Crochet Sitemap - Page 2 2016-09-26

Shaded Brown Variegated Crochet Potholder - Photos of a Crochet Potholder Made Using Variegated Yarn in Shades of Brown
This page features photos of a crochet potholder made using variegated yarn in shades of brown. Find a link to the free pattern for crocheting this potholder, as well as additional information about the yarns needed. This potholder is part of an image gallery featuring crochet projects made using variegated and ombre yarns. Page 5.

Shades of Spring Variegated Crochet Potholder - Photo of a Potholder Made Using Variegated Yarn in the Shades of Spring Colorway
This potholder was made using Peaches & Creme worsted weight cotton yarn in a colorway known as

Watercolor Variegated Crochet Potholder - Photo of a Crochet Potholder Made With Variegated Yarns for a Watercolor Effect
This potholder was crocheted using five different variegated and ombre yarns for a watercolor effect. Page 8.

Variegated Crochet Projects
This image gallery features photos of variegated crochet projects. These crochet projects are all made using variegated and ombre yarns. You will find links to the patterns used for crocheting these projects, as well as additional information about the yarns needed.

Crochet Abbreviations: cl
cl is a crochet abbreviation. If you are not familiar with this abbreviation, you'll find an explanation and links to complete crochet instructions here.

Crochet Milk Jug Cover
What is a milk jug cover, and why would you want to crochet one? Learn the glossary definition for a milk jug cover.

Crochet Definition: Protein Fiber
What is a protein fiber? Learn the glossary definition for a protein fiber.

Lacy Treble Shell Stitch
Learn how to crochet the lacy treble shell stitch, plus find free crochet patterns for practicing this beautiful stitch. Page 8.

Puff Lace Stitch With Half Double Crochet Vs
Get free instructions for a fancy, lacy, sophisticated crochet stitch that utilizes puff stitches, half double crochet, and v stitches. Page 12.

Graph Paper for Crochet -- Download Free Printable Graph Paper for Crochet
This free graph paper is suitable for designing crochet charts; it works for tapestry crochet, filet crochet, and other crochet techniques. If you would like to design your own charts for crocheting, you're invited to download our free printable graph paper. Happy designing!

Free Knitter's Graph Paper -- Download Free Knitter's Graph Paper
Want to design your own crochet charts or knitting charts? If so, you're invited to download our free printable graph paper. You might also want to use our knitter's graph paper for converting any of our free crochet charts to knitting charts. Page 2.

Free Knitter's Graph Paper -- Download Free Knitter's Graph Paper
Want to design your own crochet charts or knitting charts? If so, you're invited to download our free printable graph paper. You might also want to use our knitter's graph paper for converting any of our free crochet charts to knitting charts. Page 3.

Free Printable Graph Paper for Crochet and Knitting
Want to design your own crochet charts or knitting charts? If so, you're invited to download our free printable graph paper. You might also want to use our knitter's graph paper for converting any of our free crochet charts to knitting charts.

Crochet Moss Stitch -- Granite Stitch
Learn how to do the crochet moss stitch, also known as the granite stitch. It's so easy! A total beginner could crochet this simple stitch.

Solid Shell Stitch Photo
Shell stitch is one of the crochet stitches included in our photo gallery of special crochet stitches. See a picture of the shell stitch and learn how to crochet it! Page 6.

Single Crochet Mesh Stitch
Learn how to do the single crochet mesh stitch. It's so easy! A total beginner could crochet this simple stitch. Page 2.

Free Tutorials for Each Crochet Stitch Pattern
If you would like to learn new crochet stitches but you don't know what to search for, this image gallery is just what you need. Come on in and browse awhile!

Crocodile Stitch
If you would like to learn how to crochet the crocodile stitch, otherwise known as the crocodile scale stitch, this page is just what you need! Page 11.

Basic Crochet V Stitch Photo
Check out this photo of the basic crochet v stitch, and find instructions for crocheting v stitches plus projects that utilize this stitch. Page 4.

Checkered Diamond Stitch in Filet Crochet
Learn how to crochet the checkered diamond stitch in filet crochet. Page 10.

Thick and Thin Front Loop Single Crochet Stitch
This easy crochet stitch pattern is created using two drastically different yarn weights. Page 3.

V Stitch in Brick Repeat
Check out this crochet stitch pattern featuring v stitches worked in a repeat in the same sort of configuration as bricks in a wall. Page 5.

Staggered Spike Stitch Stripes
You can crochet spike stitches in many interesting patterns. This design features staggered spike stitches worked in two different colors. Page 9.

Treble Shell Stitch
Learn how to crochet the treble shell stitch. Page 7.

Free Cat Crochet Patterns
Find a variety of free cat patterns for crocheting.

Crochet Visor, Beanie, Hat Patterns
Here’s a list of crochet patterns for making your own visor beanie hats. This is a two-part list; the patterns at the top of the list are available on the Internet for free. The second part of the list features even more visor beanie patterns that you can buy.

Crochet Visor, Beanie, Hat Patterns
Here’s a list of crochet patterns for making your own visor beanie hats. This is a two-part list; the patterns at the top of the list are available on the Internet for free. The second part of the list features even more visor beanie patterns that you can buy.

Free Advanced Crochet Patterns
If you want to work a challenging crochet pattern for experienced crocheters, try one of these.

Free Crochet Wristband Patterns
Crocheted wristbands are the perfect DIY accessory to dress up a number of trendy fashion styles. Wristbands are also a fab addition to your workout gear.

Free Crochet Pentagon Patterns
Pentagon patterns for crocheting -- Learn how to crochet a pentagon shape. These five-sided designs are fascinating crochet projects.

Creating Seams in Crochet
Learn about crochet seams and the different methods for creating them.

Free Summer Crochet Themes and Patterns
Free crochet patterns for summer! These patterns are all ideal for use in summertime, when the weather is warm and you don't want to work on anything heavy.

Photo Tutorial for Simple Crocheted Fingerless Gloves
This photo tutorial accompanies my free crochet pattern for simple fingerless gloves. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to finish the gloves.

Frequently Asked Questions About Crochet
Do you have a question about crochet? If so, perhaps you'll find the answer here.

Crocheting a Flower Using Embroidery Floss
This page is part of a step-by-step crochet tutorial that teaches you how to make a thread crochet flower. This tutorial accompanies a free crochet pattern for a layered stitch choker style fashion necklace.

Crocheting the Top Layer of Flower Petals
This page is part of a step-by-step crochet tutorial that teaches you how to make a thread crochet flower. This page explains how to make the top layer of flower petals. This tutorial accompanies a free crochet pattern for a layered stitch choker style fashion necklace.

Thread Crochet Flower - Crochet a Flower Embellishment for the Choker Necklace
Here is a free pattern and step-by-step tutorial for a flower in thread crochet. This flower is intended to be used as an embellishment for the coordinating necklace, but you can adapt it to use in other craft projects if you prefer.

Crochet a Flower Embellishment for a Choker Necklace
Here is a free pattern and step-by-step tutorial for a flower in thread crochet. This flower is intended to be used as an embellishment for the coordinating necklace, but you can adapt it to use in other craft projects if you prefer.

Crocheting the Lower Layer of Flower Petals Using Embroidery Floss
This page is part of a step-by-step crochet tutorial that teaches you how to make a thread crochet flower. This page explains how to make the first layer of flower petals. This tutorial accompanies a free crochet pattern for a layered stitch choker style fashion necklace.

Adding Details to Your Crocheted Flower
Here are instructions for adding details to a crocheted flower. This page is part of a step-by-step crochet tutorial that teaches you how to make a thread crochet flower from start to finish. This tutorial accompanies a free crochet pattern for a layered stitch choker style fashion necklace.

Free Printable Filet Crochet Chart for Hearts Trim
Free printable filet crochet chart for making trim and edgings with heart motifs -- Use this free printable chart to crochet a lovely filet crochet trim with repeating heart motifs. The crocheted trim would be suitable for use as an edging on sheets, pillowcases, cushions, linens, towels, clothing, accessories, handbags, tote bags, or other craft projects.

Filet Crochet Hearts Trim Worked in 3 dc Mesh
Filet Crochet Hearts Trim Worked in 3 dc Mesh

Crocheted Edging With Cross Stitched Hearts - Photo of Crocheted Edging With Cross Stitched Heart Motifs
Free printable filet crochet chart for making trim and edgings with heart motifs -- Use this free printable chart to crochet a lovely filet crochet trim with repeating heart motifs. The crocheted trim would be suitable for use as an edging on sheets, pillowcases, cushions, linens, towels, clothing, accessories, handbags, tote bags, or other craft projects.

Learn a Slip Stitch to Form a Ring in Crochet
When reading a crochet pattern, have you ever encountered instructions that say

Crochet Necklace, Wire-Wrapped Pendants - Patterns
Learn how to make stunning, colorful crocheted necklaces using batik fabric and wire-wrapped pendants. This is an easy project; I think you'll enjoy it!

Free Pattern for a Rag Crochet Necklace With Wire-Wrapped Pendants
This necklace is the perfect introduction to rag crochet. It's reasonably quick and easy, plus the finished necklace is gorgeous!

Fabric Crochet Necklace With Wire-Wrapped Pendants -- Free Tutorial and Pattern
Learn how to make a stunning, colorful crocheted necklace using batik fabric and wire-wrapped pendants. This is an easy project; I think you'll enjoy it!

Rag Ball With Wire-Wrapped Glass Pendants Strung Onto It, Ready for Crocheting
This page is part of a tutorial for crocheting a fabric necklace with wire-wrapped glass pendants. See a picture of the rag ball and pendants here.

Beginning to Crochet the Necklace
This page is part of a tutorial for how to make a rag crochet necklace with wire-wrapped pendants.

Working a Chain Stitch With the Pendant Caught in the Stitch
This page is part of a free tutorial for how to make a crocheted necklace with fabric and wire-wrapped pendants.

Work-In-Progress Photos of the Fabric Crochet Necklace
See work-in-progress pictures of the fabric crochet necklace with wire-wrapped glass pendants.

Free Instructions for How to Make Wire-Wrapped Pendants
Want to learn how to make a wire-wrapped pendant? So do I, so I rounded up some links to free instructions and tutorials.

9 Amazing Vintage Crochet Doilies
These nine vintage crochet pieces were made early in the 20th century and showcase what people can do with crochet lace!

18 Classic Crochet Blankets
Interweave Crochet has collected 18 beautiful crochet blanket patterns into one book aptly titled Classic Crochet Blankets.

Easy Crochet Flower Patterns
Here are 12 free crochet flower patterns for beginners. They are all small and easy, working up quickly, and they are adaptable to an array of projects.

10 Free Sock Monkey Crochet Patterns
The sock monkey might have originally been made from socks but these ten free patterns show that you can make crochet sock monkeys.

10 Finger Puppet FREE Crochet Patterns
Have fun making and playing with the crochet finger puppets that you can create with these finger puppet crochet patterns!

9 Free Crochet Beanie Hat Patterns
These nine cute free crochet beanie hat patterns run the gamut from girly to masculine, child-sized to fitting for adults.

1000+ Free Crochet Patterns for Every Level of Crochet
Did you know that About.com has thousands of free crochet patterns throughout the site? We know that it can be hard to find exactly what you're looking for, so we decided to make it easy on you by rounding up links to all of the different free crochet patterns that you can find here. You'll find free crochet patterns for every level, every style and every type of crochet project that you might want to create!

Basic Stitches in Crochet (Instructions for Beginners)
Everything a beginner crocheter needs to know to crochet basic stitches - chain stitch, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, dc and tr.

How to Crochet Half Double Crochet Stitch (HDC)
This guide shows you how to crochet the hdc stitch, along with variations on half double crochet, tips for understanding the stitch better and resources for making the most of half double crochet.

10 Free Crochet Monkey Patterns
2016 is the year of the monkey and anytime is a good time to crochet a cute monkey pattern so here are ten free crochet monkey patterns.

How to Crochet a Classic Granny Square
Learn how to crochet the classic granny square along with tips and resources for taking granny square crochet to the next level.

How to Crochet a Classic Granny Square
Learn how to crochet the classic granny square along with tips and resources for taking granny square crochet to the next level.

How to Crochet a Classic Granny Square
Learn how to crochet the classic granny square along with tips and resources for taking granny square crochet to the next level.

10 Free Crochet Football Patterns
Ten free football crochet patterns for people who love the sport and people who want something sporty to crochet during Superbowl Sunday.

10 Adorable Groundhog Crochet Patterns
These ten crochet patterns for amigurumi groundhogs and groundhog crochet appliqus are all that you need to go to groundhog heaven!

5 Ways to Prevent Heart Disease with Crochet
Here are five smart ways that you can use your crochet skills to join your community in raising awareness about heart health.

The Slow Yarn Movement
Slow Yarn celebrates a slower, simpler way of life through engaging deeply with each part of the crochet process from yarn sourcing to upcycling.

50 Ways to Describe Crochet
In this article, more than seventy crocheters share the fifty words that they think best describe crochet. What people love about crochet.

How to Crochet Roving + Roving Crochet Patterns
Roving is the thick wool or fiber that spinners turn into yarn. However, you can actually crochet with it just the way it is. Here are tips and tricks for roving crochet.

How to Crochet: The Parts of a Crochet Project
By examining each step in the crochet process, you can get a better understanding of the parts to enjoy, and this allows you to have a more fulfilling experience of each crochet project.

Valentine's Crochet Idea: Partner Craft Swap
Teach crochet to your partner and learn a craft or hobby that they love. This is a great way to show interest in each other's lives and re-ignite that spark.

10 Most Adorable Squirrel FREE Crochet Patterns
Here are ten free squirrel crochet patterns to fill your life with adorable energy.

10 FREE Valentine's Crochet Patterns: Clothing and Accessories
These ten Valentine's Day crochet patterns are perfect date night crochet designs to wear whether you're going out with a lover or just with friends.

New To Thread Crochet? Here are 5 Top Tips!
Here are five tips to help you out if you're new to thread crochet, a type of crochet that is especially popular during the Christmas holiday season.

5 Tips for Taking Crochet When You Travel
Yes, you can take crochet hooks and other craft supplies on airplanes. It's a great idea to craft while you travel!

10 FREE Pastel Crochet Patterns for Spring
Pastels are perfect for springtime crochet. You can use them to make home decor items as well as wearables. Baby items always work well in pastels and are another great crochet project for spring. Usher in the new season with all sorts of pretty pastel crochet.

10 Most Unique FREE Crochet Heart Patterns
These ten crochet heart patterns aren't just your normal crochet hearts; they are unique and special and perfect for Valentine's Day and all through the year.

Crochet Lover's Ultimate Buying Guide to 2016 Craft Books
This buying guide rounds up the hottest new and upcoming titles in crochet. The best crochet books for people of all skill levels.

Crochet Lover's Ultimate Buying Guide to 2016 Craft Books
This buying guide rounds up the hottest new and upcoming titles in crochet. The best crochet books for people of all skill levels.

Designer Profile and Free Crochet Patterns: Sarah Zimmerman
Sarah Zimmerman is a crafter and crochet designer who often shares her beautiful creations as free crochet patterns and tutorials.

Why People Learn How to Crochet
Crochet is a popular craft but do you know what makes people want to learn how to crochet? Here are the most common crafty motivations.

How to Learn Crochet
Here are some of the best resources for learning crochet online, as well as the top crochet books for beginners learning to crochet.

How to Meet Your Needs Using Crochet
This is one of the creativity exercises in my book Hook to Heal, which is a compilation of exercises to improve both your inner and outer worlds through crochet. This exercise is about meeting your own needs through the craft.

20+ Charities for Crochet Donations
These twenty organizations accept crochet donations for people in need including the young, the elderly, people with cancer, folks in the military and more.

13 Fair Trade Crochet Companies
Fair Trade Crochet is used to describe “first world” companies that purchase crochet from artisans in “developing nations”. They pay those artisans a fair wage for their work.

Crochet Author Interview (Hook to Heal)
Learn more about my crochet book, Hook to Heal, from this author interview. It is a set of creativity exercises to improve life with crochet.

Re-Create a Favorite Memory in Crochet
Honor and celebrate a friendship through the medium of crochet when you re-create a favorite memory using the craft.

Crochet Your Way to Better Sleep
Crochet, a calming and relaxing activity, can be one key part of your regular nighttime sleep routine.

10 FREE Poinsettia Crochet Patterns
10 FREE poinsettia crochet patterns. This beautiful bold flower is symbolic of the Christmas holidays, and a crochet poinsettia makes a perfect addition to seasonal decor.

30+ Beautiful Crochet Patterns in Boho Crochet Book
Boho Crochet is filled with vibrant and colorful crochet patterns influenced by the 1960s and 1970s, springtime inspiration, florals and bohemian flair.

9 Types of Crochet Apps
You can use crochet phone apps to improve your crafting in more ways than you can imagine. Try it today! Here are nine types of crochet and yarn apps.

300+ Free Crochet Patterns to Check Out Today
Everyone loves free crochet patterns. It's amazing how many creative, talented, impressive designers release their patterns to use for free. I love to celebrate them by sharing their work so others can see how great they are. You'll find no shortage of inspiration in this massive roundup of free crochet patterns

Top 10 FREE Christmas Crochet Patterns
Top ten popular FREE crochet Christmas patterns, available through Ravelry and additional links online. Get crafting for Xmas!

How to Crochet a Double Treble Stitch
The US double treble (DTR) crochet stitch (also called double triple) is another basic stitch, the next step up in height from the treble crochet stitch. This article shows you the step-by-step

10 FREE Crochet Easter Basket Patterns
Crochet Easter baskets are perfect for collecting eggs and giving candy. They can also be adapted for other seasons. Here are 10 free crochet Easter basket patterns.

Crochet Thread Friendship Bracelet: Slip Stitch
This is the last row of the crochet thread friendship bracelet. Turn your crochet bracelet. Now slip stitch into the back loop only of each hdc stitch from the row below.

Thread Crochet Friendship Bracelet Materials and Step One
Hold both strands of thread together. Crochet a chain. My chain is 52 stitches long, which is the right size for my hook and tension to make an adult-sized crochet friendship bracelet.

Bonus: A Crochet Bow
The result was an unexpectedly beautiful crochet bow that I could definitely see using on a special gift if I weren't already giving these bracelets away!

Thread Crochet Friendship Bracelet: HDC
Step two is really easy. You simply turn the chain that you've already worked and stitch one hdc into each chain across the row.

Finishing the Thread Crochet Friendship Bracelet
The beginning and ending ends of the thread crochet bracelet will be used to tie the bracelet onto the arm of the recipient.

Friendship Bracelet Thread Crochet FREE Pattern
This slideshow shows you the steps to create your own easy thread crochet friendship bracelets. Friendship bracelets bring up some nostalgic feelings for many of us and they're definitely a great way for children to show their connection to one another but this friendship bracelet is also stylish enough to work for adults.

Repeat Crochet Pattern Across Row
Continue to repeat Step 3 across the entire row to work the seed stitch crochet pattern.

How to Crochet the Seed Stitch
The crochet seed stitch is a simple stitch that any beginner can easily learn to do. It requires only the basic crochet knowledge of single crochet and double crochet stitches. Alternating the two stitches across each row creates a lovely closed-work fabric that resembles the seed stitch in knitting.

Variation: Ribbed Crochet Seed Stitch
You can create a variation of the seed stitch by following the same instructions with the exception that you will always crochet only into the back loop only (BLO).

Crochet Foundation Chain
Crochet a foundation chain that is an even number of stitches.

Turning Chain and First Crochet Stitch
Single crochet in the fourth chain from hook. You will now have your first set of alternating dc, sc stitches.

Alternate Double and Single Crochet
Double crochet in the next chain. Single crochet in the following chain.

Crochet Turning Chain
Chain three and turn the crochet work.

Single Crochet in Double Crochet
Single crochet in the first double crochet of the previous row.

Alternate Double and Single Crochet
Continue to alternate dc, sc across the entire row to the end.

Additional Crochet Rows
Repeat Steps 5-7 to continue creating additional rows for your seed stitch crochet fabric.

19 Cute New Farm Animal Crochet Patterns
Megan Kreiner keeps knocking it out of the park with her crochet books. Her newest title, Crochet a Farm, is an adorable selection of nineteen cute amigurumi farm animals that are just too irresistibly precious to resist making.

10 Cotton Candy Crochet Patterns
You can crochet cotton candy representative of the true sticky sweet candy on a stick or you can simply crochet cute creations made in that same cotton candy color of yarn.

Easy Lace Fingerless Gloves Crochet Tutorial
You can quickly and easy make a new pair of lace fingerless gloves by using crochet to upcycle a pair of fishnet stockings. The result is a fabulous, unique new accessory with style and flair.

Christmas Crochet and Other December Crochet Ideas
Christmas is the big holiday of the month, and of the year really, for most people and there are no shortage of Christmas crochet ideas. Here are other December crochet ideas.

Free Colorful CCrochet Rag Rug Pattern
This rag rug is the prettiest thing I've ever crocheted! (So far, that is.) I'm really excited to share the free pattern with you.

Photo of a Crocheted Rag Rug -- Free Pattern Is Available
Check out this beautiful crocheted rag rug! If you like it, you could make your very own rag rug using our free crochet pattern and instructions.

Learn A New Crochet Technique
This is one of the exercises in Hook to Heal: 100 Crochet Exercises for Health, Growth, Connection, Inspiration and Honoring Your Inner Artist. This exercise is about

Improve Your Life With Hook to Heal Crochet Book
Hook to Heal is a creativity exercise book that offers suggestions for utilizing the medium of crochet to improve all aspects of life and develop your inner artist.

10 Cute FREE Christmas Ornament Crochet Patterns
Here are ten free Christmas crochet ornament patterns to make your holiday a handmade success. Great for decor and also for gifting.

How to Travel with Crochet: Top 5 Tote Bags
The right crochet tote bag stores and organizes all of your supplies so that you can quickly and conveniently work on your projects during travel.

20 Inspiring Crochet Shawl Patterns
The 20 crochet shawl patterns in Poetic Crochet are inspired by classic poetry, so they are infused with inspiration, emotion and love.

Choosing Color Layout for Granny Square Crochet Blankets
10 Granny Squares, 30 Blankets: Color Schemes, Layouts, and Edge Finishes for 30 Unique Looks is a crochet book by Margaret Hubert for crochet granny blanket design.

11 FREE Crochet Wreath Patterns
These eleven free crochet wreath patterns will decorate your home for Christmas and other holidays or for any season of the year.

8 Amigurumi Turkey FREE Crochet Patterns
Dress up your dinner table, your home or your desk for the holidays with a little amigurumi crochet turkey. Here are eight free crochet turkey patterns.

10 FREE Crochet Turkey Hat Patterns
What are you going to wear this Thanksgiving season? A turkey crochet hat will put a smile on anyone's face, and smiles are always something to be thankful for!

The Big Book of Little Amigurumi
The Big Book of Little Amigurumi: 72 Seriously Cute Patterns to Crochet is a new book by top-selling crochet designer Ana Paula Rimoli.

10 Beautiful Chevron Crochet Patterns for Inspiration
Get inspired in your crochet by looking at the many different ways that the classic chevron motif can be worked.

Alphabet Crochet with Animal Appliques - 26 FREE Patterns
26 FREE animal applique crochet patterns, a full set of the alphabet for teaching crochet and creating cute designs.

10 Best FREE Crochet Pumpkin Patterns
This roundup of ten crochet pumpkin patterns should carry you all the way through the fall. Pumpkin crochet is perfect for all autumn crafting!

Cute Crochet! 10 Adorable Animals Dressed in Crochet
Who can resist looking at adorable animal pictures? These ten dogs, cats and other animals look cute in crochet!

30 Unique Crochet Techniques To Try
This list of 30 unique crochet techniques will provide you with a starting point for exploring the craft and taking it to the next level in your own work.

10 FREE Crochet Patterns for Your Thanksgiving Dinner Table
These ten free crochet patterns are perfect accessories for your Thanksgiving dinner table.

Second Version Larger Football Center Granny Afghan Square Free Pattern
Free crochet pattern for a football shape center large granny square 2nd version for an afghan.

Ceylon Rose Butterfly Free Chart For Filet and Cross-stitch
Free crochet pattern for a ceylon rose butterfly chart for filet or cross-stitch.

Paisley Flower Free Chart For Filet and Cross-Stitch
Free crochet pattern for a paisley flower design for filet or cross-stitch projects.

Thanksgiving Crochet and Other November Crochet Ideas
The big November holiday for most people is Thanksgiving, and it's a really fun holiday to crochet for, but there are also a lot of smaller November celebrations that might inspire what you crochet.

25 Cozy Crocheted Slipper Patterns
The crochet patterns by Kristi Simpson in the book 25 Cozy Crocheted Slippers provide you with a nice variety of patterns to make for yourself and others.

40 Crochet Rug Patterns for Your Home
You could find a crochet rug pattern for any room in the house using the book Crocheting Rugs: 40 Traditional, Contemporary, Innovative Designs.

Learn How to Crochet from Basic Crocheting and Projects
Sharon Hernes Silverman's crochet book Basic Crocheting and Projects is a great book for someone who wants to learn how to crochet.

15 Fabulous Crochet Books by Margaret Hubert
Margaret Hubert is a prolific crochet author (as well as a knitting designer) whose work has been widely published in magazines and online.

Handmade Gift Guide: 10 Top Items to Buy for Yarn Crafters
Here are ten perfect gift items that you can purchase for any yarn lover or add to your own crochet wish list for the holidays. Made by indie artisans and small businesses.

Handmade Gift Guide: 10 Gorgeous Crochet Items from Amazon Handmade
Here are ten gorgeous, wonderful handcrafted crochet items that you can purchase through Amazon Handmade, an Etsy competitor of handmade artisan goods.

Gift Guide: Crochet Hook Gift Sets for The Crafter You Know
From the highly affordable to the very luxurious, these ten crochet hook gift sets are sure to meet every crocheter's needs. Crochet hooks in all price ranges!

Maker's Gift Guide: Top 10 Books to Crochet Christmas Presents
These ten books are the must-have titles that you should have in your personal craft library because they have the gift patterns you need to get you through any holiday season!

SC Washcloth Free Crochet Pattern
This free crochet washcloth pattern uses five different versions of the single crochet (sc) stitch to create a unique textured towel with the same basic stitch.

10 FREE Candy Corn Crochet Patterns
Here are ten free candy corn crochet patterns for you to try! Some are amigurumi-shaped candy replicas and some are inspired by candy corn stripes and colors.

10 Breast Cancer Awareness Crochet Patterns
Use crochet to raise awareness about breast cancer with these 10 breast cancer awareness crochet patterns designed for charities, survivors and yourself.

What People Say About Crochet
Since I love crochet, I often find myself collecting quotes people have said about the craft. Here are 10 of my favorites that I hope will inspire you!

Angry Birds Amigurumi Crochet Book
Walter Foster Publishing has released a new crochet big specifically for fans of the popular Angry Birds game. The book, authored by Elina Hiltunen, has 11 amigurumi crochet patterns for the characters in the game.

Crochet Expert Kathryn Vercillo Shares Her Work
Crochet expert, author and blogger Kathryn Vercillo shares her crochet including crochet dresses, blankets, accessories, home decor and crochet for pets.

18 Christmas Crochet Patterns
Crochet designer and author Edie Eckman has come out with a new book that's a must-have for the crafty decorator that plans to crochet Christmas decor this year. The book is called Christmas Crochet for Hearth, Home & Tree: Stockings, Ornaments, Garlands and More.

30 Cute Animal Crochet Patterns
Maki Oomachi of Simply Adorable Crochet, has an adorable new book out called Cute Critter Crochet. It includes 30 crochet animal patterns with accessories.

Organic Vegan Yarn Types
This roundup of plant fibers will teach you about all of the options for organic yarn and vegan yarn including yarn made from corn, silk, soy and banana plants.

Ribbed Crochet Pattern: V-Stitch
This is a basic ribbed crochet pattern for a variation on the classic V-stitch. It reminds you how to crochet v-stitch and shows how to make it ribbed.

Halloween Crochet and Other October Crochet Ideas
Here are some Halloween crochet ideas along with info on the lesser-known holidays that might inspire you to craft this month.

10 Autumn Crochet Items To Make This Fall
Pumpkins, apples, colorful leaves and cozy clothing are just a few of the best fall items to crochet this autumn. Perfect ideas for DIY in fall.

Design Your Own Crochet with Stitch Fiddle
Stitch Fiddle is a website that allows people to create their own charts for knitting, embroidery and crochet. Within crochet, you are able to use the tool to create graphs that can be used for a number of different project types including graphghans and filet crochet.

5 Reasons to Love Designer Crochet Book
Knit and crochet designer Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby of Shibaguyz Designz has created an amazing collection of 32 stylish patterns for the 2015 book: Designer Crochet.

10 Beautiful Granny Square Crochet Blankets
Here is a roundup of 10 beautiful crochet granny square blankets to inspire your crafting imagination!

Broomstick Crochet And More Multiple-Loop Crochet
Broomstick crochet and four other techniques hold multiple loops on the crochet hook, similar to what is done in knitting.

Crochet for Depression: 10 Ways It Helps
Crochet for depression is a great craft therapy option. You can do crochet anywhere, it's affordable and crochet offers many different benefits.

The Perfect Crochet Christmas Blanket Free Pattern
Sarah Zimmerman of Repeat Crafter Me always does a great job of making fun, colorful sets of crochet patterns including this Christmas Blanket free pattern.

35 New Big Hook Crochet Patterns
There are a lot of good reasons to keep some good big hook crochet projects in your back pocket. The biggest one is that these types of crochet projects work up really quickly, so they are super great when you have gifts that you need to craft in a hurry or just when you are seeking a great instant gratification project. Author and crochet designer Emma Friedlander-Collins has come up with nearly three dozen of these projects that you can enjoy making and collected them into the 2015 crochet book Big Hook Crochet.

Modern Granny Square Crochet and More
There are a lot of wonderful granny square crochet books out there but there is always room for one more. Modern Granny Square Crochet and More by Laura Strutt is a nice title to add to your personal crochet book library. It incorporates modern twists on the classic granny square and it also includes crochet patterns that utilize other classic stitches, so it goes beyond the basic granny square book.

10 FREE Crochet Elephant Patterns
September 22nd is Elephant Appreciation Day. These ten FREE crochet patterns all celebrate the elephant!

10 Types of Unique Crochet Dresses
These ten categories of crochet dresses - from freeform crochet to use of niche techniques - offer us a glimpse into the vast, vast array of different types of designs we can come up with using yarn and crochet hook.

Gift Ideas for Crochet Enthusiasts
This list will help you find desirable crochet-related gift ideas for any gift-giving occasion.

Knooking With The Knook Beginner Set by Leisure Arts
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Freshwater Pearl Wire Crochet Necklace
Learn how to crochet a freshwater pearl necklace using beads and wire; the free crochet pattern and instructions are posted here on our website.

Wire Crochet Necklace With Jasper Stone Beads
This exquisite necklace is crocheted using green wire, beads made of jasper stone, and smaller Czech glass beads for variety.

Raspberry Taupe and Brown Beaded Wire Crochet Necklace
This tasteful necklace is mostly browns with taupe, but it has little jolts of metallic raspberry pink. Get the free crochet pattern here!

Pink and Blue Glass Beaded Wire Crochet Necklace
The colors in this pretty wire crochet necklace remind me of cotton candy. You can get the free crochet pattern and instructions right here on our website.

Beaded Wire Crochet Flower Necklace
The focal point of this necklace is a flower-shaped pendant crocheted using wire and beads. You could make this project using our free pattern and instructions.

Wire and Bead Crochet Necklace Patterns
You can create stunning necklaces by crocheting with wire and beads. Give it a try! Our free necklace patterns will help get you started.

Wire Crochet Necklace With Stone Bead Chips and a Dichroic Glass Pendant
This chic wire crochet necklace is a feast for the eyes! It features interesting materials -- stones, glass, seed beads and a sparkling glass pendant.

Purple Seed Bead Wire Crochet Necklace
You can use this free pattern to crochet a beautiful necklace using wire and seed beads. My sample necklace is purple, but you can make yours in any color you like.

Where to Buy Crochet Thread, Online and Locally
It can be challenging to find a good selection of crochet thread. This page will help you figure out where to buy it!

Crochet Hook Resources and Information
Learn all about crochet hooks. Find information about crochet hook sets, afghan crochet hooks, Tunisian crochet hooks, ergonomic crochet hooks, light-up crochet hooks, readers' favorite crochet hooks, and more.

Intermeshing Crochet -- Double Filet Crochet
Learn about the intermeshing crochet technique, which is also known as double filet crochet.

Twinkie Chan's Free Crochet Patterns
Twinkie Chan is famous for designing cute, colorful crochet projects that often resemble food. You can crochet her fabulous goodies with these free crochet patterns!

Twinkie Chan's Free Crochet Patterns
Twinkie Chan is famous for designing cute, colorful crochet projects that often resemble food. You can crochet her fabulous goodies with these free crochet patterns!

Twinkie Chan's Free Crochet Patterns
Twinkie Chan is famous for designing cute, colorful crochet projects that often resemble food. You can crochet her fabulous goodies with these free crochet patterns!

10 FREE Crochet Snowflake Rock Patterns
Deborah Atkinson, aka Snowcatcher, is a Colorado-based crochet designer who specializes in creating crochet snowflake patterns. She has many such designs, each of which is unique and magical, including ten free crochet patterns for snowflakes that are designed to cover rocks. This is a great affordable and creative decorating option that you might want to try!

10 FREE Teddy Bear Crochet Patterns
One of the fun September holidays that you might want to let inspire your crochet work is Teddy Bear Day on September 9th. Everyone needs a teddy bear, especially kids who can be comforted by that cuddle creature in their younger years and then carry that forward with them into adulthood. Here are ten adorable free teddy bear crochet patterns to try your crafty hand at.

10 Yummy Crochet Food Patterns
The month of September has many different things to celebrate, from the beginning of autumn and back to school to more obscure off-the-beaten-path holidays. Every month has days that are set aside to celebrate different types of foods. This roundup of patterns is for foods that all have a

Learn to Crochet with The Crochet Workshop Book
Crochet is a fairly easy craft to learn but there are a few things that can be confusing at the very beginning. Emma Osmond easily addresses all of these things with clear instructions in her new book titled The Crochet Workshop: Learn to Crochet in Quick and Easy Steps.

How to Long Double Crochet with Crossover
Photos and instructions for a stitch pattern that uses the method of skipping a stitch and later working back into that stitch with a long double crochet. This is used to form a specific textured look within a crocheted design.

10 Crochet Patterns for Tooth Fairy Pillows, Pouches
Crochet tooth fairy pillows are great because they can sit by the child's bed, making a special ritual out of each lost tooth and keeping parents from actually having to dig under the sleeping child's head to pay out the treasure.

Top 25 Crochet Patterns for Fall
Autumn is one of the best times to crochet. Warm fingerless gloves, comfy crochet hats and afghans for curling up in the evening are popular choices.

Top 25 Crochet Patterns for Fall
Autumn is one of the best times to crochet. Warm fingerless gloves, comfy crochet hats and afghans for curling up in the evening are popular choices.

Top 25 Crochet Patterns for Fall
Autumn is one of the best times to crochet. Warm fingerless gloves, comfy crochet hats and afghans for curling up in the evening are popular choices.

5 Shockingly Humongous Crochet Blankets
How heavy is the world's largest crochet blanket? How large is a crochet blanket made by volunteers in just twelve weeks? Get answers to these questions when you learn about the five amazingly large crochet blankets showcased below. More importantly, get inspired by the terrific collaboration that went into most of these projects, usually for a good cause.

Exploring Vintage Crochet and Craft History
What do you know about crochet history? How much have you learned about vintage crochet? It's a great topic area to explore. This guide provides you with links to some articles that will get you started in expanding your knowledge about crochet from years gone by.

130+ FREE Crochet Patterns by Jessie Rayot
Jessie Rayot is a knit and crochet designer who blogs at Jessie At Home. She has patterns for sale through Ravelry and Craftsy but she also makes many of her patterns available for free. In fact, you when you check out her free crochet patterns page on her blog, you'll see that she has more than 130 patterns there.

50 Crochet Tips to Improve Your Crafting
Learning to crochet is pretty easy, and the truth is that you don't need to learn a whole lot to be able to make many beautiful things. However, there is also a lot that you can do to expand upon your crochet and improve your technique. Here you'll find links to more than fifty different crochet tips that can give your work that extra edge.

Most Readable Crochet Books
Most crochet books are books of patterns and techniques, not quite the type of book that you read for hours on end. You might be surprised to discover, though, that there are actually quite a few books - both fiction and non-fiction - that include crochet and are terrific, smart, relaxing, fun reads.

29 Christmas Crochet Patterns from 16 Competitive Designers
Design Wars is an ongoing crochet challenge in which terrific designers compete to create some of the best patterns in the industry. Salena Baca, who launched Design Wars, has teamed up with fifteen other Design Wars crochet pattern designers to bring us a new book: Crochet for Christmas: 29 Patterns for Handmade Holiday Decoration and Gifts.

100 Fun Crochet Patterns to Inspire You
You want to crochet something but you're not quite sure what you want to make. You just need a little bit of inspiration and then a crochet pattern to go with what inspires you. That's what we've got here. You'll find crochet ideas along with links to the patterns for each idea for a total of more than 100 fun crochet patterns you might be interested in trying.

20 6" Crochet Flower Patterns
Crochet flowers are always fun to make. They can be used for just about every type of project under the sun from appliqus to adhere to art projects to huge floral blankets. Shelley Husband of Spincushions has created a beautiful set of flower crochet patterns for her ebook Flowers Abound.

Crochet Mandalas in Memory of Marinke
Marinke Slump was a wonderful crochet designer who was especially known for brightening the world with her colorful mandala patterns and her quick wit. Although she brought so much joy to others, Marinke struggled with depression and sadly in late June 2015 caved in to suicide. The craft world lost a great woman that day. The #MandalasForMarinke project has been created in her honor to celebrate her creativity and raise awareness about depression and suicide.

Tips for Working with Multiple Strands of Yarn
Recently we've looked at crocheting a mandala using two strands of yarn at once and crocheting a chunky flower using five strands of yarn at once. Working with more than one strand of yarn at a time has a number of benefits but it can also be tough. Here are some tips to help you navigate the trickiness of this technique in crochet.

Easy Chunky Crochet Flower Pattern
Crocheting a pattern using more than one strand of yarn at a time is a brilliant way to super size the project while actually reducing the amount of time it takes to crochet something big. You can see that in this easy crochet pattern where you create a large flower in just three simple rounds of crochet.

Understanding Yarn Twist and Ply
There are many different things to know when choosing a yarn for your crochet project. You want to choose the right fiber (animal, plant or alternative), the right weight (from crochet thread to bulky yarn) and consider several other factors in your selection process. Two things that you might not usually pay attention to, but that can be great details to know when choosing yarn, are the twist and the ply of yarn.

22 Chic Crochet Patterns in Colorful Crochet Lace
Crochet designer Mary Jane Hall has released a new book called Colorful Crochet Lace that highlights the stunning contemporary use of lace in crafting with nearly two dozen fresh new crochet patterns.

7 Must-Find Vintage Crochet Books
In years gone by, there were only a few crochet titles published annually. The work that went into those original old crochet books should be celebrated - and it can be when you choose to add those vintage titles to your personal craft library. Here are some of the best vintage crochet books to seek out today.

Crochet in Vintage 1969 Needlework Book
Creative Needlework was a hardcover book published in 1969. It shares more than one dozen different types of needlework, at the end of which it tells us a little bit about crochet. It's interesting to look back at the way this craft was viewed through the lens of a historic perspective.

10+ Creative and Colorful Crochet Mandalas
Wink was one of the best crochet mandala designers out there and her work is being honored in a project called Mandalas for Marinke. This roundup of ten of the crochet mandala contributions shows how her patterns can be adapted in numerous ways to create amazing works of art.

59 Different Scarf Patterns for Free
Find easy crochet scarf patterns for total beginners, plus a wide variety of other scarf designs for women, men and teens.

59 Different Scarf Patterns for Free
Find easy crochet scarf patterns for total beginners, plus a wide variety of other scarf designs for women, men and teens.

59 Different Scarf Patterns for Free
Find easy crochet scarf patterns for total beginners, plus a wide variety of other scarf designs for women, men and teens.

5 Variations on a Crochet Mandala Pattern
I have been working on crocheting mandalas for the Mandalas for Marinke project. The one that you see pictured here was made using the standard 12-round free crochet pattern by Wink but with several variations. These variations can be made together, as seen here, or made one-by-one, to adapt a number of different crochet patterns to your own personal style and taste.

How To Single Crochet Around DC Post
Photos and instructions showing how to [R] single crochet around the post of a double crochet, used when making a round of [R] crochet along the outside edge of double crochet rows.

Reading Patterns Repeats What Are Asterisks For
Explanation for using repeats in a crochet pattern, often [R] shown by asterisks in the directions.

Parenthesis Showing Pattern Repeats and Other Uses
Explanation for understanding how to crochet patterns that use parenthesis to [R] show the pattern repeats. Other uses for parenthesis in pattern directions.

Lacy Lapghan or Baby Blanket Sized Afghan Free Crochet Easy Pattern With How-To Photos For Beginners
With easy double crochet and chain stitches, crochet this lacy-looking afghan from the free pattern. Extra photos with close-up of stitches used.

1902 Beaded Chatelaine Purse Chart and Instructions
Free pattern to crochet a 1902 beaded purse, called a chatelaine. [R] This handbag is a glimpse at the history of fashion accessory styles in the early 1900s of which you [R] can now made an authentic reproduction.

USA Textile Care Content and Other Labeling Requirements for Sale of Your Handmades
Many USA crafters, who are thinking about selling the items [R]that they make, may not be aware that there are labeling laws [R]requiring them to attach certain labels to most textile (includes [R]made with yarn) items [R]that they sell. This article shows you where to get the information [R]you need on this.

Free Reindeer Head Ornament Pattern - Christmas Tree Decoration
Free pattern for a crocheted reindeer ornament, Christmas tree decoration.

Easy Lacy Shells Scarf
With easy double crochet and chain stitches, crochet this easy scarf from the free pattern. Extra photos with close-up of stitches used.

Bell Lace Free Pattern - Crocheted Edging For Wedding Bells or Christmas Color Bell Home Decor Decoration
A crocheted lace edging, with shells running across the top, [R]accenting a row of bells. Make in white for wedding bells or in holiday colors for Christmas bells.

Irish Rose and Shamrock Edging Free Pattern
Irish crochet edging pattern, with roses and shamrocks.

Shawl Wrap In Crocheted Spider Lace and Blocks Design Free Pattern
A clothing free pattern for a crocheted shawl or wrap, with a lace design, similar to the Spider Lace and Blocks Afghan Square pattern on this same crochet site. Made with worsted weight yarn.

Two-Layer Irish Rose Free Pattern
How to crochet a two layer Irish rose. Includes photos.

Easy Lacy Afghan Free Crochet Pattern - With How-To Photos For Beginning Crocheters - Beginners Free Pattern
An easy pattern to crochet, for an afghan with a lacy look. It is made with basic, easy stitches and there are extra photos with beginner help.

Photo How-Tos Crocheting With Color Changes Within A Row Basics
Photos showing how to do the [R] various details involved with crocheting with color changes within a row. [R] Basics, crocheting over unused color.

History of Hair Snoods - Free Crochet Patterns - Sources To Purchase Handcrocheted Headwear
Where to find free crochet snood and hair bun cover patterns on the Web, places to purchase readymade handcrocheted hair accessories plus links to the history and photos of snoods.

Dragonfly Design For Filet Crochet With Free Chart
Free chart of a dragonfly, suitable for many needlework applications.

Venetian Style 1915 Collar Free Crochet Pattern and Lace Edging
Learn how to do some Venetian crochet; vintage collar and [R] edging patterns in a Venetian lace style.

Irish Rose Square Medallion Free Pattern
Irish crochet medallion pattern, with a rose center.

Football Center Granny Type Afghan Square Free Pattern
A football shaped motif center afghan square. Instructions and photo.

Star Stitch Row Followed By A Single Crochet Row Instructions
Instructions for crocheting the next row after a star stitch row. Directions for a practice square. Crocheted with worsted weight yarn. Free crochet pattern.

Fleur-de-lis Chart
Free chart of a fleur-de-lis, suitable for many needlework applications.

How to Crochet Fpdc2tog
Here are the step-by-step instructions, with photos, for how to work the fpdc2tog crochet stitch.

23 Colorful Crochet Bag Patterns
Search Press has teamed up with Coats GmbH to create a beautiful new crochet book filled with colorful patterns for crochet bags of all kinds. Simply Stunning Crocheted Bags has nearly two dozen crochet purse and bag patterns for you to enjoy.

July Holiday Crochet Ideas
The big major holiday in July, at least in the United States, is Fourth of July. It's far from the only holiday that you can crochet for, though. There are lots of off-the-beaten-path and unusual holidays that can be fun to craft around as well.

10 Places to Get Color Inspiration for Crochet
It's easy to get stuck in the habit of crocheting things in the same colors over and over. I know that I do that, always choosing yarn in the same part of the color wheel. Get out of your crafty color rut by exploring different options. There are so many fun places to get color inspiration!

10 Pretty Pink Crochet Patterns
Pink is great for any project that requires a feminine or floral touch and is often used for babies, home decor and blankets. Here are ten pretty pink crochet patterns for you to enjoy.

30 Crochet Gift Patterns
Many of us love to crochet for others. A lot of people prefer it instead of making things for themselves. But what should you crochet to give as a gift? Kat Goldin has come up with a variety of different ideas that can all be given as gifts in her new book: Crochet the Perfect Gift.

5 Things You Can Crochet for Jugglers
Do you know a juggler? Do you juggle or want to learn to juggle? Here are five different items you might crochet for someone who enjoys juggling.

10 Ways to Sell Your Crochet
I recently put together a comprehensive article of tips for selling your homemade crafts. I think that the two most important things that I covered in that article where the five types of crochet products that you can commonly sell and the five typical places to sell them. I wanted to expand on that here today in case any of you are seeking to make money from your crochet skills.

15 Crochet Costumes to Create
I'm sure that you've seen those images around the web of a baby wearing a crochet wig or a cute little child wearing a crochet beard. Perhaps you've even made them yourself. That's because it is really fun to play dress-up with crochet! And now there's a book available that provides you with a wealth of patterns for creating an entire kids' costume closet.

10 More Awesome Instagrammers in Crochet
Awhile back I shared ten awesome crochet Instagrammers. Of course, there are a lot more than ten people posting amazingly beautiful crochet on Instagram. If you're a fan of the photo-sharing site and love to look at craft photos then you should also check out the ten people in today's roundup!

Beautiful and Smart Bead Crochet Book
I think I might have just found the smartest, most unique, most thought-provoking crochet book on the market. It's called Crafting Conundrums: Puzzles and Patterns for the Bead Crochet Artist. It truly embraces the

6 Tips for Crocheting through Grief After Pet Loss
Losing a pet is hard and often there isn't community support to help us through this grief. We must practice self-care to cope as we handle the loss. Crochet can help us to do that. Here are some tips for crocheting through the grief process.

25 Crochet Patterns for Mitts and Mittens
There are so many different designs available for gloves and their variations. There are fingerless gloves. There are mitts and fingerless mitts. There are wrist warmers. And you can make any of these designs in crochet. Amy Gunderson has created 25 unique crochet patterns for gloves and their variations which are collected in the book Crocheted Mitts and Mittens.

20 New Crochet Granny Square Patterns
The granny square is the most iconic motif in crochet. And yet, no matter how many times it has been used, it's a motif that can constantly be reinvented. It's been reworked in twenty new ways by Rosa P. in her new Search Press crochet book called Great New Ways with Granny Squares.

30 Crochet Fairytale Patterns
What's your favorite fairytale? Hansel and Gretel? Snow White? Puss in Boots? Whatever it is, there's a good chance that it's included in Once Upon a Time ... in Crochet. This amigurumi crochet pattern book by Lynne Rowe includes the patterns for thirty different characters from popular fairytales.

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Yum! 10 Inspiring Crochet Candy Photos
Did you know that June is Candy Month? Candy may not be great for your teeth but it's so beautiful to look at because of its bright colors. That makes it great inspiration for crochet projects. Let's celebrate by looking at ten yummy photos of crochet candy.

Free Diamond Crochet Patterns
Diamond shapes are fun to crochet, and these free patterns will give you several different ideas for how to crochet them.

20+ Easter Egg Cozies You Can Crochet
Load up on free patterns for crocheting egg cozies and egg warmers! From cute characters to contemporary decor ideas, these crochet patterns have you covered.

20+ Easter Egg Cozies You Can Crochet
Load up on free patterns for crocheting egg cozies and egg warmers! From cute characters to contemporary decor ideas, these crochet patterns have you covered.

How to Use a Place Marker in a Crochet Project
Description of what a place marker is, and how to use stitch markers while creating crochet projects.

8 Crochet Patterns for Toy Cars and Trucks
Cathy Smith has released a new crochet book with Martingale Press that has adorable designs for crochet cars and trucks. The eight crochet patterns allow you to create a mixture of different vehicles that would be perfect as a play set for young girls and boys.

First Two Rows of Joined Squares in the Crocheted Neck Warmer
See a work-in-progress photo checkered neck warmer. This picture shows the first two rows of crocheted squares which have been joined to create the neck warmer.

Checkered Neck Warmer Close-Up Photo
See a close-up picture of the finished checkered neck warmer, which is a crochet project available on our website. This project was designed by Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten.

Checkered Neck Warmer Crochet Pattern
This checkered neck warmer is so easy to crochet! We've made a free crochet pattern and how-to instructions available so you can try making one for yourself.

First Row of Joined Squares in the Checkered Neck Warmer
See a work-in-progress photo checkered neck warmer. This picture shows crocheted squares which have been stitched together to create the neck warmer.

5 Cool Crochet Necktie Patterns for Dad
It may be something of a joke these days to get Dad a tie for Father's Day but actually a handmade crochet necktie is a really special option. Dad will think of you every single time that he wears that tie or even notices it hanging in his closet. Here are five of the best crochet necktie patterns for Dad.

20 Crochet Purse Patterns
Crocheted Purses (Twenty to Make) is a Search Press craft book filled with fun, easy crochet patterns for little bags. It's a small, thin book that can easily be carried in your own purse or project bag. The bags themselves are also small - a collection comprised largely of coin purses and clutch purses. Cute!

What's New in the 2nd Edition of The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet
The first edition of The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet was a solid book with a ton of great information. So why get the second edition? Because the updates provide even more information add to what's already strong in the first edition of the book.

Crochet Donut Pincushion
This cute crochet pincushion was created by Instagram's bechancer. Page 3.

Donut Crochet Pet Toy
This is a crochet donut pet toy that is sold by Whole Pet Direct. Page 10.

Iced Donut Crochet Pattern
Bottletopboy on Craftsy sells the crochet pattern for these adorable iced donuts. Page 7.

Minion Crochet Donuts
Australian crocheter FlamingPot sells a variety of Minion crochet doughnuts on Etsy. Page 4.

Patterns for Crochet Donuts and Other Treats
UK crochet designer Janine Holmes of MojiMojiDesign sells a set of crochet patterns on Etsy for treats of various kinds. Page 6.

Stack of Crochet Donuts
Adorable crochet donuts sold on Etsy by Little Cosy Things. Page 5.

Swiss Rolls and Donuts Crochet Pattern
These crochet mini donuts and Swiss rolls are easy to crochet, fast to work up and can be used as toys or as pincushions. Page 8.

Varied Types of Crochet Doughnuts
If you want to create a variety of different crochet donuts then this pattern is a good choice. Page 9.

Crochet Donut Photos for Doughnut Day
The first Friday in June is National Doughnut Day, a day that has a surprisingly long and interesting history. It's a holiday with a link to the domestic arts and is a great holiday to celebrate with crochet. Here are some crochet donut photos to inspire you!

Artist's Crochet Doughnuts
Crochet doughnuts and crochet mini-dounut cowl from artist Joy Kampia O'Shell. Page 2.

Crochet Donut Pattern by SkyMagenta
Customize these sweet treats with your creativity and a simple crochet pattern.

T-shirt Yarn and Crochet Kits from Wool and the Gang
Wool and the Gang is an interesting company that sells a variety of different handcrafted products as well as supplies for people who want to knit or crochet for themselves. They sell a handful of different types of yarn including two types of t-shirt yarn made from reclaimed materials. They also sell crochet kits that include the yarn, hook and pattern to make simple items.

10 Crochet Patterns for Roses
It's always fun to crochet flowers so why not dedicate yourself to making some crochet roses this month. You'll find rose appliqus, granny squares and more in this roundup of ten crochet patterns for roses.

10 Creative Ways to Use Yarn Scraps
We all have yarn scraps at the end of each crochet project. Some people just throw them away but a lot of crafters cringe at the idea of trashing that pretty, colorful mess of yarn. Don't want to just waste those yarn ends? Here are ten creative ways to use your yarn scraps.

Happy-Gurumi! Artist Vanessa Chan's Crochet Book
Way back in 2011 I did a blog post about amigurumi crochet artist Vanessa Chan. I've loved following what she is creating in crochet so of course I was thrilled to learn that she just released her own book of amigurumi patterns.

3 Ways to Improve The Experience of Crocheting for Animals
Crochet has a wide variety of health benefits and of course that’s true when you are making something for your pets. Here are some ways that you can really get the most out of crafting for pets to truly enhance that experience.

10 Free Crochet Patterns for Summer
Of course, you can crochet anything that you want all year long, but there are some projects that lend themselves especially well to crafting in a certain season. If the place where you live is very hot in the summer, you might prefer thread crochet, motif based projects and small items so that you don't overheat while crafting. And of course there are some items you can crochet that are perfect for use in summer like water bottle cozies, swimsuits and sweatbands. Here are ten free crochet patterns for summer crafting.

10 Fashion Designers Who Put Crochet on the Runway
Sometimes it's fun to look at what others are doing in crochet to get inspiration for what you would like to make. There are quite a few high-end well-known fashion designers who incorporate crochet in their collections, putting impressive handmade items on to the famous runways of the world. Here are ten fashion designers you might want to look at for crochet inspiration.

150+ Amazing Examples of Crochet as Art
I believe that all craft is art. I believe that each time you sit down and put hook and yarn together to make something new, you are expressing an aspect of yourself and therefore making art. But there are many people who intentionally set out to create art using crochet as the medium. Here are links to more than 150 beautiful, stunning, awe-inspiring examples of crochet art. Enjoy!

5 Terrific Items You Can Mix with Crochet
You can crochet with a wide variety of alternative materials besides yarn, which we've looked at before. But that's not the only way that you can incorporate other materials into your crochet. You can also use crochet mixed with various materials to create truly unique items for the home, as art or even for jewelry and other accessories. Today let's look at five special items that you can mix with crochet in this way.

6th Annual Knit and Crochet Blog Week
Every year blogger Eskimimakes hosts the Annual Knit and Crochet Blog Week. This is a week filled with unique blog prompts encourage crafters to think outside of their yarn box and post original articles on their knitting or crochet blogs. It's always interesting to see the prompts and the different answers that various bloggers come up with. It's also a great way to find out about new crochet blogs!

80+ Articles About How Crochet Heals
I recently compiled all of the crochet health articles that I've written, discovering that there are more than 80 articles! It's a topic that I'm really passionate about and I know that I write about it regularly but I was still a little bit surprised to realize there were that many articles in my own archives. I thought you might be interested in checking out that article and learning more about the ways in which crochet helps people heal form both mental and physical health issues.

French Crochet Designer Releases Cute English Book!
Sandrine Deveze is a French crochet designer who shares her work on her blog Tournicote... cloche-pied. Her designs, which have a global influence, have been published previously in French but until now were not available in English. Her new book, Sweet Crochet, brings these cute crochet patterns to English-speaking crafters.

5 Bicycle Skirt Guard Crochet Patterns
A crochet skirt guard is a great functional way to actually protect yourself as you ride, making it so that the skirts you might want to wear for spring and summer fashion aren't going to get all wrapped up in the wheels of your bike. Plus it is a wonderful way to add some truly beautiful style to your bicycle.

5 Free Crochet Bicycle Seat Patterns
May is National Bike Month. What will you do to celebrate? You could yarn bomb your whole bicycle and really show it off to the world. But if you don't want to go quite that far, how about just making yourself a crochet bike seat cover instead? Here are five free crochet bike seat cover patterns to try.

10 Spa-At-Home Crochet Gifts for Mom
What should you give your mother for Mother's Day? Or your daughter who is now a mother? Or your mentor who is like a second mother to you? Most of the women in your life will appreciate a spa-at-home gift basket that includes soaps, bath supplies, face creams, etc. And it's a lot more special if you add crochet gifts to the basket. Here are ten free crochet patterns for a Mother's Day spa-at-home gift basket.

12 Specific Illness Helped by Crochet
I've shared a lot of information with you about the health benefits of crochet. If you know me, you know the story of how crochet saved my life as a I grappled with depression. But depression is hardly the only issue that crochet can help with. Here are links to more than one dozen articles about difficulties eased by hook and yarn.