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Maybelle Square Crochet Pattern. Let me tell you the story about this Maybelle Square.

Maybelle Square Crochet Pattern

A couple of months ago, or even longer, this idea of turning the Maybelle flower into a crochet square started to take form in my head. Crochet Curly Cue Sampler - How to Choose the Best Curl. As you may or may not have noticed, I’ve been on a bit of a blog break lately.

Crochet Curly Cue Sampler - How to Choose the Best Curl

Mostly because I traveled overseas with LM, and came back with a bad case of the jet lags. After that, it’s just taken me a while to get going again, but hopefully, I’ll find my groove in time for spring! Because yeah, I was hanging out on the hammock this afternoon, instead of being cooped inside a house watching it snow outside. Sunny California right? Easy Crochet For Beginners: Easy Crochet Afghan Pattern Using Brick Stitch. I love to create easy crochet for beginners, including afghans, blankets, and throws.

Easy Crochet For Beginners: Easy Crochet Afghan Pattern Using Brick Stitch

With this wickedly simple crochet stitch, you can turn out smaller projects for practice using your scrap yarn, then go for it with a darling afghan for your home in any size your heart desires. Don’t be intimidated by large projects either. Ring Around a Rosie Wreath. What do you think?

Ring Around a Rosie Wreath

Does this wreath say happy! The roses were made following a free pattern from Lion Brand Yarn. I wanted a plain white wreath for a clean, uncluttered look to contrast with the busy and colorful roses so I bought a flat wooden circle (18-inches) and painted it white. When the paint dried, I wrapped it in strips of white fabric (actually strips cut from an old oxford men's shirt). Hot glue was used to attach the roses and leaves. Crocheted Rosettes. Crochet: Simple Statement Wreath. By Lisa Gutierrez on 09/16/2011 Autumn officially begins in ONE WEEK, folks!

Crochet: Simple Statement Wreath

Crochet Summer Sun Wreath. We are having beautiful weather this week in the Pacific Northwest and it makes me happy and excited for sunny Summer days!

Crochet Summer Sun Wreath

Manly Men that Knit or Crochet - iCraftGifts.com Blog. Remember an episode in 30 Rock, where Kenneth knits a bikini for his grandma?

Manly Men that Knit or Crochet - iCraftGifts.com Blog

I thought that something like that only happens on TV. Well, that's until my recent visit to the hospital, where I found myself sitting next to a man who was crocheting a huge blanket out of a basket. Wait time for the doctor we were both seeing was close to 2-3 hrs. So pretty soon, bringing your hobby, like crocheting, started to look like a really good idea to me. I've never seen guys doing crocheting, so I struck a conversation with the man, trying to understand what would motivate him to pick up such an unusual hobby. He was totally cool to chat about it. He was actually very good at it, apparently, working on his 20th or so huge blanket.

He actually looked pretty happy to me. The Search for Calm in Life's Storm. By Beth Lathrop, director of libraries at The Strong “I knit so I don’t kill people.”

The Search for Calm in Life's Storm

You can buy a mug, a tote bag, or a shirt with this phrase emblazoned on it. Ravelry and knitting: Why Facebook can't match the social network for knitters. The best social network you've (probably) never heard of is one-five-hundredth the size of Facebook.

Ravelry and knitting: Why Facebook can't match the social network for knitters.

It has no video chat feature, it doesn't let you check in to your favorite restaurant, and there are no games. The company that runs it has just four employees, one of whom is responsible for programming the entire operation. It has never taken any venture capital money and has no plans to go public. Despite these apparent shortcomings, the site's members absolutely adore it. The Truth About Knitting and Crochet….They are Good for You! How knitting can improve your mood, mind and body "Is knitting therapeutic?

The Truth About Knitting and Crochet….They are Good for You!

Heck yes. It’s a proven scientific fact, just like we know chocolate and red wine are good for us. Since turning my life over to yarn, I’ve talked to thousands of knitters who claim it’s cured everything from gout to their weight problems. I can’t speak to all cures, but it can certainly improve one’s mental health. So says Clara Parkes, author of the just-released book The Yarn Whisperer: Reflections of a Life in Knitting (STC Craft/A Melanie Falick Book) and the founder and publisher of KnittersReview.com. Crochet Santa Pixel Square. The other day I gave my social media followers a peek at this crochet Santa square and now I am going to give you the graph pattern and tell you a little bit about a large project I have in the works!

Santa is square number 1 of 9 total squares that are going to make up a Crochet Christmas Character Afghan! As I finish each square, I will post the graph and reveal the next character/image in the blanket. Crochet Coalition: ARNie's Beginning Crochet Classes Syllabus. Supplies Needed:Size H or I Crochet hookScissorsRed Heart Yarn pastel or medium dark colors.

Very pale and very dark colors are difficult to see and makes the learning process troublesome. Variegated yarns are also recommended to better see where to stitch.I strongly suggest you purchase only the Red Heart for this class. The more expensive, textured yarns and threads are much more difficult to work with. You can get very discouraged trying to learn with these yarns.Lesson #1- Getting StartedWe will cover the very basics of Regular Crochet includingTechniques: How to get started, & how to end off.Stitches: Slip Knot, Chain Stitch, Slip Stitch, Single Crochet StitchProjects: We’ll complete at least one Lace Coaster, using the stitches covered in the class. Spider Web Coaster InstructionsCh 6, connect to form ring.Round 1: (Ch 4, Sc into ring) 8 Times. ©Angela ‘ARNie’ Grabowski 2008. Misty Hollow Helmet Liner Drive and Promotions. The Cause As you well know, the soldiers currently in the Middle East face daily struggle in the harsh and unforgiving terrain.

The winters there are harsh and there are no helmet liners provided for the soldiers so that they may be warmer. Bonita_Hat_revised. AngelCrafts - Man's Post Stitch Cap. Easy_Peasy_Beanie. Long Scarf with Loopy Fringe. Size: 6" x 60" before fringing Materials: 8 oz worsted weight yarnSize H (5 mm) crochet hook, or size needed for gaugeSafety pinYarn needle or large-eyed tapestry needle Gauge: 7 single crochet stitches =2" Instructions Chain 22 stitches. Row 1: Single crochet in the second chain from the hook and in each remaining chain: you should now have 21 single crochet stitches; chain 1, turn. Rows 2, 3 and 4: Single crochet in each stitch across, chain l, turn. Row 5: Single crochet in each stitch across, turn. On the next row, you will work an open mesh pattern, formed by alternating double crochet stitches with chain-1 spaces.

Row 6: Chain 4 (this counts as the first double crochet stitch and the first chain-1 space of this row); *skip the next single crochet, double crochet in the next single crochet, chain 1; repeat from the * to the last stitch, double crochet in the last stitch: you will have 11 double crochet stitches and 10 chain-1 spaces; chain 1, turn. Repeat Rows 6 through 11, 22 times more. SHARING YOUR LOVE OF CROCHET Teaching Guide. Most crocheters learn from someone else — a parent, grandparent or friend. Even if there were no how-to books, the art of crochet would flourish down through the generations. The Laughing Willow: my first free pattern.

Adaptive Crochet For the Legally Blind. Crocheting Without Eyesight. Creating Beautiful Things in Life: How to properly size crochet hats. Chart for correct sizing, including Magic Circle Sizes. 7K+Crocheting hats is something I know well. In my experience, getting the hat to fit properly without a model is not always easy. Most Beanies start of with a flat circle. The size of the circle depends upon the circumference of the head. Looking on the Internet I have found several Blogs that offered a chart to help in getting the proper size. 15+ Inspiring Blind Crocheters and Visually Impaired People Who Crochet. You don’t have to be able to see to crochet. You can feel your way through the work.