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17 (Mostly Free) Crochet Patterns for Fall Wearables

Sunday, September 16, 2018

I'm Marie from Underground Crafter and I'm back to share a roundup of seasonal crochet patterns designed by Crochet Guild of America members.


The weather is getting colder in most parts of the country so I thought this would be a perfect time to highlight fall wearables! These patterns include hats, scarves and other neckwarmers, shawls and ponchos, cardigans and tunics, and even a clutch. You’re sure to find a great project in this roundup of 17 mostly free crochet patterns for fall wearables. All images are © the respective designer or publisher and are used with permission.


17 (Mostly Free) Crochet Patterns for Fall Wearables

Roundup by Underground Crafter



Left column, from top to bottom:
  • It’s Fall Y’all Shawl, free crochet pattern by Stitches n Scraps: This cozy, triangular shawl uses a self-striping yarn to make the colorwork easy.
  • Fatima Poncho, free crochet pattern by Pattern Paradise: This knit-look, textured poncho features a collar.
  • Cabled Clutch, premium crochet pattern by Underground Crafter for KnitCrate: This clutch features twisted cables and an asymmetrical picot closure.
  • Aran Sampler Scarf, premium crochet pattern by Bonnie Bay Crochet: This sampler features 10 Aran/Celtic crochet stitches with video tutorials.

Second column, from top to bottom:
  • Double Down Beanie, free crochet patterns by ELK Studio: This pattern is available in both bottom-up (pictured) and top-down versions.
  • Classy Guy Scarf, premium crochet pattern by Randy Cavaliere for Annie’s: This plaid scarf features long fringes.
  • Everyday Cardigan, premium pattern by A Crocheted Simplicity: This classic cardigan with an oversized fit is available in 8 sizes from XS to 4X.

Third column, from top to bottom:
  • Mourning Dove Scarf, premium crochet pattern by American Crochet: This lacy scarf is a great statement piece.
  • Hitch a Ride Scarf, premium crochet pattern by The Crochet Architect: This asymmetrical scarf makes a great one-skein project.
  • Autumn Breeze Scarf, free crochet pattern by Oombawka Design: Use buttons to create multiple styling options for this simple scarf pattern.
  • Timber V Back Pullover, free crochet pattern by Cre8tion Crochet for Furls: This form fitting sweater is available in 8 sizes and is being released in 3 parts throughout September, 2018.

Right column, from top to bottom:
  • Hygge Cocoon Cardigan, free crochet pattern by Moogly: This beginner-friendly oversized cardigan with ribbed sleeves is available in 2 versatile sizes: Misses and Plus.
  • Blues and Brass Bandana Cowl, free crochet pattern by Same DiNamics Crochet: This buttoned bandana cowl pattern is available in 3 sizes from X/S to 1X-5X.
  • Wandering Tunic, premium crochet pattern by Tammy Hildebrand for Annie’s: This tunic is available in 4 sizes from S/M to 3XL. The pattern is available as a digital download or print-to-order.
  • Chrissy Neckwarmer (pictured), free crochet pattern by Jessie At Home: This beaded neckwarmer coordinates with the free crochet pattern for the Chrissy Hat.

I hope you enjoyed this roundup! You can find more project inspiration on my Crochet/Knitting For Fall Pinterest Board.

Book Review - Design It, Promote It, Sell It - Marie Segares

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Title: Design It, Promote It, Sell It
Author: Marie Segares
MSRP: $14.99 USD (pdf)

Book review by Pia Thadani - Stitches n Scraps

A free review copy of Design It, Promote It, Sell It was provided to me by Marie Segares. Although I accept free products for review, I do not guarantee a positive review. My reviews are based entirely on my honest opinions. All images of copyrighted material are used with permission.

Marie Segares has been an authority on the business of crochet for years. Her Creative Yarn Entrepreneur site and podcast have helped many designers start or grow their business, including me.  So I'm very excited to review her new book: Design It, Promote It, Sell It - Online Marketing for your Crochet and Knit Patterns.




Not just for designers!

This book is invaluable for anyone who wants to knit or crochet as a business. If that's not you, it's still an intriguing look into the business behind the patterns you enjoy! It's also a great introduction to online marketing for any kind of business.

Timely and timeless

The book does go into specific social media platforms and marketing strategies, which can change over time. Most of the book, however, discusses more timeless marketing concepts. It is divided into 5 sections that take you from a broad-strokes, crash course in marketing to specific action items and resources.

Plan, evaluate, optimize

Work through defining your business and audience, developing a marketing strategy, evaluating your results, and focusing your efforts where they are the most rewarding. Learn about marketing on Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, and other social media platforms.

Find new tools to add value and encourage interaction with your customers. Explore some common pitfalls, and find a balance between marketing efforts and all the other aspects of your business.

A marketing expert

Marie is not only a talented designer herself, but also has a strong marketing background which really shows through. Read this author interview for more information about her, and the journey that brought her to write this book.



Where to buy it

Design It, Promote It, Sell It comes in 3 editions.
  1. The PDF ebook is 69 pages, including printable worksheets and checklists. 
  2. The paperback edition is coming soon, and will include the same worksheets and checklists
  3. The streamlined, Kindle ebook 

Enter to win a copy!  

You can enter to win your own digital (pdf ebook) copy of Design It, Promote It, Sell It. This prize is generously provided by the author, Marie Segares. To be eligible, you must be 18 years of age or older, with a valid email address. The winner will be contacted by email, and must reply to that email within 1 week in order to receive the prize. If the winner does not reply within 1 week, a new winner will be selected. See entry form for full terms. 

The giveaway ends at 11:59pm US central time on September 30th. Hurry and enter below! 

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Humans That Yarn

Saturday, September 8, 2018



The Craft Yarn Council's fall campaign is here! "Humans That Yarn" features six unique people who all craft with yarn and their stories reflect the variety of people who identify as yarnists. They'll also highlight several other people in the yarn community who have unique stories that you will be able to relate to.

The point of the campaign is to spotlight the people behind yarn crafts, rather than focusing on specific yarn projects. Along with highlighting a variety of people, Humans Taht Yarn aims to showcase different types of crafts that can be made with yarn.






So, if you're a "yarnist" (yarn artist), be on the lookout for conversation about yarn crafts of all types this fall. You'll find inspiration and ideas, teaching tips, free patterns, project ideas, giveaways, ad so much more. Make sure you check out CYCA's social media pages (see links below). And make sure you tag your posts with #humansthatyarn and #yarnist.

CYC on Instagram
CYC on Facebook
CYC on Pinterest


Happy Yarning!
Kristine


 
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