The Best of January: Our Top 10 Patterns!

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January has flown by, and it’s once again time to round up the most popular free patterns from our sister sites this month! Over on AllFreeCrochet, AllFreeKnitting, and AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns, it’s clear that cozy, chunky projects prevailed – most of our popular projects were scarves, blankets, and hats! Winter has been hitting us hard lately (especially here in the Midwest) and it’s no wonder that warm projects were the top of our charts this time around.

Take a minute to scroll through our most popular patterns from the month of January! Some of them might look familiar – you might have clicked on them yourself! – but you’re sure to find something you love even if you haven’t checked it out already.

Top Patterns from JanuaryThe Best of January: Our Top 10 Patterns!

Classic Infinity Scarf – Scarves have been huge this season and you can’t go wrong with this basic crochet scarf pattern.
Irish Mesh Cowl – There’s nothing like a cozy cowl to cut that winter chill. This one is cute AND easy!
World’s Easiest Afghan – If you’ve always wanted to make an afghan but never knew how, this pattern is a great starter!
Harlequin Crochet Afghan – We love the array of colors in this bold afghan! It’s not your grandma’s crochet – this one’s fresh and fun.
Basic Adults’ Knitted Beanie – Work up this knit beanie pattern and you’ll be amazed at how warm it keeps you.
Winter Hug Infinity Scarf – Beat the winter blues by working up this warm and toasty scarf pattern!
Nana’s Favorite Dishcloth Pattern – Learning how to knit a dishcloth is a useful skill that you can use for yourself or to make gifts for others!
Easy Slouchy Beanie – This easy beanie pattern is perfect for the cold weather – it’s no wonder you loved it this month!
Homespun Circle Scarf – This scarf has that homemade feel, but looks like you could have bought it at the store.
Unbelievably Easy Crochet Blanket – Finally, a crochet blanket pattern that’s easy and quick to make! Perfect for beginners (or impatient crocheters.)

What projects did you work on in January?


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  1. Carol D says

    Wish these were listed by craft: e.g. Knitting patterns under one heading and Crochet under another. I’ve just wasted lots of time looking at patterns by name, only to find they are all knitting – and none of the ones I looked at were crochet.

    I know you spend lots of time coordinating this newsletter…but it is frustrating to have no idea what’s what when reading it…

    Thank you

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