Last year my sister traveled around the United States in a vintage 1970’s VW Bus named Scarlet. She’s settled into a job and home now but that bus will be a part of her identity for a long time to come. I’ve been looking at things that I can crochet for her to symbolize this time. Here are some of the best VW bus crochet patterns I’ve come across in my searching.
Craftsy is a great resource for all sorts of things – crochet classes, yarn, patterns … They also have a great selection of crochet kits in their online store. If you’re looking for a new pattern and you’ll need the yarn to make it, this is a great resource to consider. They often have discounts on their crochet kits.
There are so many different occasions that would be perfect for crocheting star motifs. Christmas immediately comes to mind, of course, but stars work for nurseries, birthdays, Fourth of July and “just because”. Here are more than 20 star crochet patterns, including simple star motif appliqués and detailed star-rich projects.
Back in the spring, when I interviewed designer Lena Skvagerson about the Annie’s Signature Summer Love Collection of knit and crochet patterns, I asked her if there would be future seasons to come. She responded, “We are hoping the first collection is welcomed by our customers, and with our full hopes in this, we are right now in the first phase of planning a follow up fall collection.” And here we are, headed into fall, with a brand new collection launching today: The Autumn Bliss Collection.
We have been looking recently at crochet dream catchers. When you make a dreamcatcher, you often incorporate feathers into the design, particularly into the tassels that hang from the bottom of the piece. It is always fun to make a mixed media piece, but it might be even more fun to crochet your own feathers to add to your dream catcher. These crochet feather patterns and tutorials can guide you.
I recently came across a new crochet cactus pattern by Frank&Olive and had to share.
Jessie at Home is one of my favorite blog sponsors in large part because she creates terrific (often free) crochet patterns that I’m authentically happy to share with others.