Crochet Topics

Crochet is a fun, relaxing needlecraft done with a hooked needle. This popular craft has been around for century and is used to create beautiful home decorations, fashions and more. Do you need crochet supplies? Try one of our affiliates and enjoy the convenience of having the merchandise delivered to your home.

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Learn to Crochet - Video Tutorials

This video tutorials are helpful tools for learning crochet basics and crochet advanced techniques.

Crochet Basics

Learn how to crochet with these crochet tutorials, crochet lessons and basic crochet information.

Crochet - Left-Handed Crochet

Do you want to learn to crochet but think it is not possible because you are left-handed? These site can help you learn how to crochet left-handed - tutorials, instructions, lessons and more.

Crochet Abbreviations and Terms

Confused with all the crochet abbreviations? Learn crochet abbreviations, symbols and terms with these crochet links.

Crochet Advanced Procedures

Advanced crocheting techniques. These crochet articles will help.

Crochet Apps

Find many helpful apps for crocheters to use on your iPhone or iPad. Stitch counters, patterns, pattern generators and teaching apps available.

Crochet Conversion Charts

Crochet conversion charts, i.e., crochet hooks, international conversation charts, etc.

Finishing & Embellishments

Learn how to finish and embellish a crochet project with a professional look. Blocking, edgings, joining, starching and embellishment ideas are all discussed in these articles on finishing crochet items.

Crochet Stitch Guide

How to make crochet stitches from the basic crochet stitches to advanced crochet stitches.

Crochet Tips

Helpful crochet tips and hints. If you have a creative tip on crocheting, please visit our contact page and email the crochet tip or crochet hint to us.

Crochet Tools & Accessories

Learn about crochet hooks, tools and accessories. Product reviews.

Crocheting - Other Languages

Links to sites and book for learning to crochet in French, Spanish and German.

Afghan Stitch (Tunisian Stitch)

The afghan stitch - tunisian stitch is also known as the tricot crochet, hook knitting and railroad knitting. In working the afghan stitch you put loops on a hook and then remove the loops for the hook.

Broomstick Lace

As the name implies, originally the handle of a broom was used to make broomstick lace. A combination of large loops are worked over a large knitting needle, dowel or broomstick lace pin. This lacework is popular for afghans and shawls. Broomstick lace is also known a jiffy lace and peacock eye crochet.


Cro-hooking also know as cro-knitting, double hook crochet and "crochet on the double" is a variation of afghan stitch or Tunisian crochet. Cro-hooking has been around for many years but recently has been becoming increasing popular. This craft uses a cro-hook whcih is a long double ended crochet hook and soft, supple fabric.

Cro-Tat (Crochet Tatting)

Cro-Tat is a new form of needlework which uses crochet stitches to simulate the look of tatting. To find out more about this technique, check this page.

Filet Crochet

Filet crochet technique is a net or lace of square mesh made from rows of double crochet with some of the mesh empty and some filled. Simply filet crochet is two types of meshes or squares: filled and open. With filet crochet you only need to know the chain stitch and the double crochet stitch.

Granny Squares

All about granny squares. Learn how to make granny squares. Learn how to join granny squares. Lot of ideas and projects for granny squares.

Hairpin Lace

This delicate lace is made placing loops on a hairpin fork and securing them with a crochet stitch. The hairpin lace strips are worked together to form the finished product commonly used in afghans, shawls and babywear.

Shows & Conventions

Crochet shows and conventions.

Tapestry Crochet

What is tapestry crochet? This type of crochet uses two or more yarns to create a colorful fabric.

Yarns and Threads

All about crocheting yarns and crocheting threads - color charts, how to dye yarn, conversion charts, about yarn labels and more.


A Yo-yo is one round of double crochet. The yo-yo can be used to form different projects.


Explore this wide range of free crochet patterns. Needlepointers has produced our own crochet patterns and searched and collected links to freely available crochet patterns online.  You will find projects for all skill levels from beginner to advanced. 

Create amazing crocheted items with these free patterns, such as:

  • Garments for men, women, and children
  • Home decor
  • Totes, purses, backpacks
  • Children's toys
  • Doll clothes
  • Hats, mittens, and gloves
  • Crochet embellishments and edgings
  • And more

In addition to regular crochet patterns, we have free patterns for cro-hooking, cro-tatting and afghan/Tunisian crochet.

To easily find patterns, we have sorted the free patterns by category.  ALL FREE!  We regularly add new free patterns, so stop by often.

Have fun browsing through the free crochet patterns.


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