Resources for Knitting and Crocheting

Resources for Knitting and Crocheting   
by Janice Jones  |Published 07-09-2022

There is so much information on the internet about crocheting and knitting that it becomes overwhelming when one tries to remember where that helpful page or article originated.  Sure, you can bookmark your favorite sites, but if you're like me, I find helpful tidbits every time I surf.

I decided to make this page for anyone who is like me that has difficulty remembering where they found the perfect solution to their current problem.  

The page is ever-evolving and will grow as fast as I am able to find more exceptional resources that I believe you will find helpful.  Please feel free to bookmark this page and come back to visit periodically as the list grows.  

Happy Knitting and Crocheting,


Knitting Resources

Taking Your Knitting on a Plane

Knitting on a Plane

If you have the travel bug and want to take your knitting on a plane, have you wondered whether those needles and scissors necessary to the hobby will be allowed?  The answer is, "it depends."  Check out this article that spells out what you should do to avoid getting stopped at security checkpoints.

Taking your knitting on a Plane

30 Websites with Free Knitting Patterns

free knitting patterns on line

Ever wish you had a resources that would provide a comprehensive research for finding free knitting patterns on line.  Yes, that's right.  Nothing to buy.  These patterns are completely free from indie designers through professional designers working for yarn companies.  Either way, they are excellent patterns that will be your inspiration for your next amazing creation.

Best Knitting Pattern Resources on the Web

Favorite Knitting Books

Knitting Books, yarn, coffee and knitted project

Do you have a favorite knitting book?  I know I do.  In fact, I have many different books, some general knowledge books, some books devoted to different stitches and then those that cover a specific skill or aspect of knitting such as how to knit socks or how to do Fair Isle. 

Best Books for Knitting


Crocheting Resources

Every serious person interested in learning or improving their crochet skills will want to invest in a book or two about the subject.  Personally, my library grows every year and I find it extremely helpful to be able to refer to a book when I'm not online.

The Most Helpful Crochet Books

Best Crochet Books

There really is a difference between beginner books and those that are the Most Helpful.  On this page, I review books for beginners, intermediates and advanced and classify them into categories so you can find the perfect book for your level and interest .

The Most Helpful Crochet Books


All About Wool Yarn

Whether you are a smart knitter or love crochet, there has probably been a time when you couldn't find the yarn that was recommended in the pattern.  You were on your own to decide what type of yarn to use.  Do you know how to make that determination?  Here's some resources to help you with your ongoing research.

Wool Yarn


Best Yarn for Knitting Beginners

Purple and blue yarn, a small knit swatch, and bamboo knitting needles.

If you're like most, your first visit to a yarn store or big box hobby store can seem overwhelming.  So many different colors, textures and yarns to choose from, where do you start?

Some beginners may decide on a yarn that is unique, colorful, or trendy, what many will call novelty yarns.  While they may look nice, these yarns are definitely not beginner-friendly.

This article walks you through the steps to take to chose the best yarn, the easiest to use, and the one that will give beginners the best step at succeeding from day one.

Best Yarn for Knitting Beginners


Health Benefits

Health Benefits of Knitting and Crocheting

You may think that both knitting or crocheting provide a relatively inexpensive hobby to pass the time, perhaps create gifts, or make some lovely items for yourself.  But did you know, both of these needlework hobbies are good for you?  Find out how either crochet or knitting can be beneficial to your health.

Health Benefits of Knitting and Crocheting