Learn a Stitch, Make a Drop Stitch Crochet Cowl

Welcome to the fourth entry in our ongoing series Learn a Stitch, Make a Cowl! Each month in 2015 we will teach you a new crochet or knit stitch. You can then use the stitch when you make the featured cowl. This month our stitch is drop stitch crochet, and the cowl is the Drop Stitch Crochet Cowl in Medley. Keep reading to learn the stitch and enter to win! Use the hashtag #learnstitches to talk about the series.

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April Featured Throw of the Month

Welcome to the April Featured Throw of the Month! This month we have the April Showers Throw made in With Love yarn. Each month we will have a new themed throw as a featured free pattern. Each throw will have a tip or two in the blog, as well as a giveaway to win the yarn to make the throw. Keep reading for the tip and to access the giveaway! Use the hashtag #throwmonth to talk about the series.

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Cro-Shayley makes Owl Mug Wraps

owlmughugAre you a coffee lover in need of a mug koozie to bring a smile to your mornings? Well Red Heart has the cutest Owl Mug Wrap pattern you’ll have to make for that morning Cup of Joe. Two of my college friends asked me to make them one and how could I say no? It’s so super cute, quick and easy, and a perfect project to get rid of any scrap yarn you have laying around. You can use any colors too! I might keep this one in my back pocket for some Christmas gifts.

Of course, I made a few adjustments to the pattern to make it my own but not many so here goes…

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The 100 Women Project: Crocheting with Women Around the World

100women_vines1Hello all! My name is Amy Reader and I am the artist behind the 100 Women Project. This project invites women from around the world to participate in a collaborative crochet installation by asking them to crochet at least one wisteria vine and mail it to me. Once all the vines are collected, they will be displayed in an installation inspired by the wisteria tunnels in Japan. This installation will be shown as part of my senior thesis art exhibition in late April and early May. This project is the culmination of my four years as an art major at the University of Richmond and has come to represent more than just the end of my college education.

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Donna’s Dozen Spring Has Sprung Patterns

When I think of Easter it takes me back to a happy place when I was a child. I remember being so excited to shop for a new Easter dress and brand new white shoes, because it was okay to wear white again. I remember baskets, bunnies, egg hunts, flowers and warmer temperatures. It always seemed like everyone was just a little happier and it still makes me smile just thinking about this time of year.

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Cro-Shayley makes a Baby St. Patrick's Day Chapeau

Cro-Shayley makes a Baby St. Patrick’s Day Chapeau

St. Patrick's Day ChapeauTop ‘o the mornin’ to ya!
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and my little boy wants to be prepared! As I was reading through Donna’s Dozen: Lucky You creative ideas for St. Patrick’s Day blog, I came across the St. Patrick’s Day Chapeau pattern and questioned how could I make this for a 4 month old baby. I skimmed through the pattern and realized it uses 2 strands of Super Saver yarn for the hat. I was feeling LUCKY ;) so I tried the pattern with only 1 strand of Super Saver yarn and wadduya know…it fits my little leprechaun! Continue reading “Cro-Shayley makes a Baby St. Patrick’s Day Chapeau”

Fifteen Shades of Grey Patterns

The color grey was not picked as the “color of the year”, but I think it has surpassed all other colors in the past two years. For instance, it has a book deal, movie deal and most importantly plenty of free patterns on RedHeart.com. I wanted to bring a few together so you could enjoy the beauty of this color and the wide variety of yarns that feature this alluring color. There is something in this list for almost any adult. Whether you need an accessory, garment or something for your home, we have it here. We should embrace the color because it is not going anywhere anytime soon. Enjoy!
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