Crochet Pattern: Bumblebee Dishtowel Set

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – October 12th, 2014 Be the first to comment
With a wedding on the horizon, I asked my friend what colors she wanted in her new kitchen. She responded with yellow and black. These two colors, sometimes mixed with white, has met with popularity in home decor and fashion, among other areas. My decision to make her dishtowels was an easy one. Dishtowels make wonderful gifts for anyone, especially those setting out to make a new home. Plus they are handmade and should last many years to come. This set includes patterns for a diamond stitch, chevron stitch pattern, and the ever-loving granny stitch. Designed for three colors, choose any that suit your taste and have fun making all three dishtowel patterns! crochet bumblebee dishtowel set

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Crochet Pattern: Spiral Flower

By Candace – October 11th, 2014 5 Comments
Spiral flowers are quick and easy to make and look great as an accent for a wide variety of projects. If you’re a fan of big buttons like I am, this flower is a good substitute. The flower is made base first, then petals, but it is all in one piece. It’s worked from the center to the edge then back again. crochet_spiral_flower

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How to Transform Your Crochet Mistakes – Part 1

By Tameko Barnette – October 9th, 2014 6 Comments

I love the Autumn season. So naturally, I have my favorite seasonal colors of yarn all ready to make some nice scarves, hats, and decorative things for the home. The air is filled with the energy of harvest time. I am excited about getting started with my crochet projects. I grab a skein of multi-colored earth tone, medium worsted yarn and my favorite J-size crochet hook. I begin to crochet a hat from memory.

It comes out all wrong! I examine this so-called crochet hat wondering where I went wrong. Now, I don’t attribute this mistake to the fact that I haven’t crocheted a hat in two years. Oh no! I just dive right in head first from memory.
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Coffee & Crochet Moments

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – October 7th, 2014 3 Comments

Nothing, and I mean nothing is better than sleeping in on a lazy Saturday morning, padding into the kitchen, brewing a fresh pot of coffee, and enjoying it on the couch with your crochet, sunlight streaming through the window. Add a favorite podcast, album, or movie into the mix and you’re approaching nirvana. Am I right, Crochet Spotters?

While luxuries such as these can feel like pipe dreams some weeks, let’s remember that it is up to us to create our own special moments and sanctuaries of relaxation. Although the scene described above may not be possible very often, we can take the flavorful components of coffee and crochet with us almost every day and combine them to make a “coffee & crochet moment.”
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Crochet Pattern: Cabled Tunisian Cowl

By Candace – October 5th, 2014 1 Comment
Arguably, the best part of being a crocheter (or knitter, even) is having more options when it comes to warm accessories to face the coming cold weather. And when those options include cables, it’s even better. This cabled cowl is worked flat with the ends seamed together, so there’s no need for double-ended hooks. This pattern gives a knitted look, but with crochet! crochet cable tunisian cowl

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Crochet Pattern: Tunisian Heart Coaster

By Candace – October 4th, 2014 1 Comment
Protect your tables from unsightly rings and show your guests they’re welcome to get comfortable with this simple square coaster. The easy eyelet pattern and minimal increasing and decreasing makes it suitable for Tunisian crochet novices. crochet_tunisian_heart_coaster

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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 10 Comments
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 18 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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