Learning how to crochet can be an incredibly rewarding experience. When to comes to beginners, it is best to keep in mind easy crochet patterns to help you learn the basic skills. These 12 free crochet patterns are a great place to start learning. Continue reading “Easy Crochet Patterns”
National Candy Corn Day is only days away on October 30! While this candy might not be everyone’s favorite the combination of orange, yellow and white is undeniable! To celebrate, we have a round-up of all of our candy corn (and candy-related) free knit and crochet patterns.
Sometimes you see a crochet pattern that you really like but the color scheme suggested by the designer isn’t quite right for you. Or perhaps you want to make the same pattern using more or fewer colors than those in the original design. How do you know ahead of time what the likely effect will be when changing a pattern’s colors? This guide can help. Continue reading “Tips for Changing The Colors in Your Crochet Project”
I don’t know about you, but I love food! Especially at Christmas time!!!
Looking for a project that won’t take too long? Look no further than brand new Collage! This wool blend yarn is a 7-Jumbo weight yarn with beautifully printed colorways. Each ply is dyed separately and then twisted together for lots of fun color movement. This yarn is a great option for arm knit and finger crochet projects, too!
Brioche ribbing fabric has a beautiful drape and can create stunning color effects when utilizing two colors.
The history of the brioche knit stitch is a little obscure, but a description of it appears as early as the mid-19th century in The Handbook of Needlework written by Francis Lambert in 1846. In this edition of her work, Miss Lambert details the technique of working brioche knitting and says that it is good to use for “sleeves, comforters, petticoats, night socks, linings for foot baskets, quilts, cradle covers and various other purposes.”
Miss Lambert then details how to knit “A Brioche” which is a puffed, stuffed tufted pillow of about 8 inches across and a few inches high and resembles “the well known french cake of that kind.”
This is absolutely my favorite time of year. The air is nice and cool, leaves are changing colors and switching out the wardrobe. I began getting my home ready for the cooler temperatures this past weekend.
Because I design patterns, I embrace the multiples-math that is used to make patterns work. But even a novice knitter or crocheter can use a pattern’s repeats to customize a project’s size. All you need to do is pay attention to the basics of pattern construction.