When I first started this blog things were different in the world of blogging. I used to blog multiple times every day and had certain daily features including an Etsy crochet pick of the day. These days, the blog world is more interested in longer roundups, long form content and detailed crochet information and that’s what I try to do in my posts. I thought I’d take a look back at some of those early Etsy crochet posts and see what’s still around on the web. Here’s what I loved then and still love now in Etsy crochet:

Crochet Patterns for Sale

Here are some of my favorite crochet patterns for sale on Etsy:

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Crochet dress pattern by Illiana

crochet scarflette pattern 20 Excellent Crochet Patterns and Examples on Etsy

MsSunflwr crochet scarflette pattern

crochet cap pattern 20 Excellent Crochet Patterns and Examples on Etsy

Twirl Cap crochet hat pattern for sale by DaisyEzyCraft

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Screen Shot 2014 09 11 at 2.58.50 PM 600x279 Maker Interview: Kate Taylor of Taylor + cloth

This week I’m sharing interviews with some of the wonderful makers whose beautiful work I’ve curated in my Great.ly boutique. You’ve already met The Core Catalyst and Assemble Shop and Studio. Today I’m happy to share an interview with the lovely Kate Taylor from Taylor + cloth.

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Meet Kate Taylor

Q: When and how did you learn to crochet?

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Each Wednesday I share posts that are part of the 52 Weeks Crochet Blog Challenge by Julie of Red Berry Crochet. Today’s prompt is to crochet leaves to celebrate the beginning of fall. I figured before I could make any, I needed to find some patterns. Here are 22 crochet leaf patterns:

crochet oak leaves pattern 22 Crochet Leaf Patterns To Celebrate the Start of Fall

Crochet oak leaves pattern for sale from GoldenLucyCrafts who also sells several other crochet leaf patterns

crochet leaf pattern 22 Crochet Leaf Patterns To Celebrate the Start of Fall

Free crochet leaf pattern from @Cre8tionCrochet

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Chunky Yarn crochet leaf free pattern from @creativejmom

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Makers Interview: The Core Catalyst

crochet around the world September 16, 2014

The Core Catalyst is a company that stocks the beautiful fair trade crochet mochila bags made from the Wayuu people of Colombia that I’ve mentioned on the blog previously.

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How to Crochet a Two-Color Wave Stitch

Crochet Tutorials September 16, 2014

Worked in two colors the wave stitch creates a beautiful undulating design. Here’s how to do it.

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How to Crochet a T-shirt Yarn Pet Bed for Your Four-Legged Friend

Crochet Tutorials September 15, 2014

Last month I showed you photos of the T-shirt yarn bed I crocheted for Miso, a friend’s chihuahua … but I didn’t tell you how I made it. Here’s how.

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Makers Interview: Assemble Shop & Studio

Crochet News September 15, 2014

We see Assemble as a gallery of inspiration and ideas: a place for people to assemble, make, and do.

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