Every Saturday during National Crochet Month 2013, I’ll be highlighting one of my favorite online crochet resources. Today’s featured site is Crochetbug.
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There are many great blogs that I follow. Crochetbug, written by Leslie Stahlhut, is unique among them. Crochetbug is Leslie’s personal crochet odyssey. Her posts read like a personal journey or diary of her crochet life. At the same time, crocheters everywhere can relate to the experiences she shares through her compelling writing and photos: the challenges of managing stash, finishing projects for deadlines, dealing with creative blocks, and the joys of finding new patterns and projects.
I always find inspiration in her posts, even when she is using patterns or colors that I’m not necessarily attracted to. If you’re looking for some political inspiration, check out her Crochet Manifesto. And, if you like suspense, following the progress of Leslie’s annual crochet entry into the county fair is a guaranteed nail biter. (Spoiler alert: She’ll finish on time, and her project will be awesome. But you’ll still be on the edge of your seat!)
Leslie also loves vintage books, and introduced me to three that I now own: Magic Motif Crochet (her posts about the textured square), Crochet Workshop (her post), and Better Homes and Gardens Crocheting & Knitting (her posts on the sampler blanket).