Yarn Crafts: Crochet
The library has several books available online and a database that has books, magazines, and multimedia resources related to a variety of crafts.
Why I…crochet This is a great one page article about the benefits of crochet!
These are some of my favorite blogs and websites for free crochet patterns and project ideas.
Craft Yarn Council website that includes patterns, videos, and abbreviation guides to read patterns
Learning crochet takes time. These videos from Yarnspirations are easy to follow to learn the basics including how to hold the hook, how to complete various stitches, and how to work several small projects.
This short video explains how to read crochet symbols in patterns.
These are a few easy beginner projects.
Austin Creative Reuse There are many craft stores in Austin and it’s easy to shop online, but when you are first learning a new craft it is great to start with affordable supplies. Austin Creative Reuse is a nonprofit, donation based store in Northeast Austin where you can get yarn for a fraction of the cost of traditional stores.