Now that it’s over, we can confidently say that 2013 was an amazing year for us here at the FaveCrafts Blog. We celebrated National Craft Month, National Sewing Month and the 12 Days of Christmas. We were also able to give away some amazing craft prizes! While we’re excited to announce new and exciting events in 2014 (trust us, it’s going to be amazing!), we can’t help feeling a little nostalgic for the past.
Today, we’re taking a walk down memory lane and counting down our most popular post from 2013. Be sure to pin them, tweet them, share them and save them for later – there’s a reason readers loved these posts the first time around!
This tutorial was presented during National Sewing Month. With an increased interested in sustainability and healthy living, farmer’s markets have become super popular during the warmer months. One problem? You have to carry around your loot … and it gets heavy! This sturdy and stylish handmade tote will hold all of your fruits and vegetables. Once farmer’s market season is over, you can use this as a purse or even a gym bag!
This was our most popular Link Love post and, well, we’re not surprised. Felines had a huge year in 2013 and could be found everywhere! These crafts aren’t just for cat owners, either. The link list included a tutorial for cat slippers, a cat costumer and a cat sleep mask. It’s never been a better time to be a crazy cat lady!
For National Craft Month, we introduced readers to this adorable knitting idea from Coats & Clark. It is currently 6 degrees outside our window, so this project is especially relevant. Every member of the family can have his or her own warm and cozy knit hat when you follow this pattern. Luckily, the tutorial is easy to follow and perfect for beginners.
The name of this project alone was a huge draw for readers, but the simple yet stunning pattern had everyone hooked. This National Craft Month project from Jane Danley Cruz of Bead & Button Magazine was the second-most popular post of the entire year! We love the minimalist design and chevron details, what about you?
Ta-da! Introducing our most popular project from 2013, the Garden Patch Granny Afghan from Lion Brand Yarn! This bright and colorful crochet afghan looks great anywhere – on a bed, couch, you name it. Though the pattern screams spring, it’s warm and soft, making it perfect for curling up by the fire.