Crocheters, are you craving more ways to add texture to your projects after last week's post on crochet cables? The options for adding texture to your crochet work are seemingly endless, but I've rounded up a few good options here for this week's advanced crochet techniques feature.
For starters, have you used our StitchFinder in the Learning Center? It's a really awesome tool for when you want to learn a new technique or motif without necessarily tackling a whole larger project. Some of the sampler squares and motifs even make for perfect practice projects that can ultimately be stitched together in a sampler throw or pillow. I rounded up four of the best StitchFinder tutorials for adding texture to crochet.
We all have knit and crochet projects that remind us of a time and a place where we were making that particular project--some happy, some not, but each one is a story that we recall each time we look at that project. If you're not already familiar with it, Pattern Journal is our monthly newsletter where we share (fiction) tales of the secret lives of patterns.
This month, writer and blogger Selma Moss-Ward joins us to tell the latest story of a pattern. Selma is a freelance writer who combines her love of writing and of knitting in columns, stories, and blog posts. Selma is also an active classical musician, and the caretaker of five wonderful pets. She lives with them and her husband in Rhode Island.
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In the meantime, Selma shares these photos with us from a recent trip:
My sister lives across the street from this beautiful park in the Echo Park section of LA, and when I visit her I walk with her and her dogs (two dobermans) every morning. We were in a section of the park where there's a teaching garden/arboretum for children, and I suddenly saw this flower that someone attached to a tree.
As you know, it's National Crochet Month, so we're celebrating with great patterns and inspiration all month long!
Today, we've teamed up with our friends at St. Martin's to bring you a great giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a copy of 100 Colorful Granny Squares to Crochet PLUS 3 balls of our colorful Kitchen Cotton yarn! It's a bright and cheerful way to kick off the spring season!