Since the beginning of this gloomy pandemic, many have turned to old-fashioned arts and activities to make sense of the messy world around them. Especially yarn crafting, like knitting or crocheting, has increased in popularity as a result. Holding something tangible in your hands and linking one loop of thread to another can really stop your mind from wandering and ground you in the present.

Thanks to the r/crochet subreddit, we can receive our daily dose of inspiration and look at some of the most beautiful projects ever created. This crochet-loving page is home to more than 316K members who have no limits on what you can do with just a ball of yarn and a couple of tools.

Just have a look below at the amazing ideas and patterns people share there and upvote your favorites. And if you still feel the need for more, make sure to read Part 1 of this post right here.

#1

My Crochet Leopard Gecko

My Crochet Leopard Gecko

ProfessionNo4436 Report

The r/crochet subreddit was founded 13 years ago and ever since then, it has been growing and becoming an important part of the crochet community. There’s no denying that people who pick up such projects are really dedicated. Many of us could find the passion and patience that they have really useful, especially dealing with the fast-paced world that we live in.

Crocheting does not require much physical energy and if you stick to it, you can achieve beautiful results. It’s the perfect way to spend your time if you want to keep your hands busy and your mind free.

Craft Yarn Council published a study in 2014 where they found that knitters and crocheters report lower levels of stress. They surveyed more than 3,100 people who enjoy this craft and asked them about the motivation behind it and what kind of perks they derive from it. 

#2

A Very Special Request… How Did I Do?

A Very Special Request… How Did I Do?

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The majority of the participants said that they engage in their craft because it provides a creative outlet. Other significant reasons are that they enjoy making things for others and achieve a sense of accomplishment along the way. 

But there are more benefits that they get from knitting or crocheting. 85 percent of them said that it helps to reduce stress and a big majority also noticed an improvement in their mood and sense of confidence. Not to mention that it helps them to relax, cope with their health challenges and fight depression and anxiety. 

#3

This Was One Of My Projects During 2020. It Was Pretty Time Consuming But Definitely Worth It!

This Was One Of My Projects During 2020. It Was Pretty Time Consuming But Definitely Worth It!

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#4

Made A Leafy Shawl To Bring The Outdoors In For My Friend Going Through Chemo

Made A Leafy Shawl To Bring The Outdoors In For My Friend Going Through Chemo

Muddycraft Report

According to a report by Knit For Peace, knitting can also slow the onset of dementia, combat depression and distract from chronic pain. One of the explanations behind this could be that knitting or crocheting is an activity that gives a sense of purpose. 

Putting your focus on one thing only and concentrating on the repetitive movements of making one loop after another reduces the stress hormone and distracts you from your anxieties. For some, it can also have a meditative effect, which can result in improved physical and emotional well-being.

#5

Bearded Dragon Is Crocheted In 2 Colors Of Threads. And Painted. The Eyes Are Handmade

Bearded Dragon Is Crocheted In 2 Colors Of Threads. And Painted. The Eyes Are Handmade

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#6

Just Finished 100% My Fave Octopus Pattern

Just Finished 100% My Fave Octopus Pattern

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Not only does crocheting give you a sense of meaning and make you feel relaxed and stress-free, it’s also part of a booming industry. Powered by People conducted a survey where they found that the creative manufacturing and handmade sector is projected to grow by 20 percent per year, reaching $1 trillion by 2024. And it seems that the industry is becoming more sustainable, inclusive, diverse, female-friendly and dialed into rural populations.

#7

Finally Finished This Guy After Months Of Procrastination

Finally Finished This Guy After Months Of Procrastination

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#8

More Of My Random Acts Of Crochet Kindness. I’ve Been Sneaking Around The Hospital At Night And Leaving Them In High Traffic Areas. Using Stash Yarn

More Of My Random Acts Of Crochet Kindness. I’ve Been Sneaking Around The Hospital At Night And Leaving Them In High Traffic Areas. Using Stash Yarn

Idahoboo Report

#9

Every Time I Look At It It Makes Me Smile

Every Time I Look At It It Makes Me Smile

taliakai Report

According to them, the sector is “circular and employs less industrial and more sustainable processes such as small-batch production and boutique manufacturing, while relying heavily on renewable agricultural inputs.” Knitting and crocheting are not only less expensive, but also more environmentally friendly. By creating your own things, you don’t contribute to the ecological damage that the fast fashion industry is responsible for.

#11

Made A Christmas Tree Hat, With Working Lights. Pattern In Comments

Made A Christmas Tree Hat, With Working Lights. Pattern In Comments

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Andrea Owen
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love it but wish you had turned on the lights for the photo.

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#12

Reversible Xmas Ami. Pattern By Chibiscraft

Reversible Xmas Ami. Pattern By Chibiscraft

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Hearing all of these benefits, you can’t help but feel the urge to run out and buy some yarn yourself. In our previous post, the moderators of r/crochet were kind enough to share some thoughts about the craft. “Crochet is definitely the most beginner-friendly between crochet, knitting, and sewing. This is because, in part, it’s the easiest to rip apart (called frogging) and go back to fix a mistake,” they told Bored Panda. 

#13

My Son Wanted A Rainbow Blanket, And Then Proceeded To Pick Out The Hardest Pattern I've Ever Attempted. Finished This Behemoth, And With 3 Weeks To Spare Before His Birthday!

My Son Wanted A Rainbow Blanket, And Then Proceeded To Pick Out The Hardest Pattern I've Ever Attempted. Finished This Behemoth, And With 3 Weeks To Spare Before His Birthday!

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Zena Marsh
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is fantastic. Cat at the bottom of the picture wants one now.

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#14

Just Finished Making My First Ever Wearable And I'm So Excited

Just Finished Making My First Ever Wearable And I'm So Excited

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#15

Made Myself A Little Holder For My Air Plant!

Made Myself A Little Holder For My Air Plant!

lahdeeduhm Report

“Most beginners often find difficulty in knowing where to place the hook in each stitch and figuring out how to coordinate holding the yarn, hook, and work all at the same time!” But there are plenty of resources where you can find tutorials and free patterns. If you wish to try it out yourself, this community is a great place to find support.

#16

My Daughter And Her Dragon. She Carries It Every Where

My Daughter And Her Dragon. She Carries It Every Where

WovenAesthetic Report

#17

A Few Month Ago, I Started A Project To Use Up Some Leftover Yarn. And Then I Got A Bit Carried Away - So Now, 10 Months And 350(Ish) African Flowers Later, Here's My First Ever Blanket

A Few Month Ago, I Started A Project To Use Up Some Leftover Yarn. And Then I Got A Bit Carried Away - So Now, 10 Months And 350(Ish) African Flowers Later, Here's My First Ever Blanket

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#18

I Crocheted A Jack Frost Inspired Hoodie

I Crocheted A Jack Frost Inspired Hoodie

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“Most people find it easiest to learn from YouTube videos, and they are a fantastic resource for learning new stitches and patterns. There are also some wonderful books out there that can teach every conceivable stitch—you want to look for something called a ‘crochet stitch dictionary’ or similar. Other than that, have fun and don’t be afraid to experiment! And of course, visit the sub for help or advice!”

#19

A Gift I Made For My Pregnant Best Friend

A Gift I Made For My Pregnant Best Friend

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LMW
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Personalized baby gifts are amazing!!

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#20

Coral Story Blanket In A Whirl!

Coral Story Blanket In A Whirl!

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#21

Just Made All Of These Beautiful Princesses! Just Got Kicked Out Of A Facebook Group For Posting Them. But I Thought Your Guys Would Appreciate All My Hard Work!

Just Made All Of These Beautiful Princesses! Just Got Kicked Out Of A Facebook Group For Posting Them. But I Thought Your Guys Would Appreciate All My Hard Work!

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#22

I’m So Happy With How This Turned Out!

I’m So Happy With How This Turned Out!

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#23

New Item Finally Finished. He Is 11 Ft Long

New Item Finally Finished. He Is 11 Ft Long

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#24

I Made A Little Pumpkin Cat

I Made A Little Pumpkin Cat

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#25

Bit Of Brag: My Nephew Wanted To Show Me He Still Has The Baby Dragon I Crocheted For Him When He Was A Wee Baby. I'd Say It's Held Up Pretty Well

Bit Of Brag: My Nephew Wanted To Show Me He Still Has The Baby Dragon I Crocheted For Him When He Was A Wee Baby. I'd Say It's Held Up Pretty Well

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LMW
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I 100% agree that it has held up pretty well! 👏 👏 👏

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#26

I Made A Crochet Flower Crown For All You Crochet Royals!

I Made A Crochet Flower Crown For All You Crochet Royals!

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#27

Thank You For Your Enthusiasm About My Crochet Hobbits. It Inspired Me To Make Larger Hobbits

Thank You For Your Enthusiasm About My Crochet Hobbits. It Inspired Me To Make Larger Hobbits

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#28

I Finished This Dress Yesterday And One Of My Friends Wants To Buy It

I Finished This Dress Yesterday And One Of My Friends Wants To Buy It

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Zoe's Mom
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't think the friend realizes that time is money. This would probably run $350.00 in the U.S. if not more.

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#29

Another Baby Blanket Sent Out! Loved Making This One

Another Baby Blanket Sent Out! Loved Making This One

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#30

Finished Impkin!! The Designer Even Used My Pics For The Thumbnail

Finished Impkin!! The Designer Even Used My Pics For The Thumbnail

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#31

Finally Finished A Sweater For Myself. Had To Redo The Sleeves Three Or Four Times, But I'm Happy With The Results!

Finally Finished A Sweater For Myself. Had To Redo The Sleeves Three Or Four Times, But I'm Happy With The Results!

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#32

Birthday Fairy Dress For Granddaughter

Birthday Fairy Dress For Granddaughter

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#33

Finally Finished My Elephant!

Finally Finished My Elephant!

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#34

Barn Owl Wall Hanging!

Barn Owl Wall Hanging!

sheacrochet Report

Ms.M.
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would love to have this :D

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#35

As Promised: Me Wearing The Wedding Dress I Made, On My Wedding Day!

As Promised: Me Wearing The Wedding Dress I Made, On My Wedding Day!

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KiwiBubbles
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is so, so special! Simple and GORGEOUS and omgosh well done and congratulations!

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#36

Naively Thought I Could Finish This By Halloween But Halfway Through November She's Done! Halloween Is A Spirit At Least

Naively Thought I Could Finish This By Halloween But Halfway Through November She's Done! Halloween Is A Spirit At Least

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the fallen soufflé
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's so beautiful and perfect I would keep it around all year.

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#37

I Made The Cat Pillow Cover

I Made The Cat Pillow Cover

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#38

I Present To You, The Remote Rope. Made To Be Buttoned Around The Rails Of My Nannas Bed So She Can Reel In The TV Remote When She Drops It!

I Present To You, The Remote Rope. Made To Be Buttoned Around The Rails Of My Nannas Bed So She Can Reel In The TV Remote When She Drops It!

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#39

Just Had My First Festival Gig!! I Sold Everything!

Just Had My First Festival Gig!! I Sold Everything!

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#40

Finally Finished My Tunnel Vision

Finally Finished My Tunnel Vision

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#41

I Finished My New Monstera Leaf Bag Today

I Finished My New Monstera Leaf Bag Today

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#42

I'm Learning That Listening To Yarn Gage Might Be Important

I'm Learning That Listening To Yarn Gage Might Be Important

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#43

A Crocheted Mobile For My Little Girl, Due In 3 Weeks!

A Crocheted Mobile For My Little Girl, Due In 3 Weeks!

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KiwiBubbles
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aww yaaaaay!! It looks AMAZING, and it's so cool that it will be something so personal and made just for her, instead of buying one

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#44

I Think I Invented A New Blanket!

I Think I Invented A New Blanket!

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#45

My Latest Design: A Crochet Version Of The Strawberry Dress

My Latest Design: A Crochet Version Of The Strawberry Dress

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#46

Jack Skellington

Jack Skellington

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#47

I Crocheted This Mushroom Jewellery Holder For My Earrings

I Crocheted This Mushroom Jewellery Holder For My Earrings

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#48

I Made An Eeveelution Blanket For My Sisters 22nd Birthday, She Was 24 When I Finished. Oh Well

I Made An Eeveelution Blanket For My Sisters 22nd Birthday, She Was 24 When I Finished. Oh Well

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Judy Reynolds
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Bet she loved it, no matter how long it took to make!

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#49

I Crocheted Microglia And Neurons For The Cover Page Of My Thesis, Which I Defended Today

I Crocheted Microglia And Neurons For The Cover Page Of My Thesis, Which I Defended Today

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#50

Pie Anyone? I Was Wondering What To Wear On Thanksgiving And Had Some Leftover Yarn. Lol

Pie Anyone? I Was Wondering What To Wear On Thanksgiving And Had Some Leftover Yarn. Lol

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