Crochet Heals: Inspiring Story Of How To Move Forward

Jeanna Smiley was inspired to learn how to crochet after seeing it work wonders for the young women in a detention center where she volunteers. Jeanna herself was going through a period of transition, and she needed something in her life that could help her to move forward. Crochet proved to be that thing. Although…

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5 FREE Summer Vacation Patterns

Welcome to the BEST time of the year – at least in our opinion! We love summer and everything that goes along with it…well aside from mosquitoes. Sun, warmth, picnics, bonfires, road trips, lightning bugs–what’s not to love? Now besides all these fantastic things that summer brings, we are sharing 5 free patterns from across…

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Why A Bullet Journal Works For Creatives

Have you heard of Bullet Journaling? Chances are, you’ve come across it on Instagram or Pinterest, where creative people everywhere show off their pretty pages and journals bursting with artwork. And if you look at those journals you may think, “How can this possibly be productive? It looks like they must spend hours on these…

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How to Add a Felt Sole to Your Crocheted Slippers

Sometimes walking on crocheted fabric is not very comfortable, especially crocheted cotton. However, this can easily be fixed by adding a simple, felt insole…it’s pretty, too! Let’s begin… How to add a felt insole: Gather Supplies You’ll need: a pair of slippers scissors a 12×12 piece of wool felt high temp hot glue a marker…

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Re-Discovering the Art of Crocheting

Growing up in the ‘60s, my first introduction to crochet was a 3-piece doily set someone had made for my mom.  It was in shaded pinks from size 10 thread or bedspread cotton as it was called in that era.  I was totally in awe at the intricate design and pattern.  Plus, it was made…

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Blogger Feature: Kristines Crochets

As soon as I realized that the theme for this issue was “coral” I knew that Kristine Salmina, of Kristines Crochets, would be a perfect blogger feature. She has designed several crochet doily patterns incorporating coral and similar hues. Naturally, it was her Coral Lace Doily pattern that first came to mind. The eleven rounds…

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5 Ultra Violet FREE PATTERNS

Something little, something purple, to make your day better. Enjoy!  Diamond Ridges You can never have too many hats! But this one is sure to stand out from the crowd. With the distinct diamond-ridge stitch pattern–this hat is an excellent gift for anyone! What you need: 280 yds sport or dk weight yarn H/8 (5.0mm) hook…

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Keeping Costs Down As A Business

Article by: The Yarnpreneur Society Whether your business is big or small, new or old–finances are an area you can’t afford (see what I did there?) to lose control of. Cultivating a mindset where you keep an eye on your business expenses is crucial. Too often I see yarnpreneurs ignoring their finances because they can…

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Blocking Basics

  Blocking is the important, yet often dreaded, final step to making your crocheted projects look polished and professional!  Blocking a finished project using moisture and/or heat can make the item look nicer, fit better, and will help correct any wonky edges, curled brims, or misshapen parts.  Shawls, granny squares, and doilies are a few…

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How To Find Your Crochet Tribe

If you’re reading this article, you already know the joys of crocheting. In the nearly 20 years since I first picked up a hook, I’ve used the craft to make sweet gifts for friends and family, grow closer to my mother who originally taught me to crochet and relax after a long and challenging day.…

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