iced latte made with cold brew coffee

How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

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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 love coffee. After my last trip to Texas, I had my dad mail me back some of my belongings so I could make room to fit about 100 K-cups into my checked baggage instead. My aunt had said that I could take whatever I wanted from the hospitality suite she had arranged for my daughter’s bat mitzvah. I dare you to tell me you wouldn’t have done the exact …

New Beginnings

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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, I’m changing my website from Poetry in Yarn to The Lindsey Life. Why the change? When I started Poetry in Yarn in 2010, crochet was my one true crafting love. I soon added knitting to my yarny repertoire. While yarn crafting does and will always have a special place in my heart, I’ve begun to branch out with my making and creating. The craft classes I teach have had …

Free Crochet Pattern: Premie Hat

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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 repost of a blog post I wrote back in 2009 with a free crochet pattern for a premie hat. Enjoy! At this year’s CGOA Professional Development Day we had the chance to make items for Knit for Needs, a charity that distributes knitted and crocheted items to those in need across the United States. Lion Brand provided a variety of yarn for us to work with. I …

My Carpal Tunnel Backstory

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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. Since I’m going to be mentioning the fact I have carpal tunnel syndrome, I thought it would be a good idea to give a little background on my experience with carpal tunnel. I’ve always known that I was at risk for developing carpal tunnel syndrome. I was (and am) the poster child for repetitive hand movements. My typical day would involve 4-5 hours at a computer and 3 hours of …

Guest Post: 3 Tips for Teaching Someone to Read Crochet Patterns

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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 I’ve got a special treat! It’s a guest post from Marie Segares. Marie Segares is a crochet and knitting teacher, designer, blogger, and podcaster. She hosts the Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show,  and shares her patterns, tips, and projects on the Underground Crafter blog. We’re celebrating the release of her new book, Make Money Teaching Crochet: Launch Your Business, Increase Your Side Income, Reach More Students. This handy resource is available as an ebook …

News and a Giveaway with Stephannie Tallent

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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 met Stephannie Tallent years ago. She’s a regular fixture on the knitting scene. You might recognize her work from her beautiful book, California Revival Knits. I was so excited when Stephannie reached out to tell me about her new Craftsy class, Custom Colorwork Techniques: Mitts. Starting with a basic knit mitt pattern, Stephannie walks you through creating a custom stranded colorwork design that’s really your own. Now as a designer, …

Ask Lindsey: Afghan Squares To Block or Not

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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. Ask Lindsey is a weekly crochet and knit Q&A with Lindsey Stephens. Send your questions to Lindsey at support@thelindseylife.com. Ask Lindsey posts may contain affiliate links for products Lindsey thinks you’d love. It’s Friday the 13th, but don’t be scared! I’m here to help with your stitching dilemmas. Dear Lindsey, I’m making an afghan with lots of individual squares. Should I block the squares before seaming them? Signed, Beth In …

Ask Lindsey: Slippery Knitting 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. Ask Lindsey is a weekly crochet and knit Q&A with Lindsey Stephens. Send your questions to Lindsey at support@thelindseylife.com. Ask Lindsey posts may contain affiliate links for products Lindsey thinks you’d love. Dear Lindsey, When a pattern says to make yarn overs right next to stitch markers, sometimes the yarn overs slip over the stitch markers making the count I should have between sets of stitch markers look off (especially …

Author Interview: Fair Isle Tunisian Crochet by Brenda Bourg

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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 love playing around with Tunisian crochet. It’s the perfect in-between craft for knitters and crocheters. It’s like the best of both worlds. My friend Brenda Bourg recently came out with a new book, Fair Isle Tunisian Crochet. It’s full of awesome Tunisian patterns with that beautiful fair isle colorwork look. Brenda Bourg is a knit and crochet designer, as well as a writer, teacher and editor. Her designs have …

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Coming Soon: Ask Lindsey

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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.   Coming Soon! Feeling lost with your project? Have a knitting conundrum or a crochet question? Wish you could just ask an expert and get help? Now you can. Ask Lindsey will be a weekly crochet and knit Q&A with Lindsey Stephens. Think Dear Abby meets Car Talk for stitchers. Send your questions to Lindsey at support@thelindseylife.com