From the humble granny square to kawaii amigurumi, crochet comes in many forms. The best way to find the type that’s right for you, or to connect with likeminded makers, is with these popular hashtags for crafters who crochet. Fire up your imagination and get hooked on these popular hashtags…
@crochetgirl99 for #grannysquares
Granny Squares are by far the most popular form of crochet and with good reason. Our versatile four-sided friends can be used to make everything from shawls to blankets and therefore have a whole host of related hashtags to help you find inspiration and tips. Pick from #grannysquare, #grannysquaresrock, #grannytastic, #grannymania and #grannysquareblanket (to name just a few) to share your makes and find inspiration for new projects.
There’s even a Granny Square day on Instagram in August which you can follow by using the hashtag #grannysquareday2016
@ltblogged for #amigurumi
The Japanese craft of crocheting super sweet stuffed animals has grown in popularity thanks to the utter adorableness of the creations being made worldwide. The most popular tags to find everything from cute cactuses to adorable octopuses along with #amigurumi are #amigurumilove and #amigurumiaddict. Plus don’t forget #kawaiicrochet for cuteness overload.
@toftalpacashop for #edsanimals
Sticking with the amigurumi theme the fantastic Toft Alpaca Shop have created their own hashtag to tie in with their fantastic patterns for all kinds of woollen creatures.
“I started #edsanimals so that I could enjoy seeing all of the Edward’s Menagerie projects being made all over the world,” explains Kerry Lord. “It also allows me to answer any queries people might have and to share in their excitement when they develop a modification or different way of finishing it. I love having the hashtag, but checking it becomes very addictive.”
@tanjascrochet for #crochetalong
If you’re looking for crochet projects to become a part of make sure you search the hashtag #crochetalong. Not only can you find a pattern with people on hand to give you hints and tips, but charity projects to get involved with so your crafting can help others.
@c_flintholm for #crochetgirlgang
As the crochet community grows Emma Potter of Potter and Bloom decided that online makers needed a hashtag to unite them. By following #crochetgirlgang on Instagram you can connect with others, get your work featured and see how crocheters are pushing the boundaries with just some wool and a hook.
“I started the hashtag #crochetgirlgang to promote solidarity in the, mainly female, crochet community,” explains Emma. “We want to showcase talent on a daily basis where you don’t have to have a massive following to get featured. It also aims to make people feel that they can create in a comfortable space and be celebrated for it without judgement.”
@kikalite for #craftastherapy
Created by Blogger Red Agape the hashtag #craftastherapy has grown beyond all expectations as the online craft community took it to their hearts and hooks. One of the most popular projects to come from the community are stunning crochet mandalas (search the tags #crochetmandala for examples) Emma Collins of Steel and Stitch has worked as a moderator on the project and explains why making mandalas can be good for your health. “When I first saw #craftastherapy it struck me on all sorts of levels, and it quickly allowed me to connect with a like-minded community,” she explains.
“Over the last year, it’s become a space for people to share a passion for making, as well as how crafts can help with everything from physical and mental illness, to meditation.”
@steph.lewis for #cornertocorner
For those crocheters who prefer to make a blanket in one go without joining pieces together the hashtag #cornertocorner (sometimes known as #C2C) is great for colour inspiration and unique patterns. Crochet teacher at Knit With Attitude Sanna King explains, “Corner to corner crochet is a really satisfying way to tackle blankets by starting in one corner and making diagonal zigzags increasing and then decreasing to create squares or shapes. While I’m experimenting with the technique the hashtag is great for checking out other people’s creations.”
@the.hook.nook for #crochetersofinstagram
However, Joanne Crace better known as @notsogranny on Instagram and one half of The Crochet Project explains why it’s important to focus on your photography too. “You can take the best photographs but unless you use hashtags well, they’ll never be seen. Similarly, great hashtags will make no difference if your photographs aren’t appealing” advises Joanne.
“Really focus on who you want to see your photos and your niche. I design and make wearable items so I also use #handmadewardrobe and #slowfashion tags too.”
@froydisfadum for #haken
Whether you’re making the latest Mollie projects or one from the archive we’d love to see. Show and tell using #molliemakers on Instagram and Twitter or post it on our Facebook wall. Want to know what we’re up to? Check out our Pinterest page to see what inspires our creativity.