Welcome to the 12 Weeks of Christmas CAL 2017

by guest blogger Maria Bittner of Pattern Paradise

This year I’ll be partnering with SIX super-talented blogger friends and Red Heart Yarn to sponsor the CAL!

We are in our third year of the #12WeeksChristmasCAL event and I’m even more excited than I was the first year! This year I’ve added two more super talented designers, for a total of 6 guest bloggers! Like past events, this one will focus on having fun! Along the way we hope you learn some new techniques, play with some new yarns as well as old favorites and most of all make some like minded friends! The added bonus is that when you are all done, you’ll have some holiday decorations and gifts too! Thank you to Red Heart Yarns for sponsoring this CAL and the weekly and grand prize raffles once again! Continue reading “Welcome to the 12 Weeks of Christmas CAL 2017”

How to Figure Out Crochet Stitch Multiples to Change Patterns

When you find a crochet stitch pattern that you love, there’s a good chance that you will want to use it over and over. But what happens when you find it in one kind of pattern (such as a blanket) but want to make it in another project (such as a dishcloth)? Or even if you like the project, let’s say a scarf, but you want to make it narrower or wider than the original pattern? What you will need to do is figure out what the stitch multiples are for that pattern then adjust your starting chain with those multiples in mind. This guide will show you how to do it.

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Methods for Seaming Crochet

Methods for Seaming Crochet

Seaming crochet simply means joining two or more pieces of crochet fabric together. This is frequently done when a project, such as a crochet blanket, is made in motifs; you seam together all of the motifs to create the finished project. Crochet seaming is also important when making crochet clothing (and some accessories), where you create portions of the item (such as the sleeves) separately and then join them (to the body of a shirt, for example). Continue reading “Methods for Seaming Crochet”

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Donna’s Dozen Christmas in July Throws

by Donna Stinson

This blog is for those of us who are not last minute Christmas shoppers and for those who wish they were not. Make your list, check it twice and get your hooks and needles ready. Below I have found a dozen knit and crochet throws to help get you started. Some have a holiday theme and others will make beautiful, handmade gifts. Who says the holidays have to be stressful? Continue reading “Donna’s Dozen Christmas in July Throws”

Chill Out Cozies for Freezer Pops! Super Simple to Knit or Crochet

Here’s a project that is very basic and easy and you don’t have to wait for the cooler weather to enjoy using what you have created! These Freezer Pop Cozies are easy enough that even beginners can complete them with your help. And with the promise of being able to use their creation and enjoy a freezer pop without cold hands, they will be totally inspired to finish the project.

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