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50+ Interesting Things to Crochet When You Are Bored

The ultimate list of interesting things to crochet and crochet ideas, helping you find what to crochet when you are bored. Find cool and cute things to crochet with this collection of the best boredom-busting free patterns.

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What to Crochet When You Are Bored

If you are searching for what to crochet when you are bored, you have come to the right place! Here you will find over 50 interesting things to crochet and they are all free patterns.

While crochet can be such a great cure for boredom, there are times when you may get bored with your current project. Perhaps you’re working on an easy blanket pattern with a one-stitch repeat but around the gazillionth stitch, you lose interest. This is when you might need to take a break and start a new fun project.

Crocodile Freeze Pop Holder Crochet Pattern

For example, this fun, quick and easy Crocodile Freeze Pop Holder is an adorable and useful crochet project to make when you are bored and it makes a terrific gift idea for kids!

Things to Crochet

The solution is being bored? You need an interesting crochet pattern!

I’ve put together a collection of some of the best things to crochet when bored including fun things to crochet, easy things to crochet, cute things to crochet, cool things to crochet and unique things to crochet. These aren’t your average patterns but interesting crochet things and patterns that will grab and keep your attention…like these Flip Flop Chair Leg Covers!

Flip Flop Crochet Chair Socks Pattern

From adorable amigurumi to beautiful wall hangings and some of the most creative (and perhaps a tad unusual) patterns around, you will find some of the best not-boring crochet patterns and things you can crochet when bored included below. Find inspiration for things to crochet when you are bored with this list of interesting free crochet patterns from amazing designers around the world.

Cute, Cool & Unique Things to Crochet

Cute Things to Crochet

Starting off this collection of things to crochet, I’ve rounded up some of the cutest patterns around. When you are bored, you may need a really cute crochet pattern to work on. Whether you want a quick project or feel like diving into something larger, these adorable patterns are sure to keep your attention and bring joy to your crocheting.

Cute things to crochet

1) Crochet Cupcake – Crochet 365 Knit Too

2) Suzy Flower Face Scrubbie – Sweet Bee Crochet

3) Baby Monster Beanie – Raffamusa Designs

4) Tooth Fairy – Hooked on Patterns

5) Paw Print Pillow – Jo to the World Creations

6) Crochet Love Bug – Jen Hayes Creations

7) Em’s Free Crochet Messy Bun Hat – Frankie Kate

8) Koala Coasters – Hooked on Patterns

9) Baby Shark Sun Hat – Jo to the World Creations

10) Parker Penguin Pattern – The Loopy Lamb

Cute things to crochet

11) Star Flap Purse – Jo to the World Creations

12) Paw Print Earrings – Simple Hooked by Janet

13) Emoji Keychain – Green Fox Farms Designs

14) Delicate Tweed Boot Cuff – HanJan Crochet

15) Hearts Puff Stitch Baby Blanket – Jo to the World Creations

16) Crochet Coffee Cozy – Jo to the World Creations

17) Flower Pillow Pattern – Maria’s Blue Crayon

18) Ode to Joy Bobble Hat – Jen Hayes Creations

19) Mason Jar Cover – HandmadebyRaine

20) Gnome Tissue Box Cover – Nana’s Crafty Home

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Cool Things to Crochet

Next up in this collection are some cool things to crochet featuring interesting stitches and very cool crochet ideas.

Cool things to crochet

21) Fun Towel Ring – Simply Hooked by Janet

22) Bobble Pot Plant Cozy – Sweet Bee Crochet

23) Purple People Eater Toy Monster – Hooked on Patterns

24) Water Bottle Holder – Jo to the World Creations

25) Mandala Wall Hanging – Desert Blossom Crafts

26) Iconic Patchwork Cardigan – Selina Veronique

27) Suzette Double Hanging Basket – Made by Gootie

28) Interlocking Tiles Blanket – Kickin’ Crochet

29) Tunisian Slippers from a Rectangle – Knitter Knotter

30) Ava Placemat and Coaster – Sunflower Cottage Crochet

Cool things to crochet

31) Round Rug – Blue Star Crochet

32) Crochet Wall Hanging – Fosbas Designs

33) Earbud Holder – Crocheted Simplicity

34) Wine Coasters – Jo to the World Creations

35) Football Wine Cozy – Crochet 365 Knit Too

36) Crochet Snow Globe – Golden Lucy Crafts

37) Music Notes Pillow Cover – Jo to the World Creations

38) Bunny Crochet Slippers – Fosbas Designs

39) 6-Day Shrug – Betty BcKnit

Rainbow Crochet Blanket Pattern

This Crochet Rainbow Blanket is a really fun blanket to make. There are ripples at the start and end of the blanket with a simple middle section in between.

Unique Things to Crochet

From toilet paper roll covers to tuxedo bandanas for dogs and so much more (have you seen Bruno the Turkey?!?), these are some of the best and most unique things to crochet in the world!

Unique things to crochet

40) Toilet Paper Roll Cover – Meladora’s Creations

41) Tuxedo Dog Bandana – Jo to the World Creations

42) Listen to your Heart Applique – Golden Lucy Crafts

43) Halloween Eyeball Coasters – Hooked on Patterns

44) Crochet Monsters – Chai Coffee Crochet

45) Bruno the Turkey – Oombawka Design Crochet

Unique things to crochet

46) Crab Mug Rug – The Loopy Lamb

47) Remote Holder – Jo to the World Creations

48) Dust it Off Dust Mitt – Through the Loop

49) Snowman Pillow Pattern – Jo to the World Creations

50) St. Patrick’s Day Wine Glass Lanyard – Jo to the World Creations

51) Crochet Kitty Couch – The Crochet Crowd

52) Hopscotch Keychain – Pine Tree Crochet

And last but definitely not least…

Crochet Beer Hat Free Pattern

Make this Crochet Beer Hat!

I hope these cute, unique and cool crochet ideas have helped you find lots of stuff to crochet and you now know what you can crochet when you are bored!

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