Thursday, July 5, 2018

Learn how to knit or crochet this summer

"Snakes and Ladders" by Michelle Krause
In the early days of summer, way back in the dinosaur age, I learned to knit at about age 8. This post contains links for easy free patterns, perfect for vacations. Summer is the perfect time to learn to knit or to crochet, away at camp, sitting at home in the AC or vacationing. You can even teach yourself with YouTube videos. There is an abundance of free patterns, easy patterns like a dishcloth, which offer a quick path to success, and make useful gifts as well. Cotton yarn can be purchased for about $2.00, a pair of US 8 (5mm) straight needles, or an H hook, and you are on your way. Read on for other easy knitting projects paired with links for free patterns to knit and crochet.

Learn how to knit videos on YouTube are great for teaching yourself, seek out a crafty friend, visit your local yarn shop or library for basic beginner learn to knit classes.

"Truly Triangle Scarf" by Michelle Krause
The "Snakes and Ladders" dishcloth pattern is one of many free knitting patterns generously posted by Michelle Krause. Michelle has posted triangle scarves, a cowl, and a hat pattern, all free, that appear easy for beginners, depending on your level of knitting.

And there are oodles of sites for free knitting patterns and downloads can be had in many languages:


Berroco Yarns

KnitPicks offers "52 weeks of free dishcloth patterns" plus a link for free crochet patterns as well as knitting patterns besides dishcloths.

Drops Design (free knitting and crochet patterns for the whole family, home decor, and gifts - written in 21 languages and multiple dialects)

Find the crafts of knitting and/or crochet now, learn how to knit, crochet; you'll thank yourself for eternity.

New slouch hat pattern is great for beginners.

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