I love Marly Bird who has been running the Yarn Thing podcast for years, doing terrific interviews of many amazing people including a lot of crochet authors. Her own knitting and crochet patterns have been featured in books and magazines but she has never had her own individual crochet book … until now. Cold Weather Crochet is a collection of 21 Marly Bird crochet patterns designed to keep you cozy and comfy in chilly times and enjoying crafting all year long.
There are many different types of shapes that you can incorporate into your crochet, but the simple stripe is the most classic example and remains of the staples of crochet design. These seventeen crochet patterns all play with color in stripes to give a powerful impact to what is often a simple design.
We’re kicking off the February Mandalas for Marinke posts with a pretty floral contribution from Sarah of Charlisa Designs on Etsy where she shares, “I am a fibre artist living on the rural edge of Melbourne, Australia. I knit, crochet, spin wool, sew, quilt and weave. I also design knitting and crochet patterns.”