Crochet Pattern: Blossoming Doily Rug

By Claire Ortega-Reyes – December 29th, 2013 Be the first to comment
Add beauty and cheer to any room in your house with this deceptively simple doily rug. The main body of the rug is inspired by pretty flowers blossoming. The decidedly feminine design is tempered with a geometric border highlighted with picots. Made with super bulky yarn and a 10.00 mm hook, you’ll be done after only 12 rounds of crochet work. crochet blossoming doily rug

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Crochet Pattern: Crayon Link Scarf

By Laurie Beranek – December 28th, 2013 6 Comments
I needed an item preferably a scarf to promote the new Kid’s Crochet classes at an event at the store where I teach. I came up with the Crayon Link Scarf pattern. The scarf was a huge hit with the kids. They loved the bright colors and many different ways they could wear it. Some options on how to wear it is as a scarf, mobieus, necklace or belt. I am sure there are many other ways to wear it too. Color options include all one color or each link a different color. It’s a great way to use your stash. The scarf works up quickly and the length can be adjusted by the number of links that are connected. Another option is to connect the end links and turn it into a mobieus. Crayon Link Scarf

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Crochet Pattern: Pluvia Earrings

By Candace – December 26th, 2013 1 Comment
Rain doesn’t have to be sad and gray. This pair of earrings are proof of that. Their drop shape is finished off with a single clear bead, making the name perfect. Of course they’ll look good in any colors you choose for the yarn and beads, so have fun choosing them. crochet_pluvia_earrings

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Painted Crochet (It’s Not What You May Think)

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – December 24th, 2013 9 Comments

Oh my gosh! I just learned about a new type of crochet and I am dying to let you all know about it! It’s called “Painted Crochet” and it looks uniquely lovely. Although the finished pieces have the “look” of being painted with a brush, the effect is actually achieved by combining either three or four thin sewing threads in differing combinations. The subtle shifts in color come when those combinations are changed.

This is the back cover of the book called "Painted Mini Doilies"

This is the back cover of the book called Painted Mini Doilies edited by Carol Alexander and Lisa Forsnaugh


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Crochet Pattern: Ruffle Earmuffs

By Candace – December 23rd, 2013 1 Comment
There’s no need to wrap your head up with your scarf or mess up your hat by pulling the brim down when you have a pair of earmuffs, especially ones as cute as these. They are made with bulky yarn, so they don’t need to be stuffed, but you can do so if you like. The muffs and band are simple and require minimal sewing, so they’re a great choice for beginners. The band is tied at the back to secure it while wearing. crochet ruffle earmuffs

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Crochet Pattern: EyeGlass Caddie

By Laurie Beranek – December 22nd, 2013 2 Comments
The eyeglass case that came with my glasses broke last week and I needed a new eyeglass case. I couldn’t find any that I liked in the stores, so I decided to make my own. This is a favorite pattern of mine. I have made jewelry and crochet holder caddies with this pattern. For the eyeglass caddie I downsized the number of stitches and rows to make it a perfect fit. It is easy to adjust the caddie pattern for the perfect fit using any type of yarn. To make a caddie to fit your needs all you need to do is increase or decrease the stitches and rows. They make great gifts. Best of all, they are quick and easy to make! EyeGlass Caddie Closeup

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Crochet Pattern: Winter Chill Christmas Ornament

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – December 20th, 2013 Be the first to comment
What makes Christmas the most enjoyable is being able to make things that celebrate the season. Something that gives you a warm, old-fashioned feeling inside is usually what I look for and crocheting over ornaments is a beautiful tradition that gives me that feeling. It’s something people have been doing for years, and once again I am adding to the collection! You may also like to try the Trellis Christmas Ornament to match! Winter Chill Christmas Ornament

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3 Different Ways to Incorporate Crochet into Your Gift Wrapping

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – December 19th, 2013 2 Comments

It’s not what you think! We know that crochet makes great little gift and treat bags, but this post is about other ways that crochet can be incorporated into your gift wrapping. For the purpose of this post, imagine a basic gift box which will be wrapped with paper. We’ll use crochet to embellish!

Since time is ticking down, we may have to resort to buying our Christmas gifts, but we can still incorporate crochet into the gift giving. :D
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How to Crochet: Backward Double Crochet

By Candace – December 17th, 2013 8 Comments

Backward crochet stitches open up possibilities for variation in your crochet, and they are also convenient. Crocheting backward without turning is great for working on blankets. Best of all, it’s simple and only a slight variation from regular crochet. For an introduction to backward stitches, see the backward single crochet tutorial.

Left-handed crocheters can hover over the pictures to see a left-handed view of the backward single crochet.

To start, yarn over (YO) and insert your hook into the next stitch from back to front. (The direction of the yarn overs does not matter; do what is comfortable for you.)

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Crochet Pattern: Rosemary Sachet

By Laurie Beranek – December 15th, 2013 4 Comments
I had an excess of dried Rosemary that I harvested from my herb garden and was thinking of a way I could use it and then I thought of creating a sachet. These are wonderful in drawers and closets or just about anywhere. They also make great gifts. You can change out the herb to your favorite one. These sachets are also a great way to use up your yarn stash. They are quick and easy too! Crochet Sachet

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