Monthly Archives: December 2010

New Craft Projects — Free Crochet Patterns and More

Crochet Baby Afghan With Heart Pattern

Crochet Baby Afghan With Heart Pattern

This baby afghan was the best project I crocheted in 2010. I made it for my husband’s cousin’s new baby girl. So excited to have a little one to crochet for! I did post the free crochet pattern for others to use, so if you’d like to make a similar afghan, please be my guest.

I also made a few ugly projects, which I was brave enough to post at the time, despite feeling some embarrassment over them — however, the original publishing website has removed them. I may eventually re-post them as examples for you of what NOT to crochet.


Most of the stuff I crocheted in 2010 was easy no-brainer stuff — potholders, dishcloths, easy scarves, afghan squares, and stuff like that.

Crocheted Squares for Making Afghans and Other Projects -- I've posted free crochet patterns for making most of these afghan squares at KnittingandCrochet.net.

Crocheted Squares for Making Afghans and Other Projects — I’ve posted free crochet patterns for making most of these afghan squares at KnittingandCrochet.net.

More of My Recent Crafty Accomplishments

Lists

I love making lists — to do lists, lists of crochet patterns, project lists, shopping lists…Most of my lists are not internet-publication-worthy, but occasionally a few of them are. For example:

  • Checkerboard patterns — As a textile designer, I’m a bit obsessed with repeating patterns. I adore checkerboards. Yes, checkerboards. Please don’t yawn; there are zillions of interesting things you can do with checkerboard designs. If you doubt this, just click here and take a look.


  • Free crochet patterns for mix and match afghan squares — Several months ago I started crocheting a series of afghan squares. Eventually they’ll grow into an afghan. I’ve been publishing the patterns online. This is a list featuring most of the coordinating squares I’ve posted so far. I keep updating it as I add more.


  • Recycled crafts and green crafts — This list features a whole bunch of ideas for recycling ordinary junk into lovely treasures. Would you like to make handmade paper out of old junk mail? How about turning broken dishes into gorgeous mosaics? There are plenty of other ideas too. A couple of these ideas are posted in this blog in earlier posts, but a bunch of them are published on other web sites.

Crochet Resources:

About the Author: Amy Solovay is a freelance writer with a background in textile design. She has been crocheting and crafting since childhood, and knitting since age 16. Her work also appears at AmySolovay.com, knittingandcrochet.net and Crochet-Books.com. Amy sends out a free knitting and crochet newsletter so interested crafters can easily keep up with her new patterns and tutorials. If you’re already an Instagram user, Amy also invites you to follow her on Instagram.

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