22 FREE Unusual Knit and Crochet Patterns

Squares and rectangles don’t have to be the norm in knit and crochet projects. You can actually create some really out-of-the-box shapes! This week, we decided to offer you something a little more unusual! As you know, each week, we gather some of our favorite patterns from the Yarnspirations website. This week, I have a collection of 22 FREE unusual knit and crochet patterns. Browse them for your next project to get your crochet hooks or knitting needles into action.

22 FREE Unusual Knit and Crochet Patterns - Marly Bird

Knit and crochet projects are rarely rectangles, squares, or blocks anymore. Of course, circles are pretty common too. But you’d be amazed at the shapes you can actually make with knitting needles and crochet hooks. That’s why we think you’d love to try one or more of these 22 FREE unusual knit and crochet patterns for your next make.

Let us know what you think!

Pillows, Throws, And Afghans

More Unusual Patterns

Yes, it’s easy to work unusual shapes into squares or rectangles for blankets and throws. But we wanted to show you other fun projects where unusual shapes in knit and crochet create even more unusual shapes. Check out these patterns for more out-of-the-box ideas.

Knit Star Light Garland pattern

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Marly Bird

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Marly is a knitwear and crochet designer (and yarn addict) that is here to help you learn how to knit and crochet in a way that's fun and approachable.

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Knitting & Crochet Patterns for Every Mood
A cartoon image of a joyful chicken, sitting comfortably in a green armchair, knitting happily with blue yarn, surrounded by pink and white flowers, looking for DIY project ideas. -Marly Bird

Netflix & Chill

Simple projects for when you want to relax and zone out

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Social Butterfly

Frustration-free projects that you can easily work on in public areas

A whimsical illustration of a white chicken adorned with pink flowers and light pink butterflies, featuring flowing tail feathers and a playful pose, all set against a simple white background, perfect for mood-based projects. -Marly Bird

Smooth Jazz

Projects that require a bit more intense focus (but music is nice!)


Shhh Be Quiet!

Advanced projects requiring deep focus (but a big payoff, too!)