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
- Crochet Guild of America (CGOA)
Information about the Crochet Guild of America.
Things you can do for National Crochet Week:
*Crochet for Charity
*Teach someone to crochet
*Experiment with a new fiber
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.
This is a 3-Skeins pack of acrylic yarn and each skein is 4-ounce or 203-yards.
National Pig Day
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
- A Selection of Plush Pig Patterns
The Lion Brand web site has a variety of cute pig patterns to crochet.
St. Patrick's Day Crochet!
I'm Irish - I Must Crochet
Shamrock Crocheted Afghan Pattern
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.
National Popcorn Day
Celebrated on the 2nd Thursday of March.
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 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.
Johnny Appleseed Day
When : March 11th and/or September 26th
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.
Crochet an Easy Apple Cover
- Easy Apple Cover Crochet Pattern
This fun pattern is another free pattern from Crafts by Starlight and featured on her blog.
March 6 is Dentist's Day!
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.
Crochet Pattern for... Tooth Fairy Doll
- Tooth Fairy Doll Crochet Pattern | Red Heart
Make the tooth fairy's job easier with this cute doll. Instead of leaving a child's tooth under the pillow, put it in this tooth fairy's little pouch.
March 19th is Poultry Day!
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.
Crochet Yourself a Chicken!
Plant a Flower Day
Crocheted Flower Appliques
Crochet Flowers into a Coverlet for Baby
- Garden Coverlet for Baby
Another lovely crochet pattern from the Lion Brand Yarn site.
Learn about Butterflies Day
Celebrated on March 14th
Crocheted Butterfly Appliques
Crafters Can Crochet a Collection of Butterflies!
- Crochet your own Butterflies with this pattern!
This crocheted butterflies pattern can be found on Angie's "Treasures for Tots" blog.
On March 31st...
Celebrate "Clam on the Half Shell Day"
Clam on the Half Shell... In Crochet
- Amigurumi Clam
Crochet a Clam Amigurumi-Style using this darling pattern found on Knotty's Amigurumi Blog
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.
This set of crochet hooks includes Sizes F, G, H, I, J, and K, giving you the size you need for most projects from plush animals to potholders to 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)
Princess Kitty Crochet Pattern
- Princess Kitty Crochet Pattern
Free pattern from Michelle McLaughlin of Suncatcher Eyes to crochet this cute kitty.
Celebrate National Crochet Week Every Week!
I Love Crochet. It's my favorite form of Fiber Art Crafting!
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