Popular Crochet Items to Make

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Crochet is always popular. Demand for crochet tutorials, instructions, and patterns is high, even while demand for many other types of craft projects is declining. If you already know how to crochet, or you're working on learning, you're already a trendsetter. Here are some popular items to consider creating and the stitches to use.

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    The Infinity Scarf

    Crochet infinity scarf free pattern

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    Infinity scarves are everywhere, and every major fashion brand seems to have embraced them. Crocheters and knitters were at the forefront of this particular craze that went mainstream.

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    Beanies for Everybody

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    Crocheted hats are certainly playing their part in the fashion world. You can't go wrong crocheting any hat that you'd enjoy wearing, from cloches to berets. However, the humble beanie is the type of hat that has the greatest surge in interest.

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    Baby Hats, With or Without Animal Ears

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    Baby patterns are always in demand. Deck out the young ones in hats that resemble any sort of cuddly critter, cartoon character, or fruit or vegetable.

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    Chunky, Oversized Scarves and Cowls

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    With crochet, there's no such thing as instant gratification. But, the chunkier the yarn you use, the faster your project tends to work up. For quick projects with massive style appeal, you can't go wrong in crocheting with bulky or chunky yarns and a great big hook.

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    Crochet Flowers

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    Crochet flowers have surged in popularity. From roses to sunflowers, there are many patterns to try.

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    Cell Phone Chic

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    Smartphones are a part of everyday life. A couple of related trends that crocheters and needleworkers have embraced:

    • Texting gloves. These days, regular gloves and mittens just will not do. No, no, no. Ordinary gloves get in the way of anything you might want to do on your phone, whether you're calling, texting, playing games, or surfing the Internet. It's time to make yourself some fingerless gloves, wrist warmers, and texting gloves to wear instead. That way, you'll be able to stay both warm and connected at the same time.
    • Cell phone cozies. These ubiquitous projects are appealing for several reasons. They're a fantastic medium for expressing personal style. They're quick to crochet, and they help keep your smartphone (or other gadgets) from taking a beating when rattling around in your bag, or after having been tossed on your front seat. They can be fun or funny, stylish or silly. The finished projects almost always turn out to be well worth the money you spend on the supplies to make them.