I don’t know about you but I’m kind of obsessed with Instagram. I go on it literally every day (I’m not even going to tell you how many times…). Now before you judge, let me first explain that this has a lot to do with only having one hand free while breastfeeding my little one (apparently some women can cook, clean and even do the grocery shopping while feeding their baby? Unfortunately, I haven’t had those magical powers bestowed on me) which results in a lot of time spent browsing through all the apps on my phone. But Instagram is in no way simply a pretty boredom buster! I joined Instagram a few years ago and have found it to be a place of inspiration, creativity and beauty. I have met some lovely people and made some beautiful friendships. Those little white-framed squares allow a glimpse into other people’s minds and there is no end to the creativity and imagination out there. So bearing that in mind, I have compiled a list of ten must-follow crochet Instagram accounts (in no particular order!):
Emilie from @lehandmade has one of the most beautiful aesthetics in the crochet (and knitting) world. She is the creator of the Agapito bunny amigurumi pattern that I am so obsessed with, and many more equally gorgeous designs!
Megan is not only my ultimate #crochetgoals (I’m obsessed with her crochet basket pattern!) but she has also become a dear friend. We first connected over a year ago after I read her blog post about struggling to become pregnant. It really struck a chord with me and perfectly articulated everything I was going through at the time so I decided to send her a quick message and we haven’t stopped talking since then! We ended up getting pregnant within a month of each other and now get to share the joys (and mysteries!) of motherhood at the same time.
5. @crochetgirlgang (bonus: @potterandbloom and @steelandstitch)
The ultimate crochet inspiration account! Emma and Emma from @potterandbloom and @steelandstitch have come together to create a wonderful community of crochet lovers. All with the aim of sharing projects and cheering on each other!
The most intricate and beautiful tapestry crochet I have ever seen – @thestoryofamulberry definitely takes it to the next level! This is the sort of work that you just sit and stare at because it is so incredible. Seriously. Just look at it.
The cutest amigurumi you ever did see! Perfectly styled to show off every piece in all its character-filled glory.
That really only skims the surface of the amazing crochet creatives out there. Hopefully you found a few new accounts to follow from that list! What are some of your favourite crochet Instagram accounts? Or are you a crocheter with your own account on Instagram? Please let me know in a comment below as I am always on the look out for more crochet goodness!!