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6 Useful Patterns for Storing Your Stuff: This Week In Stitches

This week in stitches features…

  • 6 Useful Patterns for Storing Your Stuff
  • April Afghan Crochet-a-Long
  • The Subscriber of the Week
  • and all of this week’s stitches

If you just can’t wait for This Week in Stitches each week, and you want even more fun, interesting links than the few we highlight here, follow @newstitchaday on Twitter or join our Facebook page. It’s painless. Really.

We’ve been more than a little busy here at NSAD and we’ve got lots of great things planned for the rest of the summer including a cool announcement later this week. We hope you all in the states had a great 4th of July. We enjoyed setting off fireworks with our family at my grandmother’s house and listening to the car alarms go off.

Don’t forget to answer our question of the week at the bottom of this post!

Welcome to Our New Email Subscribers

We had amazing week with 542 people coming on board the New Stitch a Day email list! Great job to all of you who are telling your friends about the site on Twitter, Facebook, Ravelry, Knitting Paradise, Pinterest, and at your local yarn stores. Keep up the good work!

April Afghan Square

April Afghan Crochet-a-Long
The April New Stitch Afghan Crochet-a-long square is a modified version of Lillian’s Lace Square, which uses crocheting in the round to create a simple circle within a square motif.

Get the pattern by clicking here

Show and Tell!

I got a lot of photos from people of their projects so let me share them with you. (Click the images for a larger version)

  • Crochet Clutches by Anna Jones (1)

    Crochet Clutches by Anna Jones (1)

  • Crochet Crocodile Stitch Clutch by Anna Jones

    Crochet Crocodile Stitch Clutch by Anna Jones (1)

  • Honeycomb Cable Scarf by Polly Chan

    Honeycomb Cable Scarf by Polly Chan (2)

  • Historical Re-Enactment Bag by Linda Stuart

    Historical Re-Enactment Bag by Linda Stuart (3)

  • Pumpkin Baby Sack by Kristyn Michele

    Pumpkin Baby Sack by Kristyn Michele (4)

1. A pair of clutches made by Anna Jones. The yellow uses a crochet basket weave pattern. The green is a single crochet and shell pattern. She also made a multicolored clutch by using the ever popular crochet crocodile stitch.

2. Polly Chan used our Honeycomb Cable video to make this beautiful scarf pattern!

3. Linda Stuart sent in this photo of a bag she made that she says is used for historical re-enactments. I love to color work and fringe details.

4. This baby pumpkin sack was made by Kristyn Michele. Warning! Do not carve this pumpkin! It is not a real pumpkin! You’ll ruin the sack.

Subscriber of the Week

This week’s subscriber of the week is John Asfour.

John is an amazing knitter and crocheter of toys. His story of how he came to knitting is really neat and I hope to get him on here for an interview sometime. Here’s some examples of his work:

Little Bear Dolls knitted by John Asfour

Little Boy and Girl Dolls knitted by John Asfour

Little Dragon Doll knitted by John Asfour

John really does some incredible work and I love his attention to detail. He actually sent in a lot more photos but we just didn’t have room to showcase them all. In fact, one of the designers of the patterns he knits told him his work was some of the best examples they had seen of their patterns. I totally agree with that compliment!

Please congratulate John in the comments!

If you want to be considered for the subscriber of the week, send some photos of your work to johnny[at]newstitchaday[dot]com or respond to any of our newsletters.

You can also tweet a photo to us on Twitter or with the hashtag #newstitchaday on Instagram.

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We’ve been hard at work putting together some great boards for you to give you a little yarnspiration. It’s also a great way to remember and share your favorite tutorials with your friends!

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6 Container Patterns Make Great Gifts!

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  • Container with Lid by Wendy Suckow

    Container with Lid by Wendy Suckow (Free)

  • Clutter Control: Stash Baskets by Bernat Design Studio

    Clutter Control: Stash Baskets by Bernat Design Studio (Free)

  • Duet: a Pair of Felted Moebius Bowls by Liat Gat

    Duet: a Pair of Felted Moebius Bowls by Liat Gat (Free)

  • Hanging Basket by Kate Bolin

    Hanging Basket by Kate Bolin (Free)

  • Knit Ring Box Pattern PDF by NeedleNoodles

    Knit Ring Box Pattern PDF by NeedleNoodles ($3.50)

  • Crochet Plastic Bag Holder by Lion Brand Yarn

    Crochet Plastic Bag Holder by Lion Brand Yarn (Free)

This Week’s Stitches

How to Knit the Stockinette Triangle Stitch
How to Knit the Stockinette Triangle Stitch

How to Crochet the Split Single Crochet
How to Crochet the Split Single Stitch

How to Knit the Broken Rib Stitch
How to knit the Broken Rib Stitch

How to Crochet the Textured Single Crochet Stitch
How to Crochet the Textured Single Crochet Stitch

How to Knit the Pillar Cable Stitch
How to Knit the Pillar Cable Stitch

How to Crochet the Easy Shell Stitch
How to Crochet the Easy Shell Stitch

How to Knit the Simple Lace Rib Stitch
How to Knit the Simple Lace Rib Stitch

How to Crochet the Side Bar Stitch
Example of the Side Bar Stitch Wrong Side

How to Knit the I-Cord Cast On
How to Knit the I-Cord Cast On

How to Crochet the Adrienne Granny Square
How to Crochet the Adrienne Square

How to Knit the Double Rice Stitch
How to Knit the Double Rice Stitch

Your Turn:
How many unfinished knitting or crochet projects do you currently have on your needles or hooks?

Leave you answer in the comments. We’ll include some of your answers in next weeks show!


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Comments

  1. glendadarling06@comcast.net

    February 12, 2013

    I begin each morning by opening New Stitch a Day as I drink my first cup of coffee. All the new stitches and classes are wonderful! The photos are gorgeous. Then I want to reach for my needles and begin a new project!