I am often asked where people can find specific patterns, and see many people posting asking for patterns. So, I wanted to share three great places where people can find patterns both free and paid. Also, all three Ravelry, Craftsy, and Pinterest offer the options to save the patterns that you love, so you will be able to easily find them again in the future!
First, Ravelry is a WONDERFUL place to find tons of crocheting patterns! You will be able to find items from clothing, baby items, winter wear, amigurumi characters, blankets and so much more. They have may different ways to narrow down your search for patterns, such as yarn weight, age, size, and in some cases even technique used. Here you are also able to search by either paid, free or both. I find the site is really easy to navigate as well, so you don't need to be a computer whiz to use it and find what you are a looking for! Another feature that I really like is the ability to comment, rate and post photos of your finished work on the patterns, so you can read and see what others think and have made using the pattern you have picked.
Secondly is Craftsy! This site is also full of both free and paid patterns, but I find that it tends to have morepaid than free. A great feature of this site is that they also offer techniques and classes on a variety of crafting topics! Again, some are paid and some are free. Here people are also able to rate the patterns and comment, so you are able to get a good feel of what fellow crafters think of the pattern.
Finally, Pinterest is a great site for finding a wide variety of crochet patterns at your fingertips! You can find many great patterns, by many fabulous designers. However, I think it takes a bit more time to find that perfect pattern sometimes, due to the fact that it is specifically designed just for crochet patterns. Also, on Pinterest you can find many great resources for crocheting techniques and tools as well!