As we’ve mentioned (AKA been screaming from the rooftops), March is National Crochet Month, a wonderful excuse to celebrate all things crochet! Of course, we never need an excuse to celebrate this fun and fabulous craft, but it’s great to have the entire month to connect with fellow crocheters and gush about notions, patterns, yarns, and other goodies.
Speaking of gushing, we have several amazing deals in the Crochet and Knit Shop in honor of National Crochet Month! First, did you know you can get the entire 2014 Year of Yarn Blanket pattern (that means all 12 blocks!) for only $2.99? This phenomenal deal is for a limited time, so grab this collection of skill-building block patterns right away! If you missed the Year of Yarn blocks in 2014, they are a great way to practice new techniques while crocheting a unique sampler throw.
For another fun way to build your crochet skills, the Skill-building Crochet Pattern Bundle features 3 gorgeous patterns that will teach you clever new techniques. Celebrate National Crochet Month by learning to crochet cables, work the star stitch, or work the half double crochet in several different ways.
Or, since spring is just around the corner, celebrate with Blooming Crochet Hats and stitch up a pretty floral design you can wear all year round. This fun book features 10 interchangeable motifs, so you can mix and match to design the hat of your dreams.
Finally, I think we should all use National Crochet Month as an excuse to treat ourselves to something crafty and special, and the Olive Twist Shawl is just that. The unique filigreed looks is created by twisted chains, giving this accessory an ornate look that balances the summery feel of the linen yarn. Both Kathy and I have crocheted this shawl, and we can’t recommend this pattern enough. The best part is that it comes in a handy kit, making your yarn selection a breeze. Choose from 5 classic, springy colors and get your Olive Twist Shawl kit while the deal lasts!
How are YOU celebrating National Crochet Month? Are you learning a new skill or teaching someone to crochet? Did you yarn bomb a public space or treat yourself to some new hooks? We’d love to hear what you’re doing, so let us know here or on Facebook. We can’t wait to hear from you!