Knitting Pattern Central
This is the largest archive
of online patterns, which means it can get a little overwhelming. The patterns are divided by categories, thank goodness. And you can opt just to look at the latest additions to the archive.
Knit and Crochet Patterns by Marnie MacLean
These are some high-quality, clearly written patterns from Marnie. Nice pix, too!
It's hard to beat the selection and surprise of the Knitty site. Browse patterns by type or by issue.
Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns - Crystal Palace Yarns
The organization and layout are pretty bad, but the patterns are of superior quality and well-written, even compared to patterns you have to pay for.
Free Knitting Patterns and Instructions @ About.com
The links are annotated, which is nice, but she links to everything, regardless of quality, which is kind of a pain. Still, free patterns!
Favorite Blogs (besides our own)
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee blogs frequently about her adventures in knitting, which include traveling the country to talk about knitting, meeting other knitters, and promoting her books about knitting. Oh, and there's a traveling sock, too.
A less famous and more down-to-Earth knitter's blog with lots of pix.
What Not to Crochet
The title pretty much says it all.
Exceptionally talented knitter with great pictures and techniques.
Knitting & crochet community with patterns and news and friends.
The Purl Bee
Great free patterns!
Specific Instructions & How-Tos
Casting On Stitches (video)
Binding Off (video)
Common Crochet Pattern Abbreviations & Terms
Common Knitting Pattern Abbreviations & Terms
Crochet: The Chain Stitch
Grafting an Invisible Seam
Needle Size Conversion Chart
Yarn Over and Other Lace Techniques