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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

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.

Celebrities in Crochet

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Crocheted clothing is making a comeback in a big way!  Check out these lovely ladies sporting various crocheted pieces.   An easy way to slip into crochet fashion is with a crocheted bag, like

Free Hyperbolic Crochet Pattern

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Hyperbolic crochet has gained in popularity due to the Crochet Coral Reef project. Basically, hyperbolic crochet is a free-form style of crochet that results in an organic-looking shape that would occur in nature. If

Crochet Crazy: Chevron and Owls

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(This was written by Trish Clarke for Maggie Weldon) Everyone at the office knows that I am in love with two things: chevron and owls.  Recently, I relocated and as a birthday/housewarming gift, my

Doily Dresses – The Latest Twist on Doilies

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Doilies are decorative mats that are usually made of paper or fabric.  They have been used to protect surfaces, bind flowers, and showcase sweets and cakes… But have you ever considered doilies for clothing?

Starbella Popover Pillow

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    Take the best of easy crochet – bulky weight yarn, a large hook, and single crochets – and add the excitement of ruffling yarn, add them together, and what do you get?

Easy Strata Ruffled Scarf

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The latest member of the Starbella® family of yarns from Premier® Yarns is called Strata®. This yarn is quite unlike the other Starbella yarns. It is actually a pre-knitted tube that is very stretchy.

Report from CGOA – Design competition Part 1

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This year I attended the Fall 2013 Crochet Guild of America Knitting and Crochet Conference held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Concord, North Carolina.  One of the highlights of the CGOA conference was

Hand Chaining

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Think back to the days when you were first learning how to crochet. Do you remember the very first thing you learned? More than likely it was how to properly hold a crochet hook.

Free Pattern – Silver Spell City Life Beaded Necklace

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A beaded necklace is a great accessory to dress up a plain blouse or sweater, and Premier Yarns® has a great free beaded necklace pattern to share. It’s called Silver Spell, and it features

Inspiration from The Great Barrier Reef

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It is helpful to know the details of The Great Barrier Reef to fully understand the complexity of the Crochet Coral Reef (CCR) project. The Great Barrier Reef is considered to be one of

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

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

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

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

Fun and Easy Crochet For Our Favorite Furry Friends

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Anybody that has ever owned a pet knows that they are one of the family.  Why shouldn’t they get to experience the fun and luxury of crochet? From sweaters, toys, comfy beds and more,

Chainless Foundation Half Double Crochet How To Video by Maggie Weldon

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Hi : > Rebecca Sommers Cramer requested a video on our Facebook page for the Chainless Foundation. This one’s for you Rebecca…. I have to admit – until I did the videos on the

Changing Colors: Crochet How-To Part 2

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In part 2 of our changing colors tutorial, we are going to cover how you can use a variety of colors in your project and give a few tips and tricks to make the

Changing Colors: Crochet How-To

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Having trouble adding a different color to your crochet project? Maggie has created a step by step tutorial on how easy it can be to change the color yarn on your work. The steps

Vintage Crochet Lace Doilies – Wall Art

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A while ago I saw, a crochet room divider on the apartment therapy website. The divider was crocheted using a heavy jute type rope and a large crochet hook. When I saw this I

Crochet Roosters: Past and Present

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Roosters have been a tradition in many kitchens around the U.S. because of the superstition that they bring good luck. Others place them in the home to make their homes warm, comfortable and inviting,

Crochet Patterns for the Wise

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Owls: beloved animals, and cute additions to our crochet collection. Everyone here loves the crochet critters, so this week we’re showing off our best owl products. Any of them would be a great gift

Tunisian Crochet: A Unique Fusion between Knitting and Crochet

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Seeking to experiment with a new crochet style this summer? Tunisian crochet, also known as “Afghan Crochet,” or “Afghan Stitch,” is a unique fusion between knitting and crochet. There is no need to turn

Sunbonnet Sue: Inspirational Designs and History

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Sunbonnet Sue is perhaps one of the most widely recognized crochet and needlework designs. This lovely and traditional pattern is used to create the most charming dolls, clothing, quilts, and accessories, and makes the

Crochet Amigurumi; History and Fun Ideas for All Ages

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Looking to crochet unique gifts appealing to children of all ages? These amigurumi crochet stuffed toys and accessories are perfect carry-a longs for play dates, school activities, and family trips. Amigurumi is the Japanese

Crochet Jewelry

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Jewelry is one of the best ways to take an outfit from so-so to WOW! Because jewelry has such a large affect on your outfit, it is very important that you have stylish, statement