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My crochet hero isn’t a single person. In fact it’s not a person at all. I’ts the yarn company Garnstudio, DROPS Design.

They’re my hero for having 529 crochet patterns on their website. For free. That’s just amazing! Okay, I know it’s in their interest to supply patterns to use with their yarn, but still. It’s free! They also don’t have any guarantee that everyone that downloads a pattern, will use Garnstudio yarn, so I think they’re super nice.

When you visit their website you can search for a pattern using this link. Just choose “crochet” as your pattern type. You can of course narrow down the search further if you’re looking for something specific.

As for their yarn: I’m a huge fan. They have an excellent range of yarns and each brand of yarn has a huge, oh so lovely, colour range to choose from.

I’ve used Drops Delight, Drops Paris, Drops BabyAlpaca Silk and Drops Cotton Viscose and I love them all.

I think my favourite has to be the BabyAlpaca Silk that I used for the Whispers Cardigan. The cardigan is a Garnstudio pattern, so it was a very good match and I think it’s part of the reason why my cardigan came out so lovely. The pattern and the yarn were definitely made for each other.

Drops yarn is also extremely affordable which is definitely heroic.

The DROPS Price policy is to always be 20-30 % below the general market price level. To make sure our customers benefit from this, the DROPS yarn is always marketed with a price guarantee, we call the max price. Max price is a guarantee from our retailers to our customers that the DROPS products are sold at these prices, or less.

Not only do the Garnstudio website have all the lovely patterns, they have crochet tutorial videos. The videos are without commentary so anyone, no matter what language, can follow the videos and learn something new.  There are five pages of videos! I especially like this technique of joining granny squares with a zig zag pattern.

What more do you want? Lots of beautiful crochet patterns, videos to refer to when you get stuck and an amazing selection of yarn at a very reasonable price.

Garnstudio DROPS Design = my hero.

P.S. From 1 – 30 May, 24 of the Garnstudio Drops yarns are on sale at 30% discount (see the list of yarn and discounted prices here) and until 30 April Drops Cotton Light is 25% off. What did I say about affordable yarn?!

Go forth and purchase ye Hookers.