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Only 13 days until Christmas. Did I just stress you out?     Have some crochet inspiration to brighten your day.                          

Inspiration from The Great Barrier Reef

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: City Life Scarf

Have you ever tried crocheting with ladder yarn? We recently started carrying City Life yarn by Premier® and I fell in love with the colors and simple sparkle. So far I have created two

Blooming Granny Square Challenge And Exciting Things!

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

Fun and Easy Crochet For Our Favorite Furry Friends

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,

Gingerbread Season Is Back!

Autumn brings with it a lot of wonderful things, crisp weather, beautiful colors, and of course the holiday season. Yes, the time has come yet again for the plethora of family get-togethers as the

Crochet Comparison: Which Hook Set Wore It Better?

Watch Maggie’s video comparison of the Tulip Etimo Rose hook Set and the Amour Hook Set. This video was requested by Chris Bordner, one of our customers, if you would like to request a

Vintage Crochet Lace Doilies – Wall Art

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

Sunbonnet Sue: Inspirational Designs and History

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

Staff Favorite: Miranda’s Super Cute Crochet Sock Animals

Being a fairly new team member at Maggie’s Crochet Needle Works and Crafts, I have not had as much exposure to the items as my fellow coworkers so I had not chosen my favorite

How to Host a Tea Party – Maggie's Crochet Crochet Tea Set Pattern

Colder seasons often leave us in anticipation for all the wonderful things Spring and Summer will bring as the year moves forward.  Warmer weather inspires us to enjoy longer days, get outside, and use

Maggie’s Latest Crochet News Find: Lace/Doily Lamp – DIY | Dos Family

Do It Yourself is the absolute end-all of everything these days! From fashion to furniture, design to decor, everyone wants to be handy and crafty, able to accomplish anything they see in a magazine

Maggie’s Latest Crochet News Find: Crochet Playgrounds by Fibre Artist Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam

In the mid 1990s Japanese artist Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam was showing a large scale crochet artwork at an art gallery when two rambunctious children approached her and asked if the sculpture, resembling a colorful