Thursday, November 29, 2012

Grabbing Winter by the Crochet Hooks

Something about winter makes me want to cozy up under some blankets, turn on the tv, and crochet until my wrists hurt.  When summer comes along I always forget about this particular hobby (because who wants to be surrounded by balls of yarn when it's 90 degrees?!) but as soon as the temperatures start to drop I remember that, yes, I was in the middle of making a ten foot long blanket.  Seriously, I once made a blanket that was so big I could not fold it by myself.

I used to stick with fairly standard stitches - you know, the single crochet, the double crochet, maybe toss in some chevron for kicks.  But lately I've been feeling up for a bit more of a challenge.  Luckily, Pinterest has been throwing some great new patterns my way.  Here are a couple of my new favorites:

Okay, so maybe that last pattern didn't have a name so I made one up.  I think Starburst is very appropriate.  

Have you accepted crochet into your life, and subsequently have many scarves you need to pawn off on unsuspecting friends and family members?  Do you have any favorite patterns to share?


  1. I've always wanted to learn how to crochet, but I feel like I'm completely uncoordinated. Maybe I'll give it another shot...I'd love to be able to make scarves!

    The Glossy Life

  2. I WISH I knew how to crochet! I think Starburst is the perfect name for that last pattern. Perhaps I need to put this on my winter craft list, being able to make my own cozy scarf would be pretty cool!
    xo Hannah

  3. Ooooh I love that first pattern! Can't wait to see what you knit :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  4. Hey sweetie! thanks so much for your kind words and for following Classy Ever After! The support of my followers means so much;)


  5. Love the ribbonberry pattern! I've always wanted to learn. Looks so fun and relaxing! Can't wait to see what you knit. xo, Julie

  6. My grandmother taught me to crochet years ago, but sadly it is a skill that has gone by the wayside! I'm loving the honeycomb pattern.

    Fizz and Frosting