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R2D2's Crochet Blanket Journey #1: Why I Am Making My First Pixel Afghan

While I was finishing off my The Art of Crochet Throw – Click To View My middle child, who is 6, who is obsessed with Star Wars, asked me to make him a blanket, as his younger brother has had one made and so had his older sister. Before anyone...

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...

My Crocheting Journal #20: Guess Who!

Oh the joys of crocheting an afghan .. so relaxing… zen-like.. And then came amigurumi … the focus, the details… phew A tad stressful, as I strained over the details but rewarding? Yah. The adaptation: I crocheted the eyes rather than using...

R2D2's Crochet Blanket Journey #2: Part 2: WIP R2D2

So I’ve made a start on the R2D2 pixel throw! I’ve made a dent into 2 balls of yarn, one white and one black! I’m loving how it’s going so far!! http://res.cloudinary.com/cc/f_auto/20180316_152959_yiy588.jpg!

COLLABORATION Entrelac STAR OF BETHLEHEM quilt #1: The Inspiration

CrochetDevee recently posted the following and I was “hooked” (ha, get the pun?) I have tried entrelac crochet several times, as it is Tunisian Crochet that you can do on a regular hook, and seeing this beautiful quilt, I just had to try...

COLLABORATION Entrelac STAR OF BETHLEHEM quilt #3: The First Row

The first row consists of 6 squares (well, rectangles, actually), as per the design/directions by CrochetDevee. NOTE: the following 6×4 block was used by CrochetDevee using cotton yarn. For acrylic fibre. It was found to work better with 6×2...

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...

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...

Crochet.Community Collaboration #3 - Collab-agon #1: Hexagons - Here We Come!

At some point this summer, it was asked if we could do a “Collaboration Creation” (afghan/bedspread) using HEXAGONS… and then it was suggested that we start it in September. Well, September is next week and I thought we could start the ball...

how about a .... Collaboration Granny Square Sampler?

We are at the half-way point for our Collaboration Mandala and, well, hey, why not start another work-in-progress!! I was thinking: Granny Square Sampler. One granny square per day = 365 squares and according to my calculations this would give...