The Top 20 Crochet Sites

The Top 20 Crochet Sites

April 25, 2017 6 Comments

 The Top Twenty Crochet Sites

Top 20 Crochet Sites, Ebony Wood Crochet Hook,

 

     I asked my Instagram followers to give me feedback on their favorite Crochet sites.  This information helped me hunt for the best of the best. The links below may be a website, a YouTube channel, or a blog.  From these links you will have access to all, media channels, the site offers. 

    It is not chronologically listed.  That is to say, number one is no better than number twenty.

     When reviewing sites I kept in mind certain criteria. The feel of the site, the ease of use, the resources listed, the activity level, and spam. 

     I don’t have a problem with a little advertising but if I couldn’t browse the site because of popups, I crossed it off the list.
   
      This list is just my opinion.  I am not being compensated, in any way, from any of these sites.  If you have other suggestions for fantastic crochet resources let me know in the comments.  Enjoy exploring!

      Ravelry is global community of fiber everything.  Not the easiest site to navigate, but it’s basically a huge forum.  The flagship of all fiber sites, a world-wide social network for everything fiber.   You can find free patterns and pay patterns. New patterns are popping up every day.   At the time I’m writing this there are fifty-three-thousand patterns available.

The coolest thing about this site is probably the user’s ability to get help on virtually any subject related to the fiber arts.    Ravelry is community based, and heavy handed when it comes to spamming.   A great place to meet like-minded crafters.

A New Stitch a Day

     I’ve posted the YouTube feed for this site.  I really like the way they present their channel.  It’s not overproduced.  A New Stitch focuses mostly on education, we’re talking seventeen-hundred videos, with over Twenty-million views.   As of 2016, A New Stitch  has big plans for expanding product lines into kits, and a personal yarn-line.    The very first tutorial was done in a hotel room with a pillow case as a backdrop.  They have come a long way.

Craftsy

     Whether you are a just starting to crochet or you are advanced, Craftsy has a tutorial for you.  The only issue with this site is you have to pay for the classes.   I checked out some of the beginner crochet courses and they all have reviews.  You may be able to find what your looking for on YouTube but if you can't, Craftsy is an option.   They also provide instructional videos for: quilting, sewing, knitting, baking, art and much more. 

Leisure Arts

     There is much more on this site than Crochet.  You aren’t going to get a warm fuzzy feeling when you visit the site, but there is a vast amount of information.  The set up is more like a retail site, to keep everything organized and clear.   Available are free tutorials,  free patterns, and really too much to list.   This company has been around since 1971 so they are doing something right.

Lion Brand Yarns 

     My Instagram followers are telling me that Lion Brand Yarn Company has really upped their game by improving their product and making it more contemporary, and up to date.   I like the look of the site, and the amount of information available.  In Business since 1878.  Another great resource for tutorials.

Drop Designs 

A hip site that gives you seventeen language options.  If you are looking for patterns that challenge you ,this is a go to site for a pattern.   Drop Designs has a  sense of style with kind of a Scandinavian flare.   

Red Heart Yarns 

     In business over eighty years Red Heart is practically a household name.  You will find over three-thousand free patterns, and access to all the bells and whistles: blog, newsletter, video tutorials and patterns.

 All free crochet 

     Borderline on the spam index, this site still has a lot of great information.  Including access to video tutorials, patterns, free e-books and a blog.  You can also get monthly e-mails with free patterns. 

Fave crafts

     This is an "all-crafts" website.  They boast, seventy-two-million hits per month on their website pages.  The encyclopedia of everything crafted.  As I write this they have around four-hundred free crochet patterns. 

The Crochet Crowd 

     Mikey loves what he's doing!  When I watched the intro video on YouTube I couldn't help but feel like, the site is fun. A warm fuzzy, community oriented join the team mentality.    With over 1500 on- demand YouTube video tutorials, and a large Facebook community this is a tremendous resource for the crochet community.  The Crochet Crowd also has a presence on Ravelry.  If you are looking for a crochet based vacation, they also offer crochet cruises, Disney trips and retreats.    

Bella Coco

     This is a link to Sarah-Jayne’s YouTube channel.  Based in the U.K. she does video tutorials, and also has a store.  My Instagram followers tell me her tutorials are easy to follow.  This link is to her YouTube channel.  On the YouTube channel you will have access  to all of her other enterprises, and her video tutorials.  

Crafty Yarn Council

     This is an organizational website.  You will find information on becoming a certified instructor, standards, abbreviations, sizes, and how to set up guild groups. There are multiple links to affiliated sites and events like, "I Love Yarn Day."  There are also free patterns available.  This is a great site to figure out the Crochet lingo and to learn about hook and fiber sizing.

Simply Daisy 

     An excellent crochet artist who does a great job with “how to” video tutorials.   She is a pattern designer and a teacher of crochet.

Happy Berry Crochet 

     Laura did weekly video tutorials for three years.   Since then, she stopped doing a weekly tutorial, and instead posts a tutorial when she has something special to share.  I can’t say I blame her, an original pattern every week for three years, sounds exhausting. She has expanded her tutorials to include Knitting.   Laura is a British Crochet designer, but all of her patterns have U.S. translations.

 Naztazia 

     Donna does it all, this isn’t just a crochet site. She also knits, does bead-work and sews.  Check out her YouTube channel for tutorial videos and links to her website and social media feeds.

Crochet Lovers 

     Features  Step by step tutorials on how to crochet.  Offers tutorials on Simple stitches and original projects. (also in Spanish)

All Crafts Channel 

    Crochet tutorials along with sewing, knitting and sizing garments. (also in Spanish)

Annoo Crochet Design

 Weekly Crochet tutorial.  This is a fun feed.  Beginner to advanced crochet tutorials. and a presence on Ravelry.    

WoolyWondersCrochet 

Approachable and contemporary crochet tutorials in HD!   Detailed step by step crochet tutorials.  Offers instruction on a wide variety of projects: blankets, granny squares, baby clothes, home decor and more.  

Sherry Ojala 

  Here you will find  Amigurumi tutorials for patterns.  Most of them are full length tutorials, from the first stitch to the last stitch.  *Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures.*

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*New Additions

CGOA  

     The Crochet Guild of America is a volunteer guild of crocheters at all levels.  The web site is worth a look, well organized with an old-school feel.  Their motto, "The best in crochet,"  CGOA offers design competitions, a Master's Program in crochet, and a path to becoming a professional-contract-crocheter. 

 

 



6 Responses

Scott
Scott

May 24, 2017

Thanks, Sue! I know some of these sites are well known but I figure the list is a good primer for someone just getting into Crochet or knitting.

Scott
Scott

May 24, 2017

Thanks, Jennifer!

Sue
Sue

May 18, 2017

Thank you for sharing these awesome bloggers. Until now, I hadn’t heard of a few of them. They are great!

Sue
Sue

May 18, 2017

Thank you for sharing these awesome bloggers. Until now, I hadn’t heard of a few of them. They are great!

Jennifer Woodruff
Jennifer Woodruff

May 01, 2017

Great content!

Scott
Scott

April 25, 2017

Thanks for stopping by and checking out the top 20 list of crochet sites. :-)

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