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August 3, 2018

Friendship Bracelets for PINK Missions

Give back.  Pay it forward.  Love on someone.  Spread joy.  We all have our own way of saying it’s important to help those in need.  As a crafter I like to use what I know to help others.  If you’ve been following me for a while you know that I’m always looking for donations to […]

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July 13, 2018

Rolling Waves Cowl | Needle Knit

Rolling Waves Cowl by Kristen Mangus Just like the constantly shifting waves of a wind-tossed sea the Rolling Waves Cowl is full of texture and movement. I won’t say that you can smell the salty air when you wear it, but you can almost feel the ocean breeze. PATTERN I designed this cowl as part […]

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July 6, 2018

How to Crochet Corner to Corner (C2C)

Lesson 8: How to Crochet Corner to Corner (C2C) I am especially excited about this last How to Crochet lesson.  Crochet corner to corner afghans look complex, but they are actually very easy to make.  Using the basic stitches you’ve already learned you can make a square or rectangle in any size.  From a washcloth or […]

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July 6, 2018

C2C Interactive Crochet Calculators

C2C Interactive Crochet Calculators C2C afghans and graphghans are wildly popular and with good reason.  It’s a great technique that looks difficult, but is actually simple.  If you want to follow an existing chart, but don’t have the same yarn or want to change the size you need to know how big your finished project […]

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June 29, 2018

How to Crochet Granny Squares

How to Crochet Granny Squares No beginner crochet class is complete without learning how to crochet granny squares.  The granny square is as timeless as it is beautiful.  It can be made in any size with any yarn to fit any style. I’ve included two styles of granny squares in this series.  The classic granny […]

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June 22, 2018

How to Crochet: Linen Stitch

Lesson 5: How to Crochet the Linen Stitch I love the crochet linen stitch!  It’s perfect for a beginner stitch pattern because it only uses single crochets and chains, but still makes a lovely pattern.  The linen stitch makes a dense fabric that is ideal for so many projects from dishcloths to scarves to tops. […]

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