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14 Designers Who Also Teach Crochet

I learned to crochet nearly 20 years ago and I’m still always looking for ways to learn new things or improve my techniques. Thanks to platforms like Pinterest and YouTube, there are hundreds of thousands of hours of crochet content to help you.

If you’re looking to hone your crochet skills, I’ve got 14 of my favorite teachers-slash-designers to help you out!

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Find your favorite crochet instructor | If you’ve been wanting to learn crochet but don’t know where to start, check out these 14 designers who are also instructors. Many of them make free tutorial videos, have books, and even free patterns. Browse the list and fall in love with a crochet teacher! | TLYCBlog.com

Personally, I was able to learn from so many of the makers on this list. And I’m proud to call many of them my friends now. Do you recognize any of these happy faces?!

1 – Toni of TL Yarn Crafts

Find your favorite crochet instructor | If you’ve been wanting to learn crochet but don’t know where to start, check out these 14 designers who are also instructors. Many of them make free tutorial videos, have books, and even free patterns. Browse the list and fall in love with a crochet teacher! | TLYCBlog.com

I had no idea that my passion for crochet would turn to teaching. I’ve been producing YouTube videos since 2017 and I’m always warmed by the kind messages I receive from viewers who have been helped by my content.

My real passion is teaching Tunisian crochet. It was the concept that got me my start on YouTube and I’m still obsessed with it. My Ada Shawl pattern is a fan favorite and is a perfect start for beginners.

Find my video tutorials on YouTube and my free pattern tutorials on my blog. You can also watch me make fun patterns on Annie’s Creative Studio. Start your free trial now!

2 – Mikey and Dan of The Crochet Crowd

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Honestly, there’s nothing this duo hasn’t done. Not only does their website have a video for just about every technique and stitch, but they also create plenty of content for Yarnspirations (which now includes Red Heart, Caron, Bernat, and more).

Explore the great content of The Crochet Crowd on their website.

3 – Sandra Eng of MobiusGirl Design

Find your favorite crochet instructor | If you’ve been wanting to learn crochet but don’t know where to start, check out these 14 designers who are also instructors. Many of them make free tutorial videos, have books, and even free patterns. Browse the list and fall in love with a crochet teacher! | TLYCBlog.com

I’ll try my best not to fangirl all over Sandra, but she is truly one of my favorite crochet teachers. She started exploring crochet through Instagram and now has one of the most recognizable crochet styles out there. I’m particularly drawn to her use of color and varying stitches in her patterns.

Find her on Instagram and her blog.

4 – Kristin Ohmdahl

Find your favorite crochet instructor | If you’ve been wanting to learn crochet but don’t know where to start, check out these 14 designers who are also instructors. Many of them make free tutorial videos, have books, and even free patterns. Browse the list and fall in love with a crochet teacher! | TLYCBlog.com

I have to give all the credit to Annie’s for bringing Kristin into my life. Who knew I was overlooking such a wealth of information?! Kristin is multitalented and shares her knowledge in the areas of knitting, crochet, sewing, cooking, and more.

Find Kristin’s patterns on her website, her books on Amazon, and see her teach on Knit & Crochet Now!

5 – Heidi May of The Velvet Acorn

Find your favorite crochet instructor | If you’ve been wanting to learn crochet but don’t know where to start, check out these 14 designers who are also instructors. Many of them make free tutorial videos, have books, and even free patterns. Browse the list and fall in love with a crochet teacher! | TLYCBlog.com

Heidi May is a pretty well-known name in the world of knitting and crochet design, but many may not know that she has some basic level tutorials and resources on her website. These tutorials can help beginners with her patterns (which are beautifully formatted and written).

Find Heidi’s resources here and shop her patterns in her Etsy shop.

6 – Michelle Robinson of Poppy & Bliss

Find your favorite crochet instructor | If you’ve been wanting to learn crochet but don’t know where to start, check out these 14 designers who are also instructors. Many of them make free tutorial videos, have books, and even free patterns. Browse the list and fall in love with a crochet teacher! | TLYCBlog.com

If you have a love for motifs, pastels, fun stitches, and always switching things up, then Michelle is your woman. She makes crocheting fun with her aesthetically pleasing projects and she is always sharing a technique that is outside the box. I’m especially fond of my copy of her book, Tunisian Crochet Workshop. I reference it almost daily.

Find Tunisian Crochet workshop here, and follow Michelle on Instagram and through her blog.

7 – Lee Sartori of Coco Crochet Lee

Find your favorite crochet instructor | If you’ve been wanting to learn crochet but don’t know where to start, check out these 14 designers who are also instructors. Many of them make free tutorial videos, have books, and even free patterns. Browse the list and fall in love with a crochet teacher! | TLYCBlog.com

Lee is a Jill of all trades when it comes to crochet. I had the chance to meet her while filming Knit & Crochet Now! and she’s also an instructor on Annie’s Creative Studio. Her instructions make it easy to learn just about anything.

Start your free trial of Annie’s Creative Studio to learn from Lee, and also find her free patterns and crochet-alongs on her blog.

8 – Dora Ohrenstein

Find your favorite crochet instructor | If you’ve been wanting to learn crochet but don’t know where to start, check out these 14 designers who are also instructors. Many of them make free tutorial videos, have books, and even free patterns. Browse the list and fall in love with a crochet teacher! | TLYCBlog.com

Dora is a well-established author with a large library of crochet education books. She also regularly contributes designs to publications like Interweave, Vogue Knitting, and Crochet Today. Her most recent book, Crochet Every Which Way, is sweeping the crochet community, and I can understand why. My copy is already dog eared and well-loved.

Find Dora’s books here and several of her beautiful designs here.


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Find your favorite crochet instructor | If you’ve been wanting to learn crochet but don’t know where to start, check out these 14 designers who are also instructors. Many of them make free tutorial videos, have books, and even free patterns. Browse the list and fall in love with a crochet teacher! | TLYCBlog.com

9 – Sarah-Jayne of Bella Coco Crochet

Find your favorite crochet instructor | If you’ve been wanting to learn crochet but don’t know where to start, check out these 14 designers who are also instructors. Many of them make free tutorial videos, have books, and even free patterns. Browse the list and fall in love with a crochet teacher! | TLYCBlog.com

Most crocheters have a story of how they got their start. While I didn’t learn to crochet from Sarah-Jayne, I did brush up on my skills when I picked the craft back up years later. Her smooth accent and well-paced tutorial videos make crochet truly an easy and satisfying skill to learn.

Find Sarah-Jayne’s tutorial videos here and free patterns here.

10 – Melissa Leapman

Find your favorite crochet instructor | If you’ve been wanting to learn crochet but don’t know where to start, check out these 14 designers who are also instructors. Many of them make free tutorial videos, have books, and even free patterns. Browse the list and fall in love with a crochet teacher! | TLYCBlog.com

I first came across Melissa Leapman when I picked up her Indespensible Stitch Collection for Crocheters. It’s right up there as one of my favorite stitch dictionaries. I also can’t live without her 6000+ Pullover Possibilities book. While it’s made for knitters, you can adapt the techniques for crochet too!

Find Melissa’s books here and you can also catch her on Season 10 of Knit & Crochet Now!

11 – Marly Bird

Find your favorite crochet instructor | If you’ve been wanting to learn crochet but don’t know where to start, check out these 14 designers who are also instructors. Many of them make free tutorial videos, have books, and even free patterns. Browse the list and fall in love with a crochet teacher! | TLYCBlog.com

Marly is a true inspiration to crocheters and entrepreneurs everywhere. She turned her passion for crochet into a national spokesmanship for Red Heart Yarns. Nearly every day, you can find new content on her blog and YouTube channels for a crochet-along event, new stitch, or new pattern. Marly is a wealth of information with a catalog of content to keep you rapt for days on end.

Watch Marly’s tutorial videos on YouTube and find her other posts on her blog.

12 – Edie Eckman

Find your favorite crochet instructor | If you’ve been wanting to learn crochet but don’t know where to start, check out these 14 designers who are also instructors. Many of them make free tutorial videos, have books, and even free patterns. Browse the list and fall in love with a crochet teacher! | TLYCBlog.com

If you need someone to seriously BREAK DOWN crochet, then Edie is your woman. Not only will she teach you the basics of crochet through videos and books, but she also covers knit and crochet design and knitting basics.

Find Edie’s books here and check out her training resources on her website.

13 – Rohn Strong

Find your favorite crochet instructor | If you’ve been wanting to learn crochet but don’t know where to start, check out these 14 designers who are also instructors. Many of them make free tutorial videos, have books, and even free patterns. Browse the list and fall in love with a crochet teacher! | TLYCBlog.com

Rohn Strong (or Poppa Rohn, as I like to call him) is seriously one of my favorite people. Not only is he a whiz when it comes to crochet as well as quilting, but he’s an all-around amazing person. Treat yourself to his Instagram stories or his weekly vlog sometime. You won’t regret it.

Find Rohn’s crochet books here and his vlog and tutorial videos here.

14 – Tamara Kelly of Moogly

Find your favorite crochet instructor | If you’ve been wanting to learn crochet but don’t know where to start, check out these 14 designers who are also instructors. Many of them make free tutorial videos, have books, and even free patterns. Browse the list and fall in love with a crochet teacher! | TLYCBlog.com

Last, but certainly not least, is Tamara of Moogly. Like so many others on this list, Tamara was one of my go-to resources when I started getting back into crochet. While I like most about Tamara is how thorough she is. She explains every step in her videos and goes at a realistic pace that true beginners can appreciate.

Check out Tamara’s tutorials here and you can find dozens of free patterns here.

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And that’s all folks! Who are some of your favorite crochet teachers and authors? Drop those names in the comments and let’s keep learning together!

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