Monday, June 01, 2009

FM June 1, 2009

Happy Blogversary to me! It's been 4 years since I have been posting on Blogger. I did have a blog on AOL (same name) but I don't think anyone was reading it. Thanks Teresa and Teena!
Because this is my Blogversary, I will be having a drawing for the book "Hooked: A Crocheter's Stash of Wit and Wisdom". It's an interesting read with essays by all sorts of crocheters - Jennifer Hansen, Noreen Crone-Findlay, Amy O'Neil Houck and many more. Just leave a comment and I will draw the name next Sunday and announce the winner next Monday. Unless nobody replies, than whoever posts first will get it....


Not a pattern but Vashti Braha has an excellent resource on tunisian / afghan stitch. I learned to do it when I was younger, but I really haven't done too much with the stitch. But this post made me rethink the tunisian stitch
http://designingvashti.blogspot.com/2009/05/fun-with-tunisian-crochet-aka-afghan.html

Double stitch crochet along inspired by Double Stitch: Designs for the Crochet Fashionista, a new book by Erika and Monika Simmons
http://doublestitch.blogspot.com/2009/05/north-suburban-knit-out-crochet-too.html

I would have never thought of this, but this lady makes crochet hats out of plastic bags
http://www.kfvs12.com/Global/story.asp?S=10439785&nav=menu51_2

Here's a crochet dog sweater pattern for your pooch:
http://crochetsoiree.blogspot.com/2009/05/free-patten-friday-dog-sweater.html


It's a bit warmer here in the US and this "brain freeze" pattern from the Crochet Dude might come in handy...
http://blog.thecrochetdude.com/2009/05/26/new-free-pattern--brain-freeze.aspx


A lovely crochet flower for you
http://debs1967.blogspot.com/2009/05/spiked-center-flower-applique-motif.html

Interweave giving away knitting, beading and quilting patterns. No, I don't know they don't have free crochet patterns, but it's a good question
http://www.knittingdaily.com/


Check this out - Monica Kennedy has a great website and has free patterns for round ripple afghans - this one is gorgeous
http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474977688297&grpId=3659174697252379

and she even has a preemie ripple pattern
http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?grpId=3659174697252379&articleId=281474977270508&nav=Groupspace

And she has video tutorials on how to crochet
http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474977696244

This is really cute - it's Suzetta Williams Hat of the Month
http://suzies-yarnie-stuff.blogspot.com/2009/05/suzies-fruit-cap-june-hotm-c.html

And last, but certainly not least, Crochet Corner has their first bimonthly issue out - you can read it here:
http://www.crochetmemories.com/newsletters/newsletter.html

And of course, I've received no economic incentive to post any of these sites....
_Enjoy_



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2 comments:

Monica said...

Thanks Robin! So nice of you to give links to my crocheting things. You have some great info here - I will have to keep up with this more.

(And I hope I win the book!)

Monica Kennedy
http://crochetbymonica.gather.com

V said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! Thanks for all the great links you've sent my way. I really enjoy following your blog. I hope you enjoy another year with better health and awesome crafty goodness.