5 Great Websites for Crafters

Whether you’re looking for inspiration, or you want to learn “how to”, these five crafty websites are sure help you out if you are a crafter.

One word of caution, it is very easy to get caught up in these websites and lose track of hours or even days. Remember to set a timer before surfing, or arrange to have family or friends extract you from the computer before too many days go by.


Craftster.org is one of the largest online communities of crafters and DIY enthusiasts. Here you’ll find inspiration, instruction, whimsy, and things you just didn’t think were possible.


Ravelry.com is an online pattern sharing community specializing in knit and crochet. Here you can search for free or for-purchase patterns, save and rate patterns, or interact in the forum boards.


Craftgawker.com is a photo gallery of various arts and crafts. This is a great site to go to get inspiration for projects.


Spritestitch.com started out as a video game inspired weblog, but quickly grew into its own with the forum board. These forum boards mostly focus on embroidery and cross stitch patterns.


Etsy.com is an online marketplace for handmade goods, supplies, or vintage items. This is a good site for inspiration. It’s a good place to find patterns of all sorts, if you don’t mind paying a little bit.

If you’re an avid crafter, I hope this list provided you with at least one site (or more) that you hadn’t heard of that will inspire and fuel your creativity.

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craftdrawer 5 years ago

A couple of links I was not aware of thanks for sharing!!!

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imatellmuva 5 years ago from Somewhere in Baltimore

Thanks for the info! Bookmarked and BOOKMARKED!!! Sometimes you just don't know what's out there. This is great to find these resources all in one place!

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nenytridiana 5 years ago from Probolinggo - Jawa Timur - Indonesia

Thank you JulieStrier. I will check them out.

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Eranofu 5 years ago from Europe

Thanks for sharing. :)))))

Crafster was an old addiction of mine. You're right, just browsing these sites takes hours of time. Brings back nice memories.

Attackofthecraft.com is also a nice one. It is more for alternative/goth/psychobilly/whatever type of crafting but really nice.

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JulieStrier 5 years ago from Apopka, FL Author

How did I not know about attackofthecraft? Thanks!!!

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lucybell21 5 years ago from Troy, N.Y.

They are some really good site!Def have to go back over them again.

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