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

I launched 365 Ways to Wear Crochet.

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

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.

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

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:

April’s Etsy themes were:

I did a roundup of 100 unique crochet hats
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

10 Ideas for Upcycling Denim with Crochet

25 Examples of Great Crochet Shorts

Upcycled Doily Ideas

20 Cool Crochet Clocks

Ideas for Crochet Gardens

30 Beautiful Crochet Swimsuits

Ways to Display Crochet Shawls

10 Crochet Tattoos

Bold Black and White Wrap Dress

Boho Red Dress

Styling a Crochet Dress

June

Project Ideas for Crocheters who Love Buttons

20 Awesome Doily Dresses

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

20 Crochet Wedding Ideas for the DIY Bride

Plus 12 Crochet Wedding Dresses

20 Creative Things a Crocheter Can do with Paper

Maxi vs Mini Dress Crochet

20 Most Popular Free Crochet Patterns

July

20 Ways to Combine Crochet and Fabric

10+ Ideas for Personalizing Your Crochet Hooks

20 Hemp Crochet Designs

Best Crochet Mandala Patterns

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

10 Hottest Free Patterns for Crochet Swimsuits

20+ Cute Crochet Pants

12 Gorgeous Crochet Hammocks

Best of the Best Crochet Wedding Veils

12 Wedding Cake Crochet Toppers

Roundup of Crochet Posters

August

12 Fascinating Crochet Dolls and Figures

16 Creative Crochet Lamps

15 Creative Crochet Umbrellas

15 Cute Crochet Coin Purses

Fabrics for Crocheters

10 Popular Free Crochet Patterns for Water Bottles

10 Free Crochet Patterns for Barefoot Sandals

September

20 Wonderful Male Crochet Designers and Artists

11 Cutest Ever Crochet Rompers

Guest post from Fresh Stitches about Craft School Saturday

15 Beautiful Free Crochet Dress Patterns

15 Beautiful Crochet Dress Patterns to Buy Online

October

5 Crafters’ Homes I’d Love To Retreat To

15 Beautiful Free Crochet Patterns for Kids’ Dresses

15 Beautiful Kids’ Crochet Dress Patterns to Buy Online

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

Cat and Mouse Crochet Pattern

November

Weighted crochet blankets for children with sensory dysfunction disorder

15 Most Popular Free Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

10 Free Crochet Jewelry Patterns

5 Unique Crochet Grannyghan Patterns

Crochet Patterns from the Stitch Red Project

Inspiring Pattern: Crochet Monkey Blanket

Free Pattern: Crochet Scallop Leg Warmers

Free Pattern: Spiral Crochet Hooks Organizer

December

16 Examples of Crochet Christmas Decor

20 Free Patterns for One Skein Crochet Projects

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.

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

San Francisco based and crochet-obsessed writer, dreamer and creative spirit!

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