Crochet Pattern: Glamour Lace Wristers

By Amy – May 23rd, 2015 Be the first to comment
Nothing brings out the full potential of summer crochet like lace. The patterns are endless and the stitches so very unique. These glamorous wristers are perfect for days when the weather is just too warm for a “regular” piece of crochet work. The palms are open and the gloves are secured by a finger loop and buttons at the wrist. Dress up or down with these decorative wristers. They would even look great for a bride’s wedding! crochet glamour lace wristers
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How to Crochet: Tunisian Entrelac (Part 2)

By Candace – May 21st, 2015 Be the first to comment

Now that you have completed your first row in How to Crochet: Tunisian Entrelac (Part 1), you have a choice for your subsequent rows. You can turn your work (results in wrong sides being visible in the final project, but leaves fewer ends to leave in if working in one color). Or you can finish off then start at the beginning of the previous row without turning (leaves you with all right side rows but leaves more ends to weave in. This tutorial uses the latter method, but they both follow the same basic idea.
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Dealing with Crocheter’s Arm & Hand Pain

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – May 19th, 2015 4 Comments

It has happened! The thing that all yarn crafters fear has happened to me! I have hand and arm pain! :( I have been pretty lucky so far, considering how much I use my hands for typing, mousing, manipulating my smart phone, and of course crocheting.

Since there is an abundance of information about crafter’s hand and arm pain on the web, I’m going to outline the steps I am personally taking to deal with my own problem. Needless to say, I am not a doctor, and this is not meant to be medical advice.

My pain is in my right hand, mostly between my thumb and forefinger. It extends to my wrist and is also sometimes shooting up my forearm. Boo! For a few days I couldn’t use my right arm to do a lot of things like holding anything or operating the computer or smart phone. Of course I have also been unable to crochet in the normal way.

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Crochet Pattern: Barefoot Sandal Set

By Rachel Choi – May 17th, 2015 Be the first to comment
Barefoot sandals are great for the beach or any other time you want something fun and decorative to wear on your feet, but still be barefoot. This set includes 3 different sandal patterns. Each pattern is quick to crochet and made all in one piece so that no sewing is required. The straps are tied around your ankles to secure the sandals. Crochet these light weight barefoot sandals in various colors! crochet barefoot sandal set

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Crochet Pattern: Vintage Tiara Headband

By Amy – May 15th, 2015 3 Comments
Quite a few decades ago a person wouldn’t walk out of the house without a hat — man, woman, or child. Hair pieces for women were plentiful and varied, worn when going out or at home. Barrettes, tiaras, headbands, clips of every sort. It’s a lost era, I’m sorry to say. But who says we can’t bring it back! This tiara-style headband is fashioned after the hair pieces of the early 1900’s. Women wore their hair wavy and put up neatly with accessories like this one. Now you can make your own; it’s terribly simple and very glamorous! Vintage Tiara Headband

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4 Great Ways to Boost Your Crochet Skills!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – May 13th, 2015 Be the first to comment

Crochet is a hobby that will never let you down. No matter how long you’ve been crocheting, there is always something new to learn. There will always be another technique, pattern, or yarn and hook combination that will send you into a different direction. And even if you know well beyond the basics of the craft, there will always be great techniques and tricks that individual crocheters will come up with. Crochet is very individual.

The purpose of this post today is to challenge you to think of crochet in a different way. In order to do this, I am offering you four great ways to boost your crochet skills. I hope that whatever you choose to do to increase your skill set will be a pleasure!

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Crochet Pattern: Fish in Ocean Afghan

By Rachel Choi – May 11th, 2015 1 Comment
Here is a fun, fishy afghan for kids or for fish lovers! The stitch pattern creates a wavy water look by using a variety of different stitch heights and alternating between two colors of blue. Feel free to use more than two shades for a more detailed look. The fish are crocheted separately and then sewn onto the afghan. Crochet as many fish in as many colors as you desire. The afghan shown in the photo is baby size, but the pattern has instructions for adjusting the size to create any size you like from baby blankets to throws to bed spreads. crochet fish in ocean afghan

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How to Crochet: Tunisian Entrelac (Part 1)

By Candace – May 9th, 2015 2 Comments

Entrelac is a knit and crochet technique that involves working with interconnected blocks that are worked on the diagonal. One method for executing this involves using tunisian crochet. To be able to do this technique, you need to be familiar with Tunisian crochet, including the starting row and Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS) as well as decreasing on the forward pass and finishing off.
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Crochet Pattern: Démodé Summer Cowl

By Amy – May 7th, 2015 9 Comments
When the weather begins to grow warm you might hesitate to wear some of your crocheted accessories. The answer? Crochet lacier projects and you won’t have to sacrifice your style. This cool summer cowl has an antique lace look, hence the French name for “old-fashioned”. But contrary to some belief, lacy doesn’t have to mean more difficult. The stitch pattern is fairly simple, and with a lovely variegated yarn, will present just the right amount of character. Wear it with any summer outfit for the perfect look! Démodé Summer Cowl

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Crochet Startitis? Blissful.

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – May 5th, 2015 1 Comment

Remember back a while ago when I asked you to pay attention to what inspires your crochet? Well, I have been doing just that lately and I have two wonderful inspirations that have led to a big case of Crochet Startitis and I am loving it!

The first source of inspiration is the opening of a new and great yarn store in my local area! The beautiful store is called Sheep Thrills of Lauderhill, FL and it is focused upon creating an open & welcoming environment filled with uniquely beautiful, inspiring yarns. One of the great things I noticed was that the yarn prices varied greatly! I got a ball of really high quality and adorable t-shirt yarn there for $5, which is much less than what a comparable skein cost at my local big box!

Sheep Thrills Yarn Store Inspires My Crochet - @artlikebread Caissa McClinton
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