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Arm Knit Scarf – Free Pattern using Hometown USA Yarn

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Arm Knit scarves are so easy to create! No knitting or crocheting experience is required to make one of these beautiful fashion accessories. To make your own arm knit scarf, you’ll need two strands of

Scrapbook Hearts – Free Crochet Pattern

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These adorable hearts are a cute alternative to traditional Valentine’s cards. Experiment with different designs and colors, or make several matching ones! For the crocheted edging, you’ll need a size B-1 (2.25mm) crochet hook

Icy Snowflake Afghan & Pillow – Free Crochet Pattern

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  The Icy Snowflake Afghan is based off of a pattern I designed years ago – The Christmas Wrapping Afghan.   The Christmas Wrapping Afghan uses three different colors of worsted weight yarn and

Ruffled Scarf Tips & Tricks: What to Do if Your Yarn Has a Defect

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    We love our ruffled scarves! They are so quick and easy to make, and they’re fabulous gifts! Sadly, sometimes you’ll find a knot or other defect in your ruffled yarn. In this

Crocheted Shoes

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We’ve been taking a look at crocheted fashion the past few weeks, from crocheted jewelry to celebrities in crochet. This week, let’s look at some crocheted shoes – some mass produced and some hand-made.

Five More Free Flower Patterns

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  This week, we are pleased to present five free flower patterns, designed by Carol Ballard. These flowers can be worked with any weight of yarn. Finer weights will create a smaller flower, and

Hydrangea – Free Crochet Pattern

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  Hydrangea bushes are usually recognized by their large, round flowers. These flowers come in a variety of blues and pinks depending on the acidity of your soil.     Our hydrangea pattern utilizes

Columbine Flower – Free Crochet Pattern

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  Aquilegia – often known as Granny’s Bonnet or Columbine –  gets its name from aquila, the Latin word for eagle, since its petals are said to resemble an eagle’s claw.     Columbines are

Cactus Flower – Free Crochet Pattern

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  Many species of cacti produce blooms in the spring – this pattern is designed to mimic the flower of the Barrel Cactus, found in the deserts of the USA’s southwest.      

Button Poppy – Free Crochet Pattern

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  Poppies have become a rather famous flower for its many uses and symbolism.  I can never think of poppies without thinking of The Wizard of Oz, while others may more commonly associate them

Aster Flower – Free Crochet Pattern

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  This flower may look like a daisy, but daisies are only one flower in the family of asters. Most share a similar shape, having many long and skinny petals.     Our Aster

Painting with Yarn

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Crocheters make many beautiful things with yarn – some of which might even be called art – but some people have taken it to the next level and are creating beautiful paintings with yarn!

Trillium Flower – Free Crochet Pattern

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The Trillium flower is found in many northern states and parts of Canada. The Great White Trillium is the official flower of Ontario and the official wildflower of Ohio. Trilliums are commonly white, pink,

Dutch Iris – Free Crochet Pattern

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  The Dutch Iris is a hybrid of several other types of irises.  Over time, its color range has increased and now includes blues, purples, white, and yellows.     Our Dutch Iris pattern

Five Free Flower Crochet Patterns

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This week, we are pleased to present five free flower patterns, designed by Carol Ballard. These flowers can be worked with any weight of yarn. Finer weights will create a smaller flower, and bulkier

Elephant Ears Flower – Free Crochet Pattern

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  Some people are surprised to hear that the popular Elephant Ears plant has flowers! Not all species bloom, and when one does, its flowers are often hidden by its giant leaves. You can

Pink Magnolia – Free Crochet Pattern

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    Did you know the magnolia is the state flower of both Louisiana and Mississippi? These beautiful flowers are most often seen in shades of white and pink.     Our Pink Magnolia

Primrose – Free Crochet Pattern

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  Primula vulgaris is the scientific name for the common or English primrose, native to southwest Europe. In the wild, these flowers are typically a pale yellow, white, or pink color. The darker pink

Amazing Crochet – Jewelry

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Crocheted jewelry is a beautiful way to wear your art! These examples are all made with crochet thread or similar materials, as well as beads, buttons, and other decorative items. Take a look at

Five Free Stitch Repeat Patterns

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This week, we are please to present five free stitch patterns, ranging in difficulty from Beginner to Intermediate. These stitch repeats can be worked with any size of yarn, but worsted weight yarn is a good

Crocodile Stitch – Free Crochet Pattern

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  The Crocodile Stitch is one of the most popular crochet trends right now! This fun stitch creates a wonderful texture – it’s named after the scales of a crocodile, but it can also

Lacy Bobbles Stitch – Free Crochet Pattern

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  The Lacy Bobbles Stitch Repeat creates a light and lacy fabric accented with the fun texture of the bobble stitches.     This stitch repeat can be worked with any size of yarn, but

Rickrack Stitch – Free Crochet Pattern

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  Rick Rack trim was very popular in the 70s and was used as trim on everything from clothing to curtains! This pattern mimics the popular zig-zag trim. You’ll need at least two different

Beachy Waves Stitch – Free Crochet Pattern

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  If you’re looking for a stitch pattern with multiple colors and great texture, look no further! The Beachy Waves stitch repeat uses front post treble crochets to create the waves. Because of this

Mosaic Plaid Ripple Stitch – Free Crochet Pattern

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  Ripple stitches are a staple in the crocheting world, but when a plain ripple just won’t do, try the Mosaic Plaid Ripple. This pattern is rated as an intermediate skill level, due to

Granny Squares Gone Wild

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A few weeks ago, we showed you some beautiful examples of crocheted pieces made of granny squares. Grannies often serve as a medium to use up scrap yarns, so they do have a tendency to look

Facebook Caption Contest Winners

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    If you follow us on Facebook, you probably know about our weekly caption contests. If you don’t follow us on Facebook, then you are missing out on cute pictures, new patterns, and