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Jan 24, 2020

Drunken Granny Stitch variegated scarf

Crochet hook: 5.5 mm Weight: 4 Stitch is created with multiples of 5 + 2 Foundation Row: chain 30 Row 1: chain 3 (this counts as first double crochet)

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Jan 22, 2020

Rose Finger Puppet

Crochet Hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 A small amount of 2 different colors of yarn was used for the project. Foundation Row: chain 4 Row 1: chain 3 slip stitch

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Jan 20, 2020

Vanda Doily

Crochet Hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 100 % cotton yarn was used for the project Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: double crochet x 12 around row and join with

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Jan 17, 2020

Vanda Coasters

Crochet Hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 100% cotton yarn was used for the project Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: double crochet x12 around row and join with

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Jan 15, 2020

Basic fair Isle hat

Circular needle 3.5 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: Cast on 100 stitches Row 1 - 12: work in a basic ribbing stitch of knit 1 purl 1. Work in color A

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Jan 13, 2020

A easy baby hat done in the fair isle design

A 4.00mm circular needle was used. It is 12 inches long total length. Weight: 4 Three different colors were used for this pattern Cast on 56 stitches

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Jan 10, 2020

Bee Finger Puppet

Crochet Hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 A small amount of 3 different colors was used for the project. This is a good way to use up your scrap collection.

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Jan 06, 2020

Creeper like creature finger puppet

Hook size: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: into the second chain from hook work 12 double crochet around row and join with a slip stitch

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Jan 03, 2020

How to Crochet Doll Clothes. Part 2.

A crochet doll clothes is a big fun to make. Crochet doll will always bring warm and kind atmosphere to your house.

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Jan 03, 2020

Thermal Stitch Dishcloth

Hook size: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 100% cotton yarn was used for the project as it is to use in the kitchen. Foundation Row: chain 30 Row 1: work only in the

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Jan 01, 2020

Basic Finger Puppet

This is a good way to use up your scrap collection. Crochet hook: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: into the second chain from hook work

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Dec 27, 2019

Pressing a knitted or crocheted garment

1. Use a damp cotton cloth 2. Use a low heat setting on the iron 3. Lay the garment out on a flat surface like an ironing board (or a counter top or

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Dec 25, 2019

Crocheted Runner Slippers

Hook size: 3.125 mm Weight: 4 Acrylic or cotton can be used for this project. Sole: Make 4. 2 for each slipper Foundation Row: chain 25 Row 1:

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Dec 20, 2019

Summer Tan Sweater

Knitting needles: 2 mm crochet hook size: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 For ribbing: With knitting needles cast on 140 stitches and knit 3 to 4 inches in knit 1

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Dec 18, 2019

Bag for Cotton Pads

Hook size: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 100 % cotton was used for this project. Foundation Row: chain 25 Row 1: double crochet around row on both sides of the

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Dec 16, 2019

Knitting Machine Sweater

Tension setting: 2 Weight:1 Back piece: Cast on 100 stitches Knit 150 rows. Decrease 10 stitches either side for a total of 80 stitches Knit 30 rows

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Dec 13, 2019

Cotton Pads

Hook size: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 4 Row 1: work 6 puff stitches into the centre 6 times To make a puff stitch: yarn over insert the

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Dec 11, 2019

Curly Ribbon Wreath

Hook size 4.5 mm Weight: 4 Chain 40 in red yarn. Add three chains for the first double crochet then double crochet 3 times into each space along the

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Dec 09, 2019

Barbie Nurse outfit

3.75 Hook Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 15 Row 1-12: single crochet around row and join with a slip stitch Row 13: into the top of skirt on opposite

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Dec 06, 2019

Mini Ornament/ Applique

Hook size: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 3 Row 1: into the third chain from hook work 12 dc join with a slip stitch Row 2: single crochet

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Dec 04, 2019

Bow Applique

Hook Size: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 Chain 4 into 4th chain from hook work 3 treble crochets then chain 4 and attach to the beginning space. Chain 4 then work

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Dec 02, 2019

Curly Ribbon Candy cane

Hook size: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 Chain 30 in green yarn. Add three chain for the first double crochet then double rochet 3 times into each space along the

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Nov 29, 2019

Barbie Green Christmas Dress

Hook size 3.75 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 16 Row 1-10: single crochet around row and join with a slip stitch Row 11: single crochet around

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Nov 27, 2019

Knitted Santa Hat

Knitting needle size: 2.00 mm and 4.00 mm circular Weight: 4 Cast on with 2.00 mm knitting needles and work ribbing with 2.00 mm knitting needles Ribbing:

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Nov 25, 2019

Barbie Ski Vest and Ski Pants

Hook size: 3.75 mm Weight: 4 Vest Foundation Row: chain 9 Row 1: double crochet x2, double crochet x1* repeat from *to* across row Row 2: double

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Nov 22, 2019

Barbie's Basic Black Dress

Hook size: 3.75 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 16 Row 1-16: single crochet around row and join with a slip stitch Row 17: single crochet x4, chain

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Nov 21, 2019

Crochet Baby Dress

Step-by-step instruction to crochet baby dress - baby dress pattern fits 2-3 months of age...

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Nov 20, 2019

Barbie Mini Dress with flared skirt

Hook size: 3.75 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 16 Row 1-7: single crochet around row and join with a slip stitch Row 8: single crochet x3 chain

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Nov 18, 2019

Crochet pumpkin dishcloth

Hook size: 3.75 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: into the second chain from hook work 12 double crochet and join with a slip stitch Row

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Nov 16, 2019

Baby Blanket Knit Pattern - knit a cozy infant blanket for swaddling

An easy to do baby blanket knit pattern - step by step process of knitting this baby blanket...

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Nov 08, 2019

Circular Knitting - Video Tutorial.

Circular knitting or knitting in the ound can be done either using circular needles or a set of double-pointed needles.

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Nov 08, 2019

Barbie Mini Dress

Hook size 2.00 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 20 Row 1: double crochet around row slip stitch to join Row 2-7: *1 double crochet 1 front post treble

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Nov 04, 2019

Rose Barbie Necklace

Hook size: 2.00 mm Weight: 1 Foundation Row: chain 30 Row 1: single crochet around row and join with a slip stitch Attach rose applique Rose applique:

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Oct 30, 2019

Barbie DIY - knit and crochet Barbie doll clothes and accessories

Barbie DIY - knit and crochet your own Barbie doll clothes and accessories...

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Oct 21, 2019

Striped Halloween Dishcloth

Knitting needle size: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 Row 1: Cast on 3 stitches Row 2: knit 2 stitches yarn over then knit to the end of the row Row 3-53: Repeat

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Oct 18, 2019

Easy Candy Corn Dishcloth

Knitting needles: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 100% cotton yarn was used for the project Row 1: Cast on 3 stitches Row 2: knit 2 stitches yarn over then knit to

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Oct 17, 2019

Crochet Scrubbie

This is a scrubbie made with tulle fabric. Hook size 7 mm The size of the hook you chose will determine the size of your finished project. The larger

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Oct 17, 2019

Free Knit Dishcloth Patterns - with some crochet thrown in...

Free Knit Dishcloth Patterns, and some crochet designs too...

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Oct 04, 2019

Ghost Applique

Hook size: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 8 Row 1-2: double crochet across row (6) Row 3:single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet,

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Sep 11, 2019

Child's Touque and Matching Scarf

Knitting needle size: 4.5 mm (circular) Weight: 3 Most of 2 skeins of yarn were used for this project Foundation row: Cast on 40 stitches Row 1 - 150:

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Aug 05, 2019

Butterfly Applique

With a crochet hook that matches the yarn used chain 5 In the 5th chain from the hook work 4 treble crochets attaching each to the beginning space Chain

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Aug 02, 2019

Lapping Waves Cowl

Hook size: 3.75 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 8 and join with a slip stitch Row 1: chain 3 (this counts as first double crochet) work 7 double

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Jul 31, 2019

Simple Tunisian Bookmark

Hook size: 3.00 mm Weight: 3 Foundation Row: chain 11 Row 1: in 2nd chain from hook yarn over and draw through chain, * insert hook into next chain

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Jul 29, 2019

Flower Bookmark

Hook Size: 3.75 mm Weight: 4 small scrapes any yarn desired can be used for this project 2 colors were used for project shown Foundation Row: chain 4

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Jul 26, 2019

Rose Lovey Blanket

Hook size: 3.75 mm Weight: 3 Foundation Row: chain 4 slip stitch to join Row 1:with color A chain 3 slip stitch to foundation chain 4 times Row

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Jul 24, 2019

Front Post Back Post Baby Blanket

Hook size:3.75 mm Weight: 3 Foundation Row: chain 80 Row 1: double crochet across row chain 3 and turn Row 2: 1 double crochet in the second space

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Jul 19, 2019

An Old Fashioned 3 D Rose

Hook size: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 acrylic yarn was used for this project Foundation Row: chain 4 Row 1: chain 3 slip stitch to foundation chain x4 Row 2:

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Jul 17, 2019

Grey Bookmark

Hook size: 3.75 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 33 Row 1:in fourth chain from hook( this counts as first double crochet) then work 1 double crochet

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Jul 15, 2019

Green Baby Hat

This hat combines knitting and crocheting. Hook size: 3.5 mm circular knitting needles 4.5 mm Weight: 3 Foundation row: chain 4 Row 1: in the fourth

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