The Happily Hooked Big Boy Blanket

The Big Boy Blanket series was very popular on our blog 3 years ago… but at that time I didn’t have any big boys in my family to crochet one for. Now though I have both a grandson AND a grand-nephew who will both love to have their very own Big Boy Blankets! So, I…

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Courtney's Corner

Happy Friday, my lovely friend!!   I don’t know about you, but my week has been really great.   No particular reason for the greatness – it’s more of a combination of a few things.     First, sleep.  I’ve gotten enough sleep every night which almost never happens because I read past my bedtime.  😉…

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Color Challenge: Mustard–Not Just a Condiment

​ It’s way easy to cling to your favorite color combos. Before you know it, you’re stuck in a rut, and everything you make looks the same. So Courtney and I thought it would be fun to feature a weekly color conversation, offer some palette choices, recommend yarns and patterns, and issue a fun challenge.…

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Courtney's Corner

  Happy Friday, my friend!   I was just typing out something about how it’s been a really long week, but I realized it’s Friday…and I’ve been under the assumption that it was Thursday ALL day.   So I guess the week really hasn’t been as long as I thought it was since I was…

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Crochet as Physical Therapy after Trauma

When you’ve suffered a loss, whether it is an emotional or physical loss, recovery can be difficult. Beginning the recovery process, much less even wading through it to get to the other side, can feel insurmountable.  Roughly two years ago, I experienced one of the greater losses I’ve yet to have to come out of:…

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8 Free Crochet Scarf Patterns

Super Granny Scarf by Shannon Oldfield

Scarf season is exciting both for scarf wearers and scarf makers! And I’m always amazed at the variety of ways you can crochet a scarf just out of a few simple stitches. The combinations are endless! But how do you choose from all those patterns? No worries! We’ve scoured the Internet so you don’t have…

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The Monthly Mini-CAL you DON’T Want to Miss!

Vocabulary you need to know before reading this post: #shawtney–(always include the hashtag): a combination of the names Courtney and Shawna, the two editors of Happily Hooked Magazine. What is the #Shawtney Challenge? I’m glad you asked! It’s the best CAL on the Internet! This mini-CAL happens once a month. It’s super laid back. It’s…

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5 FREE Patterns Featuring Gorgeous Crocheted Cables

In August, Happily Hooked released a cables-themed issue of Pattern Pack Pro. It’s such a challenging theme to delve into because so many of us are intimidated by cables. I’ve personally never had any luck with them until I learned about Infinity Crochet and tried Shawna Underwood’s Briana Bag Design (found in the Cables PPP).…

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What if my work isn't good enough?

Craft fair season brings with it a TON of stress and fear. How do I price? How do I set up? But maybe the most worrisome question that comes up is… “What if my work isn’t good enough?” And the heartbreaking thing is… Everything that can go wrong at a craft fair feeds into that…

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5 Unique Free Crochet Patterns

Variety is the spice of life–and your crochet process. So if you’re feeling a little bored with your current WIPs, here are 5 unique patterns you can use for FREE! The Waistcoat Basket by Stephanie Jessica Lau  The waistcoat stitch is a knit-alike stitch made by crocheting between the posts of a single crochet. Which…

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