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Crochet Hook Review: Kollage Square from Louet

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. The Crochet Hook Problem I crochet significantly more than I knit. So you might wonder why I have about 5 times more knitting needles than crochet hooks. It’s because of what’s available in stores. You see, for years (or decades really) knitting needles have come with different styles of tips. Some have sharp tips to help when you need to manipulate loops in complicated lace patterns. Others have blunted tips. …

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New Crochet Shawl Pattern: Stargaze with Sweet Georgia Yarns

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. I’m excited to be able to announce my newest crochet shawl pattern, Stargaze. It’s an asymmetrical shawl that’s perfect for using up mini skeins of yarn. I made it using 1 skein of Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock and 1 set of Sweet Georgia Party of Five mini skeins. The yarn was fabulous to work with. It’s perfect for road trip or tv stitching. Stargaze uses basic double crochet and …

Flash Sale: Radio Waves Crochet Scarf Pattern

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Only this month! Go to Ravelry and use coupon code lindseylife for $4 off the $5 price. Worked in one seamless piece, Radio Waves offers a new take on the standard keyhole scarf. A fantastic use for scrap yarn, work the wavy lace motif in 3 colors or in as many as you’d like. The permanently-looped keyhole makes for no muss, no fuss wearing – just grab the ends and …

Crochet Cheat Sheet Stitch Breakdown

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. I have a special treat for you today. This is the crochet stitch breakdown paper I hand out at my beginning crocheter classes. It has tons of information all on one page. Each stitch is listed with directions as well as it’s abbreviation. The chart shows you how many chains to use for a turning chain and whether they usually count as the first stitch. Plus it lists the US …

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4 Ways to Get Rid of Yarn

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. It was the third avalanche of yarn, cascading down the shelves and onto the carpet below, that convinced me it was time to organize my yarn stash. Again. I’ve organized my yarn stash more times than I care to admit. It’s something I do every couple of years when the chaos gets to be too much. I don’t feel bad or like a failure for having to organize again; a …

Free Crochet Pattern: Two-Color Shawl

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. If you’d like this pattern in the standard easy-print PDF layout, without my commentary and with crochet symbol diagrams, you can purchase it here. As a technical editor it’s my job to use all my left-brain prowess to make crochet patterns error-free, clear, and consistent. Trying to do that can be akin to tackling a giant logic puzzle, like an evil-level Sudoku. But when I’m designing, it’s my right brain …

Crafty Tip: Crochet Stitch Markers

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Today’s crafty tip: Crochet stitch markers also work wonders as elastic and drawstring threaders. Today’s crafty tip: Crochet stitch markers also work wonders as elastic and drawstring threaders. A post shared by Lindsey Stephens (@the_lindsey_life) on Aug 9, 2017 at 6:43am PDT

What I’m Making Now: Bat Mitzvah Blanket

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Last year, we started planning my daughter’s bat mitzvah. I was filled with ALL the gushy maternal emotions: My baby is growing up; she’s becoming a young woman! *sob* *tears* Her bat mitzvahwould be in January, and I told her that I would knit or crochet her anything she wanted for the occasion. We went on a massive hunt through Ravelry to look at options. There was a brief moment …

The Bucket Is Back

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Anyone who knows me can tell you that the local Target is like my second home. I’m there way more often than I should be, and it’s frankly embarrassing how much money I’ve saved with the 5% off red card. During one of my multitudinous shopping trips a couple years back, I purchased a metal beverage tub. Normal people fill it with ice and then plop in all the canned …

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Free Crochet Pattern: Fiona Mitts

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. This is a free crochet pattern. To view my other free patterns and project guides, click here. A Special Free Crochet Pattern: Fiona Mitts These fingerless mitts are the perfect bit of luxury. A stretchy stitch pattern means the mitt conforms comfortably to your hand for a perfect fit. Crochet short rows provide delicate wrist shaping.   To purchase an ad-free pdf of this pattern, click here. Finished Measurements 5.25 inches …