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Book Review: Crochet to Calm

(C) Interweave/F+W Media A month or so ago, I was sent Crochet to Calm by Interweave. I was rather surprised to receive it, as I was not expecting it. It's a really nice book! The projects are on trend, but oh-so-easy. All of these are simple patterns that make nice TV-watching or conversation-having projects.  You can… Continue reading Book Review: Crochet to Calm

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First Time’s a Charm Knit Blanket – Part 3: How to Knit Lace

  Another free knitting pattern! A lace afghan square Hi friends! I'm back today to share the last square that makes up my "First Time's a Charm Blanket." This is what I call the eyelet square because it reminds me of eyelet lace. This is a very basic, beginner lace pattern. Trust me, if you've… Continue reading First Time’s a Charm Knit Blanket – Part 3: How to Knit Lace

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First Time’s a Charm Knit blanket: Textured Square

Today I'm back to share the pattern for the textured square of my "First Time's a Charm Blanket." This is the yellow/green block. If you look closely, you can see a diagonal line on the square. This square is textured. On one side of the line is stockinette stitch, and on the other side is… Continue reading First Time’s a Charm Knit blanket: Textured Square

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First Time’s a Charm Knit Blanket: Stockinette Stitch

Introducing a new pattern! The blanket squares are knit, but I joined them with crochet slip stitches and stitched a crochet edging. These squares are very easy to make, and so are all the stitches that I used to join and edge this throw blanket. I plan to write a post about every step of… Continue reading First Time’s a Charm Knit Blanket: Stockinette Stitch

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Peacock Feather Crochet Afghan Square

  National Crochet Month For today's stop on the Crochetville Crochet Month Blog Tour I am pleased to offer you a free pattern for this gorgeous afghan block -- "Peacock Feather Square".  The finished block, worked in Red Heart Super Saver with a K/10.5 (6.5mm) hook, is about 5 1/4" (13.3cm) square. This project is… Continue reading Peacock Feather Crochet Afghan Square