As 2018 draws to a close, I thought I would take a moment to post an easy-access list of all the free crochet patterns I released in 2018, just in case you missed any! It has been a crazy year for my family, so I did not post as much as I’d hoped, but I’m happy to say I still published more patterns than the previous year! I will call that progress! If you’d like to hear a little about my crazy year, scroll down below the links. But for those of you who just want to get to the patterns, I’ll put them first.
I am looking forward to more creating in 2019! If you haven’t signed up to receive my newsletter (so you get an email whenever a new crochet pattern is released) make sure to do that in the banner at the top of this page (then go check your email account to make sure my welcome email is not in your spam folder)!
Patterns Published in 2018
Crochet pattern links are listed clockwise from the photo above, starting in the upper lefthand corner (These are all links to free crochet patterns. If you prefer to purchase an ad-free PDF file, those can be found here at my Etsy shop):
Patterns Published in 2017:
And in case you missed these too, here is a link to the patterns posted in 2017 as well (click the photo):
My Crazy 2018:
Well, I was really plugging along in early 2018, when my husband was offered a wonderful new job in a nearby town. So, in March of 2018 we started to get our house ready to sell. Home renovations, purging and storage units, here we come:
By June we finally had our home on the market and were taking offers while simultaneously looking for a new home! Packing, packing and more packing. Paperwork. Signing, signing and more signing. By the end of July we had closed escrow on both houses and moved all of our stuff into our new home. Loading, driving, cleaning, cleaning cleaning.
After one night in our new home, we were evacuated due to the Carr Fire in Redding, CA.
Thankfully, our new home was spared and after about a week we were able to return. Here is the happy hubby and I when we were able to get safely back into our new home:
About three weeks after getting back into our new home, school started up for our three boys. It was a big change for all of them, but our middle son (who has special needs), struggled especially. By the end of October we made the decision to pull him out of the traditional classroom and see if homeschooling would be a better option for now.
We’ve been doing that for a few months at the time of this post. It is a big time commitment on my end, but for now it is worth it to relieve some of the stress on our son. We will see how it goes and take it one step at a time.
I look forward to spending time in 2019 finding our new routine and hopefully recuperating from the craziness of 2018! Maybe I’ll even finish unpacking! And I’ll do my best to fit in as much crocheting as possible!!