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Mother's Day Flop

About a month ago I found a beautiful Ice yarn, Air Baby Alpaca. It’s a mix of alpaca, extrafine merino wool, viscose, and polyamide, and it’s so soft. It has been made into a chain, and since I’ve enjoyed working with other chained yarns, I...

The Crazy Crochet Journey #5: The 15th Sale Mark!

It has been a long time since I have gotten the chance to post a blog entry to you guys! Today, I just happened to reach my 15th sale on Etsy and I though it was the perfect occasion! I must admit that I was getting pretty bummed about not...

Journey Into Intarsia #2: First steps

Preparing the Pattern Before starting my “tree of life” intarsia afghan, I had to prepare the pattern I wanted to add 5 rows/stitches around the edge as a border (NOTE: next time edit the photo image to include the white space/border …...

Modernizing Crochet Patterns #1: Inspiration from Old Crochet Magazines

This is a repost of my regular blog that you can find at http://susanbeingsnippy.blogspot.ca Now, after quite a few years of crocheting a variety of projects from afghans to slippers to baskets I must toot my own horn in that I can follow a...

Crochet.Community Interview: Manualnia - Magda Mucha

Bio My name is Magda Mucha. Manualnia (place where you “handmaking” something) was the name for my blog, which I set up to share with others. I am Polish living in Czech. I completed university studies (polish literature and language),...

Pattern Review / Product for Sale #4: Vanna's Wrap

I have yet to create a triangular shawl, but I love crocheting wraps! This one was made from the oh-so-pretty Vanna’s Glamour yarn, Diamond colorway with a beautiful silver metallic thread running through it; #2 weight, 96% acrylic / 4% other....

Stitchopedia #3: Boye Flower Loom Flower

I recently found myself in possession of a Boye Flower Loom. I’d never used one before, but I’ve always been fond of the pretty little flowers they create, so I thought I’d give it a go. You know what? It was really easy and the results were...

My Wish/To Do List #2: Clothing

I just saw this bolero …. looks relatively easy to do and isn’t it pretty. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyt7P8ihj6Y

KnittingCrocheting Awards: Shades of Green #1: Announcement

We are pretty excited to announce you the very first KnittingCrocheting Quarterly Awards! Theme – Shades of Green The spring is here and everything around us is lush and green. To celebrate this season, knit or crochet anything using shades of...

Inspirations #11: Ode to the Granny Square

As pretty as the traditional granny square is, it seems that in the past few years that there has been an explosion of absolutely magnificent designs. Personally, I’ve never been really into motif-type designs (although I have made a couple of...