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My Little Valentine

Last year I posted several fantastic crocheted hearts for Valentine’s Day (see “For the Sweethearts” at https://thecrochetedbutterfly.wordpress.com/2016/02/14/for-the-sweethearts/), but I didn’t really want to repeat that, lovely as it was. So...

My Crocheting Journal #17: Yarn Stash

Oh my…. that should probably be enough. I’m sure you can imagine what comes next! I took some time to (re) organize my yarn stash and, again, I say, “oh my!” I could say that it is too much yarn but there is the huge supply of the Colorama...

My Story #3: The Mysterious Item

I was in the process of finishing up my bouquet of flowers that I was crocheting for my wedding and it occurred to me that I had absolutely no plans for what I would be doing with my hair. I had 3 days left to figure it out. In the search for...

Deathflake Tunisian "In the Round" Afghan #1: Section 1

My (teenage) granddaughter is into skulls at the moment and so I want to make her a skull afghan for her birthday. I tried one pattern but it wasn’t working for me so I turned to my “old faithful” – Tunisian crochet. I found a graph pattern...

yarns #1: looking for any type yarn that doesn't tend to fuss after use & wash

Usually use red heart super saver

Wish Lists #2: Blankets

There’s nothing nicer than wrapping yourself in a hand-made crochet blanket. Whether it be a big snuggly one in the winter, or a light ‘wrap style’ one in the cool summer breeze. (infact, that’s exactly what I did the other night whilst...

My Crocheting Journal #3: Look What I Found!!!

now that the crocheting bug has hit me again … I rather enjoyed making those little sandals… I went searching for my yarn that I had stashed away. When looking for yarn for the sandals I only found a few balls of yarn and I knew I had lots more...

Hot & Humid ... again

It is so hot and so humid, the last thing I want to do is put an afghan on my lap - but I really want to do at least one round a day on my Deathflake afghan so I bit the bullet and got at it. To reduce the impact, I piled the now very large...

O Canada Afghan #4: Finishing Up

After completing the pattern and have done the last return pass with the white, go forward one more time, doing a slip stitch or single crochet across the top, using the red yarn. (I did single crochets in my afghan.) And that’s it!! Happy...

Crochet.Community Interview: Mencantoo

This interview, with mencantoo, is from February 2016. Before we get into the interview, let’s chat about your Valentino Happy Frog_ — you designed this yourself?!!! You just sat down and drew a picture, and voila, off you went? That’s...