It’s time for the weekly roundup of things people are sharing over on Instagram using the hashtags for this blog. Many, many people are working on crochet squares, especially classic granny squares and large granny square blankets. I suspect that after making a lot of different things for the holidays, everyone wants to go back to more meditative crochet! On the other hand, a lot of people are making adorable amigurumi, including teddy bears, and I’m guessing at least some of that is inspired by the upcoming Valentine’s holiday.

How This Works

In case you’re new to this, I check the hashtags #crochetsavedmylife and #crochetconcupiscence regularly (and now also #hooktoheal for anyone using my new book!) I share the highlights here including featured crochet IGers. You can see everything that people are sharing in this wonderful community by going to those tags on Instagram. It’s a great way to find crafters to follow!

Hook to Heal

Before we dig in any further, I wanted to give a shout out to the three folks who used the #hooktoheal tag this week:

mammalanie hooktoheal adventure exercise

@mammalanie shared some work including this, which is from one of the adventure exercises

quiltwrapup random lines crochet

@quiltwrapup started this project using the “random lines” crochet exercise

pam_hooksandhills shares hooktoheal crochet book

@pam_hooksandhills shared, “Ordered this just after Christmas, so excited that it’s here ?
@kvercillo I figure this will make you smile; your book says hello from a tiny village in New South Wales, Australia.” It did, indeed, make me really happy.

Featured Instagrammer #1: ABagFullOfCrochet

There are two featured Instagrammers this week. The first is the fabulous @abagfullofcrochet. This account belongs to Stephanie Davies, who was previously a featured Instagrammer, but that was with her personal (private) account, and I wanted to point out that she’s now sharing beautiful crochet from this account. This week she shared:

abagfullofcrochet crochet blanket

Journal atop crochet

abagfullofcrochet crochet heart nesting baskets

Crochet heart nesting baskets

abagfullofcrochet crochet hearts abagfullofcrochet crochet shawl

Featured Instagrammer #2: Plasie3

Our second, new featured Instagrammer is Marléne Scheepers-Fourie of @plasie3. She shares, “I luuuv beautiful yarn, that’s why I became an indie dyer.” And you can see that she uses her beautifully colored yarn to make beautiful crochet items. Learn more about her yarn at One of a Kind Yarns. Here’s what she shared in crochet this week:

plasie3 colorful crochet plasie3 colorful crochet stack plasie3 crochet doilies plasie3 mandala crochet plasie3 rainbow crochet plasie3 white crochet square

Crochet Granny Squares

As I said, granny squares were particularly popular this week:

annesurr crochet granny squares

annesurrbrihdi_mae_design crochet squares poncho

square-based crochet poncho by brihdi_mae_design crochetgirl99 crochet cable squares

Crochet cable squares by crochetgirl99

duduhandcraft crochet granny square blankets

Retro-style crochet granny blanket duduhandcraft

flo_and_dot crochet hearts

Tapestry crochet heart squares by flo_and_dot

flossiecottage crochet granny squares


flzvarol crochet bobble square

Textured floral crochet squares by flzvarol

handmade_by_miss_ellie crochet granny flower blanket


jysoulikmamma_brilliantmommy colorful crochet granny squares


laurea_makes crochet granny square blanket


lilac.girl90 crochet flower square

Floral crochet square by lilac.girl90

lisablue76 crochet squares


mamma_made_that crochet squares


marretjeroos colorful crochet blanket

Beautiful crochet squares blanket by marretjeroos

mickymirandacrochet crochet flowers and square

Crochet flowers and square by nickymirandacrochet

muriesu crochet granny squares


ozlmdemrkut crochet squares


patternpiper crochet granny lovely giraffe patternpiper crochet granny square

Giraffe crochet lovely and granny square by patternpiper

mammalanie crochet granny square blanket

Large crochet granny blanket by mammalanie

quiltwrapup crochet blanket squares


rubyjaneslane crochet granny square


thegirllovesyarn crochet bobble heart square

Beautiful bobble heart square by thegirllovesyarn

vildandenizci crochet red granny square blanket

Large crochet granny square by vildandenizci

wightkate stack of crochet granny squares

Stack of floral crochet granny squares by wightkate

Amigurumi Crochet Dolls

People were also crocheting lots of dolls and stuffed animals.

wrappedwithlovebymichelle crochet heidibears

wrappedwithlovebymichelle made this heidibears crochet pattern

thegirllovesyarn crochet owl in snow

thegirllovesyarn shared this owl in the snow for one of the #crochet365 prompts

samyaun crochet teddy bear

Adorable crochet teddy bear by samyaun

sabrinamc7 crochet corn

sabrinamc7 (obviously corn isn’t an animal but it’s a nice stuffed piece of crochet art)

oliveliawsart crochet puppy cushion

Crochet animal pillow by olivialawsart

mrsdaftspaniel crochet camel

Crochet camel by mrsdaftspaniel

mrisabels crochet dolls

Crochet bear by mrisabels

love2_bloom crochet cupid

Cute crochet cupids by love2_bloom

loopsanpic amigurumi crochet animal


littlepinkcanary crochet animals


littlecosythings crochet lambs

littlecosythings is making crochet lambs

hookabee_crochet amigurumi crochet animal


hartandcrafts crochet panda


coast_torbay crochet bunny

coast_torbay’s crochet bunny

carefulcatherine crochet baby blanket with teddy bear

teddy bear appliqué by carefulcatherine

abramva crochet amigurumi teddy bear

Adorable crochet teddy bear all dressed up … by abramva

78th.stitch crochet dinosaur

crochet dinosaur by 78th.stitch

Chevron Crochet

crochetluna ripple crochet blanketcrochetluna

gooseberryfool valentine crochet ripple blanket

Valentine’s colored crochet ripple blanket by gooseberryfool

hooked__on__hooky ripple crochet blanket


ricepuddingbaby ripple crochet rainbow blanket


thepolkadotgiraffe ombre pink crochet

thepolkdadotgiraffe – a sort of chevron-inspired ombre

Crochet Mandalas

I’m always happy when people share crochet mandalas so I thought I’d highlight them today too. In addition to traditional mandalas there are some embroidery hoops and mandala-inspired designs:

crochet_off crochet mandala crochet_off colorful crochet mandalas


bathcrochetretreat crochet wall art


crochetinpaternoster crochet heart on mandala rug crochetinpaternoster crochet mandala rug

Crochet mandala rugs by crochetinpaternoster

deartomyartcreations crochet wall art

deartomyartcreations crochet wall art

elzavan912 crochet circle rug


flo_and_dot crochet mandala


kurtgulten crochet doily

kurtgulten crochet doily

luadprata textured mustard crochet


lyndapc crochet dreamcatcher

Crochet dreamcatcher by lyndapc

mccalla_camellia crochet mandala


mobiusgirl crochet mandalas


stelcrochet crochet wheel cover

crochet wheel cover spotted by stelcrochet

And More Fabulous Crochet Shares

tintocktap crochet purse

Crochet purse by tintocktap

stitchgwen colorful graphic crochet

Love the graphic nature of this work by stitchgwen

silvery_cloud crochet blanket


seasquit_studios crochet baby

Adorableness in crochet by seasquint_studios

sawsanqasem crochet fingerless gloves

Fingerless crochet gloves by sawsanqasem

redrocker9 crochet temperature scarf

redrocker9 (temperature scarf above and more work below)

redrocker9 crochet

queen_babs crochet hearts


poppymaycreations winter crochet set


olivialawsart crochet ohio

olivialawsart crochet cupcake art

Ohio State crochet and crochet cupcake by olivialawsart

olivesandpickles crochet blanket motifs


mrsdaftspaniel crochet boot cuffs


monicanotbland crochet hook and bookmonicanotbland

marretjeroos crochet diamonds


louloudeane stack of crochet motifs


lou.teacrochet crochet baby clothes


knitpurlhook crochet cowl knitpurlhook cluster stitch crochet

Crochet cowl and cluster stitch by knitpurlhook

kellykellykellygreen crochet


kellyandcrochet houndstooth crochet


jrkinyak crochet wips


isikbalibeyoglu crochet for kids with sun


ilovetinderbox crochet grey bow

Crochet bow headband by ilovetinderbox

hookyren stack of crochet

Stack of pretty crochet from hookybren

holly_pips crochet cirlces

Crochet circles by holly_pips

hello_kerrin_bee yarn

beautiful yarn by hello_kerrin_bee

greenletterday crochet motifs blanket

greenletterday crochet shawls

gigididthis crocodile stitch crochet gloves

Crocodile stitch crochet gloves by gigididthis

estersa22 colorful crochet sophie


elisabethandree crochet books


elisabethandree crochet blanket

crochetchick31 crochet long hat


crochetbetweenworlds crochet pom hat

crochet earflap hat by crochetbetweenworlds

crochet_off crochet rings of change

crochet_off (rings of change crochet mandala blanket)

creativedesignsbysheila crochet blanket


crafty_newpea crochet blanket


cozamundo rainbow of yarn


buttermilkcandy crochet striped blanket

buttermilkcandy striped crochet blanket

audra_hooknowl crochet mermaid

crochet mermaid blanket by audra_hooknowl

aslan_design crochet books

crochet books shown off by aslan_design

amikitoramikat stack of crochet


ana.moraissoares crochet colorful blanket motifs



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


  1. Hoera vir Saffa girls takeover!! Viva Stephanie & Marlene & Helene &Anneke & Bren & Elza ?

  2. Teresa J van Vuuren Reply

    Thank you for featuring my photo ( @esteresa22) – appreciate it very much! You go crochet girls from South Africa!

  3. Frances Metallo Reply

    Oh I really liked looking at pictures…it calm me down some…having very difficult time. And in both physical pain badly and emotional ..what .is Instagram ?
    Thank you for posting this…you really great…???

  4. Shannen Burton Reply

    I am trying to get your bobble heart pattern. Is there a pattern for it or is it just pictures. Any help would be appriciated.

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