Monday Makes – The Crochet Crowd

Crochet has been around for centuries, and involves looping yarn or other materials together to create beautiful designs. If crochet is your thing, or if you’re looking into starting to crochet, The Crochet Crowd is the place for you.

The site is led by Mikey, a Canadian man with a passion for all things crochet, and this really shines through in his posting. He regularly uploads new patterns and tutorials, which can be easily by scrolling down the homepage until you see “Hottest Projects & Advice Right Now.” These are updated in real time, as and when he posts, so new things appear in that section constantly, keeping the site fresh!

If you’re a keen crocheter but are needing a little project inspiration, then you will find exactly what you’re looking for in the patterns page. By scrolling down the page a little, you will see that all of the patterns have been helpfully filed into sections, making it really easy to find what you’re looking for. What makes this even better is that all of the patterns that are uploaded are completely free! There are practical projects like scarves and bags, to more decorative pieces like mandalas and snowflakes.You can navigate through a section of patterns by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking the previous and next buttons. Each project also comes with a difficulty rating, so anyone of any level can create something from this site.

The projects all come with written instructions for you to follow along with, along with colour and length recommendations. Some even come with downloadable PDFs, detailed diagrams and video tutorials to help you get the best out of the project! You’ll also find that many of the projects cater to left handed people, like this adorable Christmas stocking for dogs. To make it easier to find these kinds of projects, we recommend typing “left handed” into the search box.

If you’re a total beginner, The Crochet Crowd has you covered. There is an entire section for beginners, with tips and advice, super simple patterns, and video tutorials and workshops. The site makes learning to crochet understandable and easy, so if you’re interested in picking it up as a hobby, we really recommend taking a look.

There is so much more to The Crochet Crowd, so we definitely recommend that you have a browse. To see more from Mikey and the team, you can take a look at their Twitter and Facebook.

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