I don’t know about you, but for me crochet is designed to calm you. We all find that calmness in different ways and there are many different crochet techniques that you can try to see which one calms you most. If you find calm in minimal counting, not changing colours and just letting your hook glide and flow, then you’ll want to keep reading. If this doesn’t sound appealing to you, then you might want to stop now! If you’re not sure what you find the most calming in crochet, the I encourage you to scroll down to the bottom to see how you can learn more about bringing the crochet calm to you.
Every design I publish, whether that is published to the public or published for my Hooked on Crochet Club members, calms me. If it didn’t then I don’t write or publish it. And today I thought I would dedicate this blog to a collection of my favourite patterns so that if you’re looking to make something new to make or a new skill to test out, then they’re all in one place for you!
This pattern is an absolute favourite of mine, and it is a pattern that just keeps on giving as it has endless options for what you can make. This pattern is a square that can be made bigger to make a blanket in any size, or you can turn the individual squares into anything that you want! I have made this into a poncho (instructions included), a blanket from a single square and a blanket from multiple squares. The pattern includes a link to a video for full instructions too. I’ve currently discounted it for a limited time, so if you’re wanting it click here to go grab it!
Above are just a selection of my patterns for gradient yarns that you will find in my store. I started designing these as I discovered that the gradient yarns were a favourite for me to play with, but I couldn’t find many patterns that I actually wanted to make with them! Every single one of these is adaptable to other yarn too, and to your own size and preference. My favourite aspect of the gradient yarn is that you don’t have to change colours! It does it for you, and when you see that colour change coming it’s amazing how much faster your hook can go!
I think it’s fair to say I have a “few” patterns for washcloths! I started designing these as a way to help teach new stitches and borders. Every single one is a learning opportunity and can be adapted later to make something else if you found yourself enjoying making it. They have the added bonus of being relatively quick projects to make as well as being something that is useful, and they make great gifts! They’re also the perfect way to test out different stitches so that you can learn more of what you do and don’t enjoy making. I find them calming as they’re all an easy pattern repeat and you can lose yourself in the making of them as you know they’re not going to take days or weeks to make.
I hope that you’ll find something here that speaks to you and that might be something you would consider making. It is my wish for everyone to discover crochet and find the calm and joy that is held in that magic wand known as the hook! If crochet isn’t bringing you that calming feeling, then I encourage you to learn more and take the time to discover what you do and don’t like. And the best way to try that out is by trying new things. And the best way to try new things is with the guidance of someone that has been where you are and is equipped to teach you and help you.
I can be that person for you. Whether it is from clicking subscribe and following my blog, following me for inspiration on instagram. purchasing my patterns and discovering more of what you do and don’t like, or joining my Hooked on Crochet Club which is designed to help you improve on your crochet skills, then I am here for you!