Guess what! Today is “I Love Yarn Day”, an extra-special day the Craft Yarn Council has designated for fun activities, yarncraft project ideas and free patterns just for the occasion. If you’d like to win some new knitting and crochet supplies, check out the I Love Yarn Day scavenger hunt featuring a spectacular prize package:
List of FUN, AMAZING Prizes for YARN LOVERS:
Send your scavenger hunt entries to the Craft Yarn Council before the deadline, which is October 21st 11:59 pm CT, and you will be entered to win 1 of 20 prizes totaling more than $1,200:
Just imagine all the gorgeous projects you could make if you were to win any of these goodies! If you’re new to knitting or crochet and you don’t already have a yarn and pattern stash accumulated, winning one of these prizes would definitely be a great start! And if you’re an experienced crafter, as you already know, you can never have too many yarncrafting supplies…
Stitching It Forward: Teach Others How to Craft With Yarn:
Knitting, Crocheting, Weaving, Spinning and Yarn Bombing
As part of this special celebration, the Craft Yarn Council has requested that ALL fiber fans will share our love for yarn and “stitch it forward” by teaching at least one other person to knit, crochet, weave, spin or yarnbomb. Since crochet is the yarncraft I’m most proficient at, I would be honored to teach YOU how to crochet if you do not already know how. To get you started, I’ve put together the following list of free tutorials and easy crochet patterns for beginners:
Learn How to Crochet With Free Instructions and Tutorials:
A slip knot is the first thing you need to know when you’re learning how to crochet. Click here to see a free crochet slip knot tutorial.
A slip knot is NOT the only way to start crochet projects — but it is one of the most popular ways. See how to start crochet for some other insights about how to get a crochet project started.
When I teach beginners how to crochet, I recommend the granny square as an ideal first crochet project. To crochet the most basic, beginner-friendly granny square, you’ll need to know how to work the chain stitch, the slip stitch and the double crochet stitch:
- Click here to see a free chain stitch tutorial.
- Click here to see a free slip stitch tutorial.
- Click here to see a free double crochet stitch tutorial.
- Click here to check out a free crochet granny square tutorial.
- Click here to see more crochet granny square patterns.
This easy crochet neck warmer is another beginner-friendly crochet project:
There are many other amazing crochet stitches to learn, but there are bunches of projects you can make with only the chain, double crochet and slip stitch. The pretty neck warmer pictured above is a crochet project that only requires the chain stitch and the double crochet stitch.
If you want to learn even more, I invite you tocontact me and ask to be added to my list of knitting and crochet newsletter subscribers. I often make new patterns, stitch tutorials, book reviews and other resources available that I think you will enjoy.
This page was last updated on October 15, 2017.
Can you tell me if I need to worry about dye lots on crochet threads?
It’s been a long time since a made a large project. I’m going to start a tablecloth, I’m not sure if I should go ahead and get all my thread online or not. I don’t really find a dye lot # on Aunt Lydia’s purchased at JoAnn’s. I purchased 6 balls of burgundy, and I’m unsure about starting without getting it all.
However when I look online I don’t find any reference to dye lots. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your time.
Hi Floy! Thanks for getting in touch.
This is a great question. I totally understand your reluctance to start on such a large, substantial and time consuming project without verifying this for sure.
I haven’t made a large project with this particular brand of crochet thread, so I am going to turn the floor over to comments from my readers. I’m betting you’ll get some helpful answers from the community here. Who here has experience with matching (or not matching) dye lots of Aunt Lydia’s crochet thread? Thanks in advance for any help you can give Floy.