Hello everyone! Tara here—
Do you collect crochet patterns?
There are so many incredible patterns out there, and it’s hard not to pick up every pattern you fall in love with. But buying individual patterns can get expensive quickly, especially if you’re like me and you grab them faster than you can make them.
What if I told you that there was an online resource that has over 1,450 patterns and it lets you download as many patterns as you want for free?
It’s Annie’s Creative Studio, and it’s an incredible site for any crafter.
Not only does it have hundreds of patterns like the gorgeous hooded sweater below, but there are also videos that go with the patterns to make any project easier! Some of the videos are right next to the patterns, but others are in a section called Learn, Make, Create!. Each pattern is very clearly labeled with skill levels so you know with a quick glance just how difficult it’s going to be.
Another really fun category to check out is Crochet Skill Builders. Some of the videos are for specific stitches, but others pair with projects like Penny’s Hook & Yarn Tote Bag and teach you new techniques. For Penny’s Tote, you learn Tunisian Crochet in the Round!
My favorite category by far is Knit & Crochet Now!. I don’t have cable, so I can’t catch the newest episodes of Knit & Crochet Now! on PBS or Create TV, so it’s wonderful being able to watch episodes whenever I want—and re-watch it whenever I need to. With your subscription, you have access to all 12 seasons—over 150 episodes!
There are product review videos, tutorials on how to measure yourself (which is essential when you make any kind of wearable), and classes on the different types of fibers. It’s a dream for any crocheter.
But Annie’s Creative Studio is not just for crochet. There are how-to tutorials and classes taught by industry experts on knitting, quilting, sewing, home decorating, and general crafts. There are even videos on easy ways to organize and unclutter, which are some of my favorites to watch.
Another video that’s a must watch in the next two weeks teaches you how to host for Mother’s Day events. Mother’s Day is coming up quick: it’s May 8th this year!
And the best part: You get a FREE 15-day trial! That’s 15 days to watch as many videos and download as many patterns as you can to see if Annie’s Creative Studio is worth subscribing to (it is). If you’re still not sure, you can take a video tour of the website and check it out.
Have you looked into Annie’s Creative Studio yet?
– Tara Orchard, Editor of Crochet! Magazine