If I had to come up with ONE thing that would make crocheting easier, I’d say organization. Whether that’s organizing my yarn stash, keeping track of my rows or stitches, or keeping track of my patterns, I NEED IT ALL! This list of the Best Free Crochet Apps will get those creative juices flowing, and help to keep them flowing!
Best Free Crochet Apps
When I am not busy designing new patterns, I generally like to browse patterns on the computer rather than my mobile phone. Pinterest? Sure. Facebook? Great! All of Heart Hook Home patterns in one place? Even better! 😉 (now Heart Hook Home just needs an app!) (and a nap, if you say it fast. Ha!)
What about those times you just need help keeping track of your stitches, your rows, or patterns you haven’t gotten around to yet? Here are twelve FREE crochet apps that will aid you in your quest for crochet glory. Onward, friend!
As with just about everything that is free, you’ll find ads displayed on these apps. Many in this list also have a paid option that will remove those ads for you. Worth it if you really love the app, I say! Note that this list includes a mix of Android and Apple.
1. Stash 2 Go
Stash 2 Go is the most recognized Ravelry app, as Ravelry does not have their own. I have found Stash 2 Go (lite version) to be a bit clunky with fewer options than the full site allows.
If you’re looking for apps that link to Ravelry specifically, they have already compiled that list for us! There are over 30 apps that connect to Ravelry, so scroll through them until you find one that suits your needs.
2. LoveCrochet: Crochet companion
3. Knit & Crochet Counter
This crochet app is excellent for keeping track of your progress AND for taking notes. With Knit & Crochet Counter you can even have multiple projects in the works! What’s better? Pattern repeats are a breeze. Enter in your rows and it will even tell you the estimated time left on a project. Say what now?? How awesome is that?! And for free! This app does connect to Ravelry.
4. Amigurumi Today
5. Red Heart
Why are we not surprised that Red Heart has their own app? With this free app you can search for projects, yarn, and inspiration. One of the most handy features is their help with coordinating colors. Enter in (or snap a photo of) what Red Heart yarn color you have, and it will help you decide what colors will compliment it. Awesome, right? If you use a lot of Red Heart yarn, this would be a nice app for you.
6. Crochet Stitches
This app would be best used by intermediate-level crocheters for inspiration, I think. If you’re wanting to crochet a baby blanket, for example, whip out your Crochet Stitches app and scroll through their collection of stitches until you find a pretty one. They do show how to crochet the stitch, but I wish they had video tutorials as well – which is why I don’t find it too beginner-friendly.
7. All Free Crochet
All Free Crochet is a website that does crochet reviews, shares patterns, and they have their own app as well. It’s free, and easy to find exactly what you’re looking for. I like how they categorize designs and patterns by holiday, genre, or age. Quite handy!
8. Knitting and Crochet Helper
The Knitting and Crochet Helper app has a handy dandy yarn weight chart, fully equipped with recommended hook sizes, ply, and crochet gauge. In the menu you will also find a glossary of crochet abbreviations, and an easy-to-use row counter.
9. Crochet & Knit Counter
The Crochet & Knit counter is unique in that the app forces your phone to stay open (which, I know – good and bad here) so that when you’re ready to record another row completed you do not have to stop, open up your phone, record, and set your phone back down before starting a new row. It’s the small things in life, isn’t it?
10. Knitting Buddy
The Knitting Buddy app is great for keeping track of your progress in multiple ways. Keep track of multiple projects, keep notes for each project, time yourself, and find the abbreviation list if you get stuck.
11. My Row Counter
Have a pdf of a pattern? Import it into this app to help you stay organized and focused. My Row Counter also has a VOICE control so you don’t even have to touch your phone. Oh yasss, girl. This is one of the best free crochet apps and has excellent reviews! My personal favorite.
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Another app I found in my quest is the iStitch Counter app. This app helps you keep track of your projects with their row and stitch counter. I have not personally tried this app because of the poor reviews (which is why it is not in the “best” list above). If you’ve had a better experience with this app, please let me know and I will give it a go.
Which of these free crochet apps is your favorite? Just reading this list I am inspired to go crochet something. Staying organized will be a breeze with these, don’t you think?
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