Not sure what to ask for this year aside from yarn? (Or, alternatively, are you shopping for a crocheter with no idea of what to buy for them because all they said was, “No, seriously, buy me yarn”?)
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Traditional simplicity has a beauty all its own. This granny square bag comes in two sizes and can be done in any color combination, making it versatile as well as practical and beautiful.
I didn’t want to do it, but I did. Every time I went to the store, buying the groceries that we could only afford because of food stamps, I found myself going through the Christmas aisles.
Get ready for winter with a snowflake of your own! Worked from the top down in a stunning pattern that radiates from the center, it looks beautiful in a white or light colored yarn – although it would be gorgeous in a darker shade, as well!
‘Twas the night before Christmas, two-thirty A.M.,
And my hook and yarn flew as I circled a hem;
The stockings were finished, except for the last,
But the time for regretting my choices had passed!
Photo credit: Martin Sojka .. www.VisualEscap.es / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA For once it seems the seasons are ticking right along the way they should. I don’t know about you, but here at my house it’s getting colder and chillier and the trees are a lot barer than they were last week. Winter is coming! […]
By Melissa Mall Photos: Melissa Mall Even the tiniest scraps of leftover yarn can be given new life as part of this miniature yarn basket ornament! It could be used as a way to display scraps from favorite or special projects from the past, or just as a great way to acknowledge your love of […]
By Cheri McEwen Photos: Cheri McEwen A little over a year ago, a friend showed me a shawl made by her aunt. The aunt had passed away, but the shawl remained. It was an interesting stitch pattern that she wanted recreated in order to pass in on to others. I was able to recreate the […]
by Melissa Mall Pattern is “Happy Little Mushroom” by Melissa Mall Toys are great fun to crochet, but it can be frustrating when the results of your efforts don’t turn out anything like the picture. Here are some tips to help your toys turn out looking beautiful and professional every time! 1. Follow the Directions […]
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 […]