As the proud mama to a wonderful son, and favorite (okay, only) auntie to 3 fun nephews, I’m constantly on the lookout for awesome crochet patterns for my boys. For some reason, though, I’ve found boy patterns fewer, and further between. I know that most of you have probably noticed this as well!
Lucky for you, my second hobby just so happens to be hoarding crochet patterns! I’ve combed the web, and am happy to share these treasures I’ve brought back with all of you.
Free Crochet Patterns for Boys
Checkers, and bobbles, and ribbing! Oh, my! Kirsten of KHD filled this baby hat to the brim with fabulous texture, then topped it off with bear ears for the most adorable little bear hat I have ever seen.
Yes, it’s an adult size, but my family all have big heads! This beanie combines all my favorite things for crochet gifts: bulky yarn, a bigger K hook, and awesome variegated yarn. The post stitches add some extra warmth, as well. PS- The men in your life will thank you for browsing through the Hat Patterns category over at Elk Studio. Kathy creates so many amazing hats for guys, and you might even find a pretty project for yourself, while you’re at it.
Bulky yarn and just a smidge of texture- what more could a guy ask for? This hat is sized for teen/adult small, and the pattern makes a great learning project for a beginner or a seasoned crocheter who just wants to relax.
These cozy, bulky mittens are available for Free on Fiber Flux, including a video tutorial for the tricky bit.
The ombre yarn from Red Heart used here really adds an extra dimension to this phenomenal pattern! The texture looks absolutely dreamy, but it’s simple enough for a determined beginner. As an added bonus, this pattern is fully sized from Newborn to Adult Large!
Who doesn’t love pizza? And who doesn’t love long tail hats? Keep your toddler boy’s head ooey-gooey warm with this deliciously punny hat. This pepperoni pizza is simple enough that a even a beginner crocheter could cook this recipe… er, pattern up!
I get so excited when free patterns offer multiple sizes. This cute striped hat would make an adorable Father/Son set in their favorite sports team’s colors!
This scarf has just the right amount of interest. Simple stripes add a pop of color, and the herringbone half double (with a handy tutorial) gives excellent drape when paired with a lightweight yarn.
Simple, easy, and fun make the best patterns. This hat ticks off all those and more! Sized for baby, toddler and child, this cute hat would be an adorable baby gift paired with the matching afghan linked on the blog.
And other times, going all out for a fun animal hat is just what your little boy would love! Just be sure not to click over to the rest of her patterns on Ravelry unless you’ve got time to crochet something for yourself as well!
For those who love the knit look, this is the pattern for you! I had to triple check the listing to be sure I hadn’t snagged one of my knit patterns. This fun side-to-side hat would complete the look for nearly any guy’s style.
This subtle checkerboard texture adds just the right touch to this quick and easy neckwarmer pattern. There’s only one downfall- you’ll probably want one for yourself as well!
All the boys in my life are huge football fans! These soft, warm slippers would be perfect for any number of boys or men on my Christmas Crochet list.
This adorable graph beanie would be adorable for a little boy! Finally, a hat a little boy will WANT to wear.
Still Want More?
Check out these fantastic boy roundup posts for even more patterns and inspiration!