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Craftsy Class Giveaway … Improve Your Crochet with Edie Eckman

A huge thank you to Craftsy for sponsoring this post and giveaway! I have another chance for you to win an awesome Craftsy online class … Edie Eckman’s Improve Your Crochet: Essential Techniques! In this class, Edie shares crochet tips and techniques that will improve your crochet knowledge from the foundation of your work all the way […]

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Hookin On Hump Day #81: Link Party for the Fiber Arts!

Welcome!! I’m so excited to be cohosting my first Hookin on Hump Day party with my lovely friend Tamara from Moogly! Sara from My Merry Messy Life started this fantastic link party, and I’m honored to be picking up the hook (errr, I mean torch) and carrying it forward. I am hoping this will be a wonderful opportunity for you all […]

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V-Stitch Crochet Ripple Afghan Pattern

It’s afghan season so of course I wanted to get stitchin’ on something cozy for curling up with on these chilly Autumn evenings! I decided to put a contemporary twist on an old classic with this ripple afghan pattern. Here I used V-stitches to created a more lacy, open design to the traditional ripple. Matching […]

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Free Crochet Patterns on Craftsy

A huge thank you to Craftsy for sponsoring this post and providing a free pattern library! You have probably already heard me talk about the awesome interactive online classes that Craftsy offers and hopefully you even got to take the free Amazing Crochet Textures mini class that I shared here. If you missed my previous […]

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$80 MICHAELS GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY

There have been lots of holiday crafts and recipes pouring into our Create and Inspire Facebook Community and my “to make” list is growing and growing! If you are already part of our community I’m sure your list is growing too and I hope this giveaway will help get you on your way. I’ve teamed up with a group of […]

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How to Block Knit and Crochet Items

Whenever I recommend blocking an item, I sometimes am met with a blank stare and then some questions about exactly what, why, and how to do this. So I thought it would be helpful to put together a little tutorial to explain just that … How to Block Knit and Crochet Items.   What is blocking? Blocking […]

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Hita Hat Crochet Kit Giveaway!

I love kicking off the weekends with a giveaway! It’s like having a party to celebrate a week worked hard and a (hopefully) restorative weekend ahead! Today’s giveaway is definitely a fun one … a chance to win a Hita Hat kit to make your own trendy hat that compliments your unique style! The Hita Hat […]

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Crochet Spider Web Pattern

Recently I made this scary cute spider for our Halloween decor (if you missed it you can get the free spider pattern here). My son has really taken a liking to it and requested that I make his little spider friend a home … a web. So, here is the crochet spider web pattern so your little spider […]

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Furls Yarn Bowl Giveaway!

I am so excited to kick off this giveaway today for a beautiful Furls yarn bowl! Each Furls yarn bowl is lovingly and carefully handcrafted out of gorgeous Acacia wood and is perfect for nestling your yarn as you work … no more annoying rolling and tangling! And Furls has so generously offered to give one away to a lucky […]

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Crochet Spider Pattern

You can work up this crochet spider pattern in no time at all. They will add such a cute touch to your Halloween decor … prop them on a counter, place them around your table, or hang them in the doorway to delight your little ghouls and goblins! And be sure to check out my […]

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2 New Halloween Crochet Patterns

I am very excited to show you the two new Halloween crochet patterns that I designed for Red Heart … ghost coasters and a festive party banner!! These ghost crochet coasters are so scary-sweet and would add such a fun touch to your Halloween entertaining. They are super quick and easy to work up too! […]

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Free Metric Conversion Guide for Knitting and Crochet

A big thank you to Craftsy for sponsoring this eGuide and post! You can read my full Disclosure Statement here. Staying true to their mission of providing creative education and tools, Craftsy is helping overcome knit and crochet borders with their handy metric conversion guide! Now you can tackle that pattern from “across to pond” with ease. The […]

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My Cross Stitch Family Portrait

One of my sweet bloggy friends Nancy from Do Small Things With Love is always sharing such amazing embroidery projects that make me want to whip out my dusty sewing supplies. But when I saw her most recent Cross Stitch Family Portrait I couldn’t hold back any longer!!  Luckily she had all the information on her […]

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