Anything Knitted and Crocheted

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Patterns from Bernat the Owl!

Hooray for Crochet!

Crocheters of the world, stand up and be counted! If you love the possibilities inherent in a hook and some yarn, this is for you. March is National Crochet Month! And this gives us just one more reason to go outside and show the world that crochet is here to stay.
Take a moment to appreciate the tradition behind crochet, and to thank the mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers who passed this fine legacy on. This month we can also look forward to the possibilities of crochet. You may not be a yarn artist covering light poles and buildings, but you can still make a statement. Head to your local park or coffee shop and craft in public! Bring friends! Show the world that we're here and we're not stopping until the world is blanketed in granny squares.
Not yet a crocheter? Pick up a hook and join the movement today!
What other crafts can you drop at a second's notice and pick up again without losing a stitch? Don't leave those ends hanging, crochet them in as you go! Quick and easy finishing at its finest.
From the adorable delights of itty bitty amigirumi to the chunky afghan you can whip up in a day, the possibilities never end.
No matter how you hold your hook, raise it up in honor of the timeless art of crochet!

Brand New Free Crochet Patterns!

These three new free patterns highlight just some of the great items you can make with crochet. Don't forget about all of the accessories, bags, cardigans, dishcloths, decorations, dresses, edgings, housewares, shawls, skirts, slippers, vests, and more you can create as well!
This colorful baby jumper dress crocheted with Bernat® Softee Baby has a striped wrap top and a sweet pleated skirt. Lacy pockets with floral embellishments finish the look. You can make extra flower motifs and attach them to elastics for matching hairbands.
Baby Jumper Dress
 Bernat Softee Baby - Jumper Dress (crochet)
This pop-art inspired blanket crocheted with Bernat® Super Value takes geometry to a new level. It is a great accent and adds pop to any room.
Oh-so-huggable sleepy-eyed owl crocheted in Bernat® Satin that is perfect for bedtime.
Circles in Squares Blanket
Bernat® Super Value - Circles in Squares Blanket (crochet) Bernat® Satin - Owl Toy (crochet)
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