Welcome to the 2014 Awesome Crochet Blog Awards.
Today’s award is for:
Best Free Crochet Patterns
And it goes to:
About This Award
Learn more about what these awards are here. This specific award is for the best free crochet patterns. It’s always hard to pick this winner each year because there are so many designers out there generously offering their own original crochet patterns for free on their blogs. It’s a great contribution to the crochet community, particularly for those people who can’t afford to regularly buy crochet patterns. It’s important for us to buy patterns when we can, at least occasionally, to support the work of great indie designers but it’s just as important for designers to offer the occasional free crochet pattern.
About The Winner
The winner of this award is Kara of Petals to Picots. She is a freelance writer who shares her love of crochet on her blog. She is also a knitting and crochet pattern designer whose patterns you can find on Etsy, Ravelry and Craftsy.
“I first learned to crochet from my grandmother when I was 9 years old. I have over 30 years crochet experience and recently graduated from the CGOA Masters of Advanced Stitches & Techniques program. I strive to provide unique, accurate, and easy to follow patterns.”
And about the blog:
“Petals to Picots is a celebration of crochet and other fiber arts. It is filled with helpful information and tutorials, gorgeous photography and inspiration, and boasts over 75 free crochet patterns (and counting!)”
Connect with Petals to Picots on social media:
Why The Winner Won
Here are some of the reasons that I selected this blogger for this crochet award:
- Kara is prolific in terms of frequently releasing new crochet patterns.
- She puts a creative twist on popular crochet trends, like the V-stitch, with her own design style and color choices. See her V-Stitch Ripple Crochet Pattern.]
- Crochet pattern variety. Christmas tree skirt, broomstick lace scarf, spider web, afghan … these are just a few of the patterns she offered on her blog recently. Each pattern is clear, easy to read and has good photos that show the different steps.
- She also did some terrific crochet pattern roundups this year where she put together sets of links to themes of her own crochet patterns. For example, she did a Halloween crochet pattern roundup.
This Winner Previously Won
In previous years I’ve awarded this blogger:
Other Categories I Could Have Chosen
Each person is only awarded one award each year (and likewise, each award only goes to one person with a few exceptions) but of course each amazing blogger often does many things well. Some of the other categories that I easily could have given this blogger an award for include:
- Best Reviews (books and classes)
- Best Crochet Giveaways
- Best Photos for Crochet Tutorials
Support the Awards
If you win one of the awards (or if you just want to show your support of this awards project) you are more than welcome the spread the word. Feel free to use the image above and resize as needed to add to a blog post or your blog’s sidebar. Please link back either to this post or to the main post. You can also spread the word through social media. The more the merrier … And extend a hand to give a congratulations to this winner!