I just adore these 15 beautiful modern crochet patterns for their simplicity and their clean lines. Just everything you need sometimes.
For many people, crochet is something of the past. An activity performed by grandmothers, as they sit by the fireplace and watch the time go past. And many people are used to receiving crocheted gifts from old people, such as grandparents or old people’s homes.
However, crochet is not for old people only, and definitely not just a thing of the past! Crochet is for everybody, and it doesn’t have to look antiquated or outdated in the slightest.
Crochet is just the skill, the end result can be whatever you want! And there are plenty of modern-looking crochet designs that are fashionable and in-style, loved by the younger generations and exalted by the media!
In fact, there are plenty of crochet patterns that have a modern look and feel to them, and that are pretty easy to follow and complete. So many, that it can actually be hard to choose one to get started with!
So to help out, and to prove that crochet can be modern, we have compiled a list of our top 10 favorite modern crochet patterns. Just pick one and get to work!
15 Beautiful Modern Crochet Patterns
Meadow Sage Baby Blanket
We all enjoy that moment when we get to stop and appreciate our completed handmade crochet pieces. The simple design of the Meadow Sage blanket lets us achieve that feeling just a little bit sooner as the finishing touches are built into the blanket as we work. The border is created at the same time as the body of the blanket.
Winter Path Scarf
I designed the Winter Path Scarf with two ideas in mind: 1) it had to be an easy crochet scarf and 2) it had to have a built-in border. When you get to the last row of your crochet scarf, you are finished.
Soft Aster Crocheted Child’s Shrug Pattern
This simple child’s crochet shrug pattern is a perfect choice for gifting. A delicate little part jacket and part shawl, the shrug is a great addition to your wardrobe in fall and spring when you just need a little something extra to stay warm. This child-sized shrug, soft aster, is a personal favorite and is sure to become one of yours as well!
Chrysalis Thick and Cozy Cowl Pattern
Cowls are one of my favorite things to wear in cold weather. They are like a scarf, but I don’t have to worry about the ends dangling, getting caught, or in my case, getting dirty while outside in the garden. The chrysalis is a stunning crochet cowl pattern that combines a nice thick bulky yarn and a combination of half double crochet and double treble crochet stitches.
Mia Crochet Cardigan Vest Pattern
Crocheted clothing is all the rage right now, as it has come into fashion and is considered to be highly stylish (as well as cozy and comfortable!) So this Mia crochet cardigan vest pattern, by The Easy Design, definitely classes as modern.
The end result is a trendy-looking cardigan vest, wearable throughout all year round, as a great clothing accessory.
The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file, and it is classed as easy thanks to the simple and basic shapes it uses, so it is accessible to beginners and those with basic crochet skills!
It includes detailed instructions, with variations in order to create multiple different sizes. And it also comes with plenty of pictures that make it easier to follow along.
EKAM Sweater Crochet Pattern
Crochet sweaters have been around forever, and they’re one of the main things grandmothers like to make for their loved ones. However, you can make crochet sweaters modern by following a trendy pattern that gives them a fashionable look!
This pattern by Showroom Crochet does just that, and it’s super easy to follow so it’s accessible to advanced beginners or those with practiced basic skills.
The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file, in both Spanish and English, and it includes all of the necessary information and instructions.
Dewdrop Top Modern Crochet Pattern
With this crochet pattern by Crochet By Alau, you can create a trendy-looking modern dewdrop top, perfect for combining with all sorts of clothing items and outfits. So it’s no wonder it made it into our list of favorites!
It is especially suited to the summer season, and it’s really fast to make so you can have several if needed!
The pattern comes as a downloadable PDF file with all the instructions you need, as well as information on the tools, materials, and more. Plus, it’s easy enough that beginners can give it a go!
Monstera Fields Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern
Crocheting yourself some home decorations can be very satisfying, as well as an enjoyable process, plus you can choose a modern-looking design that goes with the rest of the aesthetics within your house.
This pattern by Love and Stitch Designs provides you with a beautiful Monstera Fields Wall Hanging decoration end result, and it’s pretty easy to make! It’s aimed at those with at least intermediate crochet skills, but the instructions make it easy to follow even if you’re an advanced beginner.
The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file with all of the necessary step-by-step instructions, and all the information to ensure the process is smooth and stress-free.
Pinafore Baby Dress Crochet Pattern
Baby clothes nowadays can have all sorts of designs and fashion choices, but modern versions of traditionally crocheted dresses have definitely made a huge comeback!
This pattern, by Babies In The Wool Design, allows you to easily create a crochet baby dress, in the color of your choosing. The end result is a comfortable and warm pinafore dress, perfect to combine with other clothing items!
The pattern is available upon purchase as a downloadable PDF file, with instructions that include variations for multiple different sizes. Plus, there are also plenty of photos included, so that it’s easier to follow along through the process.
Balloon Sleeves Crochet Cardigan Pattern
If you want an easy-to-make piece of modern clothing, this crochet pattern by Daisy And Peace is one we wholeheartedly recommend. The end result is a fashionable crochet cardigan, with balloon sleeves, in the color of your choosing.
Aimed at advanced beginners or those with intermediate crochet skills, the cardigan is fast to make, with easy-to-follow instructions.
The pattern comes as a downloadable PDF file that includes all the instructions, plus step-by-step photos of the process as extra guidance.
Modern Blanket Crochet Pattern
If you want an easy crochet project that provides you with a decorative and practical item, with a modern design, why not follow this blanket crochet pattern by Daisy Cottage Designs? It’s classed as easy, so it is perfectly accessible to beginners and even those with very little crochet experience.
The end result is a beautiful blanket with a modern design with stripes and a picot edging. Perfect for keeping yourself warm and cozy when chilling on the sofa!
The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file, with all the necessary instructions, and plenty of advice to help you along the way.
Easy Crochet Hat Pattern
Beanie hats never go out of style, so if you want an easy crochet project with a modern feel we recommend giving this pattern by Crochet 365 Knit Too a go. The end result is a crochet rib hat, in the color of your choosing, perfect for keeping your head warm during the colder seasons.
It’s incredibly easy to make and fast to complete. And the pattern comes as a downloadable PDF file with all the necessary information and instructions.
Cow Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
Crocheted baby blankets are the best because they’re warm, soft, and full of love. This pattern by Crochet Arcade allows you to create a unique and fun-looking baby blanket, which doubles up as a cow! Perfect for perching over the edge of the baby cot as fun decoration, while also being usable and practical.
The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file, and it comes with all the necessary instructions. On top of this, it also comes with information so that you can customize the design, and make slight variations, as well as a reversible option.
Infinity Scarf Crochet Pattern Kit
Infinity scarves are comfortable, warm, convenient, and super trendy. With this pattern kit by The Secret Crocheter, you not only get a pattern that’s easy to follow, but also the full kit with everything you need to complete this crochet project.
Easy and fast, the end result is a practical and beautiful infinity scarf, in the color of your choosing.
The kit comes with a printed pattern, full of all the necessary instructions, as well as all the necessary tools, and the yarn. (You can choose the color of the yarn during the purchasing process). Perfect for beginners!