During the beginning of 2019, many lists were pulled together to highlight the fabulous Black, Indigenous or People of Colour (BIPOC) knitwear and crochet designers.
However, as is often the case, the crochet designs and designers get swamped by the sheer volume of knitting.
Claudia from the Crochet Luna Vlogcast has taken on the huge task of filtering out all of the crochet designers, and asking for their permission to appear on both her Instagram stories highlight called "BIPOC Crochet Designers" and in this blog post.
EDIT 1st November 2019 - under the banner of 'BIPOC in Fiber' a group of amazing people set up a crowdfunding project to create a website/project to "become a vital, interactive resource that will increase the profiles of all the BIPOC makers listed and show the true diversity that exists in our community."
If you would also like to support the project, you can do so by clicking here.
Here is how the list works:
Each new designer is added to the top of the list and a date will be given so that you can keep up to date with who you have and haven't followed.
Each link shown is clickable so that you can go straight to the crochet designer's Ravelry page, website etc. and it should open as a new window.
If the designer also offers other craft-related services, such as tech editing or a podcast, then that has been added too.
If you are a BIPOC designer and want to be added to the list - great! In the first instance, please get in touch with Claudia via Instagram so that she can add you to her highlights list. If you feel like freeing up some of our time so that we can do more crochet, please make sure we know what your Revelry Designer name is, and pass links to the places where you sell/blog/podcast from. I will be able to add your details to this list.
Name Instagram Ravelry Other platforms
ADDED 18th October 2019
Ami @hookoflove Hookoflove etsy www
ADDED 9th July 2019
Jen @jsodetcrochet Jen Dettelbach www Etsy YouTube
Kelsie @craftingforweeks Kelsie Weeks www Etsy
Rose @loopinglym www Etsy
ADDED 25th March 2019
Padma @padma.r1 Padma R
Caterine @catknotcat www
Noorain @noorsknits Noorsknits www
Aniqua @my_kinda_thing www
ADDED 19th February 2019
Laurell thedabblinghook The Dabbling Hook Etsy
Caleisha nadiratani Caleisha Ryan Podcast
Alex alexcreates Alex Reynoso www
Toni tlyarncrafts TL Yarn Crafts www
Elisabeth desamourdesigns Elisabeth Desamour Etsy
Tian knitdesignsbytian Tian Connaughton Blog (also a tech editor)
Sandra nomadstitches Nomad Stitches www
Natalie detroitknots Detroit Knots Etsy
Acquanetta nettagyrl Acquanetta Ferguson
Arica skeinsnsticks Arica Presinal www
Ashley ashlovmakes1 Podcast
Yolanda myprettybrowndoll Don't Get It Twisted Crochet Etsy
Vonne vcbcrochet Yvonne Tate www
Mona love2bloom_in_yarn Love2Bloom Blog
Helda heldap123 Heldsaland
Talia taliacrochetcreations www
Kunbi handmadebykunbi Kunbi Ayo-Okanlawon www
Mary mrenji_ Mary Renji
Caroline inspired_professor Caroline Rodriguez www
Shay knitandcroshay Shay Johnson
Clarisabeth crochetcakes Podcast Blog Etsy
Thamo thamo_is_onthelamb On The Lamb Designs Podcast
Key designsbykey Designs by Key Etsy Blog
Brittanya sweetlyversatile Etsy
If you have anyone you would like to see in this list, please ask them to get in touch.
Have fun following a whole load of crochet designers!
Claudia & Fay