Today I have a collection of reader favorites from 2022! These are the best free crochet patterns from Left in Knots this year. Keep reading for link to each free crochet pattern.
The Best Free Crochet Patterns from Left in Knots
Reflecting on 2022 makes me feel...a lot. It was an equally challenging and wonderful year. It started with lots of quarantining and isolation, and now my kids are both in school for the first time in 2 years and loving it! My husband's chemo stopped working on his brain tumor, and now he's part of a drug trial that has been extremely effective for him. We lost our sweet dog Tucker, and we adopted two new kittens and a puppy. And me?
Y'all. This year was a lot, and I didn't get as much done as I wanted to. I am still choosing to be proud of what I did accomplish, though! I don't say this to be a downer, just to say that if you feel like you fell short or like you didn't quite meet your goals - you aren't alone. And you know what? There's always next year.
For now, though, here are the top 10 patterns of 2022 from Left in Knots! Also I can't let you go without a quick note of thank you.
More than ever before, I have been SO grateful for my job and the ability to work from home with flexibility. It allowed me to keep our family safe during the pandemic, it allows me to support my husband during his treatment, and it even allowed us to rescue three furry friends easily because we never leave home - ha! I can't do this job without readers like you. I am endlessly grateful for you and so glad that you are here.
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The Most Popular Free Crochet Patterns of 2022
Number 10: Butterscotch Beanie
The Butterscotch Beanie was one of the patterns from the Seven ONEderful Skeins (Seven Days of Scarfie) event in November. The spiral design actually also inspired the idea of the Sweet Swirl Beanie!
Number 9: Vintage Halloween Truck Blanket
I always find myself saying "this will be the last Truck C2C blanket I'm going to design", but then.....I have another idea. Will the Halloween Truck Blanket be the last? I don't know, but I'm super pleased with how it turned out!
Number 8: Sweet Spiral Beanie
This peppermint inspired beanie is a fun way to be festive! I think next I will design a child sized version for my daughter using her school colors instead. Lots of color options for this one!
Number 7: Ginger Snap Scarf
Wow! How is this the only scarf I designed this year?! Well, I think that might be a little different this year. It's shaping up to be a very snowy, very cold winter here. That's sure to inspire more scarf patterns in me.
Number 6: Adult Bunny Bonnet
The Ribbed Bunny Bonnet in newborn size was literally my very first crochet pattern I published on this website. Over the years I have gotten SO many requests for an adult size. So - here it is! Now the whole family can be bunnies together.
Number 5: Butternut Ear Warmer
Ear warmers are another thing I think you will see more patterns for in 2023. With how busy life gets, I have been wearing my hair in ponytails a lot more. It's super easy to throw on an ear warmer as I'm walking out the door!
Number 4: Cinnamon Cider Beanie
This was my personal favorite hat pattern of the year! So much so, that I think it can be fair to say you may see a matching scarf pattern coming in the new year!
Number 3: Santa's Stocking
I LOVE these Santa patterns so much, and it makes my heart happy that you do too! Santa's Stocking was designed to complement my popular Santa's Blanket pattern. You better believe that they are both decorating my living room as I type this during Christmas time.
Number 2: Port Beanie
I'm not surprised AT ALL that this pattern made it near the top of the list this year. Who doesn't love a good gender neutral hat pattern? The stitches make such a nice texture without being overly complicated, and it uses less than a skein of yarn to make! What's not to like?
Number 1: Spruce Children's Mittens
Sooooo, I take it your kids misplace their mittens as often as I do? I love that this pattern made the top of the Top 10 list! My kids are my favorite people to make things for, and I'm so happy to know that there will be a lot of kiddos out there with warm and toasty hands. No kids to crochet for? Consider donating these to a local school or library!
And there you have it! Did your favorites make the list this year? Thank you again for helping to make 2022 such a fabulous year for my blog! I’ve loved the community we have created on Facebook in my Left in Knots Crochet Community. Remember to sign up for my newsletter so that you don’t miss any new patterns next year, and thank you again for your support of my work.
Wishing you all the best in the New Year! Happy crocheting 🙂
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