See What’s Showing at CrochetMe!

Marcy Smith
is the Editor of
Interweave Crochet
Magazine

The CrochetMe website surprises me almost every day. Not only are there new voices & new pictures, but there's stuff that didn't used to be there.

It reminds me, again, of my house, where shortly after I moved in, I happened upon a closet in the hallway – a whole closet that I didn't remember was there when we bought the house! Almost two years later, I still call this the bonus closet. It's filled with familiar things that used to be stuffed into the back of another closet.

So it is with CrochetMe. For instance, when I clicked on the Video tab, under the CrochetMe videos, I found all the crochet-oriented segments from Knitting Daily TV. Those used to live elsewhere, all mixed in with the knitting segments.

The best way to review these videos, I think, is to click the slideshow. There, little snippets of each video run before you, like truffles in Willy Wonka's candy factory. Below the slide show, the featured excerpt is highlighted. So when you see something you want to view, you just click on the selected video – then the whole segment plays. Yummy.

So then I clicked on Videos again and slid down to Crochet Tip videos and found, um, nothing. But I happen to know that we have a whole batch of videos on Tunisian crochet techniques ready to load up. As soon as this happens, I'll let you know. For now, you can think of it as an empty shelf in that bonus closet that will soon be filled with good and useful things.

I then clicked on the TV tab. Here we have the line-up of all the upcoming episodes of Knitting Daily TV Series 400. So you can set you DVR to record your favorite episodes. And if you really can't stand to wait, you can order up the DVD. You'll find free patterns from all the episodes of Series 400, including 13 new crochet patterns for all levels of crocheters. And that's not all – in case you missed out on the previous series of Knitting Daily TV, you can download all the free patterns from Knitting Daily TV Series 100, 200 and 300 in the online gallery.

Here's one of my favorite videos. This excerpt from Series 200 features readers' variations of a project, in this case crochet and knit scarves. When you're done viewing, download the free pattern for the  crocheted Float Away Scarf. And then post your own variations in the Gallery on CrochetMe.

 

Enjoy. And don't forget the popcorn!

 

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