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It is said (I suppose by experts) that Pantone or Radiant Orchid is the color of the year for 2014.  I mention this only because recently, in my local newspaper, there was an article about home decor that â?¦

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I am hoping that my readers can help me and a friend discover the pattern origin for these three cute little angels.  They are probably fairly old, but I’m sure someone will recognize them.

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To make it worth â?¦

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Is this the biggest ‘Sock Monkey’ you’ve ever seen??  I have always thought the Sock Monkey was one of the cutest stuffed animals – back when I only knew about the ‘real’ sewn ones made from actual socks.  Since â?¦

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These are supposed to be for the kids but I think I know a bunch of adults who would enjoy having these cute bunny slippers!  The will be perfect for Easter Day Brunch at home or for an indoor Easter â?¦

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Have you seen this remarkably easy way to ‘paint’ your crochet?  It’s so easy that you’ll look like a true watercolor artist when you’re done.  I have fallen in love with the look and I can think of numerous ways â?¦

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No, I know you don’t have time to crochet an entire afghan today, but I wanted to be sure to share this lovely Shamrock edging pattern with you.  Tia has created this delicate edging and I think it would look â?¦

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You know all those old shirts and really old shirt waist dresses you have hiding in the back of your closet or can purchase for pennies at any garage sale?  You know what you need to do to destress on â?¦

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Look how charming these tags are!  Kym a tCobberson and Company has created the tags and offers a way for us to print them off free!  I’ve written about tags before, but this is the first free printed crochet â?¦

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If you like to (or must) sew and you also crochet, you’ll be pleased with the scrumptious pincushions in this collection by Cat Thomas.  Many of them are like tiny works of art and would brighten a desk, table, or â?¦

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I love the look of this tiny Shamrock nosegay.  The use of two colors really sets it apart from the others I’ve seen.

There’s a free pattern and tutorial for you that Maya is offering on her site.  Check out â?¦

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You probably didn’t think of TicTacToe for church – but you might want to!  We’ve all seen those ‘church babies’ for little girls and the ‘church books’ for tots to keep them occupied and quiet during church or other such â?¦

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Do NOT be fooled by this books cover!  It’s way better than the cheerful cover might lead you to believe.  Really!

Interweave Press author Sarah Hazell has gathered 200 stitches, some of which will be entirely new to you.  Each â?¦

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Here are a couple of ideas for cute, small crochet projects.  Everyone is sure to find something from this group.  First are these adorable little fortune cookies designed by Mohu.  Who wouldn’t love to receive one of these with â?¦

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I just fell in love with this cheerful St. Patrick’s Day Wreath created by Kara over at  As usual, her design is very appealing – and is offered as a free pattern for all of us to make and â?¦

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I found this stunning crochet lace motif when I was looking for something entirely different.  But, there it was – just waiting for me to discover it!  Isn’t it lovely?  I believe it is shown here as a necklace which â?¦

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