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need help finding a pattern

I have lost a crochet pattern for shells. It has 2 double crochets, 2 chains and 1 single crochet in the same stitch, I am in the middle of the afghan and can’t find how to end and start. I am not an experienced crocheter. If anyone can...

My Latest Work #2: Just Buy the Pattern!

You know, they say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. And sometimes life just makes sure I don’t forget it. I’ve been crocheting fairly consistently now for about 30 years and I consider myself at an intermediate level, although I’ve...

My Latest Work #1: I am SO Frustrated!

You know, technology is wonderful – when it works. If you’ve been following my wondrous blog, you’ll know that my nephew and his wife are expecting a baby girl in December. So of course I have been in the process of making crocheted items for...

My first big project

Pattern Review / Product for Sale #3: I've Been Busy

I have totally fallen off the track with posting as I had promised myself at New Year’s. I went to a wonderful 4th of July/family reunion party and had a great time, but within a couple days the weather went to 112 degrees and I didn’t handle it...

Inspirations #10: It's Fairy Day!

I have a definite sweet spot in my heart for all things amigurumi (or kawaii softies, if you prefer), and one of my absolute favorites are fairies. International – yes, INTERnational – Fairy Day has been designated for June 24th this year. (Just...

Pattern Review / Product for Sale #2: Product Photography 101 (!%$#!?!)

In keeping with having products in my store to sell, I have just added another (and very colorful) item for sale – the Boucle Delight Cowl. I had originally made this as a scarf, but it ended up a little short, so i decided to convert it to a...

Arthur is Getting a Girlfriend!

I went online to find Arthur a girlfriend. At first, the best I could find was Re-Ment posable skeletons. They are numbered so you can tell which one you’re getting – #1 man I believe is the smallest at 3 1/4" tall, #2 is supposed to be a...

Pattern Review / Product for Sale #1: Slight Change of Plans

As much as I love designing crochet items, I just have to give myself one long cold hard look in the mirror and be honest with myself. I love crocheting much more than I like having to write the patterns out. There, I said it. So I have decided...

Inspirations #9: Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers, including mothers-to-be, mothers to fur-babies, and mothers in spirit! I believe most women have a nurturing aspect to their personalities, and I like to take Mother’s Day to celebrate this. I know this is a...