I have not talked a lot about crochet on here, probably because I had a crochet blog that I fell out of love with, but today I do want to share you some of my favourite crochet designers because honestly, I love crochet and these designers have serious skill. Like, they take my breath away. And I want to share with you some of their patterns, and how they turned out for me.
Crochet has saved my life. I was really stressed for a long time at work, and crochet provided me with a creative outlet that forced me to mindful and that gave me meaning outside of work. It was my go to self care for a long time, and it still brings me a lot of joy and is something I love to do. The colours of the yarn uplift me, the feel of the yarn soothes me and the motions of the stitches are calming. Plus, in the end you get a beautiful piece of art–whether it’s a baby blanket or a fancy shawl. The sense of accomplishment is huge, and the reward centres of the brain are firing off.
Disclaimer: I am not working with any of these designers, and this is not a promotional post. I am receiving no monies or compensation. All opinions are my own.
Let’s get started shall we?
Rachy Newin Designs
I love lacy designs, and when I was looking for patterns for shawls, I ran across this designer, and she quickly became one of my favourite crochet designers. You can find her shop on Etsy, and her patterns provide both written and chart (visual) instructions. Her designs are created with high end yarns and visually stunning both because of the design she creates, as well the colours of the yarn. Her patterns can be crocheted using any kind of yarn, and are easily adjustable even to someone not good at crochet math, like myself. Which is why I love these patterns so much! I have personally purchased and hooked up a few of these patterns, and I promise you, you will not regret spending a few dollars for her fabulous designs.
I did reach out to Rachy and she has kindly offered a discount code for anyone wishing to purchase a pattern from her shop. Just click the link and the discount will be automatically applied. Expires March 9, so hurry!
Hopeful Honey (Olivia Kent)
Olivia remains one of my favourite designers even though her blog has not been updated since 2018. Her patterns gave me the courage to try out more complicated patterns, like Rachel’s as well as pushed me towards investing in quality yarn instead of just the base line acrylic yarns you’ll find at Wal-Mart or Michaels. Her blog is called Hopeful Honey, and you can also find her patterns on Etsy, though she does offer free patterns on her blog as well. She has lots of cute hats, warm snuggly scarves and cowls and even some larger pieces like sweaters and kimonos.
Kristen Hollway Designs
This is a designer I have found more recently, but she has quickly become one of my favourite crochet designers because her patterns are sooo pretty! I love pretty crochet with lots of lace and shell stitches, and have a pattern I’m dying to get started on that I have purchased from her Ravelry store. You can also find a free version on her website, Kristen Holloway Designs.
Mama IN a Stitch
Jessica from Mama in a Stitch remains one of my favourite crochet designers because she creates crochet pieces that are beginner friendly and accessible to a crocheter of any skill level. Her patterns are practical, ranging from baby blankets to market bags and her patterns are easy to follow. Plus, I love that she creates lovely pieces using more affordable yarns that a lot of people in the yarn world would turn their noses up at because I myself am not a yarn snob. I use high end and I use pretty acrylic yarn I find at Michaels too–and some of it is actually quite good. The simplicity of these patterns are what make them so beautiful and so Jessica continues to be one of my favourite crochet designers.
I hope I have introduced you to one or two crochet designers that you hadn’t come across yet. If you are new to crochet, I hope these blogs and designers help you out! Crochet is one of my passions, and it’s a fun hobby so if you are thinking of trying your hand at something new, give crochet a try. It’s really easier than it seems at first. Once you train your hands, it’s all smooth sailing and unlike knit, if you make a mistake it’s easy to correct. In knit, errors can be complicated to fix if you notice them a row or two later. Even learning to read patterns is easy!
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These are amazing designers! am better at knitting than crocheting, but I’m trying to get better at it and these patterns are perfect for me to work on my crocheting skills. Thanks so much for sharing!
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So glad you found the post useful! I love crochet hehe
I don’t think I’ve knitted or crocheted since I was in primary SCHOOL, I don’t think I was ever any good at it. It’s great that you find doing it so helpful, we all need to find our own things that work for us as individuals
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Exactly, everyone’s self care is always a little different.
Wow, these are super talented designers! I’ve never crocheted before but my sister in law does and I always love what she creates! I’ll have to try this out soon. Thanks for sharing and I’m glad you fell back in love with it xx
I was just too stressed to enjoy it for a while. Hope you try out crochet one day!
I’ve not crocheted before but all these designers sound absolutely amazing and it”s definitely a skill I’d like to have x
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It’s such fun! I hope you learn 😊
I am so glad I’ve come across your blog. I’ve been wanting to take up crochet for such a long time and don’t know where to begin. I’m going to read all your posts. Thank you
Thank you! I hope you find the blog inspiring.
Those are such pretty designs! I especially love the turquoise shawl, it’s so unique x
Glad you enjoyed the post! Hope you took advantage of the discount code 🙂
I’ve been seeing a lot of amazing crochet designs lately that I want to pick it up and learn! It is so cool to see the masterpieces! Kristen Hollway’s masks are cute! OK one of these days I need to give it a try 🙂
Nancy ✨ mdrnminimalists.com
Oh it’s easy to learn! Lots of online tutorials:)
I’ve never tried crochet but it seems like a really lovely and relaxing hobby! These designs and designers look great!
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It is very relaxing!