50 Free Color Block Projects to Knit and Crochet

Color block your way to greatness with these free knit and crochet patterns! Each of these color block projects are designed to make it easy to achieve this effect. However, once you get the hang of it, you’ll see that color blog projects are easy to DIY as well. Basically, just use a different color on the ribbing on the next hat or sweater you make, and you have a good start. Or knit / crochet the last few inches of a scarf in a contrasting shade. We hope that you not only enjoy these free patterns but also get inspired to change up your own designs.

50 Free Color Block Projects to Knit and Crochet

What Are Color Block Projects?

The name really says it all. Color block projects have sections of different colors. According to Vogue, it was a popular fashion trend in the early aughts that made a recent revival. There are so many different ways to create combinations of color. So, this isn’t about putting squares together but rather combining strips and sections of different colors to create a sort of pattern of its own.

Color Block Projects for the Home

Decorate your house with bold pillows, bright baskets, and comfortable throws. No matter what color or texture you choose, knit and crochet patterns can easily add new life to any room in your home. When you make color block projects, you get the chance to add a bit of graphic pop along with that color. These also make great gifts as well as items to donate to various charities.

Colorblock Crochet Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
Zig-Zag Breezy Knit Pillow Free Knitting Pattern

Color Block Sweaters and Accessories

Show off your love of color to everyone you meet! Mix neutrals and brights, or use the color wheel to create contrasting and coordinating colors. Either way, these color block projects embrace the opportunity to brighten your wardrobe and put a smile on the faces of those you come across throughout your day.

Contrast Pullover Free Knitting Pattern
Shifting Blocks Knit Scarf Free Knitting Pattern

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