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Learn to Wind a Center-pull Ball of Yarn by Hand

Maybe you don't have a ball-winder and a swift. I know most of us have seen the "hack" of using a toilet paper tube and hand mixer to wind our yarn, but the idea of my yarn, or worse yet, my hand mixer, touching a toilet paper tube just really grosses me out. Maybe you're… Continue reading Learn to Wind a Center-pull Ball of Yarn by Hand

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Learn to join sections of crochet as you work, tutorial by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio
crochet how-to, Scarves, Uncategorized

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
Crochet for women, crochet patterns, free crochet patterns, Free Patterns, Scarves, Uncategorized

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

Crochet pattern for a girls poncho in sizes 2-10. Pattern by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio
crochet for children, crochet patterns, Ponchos, Uncategorized

Lindsay Poncho, a Crochet Pattern for Girls

The Lindsay Poncho is a colorful, but simple poncho for girls! Choose 4 colors that you like together for this project. It begins with a ribbed collar, and then the body is worked in half double crochet stitch. Finish with a decorative button band and button. The pattern is available to purchase for $4 USD… Continue reading Lindsay Poncho, a Crochet Pattern for Girls

free crochet earwarmer headband pattern by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio
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Free Crochet Headband Pattern: Asterid Headband

The Asterid Headband is a free crochet pattern for a colorful earwarmer headband! This is made in a color-shifting yarn, so all the colorwork is done for you! It's small enough to keep tucked in the pocket of your coat or jacket, so you can pull it out whenever needed. I love mine! I also… Continue reading Free Crochet Headband Pattern: Asterid Headband