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Christmas Gifts for Crochet People

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Do you have a crochet person on your holiday shopping list? Wouldn’t it be great to give them something special that they can use in their favorite pastime? Or maybe you’re looking for something

Ladybug Tea Party – One Reader’s Story

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We received the following email from one of our newsletter subscribers, Ruth Chidley, and it was so precious we just had to share it with everyone. This is the story of one very determined

Happy Thanksgivukkah!

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 It’s here…the Challahday season. Wait….what? For the first time since 1888, Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah fall on the same day, an occurrence so rare that some people predict it will not

Free Pattern: Shell Catcher Basket

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Today’s free pattern from Premier ® is for a shell catcher basket. Not only is this a great beach bag, but it can also be used as a shopping bag or even a tote bag

Christmas Tree Dishcloth – Part 1

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   This is part 1 of 4 videos for making the crochet Christmas Tree dishcloth. For this design you will need worsted weight cotton yarn and a corresponding crochet hook. I recommend that you

Free Pattern: Fingerless Gloves / Texting Mitts

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Have you noticed how difficult, if not down right impossible, it is to text when you’re wearing gloves? We here at maggiescrochet.com have the perfect solution: a free pattern for fingerless gloves! Aren’t they

Bleached Reefs Leave You in Awe

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Has the Crochet Coral Reef (CCR) caught your eye yet? The colorful designs and textures give the illusion of real coral growth found in The Great Barrier Reef in Australia. There is a stark

Gents Gift Ideas for the Christmas Season

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Last week we gave you some great ideas for crochet Christmas gifts for the ladies and little girls on your list. But what about the guys? They deserve some handmade love too, right? Here

Matt Lauer Gets “Yarn” Bombed!

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Whether you call it yarn bombing, yarn storming, guerrilla knitting, or graffiti knitting, it’s becoming a world-wide phenomenon. Yarn bombing is a type of graffiti or street art characterized by the use of colorful

Collecting Vintage Crochet Potholders

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Potholders are available in many colors and shapes which give them an appeal for decorating kitchens, but they also serve a practical purpose while cooking. When you are talking about vintage crochet potholders, the

Ladies Gift Ideas for the Christmas Season

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Where has the year gone? November in on the downhill stretch towards Thanksgiving and you know what that means: Christmas is just around the corner! The dent on our bank accounts seems an inevitable

Blooming Granny Square Challenge And Exciting Things!

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After many hours of trying to figure out how to crochet a scarf with netting yarn and watching every crochet ruffled scarf video on YouTube I didn’t get it. A friend showed me how

Crochet at Home

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The new book Crochet at Home introduces 25 new at-home crochet projects. It gives you easy-to-follow instructions for the crochet techniques. For all you crochet lovers who prefer to DIY, Crochet at Home has the

Uses for Vintage Potholders

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Vintage crochet potholders have a practical and beautiful purpose in the home kitchen. The vintage designs are far from the traditional square potholders sold in big box stores, but they still can be used

Hyperbolic Crochet and the History of the Crochet Coral Reef Project

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Hyperbolic crochet is a technique discovered in 1997 by Dr. Daina Taimina, a mathematician from Cornell University in New York. This technique inspired two sisters to explore the world of coral reefs using crochet

Crochet Newsflash: Crochet Can Improve Your Wellbeing

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Check this interesting article we found on 10 Key Ways Crochet Can Boost Self-Esteem Article and Photo from: Crochet Concupisence 1. Pride for learning something new When we learn something new we feel a

Joy of Success

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Sunday is a day for inspiration. Here’s some from us to you. Enjoy, and have a great day!                     Need more inspiration? Check out Live,

Flower Embellished Vintage Crochet Potholders

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Collectable vintage potholders have many designs, with one popular style being floral prints or dimensional flowers sent in the center of the piece. These attractive potholders were embellished with a variety of flower types,

The Classic Granny Square

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The granny square is a timeless classic maneuver of crocheting. Perhaps the reason it’s used so often is because it’s so versatile- you can crochet almost anything using the granny square, and don’t think

Live Love Crochet

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Happy Thursday! Here’s some truth and inspiration to brighten your day. Enjoy!   How many crocheted Christmas gifts are you making this year?   Wise words from local poet Maya Angelou.   No, really?

Vintage Potholders in the Kitchen

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Vintage potholders have a different look and appeal than modern-day potholders. Your first thought when hearing the word potholder is commonly a thick, square fabric that keeps your hands safe while handling hot items.

Coral Reefs Lead to Crochet Inspiration

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Picture the majestic Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Maybe this is a place you always wanted to visit, or maybe you have been there. Either way, the color and texture of this beautiful wonder

Crochet by Mandy – Purple Hook

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Mandy Nelson is an incredible crocheter who used to work for us editing patterns.  She started her own business called Purple Hook in 2009 that enables to her create homemade crochet gifts and products

‘Tis the Season For Crochet in Advertising!

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Yes, it’s that time of year again, when our thoughts turn to….colds, flu, and fall allergies. I don’t know about you, but I’m having a battle with allergy sniffles and stuffiness myself. Eyes, nose,

Vintage Crochet Bloomer Potholders

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You may have seen the cute little dress potholders, but what about the bloomers? These little shorts were often called ladies bloomers, and have a similar history to the dress potholders. Vintage crochet potholders

Color and Crochet

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Color is in everything we see.  We use color to accentuate, decorate, design and wear in order to illustrate our feelings, mood or style.  Color in crochet can make all the differences and it’s

Thursday Wit and Wisdom

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It’s almost Friday. Time for some fun and inspiration to brighten your day! Silly cat. Yarn is for crochet! Here are some neat instructions on how to make an indestructible yarn ball for your