The Many Layers of Kristin Omdahl

Crocheter, designer, instructor, and author Kristin Omdahl has released a new edition of Layers, this time with 18 crochet patterns to fit, flatter, and drape. Available as a printed book or an e-book, style-conscious crocheters will be given the opportunity to expand their handmade wardrobe with these light and breezy layering pieces. Follow either the written or charted directions to create lacey tops, wraps, vests, and shawls. Not a crocheter? Get the knitter’s version of Layers with 19 similar knit patterns.

Row x Row

The third annual Row x Row experience, a national quilt block shop hop, kicked off on June 21st with stores across the country contributing free quilt block patterns for participants. This year’s theme, “Taste The Experience,” will focus on food-themed blocks, like Fancy Tiger Crafts’ cheesy pizza slice, Boxcar Quilts’ punny taco, Off The Rails’ gooey s’more, or Quilt Vine’s crab soup can. An in-store only event, visit quilt shops through October 31st to receive the block patterns. Find stores near you or on the path of your next road trip by using the Row x Row Store Finder.

2019 Chain Link Conference

Members and fans of the Crochet Guild of America are invited to the 25th Annual Chain Link conference being held in Manchester, New Hampshire from July 10th – July 13th. The 4-day event will honor the rich history of the Guild as well as celebrate the modern day impact of the industry. Take a crochet class, become a Craft Yarn Council Certified Instructor, shop the marketplace, be inspired by others in the Crochet Lounge, and show off your original work during the Editorial Meet + Greet. New to the Chain Link conference? Join the Buddy Program and be paired with a veteran member and conference goer who will show you the ropes, er…yarn. Registration is now open.

CAST ON: Bobble Lines Baby Blanket by Daisy Farm Crafts

This new baby blanket features color and texture in a most adorable way. Pick up some DK weight yarn and a size H hook to create this free, striped blanket. Follow the written instructions or the video tutorial to work your way from cast on to cast off. Head to your LYS to pick a custom palate for a new nursery or use a collection of leftovers to create a memory blanket for yourself.