do you think a guide about how I write patterns would be helpful?

  • Renae

    March 1, 2012

    YES! A blog post about how you write patterns would be great.

  • Katie Jo Soukup

    November 5, 2012

    I am looking for a baby aviator pattern. Do you already have one published>

  • Giovanni

    November 11, 2015

    oooh that is going to be so pretty when you fisinh. I LOVE the colors, very very nice. Did you go to a craft store or to your local department store for that color? The stores in my area just has basic colors, so I think I might have to order mines online. I used most of my scrap yarn in my closet, so now I am looking to restock with fresh spring and summer colors. Any ideas on what colors I should get?

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