Where to Find Free Super Stitch Inspiration

comments (3) July 4th, 2008     

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LindaPermann Linda Permann, contributor
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This pretty scales pattern was featured as the crochet block of the week on the Lion Brand site.

This pretty "scales" pattern was featured as the "crochet block of the week" on the Lion Brand site.

Photo: Courtesy of Lion Brand

In case you haven't noticed yet, lots of yarn websites offer loads of free inspiration on the web. And when you're surfing around, there's no need to be snobby—the companies that make the most affordable yarns also happen to have the largest selection of free patterns on their website.

One of my favorite websites to go to for free inspiration is Lion Brand. Once you register, they'll send a free weekly e-mail to your inbox. If you scan to the end of this email each week, you'll find a lovely feature called crochet block of the week, plus you'll gain access to all of the old newsletters and all of the featured stitches once you register for their site. I like to browse the site when I'm stuck as far as what I want to make; it reminds me of all the different types of things I can crochet, then I can narrow it down.

Lion Brand recently started their own blog as well: Lion Brand Notebook where they round up fiber community happenings, stories, tips, and reviews. If you'd rather lurk than give them your email, this is your ticket to staying in touch.

How about you—what yarn company newsletters do you find useful?

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Comments (3)

LindaPermann writes: thanks Pearl- I try to keep things simple and doable, so I'm flattered. :) If you do end up making things, I'd love to see them in the gallery sometime (if it's a how-to post, usually you can post at the bottom of the post). Happy crocheting!
Posted: 1:13 am on December 8th
redde1 writes: I really like the patterns you've posted. I'm going to try to make some of the ones I like. They really seem easy to make. I've signed up for some the crocheting sites, but I find the patterns listed here a lot easier to make. I'm glad I joined the website. Where I've found a lot of interesting crafts.
Posted: 12:54 am on December 7th
crochet4joy writes: Living in a small town, it's difficult to find yarn.
My favorite website to purchase standard yarns, supplies and get help when needed is the yahoo group; Readily Available Yarns & More. Here's the link:


Enjoy browsing.
Posted: 1:51 pm on July 7th
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