So You Want to be a Crochet Designer - Book Review and Giveaway

So You Want to be a Crochet Designer - Book Review and Giveaway

If you are a crocheter, odds are you have heard "you could make money selling your work!" or "you should sell on Etsy!"  Or perhaps you have even wondered to yourself "how can I make money crocheting?" One way for you to make money with crochet is to design your own patterns.  But knowing how to get started as a designer is daunting to say the very least.  Luckily for us, Marie Segares just published "Design It, Promote It, Sell It: Online Marketing for Your Crochet and Knit Patterns" and it is just what you need to get started!

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Breckenridge Wrap - Free Triangle Shawl Crochet Pattern

Breckenridge Wrap - Free Triangle Shawl Crochet Pattern

This textured triangle wrap is made with Red Heart Chic Sheep 100% Superwash Merino Wool Yarn. Wear the Breckenridge Wrap as a shawl or as a triangle scarf. This free crochet pattern will be one you will want to make for your fall and winter wardrobe!

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Silhouette Mod Scarf - Free Crochet Pattern

Silhouette Mod Scarf - Free Crochet Pattern

This simple mod scarf is a modern triangle shaped scarf that is outlined in bobbles and adorned with tassels. Made with Caron Cakes yarn (or your favorite worsted weight yarn), it is a one skein project and perfect for transitioning into your fall wardrobe. Enjoy my newest free crochet pattern - the Silhouette Mod Scarf.

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Buy the New Caron x Pantone Yarn on the Cheap!

Buy the New Caron x Pantone Yarn on the Cheap!

If you haven't heard the news yet, let me be the first one to tell you!  Yarnspirations just release a new line of yarn that is sure to be popular going into the fall and winter season of crocheting!  It is somewhat of a spin off of the infamous Caron Cakes yarn, except this time YOU can control the color changes.  Interested?  Then keep reading to see the new Caron x Pantone yarn, and find out how I bought mine on the cheap (for $3.20...regularly $7.99!)

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Cookies and Cream Slouch Hat - Free Crochet Pattern

Cookies and Cream Slouch Hat - Free Crochet Pattern

I didn’t make any official “Christmas in July” patterns last month, but today I do have a Seven Days of Scarfie preview pattern for you! What is Seven Days of Scarfie? I’m glad you asked! Click to read all about it, and get the free, (less than) one skein crochet pattern for the Cookies and Cream Slouch Hat.

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15 Free Crochet Cardigan Patterns for Cooler Weather

15 Free Crochet Cardigan Patterns for Cooler Weather

Crochet is so much more versatile than you could ever imagine!  Garments are most commonly associated with knitting, but over the past few years so many beautiful crochet cardigans have been designed. Whether you need a warm and cozy sweater for fall or a light and breezy top for sunny days, here are 15 free crochet patterns for crochet cardigans that I love! 

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Cloud Nine Blanket - A Free Crochet Pattern

Cloud Nine Blanket - A Free Crochet Pattern

This free crochet pattern uses the crunch stitch and the fuzziest yarn to make a fluffly cloud blanket you will want to snuggle forever. The Cloud 9 blanket makes a beautiful baby blanket, but can also be easily resized for larger throws and afghans. You’ll want to make one for everyone in your family!

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10 Free Crochet Patterns for Fast Rainy Day Projects

10 Free Crochet Patterns for Fast Rainy Day Projects

Fast little projects can be so satisfying!  Don't get me wrong, I love the accomplishment of completing a big project, but every so often I want something that I can sit down, make and enjoy the very same day. Today I have gathered up an eclectic collection of fun, fast and free crochet patterns for you to make on the next rainy day you are stuck inside.

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10 Free Crochet Patterns for Baby and Toddler Toys

10 Free Crochet Patterns for Baby and Toddler Toys

Crocheted baby and toddler toys are a fun way to give a DIY baby gifts without making a baby blanket, and if my opinion they can be a lot more fun to make too!  They are often faster and less expensive than baby blankets also.  Here are 10 of my favorite free crochet baby and toddler toy patterns. 

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10 Free Crochet Patterns for Reusable Bags and Totes

10 Free Crochet Patterns for Reusable Bags and Totes

Reusable bags and market totes are perfect summer projects!  They are light weight, easily portable, often require just one skein of yarn, and the best part is that they are super functional.  I love making things that I will actually use!  Here are 10 free crochet patterns for reusable totes and bags that you can use at your local farmer's markets, grocery store, library (for books), or even just quick trips to the park or beach.

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