Book Blogger Craft Circle: Ravelry

Posted February 12, 2016 by Felicia S in Crafting with The Geeky Blogger / 21 Comments

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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 πŸ™‚

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!

Β Ravelry

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)…

Ravelry Picks

  1. Crochet Daisy Afghan
  2. Rainbow Dash Baby Blanket
  3. Mixed Stitch Stripey Blanket
  4. Dog Paws Christmas Stocking
  5. Karma chameleon
  6. Baby Owl
  7. Boho Poncho
  8. Baby Owl Ornaments
  9. BB-8 inspired by Star Wars: The
  10. Mini Rings of Change

 

Do you use Ravelry?

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21 responses to “Book Blogger Craft Circle: Ravelry

  1. Makes me want to get my crochet hook out again and get going, what adorable ideas for making things. Will keep the website it mind, although at the moment my main goal is learning to quilt and I love You Tube and Craftsy for that.

  2. I used to do a lot of crafting but haven’t since I started blogging. I did get back into gardening last year so maybe crafting is next πŸ™‚

  3. I am soooo not crafty, but as a young girl I did learn to crochet. I vaguely remember crocheting spring flowers … my school teacher (when I was 8 or so) made small poppets/animals and she thought me, while the rest of the class was doing something I was allergic for.

  4. I love Ravelry! I added you – my username is BettyLouWh0
    I knit. I’ve been knitting for a year and a few months. I mostly make Hogwarts House scarves. I’m trying to set up an Etsy shop with an expected opening of July.
    Ravelry has the best patterns and most of them are free, which is so nice. I haven’t used, or rather traded yarn yet, but there are some colorways that I am having a hard time finding and might start trading.
    Happy Crafting, Felicia!

  5. Oh the little owl is just adorable. I know so many people that collect owls that would love it. My Nana taught me how to crochet when I was little, but I haven’t done it since and forgotten everything I learned.

  6. Love Ravelry, haven’t done much crochet recently though. My biggest project was a lace tablecloth in thread. I think my next project might be a retro cushion like the pinwheel one in that 70s show, I’ve an old pattern for one which is lucky because it’s unavailable now.

  7. I wish I could crochet. I don’t know why I never learned. My mom has always crocheted and she makes the most beautiful doilies. I have them all over my house. Sigh… I guess it is never too late to learn, right?

  8. Once upon a time, in a dream far, far, fetched, I had the notion that I could do everything I wanted and I had unlimited time. I could learn to knit so I could exercise my hand joints and make cute scarfs for everyone. But alas, it was never meant to be because I am a lazy git and easily distracted by cartoons and Facebook and Buzzfeed. But I’ve been on Ravelry since they probably started like years and years ago. For what good it does me except to say, “Hey, I’m a member!”

    You go girl!!! Cute ideas, too!!!

  9. I just signed up for that website, I plan to be more crafty this year and crocheting is something I LOVE to do however I SUCK at it. So I would like to get better. They have a lot of cute easy projects I can practice with. Great Post! Might link up when I start getting crafty πŸ™‚

    • It is such a fantastic site πŸ™‚ Lots of projects and tips. You Tube is my second favorite source for “how-to’s” which I still use because sometimes I haven’t done a stitch in FOREVER and forget exactly how πŸ™‚

  10. I just recently learned about Ravalry through another reader who knits and immediately thought of you. I’m s bad about seeing a beautiful skein of yarn and buying up the lot with absolutely no project in mind at all. Hence, my two large tubs of unused yarn. lol I’m also guilty of seeing a project I like on a packaged skein of yarn and opening the package to unveil the hidden pattern; I had to open it to see how many skeins the project requires, right? πŸ˜‰

    • Exactly! I see zero problem with that πŸ™‚ Mostly cause I do that–in fact I will look through the ones to see if some are already open so I can check πŸ™‚

  11. I wish I could crochet better but I am horrible at getting the chain right. I know practice makes perfect but I am an impatient person…lol. I love those baby owl ornaments, super cute. πŸ™‚

      • Does she like the Cricut? I can’t decide on that one or the Silhouette. I need to decide soon though. Michaels has a coupon starting Sunday for 40% off regular priced items, so I may be picking one up. The software is my sticking point now. Just not sure which would be easier. Some are saying the cricut can make the cut lines without having to trace. My daughter is into graphics and I already have her designing the stickers I want for my planner!