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New Year; Old Projects: my current WIPs (and what's next)

I ended 2019 with some unfinished business - namely, a few works-in-progress that should take priority so I can clear the deck for the new project ideas I have. I've been doing a lot of crochet in 2019, and I love the craft; however, I really want to get back into knitting more, and I… Continue reading New Year; Old Projects: my current WIPs (and what's next)

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Favorite Makes of 2019: Garment Edition

It is always hard to narrow down a list of favorite makes of the year. Every project always has its elements of teaching, fun, and utility. Keeping those three ideas in mind, I chose the four that I think exemplified those things most this year - the diamonds kimono, the crocheted bralette top, the mosaic… Continue reading Favorite Makes of 2019: Garment Edition

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New amigurumi to love: Ham'bear'gur

I just finished this charming little guy last night, after having this pattern on my list of "must-dos" for several months. You might remember I wrote last month about my favorite toy makes of 2019, and I should definitely include this little sweetheart in the line-up. PHOTO - Hambeargur pattern by Krawka Crochet. Complete with… Continue reading New amigurumi to love: Ham'bear'gur

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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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Finished sweater, what's next, and my tiny Christmas tree

I recently finished the lovely Rainbow Smiles sweater (pattern by Dora Does), and plan to pick up a couple more projects this weekend. It took me a bit longer than planned to finish this particular article, because I kept doing other projects ahead of it. So glad it's done and I can finally enjoy it.… Continue reading Finished sweater, what's next, and my tiny Christmas tree

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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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*More fun* with leftovers: cowl and pillow cover

In the ever-present spirit of "weeding things out," I give you two more of my creations that use yarn leftovers and scraps - my "Hugs and Kisses" pillow cover, and a squishy net-stitch infinity cowl. I hope to share patterns at some point, but for now, here are some general ideas: For the pillow cover,… Continue reading *More fun* with leftovers: cowl and pillow cover