Did you get your crochet on in March?

In case you missed it, March was National Crochet Month according to the Crochet Guild of America. I happen to think anytime is crochet time so don’t let it get you down if you didn’t finish all of your crocheting last month.

The Topeka Crochet Guild meets at the library twice a month and, besides having a great time, donates hundreds of items to local charities each year. Join the fun!

Need some inspiration?

Head over to 746.434 in the West Wing and discover a bevy of awesome crochet pattern books filled to the brim with ideas for all skill levels.

The Best of Interweave Crochet is a complete collection of top designs all in one easily accessible volume. Whether you’re picking up a hook for the first time or you’re a long-time crocheter, you’ll love these 20 unique and classic projects.

Expand your knit and crochet repertoire with the menagerie of miniature creatures in 75 Birds, Butterflies, & Little Beasts to Knit and Crochet. They can decorate your clothes as accessories or be awesome little gifts all by themselves. Crochet is perfect for unusual shapes like these.

Join the seamless revolution with Kristin Omdahl in Seamless Crochet. She has pioneered a new technique for crocheters of all skill levels to create motif-based patterns in one piece, eliminating seams, and leaving only two ends to weave in.

Crochet isn’t just for clothing and toys, you can make beautiful and unusual jewelry by crocheting with wire in French author Nancy Waille’s book Crochet Wire Jewelry.

Bonus Pattern

The green pillow cover above is one of Kristin Omdahl’s seamless crochet designs. The Medallion Pillow is available as a free pdf from Crochet Today. Try out her new technique today!

So tell me.  What have you crocheted this year?

You can find me at the Media Desk and helping people with their Interlibrary Loan requests. I love to talk (and learn more) about spinning, knitting, weaving, crochet and any other fiber arts you can mention. Need assistance with a pattern or technique? I might be able to help. I am currently reading (and being inspired by) An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler, The Circle by Dave Eggers, and Made from Scratch by Jenna Woginrich. Current projects: making special gifts for new babies, cooking new recipes, discovering old (but new-to-me) crochet stitches, and getting my floor loom warped.

  • lissa

    I love this birds and butterflies book — I hadn’t seen it before — how perfect for SPRING! Thanks Carrie!