Crochet for Girls – 8 Cute & Free Crochet Patterns

I love crocheting for girls, don’t you? I’ve put together a list of 8 cute crochet patterns for girls that I bet you’ll love—all of them are free patterns!

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Cute Crochet for Girls…

I don’t know about you, but I have always LOVED crocheting for girls!

I guess part of the reason is that I have a little sister who is 8 years younger than me…

Making something that she loves is still one of my favorite things to do.

When I first started thinking about a crochet along for Operation Christmas Child, I had a whole host of pattern ideas for girls!

In fact, I sometimes get a little TOO ambitious with these things🤣

In the end, I designed half of the girl’s patterns myself, and let some other talented designers do the rest!

Everything has come together so beautifully.

Anyway…let’s make sure you have some details about the crochet-along, and then we’ll get straight to the patterns for girls!

Crochet for Girls - 8 Cute and Free Crochet Patterns

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Join the CAL

If you haven’t already, make sure you read all the information about the Operation Christmas Child crochet along right here.

This truly is a MUST! You can join the CAL for free, but there are still a few steps you need to take (like joining the community!)

Get Early Access to the Patterns

Second. I am excited to tell you that you have the option to support Operation Christmas Child while also getting early access to the CAL patterns!

I’ve put together an ad-free, PDF pattern bundle that you can get right now. You’ll be able to get started on all the patterns below as soon as you want to!

You’ll also get access to every girl’s pattern AND boy’s pattern.

Last detail I’ll mention here…100% of the proceeds of this bundle goes straight to Operation Christmas Child.

That’s right, I won’t be keeping a cent. I am truly passionate about the cause of this organization, so I want to support them as much as I can! My “pie in the sky” goal is to raise $1000…will you help me get there?

Get Your Copy of The bundle HERE.

I’ve Signed Up. Now What Can I do to Prepare?

If you’ve already signed up, that is a great start! Now what you want to do is start collecting materials.

You’ll need a shoebox, of course. But you’ll also need yarn for all the patterns!

Most of the patterns use easily accessible yarns. In fact, 5 out of 8 use worsted weight yarns like Caron Simply Soft or Red Heart Super Saver.

There are a few others that use bulky weight yarn, DK, and thread. To see exactly what I used, scroll down through all the patterns! You’ll be able to know the release date of any particular pattern, plus the materials you’ll need.

The Girls Crochet Patterns

So you’ve chosen your path…you’re going to put together a shoebox for a little girl! I’m so excited for you to participate in what Operation Christmas Child calls “the greatest journey”! In just a few short months your shoebox filled with crocheted items will be in the hands of a little girl around the world.

Crochet Pattern #1: Scrubbies

Release Date: September 15

Materials needed: small amounts of worsted weight cotton yarn – I used Lily Sugar and Cream

Designed by: Desert Blossom Crafts (that’s me!)

Scrubbie crochet pattern

Crochet Pattern #2: OC the Puppy

Release Date: September 22

Materials: 60 yards worsted weight yarn in a few different colors – I used Red Heart Super Saver

Designed By: Amber Bliss This

Crochet Puppy

NOW is the time to make this pattern! Click below to go straight to the puppy blog post.

Crochet Pattern #3: Seed Stitch Headband

Release Date: September 29

Materials Needed: Small amount of worsted weight yarn – I used Yarn Bee Soft Secret, but another substitute would be Caron Simply Soft.

Designed By: Desert Blossom Crafts

Crochet Headband Pattern for Girls

Crochet Pattern #4: Breezy Beanie – Now Available!

Release Date: October 6

Materials Needed: DK weight yarn – I used Lion Brand Truboo (love this yarn!!)

Designed By: Fosbas Designs

Crochet Beanie for Girls

Crochet Pattern #5: Tropical Flower Clip

Release Date: October 13

Materials Needed: 18-20 yards Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread Size 10

Designed By: Kirsten Holloway Designs

Crochet Flower Clip

Crochet Pattern #6: Sturdy Pencil Case

Release Date: October 20

Materials Needed: #5 Bulky Weight Yarn – I used Loops & Threads Charisma

Designed By: Desert Blossom Crafts

Girl's Crochet Pencil Case

Crochet Pattern #7: Mermaid Dreams Cowl – Now Available!

Release Date: October 27

Materials Needed: Worsted weight yarn in 2 contrasting colors – I used Yarn Bee Soft Secret to match my headband, but once again, a great substitute would be Caron Simply Soft.

Designed By: Sunflower Cottage Crochet

Crochet Cowl for Girls

Crochet Pattern #8: Diamond Cable Bag

Release Date: November 3

Materials Needed: 400 yards worsted weight yarn – I used Caron Simply Soft in this color.

Designed By: Desert Blossom Crafts

Crochet Bag for Girls

I can’t wait for all these crochet patterns for girls to be released into the world! They will come one by one, don’t worry!

Until then, I would appreciate if you shared this post on Pinterest – or tell your friends about the crochet-along! The more people who can help crochet for this worthy cause, the better.


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Happy Crocheting!

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