22 Fair Isle Crochet Patterns

Learn how to make gorgeous color work crochet pieces that look like knit with these Fair Isle Crochet Patterns: from cozy sweaters and scarves to hats, mittens, and more. With a bit of practice, you’ll be able to add eye-catching, colorful designs to anything you want, upgrading your wardrobe and home with a splash of color and style!

22 Fair Isle Crochet Patterns

Fair Isle crochet has become more popular in recent years, and we’re here for it! Although it’s not the easiest type of crochet to try, the results will make your efforts seem worthwhile. So grab your hook, some colorful yarn, and let’s get started!

22 Fair Isle Crochet Patterns


1. Traveler Fair Isle Crochet Sweater Pattern by Briana K Designs

Have you been wanting to crochet a colorwork sweater, but don’t know where to begin? Maybe you’ve been eyeing the gorgeous knit colorwork sweaters, and have been wishing that there was one in crochet. If this sounds like you, then this Traveler Fair Isle Crochet Sweater Pattern is for you!

Finished with textured crochet ribbings, it’s sure to add casual style to your winter wardrobe.

Traveler Fair Isle Crochet Sweater Pattern by Briana K Designs

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2. Faux Knit Fair Isle Crochet Toque & Cowl Pattern by Sewrella

These adult-sized crochet faux-knit fair isle toque (hat, beanie) and cowl (infinity scarf) are not only very easy to make but also incredibly cute! They come together quickly and are a huge crowd pleaser!

Faux Knit Fair Isle Crochet Toque & Cowl Pattern by Sewrella

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3. Reversible Trio of Forest Baskets Fair Isle Crochet Patterns by Deja Joy

Try out Fair Isle crochet with these reversible owl baskets. Begin with the small leaf basket using medium worsted weight yarn to dip your toes in, and progress to the larger owl basket when you feel confident.

Not only are these baskets cute, but they are practical. For a different look, you can reverse from pattern to a solid color by simply flipping them inside out.

Reversible Trio of Forest Baskets Fair Isle Crochet Patterns by Deja Joy

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4. Fair Isle Crochet Wall Hanging Pattern by Whistle & Ivy

Add interest to a bare wall with this Fair Isle Crochet Wall Hanging. This pretty wall decor uses simple but classic color changes to make a lovely, wintry scene.

Fair Isle Crochet Wall Hanging Pattern by Whistle & Ivy

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5. Fair Isle Christmas Baubles Crochet Pattern by Midknits

This pattern provides clear instructions for crocheting three different styles of decorative Fair Isle Christmas Baubles. Ideal for adorning a tree, creating festive bunting, or adding holiday charm to a bowl, these versatile ornaments also make for perfect-sized toys for babies or children.

Crocheted using a split single crochet stitch, the resulting smooth v’s of the textile resemble the polished look of a knit stockinette stitch.

Fair Isle Christmas Baubles Crochet Pattern by Midknits

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6. Let It Snow Christmas Blanket Crochet Pattern by Burgundy & Blush

This Let It Snow Christmas Blanket Crochet Pattern is a fun color work blanket with the traditional festive favorites in a fair isle design. The completed blanket is lapghan-sized, measuring approximately 36×49 inches.

Let It Snow Christmas Blanket Crochet Pattern by Burgundy & Blush

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7.  Nordic Snowflake Fair Isle Christmas Stocking Pattern by The Unraveled Mitten

Skip the store-bought stockings and make yourself a family heirloom that can be passed on from generation to generation and will be loved year after year.

This stunning Nordic Snowflake Stocking is sure to become an instant classic. It features a timeless Fair Isle snowflake design  and there’s only 2 colors to juggle, so it’s really not too tricky.

Nordic Snowflake Fair Isle Christmas Stocking Pattern by The Unraveled Mitten

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8. Fair Isle Gansey Crochet Cowl Pattern by Annie’s Catalog

Fair Isle fans, craft this for any stylish lady using soft hues for a modern finish they’ll love. The color combos on this are limitless. You could do all neutrals, or a cool gray scale cowl!

It’s a cozy way to welcome cooler days, so put this pattern on your to-do list!

Fair Isle Gansey Crochet Cowl Pattern by Annie's Catalog

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9. Traditional Fair Isle Crochet Holiday Rug Pattern by Briana K Designs

Here’s a cheerful holiday project to brighten and bring cheer to any home this season. This pattern is crocheted in the splits stitch and uses three strands at once.

Traditional Fair Isle Crochet Holiday Rug Pattern by Briana K Designs

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10. Fair Isle Crochet Cardigan Pattern by Ball Hankn Skein

This crochet pattern for Fair Isle Cardigan highlights a delightful heart stitch yoke with a refined yet rustic vibe. While it’s a ideal for special events like holidays or birthday celebrations, , its versatile design also makes it a fantastic choice for casual layering.

Fair Isle Crochet Cardigan Pattern by Ball Hankn Skein

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11. Fair Isle Mukluk Slippers Crochet Pattern by A Frayed Knot Boutique

Put your best foot forward when wearing these cozy slippers complete with a touch of Fair Isle for a little pizzazz! The slipper measures 7 1/2″ high and is made using worsted-weight yarn.

Fair Isle Mukluk Slippers Crochet Pattern by A Frayed Knot Boutique

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12. World Atlas Fair Isle Crochet Pattern by Pukapuka

Make your Fair Isle experience by crocheting these map squares to assemble a unique World Atlas that’s not only washable but also safe for your little one. Explore the world together with this engaging project!

The pattern includes both graphs and written instructions for all 10 squares, featuring maps of continents: Africa, South America, Australia, Antarctica, North America, Asia, and Europe. It also includes two squares depicting hemispheres for the front and back covers, along with one blank square.

World Atlas Fair Isle Crochet Pattern by Pukapuka

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13. Crochet Fair Isle Cardigan Pattern by Yarnspirations

Nordic fair isle motifs on this longline, open-front cardigan will keep you looking effortlessly on-trend this season!

This cardigan comes together easily as it is worked in one piece to the armholes where simple shaping takes place. Finished off with a textured crochet ribbing and no closures for a casual, easy piece, this is the perfect layering piece.

Crochet Fair Isle Cardigan Pattern by Yarnspirations

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14. Spring Fling Fair Isle Cushion Crochet Pattern by Little Doolally

Add a little homespun style to your bedroom for a sweet spring update with this pretty cushion cover. Make it in all colors of spring or pick colors to match your decor!

Spring Fling Fair Isle Cushion Crochet Pattern by Little Doolally

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15. Shape Teaching Fair Isle Snake Crochet Pattern by Deja Joy

Looking for a unique educational gift for a reptile enthusiast? This Shape Teaching Fair Isle Snake is the perfect choice! Measuring an impressive 46″ long, this amigurumi snake is not only a cuddly companion but also a fun way to learn shapes.

Using Fair Isle crochet, the shapes come alive on the snake with minimal effort (you only use two different colors on any given row).

Shape Teaching Fair Isle Snake Crochet Pattern by Deja Joy

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16. Fair Isle Knee High Socks Crochet Pattern by Yarnutopia

Crochet these knee high socks using the beautiful Fair Isle crochet! The design creates a delightful pattern resembling mini hearts with contrasting colors. These socks are so incredibly warm and fashionable, created starting from the toes and working its way up the leg!

Get creative with various color combinations—let your imagination run wild for a playful touch!

Fair Isle Knee High Socks Crochet Pattern by Yarnutopia

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17. The Forest Fair Isle Stocking Crochet Pattern by Hailey Bailey

Learn Fair Isle crochet technique for a modern home decor stocking. This pattern includes 12 different woodland charts and an alphabet chart to personalize a special forest-inspired stocking for each family member.

The Forest Fair Isle Stocking Crochet Pattern by Hailey Bailey

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18. Wildflower Beanie Crochet Pattern by Knit And Crochet Ever After

This Wildflower Beanie is blooming with color! Using Fair Isle technique, this beanie can be made in four different sizes for everyone on your gift list.

Wildflower Beanie Crochet Pattern by Knit And Crochet Ever After

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19. Crochet Paris Sweater Pattern by Two Brothers Blankets

Meet the lovely Paris Sweater – a charming crochet pullover that uses the fair isle crochet technique to form sweet hearts in its design! The heart pattern is easy but incredibly cute and can be made in various colors.

The pattern comes in sizes for both women and children, making it perfect for creating an adorable matching set for moms and kids!

Crochet Paris Sweater Pattern by Two Brothers Blankets

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20. Nordic Colorwork Blanket Crochet Pattern by We Crochet

If you appreciate the timeless beauty of traditional Fair Isle knitting but lean toward crocheting, this Nordic Colorwork Blanket is perfect for you.

Measuring 47″ x 60″, this rectangular blanket is a visual symphony worked lengthwise with simple single crochet stitches.

Nordic Colorwork Blanket Crochet Pattern by We Crochet

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21. Fair Isle Basket Crochet Pattern by Yarn And Chai

With only two colors, this beautiful basket is perfect for practicing your Fair Isle technique. This lovely design showcases a sturdy plastic canvas added to give it structure and shape.

Fair Isle Basket Crochet Pattern by Yarn And Chai

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22. Fair Isle Drink Cozies Crochet Pattern by Midknits

With small size and bold, charted motifs, these drink cozies are the ideal first Fair Isle crochet patterns – and they’re great stashbuster too. Choose your favorite shades of DK yarn and give them a try!

Fair Isle Drink Cozies Crochet Pattern by Midknits

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IF YOU’RE FEELING CRAFTY AND COLORFUL, THEN LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THESE FAIR ISLE CROCHET PATTERNS!

Do you enjoy playing with color? Check out our tutorial on changing colors in crochet with 10 patterns to try!

Whatever your style, there are Fair Isle crochet patterns to suit – and we hope we’ve helped you find the one that will be next on your hooks!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Elle Grospe

Elle has been part of the Crochet News team since 2019 and her love of crocheting shines through in the beautiful and unique patterns that she shares with our community.

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