August is here! The weather is still warm, but our hearts are getting ready for fall sweater weather already. What better way to prep for the changing season that putting away the lightweight cotton yarn and picking up the worsted weight?! This month, I’ve got 10 fun Worsted Weight Crochet Patterns to share that I think you’ll just love.

There’s a variety of different items this month, ranging from wearable items to home decor. So whether you just need a small scrap buster project, or you’re looking for your next big crochet endeavor, I’m sure there will be something for you!


About Designer Spotlight

As summer is coming to a close, we just wrapped up our Pineapple & Pine Summer CAL. And now we’ve got a brand new set of designers to feature this month for Designer Spotlight! Every other month, we like to feature crochet (& knit!) designers and share their designs with you at a special discount. Sometimes the patterns are even free! So be sure to follow along all month for a new special deal on worsted weight crochet patterns each day.


Bama Stitch Shell Top

By Rebecca Hodo

Pattern Description

The Bama Stitch Shell Top is the seventh pattern in a ten part series. Designed with summer in mind, this top was created to go anywhere.  With its versatile design, it can be worn from the pool to lunch with friends, keeping even the most indecisive person happy. This top is offered in a multitude of colors to ensure coordination with any outfit or mood.

Inspiration

My pattern’s inspiration comes from loving the beach and living for the moments. I believe that every woman should feel beautiful. I loved the idea of a bikini but wanted to give a modest touch to the design so all types of women could wear the top in any situation.

Rebecca Hodo, @craftybamastitch

Designer

Rebecca is the crafty crochet designer and the woman power behind Crafty BS. She finds inspiration for her designs all around. Rebecca is always looking on the bright side and therefore tends to use brighter colored yarn. When not crocheting or crafting she is corralling her two daughters or tending to her four Shepherds. Making designs and helping others accomplish a new crochet design is her motivation to continue to design patterns.

You can find her work on Facebook and Etsy. You can also follow her on Pinterest and Instagram.

How to Get this Pattern

You can get this pattern as well as some the other patterns in the Bama Stitch Series in Rebecca’s Etsy shop. Click the button below to head there now!


In the Garden Cardigan

By Bernadette Saad

Pattern Description

This lightweight and beautifully textured cardigan features the shell stitch and a panel design, making it an easy pattern for advanced beginner level crocheters! We took the detailing to the next level with a floral granny square pocket for just the right amount of uniqueness and class.  Slightly oversized, this cardigan is both cozy and versatile.

Inspiration

After designing our Cobblestone Cardigan (coming this fall), I knew I wanted to add a cardigan to my wardrobe that was a bit more flowy. The Cobblestone is fantastic for winter months, but it is a bit much for a summer night cardi. I really love my Mary’s Cardigan, so I knew I wanted something with a similar fit but with more details.  I also wanted this pattern to be on the easier side of things (rather than more advanced like some of the raglans I’ve been designing as of late), so I went with a panel-style design. After coming across the “flower garden” stitch, which is a combination of shell and V stitches, I knew I had found the foundation for this cardigan.  All that was left was to add a pretty and delicate pocket, and our Petal Perfect Granny square hit the mark.

Bernadette Saad, @apurposeandastitch

Designer

 Bernadette is the creative mind and designer behind the blog A Purpose and A Stitch.  A Purpose and A Stitch was created as a means to use Bernadette’s love of crochet designing and writing to help better the world we live in. She specifically aims to do this by educating the crafting community to the realness of modern day slavery, and by donating 50% of all PDF pattern sale proceeds to organizations aimed at eradicating it.

You can find her work on Ravelry, Etsy, Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook.

How to Get This Pattern

This pattern is always free on A Purpose and A Stitch blog! Click the button below to head to the free pattern source and get the link to Bernadette’s shop!


SASSy Square Coasters

By Angie Dooley

Pattern Description

The SASSy Square Coaster is a fun make and is an advanced beginner pattern. The pattern requires worsted weight cotton yarn so they work up very quickly. They are approximately 5” x 5” before adding the fringe making them the perfect size for your favorite coffee mug.

Inspiration

Even though I have been crocheting for over forty years, I just learned the link stitch recently, and it quickly became my new favorite stitch.  I decided to use this newly learned stitch to design these trendy, durable, boho style coasters. They are perfect for any occasion and make great housewarming gifts for family and friends.

Angie Dooley, @angied_sass

Designer

Angie is the maker and designer behind SASS (Sassy A’s Specialty Shoppe). Although yarn is one of her favorite fibers to work with, you can also find her designing and creating jewelry with leather cord and sterling silver wire. She hopes that her patterns and products help to bring out your inner SASS. You can find her work on her blog, Etsy Shop, Facebook, and Instagram.

How to Get this Pattern

You can find this pattern for free on Angie’s blog, or you can purchase the PDF in her shops. Click the button below to head to the free pattern now!


Sweet Pea Vest

By Emily Crow

Pattern Description

The Sweet Pea Vest is an advanced beginner level spring/summer vest. It makes a great layering accessory to add color and texture to any outfit. This pattern works up quickly through repeated stitch patterns and is written in sizes XS-5XL! It has approximately 2-4 inches of positive ease to ensure a loose, comfortable fit. The sample was made with Loops & Threads Creme Cotton, but any worsted weight yarn will work. This vest is approximately hip length as written but can easily be customized to a shorter or longer length.

Inspiration

The stitch patterns used in this vest were inspired by the texture and shape of the sweet pea flower. I wanted to capture a unique yet simple stitch repeat that would provide subtle texture and interest to the garment. The Sweet Pea Vest is one pattern in my Sweet Pea Collection of patterns.

Emily Crow, @crowchetcreations

Designer

Emily is the maker and designer of Crowchet Creations. She works as a registered nurse and loves spending her free time playing games, hiking, and crafting. She aims to design crochet pieces that fit in with a modern wardrobe and lifestyle. You can find her work on Etsy, Ravelry, Instagram and her blog.

How to Get this Pattern

You can find this pattern in Emily’s Etsy shop. Click the button below to head to Etsy now!


Ocean’s Breath Wall-Hanging

By Kelsie Weeks

Pattern Description

Grab some worsted weight yarn and get ready to create some amazing wall-art! This intermediate pattern uses a combination of fun stitches to create an intricate wall-hanging. And add some fringe to the bottom for an extra bit of flair! This wall-hanging might just become your new favorite home decor piece.

Inspiration

The Ocean’s Breath Wall-Hanging is part of a series of macrame-inspired patterns. The collection includes a yoga bag, a wall-hanging, some keychains, and a cardigan. The idea was to create the style of a macrame piece with a crochet hook. This boho-chic wall-hanging, uses open, lacy stitches and varying textures to mimic the style of macrame. Plus some dramatic drop stitches to create the some space in the center.

Designer

This pattern is designed by me! I’m Kelsie; the maker and designer behind Crafting for Weeks. I love incorporating interesting color and textures into my crochet designs. When I’m not keeping up with all my kiddos, you can probably find me crocheting and binge watching a Netflix series. 

How to Get this Pattern

This pattern is available for free on my blog! You can find PDF’s in both my Etsy and Ravelry shops. Click the button below to head to the free pattern!


The Cottage Pumpkin Pattern

By Tiffany Phillips

Pattern Description

Skill Level – Beginner tunisian (includes step-by-step instructions for someone who has never done Tunisian before)

Tunisian Crochet

6.5 or 7mm Tunisian hook

6.5 Straight crochet hook

Yarn – worsted weight

Inspiration

I love all the crochet pumpkins I have seen through Instagram and Etsy, so I wanted to make a tunisian version since I love tunisian crochet so much!

Tiffany Phillips, @sunshine.daisies7.crochet

Designer

Tiffany is the designer and creator behind Sunshine & Daisies. When she is not crocheting, she loves to play with her almost-two-year-old daughter, watch Jane Austen movies, paint, and go for walks. What she wants most is to instill a love of homemade items in others and to bring a little bit of sunshine to everyone’s life and home. You can find her work on Etsy, Facebook, and Instagram.

How to Get this Pattern

This pattern is written for both Tunisian crochet hooks as well an regular straight crochet hooks. You can find both patterns in Tiffany’s Etsy shop. . Click the button below to head there now!


Myrtos Throw

By Chalia Delarosa

Pattern Description

Use the Myrtos Throw to keep you warm and cozy while reading your favorite book, watching a movie, or enjoying a road trip. The pattern calls for Caron One Pound worsted weight yarn and lists instructions for both a lap blanket and a throw blanket.

Size: Lap Blanket: 40” (L) by 35″ (W) Throw Blanket: 60” (L) by 50” (W)

Inspiration

The Myrtos Throw was named after the Myrtos Beach in Kefalonia, Greece, which has beautiful white-pebbled sand. This throw is full of texture and features one of my favorite stitches, the bead stitch. Can you see the pebbled sand of Myrtos Beach within the beautiful stitches of the Myrtos Throw?

Designer

Chalia is the designer and maker of Chalia’s Craft crochet patterns and handmade items. She incorporates her love of warm, earthy tones, neutrals, and modern Bohemian décor into her designs. When she is not crocheting, she enjoys spending time with her family, caring for her plant babies, and indulging in a cozy setting while watching her favorite films, eating chocolate, and drinking tea. You can find her work on Etsy, Ravelry, Facebook, and Instagram.

How to Get This Pattern

You can get this pattern and some of Chalia’s other beautiful crochet designs in her Etsy shop. Click the button below to head to this pattern now!


Rainbow Wall-Hanging

By Haley Herman

Pattern Description

This pattern uses worsted weight yarn to make a fun rainbow wall hanging with lots of texture and fringe.

Inspiration

I wanted a rainbow for an empty wall space in my daughter’s room.  This was a special project for me because she is our rainbow baby. I was inspired to make a crocheted version of the beautiful macrame rainbows I have seen. I wanted to add a bit more texture to it, so I worked in some ridges and bobbles to make it my own.

Haley Herman, @haleyhandcrafted

Designer

Haley is the maker behind Haley Handcrafted. She is a stay-at-home mom of two and a freelance crafter, designer, and illustrator. In addition to crochet, she also loves embroidery, sewing, and pretty much anything she can make with her own two hands! You can find her work on Instagram and Ravelry.

How to Get This Pattern

This pattern is available for FREE on Ravelry through the month of August. No code needed! Note from the Designer: Anyone who wants the pattern, but can’t use Ravelry can email Haley at haleyhandcrafted@gmail.com or message her on Instagram.


Savannah Summer Shawl

By Brittany Garber

Pattern Description

This gorgeous shawl will help you transition from warm afternoons to brisk evenings. The delicate filet crochet design is easy enough for beginners and interesting enough to keep advanced crafters engaged. Throw in the instant gratification of worsted weight, and you will have a perfect accessory in no time! Grab three skeins of your favorite worsted weight yarn and you will be ready to get started!

Inspiration

I wanted to design something utilizing simple stitches in worsted weight while being adaptable to any yarn weight.

Brittany Garber, @knotbadbritt

Designer

Brittany is the maker behind KnotBadBritt. She is a self-taught crocheter, and has been crocheting for the past six years. During that time, she has become a dedicated pattern tester for leaders in the field. Her love for testing has led her to begin creating her own designs and establishing KnotBadBritt while highlighting BIPOC makers at The Makers of Color Collective. 

She is a stay-at-home mother of two brilliant girls (with another kiddo due in November) and a standard schnauzer named Caprica. When she is not crocheting, she enjoys cooking large meals for family and friends.

You can find her work on Instagram at @knotbadbritt. Also be sure to check out the @themakersofcolorcollective.

How to Get This Pattern

You can find this pattern on both Ravelry and Etsy ! Click here to head to Etsy now! Click the button below to head to Ravelry!


Mermaid or Merman Bookmark

By Lydia Wooten

Pattern Description

Crochet your very own little mermaid or merman to help instill a joy of reading in its recipient! This pattern includes eleven pages of directions and pictures to make a mermaid/merman bookmark of your color choice with worsted weight yarn.  In addition, it also includes instructions on how to make a watermelon mod mermaid, merman, or doll which is exclusive to this purchased pattern! This bookmark is the perfect addition to your back-to-school supplies.  Regardless of how the school situation looks for your children this year, this bookmark is sure to bring a smile to their faces.

Inspiration

As an elementary teacher, I love helping children find joy in reading. Sometimes being in a new classroom or learning something new can give children anxiety, but a familiar, loved possession can give them comfort. This bookmark will become something magical that children will love while giving them the confidence they need to keep trying and succeed in reading!

Lydia Wooten, @lydiashomestead

Designer

Lydia is the maker and crochet designer of small animal playsets and manipulatives for her small business, Lydia’s Homestead. Being a wife and also a mother to a three year old, she creates with yarn as well as fabric to make items that encourage imaginative play and learning. Lydia hopes that her designs continue to bring joy and comfort to those who enjoy them much like the joy and comfort that a cozy home brings. You can find her work on Etsy and Facebook. You can also follow her on Pinterest and Instagram.

How to Get This Pattern

You can find this pattern on Ravelry and Etsy. Click here to head to Ravelry. Click the button below to head to Etsy!


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Final Thoughts

I hope you loved all these fun worsted weight crochet patterns! I love all of the variety you can get from just one type of yarn! And it’s such a pleasure getting to share all these amazing designers and their patterns with you. So if you’re working through your worsted weight yarn stash or you just love worsted weight crochet patterns, be sure to bookmark this page for later. Or pin it to your Pinterest board!

And if you’re on the hunt for more Designer Spotlight round-ups, click here to find some of the past features!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Kelsie

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Kelsie

I'm a stay-at-home mom of 3 little ones that loves to create with yarn. I design crochet patterns, and create tutorials for fun crafts.