Wow, was it really March of this year when I posted part one of the 25 yarn and crochet apps? Where has this year gone? I suppose that I do know where it’s gone … to school classes and trying desperately to wrap up my next book and struggling with emotional difficulties and keeping up with other things on this blog and the other places where I write about crochet. Still, I’ve had these apps on my phone forever and wanted to share them and I’m finally getting around to writing up the post!
Last week I shared a (partial) list of crochet/ yarn apps for iPhone and included a bonus list of the magazines I’d found in the app store that had at least some crochet in them. I thought I’d elaborate on that list of crochet magazines today.
I went on my iPhone and checked out each of the apps to share on this new, updated crochet app list.
I just saw in the new issue of Inside Crochet that there’s a fairly new crochet app from Interweave called Crochet Handy.
I have an update to my old article on 25 Crochet and Yarn Apps because 2 great sites have now gone mobile!
Did you notice that Red Heart released the newest version of their iPhone app at the end of last month? If you haven’t started using apps to help you with your crochet, you should.
Crochet may be an old art form but that doesn’t mean that it’s out of date. Today’s crochet artists use the hottest technology, including apps on their smartphones, iPods and tablets, to improve their crochet experience. Looking for a crochet, craft or yarn app? Start here! CROCHET SPECIFIC APPS Some of these apps include information related to other needle arts but they all have an emphasis on crochet: CraftVideo: Crochet. This iPhone app has 20+ crochet tutorials in video format to assist you in learning to crochet. It’s good for beginners and for refreshing on the basics of crochet. It has an in-app chat option for people who are interested in communicating with a wider crochet community. It’s $1.99 on iTunes. Crochet Cards. This free Android app lets you store and tag your crochet projects (with or without images) so that you can keep them organized, search through them, etc. Ewe Stash. “Ewe Stash is an easy-to-use iPhone app that helps in the management of yarn stash, that is, all the materials most fiber artists already have in their studios. Sorting tabs quickly re-sort and re-group stash items. Each sorting view arranges the items in a manner that makes sense of a stash at a glance.” (source) Stitch Stash. This is another iPhone app that allows you to organize your projects and the items that you have available for projects. You can track your yarn and hooks as well as your projects. It’s currently $0.99 in the iTunes store. Knitting and Crocheting HD (pictured above). This $4.99 iPad app is great for people who are learning basic crocheting and knitting. It has basic crochet instructions for various stitches. Easy Stitch 1.0. This iPhone app is designed to make it simple for anyone to learn how to crochet, knit or embroider. If you already know how to crochet but want to explore another needle art then it may be useful. Or it’s a good app to recommend to someone who doesn’t know how to crochet yet. StitchMinder. I have heard good things about this iPhone app which helps you to count rows when creating a crochet project. County. This is a free Android app that is similar to StitchMinder. Crochet Course. This $2.99 iPhone app provides lessons on how to crochet. It’s useful for beginners but also has more advanced stitch lessons as well. HandiCraft. This is a knitting and crochet instructional app for the iPad. “Patterns, Tools, Resources and Lessons all at your fingertips offering full coverage without the need for an Internet connection.” Bead Calculator: This app helps you figure out how many beads you need to string for a crocheted necklace. The Crochet Dude. This popular crochet blogger shares his blog posts, Tweets and videos in one place with this iPhone app. CRAFT APPS APPEALING TO CROCHET LOVERS Crochet folks love their craft sites and the apps related to them: Etsy Addict. This iPhone app is for crochet lovers who are obsessed with Etsy! Ravelry iPhone app. It’s …