Spring Wreaths: Free Crochet Patterns

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Despite all of the snow on the ground around us, it’s hard to imagine that Spring is right around the corner.  I’ve decided that to help beat my winter blues that, in addition to organizing my yarn stash, that I will start decorating for Spring.  And what better way to do that than to crochet or […]

Super Cute Crochet Patterns: Adorable Amigurumi + Giveaway

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Have you ever attempted to crochet Amigurumi patterns? There are so many different little characters you can make and fall in love with. They are great projects to have on hand when you need something quick to work, and easy to carry around.  Kids and adults alike love these fun little toys, so you’ll be […]

Silver Cushy Garter Stitch Afghan

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This fantastic afghan is knit up with a simple garter stitch pattern and a subtle neutral shade of Bernat Blanket.  These factors alone make this knit afghan pattern an easy, elegant project that’s a cinch to work up while watching TV or snuggling on the couch. The Bernat Blanket yarn is super-soft and cuddly, so anyone who […]

Red Bricks Crochet Afghan Pattern

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The amazing textures and unique geometry of this Red Bricks Crochet Afghan are sure to make a strong statement. The stitch pattern is easy to memorize and you’ll love snuggling under this stunning crochet afghan pattern as you work it up.  The fun brick-like texture is made with the front post double crochet, keeping things […]

How to Knit: Techniques to Relieve Pain

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Something I hear over and over again while teaching people to knit is that they experience pain either during or after knitting.  I’ll admit that I have struggled with pain at times when I am knitting as well, and recently came across an article published by Liat Gat with KnitFreedom.com.  She, too, was struggling with […]

Seriously Sweet Valentine’s Knitting Patterns

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This Valentine’s Day, I have decided that I want to give the special people in my life something truly special.  Something more than just flowers, a box of chocolates or a bottle of wine.  This year, I have decided that everyone will be getting something hand knit by me:  a gift from the heart!  Whether I […]

How To: Crocodile Stitch Tutorial

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Have you mastered learning how to crochet?  It’s time to step up your crochet game.  Add some serious texture to your next crochet project by learning how to crochet the crocodile stitch. The crocodile stitch gets its name from it’s striking resemblance to the scale of a crocodile.  While the results look difficult, I can assure […]

Squishy, Chunky, and Super Bulky Yarn Knitting Patterns

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Chunky Yarn.  Bulky Yarn.  Super Bulky Yarn. There is a love hate relationship with chunky yarn in the knitting world: Either you love it or you hate it.  Some seasoned knitters will scoff at a super bulky weight yarn saying it doesn’t require much skill, or isn’t fancy enough.  BAH!  Chunky yarn is fabulous for […]

Accidental Genius + 9 Ponytail Free Knit Hat Patterns

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Have you ever had a knitting project go completely wrong? This is exactly what happened to Danica Lause when she attempted her first winter hat knitting pattern. The hat didn’t come out as expected; in fact, the finished product had a big hole in the back that she had somehow mistakenly created. After finding the mistake, Danica […]

How to Knit: 14 Tips for Reading Knitting Patterns

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Knitting for beginners can seem intimidating at first, but with the right knitting tutorials, anyone can learn how to knit. However, when you are first getting started with knitting, learning to how to read knitting patterns can seem quite daunting.  If fact, to some the patterns can seem like they are written in a foreign […]