I mentioned in a previous post that I'm crocheting scarves to give to charity. There is one thing that I've have learned. Don't use the same color hook as the wool:
I ended up unraveling it and starting again with an orange hook - much easier!
Also - I've learned that doing the same two patterns is boring, and so went looking for some free patterns on the internet. Luckily I have a friend with a shop on Etsy (knitting) who knew of many sites with free patterns. Magenta Sky Studio has the cutest wrist warmers! I've ordered a pair like these, but in red/white: http://www.etsy.com/listing/45316094/sapphire-shortie-cables-n-cream
One of the sites she gave me was Lion Brand. They really have a wonderful selection of patterns. Found one for a "popcorn" stitch scarf, and I'm doing it in yellow :)
I have also just finished my first hat!! Going to do a matching scarf - it will make a cute set for a little girl :) Will add a pom pom too I think, make it look a little more finished.
Here are some other sites with free patterns - either knitting or crochet:
Crochet Pattern Central
Where do you go for patterns? Always looking for some new ones :)
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