Good afternoon! Charity crocheting and knitting is a very rewarding experience. Many charities have their own selection of patterns from which you can choose so that each donation suits the cause. It is very important to follow the guidelines of the charity to which you are donating. However have you ever had the experience that you wanted to make something lovely for donation but really didn't have the time search through endless patterns on the web, or thought how much easier it would be if an expert did the searching for you? Problem solved! Link parties and pattern roundups to the rescue.
Link parties connect all the most popular projects and put them in one easy place. Pattern Roundups usually pick a subject like, slouch hats for instance, and put all the patterns in one easy collection. All the patterns collected and vetted by great bloggers like Maria at Pattern Paradise. That makes things easier doesn't it?
My first introduction to a link party was in fact, at the blog of Maria Bittner at Pattern Paradise. I had seen them listed before on Facebook but I had not really looked at what a "link party" in depth. Pattern Paradise is part of the "Linky Ladies Community Link Parties" The Linky Ladies include Crystal of Crystalized-Designs, Heidi of Snappy Tots, and Carolyn of The Purple Poncho. Each week they showcase the 5 most popular patterns "linked" to the #LinkyLadies hashtag. Easy peasy right? You can let someone else's fingers do the walking through the patterns!
Most of the link parties with which I am familiar are posted on blogs I follow on Facebook or in RSS feed. So let me introduce you to a few:
This is really just the tip of the iceberg but I think with these blogs will get you started well on your way to finding great patterns quickly and easily. I know we'd much rather spend our time knitting and crocheting than surfing for patterns! Thanks for reading today and thank you to these wonderful bloggers for their contributions!
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**Opinions expressed on blogs about which I write are the opinion of the blog authors and DO NOT necessarily reflect my own opinion.