I’m sure you’ve seen these all over the internet – #hashtags. You may have even heard it in speech! Well as some people may over use this word and you may grow annoyed by it, it does play a very important role on the internet. Knowing how hashtags work can be used in an effective way to promote yourself and get yourself seen on the busy web!
So to explain what hashtags are, the are great shortcuts to your favorite communities! There’s a lot of ways these are used across all the social media platforms, but we are going to focus on Instagram for this blog post! However, some of the info you see below can be applied to other platforms.
So how does it work on Instagram?
So the rule on this image heavy platform is that you are restricted to 30 Hashtags for each post. This is a great way to be thrown into the sea of other hashtags and perhaps be noticed by people who follow the hashtag, by the algorithm, or by people scrolling it. You have the ability to follow any hashtag and it will show up in your feed like a normal account! I love this feature.
Finding hashtags can be difficult, so how do you choose? You can start by putting generic hashtags in first. We will use #crochet as an example. From there, Instagram will recommend some other popular or used ones! A good rule of thumb I have found is to follow hashtags within the range of 50k-800k! (But you can follow any of them you want, but it may become harder to stand out in the huge ones with millions of posts)
Down below, you can find 8 great hashtags to use in your posts to be found even easier and hopefully grow your social media following!
Here are 8 great hashtags to start off with if you’re in the crochet/knitting community!
#yarnpunk – Do you knit or crochet and know there must be a genre you fall under but don’t know what its called? Yarn Punk is a new subculture of the yarn world and covers anything and everything fiber! With an emphasis of expressing yourself through the unlimited amounts of avenues yarn offers, this hashtag has a large diversity of people in this hashtag and there is even a chance to be featured over on the Yarn Punk Instagram for using the hashtag!
#handmadewithjoann – I am sure many of us know who JOANN is; one of the biggest crafting retailers in the United Sates! JOANN is a great place for all things crafty and sometimes your posts may even show up on the JOANN website!
#thehooknookers – This community is so full of vibrancy and so many new and wonderful makes, especially from a younger generation. Also, The Hook Nook just released a new line of product from JOANN, so if you want to see them or post your own work from the new products, be sure to use this hashtag!
#lionbrandyarn – Most yarn companies will have their own unique hashtag, so be sure to show them your works! I use Lion Brand the most, so I always try to make sure I show the love and show what projects I am making with their yarn. Be sure to look around and find your other favorite yarn companies. Their mission statement is “Creating a more colorful, connected, and giving world” and I think they’re doing a pretty good job going after that goal.
#ourmakerlife – Have you heard of the this company and been to their events?! It’s a really great place to meet the other knitters and crocheters who are trying to take their craft to the next level and it’s inspiring. I was able to attend the one hosted in Chicago and loved every second of it. Our maker life ” is a knit and crochet movement for makers by makers” and the makers posting in this hashtag are really pushing the envelope with what they can do.
#yarnspirations – This is a fast growing hashtag and from a great company too! With so many yarns offered from them, let your projects show here!
#modernmaker – This one expands a little further out from crochet/knitting! You may not get the immediate eyes you need on your work, but this type of hashtag enables you to grab eyes from other types of mediums!
#crocheter/knitter – Depending on which craft your post is about, this is a great place to start to find your kind of people and for them to find you too!
So there you have it, 8 great hashtags that you can be using on your knitting and crocheting posts! I hope these will help you fill up some of the void on your posts and extend your reach so other people can find your work!