I recently did a roundup of the most popular free crochet patterns on Ravelry. Free patterns are definitely great, but there is no reason not to pay for crochet patterns, too. Crochet patterns are usually not very expensive, allow you to support independent designers and offer you the chance to get designs that you simply can’t get for free. This roundup shows you the most popular patterns on Ravelry that can be purchased online.

Ravelry’s 10 Most Popular Crochet Patterns to Buy Online

If you go to Ravelry and sort for the most popular crochet patterns to buy online, these are the first ten that will come up today:

Note: In some cases I’ve linked to the main place I know of to buy the pattern but there may be cheaper options offered by the designer in other spots around the web including on Ravelry.

3 Crochet Hats

Three of the most popular crochet patterns to buy online are patterns for fun and funky hats. They are:

Owl Earflap Beanie by Inner Hooker

Lael Viking Helmet by Tara Murray

Sock Monkey Hat with Earflaps, Braids and Pompom or Flower by Shelley Tudor

Slippers and Shoes

Three more of the most popular buy-able crochet patterns are for shoes:

Oma House Slippers by Tara Murray

Booties Baby Goshalosh Boots by Elizabeth Alan

Felted Crochet Slippers by Bonny Smith

Other Popular Patterns

The four other most popular crochet patterns to buy online right now are:

Dahlia Crochet Shawl by Lisa Naskrent

Cassandra Crochet Shawl by Lily Go

Plumeria Frill by Michelle B.

Nelson the Owl by Stacey Trock … It’s worth visting the link just to see all of the cute versions of this owl that have been crocheted!

Other Much-Loved Patterns to Buy on Ravelry

In addition to sorting Ravelry for the “most popular” patterns you can also sort to find the “most projects”, “most favorites”, and “most queued”. Here are the purchaseable crochet patterns that are in the top ten of those lists although they don’t currently rank in the top ten most popular crochet patterns to buy:

Most Projects

Hook Candy Baby Shoes – There are three different crochet shoes patterns by Hook Candy in the top ten of “most projects”: Little Button Loafers, Double Strap Baby Booties and Baby Mary Jane Skimmers.

Kathy Merrick’s Babette Blanket

Sophia Kessinger’s Swirls Cap

The Boteh Scarf by Kathy Merrick

The Anne Scarf by MK Carroll

Sweet Pea Shawl by NexStitch

Theresa Grant’s Adorable Apple Cozy

Most Favorites

When you switch over to “most favorites” you see that Hook Candy also has some adult size crochet shoes that make the cut.

Afternoon Tea Fingerless Crochet Gloves by Dora Ohrenstein

Linda Permann’s Peanut Butter Sweater

Sunshine Day Baby Afghan by Alicia Paulson

Most Queued

Gathering Leaves Crochet Shawl by Lily Go

Crocus Bud Crochet Shawl by Sharlene Boyce

Hourglass Crochet Jacket by StitchDiva

Curious Question: About what percentage of the time do you purchase patterns compared to using free patterns? Share your answer in the comments below!


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  5. Linda Permann’s http://stixyarn.com/tangled/peanut-butter/ seems to be a dead link. How can i get this pattern?

  6. CrochetBlogger Reply

    @Noella It’s on Ravelry. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/peanut-butter

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