As 2016 comes to an end, I thought I would share some of my favorite top 10 free crochet patterns with you. These are all free patterns with links provided. They are in no particular order. All of these patterns are my own opinions. It’s no surprise that I have crocheted A LOT this year, but it’s interesting to see what kind of crochet patterns I’m most drawn to in a given year. I hope you enjoy my favorite top 10 free crochet patterns!
Archives for December 2016
Today I am doing a birthday and Christmas yarn haul. My birthday is right around Christmas, so I thought I would combine both into one massive yarn haul. I hope everyone had a great holiday and that Santa brought them what they wanted. I am beyond blessed with all the gifts I received this year. Without further ado, here is my birthday and Christmas yarn haul!
Hey everyone! Today I am reviewing Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick yarn. The color I am using is Mystical. I first saw this color when I was out at Wal-Mart, and I just had to have it! With its light blue tone and that subtle hint of sparkle, I knew I wanted to make myself something, like a warm scarf or cowl, as the cold weather is in full effect here in Chicago.
On today’s blog, I want to know if you have any crochet questions or suggestions for me. I have been blogging for about six months now, and I have to say I’m thoroughly enjoying it. I have come a long way from just starting out and not knowing a whole lot to where I am today. There is still so much to learn as I improve my blog, so please be patient while I tweak my blog here and there. While that’s going on, however, I will still stick to my blogging schedule as much as I can. Now on to the fun part.
There are a few things you can try to help with tension as well as how to keep stitches even. If you’re new to the world of crochet, you might notice your stitches are all over the place.
Today I’m going to be doing a yarn review on Red Heart Holiday yarn. This Christmas colored yarn comes out around the holidays, although I’m sure you can find it online somewhere, too. The Red Heart Holiday line comes in 8 different colors with a strand of metallic woven into it. The colors include (yarn color/metallic): aran/gold, black/silver, green/green, green/silver, hunter/gold, red/red, red/silver, white/silver, and wine/gold. As you can see you have a variety of options to choose from. This yarn is classified as a size 4-worsted weight yarn and uses a size H-8 crochet hook or a size US 8 knitting needles.
This list is everything I wish I knew when I started crocheting. Over the years I’ve picked up these tips, so I would like to share them with you. I hope beginner crocheters, and even more experienced ones, find my list of things every new crocheter should know helpful. Leave a comment below if you have any tips or advice you found helpful.
Today I want to talk about the importance of gauge swatches. What many crocheters don’t know is that gauge swatches are important in a lot of patterns. If your gauge isn’t correct your finished product could come out all wrong.