A new trend crocheters can really get behind! .
Comfortcore is the key emerging lifestyle trend for 2023, according to findings from a collaboration between homewares brand Wayfair and YouGov. Following several years of uncertainty and lockdowns changing our relationship with our home, the research has found that people see their home as a space they can feel safe (69%), relax (67%) and connect with family and friends (53%). We crafters are very good at whipping up cosy creations for the home that add that extra level of comfort, whether that be snuggly crochet blankets or toasty slippers, so we’re only too excited to embrace the new comfortcore trend in 2023! There’s something inherently comforting and cosy about both yarn and handmade items alike, so crochet couldn’t be more comfortcore! To help you get started on bringing comfortcore into your home this new year, we’ve rounded up a selection of fab free crochet patterns.
1. Cosy crochet blanket
It doesn’t get more snuggly than a warm blanket to cuddle on a cold winter’s evening. This one is made with chenille-effect yarn.
2. Crochet bunny slippers
You’ll have cosy toes for sure with these adorable bunny-themed crochet slippers!
3. Hot water bottle cover
There’s nothing nicer than snuggling down into pre-warmed sheets and this crochet hot water bottle cover, featuring a stunning hexagon design, will let you do just that!
4. Popcorn stitch mug cosy
Keep your brews hot and your kitchen looking cosy with this fab textured mug cover.
5. Chair socks
Take comfortcore to a whole new level with these quirky chair socks. Your furniture deserves to be cosy too!
6. Colourful circle cushion
Bright colours and striking patterns abound in this circle cushion, perfect for cheering up a dark corner in a room.
7. Lampshade covers
Soften harsh lights and add a beautiful splash of colour to your lamps with these crochet shade covers.
8. Bobble baskets
A tidy home is a comfortable home, so whip up these handy bobble baskets to store your bits and bobs in to keep clutter under control.
9. Faux cactus and succulents
Plants are a great way to add a fresh and comforting feel to your home, but they can be a bit of work – these crochet cactuses on the other hand will stay looking great forever!
10. Pastel flower coasters
Avoid rings on your coffee table with these beautiful crochet flower coasters – they're the perfect place to rest your drink while you’re hooking more comfortcore projects!