Etsy is such a great resource for crochet patterns but there are so many, it can be overwhelming. These 10 beautiful Etsy crochet patterns narrow it down for you.
Etsy is such a rich repository of hand-made goodies, and as crocheting is currently one of the most popular crafty activities, the site is positively brimming with beautiful patterns that you can buy and have a go at yourself.
You could (as I do) drift through pages upon pages of awesome crochet creations for literally days. No one would blame you; there’s some awesome stuff on there.
But if you’re short on time and looking for a distilled list of the most splendiferously, phantasmagorically, invariably gorgeous designs on Etsy, you’ve come to the right place.
Here are my top picks!
10 Beautiful Etsy Crochet Patterns
Okay, so I’m completely freakin’ obsessed with sunflowers, so when I stumbled across this simple, yet straight-up stunning Sunflower Afghan crochet pattern, I practically shed a tear…oh who am I kidding, I shed multiple tears.
I’m proudly part of a pretty idiosyncratic family that likes to change the color theme of the living room to act as a counterpoint to the season.
In summer, for example, we’ll have cooling, icy shades, while in winter, we’ll fill the room with warming yellows and oranges. So I’d use this Afghan as my little ray of sunshine to see me through the dreary months.
Ava The Mermaid
Cards on the table…I recently bought this to make for my niece (also called Ava), but you’d be a fool to think I’m not going to make like four for myself too!
There is no shortage of mermaid crochet patterns on Etsy, and don’t get me wrong, most of them are very pretty, but none are quite so beautiful and cleverly put together as Ava here.
From the thick, platted, pearl-strung hair, to the starfish detail on her chest, she’s an unmitigated work of pelagic art, but if you’re not so into the mermaid thing, the pattern also gives divergent instructions to make Ava into a little human girl with legs and a lovely dress.
Mermaid Tail Blanket
While we’re on the subject of mermaids, check out this awesome crochet pattern for a mermaid tail with armholes, so you can get snuggled up and enjoy a cozy evening on the couch.
The Elizabeth Top
If I’m being honest, I have a fairly complicated relationship with crochet tops.
I mean…I really like the multicolor route a lot of crafters take, but it seems like they’re often more novelty items than garments you’d actually wear out and about, but that’s where I feel the Elizabeth top breaks the mold.
It exudes an understated elegance, and the beads on the shoulders elevate the simple design to something of pure beauty.
But as a warning before we move onto the next bit of crochet comeliness, when your friends see you wearing the Elizabeth top, they are going to start bugging you relentlessly to make one for them too — ah, the price of beauty, ay?
This technicolor dream blanket is perfect for bringing some warmth to the eyes and the body when the temperatures begin to plummet along with the leaves in Autumn.
There’s just something about the chevron pattern of Renoir’s Ripple that brings all these bright colors together in such a way that it’s not overbearing to the eye, yet it holds attention very well.
When I first found it, I got lost staring into the hypnotic, colorful abyss for at least five minutes, and then spent a further ten minutes appreciating the border and how its simplicity offsets the vivacity of the central pattern to make it more palatable.
This blanket is so beautiful, I believe that if you came across it premade in a store, you’d be forking out big bucks for the pleasure of taking it home with you, but with this pattern, and a little bit of elbow grease, you can make it for yourself for next to nothing.
Princess Cinderella Baby Crochet Set
I dare you to look at this crocheted baby set and not instantly become a broody mess. Go on, I’ll wait…
…Oh my gosh, so cute, am I right? Granted, most baby clothes turn my brain into mush and limit my vocal capacities to extended, sighing “awws” and “Ohhhs”, but this Cinderella set takes the cake.
It even includes little, sparkly shoes — excuse me for a moment while my heart melts!
It looks pretty tricky to make, but if you’ve got the crochet chops to pull it off, and you or a friend has a bun in the oven, it’s well worth a try!
Winnie the Pooh and Friends
I know there are probably tons of people out there who wouldn’t associate Winnie the Pooh and his pals with beauty, but I, my friend, am not one of them.
To me, Winnie and co. are absolutely gorgeous, and this stunning pattern book addresses every last detail of the original illustrations, right down to Eeyore’s pinky-purple tail bow and Tigger’s singular head stripe.
And as a welcome bonus, the whole collection is incredibly cheap, so there’s really no reason not to treat yourself, and recreate the whole Hundred Acre gang from scratch.
Chunky Crochet Blanket
A lot of people (myself included) picture quite thin, holy, and delicate items when they think of crochet, but here’s a blanket that completely flips the game. It’s chunky, it’s warm, and it’s cozy as heck!
In my opinion, everybody needs a blanket of this ilk for snuggling up with a cup of cocoa containing objectively too many marshmallows on a blustery weekend afternoon.
It’s the kind of blanket that’s big enough to share with company on a movie night, but equally suitable for swaddling yourself in when you’re in need of some pure, unadulterated comfort.
It’s the kind of blanket your cat will knead, or as we say in my household, “make biscuits on”, before slumping down for a catnap of epic proportions.
You know the kind of blanket Lenny Kravitz would wear as a scarf? That’s the kind of blanket this is. Oh, and speaking of scarves…
The Winter Wishes Scarf
The Winter Wishes scarf pattern from SweetPotato3Patterns is simply to die for!
It’s basically a traditional chunky knit scarf that would keep even the iciest wind at bay, but it boasts the ingenious addition of a loop to hold it perfectly in place.
The loop is fastened by a large, wooden, statement button that gives the wearer an almost Mother (or Father) Earth vibe, but, of course, you could switch out the wooden button for something more glitzy and bejeweled if that’s more your style.
Popular Crochet Baby Blanket
Okay, so the name might not be all that inspired, but the design itself really is! In a world full of crocheted baby blankets, this one stands out the most to me.
The particular blends of yarn used for the panels give the blanket a mottled, almost vintage look, so even though it’s brand new, it’ll feel like a special heirloom passed down from your great, great, great grandma — lovely!
I know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that jazz, but – and I’m sure you’ll agree with me on this front – holy crochet hooks were they some drop-dead patterns to choose from.
In fact, they’re all so good, don’t even bother choosing. Why not make your way through every single one of them? I know I will.