Category Archives: Seasonal Crafts

Fall Brings Sweater Weather

Autumn is the time of year that many knitters and crocheters most look forward to. We can’t wait to savor pumpkin spice lattes, and we’re excited to cheer for our favorite college football teams. But, best of all, we love to get out our handmade sweaters and flaunt them — and fall is definitely the best season for that.

When the trees decide it’s time to transform from green to rich hues of orange and gold and red, we’re there with our cameras in hand, ready to snap selfies showing off every intricate cable or colorwork motif in our handiwork.

Fashion trends come and go, but sweaters are eternal. And, if you knit or crochet, you can never have too many sweater patterns.

Are you thinking of knitting or crocheting a new fall sweater any time soon? If so, there are some outstanding sweater pattern books you should be aware of.

Traditional Danish Sweaters for Fall and Winter

Traditional Danish Sweaters -- A Knitting Pattern Book Published by Trafalgar Square Books

Traditional Danish Sweaters by Vivian Høxbro, published by Trafalgar Square Books

If you’re interested in knitting warm wool sweaters featuring classic Scandinavian motifs and styling, you’ll definitely want to take a look at a brand new book called Traditional Danish Sweaters. This book is a unique combination of history book, design workbook, sweater knitting pattern book and knitting stitch dictionary. The designs included in this book are all wearable ones that I think will be of interest to knitters who are interested in working sweater patterns.

The Crochet Closet

The Crochet Closet: A Crochet Sweater Pattern Book by Lisa Gentr

The Crochet Closet: A Crochet Sweater Pattern Book by Lisa Gentry, Published by Leisure Arts. Photo Courtesy of Leisure Arts.

The Crochet Closet is not a new book, but it features lovely crocheted sweater designs that look as fresh and new now as they did when they were originally published.

One of the best things about this book is the inclusive size range. The book includes sweaters patterns that have been graded for a broad range of sizes, including extra large sizes.

If you enjoy crocheting sweaters, this book is definitely worth your consideration.

Learn More About The Crochet Closet Book by Lisa Gentry

Enjoy the sweater weather this year, my friends! Happy knitting and crocheting!

An Early (Crocheted) Snowfall!

Crochet Snowflake Trivet: Free Pattern and Step-By-Step Tutorial

Crochet Snowflake Trivet: Free Pattern and Step-By-Step Tutorial

It’s September. Is it snowing yet?


Well, who cares? I love crocheting snowflakes.

Free Crochet Pattern — Beginner-Friendly Snowflake Trivet:

Snowflakes sometimes look complicated, but they need not be complicated to crochet. This one is so easy that even a total beginner could make it. I’ve posted both the free crochet snowflake pattern, along with a step-by-step tutorial showing work-in-progress photos of how the project came together. I’ve also included detailed instructions which will help you make your own snowflake trivet if you’d like to — even if you’ve never crocheted before.

Snowflake Appliques:

If you look carefully at the photo, you’ll see that the snowflake trivet is 3-dimensional; the project incorporates metal bottle caps, which give it most of its shape. If you’d prefer to make flatter snowflakes that can be used as appliques, I suggest trying this easy crochet snowflake applique.

More Crocheted Snowflakes:

Here at, the humble snowflakes is one of our favorite design themes. There’s something irresistible about snowflakes; every time I see one, it seems to me that their symmetry and their intricacy just beg to be captured in crochet. We’ve posted plenty of crochet snowflake patterns, including patterns for beaded crochet snowflakes and more. I hope you’ll take advantage of these and all the other crochet patterns and free resources we’ve made available for you, and that you’ll enjoy them.

See Also:

Crochet Snowflakes Step-By-Step Book

Crochet Snowflakes Step-By-Step Book

More Craft Resources You Need to Know About:

Big Book of Christmas Crochet, Published by Annie's

Big Book of Christmas Crochet, Published by Annie’s

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Posted By: Amy Solovay

This page was last updated on 9-5-2021.