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Mandala Madness 4, Book reviews

  It’s time to review two books of Crochet Mandala patterns. What I love about these books is the beautiful color photos with lots of different ideas for color combinations. I find it easier to gauge color from printed photos … Continue reading

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Mandala Madness 3, Thread crochet

Who says you have to use sport or dk weight yarn for a mandala? Since I have many colors of size 10 crochet thread I decided to make a few mandalas in thread. Above is the Bougainvillea Doily designed by … Continue reading

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Mandala Madness 2, Texture

One thing many of my favorite mandala patterns have in common is texture. The bottom two mandalas in the photo above are examples of how nicely textured stitches work when using multiple colors. This is the Mini Rosette Mandala designed … Continue reading

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Mandala Madness

Crochet mandalas have been gaining in popularity for the last few years and I finally caught the bug. After seeing so many bright and colorful mandalas on Ravelry I decided to try my hand at it. In the process I … Continue reading

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Filet Crochet!

Today I’m happy to share with you a chart for an adorkable filet crochet cat. Filet crochet is a technique to make designs using open and filled squares or blocks. Usually filet crochet patterns are charts, without written instructions. If … Continue reading

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Crochet Workshops at Yarncon

I’m excited to offer several crochet workshops on April 1 & 2 at Yarncon in Chicago. I’m teaching a beginning workshop on Tunisian crochet. Above is a photo of some Tunisian crochet stitches worked in several colors. I think this … Continue reading

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Heart Mania

With valentines day coming up I got stuck on a heart kick. I found a free pattern, Heart Crochet Hot Pad, while searching patterns on Ravelry. The pattern calls for worsted weight cotton. In my first attempt, shown above, I … Continue reading

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