Heart Hook Home
This website is one of my favorites for crochet tutorials and free crochet patterns. There aren’t a lot of annoying adds and email sign up requests. Her free patterns are available on Ravelry (as designer Ashlea Konecny) and Etsy as PDFs if you want to buy them to use offline. She also has resources for parents of children who have heart conditions as well as posts about how to save on craft supplies. There are even recipes!
I’ve made the “It’s Shawl Good Cardigan” and “Head Honcho Poncho” and they were wonderfully written patterns. She has a new 4-hour lacey pullover that I’m going to have to try! Check it out.
Make and Do Crew
This website is a little more add heavy, but has sponsorship from major yarn companies, so there are kits available for some of the patterns. I found this website through Ravelry as well.
Like the subheading states, they really do have modern crochet patterns and unique ideas.
The pattern I’ve made off of this website was the “Lightweight Crochet Slippers with Flip Flop Soles, and I made like 3 pairs for various family members one year for Christmas. They also have warm looking calf length booties to make using flip flops, which I have yet to try, but will soon.
I have bought way too many flip flops from Dollar Tree and have stashed a ton of 24/7 Cotton to make more of those flip flop shoes.