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.

#1

Daisies Kinda Day Today!

Daisies Kinda Day Today!

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Katie Lutesinger
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2 months ago

I would LOVE to have a bouquet of those!

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#2

I Made My Wedding Dress

I Made My Wedding Dress

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Zophra
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2 months ago

This is stunning!

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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."

#3

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!

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!

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PopscotchM
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2 months ago

Good for you! Congratulations!

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#4

So Happy With The Way This Turned Out!

So Happy With The Way This Turned Out!

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Don't you wish you knew
Community Member
2 months ago

I want one!

Laura Jackson
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh, me too! I just love octopuses/octopi, whichever you prefer!😉🐙💛

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
2 months ago

We do not sow. We crochet!

TonyTee
Community Member
2 months ago

That’s the spirit!

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sinead
Community Member
2 months ago

That's awesome

Stringbean
Community Member
2 months ago

I made one of these as well, amazing creatures!!!!

Benita Valdez
Community Member
2 months ago

I need to know how you made those eyes!

Alex H
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Kind of bizarre that I stumbled across this article - I posted this pic on Reddit and made this octopus! Pattern is from Crocheted Sea Creatures book by Vanessa Mooncie (a crochet genius). My Instagram is @somequeercrochets 😊

Helga Zwemmer
Community Member
2 months ago

That is so well made and the color is perfect! Would love to have the pattern..

Alex H
Community Member
2 months ago

Hi! I posted this photo and made this octopus (weird that I just found it in this article randomly haha). The pattern is from Crocheted Sea Creatures Book by Vanessa Mooncie :)

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Mr. Pigeon
Community Member
2 months ago

very cool...

Sydney-Kate
Community Member
2 months ago

That’s so cool where can i get one

Amber Seanez
Community Member
2 months ago

I want this pattern! I love octopuses and crochet!

Alex H
Community Member
2 months ago

Hi! I posted this photo and made this octopus (weird that I just found it in this article randomly haha). The pattern is from Crocheted Sea Creatures Book by Vanessa Mooncie :)

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JamezyJamez
Community Member
2 months ago

Love this!

K- THULU
Community Member
2 months ago

I approve.......love it.

TonyTee
Community Member
2 months ago

Takes great skill to accomplish, I’d buy a bunch of these from this individual

Rudi Van Jaarsveld
Community Member
2 months ago

I need one!

GramDB
Community Member
2 months ago

WOW!

Chloe
Community Member
2 months ago

I wanna make one

Gypsy Lee
Community Member
2 months ago

Now this..

Allison Woodfill
Community Member
2 months ago

I love this…..

Iva Kazalova
Community Member
2 months ago

This is a spectacle of a tentacle! Magnificent!

Iva Kazalova
Community Member
2 months ago

And that teal is just gorgeous!

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Jan Eivroc
Community Member
2 months ago

I LOVE THIS!!!

Carol Mello
Community Member
2 months ago

Beautiful creation!

Alex H
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2 months ago

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Canarygirl
Community Member
2 months ago

This is so cute!

MargyB
Community Member
2 months ago

I heard the other day that crocheted or knitted octopuses are great for newborns as they grasp the tentacles like the umbilical cord in the womb

Gary Sansom
Community Member
2 months ago

So very cleverly done ! Xx

Amy Watson
Community Member
2 months ago

I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!! WOW!

Jade Gleeson
Community Member
2 months ago

That is fantastic

Katherine Aryeetey
Community Member
2 months ago

I would dearly love the pattern. The octopus is magnificent.

Alex H
Community Member
2 months ago

Hi! I posted this photo and made this octopus (weird that I just found it in this article randomly haha). The pattern is from Crocheted Sea Creatures Book by Vanessa Mooncie :)

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Jennifer Youngblood
Community Member
2 months ago

Love it

Arlene Trani
Community Member
2 months ago

Take my money now!!

viv
Community Member
2 months ago

you have to make more and sell them!!!!

naima mohamdally
Community Member
2 months ago

My reincarnation🥰

naima mohamdally
Community Member
2 months ago

I love this....i want one tooooo

Katherine Haynes
Community Member
2 months ago

Amazing

Josephine
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2 months ago

Love love love

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#5

My Persian Tiles Blanket Is Finished. It’s A Beauty

My Persian Tiles Blanket Is Finished. It’s A Beauty

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Monique Reed
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2 months ago

I want to upvote this more than once! This is stunning!

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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!"

#6

I Crocheted My Wedding Dress And Shawl

I Crocheted My Wedding Dress And Shawl

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Amanda Thomas
Community Member
2 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous

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#7

My Daughter Wanted An Anxiety Monster To Help Fight Her Anxieties. This Is What We Came Up With

My Daughter Wanted An Anxiety Monster To Help Fight Her Anxieties. This Is What We Came Up With

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Has sold soul for corn chip
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2 months ago

Omg i want to kiss its forehead and hug it onndi3b1dh3rbf

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#8

I Have Finally Perfected My Stabby Duck!

I Have Finally Perfected My Stabby Duck!

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Don't you wish you knew
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2 months ago

Why do I feel I need a stabby duck in my life? Lol

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#9

Do You Like My Crochet Mini Roses?

Do You Like My Crochet Mini Roses?

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Dandelion Girl
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2 months ago

These are absolutely stunning.

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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!"

#10

Copper Inspired Eastern Dragon In Celebration Of My First Year Of Crocheting!

Copper Inspired Eastern Dragon In Celebration Of My First Year Of Crocheting!

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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
2 months ago

A masterpiece!

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#11

I Organized A Crochet Peace Mural!

I Organized A Crochet Peace Mural!

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Reilley Easton-Smith
Community Member
2 months ago

#WestandwithUkraine

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#12

A Barn Owl

A Barn Owl

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Scout Finch
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2 months ago

Hooo says you don't have talent?

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#13

Does Anyone Remember Yip Yips From Sesame Street? I Thought They Would Make Terrific Stockings For The Grandkids!

Does Anyone Remember Yip Yips From Sesame Street? I Thought They Would Make Terrific Stockings For The Grandkids!

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Jane Doe
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2 months ago

Yip yip yipyipyipyip!

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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.

#14

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!

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!

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Sir Tarsier
Community Member
2 months ago

Wowwww

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#15

My Cat Square Pillow!

My Cat Square Pillow!

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Elizabeth Elliot
Community Member
2 months ago

They're on a zoom call!

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#16

So Much Effort Went Into This Kitty Couch, But It Was Worth It To See Pepper’s Completely Unimpressed Little Face

So Much Effort Went Into This Kitty Couch, But It Was Worth It To See Pepper’s Completely Unimpressed Little Face

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Zophra
Community Member
2 months ago

Inside... inside I'm sure she's impressed.

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#17

I Just Finished Her Minutes Ago! Final Tally Was Almost 600 Pieces, And $25 In Materials

I Just Finished Her Minutes Ago! Final Tally Was Almost 600 Pieces, And $25 In Materials

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Scout Finch
Community Member
2 months ago

That is awesome!

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"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."

#18

Even Crochet Dogs Need To Be Groomed!

Even Crochet Dogs Need To Be Groomed!

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SexualHarassmentPanda
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2 months ago

Clever!

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#19

Do You Like My Crochet Sunflowers?

Do You Like My Crochet Sunflowers?

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heyitsfionabtw
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2 months ago

YES. yEs. Yes. yeS. YEs.

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#20

Tiny Bear Is Done

Tiny Bear Is Done

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Audra Sisler
Community Member
2 months ago

😧😧😧awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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#21

Finally Finished My Mother's Day Gift

Finally Finished My Mother's Day Gift

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Don't you wish you knew
Community Member
2 months ago

Beautiful

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"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!"

#22

Crocheted Big Cat Hats

Crocheted Big Cat Hats

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Gaya Knust
Community Member
2 months ago

I so want one! (Ps. Luna Lovegood would adore those!)

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#23

The Hours And Effort Are Always Worth It When You Love Something

The Hours And Effort Are Always Worth It When You Love Something

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Phoebe Bean
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2 months ago

Everything is beautifully balanced. Love it!

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#24

Made A Cute Little Spider. He’s Super Soft And Squishy!

Made A Cute Little Spider. He’s Super Soft And Squishy!

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Audrey Tate
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2 months ago

Omg I really want one of these!!

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#25

You Just Gonna Scroll On By Without Saying Howdy? (Worm With Cowboy Hat)

You Just Gonna Scroll On By Without Saying Howdy? (Worm With Cowboy Hat)

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Don't you wish you knew
Community Member
2 months ago

Aww it's Oscar the Grouch's pet worm from Sesame Street, Slimey! I think he wore a little hat.

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#26

Made This Avocado, With A Removable Pit!

Made This Avocado, With A Removable Pit!

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Dandelion Girl
Community Member
2 months ago

*squeal*

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#27

Decided To Patch My Favorite Overalls Today

Decided To Patch My Favorite Overalls Today

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Dandelion Girl
Community Member
2 months ago

This is really cool!

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#28

I Still Need To Finish His Other Shoe, But Here's Bruno/Hernando!

I Still Need To Finish His Other Shoe, But Here's Bruno/Hernando!

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ll think of a username soon
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2 months ago

We don't talk about Bruno here

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#29

Had To Make A New Hat For Our "Silly Hat Day" At School This Week. (Free Handed)

Had To Make A New Hat For Our "Silly Hat Day" At School This Week. (Free Handed)

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A B C (yes I'm back)
Community Member
2 months ago

:D I love his humour.

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#30

Space Blanket I Made For My Son! It’s Not Perfect But I Am So Proud

Space Blanket I Made For My Son! It’s Not Perfect But I Am So Proud

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Laura Jackson
Community Member
2 months ago

I think it's absolutely perfect!😊

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#31

My Mom Doesn't Use Reddit So I Wanted To Post This Because She's An Amazing Woman With Amazing Talent

My Mom Doesn't Use Reddit So I Wanted To Post This Because She's An Amazing Woman With Amazing Talent

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Minath
Community Member
2 months ago

This is amazing, I love spiders

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#32

It's Finally Done! Made This As A Belated Christmas Present For My Best Friend.

It's Finally Done! Made This As A Belated Christmas Present For My Best Friend.

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SexualHarassmentPanda
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2 months ago

Love!!!

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#33

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!

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!

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Berry Budgie
Community Member
2 months ago

They look so real!

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#34

Making Stupid Plant Monsters For My Stupid Mental Health

Making Stupid Plant Monsters For My Stupid Mental Health

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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
2 months ago

Nothing is stupid when it comes to dealing with mental issues. Art is a great way to cope with circumstances that overwhelm us, and it´s my way to make my day much better than yesterday. I call this artwork and you are extremely talented. I sincerely hope you get well. Blessings to you!

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#35

I Am In A Mental Hospital And Made These Cute Bears To Thank The Nurses And Therapists

I Am In A Mental Hospital And Made These Cute Bears To Thank The Nurses And Therapists

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heyitsfionabtw
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2 months ago

sending you well wishes :)

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#36

I Made A Pack Of Smallest Awoos

I Made A Pack Of Smallest Awoos

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Katie Lutesinger
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2 months ago

I "awww"'d out loud at this one!

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#37

Finished This Technicolor Dream Baby Blanket!

Finished This Technicolor Dream Baby Blanket!

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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
2 months ago

Awesome colors, truly beautiful.

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#38

Just Gave This To My Oldest Friend, For Her 1st Baby!

Just Gave This To My Oldest Friend, For Her 1st Baby!

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Pterodactyl in Disguise
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2 months ago

Awww 🥰

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#39

Maxi Dress Complete!

Maxi Dress Complete!

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Elaine Larson
Community Member
2 months ago

Breathtaking!

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#40

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

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

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Trond Øien
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2 months ago

Oh, I thinks it's a very good idea. Beautiful piece.

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#41

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

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

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heyitsfionabtw
Community Member
2 months ago

IF YOU THINK IT IS TOO BIG I WILL GLADLY TAKE IT OFF YOUR HANDS!!!!!

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#42

This Graphgan Took Me 4 Months, My Son Better Love It Until He's 30

This Graphgan Took Me 4 Months, My Son Better Love It Until He's 30

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Dandelion Girl
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2 months ago

You are very talented!

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#43

I Wanted To Share My Lil Tent That Folds Out Into A Campsite For Mr. Raccoon!!!

I Wanted To Share My Lil Tent That Folds Out Into A Campsite For Mr. Raccoon!!!

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Gaya Knust
Community Member
2 months ago

Adorable

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#44

My Friend Got Drunk And Said His Dream Was To Be First Black Spiderman. I Understood The Assignment

My Friend Got Drunk And Said His Dream Was To Be First Black Spiderman. I Understood The Assignment

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Has sold soul for corn chip
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2 months ago

Miles Morales tho? Either way adorable pic

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#45

Just Finished My Parents' Christmas Gift! An Afghan With All Our Faces On It

Just Finished My Parents' Christmas Gift! An Afghan With All Our Faces On It

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Pterodactyl in Disguise
Community Member
2 months ago

Even the dog, yay!!!!!

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#46

My First Ever Crochet Cardigan Is Complete! Started Crocheting 9 Months Ago And This Is My Own Pattern

My First Ever Crochet Cardigan Is Complete! Started Crocheting 9 Months Ago And This Is My Own Pattern

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Gaya Knust
Community Member
2 months ago

Love the 90s vibes the colours and the loose sleeves give!

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#47

Now I Just Need To Slap On A Border And Weave My Tails

Now I Just Need To Slap On A Border And Weave My Tails

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Elizabeth Elliot
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2 months ago

That's the Jackfield Tile pattern!

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#48

I Crocheted Radiohead Lyrics On My Notebook Paper Blanket

I Crocheted Radiohead Lyrics On My Notebook Paper Blanket

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String Surfer
Community Member
2 months ago

Paranoid Android FTW!

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#49

Butterfly Wings For My Little Dude

Butterfly Wings For My Little Dude

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Kristy Nelson
Community Member
2 months ago

Those are beautiful!

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#50

Made This Corny Ski Mask

Made This Corny Ski Mask

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
2 months ago

A-maize-ing!

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