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 … tot nu toe. 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.
You’ve already seen most of these crochet patterns featured in other posts across this blog but I wanted to round them all up together because they offer some of the best recent examples of great use of colorwork in crochet patterns.
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.
It’s the time of the week when we take a look at what people are sharing in crochet using the #crochetconcupiscence, #crochetsavedmylife and #hooktoheal hashtags. You are always welcome to use these hashtags on any crochet photos on Instagram for a chance to be featured here.
Crochet shawls are generally large projects, so they can be really meditative and satisfying to work on and are a great way to reduce your stash if you have a lot of yarn to use up. Not sure what kind of shawl you want to crochet? Here are more than twenty crochet shawl patterns to inspire you!
Every year I make at least one crochet blanket, usually more than one. I have more blankets around this house than I knew what to do with … until I got Rescue Pup Katara who loves sleeping on them. Now I have an excuse to make even more of them so I’m looking at crochet afghan patterns again. Here are more than three dozen crochet blanket patterns.
Keep noggins of all shapes and sizes super cozy with these fifty crochet hat patterns! Many of these are free crochet hat patterns.