The Best Crochet Patterns of 2017

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Crochet should be inspiring. Crochet should be innovative. And yes, crochet should be addictive. But more than ever this year, we decided crochet should be fun. Thanks to the talented designers for I Like Crochet, 2017 was hands down the best time we’ve ever had creating each issue. Over the course of 6 new issues this year, we explored trends and styles in never-before-seen ways and drew inspiration from top fashion and vintage designs. It seemed nearly impossible to narrow down to just 50 designs to highlight since each design is hand-picked and well-liked by all. So here’s to the new designers, the innovative designers, and the seasoned designers—and all the outstanding designs they created this year. Welcome to I Like Crochet’s best patterns of 2017!

Awesome Accessories

Crochet accessories like these are perfect for quick gifts. Each design will keep you nice and cozy in these colder months!

Snow Puff Ear Warmer by Devani Adams

Silver Mist Crochet Fingerless Mitts by Tian Connaughton

October Blossoms Scarf by Sharon Ballsmith

Caramel Corn Slipper Socks by Kristi Simpson


Amazing Afghans

Afghans galore! Crocheting one of these stylish blankets should be on the top of your list for 2018.

Tahiti Blanket by Carmen Heffernan

Yorkshire Throw by Cheryl Chow

Book Club Afghan by Linda Dean

Fall for Floral Afghan by Maria O’Keefe

Rose Trellis Afghan by Nanette Seale

Buttercream Afghan by Sonja M. Otto

Marigold Blanket by Tanya Eberhardt

Suncrisp Appleghan by Tamara Kelly


Best Baby

Crochet patterns for babies and toddlers are usually so stinking cute — these top patterns are no exception!

Frightfully Adorable Baby Bat Set by Amanda Saladin

Sunny Bunny Bag by Amanda Saladin

Mr. Hedgehug by Jennifer E. Ryan

Blueberry Pumpkin Moccasins by Tamara Kelly

Sugar & Spice Sundress Baby Dress by Olivia Kent


Boss Bags

These crochet bags are BOSS! Rock these top totes in style.

Perfectly Plaid Purses by Amy Gunderson

Doting on Dots Handbag by Ellen Gormley

Weekend Escape Tote by Sharon Ballsmith

Adventure-Ready Tote by Tanya Eberhardt

Palm & Collected Bag by Tian Connaughton


Champion Cardigans

Crochet cardigan patterns are stylish and the perfect way to keep out the chill in the spring and the cold in the winter. These are the top four patterns from this year!

Tunisian Knit Cardi by Dora Ohrenstein

Blissful Bookworm Cardigan by Kristen TenDyke

Peach Bliss Cardi Cardigan by Olivia Kent

Café Sunshine Cardigan by Tian Connaughton


Happy Home

A happy home is one that’s filled with crochet decor! Try one of these pillow patterns to spruce up a chair or crochet a basket to hold your yarn.

Chunky Cable Basket Jennifer E. Ryan

Macaron Scrubbies by Amy Ramnarine

Sweet Pea Bunting by Olivia Kent

Queenly Doily Home Doily by Charles Voth

Pretty in Pink Eyeglass Case by Darleen Hopkins

Mandala Burst Pillow by Kristi Simpson

Winter Gerbera Daisy Pillow by Maria O’Keefe


Superior Shawls

These shawls have risen above the rest! Take a look at this year’s most popular designs.

Aloe Bloom Shawl Shawl by Amy Gunderson

Cobbled Path Wrap by Andee Graves

Tucson Wrap by Cheryl Chow

Sedona Shawl by Jean Clement

UnbeLEAFable Lilac Shawl by Maz Kwok

In a Faraway Land Shawl by Nanette Seale

Secret Waterfall Shawl by Olivia Kent

Morning Glory Shawl by Silke Terhorst

Denver Sunset Shawl by Tamara Kelly


Top Tops

If you haven’t crocheted a top or sweater for yourself, you’re missing out! These are the top four designs from 2017.

Autumn Garden Sweater by Olivia Kent

Seaglass Tank Top by Amy Gunderson

Ocean Air Top by Lana Jois

Captiva Tunic by Maz Kwok


Verified Vests (+ a Popular Poncho!)

Crochet vests made a welcome comeback this year and we have to say, we’re obsessed with these!

Pacific Breeze Poncho by Olivia Kent

Flyaway Feathered Vest by Amy Gunderson

Boardwalk Vest by Nazanin Fard

Venice Vest by Olivia Kent


Phew! That was fun! If you like what you see be sure to consider subscribing to our magazine if you haven’t already. You’ll get access to ALL of the top 50 patterns above AND our entire archive of patterns (over 500+ patterns!).

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Happy New Year everyone! Cheers to a successful 2017 and to an exciting 2018!

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