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31 Crochet Techniques and Tips to Try

These 31 crochet techniques and tips will keep you learning and crafting throughout the year. It’s often said that we should never stop learning; and the joy with crochet is that we probably never will – even more so with these free pdf downloads to keep you inspired.

31 Crochet Techniques and Tips to Try

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31 Crochet Patterns for New Years Resolutions

Retuning for it’s 3rd Year, the New Years Resolution Hop 2023 features 31 different crochet patterns which will inspire us to try new crocheting techniques such as:

  • Using post stitches
  • Learn how to filet crochet
  • Learn new crochet stitches such as the dolphin stitch
  • Try out Tunisian crochet
  • and many more

Time to Crochet for you!

If like me you’ve spent the holiday season crocheting gifts for those that you love, now’s the time to look for new inspiration and set yourself some challenges to increase your crochet skills at the same time. 

These 31 crochet patterns each use a different crochet technique so you can ensure that 2023 will be your year of learning and loving your crochet time again.

How this Event Worked | 31 Crochet Patterns for New Years Resolutions

This event is ran between 1st-31st January 2023. Each day there was a printable PDF crochet pattern for you to download.

Now that the event has finished, you can click through and find out more about all the crochet patterns that were featured – some are available to view for free on the designers website or you can find a link to purchase the pattern.

Designers and Patterns to be featured

We are being absolutely spoilt with the designers joining in this event for 2023 – all my faves are here sharing their patterns that will keep you inspired.

Many of the designers have kindly opted to share 2 different patterns with you during the event to allow you the chance to get to know they better and work using crochet patterns with similar writing styles and help keep things as simple as possible for you. 

31 Crochet Techniques and tips to try

How to Filet Crochet

Hearts to Hold Clutch Purse

By Cosy Rosie UK

Learn how to read a filet crochet chart while you stitch up a LOVEly clutch bag.

Filet Crochet uses open and closed mesh stitches, that when combined create pictures and images in the crochet you stitch. 

You can opt to create either a crochet lining or sew in a fabric lining – use a contrasting colour to line your bag and really make those filet spaces pop! 

Learn to Filet Crochet 

Stitch the Granny Chevron

Granny’s Not Biased Scarf

by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

Grab a skein of yarn and master the granny chevron stitch with this 1 row repeat scarf. 

A perfect project for working on between bigger projects or while watching your favourite show. 

The pattern also includes a full video tutorial.

Learn the Granny Chevron 

How to crochet Braided Bag Handles

Harmony Bag

by Me ‘n’ My Hook

The Hamony Bag joins 3 granny squares in a unique formation to create a generously sized handbag.

Not only that, you’ll also learn how to create your own braided handles to complete your bag with a final flare. 

Find out more… 

Learn the Puff Stitch

Olivia Bulky Scarf

by Lakeview Cottage Kids

The Olivia Bulky Scarf pattern is a warm scarf for the colder months.

It works up quickly using bulky yarn and will teach you how to incorporate large puff stitches while also using US treble crochet and double crochet in the induvial loops of the stitch.

This stunning scarf pattern looks so fun to make! 

Find out more… 

Master the Honeycomb Stitch

Honeycomb Dishcloth

by Raffmusa Designs

The crochet Honeycomb Textured Dishcloth is a fun kitchen décor project for all the bee- and honey-lovers! 

This dishcloth creates a solid but soft fabric with a beautiful honeycomb texture on the front. 

The pattern comes with step-by-step photos and a video tutorial to help you complete your project.

Find out more… 

How to Surface Crochet

Donut Dish Cloth

by Green Fox Farms Designs

The Donut Dish Cloths can make doing the dishes a bit more fun! This pattern works up quickly and has some fun toppings too! 

You can learn how to do simple embroidered sprinkles and surface crochet icing to make your donuts even more delicious!

Find out more… 

How to crochet post stitches

Cable Cuffs

by Off the Hook for You

Make yourseld an easy pair of wrist warmers and learn how to use post stitches to create lots of texture around the cuffs. 
Find out more… 

Learn the Dolphin Stitch

Harley’s Gambol Prayer Shawl

by Straight Hooked

The Dolphin Stitch is the signature stitch from Straight Hooked. 

This stitch is so fun to work up and creates gorgeous texture! 

The Harley’s Gambol Prayer Shawl is a fun project that will help you to master the Dolphin Stitch.

Find out more… 

Learn to crochet the Treble Front Post Stitch

Tulip Blossom Blanket

by Simply Melanie Jane

Learn some new stitches with crochet blanket that is full of texture. 

You’ll learn the Treble Front Post, 3dc cluster, and a special alternate granny spike stitch! 

The perfect home decor project to brighten up a room.

Find out more… 

Learn how to Spike Stitch

Diamond Basket

by Krissy Over the Mountain

Learn how to use the High Back Post Half Double Crochet at the bottom of a basket. 

The stitch creates a ridge for the bottom of the basket for great shaping. 

The Spike Single Crochet stitch creates a beautiful Diamond illusion at the center of the basket and a crab stitch finished the top edge. 

Find out More… 

Learn the Celtic Weave

Celtic Weave Cup Cozy

by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

Grab a skein of cotton yarn and work this cup cozy with me! 

Get a feel for working the celtic weave in the round and see how beautiful this stitch works up.

Find out more… 

Make a Granny Triangle

Granny Triangle Slippers

by Start Crochet

Learn how to crochet Granny Triangles and make a pair of cute Granny Slippers, perfect for gifts.

Find out more… 

How to crochet in the 3rd Loop

Ribbed Bandana Scarf

by Simply Hooked by Janet

The main stitch used in this project is the half double crochet worked into the third loop. 

The pattern creates a boomerang shape for easy wrapping around the neck. Find out more… 

Learn the Tunisian Cable

Mock Cable Scarf

by Make it Crochet

This Tunisian Crochet in the Round project is a double-thick, super squishy scarf, perfect for anyone. 

The two colors form a beautiful mock cable throughout.

Find out more… 

Learn the Iris Stitch

Alice Fingerless Glove

by Carroway Crochet

Looking for a textured crochet stitch for a lacy pair of fingerless gloves? 

Here is a quick and easy pattern using the Iris stitch. There is a longer more substantial cuff created by the fpdc, bpdc rib pattern.

Find out more… 

Learn the Arcade Stitch

Bobble triangular Shawl

by Fosbas Designs

Today’s pattern will have you learn and perfect the arcade stitch, PLUS with an added bobble! 

This fun combination with a beautiful outcome!

Find out more… 

Learn the Pretty Tulip Stitch

Tulip Stitch Infinity Scarf

by MadameStitch

This Tulip Stitch Infinity Scarf is perfect if you’re looking for a quick, easy make. 

The tulip stitch is an easy to learn stitch that creates a beautiful drape and warm cozy coverage.
Find out more… 

Use the Mini Bean Stitch for Texture

Knot Your Ordinary Bag

by Marsha Yarn Doodles

Japanese styled Knot Bags are simply elegant with no buckles, buttons, or zippers to complicate things.  

The rich texture in this Knot Bag results in a bag that is as sturdy as it is stunning.Find out more… 

How to crochet the Cobble Stone Stitch

Textured Dish Towel

by Pam’s Cozy Corner

The cobblestone stitch is an easy and quick stitch to learn that creates a a beautiful texture, perfect for dishtowels and washcloths.Find out more… 

Make the most of those basic stitches

Winter Hills Ear Warmer

by Crochets by Trista

Learn how to combine basic stitches to create a beautifully textured simple earwarmer.  

Find out more… 

Learn Hyperbolic Crochet

Soft & Luxurious Velvet Scrunchie

by Start Crochet

Did you know that hyperbolic crochet, used to crochet curly surfaces, is actually a mathematical term for “negative curvature” as seen in lettuce & corals? 

Try it out with this soft & luxurious velvet scrunchie, even if you’re a complete beginner.  
Find out more… 

How to crochet a spiral

Triply Spiral Crochet Coaster

by Cosy Rosie UK

This crochet coaster breaks the flat circle rules when it comes to the stitch increases. 

It will also introduce a way to make crochet spiral using 3 colours in each round for a funky addition to any coffee table. 
Find out more… 

Learn how to Overlay Mosaic Crochet

Hooking in Spades Mug Rug

by Me ‘n’ My Hook

Hooking in Spades is a beginner overlay mosaic crochet mug rug pattern, a great beginner project and quick gift make for the jumbo mug lover!
Find out more… 

Crochet with Leather

Leather and Glass Choker

by Hooked for Life Publishing

Learn to do Foundation Single Crochet, and get great tips on working with leather and beads, and still have a cute project finished within an evening!

Find out more… 

Learn to the C2C Technique

Simple C2C Bookmark

by Juniper & Oakes

Learn the basics of C2C crochet included increaes & decreases using a small rectangular project!
Find out more… 

Learn Crossed Double Crochet Stitch

Crossroads Ear Warmer

by Owens Villa Chick

The Crossroads Ear Warmer is an advanced beginner pattern that makes a great addition to your wardrobe!  

Using the linked tunisian simple stitch and crossed double crochet, this ear warmer has texture for days! 

You’ll find photo tutorials for the linked tunisian simple stitch and joining the linked tunisian simple stitch in the
pattern pdf.Find out more… 

Learn the Victoria Stitch

Victoria Cup Cozy

by Regina  P Designes

Learn how to crochet the Victoria Stitch as you create a cute cup cozy.

This project only needs a little yarn so you can use up those scraps.

Find out more… 

Make the Bobble Stitch

Hygge Mason Jar Cozy

by Carroway Crochet

This cozy is a super simple design and uses the bobble stitch to add interest and texture.
Find out more.. 

Make short rows in Tunisian Crochet

Tunisian Cinch Bag

by Creations by Courtney

Learn how to use short rows in tunisian simple stitch to create a circular bag that is perforct for carrying WIPs, everyday essentials, or even toys for you kiddos.Find out more… 

Learn the Treble Crochet Crossed Stitch

Magical Days Summer Wrap

by Marsha Yarn Doodles

This beautiful wrap can be made in any weight yarn, creating a wonderful texture with a unique 2 row pattern repeat. 

In the pattern you’ll find an alternative stitch patterns so you can create a 2nd wrap with a different looks. 
Find out More… 

Learn the Granny Stitch C2C Technique

Nobody Puts Granny in the Corner Scarf

by Cosy Rosie UK

This C2C crochet pattern is very similar to the traditional corner to corner projects, except that it uses the granny stitch instead of the double crochet stitch. 

This easy to follow C2C crochet pattern will take you through step by step how to increase and decrease your C2C stitches.
View the patternC2C crochet pattern – Granny Stitch Scarf

A massive thank you to all the amazing crochet designers for taking part in this event and sharing their patterns with us for the New Years Resolution Blog Hop.

I’d love to know which pattern you’ll be trying and see your completed projects so tag me in a picture on your social media of your completed crochet project so I can celebrate your success! 

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