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Crochet for women, crochet patterns, Tops & Sweaters, Uncategorized

Crochet a Sweater in Chunky Yarn! It’ll Be Warm and Cozy!

  Ever crocheted a sweater? In chunky yarn? Allow me to introduce Pryor Creek Sweater. This sweater is made with Kraemer Yarns Perfection Chunky in color #7133 Raggedy Andy. It's written in a whopping SIX sizes from Small to 3X! I really wanted a range of people to be able to wear this sweater. You'll… Continue reading Crochet a Sweater in Chunky Yarn! It’ll Be Warm and Cozy!

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Cardigans, Crochet for women, crochet patterns, Tops & Sweaters, Uncategorized

Canton Cardigan, a Crochet Pattern for a Women’s Cardigan

  A new crochet cardigan My Canton Cardigan is one of my newer crochet patterns. It has a crossover front and long sleeves. It is made with side-to-side construction. The greatest feature of this cardigan, however, is the textured trim! You can see it so well in this top photo. The trim is at the… Continue reading Canton Cardigan, a Crochet Pattern for a Women’s Cardigan

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Plaza Shrug, a Crochet Pattern

A crochet pattern for a shrug This is Plaza Shrug, one of my all-time favorite designs! It can be found in Crochet!, Autumn 2016. I love how such a simple design can be so beautiful! Also, I have this thing for lines...I love when there are interesting lines in a design. This pattern, because it… Continue reading Plaza Shrug, a Crochet Pattern

Crochet and Knitting Book Reviews, Crochet for women, crochet how-to, crochet patterns, Tops & Sweaters, Uncategorized

Book Review: Top-Down Crochet Sweaters

Top-Down Crochet Sweaters © 2016 by Dora Ohrenstein. Photography © Melinda DiMauro. Used with permission by Storey Publishing. Today I am happy to review for you, Top-Down Crochet Sweaters, by Dora Ohrenstein. So let's begin with the question, why make a top-down sweater? Why is that better than making a sweater bottom-up? From Dora's Introduction in the… Continue reading Book Review: Top-Down Crochet Sweaters

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Salina Sweater, a Crochet Pattern

A Shell Stitch Crochet Sweater Pattern Salina Sweater is a crochet pattern for an oversized color blocked sweater. I LOVE this sweater! So does Drama Queen, who is the lucky owner of this cozy sweater. You can find this pattern on Ravelry, Etsy, and LoveCrochet.     I originally designed this sweater for WEBS to use in… Continue reading Salina Sweater, a Crochet Pattern