Craft Night Resources

Yarn Crafts: Crochet

Library Resources

The library has several books available online and a database that has books, magazines, and multimedia resources related to a variety of crafts.

Crochet books 

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Why I…crochet This is a great one page article about the benefits of crochet!


These are some of my favorite blogs and websites for free crochet patterns and project ideas.

Craft Yarn Council website that includes patterns, videos, and abbreviation guides to read patterns

Yarnspirations: Yarn, Crochet, and Knitting Supplies and Patterns | Yarnspirations 

The Spruce Crafts

Repeat Crafter Me – Crafts, DIY projects, FREE crochet patterns, crock pot recipes and more!

Persia Lou Crochet Patterns

Knitting Resources (special thanks to our friend, Brooke, for sending this one!)


Learning crochet takes time. These videos from Yarnspirations are easy to follow to learn the basics including how to hold the hook, how to complete various stitches, and how to work several small projects.

Learn to Crochet Basics by Yarnspirations

This short video explains how to read crochet symbols in patterns.

Reading Crochet Chart Symbol: Basics, Tips and Tricks

Favorite patterns

These are a few easy beginner projects.

Easy slouch hat

Easy star ornaments


Austin Creative Reuse There are many craft stores in Austin and it’s easy to shop online, but when you are first learning a new craft it is great to start with affordable supplies. Austin Creative Reuse is a nonprofit, donation based store in Northeast Austin where you can get yarn for a fraction of the cost of traditional stores.