If you are an avid crafter, crocheter, or knitter, you’ve probably dabbled in the world of crafting apps for iPhones, Androids, and other smart devices.
With there being an app for everything nowadays, there are plenty of crafter apps available to download. But, it can be overwhelming to know which are best, which are worth paying for, and what you’ll even get out of each app.
We’ve gone ahead and done the work for you by reviewing, sampling, and researching some of the most downloaded crafter apps available in the app store! We’ll give you a brief description of what each app offers and our likes and dislikes of each app.
You’ll find apps for any and all types of crafting needs: from organizing your yarn stash to keeping all your patterns in one place, to creating custom patterns with the assistance of AI to tracking your stitches, rows, and time on projects. There’s something for everyone and every crocheting project!
Our Top Pick: My Row Counter, Knit & Crochet
My Row Counter, Knit & Crochet
Free Mobile App to keep track of your rows while knitting.
With compatibility to import patterns from Ravelry, blogs, PDFs, and more, My Row Counter is a fantastic resource for following and tracking patterns.
This app has features unlike other apps, such as unit converters, how to evenly distribute increases and decreases, swatch adapters, needle and fiber size converters, and so much more.
This is a one-stop shop for all the features you could want in a pattern tracker. It makes answering questions easier, readjusts patterns to better fit you, allows for multiple WIPs and counters to run simultaneously, and is easy enough to navigate.
With so many useful tools and skills available on this app, it can be overwhelming for someone who is looking for something simple. It’s incredibly easy to navigate it though so learning about new features is not hard.
YarnBuddy – Knit and Crochet
YarnBuddy – Knit and Crochet
YarnBuddy helps you track your knitting or crochet projects, count your rows, and create an inventory of your yarn stash.
This app is great for all types of data tracking. Upload patterns and follow along with a row and stitch counter.
You can have multiple projects going at once, keep track of which needles or hooks are in use, and digitally keep your yarn stash directly in your pocket. This app comes complete with yardage, price, location of purchase, brand, fiber type, and even dye lot.
This app really has it all and is clearly developed by a crafter. With an easy-to-learn interface, anyone can quickly learn how to input information and begin tracking their current WIPs.
You are not able to pull notes up on the same page as the pattern, causing you to have to switch between the pattern and notes. This can be a bit of a hassle and is something that will hopefully be updated soon by the developer.
Amigurumi Today – Crochet Patterns and Tutorials
Amigurumi Today – Crochet Patterns
Amigurumi Today is created for crochet lovers and fans of amigurumi art.
Based on the website of the same name, this app gives you easy access to patterns for making Amigurumi dolls. With tons of animal options to choose from, you can make so many cute Amigurumi dolls and animals for the kids in your life.
These patterns range from beginner to advanced skill levels.
You can bookmark patterns you like to save them for later. Instructions are clear and easy to follow, even for the more advanced patterns.
The app does have reported bug issues, especially around ads still appearing even after paying for the premium version. Hopefully, this is sorted out soon.
With Knitting Chart you can draw your own knitting and crochet patterns.
Despite what the name implies, this app does work for both crochet and knitting and helps you create beautiful colorwork patterns in mere minutes!
You can easily follow along color charts that you created by importing a picture from your device. The app also features stitch and row counters and trackers and is compatible in-between devices.
Following along to imported patterns or a color chart you designed yourself is incredibly easy and useful as you can zoom in and out and focus on one row at a time.
Some users find the app difficult to navigate and found that the graphing images feature does not consistently work. This was not something we experienced while sampling, but we noticed several reviews mentioning this glitch.
Pocket Crochet is an crochet app to keep track of all your projects wherever you go.
This simple and sleek app can be used for following patterns, row and stitch counting, and storing your yarn stash information.
With a more straightforward approach compared to other tracking apps, Pocket Crochet is meant to make pattern reading easier and more accessible while on the go by keeping all your WIPs in one place.
Being very easy to navigate, this app is great for the crafter who wants easy access to their patterns and to keep track of where they are on projects.
Unlike other pattern-tracking apps on this list, Pocket Crochet does not have features that allow you to create your own patterns.
For the creative who enjoys doing their own thing with blankets, this app is perfect for planning out color schemes and getting a visual of what you’re dreaming up before fully creating it.
With all types of stitch patterns to choose from, you can design a blanket pattern based on a color scheme of your choosing. Whether it’s from a photo from nature or the color scheme of your bedroom, this app uses AI to match colors and build a pattern for you.
Quick, savvy, and easy to use, this app can help you unlock your creative potential and find inspirational patterns for blanket designs.
Only has certain types of yarn, many of which are not US-based companies. Although you can still use the patterns and designs with alternative yarns, the color match will not be quite the same.