Free Yo-Yo Crochet Patterns

What is yo-yo crochet? 

Yo-yo crochet is basically a small circle crochet pattern which can begin with a ring or chains to create two different types of yo-yo crochet motifs.  One type is the basic yo-yo and the other is the yo-yo puff.

To learn the basics, step-by-step instructions and videos on how to make basic and yo-yo puffs, check out our page devoted to crochet yo-yos.

Crochet Yo-Yo PuffsSample Crochet Yo-Yo Puffs

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!

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
  • Embellishments

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.

Basic Crochet Yo-Yo SampleSamples of Crocheted Yo-Yos

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!

Free Yo-Yo Crochet Patterns

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Candy Cane Baby Blankie

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

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


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

Triangle Shaped Yo-Yo Scarf

Triangle Shaped Yo-Yo Scarf

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

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 Throw

Yo-Yo Throw

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

Zig-Zag Yo-Yo Crochet Afghan

Create an afghan with this free yo-yo pattern.

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