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Top 10 Patterns of 2021

I had a lot of fun writing this post last year, so I thought hey! Let’s make this an annual thing and begin the year by taking stock of what worked last year. Oooh! Now that’s smart right? 😜 I mean, Instagram has it’s top 9, so we can have our Top 10! The 10 pattern posts from 2021 that y’all gave the most love to – in the form of visits! Thanks to you, my amazing readers! Let’s take a walk down memory lane and revisit the favorites of the year past and maybe find some new favorites too! 

Just so no one’s feelings get hurt and no one gets left out (I’m looking at you Tiny Dino! 🦕), I have also included the Top 5 Fan Fave patterns of 2021 at the end of the post! These babies are patterns that were written and published prior to 2021 that y’all continue to shower with your love and devotion! They are a bit spoiled and full of themselves, but we love these babies, er, ahem* I mean patterns, nonetheless! So make sure you check out the Fan Faves at the end of the post and let them know they are loved too… just so nobody gets cranky! 😉

Sweet Stripes Ornament Pattern will help you create Beautiful colorful crocheted Christmas Baubles to decorate your tree this holiday season! Crochet your own Christmas Decorations with the quick and easy crochet pattern! Christmas Ornament crochet tutorial shows you how to make a crochet ornament for your Christmas tree! Crochet Pattern by

10. Sweet Stripes Zipper Pouches Pattern!

Coming in at number 10 is the Sweet Stripes Zipper Pouches Pattern! With 4 fabulous sizes to choose from from coin purse to handbag/project bag size, and options galore, these will be your go to pouch and small purse patterns! Don’t worry if you don’t want to tackle zippers, there is a button closure option as well as a cute wrist strap. Find the pattern here!


9. Polka Dot Fingerless Mittens Pattern!

Coming in at number 9 is the Polka Dot Fingerless Gloves Pattern! These cute gloves are perfect for pairing your fave color combo, and bringing a pop of color to any outfit! The simple color change method allows you to only use one color per row, and they have options to make in the full range of sizes from Toddler to Large Adult. Find the pattern here!

8. Newborn Leprechaun Hat FREE Pattern!

Coming in at number 8 is the Newborn Leprechaun Hat Free Pattern! When a friend requests a photo prop for her March Baby, you gotta go all out, right? This adorable pattern is quick to make, and makes a fabulous photo prop for spring babies. Or you can put yours over a mason jar and it also makes for some sweet March home decor too! Find the pattern here!

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7. Sweet Stripes Plant Rugs FREE Pattern!

Coming in at number 7 is the Sweet Stripes Plant Rugs Free Pattern! What’s not to love about this fun pattern to upgrade your decor and spoil your plant babies? So fast and easy to make, with gorgeous fringe to boot. Plus with 3 different sizes to choose from, you can make the perfect one to fit your space. Works great for absorbing excess watering spills too!! Don’t ask me how I know that… 🙈 Find the pattern here!

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6. Cup of Love Cozy FREE Pattern!

Coming in at number 6 is the Cup of Love Cozy Free Pattern! This cute cup cozy is quick to make and the heart doubles as a pocket! So you can make an extra special gift for someone my adding a gift card, cash, love note or whatever you like in the heart pocket. Perfect for Valentine’s Day or any occasion to say thank you or I love you! Find the pattern here!

5. Sweet Stars Baby Blanket and FREE Bonding Square Patterns!

Coming in at number 5 is the Sweet Stars Baby Blanket and Free Bonding Square Patterns! This was a really fun pattern to design, and inspired by a wonderful cause – to help NICU babies and their families. The Blanket pattern includes 6 sizes to create the perfect baby blanket to gift or for your own little one. Find the pattern here!

4. Mystery Motif Wall Hanging FREE Pattern!

Coming in at number 4 is the Mystery Motif Wall Hanging Pattern. This Mystery Crochet Along was a lot of fun! I love how versatile the pattern is, and you can create almost anything by putting these hexie motifs together. This is a great simple pattern for beginners to learn motifs and different ways of joining them. Find the pattern here!

Sweet Stripes Gift Bags Crochet Pattern. Create your own Colorful Red and Green Gift Bags tied with ribbon. Give a gift in a pretty gift bag handmade by you with the Easy Crochet Pattern! Crochet Pattern designed by

3. Sweet Stripes Friendship Square FREE Pattern!

Coming in at number 3 is the Sweet Stripes Friendship Square Free Pattern. You know that saying about the whole being greater than the sum of its parts? Well this blanket square, part of a fab crochet along with 40 other crochet squares from various designers is proof that the saying is true! Make a couple for wash cloths, or make all the squares and an amazing Friendship Blanket in the process. The choice is yours. Find the pattern here!

2. Calliope Crossbody Boho Bag FREE Pattern!

Coming in at number 2 is the gorgeous Calliope Crossbody Boho Bag Free Pattern! If you’ve ever wanted to make a bag that will amaze people you made it, and amaze yourself, well you’ve found it! This stunning bag uses colorful motifs and a stunning fringe to wow. But the best part, is the simple stitch used to create a bag body that truly does not need a liner! Told ya, wow! 🤩 Find the pattern here!

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1. Sweet Stripes Market Tote FREE Pattern!

Coming in at number 1 is the Sweet Stripes Market Tote Bag Pattern! I’m honestly not surprised, with the amazing turn out we had for our first ever crochet along! This was so much for to do with y’all, and I really like making these bags! They are so useful, and you know me… I can never make just one of something. So like everything else, this fun and functional bag pattern has 3 sizes and 2 strap lengths to choose from. I dare you to make just one! 😜 Find the pattern here!


So that’s the Top 10 Patterns from 2021 chosen by you amazing crocheting humans! Now I’m just about dying to grab my hook and get crocheting, and I hope you are too! My fave part of checking out Patterns on blogs, Etsy or Pinterest is getting inspired to create all the new and amazing projects with my hook and yarn! Which of these patterns is your favorite? Which did you make in 2021? Which will you make next? Tell me in comments!


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 What about the Fan Favorites?

What about the fan faves? We can’t forget about these classic and clearly well loved patterns, now can we? What kind of best of post would this be without giving some love to those tried and true Fan Favorite patterns?

So let’s give our undivided attention to these divas, uh I mean, here are the 5 most visited pattern posts from 2021, from patterns that were not published in 2021, but still managed to get all the love from you fab hookers nonetheless in 2021. That was a mouthful… On to the veterans!


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5. Gourd-geous Pumpkins FREE Pattern!

Fan Fave Pattern number 5 is the Gourd-geous Pumpkins Free Pattern! This amigurumi pattern is new to the winners circle, bumping off the Farmers Market Veggies. This is such a fun pattern to make, and of course chock full of options to customize your pumpkins! These are quick to make with the perfect amount of texture, so you can choose to cinch or not to cinch! There are 3 sizes to make, and these babies are worked in rows and seamed, so no pesky increases or decreases to keep track of! The pattern also includes some fun ideas and suggestions to embellish your pumpkins too! Make them to decorate or as a hostess gift for Thanksgiving. Whatever you do, just enjoy! Find the pattern here!

4. Cast Iron Pot Holders Free Pattern!

Fave Fave Pattern number 4 is the Cast Iron Pot Holders Pattern! For the second year in a row, this fun and functional pattern is holding its own! I am thrilled that so many of y’all use cast iron pans for cooking like we do. I have been using them for as long as I can remember and absolutely love cooking with them! But we all know how hot they get, and the store bought varieties are usually too large and hang near the burner, ugh! So frustrating and dangerous! So I was determined to create a cover that fit the handle perfectly and protected the user’s hands too! Of course we needed a pot holder for the other side too, so this wonderful set was born and we are still using them to this day with ZERO burns I am thrilled to report! Find the pattern here!

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3. FUN Freeze Pop Holders Free Pattern

Fan Fave Pattern number 3 is the FUN Freeze Pop Holders Free Pattern! Still hanging on near the top, these cute finger savers moved down one spon from 2 to 3 this year. I think this may be one of the most fun patterns I have ever created and they are such huge hit with my kids, hence the name! Anyone else’s kid eat ice pops nearly constantly all summer long? Of course they grab a napkin or a crocheted dish cloth every. time. to hold them and then forget them outside because kids will be kids! So I had to step in and create a freeze pop holder pattern, of course! And why not make their fave animals while I was at it? So this FUN pattern includes instructions to create a giraffe, dinosaur, unicorn, shark, mermaid, and clownfish freeze pop holder! Find the pattern here!

2. DC Dice Bag and Tray Free Pattern

Fan Fave Pattern number 2 is the DC Dice Bag and Tray. This quick and easy pattern moved up a spot from #3 last year! I’ve been blown away by how much love this pattern has gotten! Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best, ykwim? I created this dice bag as a simple way to store our many dice games and for my oldest son’s D&D dice. Most importantly, I wanted a way that my wild kiddos could roll the dice without them flying off the table every. single. roll.  🙄  You know what I’m talking about! This pattern is not only quick and easybut it comes with 2 sizes because sometimes you need a larger rolling area, and sometimes you need to take up less real estate on the table! We use ours all the time and I am so thrilled that y’all love this one as much as we do! Find the pattern here!

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1. Tiny Dinosaur Amigurumi Free Pattern

Fan Fave Pattern number 1 is the Tiny Dino Amigurumi! For the second year in a row! What’s not to love? He’s a giant made in miniature, he’s adorable and fun to play with, and quick and easy to make! I’ve always loved dinos y’all, and I LOVE that checking out your Tiny Dino projects on Ravelry where y’all have made cute mods like adding spikes or wings to turn this cutie into one of my other fave creatures – a dragon! How great is a pattern that inspires people to get creative and really make it their own or even something new?? So please keep making Tiny Dinos and sharing them with us because they are all as amazing as all of you! Find the pattern here!


And that’s a wrap! I hope you enjoyed the Top 10 Patterns of 2021, chosen by you fab hookers! Thanks so much for reading! I’d love to see which patterns you have made and which are your favorites! Tag your makes using #greenfoxfarms and #greenfoxfarmsdesigns so see all of your amazing creations! I LOVE sharing your makes on social media! Happy Hooking y’all! 💜

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