Instagram is such a great place to explore knitting and crochet. Whether it’s works in progress, tips and techniques, yarn stashes, or fun crafty reels, there’s always something fun to see there. And there are lots of great knit and crochet Instagram influencers to follow. I hope you’ll check out some (or all?!) of the Top 100 listed here. They’re all worth the support. I’ve chosen a diverse range of accounts – some that are huge and everyone’s following and others that are small and deserve added attention. And don’t forget to follow @themarlybird on Instagram too.
10 Must-Follow Knit / Crochet Designers
These ten people are the first ones that come to mind when trying to think of folks who design knit / crochet patterns and share wonderful things about that on Instagram:
Whenever I think of crochet, I always think of Tamara over at Moogly. She’s got 64k followers on Instagram, so clearly I’m not the only one. In addition to other crochet goodness, she frequently shares her giveaways on Instagram.
You can always count on this account to share something delightful. Crochet dolls, stuffed animals, and book reviews fill the feed.
Bethany makes cute modern crochet designs. She showcases them here on Instagram, and it’s always a delight to see them pop up in the feed.
Julie is a French knitwear designer whose photographs showcasing her designs always sparkle with humor and joy. It’s always inspiring to see what she’s posting.
Think of “cute.” Then think of “crochet.” If you know Lalylaland then this account is almost certain to come to mind. More than 160k followers certainly think so.
If you’re looking for a feed that’s filled with beautiful knit garments, then look no further. You must follow this one.
Knitting patterns and how to style them fill this feed. So do color, creativity, and joy.
This Midwest crochet designer always hits it out of the park. Definitely one of the top knit and crochet Instagram influencer accounts to follow.
Consistently creative, colorful crochet patterns shared through beautiful still photography.
5 Instagram Accounts that Share Yarn as Therapy
Knitting and crochet can be healing through stress-relief, mindfulness, building self-esteem, distraction from life’s challenges, and more. Here are five accounts that touch on the idea of yarn as therapy.
This is a collaborative Instagram account launched by @littlecosythings that celebrates how knit and crochet heal us. Lots of great inspiration here including challenges to join in on. Also check out the #craftastherapy hashtag.
Jessica Carey is the author of the terrific book Making with Meaning, through which she has shared her own journey of crocheting as healing. She shares a lot about mental health on her blog. Recently she opened a brand new in-person yarn store so lots of goodness about that, too.
Each year this designer raises awareness about crochet as slow fashion and fights human trafficking as part of Dressember. More and more she’s opened up about her own mental health story as well, including craft as therapy.
This Florida crafter shares cheeky photos with raw authenticity. It’s inspiring and refreshing.
Recommended by Martha Stewart as among the best knitters to follow on Instagram, she says knitting saved her life after aa broken heart. She openly shares how it helps her heal, including a recent post about knitting through grief.
My blog content director @kathrynlucillevercillo is also on Instagram. She’s the author of Crochet Saved My Life and Hook to Heal, books about the health benefits of crochet. She openly shares her story and thoughts on her personal Instagram account.
15 Most Colorful Knit and Crochet Accounts
Most of us yarnies have colorful photos, of course. However, there are some that are rich in rainbows and other bold colorful designs. If you love filling your Instagram with colorful yarn, here are the must-follow accounts:
If you are looking for a pop of color then this knitter is going to give you so much joy. Bold, cheerful creativity emanates from her feed.
Whether in motifs or in stripes, each project has the kind of color that makes you stop and smile.
This crochet designer is obsessed with color. That’s a great thing. Especially for all of us who follow her account.
If you love lots of color with some bohemian flair, then you’re going to love this account.
Really great photography showcases fabulous colorwork and celebrates color love.
This isn’t account that has bold rainbow colors but it celebrates color all the same. These crochet patterns are saturated with color and shown off fabulously thanks to terrific photography.
This photographer / knitter always seems to work with great colorful yarns. And sometimes you get to see her cat, too. We love crafters pets around here.
If you love bright and light rainbow inspiration then you’re going to like this feed.
You’ll find knit and crochet in lots of bright colors, particularly blankets rippling out different hues.
Showcased in an article about how knitting became cool, this crafter (who is actually a crocheter, not a knitter) takes bright colors to a whole new level of design.
Ashley makes amazing granny square print clothes. Her photos shoots combine those clothes with handcrafted crochet. Always funky, fun and brightly colored.
Delight in the colors and whimsy of this account filled with “magical soft art.”
Crochet donuts, popcorn, and neon creatures make everything about this feed fun to view.
Every blanket shown here is rich in stripes and colors. Not every colorful feed is neons and rainbows; this is color for a softer palette.
Rich in florals, rich in color, there’s nothing but brightness and joy here!
10 Yarn Makers and Dyers to Follow
If you love to knit and crochet then you love yarn. Yarn adds color to our feeds. And it adds beauty and delight. I always want to reach through the screen and squish the images from these makers:
This is a Canadian indie yarn dyers account, so it provides a chance to look at lots of really beautiful yarn. I want to dive right into the photos.
These colors are rich and earthy and always a joy to see. If you follow knit and crochet Instagram influencer accounts, then you should also follow yarnies like this one.
Rich, colorful, luxury yarns. How can you not want them all?!
This duo shares a variety of fun content but especially a lot of beautiful yarn.
The name tells you about her sense of humor. And the yarn and knits on this dyer/spinner’s account speak for themselves.
All the yarn. All the colors. As a result, all the joy.
Self-striping yarns shown in skeins and in action through projects.
Who doesn’t love the idea of hand-dyed yarns sold out of a Mobile Yarn Truck? If that doesn’t make this one of the knit and crochet Instagram influencers to follow … well, then the yarn itself does.
Ohio maker of handdyed yarns loves to spread the love of them through Instagram.
Enjoy the yarn, the sheep, and the inspiration behind it all.
10 Crochet and Knit Authors to Follow on Instagram
Each of these ten knitters / crocheters have authored books in their craft:
Salena Baca has done so many interesting things in crochet from launching the American Crochet Association to authoring terrific crochet books. Thew newest is a collection of crochet tops patterns. Hers is definitely a knit and crochet Instagram account to follow.
Check out Jennifer Dougherty‘s crochet books for fun patterns. You won’t be disappointed.
If you[‘re not one of the nearly 175k followers of this account, you must remedy this immediately Sarah Zimmerman makes the cutest, most colorful, most fun designs.
Karen Whooley is an award-winning crochet author and pattern designer. Find out what she’s up to on her account.
Susan is a knitting author / designer. Her account is filled with so much cuteness.
Lee Sartori is a terrific crochet designer and author. Also, I just can’t get enough of her reels. Fabulous.
A knitwear teacher, designer, and author shares his creations.
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is a funny writer so it’s no surprise her Instagram is entertaining. Fun fact: she was the first Yarn Thing podcast subject when I began talking about other designers.
I love working with Robyn Chachula. She’s a great crochet designer and author. So, of course, I’d recommend her Instagram account as well.
10 Foreign Language Knit / Crochet Instagram Accounts
Since Instagram is such a visual medium, you don’t necessarily need to speak the language of the crafter to love their accounts. (And you can always use the “see translation” option if you do want to read the captions.) Here are ten knit and crochet Instagram accounts that aren’t primarily written in English:
Julie actually blogs and shares in both French and English. However, she’s listed here because she started Francrochet, a collective of French-speaking crocheters supporting one another. Many of the other French crochet accounts listed here are ones I discovered through her. If you’re interested you can also follow the collective @francrochet_lecollectif.
You don’t have to know Spanish to know that every item on this account is absolutely beautiful.
This is one of those Canadian French language Instagram account that I found thanks to ACCROchet. It’s a small account, which makes me happy to have the chance to support it. After all, everything I see there is really pretty.
This French Canadian amigurumi designer has creative patterns for octopi, reindeer, mermaids, tulips, and more. It’s easy to smile when these images pop up on Instagram.
Spanish language amigurumi cuteness.
Absolutely unique knit wearables and accessories plus features from a cute pup.
If you enjoy seeing cute knits and cute kids then you’re going to enjoy this account.
Check out the amigurumi creations coming out of Argentina on this account.
More amigurumi adorableness, this time from Japan.
Lovely neutral knits and crochet items to take visual pleasure in.
10 Most Inspiring Crochet and Knit Instagrammers
You know those accounts that always “stop the scroll” and make you say wow? Here are ten of those in knit and crochet on Instagram:
I’m always inspired by the knit and crochet Instagram influencers who are doing cool things with reels. This is one of those fun accounts.
A young male amigurumi designer who listens to punk rock and makes amazing reels. How can you not want to follow this guy?
Knit and crochet instagram influencers that have highly curated feeds are also really inspiring. To be able to focus on a small niche and do it really well is awesome. This one is knit hats and poms and I never get tired of seeing any of them.
This is another of those perfectly curated accounts. It’s mostly knit socks. And it’s delightful to see each and every one of them. The color is fabulous!
This account is mostly colorful knit socks on solid colored backgrounds. And it works every single time.
Hosting Crochet and Knitalongs. I found this account through another account I love: crochet designer @evelynandpeter
This account manages to inspire inn mostly neutral colors. Great knit patterns as well as tools of the trade.
Crochet designer Katy makes a lot of really cute videos for Instagram.
Check out stunningly beautiful knit hats surrounded by bold pons, colors, and sprinkles. These posts are always a delight for the senses.
Knit and crochet blankets upcycled into pants, umbrellas, swimsuits, and onesies for sexy, fun, creative, colorful photo shoots.
10 Accounts to Follow to Learn Knitting and Crochet
If you want to learn new stitches, techniques and tips then here are ten must-follow knit and crochet Instagram influencers/ accounts:
Find regular posts from Jessie that include videos and links to tutorials for interesting stitches. You can learn a lot by following her bicrafty blog, which also includes her knit and crochet patterns.
If you want some smart knitting tips then you’ll often find them thanks to this account. After all, Patty Lyons is a great knitting instructor.
This yarn dyer’s account also shares terrific videos showing you knit and crochet techniques, tips, and stitches.
The Bella Coco Instagram account is filled with pretty, eye-catching crochet projects. Designer Sarah-Jayne also features lots of great stuff from guest designers. Recently she announced that she’s supporting size-inclusivity by only featuring wearables for a range of sizes. The goal is designs offered in size 0 – 30. She also does lots of great tutorial videos on her feed.
This is a small crochet account. However, she’s recently shared some great video tutorials for crochet basics. This looks like one worth keeping an eye on.
Likewise, this account might be small but it is showing a lot of promise. As the crafter learns how to crochet, she’s showing through video posts what she’s learned. Recent posts include how to back loop single crochet and how to crochet crab stitch.
Check out what she’s doing with IGTV to help you learn new things in crochet. Lots of good tips in there.
Here’s another great designer who is making use of IGTV to teach crochet to others.
Melissa shares crochet stitch tutorials and quick pattern videos through IGTV.
Learn smart tips like how to deal with different dye lots in your projects and how to calculate yarn length from weight thanks to this creator’s IGTV videos.
Top 10 Brands to Follow
Some companies / brands have great content. Think magazines, needle and hook makers, and websites. Here are ten you might want to follow for their knit / crochet content:
See what’s awesome in the magazine through sneak peeks on the Instagram feed.
I’m biased because I’m one of their ambassadors. However, 411k other people also think they’re worth follow for knit and crochet.
They offer creatively designs hooks that are practically works of art. So of course it’s fun to view them on Instagram.
This digital magazine has a strong Instagram account with reviews, yarn memes, and sneak peeks.
This magazine isn’t limited to knit and crochet but they do feature a lot of each, both in the magazine and on Instagram.
See what people are making with ChiaoGoo knitting needles and crochet hooks. Moreover, get a chance to see somme of those tools close up.
If you don’t know this size-inclusive magazine then it’s time to get to know them. Their Instagram photo shares are fabulous. Several great knit and crochet Instagram influencers contribute to this magazine.
All the yarn in all the colors. And tools to boot.
More yarn and more tools.
Knitting and crochet inspiration from this top magazine.
And 10 More Knit and Crochet Instagram Accounts to Follow
And here are ten other unforgettable, must-follow knit and crochet Instagram influencers to go hit the “follow” button on:
There aren’t too many cute crochet toys in this particular style, which makes it fun to see what this pattern designer is up to.
This is Jonah Larson’s crochet Instagram account. If you don’t know this not-quite-a-teenager, then you’re one of the few. After all, he has close to 300K Instagram followers. He’s eloquent, charming, and excellent at crochet.
I always love finding out what Pia is up to. She shares the latest from her blog over on her Instagram account. Therefore, that’s one great way to stay up to date with her latest craftiness.
If you like to find new crochet patterns through Instagram then this is one of the knit and crochet Instagram influencers you’ll want to follow.
Check out the creations from this amigurumi designer. You’ll find pirates, octopi, unicorns and other whimsical creatures.
It’s always fun to see what colorful project Michelle Renee is working on. Plus she often offers up some great positivity.
This crafter always makes this cutest little things. They are so delightful. It’s nice to fill your feed with real things made by real people and infused with simple pleasure. That’s this account.
Michelle posts such beautiful crochet patterns. And she does a great job of using her feed to show them off in beautiful, inspiring ways.
Do you want to see someone designing beautiful knit and crochet on a consistent basis? Then you want to follow this account.
This is a knitting magazine. It’s so fun to get sneak peeks from it through their Instagram account.
Don’t forget to follow @themarlybird on Instagram. I’ve tried to include a variety of different knit and crochet Instagram influencer accounts here. But I follow thousands of accounts, so there. There aresurely lots more I could have named. I can already think of some that aren’t on this list. We are so lucky to have so many inspiring people to follow in the craft community.
Knit and Crochet Hashtags to Follow
Here are some of my favorite hashtags that you might want to follow as well. Don’t forget to follow #marlybird and #marlymademedoit and #bicraftybootcamp, too!