2012 in Crochet: Inspiration and Patterns

Merry Christmas!

All this week we’re looking back at the crochet posts from this blog in 2012. It was truly an amazing year. In this post I’m rounding up all of the articles I shared featuring crochet patterns and other types of crochet inspiration.

January

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I launched 365 Ways to Wear Crochet.

I did Etsy themed treasuries designed to inspire. January’s themes were:

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Other inspiration posts in January 2012 included:

Also, I tried launching Friday Open Discussions where we talked a bit about taking crochet shortcuts, crochet in chain stores and honoring the craft.

February

I did an interview with Etsy crochet designer MissyBDesigns who was also kind enough to do a giveaway on my blog.

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February’s Etsy treasury themes were:

Other inspiration-based Feburary posts were:

And in the continuing Open Discussions on crochet we talked about: Pros and Cons of Pinterest, Crochet Snobbery, Alternative Material Crochet and Crochet Resentments

March

March’s Etsy treasury themes were:

The Friday Open Discussion themes in March 2012 were:

And I enjoyed putting together a large treasury of 100 Unique Crochet Scarves

April

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Annual Knit and Crochet Blog Week was in April. For seven days straight knitters and crocheters each shared their responses to the same blog prompts. I put together a Pinterest board with photos from some of my favorite posts around the web. My posts for Knit and Crochet Blog Week were:

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April’s Etsy themes were:

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I did a roundup of 100 unique crochet hats
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I expanded on my 365 Ways to Wear Crochet project with some style posts showing different ways to style the same outfit with different crochet accessories (starting with styling for my yellow halter dress).

May

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10 Ideas for Upcycling Denim with Crochet

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25 Examples of Great Crochet Shorts

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Upcycled Doily Ideas

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20 Cool Crochet Clocks

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Ideas for Crochet Gardens

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30 Beautiful Crochet Swimsuits

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Ways to Display Crochet Shawls

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10 Crochet Tattoos

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Bold Black and White Wrap Dress

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Boho Red Dress

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Styling a Crochet Dress

June

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Project Ideas for Crocheters who Love Buttonstrans 2012 in Crochet: Inspiration and Patterns

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20 Awesome Doily Dresses

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The In Treble Afghan Square was a popular pattern with many people

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20 Crochet Wedding Ideas for the DIY Bride

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Plus 12 Crochet Wedding Dresses

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20 Creative Things a Crocheter Can do with Paper

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Maxi vs Mini Dress Crochet

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20 Most Popular Free Crochet Patterns

July

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20 Ways to Combine Crochet and Fabric

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10+ Ideas for Personalizing Your Crochet Hooks

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20 Hemp Crochet Designs

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Best Crochet Mandala Patterns

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26 Most Popular Crochet Patterns to Buy Online and 20 Most Popular Free Crochet Patterns

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10 Hottest Free Patterns for Crochet Swimsuits

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20+ Cute Crochet Pants

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12 Gorgeous Crochet Hammocks

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Best of the Best Crochet Wedding Veils

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12 Wedding Cake Crochet Toppers

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Roundup of Crochet Posters

August

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12 Fascinating Crochet Dolls and Figures

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16 Creative Crochet Lamps

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15 Creative Crochet Umbrellas

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15 Cute Crochet Coin Purses

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Fabrics for Crocheters

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10 Popular Free Crochet Patterns for Water Bottles

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10 Free Crochet Patterns for Barefoot Sandals

September

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20 Wonderful Male Crochet Designers and Artists

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11 Cutest Ever Crochet Rompers

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Guest post from Fresh Stitches about Craft School Saturday

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15 Beautiful Free Crochet Dress Patterns

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15 Beautiful Crochet Dress Patterns to Buy Online

October

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5 Crafters’ Homes I’d Love To Retreat To

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15 Beautiful Free Crochet Patterns for Kids’ Dresses

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15 Beautiful Kids’ Crochet Dress Patterns to Buy Online

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Small Projects, Large Hooks! 15 Quick Free Crochet Patterns for Holiday Gifts

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Cat and Mouse Crochet Pattern

November

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Weighted crochet blankets for children with sensory dysfunction disorder

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15 Most Popular Free Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

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10 Free Crochet Jewelry Patterns

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5 Unique Crochet Grannyghan Patterns

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Crochet Patterns from the Stitch Red Project

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Inspiring Pattern: Crochet Monkey Blanket

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Free Pattern: Crochet Scallop Leg Warmers

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Free Pattern: Spiral Crochet Hooks Organizer

December

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16 Examples of Crochet Christmas Decor

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20 Free Patterns for One Skein Crochet Projects

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I shared the Escama pop top bag that I got and then shared the new video tutorial they’ve done for how to crochet a pop tab ornament.

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Looks Like a Granny Square – But It’s Not Crocheted!

I hope you were inspired by these posts. And I hope your Christmas Day is going well!

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Kathryn

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