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Crochet At Play: 30,000 Free crochet patterns and counting

Crochet At Play: 30,000 Free crochet patterns and counting
Providing public domain content has become a bit of a passion for me. So much so, I started a company to do just that! Purple Kitty is not a large corporation. It is just me...with a little help from my family. I have created several websites dedicated solely to this mission and have reproduced hundreds of public domain patterns once thought to be lost so that they are now available once again for EVERYONE! When I am not doing that, I am a total tv junkie (yes, we really do have that many tvs in our house), hang with my kids and husband and take care of my pets, a dog and five kitties.

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Redwork Embroidery and Quilting at Grandma's Attic Redwork History Redwork Embroidery was very popular from about 1880-1920. Patterns were stitched in red (sometimes blue) on a muslin background. This type of stitching, popularized by the Kensington School for Girls in England during the 1880s, was called the Kensington stitch but we know it today as backstitching or outline stitching. The reason Red was chosen is because it was a sturdy cotton thread that could be counted on not to fade or bleed. How to Seamlessly Change Colors in Crochet Today I want to show you how you can seamlessly change colors in crochet. Changing yarn colors within a row can be neat and easy. The trick is to prepare for the color change while working the stitch before the one that you want to show the next color. Put another way, the new color is introduced on the final yarn over of the stitch before. Let’s use some photos to make this easier…

Towel Edging & Pot Holder 3 Pattern Printer-friendly version Send by email PDF version COATS & CLARK'S O.N.T. FREE PATTERN! Humpty Dumpty Puzzle Doll Meet Mr. Dumpty, the clumsy, wall-sitting Eggman! He’s the newest addition to my crochet doll collection, but he’s not just an adorable ami. 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.

hardanger embroidery Site Map Pulled Thread Work Drawn Thread Work bobbin lace Needlelace Filet Lacis & Teneriffe Hardanger embroidery is a form of drawn thread work in which small rectangular sections of cloth are stabilized by satin stitching, cut out and then embellished. It is a combination of drawn thread and cutwork (punto tagliato). Designs are always geometric, and traditional designs are nearly always symmetrical. How to Crochet The crocheted Woven Stitch is one of my favorites to use for baby blankets and afghans since it is easy to stitch, using only chain stitch and single crochet, and it works up quickly into a nice single thickness lightweight blanket. It can be worked in one solid color, in a variegated yarn or in stripes and each combination looks great. Here's how it works:

Joining Granny Squares When I join my Granny Squares together I always choose to crochet them rather than stitch them. Its just the way that appeals to me, although many of my hooking buddies prefer the stitching method. I guess it's a personal preference. And as many of you have asked me to supply this information, here you have it :: my take on joining the Grannies, in usual Attic24 style with waaaaay too many pictures I suspect. 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. Here are some suggestions from experienced teachers that will help you get started. Basic Crewel Embroidery Stitches The basic embroidery stitches used in crewelwork form the foundation of many other embroidery methods. Crewel is a freeform embroidery worked on non-evenweave fabrics and therefore it requires a sharp embroidery needle. You can use any thread for stitching, even thicker ones such as all 6 strands of embroidery floss. The stitches form bold, heavy work. Use fabric heavy enough to support the work.

Dorothy Crochet Hexagon Motif Ready for something a little different from the usual crocheted square? Try a hexagon instead. This pretty one features a little bit of overlay crochet with the treble crochet V-stitches dipping down into previous rounds. Dorothy Hexagon Motif Size 8 ½” across side to side; 10” across point to point

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