I have really been enjoying the seasonal crochet pattern collections from Annie’s Signature Designs. Much like the world of fashion, these are collections of patterns that fit a theme and are released periodically throughout the year. The designs are timeless in the sense that they can be used again and again and really do translate to additional seasons across the years but each collection as a whole evokes the mood of the season in which it is released. I’ve previously shared their Spring Breeze, Summer Love and Autumn Bliss collections, and I’m happy to share that now that fall is almost here we have another one: Autumn Glow. Lead crochet designer Lena Skvagerson shares, “My lifelong love of working in yarn makes me so excited and proud to present this Autumn Glow Collection. Traversing the globe from traditional Nordic heritage to boho Californian influences, a thread is woven through this collection,…
I recently came across the beautiful princess dress crochet blanket patterns by Carol L. Hladik and just have to share them here in case you haven’t spotted them, yet. I thought I’d also share a collection of other blankets that are unique and special in a similar way – blankets that serve almost as costumes, blankets with arms like Snuggies but designed with handmade flair. Here they are.
Crocheting a pattern using more than one strand of yarn at a time is a brilliant way to super size the project while actually reducing the amount of time it takes to crochet something big. You can see that in this easy crochet pattern where you create a large flower in just three simple rounds of crochet.
April is National Pecan Month. This yummy treat is often overlooked but is honored this month as a way to raise awareness of how it can be a great snacking option that fits into many diets and lifestyles. Pecans can easily be taken on the go and they last a long time so you can always have a bag in your purse or project bag. And if you love to make crochet food then you can also use pecan crochet patterns!
When you add crochet to your bicycle, you make it more personal. Your choice to use colorful crochet or a sophisticated simple color palette says a lot about who you are. It makes your bike easier to find in a crowd. And it will make you smile each time you set off for a ride. These bicycle crochet patterns include crochet skirt guards, bike seat covers and more.
Crochet hats range from super simple to wonderfully complex. They make great instant gratification projects, last minute gifts and items for donating to charity. These 100+ crochet hat patterns are the best out there, with variety in skill level, style and technique.
I have really enjoyed the seasonal collections from Annie’s Signature Designs which launched with Summer Love, continued with Autumn Bliss and now includes the Spring Breeze collection. This series of patterns comes from lead designer Lena Skvagerson, who I’ve been lucky enough to interview for each collection, including this new one.