I'm always on the lookout for ways to give back with my crocheting. So when I saw that Warm Up America is teaming up with UCSF's East Africa Preterm Birth Initiative to run a Tiny Hats for Tiny Babies campaign, I knew I had to participate.
Some of you have been making my 3 mL slouchy beanie pattern, and it's been super cool! I have loved seeing your pictures and hearing your feedback. But there are also a few questions that I've been asked several times about the pattern. So I decided to put together a quick Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) post about this pattern. If you've found yourself with questions about this pattern, take a look through these FAQs and solutions and feel free to contact me if you have any additional questions. Like I used to tell my students, "If you have a question about something, the odds are good that someone else does too."
This week's Designer Spotlight features a super talented crochet artist who finds inspiring ways to give back with her crochet. Roxann is the designer behind Crochet Rox. She designs a variety of patterns, ranging from blankets to clothing to toys, and has had her designs featured in fashion shows and on television. So take a look at some of her work, read more about Roxann's crochet story, and learn about a wonderful nonprofit organization she works with.
Is it just me or did fall just come out of nowhere this year? I guess the weather varies depending on where you are, but around these parts, it just suddenly decided that it was fall. It was hot and summery and humid, but then September started and BAM! New season. The high temperatures have been in the low 70s and some of the leaves have already started changing (!?!). I'm sure it'll get warmer again soon, because weather's bonkers like that, but either way it's definitely got me into the fall/winter crafting mode. So when I found a few skeins of super bulky yarn in my stash, I knew I needed a chunky sweater.
It's Designer Spotlight time again! This week's spotlight focuses on Jackie of Blankies by Jackie. Jackie is a designer who makes all sorts of things, but has a special knack for making her own lovey patterns. So if you're a fan of crocheted loveys, be sure to take a look at her work! Learn a bit more about her and how she got started in the interview below.
First there was the 3 mL Beanie, which got a much-needed makeover and became the 3.2 mL Beanie. Then there was the 3 mL Slouchy Beanie, which some of you all have actually been making! (It always blows my mind a little when I see a picture of one.) And now, I'm happy to announce the latest addition to the 3 mL family: the 3mL Messy Bun Beanie!
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