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Free Yo-Yo Crochet Patterns

What is yo-yo crochet? 

Yo-yo crochet is basically a small circle crochet pattern which begins with a “magic ring” (this closes the crochet into the circle). There are two types of yo-yo crochet motifs.

The first begins with the magic ring.  Chains of crochet are made in the magic ring using double crochet stitches. 

Depending on the desired size of the yo-yo, more or less chains are made.  Finally, the magic ring is pulled tighter and a circle motif is created.  This basic yo-yo is a flat circle.

The second type of yo-yo crochet is called the yo-yo puff.  These yo-yos begin the same way as the basic type with the magic ring, then crocheted chains are added to give this yo-yo a three dimensional puffy yo-yo look.

Any of the yo-yos can be joined either as they are being made or the yo-yos made first and then joined together afterward.  This is a great scrap buster!

To learn the basics of yo-yo crochet, check out our page devoted to making circle crochet yo-yos.

This page is full of free yo-yo crochet patterns, some using the basic yo-yo and others using the puff style yo-yo.

What can you make with yo-yo crochet?

People have gotten very creative with their circle crochet patterns. There are so many things that can be made with these lovely little circles!

  • Yo-yo Dolls - check out the yo-yo clown pattern, the yo-yo Santa pattern, and the adorable bunny made of yo-yo crochet
  • Blankets - this page has a variety of free yo-yo crochet patterns to make afghans, lapghans, throws, baby blankets and more
  • Home Decor - the cute Christmas tree ornaments and the free yo-yo crochet pattern to create a pillow will add whimsy to the home
  • Kitchen Items - use the free circle crochet motif patterns to make placemats, hot pads, and coasters
  • Clothing - check out the free yo-yo crochet patterns to create a darling skirt, a cute wide-brim sun hat, and lovely scarves

Making crochet yo-yos is addicting! And once the pile of circle crochet rounds is large enough, there are very creative, unique and fun projects to make with them.

So check out the free yo-yo crochet patterns below, make the colored yo-yos specific to that pattern, and find yourself with a delightful new project.

Happy crocheting!


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Bunny Yo-Yo

Simple yo-yos in a variety of colors and sizes, combined with a sweet face and collar, make this bunny a true delight to crochet. Free Patterns

Candy Cane Baby Blankie

Yo-yo motifs are crocheted together with a border to make this cute baby blanket. Hooks and Yarns

Clover Patch Place Mat & Hot Pad

Fun to stitch, this attractive yo-yo crochet placemat set makes a fine addition to your spring and summer dining table. Free Patterns

Crocheted Yo-Yo Pillow

Learn how to make yo-yos, join them together and make into a pillow. Sugar Bee Crafts

Poinsettia Coaster

Make some colorful Christmas coasters with puff yo-yo using this free pattern. Craft Passion

Santa Doll

Crochet up a yo-yo Santa doll with this free pattern. Donna's Crochet Designs

Skirt

This pretty crochet skirt is a quick crochet project with yo-yo circles featured along the bottom edge of the skirt. Beautiful Crochet Stuff

Snow Amongst the Roses

A yo-yo motif afghan and pillow pattern. It's free. Free Patterns

Triangle Shaped Yo-Yo Scarf

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Use this free scarf pattern to create a stunning addition to your wardrobe of crocheted accessories. Joann

Yo Yo Christmas Tree Decoration

Here is a free pattern for making colorful yo-yo Christmas trees. Home Made At My Place

Yo-Yo Bookmark

For this yo-yo bookmark, you can use a different color for each yo-yo, or do them all the same color. Get the free pattern. Raverly

Yo-Yo Crochet Afghan

The Crazy Cool Yo-Yo Crochet Afghan is a classic pattern with a modern twist. All Free Crochet Afghan Patterns

Yo-Yo Lapghan

What do you do when your scrap basket is out of control? Make yoyos and make this lapghan. Ravelry

Yo-Yo Puff Wide Brim Summer Hat

Free hat pattern for a girl using yo-yo puff motifs. Craft Passion

Yo-Yo Scarf

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Learn how to make Yo-Yo Scarf with Joann's free pattern. Find detailed step-by-step instructions to complete your project today! Joann

Yo-Yo Throw

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This beautiful yo-yo throw will work in a farmhouse style or modern furnished room. Get the free pattern and start crocheting. Joann

YoYo Clown PDF

A yarn stash buster! Make a fun, colorful clown with all your leftover yarn. Rainbow Valley

Zig-Zag Yo-Yo Crochet Afghan

Create an afghan with this free yo-yo pattern.





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