Book Review and Giveaway: Tapestry Crochet by Renate Kirkpatrick

Welcome to my themed blog series, Crochet Specialty of the Month! Each month in 2015, I’ll feature a specialized crochet technique, stitch pattern, or project type through several posts. This post contains affiliate links. Today, I’m excited to share a review of Australian crochet designer and teacher Renate Kirkpatrick‘s Tapestry Crochet: 64 Playful Patterns for … Read more

Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class – Return of the double-ended crochet hooks

This post contains affiliate links. (This post is part of my Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class series. You can read the other posts in this series here.) Two weeks ago, I cheated and showed some old double-ended crochet projects instead of sharing something new for my Year of Projects update.  Several people asked about double-ended crochet, so I planned … Read more

Must-Have Beginner Crochet Books

This post contains affiliate links. Happy Thanksgiving! Just in time for the holidays, I decided to update my post on must-have beginner knitting resources with a crochet version.  I’ve been crocheting for 27 years and have been a Craft Yarn Council certified crochet instructor and teacher since 2008.  I’ve taught about 125 beginners to crochet since … Read more

Interview with Renate Kirkpatrick, book review, and week of giveaways kick off!

This post contains affiliate links. Today I’m pleased to feature an interview with Renate Kirkpatrick, the fiber artist, teacher, and author living in the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, as my 100th blog post!  I first discovered Renate’s work through the Tunisian Crochet group on Ravelry.  The moderators posted the names of several Tunisian crochet … Read more