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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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A Scrappy Thing

My favorite weight of yarn is fingering, and over the past 8 years I’ve used a lot of it. About two years ago I decided to make a scrap yarn project using all the little balls of leftovers. Finally after … Continue reading

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Snowflakes 2016 in review

This year my sister gave me an old magazine called “Favorite Classics Christmas Crochet” from 1992. This set of snowflakes if from the article Snowflake Fancy. The magazine doesn’t credit the designer which is a shame because I’d love to … Continue reading

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Summer Crafting

Going back to my childhood, summer has always been a time for crafting. Making stuff filled the days and staved off boredom. As an adult crafting is a mini-vacation from all the chores and duties of life. I recently tested … Continue reading

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Coaster mania

Recently I visited friends who have a beautiful burl wood table. When the drinks came out I noticed they had no coasters. This sent me on the quest for the perfect coaster. I settled on the Springtime Coasters pattern by … Continue reading

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Infinite Spring

In celebration National Crochet Month (NatCroMo) I am participating in Crochetville’s Designer Blog Crawl. This is my new pattern, Infinite Spring Scarf, an infinity scarf in 3 colors of DK weight yarn. It could easily be adapted to another weight … Continue reading

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