50 Times People Crocheted Something Really Creative And Cool And Shared It In This Group (New Pics)
Crochet—the art of creating textiles by using a hook to interlock loops of yarn—has been around for a long time, and it continues to stay relevant to people all around the world. A good example of this is the subreddit called, you guessed it, r/crochet.
This online community has 465,000 members, who are using the platform not only to discuss the craft, but also to share their works. It doesn't matter if they're creating an intricate wedding dress, a giant mural expressing support for Ukraine, or a little bouquet of daisies, these folks know what they're doing and their projects successfully show that crochet is virtually limitless. Everything depends on your imagination.
So to provide the subreddit with the attention it deserves, we at Bored Panda have started a mini-series on it. To catch up, fire up our first and second publications on it, and continue by checking out the latest pieces that were uploaded to it below.
Daisies Kinda Day Today!
To learn more about the craft, we contacted Krista, a crocheter with almost 10 years of experience, who shares everything she knows on her website Easy Crochet, and Nicola, aka The Secret Crocheter, who teaches lots of lovely folks how to crochet and runs lots of fabulously creative workshops.
"For me, crochet is a way to relax and get some me-time after a long day of working and raising three children," Krista told Bored Panda. "I love being able to create something with my own two hands and then see it getting used in daily life."
"I love how it's possible to create really awesome makes, quickly and simply, using just one or two stitches," Nicola said. "Just by knowing a few basic stitches, you’re able to whip up a new bag to go with your latest outfit, or a handmade greeting card decorated with flowers – the possibilities are endless. I also love how calming and absorbing it is; it’s done wonders for my mental health."
After 5 Years Of Infertility And Crocheting Many Baby Gifts For Others I Was Finally Able To Crochet Stuff For Our Own Baby Boy Expected Any Day Now!
My Persian Tiles Blanket Is Finished. It’s A Beauty
Looking at these gorgeous creations, you might get the feeling that crochet is difficult and not for everyone. But that's not the case.
"When you first start crocheting, it can be overwhelming to learn about the different stitches, techniques, and hook sizes. However, the best mindset to have when starting is to realize that each stitch and technique is something learned, which will only make you better," Krista said.
"Mistakes will happen at every skill level. Don't let them frustrate you!"
I Crocheted My Wedding Dress And Shawl
My Daughter Wanted An Anxiety Monster To Help Fight Her Anxieties. This Is What We Came Up With
Do You Like My Crochet Mini Roses?
Nicola agreed that you as a crocheter can't grow if you don't challenge yourself.
"It's not difficult to start crocheting as long as you have the correct tools and equipment," she said.
"A 5mm hook, and some chunky yarn is a great way to start. Add to that a decent video and you're away! An open mindset is key as you will make mistakes but that's how you learn. Be prepared to unpick and do it again... and again, and again if you have to. Practice makes perfect after all!"
Copper Inspired Eastern Dragon In Celebration Of My First Year Of Crocheting!
Does Anyone Remember Yip Yips From Sesame Street? I Thought They Would Make Terrific Stockings For The Grandkids!
The moderators of r/crochet said that posts about getting started are quite common on the subreddit.
"We often see beginners posting the same question over and over: 'I want to learn to crochet. How do I start?'" they wrote.
"Many people recommend that you learn by watching YouTube videos. It's often easier to learn by seeing someone demonstrate how to do it. One of the most popular YouTube video courses for beginner crocheters is Bella Coco's video course 'How to crochet for absolute beginners.' The link to the right-handed version of her video is here, and the link to the left-handed version is here."
"Other ways to learn to crochet include: learning from books, having a friend or relative teach you, attending group classes, or hiring a private tutor to teach you," the moderators added. In fact, Nicola is always happy to help people on their crochet journey so if you have any questions, you can get in touch with her; she'd love to hear from you.
I Updated This Mini Rainbow Coat So This Little Girl Could Get A Few More Years Wearing Her Favorite Coat! I Added New Sections To The Bottom And Sleeves, And A Wider Trim. So Happy To Continue To Work On This Piece!
So Much Effort Went Into This Kitty Couch, But It Was Worth It To See Pepper’s Completely Unimpressed Little Face
I Just Finished Her Minutes Ago! Final Tally Was Almost 600 Pieces, And $25 In Materials
"Understanding gauge is important for a beginner crocheter to learn," Krista of Easy Crochet said. "Gauge is the number of stitches and rows per inch in a crochet pattern. It's the best way to make sure the crochet pattern you’re following works out to be the size it was intended to be. If you get more stitches than the pattern's gauge, your crochet is too tight. If you create fewer stitches than the gauge requires, your crochet is too loose."
Tiny Bear Is Done
Finally Finished My Mother's Day Gift
"Chunky yarn is easier to use when learning to crochet as there's more to it than double knit yarn, and if you can get multicolored chunky yarn then that's even better as all your stitches will come out in different colors, making them easier to see (and count!)" The Secret Crocheter explained.
"Try using stitch markers too as they are a great tool to help you see where your first and last stitches are. And start by making something simple like a scarf or cowl….and work your way up to a cardigan!"
The Hours And Effort Are Always Worth It When You Love Something
You Just Gonna Scroll On By Without Saying Howdy? (Worm With Cowboy Hat)
Decided To Patch My Favorite Overalls Today
I Still Need To Finish His Other Shoe, But Here's Bruno/Hernando!
Had To Make A New Hat For Our "Silly Hat Day" At School This Week. (Free Handed)
Space Blanket I Made For My Son! It’s Not Perfect But I Am So Proud
My Mom Doesn't Use Reddit So I Wanted To Post This Because She's An Amazing Woman With Amazing Talent
It's Finally Done! Made This As A Belated Christmas Present For My Best Friend.
I Posted A Couple Of The Roses I'd Crocheted For My Wedding Bouquet Some Time Ago And Promised To Post My Progress. 12 Roses Now Complete!
Making Stupid Plant Monsters For My Stupid Mental Health
I Am In A Mental Hospital And Made These Cute Bears To Thank The Nurses And Therapists
Finished This Technicolor Dream Baby Blanket!
Maxi Dress Complete!
I’m Meeting My Boyfriend’s Mother For The First Time And It’s Her Birthday. I’ve Given Many Crocheted Gifts To Others In The Past But I’m Second Guessing Myself If It’s A Good Idea To Gift This Scarf I Made For Her
So Logically I Knew That Using Jumbo Yarn And An 11.5mm Hook Would Make A Giant Amigurumi, But Emotionally… I Was Not Prepared For How Big He’d Be
This Graphgan Took Me 4 Months, My Son Better Love It Until He's 30
I Wanted To Share My Lil Tent That Folds Out Into A Campsite For Mr. Raccoon!!!
My Friend Got Drunk And Said His Dream Was To Be First Black Spiderman. I Understood The Assignment
Just Finished My Parents' Christmas Gift! An Afghan With All Our Faces On It
My First Ever Crochet Cardigan Is Complete! Started Crocheting 9 Months Ago And This Is My Own Pattern
I Crocheted Radiohead Lyrics On My Notebook Paper Blanket
Butterfly Wings For My Little Dude
Made This Corny Ski Mask
Note: this post originally had 130 images. It’s been shortened to the top 50 images based on user votes.