Crochet Motifs Learn How to Crochet Motifs With These Crochet Motif Patterns and Instructions

Want to learn how to crochet motifs? Perhaps you already know how to crochet motifs, and you just want to find some outstanding new crochet motif patterns to work on. Or perhaps you want to learn a new technique for crocheting motifs such as the join-as-you-go method. Whichever scenario describes your present quest for knowledge, you’re likely to find exactly what you need on this page. The links below will take you to free crochet motif patterns, excellent crochet motif tutorials and reviews of the best crochet motif pattern books available for sale.

Square Motifs

Crocheted squares come in handy for making blankets, pillows, throws, and many other types of projects.

Circle Motifs

Crocheting in the round can result in a variety of interesting circle motifs and medallion designs. That’s the topic we explore on our page of circle motif patterns.

Triangle Motifs

You can crochet many interesting triangle motifs using the patterns we’ve recommended.

Hexagon Motifs

Crochet Hexagon Motif With a Flower Motif in the Center
Crochet Hexagon Motif With a Flower Motif in the Center

Hexagons are intriguing projects to crochet; it is interesting to watch their symmetry develop as you work around and around each hexagon motif. Hexagons are also useful building blocks for designing and crocheting varied projects such as blankets, throws, wraps, shawls, ponchos, pillows and others.

Pictured at right: a granny-style hexagon motif with a crocheted flower in the center. The free crochet pattern for this hexagon motif is available on the internet. You can join bunches of these hexagons together to create amazing blankets and other projects.


This is only one of the many hexagon motifs on our list of hexagon patterns; don’t worry if this one isn’t quite what you’re looking for, as there are many others that you might find more suitable for your needs.

Heart Motifs

Crochet Heart and Flower Motifs for Valentine's Day or Any Time. Free Crochet Patterns Are Available for All of These Motif Designs.
Crochet Heart and Flower Motifs for Valentine’s Day or Any Time. Free Crochet Patterns Are Available for All of These Motif Designs.

I adore heart motifs, as they are so easy to incorporate into a variety of different design themes. They complement pictorial crochet work as well as more abstract and textured crochet patterns. I’ve posted quite a few free crochet heart patterns for you to use.


Pictured Here: A Bunch of Crochet Heart and Flower Motifs. I made these using various red, pink and white yarns that could work well for Valentine’s Day or many other occasions. From top left to bottom right:

Flower Motifs

Crafters and artisans worldwide cherish lovely crocheted flower motifs. We’ve posted a wide variety of interesting flower motifs to crochet — some that resemble real flowers like sunflowers, and some abstract flower motifs that look like nothing you’d ever see in nature. You’ll find flower motifs in many different sizes and styles.

Snowflake Motifs

If you enjoy crocheting intricate snowflake motifs, be sure to check out our list of fantastic snowflake patterns. We’ve posted lovely snowflakes ranging from easy to challenging — some with beads, some without.

Skull Motifs

Whether you’re crocheting for Halloween, creating a pirate-themed project or you just happen to like skulls, you’ll find a suitable pattern on this list of skull motifs. The list includes just about every type of skull design you could possibly want to crochet or knit.

How to Join Crochet Motifs

You’ll often want to join your crochet motifs together to create a larger craft project. When this need arises, you’ll want to check out some different methods of instruction for how to join crochet motifs:

Join-As-You-Go Crochet Motifs

Seamless Crochet Motif Patterns by Kristin Omdahl; This Crochet Pattern Book Features a Library of Gorgeous Join-As-You-Go Crochet Motifs PLUS Bunches of Sophisticated Patterns for Finished Crochet Projects.
Seamless Crochet Motif Patterns by Kristin Omdahl; This Crochet Pattern Book Features a Library of Gorgeous Join-As-You-Go Crochet Motifs PLUS Bunches of Sophisticated Patterns for Finished Crochet Projects.

If you don’t enjoy weaving in bajillions of loose yarn tails at the beginning and end of each motif, you’ll definitely want to learn the join-as-you-go technique for crocheting motifs. The technique comes with a learning curve, but once you’ve got it, you’ll be amazed at how little end-weaving you’ll have to do.


Crochet Lace Flower Motif Designed by Kristin Omdahl
Crochet Lace Flower Motif — This Pattern is by Kristin Omdahl, Published by Interweave Press. Crocheted and Photographed by Amy Solovay.

Pictured Here: A join-as-you-go crochet lace motif from the book Seamless Crochet by Kristin Omdahl. Join-as-you-go is an innovative approach to joining crochet motifs without having to sew them together. Please see my page about join-as-you-go crochet motifs for more details.

Finished Projects to Make From Crochet Motifs

Crochet Motif Blanket Patterns

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Books That Include Crochet Motifs

Crochet Kaleidoscope, a Book of Crochet Motif Patterns. Find a Variety of Lovely, Colorful Crochet Motif Patterns by Sandra Eng. Interweave Press Is the Publisher of This Crochet Pattern Book.
Crochet Kaleidoscope, a Book of Crochet Motif Patterns. In this book, you’ll find a Variety of Lovely, Colorful Crochet Motif Patterns by Sandra Eng. Interweave Press Is the Publisher of This Crochet Pattern Book. Click here to learn more about Crochet Kaleidoscope at Crochet-Books.com, or click here to shop for this book at Amazon.

50 Fabulous Crochet Thread Motif Patterns

Crochet Snowflakes Step-by-Step

Granny Squares: More Than 25 Ways to Crochet the Classic Granny Square Pattern

Triangle Treasury by Darla Sims: Crochet Triangle Motif Patterns

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