The most popular makes of 2020 according to Instagram revealed

Published on 18 December 2020 3 min read

To celebrate our love of crafting we dived into Instagram to explore the crafts and makes that people have gone wild for in 2020.

This year has been...something that’s for sure. There have been plenty of ups and downs (maybe more downs than ups), but one thing is certain, people have found solace and joy in crafting throughout.

To celebrate our love of crafting we dived into Instagram to explore the crafts and makes that people have gone wild for in 2020. We sifted through millions of posts to find the top craft projects you’ve been making, loving and sharing this year.  In a year when social media often became the epicenter of debate and a place that saw many people divided, it’s amazing to see so many of us come together thanks to our shared love of making.

Here are the top 10 most popular Instagram makes ranked by most popular hashtags:

Top 10 Instagram makes 2020

1. #CrochetBlanket - 1million+

2. #MacrameWallHanging - 942k

3. #CrochetDoll - 783k

4. #MacramePlantHanger - 373k

5. #KnittedHat - 260k

6. #CrochetDress - 223k

7. #KnittedSweater – 199k

8. #CrochetFlower – 199k

9. #CrochetBasket – 188k

10. #MacrameBracelet – 176k

Instagram #crafts 2020 ranking

1. #Crochet - 31.1m

2. #Knitting - 18.1m

3. #Embroidery - 16.3m

4. #Sewing - 13.5m

5. #Macrame - 5m

6. #CrossStich - 4.2m

7. #Quilting - 2.2m

Autumn crochet afghan blanket

We have also seen people all around the world enjoy making the patterns and kits available on our site, with crochet patterns proving more popular in the US, while Brits still favour knitting. To noone’s surprise, face mask patterns took the top spot in both countries, while a crochet rainbow, a symbol of support for the NHS and other frontline workers during the pandemic in Britain, came in at number three in the UK top ten.

The top 10 creative patterns and kits in the United Kingdom

  1. Easy sew face mask

  2. Fox and bunny knitted dolls

  3. Crochet rainbow of unity

  4. Book lover bookmark cross stitch kit

  5. Knitted little Doctor bear

  6. Crochet Giraffe DIY kit

  7. Rosy garden baby layette

  8. Super chunky crochet throw

  9. Greta Thunberg knitted doll from our International Women’s Day ‘Inspirational Women’ collection

  10. Easy knitted bunting flags 

The top 10 creative patterns and kits in the United States

  1. Knitted face mask with filter

  2. Crochet shawl

  3. Crochet Sekura market bag

  4. My Making Journal – free journal for planning projects and organising crafts

  5. Knitted fox & bunny dolls

  6. Home is where the heart is cross stitch kit

  7. Crochet giraffe DIY kit

  8. Scandinavian Hygge shawl

  9. Hummingbirds cross stitch kit

  10. Merino wool sweater
It’s fantastic to see the variety on show in these lists! We have been both inspired and humbled by the creativity of our makers all around the world. The creativity shows that even through the most difficult times, makers have found a way to express themselves and help others through craft.
how to make macrame plant holder tutorial by christine leech

Edward Griffiths, founder of LoveCrafts, said,

“It’s fantastic to see the variety on show in these lists! We have been both inspired and humbled by the creativity of our makers all around the world. The creativity shows that even through the most difficult times, makers have found a way to express themselves and help others through craft.”

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