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Solar Eclipse Coaster

Inspired by the upcoming Solar Eclipse in the U.S. I have designed a solar eclipse coaster pattern. Happy eclipse watching. Solar Eclipse Totality Coaster by Kathy Kelly Finished size, about 4.25” in diameter Materials Yarn: Small amounts of sport or … 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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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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A Crazy Scarf pattern for Marled Yarn

I am a sucker for marled yarn, the kind of yarn that has two or more different colored strands twisted together. Beautiful as it is, I usually have trouble deciding what to do with marled yarn. It doesn’t show stitch … Continue reading

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A little octagon flower purse

March is National Crochet Month (NatCroMo). I’m happy to be part of Crochetville’s NatCroMo Designer Blog Tour. Each day in March they’ll be profiling two crochet designers with links to their blogs. Thanks to Amy and Donna for including me … Continue reading

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Snowed In, Cat toys out

Since we have been snowed in it seems like a good time to share the blizzard of cat toys I made last week. These very cute “flat” mice are popular with my cats. They’re made from worsted weight acrylic yarn. … Continue reading

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Octo Octo free cat toy pattern

In the 1980’s my sister made a cat toy for my first cat K.C. He loved the toy and we called him Octo Octo. We were unable to find the original source of the pattern. I have made a few … Continue reading

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In Love with Color

As winter approaches I find the need to add more color to my life. With one skein of Misti Alpaca Handpaint Sock yarn on hand, and a 3.75 mm hook, I decided to revisit an old pattern of mine, the … Continue reading

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Summer crafting: record coasters

I saw a cute pattern for some retro chic record coasters. What fun! I was surprised that I had some DK weight black yarn on hand to make these with. You could also used worsted weight yarn and easily work … Continue reading

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Summer crafting, Pattern: Felted Noro Eyeglass Case

Lately I’ve made some felted eyeglass cases using Noro Kureyon yarn. Felting is an adventure I enjoy. Since I never know exactly how a crocheted item will look after felting I have to take a deep breath before I sacrifice … Continue reading

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