I Have Crochet Questions!

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There are hundreds if not thousands of free patterns online for crocheted shawls and fingerless gloves (texting mitts).  I’m wondering how many people actually use these items?  I think most crocheted scarves, caps, sweaters, and afghans are actually used … Read More...

Crochet Club Fun

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We had our usual good time at the monthly meeting of the St. Louis Crochet Club last night.  There was a lot of show n’ tell, but some of it was just outstanding and I wanted to be sure … Read More...

Crochet For A Frozen Princess

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I think I must be the only adult on the planet who has not seen this movie or even heard the entire song that every little princess (and some princes too) is singing.  But, I am aware that the … Read More...

Crochet A Menagerie

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Want to make a stuffed animal for someone special?  You’ll find the perfect fuzzy friend in this collection called Edward’s Menagerie by Kerry Lord.  There are forty different soft and snuggly crocheted animal patterns in this charming collection so … Read More...

Joining Crochet Squares – Mystique De-Mystified

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First, as most frustrated crocheters know, not all joining techniques are created equal!  Most are downright ugly as well as being poorly explained in books and online.  Others leave a ridge which I find to be unattractive in most applications.  … Read More...

Messy Crochet – All In Fun

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When I saw these coasters, they made me chuckle.  Only a parent would come up with this idea.  Put the spill down before you even fill the cup with something that can be filled.  You can see this on Etsy.com … Read More...

Get Batty For Halloween Crochet

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These bats just shout Halloween, don’t they?  And, for the kiddos, we need to have some of these to decorate the house for Halloween.  Remember the Pigeon Lady in Mary Poppins?  I think it would make a cool costume to … Read More...

Crochet A Planter

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Fall is the time to bring in some plants to winter inside.  I have a few on the front porch, including Henrietta, a rhododendron that my daughter started in her dorm room many years ago.  It now resides on my … Read More...

Reverse Color Crochet – A New Technique

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The title and subject matter of this newly published book intrigued me the moment I saw it.  At first, I admit to being a bit confused.  I assumed this would be a new technique for creating crochet with different images … Read More...

Tunisian Crochet For Baby – Meet The Author!

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This new book is full of goodies for baby, created by best selling crochet designer Sharon Silverman.  I asked Sharon why she chose Tunisian crochet to create these designs.  She kindly offered the following information:

 

Tunisian crochet can … Read More...

My Top Five Unusual Christmas Crochet

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Upcycle the most ordinary things to create holiday beauty.  This cool ornament is composed of six soda can pop tops and some crochet thread.  Doesn’t come much cheaper or easier than this.  Consider embellishing it by stringing on some pretty … Read More...

Getting Started With Christmas Crochet

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I know it’s likely way too hot where you (and I) live to even think about Christmas crochet, but it’s time.  Unless you want to attempt to crochet around the clock once the calendar hits December 1, 2014, you need … Read More...

Crochet An Amazing Lace Wrap Shawl

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When I first saw this shawl, I was immediately intrigued with the unusual shape of it.  You can see that better in the second photo.  I wasn’t quite sure how it would remain situation on my shoulders, but, as you … Read More...

“It Girl” Crochet

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Don’t you love the unique wrist warmers on the cover of this new book?  I love the symmetry as well as the swirl effect the designer has created.  This is just one of 23 patterns for accessories in this book.  … Read More...

Let’s Dish Crochet

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I will begin teaching crochet to the middle schoolers where I volunteer in a couple of weeks.  So, I have been on the look out for dish cloth patterns that I could use to teach the basic crochet stitches.  … Read More...

Alien Vs Lovey Crochet

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Is this an Alien or a Lovey?  Depends on your status as an Earthling or a kid, I guess.  I love the simplicity of this pattern and how it could work up to make a very special huggable gift … Read More...