In mid-December, I received my first Crochet Society box (box #18), and let me tell you: it was a winner! The yarn was gorgeous, the notions were delightful, and — most important — the patterns were absolutely stunning!
Now, I’ve learned from YouTube that there is an unwritten rule that you *do not* reveal your box contents until Sarah Jayne has hosted and posted the live monthly unboxing video. Hence, I waited a little while to share this box with you. But, it was well worth the wait!
So far, I’ve managed to complete the small, medium, and large snowflake patterns by theloopystitch relatively quickly, but — as I’m sure you’ve already noticed — not with the yarn provided in the box. Why not? I’m new to crochet, and I did not want to risk ruining these beautiful fibers with a poor frogging job (let’s have a moment of silence for the alpaca yarn I totally destroyed last week). Instead, I opted to give the pattern a go with my practice stash, and I’m almost sorry I did! They came out great (aside from the fact that I used garbage yarn, of course), and I already know that these little snowflakes will be a standard go-to in my repertoire of winter makes. I can’t wait to try them out with something with a little shimmer!
All in all, the videos for the snowflake motifs were FANTASTIC. Truly. I mean, let’s be honest: the whole reason I subscribed to Crochet Society in the first place was because I love, love, love the Bella Coco Crochet tutorials. My only criticism is that the snowflake motif tutorials did not dedicate sufficient time demonstrating a key feature of the pattern — creating the magic circle. Instead, viewers were directed to the Crochet Society site to learn more about making the magic circle — but without a direct link to a specific video. That said, while I would have liked to have seen this technique demonstrated with the same care and attention with which all of the other techniques were demonstrated, it did not trip me up in the end. I reduced the video speed until it was somewhere between a sloth’s and snail’s pace, and I was able to pick up the technique without issue. (New skill: check!)
So, what’s in store for the yarn that came with the box? I will definitely be making crochetlovemelborne‘s lovely Wintry Scarf and stashing it a way for a little gift or — who knows – maybe a future giveaway! Stay tuned for pics!
I would love to hear from you! Do you subscribe to Crochet Society or another crochet-focused subscription service? What are your thoughts?
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