2018 Top Crochet Patterns from Grace and Yarn

Happy 2019! I want to say thank you to everyone who has sent a kind word, shared love on social media, purchased a pattern and visited the free patterns here on the blog in 2018! You're encouragement has meant so much and has fueled the fire to continue creating in 2019!

I first launched Grace and Yarn in March of 2018, knowing it was out of my comfort zone but believing God had a great plan in store. I loved being a stay-at-home mom (and still do), I had a passion for crocheting and really missed working on computers. I also had a dream of contributing financially while still being at home with our kiddos.

While I may not be making a living by blogging, the extra income has been such a blessing to our family, thank you for your support and kindness!

Below are the top 9 patterns viewed on the blog since we launched! I've also been reflecting on some new year resolutions for Grace and Yarn come 2019, some of which you helped me plan!

I asked all of you in the Grace and Yarn Crochet Group on Facebook what you would like to see in 2019 here on the blog. Your requests and ideas were amazing! So much so that I had to write them down!

First off, there were a LOT of requests for an ocean theme. I love themes, so this idea brought all sorts of smiles! Among the requests were a seahorse, shark, dolphin, whale, narwhal, the list goes on! This is definitely a theme I look forward to creating in the coming year!

Another theme I want to work on is farm animals. And from your requests I know you do too! So far on the blog we already have a Llama, Large Cow, Mini Cow, Duck, and Mini Pig. I think we need a goat, sheep, mini llama (stay tuned next week, wink wink), ooh maybe a donkey too! Oh and a horse!

I'm so excited to see what 2019 has in store. I have some great ideas for patterns and tutorials to bring you! You can sign up for my newsletter here if you'd like to make sure you don't miss any!

Here are my 2019 goals for Grace and Yarn

1. To create more amigurumi patterns, including large and miniature versions (This is an obvious yet unspecific goal since you all know my love for amigurumi, I have a list going for the next few months and I always love hearing from you if you have any specific requests or hard to find animals you'd like me to try out!)

2. Pillows! I have about 5 pillow forms in my stash that I would really like to use and what better way than to make them into a cute animal! This will also help me with goal #5.

3. Character hats ( I actually had all sorts of plans for some animal hats this last fall and amigurumi kept finding it's way to my hook first, so I'm planning for some fun hats this next year!)

4. Video Tutorials.....................If I'm being completely honest, this one makes me nervous. Videos are totally out of my comfort zone, but at the same time I'm excited to learn a new area of blogging to bring you more tutorials! I'm also a lefty and am researching the best way to bring you left and right handed videos.
5. Use up my yarn stash.... Yes, this seems to be on every crocheters resolution list right? I have plans to get out my yarn winder and make some cute cakes with all of my leftover yarn. If this is on your list too you just might see some stash busting patterns to help use them up!

I'm keeping my goals small for now because I know I have a better chance of finishing them if I don't stretch myself too thin. Best part is, more can always be added as some are crossed off the list!

What are your 2019 goals? Any crochet related? Feel free to leave a comment below or in the group, I'd love to hear them!

I got off track there, but reflecting over 2018 made me excited for 2019!

Here are the top 9 patterns viewed here on the blog in 2018

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#9: Emma the Fox

Sweet Emma the Fox came in at #9, I love her little bows and skirted dress! If you'd prefer the boy version you can find Eli here!

#8: Amigurumi Duck Pattern

These fun birds actually started out as a chick but as the pattern formed they reminded me more of ducks! I might have to work on a chick pattern too!

#7: Amigurumi Llama

Being released in November I was a little bit shocked and excited to see our Llamas from our CAL in the top 9! I'm so glad that they have been enjoyed, I had such a blast making them! So much so that there's a mini version coming next week, stay tuned!

#6: Crochet Bunny Headband

These headbands are so much fun to make! I made one for each of my girls in different colors and they loved them! I'm thinking maybe we need a cute Spring bear headband or maybe a lamb! On a side note, I had hesitation hitting publish on this pattern. The sizing of the ears gave me trouble but after a few more tries I was really happy with the outcome and included instructions on keeping those ears nice and sturdy!

#5: Ray the Reindeer 

Ray the Reindeer is #5, he was from our Christmas in July series. I love the simplicity of his pattern as there aren't very many color changes. He works up super fast!

#4: Berry Patch Bunny Girl Version and #3: Berry Patch Bunny Boy Version

Of all of my pattern these 2 hold a special place in my heart! I LOVE bunnies and these two were so much fun to make! I made the headband above to match the girl version here!

#2: Easy Crochet Mop Cover

When I'm not making amigurumi I love to work with cotton yarn! Especially Hobby Lobby's I Love This Cotton collection, the color assortment is vibrant and the yarn is so soft! These are great for cleaning floors and easily wash up to be used again.

#1: Amigurumi Cow Pattern

The #1 pattern viewed in 2018 were these sweet amigurumi cows! The love this pattern has received has blown me away and has been humbling. I'm so glad you have all enjoyed it!

I hope you have a wonderful time celebrating as we bring in the new year! I'll see you back next week with our first pattern of the year!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. I'm so excited for your plans for the new year, and for making them as well! If I can help in any way, please let me know. Being part of the Facebook group has brought me a lot of joy in 2018. I loved watching as the other members worked on their dolls, and I felt like part of something bigger than myself. The sense of community was exactly a major factor in what I was needing. May you and yours be blessed in 2019!

    1. Thank you Morgana, I'm so glad you're a part of the group!!

  2. It's so amazing to me that you just launched your blog in March of last year. Your patterns are so polished and easy to follow that I was SURE you had been at this for much longer! I love all of your designs and enjoy being part of your Facebook group. I can't wait to see what you've got up your sleeve for 2019. Happy (and healthy) New Year to you and yours.

    1. Thank you Brenda, I hope you had a great New Years!!

  3. Thank you for these fantastic patterns, I want to make them all once, so a lot to make this year, fortunately the year has just started. I make these hugs for a good cause, they will be happy with it and I will make them. Thank you.

    1. You're welcome, I'm so glad you've enjoyed them!

  4. Your patterns are very graceful and easy to follow


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