Monthly Archives: ‘ July 2011 ’

My Five Favorite Sites for Patterns

All you have to do is google the words “free crochet patterns” and about 4,290,000 results show up (not an exageration). This can be very overwhelming; especially since many of these websites are just trying to get you to buy things. Maybe you like being bombarded by constant commercials, but I don’t need these websites […]

Crochet Abbreviations

This chart uses the American abbreviations. British crochet abbreviations may vary. When following a pattern, take note of the country of origin. Abbreviation Meaning () or [] or ** Repeat the instructions within each pair of symbols as many times as directed * Repeat the directions following the asterisk as many times as directed “ […]

Hand Dyed Wool Yarn

I recently went to a yarn dyeing class at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio in New York City. If you have never been there before, I strongly suggest you check it out. They have all sorts of events (many of which are free) as well as computers to print out patterns, and a beautiful yarn selection. Before […]

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