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23 New Crochet Techniques and Patterns to Explore in 2023

CEO Tinh Phung
Crocheters, get ready to embark on an exciting journey of creativity and skill-building in 2023! Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, there's always something new to discover in the world of crochet....

Crocheters, get ready to embark on an exciting journey of creativity and skill-building in 2023! Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, there's always something new to discover in the world of crochet. From trendy techniques to stunning patterns, here are 23 fresh ideas to inspire your next crochet project.

Stretch Your Skills with Crochet-Alongs

Crochet-alongs, also known as CALs, are a fantastic way to challenge yourself, learn new techniques, and connect with fellow crocheters. Join the Enigma Blanket CAL and create a masterpiece as you follow along with the community.

Enigma-CAL Enigma Blanket CAL - Stretch your skills and connect with the crochet community.

Get Creative with African Flower Blocks

Explore the endless possibilities of African Flower Blocks. These versatile crochet motifs can be assembled into anything from cozy blankets to adorable amigurumi. Find inspiration in Crochet Gifts Issue 1 and start creating your own stunning designs.

African-Flower-Blocks African Flower Blocks - Versatile motifs for endless crochet creations.

Discover the Beauty of Crocheted Cables

While cables are often associated with knitting, did you know you can create cables in crochet too? Dive into the intricate world of crocheted cables with the elegant coffee set pattern featured in Crochet Gifts Issue 4.

Give-it-away Crocheted Cables - Classic patterns for a cozy coffee set.

Add Splashes of Color with Tapestry Crochet

Unleash your creativity with tapestry crochet and bring vibrant colors to life. Follow a colorwork chart to create stunning crochet pieces that make a bold statement. Dive into the world of tapestry crochet with Crochet Society 36.

Tapestry Tapestry Crochet - Express your creativity with vibrant colorwork.

Elevate Your Designs with Crochet Appliqué

Boost your crochet projects with the magic of crochet appliqué. Personalize your creations by swapping appliqué designs to suit different moods and seasons. Find inspiration in Crochet Gifts Issue 4 and let your imagination run wild.

Applique Crochet Appliqué - Elevate your designs with unique and customizable details.

Make It Personal with Customized Crochet

Infuse your crochet projects with your personal touch. Customize your makes by adding embroidered book spines to a cozy blanket, like the one featured in Crochet Now Issue 86. Let your favorite reads take center stage in your creations.

Personalised-Crochet Personalized Crochet - Stitch your favorite reads into a cozy blanket.

Explore a New Technique: Tunisian Crochet

Expand your crochet horizons with Tunisian crochet. Venture into a world of possibilities by learning this unique technique. Crochet Society Issue 35 offers complete video tutorials for all patterns, including a warm and cozy Tunisian crochet hat.

Tunisian Tunisian Crochet - Discover a whole new world of possibilities.

Embrace Bold Colors with Corner-to-Corner Crochet

Unleash your creativity with bold color designs using the corner-to-corner technique. Dive into the world of C2C crochet and let the fun begin. Crochet Now Issue 83 features a tropical blanket that will transport you to paradise.

Corner-to-Corner-1 Corner-to-Corner Crochet - Add bold colors and playful designs to your creations.

Follow Video Tutorials for Stress-Free Crochet

If paper patterns sometimes leave you feeling overwhelmed, try following video tutorials instead. Crochet Society patterns come with complete video tutorials, guiding you through each stitch, whether you're right-handed or left-handed.

Video-2 Video Tutorials - Learn crochet techniques with step-by-step video instructions.

Add Texture with Bobbles

Give your crochet makes a touch of dimension with bobbles. Dive into the world of bobble crochet and discover how fun and quick it can be to create stunning designs. Crochet Now Issue 85 features a delightful pattern that will bring joy to your crochet journey.

Bobbles-1 Bobbles - Add texture and flair to your crochet creations.

Find Serenity with Mindful Mandala Crochet

Discover the calming and meditative benefits of crochet with mandala patterns. Engage in the soothing repetition of mandala designs that will transport you to a place of tranquility. Find inspiration in Crochet Society 34 and embrace the mindful art of crochet.

Mandala Mindful Mandala Crochet - Embrace the soothing repetition of mandala patterns.

Create Stunning Pieces with Mosaic Crochet

Unlock the world of mosaic crochet and embark on a creative journey like no other. Combine texture and colorwork to create breathtaking pieces that will leave you in awe. Crochet Now 84 features a stunning mosaic blanket pattern that will challenge and inspire you.

Mosaic Mosaic Crochet - Combine texture and color for mesmerizing crochet designs.

Add a Playful Touch with Tassels

Elevate the charm of your crochet projects with the simple addition of tassels. Make any pattern pop by adding these delightful accents using leftover yarn. Crochet Now 79 features a half-granny shawl that is both stylish and fun to make.

Tassels Playful Tassels - Add a touch of whimsy to your crochet projects.

Bring Your Favorite Characters to Life

Let your favorite characters inspire your crochet journey. Create enchanting projects inspired by beloved characters, like the cozy Paddington cushion pattern in Crochet Now Issue 83. Immerse yourself in a world of creativity and nostalgia.

Character-crochet Character Crochet - Bring beloved characters to life through crochet.

Combine Your Crafts for Unique Creations

For those who enjoy multiple crafts, combining them can lead to extraordinary results. Pair a crocheted jumper from Crochet Now 80 with a handmade dress from Love Sewing magazine for a one-of-a-kind ensemble.

Combine-your-crafts Combine Your Crafts - Unleash your creativity by merging crochet and sewing.

Experience the Beauty of Filet Crochet

Explore the classic technique of filet crochet, where small holes create stunning designs. Dive into the world of filet crochet with beginner-friendly projects, like the heart-patterned baby blanket featured in Crochet Society 26.

Filet Filet Crochet - Create beautiful designs using delicate holes and patterns.

Delight in the World of Amigurumi

Unleash your creativity with the adorable world of amigurumi. Don't be intimidated - amigurumi is simply double crochet at its heart. Create your own cuddly friend, such as the super-cute Bedtime Bear from Your Crochet & Knitting Issue 33.

Amigurumi Amigurumi - Bring adorable creatures to life with crochet.

Enhance Your Designs with Spike Stitch

Break up blocks of color and add a touch of intrigue to your crochet projects with spike stitch. Once you learn this impressive-looking stitch, you'll want to incorporate it into all your creations. Crochet Society offers a pattern with a full video tutorial to help you master spike stitch.

Spike-stitch Spike Stitch - Add depth and interest to your crochet designs.

Simplify Joining with Easy Techniques

Let's face it - joining individual crochet squares can be a daunting task. But fear not! Discover easy techniques to make joining pieces for your blanket a breeze. Explore the Encyclopedia of Crochet for helpful tips and find inspiration in a beautiful blanket pattern.

Joining Joining Techniques - Seamlessly connect individual crochet squares.

Embrace Luxury with Loopy Stitches

Achieve a fabulous fur effect with loop stitches. This quick and easy technique creates texture and adds a luxurious touch to your crochet projects. Dive into the world of loop stitches with the delightful patterns in our Adorable Animals book.

Loopy Loopy Stitches - Add texture and luxury to your crochet creations.

Decorate Your Space with Crochet Wall Hangings

Add a touch of color and creativity to your space with crochet wall hangings. Follow the growing trend of crochet wall décor and update your space seasonally. Crochet Now Issue 78 features a stunning lotus design that will transform your walls.

Hanging Crochet Wall Hangings - Infuse your space with color and creativity.

Get Creative with Yarn Substitution

Explore the world of yarn substitution and unleash your creativity without much extra effort. By simply swapping yarns, you can achieve different results and breathe new life into patterns. Your Crochet & Knitting Issue 8 showcases a beautiful blanket pattern in both solid and dappled yarns.

Substitution Yarn Substitution - Explore new possibilities with different yarn choices.

Experiment with Unique Ways to Wear Scarves and Shawls

Discover new ways to style your scarves and shawls and transform your outfits without starting a new project. Embrace versatility by trying different wrap techniques, like draping a wide stole over your shoulders to showcase the intricate stitch pattern. Explore Crochet Now Issue 79 for inspiration.

Wrap Styling Scarves and Shawls - Find new ways to showcase your crochet creations.

Unveil the Secrets of Your Star Sign through Crochet

Discover crochet patterns that align with your star sign and infuse your creations with the essence of your zodiac traits. Explore a collection of patterns designed specifically for each astrological sign to create meaningful and personalized crochet projects.

Unleash Your Creativity with Perfect Shawls

Learn the art of crocheting your perfect shawl. Discover different stitch patterns, shapes, and sizes to suit your style and needs. From delicate lace to cozy wraps, there's a shawl pattern waiting to be created just for you.

Understand the Nuances of Knitting vs. Crochet

Delve into the world of yarn crafts by unraveling the differences between knitting and crochet. Explore their unique characteristics, techniques, and find out which one resonates with you the most. Discover the art of yarn crafts and embrace your chosen path.


As you embark on your crochet journey in 2023, let these 23 new techniques, patterns, and ideas inspire your creativity. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced crocheter, there's always something new to explore in the vibrant world of crochet. Embrace the joy of creating, connect with fellow crocheters, and let your imagination run wild. Happy crocheting!