Happy New Year! It was so nice to kick 2020 to the curb, wasn't it? I had such high hopes for the first year of a new decade, but... well, you were there. You know EXACTLY what kind of a year it was.
This year, I have zero expectations. I had a lot of great plans for last year, and while I was able to follow some through to completion, many others just didn't happen. And The 'Rona isn't necessarily to blame for some of them, like how I had intended to start filming video tutorials. My hubby bought me a really nice video camera and professional lighting for Christmas in 2019, but I never got around to it. No excuses, I just... didn't. So this year, I have high hopes of actually getting that started, but no promises.
I did, however, publish nearly 20 new patterns and a new blog post almost every week, plus I made a ton of new friends and participated in several blog hops last year!
Speaking of blog hops, I'm starting 2021 by participating in the 26 Days of Love Blog Hop which is hosted my one of my new friends, Joy from Anvis Granny. All month long, you can grab a different FREE pattern each day from lots of super talented designers! I know I mentioned this more than a few times last year, but I'm serious- the crochet designer business is so neat because as designers we don't look at one another as "the competition", but fellow collaborators and cheerleaders. It is possible to encourage one another and celebrate each other's successes while still growing your own business.
So now, let me introduce you to more of my friends- each of us will be sharing a pattern for free later this month. Feel free to bookmark this page and come back every day to click the link of the day and grab your pattern! Unlike most blog hops, you can find out RIGHT NOW which patterns will be available and on what day- how fun is that?! (Note: some of the patterns have not yet been released and the links will not work until their specific day)
January 2: Crochet Mouse Family from Yarnhild
January 3: Bunny Rabbit Cupcake from Sweet Softies
January 5: Heartwarming Heart from Crochet Wizzard
January 6: Crochet Velvet Scarf from Crafting Each Day
January 7: Love Pillow from Crafting At The Poole
January 8: Fluffy Heart Buddy from Hooked By Kati
January 9: Bull In Love from Anvis Granny
January 10: Minzy The Unicorn from Meow Amigurumi
January 11: Jojo The Mailman Bunny from Octopus Crochet
January 12: Blooming Headband from Me N My Hook
January 13: Wrapped In Love Bootcuffs from Jo's Crafty Hook
January 14: Crochet Heart Pillow from Jen Hayes Creations
January 15: Easy Crochet Washcloth from Blue Star Crochet
January 16: Reusable Face Scrubbies from Made By Gootie
January 17: Chain of Hearts Headband from Crochet and Twists
January 18: Wind Rose Heart from Emma Wilkinson Designs
January 20: Sweetheart Spike Scarf from Pine Tree Crochet
January 21: Heart Mason Jar Cozy From Carroway Crochet
January 23: Mini Superhero Doll from Chai Coffee Crochet
January 25: Show The Love Wall Hanging from Cosy Rosie
January 26: Conversation Hearts from Made With a Twist
January 27: I Love You So Much Pillow from Knitter Knotter
Aren't these patterns so much fun? I'm really excited that we are starting 2021 off with an awesome blog hop! If you don't want to wait, you can purchase all 26 patterns at a discounted price when you get the 26 Days of Love Bundle! Here's my affiliate link
I will also be guest blogging once, maybe twice if (I can get my act together) this month, and I will be sharing some FREE patterns on my friends' blogs, so make sure you are subscribed to the Straight Awesome newsletter so you'll know where to find my free patterns!
Happy New Year (yep, I said it again because I truly mean it), my friend!
Until Next Time,