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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.

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!

Amazing Crochet – Granny Squares

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Granny squares are some of the most versatile motifs you can crochet! Here are just a few examples of the many things you can make out of a couple simple granny squares.   This sampler

Ripples and Chevrons and Zig-Zags, Oh My!

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A major trend in fashion and decor right now is Chevrons – a zig-zag stripe that’s being used in everything from fabric to painting techniques, but crocheters have been creating chevrons for years!  Here

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

Paul McCartney’s Granny Square Vest

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A few weeks ago we had a post entitled What NOT to Crochet Dad – it including a number of crocheted fashion items for men that I couldn’t envision many men wearing. (Go ahead and click

Hyperbolic Surfaces in Crochet

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There are many things you can make with yarn and the simplest crochet stitches – crocheted afghans, crocheted sweaters, crocheted scarves, crocheted toys – but did you ever think about making crocheted art? All

Anytime is Tea Time

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There is never a bad time for tea time. Did you know that different types of tea have great health benefits for you?  For example, green tea boosts your metabolism and contains antioxidants.  Black

Baby Squares Blanket Crochet Challenge Sponsored by Maggie’s Crochet and Premier Yarns

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Enter the Baby Squares Blanket Crochet Challenge by April 23, 2014 11:59PM EST. Please join me in our next Crochet Challenge sponsored by Maggie’s Crochet and Premier® Yarns. To join the fun, crochet a

Yarn Style Spring Cleaning

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Springtime has been associated with cleaning.  It’s a time to open the windows, let the fresh air in and create some clean, organized spaces inside our homes.  Let’s get started organizing yarn style. First

Spring and Easter Craft Ideas

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Spring is officially upon us and Easter is right around the corner.  Get your creative juices flowing with these cute, easy craft ideas! Paula from JC’s Loft decorates for the holidays on a budget. 

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 Crafts – Inspired ideas

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Some crocheters love doilies with their intricate designs, while others find them time-consuming and boring.  Whether you crochet a doily yourself, find it at a craft store or stumble across it at a second

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?

Sunday Inspiration: Take a Chance to Make a Change

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Happy Sunday! In order to change your life, you have to take chances.  Are you ready? If you enjoyed this post, check out other happy, inspiring quotes. Hugs, Maggie Be sure to… Visit my

Sew, Knit, and Crochet Scarves to Support the Children’s Hospice Association in Scotland.

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The Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) is the only charity that provides hospice services in Scotland for children and young people with life-shortening conditions.  They offer care in two hospices: the Rachel House in

Spreading Happiness and Joy

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Happy Sunday!  As we get ready to begin a new week, let’s share some happiness and joy.   Crocheting makes my soul happy.  If it makes your soul happy too, try some of these

The Chain Reaction – Tonya’s Story

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  chain re·ac·tion noun noun: chain reaction; plural noun: chain reactions 1. a chemical reaction or other process in which the products themselves promote or spread the reaction, which under certain conditions may accelerate

Michigan’s Prayer Shawl Ministry – Ramona’s Story

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We recently received an e-mail sharing a very special story that had everyone at Maggie’s Crochet gathered around to read it – everyone smiling from ear to ear.  Ramona Saintandre told us a story

Sharing love and crochet in the Dominican Republic

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(written by Denise for Maggie Weldon) For the past 11 years, I have been a part of a very special group of American and Dominican women who spend a week together in January, sharing

Get Inspired and Get Creative!

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Happy Sunday to my creative friends! As we gear up for a new week, let’s share some creative inspiration.   How will you get creative this week? If you enjoyed this post, read other

Meet and Greet: Joyce Geisler

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Joyce Geisler is a very talented designer, crocheter, and avid crafter.  She is skilled in all types of crafting and woodworking but crochet is her favorite because she finds it so relaxing.  After 10

Confessions of a Yarn-oholic

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I’m a Yarn-oholic and I’m not ashamed to admit it.  Are you? Yarns on sale at Maggie’s Crochet include: Di Vinci by Lion Brand, Vanna’s Color by Lion Brand, Patons Classic Wool, Aran Irish

Sunday Wit and Wisdom

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Welcome to 2014, and the latest edition of Wit and Wisdom. Enjoy!               Hugs, Maggie Be sure to… Visit my Website Join me on Facebook Subscribe to the

Crochet Happy New Year 2014

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Blog from SimplyCrochetMagazine http://www.simplycrochetmag.co.uk/blog/13-resolutions-for-2013/ I realize this is for 2013 but isn’t it beautiful!!! Original post… Earlier this week I asked you all what your new years resolutions for 2013 would be and I

Touching the Lives of Those in Need-Crocheting for Charity

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All of us know that crocheting is an enjoyable hobby, but when used to benefit our community, it can be used to create life-changing gifts. Crocheting for charities is a truly unique and rewarding