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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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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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