Crisp Autumn Crochet

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I love it when another crocheter takes a pattern s/he sees somewhere and turns it into a work of art.  Annoo did just that with this stitch pattern she found in the excellent Donna Kooler’s Encyclopedia of Crochet.  Doesn’t … Read More ...

Snowy Crochet

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Just how many snowmen does it take to keep you warm?  As many as you can crochet into this cute scarf.  BTW who says all snowmen must be white?  You could make some in other colors  to use up … Read More ...

Spidery Crochet

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I think every Halloween home needs a friendly spidery doily.  This one, designed and offered as a free pattern by Betty Johnson, (see link below) is perfect!  It works up very quickly so you can make more than one … Read More ...

Crochet Pendant

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Do you like beads like I like beads?  This cool and simple pendant necklace can allow you to work with beads even if you never have before.  The size beads used in this necklace are inexpensive and readily … Read More ...

Crochet A Planter

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Fall is the time to bring in some plants to winter inside.  I have a few on the front porch, including Henrietta, a rhododendron that my daughter started in her dorm room many years ago.  It now resides on my … Read More ...

My Top Five Unusual Christmas Crochet

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Upcycle the most ordinary things to create holiday beauty.  This cool ornament is composed of six soda can pop tops and some crochet thread.  Doesn’t come much cheaper or easier than this.  Consider embellishing it by stringing on some pretty … Read More ...

Let’s Dish Crochet

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I will begin teaching crochet to the middle schoolers where I volunteer in a couple of weeks.  So, I have been on the look out for dish cloth patterns that I could use to teach the basic crochet stitches.  … Read More ...

Alien Vs Lovey Crochet

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Is this an Alien or a Lovey?  Depends on your status as an Earthling or a kid, I guess.  I love the simplicity of this pattern and how it could work up to make a very special huggable gift … Read More ...