Friday, December 26, 2014

Using buttons with your crochet

In February, we had a lovely presentation from The Button Room.  Naturally, it got me thinking of buttons and crocheting: sewing on buttons, creating button holes and actually crocheting buttons.  So many options!

Here are a few resources to use if you're looking for ideas or help with incorporating buttons into your crocheted pieces.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

COTL Ravelry 101 Lesson #1 - Creating & Personalizing Your Account

Our group seems to be a mixture of those who love Ravelry and those who just don't understand the fuss.  I used to be one of those who just didn't get it but after hearing everyone rave and hopping on from time to time, it's now one of my very favorite places to be on the web and I don't know how I could not have it in my arsenal of crochet tools.

So Melanie and I have created a series for our group called Ravelry 101.

Every month, we will highlight another way Ravelry will become your new best friend.  From the crocheter who has never been on the site to the experienced Raveler, you'll find tips for everyone.  There will be a short version of this in our newsletter but we'll put the longer, more detailed version up on our blog.

If there's something you'd like us to cover, let us know!  Leave a comment here and we'll put it on our "to cover" list.


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Inspiration for our 2014 Chapter Challenge

We have a great chapter challenge for the year in honor of The Crochet Guild of America's 20th Anniversary theme, "Proud Past, Brilliant Future."  It all revolves around taking something old and making it new again.  Some of us have been crocheting for years while others are new to crochet.  There are so many ways to find inspiration but where should you start?

Here are some ideas of where you can find your challenge crochetspiration.