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Mandala progress, and my basic applesauce recipe

PHOTOS: I'm about half-way done with the Spice Market mandala. All the colors are in play at this point. The avocado stitch marker comes from IKnit2Purl2, on Etsy. I'm still plugging away at the wonderful Spice Market mandala, which will turn out to be a special table or wall decoration. There are such a variety… Continue reading Mandala progress, and my basic applesauce recipe

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Pretty scrunchies with velvet yarn – Free pattern

Scrunchies are back, and arguably better than ever. I used to wear these hair accessories back in the '90s, when they were sewn with fleece or jersey fabric, but the updated versions are crocheted and can have beads, charms, fringe, or unique fibers. I'd like to share my easy pattern with you, using velvet yarn.… Continue reading Pretty scrunchies with velvet yarn – Free pattern

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Easy crochet gift make: Lanyard follow-up

Two weeks ago, I mentioned lanyards as a great way to use up yarn scraps and I shared an easy pattern. Here are some photos of lanyards I made using #20 crochet cotton thread. I got this cotton from Daiso (a kind of discount store in the Far East), but your favorite brand of crochet… Continue reading Easy crochet gift make: Lanyard follow-up

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Scraps to Treasure: Free lanyard pattern (crochet)

Anyone with a yarn (or fabric, or paper) obsession like mine will recognize this photo - it's the result of never wanting to throw out any craft material, "just in case" it comes in handy one day. Full disclosure, that's only a fraction of my scrap stash. But not long ago, it was even bigger! … Continue reading Scraps to Treasure: Free lanyard pattern (crochet)