List of Crochet and Knitting Resources

List of Crochet and Knitting Resources

Finding crochet and knitting resources doesn’t have to be difficult.  There are many great places you can turn to for help.   When you have a question or are in doubt about a stitch, technique or other tips help can be as easy as a mouse click away.   There are of course many paid resources and free resources.  Which you choose will depend on the scope of help you need and of course your budget.

Crochet hooks and knitting needles

Crochet Hook and Knitting Needles

Here is a list of some Crochet and Knitting Resources:

Craft Yarn Council  –  This is one of my go to sites when I am searching for information.  They are a great resources for information on anything to do with yarn.  Weights, standards, stitch abbreviations.  Their site is well laid out and easy to navigate.

Crochet Guild of America –   The Crochet Guild of America.  This Guild was established in 1974.  This guild charges a low yearly membership and the membership also includes a subscriber to Crochet Magazine.  The Guild has 2 major conferences each year.  This is a great place to take some in-person classes from qualified instructors.  They also sponsor a yearly design competition.  If there isn’t a local chapter  near you that would be a great opportunity for you to start your own local chapter.

The Knitting Guild Association –   Just like the Guild for Crocheters there is a Guild for Knitters.   The membership to this Guild also includes a membership for their Cast On magazine.  Belonging to a Guild is a great way to build friendships and grow your skills.

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Today’s Project is a Robot Crochet hat

 Check Out this Robot Crochet Hat Project

A new robot crochet hat showed  up this week….. (Insert Star Wars music here).  It’s a BB-8 Inspired hat.  A Robot Crochet Hat!

I have been a Star Wars fan since the beginning saga in the 70’s.   The whole idea of a fantasy world is always fun.  This past year Star Wars released their latest film “The Force Awakens.”   I have to admit that the last few Star Wars movies (Not the original series) was not really my favorites.  However, this last film “The Force Awakens” I really liked.

Robot Crochet hat

Robot  Crochet Hat

 

I found it refreshening and fun.  I really enjoyed the introduction of the new droid  BB-8.  I have been wanting to make a hat inspired by his fun personality but with so many other things going around that it has taken me this long to get around to finally crocheting one.

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Easy to Crochet Baskets – Adjust sizes to fit your needs

Learn to Crochet Baskets

Easy Crochet Baskets

Easy Crochet Baskets

These crochet baskets are so fun and easy to make.  The best part is that you can adjust the size according to your needs.  You can even make several to rest inside of each other.   The crochet baskets I made measured about 12 1/2 inches in circumference and about 8 inches tall.  It is surprising how much fits inside of it.  What is also nice is that when not in use you can just fold it flat and out of the way.   I think crocheting your own baskets is a great way to eliminate landfill waste.  How many times have we seen throw away containers which end up in the landfill since they tear or break so easily.  These Easy to Crochet Baskets are so pretty and you can use them for all types of things.  I filled mine with yarn.  You can use your in kids room to store toys, shoes, etc.  They work great in a baby nursery.

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Announcing Yarnspirations Yarn Giveaway Winners!

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This is a short post to announce the winners of the Yarnspirations Yarn Giveaway.   This giveaway is a way to thank all of my blog members.   The winners will be able to select 10 skeins of their choice from among the yarns sold by Yarnspirations.   The 3 winners have been notified to the email they used when they become members of this blog.  They will have until next Thursday, April 21 at 5pm (PST) to claim their prize.

The mail contains all instructions to claim prizes.  If they do not respond within that time to claim their prize a new winner will be chosen to take their place.   Remember only those people living in the USA and Canada are eligible to enter and win.

The first winner is:   Saundra Shackelford 

 

The second winner is:   Margaret Ellis

 

The third winner is:   Ivette Gutierrez

 

If you didn’t win don’t despair, I have man more giveaways and some contests planned for the rest of 2016.  To be eligible you simply need to be a member of this blog.  It is free and your information is always kept confidential.  The sign up box is along the right hand side of this blog.    Be sure to become a member today if you haven’t already done so.

I want to thank my friends are Yarnspirations for their generosity and support.   Please help me in Congratulating all the winners.  Thank you all for your support.   I love you all so much.    Please be sure to follow me on all my other social media sites.  The icons are here at the bottom.

 

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Easy to make Paper Roses. Beautiful and Inexpensive Gifts

Paper Rose pen

Paper Roses

Paper Roses are fun and easy to make.

When we were kids we would make crepe PaperRoses.  They make fun and inexpensive gifts for Mother’s Day,  Teacher Gifts or Secretary’s Day.  You can make them as stand along roses or place them on the top of a pen for a fun and pretty alternative to a plain pen.   You can make several rose pens (in different colors) and place in a small cup that is then placed on top of a desk.  These are perfect as inexpensive gifts.  With so many teachers and other people to give gifts to sometimes staying within our household budgets can be a challenge.  These are pretty  and inexpensive gifts.

Make them in white instead of red for a fun sign in pen for showers, weddings, etc.   I purchased all supplies except the green crepe paper (couldn’t find any) and pens from my local Dollar Tree.   I also used a low temp glue gun (and glue sticks) that I had previously purchased at my local Michael’s store.

 

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