Pattern recommendations, tips from crochet designer Robyn Chachula, a chance to win some prizes, and a special announcement—join Zontee and Michelle for all that and more, on this bonus-length episode of YarnCraft!
Patterns discussed include:
- Knit Autumn Throw
- Crochet Shades of Autumn Granny Throw
- Crochet Chelsea Squares Afghan
- Crochet Pansy Patch Granny Throw (Mega Granny)
- Knit Autumn Lace Afghan
- Knit Slip Stitch Sampler Lapghan
Zontee then interviews crochet designer and teacher Robyn Chachula whose new book is Blueprint Crochet Sweaters. They talk about why reading crochet symbols can be useful, how to get a better fitting armhole, and more.
On Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, Zontee and Michelle share resources for finding that elusive mystery pattern/yarn/skill. Resources discussed include: Ravelry, AllFreeKnitting.com, AllFreeCrochet.com, KnittingHelp, the Crochet Crowd, Crochet Geek, NewStitchaDay, and Yarndex.
Want to win one of our two giveaway books? Be sure to listen to this episode (at 37:31) for details on how to enter our giveaway of The Knitter’s Directory: 150 Scandinavian Motifs and Mollie Makes: Christmas from our friends at Interweave. Be sure to leave a comment by 11:59 pm Eastern on October 23, 2013 to qualify. (Must be 18 or the age of majority in your municipality. Only open to residents of countries where LionBrand.com ships. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.)
Join us in two weeks for the final episode of YarnCraft with Zontee and Michelle! It’s been an amazing 5 year run, but since Zontee (who serves as writer, producer, and editor of the show) is leaving Lion Brand, we have to bid a fond adieu! Tune in for this very special episode, and in the meantime, call us and leave a message at 774-452-YARN (9276) to be a part of our grand finale!
Theme music is “Boy with a Coin” by Iron and Wine, from the PodSafe Music Network.
00:11 Intro & welcome
01:25 What’s on Zontee & Michelle’s hooks & needles?
03:14 Listener Jenny’s call
04:18 Favorite fall afghan patterns
16:19 Interview with designer Robyn Chachula
30:13 Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life
37:31 Contest announcement
38:32 A special announcement from Zontee
40:19 Thanks to our guest & listeners