Good free knitting and crochet patterns for Patons Yarn, which include patterns for cowls, shawls, cardigans, baby booties and scarves, can be found on AllFreeKnitting.com and Knittingwarehouse.com. While the concept of a "good" pattern for knitting and crochet can be subjective, the websites offer a wide range of different patterns with varying designs and complexities to choose from.
While both crafts use a yarn, one of the main difference between crochet and knitting is that crochet uses one hook, while knitting requires two or more needles. For most crochet projects, the crafter has one active stitch on a hook, while a knitter has a row of active stitches. A fabric created by knitting can unravel with a dropped stitch, while crocheted items remain intact even if a portion of the fabric breaks, thanks to the complex loops used.
Apart from the free patterns already mentioned, other patterns that are featured on Knitting-Warehouse and AllFreeKnitting websites include sweaters, Afghans, slippers, vests, winter hats, slippers, berets and pullovers. Christmas ornaments, wraps, bow ties, stockings, baby hoodies, beanies, pillow sets and blankets are also available. It should be noted that the free patterns on the Knitting-Warehouse website are PDF files, which need to be downloaded and viewed with a PDF file viewer.