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March is National Crochet Month!  As a local yarn store we have traditionally been a little knit-centric.  When my parents bought the store my Mom had only just learned how to knit and didn’t know how to crochet.  As a result, we don’t have a huge back-stock of crochet samples or patterns.  Over the past few years we have worked to increase the presence of crochet.  Jane and I have been making more display samples and running classes, and my mom recently learned how to crochet (finally!).

My Crochet Month goals are:

  • To complete a handful of samples for the store to become a more complete yarn store.
  • To try a new crochet technique.
  • To finish off at least one of my older crochet UFOs!

    Diamonds and ridges

    Diamond Ridges, by Kristy Ashmore

Are you a crocheter?  Do you have anything planned for Crochet Month?  Here are a few things to inspire you! (links point to the Ravelry pattern page)

Baby Leprechaun Hat by Sandy Powers
Granddaughter Socks
, by Karen Baumer
African Flower hexagon, by Lounette Fourie & Anita Rossouw
Crochet Baby Set, by Nell Armstrong
DJC Spirals, short sleeve top, by Doris Chan
Crocodile Stitch Booties, by Bonita Patterns

And 3 fabulous free patterns from Celeste Young!

Bobbling Along

Bobbling Along Aran Tote

City Girl Cap
Bobbling Along Aran Tote
Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket

If you don’t already know how to crochet – now is the time to learn!  Sign up for our Beginning Crochet series with Jane, “The Art of Crocheting“.  She has designed a wonderful class featuring wash/dishcloths that allow you to both practice your crocheting and complete a project!