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Discovering Purls

I’ve been doing some digging around online to look at different methods of making a purl stitch. First is the Continental Purl ….   Then I discovered the Russian Purl… Finally, I spotted the Norwegian Purl… So far, my favorite … Continue reading

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Book Review and Giveaway: Crochet for Baby All Year

Book: Crochet for Baby All Year: Easy-to-Make Outfits for Every Month Author: Tammy Hildebrand Publisher: Stackpole Books List Price: $21.95 Get ready for more crochet baby cuteness than you can imagine! That’s what happened when I found my reviewer’s copy … Continue reading

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Tatting!

Last Thursday at the Knit & Crochet Show, I took a class on tatting* with Susan Lowman. I’m really enjoying this new craft (and new use for all the crochet thread I’ve stockpiled over the years). It took about 4 … Continue reading

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Drift Ice Shawl Crochet Pattern – New Photos

Any pattern is a collaborative work between designer and  yarn, but sometimes it goes a bit further. I was flattered when Stephanie of SpaceCadet Yarns asked to borrow the Drift Ice Shawl (made with her Oriana yarn) for a photo … Continue reading

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The 3 P’s of Learning to Crochet

As I teach people to crochet for the very first time, I’ve found these 3 P’s to be incredibly important: Practice – It may be a cliche, but practice really does make perfect. When you crochet, your two hands have … Continue reading

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Crochet Survey for Health

 Kathryn over at Crochet Concupiscence is doing a survey about the health benefits of crochet.  Here’s a little about Kathryn and her survey: When and how did you learn to crochet? I first learned to crochet as a child. My … Continue reading

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Understanding Foundation Chains

Most patterns start with instructions to chain a certain number, and then the first row starts working into that long line of chains. Those first chains are referred to as the foundation chain. When you start to crochet into the … Continue reading

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Learning Embroidery and A Rainbow of Stitches

So much of my work involves knit and crochet, that I occasionally like to give a different craft a try. At the trade show I went to last May, the nice folks at Random House gave me some books, including … Continue reading

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No Obligations

I’m sitting at the computer right now, but all I really want to do is sit outside in the sun and work on a shawl I’m knitting. Alas, work obligations are preventing that. There is a certain joy to the … Continue reading

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