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The 100: Craft Project Ideas and Crochet Project Ideas You Loved in 2015

Under 6 Hours Crochet Throw PatternNow that 2015 is coming to a close and we are looking forward to 2016, has decided to take a look back, as well. These are the most popular craft project ideas that our readers absolutely loved this year. These charming free crochet projects, knit patterns for free, and other DIY crafts showed up over and over again in our craft newsletters, blog posts, and more because you could just not get enough of them. If you are looking for your next great project idea, check out The 100: Craft Project Ideas and Crochet Project Ideas You Loved in 2015.


There is absolutely and positively a project you will adore in this list. One of the best things about running websites and eNewsletters is that we actually get to see what people like and how many clicks certain DIY crafts receive, so we know what you want and we can keep providing the top crochet project ideas and other craft project ideas that our readers actually want to make.

Craft Project Ideas and Crochet Project Ideas

The 100: Craft Project Ideas and Crochet Project Ideas You Loved in 2015
Table of Contents

Free Crochet Patterns: Crochet Afghan Patterns, Crochet Baby Blankets, Sweater Patterns, and More
Best Knitting Patterns: Wearable Knit Projects, Knitting Patterns for Baby, Knit Home Decor, and More!
Sewing Patterns You Loved
Tie Dye and Other Crafting Techniques
DIY Home Décor and Recycled Projects


Free Crochet Patterns: Crochet Afghan Patterns, Crochet Baby Blankets, Sweater Patterns, and More

Free crochet patterns reigned supreme this year when it comes to types of crafts. Our readers have always been crazy for crochet, but this year they went absolutely crazy for crochet patterns, free how to crochet tutorials, and pretty much anything else crochet. From adorable free afghan patterns to crochet baby blankets, FaveCrafters were yearning for yarn ideas all year round.

Crochet Afghan Patterns

Crochet afghan patterns were hands-down the most popular type of DIY crafts this year. Everyone wanted to work up something to snuggle under, and we can see why. All of these easy crocheted afghans and afghan patterns are as beautiful as they are warm and cozy. Mostly consisting of crochet patterns for beginners, the afghan patterns below were popular for a reason – they’re beautiful!


Basketweave Twists Crochet Afghan Pattern   Aran Crochet Throw

  1. Aran Crochet Throw
  2. Arrow Stitch Crochet Afghan Pattern
  3. Basketweave Twists Crochet Afghan
  4. Bavarian Rainbow Afghan
  5. Beginner Granny Afghan
  6. Blue and White Crochet Afghan Pattern
  7. Bold and Beautiful Catherines Wheel Crochet Throw
  8. Butterfly Wings Free Crochet Afghan Pattern
  9. Crochet Corner to Corner Crochet Pattern
  10. Crochet Ripple Afghan
  11. Easy Afghan for Him

Ripple Afghan Crochet Pattern   Easy Crochet Diamonds Throw

  1. Easy Crochet Diamonds Throw
  2. Easy Worsted Afghan
  3. Lavendar Lace Throw
  4. Lavender Shell Afghan
  5. Mermaid Afghan
  6. Millionaire's Afghan
  7. Red Crochet Afghan
  8. Ripple Afghan Crochet Pattern
  9. Rose Twists Afghan Crochet Pattern
  10. Under 6 Hours Throw
  11. Weekend Wonder Giant Granny Square Throw
  12. Colors of the Wind Afghan

For more crochet afghan patterns, check out 66+ Free Crochet Afghan Patterns!

Crochet Baby Blankets and More

If our readers were not looking for afghan patterns, they wanted something to make for someone in their life. Crochet patterns for baby were crazy popular this year. From baby blanket patterns to too-cute crochet dress patterns for girls, these itty bitty work-ups are worth the minutes they take.


Natural Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern   Day of the Week Bibs and Booties

  1. Baby's First Blanket
  2. Cupcake Afghan
  3. Foolproof Afghan
  4. Baby Pumpkin Crochet Beanie
  5. Adorable Crocheted Baby Dress
  6. Day of the Week Crochet Baby Bootie Pattern
  7. Easy One Ball Baby Blanket and Hat Set
  8. Natural Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

We have even more crochet patterns for baby in our collection of 41+ Easy Crochet Baby Blankets, Free Tutorials, and More.

Crochet Sweater Patterns and Other Wearables

Almost as popular as afghans, wonderful and wearable crochet patterns made a serious comeback this year. In addition to the ever-popular crochet scarf patterns and DIY cowls, our readers also came looking for crochet cowl patterns and crochet sweater patterns. 


Sage One Skein Wrap   Coldwater Creek Style Cardigan

  1. Cool Hoodie
  2. Coldwater Creek Style Cardigan
  3. Lightweight Zen Jacket
  4. Purple Beginner Shawl
  5. Sage One Skein Wrap
  6. Simple One Skein Wrap
  7. Summer Wrap
  8. Goddess Shawl
  9. Casual Chunky Sweatshirt
  10. Crochet Lacy Duster

Garden Party Hat   Downton Abbey Shawl

  1. Crochet Ring Pattern
  2. Belle Fleur Scarf
  3. Crochet Convertible Cowl
  4. Forever 21 Knock-Off Scarf
  5. Downton Abbey Shawl
  6. Pineapple Lace Shawl
  7. Quick and Easy Crochet Scarf
  8. Twist Easy Crochet Scarf
  9. A Fabulous Pair of Crochet Slippers
  10. Crochet Shoulder Shrug Pattern
  11. Blue and Green Boy Striped Hat
  12. Garden Party Hat

Find more crochet patterns to love in our list of 50+ Free Easy Crochet Patterns and Help for Beginners.

Crochet Bag Patterns

What good is a wearable crochet pattern if you do not have a fabulous crocheted bag pattern to go with it? These free crochet patterns for bags impressed readers this year with their darling designs and convenient applications. Very few crafters went out on the town this year without a crochet bag pattern they worked up themselves.


Crochet Summer Tote

  1. Beginner Tote Bag
  2. Crochet Summer Tote
  3. Crochet Tote Bag
  4. Errands Bag Crochet Pattern
  5. Everyday Market Bag

Check out our full list of crochet bag patterns.

Crochet For the Kitchen

Free crochet patterns can find a place in just about any room in your home, but where they really shine is the kitchen. Crocheting is one of the best techniques to use when learning how to make dish cloths. Yarn can be gentle on important dishes and glass while still having super scrubbing abilities. Check out these free crochet dish cloth patterns and organizers for your cooking space.


Crochet Stash Baskets

  1. Crochet Doily in Pineapple Pattern
  2. Crochet Stash Baskets
  3. Easy Ombre Dishcloth Crochet Pattern
  4. Granny's Square Dishcloth
  5. Mop or Sweeper Cover

Add more crochet pattern ideas to you kitchen with our full list of kitchen crochet projects.

Other Crochet Patterns You Loved

Like we said earlier, free crochet patterns are a massive chunk of our most popular DIY crafts. Our readers adore crochet patterns of every shape and size. From how to make pet clothes tutorials to adorable amigurumi patterns, these unique crochet patterns might not fit the categories above but we love them anyways.


Pretty Doily Crochet Pattern   Dog Sweater Crochet Pattern

  1. Dog Sweater Crochet Pattern
  2. How to Crochet a Bavarian Square
  3. Pretty Doily Crochet Pattern
  4. Blue Bunny
  5. Cute Crochet Doll
  6. Pomp Poodle
  7. Violets Crochet Flower Pattern
  8. Pink and Red Crocheted Hearts

Looking for more crochet patterns? Browse all of our free crochet patterns.


Best Knitting Patterns: Wearable Knit Projects, Knitting Patterns for Baby, Knit Home Decor, and More!

If I had to guess how many yards of yarn our crafters used this year on their DIY crafts, I would have to assume it was enough to circle the globe at least a dozen times. On top of the free crochet patterns you loved, knitting patterns made the cut, as well. From knit hat patterns to bigger knit blanket patterns, your favorite knitting patterns were all stunning, cozy, and cute.

Wearable Free Knitting Patterns

Wearable and free knitting patterns made waves this year. There is just something too cozy about yarn not to adorn your whole body with it. Whether you kept your cabasa warm with a knit hat pattern or accessorized with chic knit scarf patterns, your favorite knitting projects were absolutely en vogue this year.


Knit Two Hours or Less Scarf   Beginner's Favorite Knitted Hat

  1. Beginners Favorite Knitted Hat
  2. Knit Two Hours or Less Scarf
  3. Soft and Easy Alpaca Scarf
  4. Vanilla Meringue Cowl
  5. Grandma's Knitted Slippers
  6. Simple Knitted Slipper Project
  7. Easy Lace Shawl Knitting Pattern
  8. Holiday Knit Slippers
  9. Easy Chunky Knitted Footies

Find more knit scarf patterns and more in 59 Free Scarf Kntting Patterns.

For the Kids and Baby

In addition to knitting fabulous wardrobe pieces for themselves, FaveCrafts fans were into knitting for kids and babies this year. From learning how to knit baby blankets to cute clothes for the itty bitties in your life, these free knitting patterns for kids were on the top of your lists all year long.


Baby Hoodie Knitting Pattern

  1. Baby Hoodie Knitting Pattern
  2. Easy Kids' Knit Poncho

Browse our full collection of adorable baby knitting patterns for clothes.

Knitting for the Home

Knitting project ideas for the home were a big hit this year, as well. Knitting enthusiasts visiting out site came looking for one thing in particular: knit dish cloth patterns. These fantastic, free knitting patterns really add some colorful yet yarny accents to your home. If you love knitting for the home, these ideas are probably saved on one of your knitting Pinterest boards


Easy Dishcloth Knitting Pattern

  1. Basic Dishcloth Knitting Pattern
  2. Easy Dishcloth Knitting Pattern
  3. Stripes Free Dishcloth Knitting Pattern
  4. Simple Chunky Blanket

Adore these ideas? Head on over to 45 Quick and Easy Free Knitting Patterns and Beginner Help for more ideas.


Sewing Patterns You Loved

Free sewing patterns and sewing project ideas were not as popular as yarn crafts, but our readers did adore some fabric projects and learned how to sew some too cute ideas. In particular, sewing patterns made from old jeans were popular this year.


Funky Jeans Bag

  1. Japanese Afternoon Quilt Pattern
  2. Ribbon Flower Pins
  3. Funky Jeans Bag

If you love the above jeans bag, you're going to love 14 Things to Do with Old Jeans.

Tie Dye and Other Crafting Techniques

In addition to being a crafty year dominated by crochet patterns and knitting ideas, this year was the year of the curious crafter. A lot of our crafters were checking out techniques instead of projects. Many of you were interested in learning new crafting techniques and figuring out how to create in new and exciting ways. Tie dye reigned supreme, but we have a feeling that mod podge is making a comeback. 


Swirl Tie Dye Technique

  1. Four Super Tie Dye Patterns
  2. Mod Podge Basics
  3. Heart Tie Dye Technique
  4. Swirl Tie Dye Technique

If you're looking to learn how to tie dye, check out 100+ Tie Dye Techniques and Patterns.

DIY Home Décor and Recycled Projects

Sure, we saw a ton of DIY home décor ideas made from yarn in the above selections, but our readers also came looking for unique home décor ideas and how to use recycled materials to make things for their spaces. We’re so glad FaveCraft fanatics are trying to be earth-friendly and we are thrilled to give you DIY crafts Mother Earth would love!


Dollar Chandelier   Toiler Paper Roll Sunflowers

  1. Easy Decoupage Frames
  2. Soda Bottle Chandelier
  3. Dollar Chandelier
  4. Toilet Paper Rolls Sunflowers
  5. Plastic Spoon Roses DIY Recycled Craft
  6. Pottery Barn Wall Organizer
  7. Recycled Magazine Cork Board

Budget-friendly and earth-loving crafters love our 1000+ Recycled Crafts: Crafting with Recylable Items collection.


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