Welcome to Books & Crafts, a craft circle composed of book bloggers, a sporadic meme where we share our other creative pursuits aside from reading and blogging. Everyone is welcome to join, just add your tag/label links below and you’re good to go!
PS: No set day on this–I am going to try post at least every other week 🙂
I am a total Crochet NUT! I have been crocheting for over 30 years and even though it is NOT something I do every day (or even every week–I have lots of craft pursuits and fails), it is something that is a staple in my life. My yarn stash is almost as big as my TBR Pile. I really should do something about that!
Probably my favorite resource on the web for crochet (and knitting-though I don’t knit) is Ravelry. My username is thehistorychic if you want to add me as a friend. What can you find on Ravelry?
- Patterns (free and paid)
- Discussion Groups (these are fantastic)
- Shop (though I don’t use this feature much)
Patterns are my main reason for using the site. I love to get ideas for projects! Since I tend to buy yarn without having projects in mind, it is a great way to search out projects to match my yarn stash. Here are a few projects that I am thinking of trying (these are all free patterns)…
- Crochet Daisy Afghan
- Rainbow Dash Baby Blanket
- Mixed Stitch Stripey Blanket
- Dog Paws Christmas Stocking
- Karma chameleon
- Baby Owl
- Boho Poncho
- Baby Owl Ornaments
- BB-8 inspired by Star Wars: The
- Mini Rings of Change
Do you use Ravelry?