50 Crochet Enthusiasts Shared Their Most Beautiful Works In This Community (New Pics)Interview
Having a hobby in your life that lets you relax and unleash your creativity is a lot of fun. What’s even more enjoyable is becoming part of a community of like-minded individuals, and sharing your creations with the entire internet.
That’s where the r/crochet subreddit, a wholesome community of 738k Reddit users, comes in. These crochet enthusiasts—from yarn and hook veterans to fresh-faced amateurs—share their most creative, beautiful, and cool designs with each other. We’ve collected some of their most impressive recent works to inspire you, Pandas. Scroll down to take a peek… but don’t blame us if you have the sudden urge to pick up crochet!
The friendly team helping to run the r/crochet hobby community was kind enough to answer a few of Bored Panda's questions. You'll find our full interview with one of the moderators below.
My Friends Dog Passed So I Crocheted Her A Loving Reminder! ♥️
A member of the r/crochet team shed some light on the fact that all of the moderators there are volunteers who are doing what they do for the love of the craft.
"We're fortunate to have multiple sweet moderators who can spend anywhere from 7-14 hours/week moderating r/crochet," they shared with Bored Panda.
"Our greatest challenges are keeping up with community-voted rules and encouraging people to follow them so everyone can enjoy time spent in the sub."
Has Anyone Seen This Pattern?
We were curious about what advice the mods would give someone who's entirely new to the craft but finding it difficult to progress as fast as they'd like.
"Whenever a novice crocheter expresses frustration with learning, we have lots of suggestions!" the moderator said.
"While video tutorials are popular, like any other subject there are fabulous written, photo, and individual (hands-on) learning resources. All they need to do is search and ask and keep trying to connect with their own creativity!" the redditor told Bored Panda.
"There are so many facets of crochet, it takes time and effort to get all of these in sync."
My First Crocheted Maxi Dress!!
My Bff Has A History Of Accidentally Killing Fish So I Made Her Some That Can’t Die
Meanwhile, we asked the internet user about the most popular crochet trends in 2023.
"There are at least 20 different types of crochet, so it's challenging to pick one popular trend!" they shared with us.
"Crocheting customized items for family, friends, charity, and ourselves involves limitless aspects from wearables to home decor to toys and many practical patterns, too."
Are These Good Enough To Gift?
Birthday Gift For My Niece. Lily Of The Valley Night Lamp
Just Finished Crocheting The Cutest Triceratops 😭
The online group was first created in September 2008. Over the past 15 (yes, that’s right, 15!) years, the r/crochet subreddit has grown by leaps and bounds to the behemoth of crafty creativity that it is today.
At the time of writing, the sub had already swelled to 738k members. And there’s no sign that the supportive community is going to stop growing any time soon. There’s just too much yarny wholesomeness concentrated in that group for that to happen.
There is, however, a mystery surrounding the roots of the community. Its birth, to put it dramatically, is shrouded in shadow.
I May Look Crazy, But 33 Hats Down For My Hospitals Labor And Delivery Wing For Donation Today! This Is My First Time Donating And I’m Really Excited 😊
I Took Up Crocheting While Pregnant, And Created An Army. We Ride At Dawn
“No one currently on the moderation team knows how the sub began in 2008,” one of the members of the friendly moderator team shared with Bored Panda during an interview a couple of years ago.
However, it’s quite likely that someone who was a big fan of crochet created the group to share their designs and invite others to do the same. For one reason or another, the founder may have stopped being active on Reddit and the control of the community passed to other internet users who picked up the moderator mantle.
Whatever the case might be, these days, the subreddit is thriving beyond anyone’s wildest dreams.
My Friend’s Grandma Made This Masterpiece. Thought This Sub Will Appreciate It. Can’s Believe She Only Spent 25 Days! I Wish I Had This Skills
A huge part of the subreddit’s success comes down to the type of content it’s focused on. Colorful, creative, and eye-catching designs are bound to make you stop while scrolling through your feed.
"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," one of the moderators running the r/crochet community explained to Bored Panda just how approachable the hobby really is.
It’s Finally Done! My Hand Is Ready For A Break 😅
My Sil Is Pregnant, And I Made Her This Blanket. I Can Not Wait To Surprise Her With It This Weekend!
"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!" they mod pointed out that there are some challenges that do crop up. They are, however, very surmountable. All it takes is a bit of patience, dedication, and the willingness to learn from mistakes.
I Finished These Two Gents This Week And No Body Was Excited Enough When I Showed Them, But I'm Super Happy With Them
My BF Will Be Going On Holiday For Almost A Month, And Since I Won’t Be Able To Come With Him, I Made Him A Lil’ Robin That He Can Take With Him (My Name Is Robin)
The moderator was kind enough to explain the crossover between crochet, knitting, and sewing. The first two are actually quite similar. "They’re both yarn crafts that create fabric. Other similarities include knowing how to count stitches and read written patterns. There is no real crossover with sewing, except perhaps that advanced sewers may have an advantage in understanding how garments drape and fit," they shared with us.
My Dad’s Only Request For His Birthday Was That I Make Him A Doll Of Myself
8 Months Off And On And I Finally Finished This!
Thought This Community Would Appreciate My Pregnancy Announcement Props!
"Learning to crochet, like everything else, has a learning curve! Luckily, it’s pretty easy to get started—all you really need is a hook and a skein of yarn," the representative of the r/crochet moderator team said, emphasizing that all you need to start are just these two things. Though, of course, a pair of scissors will come in handy, too!
Made A Couple Of Geodes For A Leaving Colleague With A Geology Degree!
My Coworker Begged Me For A Red Pterodactyl For His New Baby. I Hope He Likes What I Made! It Even Has A Little Rattle Inside
Still Finishing The Bead Embroidery And Resinwork, But All Yarn Work Is Mostly Complete!
"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!" they urged.
First Project In 50 Years
I Finally Finished This Cardigan I’ve Been Working On Since January. It’s For My Grandad For His 80th Birthday Next Month
Though learning a new skill can be tons of fun, depending on how (un)successful you are at the start, you may start feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, and demotivated. What helps is embracing a growth mindset not being afraid of mistakes early.
You have to understand that being kind of bad at something is the path to getting sort of good at the skill later on. If you’ve got a supportive community to boost your mood and help you out, it can get you through some rough patches! At the end of the day, it also helps if you enjoy the process of crochet, not just the outcome and praise.