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Free Patterns and Instructions

Free Patterns and Instructions
Crochet Dishcloth - Photo © Amy Solovay If you yawn at the mere mention of the word "dishcloth," I'm hoping I can convince you how very interesting crocheted dishcloths can be. If you enjoy learning new crochet stitches, dishcloths give you a good excuse to pick up a crochet hook and try out some new ones. You'll be hard-pressed to find a quicker crochet project, and dishcloths are also pretty affordable to make. Once you're finished making them, they're endlessly useful to have around the house. If you haven't yet considered crocheting a dishcloth, I hope you'll give it a try.

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Crochet Pattern Organization All things considered, I’m probably not the world’s most organized person. I put up a good search for our wedding photo album the other day with no success, yet Forrest’s basket of plastic Easter eggs seems to have found its permanent home on top of the fridge (logical). But one thing I really am careful to keep neat and organized is my crochet pattern collection. I’m a little protective of my pattern binder . . . many of the patterns it contains are no longer available online, or come from books or magazines that I don’t think I’d be able to find a second time if I were to lose my copy. Here’s how I keep my pattern collection safe, organized, and maximally useful to me.

How to Knit: The Basics Illustrations by Caitlin Keegan. Photo by Maxwell Tielman. If you haven’t attempted knitting, it can seem pretty terrifying. You might have watched friends or family members do it — their pointy needles swinging at lightning speed through a tangled mass of yarn — and worried deeply for their eyes and internal organs. Before You Get Started... Ready to crochet? Get informed and equipped with this useful prep section, focusing on yarn and hook know-how. It’s quite amazing that such a simple tool can do so much, considering it has no moving parts. Let’s look at a crochet hook to get familiar with its five different sections.

Crochet School Sorry I've taken so long to post this very last post of the crochet school series. Would you believe me if I said I don't want it to end? haha That's not the real reason, although it is a little weird to be writing the last crochet school post (for now). I've just been busy designing new patterns and crocheting my butt off for the craft show I'm in next month, Deluxe. I was also waiting for all of you to have time to put in questions you want answered in this post. Eva's Doodlings: Bavarian pattern Well my lovely readers....here is the post about a beautiful and unusual pattern. And I should say it's a rare one! It is called Bavarian or there is one more name "yarn eater".

Dotted Doubles Crochet Tutorial I think that I tend to prefer crochet patterns and stitches that don’t lend themselves well to changing colors for a very lazy reason. I hate weaving in the ends. In fact, my grandmother doesn’t even do it, instead knotting the ends like crazy and trimming them up. We Love Grannies! 30 Free Granny Patterns and Projects Granny squares, stripes, hexagons and more are easy, pretty and a great way to use up all of your beautiful yarn scraps. Here are thirty granny patterns, all free, that celebrate our love of the granny!Note: Click on the link below each photo to go directly to the pattern. Happy crocheting lovelies!

Lizzie I have been wanting a new slipper for a while. I kept putting it off because I couldn’t think of anything that didn’t start exactly like my Mary Janes. I knew I wanted something bold, but timeless. I had the idea for a wrap shoe, but I was stuck on the same sort of construction as the Mary Janes (from the toe to heel).

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