My First Post and My First Pattern!

The Autumn Double Stitch Placemat

Hi everyone! I am super excited to start a craft blog. Thank you so much for visiting.

I used to blog years ago about relationships and some other issues that were important to me. Then I went to graduate school to get a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and I got burned out on writing. I didn’t think I would go back to blogging but I had an experience that brought me back to it.

I created the above pattern last year and posted it to an extremely popular site for knitters and crocheters. I won’t mention the name, but let’s just say it’s the one that changed their site and has been unresponsive to people who have experienced accessibility issues. I was confused by the instructions on uploading a pattern and emailed the “Support” team. I never received an answer. I went ahead and did the best I could with it. A few months later, I got a snippy email from “Support” which informed me my pattern had been removed, despite being “favorited” by several people. I was so disgusted and even hurt. If you have put the time into writing a pattern, you will know how much work it is. But, even though that was a negative experience, it propelled me to set back up my blog. So, not all bad!

Anywho, here is what you probably really want–the free pattern!

I hope you enjoy it. Please feel free to contact me at crochetatthelodge@gmail.com if you find any errors or have questions.

Happy Fall and Happy Crocheting!