My latest spring project (and free pattern recommendation) is the Kanata Kerchief Tank pattern, by Jennifer Ozses, free on Ravelry. It's a simple pattern constructed of four granny squares and two straps, and it's definitely beginner-level (despite how complex it looks). Mine used two skeins of Lion Brand's Shawl in a Ball, and I really… Continue reading Further in pretty spring clothing: a beginner’s kerchief top!
I've been doing some research on the history of crochet, because I'm a nerd about things like that, and in my travels I tripped across this: The History of Crochet: An Alternative View. And it really made me laugh. It's funny and adorable, and we all need some funny and adorable in our late February,… Continue reading Maddy Recommends – The History of Crochet: An Alternative View
Happy Thursday, Friends! Today's recommendation is quick and easy, but incredibly useful. As you (hopefully) know, I'm all about offering the free crochet education, free crochet resources, and free crochet patterns. And this is a goldmine of free crochet patterns: All Free Crochet. It's a curated collection of patterns (literally thousands of them), so you… Continue reading Maddy Recommends: All Free Crochet
I'm still sort of working my way through various podcasts and youtube channels and such, and this podcast (which I only discovered a few days ago and somehow I'm already about halfway through the archives) is on both, and it's really, really good: The Crochet Circle Podcast. The podcast host is a charming woman named… Continue reading Maddy Recommends: The Crochet Circle Podcast
Happy Thursday, Friends! My crochet-related recommendation for this week is a wonderful blog that I've tripped across called Amigurumi Today. This site is sincerely one of the cutest sites I've ever come across. I haven't tried any of the patterns myself, but there are loads of them (all free, I think) and they're SO. INCREDIBLY.… Continue reading Maddy Recommends: Amigurumi Today
I have to admit, I have a deep and abiding love of physical row counters... you know the ones, they look like little beads or bobbins and you can move the little dial each time you complete a row or round? They're cute and I adore them. I also have to admit that I lose… Continue reading Maddy Recommends: My Row Counter App
If I'm being honest, it genuinely hadn't occurred to me until very recently that crochet podcasts might exist. Now, my day-job (ie, that thing I do between bouts of crocheting) is for a podcaster, I'm married to an occasional podcaster (not the same one), and I listen to podcasts constantly and have for a number… Continue reading Recommended listening – BHooked