Updated: Mar 8
Social media can be so much fun! Especially when you take part in the community by making friends and participating in fun events. Some of these events take place by using a specific hashtag that you can follow and contribute to. Many are temporary, meaning that they are used for a short period of time, and others are ongoing. Here are ten of my favourite Instagram hashtags that are specifically for Makers!
Debrosse_nyc invites you to create a leaf, crochet or knit, and gram it using her brand new hashtag inspired by the changing season. She will be reposting her favourites to her stories all month long, and on top of that she will be picking a grand prize winner to receive a seasons worth of PSLs (pumpkin spice lattes, for my less basic friends *hahaha*)! This is a great repost event, because not only can you fill your Instagram feed with those cozy Autumn vibes, but the project is quick and easy to complete. Choose your leaf pattern, or make one of your own and get ready to celebrate Fall! This hashtag has 23 posts under it's belt so far.
Vincent from @knot.bad is reaching out in hopes of 'Keeping the Rock ‘n’ Roll alive through Yarn 🤘🏼🖤' Use the hashtag #Yarnpunk to be featured by his YarnPunk account as an ongoing project to promote individuality and creativity through yarn. Yarn Punk Definition: An individual that incorporates yarn into their everyday lives with confidence to express oneself. This hashtag has 2042 posts so far, so it's gaining lots of momentum!
The @craftastherapy blog has an ongoing hashtag that they love to use to repost Makers on a continual basis, but if you're looking for an extra chance for a share, keep an eye out for their weekly specialized hashtag! This week, it's #craftastherapy_brights where the guest curator will be choosing pops of bright colours in your makes to share with the community. Bust out your yellows, pinks, and oranges for this fun and whimsical hashtag challenge from the Craft As Therapy community page. This hashtag has 527 posts so far.
The Yarn store challenge is a great way to show your face in front of the camera doing what Makers love to do best, yarn shop! It doesn't matter what kind of store you are in, big box store, or local yarn shop, the Yarn Store Challenge is the perfect opportunity to take a quick selfie or a wide angled aisle shot featuring all of the yarn you could hope to purchase! Use #yarnstorechallenge as an ongoing project for a repost to @coco.crochet.lee & friends stories! This hashtag has 414 posts and counting!
This hashtag is HILARIOUS. Mainly because I can't get my leg that high, and I would look ridiculous doing it. But if you're game, use the hashtag #craftitlikebeckham and raise those gams high (I know I said 'gams' I'm young, I swear) for a chance at a repost from the lovely @woolygems. Take a look through the feed for some casual inspiration and appropriate stance! This hashtag has 13 posts.
Get ready to Flash your Stash with Brianna's new hashtag. The creator behind @life.and.yarn encourages you to snap a quick photo of your messy stash, or take a beautiful curated photo of your neat yarn shelves in this ongoing hashtag project. As this hashtag in still brand new, the chances of a repost are high!
Bright whites, pastels, and chunky knits dominate the #thehooknookers hashtag feed, and I am all about it! Jessica opened up @thn.life for a chance to share a carefully curated feed of makes from the fiber arts community while also mixing in some of her wonderful designs and makes along the way. Buckle up for cozy makes, impressive yarn stashes, and big knitting needles in this feed you will definitely want to follow. Add your own to the hashtag, which is at whopping 17,775 posts strong for a chance at a repost.
Puppies, kittens, bunnies, and anything furry dominate the #yarnypets⬅️⬅️ hashtag by @coco.crochet.lee! Use this hashtag to show off your furry babies and your current wips, and follow along to fill your feed with continuous adorable pets. Posts will be reposted in @coco.crochet.lee's stories for the month of September! Get your posts in to this new hashtag which is 14 posts in!
Do you know of some other fun Maker related hashtag challenges? Be sure to leave a comment so we can find them!