Crocheting Blog

Discover a world of new crochet techniques, skills for making gorgeous crochet garments and more, with the Craftsy Crocheting Blog. Visit often for step-by-step tutorials, inspiring projects, sneak peeks with renowned instructors, and endless crochet fun!

From David Arquette to Meryl Streep: Famous Knitters

By Craftsy
Celebrities Knitting: Vanna WhiteEveryone in the knitting world knows that this community is made up of people from all ages and walks of life. That includes many celebrities. Who are some of our favorite famous knitters? Read the post to see who made our list, and tell us who your favorite celebrity knitter is in the comments. Read more »

Meet JMHowell, the Pattern Designer Behind YouMakeItSimple

By Stefanie Japel
JMHowell is a pattern designer with an eye for potential. What many may see as old, boring, tired garments at thrift stores she sees as perfect materials for a range of bold, fresh, fun projects and designs. We noticed that her patterns make the perfect gifts this holiday, so we thought it would be a good time sit down and learn more about her! Read more »

Win Your Wishlist

By Craftsy
You can now share your Craftsy wishlist with friends and family so they can get you exactly what you want. For every person you email your wishlist to, you'll receive an entry into a Craftsy giveaway where three lucky members will win all the classes on their list, up to $250 worth! Read more »

Project Highlights: Broomstick Lace

By Stefanie Japel
Broomstick lace is part knitting, part crochet, and all fantastic! It's wonderful on its own, or for detailing to add interest and adornment to your projects. In this project highlight, we take a look at some of Craftsy instructor Jennifer Hansen's broomstick lace work. Read more »

Meet Pattern Designer Fuzzy Mitten, Creator of Wonderful Knit Toys

By Stefanie Japel
Fuzzy Mitten is a pattern designer who designs, knits, and writes patterns for the cutest toys you can imagine. Her "stuffies" (as she calls them) make fabulous gifts. We spoke with Fuzzy Mitten to learn about what inspires her to design, knit, and how she came upon the Craftsy crafting community. Read more »

Craftsy Knitting & Crochet Project Highlights: We’re Smitten with Mittens!

By Stefanie Japel
Looks like our very own Craftsy members have the cure for cold hands: knitted mittens! These projects showcase some of the cutest and comfiest mittens that our crafters have been making lately. We love their projects, and we hope you do, too. If you do, be sure to let them know by clicking on the heart and leaving them an encouraging comment. Read more »

Social Media Tips for Indie Designers & Makers, Pt 1: Facebook

By Craftsy
Looking for tips to promote your indie pattern designs, craft business or just get more social on social media? We're kicking off a series of blog posts to help you get started on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram. We'll take a look at how to cater to your audience and start a conversation! Read more »

Free Video Tip: How To Join Yarn Ends, With Ragga Eiríksdóttir

By Craftsy
It's a hassle to weave in the ends after one ball of yarn runs out and you start a new one. That's why we're giving you this awesome free video tip where Ragga Eiríksdóttir (instructor of the interactive Craftsy class, The Top-Down Icelandic Sweater) shows you how to splice the last of your old ball of yarn on to the beginning of your new ball of yarn. It's seamless, leaves no ends, and it's simple and easy to do! Read more »