This collection of links is by no means complete and almost certainly has circularities. I have tried to organize them under some loose categories, but some sites fall under many categories and I have had to chose where to list them using my best judgement. If a site clearly falls under more than one category, I have included it in both lists. Hopefully my summaries of what each site includes will be of help.

At the bottom of this page I have a list of unsorted, undescribed sites that I haven't had a chance to look at yet. These will eventually be processed, but I wanted to make them available.

I have a separate page of links to free on-line crochet patterns. I also have a page of pictures of projects that I have made.

If you have a site that you would like to see listed here, e-mail me at hollandm@cs.cornell.edu and let me know. Though I reserve the right to omit any site from this list, I will most probably include any sites that are suggested.


Crafter's Personal Web Pages

 

Crochet Groups

Crochet Guild Home Page
The Crochet Guild of America home page presents information on the Guild's activies and has pointers to other internet crochet resources. There is information on local chapters and membership as well as newsletter excerpts and contest, conference and craft show announcements. The collection of links to other sites is extensive.
Crochet Musings
The official crochet list web page has a crochet tutorial, information on the crochet mailing list, charities to crochet for, crochet publications and a collection of crochet and craft links. There is also a collection of free crochet patterns. (Also listed under On-Line Crochet Patterns.)
Crochet Partners Home Page
Crochet Partners is an on-line group that promotes crocheting over the internet. They have reviews of pattern books, information on charities to crochet for and crochet contests as well as a collection of free patterns, links to other crochet and craft sites, and other valuable crochet information. (Also listed under On-Line Crochet Patterns.)

Crochet Pattern Publishers (and Retailers)

American School of Needlework
The American School of Needlework publishes books on a variety of crafts. This site has an on-line color catalog of its books and information on how to reach stores or mail-order companies from which to order their books. Besides crochet, the ASN has pattern books for plastic canvas, cross stitch, ribbon embroidery, quilting, fabric crafts, general crafts and wearable art. (Also listed under Needlework Pattern Publishers.)
CROCHET INDIAN DESIGNS
The Woven Stitch Crochet company produces Southwest Indian Design crochet and needlework patterns. They also sell their patterns as kits. The on-line catelog includes pictures and on-line ordering is available. They also have a free pattern available on their page. The crochet selection is much more extensive than the needlepoint selection. (Also listed under Needlework Pattern Publishers.)
Custom Cross-Stitch : Discounted Cross Stitch, Needlework & Craft Supplies
This is a mail order company for discounted craft supplies with an on-line catalog. Their products include books for cross stich, plastic canvas, kitting, crocheting, quilting, ribbon embroidery and assorted other crafts. They also sell fabric, aida cloth, beeds, floss, and various items for stitching on, such as baby bibs, towels, napkin rings, and Sudberry House trays and clocks. On-line ordering as well as fax, mail and phone ordering are available. The site also has announcements of sales at their Virginia warehouse and a free graph of the month. (Also listed under Knitting Pattern Publishers and Needlework Pattern Publishers.)
Coats Patons
Coats Patons produces both yarn and crochet and knitting publications. An on-line index of all of their publications is available, though it is not sorted by knitting versus crochet and only the title of the publication and its publication number are given; there are not pictures or descriptions of the products. They also have an index of all of their yarn, with pictures. On-line ordering is not available. They also have an index of their sewing goods and are working on a needlework page. This page also has free leaflets and craft related shareware. (Also listed under Knitting Pattern Publishers and Yarn Retailers.)

Knitting Groups

Wool Works: the online knitting compendium
A collection of on-line patterns, information on knitting books, magazines, events, charities to knit for and on-line knitting links and a listing of stores around the world that sell knitting supplies. There are also tips for knitting in general, special knitting techniques and knitting specific objects such as socks or dolls. The sock page is particularly good; I strongly recommend it. There is also information on spinning and different fibers which can be spun. (Also listed under On-Line Knitting Patterns.)

Knitting Pattern Publishers (and Retailers)

Classic Elite Yarns
This yarn retailer distributes mostly natural fiber yarns. Their web page is geared towards knitters; all gauge information is given for knitting needles. They do make all their yarns available on cones for machine knitters. To get to the descriptions of the yarns, one must go through the "Helpful Hints for Knitters Page" and select one's yarn of choice from there. They also sell knitting instruction and pattern books and doll hair. Their yarns have to be purchased from local sources as they do not sell it directly, but they give mail order sources for their yarns. Their books, patterns and doll hair can be directly ordered through the mail, by e-mail or by fax. (Also listed under Yarn Retailers.)
Custom Cross-Stitch : Discounted Cross Stitch, Needlework & Craft Supplies
This is a mail order company for discounted craft supplies with an on-line catalog. Their products include books for cross stich, plastic canvas, kitting, crocheting, quilting, ribbon embroidery and assorted other crafts. They also sell fabric, aida cloth, beeds, floss, and various items for stitching on, such as baby bibs, towels, napkin rings, and Sudberry House trays and clocks. On-line ordering as well as fax, mail and phone ordering are available. The site also has announcements of sales at their Virginia warehouse and a free graph of the month. (Also listed under Crochet Pattern Publishers and Needlework Pattern Publishers.)
Coats Patons
Coats Patons produces both yarn and crochet and knitting publications. An on-line index of all of their publications is available, though it is not sorted by knitting versus crochet and only the title of the publication and its publication number are given; there are not pictures or descriptions of the products. They also have an index of all of their yarn, with pictures. On-line ordering is not available. They also have an index of their sewing goods and are working on a needlework page. This page also has free leaflets and craft related shareware. (Also listed under Crochet Pattern Publishers and Yarn Retailers.)
King Cole Yarns
King Cole yarns is a collection of hand and machine knitting yarns from acrylics to wool, as well as stocking pattern and knitting books. They are based in the UK and can be mail-ordered there through St. John's Wools, which has an on-line catalog as well as an on-line catalog request form. US residents should visit the Classic Elite Yarns site for ordering (see above entry). Their web site includes information about the company, information for retailers chosing to stock their yarn and books (which includes specific product information) and a "customer news" section listing new yarns and locating local stores stocking King Cole yarn. (Also listed under Yarn Retailers.)

Needlework Groups

 

Needlework Pattern Publishers (and Retailers)

American School of Needlework
The American School of Needlework publishes books on a variety of crafts. This site has an on-line color catalog of its books and information on how to reach stores or mail-order companies from which to order their books. The ASN has pattern books for crochet, plastic canvas, cross stitch, ribbon embroidery, quilting, fabric crafts, general crafts and wearable art. (Also listed under Crochet Pattern Publishers.)
Artistry in Stitching, The NeedleArts Mall - Shop Index
The NeedleArts Mall is an index of many needlework retailers with web pages. There are also links to sites which give needlework tips and some sites focusing on sewing. Each month a new article is added; most of them give tips on special needlework techniques. A short description is given of each site.
CROCHET INDIAN DESIGNS
The Woven Stitch Crochet company produces Southwest Indian Design crochet and needlework patterns. They also sell their patterns as kits. The on-line catelog includes pictures and on-line ordering is available. They also have a free pattern available on their page. The crochet selection is much more extensive than the needlepoint selection. (Also listed under Crochet Pattern Publishers.)
Custom Cross-Stitch : Discounted Cross Stitch, Needlework & Craft Supplies
This is a mail order company for discounted craft supplies with an on-line catalog. Their products include books for cross stich, plastic canvas, kitting, crocheting, quilting, ribbon embroidery and assorted other crafts. They also sell fabric, aida cloth, beeds, floss, and various items for stitching on, such as baby bibs, towels, napkin rings, and Sudberry House trays and clocks. On-line ordering as well as fax, mail and phone ordering are available. The site also has announcements of sales at their Virginia warehouse and a free graph of the month. (Also listed under Crochet Pattern Publishers and Knitting Pattern Publishers.)
Mill Hill Online
Mill Hill sells a large variety of cross stitch kits and leaflets, including many beaded kits and kits for jewelry and ornaments. There are pictures online of each of the kits and leaflets. The site has its kits and leaflets organized by type and there is a weekly stitching tip given. Their is an online ordering center but it appears to only be available to authorized Mill Hill retailers.
Needlework Resources by West View Designs
This site sells patterns and kits for cross stitch, blackwork, embroydery and hardanger by a variety of designers as well as books on needlework and software for charting stitching and quilting projects. Both on-line and mail ordering is available. A list of on-line resources is maintained as well as links to designers' pages and shops and retailers which sell needlework supplies. This is an extensive site - tons of great info here.

On-Line Crochet Patterns

Crochet Musings
The official crochet list web page has a crochet tutorial, information on the crochet mailing list, charities to crochet for, crochet publications and a collection of crochet and craft links. There is also a collection of free crochet patterns. (Also listed under Crochet Groups.)
Crochet Partners Home Page
Crochet Partners is an on-line group that promotes crocheting over the internet. They have reviews of pattern books, information on charities to crochet for and crochet contests as well as a collection of free patterns, links to other crochet and craft sites, and other valuable crochet information. (Also listed uner Crochet Groups.)
A Guide To Free Crochet Supplies Home Page
Not quite on-line patterns, but rather a collection of free and postage only crochet patterns, all mail order. They also have needlepoint and other craft pattern offers listed. (Also listed under On-Line Needlework Patterns.)
Lion Brand Yarn Company
Lion Brand Yarn Company produces the Jiffy, Wool Ease, Homespun and Jamie yarns, among many others. Their web site has descriptions of their yarns with color pictures, content information and prices. There is not on-line ordering, but they give their 1-800 number and there is enough information on the web pages to place an order without a catalog. However, you can also request a free catalog from the web page. In addition, they include on the site a free pattern in either crochet or knit for each type of yarn they have. (Also listed On-Line Knitting Patterns and Yarn Retailers.)

On-Line Knitting Patterns

KNITLIST GIFTS 1995
A collection of free patterns to knit from the knitlist listserv in 1995. The patterns are not organized in any particular way, but there are a lot of them and the titles are fairly descriptive. The patterns range from quick and easy (such as a face cloth or a cat toy) to socks and afghans.
Lion Brand Yarn Company
Lion Brand Yarn Company produces the Jiffy, Wool Ease, Homespun and Jamie yarns, among many others. Their web site has descriptions of their yarns with color pictures, content information and prices. There is not on-line ordering, but they give their 1-800 number and there is enough information on the web pages to place an order without a catalog. However, you can also request a free catalog from the web page. In addition, they include on the site a free pattern in either crochet or knit for each type of yarn they have. (Also listed On-Line Crochet Patterns and Yarn Retailers.)
Wool Works: the online knitting compendium
A collection of on-line patterns, information on knitting books, magazines, events, charities to knit for and on-line knitting links and a listing of stores around the world that sell knitting supplies. There are also tips for knitting in general, special knitting techniques and knitting specific objects such as socks or dolls. The sock page is particularly good; I strongly recommend it. There is also information on spinning and different fibers which can be spun. (Also listed under Knitting Groups.)

On-Line Needlework Patterns

A Guide To Free Crochet Supplies Home Page
Not quite on-line patterns, but rather a collection of free and postage only needlework patterns, all mail order. They also have crochet and other craft pattern offers listed. (Also listed under On-Line Crochet Patterns.)

Yarn Retailers

Classic Elite Yarns
This yarn retailer distributes mostly natural fiber yarns. Their web page is geared towards knitters; all gauge information is given for knitting needles. They do make all their yarns available on cones for machine knitters. To get to the descriptions of the yarns, one must go through the "Helpful Hints for Knitters Page" and select one's yarn of choice from there. They also sell knitting instruction and pattern books and doll hair. Their yarns have to be purchased from local sources as they do not sell it directly, but they give mail order sources for their yarns. Their books, patterns and doll hair can be directly ordered through the mail, by e-mail or by fax. (Also listed under Knitting Pattern Publishers.)
Coats Patons
Coats Patons produces both yarn and crochet and knitting publications. An on-line index of all of their publications is available, though it is not sorted by knitting versus crochet and only the title of the publication and its publication number are given; there are not pictures or descriptions of the products. They also have an index of all of their yarn, with pictures. On-line ordering is not available. They also have an index of their sewing goods and are working on a needlework page. This page also has free leaflets and craft related shareware. (Also listed under Crochet Pattern Publishers and Knitting Pattern Publishers.)
King Cole Yarns
King Cole yarns is a collection of hand and machine knitting yarns from acrylics to wool, as well as stocking pattern and knitting books. They are based in the UK and can be mail-ordered there through St. John's Wools, which has an on-line catalog as well as an on-line catalog request form. US residents should visit the Classic Elite Yarns site for ordering (see above entry). Their web site includes information about the company, information for retailers chosing to stock their yarn and books (which includes specific product information) and a "customer news" section listing new yarns and locating local stores stocking King Cole yarn. (Also listed under Knitting Pattern Publishers.)
Lion Brand Yarn Company
Lion Brand Yarn Company produces the Jiffy, Wool Ease, Homespun and Jamie yarns, among many others. Their web site has descriptions of their yarns with color pictures, content information and prices. There is not on-line ordering, but they give their 1-800 number and there is enough information on the web pages to place an order without a catalog. However, you can also request a free catalog from the web page. In addition, they include on the site a free pattern in either crochet or knit for each type of yarn they have. (Also listed On-Line Crochet Patterns and On-Line Knitting Patterns.)

Miscelaneous Craft Sites

Craft Trading Place
A message board for people who are interested in buying, selling or trading craft related items.
Crochet List Postings About the 63 Square Aghan
Postings to the "crochet list" mailing list associated with the Crochet Musings web site discussing the Leisure Arts Leaflet #555: "63 Easy to Crochet Pattern Stitches Combine to Make An Heirloom Afghan" Design By Darla Sims. There are tips here on how to complete specific squares as well as how to maintain gauge and edge and connect the squares.
National Craft Month
A web page celebrating National Craft Month, March 1997. This page includes project ideas and patterns and some craft tips. There are also some interesting statistics given on crafting in the US. This site is small but worth a look.

This is my list of to-be-sorted web sites. Feel free to peruse them.

Sudberry House on the WEB

Told in a Garden

Victoria Sampler, Thea Dueck Designs

WELCOME TO DRAGON DREAMS DESIGNS

Wonderful Stitches WWW

International Arts, Antiques and Collectibles Forum Home Page

Amanda's Home Page | Crafts Page | On-Line Patterns Page

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