10 FREE Crochet Science Patterns

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This is a compilation of 10 free crochet science patterns. Make these fun patterns as educational toys or to gift to the science nerd in your life.

Do you love science? Or do you have a science geek friend or family member? Well, today we are going to take our crochet projects to the next level by discovering some really cool and amazing science-related patterns!

I love it when I find crochet patterns that are not only fun to make, but are also educational. Being able to incorporate crochet into an everyday learning experience is a wonderful thing. These science crochet patterns are no exception.

Whether you have small children or you are a teacher, these fun and nerdy science crochet patterns will be a fabulous fit for your home or your classroom. Are you ready to see these amazing patterns? Scroll down to see all 10 science crochet patterns.

10 Free Crochet Science Patterns

10 Free Crochet Science Patterns

With this variety of science crochet patterns, you’re sure to find one that’s perfect for you.

Maybe you are looking for a fun educational toy pattern for a child – a eukaryotic cell pillow, perhaps?

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Or maybe you are looking for something more ambitious like a blanket with the Periodic Table of Elements.

With this amazing collection of crochet science patterns, you will surely find one to suit your fancy.

Crochet DNA Helix Pattern

Do you find DNA fascinating? You may not know this, but I have a BS in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. I have always found the study of DNA and RNA to be very interesting – so I designed this crochet pattern to represent a DNA helix.

This easy crochet pattern includes instructions for both right-handed and left-handed crocheters. This is also a really great stashing busting pattern.

Go to my blog to find the free DNA Helix pattern.

Eukaryotic Cell Pillow

Unleash your inner biology nerd by making this detailed (yet simply) eukaryotic cell pillow.

This pattern was made with scraps of I Love This Cotton yarn from Hobby Lobby. But honestly, you can use whatever worsted-weight yarn you have on hand. All of the little details of this pillow are a great way to use up those yarn scraps.

Go to the free pattern HERE.

Eukaryotic Cell Pillow

Spherical bacteria crochet pattern

Do you love studying about bacteria, their shapes, and what they do? This pattern is a really fun way to teach children about bacteria!

You don’t need to be advanced to make this pattern, but you should be familiar with basic crochet terms and stitches. You can also use any weight yarn you prefer. Just make sure that your stitches are tight enough to hold the stuffing in.

Click HERE for the free pattern.

Spherical bacteria

Platypus Scientist Crochet Pattern

This cute platypus is ready to go to the lab and do some stuff! Isn’t she adorable in her little lab coat? She also comes complete with a magnifying glass and flask. She is a perfect nerdy companion for your science-loving child.

There are several parts to this crochet pattern, but nothing that an intermediate-level crocheter couldn’t handle. So grab your favorite colors of yarn and get to work crocheting up this little cutie.

CLICK HERE for the free crochet science pattern.

Platypus Scientist

Crochet Periodic Table of Elements Blanket

This crochet pattern is for the serious science geeks out there. Learn how to make this awesome blanket featuring the Periodic Table of Elements.

Now, this isn’t a full blanket pattern – rather, it is all individual square graphs for each element. At the end, you’ll sew all your squares together and then crochet a border of your choice.

You can find these crochet graphs for free ON THIS WEBSITE.

Periodic Table of Elements

Crochet Virus Pattern

Here is a type of COVID you might actually like to have! LOL. Make your own plush amigurumi coronavirus. I really love the little details on this.

This would make a great educational or conversational piece for the health education classroom – or any classroom for that matter! Make one of these friendly coronavirus plushies as an easy way to talk about healthy living and prevention.

FOLLOW THIS LINK for the free crochet pattern.


Lab Glassware Science Crochet Pattern

Do you love working in a lab? Mixing things and experimenting with different things? You might like these cute little guys then! Add some eyes on each one and now they come to life.

This is a pretty straightforward pattern that uses just basic stitches and a small amount of yarn for each one. These are also really great soft toys for the budding young scientist in your family.

CLICK HERE for the free crochet science pattern.

Lab Glassware

Gnome Scientist

Gnomes have been popular for a while now. People are making all kinds of gnomes. But have you ever seen a scientist gnome?? Well, now you have!

Bonus: there are also instructions for turning this gnome into a pharmacist gnome as well. This would make a great gift for the science/biology teachers in your life.

Check out the free pattern ON THIS WEBSITE.

Gnome Scientist

STEM Appliques for Women and Girls

I love these appliques! These are a great way to honor the women and girls who work in STEM. Use these as keychains or sew them onto your sweatshirt or backpack.

Whip up several of these crochet appliques to gift to your fellow women in STEM. These are super quick and easy to make plus they are great stash busters.

FOLLOW THIS LINK for the free pattern.

STEM Appliques for Women and Girls

Chained GENEie Headband

I love this idea! Make an ear warmer/headband and add a DNA design to go all the way around it.

This ear warmer is worked in short rows and then sewn together at the end. To make the DNA, you’ll crochet two separate chains and then sew those on to form the DNA design.

You can get this free crochet pattern BY CLICKING HERE.

Chained GENEie Headband

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