Guest Post: 3 Tips for Teaching Someone to Read Crochet Patterns

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Today I’ve got a special treat! It’s a guest post from Marie Segares. Marie Segares is a crochet and knitting teacher, designer, blogger, and podcaster. She hosts the Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show,  and shares her patterns, tips, and projects on the Underground Crafter blog. We’re celebrating the release of her new book, Make Money Teaching Crochet: Launch Your Business, Increase Your Side Income, Reach More Students. This handy resource is available as an ebook …

News and a Giveaway with Stephannie Tallent

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. I met Stephannie Tallent years ago. She’s a regular fixture on the knitting scene. You might recognize her work from her beautiful book, California Revival Knits. I was so excited when Stephannie reached out to tell me about her new Craftsy class, Custom Colorwork Techniques: Mitts. Starting with a basic knit mitt pattern, Stephannie walks you through creating a custom stranded colorwork design that’s really your own. Now as a designer, …

National Crochet Month and a Giveaway

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Happy National Crafting and Crochet Month! I’m so happy to be participating in the Crochetville Blog Tour! The theme is travel, and while I haven’t been able to go on a real life trip this month, I’d thought I’d take you on a small tour of my little corner of the internet. First Stop: Crochet and Knitting Patterns Did you know that I’m a designer? While I do have patterns …

Book Review: Scarves in the Round

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter.   Book: Scarves in the Round: 25 Knitted Infinity Scarves, Neck Warmers, Cowls, and Double-Warm Tube Scarves Author: Heather Walpole Since I’m moderating the neck things group for the Ravelry Gift-a-Long, I’ve been thinking about neck things a lot. So, today seems like the perfect time to post about a new book I received, Scarves in the Round: 25 Knitted Infinity Scarves, Neck Warmers, Cowls, and Double-Warm Tube Scarves. When …

Book Review & Giveaway: Warm Days, Cool Knits

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. One of the happy things to show up in my mailbox recently was my reviewer’s copy of my friend Corrina Ferguson’s new pattern book, Warm Days, Cool Knits: Lighter Designs for Every Season. Growing up in a warm weather climate myself, I appreciate the need for fun knits that don’t require blizzards to wear. Warm Days, Cool Knits has a variety of lovely pieces that will work year round in …

Book Giveaway: Colorwork Knitting by Sarah E. White

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. As mentioned in Poetry in Yarn Video Podcast episode 5: Colorwork Knitting: 25 Spectacular Sweaters, Hats, and Accessories Author: Sarah E. White This book is a great survey of the various knitting techniques for colorwork. Instructions and patterns are included for striping, striping with self-striping yarn, slip stitch, stranded, and intarsia. I loved the tips for knitting stripes in the rounds. Jogless joins look so much nicer, and she offers …

8 Days of Giveaways!

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. It’s Chanukah! And whether you celebrate Chanukah or not, you’re invited to participate in Poetry in Yarn’s 8 Days of Giveaways! How does it work? There will be a giveaway every day from Weds., Dec. 17th through Weds., Dec 24th. I’ll be giving away awesome knit and crochet tools, notions, and accessories. Each giveaway is open for only 24hrs, so act quickly for your chance to win. As an Orthodox …

Book Giveaway: Brioche Chic

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Book: Brioche Chic: 22 Fresh Knits for Women & Men Author: Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark Publisher: Interweave/F+W; $26.99 http://bit.ly/1qzUzog So the word brioche brings two things to my mind: French pastry and knitting. I had heard of brioche knitting before but I had stored it in the file cabinet of my brain as likely just some fancy stitch pattern. Boy, was I wrong. When my reviewer’s copy of Merecedes Tarasovich-Clark’s new book, …

Knit & Crochet Now! Season 4 Giveaway and Interview with Robyn Chachula

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Season 4 of of the Emmy nominated Knit and Crochet Now! is on the air. To celebrate, we have a special interview with crochet expert Robyn Chachula. Robyn Chachula, the author of six books, including Blueprint Crochet, Baby Blueprint Crochet, Blueprint Crochet Sweaters, and Simply Crochet, creates architecturally inspired pieces and has her own crochet design company, Crochet by Faye. Her patterns have been featured in numerous magazines, including Crochet! and …

Book Review and Giveaway: Sweet & Simple Baby Crochet

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Book: Sweet & Simple Baby Crochet: 35 Adorable Designs for Newborns to 12 Months Author: Kristi Simpson Publisher: Stackpole Books List Price: $19.95 Love getting new stuff in the mail? I was excited to receive my reviewer’s copy of Sweet & Simple Baby Crochet. Author Kristi Simpson says that her design goal is to “create the sweetest items using the simplest stitches possible”. She certainly accomplishes that! The projects in …