Here’s the thing, so much of my blog-reading experience began with my first tentative forays into the world of crochet. Odd, I know, but once it was on, it was on. I’ve always been a magazine junkie, so you can only imagine the bender I went on once I began to understand the scope and dimension of the blog world. There’s just so stinking much to choose from! Every subject, style, approach, whatever that you can imagine! Very quickly, my Google Reader was up to around 1500 new blog posts a day. Impossible, right? Right. Some had to go. I hadn’t limited myself to crochet. I had branched out into Finance, Environmentalism, Books, Cooking, Photography, DIY, Quotes, and on and on and on. Slowly, over time, my reading list morphed.
I thought I’d share the Crochet blogs that survived. There are several more on my list, but these are the ones that I actually open and read. I can’t really tell you why. I think it’s more about the feel and styling of them. The things they crochet are doable. Except for Doris Chan. Her stuff is comparatively complex (to me). She’s just funny. I like that someone that gifted is that down to earth and open with her thoughts.
In reality, you won’t always get your best information as far as “actual learning” from the blog world. What you get is perspective. Lots and lots of different perspective. All in the form of tutorials, patterns, examples…it helps you figure out what you do and don’t like.
And although my “Crochet” specific blog list may be shorter, the number of general “Craft” blogs that include crochet has gotten longer and longer. I gravitate toward Crafters that express themselves in an array of arts and media, like…
As far as sites that actually provide more resources than eye candy, you’ll want to look to ones like:
I’ve just skirted the crochet world with my list. What are some of your favorites?
Isn’t it amazing! If you’re reading this post, all the answers are at your fingertips.
Very, very cool.