CGOA Chain Link Conference

If you are a crocheter who loves enjoying your craft alone, and gets all the inspiration you need from the many websites and Ravelry, then you do not need to read any further. But if you would like to be opened up to the larger world of wonderful people (in the flesh) that crochet, I whole-heartedly encourage you to join us at the Chain Link Conference in Chicago this July 26-29, 2017.

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Free Printable Yarn Valentines

As a gift to our blog followers, we have a downloadable sheet of Valentines for you! Our graphics team has taken 4 of our project photos and turned them into clever Valentines that I will enjoy giving–I hope that you will enjoy them too! They are perfect for giving to classmates, co-workers, family and friends. I am also going to use them to make a garland in my office cubicle.

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“Queen Bee” Crocheter to be at Vogue Knitting Live

I’ve recently become aware of the artist, Gina Rose Gallina, and her colorful way of expressing herself with crochet using Red Heart yarn. I’m just starting to follow this creative force, but wanted to introduce her fun, fantastic yarn pursuits to you. If you are going to be at Vogue Knitting Live, be sure to see and enjoy Gina’s Queen Bee work there. And if you are near Eureka Springs, Arkansas you can see Gina’s work at the Green Gourd on 12 Center Street.

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Cabled Hats 3 Colorful Ways

If you live where you have winter weather, or if you are planning a trip to the mountains or northern city (like me), you’ll be happy to have a cabled hat…knit or crochet it, the choice is yours! Our designer, Edie Eckman, has chosen With Love yarn which is cozy and soft, never scratchy. I love the tan and blue shades that Edie used for our photographed hats. But With Love comes in a full range of over 40 wonderful shades.

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Skulls – Flowers – Pompoms: Crochet for Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead or All Souls’ Day, is a day of celebration and remembrance of friends and family who have passed away. This November 1 tradition is part of the culture in Mexico and Latin America, and it has become popular throughout the U.S. during the Halloween season.

What could be more personal and unique than your own Day of the Dead decorations to bring your own celebration to life? The designer of our Sugar Skull Family, Jessie Rayot, has used brilliant colors with a sugar skull theme for a sense of authenticity and fun. From crocheted sugar skull headpieces for the adults and children to necklaces, party décor and banner, you might just want to celebrate Day of the Dead every month of the year!
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