I first learned how to crochet when I was 12 years old. Back then, the ragingly popular colors of the early 1990s for my awesome popcorn blanket were pink, mauve, mulberry, and something between salmon and peach. Yassssss. I was convinced that crocheting was relegated to amazingly uncool terms such as “granny square” and “afghan” (both of which I was quite good at at one time and covered my college dorm room). So, convinced that my crocheting skills would only ever produce potholders and really unfortunate, unwanted baby blankets, I put my hooks away for about oh… fifteen years.
I picked them again in 2009 in an attempt to start up a hobby to replace my newly married hours of evening TV watching. Crocheted hats – stylish, fashionable crocheted hats, shockingly enough – were starting to rage everywhere, and I thought I’d give it a go. I never thought I’d soon become known as “the hat lady”, but here I am today, with several bookshelves dedicated solely to yarn and now blogging for your enjoyment.
In 2012 my husband started a job with the U.S. Department of State that has us traveling around the world in two year stints. So, here I am, posting this from Beijing, China, all the way to currently Bratislava, Slovakia. It’s possible occasional country-related weirdness will be inserted – all about yarn, of course.
About Classy Crochet
Upon moving to Beijing, China in April 2012 after a lifetime spent in the U.S., I found myself with ooodles and OOODLES more time than I ever had in my life. What had previously been a cute hobby to occupy my spare time became the only thing that helped me through long stretches while looking for work and figuring out a new city (and/or country, whatever). This blog was started as a way to share all the new things I’ve learned with all of you. Some how-tos, some free patterns, some for-sale patterns, some yarn-ventures… thank you for stopping by and following along!
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to shoot me an email at email@example.com.
how do you print your free patterns.
i cant print any of these free patterns. how do you prin t them?
Hi there! I’m just beginning this blogging endeavor and could use some advice.
First off, I enjoy looking through your blog. The patterns look quite fun! I have a really rough draft of a blog page right now. I’ve used the “free” package to start!
My main question is this: when you first started, how did you get readers to find your blog? I put basic tags in like “crochet” “patterns” “crafting” etc…
I also posted my first blog on my Facebook business page and personal timeline.
Also, how do you get the “buy now” button? Lastly, how do you get your own pics at top of your main page? I have items in my etsy shop which I would like to feature above (by my title/header).
I’d truly appreciate any advice you could give!
Patterns To Pretty
To print a pattern: copy and paste it into a Word document; print using a color printer (I have an inkjet).