The Lone Bootie

by Lorel Box Once, many years ago, I was blessed with a beautiful little boy. He was born in the deep heat of an Arkansas summer and we lived in a mobile home with no air conditioning, but he was strong and healthy, so all was good. On his first trip to church I dressed […]

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Crochet Showcase

Welcome once again to the Crochet Showcase, the place where we show everyone the amazing things you have made with your hooks. (Would you like your work to be here? Visit the submission requirements!) “Back in the ‘Olden Days,’” writes Lorel Box, “before you could magically know the sex of your baby before it was […]

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Shallow Waters Shawl

By Anastacia Zittel Model: Anastacia Zittel Photos: Jonathan Zittel This is a top down, summer weight shawl. I wanted something that was very scarf like, but more of a triangle shape, so I designed this to be the best of both worlds: a long, shallow shawl. This top-down shawl can be made in any size, […]

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What is Inspiration?

by Cheri McEwen Photo via Flickr I am frequently asked what I use for inspiration. I really can’t answer that question. Sometimes an idea will come about from a simple remark made in a conversation. You wouldn’t believe how often I am asked if a knitting pattern can be made into a crochet one. (I […]

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My First Crochet Lesson

by Julia Schwartz edited by Justin Schwartz “I want to be a professional bird watcher,” I thought. I was in the second grade and watching birds for a living seemed a fantastic possibility. Imagine the shock when I discovered that bird watching was not a paid job! Following that realization, I wanted to become a […]

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Knot a Lot Clutch

By Melissa Mall Model: Melissa Mall Photos: ‘Greg’ When it’s time to hit the water, you don’t want to bring a lot with you. Just the car keys, cell phone, sunglasses, and maybe a credit card or two – but good luck finding a pocket in your bathing suit! (Not that you’d want to dunk […]

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A Letter from the Editor

Who’s ready for summer?! It has been a real treat to put this issue together. We have something for all the best parts of summer – sunny coasters for strawberry lemonade on the porch, a hat and bag for fun down by the water, a couple of projects for keeping kids happy on long trips, […]

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