Stitch up a triangular wrap that will keep you cozy through the winter. Build the shape with simple increases and get Vanessa's tips for changing colors. Afterwards, find out how to finish it like a pro, tassels and all!
Knitting vs. crochet: What's the difference? And is one better than the other? Find out in this Bluprint original series, where crochet artist Vincent Green-Hite and knit artist Morgan Woltersdorf stitch up the same five projects side by side. Along the way (with a bit of friendly banter), they offer tips and techniques for knitters and knotters of all levels.
Delicate and dainty crochet lace interplays with textured popcorn stitches, and together they create an unexpected and ultra-feminine yoke. The Joilee Top is worked top down in the round, allowing its length to be customized to your own individual style, from crop to tunic.
If you’ve ever dreamt of cuddling up in a cloud, this cozy cardigan is as close as you’ll ever get. With a modern chunky style, a wide ribbed color, and pockets (yay!), this quick and easy design is worked from the side across. The pattern uses basic crochet stitches throughout, so it’s approachable for almost any crochet level. This kit comes with silky soft Sprightly Yarns Acrylic Super Bulky.
Bring this Clouded Skies blanket back to its natural environment: The outdoors! Whether you need a sweet throw for laying out a picnic, or you’re snuggling up on those cool summer nights, this blanket is perfectly lightweight. Featuring fun shell and lattice stitch patterns that are worked in long sections to show off the striping, Clouded Skies is an ideal “on the go” project.
Give your living space a little log cabin allure with this warm and cozy throw. Featuring a tight, mid-weight yarn and a rustic design of neutral earth tones, this blanket will have you feeling like you’re cozying up to a crackling fire (even if you’re just watching one on TV).
Ready to try your hand at a ruana? The Sage cardigan is beginner-friendly: you just need to know how to work a single crochet, a double crochet, and how to work in the front and back loops. When finished, you’ll have a fun, versatile, and flowy accessory that’s perfect for layering, no matter the seasons.
While the design of the Sweet Serendipity Blanket may look like a happy accident, the “imperfect” finish is actually very intentional. Using a combination of fun and unique crochet, this pattern comes with plenty of tutorials for any stitches that are beyond the basic—plus Sprightly Spectrum yarn in a lovely color palette.
Now that’s a wrap. This charming crochet sweater is made of just two rectangles folded in an origami style, meaning it’s absolutely easy to crochet. Perfect for any occasion—be it spring or fall, jeans or diamonds—this simple pullover is bound to become a perennial wardrobe staple.
They’re called “apple picking mitts” because they’re perfect for fall, but fingerless gloves are now in favor all winter long. The thick, braided texture will keep your palms warm, while the finger-free style allows easy use of a touchpad. The kit comes with a quick and easy pattern, and beautiful Highland DK yarn.
If you’re looking for a quick-knit cardigan, this beautiful bell-sleeved sweater is the perfect fit. Worked in worsted weight yarn, the cardigan is made from a basic rectangle with slits for armholes, so you can cast the sleeves directly onto the body—no stitching involved!
Spring is in the air, and this sassy cardigan is about to become your most-loved seasonal accessory. With mesh shell pattern across the body and sleeves, minimal shaping, and seams only along the side, this easy-to-memorize pattern is easy to execute and perfect for pretty much any crochet level. Designed with Sprightly Cotton yarn!
A knit tank top boasts that perfect combo of warm, weighted yarn and a cool, carefree cut. Worked in rows, this easy-breezy top knits up into a solid fabric that’s simple to make and effortless to wear. Plus, the cropped edge is young, cool, and a great shape for every body type.
Hello, halter! This ‘70s-inspired knit halter is fitted through the top with double-knot fringe at the bottom. Worked in rows, this top shapes up easily and while the bottom brings a fun flair, all of which works together for every body type. The effect is contemporary macramé, and it is the epitome of hippie-chic.
Most knitters will tell you that having a good project bag is essential — you can store all the necessary needles, notions and, you know, the actual knitting, so that when you're ready to stitch everything is ready and waiting. Plus, if you have multiple WIPs (works in progress), keeping each one in its own bag is the key to staying organized. And while you could buy a project bag (and there are tons of cute ones out there), we're all makers here — so why not stitch up a few of your own?
If you dream of being a plant lady but weren't blessed with a green thumb, we'd like to introduce you to your new BFF: the amigurumi snake plant. This friendly little fella doesn't care what color your thumbs are, as long as they can hold a crochet hook.
Most people start crocheting with a square, which makes sense: squares are simple, straightforward and easy. But hexagons are all those things, too. If you can make a chain stitch and a double crochet, you're in business. We say break out of the box and mix up your motifs. These three hexagons deserve some time on your hook.
With its subtle shaping and super simple texture, this crochet headband is your perfect project. Wear it with the button in front for a turban twist, or keep the button in the back for more a traditional look. Really, there's no wrong way to wear it.
Raffia yarn plus Tunisian crochet may just be our favorite summer combo. This go-to clutch is lightweight (thanks, raffia!), but can also hold all the essentials for a night on the town. Make one to go with every outfit, because of course you should.
Fact: babies can never have enough booties: And since those little wiggly toes grow so fast, you're going to want to make a bunch. Lucky for you this pattern is super simple and super fast. So simple, in fact, that the pattern stays the same, regardless of which size you're making: just switch up your yarn and hook to whip up different sizes.
If there's anything more adorable than a crocheted duckling, we don't want to know. From the tuft of hair on the top of his head, all the way down to his little duck toes, each stitch is is more adorable than the last. And If you're new to amigurumi, no sweat: this little guy use simple stitches and a bit of seaming to make the magic happen.
A night under the stars is even better when those stars are crocheted. String these cuties on a garland, turn them into a mobile, or keep it simple and hang 'em on a tree. There's no wrong way to bring a little star power into your life.
If you've been perusing crochet boards on Pinterest and had a jonesing to start the craft, you've come to the right place. Even if you've never held a hook before or don't know a slip knot from a single crochet, use this guide to pick up basic techniques and tips. By the time you're done, you'll be ready to crochet in rows, which is all you need to make a scarf or even a simple blanket.
Just as in a boxing match, the best way to win at crochet is to use a good hook. But choosing the right crochet hook from among the gazillions on the market isn't always easy. For one reason, what's right for one person may not be great for another. What's more, different projects and types of yarn call for different shapes and styles of hooks.