19 Useful Items to Crochet for the Home

Crochet is a versatile and creative craft that can produce a wide range of useful home items. From cozy blankets to decorative baskets, the possibilities are endless.

One popular crochet item for the home is a throw blanket. Crocheted with soft and warm yarn, these blankets add a touch of comfort and style to any living space.

Crocheted pillow covers are also a fantastic way to spruce up a room and add a pop of color or texture to a sofa or bed. Another practical item is a crocheted dishcloth, which is not only eco-friendly but also highly absorbent and durable.

Crocheted storage baskets are both functional and decorative, providing a stylish solution for organizing household items. Coasters and placemats are also popular crochet projects that can protect surfaces while adding a personal touch to the dining table.

With crochet, you can create beautiful and practical items that enhance the ambiance and functionality of any home.

1. Bear Storage Basket

Free pattern by Little World of Whimsy

This easy basket is great for any home – it can be used a decor or as a fully functional storage basket whether in the home or more specifically in a room such as a nursery or children’s room.

The pattern uses chunky yarn which makes this a basket that is fairly easy to work up and has minimal sewing too – what’s not to like?

2. Crochet Dishcloths

Free pattern by LoveCrafts

This super simple pattern is great if you’re looking for an eco friendly dishcloth that can be reused again and again. The patterns are easy to follow and colors are easy to change for this pattern too.

3. Tiny Tote Bag AirPods Case

Free pattern by Little World of Whimsy

This creative idea is great if you want to protect your AirPods and you could even use this pattern for so many different ideas – the options are endless.

This project is also very easy to customize and suit your or your recipients needs.

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4. Hanging Pocket

Free pattern by Punto Art Design

This is a really quick and easy project to crochet for your home. You can use it for many things including plants.

The pattern is easy to follow and customize and would look great in any home.

5. Stash Busting Pouf

Free pattern by KT and The Squid

This pouf is a perfect way to make any home more comfortable and cozy. Even better is that you can use stash scrap yarn to make this.

The pouf can be made as large as you like and can easily fit just your fit, your whole body or even your dog on it!

6. Faux Fur Teddy Bear Throw Pillow

Free pattern by Little World of Whimsy

This simple cushion is a really nice way to add a personal touch to your home. The pattern consists of only a few common stitches and you crochet two separate pieces that are then crocheted together at the end.

7. Flower Canvas

Free pattern by Repeat Crafter Me

This pattern has some elements of DIY to it, but the use of crochet and picture frame to create an interesting and 3D picture is a great addition to any home.

This pattern is easily customizable and you can change to suit the colors of your home or chosen room.

8. Jewellery Catchers

Free pattern by Mama in a Stitch

You can organize your jewellery and other knick-knacks in these cute little organizer baskets. These little baskets can be made smaller and larger and are very easy to customize to colors you prefer.

9. Hexagon Coasters

Free pattern by Only As Brave

These cute hexagon coasters are perfect for any home – easy to make, easy to store and easy to clean!

The pattern uses mainly double and treble stitches which makes this an easy pattern to follow and the designer even has matching place mats.

10. Heart Cactus

Free pattern by Little World of Whimsy

If you feel you need some decoration in your home then look no further than this adorable cactus. The pattern is simple, easy to follow and looks great in any space of your home.

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11. Chunky Wool Rug

Free pattern by Whistle & Ivy

This is a great pattern for beginners as it consists of simple stitches and simple color changes. You can easily change the colors of this cozy rug to suit you and your home.

12. Remote Holder

Free pattern by Jo to the World

This is a very useful item that you can crochet very easily for yourself and your home. `this remote holder uses very basic crochet stitches and can be worked up in no time at all!

13. Washcloths

Free pattern by Little World of Whimsy

This basic washcloth pattern is great for any crocheter – beginner or otherwise. This pattern has simple stitches, easy to read instructions and can be very quick to work up.

14. Hot Pad / Trivet

Free pattern by Joy of Motion Crochet

This easy crochet pattern is a great way to accessorize your kitchen. This hot pad uses some more complex stitches, but the end result looks really great.

They are fairly quick to make, so you can make as many as you need.

15. Hot Water Bottle Cover

Free pattern by Hooked on Patterns

This beautiful crochet hot water bottle pattern looks so amazing and can be made very easily once you get the hang of the double crochet cluster. You can also easily customize the colors you use in this pattern!

16. Plant Pot Cover

Free pattern by Lovecrafts

This pattern uses UK terms, so you’ll need to understand these or have a chart near by to understand them if needs be. The pattern can be customized in color and also size for the plant pot you have.

17. Mug and Teapot Cozy

Free pattern by Yellow Ribbon Knits

The pattern is fairly straightforward and easy to follow along with. You can easily change the colors and match is to the size you need.

18. Book Sleeve

Free pattern by Yarnutopia

If you feel you need some protection for your beloved books then look no further than this book sleeve pattern. The pattern is very easy to follow along with, quick to make and it can be made to different sizes.

19. Blanket

Free pattern by Make & Do Crew

The free crochet throw by Make & Do Crew is made using super soft yarn and looks amazing with the gradient yarn color. It can take some time to make but it will look great in your home once it’s made.

20. Jar Covers

Free Pattern by Lulu Loves

Here we have some adorable covers for any jars you have at home. This stops jars from clinking together or possibly sliding off a surface, so they are safe too!

If you were to have a tealight inside the jar, then the light shining through the crochet cover would create a cool pattern.

21. Tapestry Heart Pencil Case

Free Pattern by Sincerely Pam

Next we have this lovely pencil case for storing all your stationary essentials! The pattern mostly involves working single crochets and back loop only stitches and these can be worked fairly easily.

You will also have a chance to do some tapestry crochet with the color changes for the hearts but be careful, it is addictive!

22. Painted Hills Wall Hanging

Free Pattern by Divine Debris

Speaking of tapestry crochet, here we have a beautiful hanging wall art to brighten up your home! Choose your own warm toned yarn like the one above, or pick your own favorite colors to create a landscape that suits your liking.

23. Granny Chevron Table Runner

Here we have a table runner that looks intricate but is actually beautifully simple! You might like to display this project on your table or any surface in your home really, such as a dresser or bedside table.

Cotton yarn would likely be best to work with as it is durable and washable should there be any spills, although you can just as well work with any!

24. Towel Toppers with Hidden Ring

Free Pattern by Naztazia

Next we have these gorgeous towel toppers that can be paired with any of your favorite tables! You will just want to source some rings and buttons for this project, so that you are able to hang your towels and attach them to kitchen drawer handles or wherever needed.

25. Snowberry Cushion Cover

Free Pattern by K.A.M.E Crochet

You can never have too many pillows! This one in particular has cool looking bobble stitches and different stitches to break things up in between.

Feel free to use stripy colors to create the pattern like above, or use one colored yarn if you prefer.

26. Cute Cupcake Pin Cushion

Free Pattern by Hooked On Patterns

These cupcake pin cushions look good enough to eat! The pins look like sprinkles which is just adorable, although you could use these as simply cupcake decorations without holding pins in them.

Crochet your very own cupcake flavour with your best colors, whether your want them to be red velvet to chocolate or vanilla flavored!

27. Spill the Tea Cosy

Free Pattern by Cosy Rosie

Everyone needs a tea cosy to go with their tea set! These ones have lovely details such as ribbed stitches to make them thicker and easier to hold through the heat, as well as a pom pom on top.

The pattern is easy to follow and even includes a video tutorial which caters for crocheting a teapot in all sizes.

28. Striped Draft Stopper

Free Pattern by Lion Brand

Draft stoppers an essential home item for going under doors when it is windy outside. But they do not have to look boring!

This makes a great project to use up some scrap yarn and make something super colorful to decorate your doors.

29. Oven Mitt

Free Pattern by Crochet Cakes

Next we have these crochet oven mitts that will help you get hot things in and out of the oven with ease. Cotton yarn works perfect for protective kitchen wear, and the designer has recommended a few brands of yarn that they have tried and tested!

30. Twine Door Mat

Free pattern by Rich Textures Crochet

Since we have explored many useful items for inside the home, we might as well include a pattern for just outside the home too!

Rather than traditional yarn, the designer worked with twine which works as a great alternative for a more durable material and outdoor use.

31. Layer Cake Round Baby Blanket

Free Pattern by Kirsten Holloway Designs

How cool is this round, almost mandala style blanket! Gradient yarn looks very effective for this kind of project as the colors effortlessly blend into eachother, although you can choose whatever yarn you have available.

Blankets can be timely so this is more of a longer term project, but is still perfectly suitable for advanced beginner crochet level and above!

32. Pink Gingham Blanket

Free Pattern by Daisy Farm Crafts

Gingham is a lovely cottagecore themed pattern that would look amazing in any home. Beside the frequent color changes, this blanket works up fairly easily.

You are bound to have a fun time making your own blanket to drape over your couch or bed!

33. Lilypad Coaster

Free Pattern By Lumy Designs

Finally, we have this adorable frog and lilypad set that will perfectly hold your cups and mugs! They work up super quickly and in one color, you will just want to know or learn how to crochet in the round.