Crochet pattern for a "Vampire Ascot" from Banana Moon Studio for Red Heart
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Crochet Pattern for a Vampire Ascot

This "Vampire Ascot" crochet pattern will be the perfect touch to a "killer" costume! The ascot measures 7" x 44" and is made in Red Heart Heart & Sole.  It is fairly easy, just many rows of the same lacy stitch pattern.  This is a FREE pattern available from Yarnspirations.     Get the FREE… Continue reading Crochet Pattern for a Vampire Ascot

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Learn how to weave in ends and fasten off in your crochet project! Tutorial from Banana Moon Studio.
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Chelsea Scarf, a Free Crochet Pattern

Chelsea Scarf is a free, easy crochet pattern for this colorful triangular scarf! Designed by yours truly, April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio. I made this scarf with just one skein of 80/20 Fingering in color Daydream from indie dyer A Chick That Knitz. Her Etsy shop tells me that you can get your own… Continue reading Chelsea Scarf, a Free Crochet Pattern

Learn to join sections of crochet as you work, tutorial by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio
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Learn to Join Sections of Crochet as You Work

You can use slip stitches to join different sections of crochet as you work. This is great for color blocking! As it turns out, it's also great for working in plaid! Just recently I released a new free crochet pattern called Stratford Scarf (click here to see it on Ravelry). I used this joining technique… Continue reading Learn to Join Sections of Crochet as You Work

Plaid scarf free crochet pattern by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio
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Plaid Scarf Free Crochet Pattern: Stratford Scarf

This glorious crochet scarf pattern is now available free right here on my blog! I'm calling this "Stratford Scarf." It is a plaid scarf crocheted in strips that are joined together as you go. It's maybe a little complex to grasp the joining technique if you haven't done it before, but once you understand how… Continue reading Plaid Scarf Free Crochet Pattern: Stratford Scarf

How to Knit Ribbing in the Round, How to Knit Mittens. A video tutorial by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio
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How to Knit a Mitten, Part 1: How to Knit Ribbing in the Round

I could also call this post, "How to use circular knitting needles in the Magic Loop Method," or "How to make mittens," or "How to do the long tail cast on." There are several skills involved that are all great things to learn! The primary purpose of this tutorial, however, is to teach you how… Continue reading How to Knit a Mitten, Part 1: How to Knit Ribbing in the Round