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Crochet Crafters Celebrate National Crochet Week

Updated on March 16, 2015
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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! :-)

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.

Premier Yarns Solid Deborah Norville Everyday Soft Worsted, Baby Blue (3-Pack)
Premier Yarns Solid Deborah Norville Everyday Soft Worsted, Baby Blue (3-Pack)

This is a 3-Skeins pack of acrylic yarn and each skein is 4-ounce or 203-yards.

 

National Pig Day

March 1st

Roly-Poly Plush Piglet
Roly-Poly Plush Piglet | Source

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.

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St. Patrick's Day Crochet!

March 17th

I'm Irish - I Must Crochet

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Four Leaf Clover Afghan Pattern
Four Leaf Clover Afghan Pattern | Source

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.

National Popcorn Day

Celebrated on the 2nd Thursday of March.

Crocheted Popcorn Stitch Granny Square Slouch
Crocheted Popcorn Stitch Granny Square Slouch | Source

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 | Source

Johnny Appleseed Day

When : March 11th and/or September 26th

Crocheted Apple
Crocheted Apple | Source

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 | Source

March 6 is Dentist's Day!

Tooth Fairy Pillow
Tooth Fairy Pillow | Source

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 | Source

March 19th is Poultry Day!

Crocheted Chicken Potholders
Crocheted Chicken Potholders | Source

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 | Source

Plant a Flower Day

March 12th

Crochet applique flowers.
Crochet applique flowers. | Source

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 | Source

Learn about Butterflies Day

Celebrated on March 14th

Crocheted Butterfly Appliques
Crocheted Butterfly Appliques | Source

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 | Source

On March 31st...

Celebrate "Clam on the Half Shell Day"

Amigurumi Crocheted Clam
Amigurumi Crocheted Clam | Source
Clam in a Clamshell
Clam in a Clamshell | Source

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.

Susan Bates Silvalume Crochet Hook Set in Pouch Sizes F, G, H, I, J, K
Susan Bates Silvalume Crochet Hook Set in Pouch Sizes F, G, H, I, J, K

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)

Cute Crocheted Kitty Pattern
Cute Crocheted Kitty Pattern | Source

Celebrate National Crochet Week Every Week!

I Love Crochet. It's my favorite form of Fiber Art Crafting!

© 2012 Wednesday-Elf

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

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      Heather426 2 years ago

      Love that tooth fairy doll!

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      Wednesday-Elf 2 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

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

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      Wednesday-Elf 2 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

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

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 2 years ago from Templeton, CA

      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.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 2 years ago from Toronto, Canada

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

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      Wednesday-Elf 2 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      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.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 2 years ago from United States

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

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      Wednesday-Elf 2 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

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

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

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

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      Wednesday-Elf 2 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      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! :)

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      Wednesday-Elf 2 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

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

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      Wednesday-Elf 2 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Thanks, Susan. :)

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      Susan Zutautas 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      They're all so cute!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 2 years ago from United States

      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

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 2 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      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!

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      Wednesday-Elf 2 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

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

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      Mary Beth Granger 2 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      What a cute little Princess Kitty!

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      Wednesday-Elf 3 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

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

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      Sheila 3 years ago from Omaha, NE

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

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      Wednesday-Elf 3 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      @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.

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      flycatcherrr 3 years ago

      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.

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Omaha, NE

      Love to your lens from a fellow crocheter! Blessed!

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      DeepaVenkitesh LM 5 years ago

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

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      sheilamarie78 5 years ago

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

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      Max Wong 5 years ago from Singapore

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

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      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.

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      Darcie French 5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

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

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

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

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      gradientcat 5 years ago

      great ideas!

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      Jules Corriere 5 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      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.

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      Loraine Brummer 5 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

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

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

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

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Omaha, NE

      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!

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      marsha32 5 years ago

      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!

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      Addy Bell 5 years ago

      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!

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      sousababy 5 years ago

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

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      Deserves a google +1.

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      sousababy 5 years ago

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

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      DecoratingEvents 5 years ago

      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}}

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      Malu Couttolenc 5 years ago

      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 :)

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      Lemming13 5 years ago

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

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      Kathy McGraw 5 years ago from California

      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 :)

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

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

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      Indigo Janson 5 years ago from UK

      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!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

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

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      anonymous 5 years ago

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

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      Carol Fisher 5 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      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.

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      Wednesday-Elf 5 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

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