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How to Crochet with Pop-Tops Crochet a Flower With Pull Tabs For crafters who want to know how to crochet with pull tabs, we've come up with this free crochet pattern that will teach you how to crochet a flower. This is our first DIY project and it's a good introduction to recycled crafts. This crochet flower can be made into a Christmas tree ornament, a brooch or incorporated into a larger project. To download a printable version, click here » Step 1: Materials & Tools Digital Resources from the Knitting Reference Library WSA Richard Rutt is a scholar and former bishop who is widely known for his classic book 'A history of hand knitting', published by Batsford in 1987. Rutt’s library of books, journals, magazines, patterns and cuttings specifically on knitting is held at Winchester School of Art Library. This follows his wish to donate his library to the University of Southampton in order to join it with Montse Stanley’s Knitting Collections as an acknowledgement of their shared interest in knitting and their consequent long standing friendship. A particular distinction and strength of his collection is the range and number of nineteenth century knitting books which commenced publication in the 1830s. They may be seen as a precursor of the contemporary knitting pattern and the “how-to-knit” books which are still being published, over 180 years later.

How To Keep Your House Clean in 45 Minutes a Day by Ruth Soukup on September 8 There are lots of reasons a clean house is important to me, but the biggest is probably simply that my brain works better when my house is clean. Over the years I’ve had lots of people ask how I keep things tidy most of the time. So–at the risk of having you all think I am completely crazy–I thought today I’d share my little “speed cleaning” routine. I probably spend, on average, about 45 minutes to an hour each morning making my house sparkle. This means I spend about 5-7 hours a week cleaning. Crocheted Baby Sneakers - Free Pattern Hi there peeps! Today I have a new pattern, a super cute pair of newborn sneakers! Adorable, cute, fun! Now I know this idea is nothing new.

Thread Crochet and Snowflakes Stiffening your snowflakes is really just step one in the whole blocking process. If you don't like them too stiff, just spritz them with spray laundry starch before blocking so that the blocking will hold. But do block them -- they'll look so much better if you do. I like stiffened snowflakes for several reasons. Stiffener lets snowflakes with long lacy chains hold out their arms, and not droop pathetically. Glue stiffener and the lightest dusting of ultra-fine glitter gives that snowy sparkle without hiding your intricate stitching.

Gift Recipe: Homemade Dog Treats — Recipes from The Kitchn While we're coming up with special treats for one another during the holidays, let's not forget our four-legged companions. The canines in our lives aren't necessarily looking for the sweets that we indulge in this time of year, but their tastebuds will thank you for this little bit of bacon-y goodness. Whether the lucky pup belongs to you or a friend, these treats will make them your loyal lover for life. Zola- Bulky Stacked Shell Shrug/ Cowl- free crochet pattern ZolaBulky Stacked Shell Cowl and Shrug This bulky cowl is super simple to make. Its front post triple crochet and stacked 3dc shells give it a much more intricate look than the pattern really is.

Design on a Dime: Crochet Projects, Second-Hand Style We are excited to once again feature Morgan Roberts, owner and designer behind King Soleil, a boutique specializing in children’s wear and home decor. Morgan recently shared some of her latest “Design on a Dime” projects with us, check these out! Pink Cashmere Baby Blanket with Floral Applique and Bamboo Crochet Trim