Lullaby Cardigan

By Melissa Mall Photos: Melissa Mall What’s the best way to show how excited we are about a new baby? Crochet! When I was designing this sweet little cardi, I wanted to make something that was fast and easy, but pretty. Add a lovely bit of ribbon and you have a simply elegant gift for […]

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Poinsettia Jar Cozy

by Julia Schwartz Photos: Julia Schwartz Were you aware that you could paint your cotton projects? This is a simple project that does just that. The jar cover can be a quick gift idea, and any jar can be repurposed into a fabulous candle holder. The jar cover is made with cotton so it soaks […]

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Beary Sweet

By Melissa Mall Photos: Melissa Mall Simple and timeless, a teddy bear makes a perfect gift for Christmas, a new baby, or any time at all. A soft, fuzzy, handmade teddy bear with a ribbon around its neck makes a gift that will be cherished for years. The perfect size for some serious snuggles, this […]

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Simple Snowman Ornament

By Melissa Mall Photos: Melissa Mall Making ornaments for the tree is one of my favorite parts of Christmas. Small, quick, and simple, there’s a lot of room for creativity to come into play. This simple snowman ornament is a great way to add a little color to the tree in a child-friendly way, and […]

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Contents

A Letter from the Editor FEATURES Crochet Showcase Where Have All the Stitches Gone? Responding to Tragedies with Heartfelt Handmade Donations Crochet to Serenity PATTERNS Railway Ties Scarf Coo-Coo-Cocoon, Mrs. Robinson Violets Cardi Scoot Boots Speedy Shawl Stratus Hat Best Little Dishcloth Ever Winter Crossings Hat and Thumbless Mitts Woodland Cabin Wrap TweetShare

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Responding to Tragedies with Heartfelt Handmade Donations

It happened after Hurricane Sandy. It happened after the Newtown School shootings. It happened after the Boston Marathon bombing. It will happen again after the next extremely difficult event that impacts a community in a tragic way. Crocheters (along with knitters and other crafters) immediately respond by banding together to create and send handmade items to the victims and families of the victims.

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Woodland Cabin Wrap

This wrap is possibly the most versatile rectangle I’ve ever made. With the simple addition of two large buttons, it can be worn in a variety of ways – and no one will ever know that you’ve essentially just brought a blanket out with you.

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