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Finding free and for-purchase crochet patterns on the internet can be overwhelming. A good way to start is on the websites of the manufacturers of yarns that you like to work with. Often, they have emailed monthly newsletters that you can sign up for. Those newsletters usually have announcements of new yarns and will give links to free patterns. You'll also want to check out www.Ravelry.com, a website exclusively for crocheters and knitter, and www.FaveCrafts.com, a website with all sorts of free crafting ideas and resources, for their dedicated crochet communities.