Blogs You Need to Read Now
In 2015 we spotlighted some brilliant bloggers, and these little gems are definitely blogs you need to read during 2016. We’ve cherry picked a select few that every time we have a browse they leave us wanting more. And not only because they host some fantastic craft tips and patterns, but their writing style too. More than that, you can see the pure passion for crafting and sharing their knowledge with crafters across the globe.
Blogging has become increasingly popular over the last couple of decades with a more than ever technology savvy generation. Whether its gardeners sharing their latest landscapes, mother’s advising others and of course popping up pictures of their oh so cute baby or knitters posting patterns there’s an exciting read for people of all cultures and interests on the planet. We love the idea knitting and crochet blogs are bringing crafters from Wellington to Washington D.C to Windsor together to create and share each other’s yarn knowledge.
So prepare to bookmark and pin these pages because we know you’re going to be taken to knitting and crochet paradise!
Look at what I made
Dedri is passionate for both baking and making and what begun as a food and craft blog has grown into the mother of all crochet blogs. Many of you will know Dedri for her phenomenal CAL – Sophie’s Universe, which took the crochet nation by storm, but this fantastic blog is also host to so many more exciting projects. Photography is certainly down to a tee on Dedri’s blog with each and every image making us want to dig out our hooks and get making! http://www.lookatwhatimade.net/
Kathryn has always had craft in her life with her mother being a huge inspiration to beginning her venture into crocheting and the starting of Crafternoon Treats. As a professional medical writer Kathryn has a wonderful way with words, which sets the gorgeous tone of her blog. In June 2015, Kathryn started a Bagalong, which has blossomed to become a permanent feature, which we love! This super section has bags for all occasions including that seaside retreat stash bag and of course the all-important stay at home craft bag! http://www.crafternoontreats.com
Haak Maar Raak
This crochet blog is fuelled by Kirsten, the crafty fanatic, who loves creating blankets, dollies, potholders and shawls. Each and every design by Kirsten is full of charismatic colour and her crochets are perfect for adding a burst of bright hues into your home. Not only does this blog host fabulous patterns it also has a selection of great tutorials on reading crochet charts, making granny squares and how to choose colours for you project! You’ll certainly start raiding your stash after a browse across Haak Maar Raak. http://haakmaarraak.nl/
The Patchwork Heart
Heather is the creative mind behind The Patchwork Heart and when it comes to creating colour recipies, she is your lady. Whether you’re looking for a subtle rainbow of colour or beautiful and bright shades, Heather’s blog is inspiring for finding that perfect palette! Heather’s posts are informative and fun, the shade selection and gorgeous patterns she works with draws your attention in and we can guarantee you’ll leave with another project added to your to-do list. http://www.thepatchworkheart.co.uk/
Crafts from the Cwtch
Crafts from the Cwtch is full of all sorts of yarn-related talk with reviews, patterns and tutorials. Ran by the lovely Sarah and filled with an array of tips and tutorials for knitting, Crafts from the Cwtch is a hub of knitting knowledge. This brilliant blog also has a selection of simple and versatile crochet projects for those who enjoy getting busy with their hook too. This blog is great for both knitters and crocheters seeking inspiration, we’re sure you’ll find some here! http://www.craftsfromthecwtch.co.uk/