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Free Pattern: City Life Scarf

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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

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

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

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

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,

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?

‘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,

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

Coral Reefs Around the World

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Coral reefs are a diverse ecosystem and home to thousands of marine species. The size and complexity of coral reefs around the world vary depending on the location. The Great Barrier Reef, located off

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 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…. Speaking of Facebook… Have you joined? Interact with over 35,000 kindred crochet

Chainless Foundation Single 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

Basket Weave Stitch Cowl Neck Warmer – Free Crochet Pattern by Maggie Weldon

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Last month I showed you how to do the Basket Weave Stitch in a YouTube video. Now that you’ve got the basics of the stitch down, it’s time to practice this stitch with our

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

Crochet Comparison: Which Hook Set Wore It Better?

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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

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

Turning Chain

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The turning chain is a crochet step to keep your work even on the sides since crochet stitches vary in height. Making one to five chain stitches before turning the row accommodates the height

Maggie’s Amazing Afghans

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It’s time we put a spotlight on the heart of crochet: afghans. Summertime means displaying our cutest warm-weather afghans. The whole family will love them- the kids included! Brighten your home and check these