(Events) Crochet at Michaels Open House

I demo’d crochet yesterday at two stores for Michaels open house. Heading back again today to celebrate Lion Brand’s 135th Birthday and demo crafts made with Bonbons.  As part of the celebration:

  • 20% off sale on all Lion Brand yarns.
  • A chance to enter a raffle to win one of 135 prize packs filled with Lion Brand yarns.
  • A tutorial from the Michaels staff on how to make a scarf or necklace with Bonbons.
  • The first 25 customers will receive a free Bonbon.

Lion Brand 135th Birthday Party celebration takes place today at all participating Michaels stores from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

*no compensation received for this promo, except for salary received as Michaels employee

My Favorite Sites for Free Crochet Patterns

First for Women MagazineMy Favorite Websites for Free Crochet Patterns

First for Women Magazine asked me what were my five favorite sites for free crochet patterns for their December 7, 2009 issue.

Here are my favs:

Top 10 Free Crochet Pattern Websites

My Top Five (Ten) Free Crochet Pattern Websites

1.       Crochet Pattern Central
www.crochetpatterncentral.com
Crochet Pattern Central is an online directory of thousands of links to free crochet patterns of all levels.  In addition to the patterns, CPC has links to tutorials and stitch instructions.

2.       Berroco
www.berroco.com
Berroco is a yarn company that also offers free patterns featuring their yarns.  The patterns are stylish and contemporary, and they range in level from this cute Stanley doll, http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/stanley/stanley.html to this jazzy Aruna sweater, http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/aruna/aruna.html.

3.       Ravelry
www.ravelry.com
Ravelry is an online community for fiber lovers to keep track of patterns, yarn, tools, etc.  There are also messageboard forums, a newsletter, and groups.  Users can list their own designs to share or to sell.  There are several thousands of free patterns on Ravelry.  New ones are added everyday.  Visitors have to join to participate.  There is a small waiting period to join, but it is more than worth it.

4.       Lion Brand Yarn
www.lionbrand.com
Lion Brand Yarn has thousands of free crochet patterns for adults, babies, children, teens, pets and the home.  Visitors must register in order to view patterns.

5.       Crochetville
www.crochetville.com

The Crochetville messageboard community features a Free Original Patterns forum.  Members of the community share their original designs.  This is a great place to try new patterns, and there is the added benefit of being able to ask the actual designers your questions.

Honorable mentions:

Naturally Caron, http://www.naturallycaron.com
Interweave Crochet, http://www.interweavecrochet.com/projects.asp
Stargazer’s Crochet, http://home.inreach.com/marthac/links.html
Yarn Lover’s Room, http://www.knitting-crochet.com/crochet/antiquecrochet.html
Free Vintage Crochet, http://www.freevintagecrochet.com

Do you have any favorite sites for free crochet patterns?  If you do, please leave a comment and share them.

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Free Crochet Pattern Websites Worth Visiting

Free Crochet Pattern Websites Worth Visiting

First for Women Magazine asked me what were my five favorite sites for free crochet patterns.

Here are my favs