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Crochet Crafters Celebrate National Crochet Week

National Crochet Week Happens in the Second Week in March. Celebrate Creativity!

March is National Craft Month, so it's appropriate to have National Crochet Week included in March.

Crochet week is celebrated the 2nd week of March each year. The Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) declared this crochet week as part of National Craft Month. This is the only reference found for the reason we now have 'National Crochet Week!'

As a point of interest, the CGOA celebrated its 20 year anniversary last year in 2014. It began in 1994. Click on the link below for more information about the organization.

P.S. Us 'crochet crafters' don't have to wait for a national week to celebrate our creativity -- we do so every week of the year! :-)

CGOA is the Crochet Guild of America

What to do during National Crochet Week!

National Crochet Week is in March, so perhaps you'd like to crochet a few items for March events or holidays to stay in the mood this crochet week and craft month! Below are a few ideas other crochet crafters have come up with, plus some (free) patterns to try yourself! So, get out your crochet hook and yarn and give a few of these suggestions a try!

My Favorite Yarn for Crocheting...

My favorite yarn to use for my crocheted plush animals and Amigurumi characters is acrylic yarn, as it washes and dries beautifully, important when the crocheted item is for children. Amazon has lots of choices in skein sizes and brand names.

Roly-Poly Plush Piglet

Roly-Poly Plush Piglet

This Little Piggy...

This roly-poly plush piglet can be found in the Etsy Shop of Coastal Crochet Crafts.

Plump plush piglet is a round, roly-poly plush pet crocheted in the amigurumi style. I call her Penelope and she is a perfectly delightful Piglet, cute as she can be in her light pink coat with dark pink ears, nose and curly tail. She feels very stylish, in fact.


Crochet your own Plush Piglet

I'm Irish - I Must Crochet

Four Leaf Clover Afghan Pattern

Four Leaf Clover Afghan Pattern

Shamrock Crocheted Afghan Pattern

On Etsy

A crochet artist and crafter from Alamosa, CO created this Four Leaf Clover Afghan Pattern

Her Shamrock design, perfect for St. Patrick's Day or anytime you wish some 'luck' in your house, can be seen in her Etsy Shop Loving Hands Crochet, which is filled with creative afghan patterns and much more.

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Crocheted Popcorn Stitch Granny Square Slouch

Crocheted Popcorn Stitch Granny Square Slouch

Crocheted Popcorn Stitch Slouch

by Luv Buzz on Etsy

Maryah is a crochet crafter from Vancouver, Washington.

She created this pretty slouch in a combination of popcorn stitches and granny squares.

Maryah's hand-crocheted items, from hats to scarves to gloves, purses and more can be seen in her Etsy Shop Luv Buzz.

The Crochet Popcorn Stitch in an Afghan . . Lets us Celebrate National Popcorn Day

Popcorn Stitch Afghan pattern

Popcorn Stitch Afghan pattern

  • Popcorn Baby Blanket
    This pattern for a Popcorn Baby Blanket was designed By Crafts By Starlight and can be seen on her Blog: Crafts by Starlight through the link given here.
Crocheted Apple

Crocheted Apple

Crocheted Apple Plushie

by a Crochet Crafter on Etsy!

A crafter from the Ukraine created this cute Crochet Apple for her Etsy shop design ML.

This toy is great for development of motor skills due to its bright colors and unique crochet texture. This crochet apple would make a pretty kitchen decoration or pincushion.

Easy Apple Cover

Easy Apple Cover

Crochet an Easy Apple Cover

Tooth Fairy Pillow

Tooth Fairy Pillow

An Amigurumi Animal Tooth Fairy Pillow in Crochet

This Tooth Fairy Pillow is in a unique design of a plush animal. It is the creation of a mom from Cincinnati, Ohio and can be found in her Etsy Shop she calls Lukes Mom 6.

This tooth fairy pillow is an adorable lamb that can be a cute toy for baby, then a tooth fairy pillow later when your child begins to lose their teeth.

Tooth Fairy Doll Pattern

Tooth Fairy Doll Pattern

Crochet Pattern for... Tooth Fairy Doll

Crocheted Chicken Potholders

Crocheted Chicken Potholders

Chicken Potholders

These cute chicken potholders would go great in the kitchen of any chicken lover! They each measure 9 x 9 inches. A perfect way to celebrate Poultry Day in honor of chickens.

Cute chicken potholders are designed and handmade in crochet by a crochet crafter in Orange, California and featured in her Etsy Shop LIttle Darlynns.

Chicken Potholder Pattern

Chicken Potholder Pattern

Crochet Yourself a Chicken!

Crochet applique flowers.

Crochet applique flowers.

Crocheted Flower Appliques

Annie is a crochet crafter from Ireland. She creates lovely flower appliques in natural fibers of Organic Cotton and Bamboo yarn. The flower appliques shown here can be found in her Etsy Shop called Annie Design.

Garden Coverlet | Flower Afghan

Garden Coverlet | Flower Afghan

Crochet Flowers into a Coverlet for Baby

Crocheted Butterfly Appliques

Crocheted Butterfly Appliques

Crocheted Butterfly Appliques

Crocheted Butterfly Appliques are great for sewing, craft, clothing, bag, Scrapbooking, cards and more!

These appliques are the work of a crafter in California who calls her Etsy Shop twp mango.

Butterflies Crochet Pattern

Butterflies Crochet Pattern

Crafters Can Crochet a Collection of Butterflies!

Amigurumi Crocheted Clam

Amigurumi Crocheted Clam

Clam on the Half Shell... In Crochet

  • Amigurumi Clam
    Crochet a Clam Amigurumi-Style using this darling pattern found on Knotty's Amigurumi Blog
Clam in a Clamshell

Clam in a Clamshell

MY Crocheted Version of the Crafty Clam-on-the Half-Shell Shown Above...

Using pink yarn for the clam and burgundy yarn for the clamshell, I crocheted a Crocheted Clam in a Clamshell. The pattern of the Amigurumi Clam featured above is quick and easy to use. I'm delighted how cute mine turned out. :-)

Crochet Crafters Need the Basic Crochet Hooks - For Just About Any Craft Project

I crochet most of my plush animals with Size F/5 hook. When crocheting potholders or washcloths, I like to use Size G/6 or sometimes Size H. The larger sizes, particularly J and K, are often used for afghans.

Learn to Crochet Kit - Everything But the Yarn!

If you want to learn to crochet, this kit includes the basic essentials you need to get you started. Kit has five susan bates crochet hooks (US sizes f, g, h, i and j), one afghan hook, two yarn needles, and five yarn bobs. There is also an instruction book with simple instructions and clear diagrams for more than thirty projects to make learning easy. There are even instructions for the left-handed crafter (like me!)

Princess Kitty Crochet Pattern (free)

Cute Crocheted Kitty Pattern

Cute Crocheted Kitty Pattern

Princess Kitty Crochet Pattern

© 2012 Wednesday-Elf

Do You Crochet? - National Crochet Week is a Great Time to Learn.

Heather426 on March 17, 2015:

Love that tooth fairy doll!

Wednesday-Elf (author) from Savannah, Georgia on March 16, 2015:

Enjoyed your visit, BarbRad. Glad you enjoyed my selection of crocheted items. There are a bunch of talented crafters out there, for sure.

Wednesday-Elf (author) from Savannah, Georgia on March 16, 2015:

Thanks, Barbara. My little crocheted piglet LOVES National Pig Day every March. :)

Barbara Radisavljevic from Paso Robles, CA on March 16, 2015:

What a diverse and beautiful selection of products! I especially liked the Piggy and the Clam in the Shell. I had no idea so much could be done with a crochet hook and some yarn.

Barbara Tremblay Cipak from Toronto, Canada on March 16, 2015:

These are gorgeous! the baby flower blanket is so nice, and March 1st National Pig Day..who knew? lol - love the little piggy :)

Wednesday-Elf (author) from Savannah, Georgia on March 16, 2015:

Thanks, Sylvestermouse. I love showing off the beautiful work by my fellow crochet artists, especially during National Crochet Week and the Crafty Month of March.

Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on March 16, 2015:

I always enjoy looking at the beautiful crochet items you feature. They are so fabulously adorable!

Wednesday-Elf (author) from Savannah, Georgia on October 09, 2014:

Thanks so much, colorfulone. Nothing I like better than handmade crochet. :)

Susie Lehto from Minnesota on October 09, 2014:

Aw, I love this whole collection, Pat. :)

Wednesday-Elf (author) from Savannah, Georgia on October 09, 2014:

I'm the same way, Brite-Ideas -- handmade blankets are great. I have an afghan I crocheted probably 20 years ago in a Navajo Indian design using Southwest colors and use it all winter long on my couch. It's still as sturdy as it was the day I made it. I also have handmade quilts my grandmother made - 2 of which are more than 50 years old! Nothing like handmade, in my opinion! :)

Wednesday-Elf (author) from Savannah, Georgia on October 09, 2014:

Glad you enjoyed viewing all these cute crocheted items, Sylvestermouse. I have made many, including the 'piglet' and the cute clam. :)

Wednesday-Elf (author) from Savannah, Georgia on October 09, 2014:

Thanks, Susan. :)

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on October 09, 2014:

They're all so cute!

Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on October 09, 2014:

So may beautiful crochet items are featured here. When I was younger, I would have viewed these items and thought, I'll make that one day. Now, I will just be happy to purchase what I want. Thank you for the recommendations. They are all wonderful

Barbara Tremblay Cipak from Toronto, Canada on October 09, 2014:

Pat these are gorgeous! love the blankets especially the four leaf clover quilt. There's something about a handmade blanket that I personally can't resist!

Wednesday-Elf (author) from Savannah, Georgia on October 09, 2014:

I agree, mbgphoto. I think that kitty pattern is the cutest thing ever!

Mary Beth Granger from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA on October 09, 2014:

What a cute little Princess Kitty!

Wednesday-Elf (author) from Savannah, Georgia on March 27, 2014:

@SheilaSchnauzies: Hey, thanks so much Sheila. Us crochet crafters love to share, don't we? :)

Sheila from Omaha, NE on March 26, 2014:

Hey it's me stopping by to give your cool lens a boost! Happy Natl. Crochet Month!

Wednesday-Elf (author) from Savannah, Georgia on March 25, 2014:

@flycatcherrr: Yep, there actually is a 'Clam on a Half Shell' Day (March 31st). One of those weird and wacky holidays. I'd have loved to have seen your crocheted kangaroos with clothes. How cute.

flycatcherrr on March 25, 2014:

You got me with that crazy little clam on a half shell - too much fun! (Seriously, "Clam on the Half Shell Day" is a thing?)

I used to crochet tiny kangeroos (with a ridiculously extensive wardrobe to go with) but haven't done much with the hook for years. You're inspiring me to get back at it.

Sheila from Omaha, NE on September 07, 2012:

Love to your lens from a fellow crocheter! Blessed!

DeepaVenkitesh LM on September 07, 2012:

an mwah to you dear, how I liked this lens. Bookmarking it.

Sheilamarie from British Columbia on September 01, 2012:

You can make such pretty things with crochet. Nice lens!

Max Wong from Singapore on June 28, 2012:

These Crochets are so cute! I wish my girlfriend would make one for me. :) Wonderful lens! You are blessed! :)

anonymous on June 23, 2012:

How lovely and I know those who crochet are busy all year long making wonderful things to celebrate on National Crochet Week....and everyone who benefits from their creations celebrates too! One of my treasures in an afghan my Mom made for me back in the 70"s.

Darcie French from Abbotsford, BC on June 08, 2012:

I so love your crochet animals, they are the cutest ever!

Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on May 17, 2012:

I am a little past time for National crochet week, but I am finally here to offer a blessing to my favorite crocheter :)

gradientcat on April 23, 2012:

great ideas!

Jules Corriere from Jonesborough TN on April 01, 2012:

This is one craft I always wanted to learn but have not yet. Great lens. Congratulations on making the best of Silly Celebrations for March. Blessed.

Loraine Brummer from Hartington, Nebraska on April 01, 2012:

I, too, enjoy crocheting. I love the little butterflies----I'll have to make some of them.

Rose Jones on March 31, 2012:

Maybe someday I will crochet, right now I am not doing any handicrafts.

Sheila from Omaha, NE on March 17, 2012:

Hi there!! I have a lens on National Crochet Week too, but I wanted to turn in yours for the Quest! You've done a really neat lens and I enjoyed seeing it! Hey, we crocheters have to stick together, right? Happy National Crochet Week!

marsha32 on March 16, 2012:

Crochet is my favorite too--been sitting here most of the evening doing just that :) I'm pinning this so I can come back to check more out on all the cute things you show throughout!

Addy Bell on March 16, 2012:

I don't crochet, but one of my Girl Scouts tried to teach the skill to my troop back in the day. I do knit a little.

Anyway, you've collected a wonderful assortment of Spring projects here. This is a great place to learn about Crochet Week!

sousababy on March 16, 2012:

Oh, I'm so forgetful - submitting this gem for the Quest today too - hope it helps!

sousababy on March 16, 2012:

Deserves a google +1.

sousababy on March 16, 2012:

This is fantastic . . if only I could crochet. I will definitely share this with some lovely seniors at our local hospital.

DecoratingEvents on March 16, 2012:

My potholders are not near as fancy, my butterflies look more like 4 leaf clovers, etc... I don't think my talents lay with crochet. I'll leave it to the experts like you!! {{hugs}}

Malu Couttolenc on March 15, 2012:

I used to crochet but I would love to get back to it. I love those Amigurumi Animals, they are so cute. Would love to learn how to do them. Love your crochet ideas :)

Lemming13 on March 15, 2012:

Super ideas, a lovely lens; blessings on it from a keen crocheter. Happy Crochet Month!

Kathy McGraw from California on March 14, 2012:

Another fun crochet article from our Elf, and such a cute one too. I might take a stab at making the baby octopus, but then again, I like ordering them from your Etsy shop :) Squid Blessings :)

Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on March 14, 2012:

Happy National Crochet Week! What a fun lens. I loved seeing all of your creations.

Indigo Janson from UK on March 14, 2012:

I can think of nobody better to celebrate National Crochet Week with... and I totally want an amigurumi clam, that would be a talking point!

JoshK47 on March 14, 2012:

What a wonderfully fun lens! Thanks for sharing! :)

anonymous on March 13, 2012:

What a great holiday! You highlighted so many really cute things. Nicely done!

Carol Fisher from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK on March 10, 2012:

I haven't done any crochet for years and now I've seen this page, I really feel like looking for my crochet hooks and buying some yarn. My sister is expecting a baby in June and I really fancy doing the baby blanket. Lovely, interesting page.

Wednesday-Elf (author) from Savannah, Georgia on March 08, 2012:

Delighted to find a reason to share some free crochet patterns with my crafty friends. Nice to have a 'National Crochet Week'.

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