It’s Octoburrrrrr! In many areas, including the one where I live, the weather is starting to get chillier. Perhaps you’re looking for warm projects to knit and crochet. I have some fantastic suggestions for projects that will warm you as you make them, and then they’ll warm the recipient for many years to come.
If crocheting is your craft of choice, blankets are at the top of the list of fantastic projects to warm up with. If you enjoy working from pattern books, I have a recommendation to share. It’s Crochet Afghan Revival, pictured here; aside from free blanket patterns (find some of those HERE), this book is the best value I’m currently aware of for printed pattern books. It includes some truly outstanding patterns, and the book is an incredible bargain overall.
Of course, this isn’t the only fantastic crochet blanket pattern book available. If you’d like to see some other choices, I invite you to check out our page of crochet blanket patterns, which includes bunches more recommendations for excellent pattern books you’re likely to enjoy.
If you’re looking for a smaller project to work on, perhaps you might be interested in Lumi Karmitsa’s lovely new book of mitten and sock knitting patterns. It’s called Wild Mittens, Unruly Socks 2. It’s filled with truly unique patterns for making gorgeous accessories featuring interesting design motifs including animals, geometric patterns and more.
If these projects aren’t what you feel like working on right now, no worries. We’ve posted heaps of other project ideas you might enjoy. You’re invited to check out this list of fall patterns to find ideas for crocheting or knitting just about any type of project you might want to create this fall. Happy crafting!
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 she was a teenager. Her work also appears at AmySolovay.com, ArtsWithCrafts.com 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.