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Welcome to 2018!
One of my resolutions is to dedicate myself to the blog, so get ready for a post a week and a new pattern every month. That may be a bit optimistic, but what better time to set lofty goals than the New year?
One of the posts I have had floating around in my mind for a while now, is a list of my favorite crochet bloggers. These designers write excellent free patterns, provide a variety of tutorials, and host social networking communities for crafters to connect with one another. If you are new to the world of crochet and knitting, or even if you are a long time fiber crafter looking to take up a new technique, these are great places to start.
Be sure to visit their pages, look through their archives, visit their social pages, and show them some love so they can keep doing what they do! Bloggers aren’t listed in any particular order, and I may come back periodically and add to it. I hope you find some inspiration – stay tuned for part two next week!
1. Mama in a Stitch
Woodsy, comfortable, casual. These are the first three words that come to mind when I think about the designs coming from Mama in a Stitch. I love that she publishes a mix of knit and crochet designs. I used her “recipe” for a knit triangle scarf to make one of my favorite pieces, the Knit or Knot Whimsy Scarf.
3. Make & Do Crew
Cozy, modern, comfort chic. Make & Do Crew does it again and again, designing patterns that warm the hearts of fashion forward crafters everywhere. I have made two of her sweaters now and I can’t wait to try more. She also designed my absolute favorite market bag that I have made to date, the Suzette Stitch Market Tote, and you can read my review of that pattern here. Be sure to visit Lakeside Loops, her crochet rope for handles is amazing!
4. One Dog Woof
Contemporary, creative, casual. I can’t tell you enough how much I love the designs by One Dog Woof. I think anyone who crochets, has probably seen the Rainbow Cuddles Unicorn, and her sweater and scarf patterns are to die for. I just finished one for my friend’s son, and I am thrilled with the result!
5. Heart Hook Home
Quick, cost effective, and quirky. One skein wonders, practical designs, and quick to make patterns with excellent tutorials make up this blog. The best part is, she hosts a massive community on Facebook that is a great resource for when you need a quick answer to a crochet question.
While you are hopping around over on Facebook, be sure to join the Counting Crafty Community group, we would love to have you! Stay tuned for part two of the Best Crochet Blogs for Newbies, coming next week. Don’t forget to sign up for my e-newsletter, and be sure to follow @countingcrafty on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.