A collection of crocheted stuffed animals and cupcakes featuring pincushion designs.

*This post may contain affiliate links.


I’m a craft designer and author of hundreds of articles and reviews about crocheting and other crafts. I search out and present novel approaches to classic patterns and techniques to encourage you to try something new. I’m delighted that so many of you read my posts and that I can contribute to promoting our crochet community. I’m interested in crafts, interior design and love traveling and sitting next to a campfire. I live with my husband and three kids in the Rockies.

What crocheting workshop would be complete without a crocheted pincushion? Obviously, none would be. Indeed, we all need one or more, but it doesn’t have to be a boring old miniature pillow, oh no! Therefore, you can let your imagination run wild even here, with something as seemingly mundane and ordinary as a pincushion. See for yourself below if any of these tickle your fancy as they are, or whether you would like to add a personal touch. Either way, it will not only be a pincushion, but a piece of art as well. Lets see these cute pincushion free crochet patterns.

African Flower Turtle Pincushion Free Crochet Pattern

This african flower turtle is a lovely and calming thing to lay on your desk and help you in your crafts. It’s a lso a fun pattern to make and to give as a gift. The pattern is easy and doesn’t require much yarn, so you could well use up some of those ends.

Skills: Easy     Designer: InArt

African Flower Turtle

The full article about this pattern is here:

African Flower Turtle

Henrietta the Hedgehog Free Crochet Pattern

This hedgehog is also an easy pattern as it’s basically made of one easy shape and some attached appendages. This is alos a very cute and adorable decoration for your sewing room, or a great gift.

Henrietta the Hedgehog

The full article about this pattern is here:

Henrietta the Hedgehog

Cute Octopus Pin Cushion

They’re not just a pretty face! These little octopi are so handy on your sewing room. In brief, they’ll hold your pins for your sewing while looking cool. Of course, this is an easy pattern as well, so you can make one for each of your crafting friends.

Skills:  Easy               Designer: Guichai Dolls

Pin Cusion Octopus

The full article about this pattern is here:

Cute Octopus

Shaina The Sheep

Shaun’s female counterpart, Shaina, will help you in your crocheting, knitting or sewing crafts by holding your pins needles and possibly hooks. While it’s cute as heck, this is an easy pattern with no major snags. Thus, you can have one to enjoy in short order.

Designer:  Shipra S Sharma

The full article about this pattern is here:

Shaina The Sheep

Cupcake Pin Cushion Free Crochet Pattern

I’m sure you want to try these cupcakes. Super cute and useful, these crocheted pincushions are a great quick project which allows you to use up yarn odds and ends. Use a 4 mm hook or smaller to keep the stitches tight to better hold your pins. You can make these projects as a play food for kids. The cupcake size is 3″ in diameter at the top and it is 3.5″ in high.

Skills: Easy     Designer: Ling Ryan

Cup Cake Pin Cushion

The full article about this pattern is here:

Pin Cushion

Cactuar Pin Cushion Free Crochet Pattern

What could be better a idea for a pincushion than a spiky cactus? It is a cute decoration all by itself, but with pins in it, it looks even more realistic, don’t you think?

Skills: Easy     Designer: Vesera Zindara

cactuar pin cusion

The full article about this pattern is here:

Cactuar Pin Cusion

You may also like:

Lovely Crochet Pincushions – Ideas and Free Patterns

Crochet Bathroom Accessories Free Patterns

For more free designs every day follow us on Facebook and share your ideas and your work on our Facebook group!

Similar Posts


  1. Terri Stafford says:

    These are adorable!! 🙂

  2. Erlinda Becerra says:

    where can i buy the cactus pincushion i really like it?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *