Photos, Photo Collage and Free Patterns Are All © Amy Solovay
St Patrick's Day is coming up next week. It's on Monday, March 17, 2014 to be exact.
If you celebrate this holiday, you have some time left to get thinking about what you'll serve, and what you'll use for your St. Patrick's Day table settings this year.
We've posted some lovely free patterns you can use for dressing up your St. Patrick's Day table, or any holiday table for that matter. We invite you to check 'em out!
Our website is home to some lovely free placemat patterns. Pictured above, you see a place setting featuring this placemat finished with a scalloped crochet lace edging and some woven yarn.
One of these napkin rings is also pictured in the place setting above. Get the free pattern for these napkin rings right here on our website.
If you have napkins with stunning crocheted edgings, this is a great way to show 'em off. Bonus points if the napkins, or edgings, are green.
See Also: Free holiday crochet patterns
Crocheted Pouch With Fabric Lining - Photo © Amy Solovay
A crocheted pouch is endlessly useful to have around, especially if you add a lining to the inside of the pouch.
Want to try making a lined pouch? I've posted a checkered crochet pouch pattern you can use, along with a tutorial for how to sew a lining for a pouch or bag. You can use the lining instructions with most other rectangular pouch patterns that zip at the top.
See Also: Free crochet pouch patterns
During the springtime, it can be tricky to get dressed in the morning; the temperatures might fluctuate drastically at any given time during the day.
Tip: wear layers. That way, you can take off a layer or two during the warmest hours, and put them back on when the temperature drops again.
A lightweight scarf is a great way to accessorize, especially on misty spring mornings. Might I recommend a crocheted scarf?
Below, I've listed three of my favorite go-to patterns for crocheting spring scarves. There are plenty of other crochet scarf patterns that would work for springtime wear, but these three are some of my favorites.
Easy Mesh Scarf to Crochet for Spring - Photo © Michael Solovay
This mesh scarf is perfect for spring! It's a light and airy design that won't weigh you down. It does, however, add a bit of warmth, which you'll appreciate on chilly spring mornings and evenings.
This is an easy, beginner-friendly crochet project requiring only two of the basic crochet stitches. Anyone could make one of these scarves! I'm hoping the pattern will appeal to crocheters of all levels; even if you are far past the beginner stage, it is often nice to have an easy, no-brainer project to kick back and relax with. Also, this pattern is reasonably quick to crochet.
I've posted several large pictures of this scarf design,
which I invite you to look at if this sounds like a crochet project you might like to try for yourself.
Crocheted Scarf -- Photo © Michael Solovay
Looking at this picture makes me smile; it reminds me of what my scarf used to look like when it was brand new, after I first crocheted it. I've worn mine so often that it's showing a lot of wear. It's probably time for me to crochet another one!
I'm a Californian, and the weather here allows me to wear this scarf year-around. For folks out there who experience more pronounced seasonal changes, I recommend this scarf for wearing in spring and / or fall.
Lace Crochet Scarf for Spring - Photo © Michael Solovay
If you're used to crocheting bulky, heavy scarves, this lacy scarf is a nice change of pace. This is a lightweight design crocheted using size 3 crochet thread. It's airy and dainty -- perfect for spring and perhaps even summer time wear, depending on your local climate.