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Free Pattern Friday: Say So Long to Summer With Free Patterns!

Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in Crocheting, Embroidery, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Paper Crafts, Quilting, Sewing | Comments

The last of summer's days are upon us. Make the most of them with some last minute summertime projects! With rainbow embroidery designs, simple knit tote and more, find the perfect free pattern project to soak up every last minute of sunshine.

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6 Surprisingly Stylish Patterns for Tunisian Crochet

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Crocheting | Comments

Traditionally when we think of patterns for Tunisian crochet, we go straight for the afghan. But take one look around, and you'll see that patterns for Tunisian crochet can be so much more than a blanket. Check out ways to use your Tunisian skills to make a surprisingly stylish project!

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Where to Find Hip Vintage Knitting Patterns Online and Offline

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Crocheting, Knitting | Comments

Over the years, I've discovered vintage knitting patterns and books in many places — some obvious, some not so obvious. Here are a couple of my go-to resources for finding those hip vintage knitting patterns.

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3 Tips on How to Seam Your Crochet Seamlessly

Posted by on Aug 10, 2014 in Crocheting | Comments

It's the final step to finishing your project, and yet it's one of the steps that can scare so many away from a project: seaming your crochet. But it doesn't have to be hard. I'm here to help. Check out three helpful tips for making the process of seaming your crochet seamless.

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Free Pattern Friday: Free Travel Patterns

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in Crocheting, Embroidery, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Paper Crafts |

Pack your bags and give your wallet a vacation from paying for patterns with FREE travel patterns in crochet, sewing and more!

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Make Edges Neater With the Reverse Single Crochet Stitch

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Crocheting |

Can you spot a reverse single crochet stitch? Reverse single crochet, sometimes called crab stitch, is most often used to make edges look smooth and neat by working the stitch from left to right -- the total opposite from the way you'd work a single crochet. Here are pattern to get you started on this fun, finished technique.

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