15 Free Crochet Appliqués!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – October 2nd, 2014 Be the first to comment

I love the idea of crocheting appliques because they are quick and satisfying. I have seen a number of them on different items for babies and children. They look great on everything from onesies to sweaters to jumpers! Appliques can also be a great way to spruce up a tote bag. It is a wonderful way to add a quick, handmade touch to birthday or holiday gift.
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Crochet Pattern: Beaded Eyewear Retainer

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – September 30th, 2014 Be the first to comment
With crochet thread and seed beads, this eyewear retainer will keep your glasses handy with personality. The fine chains of crochet hold the straps on the earpiece without the need of rubber to keep them in place. Experimenting with size hook and thread will give you different results, if you prefer a thinner strap. Don’t forget to add more chains if using smaller thread. Enjoy this pattern and let me know your ideas! Beaded Eyewear Retainer

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Crochet Pattern: Pop-Out Flower

By Candace – September 29th, 2014 1 Comment
Flowers are fun and easy to crochet, and they can be used on almost anything. You can use this open-petal flower as an embellishment, or you can link up a bunch of them to make a fun garland or scarf. Try one on a plain bag, beanie, or hair clip, especially in contrasting colors and watch your project pop! crochet_pop-out_flower

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3 Crochet Tips for the Visually-Challenged

By Tameko Barnette – September 27th, 2014 16 Comments

According to the National Foundation for the Blind, in 2012, there are over 6 million people (men, women, and children) in the U.S. who have a vision disability. I, too, am considered visually-impaired or legally blind.

However, I have found that this does not mean that you stop living and stop enjoying favorite activities. Quite the contrary! It is still possible to be visually-impaired and still get your crochet on!

Through this life-changing event, you can still find joy in creating crocheted items for yourself and others. Have no fear! Below I am going to share three great tips that can help anyone who is visually-challenged to be able to continue one of their favorite activities: crochet.
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Crochet Pattern: Sorbet Baby Blanket

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – September 25th, 2014 Be the first to comment
Crocheting baby blankets are something special to me. The fact that it is handmade trumps store bought every time. I enjoy spending time thinking about the pattern and creating it specifically for the new baby. It’s a tradition that many crocheters like to keep. This blanket has a simple but beautiful stitch pattern and a frilly border that is just the right touch. I chose to work it with Bernat Baby Coordinates’ Posy Patch, but any baby yarn, variegated or solid, will work just as well. crochet sorbet baby blanket

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The Crocheted Pineapple, a Modern Motif with History

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – September 23rd, 2014 3 Comments

The pineapple is a very traditional, completely beautiful, crocheted lace pattern. Pineapple patterns (both representational and symbolic) have been found in needlework books dating back to as early as the 1840s, but the recorded history of the pineapple as fruit and symbol goes back to hundreds of years before that.

Pineapple is native to the Caribbean, and the indigenous Carib people used to place a “nana” at the entrance to a village to signify welcome to guests. As the fruit was spread to other regions by Christopher Columbus, among others, the tradition of the pineapple as a welcoming symbol also spread.
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Crochet Pattern: Hooded Baby Cardigan Sweater (5 Sizes)

By Rachel Choi – September 21st, 2014 1 Comment
This hoodie comes in 5 different sizes ranging from 0 – 24 months! This classic styled cardigan sweater gives you the opportunity to get creative. Feel free to crochet the sweater in multiple colors to create stripes, add a fun edging, or spice it up with cute appliques and buttons. The sweater is crocheted from the top down, all in one piece (no sewing required). The top down construction allows you to easily adjust the size of the sweater as you crochet, if needed. Layer it as a cute jacket in the winter!

crochet hooded baby cardigan sweater

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Crochet Pattern: Chunky Chain Scarf

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – September 20th, 2014 3 Comments
Sometimes the easiest projects are the most enjoyable to make because of their simplicity. This scarf is a great way to show off your favorite chunky yarn, as well as work with a super large hook for a change. The scarf in the picture was made with Hometown USA in colors Washington Denim and Dallas Grey, both wonderful colors from a lovely yarn. For an extra chunky scarf, double the amount of chains. You can also add more chains, and knots, to give it your own personal flair. As always, have fun! Chunky Chain Scarf

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Crochet Pattern: Open Tunisian Scarf

By Candace – September 18th, 2014 1 Comment
Light, airy scarves are great for fall weather, and this skinny Tunisian crochet scarf with a natural bias fits the bill with its open pattern and lightweight yarn. This pattern requires familiarity with basic Tunisian crochet as well as the Tunisian double crochet and Tunisian bar stitches. crochet_open_tunisian_scarf

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Crochet Spot Stash-Bustin’ Pattern Round-Up

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – September 16th, 2014 2 Comments

Perhaps the best part of stashing down is rediscovering skeins of yarn that you can now put to work! This pattern round up is designed to help you use favorite yarn oddments quickly, and also to blaze through large yarn lots in no time.

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