Want to learn how to crochet with wire, or find fantastic wire crochet patterns? If so, you’ve come to the right place. You’ve discovered our main directory of wire crochet instructions, tutorials, patterns and ideas. Keep reading to find fantastic patterns for wire crochet jewelry, Christmas ornaments, home decor items and more. We’re displaying a mix of free wire crochet patterns and wire crochet patterns you can buy.
What Is Wire Crochet?
Generally speaking, crochet is a method of creating fabrics and finished projects. However, obviously, when one crochets with wire, the resulting item isn’t a fabric.
I think of wire crochet as being a technique in which the artist or artisan sculpts using simple tools and materials, typically a crochet hook and wire. Beads are also frequently incorporated into wire crochet projects, and other found objects such as pull tabs from cans could be included as well.
Wire Crochet Projects
There are many types of projects that are possible to make using the wire crochet technique. Jewelry pieces are the most popular; bracelets, necklaces, chokers, brooches and earrings are all of interest to wire crochet artists. There are artisans who create handbags, purses and bags incorporating wire crochet techniques.
Home decor items are also possible; sculptures, baskets, boxes, containers, napkin rings, curtains, dividers and other home decor items are possible ideas. At Christmas time, it’s possible to make fabulous Christmas ornaments using the wire crochet technique.
Materials for Wire Crochet
To work in the wire crochet technique, the minimum requirements are wire and a crochet hook. Beads are optional, but they can enhance your wire crochet projects significantly. If you want to create jewelry using this technique, you may also need jewelry findings such as jump rings, clasps or closures. Wire cutters are helpful, although I’ve also been able to cut the wire with my inexpensive craft scissors. You could also use nail clippers to cut wire.
Depending on the project you want to make, you might also find it helpful to have various pairs of pliers: needle nose pliers, flat nose pliers and / or round nose pliers. For jewelry-making projects, other jeweler’s tools may come in handy as well.
If you’re new to wire crochet, and you aren’t sure exactly which materials to buy, here’s what I recommend: pick a pattern or two from the list below. Get the materials recommended in the pattern, and try those; work the pattern and see how you like the technique. After you have a little experience with wire crochet, it will be easier for you to develop your own preferences about which wire, hooks and beads are best for your way of crocheting.
Wire Crochet Instructions and Tutorials
- How to Do Wire Crochet With Beads — Free Tutorial and Napkin Ring Pattern
- Bird’s Nest Earrings Tutorial and Pattern — Learn the Most Basic Stitch in Wire Crochet, and Make Pretty Earrings at the Same Time. This Free Tutorial Is by Sue Perez.
- Have you posted any wire crochet tutorials? If so, we invite you to submit them for possible inclusion in this spot.
Wire Crochet Patterns
We invite you to check out the following wire crochet patterns on our website and other Internet websites.
Wire Crochet Jewelry Patterns
By far, my most popular wire crochet projects are jewelry pieces — particularly necklaces and bracelets. There are many good reasons for that. Jewelry projects tend to be small and quick; they often don’t require many supplies, making them reasonably affordable. The finished projects are gift-worthy, and the results often look expensive and trendy. Plus they offer the crafter ample opportunity for self-expression, and for creativity.
Want to try making some wire crochet jewelry? If so, we invite you to try any of the following patterns:
Wire Crochet Necklace Patterns
- Rose Chip Bead Necklace in Wire Crochet — Free Pattern and Instructions
- Beaded Cotton Candy Necklace in Wire Crochet — Free Pattern and Instructions
- Freshwater Pearl Necklace — Free Pattern and Instructions
Wire Crochet Bracelet Patterns
- Southwestern Turquoise and Red Coral Chip Bead Bracelet Pattern
- Red Coral Chip Bead Bracelet in Wire Crochet — Free Pattern
- Wire Lace Cuff Bracelet — Free Crochet Pattern
- Rose Cat-Eye Chip Bead Bracelet Pattern
- Tunisian Crochet Bangle Bracelet in Wire Crochet — Free Pattern
- Wire Crochet Bangle Bracelet With Beads — Free Pattern by Marion Boddy-Evans at Isle of Sky Art Studio. Photo Used Here With Marion’s Permission.
- Have you designed a pattern for a crocheted bracelet made of wire? If so, you’re invited to submit it for possible inclusion in this spot.
Wire Crochet Earring Patterns
- Wire Crochet Teardrop Earrings by Kara Gunza at Petals to Picots
- Beaded Medallion Wire Crochet Earrings by Kara Gunza at Petals to Picots
- Small Round Beaded Wire Crochet Earrings by Kara Gunza at Petals to Picots
Wire Crochet Napkin Rings
- Crochet Wire Napkin Rings
- Upcycled Wire Crochet Napkin Rings Made From Pull Tabs
- Beaded Christmas Napkin Rings in Wire Crochet
- See Tutorials Section Above for Beaded Wire Crochet Napkin Rings
- Submit Your Wire Crochet Napkin Ring Pattern(s) for Possible Inclusion in This Spot
Wire Crochet Christmas Tree Ornaments
There are many different ways you could use the wire crochet doodads pictured here. I think Christmas ornaments are the most obvious use for them, but in certain circumstances they could also become pendants, brooches, or embellishments for other projects.
They’re pictured without hangers because I don’t happen to have any handy at the moment — but if you want to use them as ornaments, you can hang them up using purchased wire ornament hangers. Alternately, you could create your own hangers if you prefer.
- Crochet Snowflake With Wire and Beads — This snowflake is a bit different than the usual wire crochet technique you might be familiar with. In this project you’ll combine traditional crochet with a wire frame that stiffens the snowflake nicely. You won’t need to starch or glue this snowflake when you’re finished with it.
- Wire Crochet Chrismas Wreath
- Have you designed any wire crochet ornaments? If so, we invite you to submit your work for possible inclusion in this spot!
Wire is fabulous, but it isn’t the only alternative to yarn or crochet thread. Some additional innovative materials you could crochet with: