10 Of The Best: FREE Knit-look And Fair Isle Crochet Patterns & Tutorials

If you’ve always admired the look of fair isle and knitted fabrics but preferred the speed and convenience of crochet, this round-up is for you!

Below you’ll find 10+ of the best FREE knit-look and fair isle crochet patterns and tutorials, and a bit of extra inspiration on top.  Dive in!


MAKE AND DO CREW’S MORNING MITTENS

Make & Do Crew’s Morning Mittens are an ideal project for waistcoat/knit stitch beginners. Crocheted with chunky weight yarn – Jess uses two strands of worsted/aran weight held together in her pattern – and no complicated colour changes, they work up in no time at all.

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SEWRELLA’S FAUX KNIT FAIR ISLE CROCHET TOQUE & COWL

Sewrella’s Faux Knit Fair Isle Crochet Toque & Cowl set features in many a knit-look crochet round-up, and with good reason – just look at the detail! See it (and make it!) for yourself here.

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MAMA IN A STITCH’S MANHATTAN MARKET TOTE

Elegant, practical and durable, Mama In A Stitch’s Manhattan Market Tote will keep your groceries, books, farmers’ market finds and more, safe through the hustle and bustle.

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ALL ABOUT AMI’S EXTREME CROCHETED CUSHION

Looking for a super-speedy knit-alike crochet pattern?  How about this Extreme Crocheted Cushion from Stephanie at All About Ami?

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ALL ABOUT AMI’S CROCHET HEART BASKET

If you’ve got a bit more time on your hands, this Crochet Heart Basket – another pattern from All About Ami – uses the front post single crochet to achieve its knitted appearance.

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MAMA IN A STITCH’S PRETTY DROP STITCH CARDIGAN

Feeling even more ambitious?  Why not give Mama In A Stitch’s elegant Drop Stitch Cardigan a go? (It’s not as daunting as it looks!)

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DAISY FARM CRAFTS’ HERRINGBONE HALF DC HEADBAND

This beginner-friendly, FREE pattern from Daisy Farm Crafts uses a one-stitch, one-row repetition, making it a great way to keep your hands busy and keep productive while binge-watching your favourite show.

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EVELYN AND PETER’S SNOW CONE BEANIE

Queen of fair isle crochet, the Snow Cone Beanie is Rachel Misner’s latest FREE pattern.  If you’ve caught the fair isle bug, Evelyn and Peter’s Instagram is chock-full of fair isle inspiration, too!

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WHISTLE & IVY’S CROCHET NEVA (OLYMPICS TEAM USA 2018) HAT

Sports fan?  Follower of fashion?  Team USA?  You might have come across Ralph Lauren’s Team USA Olympics 2018 Collection, which includes the Team USA Closing Ceremony Hat.  If you fancy your own but find Ralph Lauren’s prices a bit too steep, Whistle & Ivy shows how to make one for free.

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EDIT: Since this round-up was originally posted, Whistle & Ivy has added a matching Neva Mittens pattern!

CATENA CROCHET’S FAIR ISLE BUNNY COFFEE COZY

Last but not least, my very own Crochet Fair Isle Bunny Coffee Cozy!  It’s unique and quick to work up, a great last-minute gift!

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