Where do you go (other than here 😉 to get your crochet eye-candy fix? I have several go-to sites for patterns when I know what I want to make, say a scarf or babyghan. But, when I just need some motivation or inspiration, I find that I’ll spend hours surfing the web in search of that project, yarn, or idea that will jump start my next project. Where do you go?
I love Ravelry.com. It’s free, has lots of great photos of lovely projects, including pictures of many crocheters’ finished items of the same project to see how they will look interpreted in different yarns or even different gauges. It is also very clear most of the time who the author of the pattern is and who has merely posted a photo of a finished piece.
Pinterest.com is a fantastic site for eye-candy and inspiration. (See the all crochet room?) It can also be a huge time-sucker! If I’m not careful, I can spend more than an hour clicking from one picture to the next, like turning the pages in a huge crochet picture book. While this is certainly enjoyable, I find it a bit more difficult than Ravelry to source a pattern. That can be frustrating. When I have fallen in love with a certain something, I really want to know where I can find the pattern. Pinterest makes this a bit more daunting – sometimes even a lot more daunting.
What I often find myself doing is seeing the inspirational piece then heading over to www.crochetpatterncentral.com to see if the pattern is available anywhere on the net. Old school? Maybe. But, it can get me there.
Craftcrave.net is another site, newer, that is similar to Pinterest that is growing. If there are other similar sites out there, I have yet to find them. Not sure I want to! LOL. I might never have time to actually pick up a crochet hook again.
So, what is your favorite site to go to for crochet inspiration?