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 is a fun and easy crochet technique.  It is also referred to by a number of different names – cro-hook, cro-knitting, croknit, double hook crochet, crochenit and crochet on the double.  Cro-hooking is a variation of Tunisian crochet and afghan stitch crochet. 

What crochet hook do you use?

For cro-hooking, you need a cro-hook.  The cro-hook is a special double-ended crochet hook that has a crochet hook on each side. 

Cro-hooking creates a beautiful reversible item that looks as if it was knitted. Most often two different colors of yarn are used with one color predominately on one side of your project and the second color is predominately on the other side.

What can you make with a cro-hook?

  • Dishcloths
  • Afghans
  • Coasters
  • Scraves
  • And more

Explore the world of cro-hooking by watching the following videos and photo tutorials.  If you need cro-hook patterns, we have a few free patterns on our Cro-Hook Free Project Page.

Don't forget to pin or bookmark this page so you will always have it for a reference on how to cro-hook.

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 & Events

Crochet Shows, Festivals and Events

One of the biggest reasons for heading to a crochet event is it is a great place for crocheters to get inspiration. Crochet and knitting events can be found everywhere and every month.  Some events are national, other regional and even some are local.  

The objective of this page is to list as many crochet and knitting shows, crochet festivals, and crochet events as possible.  So if you crochet, take a look below to see if there is an event near you.

Why Attend a Crochet or Knitting Event:

  • Meet Yarn Fanatics - Talk to and get to know other enthusiastic crocheters and exchange ideas.
  • The Classes - Take classes by well-known teachers and learn a new knitting skill.
  • The Yarn - Touch It.  Caress It.  Yarn in every fiber imaginable and endless colors.
  • Meet and Greets - The opportunity to meet crochet designers.
  • The Marketplace - Shop for yarns along with the latest crocheting products and gizmos.
  • Meet Craftspeople - Learn about the craftsperson who produces and dye the wonderful fibers.
  • Browse for Fresh Project Ideas

Do you have a crochet or knitting event you would like to list here?  It is simple.  As long as you have a web link, we can include it.  Please contact us and let us know about your event.


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.

Yo-Yo Crochet

What is a crochet yo-yo?

The crochet yo-yo is a crochet motif. Typically, it is a small crochet circle that is made by crocheting just one or two rounds of stitches.  The yo-yo circle motifs are stitched together into a project.

What yarn can I use?

Any type of yarn can be used but it is an excellent way to get rid of leftover yarn from finished yarn projects.  Lots of projects are made with individual yo-yos in different colors.

What can you make with crochet yo-yo motifs?

  • Afghans
  • Scarves
  • Shawls
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • And More

We have searched the interest and found some terrific tutorials and instructions to teach you how to make crochet yo-yos.

Finally, don’t miss our free crochet yo-yo projects page with many links to projects to get you started yo-yoing.

Happy Crocheting!


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.

Don't forget to pin or bookmark this page and the projects you find for future reference. 

Free Catalogs for Crocheter

Do you still like to thumb through catalogs to shop for knitting and crochet supplies such as yarn, kits, notions and patterns?  Or to get inspiration for creating a unique knitting or crochet project?

Here’s a comprehensive alphabetically list of manufacturers and stores that have free crafting and hobby catalogs you can request mailed to your home.  Most of the free catalogs can be delivered to your mailbox but a few are only available online

Request one of the free catalogs or request them all and see how much fun it can be shopping from the comfort of your home.

Crochet Links

This page contains various links about all things Crochet.  Yarn suppliers, crochet guilds, charity programs, books, and more.

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