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I was browsing through Etsy to see what’s new there and ran across a few things I wanted to share with my readers.  These are patterns that cost money, but they certainly look worth a few bucks to me.  This â?¦

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So, I did not have  a wonderful time crocheting this baby afghan, but it was a work of love.  Baby Jack is the first grandson of some dear friends of mine.  The grandparents have three sons of their own â?¦

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I have heard this matter discussed for years – which uses more yarn, knit or crochet?  Well Joanne Scrace has finally conducted a fairly scientific experiment to answer this old question.  Her method is well documented on her blog â?¦

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Patrice Walker has created this simple Summer top using a very customized approach.  With the information on her blog, you can create one of your own, using your choice of size, yarn, and even stitch pattern.  I love when â?¦

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Are you familiar with this site for oodles of free patterns?  Since crochetpatterncentral.com disappeared, I have not really found a reliable aggregate site for finding free crochet patterns online.  This site seems to have a lot of the same features â?¦

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If this isn’t the cleverest use of a simple crochet motif, I must be a monkey’s uncle (or aunt)!  As a tot, my daughter yearned deeply for the Converse high tops her older brothers wore.  She got them as hand-me-downs â?¦

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10 baby mobiles to crochet   There’s a new baby on the way and you aren’t inspired by anything on the mom-to-be’s  shower registry.  Instead, you want to make a fun, yet practical handcrafted gift.  How about one of these whimsical crocheted mobiles to decorate â?¦

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It has become common knowledge that I love crochet flowers.  So, people send me links to many beauties.  There are not enough hours in the day for me to find all these goodies.  Thanks to all who send them.  â?¦

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Do you have a stash of cool buttons?  If so, you might not have enough of any one button to finish off a garment.  But, with this cool idea from Donatella, you can make fantastic use of those buttons.  In â?¦

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Dora Ohrenstein, an accomplished and well traveled crochet artist, is offering a wonderful course on Craftsy that will have us all mastering Tunisian crochet.  In this class (actually a series of classes all for one price), Dora takes us â?¦

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Are you familiar with the website that offers a newsletter to teach you a new stitch every day?  Often, these are not technically ‘stitches’.  As in this case, it’s a motif rather than a single stitch.  Still, it’s a â?¦

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So, if you’re fortunate, you might find yourself sitting around a campfire, picnic table, pool, or family room, thinking of a small project to crochet.  Here you go!  Four free, quick patterns that, of course, can be worked up in â?¦

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I love this beach cover up that Ellen over at the Chilly Dog has created.  She used a readily available cotton yarn but I would prefer a cotton blend for a number of reasons.  My experience with cotton worsted yarn â?¦

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cro strawberry lace 0614If you have never tried a project that does not begin with a foundation chain, this one would be a good place to start.  It’s such a pretty strawberry motif and could easily be adapted to an afghan of any â?¦

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I’m turning over the crochet reigns today to Kathryn Vercillo so she can give us good information about her latest survey.  Please feel free to respond to her here and to go to her site (linked below) to participate in â?¦

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