FOR THE MODERN CROCHETER
Carefully crafted crochet patterns, leaving no guesswork to the maker
Your benefits when purchasing a CrochetHighway pattern
All my patterns are size-inclusive.
Patterns for most accessories are written for 5 to 7 sizes, ranging from toddler size all the way up to adult XL. Garment patterns are graded for 9 sizes (XS-5X).
The pre-calculated stitch counts come in handy when you want to crochet something as a gift, and made-to-measure patterns aren’t an option.
Clarity and ease of use
All patterns are tested by a team of talented and detail-oriented makers. This is when most errors are fixed and suggestions are implemented in order to provide you with the best possible experience, leaving no guesswork to you!
Enjoy a clearly written, well formatted and easy to navigate pattern that you can use again and again to create your own beautiful crochet wardrobe staples.
Tips & tricks
Enjoy a clear and easy-to-follow layout and a bunch of tips, tricks and suggestions aimed at helping you achieve the best possible results.
All my patterns are well explained, with potential pain points made clear via tutorial photos. More complex stitches are presented on my blog, with more in-depth tutorials and videos demonstrating the stitch.
This just in: The Starry Yoke
Crochet colorwork made easy in a garment that fits.
I wanted to create an easy-to-make crochet garment with an interesting, eye-catching colorwork but without the fuss of having to work with multiple skeins at the same time. Enter: the Starry Yoke! This easy to wear crochet top is the perfect garment pattern for beginners and veterans alike: it’s easy, it’s straight forward, and relaxing to work up while watching a movie.
The Starry Yoke is a top-down type sweater that uses at least two contrasting colors to create an eye-catching starry effect. Working with a single color at a time, this is one of the easiest colorwork sweaters you’ll ever make.
With a classic fit at the bust, this will quickly become one of the most comfortable yet stylish tees in your wardrobe! The sweater features short rows to raise the back neck and is worn with a small amount of positive ease at the underarm.
The pattern calls for sport weight yarn, but a heavier fingering weight may also be used, as long as you meet gauge, for a breezier, more airy fabric to wear on hot summer days.
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Specialty stitches made easy
Sometimes, a pattern calls for you to turn your work after every round. While it's seemingly easy enough not to forget if you've turned or not, the situation becomes a little less clear when it's time for you to pick up your work again after you've put in on hold for a while. This occurs in particular when it's time to add the sleeves on a circular yoke or raglan sweater which is worked in turned rounds.
Have you ever worked on a crochet project before, set it aside for a while, only to completely forget what hook size you used on it? Or maybe you've been swatching for a new pattern test and can't remember which hook size you meet gauge with? You are not alone. I used to write the hook size for my projects and swatches on small pieces of paper and attach those to the fabric, but you know how it goes with disposable pieces of paper. They get lost and they're also not very pretty to look at. Enter, your DIY set of crochet hook sizes! If you're into crafts like I am, you probably already have all the supplies needed just sitting in your arsenal.
Get yardage right every time with this handy tutorial! Are you looking for a quick formula to calculate yardage for your crochet or knitting project? Follow this easy tutorial on how to calculate yardage and you will always remember how to do this calculation for all your future projects!
The linked double crochet stitch is a useful technique when you need to create a fabric with little to no gaps. The linked double crochet stitch (LDC) has the same height as the regular double crochet, but it's similar to a single crochet in terms of density. However, it isn't as stiff as a piece of fabric made entirely in SC, as it retains the drape of the regular DC.
Ever wondered what the mysterious third loop is? Or perhaps you heard of the "extra" or "third back" loop and never knew why it's useful. Well, the third back loop of a half double crochet is just that, a third loop that is situated at the back of the stitch. It's important mainly because when working into this loop, the regular front and back loops of the half double crochet stitch remain empty, creating a beautiful braided look.
Also known as the half double crochet slip stitch, the yarn over slip stitch (YO SLST) is a great alternative when you need that beautiful braided look that a HDC has, without the height of a normal HDC.
The alpine stitch is a deceptively simple stitch which creates a stunning texture that is visible from afar. The alpine stitch is normally a 4-row repeat. In my patterns you’ll sometimes have to work complete repetitions of the 4 rows, or incomplete repetitions where you end the last repeat on the 2nd row.
The waistcoat stitch, also known as the knit stitch, does a perfect job at masquerading as a knit stitch, however it is all created using our trusty crochet hook! The waistcoat stitch is a crochet stitch which, although a tiny bit nerve-racking at first, is a gorgeously textured and deceptively simple crochet stitch. If executed correctly, it quickly becomes a joy to crochet and you'll soon notice you start picking up speed and your wonderfully faux-knit projects will be ready in no time!
Hey there! My name is Ana-Maria and I’m the designer and maker behind Crochet Highway. I’m a self-taught crocheter who fell in love with this craft well over ten years ago. I enjoy combining classic and modern styles in my designs, and my favourite fibre to crochet with is cotton.
I’m a firm believer that any complicated thing is always easy to learn if explained well. Thus, I aim to help makers overcome the hurdles of being a beginner crocheter, and encourage you to take the next step and take on more challenging projects!
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All my designs are pattern tested by a team of talented makers before being released to the public.
I’m always looking for makers who are detail oriented, communicative, and aren’t afraid to disagree with me and point out an error. So, if you want to help out and get involved in the design process, please apply to become a pattern tester for CrochetHighway by filling out the form below.