July 4 is history, but we still have plenty of Summer ahead of us.  We’ll be crocheting at kids’ games, around the pool, for the pool, for back to school stuff, for cool summer garments, and all those other things â?¦

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When a child is embarking on a new adventure – like the first day of school or going off to college – it’s really nice for him/her to have a tiny, handy reminder of home, of the love â?¦

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This sassy little number, complete with the sweet flower, demonstrates a fantastic use for the crocodile stitch which has been so popular of late.  Check out the pattern and pictures here.  Without the handle attached, it looks amazingly like â?¦

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If you’ve seen this wonderful book, you know that Margaret Hubert is an exceedingly talented crochet designer.  This hat was pictured in her book, but no pattern was given.  Now, the pattern has been made available for all of us â?¦

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This cute rose is created a bit differently from most patterns I’ve seen.  Check it out for yourself.  It’s a snap to work up and would make such a nice brooch.  This is just an example of one of many â?¦

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I believe that all crocheters are designers.  Most of us tweak a pattern to suit our needs and tastes.  Many, like me, find a pattern to be merely a suggestion – a hint as to how to proceed, hoping to â?¦

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I saw this cute dress the other day and wanted to share this free pattern as well as some ideas about the dress that you might not have thought of.  The pattern indicates that this dress is a size 3 â?¦

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I’m a total sucker for turtles.  I love them – living, stuffed, figurines, etc.  I’ve had them as pets and have been known to pull over to rescue one who’s stranded in the middle of the road.  Cats, well, that’s â?¦

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crocheted skull scarf

 

If you’re a fan of the currently trendy skull motifs, you’ll like this cute scarf.  Works up in a jiff!  You might not be thinking of Halloween this time of year, but this could be the perfect time â?¦

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For your Valentine crochet, check out some of these quickies!

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These tiny beauties can be made in just a few moments with just a few stitches.  Get the free pattern and tutorial here.

Even if you only make one â?¦

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Is there a special someone you want to snuggle up with on Valentine’s Day?

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If so, you still have time to work up this quick, chunky – and very snuggly – afghan in time to do that snuggling!  It’s â?¦

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Headbands are so popular now.  Everyone from babies to grannies are wearing them.  I see teen girls with pony tails wearing headbands too!

I really like this one.  It’s so simple – yet subtly elegant.  It’ll work up in â?¦

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Other people like to crochet baby booties, but I have always found Dot Matthews’ baby kneehigh socks to be far better.  They stay on and don’t get lost.  Have you ever walked at the mall or park and found a â?¦

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If you have yarn and can made a double crochet, this is the simplest scarf/cowl you can possibly make.  It’s got a lot of impact for such a simple project.  The yarn really does all the work for you!  As â?¦

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I’m betting you’ll love this fluffy looking Christmas Star Garland as much as I do.  Hope yo have time to make one for this year.  If not, copy the pattern and start on it for next year.  I also think â?¦

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