Interview: Dora Ohrenstein, Crochet Designer and Author

This post contains affiliate links. Today’s interview is with fellow New Yorker, Dora Ohrenstein.  Dora is the publisher of the Crochet Insider ezine; a designer whose work has appeared in Crochet!, Crochet Today!, Crochet World, Interweave Crochet, and Vogue Knitting Crochet, among other publications; the author of Creating Crochet Fabric, Custom Crocheted Sweaters (reviewed here), and … Read more

Book Review: Knit Stitch Guide by Rita Weiss

 This post contains affiliate links. Knit Stitch Guide by Rita Weiss of the Creative Partners is a pattern booklet featuring 96 knit stitch patterns. The booklet is arranged into six chapters. The first five, Simple Knit & Purl Stitches, Ribbings, Embossed Stitches, Multi-Color Stitches, and Eyelets & Cables, include stitch patterns. Each stitch pattern includes a … Read more

Rectangular Sampler Blanket CAL Wrap Up and Winner!

The Rectangular Sampler Blanket CAL wrapped up last Friday, and I’m excited to share these great blankets with you. This post contains affiliate links. Baby Boy Rectangular Sampler Blanket by g120luvs2crochet Sand ‘n’ Sea Sampler Blanket by jaye-yarns Marie W. in MI’s version (submitted via email) ss9904‘s version (along with an adoring fan) There are two other … Read more

Book Reviews: Leisure Arts portable crochet books

This post contains affiliate links. Recently, I received two new crochet books from Leisure Arts for review: Everything the Internet Didn’t Teach You About Crochet by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss and Crochet Stitch Guide by Jean Leinhauser and Mary Ann Frits.  Usually, I have a giveaway for the books I review, but these two will be the prizes for … Read more

Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class – Year one finale in Bruges lace

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. I am having great fun with Bruges lace, which I’m learning from the master herself, Tatyana Mirer, in a three-week class at Knit-A-Way.  I’m the only person in the class at the … Read more