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Why Would You Ever Want to Pay For Knitting and Crochet Patterns or Lessons When You Can Get All That for Free?
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Pattern Requests
Pattern of the Month Clubs
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May 18, 2013 09:22:23   #
Is there a Pattern of the Month Club where one is allowed to pick the category they want? Such as knit or crochet Christmas ornaments, or hats, or?
The ones I have belonged to quickly caused me to cancel my subscriptions because I could not choose what I wanted to make. I had to make whatever was one month, baby booties the next, etc. No choice.
May 18, 2013 09:41:11   #
Yarn Happy (a regular here)
If there is one I would love to know about it too. I like the idea of receiving a monthly project, but some things I just would not want.
May 18, 2013 09:56:55   #
I would like a club that has small items to make. Nothing big, like shawls, afghans or sweaters. Maybe dish cloths, ornaments, a simple Barbie doll dress, or something of that nature. I wanted to crochet a Santa boot one year, from granny squares, but the kit I received was a complicated padded sewing project that had appliques of holly leaves on the boot and white cotton balls around the top. By the time I got it finished, there wasn't enough room in it to put anything, and the cotton balls were a total mess. It seems all these clubs are "take what you get" types, and the cost is not worth the project. It was not easy to cancel my subscription. It was as though they couldn't believe I wanted out of the club!
May 19, 2013 08:13:53   #
I belong to Annie's Hook and Needle Kit club Each month they send you 2 patterns and yarn for small projects. The instructions use the yarn either in crochet or knit pattern This month was learn a stitch dishcloths with 3 colors of sugar and cream Fun!!
May 19, 2013 09:05:39   #
Yarn Happy (a regular here)
edysert53 wrote:
I belong to Annie's Hook and Needle Kit club Each month they send you 2 patterns and yarn for small projects. The instructions use the yarn either in crochet or knit pattern This month was learn a stitch dishcloths with 3 colors of sugar and cream Fun!!

What is the approx. cost, including shipping, for each project?
May 19, 2013 09:50:32   #
Would that be through Annies Attice magazine??
May 19, 2013 14:30:29   #
Helma (a regular here)
I get notices all the time from Annie's . They have different clubs you can join ,painting , jewelery making , knitting , crocheting , quilting etc . I used to get their monthly magazine years ago . I found their instructions were very easy to follow .
Try this link for some info .
Have fun
May 19, 2013 19:08:18   #
Helma's link is correct So about $20
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