10 DIY and Crafting Apps for Your Next Project


10 DIY and Crafting Apps for Your Next Project

DIY and Crafting Apps

These days, there isn't much that the phone in your pocket can't do. There's an app for just about anything you can imagine -- including apps for crafters.

Whether you're knitting or crocheting, sewing, or gardening, there's an app that will make your life so much easier.

We have gathered our top 10 apps for crafters, makers, and DIYers below, so you don't have to do the digging yourself. For your next project, these apps will make getting the job done faster, easier, and completely hassle-free, so you can focus on your creativity and craft.

1. Stash2Go

This handy app is a must-have for knitters and crocheters. Between chatting in forums, uploading photos of your works in progress, and finding your local yarn stores, there's not much that this app can't do. But the real shining feature of Stash2Go is the ability to sync with Ravelry to keep all of your patterns in one place.

Available For: iPhone, iPad, and Android
Price: $5.99 (free lite version)

2. Red Heart

Whether you want to browse their almost endless selection of patterns or go shopping for some yarn, Red Heart's app has you covered. Plus, it's free! For crafters who find themselves daydreaming about yarn, this app is a must-have.

Available For: iPhone, iPad, and Android
Price: FREE

3. Ravulous

Because Ravelry does not have its own platform, apps like Ravulous have appeared on the market for those makers who just can't get enough of knitting and crochet. Ravulous syncs with your Ravelry account, so you can see all of your saved patterns. It also has the stash log feature, which lets you keep track of what yarn you have left. That way you don't have to worry about accidentally doubling up on yarn when you're doing your yarn shopping. What a lifesaver!

Available For: Android and Kindle
Price: $1.52 (Android) and $1.60 (Kindle)

4. StashBot

Calling all knitters -- StashBot is the app you've been waiting for. We all know the nightmare of trying to figure out knitting gauge and estimating how much yarn you will need to complete the project. I'm getting a headache just thinking about it. StashBot does all of this work for you. Simply put in the information for the project that you're working on, and StashBot will calculate the amount of yarn you should need to complete it with decent accuracy.

Available For: iPhone and iPad
Price: $4.99

5. iScape

For gardeners, there's no greater joy than getting your hands dirty. But the hard part is in planning the garden! This spring, as you start to think about how you want your flower beds to look, give iScape a try. This intuitive app lets you take a photo of your yard and plan a garden by dragging and dropping plants into place. For visual learners, this app is a must-have.

Available For: iPhone and iPad
Price: $9.99 (free lite version)

6. Houzz

Whether you're looking to completely redo your decor or you simply want to rearrange a room, the Houzz app is a great way to put your ideas into action and get inspired by home decor. Houzz's app has examples of just about every style of interior design that you can imagine. There's also a tool where you can take a photo of a room and virtually redesign it, removing the trial and error of planning out your decor the hard way.

Available For: iPhone, Android, Windows, and Amazon
Price: FREE

7. Gaugefy

If you're a knitter who's a bit of a perfectionist, Gaugefy is the app for you. Measuring your knitting gauge is a hassle, especially when you're knitting on the go. Gaugefy is basically a gauging swatch for your phone!

Available For: iPhone and iPad
Price: FREE

8. Crochet and Knit Counter

Counting rows and stitches? Keeping track can be a real headache. This Crochet and Knit Counter app will do the hard work for you, so you can focus on enjoying every last minute of your craft.

Available For: iPhone and iPad
Price: FREE

9. Cora App

If you're an avid sewist, you've probably got a collection of fabric that's, well, disorganized. That's just what happens when you get creative! The Cora app helps you keep track of your stash, organize it in a way that makes sense, and even find new fabric for that next big project.

Available For: iPhone and iPad
Price: FREE

10. Pinterest

Just about everyone has Pinterest these days, but if you haven't discovered the joys of this wonderful app, it's an essential for crafters, makers, and DIYers. You can pin your favorite projects, ideas, and articles into various boards, so you will have your ideas organized the next time you're feeling creative.

Available For: iPhone, iPad, Android, and Kindle
Price: FREE

BONUS: FaveCrafts

Did you know that FaveCrafts has an app? Check it out below and browse our patterns and articles on the go:

Available For: Android
Price: FREE

Didn't quite find the app you were looking for? Check out our complete crafting app guides here:

Knitting Apps

Crochet Apps

Sewing Apps

Quilting Apps

Which DIY and crafting apps do you use?
Let us know in the comments!

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This list is really helpful! I'm excited about Gaugefy, since I'm usually to lazy to actually check my gauge while crocheting.


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