Originally Posted by fatoldladyinpjs
Lion brand yarn groups their patterns by ability: beginner, advanced beginner, intermediate, and advanced. However, be advised that this site is not always user friendly. Sometimes they mix knitting and crochet patterns and give you patterns that have nothing to do with what you entered in the search box.
Great timing! I left the Lion Brand site maybe 15 minutes ago. I was looking for two things, and I found each one on the first try.
What I've learned about the Lion Brand site pattern search is that it's better to put in your own key words once you've selected "Pattern Finder." Or, as Lion Brand puts it, "Describe what you want." I don't have a lot of luck using their check-box system (the one that suggests that we "Search by category"), but when I list my own criteria, like
Tunisian Crochet afghan or
I find exactly what I'm looking for.
If anyone would like to duplicate my search (just to experience some success for themselves!
), Lion Brand should give you SIX hits on the "afghan" search and TEN hits on the "Tunisian Crochet" search, of which SIX will be the afghans and FOUR will be other items.
If you get extra items, they're holding out on me! and if you get fewer items, they're holding out on you!
Bonne chance! Buena suerte!