I just wanted to share these. A lot of FREE crochet patterns can be found through the linksat crochetpatterncentral.com - I often go here if I don't find a pattern Iwant to try in my collection of old pamphlets.
As for me - longtime A4A contributor, first time poster here. I've been knitting and crocheting for most of my life and have contributed both knitted and crocheted items. My photo shows a blanket I recently sent, just "doodling" with random oddballs of yarn. I may get one more done in time to send for the November 23rd deadline, but I have a baby gift to finish first.