Ravelry offers many free patterns, as well as some patterns for sale, on its website. The pattern-hosting site provides yarn crafters a place to share their patterns with others, keep track of their own work and communicate with other crafters.
To access patterns that users have uploaded, the site requires registering an account. After signing up, a crafter gains several options in her search for patterns. Visitors can separate patterns by crocheting, knitting, loom knitting or machine knitting, as well as by the type of product created, such as clothing or blankets. The search function allows a user to select whether she wishes to pay for a pattern and filters results accordingly.
Ravelry offers over 750 free patterns on their website. Specific patterns offered by Ravelry include slip-stitch socks, 50 stars afghan, baby socks, an acorn apron and after-bath bunting. Other patterns include an Amish flair afghan and pillow, anemone slippers, an angel blanket buddy, angel bookmark and a variety of Christmas ornaments.