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

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 …

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 …

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 …

National Crochet Month and a Giveaway

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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. Happy National Crafting and Crochet Month! I’m so happy to be participating in the Crochetville Blog Tour! The theme is travel, and while I haven’t been able to go on a real life trip this month, I’d thought I’d take you on a small tour of my little corner of the internet. First Stop: Crochet and Knitting Patterns Did you know that I’m a designer? While I do have patterns …

Blog Hop and Crafty Resolutions

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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 is my stop on the fabulous Craftsy Instructor Blog Hop. If you’ve been following along on the stops you may notice that I’m a bit different. I’m a crochet instructor while all my fellow Blog Hop hostesses are sewers and quilters. One of the fabulous things about Craftsy is that it gives you the ability to dive deeply into your favorite craft or skill while exploring new and exciting …

BIG NEWS! Craftsy cat is out of the bag!

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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. Over the next few weeks, and for a while after that too, you’re going to hear me talking a lot about Craftsy. Maybe you haven’t heard about Craftsy before, or it sounds vaguely familiar but you didn’t really look into it. What’s a Craftsy? Craftsy is the fastest growing crafty community on the web with over 5 million members in over 200 countries worldwide. Craftsy offers online classes across many …

Great Gifts for Knitters and Crocheters

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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. Ah, the day after Thanksgiving. I can practically hear the beginning strains of the William Tell Overture as people prepare to converge on their local shopping centers. If you’re shopping for yourself, or for a fellow knitter and crocheter, feel free to check out some of these sweet deals online. (You should also feel free to hint liberally, by sending a link to this post to your family with a …