Autumn is the perfect time to engage all of the senses. The air is crisp. It smells of pumpkin spice and burning firewood. Leaves change colors to the constant delight of our eyes. We hear those leaves crackling underfoot and we hear the rush of wind through the air. It is also the perfect time of year to get cozy inside with your crafts. Bring the sensory experience of fall into your crafting time to have an even better experience.
People all over the world are embracing the idea of home as your sanctuary– a place where you can nest with loved ones and feel contentment. Even though we are living in a digital world, we seek surroundings that relax us, help us recharge and encourage creativity. The Danish idea that incorporates these themes into one inspirational word is hygge.
Welcome to the 4th annual #12WeeksChristmasCAL event! This year Pattern Paradise has partnered with 6 super talented designers to join as guest hosts.
Many of the joys of yarn crafting come from the craft itself. However, there is also a lot of joy that comes from the craft community. Talking about knitting and crochet can be a really powerful part of being a crafter.
Once you have learned how to crochet the basic stitches (such as half double crochet, double crochet, treble crochet, and longer stitches) you will find that you can combine these stitches in almost infinite variations to create different types of fabric. There are a set of advanced crochet stitches built from these basic crochet stitches that allow for some terrific texture.
It’s time for this year’s crochet-along with Marly Bird! Every Wednesday for four weeks starting September 12 you’ll receive video tutorials from Marly to follow along with the written pattern and crochet the shawl.
This is a recipe for designing and crocheting your own wall hanging. You can follow the steps exactly to get started, but then feel free to play around with them using your own changes to get the unique wall art that is right for your own space. Wall hangings are art and making your own crochet wall hanging should be a fun form of creative self-expression!
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It’s time to go Back to School with Moogly – and 10 free crochet patterns!
Have you ever wanted to teach someone else to knit or crochet? Maybe you have, but want to improve your teaching methods. Either way, we know you can do it! If you need a boost, check out the Craft Yarn Council’s Certified Instructors Program!
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