New Online Tool Makes It Easier for Crocheters to Find Free Crochet Patterns

New online directory provides a unique combination of features to make it easy for crocheters around the world to locate free crochet patterns.
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Jan. 4, 2013 - PRLog -- Huntsville, AL – Crocheting is one of the most popular hobbies in the United States. According to the Craft & Hobby Association’s 2010 Attitude & Usage Study, at least one crocheter lives in 17.4 million out of 114.2 million US households. In 2010, these households spent a total of over $1 billion on crochet hooks, yarn, tools, patterns, and other items needed for the hobby. In a November 2012 informal study on Crochetville, the most active, large online community focused solely on crochet, 100% of respondents indicated they use free patterns. That’s a lot of crocheters looking for free crochet patterns! They need an online resource that makes it quick and easy to locate specific patterns or types of patterns. The new Free Crochet Pattern Directory recently introduced by Crochetville does just that, with features not available on other existing pattern directories:

·         • Photo thumbnails display in individual pattern listings, on category pages while browsing, and on search result pages.

·         • Advanced search options include designer name, pattern tags or keywords, skill level, yarn weight, yarn type, and crochet technique.

·         • List of patterns added each week for the previous four weeks (very important to visitors who spend a lot of time looking through free pattern listings).

·         • Ability for visitors to create a list of favorite patterns.

·         • Ability for visitors to “love” a pattern and see how many others have loved it.

Another very unique aspect of Crochetville’s directory is that crocheters and crochet designers alike are invited and encouraged to submit links to their favorite free crochet patterns. Since the listings are primarily generated by crocheters, the patterns found in the database will be those that are most popular among a wide cross-section of crocheters.

Whether a crocheter is looking for free crochet patterns for afghans, hats, baby items, women’s clothing, or home décor or for crochet techniques ranging anywhere from slip stitch to Tunisian to hairpin lace or more, they will soon be able to find almost anything they could imagine in this new directory. The directory is brand-new. With tens of thousands of free crochet patterns available online, it will take some time before each of these patterns is listed in the database. However, within the first two weeks after the directory was made public, over 400 patterns have been added to the database.

As more crocheters learn about the directory and help populate the database with their favorite patterns, it will not take long for this directory to become the most valued resource for free crochet patterns on the internet, due to its unique combination of features that cannot be found in most other free pattern directories.

Crocheters are already talking about this new directory. Cindy said, “Oh that is fantastic . . . I just submitted the site to StumbleUpon and am sharing it with all my SU friends.” Christie said, “Love what I have seen so far. Going to do some more pattern browsing!”

Visitors will also find that there is a large, interested community of crocheters behind this particular directory. Crochetville, the company that created this directory also runs a thriving online message board community with over 65,000 registered members and between 140,000 to 175,000 unique monthly visitors depending on time of year. The online community is comprised of many experienced, dedicated crocheters who are available to offer help, support, and encouragement to crocheters of all skill levels. No other free pattern directory provides such ready access to crochet whenever and wherever it is needed, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For more information about the Free Crochet Pattern Directory, visit:

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Since 2004, Crochetville ( has been the premier online social community where crochet enthusiasts from around the world come to get help, find inspiration, show off projects, dish about yarn and hooks, and just generally share their love of crochet. We’re the fun place for crochet!
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