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Favorite Crochet and Knit Projects of 2017

by | Crochet

As 2017 winds down, it’s fun to reflect on all the great projects that have been debuted this year, both right here on One Dog Woof, as well as some really inspirational stuff from my fellow designers and bloggers!

Favorite crochet and knit projects of 2017 from

This year, my most popular project by far is the Classic Stuffed Bunny. It’s a basic design, but made special by using some fluffy Lion Brand Homespun Thick and Quick yarn. The result is super cuddly and huggable. Looks like I’ll be making some friends for this bunny in 2018!

Another amigurumi favorite is the Scandinavian Santa Gnome. I love this guy mostly because he’s got no eyes, which eliminates that pain point of getting the facial expression just right. His face is hidden behind a bushy beard, so we can all guess at what he’s thinking about!

Scandinavian Santa Gnome free crochet pattern. Makes a perfect handmade gift for Christmas! |

Other faves from this year include a few blankets, like the Love Triangles Blanket, which was my most liked project on Instagram this year. I am a total sucker for this color combination of mustard, cream and black, and can’t wait to make more projects in this palette.


I guess mustard is my favorite color in general, since it works so well with just about any combination. In the Southwest Sunburst Afghan, the mustard is paired with a bright coral and navy blue that makes it pop off the gray background. This blanket also includes a complete corner to corner pictorial, in case you need a bit of help, or just a refresher.

Rounding out my 2017 favorites is the Catalunya Colorblock Poncho. I dabbled in knitting and wearables a bit this year and enjoyed putting together this simple piece using Lion Brand’s cool-to-the-touch FastTrack yarn.

2017 was a super busy year as I juggled this blogging life with my out-of-the-home, full-time job as an events manager. Putting on my first big corporate conference and really digging into that role at work meant that I didn’t have as much time for the blog as I may have wanted, but a new year is upon us, and I look forward to sharing a whole new collection of projects with you in the coming months! Stay in the loop with all my adventures by following me on Instagram, or subscribe to my email newsletter!

Now let’s take a look at some of the best projects from around the crochet world! Each of my fellow bloggers and friends have shared their top post from 2017, and it’s a great collection! If you haven’t already made these, it’s a perfect start to your 2018 list!
crochet bloggers top posts 2017

The Friendly Red Fox‘s top post is this Friendly Mermaid! This is a great free pattern for someone who wants to try a doll because it is very beginner friendly. Make sure you sign up for The Friendly Newsletter and join The Friendly Crochet Club if you want to keep following along for more free patterns and tip!

Make and Do Crew had this Easy, Chunky Crochet Sweater come in at number one! Such an awesome (and easy!) sweater! There is even a video tutorial. Follow her on Instagram here.

Beautiful cardigans must have been a theme because Sewrella‘s top post was this Everyday Cardigan! So pretty and a great staple piece! Follow her on Pinterest here.

Maria’s Blue Crayon made this adorable Woodland Granny Square Afghan and it is no surprise that it came in first. Look at how cute! Follow her on Facebook here.

 Left in Knots came up with this brilliant idea for Crochet Water Balloons! Such a cute idea! Follow her on  Facebook for more fun!

Little Monkey’s Crochet has sweet little Henry’s Baby Blanket as her top post! She has so many other cute patterns, too! Make sure to follow her over on Facebook!

Persia Lou crafts all the things but has some super adorable crochet projects! These adorable pom pom slippers were her top post this year! Follow her on Pinterest.

Whistle and Ivy‘s top post is this super amazing, very versatile Crochet Snowfall hat! I have seen A LOT of these in the crochet groups I am in! Be sure to join Whistle and Ivy’s group here.

All About Ami made these adorable Snuggle Bunny Pillows and it is no wonder that is her top post for 2017! Make sure you follow along on Instagram!



  1. Ros

    Happy New Year and thanks for interesting blogs.

  2. Marcia

    Thank you Chiwei for all the wonderful projects. The Classic Stuffed Sunny was my favorite. Made 2! One for each of my grandchildren. I am also a weaver and am very intrigued with the crochet wall hanging. I think it is beautiful. Keep creating! Also, my niece has asked me about crocheting her a frisbee. Have you seen anything like what she wants? Happy New Year, Marcia

  3. Lisa Ashworth

    I made your ” classic stuffed bunny” for my granddaughter. She loved it! Pattern was very well written and easy to follow. Worked up very quickly.
    Thank you so much!

  4. ig viewer

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful projects! I love them all! I really look forward to seeing more Bunny’s friends in 2018!

  5. Linda Moore

    I have made the Gnome and he has turned out so awesome,making a second in different color and maybe a third! Thank you so much for the awesome pattern he is a real joy! Going to make the bunny next for my Grandson. Can’t wait to see more of your handy work! Thank you again for sharing your work! It has put a smile on my family’s faces. They love it and so do I!

  6. run 3

    This is so cute, I love it and will definitely make one! Thank you very much for sharing your pattern.

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