While tackling a new skill can be daunting it always helps to find others who can provide tips and suggestions and support you when you have to frog 400,000 rows of a recent project (total exaggeration but it feels like that doesn’t it?).
I have joined quite a few online communities and I wanted to share any that I have found are really active and extremely helpful (helps to weed out the ones that may be a waste of time). I’ll be adding to this list as I find more I like. Criteria for this list – well managed groups (quality admins), has a decent website for patterns, resources for the crochet beginner and group is active on a daily basis.
The Crochet Crowd
Mikey really inspired me to get back in to Crochet again. It had been 30 years since I crocheted a granny square blanket for my now 31 yo son. After watching a few of Mikey’s beginner crochet tutorials I crocheted a blanket for my son and his wife as a wedding gift.
With a 30 year “break” I was a little afraid to start up again. I still don’t crochet as much as I’d like too but it’s still something I really enjoy and I have a long list of patterns I want to try. Mikey helped with my self-confidence in learning to crochet. I’ve made multiple items now but I keep going back to this community and Mikey’s online tutorials.
Repeat Crafter Me
I’m not sure how I stumbled on to this particular group. Best guess is I saw a sexy pattern on Pinterest and followed it to Repeat Crafter Me and then did a search in Facebook groups for Repeat Crafter Me and joined the group. I find myself reading posts on this group a lot and they are extremely supportive! Great group for ideas. Fair warning though you will find yourself wanting ALL THE PATTERNS! 🙂 You may find yourself envying the craft room shares and/or the members whose significant other let them go hog wild in a yarn store! It’s a fun, helpful group with loads of resources.
Have a crochet community you really love? Submit your suggestion here and I’ll take a look and if it looks like it’s an active beginner friendly community I’ll add it to this list 🙂