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Knitting and Crochet Patterns Forums

Good news everyone – we’ve launched new Knitting and Crochet Patterns forum categories and thanks to Petra, there are 3 patterns uploaded already. Thank you Petra! Feel free to check them out and add some of your favorite patterns as well.

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...

My Wish/To Do List #1: Throw Blankets

I’m currently working on a blanket that I had started a decade ago and just recently found .. when I am done this, I want to make a blanket (something small for laps, I think) for each of my grandchildren… (2 girls and 1 boy). Some options...

Inspirations #5: For the Paranormally Inclined

I realize that Halloween is coming up pretty fast, especially for those planning to create costumes and/or decorations for this annual “ode to spirits that have passed”. However, in my wanderings around the internet I discovered that there is a...

Luxury Bathroom Spa Gift Set CAL #4: Luxury Bathroom Spa Gift Set CAL - Soap Scrub

The last pattern of my Bathroom CAL is this Soap Scrub! The Free crochet pattern is available here on my blog: https://hookedonpatterns.com/crochet-blog/free-crochet-soap-scrub-pattern There is an extra matching pattern for Face...

Inspirations #4: It's National Teddy Bear Day!

We love teddy bears. I don’t believe I have ever known someone who didn’t at least like teddies, and many people had one as a “best friend” as a child (me included!). Ever since the shopkeeper Morris Michtom and his wife Rose made a stuffed...

Crochet a Father's Day

I certainly can’t speak for anyone else, but Father’s Day gifts were always a problem for me. My two siblings and I did the best we could, but I’m sure my father inwardly groaned at some of the presents we gave him! Anyway, I decided to check...

pattern testing

I’m not sure about any of my fellow crochet buddies out there but I for one enjoy a great pattern. To me, a free pattern is optimal, but if I purchase a pattern on the rare occasion my lust for a pattern wins over, I hope that it’s written...

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...

Crochet Tips #2: Video Tutorial: Foundation Double Crochet

Almost every crochet pattern starts with a foundation row. This video tutorial will show you the difference between the two ways of making foundation row. The first way – “chainless” foundation double crochet. The second way – “chain” foundation...