Have ya'll heard of Crochet Pattern Central? This website is a directory of links to FREE crochet patterns! Instead of doing a web search, I start at Crochet Pattern Central first. I can usually find what I need there. I love it! You can browse by category or use the search feature to find just what you're looking for. Most times, I've found just what I needed.
I just found out that CPC is run by ONE WOMAN! And she does this as a labor of love! Seriously, if you've seen the site you'll know why this is so surprising to me. There's a little bit of everything on CPC. Check it out :-)