National Crochet Month Celebration

As well as National Craft Month, March is also National Crochet Month! To celebrate, Crochetville is having a blog tour called The Crochet Express.

Every day in March, Crochetville will feature 3 crochet designers, a crochet-friendly yarn store, a yarn company (that’s us!), and a daily giveaway. These events will be located in the Crochetville forum discussion and the National Crochet Month Facebook group.

We’re featured on March 9, so make sure you check Crochetville on that day!

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March Doily of the Month

Welcome to the March Doily of the Month! Each month in 2016 we will share a new doily pattern for you to make in Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread. We challenged the top doily designers to create innovate designs that coordinate with the feeling of each month. Plus, every month we will select five winners to receive an Aunt Lydia’s prize pack.

For March, we have the Coventry Doily. It’s a complex pattern that works well as a centerpiece on your table, or place it in a frame with a contrasting background to display on your wall.

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Introducing #Make2Share

Do you love to make gifts for others? What about sharing pictures of your projects? You’ll want to be a part of the #make2share Challenge! The #make2share Challenge is open to everyone of all skill levels. Make and give gifts to friends, and encourage them to pass it along. Your gifts can be anything handmade: knit or crochet pieces, something you sew, a painting, a carving, baked goods…the sky’s the limit!

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M.I.Y. (Make It Yourself) Mopsy Bunny

Craft an adorable bunny to give your home a cute Easter vibe! Mopsy Bunny is happy and content spending time on any table, shelf or mantel…actually anywhere in the house is fine with this honey of a bunny. Her furry coat is simply a layer of Red Heart Fur yarn wrapped around an egg-shaped foam craft ball. Here are the instructions for making Mopsy.

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Knit for Eddie the Eagle Movie

eddiesMomEddie the Eagle is a new movie starring Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton and telling the true story of Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Egerton), a British ski-jumper who succeeds against the odds and with the help of his coach (Jackman) to compete in the 1988 Winter Olympics. Knitting plays a big role in the movie, since Eddie’s mom (played by Jo Hartley) knits and wears a sweater that says “I Am Eddie’s Mom”.

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Mitered Projects to Knit and Crochet

We love miters! Mitered patterns are easier than they look: you just start with a few stitches and increase in the center, or start with more stitches and decrease in the center, until you have a square with an angle in the middle. Mitered patterns look especially great with shaded yarns, which add stripes without having more ends to weave in. Take a look at our free crochet and knit projects with mitered patterns! Continue reading “Mitered Projects to Knit and Crochet”

Ultimate Guide to Left-Handed Crochet with Tips for Learning and Adapting Patterns

Many of the left-handed crafters who learned to crochet decades ago had to learn the craft “backwards” from their natural approach because they learned from a right-handed crocheter. Today, that’s no longer necessary. There are teachers, tutorials, patterns and more for the left-handed crocheter. In this guide, you’ll learn the basic stitches in left-handed crochet, tips for learning more, information on finding left-handed pattern sources and guidance for adapting existing patterns to your left-handed crochet style. Are you a right-handed crocheter who wants to teach a leftie how to crochet? There’s information on that in this guide, too!

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