The stitches came from a 1987 Leisure Arts Leaflet by Darla Sims, "63 Easy To Crochet Pattern Stitches Combine to Make An Heirloom Afghan". I've had the book since the 80's when I was learning how to crochet. I remember agonizing for hours trying to figure out the popcorn and basket weave stitches. When I finally figured it out; the stitches became my favorites. Believe it or not, you can still find this 1987 leaflet for sale in the Lonestarblondie Etsy Shop.
Now, I can go on the internet and get free video tutorials to help me when I get stuck on a pattern.
Brittany at B.hooked Crochet shared a wonderful video tutorial for the basket weave stitch.
Also, check out the popcorn stitch video along with other tutorials and yarns at
newstitchaday knitting and crochet video tutorials.
I did some research about selling crochet patterns and learned that there are many things that Emily will need to consider. If you have been thinking about selling your crochet patterns; check out these articles.
Emily is currently looking for 5 people to test her Thomas The Tank Engine Pattern. If you are interested in testing and critiquing her pattern; let us know in the comments below and we'll send a PDF of the pattern to you.
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