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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...

Crochet.Community Collaboration #3 - Collab-agon #8: hexagon 3: DIRECTIONS

next pattern is …. This free pattern originally published in:  Afghans Knit and Crochet All the gaiety and color reminiscent of South of the Border are in this sparkling design. COATS & CLARK’S “RED HEART” KNITTING WORSTED, 4 Ply,...

My Creations #3: I tried, I really tried!

I promise I really tried not to add anything to my creations but well…..you know how it is…..I saw a pattern by Red Heart titled Long Boot Warmers…and just had to make them…I’m already on the second one so these will be checked off my list...

Inspirations #6: It's Turkey Time!

Now that we’ve all settled ourselves from our Halloween-induced sugar highs, it is time to turn our thoughts to that most delicious of holidays, Thanksgiving. As MentalFloss.com states, “Since [William] Bradford wrote of how the colonists had...

The Dog Days of Summer

I remember as a kid I would kind of dread August. First it meant that I only had one month of summer vacation left before school started (in Chicago school starts the day after Labor day). But second, August usually had the worst weeks of summer...

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...

O Canada Afghan #1: Getting Started

Well, the Deathflake afghan is hot off the hook and Rick said, “you don’t have another started yet?” So…. off to my stash to find some white and red to start my “O Canada” Afghan, on this beautiful Canada Day day. The Pattern I created and...

Challenge Parasol #1: Let's Get This Started!

Inspired by etelina’s beautiful parasols, we have a new challenge: a crocheted parasol The Inspiration The Challenge Parasol http://www.craftsy.com/project/view/mothers-day-contest-lace-parasol/40467?NAVIGATION_PAGE_CONTEXT_ATTR=PROJECT ...