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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 …

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 …

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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 …

Book Review: Scarves in the Round

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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.   Book: Scarves in the Round: 25 Knitted Infinity Scarves, Neck Warmers, Cowls, and Double-Warm Tube Scarves Author: Heather Walpole Since I’m moderating the neck things group for the Ravelry Gift-a-Long, I’ve been thinking about neck things a lot. So, today seems like the perfect time to post about a new book I received, Scarves in the Round: 25 Knitted Infinity Scarves, Neck Warmers, Cowls, and Double-Warm Tube Scarves. When …

New Crochet Pattern: Drift Ice Cowl

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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 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 Ice Cowl pattern is written for two sizes (the larger one is shown above), but it’s easily modified for length and even circumference. I was able to make both size …

Finished Project Photo & One Awesome Crocheter

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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. There are certain parts of designing that I love, like coming up with a new idea and finishing a project. However, I think the coolest part is seeing finished project photos of items other people have made from my designs. When Barbara tweeted her photo of a finished Ridged Whirl Hat, I got more than just the usual warm, fuzzy feeling though- I got a life lesson. What really amazed …

Say hello to Esmeralda

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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. No better way to start off a new week than with putting out a new pattern. Say hello to the Esmeralda Shawl. Esmeralda is a Tunisian crochet project. I really had fun with this project because the shawl is made as 3 consecutive wedges that are worked off of each other as you go. And, of course, I love this yarn! The yarn shown is Claudia Handpaints Fingering Merino in …