Often times beginner crocheters start out wanting to learn to crochet for very altruistic reasons. They want to make things for charity or give gifts to family. Of course the many adorable ideas for kids or warm clothes for adults make the rounds social networking. How can one resist picking up a hook and some yarn to give it a try? The problem becomes how to make a start? Where can crocheters turn to find help learning the latest style or the newest stitches? Yes, freecrochettutorials.com! It's a perfect place to start because it's organized by the amazing Rhondda Mol of Oombawka Design Crochet and Amy of The Stitchin' Mommy fame. Two names that are trusted by long time crocheters to provide great patterns and accurate information.
I am a professional knitter and crocheter, Rhondda and Amy are professional crochet designers. The world of professional knit and crochet designing has it's challenges but what I see as someone who works as a consumer of patterns is a world where people do, set aside their differences to work together. Free crochet tutorials is evidence, along with the many "link ups or link parties" held on various crocheting blogs. The crocheting world is one with a very refreshing perspective. People actually get along and they work together! Charities are often the benefactors of these collaborations! freecrochettutorials.com is a well laid out website with links to the best tutorials on the web in one place. From stitches to full projects you'll find it all listed and linked so there's no reason to shy away from trying something new! Charity groups will find this site extremely helpful when looking for patterns to share with their members.
Some of the groups I work with are constantly in need of items ranging winter accessories (hats, scarves, mittens), and baby items. It all starts, however, with learning stitches. Freecrochettutorials.com has collected some of the best learning videos and picture tutorials on the web for those looking to learn the art of crochet.
Because I've worked for a long time with national and international charities I've learned a lot of lessons about the kinds of things that are generally useful. I try to stick to the simple designs and solid materials. Remembering that not everyone has access to the same washing and drying facilities I do.
If you already know how to crochet or have a crochet group and want to kick your donations up a notch with something different or add a dimension to your group's giving, check out these pattern collections.
This blog really only scratches the surface but if you want to get lost in the world of crochet for a while, take a look at freecrochettutorials.com. I can pretty much guarantee that you won't want to leave.
Thanks to Rhondda Mol and Amy for all their hard work. Thank you for reading along today!
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