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Learn to Crochet Part 1: Crochet Basics

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Welcome to Crochet University! Welcome to Crochet University’s first semester recap. How have you been getting along in your course work? For Crochet University you will need some basic supplies. To begin, we’re going

Crochet Basics: Single Crochet

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Welcome to Crochet University! Over the course of 12 blog posts we will introduce you to the basics you need to know for most any crochet project. From a slip knot to a treble

Crochet Basics: Slip Stitch

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Welcome to Crochet University! Over the course of 12 blog posts we will introduce you to the basics you need to know for most any crochet project. From a slip knot to a treble

Crochet Basics: Foundation Chain

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Welcome to Crochet University! Over the course of 12 blog posts we will introduce you to the basics you need to know for most any crochet project. From a slip knot to a treble

Crochet Basics: Chain

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Welcome to Crochet University! Over the course of 12 blog posts we will introduce you to the basics you need to know for most any crochet project. From a slip knot to a treble

Crochet Basics: Hand Position

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Welcome to Crochet University! Over the course of 12 blog posts we will introduce you to the basics you need to know for most any crochet project. From a slip knot to a treble

Crochet Basics: Slip Knot

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Welcome to Crochet University! Over the course of 12 blog posts we will introduce you to the basics you need to know for most any crochet project. From a slip knot to a treble

What NOT to Crochet for Dad

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Father’s Day is quickly approaching, and everyone wants to get Dad that special something that says they care. Hand-made projects are usually a great way to show you went the extra mile and spent

Five Freebies – Seed Stitch Free Crochet Patterns

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This “Five Freebies” features Seed Stitch Free Crochet Patterns. Seed Stitch, also knows as “moss stitch” or “tweed stitch”, is an easy stitch that adds texture to your crochet work. Some of the crochet

Antique Elegance Afghan Free Crochet Pattern

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Have you enjoyed learning the seed stitch this week? Great! Now it’s time for a big project, but don’t worry. It’s easy and quick. The Antique Elegance Afghan Free Crochet Pattern features the seed

Seed Stitch Hat Free Crochet Pattern

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 Ready for something a little more challenging? You’ve already learned the basic seed stitch, and also how to change colors two different ways. Now let’s add a circle to the mix for a fun

Seed Stitch Belt Free Crochet Pattern

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 Ready to try crocheting an accessory? This Seed Stitch Belt Free Crochet Pattern will have you working with the seed stitch pattern, changing colors, AND making a self-fringe, which means you won’t be sewing

Rapid Blue Dishcloth Free Crochet Pattern

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Dishcloths are a favorite project for many crocheters. They are small so they can be finished quickly, which is always a plus. Some folks love to use crocheted dishcloths in the kitchen as decorative

Seed Stitch Repeat Free Crochet Pattern

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For the next “Five Free Pattern” focus, we are going to show you a basic textured stitch pattern called the “Seed Stitch”. You may also see or hear this stitch called a “Moss Stitch”

Five Freebies – Father’s Day Free Crochet Patterns

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Do you have June 15 marked on your calendar yet? That’s Father’s Day, and it will be here before you know it. Have you made something special for your favorite Dad? There’s still time,

Father’s Day Football Hat Free Crochet Pattern

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Although the first Father’s Day was celebrated in 1910, Father’s Day did not become an official holiday until 1972. By that time, Mother’s Day had been an official holiday for 58 years!   It’s

Father’s Day Hanger Free Crochet Pattern

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Father’s Day was the brainchild of Sonya Dodd, who came up with the idea one Sunday morning at church as she listened to a Mother’s Day sermon. She thought there should be a day

Father’s Day Football Coaster Free Crochet Pattern

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Have you decided what to give your dad for Father’s Day? Common Father’s Day gifts include ties, flowers, cards, tools, outdoor cooking equipment or sports equipment. Dad’s also love to receive hand made gifts.

Father’s Day Hat Free Crochet Pattern

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Does your Dad like to hunt or hike? Is he outdoors during cool weather? Then he will love this wool hat for Father’s Day. This Free Father’s Day Hat Crochet Pattern is an easy

Father’s Day Football Beer Cozy Free Crochet Pattern

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It’s time to get ready for Father’s Day, which is June 15, 2014. Did you know that the first Father’s Day was June 17, 1910? We love our dads, and our dads love sports.

Five Friday Freebies – Free Patriotic Crochet Patterns

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Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It’s also the unofficial start of summer fun. This week we introduced five

Patriotic Striped Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

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Not only is Memorial Day the unofficial start of summer fun, it is also the official day of the Indy 500 car race. The Indy 500 has been held on Memorial Day since 1911

Patriotic Childs Purse Free Crochet Pattern

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The first “official” Memorial Day was held in Waterloo, New York on May 5, 1866 when the people of Waterloo declared the day to honor soldiers who died during the Civil War. Today in

Patriotic Ruffled Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

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Did you know that Memorial Day was started shortly after the Civil War when women from both the North and the South would gather to decorate the graves of fallen soldiers? It was also

Patriotic Hat Free Crochet Pattern

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Are you making your Memorial Day plans? Here’s another fun fact about Memorial Day. It is customary to fly the American Flag at half-staff until noon on Memorial Day as a sign of respect

Patriotic Beer Cozy Free Crochet Pattern

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Memorial Day is Monday May 26, 2014 and will be here before you know it! Did you know that a National Moment of Remembrance was established in 2000? Americans are asked to pause for

Five Friday Freebies – Free Flower Crochet Patterns

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Crochet a bouquet of beautiful flowers with this week’s Five Free Flower crochet patterns. Each of these free crochet flower patterns can be crocheted using worsted weight yarn like Everyday, or light weight yarn