I always love discovering a new fiber artist whether it be from social media or just doing some digging online. It’s always fun to find some unique patterns to try or to see what these crocheters are making. Over the years I have found numerous patterns (free or purchased) that I use, to finding helping hints for my crochet business. No matter what you are doing whether crochet is for fun or for business, there are many great sites to help you out.
One maker I recently found on Instagram is Camryn from Camryn’s Cute Creations. She has delightful posts about crocheting, her business and gives helpful tips for your crochet business. I always enjoy reading her posts with these helpful tips and to see the different items she makes.
Kawaii Pillow Patterns
Originally I had found some adorable Kawaii Pillow patterns on Pinterest from 3am Grace Designs and absolutely love the different design they have available for purchase from the alphabet, animals, arts & crafts, beverages, bugs, holidays, food, numbers, characters and more. They also do offer some crochet supplies as well: safety eyes, crochet accessories and more. You can sign up for their newsletter to get updates on new patterns, pattern sales and limited crochet club membership.
Yarn Conversion List for Patterns
Another great resource that 3am Grace Designs offers is a list of Yarn conversions for their patterns, since some yarn colors or brands may not be available in all areas. This is for the Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn! and Red Heart Super Saver Yarn. This is helpful if you need an alternative while working on one of their patterns.
Library of Patterns
One of the first patterns I found from Sarah Zimmerman of Repeat Crafter Me was for an avocado. Her patterns are very easy to read and understand. She has a large free pattern library available on her website of many different types of patterns for: flowers, dolls, blankets, bags, wearables and more. I enjoy following her on social media to see what the newest project she is working on. She has 3 crochet books available too. You can find her tutorial videos for her crochet pattern on YouTube.
Some More Fun Patterns
I have used many of Lauren Espy’s patterns from A Menagerie of Stitches. Her patterns are easy to read and create. Her books have some nice photos for crochet techniques and help you in making the patterns. She does have some free patterns available on her blog.
Twinkie Chan has a quirky type of crochet that got me interested in food crochet. I love seeing the different fun pieces that she creates. Twinkie has some paid patterns on Etsy, some free patterns on her blog, online classes, Youtube channel with tutorials and books.
No matter what type of crochet you are into, there are so many valuable resources available online, at a craft store or at your local library. We live in quite the age that everything is available at your fingertips on the internet. There are many different websites/Pinterest featuring patterns that are paid or free and check out social media to find some makers that you are interested in following. Even a trip to your local library you can find many different crochet books. There may even be a local crochet group or lessons near where you live. Whatever you choose, find different crochet artists that you enjoy and want to learn from. Have fun crocheting!