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London > Auckland > Geneva: Packing for Holiday Knitting and Crochet

Here's a nightmare scenario: you're sipping a cocktail on a beautiful beach... but you don't have any knitting! Packing for…
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A knitted gift all wrapped and ready to go

Getting Christmas Crafting Under Control (With a lot of Knitting!)

The Christmas Crafting pile is more in hand than my last update. I was feeling quite panicky about the amount…
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5 free snowflake patterns to crochet

Five of the Easiest Wire Crochet Snowflake Patterns Ever

How sweet are these wire snowflakes? I crocheted them last year, and never got around to writing up the crochet…
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Granny square crochet blanket to snuggle under

Granny Hexagon Crochet Blanket – Finished!

My granny hexagon crochet blanket is FINISHED! Or, I should say, Rabia's granny hexagon crochet blanket is finished: It's all…
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hexagon crochet motif for blanket

Why are they called Crochet Granny Squares?

Why are crochet granny squares called crochet granny squares? I've been a little obsessed with grannies lately, and I've done…
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Joining crochet granny squares

Patchwork Crochet Granny Blanket – Progress Report

I said I was going to make a patchwork crochet granny blanket in just six weeks. I think I'm going…
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Crocheted hexagons for a blanket

Crochet Faster When The Pressure’s On: 15 Tips

Sometimes you want to crochet. Sometimes you want to crochet faster. I have to crochet a granny square blanket in…
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The finished Happy Pill-ow. Make your own with a free crochet pattern.

Free Crochet Pattern – Happy Pill-ows

Smile! Happy Pill-ows are happy to see you! These pastel pillows are designed for any gauge. My free original pattern lists…
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Granny square blanket with hexagons

Hibernating Projects – Crochet Blanket WIP

When knitters and crocheters talk about hibernating projects, they mean putting things aside. Maybe a sweater isn't fitting right, or you've…
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How to Crochet a Sphere – Picture Tutorial

If you can crochet a circle, you'll find it easy to crochet a sphere! This tutorial will walk you through…
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Crochet gif: fish to sushi and back again.

Fish-to-Sushi Crochet – Fun with Amigurumi

I was surprised by a birthday, and so took out my hook to crochet this fish-sushi as a last minute gift.…
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Golden snitch crochet pattern for amigurumi beginners

Original Pattern – Golden Snitch

A crochet golden snitch pattern was the first crochet pattern I ever wrote up. And you can get it here! In…
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