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The Cost of Crochet Diagrams

I love crochet diagrams. They’re a great, visual way of showing how a crochet design comes together. Some magazines and books include them and some don’t. Every wonder why? My guess is that the decision often comes down to cost. … Continue reading

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Mainly Crochet – An Interview with Michele Maks

I love when new resources become available for crocheters. Crochet designer and former magazine editor Michele Maks has launched Mainly Crochet – a subscription crochet pattern site. For $24 a year, you get access to the entire site’s library of … Continue reading

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Oh, Paris.

I’m slowly adjusting back to normal life after a lovely week long trip to Paris, France. It was a delightful trip. Of course, my itinerary included a stop into a local yarn store. I stopped in at L’Oisive ThĂ©. Actually, … Continue reading

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Autumn Leaves Shawlette Crochet Pattern

In January we had a CAL for the Autumn Leaves Shawlette pattern. Aren’t these gorgeous? So what are you waiting for? Get stitching!

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Spring into Crochet (and a sneak peak)

How is it March already? The ground here is still covered with snow, but some birds popped up yesterday. I’m thinking maybe, just maybe, spring is on its way. I’m springing into major design mode. The crochet design ideas just … Continue reading

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Have you heard of arm knitting?

Whether you’re an avid knitter or have never tried knitting before, you’ll want to check out arm knitting. It’s a new craft that’s hot right now. A scarf done in 30 minutes or less?! Yes, please! My friend Mary Beth … Continue reading

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The 2 Crochet Techniques That Will Change Your Life

Take your crochet to the next level with these 2 techniques: Magic Ring (aka Adjustable Ring) This method for starting in the round eliminates unsightly holes.   Foundation Stitches You don’t have to start every project by chaining. Foundation stitches … Continue reading

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6 Must Have Knitting Books

A while back I saw many people posting their must have knitting books on Facebook. Here are mine. Knitting from the Top Barbara G. Walker (Paperback – Feb 1996) This is THE book for creating top down garments. I’ve even … Continue reading

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Crochet Wraps Every Which Way: Author Interview & Giveaway

One of the first crochet professionals I had the honor of getting to know was Tammy Hildebrand. So when I was offered the opportunity to do a giveaway of her new book, I jumped at the chance! Crochet Wraps Every … Continue reading

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New Crochet Pattern: Drift Ice Cowl

I’m so excited to get to put out this new crochet pattern using  SpaceCadet Yarns Ombre Mini-Skeins. I love ombre yarns, and when I was playing around with these mini-skeins, I fell in love with this stitch pattern. The Drift … Continue reading

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